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Guide to the Pacific Improvement Company Records, 1901-1966 JL017
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  • Title: Pacific Improvement Company Records,
    Identifier/Call Number: JL017
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 78.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1966
    creator: Pacific Improvement Company.

    Scope and Content

    Contains business records of the Pacific Improvement Company and its subsidiaries. Includes business and legal documents, correspondence, reports, minutes, deeds, annual reports, maps, and blurprints. Contains materials related to the Monterey Peninsula and its development. Business areas covered include land development, coal and iron mining, railroads, and hotels.

    Historical Note

    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.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Pacific Improvement Company Records, JL017, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Crocker Estate to Jackson Library in 1970. Transferred to Department of Special Collections in 1979.

    Publication Rights

    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.

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