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Guide to the James Franklin Houghton Collection, 1853-1855
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Franklin Houghton Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1855
    Box Number: 226
    Creator: Houghton, James Franklin, 1827-1903
    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], James Franklin Houghton Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Lumber trade--California
    Pine and Houghton


    Correspondence relating to the California lumber firm of Pine and Houghton.


    James Franklin Houghton was born December 1, 1827 in Massachusetts. He came to California in 1850 and founded the lumber firm of Pine and Houghton. By profession, he was a civil engineer serving from 1862-1868 as Surveyor General of California. He died in San Francisco January 31, 1903.


    Major Correspondents

    • Houghton, James Franklin, 1827-1903

    Other Correspondents

    • Forsythe, B. F.
    • Fraser, D. M.
    • Hatch, J.
    • Lewis, H. B.
    • Libbey, W. E.
    • Stone, Charles R.