Guide to the Ezra M. Hamilton Collection, 1833-1914

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Guide to the Ezra M. Hamilton Collection, 1833-1914



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ezra M. Hamilton Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1833-1914
Box Number: 213-214
Creator: Hamilton, Ezra M., 1832 or 3-1914
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ezra M. Hamilton Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Hamilton, Ezra M., 1832 or 3-1914
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Indians of North America--California
Gold mines and mining--California
Chinese--California
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government
Willow Springs (Calif.)--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Pioneers--California

Contents

Manuscript reminiscences of Ezra M. Hamilton, with index and typescript of pages 1-184 and 491-617.

Biography

Ezra M. Hamilton was born in Illinois February 22, 1833. In 1853, he came to California, working in the mines and taking part in the Rogue River War against the Rogue River Indians. 1856 found Hamilton mining in Shasta County. He returned East in 1861, serving in Union armies throughout the Civil War. In 1875, he returned to California for his health. He went into business in Los Angeles, manufacturing cement pipe. In 1878, Hamilton helped organize the Workingmen's Party and was elected to the Los Angeles City Council. In 1884, he was again elected to the City Council on the strength of his anti-railroad views. In 1897, he moved to Antelope Valley and founded Willow Springs as a resort for tourists. He died at Willow Springs, July 4, 1914.

Container List

Box 213

Index to Reminiscences of Ezra M. Hamilton. Typescripts of pages 1-84 and 491- 617 of Reminiscences. Manuscript Reminiscences, pages 1-300.

Box 214

Manuscript Reminiscences, pages 301-842.