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Guide to the William C. Penry Collection, 1868-1895
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    Title: William C. Penry Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1895
    Box Number: 1045
    Creator: Penry, William C.
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    [Identification of item], William C. Penry Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Amador Dispatch
    Amador Telegraph Company
    Newspaper publishing--California--Jackson
    Penry, William C.


    Business papers and correspondence in connection with operation of the Amador Dispatch newspaper and the Amador Telegraph Company, both in Jackson, California.


    William C. Penry was born in Mississippi September 17, 1838. He came to San Francisco in 1857, where he worked for a few months as a printer. After leaving San Francisco he purchased an interest in the Folsom Dispatch newspaper, which he later sold. He founded a newspaper, the Folsom Telegraph, also sold. In 1863 or 1864 he moved to Jackson, where he reestablished the Amador Dispatch newspaper. He published it and aided in its publication for thirty-four years. He sold it in 1896. He was co-proprietor of the Amador Telegraph Company from approximately 1891 to 1895. He married Jennie Barton in 1870. He died on December 13, 1921.


    • Oliver, D. R.
    • Schroder, Minnie L.
    • Vogeli, John