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Identifier: MS 717
Overview Comprises correspondence, genealogies, personal papers, ephemera, business records, legal records, property records, photographs, motion picture films, and artifacts documenting the personal and professional activities of the Burr-Allyne family in San Francisco and California from 1839 to the early 2000s. Papers include significant holdings of correspondence by John Winslow Allyne, Mary Newell Burr Allyne, Lucy Helen Allyne, Edith Winslow Allyne, Ephraim Willard Burr, Edmund Coffin Burr, Anna...
Content Description Collection comprises daguerreotypes, primarily portraits, and also views of cities, towns, and mining areas in California taken between 1839 and 1870. Most daguerreotypes are portraits of early California families and pioneers, such as Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo Leese and John Augustus Sutter. The collection also contains a seven part, framed panoramic view of San Francicso taken in 1851 and street views of California towns such as Diamond Springs (El Dorado County), Iowa Hill (Placer County),...
Item — Box: 01
Content Description One whole-plate daguerreotype measuring 15.5 x 20.5 cm. Plate has been enclosed in a contemporary mount. Group portrait of nine miners, all men. Four men stand at back, five men sit at front. Man at front right holds a book; two men sitting at front hold mining equipment, including a shovel. Portrait was probably taken between 1849 and 1860.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: DAG 11C
Overview Seven-part panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay extending from Happy Valley to Rincon Point, taken in the spring of 1851 by an unknown photographer from 1st and Howard Streets.
Item — Box: 04
Content Description Portrait of Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo Leese seated, arm resting on book, holding an embroidered purse in her lap. Leese's cheeks, purse, jewelry, and the book are tinted. Daguerreotype is housed in a double-hinged, triptych-style case; brown embossed leather exterior with shield shaped closure; red embossed velvet interior. Quarter plate daguerreotype measuring 9 x 7 cm.
- Subject: Daguerreotypes X