[PRINTED LEDGER, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONTAINING MORTGAGES FOR SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA].
Santa Rosa, Ca. 1894-1895. 640pp. Large folio. Leather ledger with suede inlays, spine gilt. Light wear to binding. Internally clean. Very good plus. This massive ledger records all mortgage agreements between individuals and some banks for parcels of land in Sonoma County for a six month period in 1894-95. It offers a fascinating and significant description of the heart of the California wine country and its denizens. The locations of the plots are described in great detail, along with the grantors and grantees, the amounts paid, interest, and other terms. All amounts are specified as being paid in gold coin. Two county officials have affixed their names to the records; the volume begins with Gil P. Hall signing as County Recorder, but he is replaced by A.J. Atchinson in January of 1895. A highly detailed source for information on land dealings in Sonoma County at the turn of the century.
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