Register of the Alders Duck Sales Record Books, 1898-1907

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 463-4119
Fax: (209) 369-2178
Email: dwalker@uop.edu
URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
© 1998
San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

Register of the Alders Duck Sales Record Books, 1898-1907

Collection number: Ms13

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum



Lodi, California

Contact Information

  • San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
  • 11793 North Micke Grove Road
  • Lodi, CA 95241
  • Phone: (209) 463-4119
  • Fax: (209) 369-2178
  • Email: dwalker@uop.edu
  • URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
August 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

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

Access

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)

subject

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

Biography

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.

Container List

 

BOX 1: ALDERS DUCK HUNTING RECORDS

 

1.1: Book 1---Birds killed & shipped by date (1898-1899) [3.25 x 6.75; blk. leatherette]

 

1.2: Book 2---Birds killed & shipped by date; list of buyers (1901-05) [4 x 6.75]

 

1.3: Book 3---Birds killed & shipped by date (1900-1901)

 

1.4: Book 4---Types of birds killed; list of buyers (n.d.)[5 x 7.75; yellow spotted cover]

 

1.5: Book 5---Expenses of Edward & C. M. Alders (1900-1901) [5.25 x 8; yellow spotted cover]