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Finding Aid of the Domenico Ghiradelli Papers C057973
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Description
Two handwritten copies of legal responses in a case before the 12th Circuit Court of San Francisco in the case "Domenico Granoni, Plantiff vs Domenico Ghiradelli, Defendant" over a claim for payment of $308. Also 2 ledger pages, handwritten. One for D. Ghiradelli Co and the other for San Pablo Ranch both cover periods from 1867 to 1868.
Background
Domenico (Domingo) Ghirardelli, founded the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in San Francisco. He was born in Genoa, Italy on Feb 21, 1817. He arrived in San Francisco in 1849 from Lima, Peru aboard the brig "Mazeppa. He died in 1984 in Rapallo, Italy. His wife was Carmen Alvarado and they had six children. He established himself in the chocolate business in 1853 with the opening of Ghirardelli and Girard. The Ghirardelli Company moved to its location on North Point in San Francisco in 1895. He began to use the Spanish form of his name, Domingo, when he arrived in Peru in 1838.
Extent
1.0 folder (2 letters, 2 ledger pages)
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Availability
Collection open for research