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Guide to the Colonel Ed Fletcher Collection MS 135
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Description
This collection contains papers pertaining to Colonel Ed Fletcher’s business in real estate, water development, and other commercial ventures in San Diego County in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, as well some of his personal papers.
Background
Ed Fletcher was born in Littleton, Massachusetts on December 31, 1872. He came to San Diego in 1888 and first found work selling produce in the city and surrounding countryside. He opened his first commission business with Omer C. Smith in 1894, and subsequently organized the Ed Fletcher Company. In 1896 he married Mary C. Batchelder and they had ten children: Catherine (Fletcher Taylor), Edward Jr., Charles, Lawrence, Willis, Stephen, Ferdinand, Mary Louise (Pitts Mack), Eugene, and Virginia.
Extent
13.5 Linear feet (29 boxes)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.