Guide to the William C. Penry Collection, 1868-1895

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Guide to the William C. Penry Collection, 1868-1895



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: William C. Penry Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1895
Box Number: 1045
Creator: Penry, William C.
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William C. Penry Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Amador Dispatch
Amador Telegraph Company
Newspaper publishing--California--Jackson
Penry, William C.

Contents

Business papers and correspondence in connection with operation of the Amador Dispatch newspaper and the Amador Telegraph Company, both in Jackson, California.

Biography

William C. Penry was born in Mississippi September 17, 1838. He came to San Francisco in 1857, where he worked for a few months as a printer. After leaving San Francisco he purchased an interest in the Folsom Dispatch newspaper, which he later sold. He founded a newspaper, the Folsom Telegraph, also sold. In 1863 or 1864 he moved to Jackson, where he reestablished the Amador Dispatch newspaper. He published it and aided in its publication for thirty-four years. He sold it in 1896. He was co-proprietor of the Amador Telegraph Company from approximately 1891 to 1895. He married Jennie Barton in 1870. He died on December 13, 1921.

Correspondents

  • Oliver, D. R.
  • Schroder, Minnie L.
  • Vogeli, John

Container List

Box 1045

Business papers - Account books

 

Business papers - Customers= telegrams

 

Business papers - Invoices

 

Business papers - Statistics

 

Correspondence

 

Ephemera