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Alpheus B. Thompson papers, 1825-1864.
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm v.1; BANC MSS 2005/287 cm v.2; BANC MSS 2005/287 cm oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2005/287 cm oversize box 1; ...
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Alpheus B. Thompson papers, 1825-1864


Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil), 1797-1869, creator


Zamorano, Agustin Juan Vicente, 1798-1842


Contains 147 items of correspondence, legal documents and shipping documents concerning early California history. Following is a list of persons, ships and subjects related to the collection.


1825 (issued)


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Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil) -- 1797-1869 -- Archives
Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil) -- 1797-1869 -- Family
Jones, John Coffin -- 1796-1861
Carillo, Carlos Antonio -- 1783-1852
Figueroa, José -- 1792-1835
Guerra y Noriega, José de la -- 1779-1858
Pico, Pío -- 1801-1894
Larkin, Thomas Oliver -- 1802-1858
Nye, Gorham H -- 1802-1878
Spear, Nathan -- 1802-1849
Ortega, Francisco -- 1793-1849
Guerra, Antonio M. de la
Carrillo, Pedro C
Osio, Antonio María -- 1800-1878
Micheltorena, Manuel -- 1802-1853
Wilde, Dixey
George Washington (Schooner)
Fama (Ship)
Bolivar (Brig)
Loriah (Brig)
Andes (Brig)
Neo (Brig)
Don Quixote (Ship)
Carysfort (Ship)
Convoy (Brig)
Loriot (Brig)
San Buenaventura Mission -- History
San Buenaventura Mission -- Maps
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- History
Mission San Rafael Arcangel -- History
Real property -- California -- Santa Barbara County
Droughts -- California -- Santa Barbara
Sea otter hunting
Hides and skins industry -- California -- History
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History
Shipping -- California -- History -- 19th century
Indians of North America -- California
Trials (Murder) -- California
War damage compensation -- United States
California -- History -- 1846-1850
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861
California -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- History
California -- Commerce -- China
California -- Commerce -- Hawaii
California -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century


Item 37 (volume 1) : RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
Alpheus B. Thompson papers, 1825-1864, BANC MSS 2005/287 cm, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Related collection: Alpheus Basil Thompson papers, 1847-1848 (BANC MSS C-B 640).
Associated collection: Alpheus B. Thompson papers; Also located at; Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Item 36 transferred to Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Alpheus Basil Thompson was born in 1797 in Topsham, Maine. From a shipping family, he went to Canton in 1821 and then to California to take part in the trade of goods between Calif. and China. His partner was John Coffin Jones, based in the Sandwich Islands. Thompson married Francisca Carrillo, a daughter of Carlos Antonio Carrillo, in 1834 in Santa Barbara. They had 2 daughters and 4 sons. Thompson died in 1869 in Los Angeles.
Materials in Spanish and English.
Item list available in the library.


Ships' logs.

Physical Description:

2 volumes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube (1 linear foot)




BANC MSS 2005/287 cm v.1
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm v.2
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm oversize box 1
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm tube 1
BANC MSS 2005/287 cm



Copyright Note:

Item 37 (volume 1) : RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.