Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

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Legal documents relating to lawsuits resulting from Central Pacific Railroad stock manipulation. Attorney Alfred A. Cohen represented the plaintiffs, and likely owned these documents. Individual stockholders in these cases received reduced or no dividends from their holdings, or were persuaded to...

Governor's Executive Orders & Proclamations

Governor's Executive Orders & Proclamations

Thomas Gilman Collection

Thomas Gilman Collection

Thomas Gilman (1830-1911) purchased his freedom for $1,000 in 1852. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Gilman was brought to California in 1850 to work in the gold mines near Shaw’s Flat. Within two years he earned enough money to free himself.

World War I Collection

World War I Collection

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Collection of World War I documents, letters, and photos.