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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Francis Clark Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1856-1859
    Collection Number: mssHM17382-17425
    Creator: Clark, Francis.
    Extent: 57 items in 1 box
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of letters, an account book, and a few documents related to the business activities of Francis Clark, a partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark, and Company, dating from 1856 to 1859. The materials chiefly with his interests in gold mining, property, and finance in Placer and El Dorado Counties, California.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Francis Clark Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Purchased from Edwin Grabhorn, January 1945.

    Biographical Note

    Francis Clark was a resident of Folsom, California, in the 1850s. He engaged in businesses related to gold mining and was a partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark and Company and in the American River Water and Mining Company.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of letters and a few documents related to the business activities of Francis Clark (active 1850s). They deal chiefly with his interests in gold mining, property, and finance in Placer and El Dorado Counties, California. A number of letters are from his partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark, and Company.

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Clark, Francis.
    American River Water and Mining Company.
    Brooks, Clark and Company.
    Gold mines and mining -- California, Northern.
    Real property -- California, Northern.
    California -- Gold discoveries -- Personal narratives.
    California, Northern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Mines and mineral resources -- California -- El Dorado County.
    Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Placer County.

    Forms/Genres

    Letters (correspondence) -- California, Northern -- 19th century.