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Guide to the Sweasey Family Papers, 1850-1948
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sweasey Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1948
    Box Number: 409
    Creator: Sweasey family
    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], Sweasey Family Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Humboldt County (Calif.)--History.
    Sweasey family
    Axton family
    Sweasey, William John, 1804-1893
    Axton, Esther Curl


    Marriage certificates, picture albums, family memoirs.


    William John Sweasey was born in England in 1804 and arrived in the United States in 1837. He came to California in 1850. In 1854, he served as an Assemblyman in the State Legislature. He pioneered the Eel River Valley in 1855 and was a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1879. He died in San Francisco on September 30, 1893.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Identified pictures placed in portrait file.