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Guide to the Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers MS 214
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  • Title: Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 214
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1977
    Abstract: This collection contains personal papers of Rachel Granger Wegeforth mostly pertaining to real estate holdings.
    creator: Wegeforth, Rachel Granger

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains documents pertaining to the real estate holdings of Rachel Granger Wegeforth for property in Horton’s Addition in San Diego and Reyes Tract in Los Angeles. Real estate documents include deed transfers, title insurance statements, a lease and declarations of trust. Also included are documents on a dispute regarding the Granger family masoleum and a copy of Rachel's birth certificate.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Rachel Granger Wegeforth was born on January 10, 1893, the daughter of Ralph Granger and Jessie Hastings Granger. Ralph owned two of the largest silver mines in Colorado and a large amount of real estate in downtown San Diego, part of Horton’s Addition. In 1916 Rachel married Dr. Harry Wegeforth, who later founded the San Diego Zoo. Rachel was a community leader and philanthropist, and in 1924 founded the Silvergate Riding Club.


    Arranged by subject.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on August 13, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

    Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers, MS 214, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Granger, Ralph
    Wegeforth, Rachel Granger
    Horton's Addition (San Diego, Calif.)
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Reyes Tract (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Title insurance
    Trusts and trustees