Guide to the John Augustus Sutter Papers, 1839-1879

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California State Library
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Sacramento, California 94237-0001
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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the John Augustus Sutter Papers, 1839-1879



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 Augustus Sutter Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1839-1879
Box Number: 311-314
Creator: Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Augustus Sutter Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
California--History--1846-1850
Sacramento (Calif.)--History

Contents

Correspondence, Sutter claim materials, miscellaneous papers.

Biography

John Augustus Sutter was born in Kandern, Germany in February of 1839. He came to California in 1839 and established Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. He also had a hock farm in Sutter County. An agriculturist and military commander under California's Mexican governor, he aided incoming pioneers. He moved to Lititz, Pennsylvania in 1868 and died in Washington, D.C. June 18, 1880.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

Other Correspondents

  • Fluge, Charles W.
  • Forbes, Diego Alexander
  • Sunol, Antoine
  • Andrews, A.
  • Bidwell, John, 1819-1900
  • Brown, Orlando
  • Castro, Jose<
  • Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872
  • Jimeno, Manuel Casarin, d. 1853
  • Jones, John C.
  • Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848
  • Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
  • Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894
  • Martinez, Ignacio, 1812-1858
  • Mason, R. B.
  • Mesa, Prado
  • Osio, Antonio Maria, 1800-1878
  • Richardson, William
  • Sinclair, John
  • Spence, David
  • Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890

Related Collections

Title: John Augustus Sutter, Jr. Papers, 1850-1890

Container List

Box Box 311

Correspondence (original) 1840-1861

Box Box 312

Correspondence (copies of originals located outside the State Library) 1839-1879

Box Box 313

Sutter Claim materials

Box Box 314

Miscellaneous