The collection contains business records from Fletcher Pharmacy and personal photographs and photograph albums from the Fletcher
and Basler families. Material dates from circa 1870 to 1985, with the bulk from 1870 to 1920. Photographs include prints,
nitrate negatives, tintypes, and cartes de visite that show family members, the Basler Ranch, Fletcher Pharmacy, and the 1938
Sacramento windstorm. Family records include Sacramento High School reunion programs and information, cards, and ephemera.
Pharmacy records include prescription stub books, legal documents, Fletcher-branded items, and material that documents the
post office inside the pharmacy. There are also a small number of pharmacy artifacts.
Jerome Royal and Helen Basler Fletcher were married in July 1937. Helen was a third-generation Sacramentan, born September
29, 1913, to Martin (1887-1946) and Daisy Coy Basler (1893-1978). Her father ran a fuel and feed business that he took over
from his father, William Basler (1859-1926). William’s parents, Martin (1825-1881) and Anna Basler (1827-1894), came overland
to Sacramento in 1852.
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
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