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Guide to the Peter H. Burnett Papers, 1849-1885
BANC MSS C-B 345  
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Partial List of Correspondents and Papers


Ambris, Doroteo

box-folder Box 1:44

May 4, 1850

Additional Note

Relating to illegal occupation of four rooms formerly belonging to the Padres.

Bidwell, John, 1819-1900

box-folder Box 1:40

Apr. 13, 1850

Additional Note

Recommending Elam Covington as Collector of Taxes from Foreign Miners in Yuba Co.

Broderick, David Colbreth, 1820-1859

box-folder Box 1:41

Apr. 13, 1850

Additional Note

Requesting appointment of a Mr. Olds as Tax Collector for Sutter County.

Burgoyne & Co.

box-folder Box 1:57

Dec 28, 1850


Burnett, Peter Hardeman, 1807-1895

item 1., box-folder Box 1:1

Feb. 8, 1850

Additional Note

Draft of order prohibiting further grant or sale of municipal lands of San Francisco. To Horace Hawes, Prefect of the District of San Francisco, 1813-1871.
item 2., box-folder Box 1:2

Mar. 4, 1850

Additional Note

To the Commandant of military forces of the United States at Sonoma. Re Indian disturbances.
item 3., box-folder Box 1:3

Mar. 4, 1850

Additional Note

To Edward John Cage Kewen, 1825-1879, concerning sale of municipal lands in San Francisco.
item 4., box-folder Box 1:4

Mar. 6, 1850

Additional Note

To Prefect of district of Monterey. Photocopy only. Concerning provision for the general election and acts for the organization of the state.
item 5., box-folder Box 1:5

Apr. 24, 1850

Additional Note

No addressee. Concerning appointment of Captain W. Richardson to post of County Collector.
item 6., box-folder Box 1:6

July 8, 1850

Additional Note

To William Van Voorhies, 1815-1884, requesting commission to be sent to Charles Findley of Baltimore, Maryland.
item 7., box-folder Box 1:8

Aug. 7, 1850

Additional Note

To Samuel Royal Thurston, 1816-1851, re formation of the constitutional convention. Typed transcript only.
item 8., box-folder Box 1:9

Aug, 13, 1850

Additional Note

To Robert Anderson Wilson re property in Alviso.
item 9., box-folder Box 1:10

Nov. 4, 1850

Additional Note

To Charles Lewis Denman, concerning Denman's offer of services in case of Indian difficulties.
item 10., box-folder Box 1:11

Nov. 9, 1850

Additional Note

To Charles Gilman.
item 11., box-folder Box 1:12

Sept. 6, 1852

Additional Note

To Lewis Jacob Cist. Prophecy of California's greatness.
item 12., box-folder Box 1:13

Mar. 2-10, 1885

Additional Note

To Edward Worthington Burnett, 1842-?, giving genealogical information for his branch of the Burnett family. Also notes on E. W Burnett.
item 13., box-folder Box 1:18

Dec. 20, 1849

Additional Note

Oath of office as Governor of California. Facsimile.
item 14., box-folder Box 1:59

Nov. 9, 1849

Additional Note

Deed to Dwight Jay Burnett for property in Alviso.
item 15., box-folder Box 1:60

Feb. 18, 1850

Additional Note

Power of attorney to Thomas L. Burnett to sell property in Alviso.
item 16., box-folder Box 1:61

Sept. 25, 1850

Additional Note

Quitclaim deed to D. J. Burnett
item 16a., oversize Oversize folder 1A

Nov. 17, 1850

Additional Note

Certificate of appointment for Frederick P. Tracy.
item 17., box-folder Box 1:62

Dec. 21, 1857

Additional Note

Power of attorney to D. J. Burnett to lease property in Santa Clara Co.

California. Citizens

box-folder Box 1:16, 19, 23-24, 51

Petitions for various appointments, 1849-1850

Additional Note

Include signatures of some members of the constitutional convention and first Legislature.

California. Citizens

box-folder Box 1:30-39

Petitions for appointments of "Collectors of licenses to foreign miners", 1850.

Additional Note

Include petitions on behalf of Horace W. Carpentier, William A. Richardson and others. Signed by many citizens.

Colton, Gardner Quincey, 1814-1898

box-folder Box 1:26

Feb. 13, 1850


Dodge, Henry Lee

See: New England Society of San Francisco


Geary, John White, 1819-1873

box-folder Box 1:42

Apr. 14, 1850

Additional Note

Recommending Dr. Horace W. Carpentier as tax collector for the mining districts.

Gómez, José Miguel

box-folder Box 1:55

Nov. 25, 1850

Additional Note

Asking for exemption from state taxes.

Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885

item 1., box-folder Box 1:21

Dec. 30, 1849

Additional Note

Recommending Richard N. Berry as Aid.
item 2., box-folder Box 1:56

Nov. 28, 1850

Additional Note

Requesting appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for California in Louisiana, for Benjamin Tappan.

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1816-1872

box-folder Box 1:20

Dec. 22, 1849

Additional Note

Introducing Captains Simpton and Wright who are to urge passage of a bill for Pilots in San Francisco.

Hawes, Horace, 1813-1871

box-folder Box 1:28

Mar. 20, 1850


Hayes, Benjamin Ignatius, 1815-1877

item 1., box-folder Box 1:43

Apr. 20, 1850

Additional Note

Re organizing of Los Angeles government. With typed transcript.
item 2., box-folder Box 1:54

Nov. 12, 1850

Additional Note

Recommending George T. Burrill as Justice of the Peace.

Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1856

box-folder Box 1:46

June 26, 1850

Additional Note

Written from Flagship Savannah, concerning mutineers from English schooner Helen.

Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861

box-folder Box 1:47

July 1, 1850

Additional Note

Written as U.S. minister to Mexico, introducing the Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg, Apostolic Missionary coming to California to look after church property.

McAllister, Hall, 1828-1888

box-folder Box 1:17

Dec. 17, 1849

Additional Note

Tendering resignation fron District Attorneyship of San Francisco and suggesting Alexander Campbell as replacement.

New England Society of San Francisco

box-folder Box 1:53

Oct. 21, 1850

Additional Note

Resolution to request the Governor for a day of public thanksgiving in California. In writing and signed by Henry Lee Dodge, 1825-1902.

Norton, Myron, d. ca. 1867

box-folder Box 1:15

Nov. 20, 1849

Additional Note

Requesting appointment as secretary of state.

Ramirez, José María

box-folder Box 1:14

Nov. 17, 1849

Additional Note

Petition to Antonio María Pico, Prefect of the district of San Jose, to renew Mexican citizenship. Referred to Burnett by H. W. Halleck on behalf of Bennett Riley. Petition acknowledged on verso, initialed by Burnett.

Rough and Ready, Calif. Standing Committee.

box-folder Box 1:52

Sept. 2, 1850

Additional Note

Requesting reward be given for arrest of William Ewing, murderer. With note of Governor Burnett's reply by C. T. Ryland on verso.

Ryland, Caius Tacitus, 1826-1897

box-folder Box 1:7

July 19, 1850

Additional Note

To Thomas Oliver Larkin, 1802-1858. Written as secretary to Burnett. With typed transcript.

Semple, Robert Baylor, 1806-1854

box-folder Box 1:49

July 16, 1850


Smith, William Lyncoya, 1830-1902

box-folder Box 1:45

May 25, 1850

Additional Note

Reporting of finding a block of gold-bearing quartz from the Mariposa Mines for the Washington Monument.

Stevenson, Jonathan Drake, 1800-1894

box-folder Box 1:48

July 14, 1850

Additional Note

Recommending James H. Brady for position of Port Warden of San Francisco.

Townsend, Alfred A.

box-folder Box 1:29

Apr. 9, 1850

Additional Note

Defending his actions in court case.