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Guide to the Amos Parmelee Catlin correspondence, 1848-1881
BANC MSS C-B 626  
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  • Brief Biographical Sketch
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Amos Parmelee Catlin Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1881
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 626
    Creator: Catlin, Amos Parmelee, 1823-1900
    Extent: Number of containers: 50 folders
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Family, business and political correspondence, including transcripts of 10 additional letters received by A.P. Catlin.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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], Amos Parmelee Catlin Correspondence, BANC MSS C-B 626, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Brief Biographical Sketch

    Amos Parmelee Catlin, born in New York in 1823, studied law there, came to California in 1849 to practice law and mine extensively at Mormon Island. In 1850 he formed a short-lived law partnership with John Currey in Sacramento. Catlin also became, at times, deeply involved in politics. Running for various positions, he was elected state Senator twice. He died in 1900.

    Scope and Content

    These papers, collected by T. W. Norris, contain letters from various members of the Catlin family in New York to Amos P. Catlin, as well as letters relating to business and politics. They have been arranged chronologically. An alphabetical listing of the main correspondents follows.