The Adolph Sutro Papers consists of correspondence, much of it relating to the Sutro Tunnel Company and to the Funding Bill;
records of the Sutro Tunnel Company including cipher books; documents relating to property holdings in San Francisco, Alameda,
San Mateo and Napa Counties; payrolls and reports for the Cliff House, Sutro Railroad, San Miguel Ranch, Sutro Baths, Sutro
Library, and Sutro Heights; papers relating to Sutro's term as San Francisco Mayor; papers relating to Sutro's estate; and
Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro, originator of the Sutro Tunnel in Nevada and well-known figure in San Francisco, born of Jewish
parents in 1830 at Aix-la-Chapelle in Germany, left school at sixteen, but continued his education by reading voraciously.
From his father, a cloth manufacturer, Sutro learned factory management. After his father's death in 1847, with business ruined
by the Prussian war, his mother, having to raise seven sons and four daughters, decided to emigrate to the United States in
Number of containers: 23 boxes, 9 cartons, 1 oversize folder, and 1 tube
Linear feet: 20.75
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