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Charles Wagner family papers, 1890-1943.
BANC MSS 2013/113 box 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Charles Wagner family papers, 1890-1943

Creator/Contributor:

Wagner, Charles, 1837-1912, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Wagner, Bertha Emily, 1873-1956, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Wagner, Edward Charles, 1869-1940, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Pacific Tannery

Creator/Contributor:

Wagner Leather Company

Creator/Contributor:

Pacific Oak Extracts Works

Abstract:

Contains mostly personal correspondence between Charles Wagner family members. Twenty-six letters are from Charles Wagner to his daughter, Bertha, written on various letterhead stationery of his companies, Pacific Tannery, Pacific Oak Extract Works, and the Wagner Leather Company. Eleven letters are from Bertha Wagner traveling aboard a ship to Europe to family members and six letters are from her brother, Edward Charles Wagner, to family members, often discussing the family business. Also includes a court notice concerning the estate of Louisa Wagner and a six page typescript by Edward H. Wagner [Charles's brother?] for a book chapter titled, "Five weeks in Humboldt," for a book titled, "Memories of the trail," accompanied by a sketch used to illustrate places mentioned in the book.

Date:

1890 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Wagner, Charles -- 1837-1912 -- Family -- Archives
Wagner family -- Archives
Wagner, Charles -- 1837-1912 -- Correspondence
Wagner, Bertha Emily -- 1873-1956 -- Correspondence
Wagner, Edward Charles -- 1869-1940 -- Correspondence
Wagner Leather Company.
Pacific Tannery.
Pacific Oak Extract Works.
Tanneries -- California -- Stockton
Tanneries -- California -- Humboldt County
Leather industry and trade -- California -- Stockton
Leather industry and trade -- California -- Humboldt County

Note:

Charles Wagner family papers, BANC MSS 2013/113, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from The Book Shop; 20130304.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2013.108).
The Wagner family enterprises of tanning and leather goods were started by a German immigrant to the California gold rush, Jacob C. Wagner (1830-1896). His younger brother, Charles Wagner (1837-1912) followed him to California and they formally began the family business in 1856. Charles married Phillipina Simon and they had two children, Edward Charles (1869-1940) and Bertha Emily (1873-1956).
In English and some German.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Language:

English
German

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2013/113 box 1

Origin:

California