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Register of the Minor (George F.) Blacksmith's Account Book, 1894-1895
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Minor (George F.) Blacksmith's Account Book,
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1895
    Collection number: Ms35
    Extent: 0.5 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], Minor (George F.) Blacksmith's Account Book, Ms35, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Minor, George F.
    Moreing, Cyrus
    Eaton, Fred T.


    Blacksmiths - California - San Joaquin County
    Account Books - California - San Joaquin County

    geographic name

    Collegeville (Calif.) - History - Sources
    San Joaquin County (Calif.) - History - Sources


    George F. Minor operated a blacksmith shop in Collegeville, a farming hamlet three miles east of Stockton, Calif., between 1880 and 1900. Much of Minor's work activity seems to have involved the repair of grain harvesting machinery and buggies.

    Scope and Content

    This account book (1894-1895) bears no reference to George Minor, but his authorship seems fairly certain, since three-fourths of the customers listed herein are Collegeville area farmers. Collegeville customers included: William Brown; Fred T. Eaton; Frederick Fetti; L.S. Foss; George S. Hall; J.W. Kerrick; A. Lawson; Timothy Minahen; Moses Prater; and, D.M. Walrod. Other patrons of note included: Cyrus Moreing (Stockton) and Buck & Earl. 198 pp. ledger, no index