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Guide to the Joseph Aland Shepherd Papers MS 67
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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Title: Joseph Aland Shepherd Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 67
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1872-1919
    Abstract: This collection contains a diary, expense ledger, and letterpress book of Joseph Aland Shepherd, a printer and Alonzo E. Horton’s business manager operating in San Diego, CA in the 1870s.
    creator: Shepherd, Joseph Aland

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Joseph Aland Shepherd was born in England on June 19, 1827. He came to the United States when he was fifteen. At an early age Shepherd learned the skills necessary to become a printer. For six years he worked in Auburn, New York at the office of The Cayuga Chief. In 1848, the newspaper moved westward and Shepherd followed to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He spent 22 years at Fort Atkinson working in the printing offices of The Wisconsin Chief. In 1861, he married Miss Fidelia Kinney. In 1870, having suffered from health problems, Shepherd left Fort Atkinson and settled his family in San Diego. While in San Diego, he immediately became associated with Alonzo E Horton and became his business manager. Shepherd held this position until his death on March 24, 1877 at 51 years old.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains a diary, expense ledger, and letterpress book of Joseph Aland Shepherd, a printer and Alonzo E. Horton’s business manager operating in San Diego, CA in the 1870s. The diary and letters provide an overview of life in San Diego during this time period, Shepherd’s work as a businessman and printer, and his work under Alonzo E. Horton. The diary is summarized in the container list, and select entries of interest are printed in the file.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged by material type.

    Preferred Citation

    Joseph Aland Shepherd Papers, MS 67, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Andrew Wolfson in 2008 and Samantha Mills in 2017.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bowers Family
    Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
    Horton, Alonzo E., 1813-1909
    Morse, Ephraim W.
    Orizaba (Steamship).
    San Diego and Gila Railroad Co..
    San Diego Daily Bulletin.
    Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823-1881
    Shepherd, Joseph Aland
    Agriculture
    Crimes
    Railroad construction and maintenance
    Railroads -- California -- San Diego
    Ranching
    Real property
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Steamboats