The Mary Virginia Ives Crocker Papers are made up of twenty scrapbooks and seven folders (containing loose materials removed
from the scrapbooks) which consist of correspondence, programs, periodicals, ephemera, photographs and newspaper clippings
which chronicle her life with Henry J. Crocker. Although in random order, two themes weave in and out of the scrapbooks.
Described by her contemporaries as an "accomplished and beautiful heiress," Mary Ives Crocker lived the comfortable life of
a nineteenth century millionaire's wife. Born in California in 1863 to Eunice Ives, she and her sister Florence were taken
under the wing of the wealthy Kate and Charles McLaughlin. Mary Ives quickly gained notoriety among San Francisco's elite
and soon emerged as one of the more sought after young single women.
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