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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Volumes Collection
    Dates: 1853-194
    Collection Number: 1984.4
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The collection includes autograph books, diaries, business ledger books, textbooks, student notebooks, a Danville school census of students, farmers’ almanacs, a wedding memory book, an emergency handbook, and a U.S. Army Drill Regulations book. These small volumes belonged to 15 to 20 different individuals. All were collected by Louis Stein and donated to CCCHS along with many other materials in 1984. Six of the small volumes belonged to members of the Neustaedter Family of Concord. These have their own Finding Aid entry (see Neustaedter Family Collection).
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Small Volumes Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Box 1 • George H. Newman, Diary, 1853, Antioch • Rachel Neustaedter, Autograph Books (2), 1886-89 and 1888-94, Concord • Mitchel Neustaedter, Autograph Book, 1884-97, Concord • Jeannette Neustaedter, Autograph Books (2), 1901 and 1902-03, Concord • Neustaedter (no first name), Diary, 1934-37, Concord • James Nook, Grocery Account at John Gambs Store, 1883, Pacheco • James Nook, Organic Chemistry Notebook, 1872, Pacheco • Mrs. Karl Gehringer, Progressive Primary Arithmetic Notebook, 1858-63, Oakley • Mabel Sherbourne, Autograph Book, 1896-98, Walnut Creek • Sallie Sydnor, Autograph Books (2), 1880s, Walnut Creek • Lillian Alice Whitman, Autograph Books (2), 1880s, Santa Rosa Box 2 • Lois Raffetto, John Swett Union High School Memory Book, Class of 1941 • Mary A. Hook, Diary, 1855 • Selby Lead and Silver Smelting Co., San Francisco, Ledger Book 1871-72 • Elbert Hall, Autograph Book, 1884, Alamo • Guggenhime and Co. Receipt Book, 1921-22, Walnut Creek* • Hook (no first name), Botany Lecture Notes, 1872. • U.S. Army Drill Regulations Book, 1911, property of Company “I”, Contra Costa Home Guard, Concord • Matthew Cody and Elise Asmus, Bridal Souvenir Book, 1895, Black Diamond • Sarah Davis, Autograph Book, 1880, Nortonville • Farmers Almanac, 1867 • Leavett’s Farmers Almanacs (2), 1868 and 1869 • Peruna Drug Co. Almanac, 1904 • James H. Boone, Account Book 1866-79 and School Census 1880-89, Danville • Emergency Handbook (copy), 1884 *--Another Guggenhime Co. book (fruit invoices from 1923) is stored in the Miscellaneous Books Collection, Box #3.

    Indexing Terms

    autograph book
    business records
    education, John Swett Union High School
    Newman, George H.
    Neustaedter, Rachel
    Neustaedter, Mitchel
    Neustaedter, Jeannette
    Nook, James
    Gambs, John
    Gehringer, Mrs. Karl
    Sherbourne, Mabel
    Sydnor, Sallie
    Whitman, Lillian Alice
    Raffetto, Lois
    Hook, Mary A.
    Hall, Elbert
    Cody, Matthew
    Asmus, Elise
    Davis, Sarah
    Boone, James H.
    Selby Lead and Silver Smelting Co.
    Guggenhime and Co.
    Contra Costa Home Guard, Co. I
    Walnut Creek
    Santa Rosa
    San Francisco
    Black Diamond
    day books
    ledger books

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