Inventory of the David Jacks Collection

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Inventory of the David Jacks Collection

The Huntington Library

San Marino, California

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  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Jacks Collection
Creator: Jacks, David
Extent: 44 cartons, 307 volumes and 68 binders
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Jacks Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


Includes personal and business papers belonging to David Jacks and the David Jacks Corporation presented to the Huntington Library by his daughter, Margaret Anna Jacks, April, 1958

Container List

Box Box 1

A. Family papers. 1849-1904

Physical Description: (scant and of minor importance)

B. Business papers. 1835-1926

Physical Location: (loose mms. in green cardboard boxes)
Box Box 2

I. Abbott House, 1881-1909

Box Boxes 3-7

II. Accounts, receipts, etc., 1864-1901

Box Box 8

III. Agreements, bills of sale, contracts, insurance, inventories etc. 1872-1915

Box Box 9

IV. Journals, 1863-1897 (fragments)


V. Land Papers: 1835-1916

Box Box 10

1. Agreements, contracts, etc., 1860-1919

Box Box 11

2. City and County of Monterey, 1835-1898 (Copies mostly)

Box Boxes 12-13

3. Deeds, Grants, etc., 1845-1889

Box Boxes 14-16

4. Leases, 1859-1919

Box Box 17

5. Mortgages, 1851-1919

Box Box 18

6. Ranchos: 1835-1916

Box Box 19

Aguajito and Chualar, 1835-1916, Alisal, Buena Vista Chamisal, Cienega del Gavilan, Los Coches, Nacional, Noche Buena, El Pescadero, Punta de Pinos, Salinas, El Toro, El Tucho, Zanjones, 1850-1901


VI. Legal papers


1. Cases:

Box Box 20

Aram, Archer, Ashley, Baldez, Bardin, Bassler, Brown, Butler, Burrows, Cassidy, Castro, Christian, Collins, Conroy, Corey, Davis, Espinosa, Ester, Finley, Garo, Gonzales, Gordon

Box Box 21

Hahn, Haku, Hamilton, Henning, Heron, Hubbard, Hunter, Johnston, Joseph, Hunniken

Box Box 22

Kearney, Kell, Lambert, Larking, Leary, Little, Malarin, Marble, Martin, Martinez

Box Box 23

Ougheltree, Pardee, Pajaro, Robinson, Ross, Salinas, Smith, Snively, Soto, Sterling, Swan, Taylor, Thorn, Vasquez, Walter, Waterfront (Oakland), Whisman, Wheeler, Wolff

Box Box 24

2. Claims, complaints, decrees, demurers, Judgments, Notices, opinions, releases, sheriff's sales, etc.

Box Box 25

VII. Monterey: City and County, 1835-1907

Box Box 26

VIII. Pacific Grove Retreat Association, 1875-1902; also 4 volumes, see B(a) XVI


IX. Presbyterian Church, Monterey, 1883-1900


B(a). Business papers (bound volumes)


I. Abbott House, 1895-1912


1. Inventories, 1895, 1897

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

2. Cash Books, 1895-1912

Physical Description: 11 Vols.

II. Accounts, 1895-1923


1. First National Bank of Monterey, 1921-1923

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

2. Stable Account, 1895-1899

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

III. Assessment Evaluations (David Jacks Corporation,) 1905-1916

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

IV. Bills and Statements, 1892-1916

Physical Description: 5 Vols.

V. Blotters, 1888-1895

Physical Description: 13 Vols.

VI. Cash Books and Journals, 1852-1923

Physical Description: 23 Vols.

VII. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1867-1902

Physical Description: 25 Vols.

VIII. Insurance, 1900-1919

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

IX. Journals, (large vols to left)

Physical Description: 26 Vols.

X. Land Papers

Physical Description: 5 Vols.

XI. Ledgers, 1863-1904

Physical Description: 23 Vols.

XII. Memoranda

Physical Description: 6 Vols.

XIII. Mining, 1901

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XIV. Monterey Library, 1849-1869

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XV. Monterey Wharf, 1864-1866

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XVI. Pacific Grove Retreat Association, 1875-1911; (see also p. 1, B VIII)

Physical Description: 4 Vols.

XVII. Pasturage, 1894

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XVIII. Records, 1859-1908


1. Captain Barthelow's Book, 1865

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

2. Cattle Record, 1884-1886

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

3. Church Record, 1859-1877

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XIX. Salinas Valley Auto Co., 1906-1908

Physical Description: 4 Vols.

XX. Statement Copy Book, 1894

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

XXI. Time Books, 1891-1894

Physical Description: 4 Vols.

XXII. Trial Balance, 1893-1926

Physical Description: 8 Vols.

C. Correspondence

Box Boxes 1-16


Physical Location: (loose mss. in green boxes)
document Nos.1-68


Physical Location: (loose mss. in Shannon Binding cases)
Volume 134 vols.


Physical Location: (bound volumes)
Box Box 28

D. Ephemera