This collection consists of papers related to the life and business activities of San Francisco, California, civil engineer
and county surveyor Milo Hoadley (1809-1887). Includes field notebooks containing street grade measurements
and surveys (1850s-early 1860s), as well as material about the
fight to supply San Francisco with water in 1856 and the 1870s.
Milo Hoadley (1809-1887), civil engineer, was born in Connecticut on July 25, 1809. In 1849
he came to San Francisco, California, where he served first as assistant deputy county
surveyor, then as deputy, to County Surveyor William M. Eddy. After Eddy's election to the
State Surveyor General-ship in 1851, Hoadley turned his full attention to former part-time
activities--making private surveys and working on the 160 acre tract near Lone Mountain to
which he had squatter's rights. There, on the land later to be known officially as Hoadley's
Addition, he began cutting wood for sale. During 1852, he and a C. McCartney were partners in
a downtown wood yard.
65 pieces in 1 box + 10 volumes
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