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Peter Pumyea scrapbook.
BANC MSS 2018/241 v.1
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Peter Pumyea scrapbook


Pumyea, Peter, 1844-1896, creator, creator.


Hotel register (1875-1876), originally owned and used by Newland's Hotel in Oakland, California, and then reused as a clippings scrapbook by Peter Pumyea. The glue-mounted clippings obscure most of the hotel entries with very few exceptions of some dates and amounts paid. The clippings mostly concern municipal matters voted on by city councils, election results, and numerous crime reports from Oakland and other unidentified locations. Includes a handwritten letter from Harry N. Morse of the Harry N. Morse Detective Agency congratulating Pumyea on his election as Chief of Police. Also includes two laid in items from 1900, a partial invoice for Pumyea's Stables and a printed advertisement for Studebaker Bros. Manufacturing Company in San Francisco. A mounted label on the front cover indicates that in 1931 the album was presented to another Oakland chief of police, Bodie Wallman, by a family relative of Pumyea, Charles W. Loose.


1877 (issued)


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Pumyea, Peter -- 1844-1896 -- Archives
Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co.
Crime -- California -- Oakland
Crime -- California -- Alameda County
Crime -- United States
Crime and the press -- California -- Oakland
Crime and the press -- United States
Police chiefs -- California -- Oakland
Supervisors (Local government) -- California -- Alameda County


Peter Pumyea scrapbook, BANC MSS 2018/241, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Sue Ann McPherson ; 2018.
Peter Pumyea (born May 17, 1844 in Fulton County, Illinois ; died February 21, 1896, Alameda County, California) served as the chief of police in Oakland, California and a Supervisor for Alameda County. He was a business partner with one of the owners of Newland's Hotel in Oakland. They operated a livery stable, Newland & Pumyea, at 462 Seventh Street.
In English.



Physical Description:

1 47 x 31 cm




BANC MSS 2018/241 v.1