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Mrs. D. W. Mott collection, circa 1800s-1900s MVC019
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Mrs. D. W. Mott Collection

Box 1, Folder 1

Official Independence Day Program, Oxnard, California, July 2, 3 and 4, 1910

Box 1, Folder 2

"Ventura: A social psychological study of an American Community," by S. Stansfeld Sargent

Box 1, Folder 3

Autograph album of May Henning

Box 1, Folder 4

Certificate of earmark and brand of Jose Tadeo Sanchez, April 19, 1856

Box 1, Folder 4

Photo portrait of Mike Sanchez, brother of Thad Sanchez, and son of Tadeo and Rita Sanchez

Box 1, Folder 5

Memo by Herbert F. Ricard, June 1, 1966

Box 1, Folder 5

[Four-page list of names, apparently locating businesses and residents by name and street location in Ventura prior to 1884]

Box 1, Folder 6

Empty manila envelope on which a handwritten list of apparently early Ventura sites appears

Box 1, Folder 7

Fragment of letter signed "Love to all, Ralie," undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Frank E. Best, Genealogist, to Mr. Theodore Nye, January 19, 1901

Box 1, Folder 7

A Report and a Request from one Topping to Another from Charles E. Topping, November 1st, 1947

Box 1, Folder 7

Empty manila envelope from Kingsley Studio, 2016 East Main Street, Ventura, California, labeled "Proofs"

Box 1, Folder 8

Photostats of Family Records of Topping, Nye, Gilbert and Jenney families, from Kingsley Studios to Miss E. Topping

Box 1, Folder 9

Document from California State Legislature, signed by then-Senator Robert J. Lagomarsino, describing the Great Seal of the State of California and the State Flower

Box 1, Folder 10

Pamphlet: "An Introduction to Shoreline Development, A Portion of The Master Plan for Parks and Recreation, Ventura County, California"

Box 1, Folder 10

Pamphlet: "Brief Facts about Ventura County, California"

Box 1, Folder 10

Pamphlet: "Santa Barbara County Court House, Santa Barbara, California"

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from Julia Steffa, Librarian, Ventura County Free Library, to Mrs. L. O. Jorgensen, Fillmore, California, September 25, 1917

Box 1, Folder 11

List of contributors to a fund for furnishing books, magazines and newspapers to soldiers and sailors during World War I

Box 1, Folder 12

Two copies of Ventura County Star-Free Press containing Ventura County's World War II Honor Roll, Monday February 22, 1943

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings on World Wars I and II

Box 1, Folder 14

Thank-you letter from Catherine S. Chadwick, Director of Library Services, to Lawrence Solberg, July 23, 1970

Box 1, Folder 14

Copy of the Daily Evening Star from Washington, December 16, 1852

Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from F. D. Lowe, Sr. to Elizabeth Topping, June 7 (year unstated)

Box 1, Folder 15

Copy of Pacific Rural Press newspaper, Saturday November 22, 1890

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[donated by Mr. Lowe]
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from Lima Bean Association of California, signed by A. F. Maulhardt, Secretary December 9, 189?

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[gift from Glen Dawson]
Box 1, Folder 17

Copy of Sunday Los Angeles Sunday Times with headline: "Ventura's Street Fair," October 7, 1900

Box 1, Folder 18

Presentation Notes on the Barnes collection on Occultism, which was given to VCLSA, October 2, 1936

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[Photograph of J. W. H. Barnes was given to his granddaughter, Mildred Reitz, on Aug. 15, 1952.]
Box 1, Folder 19

Two signs; Brown, Craig & Co's General insurance Agency, 215 Sansome Street, San Francisco. E. T. Hare, Agent at San Buenaventura, Cal.

Box 1, Folder 20

Notes, text, and correspondence regarding a book, Legends and Lore of the Long Ago (Ventura County, California), published in 1929 by Club Women of Ventura County, directed by Mrs. D. W. Mott

Box 1, Folder 21

Printing Plates:

Box 1, Folder 21


Box 1, Folder 21

Candelaria Valenzuela

Box 1, Folder 22

Printing Plates:

Box 1, Folder 22

Unidentified women, group and individuals

Box 1, Folder 22

View of Mission San Buenaventura, from hill looking east, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

View of Olivas Adobe, undated

Box 1, Folder 23


Box 1, Folder 23

Booklet: "Proposed Amendments to Constitution, Propositions and Proposed Laws...General Election Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1952"

Box 1, Folder 23

Newspaper: "Army Times," February 11, 1950

Box 1, Folder 23

Newspaper; "Army Times," August 5, 1950

Box 1, Folder 24

Diary of William B. Baker

Box 1, Folder 25

Handwritten articles attributed to "Doc" Guiberson, who sent articles to the Ventura papers using the pen-name "Jeff. "

Box 1, Folder 26

Publication: "The Aegis," edited by the girls of OHS (Oakland High School), December 1906

Box 1, Folder 27

Publication: "Golden Gate Park, San Francisco," from photographs by W. B. Tyler, published by H. S. Crocker & Co. , San Francisco, 1890

Box 1, Folder 28

Application for Insurance for Birdie L. Fluck, July 21, 1949

Box 2, Folder 1

Programs - Art

Box 2, Folder 2

Programs - Dance

Box 2, Folder 3

Programs - Drama

Box 2, Folder 4

Programs - Lectures

Box 2, Folder 5

Programs - Memorial Services

Box 2, Folder 6

Programs - Music

Box 2, Folder 7

Creation of Ventura County

General Physical Description note: (Photostatic copies of documents pertaining thereto)
Box 2, Folder 8

Land Document from U. S. government in name of Joseph B. Wickoff, September 7, 1891

Box 2, Folder 9

Examples of Early 1900's Postmarks

General Physical Description note: (one postcard, 14 envelopes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[donated by John C. Orr in 1977]
Box 2, Folder 10

Set of Six Steel Engravings

Box 2, Folder 10

State and County Tax Receipts of W. H. Anderson

Box 2, Folder 11

Jornal Portugues, March 19, 1937

Box 2, Folder 11

Constituicao: Uniao Portugueza, 1913

Box 2, Folder 11

Constitucion y Estatutos de la Union Latina-Americana No. 1, October 4, 1914

Box 2, Folder 11

Letter in Spanish(?) from Antonio Soares d'Borba, Fort Bragg, CA, to "Caro Amigo!", April 5, 1910

Box 2, Folder 12

Diary of William B. Baker of Wagon Trip from Avon Rock County, Wisconsin to Nevada City, CA, same year, 1852

Box 2, Folder 13

Genealogy of Browne Family of Philadelphia, PA, 1914

Box 2, Folder 14

Twenty commemorative or souvenir ribbons from Ventura County, early 20th century

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[donated by Charles Outland 2/9/83]
Box 2, Folder 15

Deed of Gift from Jacob K. Gries to Bill Claberg, January 18, 1896

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

[donated by Maryan Claberg]
Box 2

Loose: Empty Envelope labeled "Mrs. D. W. Mott Collection, 2 doc.'s in humidifier"