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Guide to the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856 Papers, 1856
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856 papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1856
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 78
    Creator: San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 volume
    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: Correspondence addressed to the Committee and a scrapbook of clippings, May - October 1856, covering the assassination of James King of William and the activities of the Committee.

    Also letters, 1853-1855, to Edward McGowan, who was seized by the Committee.

    Included are a few letters to Hubert Howe Bancroft relating to the Committee, and some miscellaneous notes.
    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], San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856 papers, BANC MSS C-A 78, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    These documents, used and extensively quoted by Hubert Howe Bancroft in his Popular Tribunals, v. 2, contain letters dated 1853-1855, seized by the Vigilance Committee in 1856; letters to the Committee, Apr.-Oct. 1856; letters to Bancroft concerning his publication; a few notes; a scrapbook of clippings, May-Oct. 1856; and some loose clippings.