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Roy Bloss Collection
1991.02, 1992.61  
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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: Roy Bloss Collection
    Dates: 1970s
    Collection Number: 1991.02, 1992.61
    Creator/Collector: Bloss, Roy
    Extent: 11 boxes plus books
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: This collection consists of material concerning the Pony Express, including books, pamphlets, letter press plates, photos, manuscripts, and material on Contra Costa County places. Roy wrote the book, Pony Express-The Great Gamble.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Roy Bloss Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is housed primarily in two places. The special collections room has nine boxes. • Boxes 1-5: (91-02) letter press plates for Pony Express book • Box 6: (92-61) San Ramon Valley SP Right-of-Way Study Committee (1981-1991): minutes, news clippings, correspondence, studies, presentations. • Box 7: (91-02) Notes, correspondence, and manuscript for Pony Express, The Great Gamble; also (91-79) transcript of talk given to CCCHS meeting, 9/28/1991 about “Pony Express, Fact and Fiction” • Box 8: (91-02) Manuscripts for the Pony Express book, correspondence and papers with the CCCHS. • Box 9: artwork for the Contra Costa Chronicles, Roy Bloss was editor The library has two boxes and books. • Box 10: clippings, papers on reenactment in 1960, studies, and brochures • Box 11: papers, brochures, and correspondence on the Pony Express Monument, Centennial Committee, & William Frederick Fisher (pony express rider) (variety of accession numbers)

    Indexing Terms

    Pony Express
    Fisher, William Frederick
    Contra Costa Chronicles Pony Express, The Great Gamble

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