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Register of the Lucas (Grace Alta Merritt) Papers, 1892-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lucas (Grace Alta Merritt) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1972
    Collection number: Mss157
    Creator:
    Extent: 3.25 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

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lucas (Grace Alta Merritt) Papers, Mss157, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Merritt family

    personal name

    Lucas family

    personal name

    Rosser family

    personal name

    Merritt, Mary J. Rosser

    personal name

    Merritt, Lawrence G.

    personal name

    Lucas, Grace Alta Merritt (1885-1977)

    personal name

    Lucas, Julius Robert

    subject

    Women printers -Correspondence

    subject

    Helena (Mont.) -History -Sources

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    Salt Lake City (Utah) -History -Sources

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    Printers -California -Stockton

    Biography

    Grace Alta Merritt Lucas (1885-1977) was the granddaughter of Sarah Griffiths and Benjamin Rosser, Welsh immigrants who settled in Iowa. The Rossers had five children one of whom, Mary, was Alta Merritt Lucas' mother. Mary Rosser married Lawrence G. Merritt (1884) and, at twenty-six, Alta Merritt married Julius Robert Lucas in Indianapolis. The Lucases lived in Helena, Montana for most of their married life, later moving to Salt Lake City, where they were divorced in 1921. Mrs. Lucas then settled in Stockton, California where she and her ex-husband were part owners of the Muldowney & Lucas printing Company. From 1930 she worked as a printer for a Stockton newspaper until retiring in 1976.

    Scope and Content

    The Grace Alta Merritt Lucas Collection consists chiefly of personal correspondence and family photographs. The collection also contains legal documents and correspondence with attorneys in Helena, Montana regarding the Lucas's property there.