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Sutro (Adolph) Papers
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This collection of Adolph Sutro's business papers includes correspondence dealing with the construction of the Sutro Tunnel (1869-1896); applications for employment on the tunnel project (1873-1877) and in the Baths (1892-1895); personal bills (1869-1890); miscellaneous correspondence (1870-1895); miscellaneous papers and printed matter (1865-1889); and a safe book (1861-1899).
Adolph Heinrich Sutro was born in Prussia in 1830. He came to the United States in 1850, to California in 1851, and to Nevada in 1860. Sutro was the mining engineer who planned the Sutro Tunnel, which was constructed through Mount Davidson to reach the Comstock lode. The tunnel was built between 1869 and 1878 and cost $6,500,00 to build. In 1878 Sutro sold his interest in the tunnel and invested in San Francisco real estate, most notably the Cliff House and the Sutro Baths. He was elected mayor of San Francisco in 1894 for one term, and died in 1898.
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