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Finding Aid to the American Sugar Refinery Company Records, 1879-1903 MS 0052
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Two volumes of bylaws (1879 and 1885), a journal (1890-1895), a cashbook (1890-1903), and a general ledger (1890-1903).
The American Sugar Refinery was formed in 1879 with the purchase of the Bay Refinery, which had initially been established by Claus Spreckels in 1864. Spreckels (the "sugar king of California") "organized" the Bay Sugar Refining Company in 1863, his start in the sugar industry. He bought the machinery in New York and returned to San Francisco to build the refinery. Soon thereafter he sold his interest with a good profit.
Extent: 5 volumes
(1.0 Linear feet)
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