Guide to the Selby Smelting & Lead Company Records, 1852-1976

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Selby Smelting & Lead Company Records, 1852-1976



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: Selby Smelting & Lead Company Records,
Date (inclusive): 1852-1976
Box Number: 1563, 1566
Creator: Selby Smelting & Lead Company
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Selby Smelting & Lead Company Records, California State Library.

Access Points

Smelting--California
Selby Smelting & Lead Company

Contents

Correspondence, contracts, stock certificates, receipts, invoices, tax records, deeds, leases.

History

The Selby Smelting Company was orgainzed in 1865 by Thomas H. Selby and Peter Naylor of New York. The lead produced here was used at the Selby Shot Tower in San Francisco. In 1879 the company purchased the property and business of the Pacific Refinery and Bullion Exchange. They refined gold, silver, and lead, and became the only private refinery on the west coast.

Correspondents

  • Bank of California Bessemer Steel Works
  • Black Diamond Steel Works
  • Bradley, F. W.
  • Carson, Jonathan
  • Clemens, Gilbert
  • Gilbert, Frank L.
  • J. J. Moore and Co., Inc.
  • New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Rasmussen, Louis J.
  • Rideout, E. V.
  • Seaman, Jesse
  • Sexton, Roberta
  • Taylor, Chas.
  • Weinberger, Herman
  • William Butcher Steel Works
  • Wingfield, George

Material Transferred from the Collection

Photographs

  • Photographs to photo file.

Maps

  • Title: California. San Francisco. 1916.
    Selby Smelting & Lead Co. San Francisco. Dec. 29, 1916.
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 S19d 1916)
  • Title: California. Contra Costa County.
    n.d. [Selby Smelting & Lead Co.]
    Identifier/Call Number: (MAP c912 C76s n.d.)

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Container List

Box Box 1563

Correspondence; history of company; brochures, advertising; clippings; newsletter; administrative records; purchase & receiving records

Box Box 1566

Correspondence; administrative records; general accounts; legal materials; patents