Title:Photographs from the John F. Willis papers
Creator/Contributor:Willis, John F., 1821-1896, creator
Creator/Contributor:Shew, William J., 1820-1903
Studio portrait photographs of John F. Willis and, presumably, his wife Marcella Moran Willis.
Date:ca. 1865-ca. 1895 (issued)
Willis, John F -- 1821-1896 -- Portraits
Willis, Marcella -- 1836-1915 -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Photographs
Identified photographers include William J. Shew and Charles Lainer.
Includes one carte-de-visite, one tintype and two smaller mounted portraits.
Title devised by cataloger.
Purchase; from William Reese Co. ; 2012.
John F. Willis was from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He traveled to California via the Platte River in 1850 and in 1852 was elected
sherriff of Colusa County, California. In 1859, he married Marcella Moran, a native of Ireland, in St. Francis Church, San
Transferred from the John F. Willis papers (BANC MSS 2012/148)
1 folder (4 photographs) : chiefly albumen ; 10 x 7 cm or smaller.
BANC PIC 2012.097--PIC