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Theodore L. Schell family papers, 1854-1903.
BANC MSS 2004/252 c; BANC MSS 2004/252 c overside folder 1; BANC MSS 2004/252 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Theodore L. Schell family papers, 1854-1903

Creator/Contributor:

Schell, Theodore L., 1827-1877, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Ames, Fisher, attorney

Abstract:

Contains correspondence from attorney Fisher Ames concerning the disposition of Theodore L. Schell's estate, a copy of his will and other legal documents pertaining to his death and a book in memoriam to Schell's family from The Society of California Pioneers. Also includes a letter and newspaper clipping concerning Schell's survival after the shipwreck of the S.S. San Francisco, a contract and bill for remodeling of the Schell home, some genealogical information and a poem.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

Schell, Theodore L -- 1827-1877 -- Death and burial
Shell family
San Francisco (Steamship)

Note:

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Theodore L. Schell, born 1827 in New York, first arrived in California Nov. 1, 1849 as a purser on the steamer Panama. Schell eventually settled in Sonoma County, Calif. and died Dec., 1877.

Type:

Wills.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
1 box and 1 oversize folder (0.25 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2004/252 c
BANC MSS 2004/252 c overside folder 1
BANC MSS 2004/252 c

Origin:

California