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Register of the Alders Duck Sales Record Books, 1898-1907
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alders Duck Sales Record Books,
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1907
    Collection number: Ms13
    Creator: C.A. Alders
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alders Duck Sales Record Books, Ms13, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Alders, Edward (1877-1928)
    Albers, Charles Milton (d. 1908)


    Hunters -California -Merced County
    Waterfowl shooting -California -Merced County
    Wildlife as food -California
    Business enterprises -California -Farmington
    Merced County (Calif.) -History -Sources
    Farmington (Calif.) -History -Sources
    San Joaquin County (Calif.) -History -Sources


    Edward Alders (1877-1928) was one of the sons of Charles Milton Alders, who owned the Central Hotel in Framington from 1884 until his death (1908). Edward operated the Hotel from the time of his mother's death until the established ceased business (1911-1919). From an early age, Edward began a career as a market hunter, shooting ducks and geese which he shipped to the San Francisco market. Most of his hunting for the first nine years was done on Miller-Lux Ranch lands near Gustine, Merced County. He subsequently hunted at the Stevenson Ranch near Hills Ferry on the Merced River. With savings obtained from hunting, Edward Alders was able to buy land on the Bellota Road near Farmington (1904) and there established one of the first vineyards in the region.

    Scope and Content

    The Alders collection consists chiefly of Edward Alders' Merced County game bird commercial hunting records (1898-1901). These include lists of types of birds killed, quantities killed, names of buyers and the hunter's expenses.