Title:Van Ness family papers, [ca. 1850-1890]
Creator/Contributor:Van Ness family., creator
Creator/Contributor:Wicks, Moses Langley, 1852-, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hatch, F. W.
Creator/Contributor:Mays, W. H. (William H.)
Creator/Contributor:Mizner, Lansing Bond, 1825-1892
Creator/Contributor:Brown, Thomas A., 1823-1889, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Van Ness, Henry, 1820-1867
Creator/Contributor:Van Ness, Mary Ann Elliot.
Creator/Contributor:Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Correspondent.
Includes letters to Captain Henry Van Ness, his pilot licenses for the harbor of San Francisco, and accounts; correspondence
of his wife, Mary Ann, including an 1850 letter describing her voyage from Boston to California on the Northern Light, with
stop in Rio de Janeiro, and letters to her from California State Hospitals at Agnews (F.W. Hatch) and Stockton (William H.
Mays); and correspondence and accounts of their children, Tillie, James and William Henry. Some letters relate to swamp land,
district no. 118 in Contra Costa County; some letters from Moses L. Wicks, Lansing B. Mizner, Thomas A. Brown and the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company.
Subject:Voyages to the Pacific coast
Wetlands -- California
Pilots and pilotage -- California -- San Francisco
Land tenure -- California -- Contra Costa County
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 1954.012--PIC)
BANC MSS C-B 462