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Guide to the Otis K. Freeman Collection, 1838-1881
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Otis K. Freeman Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1838-1881
    Box Number: 1046
    Collector: Freeman, Mary P.
    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], Otis K. Freeman Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Pacific Mail Steamship Company
    Freeman, Otis K.


    Business papers and memorabilia.


    Otis K. Freeman was born in or around 1836. He was employed as a purser for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company line for many years. He first sailed at age twenty-one and had gone around the world one hundred times. He was the first white man to open a steamship office in Japan and was in charge of the Pacific Mail office there for seventeen years. He died in San Francisco, June 19, 1915.

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Title: California. San Francisco.
      Date: [1875]
      Identifier/Call Number: (Map-S c912 S19e 1875)

    Pictorial material

    • Daguerreotype: Garretson, Nathan Hammond.
    • 4 photographs