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George Horatio Derby papers, 1846-1870.
BANC FILM 3165; BANC MSS C-B 342 Box 1
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Title:

George Horatio Derby papers, 1846-1870

Creator/Contributor:

Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861, creator

Abstract:

Original manuscripts (mainly from the T.W. Norris Collection) and photocopies (from the National Archives), 1846-1859, assembled by Francis P. Farquhar and others. Contains letters and reports as U.S. topographical engineer, including report and map of a visit to the mines with General Bennet Riley, 1849; and a report on wagon roads and watering places between San Diego and Fort Yuma, April 1855. With these: letter to Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hitchcock from Derby and members of his family, 1857-1870; humorous articles published in the San Diego Herald, 1852-1854; some original manuscripots and drawings; and notes by Farquhar, Winifred Davidson, and George R. Stewart respecting Derby's Phoenixiana, his pen-name, John P. Squibob, etc.

Date:

1846 (issued)

Subject:

Derby, George Horatio -- 1823-1861 -- Archives
Riley, Bennett -- 1787-1853
Hitchcock, Charles M -- d. 1885
Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet) -- 1887-1974
Davidson, Winifred
Stewart, George R -- 1895-1980
United States. -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Engineer Office.
Topographical surveying

Note:

Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
Also available on microfilm.
Copy of "Report of a Reconnaisance of a part of the vallies of the Sacramento and San Joaquin, Cal. in the months of July & August 1849 (1 folder) : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3165.

Type:

Maps.
Drawings.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.5 linear ft.).
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 3337, 48 frames) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 3165
BANC MSS C-B 342 Box 1

Origin:

California