This small collection consists mostly of correspondence from members of the Eldred family sent to Wilfred Eldred while at
school on the East Coast. There is also a diary kept by Wilfred while a student at Washington and Lee in 1908, and letters
from Wilfred to the family twenty years later. Winifred and Edith, Wilfred's sisters, and his father William Eldred wrote
long letters to Wilfred updating him on the family's activities and on life in San Diego. The family is active in the developing
city (especially in Point Loma) during important years in San Diego's history.
Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, William Eldred moved his family to San Diego in the first decade of the twentieth century.
Though he was a book reviewer in Norfolk for the Ledger-Dispatch, in San Diego he changed careers and worked for the San Diego
Securities Company (owned by city fathers A. P. Spalding and George Burnham) as a clerk.
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