Guide to the Enoch Smith Papers, 1861-1912

Processed by Hülya Reshad; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Sanoian Special Collections Library
California State University, Fresno
5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
Fresno, California 93740-8014
Phone: (559) 278-2595
Fax: (559) 278-6952
Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
© 1998
California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Enoch Smith Papers, 1861-1912

Sanoian Special Collections Library



Henry Madden Library

Fresno, California

Contact Information:

  • Sanoian Special Collections Library
  • California State University, Fresno
  • 5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
  • Fresno, California 93740-8014
  • Phone: (559) 278-2595
  • Fax: (559) 278-6952
  • Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
Processed by:
Hülya Reshad
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Enoch Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1861-1912
Creator: Smith, Enoch, ca. 1829-?
Extent: 2.5 linear inches
Repository: Henry Madden Library (California State University, Fresno).

Sanoian Special Collections Library.
Fresno, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Acquisition

The papers were purchased from a local dealer in 1971.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been transferred to California State University, Fresno.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Enoch Smith Papers, Sanoian Special Collections Library, California State University, Fresno.

Biography

Enoch Smith arrived in Visalia, California, from Kentucky in 1859. He began his career as a cattleman, ranching in Fresno, Visalia, Columbia Hill, Nevada County, and the Squaw Valley area from 1862 to 1923.

Scope and Content

The Enoch Smith papers measure 2.5 linear inches and date from 1861 to 1912. The newspaper clipping describes Smith's birthday celebration with three friends who had been involved with him over the years on both a personal and professional level. The diaries list the costs of supplies, brands, and some daily activities of the cattle ranching business. The notes concern the symbols used in branding cattle. The receipts are for business expenses, payments of the poll tax, and subscriptions to newspapers such as the Fresno Republican, Tulare County Times, and the Fresno Democrat. The subpoena summoned Smith to testify for the plaintiff in the Visalia Savings Bank vs. the Alta Irrigation District case.

Container List

Box Box 1

Diaries, 1861-1881

 

Newspaper clipping, 1912

 

Notes, 1870 and undated

 

Receipts, 1872, 1890, 1897-1901, 1907, 1912 and undated

 

Subpoena, 1897