The Willy Collection consists of eleven scrapbooks of Stockton, Calif. history
(1862-1929); a few photographs of historical sites in Stockton and in Oakland, Calif.; a
Stockton tax assessor's plat book (1858); and, some loose clippings on Stockton history.
John Willy (1851-1939) was Deputy Assessor of San Joaquin County, Calif. (1879-1934).
Educated at Oakland College, he married Grace Ralph of Stockton and moved there in 1879.
Hired shortly after by his father-in-law, County Assessor Calvin R. Ralph, Willy served
as Deputy Assessor for the rest of his life. Willy kept scrapbooks outlining Stockton
Collection is open for research.