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Guide to the Eugene William Sawtelle Papers, 1860-1898
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eugene William Sawtelle Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1898
    Box Number: 297-298
    Creator: Sawtelle, Eugene William
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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], Eugene William Sawtelle Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Sacramento River (Calif.)--History.
    Central Pacific Railroad Company.
    California Oregon Railroad.


    Correspondence, Charles Couvillaud receipts and checks, diaries, scrapbooks of Emma and Mary McKinsey.


    Eugene William Sawtelle was born in Maine, December 13, 1846 and came to California in 1852. In 1869, he was a rodman with the Central Pacific surveying party which laid out the course the railroad followed to Pomontory Point, Utah. He worked for the Central Pacific Railroad in various jobs, becoming in 1898 the captain of a Southern Pacific river steamer. He died in Seattle May 10, 1924.


    • Dohrmann, W. H.
    • Girondot, J.
    • Hibberd, I. N.
    • McKenzie, Albert
    • Rudgh, W. H.