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Register of the Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers, 1986-1993
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1986-1993
    Collection number: Ms47
    Creator: James Shebl
    Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers, Ms47, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Weber, Charles David Maria (1814-1881)
    Shebl, James (1943- )
    Sutter, John Augustus (1803-1880)
    Marsh, John (1799-1856)


    Mexican War, 1846-1848 - California
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Germans - California
    Historians - California - Research
    Biographers - California - Stockton

    geographic name

    California - History - To 1846
    California - History - 1846-1850
    Stockton (Calif.) - History


    Shortly after the descendants of Captain Charles David Maria Weber (1814-1881), founder of Stockton, Calif., gave a large collection of the family's papers, library and home furnishings to the San Joaquin County Historical Society (1984), Society members decided to commission Stockton historian, James Shebl, to write a book-length study of the Captain (1986). Shebl spent nearly six years on the project, finally publishing "Weber!: The American Adventure of Captain Charles M. Weber" (1993).

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists chiefly of drafts of Shebl's book "Weber!" edited by members of the San Joaquin County Historical Society Publications Board and by the author himself (1988-1992). The collection also contains: correspondence, contracts and other materials pertaining to Shebl's commission from the Society, as well as scattered notes and photocopies of sources acquired by Shebl in the course of researching and preparing his manuscript.