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Finding aid of the Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California Business and Legal Records
MSS 059  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California business and legal records
    Dates: 1883-1933
    Collection number: MSS 059
    Collector: Locke, Marvin E.
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: Collection consists primarily of records of Notary Public G.H. Colby, attorney W.P. Sowden, and the Towle Lumber Company, all of Dutch Falt, California.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California business and legal records. MSS 059. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Dutch Flat, California was originally a gold mining town settled by Germans (1851). It was later a stage stop enroute to Washoe, Nevada (1860s) and a train stop on transcontinental railroad (1869). Lumbering was major industry in more recent times.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection is divided into four groups. The first is a book of waterpress copies of G.H. Colby, Notary Public (1883-1887). Correspondence (1900-1909) of W.P. Sowden, a Dutch Flat attorney, comprises a group of 5 file folders. Towle Lumber Company correspondence, 1932-33, is the third group. The last group is miscellaneous correspondence and scraps, 1903-1905 and undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Colby, G.H.
    Snowden, G.H.
    Towle Lumber Company
    Lawyers - California - Dutch Flat
    Notaries - California - Dutch Flat
    Lumber trade - California - Dutch Flat
    Dutch Flat (Calif.) - History - Sources