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Helen Sturdivant Collection
2005.22, 2009.27  
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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: Helen Sturdivant Collection
    Dates: 1903-1973
    Collection Number: 2005.22, 2009.27
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: The collection includes three boxes of material on the Sturdivant family of Somersville and related families including the Crozier, Parsons, Gibbel, Belshaw, Wilkening and Mortimore families of Somersville, Nortonville, Pittsburg, Illinois and Australia. The material was donated by Helen Sturdivant’s daughter Gloria Patten.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Helen Sturdivant Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Box 1 • Three wirebound volumes entitled “The Somersville Digs”, composed of information collected by Helen Lougher Sturdivant and compiled into three volumes by her daughter Gloria Patten. The project was performed by Gloria for an archaeology class in 1981. Volume I is entitled “Helen Lougher Sturdivant,” Volume II is entitled “Edna Parsons Gibbel,” and Volume III is entitled “Belshaw Family/Wilkening Family/Mortimore Family”. The material includes letters, family history, photographs and newspaper clippings, from 1903-1973. Accession # 05-22. Box 2 • File folders containing general correspondence, family photographs, letters of recommendation regarding one of the Sturdivants’ farm workers (Joe Castro), letters and memorabilia from the Sturdivants’ trip to Australia in 1968 to visit relatives, and letters from Helen Sturdivant to relatives in Illinois regarding family history. Date range is 1944-1970. Accession # 09-27. Box 3 • File folders containing general correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings regarding Crozier and Lougher family genealogies. Date range is 1948-1970. Accession # 09-27.

    Indexing Terms

    agriculture
    archeology
    mining
    family history
    correspondence, personal
    Sturdivant, Helen Lougher
    Patten, Gloria
    Sturdivant
    Cozier
    Parsons
    Gibbel
    Belshaw
    Wilkening
    Mortimore
    Somersville
    Nortonville
    Pittsburg
    letters
    newspaper clippings
    photographs

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