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Guide to the John G. North Papers, 1857-1869
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John G. North Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1857-1869
    Box Number: 276
    Creator: North, John G.
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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], John G. North Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Shipbuilding--California--San Francisco
    North, John G.


    Business papers, receipts.


    John G. North was born Johan Gurenius Nordtvedt in Norway December 15, 1826 and came to California in 1849 by ship. He lived primarily in San Francisco and was a shipbuilder. He opened North's Shipyard in San Francisco's Potrero District in 1860 and is credited with constructing some 236 hulls including the steamers Chrysopolis, Capitol, and Reform. He died September 19, 1872 in San Francisco.