Professional and personal correspondence concerning her activities and interest in writing, poetry and publication. Also contains
family papers or genealogical information for the following families: Blake, Bean, Cary, Clark, Cross, Eastman, Gilman, Wells,
and Wiltse. Includes Civil War diary and letters. Other letters pertain to the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.
Anna Blake Mezquida was the daughter of San Francisco attorney Maurice B. Blake. Her great-uncle, Maurice G. Blake, was a
judge of the California Supreme Court, a mayor of San Francisco, and a member of the city's Committee of Vigilance. Ancestors
of both her parents fought in the American Revolution. One maternal ancestor, Lieutenant Ebenezer Eastman, served as an aide
to General George Washington. Her family lineage in the United States traces back to the arrival of the Mayflower.
Number of containers: 4 boxes, 6 cartons, 4 oversize folders, 1 oversize volume
Linear feet: approx. 9.3
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