SUTRO, ADOLPH
Sutro formed the Sutro Tunnel Company which constructed a tunnel to provide ventilation, drainage and an easy means of transporting men and materials to and from the mines in the region of the Comstock Lode. Retiring to San Francisco in 1879, he became active in civic and business affairs, and was elected mayor in 1894. Always interested in the history and science of printing, he amassed a collection of over 200,000 volumes on this subject, much of which now forms a part of the San Francisco Public Library.

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Adolph Sutro ALS

 SUTRO, ADOLPH
ADOLPH SUTRO (1830-1898) Mayor of San Francisco and the namesake of various San Francisco landmarks. Autograph Letter Signed, " Adolph Sutro." Four pages, 5" x 8". San Francisco. March 5, 1878. Sutro writes to his wife, Leah, in part: " I was glad to know that your knee has not troubled you so much - I think I would get the bandage made anyawy, for I believe when you get up you will be troubled again, with your knee. So if you think ti had better be made telegraph upon receipt of this the measurements precisely ... the length he gave me 8 1/2 inches, the instrument maker says is ivory ...IN telegraphing you need simply say length ... The instrument has to be long, so as to allow plaster and bandages to be applied to above and below the knee .... I hope Emma attends on you ... at least a good part of the time ..." Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1234
Topic: Business
Price: $350.00