Guy Spencer Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
(925) 229-1042

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guy Spencer Collection
Dates: 1950-1956
Collection Number: 1987.30
Extent: 1 scrapbook
Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
Martinez, California 94553
Abstract: The scrapbook includes a wide variety of items including typewritten reports on local history written by PTA members; pamphlets about Mt. Diablo State Park and California history; a report on CCCHS’s dedication in 1954 of a bronze plaque marking the Moraga Adobe; a newspaper photo published in the Oakland Tribune in 1954 showing John Swett and John Muir sitting on the porch of Swett’s adobe; a transcript of a tape-recorded interview with William Lynch in 1952 in which he describes his family’s covered-wagon migration from Kansas to Contra Costa County; and a letter from Henry Wiedeman to his niece Roxanne Wiedemann describing his migration from Germany to California in 1850.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Guy Spencer Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

Materials are in the scrapbook.

Indexing Terms

daily life
family life
Muir, John
Swett, John
Lynch, William
Wiedeman, Henry
Wiedeman, Roxanne
newspaper clippings

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