AMY REQUA LONG MITTEN
Title: 1945 - 1949 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 5 YEAR DIARY OF AN EAST BAY OAKLAND SOCIALITE, TYCOON AND WHEELER DEALER
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA CA  1945
Seller ID: 0002190
On offer is the fascinating, original 1945 - 1949 post World War II manuscript diary handwritten by a Bay Area - Oakland California business woman Amy Requa Long, later Mitten (1876-1960), a.k.a. Mrs. Oscar Fitzalan Long, who was one of the East Bay's most prominent socialites who later became a successful businesswoman in her own right. When her husband died she made headlines purchasing two banks in Willits, this coming on the heels of a number of successful real estate deals. Amy Long got involved in real estate when she led the effort to subdivide the Requa Estate on Highland Avenue in Piedmont near their home at 65 Hazel Lane. The Requa house was known as "The Highlands" and could be seen from San Francisco. It contained 40-acres of gardens, but was razed in 1923. After Long's death, she remarried Homer Mitten of Willits. She was also the President of the Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County and served on their board of directors for many years. She was a regular fixture in the local society pages. Here are some snippets: April 27, 1945: "Four years today! SK was very sweet. Stayed here and gardened and had fun. He gave me tin ???, two files. We had a very happy day." Jan. 31, 1946: "Sadie and I did the work. Alexis still has cold and complains of side. I can't get her to see any doctor about it." Sept. 3, 1947: " SK and I off early to Ukiah. Braziers office. To court for trial with Cecil Woodruff. All day session. I stayed hour twenty minutes. Tired out. To see Joan Walter Moore testified for us. Vic ? and Satchwell for Woodruff. Glad to get home." The 8 x 5.5 inch book, about two thirds full is in rough condition, the leather cover and spine is stained and worn but overall G. BIO NOTES: Obit Online: Amy Requa Mitten Services Held Today in Oakland Private services were held today at the Albert Brown Mortuary, Oakland, for Mrs. Amy Requa Mitten, a socially prominent member of a pioneer San Francisco family, who died Friday at her Piedmont home. Well known in this area, Mrs. Mitten had spent considerable time at her home in the north end, of Redwood Valley, the Mariposa ranch. She was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Ukiah Community Concert Association and a member of the Ukiah Garden Club. Mrs. Mitten was a daughter of the late Issac Requa, who made a fortune at Virginia City during tlie Comstock boom, and was a sister of the late Mark L. Requa, former Republican national committeeman and chairman of the commission which selected the site for the Bay Bridge. The widow of Brig. Gen. Oscar Long, Mrs. Mitten was married in 1941 to Homer Mitten, Redwood Valley rancher. She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Toppero, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren"
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