VIPs: San Francisco 1800s

Atwill & Co.

The Grand Plaza, San Francisco.The Grand Plaza (right), published by Atwill & Co., San Francisco.

Lettersheet entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1850 by Joseph F. Atwill and clients, office of the District Court of the northern District of the State of California.

In the letter, the Hall Stage office can be seen, the Union Hotel and the El Dorado Hotel.

The letter contents describe a '49er coming home. He states he would like to bring a parrot, but they all talk French or Spanish and his parrot must speak English.

November 2, 1856, The Wide West, San Francisco, California

Atwill & Co. Advertisement from The Wide West November 1856.

San Francisco during the mid-1800s.

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