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Guide to the Charles Deleval Receipt Book MS 278
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information
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  • Title: Charles Deleval Receipt Book
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 278
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1874 October 31-1878 September 3
    Abstract: This collection contains a book of receipts for San Diego businessman Charles Deleval, dated from October 31, 1874 to September 3, 1878.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and Spanish.
    creator: Deleval, Charles

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    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Charles Deleval was a businessman active in real estate, an express service, and a liquor business in San Diego in the late nineteenth century. By 1874, he was operating his express service out of a building at Fifth Avenue and F Street, which later became known as the Spencer-Ogden building.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains a book of receipts for Charles Deleval, dated October 31, 1874 to September 3, 1878. The book is a Shipman’s Improved Adhesive Letter and Invoice File, in which records were pasted to short leaves. The receipts are primarily for groceries, building materials, oils, furnishings and bar supplies, and wholesale beers, wines, and liquors. Additionally, there are several receipts for settlements or expenses resulting from lawsuits, medical and dental bills, and liquor licenses.


    Removed from book and placed into four folders keeping original order. Collection is arranged in reverse chronological order, as receipts were pasted into the book from back to front.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Samantha Mills on March 11, 2013.
    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

    Charles Deleval Receipt Book, MS 278, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Deleval, Charles
    Express service
    Liquor industry
    Receipts (Acknowledgements)
    San Diego (Calif.)