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G.W. McNear Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: G.W. McNear Collection
    Dates: 1877-1889
    Collection Number: 1984.4
    Extent: 4 boxes
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The boxes contain correspondence, shipping records and ledger books from George W. McNear’s grain brokerage business in San Francisco and his grain shipping warehouse in Port Costa, which he opened in 1874 after working for his brother’s grain business in Petaluma for several years.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    G.W. McNear Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials are stored in four boxes as described below. Box 1 • Letters to G.W.McNear regarding grain shipping from Petaluma to local shippers, 1877. • Shipping records for McNear, 1882-83. Indexed. Box 2 • McNear ledger book, 1886-92. • McNear ledger book, 1879-82. Box 3 • McNear ledger book, 1878-79. Indexed. • Port Costa Business Accounts book, containing sampling, weighing and shipping charges for McNear’s grain brokerage in San Francisco, 1887-95. Box 4 • Book of cables regarding prices and market conditions for wheat sales in Europe, 1893-94. • Book of telegraph confirmations for McNear’s grain business, 1889. Indexed. • 1976 calendar of “Old Concord” donated by Alice McNeil Russi. Note: Alice McNeil Russi’s middle name is sometimes given as McNear. Accession number 84-9.

    Indexing Terms

    Business records
    California Wharf and Warehouse
    Port Costa
    ledger books
    cables & telegrams

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