G.W. McNear Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553

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.

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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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