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Peter Smith papers, 1829-1916.
BANC MSS P-W 44 box 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Peter Smith papers, 1829-1916

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Peter, 1810-1879, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Simons, Solomon A., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Benjamin Paddock, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Ira Gilbert, 1811-1889, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Evans, A. H., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Evans, Mary., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Fitch, O. H., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

St. Clair, Esther, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Tyler, Truman M., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Willard, George, 1824-1901, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Parkman, Samuel, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

McKim, W. L., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Juline E. Babcock, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Thummel, Juline Smith, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Bacon, Evelyn Smith, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Thummel, George H., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Bacon, Walter R., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, E. D. (Ezra Delos), 1854-1926, correspondent.

Abstract:

Peter Smith was the next younger brother of Jedediah Strong Smith; his papers reflect his experiences in the Santa Fe trade; farming in Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa; a journey to and from Guanajuato, Mexico, April 11-July 25, 1843 (recorded in a brief diary); and residence in Amador County, California, in the early 1850's. The correspondence includes letters by his father, 1830; his brother-in-law Solomon A. Simons, 1829; his brothers Benjamin Paddock Smith, 1836-1837, and Ira Gilbert Smith, 1839; other relatives and family friends, including A.H. and Mary Evans, 1837, 1839 (2); O.H. Fitch, 1842; Esther St. Clair, 1839; Truman M. Tyler, 1840; and George Willard, 1841; six letters by Samuel Parkman, 1833-1835; three by Alonzo Delano, 1845; two by W.L. McKim from Dry Creek and Jackson, California, 1852; passports, powers of attorney, and promissory notes signed in New Mexico in 1832-1834, some involving John Gantt, John Pearson, Antoine and Louis Robidoux, José Manuel Rodrigues, August Storrs, Carlos Vásquez, Job Vigil, and Miguel Wood; a baptismal record, Santa Fe, 1835; and a small New Mexican miscellany. Other papers are those of his wife, Juline E. (Babcock) Smith, at Grand Island, Nebraska, and their daughters Juline (Smith) Thummel and Evelyn (Smith) Bacon. These include letters from George H. Thummel describing the Southern California boom of 1887-1888, and letters to Mrs. Bacon and her husband, Walter R. Bacon, 1907-1916, by E.D. Smith concerning family history and the life of Jedediah S. Smith.

Date:

1829 (issued)

Subject:

Smith, Peter -- 1810-1879 -- Archives
Smith, Peter -- 1810-1879 -- Correspondence
Smith, Jedediah Strong -- 1799-1831 -- Family

Note:

Selections: also available on microfilm.
Peter Smith papers, BANC MSS P-W 44, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.
Forms part of the Jedediah Smith family papers.

Type:

Family histories.
Family papers.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (0.4 linear feet)
partial microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 401:4) and positive (X-X FILM 4)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-W 44 box 1

Origin:

California