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Register of the Svensson (Anders S.) Collection, 1870-1891
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The Svensson Collection consists principally of correspondence to Anders Svensson (1883-1890); personal papers and diaries of Anders Svensson and Svensson's personal library. Most of the material is in Swedish.
Anders Svensson (1864-1891) came to America from Sölvesborg, Sweden in about 1883. Judging from the correspondence and personal effects found on his body at the time of his death, Svensson (or "Andrew Swanson" as he chose to be known after 1885) was a traveling preacher. He corresponded with several individuals in St. Paul, Minn., but it is unclear how much time he may have spent in that city. Envelopes are addressed to him in: Helena, Mont. (July 1889); Red Bluff, Calif. (October 1889); and, San Francisco (1890). Correspondence indicates that Svensson came to the place of his death, Staten Island, San Joaquin County, in August 1890.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.