Guide to the John Charles Meussdorffer Letters, 1862-1895

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Guide to the John Charles Meussdorffer Letters, 1862-1895



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: John Charles Meussdorffer Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1862-1895
Box Number: 1422
Creator: Meussdorffer family
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Pioneers--California--San Francisco
J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company
Hat trade--California
Meussdorffer, John Charles, 1823-1894

Contents

Correspondence of the Meussdorffer family and to the J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company. Most of the correspondence is concerned with the business.

Biography

John Meussdorffer was born in Bavaria on April 9, 1823. He came from a family which had been making hats for several generations. He came to the Unted States in 1847 and California in 1849. He opened a hat business in San Francisco. The J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company came to have branches in Sacramento, Marysville and Portland. Meussdorffer took his sons into partnership in 1877.
Mr. Meussdorffer also was an investor in real estate. He was a president of the German Benevolent Society and of the German Hospital. He was a member of the Committee of Vigilance in 1856. He died on December 3, 1894. The business, under the name J. C. Meussdorffer's Sons, last appears in the San Francisco City Directory of 1943.

Correspondents

  • Desmond, D.
  • Espenscheid, N.
  • Espenscheid, N., Jr.
  • Haight, Helsey & Company
  • Henderson, Meeker & Bird
  • Lothrop & Noble
  • Meussdorffer, John
  • Meussdorffer, Ottilie
  • Sealy Brothers

Related Collections

Title: Vigilance Committee Records,
Date: 1856

Container List

Box 1422

Correspondence alphabetically arranged by sender.