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Early days in Santa Barbara and records of the Nidever family

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-40

Content Description

This short unpublished family history was created by George Brinkerhoff (1860-1926), the grand-nephew of Captain George Nidever, as a result of a Nidever family reunion in June 1924. The history covers well-known stories about George Nidever, such as otter hunting along the California coast, his rescue of the lone woman of San Nicholas Island, as well as lesser known recollections about life in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria during the mid 1800s. A list of descendents of Ebenezer Nidever and Rhoda Ann Perry is included in the history.


  • 1924


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Collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.


15 Leaves (1 folder)

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A short history of the Nidever family with a list of Nidever descendants.

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Part of the Presidio Research Center Repository

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