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Guide to the Ellison Lassell Crawford Collection, 1860-1871
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ellison Lassell Crawford Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1871
    Box Number: 1526
    Creator: Crawford, Ellison Lassell, 1833-1895
    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], Ellison Lassell Crawford Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Crawford, Ellison Lassell, 1833-1895.
    California--Politics and government--1850-1950.
    Gold mines and mining--California--El Dorado County.
    Frontier and pioneer life--California--El Dorado County.
    Georgetown (Calif.)--History.


    Account books, assessor's notebook, typescript of journal, typescript of letters to "Placerville mountain democrat", obituary of Crawford and his wife.


    Ellison Lassell Crawford was born in Castine, Maine, January 27, 1833. He sailed around Cape Horn to arrive in San Francisco October 20, 1852. He married Lucinda H. Hooper in 1856 and they had four children. His wife died in 1871. On September 15, 1878, he was married to Dora Jones and had three more children. From 1859 to 1861 Crawford was Postmaster and Justice of the Peace of Greenwood. He moved to Georgetown in 1863. He was Assistant Clerk of the Legislature from 1869 to 1870 and 1879 to 1880. He served as Minute Clerk of the Constitutional Convention in 1880. He was Mining Recorder of Georgetown District from 1883 to 1887 and again from 1889 until his death in 1895. He was Deputy Assessor of El Dorado County sixteen years, Notary Public for thirty years, Justice of the Peace of Georgetown from 1883 to 1889 and 1890 until his death. and was an insurance agent for 25 years. He published and printed the "Georgetown GEM" and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    25 stereo cards and 2 photographs to picture file.