Miscellaneous Books Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
(925) 229-1042

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.

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Preferred Citation

Miscellaneous Books Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

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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

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