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Banning Company Records: Finding Aid
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This collection consists of business records chiefly to the Banning Company, founded by Phineas Banning (1830-1885) in Los Angeles, California. There are also records of the various subsidiary firms of the Banning Company, as well as Banning family letters, and receipts of William and Hancock Banning. Subject matter in the collection includes: land in Southern California (Wilmington, San Pedro, Pasadena, Compton, Newport Beach, and Los Angeles), Santa Catalina Island, Railroads (Los Angeles & San Pedro Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, and the California Pacific), Inter-urban lines (Los Angeles Inter-urban and the Pacific Electric), Los Angeles harbor, the petroleum industry, the city of Yuma, Arizona, and Fort Yuma, California.
The Banning Company was started by Phineas Banning (1830-1885), a transportation leader in the Los Angeles area and founder of the city of Wilmington, California.
12,104 pieces in 33 boxes, 203 volumes, and 1 rolled map.
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