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A guide to the Girard Koch collection, 1848-1866
HDC0026 (SAFR 13572)  
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Description
The Girard Koch collection (SAFR 13572, HDC 26) is comprised of correspondence, court papers, legislative documents, and other documents relating to life in San Francisco during the Gold Rush. The collection also includes documents relating to maritime matters in and around the Sacramento Delta, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Coast during the 1850s. The collection spans the years 1848-1866 and is processed to the collection level.
Background
The GOVERNOR DANA was a paddle steamer of 67 tons built in 1849 in Oldtown, Maine. The vessel was originally intended to to ply the Penobscot River; however a monopoly for that route was granted to another party. The GOVERNOR DANA was therefore disassembled and shipped in pieces to the West Coast, via the bark Rio Grande. On arriving in San Francisco, she was rebuilt and began to serve the Sacramento River towns including Marysville, Red Bluff until 1863.
Extent
21 items
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.