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Finding aid of the William Tell Coleman Papers C057960
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Coleman, William Tell Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C057960
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 3-18C
    Storage Unit: C057960
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (5 items, 4 letters)
    Date (inclusive): 1859-1927 and undated
    Abstract: This folder contains three newspaper obituaries, a sympathy thanks card from Mrs. Coleman regarding her husband's death, a recollection of an incident between Coleman and Ned McGoward dictated by J. F. Bourke to E. M. Kline on May 2, 1927, three letters of correspondence and memos regarding the Society of California Pioneers, and one letter of correspondence to J. B. Hoyd.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    William Tell Coleman Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    b. 02/29/1824; d. 11/22/1893. Coleman was born in Harrison County, Kentucky and was raised in VIrginia. He graduated from St. Louis University at 20 and took courses in the commercial department. After spending some time in New Orleans he headed west to Sutter's Fort. He quickly abandoned mining for commercial business, setting up shop in San Francisco in 1851. In 1852 he married Carrie Page of St. Louis and had two sons. He was part of a vigilante squad in SF that expelled criminals from the state. He also helped surpress the Draft Riots in New york City and the San Lot mobs in 1877-1878.

    Scope and Contents note

    This folder contains three newspaper obituaries, a sympathy thanks card from Mrs. Coleman regarding her husband's death, a recollection of an incident between Coleman and Ned McGoward dictated by J. F. Bourke to E. M. Kline on May 2, 1927, three letters of correspondence and memos regarding the Society of California Pioneers, and one letter of correspondence to J. B. Hoyd.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893
    Correspondence.
    Obituaries.