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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tax Collector's records
    Dates: 1891-1893
    Bulk Dates: 1887-1893
    Collection number: 2009-170
    Creator: Santa Clara County Tax Collector
    Collection Size: 25 documents
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: Original receipts for taxes paid, primarily to Santa Clara County Tax Collector. Names of property owners include Sunol and de Saissett.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

    Preferred Citation

    Tax Collector's records. Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was transferred from Bryan Sherbino in 2009.

    Administrative History

    "The office of tax collector was officially created as an elected office in 1861. Previously, the treasurer served as tax collector in 1850, after which time the sheriff collected state and county taxes. From 1876 to 1893 the treasure served as ex-officio tax collector. With the establishment of the county charter in 1951, the tax collector became an appointed office. In 1967, tax collecting duties were consolidated under the controller/treasurer. Today, tax collecting is a division within the Department of Finance" (Laffey and Detlefs, 1995). Rush McComas served as tax collector during this time period; J.G. Krumb served as deputy tax collector.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains tax receipts from the City of San Jose, Dolores and J. Sunol, and M. de Saissett.


    This collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Krumb, J.G.
    McComas, Rush
    de Saissett, M.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Sunol, Dolores
    Sunol, J.
    Taxes, Collection of


    Laffey, G.A., & Detlefs, R.G. (1995). County Leadership: Santa Clara County Government History. San Jose, CA: The County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission. p. 137-138.