Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

Central Pacific Railroad Company Lawsuits

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

Jeremiah Burke Sanderson

Jeremiah Burke Sanderson (1821-1875) was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He began his abolitionist work at age 19 as secretary of the New Bedford Colored Citizens, and was associated with many leading abolitionists of the time. Moving to California in 1854 with the intention of making enough...

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

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