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Guide to the Charles Albert Storke Papers, 1856-1936
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Correspondence - See also Vols. 12 and 37.


Letters written to Storke and copies of his replies. Arranged alphabetically. A partial list of significant correspondents follows the Key to Arrangement.


Letterpress copy books

volume Vol. 1

May 24, 1889-Nov. 15, 1904. 492 p.

volume Vol. 2

July 26, 1896-Nov. 29, 1900. 697 p.

volume Vol. 3

Oct. 7, 1897-Feb. 18, 1905. 368 p.

Box 2, volume Vol. 4

Nov. 7, 1900-Mar. 1, 1910. 273 p.


Fragments and unidentified letters.




Editorials, speeches, rough drafts and notes


"After the Bugles--The West."


Unpublished recollections of C. A. Storke with Michael J Phillips.


Typescript. 1922


"After the Bugles--The West!"


Unarranged notes and rough drafts




Boyhood recollections, biographical sketches, etc.




Civil War material, including "Record of Albert [C. A. Storke] in the Civil War"


Certificates, memberships, etc. - See also Oversize Folio

Box 3, volume Vol. 5

Datebook, 1896

volume Vol. 6

Datebook, 1900


Legal material

volume Vol. 7

Lawyer's brief and common place book, 1881-1927.


Case citations and legal notes, District Attorney's Office, County of Santa Barbara, Calif. 400 p. Indexed.


Mattie More Storke vs. Charles Albert Storke, 1889-1917.


Divorce proceedings


Legal miscellany


Indentures, abstracts of title, mortgages, notes, etc., for which Storke was attorney or notary public.


Legal miscellany


Deeds, abstracts of title, notes, deed of reconveyance, indentures, agreements, easement, etc. in which Storke or his wife are named as parties.

Physical Description: (Two folders)
Box 4

Financial material


Invoices, bills, receipts, tax forms, insurance certificates, etc. (One folder)

volume Vol. 8

Cash book, Feb. 1907-Mar. 1908

volume Vol. 9

Account book, 1926-1930

volume Vol. 10

Check book, Feb. 1931-June 1932

volume Vol. 11

Check book, Nov. 1934-June 1935

Ctn. 1

Storke Ranches


Papers regarding the title, maintenance and operation of the Storke Ranches in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, as follows:

volume Vol. 12

Scrapbook, 1873-1924


Includes correspondence, invoices, bills and receipts


Land grants, breeding certificates and maps


Abstracts of Title

volume Vol. 13

Sespe Rancho, Dec. 1887

volume Vol. 14

Sespe Rancho, July 1889

volume Vol. 15

Sespe Rancho, Dec. 1906

volume Vol. 16

Dos Pueblos Rancho, Jan. 1916

volume Vol. 17

La Goleta Rancho, Dec. 1916

volume Vol. 18

Account book, 1905-1929

volume Vol. 19

Ledger, 1918-1921 - See also Oversize Vol. 38




Printed material (One folder)


Clippings - See also Oversize Vols. 39 and 40

Physical Description: (Two folders)
volume Vol. 20


volume Vol. 21



Miscellaneous photographs - transferred to Pictorial Collection


Knox, S. B. P., M.D., Santa Barbara, Calif.

volume Vol. 22

Physicians visiting book, 1876

volume Vol. 23

Physicians visiting book, 1877

Ctn. 2

More family papers, 1856-1910


Personal papers of members of the More family of Santa Barbara including Thomas Wallace More (1826-1877) and his brother Alexander Peter More (d. 1893), and papers relating to the settlement of their estates by C. A. Storke as attorney and trustee.


More, Thomas Wallace

volume Vol. 24

Daily account book, May 1860-Dec. 1869

volume Vol. 25

Account book: Estate of T. W. More




Includes correspondence, funeral notice, deed, and "An Act for the Relief of the Heirs of T. W. More."


More, Alexander Peter, Estate

volume Vol. 26

John F. More vs. the Estate of A. P. More, deceased, June 1895-June 1896.


Vol. 1, evidence and arguments.

volume Vol. 27

John F. More vs. the Estate of A. P. More, deceased, June-July 1894.


Vol. 2, depositions.

volume Vol. 28

Cash book, June 1896-June 1900.

volume Vol. 29

Cash book, June 1896-May 1910.

volume Vol. 30

Daily account book, Apr. -May 1897


Santa Rosa Island Company.

volume Vol. 31

Account book, Apr.-Dec. 1897.

volume Vol. 32

Transcript on appeal, California Supreme Court, July 6, 1903.




Includes indenture, inventory and appraisement of the Estate, etc.


More, Eleanor H., Estate

volume Vol. 33

"Estate of Eleanor H. More," Apr. 1900-Dec. 1901.




Fragmentary and unidentified correspondence, copies of early family letters and diaries, notes, etc.

Ctn. 3

Storke, Charles Albert, Estate, 1936-1960


Papers relating to the settlement of the Estate of C. A. Storke, primarily by Thomas More Storke and Charles Albert Storke II, as executors and trustees.


Legal material, including correspondence, declaration of trust and deeds.


Monthly reports to beneficiaries, Oct. 1956-June 1959


Monthly statement of rents and expenses, July 1956-Nov. 1959


Monthly bank reconciliation statements, Jan. 1945-Mar. 1947


Supporting vouchers filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court in support of the expenditures by executors of the Estate, Dec. 1936-Dec. 1946. (Five folders)


Bank deposit books

volume Vol. 34

Apr. 1939-July 1941

volume Vol. 35

July 1941-July 1943

volume Vol. 36

Check stub book, Dec. 1944-Mar. 1947




Includes bills, notes, maps, petitions, etc.

volume Vol. 37




Correspondence and clippings

volume Vol. 38


Storke Ranch account book, 1874-1877.

volume Vol. 39



volume Vol. 40



portfolio Portfolio

Diplomas, degrees and certificates

Partial List of Correspondents


Barnes, Harry Elmer, 1889-


Letter, Apr. 25, 1936. Written while with Scripps-Howard Newspapers, acknowledging a copy of The English Storkes in America.


California. Board of Education


2 letters, 1923. By Ernest Perley Clark, President.


Chambers, John Sheerer, 1867-1923.


Letter, July 20, 1923. Congratulatory letter written while Vice-President of Bank of America upon Storke's appointment to the California State Board of Education.


Clark, Ernest Perley, 1859-1933.

See California. Board of Education


Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-


Letter, Dec. 9, 1924. Addressed to Mrs. C. G. Blakey regarding Civil War battlefield markers.


Graham, Stephen, 1884-


Letter, June 4, 1923.


Haas, Charles E.


Letter, Dec. 24, 1917.


Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921.

See U.S. Secretary of the Interior.


McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944.


Letter, Aug. 13, 1918. Written while U.S. Senator.


Phillips, Michael J.


2 letters, 1930. Includes one letter addressed to Fred Jackson.


Richardson, Friend William, 1865-1943


1 letter, Sept. 16, 1926.


Storke, Thomas More, 1876-1971.


4 letters, 1923-1936.


U.S. Secretary of the Interior


Letter, Jan. 8, 1917. By Franklin Knight Lane, addressed to Edwin F. Smith.