1 photograph : ambrotype ; quarter plate, visible image 9.7 x 7.6 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Mary Eliza Wilson was born in Missouri and came to California in 1849 with her parents, "General" John Wilson (Indian agent and naval agent) and Anne Robertson Pulliam Wilson, her brothers, and her sister. She married Ferdinand Oscar Wakeman in San Francisco on Oct. 2, 1854. She died in Santa Cruz, Sept. 29, 1897. (cf. Rogers, Fred B. in the California Historical Society Quarterly (1951), v. 30, p. 65). She was listed in the 1880 San Francisco census as a widow, approximately age 44, living in the home of her widowed mother, Ann R. Wilson, along with the family of her daughter Kate (Wakeman) Dennis. <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, modern mat and cover glass. Plate: violet glass, face and jewelry slightly hand colored. Mat: decorative oval (modern - removed and stored separately).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: frame (modern). Dimensions: 13.2 x 10.1 cm. Notes: Removed and stored separately.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">"Label (typewritten): Mary Eliza Wilson Wakeman daughter of "Gen." and Mrs. John Wilson."</physfacet>;;;
ProvenanceUnknown. Possibly received with the papers of General John Wilson (BANC MSS C-B 420)
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