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Guide to the Pastime Gun Club Records MS 251
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Pastime Gun Club Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 251
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1893 March 9–1915 January 11
    Abstract: The collection contains one ledger pertaining to the activities of the Pastime Gun Club from March 9, 1893 to January 11, 1915.
    creator: Pastime Gun Club.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jody Valente on February 2, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

    Pastime Gun Club Records, MS 251, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    The Pastime Gun Club was formed in March 1893 and was organized primarily for trapshooting. H.E. Doolittle and Charley Julian served as Club Presidents for much of the Club’s existence. The Club did not include teams, but consisted of individuals who competed, with several making a profit through competitions. In June 1893, the Pastime Gun Club obtained approval from the City of San Diego to use one acre of City Park (now Balboa Park) for a trapshooting range. The Club also held target practice at Mission Cliff Gardens and in Old Town. In December 1904, the City Council was petitioned to remove rifle ranges from Balboa Park due to safety and noise issues. The Pastime Gun Club removed their target practice from Balboa Park in 1904-05. The Pastime Gun Club disbanded around 1918.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    The binding is taped with some pages partially or completely detached. Some pages in the back of the ledger are missing. (February 2, 2012)

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes one ledger that primarily documents meeting minutes for the Pastime Gun Club. Also recorded are the Club’s constitution and bylaws, treasurer’s reports, finances, existing and prospective club members, and information related to the annual tournament. Details on the Club’s activities are recorded, with meeting minutes including information such as appointed members and information regarding the Blue Rocks tournament (also referred to as the Blue Rox tournament). Meeting minutes are typically recorded one to five times annually. On April 10, 1913, meeting minutes change from being handwritten to typed. The typed pages appear to be glued into the ledger.


    The ledgers contents are arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Doolittle, H. E.
    Julian, Charley
    Pastime Gun Club.
    Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
    Mission Cliff Gardens (San Diego, Calif.)
    Old Town (San Diego, Calif.)
    San Diego (Calif.)