Guide to the Garrett Family Collection (Unprocessed)

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Number of Containers:  Two (2) Boxes
Linear Feet:  1.5 Linear Feet


Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Archives
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


This collection consists of two (2) photo albums, and a bible.


The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Preferred Citation

The Garrett Family Collection, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the head of Archives at MAH.  Researchers may be responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use material not produced by museum personnel.

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History +

Alice Garrett (1874-1959), the daughter of Edwin H. Garrett (1844-1903) and Margaret (Williamson) Garrett (1841-1924), was a native of Santa Cruz, California. She had one sibling, James Henry Garrett (1881-1969). Edwin had come from Illinois by way of Marysville, California, and then started a retail and wholesale mercantile business with his father-in-law, James Williamson (1820-1893). The Williamson and Garrett Grocery, located on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, was a downtown staple for more than fifty years. In 1903, Alice married Malcolm H. Murray, an oil man, in San Francisco. They had one child, Margaret Murray-Orton, in 1912. The Garrett family had homes on Lincoln Street. The photo albums in this collection belonged to Alice and were created roughly between 1898 and 1913. They contain images of camping trips, family members, and local scenes in addition to some images of Alaska and Canada. The collection also contains a leather bible presented to Edwin and Maggie Garrett in 1870.