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"Guide to the County Archives of California," Vol. I, Owen Cochran Coy, Director and Archivist, Publication of the California Historical Survey Commission, Sacramento, California State Printing Office, 1919, 617 pp. 

(Part II. Guide to the County Archives" begins about pp. 87.)

The book is available on Google Books - Full View Books at:


"Letter of Transmittal"

To His Excellency, William D. Stephens, Governor, Sacramento, California

Sir, herewith is presented the "Guide to the County Archives of California," which is the product of one phase of the activities of this commission in its working of making a survey of material on local history within the state.

Respectfully submitted,
California Historical Survey Commission...
Sacramento, California, August 15, 1919


The "Preface" states: 

"Most of the field work was accomplished during the years 1916 and 1917. The date when each court house was examined is stated in the introduction accompanying each report for that particular county...."


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