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Guide to the Brown, Waldeier, and Bridenstine families collection
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Series 1. Papers and photographs ca. 1860-1973, bulk 1888-1949

Box 2, folder 11

A Bride's Cookbook : A Gift from the Merchants of Sacramento ca. 1915

Box 1, folder 1

Abstract of title for 1315 Q Street (Brown family home) 1917

Box 3, folder 4

Bonita Waldeier and Roy Bridenstine marriage license 1918

Box 1, folder 2-4

Bonita Waldeier's school books 1870-1899


Books have Bonita's name and the date she presumably used the book written on the inside cover, plus marginalia. She used the books from circa 1901-1907. Books include Lessons in language (California State Series, 1899); First book in English (1894); Revised English grammar (California State Series, 1896); The juvenile definer (1870); New third reader (California State Series, 1895); Advanced arithmetic (California State Series, 1887); and Elementary geography (California State Series, 1890).
Box 1, folder 5

Dorothy Bridenstine and Robert Delaney vacation records 1945-1949


Includes hotel invoices and receipts from the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco, Claremont in Berkeley, and Pine Inn in Carmel. Also includes a Pine Inn brochure.
Box 1, folder 6

Dorothy Bridenstine and Robert Delaney wedding announcements and photographs 1943

Box 1, folder 7

Dorothy Bridenstine's class photos, diplomas, and school programs ca. 1933-1937


Includes Dorothy Bridenstine's Sutter Junior High School class photos (ca. 1933-1934), diploma (1934), and assembly program (1934); Sacramento High School diploma (1937); and Sacramento High School 60th class reunion program (1997). Her yearbooks from Sacramento High School (1934-1937) are housed with CSH's yearbook collection.
Box 1, folder 8

Family histories by Dorothy Bridenstine undated

Box 1, folder 9, Box 3, folder 1

Family photographs ca. 1860-1940


Photos show the Browns, Waldeiers, and Bridenstines throughout their lives. Includes tintypes. When known, names are noted with photographs. Among the candid and posed shots of family and friends are a photograph of William H. Brown with a horse at what is presumed to be the Burns & Waterhouse ranch, the family home at 1315 Q Street, and Dorothy Bridenstine surrounded by her dolls, one of which is included in Series 2. Artifacts. Oversized photos are in box 3, folder 1.
Box 3, folder 5

Josephine Wise and Albert Waldeier marriage certificate with tintypes 1889

Box 3, folder 2

Josephine Wise and Albert Waldeier marriage license 1889

Box 3, folder 2

Josephine Wise and Daniel Peterson marriage and divorce records 1896-1900

Box 2, folder 1

Native Sons of the Golden West Admission Day Celebration dance cards 1888


Two copies from Santa Cruz Parlor No. 90; one has "Josie Wise, Albert Waldeier, San Francisco, California" written on it. See related ribbon in Series 2.
Box 2, folder 2

Newspaper clippings 1915-1942


Clippings include notices about a birthday party given for William Brown at Burns & Waterhouse; William and Elizabeth Brown's 50th wedding anniversary party (1923); Mr. and Mrs. George W. Phipps' 50th wedding anniversary (1925); Bonita Waldeier winning a car in a popularity contest (1915); and Dorothy Bridenstine as a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (1942).
Box 2, folder 3

Obituaries and funeral record books 1933-1973


Includes obituaries for Elizabeth Brown, her brother George W. Phipps Jr., and Bonita and Roy Bridenstine. Also includes Elizabeth's funeral record book and one page from Bonita's funeral record book.
Box 2, folder 4

Panama-Pacific Exposition postcard and official publication 1915


See related decorative fans in Series 2.
Box 3, folder 1

Photograph of J. Wise's tule farm on Andrus Island ca. 1890

Box 2, folder 5

Photograph of Roy Bridenstine in World War I frame ca. 1917-1918

Box 2, folder 6

Postcards 1907-1910


Many are addressed to Bonita Waldeier and show Sacramento city and country scenes, in addition to several that show draft horses and carts.
Box 2, folder 7

Riverside Transfer Company photographs ca. 1903-1911


Photos show interior and exterior of the business, plus employees including Josephine Wise Waldeier, William Brown, and Bonita Waldeier
Box 2, folder 8

Thoroughbreds, property of Burns & Waterhouse, San Francisco, Cal. 1900


This book was owned by William Brown; his name is written in the inside cover. Cover title: Catalogue of thoroughbreds, Burns & Waterhouse, San Francisco, Cal..
Box 2, folder 9

William Brown State Fair special ticket and poll tax receipt 1895-1896

Box 2, folder 10

World War I parade photographs ca. 1917-1918


Several photos show Roy Bridenstine in uniform, and one shows Roy and Bonita standing together.

Series 2. Artifacts ca. 1885-1930

Object SP SV 60:E:01

Children's organ made by Estey Organ Co. undated


Accession number 2019/017/011.
Object SP SV 59:B:04

Child's rocking chair undated


Accession number 2019/017/010.
Object SP SV 42:J:04

Decorative fans ca. 1915


Three fans found with the Panama Pacific Exposition booklet. Accession numbers 2019/017/007-009.
Object SP SV 30:D:04

Doll ca. 1900


A photo of Dorothy Bridenstine with this doll is included in Series 1, in the Family Photographs folder. Accession number 2019/017/004.
Object SP SV 42:J:04

Fan with “Trusts Candies & Ice Cream 728 K Street” printed on it ca. 1915


Accession number 2019/017/006.
Object SP SV 30:C:04

Jacks with ball and bag undated


Accession number 2019/017/005.
Object SP SV 42:J:04

Native Sons of the Golden West Admission Day 1905 souvenir decoration 1905


Accession number 2019/017/002.
Object SP SV 46:K:05

Native Sons of the Golden West Admission Day 1888 ribbon 1888


Accession number 2019/017/003.