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The history of Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Company, 1939.

Author: Henry Covington Janin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This manuscript covers the entire history of Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Company, which began as the Baker & Hamilton Company, founded by Livingston Low Baker and Robert Muirhead Hamilton, two men who came to California in 1849 to mine for gold, but who eventually gave up mining to open a hardware store in Sacramento. Baker & Hamilton also sold farming supplies and equipment. They opened a second store in San  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Named Person: Livingston Low Baker; Robert Muirhead Hamilton; Henry Covington Janin; James L L F Warren
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Covington Janin
OCLC Number: 228740655
Description: 99 pages, bound typescript, 34 cm.

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This manuscript covers the entire history of Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Company, which began as the Baker & Hamilton Company, founded by Livingston Low Baker and Robert Muirhead Hamilton, two men who came to California in 1849 to mine for gold, but who eventually gave up mining to open a hardware store in Sacramento. Baker & Hamilton also sold farming supplies and equipment. They opened a second store in San Francisco in 1867, which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. In 1918, Baker & Hamilton merged with Pacific Hardware & Steel Company to create Baker, Hamilton & Pacific Company. The author also discusses the history of agriculture in California and the agriculturist James L. L. F. Warren.

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