The collection consists of the papers of three generations of the Spear family: Alexander Fulton Spear (1800-1853), Alexander
Fulton Spear (1827-1900), and Lewis Eugene Spear (1867-1953).
Alexander Fulton Spear (1800-1853) came to California from Maine in 1849. His son, Alexander Fulton Spear (1827-1900), a ship
captain, settled in San Francisco in 1872. His grandson, Lewis Eugene Spear (1867-1953), organized the Pacific Steel & Wire
Co. in San Francisco and later moved to Los Angeles and established the Pacific Wire Rope Co. in 1909.
123 items in 5 boxes
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