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Register of the Coats (James L.) Collection, 1852-1907
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX ONE: PAPERS

 

1.1-James Longstreet Coats biographical & genealogical materials

 

1.2-Felix G. Coats. "On the Golden Trail," n.d. [California Trail narrative, 1849]

 

1.3-Contra Costa County Populist Party activities, 1894

 

1.4-E.R. Baker. The Money Monopoly, 1890

 

1.5-Edward R. Marden [National Cooperative Realty Co.] Real Estate sales course [incl. 29 lessons, tests, adv. material, recpts., etc.]

 

1.6-Miscellaneous corresp. school items::::::::::

 

-Columbian Corresp. College. Civil Service Exams, Bk. 1 Arithmetic, n.d.::::::::

 

-Harry W. Cross & Co. Real Estate Business Instruction, 1904::::::::::

 

-Harry W. Cross & Co. Real Estate: The Greatest Business in the World, n.d. [c1904]

 

1.7-IRS Alchohol Gauger's Reports, 1901-03

 

1.8-IRS. Regulations & Instructions Concerning the Tax on Distilled Spirits, 1901

 

1.9-George P. Pilling. Complete Guide to Caponizing, 1906

 

1.10-Portrait photo: James Longstreet Coats and wife, Fannie Williams Coats, 1896; snapshot: 3 WWI soldiers, possibly JL Coats on right

 

BOX TWO: FAMILY LIBRARY

 

I. California State Series Elementary School Textbooks [textbooks of Vivian Coats Edmonston, dau. of JL Coats]

 

2.1-Speller, Bk. 1, 1907

 

2.2-English Lessons, Bk. 1, 1906

 

2.3-The Children's Second Reader, 1905

 

2.4-Fourth Reader, 1905

 

2.5-lst Book of Arithmetic, 1905

 

2.6-Introductory Geography, 1904

 

II. Other elementary texts used by various members of the Coats Family

 

2.7-G.J. Adler. Ollendorf's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the German Language, 1862

 

2.8-Daniel W. Fish. Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic, 1877

 

2.9-Wm. H. McGuffey. McGuffey's Eclectic 4th Reader, 1852

 

2.10-Alonzo Reed & Brainard Kellogg. A Work on English Grammar & Composition, 1880

 

2.11-Sheldon & Co. Modern School Fifth Reader, 1882

 

BOX THREE: FAMILY LIBRARY, PT. 2

 

3.1-J. Dorman Steele. 14 Weeks in Physics, 1878

 

3.2-John Swett, Charles Allen and Josiah Royce. Bancroft's 5th Reader, 1883

 

3.3-S. Town. 4th Reader, n.d. [title pg. missing]

 

3.4-Edward G. Ward. The Rational Method of Reading, 1907

 

3.5-C.A. White. The Student's Mythology, 1870

 

3.6-Bible. American Bible Society, 1864

 

3.7-Stories of All Ages, 1894

 

3.8-Edward A. Pollard. The Second Year of the War, 1863

 

BOX 4: EPHEMERA

 

4.1-"Best six cord cotton for hand & machine - J & P Coats" [presumed to be relatives of JL Coats ?; pale yellow box, 6x2.5", signed "Fannie Williams"]

 

4.2-"Nicoleto" [wooden pen box; 2 wooden, 3 metal pens, 2 nibs]

 

4.3-Lap-top writing desk, inlaid wood [pens & nib, pencils]