The bulk of these papers consists of business and family correspondence written to L.C.
Granger while he was in the State Assembly. D.B. Hays informs him about activities on
Hays' ranch. Adolf Ekman, who seems to have acted as Granger's business agent during his
absence, keeps him abreast of his mining business. The correspondence also contains
several charming, chatty, family letters from Alfred Granger, L.C.'s son, (a pharmacist
in Sacramento), to his sister, Belle.
The Granger family flourished in Butte county during the second half of the 19th century.
The head of this clan, Lewis C. Granger (?-1890), an attorney and Justice of the Peace,
represented his county in the State Assembly from 1883 through 1887. L.C. Granger was
also a land registrar who owned agricultural lands and a gold mine in the vicinity of
Oroville. Granger's son-in-law, David B. Hays, farmed orchard and row crops at Oroville.