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A guide to the Caspar Lumber Company letter books, 1881-1906
HDC0557 (SAFR 18466)  
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Description
Caspar Lumber Company letter books and accounts ledger (SAFR 18466, HDC0557) are dated 1881 to 1906. The company was located in Mendocino, California. There are two letter books of correspondence and one accounts ledger. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Background
A sawmill was built at the mouth of Caspar Creek in 1861 by William H. Kelley and Randall. In 1864, this sawmill was purchased by Jacob Jackson, who was born in Vermont in 1817. About 1870, Jackson purchased the schooner CORA to transport lumber from his sawmill to San Francisco. A second schooner ELVENIA was built in 1872. Two more schooners ABBIE and MAXIM were purchased in 1876. Caspar Lumber Company was incorporated in 1880. The steam schooner CASPAR was built in 1888. -excerpted from the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society website: http://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_towns/caspar/caspar_lumber.htm on 5/4/2015
Extent
3 items.
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.