Finding Aid for the Rodman M. Price Papers, 1847-1884

Processed by Dan Luckenbill; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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Finding Aid for the Rodman M. Price Papers, 1847-1884

Collection number: 2045

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, June 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rodman M. Price Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1847-1884
Collection number: 2045
Creator: Price, Rodman M. (Rodman McCamley), 1816-1894
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Rodman M. Price (1816-1894) read the proclamation of the annexation of California from the custom house in Monterey, California. He became alcade of Monterey, was a member of the first San Francisco Municipal Council at the California Constitutional Convention (1849), and a member of the House of Representatives (1851-53). He later served as governor of New Jersey (1854-57). The collection consists of correspondence, accounts, and agreements pertaining to lawsuits, including Price vs. Dewey, instituted by Price for the recovery of San Francisco real estate purchased in 1847.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rodman M. Price Papers (Collection 2045). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233617 

Biography

Price was born on May 5, 1816 in Sussex County, New Jersey; attended College of New Jersey; served in U.S. Navy with Commodore Sloat's squadron on the west coast of Mexico in 1846, read the proclamation of the annexation of California from the custom house in Monterey, California; became alcade of Monterey; was member of the first San Francisco Municipal Council, the California Constitutional Convention (1849), and a member of the House of Representatives (1851-53); served as governor of New Jersey, 1854-57; he died on June 7, 1894 in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, and agreements pertaining to suits, including Price vs. Dewey, instituted by Price for the recovery of San Francisco real estate purchased in 1847, including testimony, evidence, and miscellaneous legal papers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Price, Rodman M. (Rodman McCamley), 1816-1894--Archival resources.
Politicians--United States.
Land titles--California, Northern.
Legal documents.


Container List

 

Miscellaneous Suits

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1852-1861.

Physical Description: 12 letters.
Box 1, Folder 5

Court actions and attorney's papers in Price's suits. 1850-58.

Physical Description: 11 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 6

Legal papers: testimony, evidence and affidavits in Price's suits.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

[Items evidently from previous cataloger's folder 7; folder missing with cataloger's information].

Physical Description: 12 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 8

Legal papers: agreements, etc. relating to Price's suits. 1847-1853.

Physical Description: 30 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

Legal papers: receipts re Price's suits. 1851-58.

Physical Description: 14 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 10

Legal papers: accounts re Price's suits. ca. 1849-1853.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 11

Legal papers: records of property transactions re Price's suits. ca. 1849-1854.

Physical Description: 11 items.
 

Price vs. Dewey

Box 1, Folder 2

Copy of summons and complaint.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

Notes, etc. made in preparation of Dewey's defense by his attorneys. ca. 1880.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Statement to the Grand jury and in the San Francisco, Alta California. 1880-ca. 1881.

Creator/Collector: Dewey, Squire P.
Physical Description: 2 items.