Benjamin Davis Wilson collection, 1836-1941 (Archival material, 1836) [WorldCat.org]
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Benjamin Davis Wilson collection, 1836-1941

Author: Benjamin Davis WilsonPhineas BanningEdward Fitzgerald BealeJoseph Lancaster BrentCave Johnson CoutsAll authors
Publisher: 1836-1941.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents and maps related to the life and business affairs of Benjamin D. Wilson. Subject matter includes business and social life in California (1850-90), Indian affairs in Southern California (1852-56), the wine industry, the Santa Fe trade, the estate settlement of Solomon Sublette, and the early history of Pasadena, San Marino, and Wilmington, California. There  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Account books
Diaries
Letters (correspondence)
Receipts
Archives
History
Personal correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Named Person: Benjamin Davis Wilson; Benjamin Davis Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Davis Wilson; Phineas Banning; Edward Fitzgerald Beale; Joseph Lancaster Brent; Cave Johnson Couts; Stephen Clark Foster; John Charles Frémont; John S Griffin; William McKendree Gwin; Benjamin Hayes; Henry Edwards Huntington; George S Patton; Jonathan Trumbull Warner
OCLC Number: 767525959
Notes: The Huntington also has Benjamin Davis Wilson's probate record (Los Angeles Area Court Records, Probate Series I, Case No. 1036).
Description: 2,394 items 41 boxes
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The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents and maps related to the life and business affairs of Benjamin D. Wilson. Subject matter includes business and social life in California (1850-90), Indian affairs in Southern California (1852-56), the wine industry, the Santa Fe trade, the estate settlement of Solomon Sublette, and the early history of Pasadena, San Marino, and Wilmington, California. There is also a great deal of personal correspondence from Wilson's wife Margaret S. Hereford Hereford Wilson, his daughters Maria de Jesus Wilson Shorb, Ruth Wilson Patton, and Annie Wilson, his son John B. Wilson, Ruth's husband George S. Patton, Sr., and many of Margaret's Hereford relatives. Also included are diaries kept by Margaret, Ruth, and Annie Wilson. Other individuals represented in the collection include Phineas Banning, Edward Fitzgerald Beale, Joseph Lancaster Brent, Cave Johnson Couts, Stephen Clark Foster, John Charles Fŕemont, John S. Griffin, William McKendree Gwin, Benjamin Hayes, Henry Edwards Huntington, George S. Patton, Jr., and Jonathan Trumbull Warner.

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