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Van Ness family papers, [ca. 1850-1890]
BANC MSS C-B 462
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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.

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1850 (issued)

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
Women pioneers
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Note:

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 1954.012--PIC)

Type:

Family papers.

Physical Description:

1 box.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 462

Origin:

California

Related Item:

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections