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Guide to the John Charles Meussdorffer Letters, 1862-1895
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Correspondence of the Meussdorffer family and to the J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company. Most of the correspondence is concerned with the business.
John Meussdorffer was born in Bavaria on April 9, 1823. He came from a family which had been making hats for several generations. He came to the Unted States in 1847 and California in 1849. He opened a hat business in San Francisco. The J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company came to have branches in Sacramento, Marysville and Portland. Meussdorffer took his sons into partnership in 1877.
Please credit California State Library.