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Item ID   159083    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.607 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   2009.005 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   2009.005 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator James Mack Gerstley similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Elizabeth Lilienthal Gerstley similar items
Title   James Mack and Elizabeth Lilienthal Gerstley family papers similar items
Filing Title   Gerstley (James Mack and Elizabeth Lilienthal) family papers similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1867-2003 similar items
Extent and Quantity   11 cartons, 13 oversize boxes, and 3 oversize folders (17.2 linear feet) similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   USA, San Francisco Bay Area, California similar items
Biographical History   James Mack Gerstley (1907-2007) was born in London to James Gerstley and Adele Mack. The Gerstle(y) family can be traced to Ichenhausen, Germany, where the oldest identifiable ancestor appears to be Abraham Gerstle (1740-1796). Branches of the Gerstle(y) family settled in London, England and the San Francisco Bay Area. These branches merged in 1904 with the marriage of James Gerstley Sr. (of London) and Adele Hannah Mack, a granddaughter of Lewis Gerstle (the patriarch of the Bay Area branch of the family). James Mack Gerstley, son of James Gerstley Sr. and Adele Mack, grew up in London and attended Cambridge University. He came to San Francisco in 1929 and worked initially for the Great Western Electric Company. Shortly after arriving in the Bay Area, Gerstley met Elizabeth Lilienthal (1913-2007), daughter of Samuel Lilienthal and Alice Haas (both from prominent California Jewish families). Elizabeth was raised in San Francisco and spent her young life in the Haas-Lilienthal House on Franklin Street. She attended the Burke School, Stanford University and Smith College. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection consists of family papers, scrapbooks, photographs, and photo albums. The family papers include some correspondence, a small amount of material from James Mack Gerstley's tenure at Borax, and historical/ biographical materials about the Gerstley and Mack families. There are a few autograph albums and scrapbooks in the collection as well. The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs and photo albums documenting the history of the Gerstley, Mack, Lilienthal, and Sloss families as well as the travels and milestones of James Mack and Elizabeth Gerstley and their children. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=159083 similar items
Web link   http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt987041np    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu:80/record=b18296253~S1    
Link to OAC   http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt987041np    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/gerstley-james-mack-and-elizabeth-lilienthal-family-pa    
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