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Miscellaneous Books Collection
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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: Miscellaneous Books Collection
    Dates: 1861-1970s
    Collection Number: 1984.4.6
    Extent: 9 boxes & 6 books
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The scope and content of these books varies widely. They include business ledger books, other financial records, scrapbooks of calendars, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, textbooks and a world atlas, property title search records, court case records and sheet music for piano. The books include items dating from 1861 to the 1970s, but most are from the late 1800s. Many of these books were collected and given to CCCHS as part of a very large donation (80 boxes) by Louis Stein in 1984. Born in 1902, Stein lived his entire life in Contra Costa County and was a pharmacist in Kensington for 38 years, an avid collector of local history, and a co-founder of CCCHS in 1954.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Miscellaneous Books Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    See Guide to the Collection for details

    Indexing Terms

    Calendars, commercial
    Political, presidential election
    Business records
    Court records
    Hotel ledger
    Shipping records
    Jury pools
    Restaurant, menus
    Denkinger, Mary Marie
    Gehringer, Mrs. Karl
    Wight, Ralph H
    Jones, Judge Joseph P.
    Wittenmeyer, Clerk L.C.
    McCormack, John
    Bacon, F
    Bacon, Thomas
    Neustaedter, Rachel
    Pacheco, Anita
    Ludlum, Janis (Van Thiel)
    Young-Taylor, Dorothy
    Russi, Alice McNeil
    Taliaferro, Joanna
    Connors, L.W.
    Logan, Hercules
    Gehringer, Mrs. Karl
    Tuck, Abby S.
    Lime Quarry School District
    Mt. Diablo High School
    Byron Times
    Dickinson Hotel
    Guggenhime Company
    Somersville Post Office
    Antioch Post Office
    Neustaedter Store
    United Stock Yard Company
    Pacific Coast Steel & Iron Manufacturing Co.
    Port Costa Warehouse
    Bott & Smith
    Southern Pacific Railroad
    San Francisco
    Port Costa
    Walnut Creek
    day books
    text books
    newspaper clippings
    cash books
    sheet music

    Additional collection guides