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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 1:1

Family birth and death registry undated

Box 1:1

Family birth and death registry undated

Box 1:1

Family tree undated

Box 1:2

Ivan De Shields voter registration card 1938-09-07

Box 1:2

Ivan De Shields voter registration card 1910-01-22

Box 1:3

Miner's cabin postcard undated

Box 1:3

Postcard addressed to Ivan De Shields 1917-03-16

Box 1:3

Postcard from Leon Marsh to Ivan De Shields 1916-08-20

Box 1:3

Ivan De Shields death certificate 1945

Box 1:3

Ivan De Shields Knights of Pythias card undated

Box 1:3

San Francisco ferry commuter card 1901-12

Box 1:4

Ivan De Shields 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.
 

Tax receipts

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields poll tax receipt 1914-08-24

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields tax receipts 1904-1927

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields Knights of Pythias financial card book 1915-1916

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields Western Life & Accident Co. receipt book 1914-1919

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields Western Life & Casualty Co. 1919-1921

 

Deposit books

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields Hibernia Bank deposit book 1927

Box 1:6

Ivan De Shields California Safe Deposit & Trust Co. account book 1907

 

Correspondence

Box 1:7

A. Swift eucalyptus oil testimonial circa 1890s

Box 1:7

Letter from B.W. Brown to Ivan De Shields 1908-06-28

Box 1:7

Letter from Festus Lewis to Ivan De Shields re: reorganization of deposits 1910-01-19

 

Business receipts

Box 1:8

Insurance policy endorsement for brick stable 1915-10-05

Box 1:8

Ivan De Shields receiver's certificate 1916-07-30

Box 1:8

Rent receipt paid by B.D. De Shields to John Pforr 1890-12-01

Box 1:8

Rent receipt paid by Ivan De Shields to the Merchant National Safe Deposit Co. 1915-06-09

Box 1:8

Payment receipt from Ivan De Shields to Citizens Bank of Fruitvale 1907-09-24

Box 1:8

City of Oakland certificate of redemption of real estate purchased by the city 1925-08-15

 

Advertisements

Box 1:9

De Shields & Co. advertisement for eucalyptus oil undated

Box 1:9

De Shields & Co. advertisement for eucalyptus oil undated

Box 1:9

Cherry Laurel boiler renovator advertisement 1900

 

Letterhead and business cards

Box 1:9

De Shields & Co. eucalyptus oil advertisement undated

Box 1:9

De Shields & Co. account form circa 1900s

 

Laundry tickets

Box 1:10

Boston Quick Laundry order form circa 1900s

Box 1:10

Palace Hotel Laundry receipt 1907-07-03

Box 1:10

Letter from G.E. Moore to Ivan De Shields 1909-07-26

 

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

Certificate of marriage between Benjamin De Shields and Anna M.H. Williams 1862-18-19

 

Correspondence

Box 1:13

Benjamin De Shields letter of introduction from David Pulsifer 1883-06-11

Box 1:13

Letter from R. Boyd to Benjamin De Shields 1886-04-11

Box 1:13

Letter from Daniell & Co. to Benjamin De Shields re: sassafras oil 1872-06-12

 

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 contract between Benjamin De Shields and Augustus Salisbury 1895-08-25

Box 1:14

Contract between J.H. Kruse and Benjamin De Shields 1893-04-29

Box 1:14

Letter from M.D. Murphy to Mr. Samuel and Mr. Knowles 1897-02-07

Box 1:14

Mortgage contract between Benjamin De Shields and A.J. Samuels 1897-02-11

Box 1:14

Deed of gift Benjamin De Shields to Anna De Shields 1897-02-12

Box 1:14

Deed of gift Benjamin De Shields to Anna De Shields 1897-03-05

Box 1:14

Recorders receipt, Anna M. De Shields 1896-03-28

Box 1:14

Summons City Street Improvement Company vs. Benjamin De Shields 1900-11-24

Box 1:15

Field notes of section 10 township 13 north range 10 west M.D.M. 1875-05-22

 

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

Albert De Shields McClymonds 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

Letter from Frederick W. D'Evelyn to Horatio L. Scott 1902-05-26

Box 1:18

Letter from Juju Farm Nairobi, Kenya to Horatio L. Scott 1909-03-04

Box 1:18

Letter from Henry McNeal Turner to Horatio L. Scott 1901-09-18

Box 1:18

Letter from William McMillan to Horatio L. Scott 1909-12-09

Box 1:18

Horatio L. Scott, "Travels in Africa," newspaper clippings circa 1900s

Box 1:19

Certificate authorizing H. L. Scott the purchase of guns, powder, etc. 1896-07-03

 

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 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 Dr. Robert A. Boyd [004] undated

Box 1:20

Portrait of Mr. Sheldon [005] circa 1870s

Box 1:20

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

Box 1:20

Ivan De Shields [007] circa 1910s

Box 1:20

Ivan De Shields sitting on park bench listening to concert in San Francisco [008/061] 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

Bridal portrait of Eula De Shields [013] circa 1890s

Box 1:20

Class photograph Melrose School, Oakland, California, Albert De Shields back row, second from left [014] 1926

Box 1:20

Portrait of Albert De Shields [015] circa 1920s