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Guide to the George Gordon Letters, 1866-1867
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Description
Correspondence.
Background
George Gordon was born in Scotland in 1819 and came to California in 1849. In 1850, he built Howison's Pier, one of the earliest wharves in San Francisco. In 1852, he bought land in San Francisco and laid out South Park. In 1857, he founded the San Francisco and Pacific Sugar Refinery and operated it until his death. He made efforts to introduce beet sugar making into California conducting research in Europe on the subject. Gordon died May 22, 1869.
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Please credit California State Library.
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Unrestricted.