Roy Bloss Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
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Martinez, California 94553
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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

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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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