Hecox Family: Scrapbooks

This collection contains 6 scrapbooks compiled at the turn of the 19th century by members of the Hecox family, the particular relatives of Adna and Margaret Hecox who first arrived in California in 1846. The scrapbooks vary in size, and consist of news articles, trade cards, images and other ephemera pasted into various books. The largest of these scrapbooks has received the greatest amount of research attention. According to local researcher Frank Perry, it was very likely assembled by naturalist and lighthouse keeper Laura J.F. Hecox., the ninth of Adna and Margaret’s ten children. It reflects her many interests including natural history, lighthouses, poetry, pioneers, coins, Christianity, and the lives of family and friends.

Box 1 - Laura Hecox Scrapbook
Box 2 - Hecox Scrapbooks 1 - 5

Access & Use: The Hecox Family scrapbooks are open for research use. Appointments to view the collection can be made by contacting the library. Permission to publish materials must be requested from the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Creator: Hecox Family; Hecox, Laura
Date: 2018
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 1890s
Rights: Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Santa Cruz Public Libraries as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Identifier: MS-HECOX



Family, Hecox and Laura Hecox. “Hecox Family: Scrapbooks.” 2018. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135218. Accessed 27 May 2024.