Guide to the Trotts Family Collection (1840s – 1940s) – Scope

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The Trotts Family Collection consists of a variety of materials relating to family life, interests, pursuits, and livelihoods from the mid 19th Century to 1980.  The collection also contains materials from the Adams and Jenne families of Bonny Doon, as the three families were related through marriage and children.  The bulk of the materials was generated from 1910-1920, and includes photographs, correspondence, family records, bibles, genealogical information, ephemera, and news clippings.  Materials reflect the various family member’s involvement in the farming, lime kiln and lumber industries, education, organization affiliations, real estate transactions, military service, and the church.