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Milo Hoadley Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of papers related to the life and business activities of San Francisco, California, civil engineer and county surveyor Milo Hoadley (1809-1887). Includes field notebooks containing street grade measurements and surveys (1850s-early 1860s), as well as material about the fight to supply San Francisco with water in 1856 and the 1870s.
Background
Milo Hoadley (1809-1887), civil engineer, was born in Connecticut on July 25, 1809. In 1849 he came to San Francisco, California, where he served first as assistant deputy county surveyor, then as deputy, to County Surveyor William M. Eddy. After Eddy's election to the State Surveyor General-ship in 1851, Hoadley turned his full attention to former part-time activities--making private surveys and working on the 160 acre tract near Lone Mountain to which he had squatter's rights. There, on the land later to be known officially as Hoadley's Addition, he began cutting wood for sale. During 1852, he and a C. McCartney were partners in a downtown wood yard.
Extent
65 pieces in 1 box + 10 volumes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.