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Finding aid of the John C.Brickell Papers C057734
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Description
The folder contains two documents: a handwritten letter from J.R. McClintock (?) at the U.S. Mint in Pittsburgh to the Richard Barnes Mason, Governor of California, requesting advice and counsel from the governor to John C. Brickell, in addition to Brickell’s passport, dated February 17, 1849, and signed by Secretary of State James Buchanan. The passport number is 12370 (?).
Background
John C. Brickell was born February 2, 1828, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He arrived in San Francisco from Baltimore on August 22, 1849, aboard the bark Kirkland. Shortly after his arrival, he worked for a number of years in the lumber business in Oakland. He moved to Virginia City in 1860, then to Yuba city by 1866, where he worked as a superintendent for two mining companies. He served as a director of the SCP, and was a life member at the time of his death. He died in San Francisco on October 27, 1894. He was survived by a widow, three sons, and two daughters.
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1.0 folder (2 items)
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Collection open for research