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Guide to the Oscar Stansbury Papers
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Description
When F.S. (Bob) Clough finished writing his history of the Stansbury family, The House at Fifth and Salem, he gave the ledgers and other family papers upon which the book was based, to the Association for Northern California Records and Research (ANCRR). In 1978, ANCRR gave the papers to the Special Collections Department at CSU, Chico's Meriam Library. The Oscar Stansbury Papers were arranged and catalogued in 1979, and indexes and finding aids prepared.
Background
On February 17, 1852, Oscar Stansbury, the fourth of nine children, was born to Washington Middleton Stansbury and Emily Ayers--the only son of three offspring to survive childhood. Oscar attended the Masonic Male Academy, graduating at the age of fifteen. In 1867 he began two years of pre-med courses at the University of Mississippi and followed this with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
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.