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Benjamin Sheman Brooks papers, 1850-1881.
BANC MSS 74/117 c Box 1; BANC MSS 74/117 c Box 2
Collection Overview

Title:

Benjamin Sheman Brooks papers, 1850-1881

Creator/Contributor:

Brooks, B. S. (Benjamin Sherman), 1820?-1884, creator

Abstract:

Relate to Yerba Buena Island. Included are letters from J. M. Edmunds and Joseph S. Wilson of the U. S. General Land Office, lobbyists David S. Turner, S. M. Johnson and Samuel Ward, Senator C. Cole, W. M. Evarts, Egbert P. Judson and others; deeds, leases, agreements and maps; abstractsof title; briefs and other legal documents and clippings. Re conflicting claims among the federal government, railroads and private individuals, for ownership of the island.

Date:

1850 (issued)

Subject:

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Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison) -- 1810-1879
Johnson, Simeon M -- 1816?-1872
Judson, Egbert -- 1812-1893
Turner, David S
Cole, Cornelius -- 1822-1924
Evarts, William Maxwell -- 1818-1901
Ward, Samuel -- 1814-1884
Abstracts of title -- California
Real property -- California
Railroads -- California
Yerba Buena Island (Calif.)
United States -- Politics and government
California -- Politics and government

Type:

Leases.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (.8 linear ft.).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 74/117 c Box 1
BANC MSS 74/117 c Box 2

Origin:

California