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Finding aid of the Henry Bense Papers C057712
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Donor
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Bense, Henry, Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C057712
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 Folder
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1899
    Abstract: The folder contains a letter from E.D. Judd & Co. in Alameda dated Feb. 23, 1899, regarding papers belonging to Henry Bense. The documents include; a request for safe passage of Henry Bense to California, documents of Henry Bense’s membership to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and discharge papers from the U.S. Army and the Veterans Home of California.
    creator: Bense, Henry, 1815-1898

    Biographical/Historical note

    Henry Bense was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 24, 1815. Before leaving Boston, he was trained as a firefighter and a hatter. Bense came to California on the Canonicus in 1849 in pursuit of gold mining success. He volunteered to fight for three years for the Union in the Civil War. Afterwards, he returned to Crescent City and worked as a farmer and lived by himself in a log house on a timber claim. Bense then moved to San Francisco. He died on October 9th 1898 in Alameda after having left the Soldiers’ Home in Yountville. He was a member of the Society of California Pioneers.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Institutional records Obituary Records (vol. 7, pg. 22) Archives Record (vol. 1, pg. 71) Mortuary Record (1892-1906 pg. 99)

    Donor

    Gift of E.D. Judd, Feb. 23, 1899

    Scope and Contents note

    The folder contains a letter from E.D. Judd & Co. in Alameda dated Feb. 23, 1899, regarding papers belonging to Henry Bense. The documents include; a request for safe passage of Henry Bense to California, documents of Henry Bense’s membership to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and discharge papers from the U.S. Army and the Veterans Home of California.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restictions on access

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army -- History --Civil War, 1861-1865.
    Veterans Home of California