Title:Lees family papers, 1851-1947
Creator/Contributor:Lees, Isaiah W., 1830-1902
Creator/Contributor:Leigh, Ella Lees, 1859-, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Lees, Jane A. Fisher, 1829-1897
Creator/Contributor:San Francisco (Calif.), Police Department.
Includes letters to Isaiah W. Lees, mainly from his wife; a few letters by Lees; appointment of Lees as Captain of Detective
Police of San Francisco, 1866; diary of Ella (Lees) Leigh, 1905-1907, containing some biographical data concerning the family
and her account of the San Francisco earthquake and fire; incomplete scrapbook and miscellaneous accounts.
Women -- California
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California -- San Francisco
Police -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Personal narratives
San Francisco (Calif.)
Isaiah W. Lees was born Dec. 25, 1830, Lancashire, England. Soon after his birth, the Lees family emigrated to Patterson,
New Jersey. Lees arrived in San Francisco, Calif. in 1848, and was appointed to the police force in Oct. 1853, serving continuously
until his retirment in 1900. Lees was considered one of the great police officers in his day. Lees died Dec. 21, 1902, survived
by a son, Frederick, and a daughter, Ella (Lees) Leigh.
Forms part of the Thomas W. Norris Collection.
2 boxes (0.6 linear ft.)
BANC MSS C-B 654 Box 1
BANC MSS C-B 654 Box 2