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Register of the Stockton (Calif.) Furniture Factory Records & "Fica" Dorrance Scrapbook, 1879-1882; 1897
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The clippings Mrs. Dorrance has pasted over the index pages and most of the first 120 pages of the Stockton Furniture Factory's account books refer to society women, causation, divination, electrical therapy, woman suffrage, phrenology, performing artists, California tourist attractions and countless other delights. The anonymous essays and addresses contained in the same volume range from descriptions of California to a disquisition on food.
The rather obscure manufacturing firm first named in the title of this collection seems to have existed in Stockton as early as 1879 and late as 1888. The earlier date is clearly established by notations in the two account books which make up this collection. The later date is inferred from a reference to the factory in the Stockton City and San Joaquin Directory, 1887-88, which, although it contains no entry for the "Stockton Furniture Factory," notes in passing that one Martin Schneider is a cabinet maker there.
Collection is open for research.