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Guide to the John Augustus Sutter, Jr., Papers, 1848-1890
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Augustus Sutter, Jr., Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1890
    Box Number: 315-316
    Creator: Sutter, John Augustus, 1826-1897
    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], John Augustus Sutter, Jr., Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Sacramento (Calif.)--History.
    Sutter, John Augustus, 1826-1897.


    Business papers, legal papers, estate matters, manuscript statement of events occurring in Sacramento, 1848-1850.


    John A. Sutter, Jr., was born in Switzerland October 24, 1826, the oldest son of Johann August Sutter. In September of 1848, he arrived at Sacramento to join his father. He managed his father's property between 1848 and 1851 and helped found the city of Sacramento. In 1852, Sutter, Jr. moved to Mexico. For many years, he served as commercial agent and consul for the U.S. State Department in Acapulco. He died in Mexico on September 21, 1897.


    • Burnett, Peter (Peter Hardeman), 1807-1895
    • Young, Anita

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