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John Otto Haman correspondence, 1890-1956 (bulk 1923-1924).
BANC MSS 2006/177 box 1; BANC MSS 2006/177
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John Otto Haman correspondence, 1890-1956 (bulk 1923-1924)


Haman, John Otto, 1906-1984, creator, correspondent.


Contains mostly correspondence between John Otto Haman and his parents in the 1920s. Also includes newspaper clippings, notes on cable cars, and other miscellany. Miscellany includes post cards, a wedding announcement, a certificate of promotion to 7th grade for his son Henry (dated June 15, 1956), a photographic portrait (possibly an albumen print circa 1900) of an unidentified woman, a performance program, dated March 27, 1915, of violinist Schumann-Heink at Festival Hall, and a color calendar print titled "Union Street Dummy and Car, 1880 Transportation from the Presidio to the Barbary Coast. 1906" mounted on a cardboard cutout mat, etc. Also includes three letters from "Lottie" and "Etta" [likely early relatives of Haman] to their parents. One of the clippings (circa 1950s) concerns remarks made by John Otto Haman, in his capacity as the former president of the California Street Cable Railroad Company, about San Francisco Municipal Authority's financial losses operating the street cars.


1923 (issued)


Haman, John Otto -- 1906-1984 -- Archives
Haman, John Otto -- 1906-1984 -- Correspondence
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine -- 1861-1936 -- Pictorial works
California Street Cable Railroad Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Cable cars (Streetcars) -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
Women -- Photographs
Cable cars (Streetcars)


Collection processed at folder level in 2006.
John Otto Haman correspondence, BANC MSS 2006/177, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. John Otto Haman (born October 20, 1906 in San Francisco County, California ; died April 17, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California) was the president of the California Street Cable Railroad Company. In 1951, he oversaw the sale of the company to the city of San Francisco.
In English with some German.
Transferred from the California Street Cable Railroad Company records (BANC MSS C-G 254) CU-BANC


Personal correspondence.
Albumen prints.

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BANC MSS 2006/177 box 1
BANC MSS 2006/177