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Newport Wharf and Lumber Company Records
2017_03  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Newport Wharf and Lumber Company Records
    Dates: 1889-1924
    Collection Number: 2017_03
    Creator/Collector: McFadden, James McFadden, Robert Newport Wharf and Lumber Company
    Extent: 4 linear inches; 1 archives box.
    Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
    Corona del Mar, California 92625
    Abstract: James and Robert McFadden formed the This collection includes records of the Newport Wharf and Lumber Company, which was founded by James and Robert McFadden in 1889.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Records are open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman Library do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Newport Wharf and Lumber Company Records. Sherman Library and Gardens

    Biography/Administrative History

    James and Robert McFadden formed the Newport Wharf and Lumber Company, which opened the Newport Pier in January 1889. The company was dissolved in 1916.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These records include a journal kept by James McFadden covering January through early March of 1889, correspondence and cargo records for 1893-1894 and 1899-1900. While Newport Wharf was infrequently used for commercial traffic after 1900, the company was not dissolved until 1916, when its assets were turned over to trustees for the stockholders. The collection includes the deed which ended the company and materials about the final liquidation of assets in 1924.

    Indexing Terms

    Commerce
    business
    Newport Beach, California
    Balboa, California
    Ledger