Collection contains incomplete corporate records from various companies the
Dorhmanns were involved in; containing portions of each company's and Mr. Dorhmann's personal records
relating to his business interests. These early California department store companies reflect San
Francisco business history and the management and personnel tensions of the day. Collection includes a
commemorative scrapbook documenting F.W. Dohrmann's career.
Frederick W. Dohrmann was born in Germany in 1842 and came to Davenport,
Iowa in 1858. In April of 1862, he settled in San Francisco where he
worked as a clerk in a grocery store located at Fifth and Howard. He became involved in the general
merchandise business in Oakland and in the manufacturing of breakfast foods.
Number of containers: 3 cartons, 1 oversize folder, and 1 oversize volume.
Linear feet: 3.75
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for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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
Collection is open for research.