Small Volumes Collection

Finding aid created by Contra Costa County Historical Society staff using RecordEXPRESS
Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
(925) 229-1042

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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