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Guide to the papers on the history of California, 1846-1865
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folder Nos. 6-7, (16-19)

Bidwell, John. To J[ohn] A. Sutter. New Salem, Dec. 21, 1847.

1 l.

Transmits estimate of white and Indian population in Sacramento Valley. With enclosure (1 l.).

folder No. 18, (38-39)

Dunleavey, J[ames] G. T. To Geo[rge] McKinstry. San Francisco, Feb. 6, 1847.

2 p.

Prays for the success of the Donner relief party.

folder No. 13, (29a)

Halleck, H[enry] W[ager]. Circular (manuscript copy). State Dept. of the Territory of California. Monterey, Sept. 18, 1847.

1 l.

Requests statistics on population.

folder No. 22, (48-49)

Jones, Tho[ma]s ap C[atesby]. To Geo[rge] McKinstry. San Francisco, Jan. 19, 184[9].

2 p.

Mistakenly dated 1848. Concerns McKinstry's request for a special license for the Peruvian brig "Calderon."

folder No. 11, (26-27)

K[ern], E[dward] M. To [George] McKinstry, Mar. 7, 1847.

2 p.

Requests men and ammunition.

folder No. 19, (40-41)

[McKinstry, George]. To K____, n.d.

Draft? 2 p.

An account of the first ascent of the Sacramento River by a steamboat.

folder No. 20, (42-43)

[McKinstry, George] ? To J. C. Cremoney, n.d.

2 p.

Concerns early steamboats in the San Francisco Bay and on the Sacramento River. With clipping pasted on.

folder No. 25, (53-56)

Ring, Preston. To Geo[rge] McKinstry. Ogdensburgh, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1865.

4 p.

Concerns political events and the Civil War.


Russell, William H.

See Letter, Sutter to Bartlett, Nov. 10, 1846.

folder Nos. 2,

14-17, (9-10,


Sinclair, John. 5 letters to George McKinstry. Alcalde's Office, Sacramento District, 1846-1848.

Each 1 l., with address or endorsement on versos.

Requesting McKinstry, as sheriff, to serve summonses.

folder No. 1, (1-8)

Stanton, Philip V. R. To George McKinstry. Brooklyn, [N.Y.], Feb. 14, 1848.

5 p.

Concerning his brother, Charles Tyler Stanton, member of the Donner Party, who died in the rescue operation.

folder No. 9, (24-25)

Sutter, John A[ugustus]. To Wash[ingto]n A. Bartlett. Fort Sacramento, Nov. 10, 1846.

2 p.

In the handwriting of William H. Russell. Protests the attachment levied on his real estate. Endorsement by John Sinclair.

folder No. 10, (25a)

Sutter, J[ohn] A[ugustus]. To W[ashington] A. Bartlett. New Helvetia, Dec. 9, 1846.

2 p. Copy.

Comments on the legal questions involved in Bartlett's action.

folder No. 23, (50-51)

[Sutter, John Augustus]. To H[enry] W[ager] Halleck. Fort Sacramento, Dec. 20, 1847.

2 p.

Written for him by George McKinstry; in reply to Halleck's request for population statistics.



folder No. 26,

L'Océanie Francaise: Journal de Tahiti. Issue of Sept. 29, 1844.

Removed for separate cataloging.

folder No. 3, (11)

[Statistics on population and livestock, Sacramento Valley], Nov. 1846.

1 l.

folder No. 4, (12-13)

Names of Part of the Tribes of Indians in the Sacramento Valley and their number. Nov. 1846.

1 l.

folder No. 8, (20-23)

Pay Roll of men Composing Garrison at Fort Sacramento from Nov 9/46 to Feby 26 1847.

2 p.

Certifications by Edw[ard] M. Kern, 1st Lieut. Cal. Bat. Commanding Port Sacramento.

folder No. 5, (14-15)

[Statistics on Indian tribes, Sacramento Valley]

1 l.

Endorsed on back: J. A. Gattens, Estimate Indian Population - Dec. 20th, 1847.

folder No. 12, (28-29)

Statistics of Population etc of the district including the country east of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers Upper California, Dec 20th, 1847.

1 l.

Endorsement on back: "Copy" . . . Sent to the Sec of State upper Cal Jany 8th 1848 by J. A. Sutter Sub Indian Agent.

folder No. 24, (52)

Printed invitation to an anniversary ball, Sutter's Fort, July 4, 1849.

Addressed to G. McKinstry. J. McDougall, B. P. Cornwall, W. K. Grimshaw, T. M. Ames and H. A. Schoolcraft listed as managers.

folder No. 21, (44-45)

Clipping from the Sacramento Daily Union, May 25, 1860 concerning first American census in California.

Pasted on: tickets for the 1849 election in California.