Guide to the Ephraim W. Morse Papers, 1849-1906

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Guide to the Ephraim W. Morse Papers, 1849-1906



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: Ephraim W. Morse Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1906
Box Number: Part I: 248-272

Part II: 273-274, 382-392
Creator: Morse, Ephraim W., 1823-1906
Extent: 38 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Bee culture--California--History
Merchandising--California--History
Mines and mining--California
San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad
Shipping--California--History
Morse, Ephraim W., 1823-1906

Contents

Correspondence, account books, legal papers, express and shipping receipts, Spanish and Mexican documents relating to mines in lower California.

Biography

Ephraim W. Morse was born in Amesbury, Mass., October 16, 1823. He arrived in San Francisco July 5, 1849, mined for a short time then moved to San Diego where he was in the general merchandise business. In 1869 he moved from Old San Diego to New Town. His first wife was Lydia A. Gray and his second wife was Mary C. Walker, a teacher. He died January 17, 1906.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

Part I

  • Anderson, Theodore F.
  • Bartlett, Henry W.
  • Chase, Andrew J.
  • Couts, Cave Johnson, 1821-1874.
  • De Blois and Company
  • Eddy, E. W.
  • Ferrell, William C.
  • H. H. Bancroft and Company.
  • Hammond, J. F.
  • Harrison, J. T.
  • Hayes, Edward
  • Hoffman, David B.
  • Holmes, A. C.
  • Hooper, George F.
  • Jaeger, L. J.
  • Johnson, George Alonzo, 1824-1903.
  • Katz, Marcus
  • Laine, R. W.
  • Larroque, Jose Maria
  • McKinstry, George, Jr.
  • Martorell, Joaquin
  • Meyer, Francisco R.
  • Morse, Charles Osgood
  • Phelan, Jeremiah
  • Pico, Magdalena Bacay
  • Porter, R. K.
  • Raimond, R. E.
  • Serrano, Rafael
  • Slocum, C. C.
  • Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871.
  • Tannahill, George
  • Tebbetts, G. P.
  • Webb, H.
  • Whaley, Thomas, 1823-1890.
  • Winder, William A.
  • Witherby, Oliver S.
  • Zerega, Cecilio

Other Correspondents

Part I

  • A. L. Bancroft & Company.
  • Adams, A. V.
  • Aguilar, Gavino
  • Aguilar, Maria Antonia Alvarez de
  • Allyn, John
  • Alvarado, Diego
  • Alvarez, Santa Maria
  • Amador, F. J.
  • Amador, Loreto
  • Ames, J[ohn] Judson
  • Ames, Julian
  • Ames, Samuel A.
  • Anderson, J[ames] A.
  • Anderson, William
  • Annubar, C
  • Anthony, James and Company
  • Arce, Gregorio
  • Arguello, F.
  • Arguello, J. A.
  • Arguello, S.
  • Ashcroft, Robert
  • Ayer, Washington.
  • Azbill, John
  • B. D. Wilson and Son
  • Baldwin, Andrew H.
  • Balensuela [?], Remedios
  • Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918.
  • Bandini, Jose Ma.
  • Banning, Alcide
  • Banning, Phineas
  • Barnes, George W.
  • Barragas, M.
  • Battaile, T. G.
  • Beans, M. H.
  • Belknap, Augustus
  • Bensley, John
  • Benzen, G. A.
  • Bernard S. Fox and Company
  • Blackburn, Hester
  • Blake, S. B.
  • Blake, Theodore A.
  • Blanchard, H. Charles
  • Bleecker, John R.
  • Bonn, Charles
  • Bourne, E. W.
  • Bradfield, John W.
  • Brady, Thomas
  • Bragg, B. F.
  • Breed and Chase
  • Breed, Daniel C.
  • Breed, Daniel N.
  • Briggs, Samuel E.
  • Brill, F. L.
  • Brinley, Charles H.
  • Buckingham, W. H.
  • Buddivent, P. Lucien
  • Bunker, Greaves and Company
  • Burbank, Caleb
  • Burnham, Horace
  • Burr, Edward
  • Burris, James M.
  • Burton, H. S.
  • Bush, Thomas W.
  • Caffer, Ja. Leroy
  • Campbell, N. H.
  • Campbell, Smith
  • Cant, William
  • Cargill, Andrew Hays
  • Carrillo, P. C.
  • Carruth, John
  • Carter, Joseph
  • Casserly, Eugene, 1823-1883
  • Castro, Jose
  • Caswell and Ellis
  • Chacon, Jose
  • Chapin, J. H.
  • Chapman, A. B.
  • Chase, Andrew J., Mrs.
  • Chase, D. C.
  • Chase, Levi
  • Cheeseman, D[avid] W.
  • Cheney, Mrs.
  • Cheney, A. J.
  • Cheney, George A.
  • Cheney, Richard
  • Chinn, J. B.
  • Church, J. S.
  • Cissna, John C.
  • Clark, E. A.
  • Clarke, Charles Russell
  • Clarke, F. D.
  • Clayford, Henry
  • Clayton, Henry
  • Cleveland, D.
  • Cleveland, W. H.
  • Cole, Cornelius, 1822-1924
  • Collins, John
  • Collins, S. J.
  • Collins, T. B.
  • Cook, Jefferson
  • Cook, O. P.
  • Cooper, J. G.(James Graham), 1830-1902
  • Cota, Manuel
  • Courtier, J. P.
  • Couts, Blunt
  • Couts, William B.
  • Crafts, Nellie W.
  • Crane and Perkins
  • Creighton, W. H.
  • Cronise, Titus Fey
  • Cummings, R. M.
  • Darkard, A.
  • Darnall, Thomas R.
  • Davenport, John A.
  • Davis, H. T.
  • Davis, W. T.
  • De Forest, Joseph
  • Dennis, S. W.
  • De Wolf, Charles H.
  • De Wolf, E. A. H.
  • De Wolf, E. A. H., Mrs.
  • Dirking, August.
  • Dodge, J. W.
  • Dodson, N. H.
  • Donohue, James
  • Douglas, John C.
  • Dow, John B.
  • Doyle, John Thomas, 1819-1906
  • Doyle, R. E.
  • [Drown?], E.
  • Duarte, Pedro
  • Dufour, Fred
  • Dunn, Isaac
  • Dunn, J.
  • Dwinelle, John W. (John Whipple), 1816-1881
  • Dye, J. M.
  • Eastman, C. A.
  • Eberhart, Adolph
  • Edgars, William F.
  • Edmunds, Eugene
  • Ellis, Moses and Company
  • Emery Brothers
  • Ensworth, A. S.
  • Epperson, B. H.
  • Espinosa, Jose L.
  • Fairbanks, Harry
  • Felis, Manuel
  • Felsenheld, D.
  • Fernandez, Manuel
  • Ferren, Manuel A.
  • Findley, John
  • Fisher, F. W.
  • Fisher, Frederick W.
  • Flanagan, Peter J.
  • Flint, Bixby and Company
  • Forbes, Alexander, 1778-1862
  • Forbes, J. A.
  • Forbes, Michael
  • Forster, John
  • Francis, J.
  • Franklin, Dewitt C.
  • Franklin, Maurice A.
  • Gaen, L.
  • Garcia, J. S.
  • Garner, Ignatius
  • Gatewood, William Jeff.
  • Geddes, George
  • George A. Johnson and Company
  • George F. Hooper and Company
  • Getchell, James R.
  • Gilbert, Luther
  • Gillette, J. W.
  • Glasby, Milton L.
  • Goddard and Company
  • Godoy, Jose A.
  • Goldman, I. A.
  • Gould, O. W.
  • Graeten, E.
  • Grand, Emilio
  • Grant, A. S.
  • Grant, "Captain"
  • Grant, John D.
  • Grassie, George
  • Greene, Heath and Allen
  • Groom, R. W.
  • Guerrero, Juan B.
  • Gurnee, Clinton.
  • Haberly, Bertha H.
  • Hackett, I. W.
  • Hackett, S. W.
  • Hackett, Warren
  • Haight, Lansing
  • Haley, G.
  • Hall, John
  • Hall, W. F.
  • Hamilton, John.
  • Handbury, Thomas H.
  • Harris, Robert L.
  • Hartshorne, Benjamin M.
  • Haskin, J. W.
  • Hatcher, J. L.
  • Hauck, Louis
  • Hawley and Company
  • Haycock, George
  • Hayes, Benjamin Ignatuis, 1815-1877
  • Hayes, J. Chauncey
  • Hayes, John B.
  • Hayes, John C.
  • Hedges, George M.
  • Hentsch and Berton
  • Heron, James Cashier
  • Heuck, Ed
  • Hinchman, A.
  • Hinton, F.
  • Hinton, Frank
  • Hinton, Hooper and Company
  • Hoel, C.
  • Hoffman, H.
  • Hollister, J. W.
  • Hooper, Whiting and Company
  • Hooper, William B.
  • Hooper, William S.
  • Hope and Company
  • Horton, A[lonzo] E.
  • Hoskins, Samuel
  • Hunter, Morton C.
  • Huse, Charles Enoch, 1825-1898
  • Hyde, George
  • Hyde, John B.
  • Ingraham, William W.
  • J. J. Creed and Company
  • Jacobs, Lewis
  • Jacobs, M. I.
  • James, William
  • Jenkins, J. H.
  • Jenkins, John D.
  • Jerome, Pascoe and Company
  • Jerome, T. F.
  • Johnson, Mrs.
  • Johnson, C. A.
  • Johnson, Charles R.
  • Johnson, E. A.
  • Johnson, H. C.
  • Johnson, J. A.
  • Johnson, Joseph J.
  • Johnson, Joseph S.
  • Jones, Mrs.
  • Jones and Keene
  • Jones, J. A.
  • Jones, S. A.
  • Josephi, Isaac S.
  • Judd and Brother
  • Keen, A. J.
  • Keighler, William H.
  • Kelly, Robert
  • Kenniston, A. M.
  • Keppisch, Ed
  • Kimble, Cyrus
  • Klapproth, Godfried
  • Kuhlman, John A.
  • Kurtz, Daniel Brown
  • Ladd, H. C.
  • La Grange, M.
  • Lambert, Thomas G.
  • Landen, James K.
  • Langenberger, A.
  • Larroque, P. M.
  • Lassotor [?], J. R.
  • Lasueta, Francisco
  • Latoure, Gart.[?]
  • Lawles, John
  • Lee, John A. C.
  • Leighton, William H.
  • Lichtenberg, A.
  • Libby, W. E.
  • Linton, C. H.
  • Linton, R. H.
  • Locke and Montague
  • Loomis, Ole L.
  • Lopez, Lino
  • Lopez, Petra
  • Lucien N. Handy and Company
  • Luckett, A. W.
  • Luco, Juan W.
  • Lyons, George
  • McAleer, C. B.
  • McCarren, Michel
  • McCoy, James.
  • McDonald, I. G.
  • McGilvray, Maria
  • Machado, Bernabe
  • Machado, Manuel
  • McNulty, J.
  • Magee, Henry.
  • Magee, John
  • Main and Winchester
  • Mannassee, H.
  • Mannassee, Joseph S.
  • Mannasee, Moses
  • Mansilla, Augustin
  • Marcherseault, D.
  • Margetson and Waite
  • Marshall, Cyrus
  • Martin, B. W.
  • Martinez, Manuel
  • Maxcy, A. E.
  • Meeker, S. H.
  • Meier, H.
  • Meier, J. A.
  • Meoly, William A.
  • Mendosa, Juan
  • Meyer, William and Company
  • Milatovich, A.
  • Miles, Edward
  • Milhan, John J.
  • Mill Co., S. D.
  • Mills, W. H.
  • Minter, J. S.
  • Minturn, W. B.
  • Molitor, August
  • Mooney, Robert G.
  • Moore, Samuel W.
  • Morehead, J. C.
  • Moreno, Jose
  • Moreno, Jose de Jesus
  • Moreno, Jose Mattas
  • Moreno, Maria de Jesus
  • Morgan, C. B.
  • Morgan, Rufus
  • Morrow, W. S.
  • Moss, William
  • Myers, A. P.
  • Nash, J.
  • Nelson, Samuel A.
  • Nichols, James
  • Noyes, E. S.
  • O'Donnell, James
  • Olvera, Augustin
  • O'Neill, Patrick
  • Orr, George
  • Osborne, Frank
  • Ossuen, Julio
  • Pacific Pump Manufacturing Company
  • Packard, Alvin
  • Palmes, Amanda E.
  • Pascoe, James
  • Pease, Charles E.
  • Perkins, James E.
  • Pettingell, Amos
  • Pike, Thomas
  • Pinney, E.
  • Pixley, Frank M., 1867-
  • Polasky and Goodwin
  • Ponce de Leon, Felicito
  • Pond, John
  • Pompa, Ygnacio
  • Poole, Charles H.
  • Potter, N. A.
  • Preston and McKinnon
  • Randle, P. W.
  • Rankin, Ira P.
  • Reed, Henry
  • Rees, B. L.
  • Reiner, Joseph
  • Reynolds, Edward
  • Rich, G. H.
  • Richardson, Mary L.
  • Riehn, Charles F.
  • Rimback, Charles
  • Robert, Henry M.
  • Robinson, George
  • Robinson, R. A.
  • Robinson, Robert
  • Rodgers, Meyer and Company
  • Rodriguez, Trinidad
  • Rogers, J.
  • Rojo, Manuel
  • Rolland, Sarah
  • Romero, Jose y
  • Rose, Louis
  • Rossi, A.
  • Ruiz, F.
  • Ruiz, F. M.
  • Rust, James
  • Sacramento, Maria
  • Saddler, Eli
  • Samora, Silverio
  • Schneider, E. N.
  • Sedgwick, Thomas S.
  • Shattuck, Spencer and Ruckert
  • Showers, Anne
  • Showers, William
  • Silva, Juan Manuel
  • Silverberg, S.
  • Sloane, James
  • Slocum, William Neill, 1828-
  • Smith, A. B.
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Smith, P. M.
  • Snether, W. G.
  • Snow, William
  • Soffia, Jose A.
  • Sorsa, Antonio S.
  • Sosa, Luis G.
  • Sparks, W. H.
  • Stanwood, John R.
  • Sterling, Thomas
  • Stevens, William H.
  • Stineman, Nancy
  • Stone, Francis
  • Stover, Samuel
  • Strahle, J.
  • Strauss, L.
  • Suverkrup, Henry
  • Sweetzen, Charles
  • Swezey, Samuel
  • Swycoffen, James
  • Taylor, James M.
  • Taylor, P. W.
  • Tenney, J. B.
  • Terrell, George W.
  • Thomas, R. T.
  • Thompson, W.
  • Thomson, John W.
  • Thorne, Charles
  • Tidball, T. T.
  • Tidlar, Charlotte C.
  • Tilton, Levi
  • Timms, A. M.
  • Tolman, George B.
  • Tracy, A. P.
  • Trieste, B.
  • Trimmer, Martin
  • Tucker and Lloyd
  • Tucker, Charles C.
  • Tuttle, M. C.
  • Tyson and Swift
  • Utt, Lee H.
  • Valdivia, Antonio
  • Valdivia, Mariano
  • Valenzuela, Leonidas
  • Van Alst, John I.
  • Van Alst, Susan A.
  • Van Schaack, J. J.
  • Van Valkenburgh, E.
  • Vettinger
  • Walkinshaw & Folks
  • Wallach, D.
  • Wams, Ramona W.
  • Wand, Thomas N.
  • Warner, J. J. (Juan Jose), 1807-1895
  • Warner, Thomas.
  • Warnock, Samuel
  • Warnock William
  • Washburn, R. W.
  • Watson, James
  • Weed, Amos
  • Welsh, J. C.
  • Wessells, V. W.
  • Wetmore, Chas. A. (Charles Augustus)
  • Whaley, Henry H.
  • Wheeler, M. G.
  • White, W. W.
  • Whitman, George N.
  • Whittock, A.
  • Wilcox, A. H.
  • Wilcox, Maria A.
  • William B. Cooke and Company
  • Williston, E. Bancroft
  • Williston, Edward B.
  • Wilson, James
  • Winegar, I. P.
  • Wood, Alphonso.
  • Wolf, Louis
  • Wolfskill, John
  • Zerega, Francisco

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Blake, Seth B. Diary (manuscript copy). (**c920/0 B636bld)
  • Blake, Seth B. Diary (typescript). (**cB B636)
  • Colorado House, W. W. Ware, propr. Cash book, 1855. (**cHD 9999 H74 C6 1855)
  • "Declaration of purposes, constitution, by-laws, and rules of order of patrons of Husbandry also of the National Grange & Calif. State Grange." Pacific Rural Press, San Francisco, 1874.
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. Account book, 1866. (Part 1 - Libro de cuenta, part 2 - day book). (**cHD 9539 C7 D4 1866a)
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. Day book, 1867. (**fcHD 9539 C7 D4 1867)
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. Employment records, employee store accounts, etc. 1866. (**cHD 9539 C7 D4 1866)
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. Ledger, 1867. (**fcHD 9539 C7 D4 1867a)
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. Order book. (**cHF 5681 S8 D4)
  • Delfina Copper Mining Co. T ime book. (**cHD 9539 C7 D4)
  • Jesus Maria Mine. (4 volumes in portfolio) (**cHF 5549 J4)
  • Jones (F. F.) Estate. (**cHF 5476 J6)
  • (Monterey transport ship: cabin and mess book, 1850. Frank Ames' ledger,...1858; laundry account; iniventory...1858-1861.) (**cVK 211 M5)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. Ageil Mining Company and San Antonio Mine, day book, 1866. (**cHD 9539 A3 A4 1866)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. Cash book, 1849-1850, Benecia, California. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1850)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. [Cash book & ledgers] v.1. 1855-1858; v. 2-7. 1855-66. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 v.1-7)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. General merchandise; journal, 1861. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1861)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. General merchandise. Ledger, 1853.) . (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1853a)
  • [Morse, Ephraim W.?] General merchandise. Ledger of soldiers' accounts, 1866. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1866)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. General merchandise. Sales book, 1853. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1853)
  • Morse, Ephraim W. Small accounts, 1856-1857. (**cHD 9321.9 M5 1857)
  • Morse, (Ephraim W.) & Slack, (Levi M.) General merchandise. Dec. 10, 1850-Apr. 10, 1852. (**cHD 9321.9 M52)
  • Painter, Frederick J. (2 volumes in portfolio) (**cR 154 P25 C3)
  • San Diego County, California. Account book. (**fcHG 4955 C2 S22 v.1-3)
  • San Diego County, California. Cash book of the Treasurer of San Diego County. (**qc657 S1)
  • San Diego County, California. [County warrants; tax records and records of estates] 3 volumes. [Not on microfilm] (**fcHG 4955 C2 S2)
  • List of all property assessed in the County of San Diego, for the year 1854, with the taxes chargable on the same. (**qc336.2 S1)
  • San Diego County, California. Sheriffs sales, Sept. 25, 1854-Jan. 15, 1855; fees and expense account, May 19, 1854- June 11, 1855. (Records of M. M. Sexton) (**qc657 S5)
  • San Pedro Gold & Silver Mining Co. Account book. (**cHD 9536 A2 S3 v.1-2)
  • Santa Rosa Mining Co. Employment records and store accounts of employees, 1866. (**cHD 9539 A3 S3 1866)
  • U. S. Army. Commissariat. Return of provisions received and issued 1848-1851 ... (**qc353.6 U5c)
  • [Vettigur, William?] Miscellaneous accounts, 1867. (**cHF 3163 S28 V4 1867)
  • Ware, Caroline. Boarding house ledger, 1855. (**cHD 9999 H75 W3 1855)
  • Wells, Fargo & Co. Way-bill book: 4-19-1857-11-25-1859, 12-3-1859-6-7-1859.
  • Whaley, Thomas. Orders, 1853. (**cHD 9321.9 W4)

Other Material

  • Maps, Broadsides, Railroad Material

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Container List

 

Part I

Box 248

Incoming Correspondence A

Box 249

Incoming Correspondence B-Be

Box 250

Incoming Correspondence Bl-Bu

Box 251

Incoming Correspondence C-Cl

Box 252

Incoming Correspondence Co-Cu

Box 253

Incoming Correspondence D

Box 254

Incoming Correspondence E

Box 255

Incoming Correspondence F

Box 256

Incoming Correspondence G

Box 257

Incoming Correspondence H-Hat

Box 258

Incoming Correspondence Hau-Hol

Box 259

Incoming Correspondence Hoo-I

Box 260

Incoming Correspondence J-K

Box 261

Incoming Correspondence L

Box 262

Incoming Correspondence M-Mar

Box 263

Incoming Correspondence Max-Morg

Box 264

Incoming Correspondence Morr-N

Box 265

Incoming Correspondence O-Pi

Box 266

Incoming Correspondence Po-Pz

Box 267

Incoming Correspondence R

Box 268

Incoming Correspondence Sa-Sl

Box 269

Incoming Correspondence Sm-Sw

Box 270

Incoming Correspondence T

Box 271

Incoming Correspondence U-Wha

Box 272

Incoming Correspondence Whe-Z, misc., undated, unidentified

 

Part II

Box 273

Business Papers 1849-1855

Box 274

Business Papers 1856-1862

Box 382

Business Papers 1863-1865

Box 383

Business Papers 1866-1868

Box 384

Business Papers 1869-1905

Box 385

Brands, correspondence, Darnell, I.R.S., ephemera

Box 386

Frank Ames papers

Box 387

Estate papers

Box 388

Legal, military, and political papers

Box 389

Mining papers

Box 390

Railroad papers

Box 391

Shipping papers

Box 392

Spanish papers