C.W. Geary Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
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Descriptive Summary

Title: C.W. Geary Collection
Dates: 1897-1933
Collection Number: 1984.4
Creator/Collector: Geary, G.F. Geary, C.W.
Extent: 4 boxes
Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
Martinez, California 94553
Abstract: The boxes contain account books and ledger books for the Geary Store in Walnut Creek, and a property title search book relating to a petition by the Geary family regarding a County roadway in 1933. C.W. Geary ran a store on Bonanza Street in Walnut Creek in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

C.W. Geary Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

Box 1 • Geary Store, Nov 1900-Dec 1901. Accounts book listing individual merchandise for each customer. Indexed. Box 2 • Property title search book belonging to the Rowland family, related to a petition to the County by G.F. Geary and nine other property owners asking the County to abandon an unnamed roadway in Reliez Valley (Contra Costa County) in 1933. • Ledger book of an unnamed business, presumably the Geary Store, 1898-1900 (a set of initials on the opening page of the book reads “C.W.G.”). Box 3 • Ledger book from the Geary Store, 1901-02. Many of the ledger pages also were used for extensive note-taking and writing long after the book’s original use as a business ledger, judging from the more contemporary subjects mentioned in the writing and notes. Box 4 • Ledger book of Geary Store, 1897-1900.

Indexing Terms

Business records, stores
Business records, customers
Walnut Creek
ledger books

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