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Finding Aid to the John W. Allyne Business Papers, 1853-1927 MS 43
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Index
  • Indexing Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biography

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: John W. Allyne business papers
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1927
    Collection Number: MS 43
    Creator: Allyne, John W.
    Physical Description:
    Extent: 11 folders
    (0.3 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Business papers of Allyne & White, chiefly San Francisco billheads and receipts; stock certificates; correspondence and other material pertaining to the purchase and ownership of Rancho San Vicente in Santa Cruz County, Calif., by the Stanfords (1855-1869), along with some of their business correspondence relating to Pacific Oil and Kerosene Works, which was known for several years as Pacific Oil and Camphene Works; and miscellaneous business papers and a small amount of ephemera of John W. Allyne.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research 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], John W. Allyne Papers. MS 43, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

    Related Material

    Allyne-Burr Family Papers, 1810-1974, MS 717

    Separated Material

    Photographs shelved in Photography Collection as follows: Allyne & White, C.C. Burr & Co. on Front St., FN-23555; Boston Rubber Shoe Co. on 2nd St., Oversize--San Francisco--Streets--1st-30th; and F.G. Lyons Co. on Mission St. between 1st and 2nd Sts., Oversize--San Francisco--Streets--Mason, Mission.

    Note

    National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collection Number: 82-325

    Index

    Brittan & Gray, Washington, D.C. Folder 10
    Brittan, Holbrook & Co. Folder 1
    Brooks & Whitney, San Francisco Folder 10
    Calderwood, A., Sheriff Folder 10
    Dietz, A. C., & Co. Folder 5
    Dutton & Moore Folder 6
    Eells, T. S. Folder 8
    Escamilla, Blas A. Folder 10
    Farwell & Co. Folder 3
    Haste & Kirk Folder 3
    Holmes, Eugenia K. Folder 11
    Miller, E. H. Folder 10
    Morton, R & J Folder 4
    Moss, S. (Folder 10) Folder 10
    Porter, W. H. Folder 10
    Stanford, A. P. Folder 10
    Stanford, Josiah Folder 10
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893 Folder 10
    Stearns, John P. Folder 10
    Sullivan, Kelly & Co. Folder 1
    Swain, R. A., & Co. Folder 5
    Wanzer, James O. Folder 10
    Wheeler, Col. John O., -1899 Folder 10
    White, Thomas H. Folder 9

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Allyne & White.
    Pacific Oil and Kerosene Works.
    Billheads.
    Rancho San Vicente (Santa Cruz County, Calif.)
    Receipts (financial records)
    Stock certificates.

    Administrative Information

    Donor

    Gift of Edith and Lucy Allyne, daughters of John W. Allyne, in 1952.

    Accruals

    Additions to the papers of the Allyne-Burr family (MS 717) are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Processed by California Historical Society staff.

    Scope and Contents

    Business papers of Allyne & White, chiefly San Francisco billheads and receipts; stock certificates; correspondence and other material pertaining to the purchase and ownership of Rancho San Vicente in Santa Cruz County, Calif., by the Stanfords (1855-1869), along with some of their business correspondence relating to Pacific Oil and Kerosene Works, which was known for several years as Pacific Oil and Camphene Works; and miscellaneous business papers and a small amount of ephemera of John W. Allyne.
    Collection consists primarily of over 250 San Francisco billheads and receipts for goods purchased by the Pacific Oil And Kerosene Works for their business (1869-1885), miscellaneous business papers and material related to stock certificates.

    Biography

    John W. Allyne, in partnership with William White, purchased the Pacific Oil And Kerosene Works from the Stanford Brothers in 1869. The business, one of the pioneer firms in San Francisco, was started by Charles, Josiah and A. Philip Stanford in 1859 or 1860, and was known for several years as the Pacific Oil And Camphene Works. Under the ownership of Allyne and White the firm was located at 121, 123, and 125 California Street, San Francisco (1869-1874); later it was relocated to 112 and 114 Front Street, San Francisco (1874-1885).