Guide to the Frederick William Macondray Letters, 1850-1862

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Guide to the Frederick William Macondray Letters, 1850-1862



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick William Macondray Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1862
Box Number: 239
Creator: Macondray, Frederick William, 1803-1862
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick William Macondray Letters, California State Library.

Access Points

San Francisco (Calif.)--History
F. W. Macondray and Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Macondray, Frederick William, 1803-1862

Contents

Letters to William E. Parrott in Boston.

Biography

Frederick William Macondray was born in Massachusetts in 1803. He sailed on the China coast and visited California in 1825 aboard a hide ship. After returning from seafaring, he came to San Francisco. On May 22, 1849, he and James Otis began a general commission business for shipping consignments of merchandise to San Francisco. F. W Macondray acted as agent for the company in San Francisco. The firm developed into a large wholesale tea company. Macondray died in San Francisco July 28, 1862.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • F. W. Macondray and Company (San Francisco, Calif.)

Other Correspondents

  • Hussey, Bond, & Hale
  • George F. Shaw & Company
  • Torrey and Blanchard
  • Tucker, George W.

Container List

Box 239

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.