Guide to the Amos Parmalee Catlin Papers, 1850-1900

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Guide to the Amos Parmalee Catlin Papers, 1850-1900



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: Amos Parmalee Catlin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1900
Box Number: 149-150; 500
Creator: Catlin, Amos Parmalee, 1823-1900
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Amos Parmalee Catlin Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Catlin, Amos Parmalee, 1823-1900
Judah, Theodore D. (Theodore Dehone), 1828-1863
Natomas Water and Mining Company
California--Politics and government--1850-1950
California--History--1850-1950
San Francisco (Calif.)--History
Pacific railroads--Early projects

Contents

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, Natomas Company papers, scrapbooks.

Biography

Amos P. Catlin was born in New York January 25, 1823, where he studied law and came to California in 1849. He formed a law partnership in Sacramento with John Currey in 1850. In 1851, he organized the Natomas Water and Mining Company to provide water from the American River for agriculture and mining. In 1852, he was elected State Senator for Sacramento and was instrumental in permanently locating the state capital at Sacramento. He helped to defeat a scheme to extend the waterfront of San Francisco 600 feet further into the bay. In 1863, he argued the Leidesdorff ranch case before the United States Supreme Court and won the case. He was a friend of Theodore D. Judah and defended his reputation in articles appearing the the Sacramento Union. He subsequently served as editor of the Sacramento Unionand a judge of the Superior court. He died in Sacramento on November 8, 1900.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Currey, John E. B.
  • Cutler, Luther C.
  • Judah, Anna

Other Correspondents

  • Arrowsmith, A. J
  • Brooks, L. B.
  • Catlin, George, 1796-1872
  • Clark, B. F.
  • Crocker, E. B.
  • Denman, Charles L.
  • Egbert, J. D.
  • Faulkner, Charles. D.
  • Gass, J. H.
  • Harmon, John B.
  • Hill, C. H.
  • Horton, A. J.
  • Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
  • Jenkins, Charles M.
  • Judah, Theodore D. (Theodore Dehone), 1828-1863
  • Kellum, H. F.
  • Kent, Jno.
  • Kneass, Dallas A.
  • Leaky, W. B.
  • Lorry, W. S.
  • McDowell, Thomas.
  • Meek, Washington
  • Messinger, W. L.
  • Mequillet, D.
  • Miller, William
  • Mills, Edgar
  • Mitchell, Charles
  • Nichols, C. P.
  • Poole, E. A.
  • Reilly, W. T.
  • Taylor, Frank F.
  • Thompson, H. A.
  • West, George R.
  • Woodford, E. L.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Documents of the Natomas Company and its predecessors, 1851-1956 (c**TN 423 Z6 N25)

Container List

Box Box 149

Business papers 1850-1855; legal papers 1850-1853, copy of Leidesdorff land grant, Natomas Company materials 1851, and San Francisco water lot materials.

Box Box 150

Correspondence 1850-1855.

Box Box 500

Theodore D. Judah materials 1854-1866; Anna F. Judah letters 1889-1892, and two Catlin scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about land cases and California politics 1874-1880.