Guide to the Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, 1865-1880

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Guide to the Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, 1865-1880



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: Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1865-1880
Box Number: Boxes 159-160
Collector: Dressler, Albert, 1887-1960
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, 1843-1929
Fire fighters--California--San Francisco
Coit, Howard

Contents

Autograph book, clippings, correspondence, journal, photographs, poetry, scrapbook, sketches.

Biography

Lillie Hitchcock Coit came to San Francisco with her parents in 1851. She became the mascot for the "Knickerbocker 5" fire fighters and in 1863 an honorary member of the company. One third of her fortune was left to the city of San Francisco, and using this money, Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill was constructed.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Mowry, Sylvester

Other Correspondents

  • Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885.
  • Hunter, Jane J.
  • Hitchcock, Charles M.
  • Reade, George
  • Stanley, Edward
  • Webb, Charles Henry, 1834-1905.

Material Transferred from the Collection

[Scrapbook]

  • Coit, Lillie Hitchcock: Scrapbook of clippings relating to San Francisco fire companies, Benjamin Coit, Charles M. Hitchcock, and poetry 1869-1888.

Photographs to picture file

  • Daguerrotype
  • Ambrotype

Container List

Box 159

Correspondence, clippings, journal, poetry, and sketches.

Box 160

Autograph book, and photographs