Title:Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers, 1855-1917
O.H. Hoag family papers
Creator/Contributor:Hoag, Obadiah Haight, 1837-1908, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Hoag, Nellie, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Frink, Abby J., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Royal, Ada, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Taber, Mary, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Corey, Isabella, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hoag, Lurana Elizabeth, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Williams-Geer, Clara, correspondent.
Correspondence, legal documents, and miscellany pertaining to the Hoag family in Sonoma County, California. Correspondence
includes: unsigned draft of speech on O.H. Hoag letterhead stationery (likely written by Obadiah Haight Hoag) making "a few
remarks about the Chinese" and recommending "that they should be banished away from our fair land." The author's remarks
include the spread of opium use and its effect on young Americans, the effect of cheap Chinese labor on the economy on the
"white man", and the ability of the Chinese to live on very little means. Other correspondence are chiefly letters between
Hoag and his wife and children, friends, and other family members. Two letters are written by a relative in Seattle inquiring
about circumstances in California immediately after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Also included are several wedding announcement
invitations and commencement invitations, one from Santa Rosa High (1890) and one University of California at Berkeley (1917).
The legal documents include deeds, grants, mortgage bonds, power of attorney, mining rights on the Occidental Ledge, a hardware
store ledger account bill, and a marriage license and certificate. The land documents deal chiefly with transactions in the
Bloomfield and Analy townships in Sonoma County, California.
Hoag, Obadiah Haight -- 1837-1908 -- Archives
Hoag, Obadiah Haight -- 1837-1908 -- Family -- Correspondence
University of California (1868-1952)
Real property -- California -- Sonoma County
Land titles -- California -- Sonoma County
Politicians -- California -- Sonoma County
Pioneers -- California -- Sonoma County
Lawyers -- California -- Sonoma County
Chinese Americans -- California -- Social conditions
Chinese Americans -- Civil rights -- California
Racism -- California
Opium abuse -- California
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
California -- Race relations
Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers, BANC MSS 2008/242, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; 2008, 2010, 2015.
Obadiah Haight Hoag (sometimes also spelled "Obidiah" or "Obediah") was born in Milan, New York on February 20, 1837. In 1857,
he came to California, eventually settling in Sonoma County. In 1860, he married Lurana Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cockrill. O.H.
Hoag was a lawyer, state legislator, businessman and farm owner. He was also an ardent supporter of the California anti-Chinese
movement in the 1880s. He died in Santa Rosa, California on April 25, 1908 and was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Library Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 2008.085--PIC).
BANC MSS 2008/242 box 1
BANC MSS 2008/242
BANC MSS 2008/242