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Jacks (David) papers
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David Jacks (1822–1909) was a California landowner, developer and businessman. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to California in 1849, and soon acquired significant real estate holdings in Monterey county. Collection includes business correspondence, legal papers, news clippings, photographs, and other material.
David Jacks was born in 1822 in the village of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland. In 1841 he followed two older brothers across the Atlantic. He was a clerk, for a short time, at Williamsburg, N.Y., and in the mid 1840s, was a wheelwright at Ft. Hamilton, N.Y. In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California reached the East Coast. Young Jacks became an accountant for a sutler attached to the 3rd Regiment of Artillery. This outfit left New York in November or December of 1848, went around the Horn and landed in San Francisco in April of 1849. Jacks spent the remainder of that year working at the Presidio and became naturalized as U. S. citizen in December.
2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
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