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A guide to the Henry Failing scrapbooks, 1855-1890
HDC0465 (SAFR 226)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Henry Failing scrapbooks
    Date: 1855-1890
    Date (bulk): 1967-1875
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0465 (SAFR 226)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Henry Failing scrapbooks (SAFR 226, HDC 465) is comprised of two volumes that contain correspondence, certificates, bills of lading, and receipts associated with the Corbett, Failing, & Company for the years spanning 1855-1890. This collection has been processed and is open for use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0465 (SAFR 226), Henry Failing scrapbooks, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    In 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park acquired this collection from Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    A biography has not been prepared for this collection.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Henry Failing scrapbooks (SAFR 226, HDC 465) is comprised of two volumes that contain correspondence, certificates, bills of lading, and receipts associated with the Corbett, Failing, & Company for the years spanning 1855-1890. This collection has been processed and is open for use without restriction.
    The correspondence focuses on the business of Corbett, Failing, & Company and includes incoming and outgoing correspondence. There are many letters written to P.C. Dart Commission Merchant in San Francisco in 1867-1868, a letter from the Treasury Department dated 1869, a letter from the Empire City, Oregon, Custom House dated 1878, and a letter from the Pacific Mail Steamship Company & Panama Railroad Co.
    There are bills of lading from the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and Oregon Steamship Company. Miscellaneous papers include Certificate of Discharge for George W. Douglas, documents from the Merchant Exchange Association, and shipping receipts.

    Vessels and businesses named:

    • GREYHOUND (schooner)
    • NORTHERNER (steamship)
    • MAGGIE JOHNSON (schooner)
    • MARY (schooner)
    • CITY OF CHESTER (steamship)
    • OREGON (steamship)
    • ORIFLAMME (steamship)
    • ORIZABA (steamship)
    • MARAMA (barkentine)
    • PANTHER (ship)
    • CLYDE (steamer)
    • CITY OF PEKING (steamer)
    • CANADA (steamship)
    • DASHING WAVE (schooner)
    • TWILIGHT (ship)
    • Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
    • Panama Railroad Co.
    • National Steamship Co.
    • Oregon Steamship Co.
    • Douglas, George W.
    • Pacific Coast Steamship Company

    Collection Arrangement

    Two volumes in one box.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipping finance
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Oregon
    Business records