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Anson Stiles Blake Business Records, 1897-1938
MS 203  
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Description
Consists of account ledgers, cash books, copybooks, invoices, and other financial and business records of Calif. quarry companies, including San Pablo Quarry Co., Blake and Bilger Company, Blake Brothers Company, and San Francisco Quarries Company. Includes some records of companies concerned with building materials, water, and land, including a cash book for H. Peterson & Company, minutes for the Board of Directors of Venice Island Company, a title abstract for La Jota Rancho (Napa County), stock certificates for Interior Land company (Kern County), and by-laws of San Pablo Water Company.
Background
Blake was a businessman and partner in California quarrying companies and the son of gold rush pioneer Charles T. Blake. In 1899, he became president of his father's company, Oakland Paving Company. Blake and Bilger was a quarrying company which grew out of the Oakland Paving Company; it later became Blake Brothers Company as a result of a buyout and merger by the Blake family in 1914. San Pablo Quarry Company was the first holding company for Blake Brothers Company.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 Linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Availability
Collection is open for research.