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Guide to the John Augustus Sutter Papers, 1839-1879
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Augustus Sutter Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1839-1879
    Box Number: 311-314
    Creator: Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
    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], John Augustus Sutter Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
    Sacramento (Calif.)--History


    Correspondence, Sutter claim materials, miscellaneous papers.


    John Augustus Sutter was born in Kandern, Germany in February of 1839. He came to California in 1839 and established Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. He also had a hock farm in Sutter County. An agriculturist and military commander under California's Mexican governor, he aided incoming pioneers. He moved to Lititz, Pennsylvania in 1868 and died in Washington, D.C. June 18, 1880.


    Major Correspondents

    • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

    Other Correspondents

    • Fluge, Charles W.
    • Forbes, Diego Alexander
    • Sunol, Antoine
    • Andrews, A.
    • Bidwell, John, 1819-1900
    • Brown, Orlando
    • Castro, Jose<
    • Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872
    • Jimeno, Manuel Casarin, d. 1853
    • Jones, John C.
    • Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848
    • Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
    • Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894
    • Martinez, Ignacio, 1812-1858
    • Mason, R. B.
    • Mesa, Prado
    • Osio, Antonio Maria, 1800-1878
    • Richardson, William
    • Sinclair, John
    • Spence, David
    • Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890

    Related Collections

    Title: John Augustus Sutter, Jr. Papers, 1850-1890