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Guide to the J. A. Welch Letters, 1917-1928
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    Title: J. A. Welch Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1928
    Box Number: 228-229
    Creator: Welch, J. A.
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J. A. Welch Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Highway planning--California
    Bayshore Highway (Calif.)--Construction
    Skyline Boulevard (Calif.)--Construction


    Correspondence regarding efforts to build Bayshore Highway and Skyline Boulevard.


    J. A. Welch was born in Illinois, February 2, 1860. He came to California in 1881. From 1894-1897, he was City Attorney for San Jose. In 1903 he became Judge of the Supreme Court of Santa Clara County. He was active in promoting the construction of the Bayshore Highway and Skyline Boulevard, the building of which did much to forward the commercial development of Santa Calra County.


    Major Correspondents

    • Breed, Arthur Hastings, 1865-
    • Herring, F. D.
    • Bank of Watsonville
    • California Highway Commission
    • California State Automobile Association
    • Downtown Association (San Francisco)
    • San Jose Chamber of Commerce

    Other Correspondents

    • Burkes, J. A.
    • Cavallaro, C. D.
    • Cooley, C. P.
    • Cox, A. P.
    • Cuthbertson, Sidney M.
    • Dohrmann, F.
    • Ellison, George M.
    • Galbraith, W. H.
    • Gardner, J. E.
    • Garrod, R. V.
    • Handley, W. F.
    • Jeter, William T.
    • Johnson, M. B.
    • Jones, Herbert Coffin, 1880-
    • Knight, Benjamin K.
    • Lathrop, R. P.
    • Levey, Edgar Coleman, 1881-
    • Lewis, I. C.
    • Mason, H. A.
    • McCormick, E. O.
    • McPherson, Duncan
    • McPherson, F. D.
    • Mayock, Robert S.
    • Mini, Joseph
    • Moody, Anna S.
    • Moore, W. S.
    • Morell, George
    • Morton, R. M.
    • O'Neal, Louis
    • Railey, Ida
    • Richardson, Friend W.
    • Rigdon, E. S.
    • Skeggs, John H.
    • Taylor, A. A.
    • Thomas, Massey
    • Walsh, U. S.
    • Watkins, Rolin G., 1884-
    • Welch, J. R.
    • Wright, T. M.
    • Bay Shore Highway Headquarters
    • California. State Board of Control.
    • Civil League Improvement Clubs
    • Evening Pajoronian
    • First National Bank of San Jose
    • Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
    • Hollister Chamber of Commerce
    • Joint Highway District No. 1
    • Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
    • Madera County Chamber of Commerce
    • Merchants Association of Watsonville
    • National Farmers' Union (U.S.)
    • Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • Peninsula Chambers of Commerce
    • Peninsular Highway Conference
    • Pinnacles National Park Association
    • Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.)
    • San Benito County Chamber of Commerce
    • San Francisco City and County
    • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
    • San Jose Board of Supervisors
    • Santa Clara County
    • Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
    • Santa Cruz County
    • Saratoga Improvement Association
    • Skyline Boulevard Committee
    • State Highway Committee of Nine
    • Watsonville Chamber of Commerce