Scope and Content
Title: Edward Alders Duck Sales Record Books, 1898-1905
Collection Number: Ms13
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: The Edward Alders Duck Sales Record Books consists of five handwritten volumes, spanning the years 1898-1905, that tabulate
kills, buyers, and expenses of a San Joaquin County farmer and market hunter.
Collection is open for research by appointment.
Conditions of Use
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Preferred citation: [Item name], Edward Alders Duck Sales Record Books, MS13, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum,
Edward Alders (1877–1928) was a son of Charles Milton Alders, the owner of Central Hotel, in Farmington, California, from
1884 until his death in 1908. Edward operated the hotel from the time of his mother's death in 1911 until it ceased operations
in 1919. From an early age, Edward was a market hunter, shooting ducks and geese that he shipped to San Francisco. Most of
his hunting for the first nine years was done on Miller-Lux Ranch lands, near Gustine, Merced County. He subsequently hunted
at the Stevenson Ranch, near Hills Ferry on the Merced River. With savings obtained from hunting, Edward bought land on the
Bellota Road near Farmington (1904), and there he established one of the first vineyards in the region.
Scope and Content
The Edward Alders Duck Sales Record Books consists of five handwritten volumes that, together, span the years 1898-1905: 1.
Birds Killed and Shipped by Date (1898-1899); 2. Birds Killed and Shipped by Date: List of Buyers (1901-1905); 3. Birds Killed
and Shipped by Date (1900-1901); 4. Types of birds killed; list of buyers (n.d.); 5. Expenses of Edward and C. M. Alders (1900-1901).
Names and Subjects
Alders, Edward (1877-1928)
San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History