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Guide to the Henry B. Fisher and Raymond W. Fisher Surveys Collection
2007-003  
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Description
This collection contains surveys of property and plans for sewer and road construction, primarily for Santa Clara County, made by Henry B. Fisher and his son Raymond W. Fisher.
Background
Henry B. Fisher and his son Raymond W. Fisher worked as surveyors and civil engineers in Santa Clara County and nearby areas from the 1890s until the 1960s. Born in Wisconsin in 1866, Henry Fisher moved to San Jose in 1893, having previously worked as a deputy county surveyor in Minnesota, an engineer for Woods Harvester Works, and an employee of the U.S. War Department for harvor and river work. During his career in California, he served as city engineer for the towns of Santa Clara, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Alviso, and Carmel, as well as maintaining a private practice. He died in 1931. His son, Raymond W. Fisher, was born in 1892. Raymond Fisher also worked as a surveyor and civil engineer, carrying on a private practice primarily in Santa Clara County. He died in 1976.
Extent
1 archival box, 68 oversize boxes, and five map case drawers
Restrictions
The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.
Availability
Collection is open for research.