Guide to the John Neely Johnson Papers, 1848-1860

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Guide to the John Neely Johnson Papers, 1848-1860

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 604

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: John Neely Johnson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1860
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 604
Creator: Johnson, John Neely, 1825-1872
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Relate mainly to his difficulties, while governor of California, with the 1856 Vigilance Committee.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Neely Johnson Papers, BANC MSS C-B 604, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

This collection of papers, some from the T. W. Norris Collection and some purchased from Harold B. Holman in Dec. 1960, relates mainly to Johnson's difficulties, while Governor of California, arising from the 1856 Vigilance Committee in San Francisco. The Papers were arranged chronologically. A partial list of correspondents follows.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Allen, James

folder (Folder 54)

Letter, July 10, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by James C. Zabriskie.
 

Ashley, Delos Rodeyn, 1828-1873

folder (Folder 82)

Letter, [ca. 1856?]

 

Baine, A. C.

folder (Folder 28)

Letter, June 15, 1856

 

Benham, Calhoun

folder (Folder 10)

Letter, May 28, 1856

Additional Note

Enclosing a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held in San Francisco, May 27, 1856.
 

Bissell, G. W. P.

folder (Folder 26)

Letter, June 12, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by Balie Peyton.
 

Byrne, Henry H., 1824-1872

folder (Folder 73)

Letter, [Nov. 3, 1856]

 

Callender, Franklin Dyer, ca. 1817-1882

folder (Folder 33)

Letter, June 18, 1856

 

Cazneau, Thomas N.

folder (Folder 69)

Letter, Oct. 24, 1856

Additional Note

Enclosing a copy of his order to local militia.
 

Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893

folder (Folder 65)

Letter, Aug. 20, 1856

 

Crockett, Joseph Bryant, 1808-1884

folder (Folder 38)

Letter, June 20, 1856

 

Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879

See U.S. Dept. of State

 

Forman, Ferris

folder (Folder 57)

Letter, July 20, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by R. A. Thompson.
folder (Folder 67)

Report, [Aug. 1856]

Additional Note

Also signed by R. A. Thompson.
 

Freelon, Thomas W.

folder (Folder 74)

Letter, Nov. 3, 1856

 

Hall, G. D.

folder (Folder 44)

Letter, June 26, 1856

 

Howard, Volney Edward, 1809-1889

folder (Folder 30)

Letter, June 16, 1856

 

Johnson, John Neely, 1825-1872

folder (Folder 2)

Letter, Mar. 7, 1851, to John McDougal

folder (Folder 3)

Letter, Oct. 21, 1853, to James William Denver

folder (Folder 4)

Letter, Oct. 24, 1853, to James William Denver

folder (Folder 5)

Letter, Dec. 22, 1853, to James William Denver

folder (Folder 11)

Telegram, June 2, 1856, to David Scannell

folder (Folder 13)

Draft of proclamation, June 3, 1856

folder (Folder 14)

Letter, June 3, 1856, to William Tecumseh Sherman

folder (Folder 15)

Letter, June 4, 1856, to E. A. Rowe

folder (Folder 17)

Letter, June 7, 1856, to J. B. Crockett and others

folder (Folder 18)

Letter, [June 7, 1856?], to John E. Wool

Additional Note

Complete?
folder (Folder 20)

Letter, June 9, 1856, to Volney E. Howard

folder (Folder 21)

General order, June 9, 1856

folder (Folder 23)

Letter, June 10, 1856, to William Tecumseh Sherman

folder (Folder 24)

Letter, June 10, 1856, to David S. Terry

folder (Folder 25)

Letter, June 11, 1856, to J. B. Crockett and others

folder (Folder 27)

Commission to John A. Monroe, June 14, 1856

folder (Folder 29)

Letter, June 16, 1856, to Messrs. Terry, Douglas, Rowe and Whitman

folder (Folder 31)

Letter, June 17, 1856, to John E. Wool

folder (Folder 34)

Letter, June 18, 1856, to Ferris Forman

folder (Folder 35)

Letter, June 18, 1856, to R. A. Thompson

folder (Folder 36)

Letter, June 19, 1856, to President Franklin Pierce

folder (Folder 37)

Letter, June 19, 1856, to Issac Wistar

folder (Folder 70)

Letter to William C. Kibbe, [Oct. 1856]

folder (Folder 75)

Telegram, Nov. 3, 1856, to R. M. Jessup and Julius David

folder (Folder 76)

Telegram, Nov. 3, 1856, to William C. Kibbe

folder (Folder 77)

Telegram, Nov. 3, 1856, to William Tecumseh Sherman

folder (Folder 78)

Proclamation, Nov. 3, 1856

folder (Folder 81)

Letter, as president of the California Board of Military Auditors, Dec. 5, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by George W. Whitman and William C. Kibbe.
folder (Folder 84)

Telegram, Feb. 6, 1857, to Mrs. Johnson

folder (Folder 86)

Letter, [Mar. 1860?], to Lewis Jacob Cist

 

Johnson, William Neely

folder (Folder 1)

Memorandum of my ancestors, July 25, 1848

folder (Folder 19)

Letter, June 9, 1856

 

Kibbe, William C.

folder (Folder 40)

Letter to the Vigilance Committee, June 21, 1856

folder (Folder 43)

Letter, June 23, 1856

folder (Folder 48)

Telegram, July 4, 1856

folder (Folder 49)

Letter, July 5, 1856

folder (Folder 53)

Letter, July 8, 1856

folder (Folder 58)

Letter, July 24, 1856

folder (Folder 59)

Letter, July 26, 1856

folder (Folder 60)

Letter, July 28, 1856

folder (Folder 61)

Letter, July 30, 1856

folder (Folder 62)

Letter, Aug. 1, 1856

folder (Folder 63)

Letter, Aug. 13, 1856

folder (Folder 64)

Letter, Aug. 14, 1856

folder (Folder 68)

Letter, Oct. 15, 1856

folder  (Folder 79)

Letter, Nov. 3, 1856

folder (Folder 80)

Letter, Nov. 6, 1856

folder (Folder 81)

Co-signer of order, Dec. 5, 1856

folder (Folder 83)

Letter, Jan. 24, 1857

 

Lindley, Charles

folder (Folder 16)

Letter, June 5, 1856

 

McCorkle, Joseph Walker, 1819-1884

folder (Folder 39)

Letter, June 20, 1856

 

McDougal, John, 1818-1866

folder (Folder 10)

Co-signer of letter by Calhoun Benham, May 28, 1856

 

Marcy, William Learned, 1786-1857

See U.S. Dept. of State

 

Monson, A. C.

folder (Folder 45)

Letter, June 26, 1856

 

Park, Trenor W.

folder (Folder 73)

Letter, Nov. 3, 1856

 

Peyton, Balie

folder (Folder 26)

Letter, June 12, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by G. W. P. Bissell.
 

Ryan, R. F.

folder (Folder 6)

Letter, Feb. 3, 1856

 

San Francisco. Committee of Vigilance, 1856

folder (Folder 9)

Letter, May 18, 1856

folder (Folder 42)

Letter, June 22, 1856, to William C. Kibbe

 

Scannell, David, 1820-1893

folder (Folder 12)

Letter, June 2, 1856

 

Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891

folder (Folder 22)

Letter, June 9, 1856

folder (Folder 71)

Letter, Oct. 29, 1856

folder (Folder 72)

Telegram. Oct. 31, 1856

 

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

folder (Folder 66)

Letter, Aug. 22, 1857

 

Thompson, R. Aug.

folder (Folder 57)

Letter, July 20, 1856

Additional Note

Also signed by Ferris Forman.
folder (Folder 67)

Report, [Aug. 1856]

Additional Note

Also signed by Ferris Forman.
 

U.S. Dept. of State

folder (Folder 56)

Letter, July 19, 1856, by William Learned Marcy, enclosing opinion of Caleb Cushing

 

West, Joseph Rodman, 1822-1898

folder (Folder 8)

Letter, Apr. 19, 1856

folder (Folder 47)

Letter, June 30, 1856

 

Wistar, Isaac Jones, 1827-1905

folder (Folder 32)

Letter, June 18, 1856

 

Zabriskie, James C.

folder (Folder 54)

Letter, July 10, 1856