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Guide to the Harvey Family Papers, 1848-1965
MSS #009  
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Series Description


William and Catherine Harvey Papers, 1848-1935

Additional Note

The series is arranged into correspondence, medical records, legal records, and printed material. The series relates to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey and includes letters written to Mrs. Harvey by members of the immediate family as well as English cousins. One file of letters relates to the diversion of funds from an inheritance account to build the family home after a fire at the family vineyard. The medical records include a phrenology examination of Mr. Harvey in 1848, the examination stated he had a "well balanced head." Printed material includes calling cards of Mr. Harvey

Annie Harvey, 1889-1915

Scope and Content Note

Certificates earned by Annie in school and church.

Ada Harvey Papers, 1897-1934

Scope and Content Note

Includes a diary, correspondence, legal records, and printed material. The legal records make up the bulk of the series and relate to Ada's investment in the Planada Fruit Farm Company. Printed material includes a certificate issued by the U.S. Attorney acknowledging Ada as an attorney.

Frances Harvey Papers, 1931-1940

Scope and Content Note

Series includes correspondence, diaries, printed material, and ephemera. Printed material and ephemera relate to Frances's community involvement. Diaries were kept daily from 1937 until 1954; subjects include family reunions, illnesses, civic events, and local history.


Scope and Content Note

Birth certificates, memorial records and photocopies of clippings relating to the births and deaths of family members.

California State Raisin Grower's Association Records, 1893

Scope and Content Note

Legal records, scrapbook, and printed materials collected by William Harvey while Secretary of the association. Legal records include contracts with farmers regarding purchases of raisins. Scrapbook is comprised of clippings for local newspapers regarding the establishment of the association and the embattled founding president, M. Theo. Kearney.

Container List


William and Catherine Harvey

Box Box 1, Folder 1-6


Folder 7

Medical Records

Folder 8

Legal Records

Folder 9

Financial Records

Folder 10

Printed Material


Annie Harvey

Box Box 1, Folder 11

Term paper, "Explorers of the Great Interior Valley"

Folder 12



Ada Harvey

Box Box 1, Folder 13


Folder 14

Legal Records

Folder 15

Printed Materials

Folder 16

Printed Materials


Frances Harvey

Box Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence from Ada

Folder 18

Correspondence from Ada

Folder 19

Correspondence from Constance

Folder 20

Correspondence from Frances

Folder 21

Correspondence from Louise

Folder 22

Correspondence general

Folder 23

Note Book

Folder 24

Printed Material

Folder 25


Folder 26

Envelopes Empty



Box Box 1, Folder 27

Birth Certificates, Memorial Records, Clippings


California State Raisin Grower's Association Records

Box Box 1, Folder 28

Legal Records, Printed Material

Box Box 2, Folder 29

Printed materials Oversize



Box Box 3




Box Box 3-9