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Guide to the David Hewes Collection, 1850-1913
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    Title: David Hewes Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1913
    Box Number: 217
    Creator: Hewes, David
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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], David Hewes Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Hewes, David
    Sacramento (Calif.)--History
    San Francisco (Calif.)--History


    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.


    • Coney, Charles
    • Crafts, S. H.
    • Ensign, George H.
    • Hart, Mrs. John
    • Hewes, David
    • Hewes, George
    • Hill, Robert R.
    • Horton, D.
    • Merrill, John R.
    • Nickerson, Eliza
    • Richards, George
    • Rogers, Ford H.
    • Seward, William H.
    • Shattuck, Charles B.
    • Schmidt, Alexis Walemer von, 1821-1906
    • Vesler, Mrs. S. B.
    • Zerbe, Charles F.