Guide to the United States, Custom House, San Francisco records, 1847-1912

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Guide to the United States, Custom House, San Francisco Records, 1847-1912

Collection number: BANC MSS C-A 169 Pt. III

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Date Completed:
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: United States, Custom House, San Francisco Records,
Date (inclusive): 1847-1912
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 169 Pt. III
Creator: United States Custom House (San Francisco, Calif.)
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 carton
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: Correspondence, accounts, powers of attorney for sale of ships and cargoes, bills of sale, certificates (including permit to Louis Le Chard to land a wooden house, 1850, on printed form by California Courier Press) reports and miscellaneous papers.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], United States, Custom House, San Francisco records, BANC MSS C-A 169 Pt. III, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

From material acquired in 1946 and some items from T. W. Norris Collection. Box I contains correspondence, arranged alphabetically, pertaining to the business of the Custom House. Carton I contains reports from various officials in the Custom House to the Collector of Customs; power of attorney for sale of merchandise or sale of ships; certificates; some accounts, a few relating to the construction and maintenance of the Custom House and the Marine Hospital.

Container List

box Box

Correspondence - Incoming

 

Correspondence - Outgoing

 

Latham, Milton Slocum, 1827-1882

 

2 letters, 1855-1856, as Collector of Customs, San Francisco

carton Carton

Bills of sale, 1851-1902

 

Builders certificates, 1869

 

Certificates of the Inspector of Measures, 1852-1869

 

Licenses, 1874-1897

 

Power of attorneys for sale of boats or merchandise. Arranged alphabetically, 1850-1874. From Lilburn W. Boggs, Henry Failing, James Putnam Hunt, Alexander Forbes and others.

 

Reports from various officials to Collectors of Customs.

 

U. S. Appraisers' Office

 

Appraisals, 1853-1865

 

Reports, 1863-1864

 

U. S. Appraisers' Store

 

Reports, 1864

 

Cash reports, 1852-1877

 

Warehouse Dept.

 

Reports, 1864

 

Cash reports, 1852

 

Correspondence relating to construction of Custom House, 1852-1855

 

Accounts for construction and repair of Custom House, 1853-1865

 

Accounts relating to construction of Marine Hospital, 1853-1855

 

Miscellaneous papers relating to Custom House business, arranged chronologically; 1850-1912. Include invoices, permits, certificates, etc.

Additional Note

(Le Chard item in this group.)

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

 

Letter, Dec. 10, 1873

 

Higby, William, 1813-1887

 

Letter, June 14, 1851

 

McAllister, Mathew Hall, 1800-1865

 

Letter, July 14, 1851

 

Moore, Jacob Bailey, 1797-1853

see U. S. Post Office, San Francisco

 

Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874

 

Letter, Sept. 15, 1847, with regulations for Harbors of California. Written as Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in the Pacific.

 

U. S. Post Office, San Francisco

 

Letter, June 22, 1851, written and signed by Jacob Bailey Moore

 

U. S. Treasury Dept.

 

166 letters, 1851-1875. Signed by William L. Hodge, Thomas Corwin, George F. Comstock, T. A. Jenkins, James Guthrie, P. C. Washington, H. J. Anderson, F. B. Streeter, Howell Cobb, Gilbert Rodman, Powell Clayton, S. P. Chase, Geo. Herrington, Hugh McCulloch, Geo. Boutwell.

 

Wozencraft, Oliver M., ca. 1815-1887

 

Letter, May 21, 1851