Lot 29 of 382:
By-Laws of S.F. Chamber of Commerce 1869  

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By-laws of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco. To which are appended the reports of the president, secretary, treasurer, and librarian made to the nineteenth annual meeting of the Chamber, holden May 11th, 1869


San Francisco

Joseph Winterburn & Company, printers and electrotypers



26 pp. Unbound, stitched. 22.3x14.7 cm (8¾x5¾").

Besides the minutiae of the various laws, regulations, and required services of the various officers, the names of the officers themselves are of interest - President James Otis, a Boston Brahmin who came to San Francisco in 1849, to prosper in both business and politics; First Vice-President Isaac Friedlander, another 49er, who was a wheat broker and major early California land speculator, known as the Wheat King or the Grain King; hardware merchant James Linforth; Rodman Gibbons, founder of the San Francisco and Oakland Railroad in 1862 to provide ferry-train service from a San Francisco to the East Bay; Washington Bartlett, future mayor of San Francisco, who served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian for the Chamber; and other luminaries. OCLC locates four copies, at the California State Library, the University of California Los Angeles, and two at the American Antiquarian Society (these perhaps duplicate listings). 

This was the third publication regarding the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco. The first was an 1850 “Constitution and by-laws of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco.” The second was the 1868 “Certificate of incorporation and by-laws of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco”.

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