Florence Cunningham was a local Saratoga historian, whose collection includes notebooks documenting her travels in the Sierras,
Yellowstone and western United States with notes on wildlife and plants. Much of her correspondence is to various people regarding
historical research. Also included are a large variety of California catalogues and her extensive notes on a wide range of
topics pertaining to the natural and political history of northern California. Two boxes contain Cunningham's correspondence
and notes on the Moreland School District in San Jose, and the dedication of a school in the name of one of its earliest teachers,
Samuel C. Rogers.
Florence R. Cunningham was born in 1880 and settled in Saratoga, California in 1881 with her parents Ebenezer and Amanda.
Cunningham was educated as a teacher with an interest in historical research on the Santa Clara Valley. She served as chair
of the history and landmarks committee of the Saratoga Foothill Club and was instrumental in forming the Saratoga Historical
Foundation in 1960. Cunningham died in 1965. She is the author of "Saratoga's First Hundred Years," a history of the Western
Santa Clara Valley and Saratoga.
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