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Jerome R. and Helen Basler Fletcher collection
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The collection contains business records from Fletcher Pharmacy, personal photographs and photograph albums from the Fletcher and Basler families, and material that documents the Sacramento Saturday Club, Sacramento's oldest musical organization. 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, material that documents the post office inside the pharmacy, and artifacts. Saturday Club material dates from 1902-1913 and includes scrapbooks, membership rosters, programs, annual meetings, and the organization's constitution and by-laws.
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.
4.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Collection is open for research use.