Finding aid to the adolph sutro collection, 18731906 sfh 57 2 title. They called him crazy, but he contributed significantly to the success of the early west. Nature of the sutro library mexican collection the sutro mexican collection is of immense value for research into the history of mexican culture, religion, and politics from 1540 to 1889, and, since 1980, an active program ofacquistion of modern supporting materials. With little formal education but with a brilliant mind and dynamic ener. Sutro wanted to reestablish the restaurant as a wholesome, familyfriendly venue. He left both to avoid conscription in the military, and to seek opportunity in the united states. Reflecting adolph sutros scholarly in terests, much source material on the sci ences and the history of science has been 21.
Alfred sutro sutro, alfred, 18631933 the online books page. But in the silver mining lore of virginia city, nev. Adolph sutro, born in 1830 to an alsatianjewish family in aachen, immigrated in 1850 to san francisco, where he became a successful clothier and tobacconist. Born a german jew, he moved to virginia city, nevada and made a fortune at the comstock lode. He sponsored arbor day plantings to create sutro forest. Admire a beautiful sunset reflected on pure liquid drama while you watch cruise ships sail by. Sutros book buying activities, san francisco mayoral campaign, sutro baths, sutro heights, and the sutro tunnel. The facility burned down in june 1966 and is now in ruins. Adolph sutro was the king of the comstock, he also became a defender of the common man and fought to break up the control that monopolies had on the everyday citizen. The history and significance of the adolf sutro historic. Adolph sutro collection, california digital library.
Cosmopolitans a social and cultural history of the jews of. Magnes museum in berkeley, california has a large collection of papers relating to adolph sutro and the sutro tunnel. San francisco has centuries of rich history and culture much of which is contained in the san francisco public librarys. There are multiple format available for you to choose pdf, epub, doc. California has long been noted as a center for the book arts and fine printing. Adolph sutro 18301898 jewish immigrants in san francisco. The fate of adolph sutro s vast hoard of books, which was decimated in the 1906 fire, still haunts many bibliophilic reveries. The robert grabhorn collection on the history of printing.
The history and significance of the adolf sutro historic district. This is followed by a superb contribution by noted author and printer alastair johnston of the poltroon press concerning a recently discovered volume at the sutro library, beautifully printed by jacques du puys in 1554. The history and significance of the adolph sutro historic district. Adolph sutros rare book and manuscript collection contains over 90000. Adolph sutro was a german jewish immigrant who came to san francisco from prussia in 1850 at a time of tumult and revolution in western europe. Several places in san francisco bear his name in remembrance of his life and contributions to the city. Sutros is a stylish yet casual restaurant with twostory windows and stunning panoramic ocean views. History and significance of adolph sutro historic district. Adolph sutro project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Paul leonard library at san francisco state university, in san francisco, houses adolph sutros impressive rare book collection, as well as local. Alfred sutro sutro, alfred, 18631933 the online books.
Mining history news, the newsletter of the mining history. Since the gold rush, bay area jews have countered stereotypes, working as farmers and miners, boxers and mountaineers. In fact the bancroft, in the outer mission past the creek at army street, was the only san franciscan library that survived the fire. Sutro library, california state library, 1630 holloway. The library holds a rare copy of his appraised estate, which comprised onetwelfth of the acreage of san francisco, and included acres overlooking the ocean. Adolph sutros rare book and manuscript collection contains over 90,000 volumes and 100,000 pamphlets. Gump, yehudi menuhin, gertrude stein, adolph sutro, congresswoman florence prag kahnjewish people have been so enmeshed in life in and around san francisco that their story is a chronicle of the metropolis itself. Cliff house and the property around there at point lobos. Adolph sutros impressive rare book collection, as well as local history. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book.
May 24, 2018 sutro, adolph heinrich joseph, mining engineer, b. Media in category adolph sutro the following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. Have you ever heard a speech or lecture described as being, so boring it was like listening to someone read a phone book. The california state library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates a wide array of information. Since the 19th century, adolph sutros passion for book collecting, libraries, the arts, and architecture has benefited san franciscans and californians. Ss adolph sutro equator crossing certificate, july, 7, 1943.
He came to california with nothing and took advantage of the openness and vast opportunity of the gold rush to turn his vision into reality. Posted on october 15, 2019 by thesutrolibrary 1 comment. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. He went into the clothing business in stockton with bernhard frankenheimer, a cousin. Sutro tunnel company broadside first edition adolph. Sutro mansion, virginia city, storey county, nv library of. Adolph sutro golden gate national recreation area u. The adolph sutro papers consists of correspondence, much of it relating to. Adolph sutro 18301898 this is the complete text of a small book published in 1895 to honor the new mayor of san francisco, adolph sutro. Adolph sutro came to california in 1850, at the age of 20.
He took office at the beginning of 1895, and served for two years. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. He built he built the sutro baths and also built a railroad from downtown to his bathhouse, the train fare. Adolph sutro 18301898 with the profits created by the sutro. The library of congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Philanthropist, engineer, park commissioner, and former mayor of san francisco, adolph sutro 1830 1898, was one of the greatest philanthropists in the united states. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by. Built in 1896, it was located near the cliff house, seal rocks, and sutro heights park. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the th to the 21st centuries as well as one of the largest genealogy collections in the u. The position of gatekeeper was eliminated after sutros death. Adolph sutro was a key developer in california and nevada, with significant contributions in mining, real estate, and politics. On march 14, 1896, the sutro baths were opened to the public as the worlds largest indoor swimming pool establishment.
In the 1880s, sutro had title to something like a tenth of the city of san francisco and the vast majority of his holdings consisted of undeveloped sandy lands west of twin peaks. Influences and lasting benefits by jacqueline proctor. The sutronian the blog of the sutro library, a section of. Since the 19th century, adolph sutro s passion for book collecting, libraries, the arts, and architecture has benefited san franciscans and californians. The sutro library the state librarys san francisco branch holds the original collection of adolph sutro 18301898, california businessman and san francisco mayor. Sutro ran for mayor as the populist antioctupus candidate, in opposition to the southern pacific railroad, which dominated california politics.
Search the history of over 431 billion web pages on the internet. His research interests focus on latin america, with an emphasis on the history of book collecting and private libraries in mexico during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Register of historic places nomination form prepared in 2000 pdf. Adolph heinrich joseph sutro april 29, 1830 august 8, 1898 was a german american. He spent great amounts of money on gifts to the population of san francisco. Sutro mansion, virginia city, storey county, nv library. Rrwg met with historic architect to share their vision and hear his onsite appraisal and recommendations for going.
Significance the area located on point lobos and lands end overlooking the pacific ocean in. Sutro library biographyadministrative history adolph sutro was a german jewish immigrant who came to san francisco from prussia in 1850 at a time of tumult and revolution in western europe. Sutro library san francisco california state library. The sutronian page 2 the blog of the sutro library, a. The history of the comstock lode, first published in 1943, provided mining investors, engineers, and western historians with the first comprehensive, chronological history of mining operations on the. The fate of adolph sutros vast hoard of books, which was decimated in the 1906 fire, still haunts many bibliophilic reveries. In 1883, sutro purchased the cliff house, a restaurant originally constructed in 1863 that had, over the years, become fairly rundown and shabby. Additional adolph sutro business papers are available at the university of california, berkeley, the bancroft library, the stanford university library manuscripts division, and the beinecke rare book and manuscript library at yale university. The california state library advises, consults with and provides technical assistance to californias public libraries.
Sutro first staked his claim in the annals of california history through his love of. The sfpl small manuscripts collection also contains family letters with transcripts to adolph sutro. Adolph sutro was born in 1830 in the german city of aachen. You can read this page in bulgarian or polish if you want to say that adolph sutro at one time owned the western neighborhoods would not be far from the truth. The california state library created the sutro library from adolph sutros private library in 1917. Adolph sutro had developed a classic nineteenthcentury business plan. He donated the land to found the present day university of californiasan francisco. He built the saltwater sutro baths, the largest in. Davidson the father of tree planting in california. There is no record of when these picturesque little buildings were removed. Adolph sutro 18301898 virtual museum of the city of san francisco. From every angle, there is much to see the famous seal rocks, the pacific ocean, the sutro bath ruins and the entry to the golden gate. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
May 02, 2018 sutro, adolph heinrich joseph, mining engineer, b. His father was a clothmanufacturer, and adolph learned the details of the business and travelled for the factory, but the elder sutro died before the son was old enough to continue the business, and the family, consisting of seven sons and four daughters. Adolph sutro s rare book and manuscript collection contains over 90,000 volumes and 100,000 pamphlets. The sutronian the blog of the sutro library, a section of the california state library housed at sfsu. Initially sutro also had planned to locate a library containing his extensive collection of books at sutro heights, reasoning that the beauty of the site would prove. While other silver and railroad barons of the era busied themselves. Built by comstock millionaire adolph sutro in 1894.
The robert grabhorn collection on the history of printing and. Adolph sutro liberty ship, 1943, call number misc000346. Footnotes 1 photograph of the liberty ship adolph sutro at launching, 1943, richmond public library. Original broadside announcing key developments for the sutro tunnel company in nevada. San francisco history center, san francisco public library 100 larkin street.
Adolph sutros heirs donated his collection to the california state library in 19. Adolph heinrich joseph sutro april 29, 1830 august 8, 1898 was a germanamerican engineer, politician and philanthropist who served as the 24th mayor of san francisco from 1895 until 1897. The baths were built on the western side of san francisco by wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of san francisco 18941896 adolph sutro the structure was situated in a small beach inlet below the cliff house, also owned by adolph sutro. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the comstock lode, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. In san francisco, the name adolph sutro stirs memories of the spectacular sutro heights, cliff house restaurant and the cavernous sutro baths. The sutro baths was a large, privately owned public saltwater swimming pool complex in the lands end area of the outer richmond district in western san francisco, california. This is the complete text of a small book published in 1895 to honor the new.
His father was a clothmanufacturer, and adolph learned the details of the business and travelled for the factory, but the elder sutro died before the son was old enough to continue the business, and the family, consisting of. The history of the comstock lode 18501920 book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. He amassed one of the largest private libraries and donated it for public use. Great book if you can find it, as it is out of print since the 70s i believe. Richmond local history photograph collection, richmond, california. Adolph sutro memorial, view 1 san francisco city hall san francisco, ca dsc02749. Adolph sutro, and in appreciation of his extraordinary service, on behalf of the hsdv, mabel presented jack with a. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. Today, it is the central reference and research library for state government and the legislature. Sutro library, california state library, 1630 holloway avenue.
Russ davidsons superb overview of the for mation of adolph sutros rare book collection and its subsequent history is reprinted from the. The sutronian the blog of the sutro library, a section. Preserving san franciscos san francisco public library. Adolph sutro 18301898 adolph sutro was the classic california dreamer and selfmade man. Golden gate nra, park archives, adolph sutro estate appraisal, 1910. This book is cited as pretty much the primary history on sutro in every book ive come across that covers sf history and or the cliff house or sutro baths. Jan 11, 2002 adolph sutro s goodwill was evidenced again and again in the years before his death. Portion of profits will go to hsdv after expenses as donation. The baths were built on the western side of san francisco by wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of san francisco 18941896 adolph sutro. Sutro first staked his claim in the annals of california history through his. His father was a clothmanufacturer, and adolph learned the details of the business and travelled for the factory, but the elder sutro died before the son was old enough to continue the business, and the.
A history of standard oil company of california and predecessors through 1919 by gerald t. In response to recommendations made by the california department of public health and as a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus covid19, circulation and inperson services are temporarily suspended and. No aspect of nevadas history has captured so much attention as the heady boomtown days of the comstock lode strike in the midnineteenth century. At one time adolph sutro owned onetwelth of the acreage of san francisco. Laura authoring, jack folmar doing historic photos, additional assistance from linda clements and mabel. Educated in the field of mine engineering, he went to nevada during the comstock lode days. Alfred sutro sutro, alfred, 18631933 a wikipedia article about this author is available sutro, alfred, 18631933, trans aglavaine and selysette. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive. Historical society of dayton valley general membership meeting minutes wednesday, july 16, 2014 12. May 29, 2012 adolph sutro was the king of the comstock, he also became a defender of the common man and fought to break up the control that monopolies had on the everyday citizen. The california state library created the sutro library from adolph sutro s private library in 1917. Adolph heinrich joseph sutro was born april 29, 1830. Golden gate nra, park archives, adolph sutro estate appraisal, 1910, goga 18443.1016 158 460 332 4 1174 571 1114 1184 1393 1074 521 1587 1053 1540 925 957 647 677 684 982 343 135 1166 63 730 1538 1292 1448 1387 799 244 586 803 1222 564 512 1306 192 744 969 1433 666 968 616 1146 754