MS 214 Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
Wegeforth, Rachel Granger
Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers
MS 214
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains personal papers of Rachel Granger Wegeforth mostly pertaining to real estate holdings.

Preferred Citation

Rachel Granger Wegeforth Papers, MS 214, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Rachel Granger Wegeforth was born on January 10, 1893, the daughter of Ralph Granger and Jessie Hastings Granger. Ralph owned two of the largest silver mines in Colorado and a large amount of real estate in downtown San Diego, part of Horton’s Addition. In 1916 Rachel married Dr. Harry Wegeforth, who later founded the San Diego Zoo. Rachel was a community leader and philanthropist, and in 1924 founded the Silvergate Riding Club.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains documents pertaining to the real estate holdings of Rachel Granger Wegeforth for property in Horton’s Addition in San Diego and Reyes Tract in Los Angeles. Real estate documents include deed transfers, title insurance statements, a lease and declarations of trust. Also included are documents on a dispute regarding the Granger family masoleum and a copy of Rachel’s birth certificate.

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Arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection August 13, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on August 13, 2012.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Horton’s Addition (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Reyes Tract (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Granger, Ralph
  • Wegeforth, Rachel Granger


  • Deeds
  • Title insurance
  • Trusts and trustees

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Collection Inventory

Real estate documents: Horton’s Addition, 1917 December 13-1929 June 13


Deeds of Sale

Title Insurance

Mortgage Satisfaction

Property Transfer agreements

Party Wall agreements

Real estate documents: Reyes Tract, Los Angeles County, 1915 December 31-1957 April 4


Deed of Grant between Ralph Granger and Rachel Wegeforth in exchange for “love and affection.” Lease agreements, October 10, 1921.

Declarations of Trust, 1964 February 11-1977 September 6 1:3
Miscellaneous family papers, 1941 February 18-1977 September 19


Rachel Wegeforth birth certificate (copy)

Granger mausoleum dispute with Nancy Gillman

Deeds of Sale from Morton and Antonette Fowler

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