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Elisha Oscar Crosby Papers

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Materials in this small collection document the life of Elisha Oscar Crosby, an early (1849-1895) California settler, lawyer, politician, diplomat, and civil servant. Subjects include Crosby's reminiscences of his life and career in early California, including his participation as a delegate at the Constitutional Convention that created the state; his duties as an election official for the Sacramento district; his services as a State Senator from 1848 until 1852; his term as the United States resident minister to Guatemala; and his legal work regarding the land claims of Spanish-speaking Californios. Biographical materials include correspondence, personal family and financial papers, and photographic portraits.

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  • 1849-1895
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From the Elisha Oscar Crosby Papers. MSS 654. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

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