Collection processed by Leigh Johnsen
2010 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
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Stockton (Calif.) City Records, 1857-1959

Collection number: GovRec2

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Leigh Johnsen
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
2010
San Joaquin County Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: City of Stockton, California, Records
Date (inclusive): 1857-1959
Collection Number: GovRec2
Location: Erickson vault
Extent: 100 linear feet
Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: This collection includes a variety of local government records, mainly financial in nature: assessment and tax lists; warrants; records of licenses, expenses, deaths, mortgages, and disbursements; budgetary and public works materials; ledgers; cash books; plat books; and records of property transfers.
Given to the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum by the City of Stockton in 1997.

Access Information

Collection is open for research

Conditions of Use

No access or copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: [Item name], City of Stockton, California, Records, GovRec2, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California

Corporate History

Known at various times as Tuleburg, Gas City, Crapton, and Mudville, the City of Stockton was founded in 1849 by Captain Charles Maria Weber, a native of Germany and an admirer of U.S. naval officer Commodore Robert F. Stockton. The city was incorporated in 1850 and soon became the county seat of San Joaquin County.
From earliest times, Stockton served a major hub of transportation due to its proximity to San Francisco, which stands some seventy five miles to the west, and its central location adjacent to the waterways of the San Joaquin Delta, features that proved crucial for the development of agriculture in California's Central Valley.
During the century covered by these records, Stockton blossomed into a major manufacturing center, as well, and its increasingly diverse population grew more than twenty-fold, from thirty-seven hundred to eighty-six thousand.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records produced by city officials that afford insights into the administrative history of Stockton city government between 1857 and 1959.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Society's catalog.

Subjects:

Stockton (Calif.)--History
Stockton (Calif.)--Politics and government
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History


Collection Contents

 

Series: Series 1
Assessor's Office 1857-1958

Physical Description: 161 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Assessments of real and personal property, and property under mortgage, as well as explanations of how the value of property was determined.
 

1.1 Assessment Lists 1857

 

1.2 Assessment Lists 1858

 

1.3 Assessment Lists 1860-1861

 

1.4 Assessment Lists 1862-1863

 

1.5 Assessment Lists, H-M 1869

 

1.6 Assessment Lists, D-G 1872

 

1.7 Assessment Lists, S-Z 1872

 

1.8 Assessment Lists, Da-Gu 1874

 

1.9 Assessment Lists, Ma-Ry 1874

 

1.10 Assessment Lists, M 1884

 

1.11 Assessment Lists, N O P Q R 1884

 

1.12 Assessment Lists, B 1886

 

1.13 Assessment Lists 1888

 

1.14 Assessment Lists, 3 Banks 1891

 

1.15 Assessment Lists, A-C 1892

 

1.16 Assessment Lists, 20 Gr-Gu 1894

 

1.17 Assessment Lists, 8 H-Hos 1900

 

1.18 Assessment Lists, 16 St T U V 1900

 

1.19 Assessment Lists, 4 1901

 

1.20 Assessment Lists, 4 Ca-Cl 1902

 

1.21 Assessment Lists, 23 T U V 1903

 

1.22 Assessment Lists, 14 Ma-Me 1904

 

1.23 Assessment Lists, 17 N-O 1904

 

1.24 Assessment Lists, 18 P-Q 1904

 

1.25 Assessment Lists, 22 Sn-Sw 1904

 

1.26 Assessment Lists, 25 Wl-Y-Z 1904

 

1.27 Assessment Lists, 2 Ba-Bl 1905

 

1.28 Assessment Lists, 10 Gr-Gu 1905

 

1.29 Assessment Lists, 12 Hu-Hy I-J 1905

 

1.30 Assessment Lists, 28 1905

 

1.31 Assessment Lists, 1 A 1906

 

1.32 Assessment Lists, 11 He-Ho1 1906

 

1.33 Assessment Lists, 20 Ra-Ri 1906

 

1.34 Assessment Lists, 21 Ro-Ry 1906

 

1.35 Assessment Lists, 24 T U V 1906

 

1.36 Assessment Lists, Index 1912

 

1.37 Assessment Lists, 1 A 1912

 

1.38 Assessment Lists, 2 Ba-Bl 1912

 

1.39 Assessment Lists, 3 Bo-By 1912

 

1.40 Assessment Lists, 4 Ca-Cl 1912

 

1.41 Assessment Lists, 5 Co-Cy 1912

 

1.42 Assessment Lists, 6 Da-Don 1912

 

1.43 Assessment Lists, 7 Doo-Du-E 1912

 

1.44 Assessment Lists, 8 F 1912

 

1.45 Assessment Lists, 9 Ga-Go 1912

 

1.46 Assessment Lists, 10 Gr-Gv-Ha 1912

 

1.47 Assessment Lists, 11 He-Hy 1912

 

1.48 Assessment Lists, 12 I-J-K 1912

 

1.49 Assessment Lists, 13 L 1912

 

1.50 Assessment Lists, 14 Ma-Me 1912

 

1.51 Assessment Lists, 15 Mi-My 1912

 

1.52 Assessment Lists, 16 Mc 1912

 

1.53 Assessment Lists, 17 N-O 1912

 

1.54 Assessment Lists, 18 P 1912

 

1.55 Assessment Lists, 19 Q-Ra-Ri 1912

 

1.56 Assessment Lists, 20 Ro-Ry Roads Corps 1912

 

1.57 Assessment Lists, 21 Sa-Sl 1912

 

1.58 Assessment Lists, 22 Sm-Sz 1912

 

1.59 Assessment Lists, 23 T-U-V 1912

 

1.60 Assessment Lists, 24 Wa-Wh 1912

 

1.61 Assessment Lists, 25 Wi-Wy-X-Y-Z 1912

 

1.62 Assessment Lists, 26 Banks B and L Churches Chinese Japs Lodges 1912

 

1.63 Assessment Lists, 22 Sm-Sz 1913

 

1.64 Assessment Lists, 1 A 1915

 

1.65 Assessment Lists, 16 K 1915

 

1.66 Assessment Lists, 17 L 1915

 

1.67 Assessment Lists, 18 Ma-Me 1915

 

1.68 Assessment Lists, 19 Mc 1915

 

1.69 Assessment Lists, 20 Mi-My 1915

 

1.70 Assessment Lists, 21 N O 1915

 

1.71 Assessment Lists, 22 P Q 1915

 

1.72 Assessment Lists, 23 Ra-Ri 1915

 

1.73 Assessment Lists, 24 Ro-Ry 1915

 

1.74 Assessment Lists, 25 Sa-Se 1915

 

1.75 Assessment Lists, 26 Sh-Sn 1915

 

1.76 Assessment Lists, 27 So-Sz 1915

 

1.77 Assessment Lists, 28 T 1915

 

1.78 Assessment Lists, 29 U V 1915

 

1.79 Assessment Lists, 30 Wa-Wha 1915

 

1.80 Assessment Lists, 34 A H 1915

 

1.81 Assessment Lists, 35 I R 1915

 

1.82 Assessment Lists, 36 S Z 1915

 

1.83 Assessment Lists, 37 Japs Chinese 1915

 

1.84 Assessment Lists, 1 A 1916

 

1.85 Assessment Lists, 2 Ba-Bec 1916

 

1.86 Assessment Lists, 3 Bee-Bo 1916

 

1.87 Assessment Lists, 4 Bra-By 1916

 

1.88 Assessment Lists, 5 Ca-Cl 1916

 

1.89 Assessment Lists, 6 Co-Cu 1916

 

1.90 Assessment Lists, 7 Da-Der 1916

 

1.91 Assessment Lists, 8 Des-Dy 1916

 

1.92 Assessment Lists, 9 E 1916

 

1.93 Assessment Lists, 10 F 1916

 

1.94 Assessment Lists, 12 Gl-Gu 1916

 

1.95 Assessment Lists, 13 Haa-Hen 1916

 

1.96 Assessment Lists, 14 Her-Hy 1916

 

1.97 Assessment Lists, 15 I J 1916

 

1.98 Assessment Lists, 16 K 1916

 

1.99 Assessment Lists, 17 L 1916

 

1.100 Assessment Lists, 18 Ma-Me 1916

 

1.101 Assessment Lists, 19 Mi-My 1916

 

1.102 Assessment Lists, 20 Mc 1916

 

1.103 Assessment Lists, 21 N O 1916

 

1.104 Assessment Lists, 22 P Q 1916

 

1.105 Assessment Lists, 23 Ra-Ri 1916

 

1.106 Assessment Lists, 24 Ro-Ry 1916

 

1.107 Assessment Lists, 25 Sa-Se 1916

 

1.108 Assessment Lists, 26 Sh-Sn 1916

 

1.109 Assessment Lists, 27 So-Sz 1916

 

1.110 Assessment Lists, 28 T 1916

 

1.111 Assessment Lists, 29 U V 1916

 

1.112 Assessment Lists, 30 Wa-Wha 1916

 

1.113 Assessment Lists, 31 Whi-Wy 1916

 

1.114 Assessment Lists, 32 X Y Z 1916

 

1.115 Assessment Lists, 33 Banks Churches Lodges R.R. Corp 1916

 

1.116 Assessment Lists, 34 A H 1916

 

1.117 Assessment Lists, 35 I R 1916

 

1.118 Assessment Lists, 36 S Z 1916

 

1.119 Assessment Lists, 37 Japs Chinese 1916

 

1.120 Assessment Lists, 1 A 1917

 

1.121 Assessment Lists, 2 Ba-Bec 1917

 

1.122 Assessment Lists, 3 Bee-Boz 1917

 

1.123 Assessment Lists, 4 Bra-By 1917

 

1.124 Assessment Lists, 5 Ca-Cl 1917

 

1.125 Assessment Lists, 6 Co-Coy 1917

 

1.126 Assessment Lists, 7 Cr-Dem 1917

 

1.127 Assessment Lists, 8 Den-Dy 1917

 

1.128 Assessment Lists, 9 E 1917

 

1.129 Assessment Lists, 10 F 1917

 

1.130 Assessment Lists, 11 Ga-Gi 1917

 

1.131 Assessment Lists, 12 Ge-Gu 1917

 

1.132 Assessment Lists, 13 Hen-Ha 1917

 

1.133 Assessment Lists, 14 Her-Hy 1917

 

1.134 Assessment Lists, 15 I J 1917

 

1.135 Assessment Lists, 16 K-Lam 1917

 

1.136 Assessment Lists, 17 Lan-Ly 1917

 

1.137 Assessment Lists, 18 Ma-Me 1917

 

1.138 Assessment Lists, 19 Mi-Mun 1917

 

1.139 Assessment Lists, 20 Mur-Mc 1917

 

1.140 Assessment Lists, 21 N O 1917

 

1.141 Assessment Lists, 22 Pa-Ph 1917

 

1.142 Assessment Lists, 23 Pi-Q 1917

 

1.143 Assessment Lists, 24 Ra-Ri 1917

 

1.144 Assessment Lists, 25 Ro-Ry 1917

 

1.145 Assessment Lists, 26 Sa-Se 1917

 

1.146 Assessment Lists, 27 Sh-Sn 1917

 

1.147 Assessment Lists, 28 So-Sz 1917

 

1.148 Assessment Lists, 31 Wa-Whe 1917

 

1.149 Assessment Lists, 32 Why-Wy 1917

 

1.150 Assessment Lists, 33 X Y Z 1917

 

1.151 Assessment Lists, 34 Banks Churches Lodges R.R. Corps 1917

 

1.152 Assessment Lists, 35 A G 1917

 

1.153 Assessment Lists, 36 H R 1917

 

1.154 Assessment Lists, 37 S Z Chinese Japs 1917

 

1.155 Modern Analytic Method of Realty Valuation Tables for Interior Valuations undated

 

1.156 Modern Analytic Method of Realty Valuation Tables for Interior Valuations undated

 

1.157 Real Estate under Mortgage, Record of 1890-1910

 

1.158 Real Estate under Mortgage, Record of, 3 1892

 

1.159 Real Estate under Mortgage, Record of, 4 1899

 

1.160 Record of Assessments and Taxes 1916-1917

 

1.161 Report for Month of April 1958

 

Series: Series 2
Auditor's Office 1893-1959

Physical Description: 55 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Financial reports, bond records, ledgers, statements, and warrants.
 

2.1 Auditor's Copy 1929 Street Assessments 1915 Bond Act 1929

 

2.2 Auditor's Financial Report (1 of 2) July 1, 1933

 

2.3 Auditor's Financial Report (2 of 2) July 1, 1933

 

2.4 Auditor's Financial Report August 31, 1933

 

2.5 Auditor's Financial Report October 31, 1933

 

2.6 Auditor's Financial Report November 30, 1933

 

2.7 Auditor's Financial Report December 31, 1933

 

2.8 Auditor's Financial Report January 1934

 

2.9 Auditor's Financial Report February 1934

 

2.10 Auditor's Financial Report March 31, 1934

 

2.11 Auditor's Financial Report January 31, 1937

 

2.12 Auditor's Financial Report February 28, 1937

 

2.13 Auditor's Financial Report March 31, 1937

 

2.14 Auditor's Financial Report April 30, 1937

 

2.15 Auditor's Financial Report May 31, 1937

 

2.16 Auditor's Financial Report June 30, 1937

 

2.17 Auditor's Financial Report July 31, 1937

 

2.18 Auditor's Financial Report August 31, 1937

 

2.19 Auditor's Financial Report September 30, 1937

 

2.20 Auditor's Ledger 1906-1911

 

(See Oversize) Board of Audit Reports 1896

 

(See Oversize) Board of Audit Reports 1899-1901

 

(See Oversize) Board of Audit Reports 1904-1905

 

(See Oversize) Claims Passed to Board of Public Works (1 of 2) 1893-1897

 

(See Oversize) Claims Passed to Board of Public Works (2 of 2) 1893-1897

 

2.21 Monthly Financial Statements Jan. 1926-Dec. 1927

 

2.22 Monthly Financial Statements Jan. 1928-Dec. 1929

 

2.23 Monthly Financial Statements Jan. 1930-Dec. 1931

 

2.24 Monthly Financial Statements Jan. 1932-Dec. 1932

 

2.25 Monthly Financial Statements Jan. 1933-Dec. 1933

 

2.26 Monthly Financial Statements 1934

 

2.27 Monthly Financial Statements 1935

 

2.28 Monthly Financial Statements 1936

 

2.29 Monthly Financial Statements 1937

 

2.30 Monthly Financial Statements 1938

 

2.31 Monthly Financial Statements 1939

 

2.32 Monthly Financial Statements 1940

 

2.33 Monthly Financial Statements 1941

 

2.34 Monthly Financial Statements 1942

 

2.35 Monthly Financial Statements 1943

 

2.36 Monthly Financial Statements 1944

 

2.37 Monthly Financial Statements 1945

 

2.38 Monthly Financial Statements 1946

 

2.39 Monthly Financial Statements 1947

 

2.40 Monthly Financial Statements 1948

 

2.41 Monthly Financial Statements 1949

 

2.42 Monthly Financial Statements 1950

 

2.43 Monthly Financial Statements 1951

 

2.44 Monthly Financial Statements 1952

 

2.45 Monthly Financial Statements 1953

 

2.46 Monthly Financial Statements 1954

 

2.47 Monthly Financial Statements 1955

 

2.48 Monthly Financial Statements 1956-1957

 

2.49 Semi-Annual Financial Report 1959

 

2.50 Warrants 1906-1907

 

2.51 Warrants 1906-1911

 

2.52 Warrants 1907-1908

 

2.53 Warrants 1911-1912

 

2.54 Warrants 1912-1913

 

2.55 Warrants 1913-1914

 

Series: Series 3
Licensing Office 1878-1923

Physical Description: 17 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Licensing fees, payments, and related transactions.
 

3.1 Licensing Fees 1878-1880

 

3.2 Licensing Fees 8 Apr. 1885-Dec. 1887

 

3.3 Licensing Fees 1888-1892

 

3.4 Licensing Fees 10 Jan. 1893-Oct. 1895

 

3.5 Licensing Fees 11 Dec. 1896-Dec. 1901

 

3.6 Licensing Fees 12 1906-1907

 

3.7 Licensing Fees 13 July 1907-June 1911

 

3.8 Licensing Fees 14 Jan. 1915-Dec. 1917

 

3.9 Licensing Fees 1918-1919

 

3.10 License Payment Book 1920-1923

 

3.11 License Record 1892

 

3.12 License Record 1896-1899

 

3.13 License Record 1900-1905

 

3.14 License Record 1905-1908

 

3.15 License Record 1909-1911

 

3.16 License Record 1912-1915

 

3.17 License Record 1916-1919

 

Series: Series 4
Public Works 1893-1931

Physical Description: 6 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Finances and bond arrangements, lists of expenditures, and enumerations of projects and water usage.
 

4.1 Bond Act 1893

 

4.2 Expenditures 1921-1931

 

4.3 Expenditures 1922-1923

 

4.4 Index to Street and Sewer Work undated

 

4.5 Public Works 2 1893

 

4.6 Weekly Record of Water Used June 1909-Nov. 1916

 

Series: Series 5
Treasurer's Office 1876-1958

Physical Description: 70 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Budgets, budgetary expenditures, cash books, delinquent tax receipts, expense records, journals, ledgers, redemptions, taxes, tax sales, trusts, and trust accounts.
 

5.1 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 1 and 2 1943

 

5.2 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 4-7 1943

 

5.3 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 8-17 1943

 

5.4 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 1 and 2 1944

 

5.5 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 4-7 1944

 

5.6 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 8-17 1944

 

5.7 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 1 and 2 1946

 

5.8 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 4-7 1946

 

5.9 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 8-17 1946

 

5.10 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 1 and 2 1947

 

5.11 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 4-7 1947

 

5.12 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 8-17 1947

 

5.13 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 1 and 4 1948

 

5.14 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 5-8-2 1948

 

5.15 Budgetary Expenditures Divs. 8-3-17 1948

 

5.16 Budgetary Expenditures Div. 1-2 1949

 

5.17 Budgetary Expenditures Div. 4-8-2 1949

 

5.18 Budgetary Reports 1927

 

5.19 Budgetary Reports 1930

 

5.20 Cash Book 1876-1878

 

5.21 Cash Book 1885-1889

 

5.22 Cash Book 1901

 

5.23 Cash Book 1910-1914

 

5.24 Cash Book 1911-1915

 

5.25 Cash and Ledger 1890-1892

 

5.26 Cash and Ledger 1892-1894

 

5.27 Delinquent Tax Receipts 1917

 

5.28 Delinquent Tax Receipts 1940-1947

 

5.29 Expense Record Accts. 1-1 to 17 1954

 

5.30 Journal 1913-1918

 

5.31 Ledger, General 1938 and prior

 

5.32 Ledger, General 1939-1941

 

5.33 Ledger, General 1942-1944

 

5.34 Ledger, General 1945-1947

 

5.35 Ledger, General 1951-1953

 

5.36 Ledger, Treasurer's 1891-1895

 

5.37 Ledger, Treasurer's 1 1894-1896

 

5.38 Ledger, Treasurer's 1895-1901

 

5.39 Ledger, Treasurer's 2 1898-1903

 

5.40 Ledger, Treasurer's 3 1898-1903

 

5.41 Ledger, Treasurer's 4 1905

 

5.42 Ledger, Treasurer's 5 1906-1908

 

5.43 Ledger, Treasurer's 6 1908-1910

 

5.44 Ledger, Treasurer's 7 1910-1912

 

5.45 Ledger, Treasurer's 8 1913-1914

 

5.46 Ledger, Treasurer's 3 1913-1915

 

5.47 Realty Sales Trust Journal Cash Receipts and Warrants 1940-1946

 

5.48 Realty Sales Trust Ledger 1940-1952

 

5.49 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1940

 

5.50 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1941

 

5.51 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1942

 

5.52 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1943

 

5.53 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1944

 

5.54 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1945

 

5.55 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1946

 

5.56 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1947

 

5.57 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1948

 

5.58 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1949

 

5.59 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1950

 

5.60 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1951

 

5.61 Record of Tax Sales and Redemptions 1952

 

5.62 Transfer Warrant Register 1918-1926

 

5.63 Trust Accounts 1931-1948

 

5.64 Trust Accounts 1949-1951

 

5.65 Trust Accounts 1952-1954

 

5.66 Trust Accounts 1955-1958

 

5.67 Trust and Special Assessment Warrants Dept. Accruals Expenditure Recap 1945-1950

 

5.68 Trust Warrants 1952-1958

 

5.69 Trust Warrants Department Accruals Recap of Expenditures 1939-1944

 

5.70 Warrant Register 1 1915-1916

 

Series: Series 6
Various Records 1893-1957

Physical Description: 26 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Cash books, certificates of death, mortgage indexes, municipal inventories, park expenditures, plat books, property transfers, and unidentified contents.
 

6.1 Certificates of Death 1893

 

6.2 Certificates of Death 1894

 

6.3 Certificates of Death 1895

 

6.4 Certificates of Death 1896

 

6.5 Certificates of Death 1897

 

6.6 Certificates of Death 1898

 

6.7 Certificates of Death 1899

 

6.8 Certificates of Death 1905

 

6.9 Index to Mortgages 1896

 

6.10 Index to Mortgages 1897

 

6.11 Index to Mortgages 1899

 

6.12 Index to Mortgages 1902

 

6.13 Index to Mortgages (1 of 2) 1903

 

6.14 Index to Mortgages (2 of 2) 1903

 

6.15 Index to Mortgages 1904

 

6.16 Municipal Inventory 1955

 

6.17 Municipal Inventory 1956

 

6.18 Municipal Inventory 1957

 

6.19 Park Expenditures Mar. 1, 1906-June 1, 1907

 

6.20 Stockton Plat Book (1 of 4) 1921-1925

 

6.21 Stockton Plat Book (2 of 4) 1921-1925

 

6.22 Stockton Plat Book (3 of 4) 1921-1925

 

6.23 Stockton Plat Book (4 of 4) 1921-1925

 

6.24 Stockton Property Transfers 1922-1923

 

6.25 Unidentified Account Book 1921-1925

 

6.26 Unidentified Book 1919-1921

 

Series: Series 7
Oversize 1893-1942

Physical Description: 9 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Oversize records of various subjects.
 

7.1 Board of Audit Reports 1896-1899

 

7.2 Board of Audit Reports 1899-1901

 

7.3 Board of Audit Reports 1904-1905

 

7.4 Board of Audit, Claims Passed to Board of Public Works 1893-1897

 

7.5 Budgetary Expenditures and Miscellaneous 1942

 

7.6 Register of Warrants 1895-1897

 

7.7 Register of Warrants 1898-1900

 

7.8 Tax Sales and Exemptions 1922-1928

 

7.9 Tax Sales and Exemptions 1924-1925