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Pacific Improvement Company Records
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Contains business records of the Pacific Improvement Company and its subsidiaries. Includes business and legal documents, correspondence, reports, minutes, deeds, annual reports, maps, and blueprints. Contains materials related to the Monterey Peninsula and its development. Business areas covered include land development, coal and iron mining, railroads, and hotels.
Pacific Improvement Company was a large holding company in California, formed by C. P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker. The Company played a role in the development of land and railroads in various parts of the United States, but particularly in California and Texas. The Company was incorporated November 4, 1878 and completed liquidation of its assets in 1967.
Approximately 90 Linear Feet (51 flat boxes, 40 cartons, 26 manuscript boxes, 5 half boxes, 4 volumes, and 1 map folder)
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.