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Title
Oral History: Robson, Catharine Pixley, September 10, 1975 [interview]
Creator
Robson, Catharine Pixley
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
September 10, 1975
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Oral Histories
Rights Information
copyrighted
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Copyright, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
Catharine is a granddaughter of William Pixley, brother of Frank Pixley, early 1850 pioneer of Owl's Woods fame. He was also creator of "The Argonaut," a San Francisco newspaper (1877-1958). Catharine tells of early squatters in Corte Madera: Captain John Van Reynegon and his ship Linda. She describes how, in 1885, the land finally went to the Reed heirs who sold to the Pixleys, the William Colemans, the Forbes, the McCues, and the Chapmans. She also describes her grandparents life on the farm in Corte Madera. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
Type
Sound
Format
1 sound cassette; 54 minutes
Identifier
OH_Robson, Catharine Pixley
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/744
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Place
Corte Madera (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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