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Document Details


Title: Martha Foster Abbot
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Martha is the daughter of philanthropist and early San Rafael pioneer businessman Arthur William Foster (1850-1930). Martha was born in 1891 at Fairhills, the family’s 180-acre estate in San Rafael. She shares stories of her remarkable father and his career in the railroad and banking industries. She discusses life at Fairhills and recalls vacations at Sonoma and the Russian River. She describes in detail the interior of Fairhills and talks about family celebrations during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/mfabbotft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Abbot, Martha Foster, 1891-1987
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1891
Speaker place of birth: San Rafael, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 86
Document location: San Rafael, CA
Document date: 27-Jan-1977
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029586-32810