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Finding aid of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Index No. 1A
C004804.2  
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Description
Index 1a serves as an alphabetical index for records of where the deceased were buried. It is not clear which book the index pertains to, and the cover is missing. Date range is 1868 -1873. There are 11 pages at the end of Chinese burials.
Background
Laurel Hill Cemetery - formerly Lone Mountain Cemetery which opened January 28, 1854 - was one of the major cemeteries in San Francisco. It was bounded by the current Calfornia, Geary, Parker and Presidio avenues and renamed Laurel Hill Cemetery in 1867. Bodies were moved to Cypress Lawn Cemetery, San Mateo County in the early part of the 20th century. Many of the old tombstones were used in the seawall in San Francisco's marina district.
Extent
1 ledger (100 pages) 18 inches x 11 inches
Restrictions
Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.
Availability
Collection is open by appointment for research.