Frederick Smith Stratton papers, circa 1886-1917.


Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915. Frederick Smith Stratton papers, circa 1886-1917.

Frederick Smith Stratton papers, circa 1886-1917.

Includes correspondence, scrapbooks and miscellaneous papers concerning Stratton as Collector of the Port of San Francisco, 1900-1913; Republican party activities; and business interests in California and Oregon (including land holdings in Klamath County) Correspondents include many of the most prominent California political figures of Stratton's day, including U.S. Senators Thomas Bard, Frank Flint, George Perkins and John D. Works; Congressmen Julius Kahn and Joseph Russell Knowland; Presidents William McKinley and William Howard Taft; Governors George Pardee and James Gillette. Other correspondents include William H. Crocker, Charles Mills Gayley, John Hays Hammond, David Starr Jordan, Garret McEnerney and Benjamin Ide Wheeler.

23 boxes, 6 cartons, 1 oversize folder (15.25 linear feet)

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