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Gabriel Sovulewski papers, 1864-1977 (bulk 1906-1938).
BANC MSS 2002/257 c
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Title:

Gabriel Sovulewski papers, 1864-1977 (bulk 1906-1938)

Creator/Contributor:

Sovulewski, Gabriel, 1866-1938, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Benson, Harry C. (Harry Coupland)

Creator/Contributor:

United States, Department of the Interior.

Abstract:

Contains correspondence mostly while Sovulewski was Superintendant of Yosemite National Park. Many of the letters were from Harry C. Benson, his superior in the Dept. of the Interior. The correspondence discusses Yosemite roads, trails, bridges, forestry, and the Sentinel Hotel, the Cavalry and other National Parks, of which Sovulewski took a tour of prior to his retirement from Yosemite in 1936. Also includes other papers relating to Yosemite, records from his Cavalry days, a request for family papers in Poland, and a copy of letter written from San Francisco a few weeks following the 1906 earthquake.

Date:

1906 (issued)

Subject:

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Benson, Harry C. (Harry Coupland) -- Correspondence
Sovulewski, Gabriel -- 1866-1938 -- Archives
United States. -- Cavalry.
Sentinel Hotel (Yosemite National Park)
Bridges -- Design and construction -- California
Forests and forestry -- California -- Yosemite National Park
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Personal narratives
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Management -- History
Yellowstone National Park -- History

Note:

Gabriel Sovulewski papers, BANC MSS 2002/257, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Charlotte Ewing Wilson; in 2002 and 2006.
Gabriel Sovulewski was born Aug. 12, 1866 in Olszanka, Poland. After immigrating to the U.S., he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1888 and served 10 years in the 4th U.S. Cavalry. From 1906 until his retirement in 1936, Sovulewski served in several capacities for Yosemite National Park, mostly as its Park Supervisor. Sovulewski passed away Nov. 29, 1938.
In English with a little Polish.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.4 linear ft.)

Language:

English
pol

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2002/257 c

Origin:

California