Guide to the Spreckels Financial Records, 1880-1944

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Guide to the Spreckels Financial Records, 1880-1944

Collection number: BANC MSS C-G 190

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Barb Hoddy
Date Completed:
May 1994
Encoded by:
Eva Garcelon
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Spreckels Financial Records, 1880-1944
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 190
Collector: Spreckels, John Diedrich, b. 1853
Extent: Number of containers: 59 volumes Linear feet: ca. 15
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Spreckels financial records primarily concern the financial activities and investments of Adolph and John Spreckels. The bulk of the collection spans the years from 1880 to 1925, documenting the financial transactions of several joint ventures statewide. Includes ledgers, journals, cash books and other materials relating to the Coronado Beach Co., Hotel Del Coronado, California Sugar Refinery, and other Spreckles ventures. Includes papers on the yacht Venetia, which served in the U.S. Navy in World War I. With these are 2 albums of newsclippings from 1934 to 1944.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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 he Manuscripts Division. 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Spreckels financial records, BANC MSS C-G 190, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The John D. Spreckels Financial Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Jack E. Speckman and Frank G. Belcher, President, Spreckels Realization Company, in 1955.

Scope and Content

Spreckels Financial Records primarily concern the financial activities and investments of Adolph B. Spreckels and John D. Spreckels, sons of Claus Spreckels, founder of the California Sugar Refinery. The bulk of the collection spans the years from 1880 to 1925, and consists of the ledgers and journals, documenting the financial transactions of several joint ventures statewide. Also included are 2 albums of newsclippings from 1934 to 1944.

Container List

 

SERIES 1: AMERICAN SUGAR REFINING CO.

volume v. 1

Trial Balances of general Ledger Apr. 1889 -Dec. 1896

volume v. 2

Trial Balances of ledger/journal; index 1898 -1901

volume v. 3

Stock Ledger Jan. 1880 -Aug. 1885

volume v. 4

Stock Ledger Sept. 1885 -Dec. 1887

volume v. 5

Stock Journal Jan. 1880 -Aug. 1885

volume v. 6

Stock Journal Sept. 1885 -Dec. 1887

volume v. 7

Record Book Dec. 1899 -Feb. 1903

 

SERIES 2: CALIFORNIA SUGAR REFINING CO. (CSR)

volume v. 8

Ledger 1906 -Aug. 1912

 

SERIES 3: J. D. SPRECKELS & BROS. CO.

volume v. 11

Trial Balances with ledger (vol. 2) July 1889 -Sept. 1897

volume v. 12

Trial Balances with private ledger (vol. 3) Oct. 1897 -Sept. 1909

volume v. 13

Trial Balances with private ledger Sept. 1909 -Aug. 1918

volume v. 14

Private Ledger 1895 -1904

volume v. 15

Private Ledger 1904 -1916

volume v. 16

Trial balances with general ledger Oct. 1909 -1920

volume v. 17

Captain's Account - S.Y. Venetia Jan. 1921 -Jan. 1925

 

SERIES 4: J. D. & A. B. SPRECKELS SECURITIES & CO.

volume v. 18

Private Ledger (vol. 1) 1912 -1913

 

SERIES 5: HOTEL DEL CORONADO

volume v. 19

Ledger (vol. 1) Jan. -Mar. 1888

volume v. 20

Ledger [unnumbered vol.] Mar. 1888 -Dec. 1890

volume v. 21

Ledger (vol. 2) Jan. 1891 -Dec. 1893

volume v. 22

Ledger (vol. 3) Jan. 1894 -Dec. 1895

volume v. 23

Ledger (vol. 4) Jan. 1896 -Dec. 1897

volume v. 24

Ledger (vol. 5) Jan. 1898 -Sept. 1900

volume v. 25

Ledger (vol. 6) Oct. 1900 -Oct. 1902

volume v. 26

Ledger (vol. 7) Oct. 1902 -Oct. 1903

volume v. 27

Journal (vol. 1) Mar. 1888 -Dec. 1890

volume v. 28

Journal (vol. 2) Oct. 1888 -Dec. 1889

volume v. 29

Journal (vol. 3) Dec. 1895 -Oct. 1899

volume v. 30

Journal (vol. 4) Nov. 1899 -Sept. 1901

volume v. 31

Journal (vol. 5) Oct. 1901 -July 1904

 

SERIES 6: CORONADO BEACH CO.

volume v. 32

Ledger (vol. 1) Apr. 1886 -Sept. 1888

volume v. 33

Ledger (vol. 2) Oct. 1888 -Dec. 1889

volume v. 34

Ledger (vol. 3) Jan. 1890 -Dec. 1890

volume v. 35

Ledger (vol. 4) Jan. 1891 -Dec. 1891

volume v. 36

Ledger (vol. 5) 1892

volume v. 37

Ledger (vol. 6) 1893

volume v. 38

Ledger (vol. 7) 1894

volume v. 39

Ledger (vol. 8) 1895

volume v. 40

Ledger (vol. 9) 1896

volume v. 41

Ledger (vol. 10) 1897

volume v. 42

Ledger (vol. 11) 1898 -1899

volume v. 43

Ledger (vol. 12) 1890 -1901

volume v. 44

Ledger (vol. 13) 1902 -1903

volume v. 45

Ledger (vol. 14) 1904 -1905

volume v. 46

Journal (vol. 1) Oct. 1888 -Sept. 1889

volume v. 47

Journal (vol. 2) Oct. 1889 -Dec. 1890

volume v. 48

Journal (vol. 3) Jan. 1891 -June 1893

volume v. 49

Journal (vol. 4) July 1893 -May 1896

volume v. 50

Journal (vol. 5) June 1896 -Mar. 1899

volume v. 51

Journal (vol. 6) Apr. 1899 -Aug. 1901

volume v. 52

Journal (vol. 7) Sept. 1901 -Dec. 1905

 

SERIES 7: OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO., 1912 -1917

volume v. 53

Journal of earnings/expenses (vol. 2) 1912 -1917

 

SERIES 8: MISSION BEACH SYNDICATE, 1914 -1920

volume v. 54

Journal June 1914 -Dec. 1920

 

SERIES 9: J.D. SPRECKELS/A.D. SPRECKELS/J.D. SPRECKELS, JR. VENETIA, 1902 -1920

volume v. 55

Accounts Current (vol. 14) Oct. 1902 -Dec. 1906

volume v. 56

Accounts Current (vol. 18) Jan. 1907 -July 1911

volume v. 57

Accounts Current (vol. 20) July 1914 -Dec. 1920

 

SERIES 10: SCRAPBOOKS

volume v. 58

Newsclippings Dec. 1934 -Oct. 1937

volume v. 59

Newsclippings July 1943 -Jan. 1944