Finding Aid to the John W. Allyne Business Papers, 1853-1927 MS 43

Finding aid prepared by California Historical Society staff, revised by Tanya Hollis.
California Historical Society
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San Francisco, CA, 94105
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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).

Container List

 

Billheads 1869-1885

Physical Description: Folders 1-7
Mixed materials 1, Folder 1

Building Repair, Machines and Equipment 1870-1885

Box 1, Folder 2

Chemicals 1869-1874

Box 1, Folder 3

Coal and Oil Products 1869-1876

Box 1, Folder 4

Drayage/Freight 1869-1874

Box 1, Folder 5

Lamps and Accessories 1871-1876

Box 1, Folder 6

Livery 1869-1876

Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous, including rent and office overhead receipts 1869-1876

 

Business Papers 1853-1884

Physical Description: Folders 8-9
Box 1, Folder 8

Company shares, various share certificates, receipts and correspondence in connection with the shares 1867-1884

Box 1, Folder 9

Orders, receipts, insurance form, title search, letterheads 1853-1876

 

Stanford Papers 1855-1874

Physical Description: Folder 10
Box 1, Folder 10

Decree of Confirmation of U.S. Board of Land Commission that Blas Escamille is rightful owner of Rancho San Vicente. Monterey. 1855 January 23

Box 1, Folder 10

Bill of Sale of Rancho San Vicente by Blas Escamille to S. Moss. Santa Cruz. 1865 March 18

Box 1, Folder 10

A. Calderwood, Sheriff. Certification of correctness of executing costs. Santa Cruz. 1865 April 4

Box 1, Folder 10

To S. Moss from John P. Stearns. Receipt of purchase money for Rancho San Vicente. Santa Cruz. 1875 April 6

Box 1, Folder 10

To S. Moss from Blas Escamilla. Receipt of purchase money for Rancho San Vicente. Santa Cruz. 1865 April 6

Box 1, Folder 10

To S. Moss from James O. Wanzer. Receipt of payment for recording two deeds. Santa Cruz. 1865 April 17

Box 1, Folder 10

Note stating receipt of money. Unaddressed, unsigned. San Francisco. 1865 April 20

Box 1, Folder 10

To A. P. Stanford from James O. Wanzer, Deputy Recorder, Santa Cruz County. Receipt for payment on papers. 1865 May 4

Box 1, Folder 10

To A. P. Stanford from Brooks & Whitney. Fees for title examination. San Francisco. 1865 June 22

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from John O. Wheeler, Clerk, U.S. District Court, South District, California. Transmittal of Rancho San Vicente papers for purpose of obtaining a survey fee. Monterey. 1865 August 26

Box 1, Folder 10

John O. Wheeler. Document certifying above documents. Monterey. 1865 August 26

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from John O. Wheeler. Transmittal - copies of grant and other documents. Monterey. 1865 October 10

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from John O. Wheeler. Transmitting a map. Monterey. 1865 October 21

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford from A. Calderwood. Statement of money disbursal on Rancho San Vicente. Santa Cruz. 1865 November 26

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from E. Conway, U.S. Surveyor General's Office. Regarding patent on Rancho San Vicente and notification that there is a protest out on case. San Francisco. 1866 November 17

Box 1, Folder 10

To Blas Escamilla, owner of Rancho San Vicente, from E. Conway. Balance sheet of sale proceedings. San Francisco. 1866 November 17

Box 1, Folder 10

Draft of letter to Brittan & Gray, Washington, D.C., from Stanford authorizing prosecution of ranch claim. San Francisco. 1867 July 25

Box 1, Folder 10

Draft of letter to Brittan & Gray, Washington, D.C., from Stanford authorizing further help and a new survey. San Francisco. 1867 July

Box 1, Folder 10

Receipt of payment. Stanford Bros. to San Franconi. Commission on sale of ranch. San Francisco. 1867 November 11

Box 1, Folder 10

Receipt of payment. P. Stanford to J. Groves. Fees pertaining to Rancho San Vicente. San Francisco. 1868 September 9

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from John G. Fox. Order for chandeliers. Carson City, Nevada. 1869 October 31

Box 1, Folder 10

To J. Stanford from Burckhardt & Co. Business letter regarding a shipment. Cincinnati. 1869 November 3

Box 1, Folder 10

To J. Stanford from W. H. Porter, Cashier, Central Pacific Railroad. Transmittal of payment. Sacramento. 1869 November 9

Box 1, Folder 10

To J. Stanford from John V. Lewis. Business letter regarding details of salad oil shipment. Cincinnati. 1869 November 17

Box 1, Folder 10

Wells, Fargo & Co. Express receipt for package of currency to J. Stanford from E. H. Miller, Jr., Secretary, CPRR. 1869 November 23

Box 1, Folder 10

Bank of California check signed by J. Stanford. 1869 December 30

Box 1, Folder 10

To Stanford Bros., from L & J Boscowitz. Request for price proposals for shipments of dogfish and whale oil. Victoria, B.C. 1869 December 10

Box 1, Folder 10

Bank of California check signed by J. Stanford. 1870 January 5

Box 1, Folder 10

To Josiah Stanford from E. H. Miller, Jr. Transmittal of payment to be disbursed. 1870 January 20

Box 1, Folder 10

To Allyne & White from Leland Stanford, CPRR. Transmittal of payment on J. Stanford account. Sacramento. 1870 March 26

Box 1, Folder 10

To Allyne & White from L. Stanford, CPRR. Transmittal of payment on J. Stanford account. Sacramento. 1870 September 15

Box 1, Folder 10

To Allyne & White from L. Stanford, CPRR. Request to handle a transaction. Sacramento. 1870 October 29

Box 1, Folder 10

To Allyne & White, from L. Stanford. Transmittal enclosing check; payment on J. Stanford account. Sacramento. 1871 January 27

Box 1, Folder 10

Receipt from Cowlesth Drawn for drawing up deeds - Josiah Stanford to John W. Allyne; John W. Allyne to White; Leland Stanford to Allyne & White. San Francisco. 1874 April 27

Box 1, Folder 10

Billhead of Stanford Bros. undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Mathematical figures undated

 

Miscellaneous 1889-1927

Physical Description: Folder 11
Box 1, Folder 11

Clipping, receipts, papers 1889-1927