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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More Lost Treasures Placements for May

I am in the process of placing will copies from Rachel Wegeforth with the San Diego Zoo archives. Rachel's husband Harry Wegeforth started the San Diego Zoo. I will be meeting with the Zoo Archivist to personally deliver these will copies. The Junior League of San Diego is housed in the original Wegeforth house.

I am also in the process of placing Helen McKinnon documents with the University of California at Berkeley Archives. Helen was a librarian at the university for several years.

I am working on Henry and Emma Weaver documents which include deeds with Urbana, Ohio museum in Champaign County.

The San Diego State University Special Collections was not interested in our George Sands literary notebook. There was no definitive author of the notebook and no established provenance. We will be putting this item up on the San Diego Genealogical Society's eBay website.

Also, another candidate for the eBay site are two photos one each of Fanny Friend and her husband Edward Friend who were shop owners in Riverside, California. I contacted the genealogy society in Riverside for assistance but they received no response. Apparently, a member recognized the surname but knew of no descendants. Along this line I pursued the search for a living descendant of a sister of Fanny Friend: Saloma Paisley which resulted in no living descendants.

I am hoping that the Sacramento Military Museum Library in Sacramento will take the Frank Wood, Spanish American War military documents for their collection.

The search continues!

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