Lester Burnett (1804-1870) settled in Yuba County, California in 1850. His son Wellington Burnett (1829-1907) served as city
and county attorney of San Francisco. The collection contains correspondence related to Lester, his wife Olive, and their
son Wellington, as well as other Burnett family members. Also included in the collection are legal and financial documents
connected to the family.
Lester Burnett was born in Hampton, Connecticut on October 29, 1804. On June 1, 1828 he married Olive Browne Cleveland, who
was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut on October 13, 1809.
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