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Guide to the Jerome C. Davis Collection, 1843-1865
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jerome C. Davis Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1843-1865
    Box Number: 305
    Creator: Davis, Jerome C., 1822-1881
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    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], Jerome C. Davis Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Davis, Jerome C., 1822-1881
    Rancho Laguna de Santos Calle (Calif.)
    Sacramento Valley (Calif.)--History
    Land grants--California
    Agriculture--California--Putah Creek
    Farm management--California


    Business papers, certificates, correspondence, legal papers, printed materials.


    Came to California with John C. Fremont's expedition in 1845. Owned the Laguna de Santos Calle rancho, and planted wheat on 13,000 acres. The town of Davis was started on his land and was named for him.


    • Davis, Isaac
    • Gillispie, Archibald
    • Pico, Antonio
    • Poolman, Samuel

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Davis, Jerome C. A daily journal for 1875. (*qcB D26)
    • Davis, Jerome C. [Cash book; general farm, January 1, 1861-November 29, 1866].-[Putah Creek, Calif. : s.n., 1867] (*fcS 567 D312)
    • Davis, Jerome C. [Journal; general farm January 1, 1860-June 30, 1863].-[Putah Creek, Calif. : s.n., 1867]. (**fcS 567 D313)
    • Davis, Jerome C. [Journal; general farm, Putah Creek, July 1, 1863-July 29, 1867].-[Putah Creek, Calif. : s.n., 1867]. (**fcS 567 D311)
    • Davis, Jerome C. [Ledger; general farm, October 1, 1856-December 31, 1859, November 1-9, 1866].-[Putah Creek, Calif. : s.n., 1866] (**cS 567 D3)
    • Davis, Jerome C. [Ledger; general farm, January 1, 1860-June 14, 1867].-[Putah Creek, Calif. : s.n., 1867]. (**cS 567 D31)