Mainly documents and letters to and from Burnett as Governor of California, regarding sale of municipal lands in San Francisco
and appointments. Contains many petitions, some relating to Collectors of licences to foreign miners, with signatures of members
of the Constitutional Convention 1849, and of the first California Legislature. Also includes legal papers, concerning property
in Santa Clara County, chiefly in the city of Alviso, 1849-1857.
Trader and lawyer in Missouri and Tennessee, Peter Hardeman Burnett came to Oregon in 1843. In 1848 he joined the miners in
California where he acted as agent for Sutter. He was active in urging California to form a state government and was elected
first constitutional governor of California in 1849. He resigned his governorship in 1851 to return to law practice, becoming
supreme judge in 1857. From 1863 until 1880 he was president of the Pacific Bank of San Francisco.
Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
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