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

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

Collection number: MS 629

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 220
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
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California Historical Society staff
© 2000 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Dwinelle Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1825-1936
Collection number: MS 629
Creator: Dwinelle, John W. (John Whipple), 1816-1881
Extent: 6 folders
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John W. Dwinelle Papers. MS 629, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

Biography

Collected papers of prominent San Francisco lawyer, legislator and settler of 1849. Among his achievements while residing in California he was mayor of Oakland, a correspondent for the Daily Evening Bulletin, a founder and later regent of the University of California, Berkeley, and a state legislator.

Scope and Content

Collection includes his personal and business records, appointment book, 1873, clippings from newspapers for which JWD wrote; personal and business records of William Worthington Chipman; original survey and land transaction for the Encinal San Antonio, later to become the city of Alameda; newspaper clippings pertaining to provision of city water, 1877.

Added Entries

  • Chipman, William Worthington (Folder 1)
  • Cohen, Alfred A. (Folder 1)
  • Haskins, D.C. (Folder 1)
  • Aughinbaugh, Gideon (Folder 1,2)
  • Bowman, Charles C. (Folder 1)
  • Brooks, Benjamin (Folder 1)
  • Brandemann, Napoleon B. (Folder 1)
  • Carpentier, Horace W. (Folder 1)
  • Cassaffourth, J. (Folder 1)
  • Coley, W. C. (Folder 1)
  • Depassier, Joseph (Folder 1,2)
  • Forbes, Alexander (Folder 1)
  • Hibbard, James F. (Folder 1, 2)
  • Holt, Thomas H. (Folder 1)
  • James King of William (Folder 1)
  • Love, William H. (Folder 1)
  • Osborne, William K. (Folder 1)
  • Payot, Jose Maria (Folder 1)
  • Peralta, Antonio Maria (Folder 1,2)
  • Rodriguez, Jacinto (Folder 1)
  • Alameda--1853-1854 (Folder 1)
  • Adams & Company (Folder 1)
  • Encinal San Antonio (Folder 1, 2)
  • Bolsa del Encinal (Folder 1, 2)
  • San Francisco Herald--1857 (Folder 1)
  • Newspapers--1857 (Folder 1, 3)
  • Land Grants (Folder 1, 2)
  • Land Title (Folder 1,2)
  • Kinsey, Louis (Folder 2)
  • Knight, William (Folder 2)
  • Maitre, Baliezar (Folder 2)
  • Myers, Samuel (Folder 2)
  • Dwinelle, Caroline Chipman (Folder 1, 3)
  • Dwinelle, C. H. (Folder 3)
  • Dwinelle, Louisa (Folder 3)
  • Le Conte, Joseph (Folder 3)
  • Stearns, Joseph H. (Folder 3)
  • California--Government--1878 (Folder 3)
  • California University Alumni Association --1873 (F 3)
  • Daily Evening Bulletin--1878 (Folder 3)
  • Hamilton College --1871, 1881-2 (Folder 3)
  • Renton Coal Company --1878 (Folder 3)
  • Union Consolidated Mining Company --1878 (Folder 3)
  • University of California --1868 (Folder 3)
  • Law and Order--San Francisco (Folder 4)
  • 1825-1936
  • Hart, Charles F. (Folder 1)
  • Bernstine, Henry (Folder 1)
  • Botham, Thos. (Folder 1)
  • Logan, J. H. (Folder 1)
  • Pena, Dimitrio (Folder 1)
  • Chipman, Fanny J. (Folder 1)
  • Chipman, W. F. (Folder 1)
  • Severance, J. G. (Folder 1)
  • Page, Nathaniel (Folder 1)
  • Lando, Joseph (Folder 1)
  • Chapin, S. A. (Folder 1)
  • Oakland--Mayors
  • Lawyers--San Francisco
  • 1825-1936
  • Alameda--Maps--1852
  • Alameda--Maps--1874
  • San Mateo County

Material removed and transferred to Newspaper Collection

Lexington, Kentucky Observer & Reporter, March 16, 1864
San Francisco Alta California, September 1, 1871

Folder List

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.