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Finding Aid to the Miller & Lux Records, 1869-1965
BANC MSS C-G 163  
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Description
The Miller & Lux Records consist primarily of business, farming, administrative, and legal records. Correspondence files, which comprise the major portion of this collection, contain few letters dated prior to 1906, although there are many business, legal, and other documents before that date. Copious and comprehensive records of transactions relating to the acquisitions of property in Oregon, Nevada, and California provide an overview of the company's land sales program and include materials relating to advertising, sales, cancellations, and prices. The day-to-day operations of a cattle conglomerate are represented in detail in the collection, as is Henry Miller's pioneer activity in building irrigation canal systems and defending his water rights in court.
Background
In 1857, Henry Miller (1827-1916) and Charles Lux (1823-1887), both German immigrant butchers, formed the partnership of Miller & Lux. Miller & Lux both arrived in San Francisco separately around 1850 and began acquiring land and cattle. It was through their businesses as the cities top butchers that first brought them together in a joint deal. Their partnership was solidified when the men married sisters.
Extent
Number of containers: 183 boxes, 738 cartons, 210 volumes, 3 oversize folders Linear feet: circa 1037.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.