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Ephraim Dyer Estate Company records, 1857-1977.
BANC MSS 2004/103 c oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2004/103 c carton 1; BANC MSS 2004/103 c carton 2; BANC MSS 2004/103 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Ephraim Dyer Estate Company records, 1857-1977

Creator/Contributor:

Ephraim Dyer Estate Company, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Dyer, Ephraim, 1828-1883

Abstract:

Primarily contains financial and land documents, including land in Alvarado and the Altamont Pass areas of Alameda County and in Solano County. Also includes some administrative records such as by-laws, annual reports, and minutes of meetings. Details about the Dyer family history are minimal.

Date:

1857 (issued)

Subject:

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Ephraim Dyer Estate Company -- Archives
Ephraim Dyer Estate Company -- Maps
California Beet Sugar Manufacturing Company.
Sugar beet -- California
Sugar -- Manufacture and refining -- California
Alvarado (Union City, Calif.)
Altamont (Calif.)
Solano County (Calif.)

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Ephraim Dyer Estate Company records, BANC MSS 2004/103 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Ruth Dyer; 2000.
In English.
The Ephraim Dyer Estate Company was started in 1858, when Ephraim Dyer moved to California to join his brother Ebenezer in business. Both civil engineers, they bid on government contracts for surveying in California, Nevada, and Arizona. In 1869, Ephraim Dyer began growing sugar beets and organized the California Beet Sugar Manufacturing Company and the next year built the first successful beet sugar factory in Alvarado. The Ephraim Dyer Estate Company was also engaged in general mercantile business, stone-quarrying, shipping, and cattle-raising. The company was dissolved in 1971.
Related collection: Scrapbooks on the Dyer family and the beet sugar industry (BANC MSS 91/110 c).
Related collection: Dyer family papers (BANC MSS C-B 813).

Type:

Minutes.
Stock certificates.
Leases.
Annual reports.
Deeds.

Physical Description:

print
2 cartons, 1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2004/103 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2004/103 c carton 1
BANC MSS 2004/103 c carton 2
BANC MSS 2004/103 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.