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Guide to the Sharon family papers, [ca. 1882-1915]
BANC MSS C-B 777 Pt. 1-3  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Sharon family papers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1882-1915]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 777 Pt. 1-3
    Creator: Sharon family
    Extent: Number of containers: 37 boxes, 1 carton
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Pt. I: papers of Frederick W. Sharon re his business and property investments, the operation of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, and the Sharon Estate Co. Pt. II Louise Sharon's social and family correspondence and letters re her business affairs. Pt. III: papers of Francis G. Newlands re work as trustee of Sharon Estate Co.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sharon family papers, BANC MSS C-B 777 Pt. 1-3, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1959.088--PIC)

    Scope and Content

    The Sharon Family Papers, which were given to the Bancroft Library in May 1960 by William F. Sharon, are divided into three parts: Part I, the papers of Frederick William Sharon (1857-1915), the son of Senator William Sharon; Part II, the papers of his wife, Louise (Tevis) Breckinridge Sharon, the daughter of Lloyd Tevis; and Part III, the papers of Sharon's brother-in-law, Francis G. Newlands, who later became U. S. Senator from Nevada.
    Frederick Sharon's papers (26 boxes and 1 carton) relate primarily to his many business investments, his real estate holdings in San Francisco, Washington, D. C., and New York City, and the operation of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. They also include reports of the Sharon Estate Company. Mrs. Sharon's papers (8 boxes) consist of social and family correspondence and letters concerning her business affairs. Senator Newland's papers (3 boxes) relate mainly to his work as trustee of the Sharon Estate Company.