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Willis, John F. Photographs from the John F. Willis papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 2012.097--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs from the John F. Willis papers

Creator/Contributor:

Willis, John F., 1821-1896, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Shew, William J., 1820-1903

Creator/Contributor:

Lainer, Charles.

Abstract:

Studio portrait photographs of John F. Willis and, presumably, his wife Marcella Moran Willis.

Date:

ca. 1865-ca. 1895 (issued)

Subject:

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Willis, John F -- 1821-1896 -- Portraits
Willis, Marcella -- 1836-1915 -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Photographs

Note:

Identified photographers include William J. Shew and Charles Lainer.
Includes one carte-de-visite, one tintype and two smaller mounted portraits.
Title devised by cataloger.
Purchase; from William Reese Co. ; 2012.
John F. Willis was from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He traveled to California via the Platte River in 1850 and in 1852 was elected sherriff of Colusa County, California. In 1859, he married Marcella Moran, a native of Ireland, in St. Francis Church, San Francisco, California.
Transferred from the John F. Willis papers (BANC MSS 2012/148)

Type:

graphic
Albumen prints.
Cartes-de-visite.
Tintypes.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 folder (4 photographs) : chiefly albumen ; 10 x 7 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2012.097--PIC

Origin:

California

Related Item:

John F. Willis papers : Willis, John F., : 1821-1896