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Finding Aid to the American Sugar Refinery Company Records, 1879-1903 MS 0052
MS 0052  
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Description
Two volumes of bylaws (1879 and 1885), a journal (1890-1895), a cashbook (1890-1903), and a general ledger (1890-1903).
Background
The American Sugar Refinery was formed in 1879 with the purchase of the Bay Refinery, which had initially been established by Claus Spreckels in 1864. Spreckels (the "sugar king of California") "organized" the Bay Sugar Refining Company in 1863, his start in the sugar industry. He bought the machinery in New York and returned to San Francisco to build the refinery. Soon thereafter he sold his interest with a good profit.
Extent
Extent: 5 volumes
(1.0 Linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.