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Guide to the David Hewes Collection, 1850-1913
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Description
Correspondence and manuscript narrative of the life of David Hewes.
Background
David Hewes was born May 16, 1822, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He came to California in 1850 and worked as a storekeeper. In 1852, he moved to San Francisco and entered into a contracting business, grading and leveling hills and filling in the San Francisco Bay. In 1881, he moved to Tustin, California, where he operated a fruit ranch. He died in Orange, California, July 23, 1915.
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Please credit California State Library.
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