LOW, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894


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Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 1864, 1 letter.
A letter from Frederick Ferdinand Low to an unidentified recipient written in January 1864. In this letter Low expresses his happiness for recent state and national elections. He also states that the recent completion of the railroad will, in his estimation, balance the arrival of ”rebels” displaced due to the recent elections. Letter is incomplete, being only the last page, and has neither addressee nor date.

Papers: 1864, 1 letter.
A letter from Frederick Ferdinand Low to Mark B. Robinson written on February 24, 1864. In the letter, Low fulfills Robinson’s request for Low’s signature, along with the “Great Seal of the State.” On paper with printed letterhead reading “State of California - Executive Department” and the ”Eureka” seal. State seal also visible as watermark.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1864-1870, 6 folders.
The papers of Frederick Ferdinand Low contain documents he signed as Governor of California and letters, mainly concerning California lands.

Papers: In the Thomas W. Norris Collection, 1864-1870, 6 folders.
The papers of Frederick Ferdinand Low contain documents signed while he was Governor of California and letters, mainly concerning California lands.

Microfilm: In the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection, 1883, 77 pages.
An interview of Frederick Ferdinand Low conducted by H.H. Bancroft in 1883. Topics covered include a voyage to California in 1849 via Panama, a description of San Francisco, mining experiences, merchandising in San Francisco, steamboat interests, banking, election to Congress in 1861 and to governorship in 1863, political events, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and foreign immigration, particularly Chinese.


University of Chicago
Special Collections Research Center
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1863, 1 item.
A letter to Horatio Seymour written on January 7, 1863. The letter concerns Edward Wehler who wishes to raise a regiment in New York City. Persons who signed the letter include McDougall, F.G. Phelps, A.A. Sargent, and F.F. Low.