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Register of the Willy (John) Stockton (Calif.) History Collection, 1862-1929
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Willy (John) Stockton (Calif.) History Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1929
    Collection number: Mss220
    Creator: Bobbin Crabbe
    Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Willy (John) Stockton (Calif.) History Collection, Mss220, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Willy, John (1851-1939)

    personal name

    Ushijima, Seikichi (1864-1925)

    corporate name

    Stockton (Calif.) -Assessor's Office -Records and correspondence


    Real property -California -Stockton


    Stockton (Calif.) -History -Sources


    Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs


    Stockton (Calif.) -Pictorial works


    Oakland (Calif.) -Pictorial works


    John Willy (1851-1939) was Deputy Assessor of San Joaquin County, Calif. (1879-1934). Educated at Oakland College, he married Grace Ralph of Stockton and moved there in 1879. Hired shortly after by his father-in-law, County Assessor Calvin R. Ralph, Willy served as Deputy Assessor for the rest of his life. Willy kept scrapbooks outlining Stockton history (1862-1929).

    Scope and Content

    The Willy Collection consists of eleven scrapbooks of Stockton, Calif. history (1862-1929); a few photographs of historical sites in Stockton and in Oakland, Calif.; a Stockton tax assessor's plat book (1858); and, some loose clippings on Stockton history.