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Crocker (Charles) Correspondence
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Description
A collection of business letters between railroad magnates Charles Crocker and Collis P. Huntington covering the years August 1881 and December 1883.
Background
Charles Crocker (1822-1888) was a prominent store-owner in Sacramento when, in 1860, he joined Collis Huntington, Huntington's business partner Mark Hopkins, then-Governor Leland Stanford, and other smaller investors in financing Theodore Judah's Central Pacific Railroad plan. Crocker's role in the Central Pacific was to oversee the construction. Crocker solved the problem of manpower by hiring Chinese workers and succeeded in finishing track construction many years ahead of the federal deadline. During the time of these letters, Crocker was the second vice president of the Central Pacific Railroad.
Extent
1.26 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
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