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Register of the Shebl (James) "Weber!" Papers, 1986-1993
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Description
This collection consists chiefly of drafts of Shebl's book "Weber!" edited by members of the San Joaquin County Historical Society Publications Board and by the author himself (1988-1992). The collection also contains: correspondence, contracts and other materials pertaining to Shebl's commission from the Society, as well as scattered notes and photocopies of sources acquired by Shebl in the course of researching and preparing his manuscript.
Background
Shortly after the descendants of Captain Charles David Maria Weber (1814-1881), founder of Stockton, Calif., gave a large collection of the family's papers, library and home furnishings to the San Joaquin County Historical Society (1984), Society members decided to commission Stockton historian, James Shebl, to write a book-length study of the Captain (1986). Shebl spent nearly six years on the project, finally publishing "Weber!: The American Adventure of Captain Charles M. Weber" (1993).
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment only.