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A guide to the Louis Weule Company records, 1879-1920
HDC0001 (SAFR 13569)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Louis Weule Company records
    Date: 1879-1920
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0001 (SAFR 13569)
    Creator/Collector: Weule, Louis
    Physical Description: 9.3 linear feet
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Louis Weule Company records (SAFR 13569, HDC 1) contains records about nautical charts, instruments and supplies, was founded in 1862 by Charles Pace of London, and taken over by Louis Weule in 1892.
    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

    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.

    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. P lease 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], HDC0001 (SAFR 13569), Louis Weule Company records, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    SAFR-01893
    This collection was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Agency History: The Louis Weule Company, which dealt in nautical charts, instruments and supplies, was founded in 1862 by Charles Pace of London, and taken over by Louis Weule in 1892. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, the firm was reorganized under the name of the Louis Weule Company.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Louis Weule Company records (SAFR 13569, HDC 1) contains records about nautical charts, instruments and supplies, was founded in 1862 by Charles Pace of London, and taken over by Louis Weule in 1892.
    Collection consists of correspondences, ledgers books, cargo lists, Azimuth instrument. There are also invoices and bills from jewelers, watch and clock makers, shipping lines, precious metals dealers, drawing materials, brass and iron works, chars and nautical works, marine hardware, tools, supplies, opticians, etc. Dates end at 1920 except the Greenwich Regulator Time Book which covers years to 1949.
    A recent addition to this collection consists of a paper copy and an electronic, scanned copy of Louis Weule's personal journal. The journal dates from January 1, 1904 through December 31, 1908. There is a description of the events on April 18, 1906, the date of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Most of the journal is in German, written in the old style German script.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by form of material and date.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Weule, Louis
    Louis Weule Company
    Correspondence