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Faxon Dean Atherton papers, 1852-1934 (bulk 1852-1881).
BANC MSS 99/74 c box 1; BANC MSS 98/167 c [no longer used]; BANC MSS C-B 873 [no longer used]; In process
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Faxon Dean Atherton papers, 1852-1934 (bulk 1852-1881)
Faxon Dean Atherton business papers


Atherton, Faxon Dean, 1815-1877, creator


Bowen, George Henry, correspondent.


Grogan, Alexander B., correspondent.


Crane, Samuel D., correspondent.


Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858, correspondent.


Contains correspondence from Atherton's business associates including partner George H. Bowen, his San Francisco agent Alexander B. Grogan, Samuel D. Crane and Thomas O. Larkin, among others. The letters describe business and trade prospects in San Francisco, Califorina, Valparaíso, Chile and Europe for flour, oil, lumber, mining, speculation and real estate, and dealings with Charles Loring in Boston, Castro at Rancho San Lorenzo, and Alsop & Co., among others. The letters also describe farming and ranching in California, fires in Sacramento, San Francisco and Marysville, streets and sidewalks in San Francisco, and life in Chile. Also includes bills of lading, financial, real estate and legal documents.


1852 (issued)


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Atherton, Faxon Dean -- 1815-1877 -- Archives
Atherton, Faxon Dean -- 1815-1877 -- Correspondence
Bowen, George Henry -- Correspondence
Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely) -- 1794-1867
Grogan, Alexander B -- Correspondence
Crane, Samuel D -- Correspondence
Larkin, Thomas Oliver -- 1802-1858 -- Correspondence
Alsop & Company, San Francisco.
Businessmen -- California -- San Francisco
Real property -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Mines and mineral resources -- California
Dry-goods -- California
Transportation -- California
Shipping -- America
Prices -- California -- San Francisco
Loans -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California
Streets -- California -- San Francisco
International trade
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Commerce
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Commerce
Chile -- Commerce
South America -- Commerce
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Commerce
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Economic conditions
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Economic conditions


Faxon Dean Atherton papers, BANC MSS 99/74 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from A.T. Leonard 1963.
Gift; of Albert Shumate 1998.
Purchase; from James Smalldon 2006.
In English and Spanish.
Bancroft BANC MSS 99/74 c: From the collection of John D. Gilchriese. (purchase 02/12/98) CU-BANC


Business records.
Bills of lading.

Physical Description:

1 box (0.2 linear feet)




BANC MSS 99/74 c box 1
BANC MSS 98/167 c [no longer used]
BANC MSS C-B 873 [no longer used]
In process