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Port Stockton Cement Company records, 1926-1977.
BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize folder 2; BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize volume 1; BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 1; ...
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Title:

Port Stockton Cement Company records, 1926-1977

Creator/Contributor:

Port Stockton Cement Company, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Dunn, Robert Lee, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Holcomb, Idris Marianne, 1899-1993, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Dunn, Robert Lee, Jr, 1902-1958, creator.

Abstract:

Organized into five series: 1. Administrative Records, 1926-1973; 2. Correspondence, 1928-1977; 3. Legal Records, 1929-1974; 4. Financial Records, 1927-1972; and 5. Stocks, 1929-1968. Administrative records include articles of incorporation, by-laws, board meeting minutes, property records, maps showing limestone deposits, and records documenting the dissolution of the company. The bulk of the correspondence relates to stocks, finances, and the estate of Robert Lee Dunn, Sr. Legal records concern the Dunn family estate and lawsuits filed against the company. The financial records consist of reports and ledgers, and the stocks series includes cancelled stock certificates and ledgers.

Date:

1926 (issued)

Subject:

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Dunn, Robert Lee -- Estate
Dunn family
Port Stockton Cement Company -- Archives
Cement industries -- California -- Columbia

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.
Collection processed at container level in 2016.
Port Stockton Cement Company records, BANC MSS 78/27 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Idris Holcomb; 1977.
The Port Stockton Cement Company was incorporated by Robert Lee Dunn, Sr. in 1929 to establish a cement plant near Columbia, California. The family business was run by Dunn, his daughter Idris Holcomb, and his son, Robert Lee Dunn, Jr. The Board of Directors resolved to voluntarily dissolve the corporation on March 17, 1972.
Robert Lee Dunn (October 15, 1874-May 27, 1953) was a photographer and correspondent for Harper's and Collier's Weekly. In 1904, he went to Korea with Jack London to cover the Russo-Japanese War. Dunn accompanied then-Secretary of War William Howard Taft on his world tour in 1907 and wrote a biography of Taft, published in 1908, which was illustrated with many of his photographs. An entrepreneur, Dunn and his family eventually moved to California, settling just outside the town of Columbia in Tuolumne County. His property had a sizable limestone deposit and he developed the Port Stockton Cement Company, which attracted numerous stock holders but never really produced any cement. He lived there until his death in 1953. He and some family members are buried in the Columbia Public Cemetery, which is within the boundaries of the Columbia State Historic Park .
In English.

Physical Description:

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11 (8 1 2

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 78/27 c oversize volume 1
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 1
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 2
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 3
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 4
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 5
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 6
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 7
BANC MSS 78/27 c carton 8
BANC MSS 78/27 c
BANC MSS 78/27 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.