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Samuel Brannan land transfer papers, 1865-1870.
MANUSCRIPTSMCII : Box 26 : Folder 10
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Samuel Brannan land transfer papers, 1865-1870
Brannan, Samuel


Three documents: transfer of swamp and overflowed lands in San Joaquin County from Samuel Brannan to A.G. Kimbell on Oct. 25, 1865, transfer of same land from Kimbell to John Rueger on June 23, 1866, and transfer of same land from Rueger to S. Clinton Hastings on March 13, 1868. Accompanied by three documents of notarization, interattached by wafer seals, folded together, and recorded in San Joaquin County at the request of Wells Fargo & Co. on Feb. 28, 1870. Also included are an envelope that some or all of this material was apparently shipped in from Forest H. Sweet of Battle Creek, MI to Dr. C.W. Olsen of Chicago in 1957, and a sale folder with a description of some of the same items from Parke-Bernet galleries in New York.


1865 (issued)


Brannan, Sam -- 1819-1889
San Joaquin County (Calif.)


Sam Brannan (1819-1889), was an early Mormon pioneer who came to California in 1846, was the first to carry word of the gold discovery to San Francisco, and had much to do with the development of both San Francisco and Sacramento. He also published the former city's first newspaper, the California Star, and was president of San Francisco's 1851 Vigilance Committee.
Sam Brannan correspondence in California State Library Manuscript Collection, Box 3.
Brannan, Samuel
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

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Documents, envelope, and folder, 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.






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Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.