Includes correspondence, scrapbooks and miscellaneous papers concerning Stratton as Collector of the Port of San Francisco,
1900-1913; Republican party activities; and business interests in California and Oregon (including land holdings in Klamath
County) Correspondents include many of the most prominent California political figures of Stratton's day, including U.S. Senators
Thomas Bard, Frank Flint, George Perkins and John D. Works; Congressmen Julius Kahn and Joseph Russell Knowland; Presidents
William McKinley and William Howard Taft; Governors George Pardee and James Gillette. Other correspondents include William
H. Crocker, Charles Mills Gayley, John Hays Hammond, David Starr Jordan, Garret McEnerney and Benjamin Ide Wheeler.
Frederick Smith Stratton was born in Oakland in January 22, 1859, the son of James T. and Cornelia Smith Stratton. After attending
Swett Grammar School and Oakland High School, he graduated from the University of California in 1881 and entered Hastings
College of Law. Stratton entered into practice of law in the office of William W. Morrow, later Judge of the U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals. He established his own law firm with W. W. Kaufman as partner, and later they were joined by Henry A. van
Number of containers: 23 boxes, 6 cartons & 1 oversize folder
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