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Peder Sather letters : San Francisco, California, to Christoffer Petersen Sather, Odalen, Norway, 1856 and 1867.
BANC MSS 2014/66:1; BANC MSS 2014/66:2
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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

Abstract:

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 Odalen, Norway.

Date:

1856 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Sather, Peder -- 1810-1886 -- Correspondence
Sather, Christoffer Petersen -- Correspondence
Dysterud, Bernt
Bankers -- California -- San Francisco
Businessmen -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

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.
In Norwegian.
The immigrant and the university : Peder Sather and Gold Rush California / Karin Sveen. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014].

Type:

Letterheads.

Physical Description:

print
2

Language:

nor

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2014/66:1
BANC MSS 2014/66:2

Origin:

California