Title:Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco records, 1876-1904
Creator/Contributor:Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco, creator, creator.
Contains an original pen-and-ink calligraphic and hand-illustrated resolution of "sincere thanks" on vellum (mounted on board),
presented to Mrs. E.P. Stevens by the Board of Managers of the Ladies' Seamens' Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco
on September 20, 1876, for her role in persuading Congress to transfer ownership of federally owned land and hospital building
to the city of San Francisco for the purpose of founding a boarding home for sailors. The illustration on the resolution depicts
a miniature view of the Golden Gate strait in 1876 with the Marin lighthouse and two sailing vessels. Also contains a bill
from Craig & Cochran for the burial of W. Menefield (1887), and two letters of resignation from trustees (1904).
Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco -- Archives
Women in charitable work -- California -- San Francisco
Merchant mariners -- Missions and charities -- California -- San Francisco
Sailors -- California -- San Francisco -- Charities
Charities -- California -- San Francisco
Golden Gate (Calif. : Strait) -- Pictorial works
Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco records, BANC MSS 70/160 c, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Gift; Mrs. Edwin E. Grabhorn 1970.
Resolution: Purchase ; from Marc Selvaggio ; 20150311.
The Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society of the Port of San Francisco was incorporated on August 4, 1858. Largely run by women,
the Society operated a boarding house for sailors that had been previously used as a United States Marine Hospital on federally
owned property. In 1876, Mrs. E.P. Stevens traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with President Grant and members of Congress
where she persuaded them to pass a bill transferring ownership of the hospital and land to the city of San Francisco.
Calligraphy (visual works)
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