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Register of the Kennedy (Mrs. F.C.) Account Book, 1878-1881; 1891-1892
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kennedy (Mrs. F.C.) Account Book,
    Date (inclusive): 1878-1881; 1891-1892
    Collection number: Mss232
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kennedy (Mrs. F.C.) Account Book, Mss232, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Kennedy, Mrs. F.C.

    personal name

    Workings, Gus

    personal name

    Ferguson, T.


    Hotels -California -Truckee


    Ranches -California -Stockton


    Truckee (Calif.) -Economic conditions


    Stockton (Calif.) -History -Sources


    Truckee (Calif.) -History -Sources


    Agriculture -California -Stockton


    Mrs. F.C. Kennedy was the proprietress of a boarding house in Truckee, Calif. (1878-1881). She may have later operated a ranch near Stockton, Calif. (c1891-1892), although evidence on two receipts (1915) found in the account book suggest that Gus Workings may have operated the Stockton farm. In both situations this slender account book holds daily records of individuals and expenses involved in the two commercial activities.

    Scope and Content

    In its Truckee boarding house section [pp. 1-106] the Kennedy Account Book records date, name of roomer [there were 32 altogether], length of rental period and fee (1878-1881). In the Stockton ranch section [pp. 114-116] the account book records date, name of employee [T. Ferguson and Gus Workings], type of work done and hours spent. There is an alphabetical index to names in the Truckee portion of the account book. Two receipts found in the account book, both dating from 1915, name a "J.A. Workings" in the transactions they record.