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Mesow family scrapbooks, circa 1888-1931.
BANC MSS 2006/142 Box 1; BANC MSS 2006/142 Oversize folder 1A; BANC MSS 2006/142 v. 1; BANC MSS 2006/142 v. 2; ...
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Title:

Mesow family scrapbooks, circa 1888-1931

Creator/Contributor:

Mesow family., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Mesow, Frank H., 1863-1928

Creator/Contributor:

Mesow, Emma Bierwirth, 1855-1931

Creator/Contributor:

Mesow, Helen Francis, 1884-1914

Abstract:

Contains family photographs, correspondence, clippings, some family genealogy, and legal documents. Scrapbook on Emma Bierwirth Mesow contains sympathy cards to her daughter Emma Fitch on the event of her death, information on their family, and family photographs. Scrapbook on Helen Mesow contains clippings and some brail relating to her singing career and to Helen Keller. Scrapbook on Frank H. Mesow contains clippings, photographs, and items pertaining to his career as a contractor.

Date:

1888 (issued)

Subject:

Mesow, Frank H -- 1863-1928
Mesow, Emma Bierwirth -- 1855-1931
Mesow, Helen Francis -- 1884-1914
Mesow family -- Archives
Contractors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Singers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Blind musicians -- California
Musicians with disabilities
German Americans -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area

Note:

Gift; of Nansi Bohne; in 2006.
Portrait of Helen Mesow transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. (BANC PIC 2006.071--FR)
Frank H. Mesow, a German native, moved to Wisconsin with his family in 1868. He became a contractor just like his father. After working on projects in the Midwest and Washington State he eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area working on many contracting projects in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. He married Emma Bierwirth, also a native of Germany, around 1879. They had eight children one of which was Helen Francis Mesow. Helen, born blind, was an Opera singer.
In English.

Type:

Photographs.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

print
3 v., 1 box and 1 oversize folder (.85 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2006/142 Box 1
BANC MSS 2006/142 Oversize folder 1A
BANC MSS 2006/142 v. 1
BANC MSS 2006/142 v. 2
BANC MSS 2006/142 v. 3

Origin:

California