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Guide to the Frederick William Macondray Letters, 1850-1862
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    Title: Frederick William Macondray Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1862
    Box Number: 239
    Creator: Macondray, Frederick William, 1803-1862
    Extent: 1 box
    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], Frederick William Macondray Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    San Francisco (Calif.)--History
    F. W. Macondray and Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Macondray, Frederick William, 1803-1862


    Letters to William E. Parrott in Boston.


    Frederick William Macondray was born in Massachusetts in 1803. He sailed on the China coast and visited California in 1825 aboard a hide ship. After returning from seafaring, he came to San Francisco. On May 22, 1849, he and James Otis began a general commission business for shipping consignments of merchandise to San Francisco. F. W Macondray acted as agent for the company in San Francisco. The firm developed into a large wholesale tea company. Macondray died in San Francisco July 28, 1862.


    Major Correspondents

    • F. W. Macondray and Company (San Francisco, Calif.)

    Other Correspondents

    • Hussey, Bond, & Hale
    • George F. Shaw & Company
    • Torrey and Blanchard
    • Tucker, George W.