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P.N. Kuss papers, 1886-1909.
BANC MSS 2002/193 c; BANC MSS 2002/193 c; BANC MSS 2002/193 c
Collection Overview

Title:

P.N. Kuss papers, 1886-1909

Creator/Contributor:

Kuss, P. N., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Keller, Charles Ferdinand, 1846-1937

Creator/Contributor:

Fischer, Frank X.

Creator/Contributor:

Copp, Henry N. (Henry Norris), 1843-1912

Creator/Contributor:

Dillon, Henry Clay, 1846-1912

Creator/Contributor:

P.N. Kuss Company

Abstract:

Consists of documents concerning the Kaweah Colony, and P.N. Kuss Co. The Kaweah Colony documents include correspondence between Kuss, Charles Keller, Frank X. Fischer, Attorney Henry N. Copp, and Attorney Henry C. Dillon, a partial membership list, land patents, receipts, and publications. P.N. Kuss Co. documents include company bylaws, meeting minutes, professional recommendations, paint formulas and laws.

Date:

1886 (issued)

Subject:

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Kuss, P. N
Kaweah Colony.
P.N. Kuss Company.
Paint industry and trade -- Law and legislation
Paint industry and trade -- California -- San Francisco
Land grants -- California -- Tulare County
Collective settlements -- California -- Tulare County

Note:

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC )
P.N. Kuss ran his own painting business in Oakland and San Francisco. P.N. Kuss was also an executive board member of the Kaweah Colony. The Kaweah Colony was started in 1885 as an experiment in Christian Socialism. 55 members made land claims near the Kaweah River in 1885. A road and sawmill were built, with several townships and a school, but problems with the land claims and internal conflict ended the colony in 1892.

Physical Description:

print
1 box and 1 oversize folder (.25 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2002/193 c
BANC MSS 2002/193 c
BANC MSS 2002/193 c

Origin:

California