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Guide to the De Shields Family Papers
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Ivan De Shields

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 4 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Includes a handwritten ledger of family births, marriages, and death dates. A few documents concern his personal records, such as a voter card and poll tax receipt.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Family birth and death registry undated

Box 1:2

Voter registration cards 1910, 1938

Box 1:3

Postcards 1916-1917

Box 1:3

Death certificate 1945

Box 1:3

Knights of Pythias card 1945

Box 1:3

San Francisco ferry commuter 1901

Box 1:4

Memorandum book 1927

 

Business activities

Physical Description: 7 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

These files concern Ivan De Shields' financial affairs, such as state and county tax receipts and his deposit books, as well as materials for businesses: the selling of Eucalyptus oil and two laundries. The materials concerning Eucalyptus Oil include letterhead, promotional literature and labels. For the Palace Hotel Laundry and the Boston Quick Laundry, there is a letter, an account and an inventory form.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and thereafter by date.
Box 1:5

Tax receipts 1904-1927

Box 1:6

Deposit books 1907-1927

Box 1:7

Correspondence circa 1890s-1910

Box 1:8

Business receipts 1890-1925

Box 1:9

Advertisements 1900 and undated

Box 1:10

Letterhead and business cards undated

Box 1:11

Laundry tickets 1907-1909

 

Benjamin De Shields

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The files contain a marriage certificate, a character affidavit, and a letter.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and thereafter by date.
Box 1:12

Marriage certificate 1907-1909

Box 1:13

Correspondence 1872-1886

 

Business activities

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

These files contain legal documents relating to property transactions, such as deeds, titles, and two surveys of land tracts.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and thereafter by date.
 

Legal documents

Box 1:14

Lease, Benjamin De Shield to Augustus Salisbury 1895

Box 1:14

Agreement between Benjamin De Shield and J.H. Kruse 1893

Box 1:14

Recorders receipt 1896

Box 1:14

Satisfaction of mortgage, A.J. Samuel to Benjamin and Anna M. De Shields 1903

Box 1:14

Deed of gift, Benjamin De Shield to Anna M. De Shields 1897-03-05

Box 1:14

Deed of gift, Benjamin De Shield to Anna M. De Shields 1897-02-12

Box 1:14

Summons and complaint, City Street Improvement Company vs. Benjamin De Shields 1900

Box 1:15

Field notes of section 10 township 13 north range 10 west M.D.M. undated

 

Albert De Shields

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This material contains Albert De Shield's high school diploma from McClymonds High School in Oakland, California in 1930 and the school yearbook.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by format.
Box 1:16

High school diploma 1930

Box 1:17

McClymonds High School yearbook 1930

 

Horatio L. Scott

 

Biographical

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains biographical sketches of Scott from two newspaper clippings, his gun permit, an affidavit for membership into the British and American Club, and three letters.

Arrangement

Arranged by significance (clippings) and thereafter by date.
Box 1:18

Correspondence: William McMillan to Horatio L. Scott 1901-1909

Box 1:18

Newspaper clippings undated

Box 1:19

Certificate authorizing the purchase of guns, powder, etc. 1896

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of 16 photographs of the De Shields family; includes an ambrotype, tintype, cartes de visites, and a cabinet card.

Arrangement

Arranged by accession number.
Box 1:19

Portrait of unidentified man holding book [001] circa 1850s-1860s

Box 1:20

Portrait of Anna M. De Shields [002] circa 1860s

Box 1:20

Portrait of Anna M. De Shields holding Ivan De Shields (infant) [003] 1866

Box 1:20

Portrait of unidentified man [004] undated

Box 1:20

Portrait of Sheldon Ides [005] undated

Box 1:20

Portrait of Doris Leurs [?] [006] circa 1928

Box 1:20

Ivan De Shields [007] circa 1920s

Box 1:20

Ivan De Shields sitting on park bench listening to concert in San Francisco [008] circa 1943

Box 1:20

Portrait of Eula De Shields [009] circa 1895

Box 1:20

Albert Ivan De Shields (left) and John De Shields (right) [010] circa 1915

Box 1:20

Portrait of John De Shields (infant) [011] circa 1910

Box 1:20

Class photograph Melrose School, Oakland, California [012] 1924

Box 1:20

Portrait of Eula De Shields in wedding dress [013] circa 1890s

Box 1:20

Class photograph Melrose School, Oakland, California [014] 1926

Box 1:20

Portrait of unidentified man [015] circa 1920s

Box 1:20

Ivan De Shields sitting on park bench listening to concert in San Francisco [061] circa 1943