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Finding Aid to the Silas H. Palmer business papers, MS 3297
MS 3297  
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Description
Correspondence, billheads, invoices, bids, estimates, reports, contracts, receipts, financial accounts, and receipts of Palmer, relating to his construction jobs throughout Calif., both in partnership, primarily as part of Palmer & McBryde and of S.H. Palmer & J.P. Holland, Inc., and alone, mostly under the name S.H. Palmer Co., Ltd. Projects include several Calif. highways, particularly the Santa Monica Highway (1932-1934); dams, including the Spring Valley and the Calaveras Dams; stadiums, including Kezar Stadium, then known as Golden Gate Park Stadium, Stanford University Stadium, and the stadium at the University of California, Berkeley. Several railroad companies and power companies are also represented as clients. Also includes industrial accident reports and insurance contracts (1914-1934) and invoices for materials and equipment obtained at Livermore Yard.
Extent
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.