Guide to the Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers MS 214
Finding aid prepared by Amanda HughesCollection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
San Diego History Center Document CollectionAugust 13, 2012
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
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
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.
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.
This collection is open for research.
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
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.
Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers, MS 214, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Wegeforth, Rachel Granger
Horton's Addition (San Diego, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Reyes Tract (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Diego (Calif.)
Trusts and trustees
Declarations of Trust, 1964 February 11-1977 September 6