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Guide to the Fay Brothers Collection, 1850-1868
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Correspondence and business papers of David, Patrick, Logan, and John Fay.
Four Fay brothers, Jeremiah, David, John, and Logan, came to California from New York in 1849. They were joined in 1852 by Patrick Fay. In 1853, David and Logan started a soap factory in San Francisco; they sold it to John in 1856. In 1856, Logan returned to New York and entered into a partnership with Patrick. In 1858, David and Patrick invested in a steamer, the "Pelican", which they later sold to Ben Halliday. John remained in business in San Francisco.
Please credit California State Library.