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Leidesdorff, William

San Francisco town journal, 1847-1848 William Leidesdorff, Treasurer, October 7, 1847-May 2, 1949

San Francisco town journal, 1847-1848
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H.S. Crocker Co., San Francisco. 1926, [15] p. 6.75x16 inches, upright, signed by collector and banker Albert Dressler who owned the original manuscript copy, #59/260 produced, folio, marbled boards with leather binding, abrasion on verso cover's lower left corner, good condition. Reprint of San Francisco Town Journal kept by Leidesdorff, town treasurer and an early mixed-race resident of the city who emigrated from the Caribbean. He was easily the most wealthy resident of San Francisco at that time. Leidesdorff died 2 weeks after this journal ends and shortly before the Gold Rush; his property in Folsom, CA was loaded with gold. He is buried at Mission Dolores, the only African-American interred there.

Cat.No: 179598

Price: $75.00

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