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A guide to the California Transportation Company ledger, 1894-1903
HDC1614 (SAFR 21339)  
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  • Title: California Transportation Company ledger
    Date: 1894-1903
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1614 (SAFR 21339)
    Creator/Collector: California Transportation Company
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The California Transportation Company ledger, 1894-1903, (SAFR 21339, HDC 1614) consists of one bound ledger of accounts of business at river ports for steamers and barges owned by Captains A. Nelson and A. Anderson.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: 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. P lease 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], HDC1614 (SAFR 21339), California Transportation Company ledger, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    This item was donated to San Francisco Maritime Museum, transferred to Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1978 and transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 1989.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Agency History: The California Transportation Company was owned and operated by Captains A. E. Anderson and A. Nelson and ran steamboats on the surrounding rivers of the San Francisco Bay. The California Transportation Company eventually merged with the Sacramento Navigation Company and the Fay Transportation Company and became the River Lines Company. It is possible that Captain A. E. Anderson is Arvid Anderson and Captain A. Nelson is Aksel Nelson.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The California Transportation Company ledger, 1894-1903, (SAFR 21339, HDC 1614) consists of one bound ledger of accounts of business at river ports for steamers and barges owned by Captains A. Nelson and A. Anderson.
    The ledger contains accounting information regarding the steamers: PRIDE OF THE RIVER, ONWARD, CONSTANCE, AURORA, SONOMA, RELIEF, IPELTON, SANTA MONICA, ALVIA, ONISBO and the ECLIPSE; barges: ORIENT, CENTENNIAL, STOCKTON, MANILLA, BESSIE, MINNIE, ANNA, YUKON, and the dredge RYDE. Other accounting details include stockholder names, property, cash, expenses, gains and losses, repairs, shipyard construction at Wood Island, and transactions for the following wharfs: Brannon, Grand Island, Isleton, Martinez, Rio Vista, and Walnut Grove, along with Walkers, Terminous and Duttons landings. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection consists of one bound ledger.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Anderson, Arvid, Captain
    Nelsen, Aksel
    California Transportation Company
    Ledgers (account books)
    Administrative records
    Administrative records