Elizabeth Wade Papers

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History San Jose Research Library
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2019


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

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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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