Biographical NoteLeidesdorff was a major San Francisco (Yerba Buena) land owner from about 1844. He was born in the Virgin Islands to a Danish father and black mother, and came to California in 1841, after a residency in New Orleans. He served as city treasurer, chairman of the school board, and as United States Vice Consul at San Francisco. He died on May 18, 1848. <physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: frame. Material: wood. Dimensions: 27 x 21.5 cm.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: mat, cover glass. Mat: velvet with metal trimmed oval.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">On verso of frame (handwritten by a library staff member, possibly John Barr Tompkins) are several paragraphs giving the history of the sitter, excerpted from The Annals of San Francisco.</physfacet>;;;
ProvenanceFrom the Robert Cowan collection.
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