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John Birge Sawyer papers, circa 1900-1958.
BANC MSS 2007/146 Box 1; BANC MSS 2007/146 Box 2
Collection Overview

Title:

John Birge Sawyer papers, circa 1900-1958

Creator/Contributor:

Sawyer, John Birge, 1881-1970, creator

Abstract:

Contains documents related to Sawyer's work dealing with immigration, Chinese immigration in particular, including official forms, procedures, correspondence, and his experiences. Also includes papers regarding his career advancement, and a couple of letters to and from his daughter Josephine Sawyer regarding her father.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

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Sawyer, John Birge -- 1881-1970 -- Archives
United States. -- Consulate General (Shanghai, China)
United States. -- Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)
United States. -- Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States
Chinese -- United States
Americans -- China
United States -- Emigration and immigration
China -- Emigration and immigration
Unknown place

Note:

Collection processed at folder level in 2007.
John Birge Sawyer papers, BANC MSS 2007/146, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Josephine Sawyer; in 2005.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2007.020--AX).
Related collection: John Birge Sawyer diaries, (BANC MSS 81/62)
John Birge Sawyer was a California native and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. For the United States Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, he was the Chinese Inspector at Portland, Oregon, vice consul at Hong Kong, Chinese and Immigrant Inspector at San Francisco, and vice consul at Shanghai.
In English, Chinese and Spanish.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (.6 linear ft.)

Language:

English
Chinese
Spanish

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2007/146 Box 1
BANC MSS 2007/146 Box 2

Origin:

California