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Guide to the George Gordon Letters, 1866-1867
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Gordon Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1866-1867
    Box Number: 208
    Creator: Gordon, George, 1819-1869
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], George Gordon Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Sugar beet--California
    Sugar--Manufacture and refining--California
    San Francisco and Pacific Sugar Refinery
    Pioneers--California--San Francisco
    Gordon, George, 1819-1869




    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.


    Major Correspondents

    • Gordon, George, 1819-1869.
    • Doyle, John T. (John Thomas), 1819-1906.

    Other Correspondents

    • Redington, John

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