Finding aid for the Tax Collector's Records

Lindsay Moxley
Santa Clara County Archives
1875 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Phone: (408) 755-7895
Fax: (408) 792-1809
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Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Finding aid for the Tax Collector's Records

Collection number: 2009-170

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Lindsay Moxley
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Lindsay Moxley
2010 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

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.


Series I: Records of Tax Collector's Receipts 1891-1893

Physical Description: 1 box
Box/Folder : 1/1

San Jose City Taxes 1891

Physical Description: 3 receipts
Box/Folder : 1/2

Tax Receipts for Miss Dolores Sunol 1891

Physical Description: 8 receipts
Box/Folder : 1/3

Tax Receipts for Miss Dolores Sunol 1891-1892

Physical Description: 6 receipts
Box/Folder : 1/4

Tax Receipts for Miss Dolores Sunol 1892-1893

Physical Description: 8 receipts