Sixty one items mainly written by law enforcement officers and detectives to Henry H. Ellis, San Francisco Chief of Police
from 1873 to 1877. Also includes
a letter from Patrick Crowley and a list concerning number of Chinese arrests from 1875-1876.
Henry Hiram Ellis came to California in 1849 from Maine, was a gold miner and captain of several vessels before coming to
San Francisco as policeman in 1855. He worked his way up in the Police Force and was elected chief of Police in 1875.
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