Includes documents spanning from the years 1803-1892; mostly made up of financial and legal information, including receipts,
accounts, and inventories. Also includes several letters to/from the Easterby family, many of which are only addressed to/from
a Mr./Mrs. Easterby and include no first names.
Captain Anthony Y. Easterby was born in Surrey, England in 1818. At the age of 14, he set out to sea, visiting the Mediterranean,
Chile, and Panama before arriving in California in 1848. While in California, Captain Easterby set up several businesses in
San Francisco, Sonoma, Fresno, and Napa City. He married Emily Gray, sister of his business partner Francis Gray, in San Francisco
on November 5, 1853. Mr. Easterby was involved in the founding of the Fresno Canal and Irrigation Company in 1871, and was
also the President of the Napa Valley Railroad, as well as a member of the Masonic Order, Knights of Templar, and Knights
of Malta. He died in Napa, California in June of 1893.