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Anson Stiles Blake Business Records, 1897-1938
MS 203  
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  • Title: Anson Stiles Blake business records
    creator: Blake, Anson Stiles, 1870-1959
    Dates: 1897-1938
    Collection Number: MS 203
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Consists of account ledgers, cash books, copybooks, invoices, and other financial and business records of Calif. quarry companies, including San Pablo Quarry Co., Blake and Bilger Company, Blake Brothers Company, and San Francisco Quarries Company. Includes some records of companies concerned with building materials, water, and land, including a cash book for H. Peterson & Company, minutes for the Board of Directors of Venice Island Company, a title abstract for La Jota Rancho (Napa County), stock certificates for Interior Land company (Kern County), and by-laws of San Pablo Water Company.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs shelved as MSP 203.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anson S. Blake Business Records. MS 203, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

    Donor

    Gift of Mr. Igor R. Blake, Nephew of Anson S. Blake, March 1972. Acc. no. 23.

    Biography

    Blake was a businessman and partner in California quarrying companies and the son of gold rush pioneer Charles T. Blake. In 1899, he became president of his father's company, Oakland Paving Company. Blake and Bilger was a quarrying company which grew out of the Oakland Paving Company; it later became Blake Brothers Company as a result of a buyout and merger by the Blake family in 1914. San Pablo Quarry Company was the first holding company for Blake Brothers Company.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of account ledgers, cash books, copybooks, invoices, and other financial and business records of Calif. quarry companies, including San Pablo Quarry Co., Blake and Bilger Company, Blake Brothers Company, and San Francisco Quarries Company. Includes some records of companies concerned with building materials, water, and land, including a cash book for H. Peterson & Company, minutes for the Board of Directors of Venice Island Company, a title abstract for La Jota Rancho (Napa County), stock certificates for Interior Land company (Kern County), and by-laws of San Pablo Water Company.

    Indexing Terms

    Bilger, F. W.
    Blake and Bilger Company.
    Blake Brothers Company.
    Blake, Edwin T.
    H. Peterson & Co., Inc.
    Interior Land Co.
    San Francisco Quarries Company.
    San Pablo Quarry Company.
    San Pablo Water Co.
    Symmes, Whitman
    Venice Island Co.
    Yount, George C., (George Calvert), 1794-1865
    Account books.
    Business -- 1897-1938
    Businessmen--California.
    Quarries and quarrying--California.
    Rancho La Jota (Napa, Calif.)
    Water utilities--California.