Guide to the Fay Brothers Collection, 1850-1868

Processed by The California State Library staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
California History Room
California State Library
Library and Courts Building II
900 N. Street, Room 200
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 654-0176
Fax: (916) 654-8777
Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
© 1999
California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Fay Brothers Collection, 1850-1868



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fay Brothers Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1868
Box Number: 193
Collector: Fay family
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fay Brothers Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Soap trade--California--San Francisco
Frontier and pioneer life--California
California--Gold discoveries

Contents

Correspondence and business papers of David, Patrick, Logan, and John Fay.

Biography

Four Fay brothers, Jeremiah, David, John, and Logan, came to California from New York in 1849. They were joined in 1852 by Patrick Fay. In 1853, David and Logan started a soap factory in San Francisco; they sold it to John in 1856. In 1856, Logan returned to New York and entered into a partnership with Patrick. In 1858, David and Patrick invested in a steamer, the "Pelican", which they later sold to Ben Halliday. John remained in business in San Francisco.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Fay, David
  • Fay, Logan

Other Correspondents

  • R. E. Brewster & Company
  • Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893
  • Fay, John
  • Fay, Patrick

Container List

Box 193

Arranged chronologically.