Guide to the John W. Snowball Papers, 1860-1905

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Guide to the John W. Snowball Papers, 1860-1905



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: John W. Snowball Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1905
Box Number: 490-493
Creator: Snowball, John W.
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John W. Snowball Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Pioneers--California--Yolo County
Snowball, John W.
McCulloch, Leutie Snowball
Yolo County (Calif.)--History

Contents

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, notebooks and photographs.

Biography

A pioneer settler of Yolo County, John W. Snowball was born October 2, 1827 in England. In 1832, he moved with his parents to Canada, then on to Boston in 1844 where he worked as a bookkeeper. In 1850, he arrived by ship in San Francisco. He moved to Folsom on the American River, where he successfully mined for gold. In 1853, he moved to Knight's Landing and established its first store. Also in 1853, he married Lucy Ann Knight, daughter of William Knight, founder of Knight's Landing. He served as Yolo County Supervisor from 1853 through 1855 and Associate Justice of the Court of Sessions for several years following 1856. In subsequent years, he was a stock raiser and land investor. He died on February 5, 1906.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Fiske, Eugene A.

Other Correspondents

  • Carpenter, James E.
  • Dickson, Lucius
  • Reed, Charles F.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Photographs

  • Photographs transferred to picture collection

Books

  • Snowball, John W. Warehouse book, 1874-1905. Knights Landing, California. (CALIF** fHF 5681 L5 S6)

Container List

Box Box 490

Business papers, legal papers, maps, clippings, and printed materials

Box Box 491

Correspondence n.d. 1861-1905 and Mora land grant materials (New Mexico)

Box Box 492

Notebooks and photos

Box Box 493

Leutie Snowball McCulloch materials