Primarily papers of lawyer and author Theodore H. Hittell--letters, journal of voyage to California, 1855, biographical sketches,
legal papers, and MSS of his writings (including unpublished account of Walker's Nicaragua filibuster and history of California
Academy of Sciences); some papers of his wife, Elise Wiehe Hittell, including a few items pertaining to Ladies' Silk Culture
Society of California; some papers of his brother, John Shertzer Hittell, journalist and author (a few letters and MSS, notes,
financial papers, etc.); and miscellaneous papers of other members of the family.
The Hittell family papers consist primarily of the papers of Theodore Henry Hittell, but include also some papers of his wife,
Elise Wiehe Hittell; his brother, John Shertzer Hittell; and other members of the family.
Number of containers: 6 cartons, 1 box, 1 volume
Linear feet: ca. 9
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