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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elizabeth Wade Papers
    Dates: 1867-1961
    Collection Number: 2010-96
    Creator/Collector: Wade, Elizabeth Cecilia (1884-1969)
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Papers and photographs from the estate of Elizabeth Cecilia Wade, descendant of California pioneer Harry George Wade.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Curator of Library & Archives for information on publication and reproduction.

    Preferred Citation

    Elizabeth Wade Papers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 2010 by the California Province of the Society of Jesus

    Biography/Administrative History

    Elizabeth Wade was a San Jose native and Santa Clara Valley rancher, one of 12 children of Estafana Alviso and Charles E. Wade, son of pioneer Henry Wade. Elizabeth died in 1969 at 85, leaving no descendants. Originally purchased by Charles Wade, the ranch was located 4 miles north of San Jose, along the San Jose-Alviso Road.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers and photographs from the estate of Elizabeth Cecilia Wade, descendant of California pioneer Harry George Wade. Collection includes both personal correspondence and family history, as well as property and financial records related to the Wade family and ranch operations along the San Jose-Alviso Road. A collection of mostly unidentified photos depicts fruit drying operations and members of the Wade family, including early tintypes, carte-de-visites and cabinet cards. Of note are a series of letters written to Elizabeth and Augusta Wade from Japanese families who had lived on the ranch, sent from World War II internment camps.

    Indexing Terms

    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    Fruit growers
    Fruit trade
    Pioneers--California
    Wade, Daniel B.
    Wade, Charles Edward, 1864-
    Wade, Augusta
    Wade, Estafana Alviso de
    Wade
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Alviso (Calif.)
    letters (correspondence)
    wills
    autograph albums
    deeds
    judicial records
    contracts
    photographic prints
    balance sheets
    tax returns
    invoices

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