Finding Aid to the American Sugar Refinery Company Records, 1879-1903 MS 0052
- Adler, Jacob. Claus Spreckels: the Sugar King in Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1966. p. 24
John S. Hittell.
Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast of North America. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft, 1882. p. 547
- There are but 2 refineries now in operation on the Pacific Coast, both of which are located in San Francisco -- the California Sugar Refinery, on Eighth and Brannan streets, owned by Claus Spreckels and his associates; and the American Sugar Refinery (formerly known as the Bay Sugar Refinery), on Union and Battery streets, belonging to C. Adolphe Low & Co....
- The American Sugar Refinery, formerly known as the Bay Sugar Refinery, located on the corner of Battery and Union streets, was formerly in the hands of an incorporation of which Claus Spreckels was the president. In 1879 the property was sold to a company of which C. Adolphe Low is the president. Since changing hands the capacity of the works has been doubled.
San Francisco: its builders, past and present. Chicago; San Francisco: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1913. Vol. 1, p. 5-10.
- Havemeyer was here reported to be the power behind the American Sugar Refining Co., a large trust. Here Spreckels is reported to have resisted the trust, by building the sugar plant in Philadelphia that was so controversial in the House's price-fixing hearings.
Shuck, Oscar T.
Historical Abstract of San Francisco. San Francisco: Oscar T. Shuck, 1897.
- Bay Sugar Refinery est. by Spreckels in 1864, sold in 1866, destroyed by fire June 19, 1876. American Sugar Refinery succeeded Bay Sugar Refinery in 1879, bought by Havemeyers & Elder, New York in March 1889.
- United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Investigation of American Sugar Refining Co. Hearings held before the Special committee on the investigation of the American Sugar Refining Co, and others on June 12 [-August 11] 1911. Washington: GPO, 1911. 3 vol.
Bylaws 1879, 1885
General ledger 1890-1903