Correspondence; miscellaneous legal papers; deeds for lands in San Francisco, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties.
Letters to his wife from San Francisco, 1852-1858, relate to his law practice and to land claims, his association with Page
and Bacon, the assassination of James King of William and the Vigilance Committe of 1856.
Also included are papers of the Grimwood family, 1863-1915, pertaining mainly to property in Fruitvale, California.
Joseph Bryant Crockett came to San Francisco in 1852 and soon became an established lawyer active in land claims, and a speculator
in San Francisco real estate. He was the organizer and spokesman for a committee of citizens attempting to reconcile Governor
J. Neely Johnson and William T. Sherman with the 1856 Vigilance Committee. He was appointed to serve out the term of Oscar
L. Shafter who resigned his position as Judge of the Supreme Court of California in December 1867. Judge Crockett retained
the office until 1881.
Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
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