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Folsom, Joseph Libbey, 1817-1855


Joseph Libbey Folsom, a West Point graduate, went to California in 1846 as a Captain in the New York Volunteers, and after the Mexican War, he settled in San Francisco, and was the Collector of the Port of San Francisco

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Joseph Libbey Folsom collection

Call Number: WA MSS S-2394
Overview: Correspondence, documents, bills and receipts and writings by or relating to Joseph Libbey Folsom. The collection appears to have been formed by the executors of his estate, the San Francisco firm Halleck, Peachy & Billings. The correspondence contains approximately twenty letters to and from Joseph Folsom. These include correspondence with Suydam, Reed & Co., lawyers in New York who represented Folsom in a legal battle over land in California. There are approximately 150 letters to and...
Dates: 1849-1855