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Guide to the John W. Dwinelle Papers, 1825-1936
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Folder 1

Papers of William Worthington Chipman (1820-1873) founder of the city of Alameda and late husband of Dwinelle's second wife, Caroline F. Dwinelle. Also correspondence of son and daughter regarding WWC and the history of Alameda, and a short biography of WWC by an unknown author; 1850-1873

Folder 2

Documents pertaining to WWC. Includes deed to property in Alameda, 1865, survey of San Antonio Ranch, 1874, original and typed copy of original land transaction for Alameda, 1852, and survey of Encinal San Antonio, 1851-1852.

Folder 3

Personal and business correspondence of Dwinelle, 1825-1879; also obituaries of his death, and the papers of his second wife Caroline to 1907.

Folder 4

Bound scrapbook of clippings, Notes of Travel, 2 volumes from Rochester Union & Advertiser, the Daily Advertiser, San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Oakland Daily News, and the Daily Alta California-S.F. Times. Travel accounts by Murex and Growler, as well as some signed by JWD, of trips to Europe, and the American South and West, 1849-1870

Folder 5

Bound Scrapbook, Newspaper Clippings concerning the Water Question collected by JWD, 1877, covering the open meetings of the Commission on the Water Supply. Also appointment book belonging to JWD, 1873.

Folder 6

Correspondence to and from WF Chipman, stepson of JW Dwinelle, regarding his donations of the papers and other historical information to the society of California Pioneers, the University of California, Berkeley, and other interested organizations and persons, 46 letters, 1931-1936.