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Lees family papers, 1851-1947.
BANC MSS C-B 654LOCAL
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Title:

Lees family papers, 1851-1947

Creator/Contributor:

Lees, Isaiah W., 1830-1902

Creator/Contributor:

Leigh, Ella Lees, 1859-, Correspondent

Creator/Contributor:

Lees, Jane A. Fisher, 1829-1897

Creator/Contributor:

San Francisco (Calif.), Police Department.

Abstract:

Includes letters to Isaiah W. Lees, mainly from his wife; a few letters by Lees; appointment of Lees as Captain of Detective Police of San Francisco, 1866; diary of Ella (Lees) Leigh, 1905-1907, containing some biographical data concerning the family and her account of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; incomplete scrapbook and miscellaneous accounts.

Date:

1851 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Women -- California
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California -- San Francisco
Police -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Personal narratives
Incendies -- Californie -- San Francisco
Tremblement de terre de San Francisco, Calif., 1906 -- R├ęcits personnels
Earthquakes
Fires
Police
Women
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
California -- San Francisco

Note:

Forms part of the Thomas W. Norris Collection.
Isaiah W. Lees was born Dec. 25, 1830, Lancashire, England. Soon after his birth, the Lees family emigrated to Patterson, New Jersey. Lees arrived in San Francisco, Calif. in 1848, and was appointed to the police force in Oct. 1853, serving continuously until his retirement in 1900. Lees was considered one of the great police officers in his day. Lees died Dec. 21, 1902, survived by a son, Frederick, and a daughter, Ella (Lees) Leigh.

Type:

family papers.
Personal narratives.
Scrapbooks.
Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (0.6 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 654LOCAL

Origin:

California

Related Item:

Thomas W. Norris collection : Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne).