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Guide to the Edinger and Johnston Company Collection, 1884-1923
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edinger and Johnston Company Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1884-1923
    Box Number: 945-947
    Creator: Edinger and Johnston Company
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Edinger and Johnston Company Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Edinger, Frank A.
    Johnston, William
    Land use - California - History
    Ranching - California


    Correspondence, business and legal papers, certificates, stocks, miscellaneous.


    William Johnston (June 2, 1879--November 15, 1905) arrived in Sacramento on August 26, 1849 to mine gold. He returned to Richland, California in September of 1850 to claim 160 acres for farming. He married Elizabeth Hite in 1854 and they had three children; M. Bella, William and Mary J. (Matie). Johnston was elected Assemblyman in 1871, Senator in 1880-1881. Frank A. Edinger married Mary J. Johnston and subsequently became part owner of the Johnston ranch. He was also a railroad dispatcher.


    • Anderson, A. E.
    • Carmichael, D. W.
    • Finlayson, James R.
    • Fisk, F. A.
    • Geary, W. P.
    • Hanrahan, T. J.
    • McClain, Donald
    • Osgood, H. P.
    • Pine, S. D.
    • Schmidt, P. T. J.
    • Sessions, D. R.
    • Vogelsang, Amos A.
    • Wooldridge, W. W.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Newspapers
    • Photographs