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Finding Aid to the Edward L. G. Steele diary, November 1, 1863 - May 24, 1867
SF MSS 22/2  
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Description
A daily journal kept by Edward Steele, a clerk for a San Francisco commission merchant, during the Civil War era.
Background
Edward Lindley Grey Steele was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842. He came to San Francisco in 1861 on the ship Contest, settling and working as a clerk for commission merchants C. Adolphe Low & Company in that city; the firm later became E. L. G. Steele & Co. He would go on to become president of the Oceanic Steamship Company and American Sugar Refinery. Steele married Emma McPherson in 1869, was a longtime resident of Oakland, and died in 1894.
Extent
1.0 volume
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is open for research.