Title:Swinnerton family papers, circa 1859-1889
Creator/Contributor:Swinnerton family., creator
Creator/Contributor:Swinnerton, James Guilford, b. 1844
Creator/Contributor:Swinnerton, Jimmy, 1875-1974
Correspondence of the James Swinnerton family, chiefly letters written to James Swinnerton (ca. 1820-198?) and his wife Rhoda
(1833?-1886) by their children and grandchildren. The bulk of the collection was written during the 1870s and 1880s and concerns
family matters with some commentary on business conditions, land values, and related issues. Includes correspondence from
James Guilford Swinnerton, Silas Swinnerton, and William Swinnerton.
Subject:Swinnerton family -- Archives
California -- History -- 1850 to 1950 -- Sources
Swinnerton family papers, BANC MSS 92/723 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
James Swinnerton, Sr., came to California in 1849 from the the midwest. He was engaged in mining until 1852 when he went East,
returning in 1853, again across the plains with his wife and four children, eventually settling in San Jose. Two sons, James
and Silas, became attorneys, briefly practicing together in Eureka. Silas then moved, first to Salinas and later to San Luis
Obispo, while James moved to Stockton, California, where he was elected Judge in 1884. William eventually settled in Daggett,
California, and worked as a printer.
1 box (.4 linear feet)
BANC MSS 92/723 c box 1