Guide to the George Gordon Letters, 1866-1867

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Guide to the George Gordon Letters, 1866-1867



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: 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

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[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

Contents

Correspondence.

Biography

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.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

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

Other Correspondents

  • Redington, John

Related Collections

  • Title: John Thomas Doyle Collection -
    Boxes 470-77.

Container List

Box 208

Letters arranged by date