Guide to the James Frazier Reed Papers, 1843-1851

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Guide to the James Frazier Reed Papers, 1843-1851



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: James Frazier Reed Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1843-1851
Box Number: 356
Creator: Reed, James Frazier, 1800-1874
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Frazier Reed Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Pioneers--California
San Jose (Calif.)--History
Reed, James Frazier, 1800-1874

Contents

Correspondence, legal papers, appointments, petitions for land timber, deeds, contracts, business and military papers.

Biography

James Frazier Reed was born in Ireland, November 14, 1800. He lived in Virginia and Illinois before comeing to California. He and Abraham Lincoln were privates in the same company in the Black Hawk War. He, with his wife, four children and mother, came to California as members of the Donner Party in 1846. He was a miner and later settled in San Jose, working to make San Jose the capitol of the state, and contributing land for that purpose. He died in San Jose, July 24, 1874.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Bannister, Edward
  • Belden, J[osiah]
  • Boggs, Lilburn W.
  • Buchanan, John C.
  • Burton, John
  • Buxton, Juan (John Burton?)
  • Davis, Walter
  • Kerne, Edward M.
  • Larkin, Thomas O.
  • Lyon, Caleb
  • McGile, Patrick and George Montgomery
  • Mason, D. H.
  • Mason, Richard B.
  • Parker, R.
  • Pickett, Charles Edward, 1820-1882
  • Pinkney, R. F.
  • Richardson, John T.
  • Ruckel & Cooke
  • Spear, Nathan
  • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
  • Townsend, John
  • Van Voorhies, William
  • White, Charles
  • Willson, Allen
  • Winchester, Jonas, 1810-1887
  • Winlack (Miss) (Day and Boarding School for Young Ladies)

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Account book (** cF 865 R32 A3)

Oversized material

  • 1 map
  • oversize materials

Related Collections

Title: John Augustus Sutter Collection.

Container List

Box 356, Folder 1-41

Incoming correspondence, alphabetically arranged.

Folder 42-63

Outgoing correspondence, business papers, etc. arranged chronologically.