Scope and Content
Title: Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1986-1993
Collection number: Ms47
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
San Joaquin County Museum.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
[Identification of item], Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers, Ms47, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.
Weber, Charles David Maria (1814-1881)
Shebl, James (1943- )
Sutter, John Augustus (1803-1880)
Marsh, John (1799-1856)
Mexican War, 1846-1848 - California
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Germans - California
Historians - California - Research
Biographers - California - Stockton
California - History - To 1846
California - History - 1846-1850
Stockton (Calif.) - History
Shortly after the descendants of Captain Charles David Maria Weber (1814-1881), founder of Stockton, Calif., gave a large
collection of the family's papers, library and home furnishings to the San Joaquin County Historical Society (1984), Society
members decided to commission Stockton
historian, James Shebl, to write a book-length study of the Captain (1986). Shebl spent nearly six years on the project, finally
publishing "Weber!: The American Adventure of Captain Charles M. Weber" (1993).
Scope and Content
This collection consists chiefly of drafts of Shebl's book "Weber!" edited by members of the San
Joaquin County Historical Society Publications Board and by the author himself (1988-1992). The
collection also contains: correspondence, contracts and other materials pertaining to Shebl's commission from the Society,
as well as scattered notes and photocopies of sources acquired by Shebl in the course of researching and preparing his manuscript.