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San Francisco Chief of Police Department Correspondence
MS 141  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box

61 items
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.