Title:Peder Sather letters: San Francisco, California, to Christoffer Petersen Sather, Odalen, Norway, 1856 and 1867
Creator/Contributor:Sather, Peder, 1810-1886, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Sather, Christoffer Petersen, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Sather & Church
Two handwritten personal letters addressed to Peder Sather's brother in Norway; on printed letterhead stationery of the Banking
House of Sather and Church.
Letter dated 1856 (2 pages). Remarks include comments about an upcoming visit to the family home in Odalen, Norway by their
nephew, "B.D." [Bernt Dysterud].
Letter dated December 7, 1867 (3 pages). Expresses his interest in education by inquiring about the quality of schools in
Sather, Peder -- 1810-1886 -- Correspondence
Sather, Christoffer Petersen -- Correspondence
Bankers -- California -- San Francisco
Businessmen -- California -- San Francisco
Peder Sather letters : San Francisco, California, to Christoffer Petersen Sather, Odalen, Norway, 1856 and 1867, BANC MSS
2014/66, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Karen Sveen; 20150217.
Peder Sather (1810-1886) was born on the farm Nedre Sather in Odal, Norway. In 1832, he emigrated to New York City where he
worked at a lottery office. In 1845, he opened a small exchange brokerage. When gold was discovered in California, the well-known
banker Francis Drexel invited Sather and his partner Edward Church to establish a bank in San Francisco. When Drexel and Church
died, Sather went on as a banker on Montgomery Street for the rest of his life. In 1860, he became a trustee of the College
of California, which in 1868 became the University of California, Berkeley.
The immigrant and the university : Peder Sather and Gold Rush California / Karin Sveen. Berkeley : University of California
BANC MSS 2014/66:1
BANC MSS 2014/66:2