Anson Stiles Blake Business Records, 1897-1938

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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

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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.


Box 1, Volume 1

Stock Journal and Ledger of the San Pablo Quarry Co., 1906-1914

Scope and Contents note

Castro Point, Contra Costa County, by-Laws of the company included
Box 1, Volume 2

Copybook of Blake and Bilger Co., 1906 September-1907 January

Scope and Contents note

Central Bank Bldg, Oakland
Box 1, Volume 3

Copybook of Edwin T. Blake, 1904 June-1908 March

Scope and Contents note

Central Bank Bldg., Oakland
Box 1, Volume 4

Minutes of the Board of Directors, Venice Island Co., 1906 May-1913 October

Scope and Contents note

Balboa Bldg., San Francisco
Some minutes of the stockholders' meetings and some correspondence included
Box 2, Volume 5

Account Ledger of Blake and Bilger Co., 1908 November-1909 October

Box 2, Volume 6

Account Ledger of Blake Co., 1897-1914

Box 2, Volume 7

Cash Book of H. Peterson & Co., Inc., 1912-1914 May

Box 3, Volume 8

Cash Book of San Francisco Quarries Co., 1908 November-1909

Box 3, Volume 9

Title Abstract of Rancho La Jota, Napa,

Box 3, Folder 1

Continuation of Abstract of Rancho La Jota, 1886

Box 3, Volume 10

Stock Certificates for Interior Land Co., 1910 November-1938 March

Mixed materials 3, Folder 2

Appraisal Invoice of The Blake Bros. Co., 1921

Box 3, Folder 3

Pictures of the quarries

Boxes 4-5

Invoices, San Pablo Quarry Co., 1907-1909

Box 3, Folder 4

San Pablo Water Company and others, undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Blake and Bilger Co. miscellaneous records, 1910-1912

Box 3, Folder 6

Blake Bros. Co. financial records, 1916-1917

Box 3, Folder 7

TLS, George Fletcher to Anson Blake, 1913 February 20