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Guide to the Charles Bigelow Cutting Collection, 1859-1910
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Bigelow Cutting Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1859-1910
    Box Number: 879
    Creator: Cutting, Helen A.
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    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], Charles Bigelow Cutting Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Chinese Camp (Calif.) - History
    Cutting, Charles Bigelow
    Pioneers - California
    Roads - California - Yosemite


    Legal papers, certificates, photographs, correspondence, notebook, ephemera, election results and account books.


    Born in Lowell, Mass., June 26, 1834, Charles Bigelow Cutting came to California May 25, 1852 on the Steamer, Central America, with his father at the age of 18. In 1853 they settled in Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County. There he engaged in real estate, insurance, and collections. He was appointed Postmaster of Chinese Camp in 1861, elected Justice of the Peace in 1867, 1871, 1879, and granted Notary Public for Jamestown in 1902 by Governor Gage. His business interests include the Chinese Camp, Jamestown & Sonora Telegraph Co., the Cutting & Gould's Celebrated Chemical Erasive Soap Co., the YoSemite Transfer Co., and the YoSemite Turnpike Road Co. He belonged to the Jamestown Guards and the Chinese Camp Hook and Ladder Co. He died in Tuolumne County on August 4, 1919.


    • Bowker, Fannie
    • Cutting, H. W.
    • Davis, Mr.
    • McCarty, L. P.
    • O'Connor, H. C.
    • Wallace, E. H.
    • Wood, F. E.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Photographs, map, charts, account books.