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Fred S. Howell papers, 1911-1934
SPC.00011
Collection Overview

Title:

Fred S. Howell papers, 1911-1934

Creator/Contributor:

Howell, Fred S., 1884-1937, creator, creator.

Abstract:

This collection contains records from the files of Fred S. Howell, attorney based in Petaluma, California in the early 20th century, Includes records from various legal cases argued by Fred S. Howell between 1911 and 1934; papers related to the Charles C. Ellis and E. D. Woodward bankruptcy (1917); and two miscellaneous documents from Howell's files.

Date:

1911 (issued)

Subject:

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Howell, Fred S -- 1884-1937
Ellis, Charles C -- 1880-1973
Woodward, E. D. (Elmer Dinsmore) -- 1889-1965
Bankruptcy -- California -- Petaluma
Lawyers -- California -- Petaluma
Lawyers -- California -- Petaluma -- Correspondence

Note:

Repository: Petaluma History Room, Sonoma County Library, Collection no. SPC.00011.
This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library
Access: No restrictions. Available for research during Petaluma History Room business hours (see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/petaluma-history-room for current hours).
Finding aid available online via the Online Archive of California.
Fred Sanborn Howell was a prominent Petaluma, California attorney who also served as Petaluma's City Attorney for many years. Howell was born on March 31, 1884 in Hopland, California and graduated from law school at the University of California, Berkeley; he was admitted to the bar in 1911. He represented thousands of Sonoma County residents during his career as a private attorney. In his role as Petaluma City Attorney, Howell drafted the Petaluma city charter, as well as scores of ordinances. Howell, with Tom Glatt of Ukiah, was also a partner in the Howell and Glatt placer mine, located 2.5 miles east of Hopland, which--according to the 1922 report of the California State Geologist--yielded trace amounts of gold and platinum. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 53 on November 9, 1937 in Petaluma.
Charles C. Ellis (1880-1973) or Santa Rosa, Calif., and his partner, E. D. (Elmer Dinsmore) Woodward (1889-1965), marketers of redwood timber, etc. in northern Sonoma County, declared bankruptcy during judgement brought against them by S. F. Farnsworth of Healdsburg and other creditors.
Materials in English.
Gift: donor unknown
[Identification of item], Fred S. Howell papers, 1911-1934. SPC.00011, Petaluma History Room, Sonoma County Library, Petaluma, CA.
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

Type:

Probate records.
Civil court records.
Criminal court records.
Correspondence.
Documents (object genre)
Records and briefs.
Legal instruments.
Financial records.
Ephemera.
Reports.
Writings.
Archival materials

Physical Description:

2 (2.2

Language:

English

Identifier:

https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=SPC.00011
SPC.00011

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see
Access: No restrictions. Available for research during Petaluma History Room business hours (see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/petaluma-history-room for current hours).
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

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https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=SPC.00011