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A guide to the G. W. McNear papers, 1876-1941
HDC0068 (SAFR 17618)  
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Description
G.W. McNear papers (SAFR 17618, HDC 68) consists of correspondence, billheads, surveyor's reports, newspaper clipping, cargo plan, letter book, telegrams, receipts and manifests from the grain brokerage firm of G. W. McNear dating from 1876 to 1941. This collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restriction.
Background
The G.W. McNear company was a grain brokerage firm in San Francisco that began business in the 1870's. It was founded by George McNear, who came to San Francisco from Maine. For some years he worked in the grain trading company established by his brother John A. McNear in Petaluma, and in 1874 he founded his own company with warehouses and docks in Port Costa, next to Martinez.
Extent
164 items.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.