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Finding aid of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Index No. 1A
C004804.2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Laurel Hill Cemetery index
    Dates: 1868-1873
    Collection number: C004804.2
    Creator: Laurel Hill Cemetery (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Collection Size: 1 ledger (100 pages) 18 inches x 11 inches
    Repository: The Society of California Pioneers.
    San Francisco, California 94107-1272
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored on site at the Society of California Pioneers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Laurel Hill Cemetery index. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Chronology

    1868/1873 Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    The ledger is divided in four sections, each in chronological order. The reason for the divisions is not clear.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Cemeteries - San Francisco (Calif.)
    Indexes

    Other Finding Aids

    There are finding aids for the other ledgers of records for the Lone Mountain/Laurel Hill Cemetery, ranging from 1854 through circa 1930. Each of the ledgers have an index - sometimes in a separate ledger and sometimes included in the ledger itself.