Guide to the John Augustus Sutter, Jr., Papers, 1848-1890

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

Guide to the John Augustus Sutter, Jr., Papers, 1848-1890



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, Jr., Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1890
Box Number: 315-316
Creator: Sutter, John Augustus, 1826-1897
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

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

Access Points

California--History--1846-1850.
Sacramento (Calif.)--History.
Sutter, John Augustus, 1826-1897.
Pioneers--California.

Contents

Business papers, legal papers, estate matters, manuscript statement of events occurring in Sacramento, 1848-1850.

Biography

John A. Sutter, Jr., was born in Switzerland October 24, 1826, the oldest son of Johann August Sutter. In September of 1848, he arrived at Sacramento to join his father. He managed his father's property between 1848 and 1851 and helped found the city of Sacramento. In 1852, Sutter, Jr. moved to Mexico. For many years, he served as commercial agent and consul for the U.S. State Department in Acapulco. He died in Mexico on September 21, 1897.

Correspondents

  • Burnett, Peter (Peter Hardeman), 1807-1895
  • Young, Anita

Related Collections

Title: John Augustus Sutter Papers, 1839-1879

Container List

Box Box 315

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, estate matters, and and a manuscript statement of John Sutter, Jr.

Box Box 316

Acapulco, Mexico materials.