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Guide to the J.J. Martin Papers, 1880-1972, bulk 1885-1936
BANC MSS C-B 363  
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Description
Contains documents from and relating to the Kaweah Colony, the Hartly Bay Lumber, Trading & Fishing Company, the Tasmania Colony, as well as information on other cooperatives. The Kaweah Colony records include official documents, correspondence, legal documents from a case with the U.S. Government, a scrapbook and two histories, including one unpublished manuscript by Martin. Papers also include a small amount of personal and family papers including an unpublished manuscript, "Religion and Socialism."
Background
James John Martin was born in 1845. The early years of his adulthood were spent in railroad endeavors and efforts related to labor unions. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Coast Seaman's Union of San Francisco in the 1880s.
Extent
Number of containers: 5 boxes and 4 volumes Linear feet: 2.2
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.