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Register of the Willy (John) Stockton (Calif.) History Collection, 1862-1929
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1.1: BOOK ONE: STOCKTON PLAT BOOK ALSO CONTAINING SCRAPS (pre 1863) [142 pp. of which 110 are devoted to hand-drawn street maps incl. names of owners, size & value of lots; remaining pp. contain poetry and clippings]


1.2: BOOK TWO: LEDGER USED AS SCRAPBOOK (1868) [contains poetry, clippings and vital statistics pasted over illegible ledger entries]


1.3: BOOK THREE: LEDGER USED AS SCRAPBOOK (1869) [contains poetry and clippings; ledger entries readable pp. 28-77]


1.4: BOOK FOUR: JOURNAL/SCRAPBOOK (1870-1883): [pp. 1-28 a hand written journal, containing brief descriptions of day's events; also contains "scenes from Stockton's past" (newspaper art) and a series of vital statistics]


1.5: BOOK FIVE: LEDGER USED AS A SCRAPBOOK (1874) [contains poetry and clippings]


1.6: BOOK SIX: SCRAPBOOK (1878) [contains poetry and clippings]


BOX 2: STOCKTON (CALIF.) SCRAPBOOKS (1898; 1917; 1920s)


2.1: BOOK SEVEN: SCRAPBOOK (1898) [contains poetry and clippings; articles on the Spanish-American War; photos of the Canton Ridgeley Drill Corps (men's) and the Rebekah Drill Corps (lady's); the obituary of Sheriff Cunningham; the story of the laying of the Stockton High School cornerstone; and articles and photos of the San Joaquin Valley Fair]


2.2: BOOK EIGHT: SCRAPBOOK (1917) [contains clippings; articles on WWI; a property valuation of Stockton p.18; election results p.81]


2.3: BOOK NINE: SCRAPBOOK (1924) [contains clippings on Stockton & international events]


2.4: BOOK TEN: SCRAPBOOK (1929) [contains clippings on the subject of Stockton and the surrounding area]


2.5: BOOK ELEVEN: SCRAPBOOK (1929) [contains clippings on Stockton and the surroundings area]


2.6: BOOK TWELVE: "GUARD & TACKLE" (1908) [Stockton High School Yearbook]




3.1: Stockton State Hospital [2]


3.2: First San Joaquin County Court House (1853-1882)


3.3: Oakland Court House [2]


3.4: Stockton waterfront in the early days


3.5: Oakland Hall of Records


3.6: San Joaquin County Assessor's Office [pictured are: John Willy, C.L. Ortman, and Mr. Pedrratt]


3.7: San Joaquin County Assessor's Office (1910) [pictured are: John Willy, John Moore, and Mr. Hubbard]




4.1: San FranciscoExaminer [series on history of early Stockton originally run in 14 parts (May 1, 1921-May 14, 1921); # 5-13 photocopies; #11 and 14 are missing.


4.2: Stockton Daily Record (November 20, 1901)[incl. story of Capt. Weber, founder of city]


4.3: The Daily Record (March, 20, 1907)


4.4: "The Patriot Knight & The Ballot & Bayonet" from unidentified source, Detroit MI (Feb 1917) [incl. a lecture given in Stockton on December 2, 1916 by General E.N. Jenks, a New Yorker active in the reform movement]


4.5: Stockton Labor Review (October 31, 1918)


4.6: The News Advocate (August 5 & 19, 1921; September 2 & 9, 1921) [Stockton newspaper; article on the lack of police protection in Stockton between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 am. (9-9-21)


4.7: San Francisco Sunday Call (n.d.) [incl. article on Japanese American leader, George Shima]


4.8: Article on "Old Bear Flag" (n.d.)