Sam Brannan papers
Sam Brannan papers
One (1) binder containing autographed letter transcripts, 1837-1890; articles and pictures (illustrations) of San Francisco, Sacramento, Sutter’s Mill, Calistoga, and various people, including James Marshall at Sutter’s Mill, circa 1849-1879; songs about Sam Brannan; advertisement copies regarding lands for sale; post cards of Escondido & surrounding area, no date.
- Extent: 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
- Creator: Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889
- Call Number: MSS 5920
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Sam Brannan papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS 5920; Sam Brannan papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5920, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Purchase from Sam Weller, Zion’s Book Store, September 1988. Was part of the Auerbach Collection.
- Acquisition Information
- Purchased; Sam Weller, Zion’s Book Store; 1988.
- Related Material
- Additional materials concerning Sam Brannan are found in Papers of Samuel Brannan, Vault MSS 37.
- Subject Terms
- Gold mines and mining--California--History--19th century; Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; San Francisco (Calif.)--History--19th century
- Genre / Form
- Processing Information
- Processed; Melissa Cowles; 14 September 2007.
- Appraisal Information
- LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Brannan (Sam) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:52-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Biographical Info:
Samuel Brannan (1819-1889) was a California pioneer, a colonizer in Mexico, and a Mormon Church leader for a time.
Samuel Brannan (1819-1889) was a California pioneer, a colonizer in Mexico, and a Mormon Church leader for a time. He took the first group of Mormons to California on the ship Brooklyn in 1845. Brannan then set up a general store on John Sutter’s settlement in Sacramento and after widely publicizing the find of gold, became the first millionaire in California after selling his goods to incomers looking for gold. He set up multiple banks, telegraph, and railroad companies, and he was the founder of Calistoga.
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