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  1. Collection

    History of Oceanography and Marine Science

    • Selections from archival collections held by the UC San Diego Library that document the history and activities of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: circa 1850 to 2010
  2. Collection

    Steve Turner Collection of African-Americana

    • The Turner Collection comprises more than 300 items that help document the lives and contributions of American Blacks, largely through original photographic images.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: 1850-1979
  3. Collection

    Elisha Oscar Crosby Papers

    • Autobiographical essays, documents, and correspondence regarding Elisha Oscar Crosby, an early (1849-1895) California settler, lawyer, politician, diplomat, and civil servant.
    • Date: 1849-1895
  4. Collection

    Ephraim Morse Papers

    • Documents from the Ephraim W. Morse Papers, San Diego pioneer, businessman, and civic leader. Materials include financial records for Morse's Old Town and New Town stores; correspondence; cased daguerreotypes and an ambrotype; and scrapbooks.
    • Date: 1839-1884
  5. Collection

    Ephraim W. Morse Family Papers

    • The Ephraim W. Morse Family Papers includes correspondence documenting 19th century life in New England and California. It includes letters from many promient San Diegians, including: Alonzo Horton, Joseph Judson Ames, Manuelito Cota, Rufus King Porter, Judge James Robinson, Jonathan T. Warner, and Thomas Whaley, as well as family members.
    • Date: 1838-1907
  6. Collection

    Alfred North Correspondence and Other Documents

    • Correspondence and a journal from the papers of Alfred North (1807-1869), an American Presbyterian minister who served on international and domestic missions.
    • Date: 1832-1869
  7. Collection

    Baja California Government Documents Collection

    • Municipal and government documents relating to official policies, civil matters, contracts, litigation, war, and state infrastructure development in Baja California, including Santo Tomas, Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, and other towns and cities.
    • Date: 1831-1982 (bulk 1900-1925)
  8. Collection

    José Villegas Collection on Mining

    • Documents and photographs relating to silver mining operations in Mexico, principally Real del Monte and Pachuca during the periods of British (1824-1849) and Mexican (1849-1906) capitalization and management.
    • Date: circa 1825-1983
  9. Collection

    Hubon Family Papers

    • The Hubon Family Papers contain the correspondence of San Diego early settler Frederick Hubon (1827-1882), and include letters from three generations of Hubons, in addition to transcriptions, genealogical notes, and a carte-de-visite portrait.
    • Date: circa 1801-1966
  10. Collection

    San Diego History

    • Selected materials documenting San Diego county, digitized from original postcards, photographs, correspondence, pamphlets and other materials held by UC San Diego Library.
    • Date: circa 1800-1950
  11. Collection

    Chapman Family Correspondence and Other Documents

    • A small collection of family papers of American painter John Gadsby Chapman, consisting mostly of letters to Chapman from colleagues and associates, and correspondence with his son, Conrad Wise Chapman, who served in the Confederate army in the Civil War.
    • Date: 1791-1898, bulk 1861-1865
  12. Collection

    William Bond Papers

    • Papers of William Bond (d. 1776), a Revolutionary Army officer from Massachusetts. Includes correspondence, orders, resolutions of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, lists of officers and soldiers, and other documents related to Bond's regiment.
    • Date: 1768-1883, bulk 1775-1776
  13. Collection

    Millerd Family Documents

    • Documents of the Millerd family, 1740-1900, including records that document birth and death dates for family members, debts, military service, and a set of manuscript sermons attributed to Squire Millerd.
    • Date: 1740-1900
  14. Collection

    Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records

    • Family papers and sugar plantation records (1709-1835) of the Hall family of England and Jamaica. The collection contains primary source material on 18th and early 19th century Jamaican plantation economy and culture.
    • Date: 1709-1892
  15. Collection

    American Institute of Wine & Food Culinary Collection

    • Selected materials from the American Institute of Wine & Food Culinary Collection.
    • Date: 1610-1985
  16. Collection

    Mexican Broadsides

    • This collection comprises broadsides (single and double-sided, one-sheet documents) produced in Mexico between the early 1600s and 1899.
    • Date: Early 1600s to 1899
  17. Collection

    Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican Notarial, Mining and Colonial Documents

    • Mexican colonial documents written in Spanish, relating to land tenure, legal matters and mining interests in the Itzmiquilpa region of Mexico.
    • Date: 1600-1908