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Guide to the William T. Phipps Letters, 1871-1905
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William T. Phipps Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1871-1905
    Box Number: 1633-1634
    Creator: Phipps, William T. (William Thomas), 1859-1936
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William T. Phipps Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Phipps, William T., 1859-1936
    Lawyers --California




    Born March 2, 1859 in Chariton County, Missouri, William Thomas Phipps moved to California in April 1878. He lived in Yuba City where he planned to be a teacher but, in 1880, he entered Hastings College of Law, graduating in 1883. He was admitted to the California Bar the same year. The first four years he was in partnership with M.E. Sanborn and served as assistant District Attorney of Sutter County. He married Mary E. Mayhew, April 29, 1885. He moved his practice to Marysville in 1891 and in 1899 to Sacramento where he continued to practice. He died November 12, 1936, survived by his wife and a son Donald.


    Major Correspondents

    • Mayhew, H.A..
    • Phipps, Mary.

    Other Correspondents

    • Alsop, Edwin K, & Co..
    • Boyd, Robert W., Mrs..
    • Graves, Mary Lou.
    • Henderson, Lillie.
    • King, Josie.
    • Mayhew, J.H..
    • Mayhew, M.J., Mrs..
    • Phipps, Claud.
    • Spencer, Lillian.
    • White, Espie Alexander.
    • White, John C., Mrs.

    Administrative Information