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Guide to the Weber family papers
BANC MSS C-B 829  
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Description
Includes correspondence, diaries, letterpress copy books, legal documents, accounts, property records, and personal ephemera concerning the life of Charles Maria Weber and his family in California. Weber was a German immigrant and founder of Stockton, California. He came to California in 1841, and his family papers include material relating to his experience in the Mexican War and land acquisition in the Stockton area. The bulk of material spans the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, with some earlier family material. Correspondents include: Washington A. Bartlett, Hull McAllister, John C. Fremont, Thomas O. Larkin, Joseph Bartine Hull, and John Augustus Sutter.
Background
Charles Maria Weber, born in the small town of Steinvenden, Germany, on February 16, 1814, was the son of a Lutheran minister. He was educated for the ministry, learned languages, ancient and modern, but, because of poor health, had to discontinue his studies.
Extent
Number of containers: 54 boxes, 76 v. and 7 oversize folders Linear feet: 29
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.