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Finding Aid to the Thomas O. Larkin Papers, 1822-1858, 1839-1856
BANC MSS C-B 37-45  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Thomas O. Larkin papers
    Date (inclusive): 1839-1856
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 37-45
    Creator: Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
    Extent: Number of containers: 17 boxes; 1 oversize folder Photocopies: 9 volumes in 28 parts Linear feet: 7.1
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of Larkin's correspondence concerning business, politics, consular affairs, and issues relating to the U.S. conquest of California.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research. RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE PHOTOCOPIES ONLY: Use of originals only by permission of the Head of the Manuscripts Division.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas O. Larkin papers, BANC MSS C-B 37-45, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882
    Atherton, Faxon Dean, 1815-1877
    Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859
    Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892
    Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872
    Bidwell, John, 1819-1900
    Bruce, Samuel C
    Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
    Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
    Castro, José. 1810-1860
    Childs, Ebenezer Larkin
    Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
    Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872
    Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909
    Dye, Job Francis, 1807-1883
    Eames, William J
    Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849
    Forbes, James Alexander, 1804?-1881
    Green, Talbot H., 1810-1889
    Hartnell, W. E. P. (William Edward Petty), 1798-1854
    Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856
    Jones, John Coffin, 1796-1861
    Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892
    Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848
    Micheltorena, Manuel, 1802-1853
    Pico, Pío, 1801-1894
    Reynolds, Stephen, 1782-1857
    Robinson, Alfred, 1806-1895
    Semple, Robert, 1806-1854
    Sloat, John D. (John Drake)
    Spear, Nathan, 1802-1849
    Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871
    Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
    Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil), 1797-1869
    Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890
    Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources
    Monterey (Calif.)--History--Sources

    Administrative Information

    Processed by Bancroft staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the collection consists of Larkin's correspondence concerning business, politics, consular affairs, and issues relating to the U.S. conquest of California. Also included are government and business documents. Correspondents include Juan Bautista Alvarado, Faxon Dean Atherton, Juan Bandini, Josiah Belden, James Gordon Bennett, John Bidwell, Samuel C. Bruce, James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, José Castro, other members of the Castro family, Ebenezer Larkin Childs (a large volume of letters), Henry Clay (letter of 1850 regarding the admission of California), John Bautista Rogers Cooper, William Heath Davis, Job Francis Dye, William J. Eames, Henry Delano Fitch, James Alexander Forbes, Talbot H. Green (a large volume of letters), William Edward Petty Hartnell, William Davis Merry Howard, John Coffin Jones, members of the Larkin family, Jacob Primer Leese, William Alexander Leidesdorff, Manuel Micheltorena, Pío Pico, Stephen W. Reynolds, Alfred Robinson, Robert Baylor Semple, John Drake Sloat, Nathan Spear, Abel Stearns, John Augustus Sutter, Alpheus Basil Thompson, and Mariano Gualdalupe Vallejo.