Finding aid of the Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California Business and Legal Records

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Finding aid of the Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California Business and Legal Records

Collection number: MSS 059

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Date Completed:
1991
Encoded by:
Shan Sutton
© 2006 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California business and legal records
Dates: 1883-1933
Collection number: MSS 059
Collector: Locke, Marvin E.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
Stockton, California 95211
Abstract: Collection consists primarily of records of Notary Public G.H. Colby, attorney W.P. Sowden, and the Towle Lumber Company, all of Dutch Falt, California.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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 researcher.

Preferred Citation

Marvin E. Locke Collection of Dutch Flat, California business and legal records. MSS 059. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

Biography / Administrative History

Dutch Flat, California was originally a gold mining town settled by Germans (1851). It was later a stage stop enroute to Washoe, Nevada (1860s) and a train stop on transcontinental railroad (1869). Lumbering was major industry in more recent times.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection is divided into four groups. The first is a book of waterpress copies of G.H. Colby, Notary Public (1883-1887). Correspondence (1900-1909) of W.P. Sowden, a Dutch Flat attorney, comprises a group of 5 file folders. Towle Lumber Company correspondence, 1932-33, is the third group. The last group is miscellaneous correspondence and scraps, 1903-1905 and undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Colby, G.H.
Snowden, G.H.
Towle Lumber Company
Lawyers - California - Dutch Flat
Notaries - California - Dutch Flat
Lumber trade - California - Dutch Flat
Dutch Flat (Calif.) - History - Sources


 

Box 1

 

G.H. Colby, Notary Public Record Book, Waterpress copies, 1883-1887, 1 volume,

 

W.P. Sowden, Dutch Flat attorney, Correspondence, 1900-1909, 65 items

 

Towle Lumber Company, Correspondence, 1932-1933, 26 items

 

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1903-1905 and undated, 9 items