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Document Details


Title: Helen Thompson Dreyfus
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: Born in Mill Valley on February 2, 1908, Helen was the daughter of Fred Thompson who was one of six children of James Sexton Thompson and Josephine Maroney Thompson. Her family built Tree Haven in 1891 and have been associated with Mill Valley ever since. Helen recounts the history of the Thompson family, including her famous aunt and author of 60 novels, Kathleen Thompson Norris. Helen also recalls: her summers at “La Estancia,” the Norris estate in Saratoga; her Aunt Theresa Thompson Benet, wife of William Rose Benet; and her warm Irish family.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/htdreyfusft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dreyfus, Helen Thompson
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Document date: 20-Feb-1979
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: OHI0029598-32826