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Guide to the David Hewes Collection, 1850-1913
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Correspondence and manuscript narrative of the life of David Hewes.
David Hewes was born May 16, 1822, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He came to California in 1850 and worked as a storekeeper. In 1852, he moved to San Francisco and entered into a contracting business, grading and leveling hills and filling in the San Francisco Bay. In 1881, he moved to Tustin, California, where he operated a fruit ranch. He died in Orange, California, July 23, 1915.
Please credit California State Library.