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Guide to the Thomas C. Stockton Papers MS 40
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical Notes

  • Title: Thomas C. Stockton Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 40
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1910
    Abstract: This collection contains personal, business, and real estate papers of Thomas C. Stockton, one of the first medical doctors in San Diego County in the late nineteenth century.
    creator: Stockton, Thomas Coates, 1837-1910

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    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Samantha Mills on April 4, 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

    Thomas C. Stockton Papers, MS 40, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains personal, business, and real estate papers of Thomas C. Stockton, one of the first medical doctors in San Diego County. Personal papers include correspondence and financial papers. There are fee tables, contracts, and partnerships pertaining to his medical practice, as well as deeds, certificates of redemption, and contracts from his dealings in real estate. In addition, this collection contains some correspondence, deeds, and receipts pertaining to Thomas and Minnie Stockton’s interactions with the McCracken family.


    Collection is arranged by subject.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Thomas Coates Stockton was born in 1837 in Smith Creek, New Brunswick, Canada. He trained first as a teacher and then studied medicine at Harvard University and the Bellevue Hospital medical school in New York. He graduated in 1866 and moved to San Diego in 1869, where he met Minnie Grey Slade. Minnie was born in Buffalo, New York to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Slade, and was sent to San Diego in 1870 to improve her health. She and Thomas Stockton married on June 5, 1873. They had one surviving child, Mabel Stockton Eckhardt.
    Thomas and Minnie initially lived in a residence attached to Thomas’s medical office at 5th and E Streets. They later moved to a separate home on I Street, between 10th and 11th. Thomas Stockton helped organize the San Diego County Medical Society in 1870, and in 1879 he established San Diego’s first private hospital at Columbia Street and First Avenue, in partnership with Dr. R.C. Remondino. Thomas was appointed coroner of San Diego County in 1875. He was a public administrator from 1880-1883, and served periodically as City Health Officer, his last term being in 1898. In addition to his medical practice, Thomas Stockton was active in real estate investment and development throughout the City of San Diego.
    Thomas died March 1, 1910, after years of illness and paralysis. Minnie survived him by 23 years, dying January 29, 1933.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fletcher-Salmons Investment Company.
    McCracken, James
    McCraken, Sallie
    San Dieguito Reclamation Company.
    Stockton, Minnie Grey Slade
    Stockton, Thomas Coates, 1837-1910
    Abstracts of title
    Complaints (Civil procedure)
    Medicine -- Practice
    Real property
    Receipts (Acknowledgements)
    San Diego (Calif.)