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A guide to the Ledger and scrapbook, 1876-1881, 1898-1931
HDC1636 (SAFR 23108)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Ledger and scrapbook
    Date: 1876-1881, 1898-1931
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1636 (SAFR 23108)
    Creator ||Hoeffer, George F: Johnson, Earle B. Hoeffer, George F.
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Ledger and scrapbook, 1876-1881, 1898-1931 (SAFR 23108, HDC 1636) is a single volume used as cash account book by George F. Hoeffer and used by Johnson as a maritime scrapbook largely containing newspaper clippings from the turn of the century of ship etchings and engravings. The collection has been processed to the file unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1636 (SAFR 23108), Ledger and scrapbook, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Ledger and scrapbook, 1876-1881, 1898-1931 (SAFR 23108, HDC 1636) is a single volume used as cash account book by George F. Hoeffer and used by Johnson as a maritime scrapbook largely containing newspaper clippings from the turn of the century of ship etchings and engravings. The collection has been processed to the file unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The ledger, which was bound in Chicago, was originally used by Hoeffer for his cash accounts from 1876-1881. It is unknown how the book came to be used as a scrapbook by Earle B. Johnson. The clippings pasted in the first half of the scrapbook date from 1898 to WWI. A separate folder houses loose clippings that date to 1931. Most of the newspaper clippings are of paintings by William A. Coulter, a noted maritime artist. The second half of the book is comprised of Hoeffer's accounts, as well as handwritten ciphers and their keys presumably created by Johnson.

    Collection Arrangement

    Collection is housed in one flat box for the scrapbook and the legal-size folder of loose clippings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ships
    Johnson, Earle B.
    Hoeffer, George F.
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Scrapbooks
    Account books
    Financial records
    Administrative records