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Finding aid to the Adolph Sutro Collection, 1873-1906
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Series 1 Sutro Activities, 1873-1896 (bulk 1885-1896)

Physical Description: 28.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains the receipts, cancelled checks, and bills for several of Sutro's concerns. Of note are the folders on library expenses, Midwinter Fair acquisitions and payrolls, and the "Liberty Statue" on Mount Olympus. The tunnel receipts from 1873 are the earliest items.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 1, Folder 1

Allowances, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Election Commission, 1895-1896

Box 1, Folder 3

Charities, 1886-1894

Box 1, Folder 4

Coin collection, 1894

Box 1, Folder 5

Election expenses, 1894

Box 1, Folder 6

Financial statements including liabilities, 1896

Box 1, Folder 7

Hugo Sutro account, 1882-1895

Box 1, Folder 8

Income tax form, 1894

Box 1, Folder 9

Interest, (loans, notes), 1885-1894

Box 1, Folder 10

Liberty statute, Mount Olympus, 1888

Box 1, Folder 11

Library: association membership, 1886

Box 1, Folder 12

Library: books (purchases, shipping notices), 1882-1894

Box 1, Folder 13

Library furnishings, repairs, 1886-1894

Box 1, Folder 14

Library rent, utilities, 1885-1894

Box 1, Folder 15

Library salaries and wages, 1885-1894

Box 1, Folder 16

Library supplies, 1885-1984

Box 1, Folder 17

Midwinter Fair acquisitions, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 18

Mirrors, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 19

Olympic Club proposal, 1888

Box 1, Folder 20

Patent, 1886-1894

Box 1, Folder 21

Payrolls (work on Midwinter Fair, acquisitions), 1894

Box 1, Folder 22

Periodicals (subscriptions), 1882-1896

Box 1, Folder 23

Printing ink business, 1894

Box 1, Folder 24

Property Taxes, 1882, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 25

"Railroad War," 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 26

Rents and leases, 1894

Box 1, Folder 27

Trust Fund, 1880-1896

Box 1, Folder 28

Tunnel receipts and disbursements, 1873

 

Series 2 Sutro Personal, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 14.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains the receipts, cancelled checks, and bills for various household and medical expenses for the Sutro family and for several of the family's residences.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 1, Folder 29

Cemetery lots, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 30

Funeral, wife Leah, 1893

Box 1, Folder 31

Household furnishings and expenses, 1882-1896

Box 1, Folder 32

Medical expenses, 1886-1896

Box 1, Folder 33

Medical reports, 1893-1896

Box 1, Folder 34

Paintings, portrait, pictures, 1882-1894

Box 1, Folder 35

Personal, 1882-1896

Box 1, Folder 36

Removal and burial of son's body in Home of Peace cemetery, 1894

General note

Son G.E. Sutro.
Box 1, Folder 37

Rent for Rose Sutro, 1882

Box 1, Folder 38

Residence Hayes and Fillmore furnishings, 1887-1894

Box 1, Folder 39

Residence Hayes and Fillmore gardens and lawn, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 40

Residence Hayes and Fillmore groceries, 1887, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 41

Residence Hayes and Fillmore repairs: materials used, 1887, 1893-1894

Box 1, Folder 42

Residence Hayes and Fillmore utilities, maids (household), 1887, 1893-1894

 

Series 3 Cliff House, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 34.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains bills, payrolls, receipts, and cancelled checks detailing some expenses for the Cliff House. This structure burned down in December 1894. The years covered are primarily 1882 and 1884, and then 1894-1896.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 1, Folder 43

Bathroom fixtures, 1894

Box 1, Folder 44

Beach: labor reports, 1891

Box 1, Folder 45

Blasting powder, 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 46

Brooms, pails, etc., 1894

Box 1, Folder 47

Building materials, 1882, 1885, 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 48

Clocks, 1894

Box 1, Folder 49

Cottage (repair, papering), 1894

Box 1, Folder 50

Electrical supplies, 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 51

Engineer, 1896

Box 1, Folder 52

Fire extinguishers, 1896

Box 1, Folder 53

Flags, 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 54

Furnace repair, 1894

Box 1, Folder 55

Furnishings, 1884, 1896

Box 1, Folder 56

Glass (leaded), 1894

Box 1, Folder 57

Gold leaf, 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 58

Grading, 1894, 1896

Box 1, Folder 59

Gun and ammunition, 1896

Box 2, Folder 1

Hardware and tools, 1882, 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 2

Hydrographic survey, 1894

Box 2, Folder 3

Insurance, 1894

Box 2, Folder 4

Land's End Landing survey, 1894

Box 2, Folder 5

Miner's candles, 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 6

Paints and oils, 1894

Box 2, Folder 7

Paints and oils, 1896

Box 2, Folder 8

Payroll, 1882, 1884

Box 2, Folder 9

Payroll, 1894-1895

Box 2, Folder 10

Payroll, 1896

Box 2, Folder 11

Payroll; Power House, 1896

Box 2, Folder 12

Records Search, 1894

Box 2, Folder 13

Repair men, 1884-1886, 1896 (bulk 1884-1886)

Box 2, Folder 14

Sacks (old), 1894

Box 2, Folder 15

Salt, 1894

Box 2, Folder 16

Sidewalk to beach, 1894

Box 2, Folder 17

Water bill, 1882, 1896

 

Series 4 New Cliff House, 1895-1896

Physical Description: 21.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains bills, payrolls, receipts, and cancelled checks detailing the expenses for the New Cliff House. Construction was completed in 1896.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 2, Folder 18

Architects, 1896

Box 2, Folder 19

Attic, 1896

Box 2, Folder 20

Blasting powder, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 21

Building materials, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 22

Cash registers, 1896

Box 2, Folder 23

Chimney, 1896

Box 2, Folder 24

Contractor, 1896

Box 2, Folder 25

Electrical (supplies and work), 1896

Box 2, Folder 26

Elevator, 1896

Box 2, Folder 27

Furnishings and decor, 1896

Box 2, Folder 28

Glass, 1896

Box 2, Folder 29

Hardware and tools, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 30

Hose, 1896

Box 2, Folder 31

Insurance, 1896

Box 2, Folder 32

Mantels and grates, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 33

Paints and oils, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 34

Payroll, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 35

Plumbing, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 36

Sheds, 1896

Box 2, Folder 37

Weatherstripping, 1896

Box 2, Folder 38

Window shades, 1895-1896

 

Series 5 Sutro Heights, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 75.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains bills, payrolls, receipts, and cancelled checks for Sutro Heights expenses. The bills and receipts offer a good example of the household costs. Some of the receipts for Sutro Heights and the Merrie Way include the purchase of amusements from the 1894 Midwinter Fair, and the cost to dismantle and move those pieces from Golden Gate Park to Sutro Heights.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 2, Folder 39

Aquarium [payroll], 1885-1886

Box 2, Folder 40

Building material, 1885-1894

Box 2, Folder 41

Building material, 1896

Box 2, Folder 42

Cannon, cannon ball, 1896

Box 2, Folder 43

Carriages, wagons, 1882-1894

Box 2, Folder 44

Carriages, wagons, 1882-1896

Box 2, Folder 45

Casino, 1896

Box 2, Folder 46

Clothing, 1886-1896

Box 2, Folder 47

Coal, 1890, 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 48

Cow (purchase), 1894-1895

Box 2, Folder 49

Earthquake indicator, 1888

Box 2, Folder 50

Expense accounts, 1894, 1896

Box 2, Folder 51

Fire Department, 1896

Box 2, Folder 52

Flags, halyard, 1894

Box 2, Folder 53

Galvanic battery, 1888

Box 2, Folder 54

Gardens, conservatory, 1882-1896

Box 2, Folder 55

Gardens, conservatory, 1894

Box 2, Folder 56

Gardens, conservatory, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 57

Gasoline, 1896

Box 2, Folder 58

Gate receipts, 1894

Box 2, Folder 59

Geographic globe, 1894

Box 2, Folder 60

Glass painting, 1894

 

Hardware, tools, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 6.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 61

1882-1889

Box 2, Folder 62

1890

Box 2, Folder 63

1893

Box 2, Folder 64

1894

Box 2, Folder 65

1895

Box 2, Folder 66

1896

Box 2, Folder 67

Harrington Cottage, 1896 1896

Box 2, Folder 68

Heater and boiler, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 69

Horseshoeing, 1885-1890

Box 2, Folder 70

Horseshoeing, 1895-1896

Box 2, Folder 71

Hose, 1890, 1894, 1896

Box 2, Folder 72

Housekeeping account, 1890, 1894

Box 2, Folder 73

Medical supplies, 1896

Box 2, Folder 74

Newspaper insert, 1890

Box 2, Folder 75

Paints and oils, 1885-1894

Box 2, Folder 76

Paints and oils, 1895-1896

 

Payrolls, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 4.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 77

1882-1885

Box 2, Folder 78

1888, 1890

Box 2, Folder 79

1894

Box 2, Folder 80

1896

Box 2, Folder 81

Plant and garden receipts, 1896

Box 2, Folder 82

Photography supplies, 1889, 1894, 1896

Box 2, Folder 83

Printing, 1896

Box 2, Folder 84

Pump, 1894

Box 2, Folder 85

Residence: chimney sweep, 1895

 

Residence: food and supplies, 1886-1896

Physical Description: 3.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 86

1886-1888

Box 2, Folder 87

1885-1886, 1894

Box 2, Folder 88

1895-1896

 

Residence: furnishings and maintenance, 1886-1896

Physical Description: 3.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 89

1886-1888

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 90

1886-1894

Box 2, Folder 91

1886, 1895-1896 (bulk 1895-1896)

Box 2, Folder 92

Salamander and sea lion food, 1894

Box 2, Folder 93

Salt, 1894

Box 2, Folder 94

Silica for statues, 1896

Box 2, Folder 95

Stable brooms, 1891-1896

Box 2, Folder 96

Stable construction, 1888-1896

 

Stables feed and bedding, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 4.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 97

1882-1893

Box 2, Folder 98

1894

Box 2, Folder 99

1895

Box 2, Folder 100

1896

 

Stables harness and grooming, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 101

Stables harness and grooming, 1882-1894

Box 3, Folder 1

Stables harness and grooming, 1895-1896

Box 3, Folder 2

Stables maintenance, 1889, 1895

Box 3, Folder 3

Stabling charges, 1882-1896

Box 3, Folder 4

Surveyor, 1886, 1888

 

Telephone, 1888, 1890, 1894, 1896

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 3, Folder 5

1888, 1890, 1894

Box 3, Folder 6

1896

Box 3, Folder 7

Tracing cloth, 1894

Box 3, Folder 8

Veterinary, 1894

Box 3, Folder 9

Veterinary, 1885-1886, 1895-1896

Box 3, Folder 10

Visitor's register, 1889

Box 3, Folder 11

Watchman supplies, 1896

Box 3, Folder 12

Windmill, 1888

 

Series 6 Napa County Ranch, Arcadia, 1893-1896

Physical Description: 11.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The Napa Valley/County Ranch series contains receipts for materials and groceries purchased for the ranch (household expenses, soap, flour, etc.) for 1893-1894.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 3, Folder 13

Fares, freight, road tolls, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 14

Fish eggs, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 15

Garden, 1894

Box 3, Folder 16

General merchandise, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 17

Hardware, paints, building materials, etc., 1893-1896

Box 3, Folder 18

Household, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 19

Land: purchase, surveys, tax [receipts], 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 20

Payrolls, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 21

Plow, 1893

Box 3, Folder 22

Stables and carriages, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 23

Water analysis, 1893-1894

 

Series 7 San Miguel Ranch, 1882-1896 (bulk 1893-1896)

Physical Description: 10.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The San Miguel Ranch series contains receipts and bills for various ranch expenses which included land purchase, surveys, and payrolls.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 3, Folder 24

Bull-strayed and redeemed, 1894

Box 3, Folder 25

Hardware, tools, building materials, 1885-1886, 1893-1896

Box 3, Folder 26

Hire of teams, 1893

Box 3, Folder 27

Land: purchase, surveys, title, deeds [receipts], 1889-1890, 1893-1894

Box 3, Folder 28

No Trespass signs, 1896

 

Payrolls, 1885-1896

Physical Description: 3.0 folders
Box 3, Folder 29

1885-1893

Box 3, Folder 30

1894

General note

Tree planting.
Box 3, Folder 31

1896

General note

Tree planting.
Box 3, Folder 32

Seeds and planting, 1882, 1894, 1896

Box 3, Folder 33

Stables, 1893-1894

 

Series 8 Office--Montgomery Street, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 10.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains receipts and bills for various Montgomery Street office expenses which included land purchase, contracts, insurance, surveys, payrolls, and petitions.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 3, Folder 34

Contract for grading, 1889

General note

Lake Street between First and Sixth Avenues.
Box 3, Folder 35

Deeds, titles, abstracts, 1882-1896

Box 3, Folder 36

Insurance, 1882-1888, 1896

Box 3, Folder 37

Judgements/Suits, 1885-1888, 1894, 1896

Box 3, Folder 38

Petitions to City (Developments), 1886, 1890

Box 3, Folder 39

Repairs, property location not specified, 1882-1894

Box 3, Folder 40

Salaries, wages, 1882-1896

Box 3, Folder 41

Supplies, utilities, maintenance, 1882-1896

Box 3, Folder 42

Surveyors-Engineers, 1893-1896

Box 3, Folder 43

Unspecified payments (purpose not indicated), 1882-1894

 

Series 9 City Properties, 1882-1896

Physical Description: 11.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains receipts and bills for various San Francisco properties.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 4, Folder 1

Badlam Block, Humboldt Building from Fair, 1890, 1894

Box 4, Folder 2

Byfield Tract, German Village buildings-Fair, 1894, 1896

Box 4, Folder 3

California Street, 1885-1896

Box 4, Folder 4

Felton Tract, 1886, 1890

Box 4, Folder 5

Greenwich Street, 1882-1896

Box 4, Folder 6

Jackson and Battery, 1882-1896

Box 4, Folder 7

Market and 6th, 1882-1894

Box 4, Folder 8

Outside Lands, Block 72, 1890, 1894, 1896

Box 4, Folder 9

Park Lane Tract, 1885-1896

Box 4, Folder 10

Reese Block, 1886, 1893-1896 (bulk 1893-1896)

Box 4, Folder 11

Reese Block payroll, 1894, 1896

 

Series 10 Sutro Baths, 1893-1906

Scope and Contents

The Sutro Baths opened in 1896 and featured seven pools; one was kept at ocean temperature while the others were heated to different temperatures. The Baths also included a museum and several restaurants. The pools closed in the 1950s and Sutro Baths as a whole closed in 1966.
The receipts and bills detail the variety of expenses from admissions and payrolls, to the Hospital Resuscitation Room and Orchestorion. The series includes a fairly complete set of weekly programs for Sutro Baths from March 1896 through April 1907.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Sutro Baths Business, and Sutro Baths Programs. The Business subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title; the Programs are arranged chronologically.
 

Series 10 A Sutro Baths Business, 1893-1896

Physical Description: 66.0 folders
Box 4, Folder 12

Admissions, 1896

Box 4, Folder 13

Advertising (newspapers), 1893-1896

Box 4, Folder 14

Amusement Department (general), 1896

Box 4, Folder 15

Architect, 1894

Box 4, Folder 16

Bands, 1894-1896

Box 4, Folder 17

Bathing Department, 1896

Box 4, Folder 18

Bathroom cards, 1896

Box 4, Folder 19

Bathroom fixtures, 1894

Box 4, Folder 20

Boats, 1896

Box 4, Folder 21

Building materials, 1894-1896

Box 4, Folder 22

Cash registers, 1896

Box 4, Folder 23

Cleaning materials, 1893-1896

Box 4, Folder 24

Clocks, 1896

Box 4, Folder 25

Cloth, etc., 1895-1896

Box 4, Folder 26

Contractors (construction), 1894

Box 4, Folder 27

Costume rentals, 1896

Box 4, Folder 28

Decorator, 1894, 1896

Box 4, Folder 29

Detective service, 1896

Box 4, Folder 30

Diving gear, 1896

Box 4, Folder 31

Electrical Plant and supplies, 1894-1896

Box 4, Folder 32

Elevator, 1894

Box 4, Folder 33

Expense accounts, 1896

Box 4, Folder 34

Fire Department, 1896

Box 4, Folder 35

Fireworks, 1896

Box 4, Folder 36

Furnace, 1894

Box 4, Folder 37

Glass, 1895-1896

Box 4, Folder 38

Glass blower, 1896

Box 4, Folder 39

Hairdresser, 1896

Box 4, Folder 40

Hardware and tools, 1894-1895

Box 4, Folder 41

Hardware and tools, 1895-1896

Box 4, Folder 42

Hospital Resuscitation Room, 1896

Box 4, Folder 43

Hygrometer, 1896

Box 4, Folder 44

Insurance, 1894-1896

Box 4, Folder 45

Lamps and lanterns, 1895-1896

Box 4, Folder 46

Laundry, 1896

Box 4, Folder 47

License, 1896

Box 4, Folder 48

Museum, 1895-1896

Box 4, Folder 49

Newspaper subscriptions, 1896

Box 4, Folder 50

Office furniture and supplies, 1896

Box 4, Folder 51

Orchestorion, 1896

Box 4, Folder 52

Paints and oils, 1894-1896

 

Payrolls, 1894, 1896

Physical Description: 9.0 folders
Box 4, Folder 53

July 1894

Box 4, Folder 54

August 1894

Box 4, Folder 55

September-October 1894

Box 4, Folder 56

November-December 1894

Box 4, Folder 57

January-March 1896

Box 4, Folder 58

April-May 1896

Box 4, Folder 59

June-July 1896

Box 4, Folder 60

August 1896

Box 4, Folder 61

September 1896

Box 5, Folder 1

Performers, 1896

Box 5, Folder 2

Photography, 1894, 1896

Box 5, Folder 3

Plaster decorations, 1894

Box 5, Folder 4

Postage and cards, 1896

Box 5, Folder 5

Posters, fliers, 1896

Box 5, Folder 6

Printings (tickets, etc.), 1896

Box 5, Folder 7

Prizes (for races), 1896

Box 5, Folder 8

Programme Department, 1896

Box 5, Folder 9

Pump repairs, 1894-1896

Box 5, Folder 10

Ranges (cooking), 1894

Box 5, Folder 11

Sacks (old), 1894-1896

Box 5, Folder 12

Safe, 1894

Box 5, Folder 13

Steam engine, 1896

Box 5, Folder 14

Telephone, 1894, 1896

Box 5, Folder 15

Ventilation Department, 1894-1896

Box 5, Folder 16

Watchman’s gun, etc., 1896

 

Series 10 B Sutro Baths Programs, 1896-1906

Physical Description: 96.0 folders
Box 5, Folders 17-26

1896 (March-December)

Box 5, Folders 27-38

1897 (January-December)

Box 5, Folders 39-50

1898 (January-December)

Box 5, Folders 51-62

1899 (January-December)

Box 5, Folders 63-74

1900 (January-December)

Box 5, Folders 75-86

1901 (January-December)

Box 5, Folders 87-97

1902 (January-November)

Box 5, Folders 98-106

1903 (February-March, May-August, October-December)

Box 5, Folders 107-108

1904 (November-December)

Box 5, Folder 109

1905 (December)

Box 5, Folders 110-113

1906 (January-April)

 

Series 11 Merrie Way--Amusements, 1890, 1894-1896 (bulk 1894-1896)

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents

The Merrie Way, also known as the Sutro Pleasure Grounds, was located to the east of the Sutro Baths. This amusement included several attractions that were purchased from the 1894 Midwinter Exposition and were moved from Golden Gate Park to Sutro's property.
The series includes receipts and payrolls for the Firth Wheel, the Haunted Swing and the Mirror Maze. There are also files for the Mechanical Village and the Shooting Gallery.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 5, Folder 114

Firth Wheel, 1895-1896

Box 5, Folder 115

Firth Wheel Payroll, 1894, 1896

Box 5, Folder 116

Haunted Swing, 1895-1896

Box 5, Folder 117

Haunted Swing Payroll, 1896

Box 5, Folder 118

Mechanical Village, 1894

Box 5, Folder 119

Mirror Maze, 1895-1896

Box 5, Folder 120

Mirror Maze Payroll, 1896

Box 5, Folder 121

Shooting Gallery-Railroad Terminus [includes payroll], 1890

 

Series 12 Railroad and Power House, 1894-1899

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

The series includes receipts, bills, and reports primarily for the Power House.
Box 5, Folder 122

Bonding of Motormen, 1897

Box 5, Folder 123

Charges for power to Baths and Heights, 1896

Box 5, Folder 124

General expenses, 1894-1899

Box 5, Folder 125

Job applications, 1896

Box 5, Folder 126

Power House (general), 1895-1896

Box 5, Folder 127

Power House Engineer Reports, 1896

Box 5, Folder 128

Power House Engineer Reports, 1897

Box 5, Folder 129

Power Charge Disagreements and Analyses, 1898-1899

Box 5, Folder 130

Series 13 Miscellaneous checks, 1886