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Glenn B. Ashcroft papers, 1851-1927.
BANC MSS C-B 562
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Title:

Glenn B. Ashcroft papers, 1851-1927
History of science and technology collection

Creator/Contributor:

Ashcroft, Glenn B., creator

Abstract:

Material relating to Leander Ransom. Correspondence with Mrs. Amelia E. Neville, Ransom's daughter, 1925-1927; reminiscences of her father; letter from Ransom, Nov. 15, 1852, written from San Francisco to his children in Europe, describing his travels in California, the missions of San Luis Rey and San Gabriel and his visit to Mormon settlement; notebook containing fragments of survey made by Ransom; extracts from field notes in U.S. engineer's office in San Francisco covering establishment of Mt. Diablo base and meridian by Ransom in 1851; correspondence and notes re Ransom's association with the California Academy of Sciences, Knights Templar and Masons; photographs of Mt. Diablo; clippings, etc.

Date:

1851 (issued)

Subject:

Ransom, Leander -- 1800-1874
Neville, Amelia E
California Academy of Sciences.
Knights Templar (Masonic order)
United States. -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Engineer Office.
Engineers -- California
California -- Description and travel
Diablo, Mount, Region (Calif.)

Note:

Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 1926.002--PIC)

Type:

Photographs.

Physical Description:

1 portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 562

Origin:

California