The James A. Clayton Family Papers is a collection of
correspondence and photographs that document life in the Clayton family of Santa
Clara County during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of
the twentieth century. The family correspondence records aspects of life events and
personal dynamics among its members; this is especially the case with James A.
Clayton and his wife Anna.
James A. Clayton was born 20 Oct 1831 in Bugsworth, Derbyshire, England, and died
1896 in Los Angeles, CA. He married Anna Louinia Thomson in March 1869, daughter of
Robert Thomson and Amy Brown. She was born June 1843 in Richmond, Indiana, and died
19 Feb 1917 in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.
Containers: 2 boxes
Volume: 1.5 cubic feet
Selected online items available
Copyright has not been assigned to the Sourisseau Academy. Neither the original
photographs nor the digital images held by the Sourisseau Academy may be
reproduced, published, or used on the Internet without the expressed, written
permission of the Executive Secretary. Permission for publication is given on
behalf of the Sourisseau Academy 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. The credit line, "Courtesy of the Edith C. Smith
Trust Collection, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History" must accompany
any such use.
Collection is open for research.