Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid to the Charles Fletcher Lummis Papers 1888-1928 MS.1
MS.1  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (218.95 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

 

Correspondence MS.1.1 1879-1928

Physical Description: 46.5 Linear feet (65 boxes)

Arrangement note

  • Correspondence, cataloged, 1879-1928
  • Correspondence, uncataloged, 1889-1928
The collection is then arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents note

The correspondence series consists of letters to and from Charles Lummis from 1884 to 1928. Approximately 5,000 individuals are represented in this series.
Boxes 1-54

Correspondence, cataloged 1879-1928

Physical Description: 40.5 Linear feet

Existence and Location of Copies note

In 1992, materials were microfilmed as part of a collaborative preservation project initiated by the Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNET). Funding was provided by the California State Library through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and the Southwest Museum to microfilm four significant collections of manuscript materials relating to Charles Fletcher Lummis. These collections are held by the Braun Research Library Collection at the Autry National Center, the Henry E. Huntington Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections.
A majority of correspondence in the MS.1.1 series are available in microfilm, boxes 1-66.

Scope and Contents note

This part of the series includes correspondence cataloged prior to 1992 at the folder level. Correspondence is primarily arranged alphabetically by surname and spans from 1885 to 1928. Catalog records for folders in the MS.1.1 series is accessible through the Libraries and Archives of the Autry online catalog
.
Box 61

Correspondence, uncataloged 1896-1928, undated

 

"Dear Infants" 1917 January 3

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking the "Dear Infants" for a holiday remembrance.
 

Bosque, Carlos 1916 February 29

Biographical note

Bosque is the Director of the Office of Records in La Plata, Argentina.

Scope and Contents note

Letter commending Lummis on his book on Spanish explorers, and a request that Lummis review Bosque's manuscript.
 

Chaffee, General Adna R. undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Lummis regarding criticism he received from a Dr. Kellogg.
 

Dana, John Cotton 1928 February 8

 

Falk, Charles H. undated

Scope and Contents note

This correspondence also incluides a trade publication for the "machine composition" industry.
 

Greer, Alice M. October 2

Scope and Contents note

Thank you letter from Greer for being invited to a party at Lummis's home.
 

Jones, Major E.W. 1928 July 22

 

Lichtenstein, Maus E. 1925 November 06

Scope and Contents note

Envelope addressed to Lummis.
 

Martin, Mr. November 29

Scope and Contents note

The year that this letter was written is unknown. The letter mentions Martin's "misfortune", which is not described in more detail.
 

Martin, Dr. 1926 November

 

Millard, Mrs. 1918 November 8

Scope and Contents note

Letter of sympathy to Mrs. Millard on the death of her husband.
 

Signature illegible 1896 July 26

Scope and Contents note

Thank you note for the publication Land of Sunshine.
 

Signature illegible undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter discussing Lummis' books
 

Sprotte, Anna Puzena 1927 January 11

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgment of Sprotte's letter to Lummis.
 

Stanley, William H. 1909 July 12

Scope and Contents note

Appeal to Lummis to help find a missing Indian woman by the name of Ramona.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Picture entitled "Posa-Yemmo meets Yo-see" mounted on cardboard.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Essay written by someone who describes herself as "a girl and a college graduate."
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet by Reverend J.W. Millar, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Lyons, Nebraska.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter regarding sale of Adolph Bandelier's book Delight Makers.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Note describing prepatory activities for a field trip.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Postcard wishing recipient well.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Note from Lummis asking someone about which books are in his/her possession.
 

Unknown undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter transmitting versions of Lummis's publications to an unknown recipient.
 

Wulzen, Mrs. F.C. 1917 September - October

Scope and contents

Two letters dated 1917 September 29 and 1917 October 5.
Boxes 55-67

Correspondence, uncataloged 1889-1928

Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet

Acquisition

Lummis correspondence in boxes 55-59 were donated to the Southwest Museum as part of the Marion Parks Collection, 1996 October 9.

Related Archival Materials note

A framed print of the John Burroughs image is in Box 249.

Scope and Contents note

The correspondence from this group of correspondence include material from 1889 to 1928.
Boxes 60-65 contain correspondence and ledgers recording correspondence. Also included is a separate box of correspondence regarding the last photograph of John Burroughs and a separate box of correspondence, clippings, and a scrapbook on Edgar L. Hewett. Box 62 contains some Spanish-language correspondence.
Box 60

Correspondence, uncataloged 1902-1928

 

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System, Third Vice President's Office 1902 March 28

Scope and Contents note

Apology to Lummis for failing to deliver him a set of blueprints earlier. Subject of blueprints not identified.
 

Baum, Maud G. 1919 May 4

Scope and Contents note

Letter of regret that her husband, L. Frank Baum, would not be able to visit with Lummis due to illness.
 

Beckwith, Frank 1927

Scope and Contents note

Letters, photographs, and notes. Most of the letters were written in April of 1927. Beckwith is requesting permission from Charles to use a photo fo El Morro rock in New Mexico. The folder also includes a photograph describing a "sacrificial scene" on a petroglyph discovered in Utah in September of 1926. Another photographs is described as being an image of the "sun father" dance and the site of the Gunnison massacre as it appeared in 1926. The letter from 1927 April 23 discusses Indian objects, which include an eagle possibly made of shell.
 

Bennett, Mira R. 1921 July 25

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgement of a letter regarding the resignation of a "Miss Sawyer."
 

"Bibliosmiles" 1919 March 13

Scope and Contents note

General letter with various subjects.
 

Blake, W.W. 1901 December 16

Scope and Contents note

Postcard regarding printing of a catalog requested by Lummis.
 

Booth, W.S. 1900-1903

Scope and Contents note

Letters pertaining to Lummis's search for the "Benavides edition of Acosta". Includes a telegram to Lummis that the MacMillan Company can obtain a 1589 edition of "Acosta" in Latin. Other correspondence in this letter refer to Aztec Romance and History, a book Lummis was working on but was not ready for publication.
 

Bovard, G. F., Dr. 1905

Scope and Contents note

Letters pertaining to a lecture Lummis presented to students and faculty at the University of Southern California.
 

Bovard, Warren B. 1925 July - August

Scope and Contents note

Letter noting lack of funds to finance the ""Barnhart concerts" and another letter regarding Los Angeles City parks and recreation programs.
 

Brown, Harrington 1919 April 10

Scope and Contents note

Letter to the Los Angeles Postmaster requesting an investigation of books that were badly damaged in the mail, and an invitation from Lummis to a party.
 

Chapin, Artena M. 1917 February 6

Scope and Contents note

Note to Lummis thanking him for his "autographs" and asking him for a copy of "Landmarks Cookbook."
 

Chase, Harry B. 1910 June 14

Scope and Contents note

Letter acknowledging a gift from Lummis.
 

Clarkson 1926 April 17

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for making corrections to the Santa Fe Transportation Company's "advertising matter."
 

Clements, M.D., George F. 1926-1927

Scope and Contents note

Two letters. The first letter, written in 1926 March 26, is a request for Lummis to pose for the bust which will be made of California marble. The second letter, written 1927 January 14, thanks Lummis for a Christmas present and mentioning that arrangements were being made to have a "noted eastern sculptor" make a bust of Lummis.
 

Comin, E. Garcia 1926 March 22

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for sending copies of his book "Mesa, Canon, & Pueblo."
 

Country Life in America 1904 July - August

Scope and Contents note

A telegram asking for a copy of an article on the Hearst Estate and response letter to Lummis's request for a proof copy an article he submitted to Country Life in America magazine.
 

Cram, Charles H. Undated

Scope and Contents note

Single document discussing the death and contributions of Charles H. Cram, the last owner of Camulos Rancho.
 

Critic magazine 1896 January 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter returning a communication from Lummis regarding "The Critic's" review of the book Among the Pueblo Indians.
 

Cullen, T.P. 1918 November 16

Scope and Contents note

Thank you letter from Lummis.
 

Dorr, Charles H. 1900 February 12

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for placing the "Sunshine on your complimentary list to the New York Press Club."
 

Elliott, John B. 1918 February 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter transmitting warrant to cover the balance for an importation from Guatemala.
 

Goeblitz, Ernest 1912 April 12

Scope and Contents note

Letter regarding securing the "Electric" railroad between Los Angeles and San Bernardino
 

Graphic magazine 1916 November 7

Scope and Contents note

Two copies of the same letter from Lummis indicating that the Graphic ought to provide more information in its article about the word "gringo."
 

Greenslet, Ferris 1928 August 6

Scope and Contents note

Letter transmitting "fillers" to the Houghton Mifflin Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
 

Grunn, J. Homer 1925 March 19

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis asking him to chair the executive committee of the California Eisteddfod Association to organize a subcommittee for the purpose of studying native music of California.
 

Guenzel, Martin R. 1910 April 21

Scope and Contents note

Author's letter introducing himself to Lummis.
 

Halsey, Lewis 1903 April 5

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for writing an article "In the Lion's Den," a regular article series published in Lummis's Out West / Land of Sunshine magazines.
 

"Harvard Committee for Participation in the Restoration of the Library of the University of Louvain Destroyed by the Germans in 1914" 1924 February 1

Scope and Contents note

Resolution passed at the annual meeting of the Harvard Club of New York.
 

Heid, Frederick J. 1910 November 22

Scope and Contents note

Letter congratulating Heid on his "merited promotion."
 

Hening, H.B. 1909 October 8

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for sending an article to the Territory of New Mexico, Bureau of Immigration.
 

Hibs, Harry B. (Mrs.) 1928 September 28

Scope and Contents note

Lummis letter acknowledging receipt of letter from Hibs.
 

Hibschman, Mrs. Jerry (Lorene) 1928 September 25

Scope and Contents note

Friendly letter with various subjects sent by the author to her "Uncle Charlie."
 

Hillman, Mrs. 1918 November 26

Scope and Contents note

Letter of condolence sent to Hillman as a result of the death of her husband.
 

Home, George 1925 May 26

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Lummis expressing regret at Home's resignation from the police force.
 

Houghton Mifflin Company 1923 October 23

Scope and Contents note

Letter informing Lummis that the book Spanish Folk Songs was out of stock.
 

Howard, Aura H. (Mrs. N.L.) 1908 November 20

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis acknowledging receipt of the book Spanish Pioneers.
 

Hoyt, Mrs. 1913 June 30

Scope and Contents note

Letter expressing sympathy for the death of "Hoyt."
 

Huntsman, Richard 1926 June 26

Scope and Contents note

Letter of recommendation to prospective employers on behalf of Huntsman.
 

Ibanez, Vincente Blasco 1923 September

Scope and Contents note

Request sent to E.F. Dutton & Company on 1923 September 12 by Lummis to forward a letter to Ibanez. Folder also includes the response sent 1923 September 27 from the Company stating that the letter was forwarded.
 

Isaacs, Harry 1926 January 22

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis regarding the death of Fred Heid
 

Johnston, Mrs. Hancock 1909 April 20

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Lummis regarding an unspecified petition.
 

Judson, Mr. 1906 February 23

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Lummis expressing regret regarding the illness of Judson's father.
 

Kelsey, Xavier 1905 March 15

Scope and Contents note

Letter acknowledging receipt of "three letters of February and your kind note of March 2" regarding an "Eastern trip" that involved a lecture and a discussion about work being carried on in the Southwest.
 

Kirch, Curtis Joseph 1913 May 31

Scope and Contents note

Letter expressing regret that an article written by Lummis could not be included in a publication entitled Saturday Night Lantern.
 

Knights of Columbus 1919 February

Scope and Contents note

Letter requesting Lummis' presence at the presentation of a "Laetare medal" by the President of Notre Dame to Mr. Joseph Scott and a reply from Lummis accepting the invitation.
 

Kress, George H. circa 1908

Scope and Contents note

Letters pertaining to copies of the "voucher used by the California Association for the study and prevention of Tuberculosis" sent by Kress to Lummis.
 

Lampson, Lizzie M. 1900 November 12

Scope and Contents note

Letter asking to purchase copies of the Land of Poco Tiempo and Some Strange Corners of our Country.
 

Leon, Dr. Nicolas 1916 January 10

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
 

Lockwood, George H. 1925 April 25

Scope and Contents note

Thank you letter to Lummis.
 

Lunsden, Mae October 29

Scope and Contents note

Envelope only, addressed to "Miss Mae Lunsden." Year envelope was sent is unknown.
 

Newham, Frank 1926 April 21

Scope and Contents note

Letter soliciting Newham's participation in a group opposing "highly organized fanatics who are slowly but surely bringing about that un-American and unconstitutional thing - the union of Church and State."
 

Norton, Miss 1908 November 20

Scope and Contents note

Letter of sympathy on the death of Norton's father. Another letter is from Lummis acknowledging an invitation from Norton. It is dated November 28, but does not note the year.
 

Osburn, Luna C. 1928 December 3

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Osburn for a letter and her "understanding words."
 

O'Shaughnessy, Mrs. Nelson 1917 January 1

Scope and Contents note

Letter congratulating O'Shaughnessy for her book on Mexico.
 

O'Sullivan, Father 1928 May 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter requesting information about the stone dome and the year it was made at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
 

Penrose, Boies Undated

Scope and Contents note

Document discussing Boies Penrose, a Senator from Pennsylvania.
 

Pittsburgh Archaeological Society December 17

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to attend a lecture given by Lummis on "Primitive Music of the Southwest."
 

Pope Manufacturing Co. 1896 June 29

Scope and Contents note

Offer to Lummis to purchase a bicycle.
 

Prudden, Lilian 1923 June

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding the death of Dr. T. Mitchell Prudden. Photos of Lillian Prudden are also included.
 

Prudden, Dr. T. Mitchell 1923 November - December

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Prudden asking Lummis to "send a check". What the payment is for is not mentioned in the letter. This folder also includes a letter from Lummis that notes the books Lummis authored.
 

Pruden, O.L. 1883 June 4

Scope and Contents note

Letter acknowledgeing receipt of Lummis' letter pertaining to a Captain Hawkins.
 

Reed, Frederick undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter of recommendation for Frederick Reed
 

Richey, Lawrence 1924 August 13

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgement of a letter from Lummis to the Secretary of Commerce.
 

Roubian, Barbara C. undated

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to attend a dinner for a new headmaster at the Tilton School.
 

Saint Louis World's Fair circa 1904

Scope and Contents note

Letter transmitting a "press coupon ticket" to the St Louis World's Fair to Lummis.
 

Schauffler, Robert Haven 1912 May 21

 

Scialabba, May 1920 September 9

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis requesting a copy of the book the Delight Makers by Adolphus Bandalier.
 

Seton, Ernest Thompson 1922 January 27

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to attend a dinner sponsored by the Woodcraft League.
 

Scott, Frank H. 1911 December 5

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgement of Lummis's letter regarding changes in his book Some strange corners of our country : the wonderland of the Southwest.
 

Seaver, Carlton 1916 October 30

Scope and Contents note

Letter expressing appreciation for Seaver's interest in the Landmarks Club.
 

Secretary of the Interior undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter to the Secretary of the Interior complaining about the administration of Charles E. Burton, Superintendent and Special Disbursing Agent at Keams Canyon, Arizona.
 

Secretaria de las Ordenes, Ministerio de Estado, Madrid undated

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
 

Sisters of the Holy Name, Ramona Convent, "Shorb," California 1918 January 14

Scope and Contents note

Letter of appreciation to the sisters for sending Lummis a card of good wishes for the new year.
 

Small, Willard S. 1905 February

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding a request and planning for a lecture Lummis is to present the following month in San Diego, California. A copy of a ticket to the lecture is also included in the folder.
 

Smith, Joseph undated

Scope and Contents note

Verses written for "certain commemorative days and events and published only in the fugitive and perishable pages of the daily press."
 

Socha, Mabel V. 1925 July 26

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis regarding his presentation to the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the "Barnhart concerts."
 

Soper, Daniel E. 1920 July 13

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis regarding "some queer and heretofore unknown artifacts being unearthed from Michigan mounds."
 

Southern California Edison Company 1919 January - April

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Lummis requesting an investigation into, and continued protest of, his electric bill.
 

Sproul, Robert G. undated

Scope and Contents note

Letter informing Lummis that he had been elected as a member of the "Save The Redwoods League."
 

Spratt, Mrs. H.W. 1910 December 11

Scope and Contents note

Request to visit Lummis's home, El Alisal.
 

Staples, Dr. Allen 1908 September 28

Scope and Contents note

Document requesting that Lummis publish the writings of a recent Yale graduate.
 

Stimson, John Ward 1907 April - July

Scope and contents

Letter of introduction from Stimson to Lummis and subsequent letter from Stimson regarding various topics. Also included is a pamphlet, "Art Lectures and Practical Art Course", authored by Stimson.
 

Sutton, C.W. 1910 August 2

Scope and Contents note

Letter requesting Lummis to loan a copy of a publication about the Southwest Society.
 

Taya 1916 November 22

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
General Physical Description note: First name written on letter is illegible.
 

Trotter, William 1905 November 14

Scope and Contents note

Letter indicating that Lummis did not know the whereabouts of Trotter's wife and children.
 

Van Dyke, Dr. 1927 February 23

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to Van Dyke to attend a birthday party.
 

Tucker, Kenyon & Macfarland, 1911 July

Scope and Contents note

Bill collection notice sent to Lummis and Lummis's response rejecting the collection notice.
 

Tuxen, S. 1925 August

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding a presentation on the ideals for Santa Barbara, California.
 

Wack, Henry Wellington 1917 August 10

Scope and Contents note

Letter transmitting to Lummis a complimentary copy of the Newark Anniversary Poems.
 

Walter, Carrie Stevens 1900 May 29

Scope and Contents note

Letter seeking Lummis's cooperation in trying to save the save the Big Basin Redwood section of the Santa Cruz Mountains as a National Park.
 

Walter, Frank K. 1910 June 1

Scope and Contents note

Letter thanking Lummis for an autographed pamphlet.
 

Walter, Paul A.F. 1928 August 29

Scope and Contents note

Letter acknowledging anticipation of receiving Lummis's publications, Bronco Pegasus and Flowers of our Lost Romance.
 

White, Grace 1912 April 18

Scope and Contents note

Request for information on tobacco use.
 

White, N. 1917 October 2

Scope and Contents note

Letter complimenting Lummis for an article he published in the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
 

Wilshire, Gaylord 1917 February 18

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Lummis indicating that Wilshire would look for him at the "University Club at 5.45 next Tuesday Scribes Club dinner."
 

Winchester 1903 November 24

Scope and Contents note

Letter suggesting some changes in a story submitted by Lummis. First name is illegible.
 

Winslow, Miss 1919 March 19

Scope and Contents note

Letter arranging a visit from Winslow.
 

Wood, Elizabeth undated

Scope and Contents note

Request for Lummis to present a lecture.
 

Wolgar & Roberts 1926 March - May

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Lummis to newspaper clipping service Wolgar & Roberts. Lummis is requesting a trial order of "all reviews and criticisms" of his writings or subjects related to his interests. Another letter is regarding payment for clippings pertaining to Lummis's book The Wonderland of the old Southwest.
 

Yates, Carol 1917 December 18

Scope and Contents note

Postcard inviting Lummis to have tea with Yates and her parents at the Herald Hotel.
Boxes 68-82

Journals MS.1.2 27 Dec 1888-5 Nov 1928

Physical Description: 11.0 Linear feet (15 boxes)

Acquisition

Lummis journals in Box 82 were donated to the Southwest Museum as part of the Marion Parks Collection, 1996 October 9.

Arrangement note

Chronologically, except for Box 82 which includes journals dated 14 February 1921- to 16 January 1922.

Access

The journals in this series are cataloged at the folder level and are accessible through the Libraries and Archives of the Autry online catalog
. Each folder starts with the collections number "MS.1.2."

Scope and Contents note

Series MS.1.2 consists of typed journal pages dictated by Lummis. These entries occur at intervals of several days to several weeks and were distributed to a select audience of friends and relatives. The entries do not duplicate the diaries but material in the diaries often appears in the journals. This series includes "round robins," which are letters Lummis copied to include for information.

Existence and Location of Copies note

In 1992, materials were microfilmed as part of a collaborative preservation project initiated by the Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNET). Funding was provided by the California State Library through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and the Southwest Museum to microfilm four significant collections of manuscript materials relating to Charles Fletcher Lummis. These collections are held by the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center, the Henry E. Huntington Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections.
MS.1.2 is available on microfilm, boxes 1-16, as part of the 1992 Lummis Microfilm.
 

Diaries MS.1.3 Bulk, 1888-1928 1882-1928

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (37 volumes and 2 folders)
Language: The diaries are written in Spanish, English, or Greek.

Access

Writing in some diaries is small and may need the aid of a magnifying glass.
Digitized images of photographs of the diaries are available for use for the 1890 diary and excerpts from the 1891, 1892, and 1913 diaries, as well as documents related to Clara Corbyn. These images were created by Marc A LeFrancois in 2004.

Scope and Contents note

The Lummis diaries consist of one bound volume for each year. Years represented include 1882, 1888, 1890-1895, 1897, 1899-1906, and 1908-1928. Diaries also include some financial record information and personal addresses.
 

Scrapbooks MS.1.4 1882-1929

Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet (22 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

This series includes scrapbooks assembled by Lummis or Library Staff. Scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings on a variety of subjects and people, including Lummis and his publications. Three scrapbooks contain clippings of “Chile Con Carnage” and “I Guess So,” columns written by Lummis for the Los Angeles Times. Several of the albums also contain photographs, magazine articles, and letters.
Scrapbooks assembled and titled by Library Staff include "Verses by Edwin Ward", "A Tramp Across the Continent", "Clippings regarding Lummis", "Personalia", "Chile Con Carnage", "I Guess So", "Untitled, 1902-1903", and "Newspaper articles on the treatmnet of Indians."
Box 83-84, Folder S1-S2

In the Land of Poco Tiempo 1890-1892

Scope and Contents note

These two scrapbooks are titled In the Land of Poco Tiempo, but also include portions of Some Strange Corners of Our Country.
Box 85, Folder S3

Studies Further South Bulk, 1894-1899 circa 1894-cica 1899, 1909

Scope and Contents note

Includes the original publication of Awakening of a Nation, plus other articles by Lummis, photographs, and ephemera regarding Lummis's travels in Mexio, Central America, and South America.
Box 86, Folder S4

The Enchanted Mesa 1897-1921

Box 87, Folder S5

Among The Apaches 1886-1917

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs by C.S. Fly of the Apache Wars.
Box 88, Folder S6

Untitled 1904-1905

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding relics, music, archaeology, the Southwest Museum, and Lummis's nationwide tour to lecture on "Primitive Music of the Southwest: Illustrated by Phonograph Renderings of Indian and Old Spanish Songs."
Box 89, Folder S7

Persons 1904-1917

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper articles regarding local and international celebrities in a variety of fields, including literature, the arts, politics, and explorers. The articles are mainly from the Los Angeles Times and the majority are dated 1904.
Box 90, Folder S8

Verses by Edwin Ward 1884-1887

Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook was possibly assembled by library staff. It includes correspondence, articles, and clippings.
Box 91, Folder S9

"A Tramp Across The Continent" from The Chillicothe Leader 1884-1885

Related Archival Materials note

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings by Charles F. Lummis and other authors, circa 1885, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1315.
Box 92, Folder S10

Congratulatory 1923 March 1

Scope and Contents note

Letters and articles commemorating Lummis's Founders Day birthday celebration in 1923 and the dedication of the Lummis Caracol Tower at the Southwest Museum.
Box 93, Folder S11

Como Dicen 1891-1898

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings of book reviews of Lummis's literary works. Como Dicen translates to "As They Say."
Box 94, Folder S12

"Chile con Carnage" and "I Guess So" 1915-1919

Box 95, Folder S13

Clippings regarding Lummis 1899-1900

Box 96, Folder S14

Personalia 1897-1929

Box 97, Folder S15

Untitled 1882-1892

Scope and Contents note

Inscription on front flyleaf reads, "C.F. Lummis, Chillicothe, Ohio. Begun Nov. 15, 1882."
Includes early articles "Judgments," "Taken From Life," and "The Cynic," as well as published poems, quips, editorials, and articles.
Box 98, Folder S16

Untitled 1887-1919

Scope and Contents note

This volume contains hand-written poetry by Lummis.
Box 99, Folder S17

"Chile Con Carnage" 1915-1917

Scope and Contents note

This volume was assembled and titled by the repository.
Box 100, Folder S18

"I Guess So" 1917-1918

Box 101, Folder S19

Untitled 1902-1903

Box 102, Folder S20

Loce Ang-el-es 1908-1909

Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook contains correspondence and clippings regarding the pronunciation of Los Angeles.
Box 103, Folder S21

Untitled 1902-1906

Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings regarding gas and power companies, their relationship to the public, and controversies that arose between them.
Box 104, Folder S22

Newspaper articles on the treatment of Indians 1893-1902

Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook includes both newspaper clippings as well as correspondence, some pasted in and some loose.
 

Music Papers MS.1.5 1850-1929

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

The Music series consists primarily of correspondence, work orders, promotional material, bookplates, and notebooks of verses for Spanish Songs of Old California. Also included is sheet music by Carlos Troyer and other composers.
Boxes 105-112

Spanish Songs of Old California files 1923-1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcriptions by Arthur Farwell.
Boxes 106-112

Music research, 1850-1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes research, notes, lyrics, and musical notation for Spanish and Indian music studied and collected by Lummis, beginning in 1898. It includes Arthur Farwell's transcriptions, notation sheets, correspondence, and notebooks by Lummis, Manuela Garcia, Harry Partch, Helen Roberts, Jose de la Rosa, and Marsha Ryan.
 

Literary Works and Writings MS.1.6 Bulk, 1879-1929 1450, 1879-1929, 1952

Physical Description: 23.0 Linear feet (51 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains contains manuscripts and published materials written by Lummis, including poetry, monographs, and articles. Much of this material was originated during Lummis’s career as a publisher, editor, and lecturer.
This series also includes correspondence, notes, financial records, legal documents, and other materials regarding such publications as Land of Sunshine and Out West, 1893-1910, the Benavides Memorial Volume, 1900-1916, Tigua Vocabulary (Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, circa 1890), Universal Dictionary-Concordance Encyclopedia on Spain in America from 1492-1850, and his entry for “California” in the Encyclopedia Americana of 1918. Also in this series are his notebooks and formulas regarding his photography.
Box 113-117

Poetry 1879-1928

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes poetic works from Lummis, including his Birch Bark Poetry publication, pieces published in journals, and individual poems from later anthologies. See also Scrapbook S16.
Box 113-115

Birch Bark Poetry, 1879-1894

Custodial History note

This portion of the collection contains items acquired from Peggy Christian in 1986.

Scope and Contents note

The notebook containing blank birch bark sheets also includes science and math class notes from 1881. Besides the printed sheets of the published volume, this file also contains the printing blocks, correspondence, posters, and business papers regarding the sale of the volume.
Box 116-117

Other poetry, circa 1885-1928

Scope and Contents note

This portion of the collection contains drafts, manuscripts, and clippings of poems, some of which appeared in anthologies.
Box 118-127

Monograph research files and other materials 1884-1929, 1952

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes correspondence, notes, and clippings regarding published monographs (books) by Lummis. Although Lummis died in 1928, later editions of his book prompted new book reviews, which may be included in some of the files here.
Box 118

The Awakening of a Nation 1897-1929

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy from the original appearance in Harper's Magazine volume 94, number 561, 1897 February.

Related Archival Materials note

See also Studies Further South Scrapbook, Box 85, Folder S3.
Box 119-120

A Bronco Pegasus 1918-1928

Box 121

The Enchanted Burro: Stories of New Mexico and South America 1898-1917

Box 122-123

Flowers of Our Lost Romance 1905-1929

Box 124

The Gold Fish of Gran Chimu 1896-1911

Box 124

The Home of Ramona: Photographs of Camulos, the fine old Spanish estate described by Mrs. Helen Hunt Jackson, as the home of "Ramona" 1888

Box 124

The King of the Broncos, and other Stories of New Mexico 1898

Box 124

The Land of Poco Tiempo 1891, 1952, undated

Scope and Contents note

Although the book was published in 1893, a new edition published in 1952 prompted new book reviews which are included in this file.
Box 125

The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1900-1915

Related Archival Materials note

Frederick Webb Hodge Papers, 1884-1956, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, Ca; Benavides Memorial Manuscript Materials folder series, MS.7.BM.
Box 126

Mesa, Canon and Pueblo: Our Wonderland of the Southwest 1924-1925

Scope and Contents note

As this 1925 publication was an expanded version of Some Strange Corners of Our Country, papers on both publications are housed together.
Box 124

My Friend Will 1910

Box 124

A New Mexico David and Other Stories and Sketches of the Southwest 1928

Box 126

Some Strange Corners of Our Country 1891-1925

Scope and Contents note

As this 1892 publication was later expanded and retitled Mesa, Canon and Pueblo, papers on both publications are housed together.
Box 124

The Spanish Pioneers 1890-1929

Language: English and Spanish.

Scope and Contents note

This group of materials also includes a folder of Spanish-language materials, including newspaper articles regarding Los Exploradores Españoles del Siglo XVI; a hand-written "health remedy"; and correspondence.
Box 127

A Tramp Across the Continent 1884-1892

Scope and Contents note

This file includes reference copies of the columns appearing in both the Chillicothe Leader and the Los Angeles Times. The original clippings are in Scrapbook 9.
Box 124

The Works of Lummis 1910, 1928

Box 128-144

Articles and published essays 1895-1933

Box 128-131

Encyclopedia Americana research files 1898-1933

Scope and Contents note

This folder includes research Lummis conducted for the "California" entry in the Encyopedia Americana. Files include questionaries Lummis sent out and statistical documents.
Box 132

The Independent 1912

Box 133-134

Los Angeles Times articles and editorials 1915-1918

Scope and contents

This group of materials includes news articles and research files Lummis created as the City Editor of the Los Angeles Times from 1885-1888 and later. After 1888, Lummis continued on to write for the "Chile Con Carnage," and "I Guess So," in addition to other works.
Box 133

"Chile Con Carnage"

Box 133

"I Guess So"

Box 134

Articles by and about Lummis

Scope and contents

All of the articles in this group of materials were published or written for the Los Angeles Times. Articles written by Lummis include topics such as Camels in Los Angeles, Native Americans ("The First American", Teddy Roosevelt, and recollections by Lummis's about his years with the Times.
Box 135-141, 269

Land of Sunshine / Out West 1895-1912

Custodial History note

This portion of the collection includes materials acquired from a gift from R. Heizer in 1967 and from Peggy Christian.

Historical note

The Land of Sunshine,, later retitled Outwest, released its first issue in 1894 and was a bimonthly booster magazine for Southern California. In 1902 Lummis changed the name of the magazine to Out West so that he could expand its coverage to his beloved southwest. He used the magazine as a platform for the organizations that he founded. His own monthly column, "In The Lion's Den," continued to be published in West Coast Magazine once he left Out West in 1909. Lummis was the editor from 1894-1909.
In December 1910, volume 1 of Out West"the new series" was issued with George Wharton James as editor.
Box 135, 140, 269

Land of Sunshine

Box 136-140, 269

Out West

Scope and Contents note

Included in this file are instances of Lummis's column "Right Hand of the Continent," which originally appeared in Harper's Magazine before its appearance in Out West.
Box 141, 269

"In The Lion's Den"

Box 140, 142-144

Other Writings

Scope and Contents note

Includes material Lummis wrote for publication, such as jokes and humorous sayings; book reviews; published letters; lectures; and advertisements.
Box 140, 142-143

Articles

Scope and contents

Also includes forwards and introductions to books not written by Lummis.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by title of article or subject.
Box 143

Quips and humor

Box 143

Book reviews

Box 143

Published letters

Box 144

Lectures

Box 145-159

Manuscripts 1450-1927

Arrangement

Alphabetically by title or subject.

Scope and Contents note

This file contains hand-written and typed manuscripts, notes, drafts, and correspondence. It also includes manuscripts collected or translated by Lummis.
Box 145

As I Remember undated

Related Archival Materials note

MS 37 Frances Douglas Papers, and MS 297 Charles F. Lummis Papers, Box 2.

Existence and Location of Originals note

The original manuscript was given to University of Arizona by Turbese Lummis Fiske.

Scope and Contents note

This file includes original notes and typed pages of the manuscript. Also included are copies of the final version of the manuscript.
Boxes 146-147

Miscellaneous manuscripts by Lummis undated

Boxes 148-154

Spanish-American dictionary 1904

Scope and Contents note

Materials include research notes, drafts, and typed index cards Lummis created for his "Spanish-American Dictionary," which was never published. Also includes material in other other languages and correspondence with Will M. Tipton and Henry O. Flipper.
Box 155

Tigua and other vocabularies 1906-1916, undated

Scope and Contents note

This file includes Lummis's research on the Tigua vocabulary used in Isleta, as well as other verbal and non-verbal modes of communication.
Boxes 156-158

Hand-written notes undated

Scope and Contents note

This portion of the collection includes bound and loose hand-written notes by Lummis.
box-_folder 159, 161

Manuscripts collected by Lummis 1450-1927

Scope and Contents note

This portion of the collection includes ephemera, art exhibit programs, poetry by other authors, and translations of manuscripts. The translations, created by Lummis in English or Spanish, are of manuscripts originally written in a different lanugage. Most of the material in this folder include the translations and manuscript copies. Also included are typed copies of diary entries of Spanish explorers and missionaries who traveled to California.
Original documents include a Spanish census from 1450; two documents from Manila, Phillipines, 1898; and an illustrated document written in Spanish, undated.
Boxes 160-163

Business files and research notes related to Lummis's publications 1888-1928, undated

Location note: Materials related to Lummis's photography is in Box 163.

Scope and Contents note

This file includes business files and correspondence dealing with Lummis's literary life in general, as well as copyrights, copyrights after death, and contracts with specific publishers. It also includes research and reference resources such as bibliographies and indices constructed by Lummis and papers related to his photography, including publication and copyright papers, as well as notes and formulas for his published photographs.
 

Clubs and Institutions, MS.1.7 1852-1928

Physical Description: 15.0 Linear feet (29 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of material from clubs and institutions Lummis founded or participated as member. Included are legal documents, by-laws, correspondence, clippings, financial records, membership lists, stationery, blueprints, and photographs relating to organizations such as the Institute of the West; the Arroyo Seco Association; the Landmarks Club; the Sequoya League, which includes the Warner Ranch-Cupeño Relocation 1901-1902; the Southwest Society 1903-1912; and the Southwest Museum.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by club name.
Box 164

American Indian Defense Association 1852-1924

Box 165

Archaeological Institute of America, 1904-1914

Box 165

Arizona Museum, 1924

Box 166-167

Arroyo Seco Association, 1914

Box 168

Harvard Club, 1881-1925

Box 140, 169

Institute of the West, 1917-1918

Box 170-178

Landmarks Club, 1896-1927

Box 179

Science League of America, Bulk, 1925-1926 1915, 1925-1926

Related Archival Materials note

Maynard Shipley papers, BANC MSS 74/13 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Box 180-186a

Sequoya League, 1895-1928

 

Warner's Ranch MS.1.7.SL.1 1881-1976, bulk 1901-1903

Arrangement

  • Correspondence, 1901-1941
  • Documents and Financial Records, 1881-1976

Scope and contents

Folders related to Warner's Ranch are comprised of letters, telegrams, and memos regarding the formation of the Warner's Ranch Advisory Commission and the subsequent removal of the Warner'a Ranch Indians to Pala Reservation. Correspondence between Lummis and U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, William A. Jones provide the most comprehensive information regarding the appointment of Lummis, Partridge, and Allen as Commissioners, plans for the impending Warner's Ranch eviction, as well as Lummis' recommendation to allot unused funds to purchase lands for other Mission Indians. Much of the correspondence written in 1903 emphasizes the frustration felt by Lummis, the Indians, and Pala landowners with government bureaucracy - a sentiment underscored in letters exchanged with Lummis and Frank Salmons, a respected merchant in Pala Valley. Other notable materials include duplicates of letters written to Theodore Roosevelt asking for his assistance; letters between Lummis and Indian Agent L.A. Wright regarding preparations for removal, the appropriation of monies to assist other Indians, and the eviction of San Felipe Ranch Indians following precedent set by the Warner's Ranch removal. The folders are grouped and arranged by correspondence, documents, and financial records.

Access

Digtized copies of this material are available, made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to the Autry in 2007. Please contact Library Staff at rroom@theautry.org for more details.

Processing history

Warner's Ranch finding aid notes and container list for the Warner's Ranch folders were created by Stephanie Crump, 2007. This was made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to the Autry in 2007.
 

Correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1 1901-1941

Scope and Contents note

Letters, telegrams, and memos regarding the formation of the Warner's Ranch Advisory Commission and the subsequent removal of the Warner's Ranch Indians to Pala Reservation.
 

WPA form completed for the 1937 historical records survey MS.1.7.SL.1.1.1 1937-1941

Scope and Contents note

Form provides a brief description of the Warner's Ranch material, principle persons mentioned, date span and provenance.
 

Lyman Abbott letter to Charles Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.2 1901 November 26

Scope and Contents note

Lyman Abbott, the editor of The Outlook magazine, inquires about Lummis's conference with President Theodore Roosevelt regarding the Warner's Ranch eviction.
 

Correspondence related to the removal of Indians from Warner's Ranch MS.1.7.SL.1.1.3 1902 June - July and undated

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes a letter written to Theodore Roosevelt requesting that funds be used to purchase Warner's Ranch land; letter to Indian Commissioner William A. Jones requesting his assistance, and stating that they would be willing to move to Agua Caliente; letter appointing Ortega and Nolaquez as aids in the assessment of properties; letter from Jones expressing inability to help, and directing them to prepare for removal.
 

Russell C. Allen letters to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.4 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Five letters on company letterhead from the commission member Russel C. Allen regarding their visit to Pala, receipt of the Commission's report, and problems with Pala property deeds.
 

Charles F. Lummis letter to Warner's Ranch principal owner MS.1.7.SL.1.1.5 circa 1901-1903

Scope and Contents note

One draft letter from Lummis asking for clarity regarding the property owner's stance on the planned Indian removal. Lummis notes Indian sentiments, stating that the commission would like to respect their desire to stay on the land, but knows that Downey Harvey would not consider any option within the power of the Commission or terms of the U.S. government.
 

Josephine H. Babbitt letter to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.6 1902 December 19

Scope and Contents note

Letter describing situation at Warner's Ranch. Recounts death of an elder and the appointment of a new judge and captain, and the general mood of the people.
 

Thomas Robert Bard and Charles F. Lummis correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.7 1902-1904

Scope and Contents note

Letters and telegrams regarding the Commission appointments of Lummis, Allen, and Partridge. Discusses their responsibilities, disbursement of expense funds, the procurement of land and the appropriation of purchase funds, as well as a proposed addition of $50,000 for the relief of other Mission Indians.
 

William Collier, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, and Charles F. Lummis correspondenc MS.1.7.SL.1.1.8 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding land abstracts and titles. One letter dated 1902 October 15 mentions using a Landmarks Club holding at Pala as a store for lease by Mr. Frank Salmons.
 

Tomas Lorenzo Duque and Charles F. Lummis corresondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.9 1903 April - May

Scope and Contents note

Three letters regarding the proposed removal of San Felipe Indians to Pala awaiting the Agua Caliente Indian removal.
 

J.H. Fimple letter and postcard to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.10 1903

Scope and Contents note

One postcard noting receipt of communication and one letter from Assistant Commissioner, J.H. Fimple, regarding the purchase of property in Tabor, California as a home for Warner's Ranch Indians.
 

Mr. Grand letter to Charles F. Lummis regarding available plots of land on the Dauphin Ranch MS.1.7.SL.1.1.11 1902 November - December

 

Mary Haskins and Charles F. Lummis corrrespondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.12 1902-1903 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Four letters regarding Commission expedition and the subsequent report. The folder includes a personal thank you note, letters concerning the completion of the report and compensation for Haskins' stenographic work.
 

Indian Bureau Secretary, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, and the Warner's Ranch Commission correposndence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.13 1902-1903 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Twelve telegrams and letters notifying Lummis of his Commission appointment, outlining duties, and giving a due date for the final report. Folder also includes memos from Lummis suggesting the use of military troops during the removal, while other letters communicate the Indians' frustration over government delays, fear of starvation, and the "deplorable" conditions at Warner's Ranch.
 

Martha Ingersoll-Robinson and Charles F. Lummis correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.14 1903 January - February

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding Robinson's proposed article about the Warner's Ranch situation.
 

William A. Jones and Charles F. Lummis correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.15 1902-1903 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Thirty-four letters relating to various aspects of the Warner's Ranch removal. Folder includes letters regarding Lummis' appointment to the Commission, the impending eviction of the Warner's Ranch Indians by its owners, abstracts for Pala properties, and letters recommending that the remaining allotment of $70,000 be used to purchase lands for other Mission Indians. Other correspondence concerns contested compensation for the Commission's expenses above the allotted amount of $1000. Much of the correspondence written in 1903 underscores the frustration felt by Lummis, the Indians, and Pala land owners with government efforts.
 

Sarah Loomis Loeb letterto Charles F. Lummis correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.16 1903 January 24

Scope and contents

Loeb, a Pala land owner, is inquiring about the government's delay in payment.
 

William Loeb, Jr. to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.17 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Letters written by William Loeb, Jr., Acting Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt regarding Warner's Ranch matters and Commission Report approval.
 

George W. Marston letter egarding the death of Russell C. Allen MS.1.7.SL.1.1.18 1927 June 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter from George W. Marston regarding the death of Russell C. Allen, Lummis' fellow Commission appointee. Letter includes two obituaries for Allen.
 

Charles F. Lummis memo to Flint regarding the Indian Appropriation Act of 1902 MS.1.7.SL.1.1.19 1905 October

Scope and Contents note

Memo provides a summary of events, including Inspector McLaughlin's recommendation of Monserrate Ranch; formation of the Commission and examination of 107 ranches. Details specifics of report in terms of Pala land, noting arable and irrigable acreage, water specs, timber supply, and other related matters. The memo also notes the commission's recommendation to purchase adjacent lands to be used as a fence for the Reservation. Also discussed are the $23,000 in unexpended funds that were used to relieve eight other reservations in need of land.
 

Charles F. Lummis letter to Charles Monroe MS.1.7.SL.1.1.20 1903 January 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter concerns the removal of San Felipe Indians. Lummis suggests in letters that the removal should be carried out in like fashion as with the Warner's Ranch Indians.
 

Clarence L. Partridge to Charles F. Lummis letters regarding the final report of the Warner's Ranch Commission MS.1.7.SL.1.1.21 1902-1903

 

William Pridham, Assistant Superintendent of Wells Fargo, letter MS.1.7.SL.1.1.22 1902 November

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerns the delivery of land title abstracts to William A. Jones, Comissioner of Indian Affairs.
 

George W. Robinson and Charles F. Lummis correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.23 1902 Ocotber

Scope and contents

Letter is regarding dispute over monies owed to the Hotel Catalina for camp privileges
 

Charles F. Lummis and President Theodore Roosevelt correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.24 1903

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes one letter urging Roosevelt to press for a release of funds owed to Pala landowners so that Warner's Indians can be relocated; one receipt of letter written by the President's secretary; one 14 page letter outlining the history and status of the Warner's Ranch case.
 

Letters regarding government purchase of land owned by Charles Martin MS.1.7.SL.1.1.25 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding government purchase of land owned by Charles Martin and S. Rotanzi, Martin's ranch manager, expressing frustration with government over its inaction.
 

Charles F. Lummis and Frank A. Salmons correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.26 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes several letters regarding government payments to Pala landowners, particularly relaying the sentiments and frustrations of property owners awaiting compensation. The folder also contains letters from 1903 concerning Lummis' endorsement and approval of Salmons as a licensed merchant on the reservation; one letter from Salmons suggesting that unclaimed lands surrounding Pala be set aside for Warner's Ranch Indians; one letter informing Lummis of events involving a reported named Lawson and Josephine Babbitt, a teacher at Warner's Ranch.
 

Frederick R. Sawday to Charles F. Lummis letter MS.1.7.SL.1.1.27 1902 November 12

Scope and contents

Sawday is offering 160 acres of land for Warner's Ranch relocation.
 

E.O. Sawyer letter to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.28 1903

Related Archival Materials note

Negatives in the Braun Research Library Photo Archives.

Scope and Contents note

Sawyer, a photographer for the Los Angeles Herald, is offering Lummis twenty-nine 29 glass plates taken on route form Agua Caliente to Pala.
 

Charles F. Lummis and Superior Court Judge Charles Smith correspondence MS.1.7.SL.1.1.29 1903

 

A.C. Tonner letter to Warner's Ranch Commission members MS.1.7.SL.1.1.30 1902 May 20

Historical note

The Indian Appropriation Act of 1902 was created to provide 100,000 dollars for the support of the Mission Indians.

Scope and Contents note

Letter from A.C. Tonner, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, is regarding the Indian Appropriation Act of 1902.
Warner's Ranch Commission members the letter addresses include Charles F. Lummis, Charles L. Partridge, and Russell C. Allen. Letter also includes the costs associated with the purchase of lands and relocation.
 

Walter L. Vail letter to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.31 1903 April 13

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes one letter to Walter L. Vail with two copies of an enclosed letter written to Sam Taylor, Warner's Ranch foreman. The letter discusses the planned removal of Warner's Ranch Indians, instructing him to keep all outsiders off Warner's Ranch as well as the Hot Springs Reservation.
 

Charles F. Lummis letter to Herbert Welsh MS.1.7.SL.1.1.32 1902 November 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter regarding Warner's Ranch owner Downey Harvey's suit for damages against the Indian Rights Association.
 

M.A. Wood letter to Charles F. Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.1.33 1902 August 7

Scope and Contents note

Letter inquiring if the Commission has chosen Pala Valley for the Warner's Ranch Indians.
 

L.A. Wright and Charles F. Lummis Correspondence between regarding preparations for the removal of Indians from Warner's Ranch MS.1.7.SL.1.1.34 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Eight letters between Lummis and the United States Indian Agent, L.A. Wright, regarding preparations for Warner's Ranch removal. An earlier letter posits the use of residual funds to purchase lands for Indians without land or with worthless lands. Letters written in 1903 concern a meeting with Downey Harvey (owner of Warner's Ranch) and meetings with the Warner's Ranch Indians. One letter informs Wright that some Indians would not be taken alive and reveals hostilities toward Lummis, Wright, and Mrs. Babbitt (school teacher). A letter written in April refers to the San Felipe Ranch removal, in which the owners of that property followed Warner's Ranch precedent to remove Indians from those lands, while the final letter congratulates Wright on the removal's success and mentions that President Theodore Roosevelt could be counted on in the future for support.
 

Documents and Financial Records MS.1.7.SL.1.2 1881-1976

Scope and Contents note

This group of materials comprise of reports, hand-written notes, maps, newspaper clippings, and financial records associated with the duties of the Warner's Ranch Advisory Commission.
 

Bill regarding Mission Indians MS.1.7.SL.1.2.1 1891

Scope and Contents note

Six page copy of a bill drafted in 1891 regarding Mission Indians. The bill directs the appointment of three "disinterested persons" to act as commissioners. Duties include land selection and re-settlement of Mission Indians. The document also refers to a Protection Act passed in 1850 that upholds previous Mexican land grants to Indians.
 

Government booklet regarding Commissioner of Indian Affairs and Mission Indians. MS.1.7.SL.1.2.2 1902

Scope and Contents note

Booklet published by Congress includes a copy of a report by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and a draft bill for the relief of destitute Mission Indians.
 

Legal documents regarding contested control and use of water flow from the San Luis Rey River MS.1.7.SL.1.2.3 1881-1898

Scope and Contents note

Document notes the use of Sickler ditch for irrigation purposes. Also includes documents related to court case "Utt vs. Stickler and Stickler, 1881-1898."
 

Chart published by T.M. Curtis & Son denoting mineral levels in Hot Springs water supply MS.1.7.SL.1.2.4 1904 December 31

 

Handwritten notes by Charles F. Lummis regarding property offers (price and acreage), land conditions, water and timber supply, etc. MS.1.7.SL.1.2.5 circa 1902

Scope and Contents note

Though there are notes for several properties, the most extensive stenographic notes are for Monserrate, previously recommended by U.S. Indian Inspector McLaughlin. Lummis' notes also enumerate miles traversed by rail and wagon, days of clerical work contributed to the effort, cost of room and board.
 

Maps MS.1.7.SL.1.2.6 circa 1902

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-six maps used by the Warner's Ranch Commission. Includes a map of Indian Reservations from San Bernardino to San Diego, two duplicate, color-coded maps of Pala lands offered for sale by Frank Salmons, and multiple copies of maps for properties visited by the commission, including: Etcheverry, Ethanac, Evans Ranch, Fenton, Fred Grand's property, Guajome, Jurupa, Maxcy, San Diegito, San Felipe, and San Pasqual.
 

Chart listing discharges of water for every inch of weir (dam or fence) in length. MS.1.7.SL.1.2.7 undated

Scope and Contents note

Table used in the Commission Report to compare water depth and flow.
 

Reservation conditions data MS.1.7.SL.1.2.8 circa 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder contains three tables. The first provides a list of reservations with information regarding acreage, number of Indians, miles from agency, and general conditions. The second lists information regarding the school age population, whether or a day school exist, names of teachers and band captains. The third is a hand-written table showing acreage of various classes of land for 114 lots at Palomares.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission account book MS.1.7.SL.1.2.9 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Account book issued by the bank with notations by Lummis and a list of tabulated check amounts folded inside; correspondence regarding the guarantee of $1,000 advanced to the Warner's Ranch Commission; and notifications of balance overdraft.
 

Ledger MS.1.7.SL.1.2.10 1902

Scope and Contents note

Ledger includes amounts paid to individuals and businesses for goods and services. Also incudes reciept stubs.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission's expense claims MS.1.7.SL.1.2.11 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Includes claims submitted by Lummis on behalf of the Commission regarding reimbursement of funds to cover overages owed to Los Angeles National Bank. Claims submitted to the Department of the Interior's Treasury Department include compensation for the stenographer, book binder, and Lummis. Also included are two Statements of Difference, detailing allowable and disallowable credits produced by the Treasury Department auditor.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission purchase receipts MS.1.7.SL.1.2.12 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes receipts for stationery materials, camping supplies, food provisions, and other goods and services utilized by the Commission.
 

Butler report on Warner's Ranch Indians, describing conditions on the reservation, plans and cost estimates for irrigation ditches, wages for work, etc., 1903. MS.1.7.SL.1.2.13 1903

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes one letter from Lummis requesting the Butler report along with the nine page write-up describing conditions on the reservation, plans and cost estimates for irrigation ditches, wages for work, etc. Butler notes the general attitude and work ethic of the Warner's Ranch Indians, describing them as "dissatisfied, unruly, and unsettled," without any desire to affiliate with other Indians.
 

L.A. Wright, US Indian Agent, report MS.1.7.SL.1.2.14 1903

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-three page report recounting a meeting between all Warner's Ranch Indian Representatives and agents acting on behalf of the government held in Agua Caliente, 1903 April 16. Agents include Lummis, Special Agent F.M. Conser, Attorney for the Indians, William Collier, Father Hahn, and L.A. Wright. The report was given in 1903 April 21.
Wright notes that the Agua Caliente Indians, like those of Warner's Ranch, refused to be removed from their homes to Pala. Wright also expresses the opinion that the San Felipe Indians be removed after the Warner's Ranch Indian transfer is made, and that the endeavor be facilitated by twenty soldiers.
 

Interview with Mr. Ami Golsh regarding Pala Property MS.1.7.SL.1.2.15 circa 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Twelve page transcript regarding Pala Property, specifically land along the San Luis Rey River near the Utt property. Questions revolve around irrigable land, water rights and ownership of a contested ditch. See documents related to "Utt vs. Sickler and Sickler, 1881-1898" court case, MS.1.7.SL.1.2.3.
 

Government Indian Commission meeting minutes. MS.1.7.SL.1.2.16 1902 June 28

Scope and Contents note

This folder includes the original and carbon copy of minutes for a meeting held at Lummis's home. Those in attendance included the Commissioners; four Warner's Ranch Indian Representatives; an interpreter, Mr. San Pablo; teacher, Mrs. Josephine Babbitt; and Mr. Brown, lawyer for the Indians.
The conversation begins with Lummis questioning Brown's intentions and goals in respect to the Indians, but most of the conversation is directed towards the Indians and their interpreter, with Lummis reiterating the government's stance, and the Indians restating their desire to stay at Warner's Ranch.
 

Property survey reports and interview interview with San Felipe Captain, Honorato Chapula MS.1.7.SL.1.2.17 circa 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder contains one report on five properties surveyed by the Commission and Agua Caliente delegates Ambrosio Ortega and Salvador Nolasquez. Properties include San Pasqual, Pauma, Agua Tibia, Pala, and Descanso. Report notes water sources and levels, and agriculture. There is specific interest in basket and rug making materials chia, yucca, and bellota. Honorato Chapula, Captain of the San Felipe Indians, who describes his tribe, their land, agriculture and livestock. Chapula states that his people are not friends of the Aqua Caliente, as they are another nation and speak another language.
 

Newspaper clippings referring to Pala land purchase and Mission Indians MS.1.7.SL.1.2.18 1895-1928

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings also includes an article on Pala twenty-five years after the removal, as well as an obituary for Colonel J.J. Warner who died in 1895.
 

San Diego Union newspaper clippings relating to Pala court cases and rulings MS.1.7.SL.1.2.19 1976

Scope and Contents note

Folder contains articles relating to the original 1901 court ruling against Warner's Ranch Indians and the 1976 reversal that awarded them $30 million in compensation, as well as a remebrance of the removal and life at Pala. Articles in folder are: "Roscinda Recalls Sadness of Indian Eviction from Warner's Ranch," June 1; "75-Year-Old Cupa Eviction Ruling: Judge Says Court Erred in Indian Decision" 1976 May 31; "How Warner Springs was 'Won': Court Ruling Deprived Indians of Ancestral Lands" 1976 May 31.
 

Memorandum MS.1.7.SL.1.2.20 1902 May 29

Scope and Contents note

Memorandum includes instructions regarding oath of office and a photographic reproduction of Lummis's stamp.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission report, preliminary draft MS.1.7.SL.1.2.21 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder contains a summary of the Preliminary Report, tables of properties examined by the Commission (duplicates with hand written corrections),information on Indians within the Consolidated Tule River Agency who would be provided homes, a description of their living conditions, and a recommendation to provide said Indians with a farmer to help teach them new agricultural techniques. These are followed by multiple copies of a chart comparing properties by points (some having handwritten notations and corrections). These tables register water distribution, arable and irrigable lands, crop variety, timber, native foods, climate, market for products and labor, properties providing safety from aggression (from neighboring whites), as well as those favored by Indians. These tables are accompanied by notes defining key items rated by the Commission. Other items include duplicate copies of individual property assessments included in the Commission's Preliminary Report. These write-ups provide names of property owners, acreage, prices, a brief description of the property- including existing water supplies, arable and irrigable land, agriculture, timber, existing dwellings, fences, etc. The reports also give the Commission's opinion regarding each property's suitability for the Indians.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission preliminary draft report, table of contents and recommendations MS.1.7.SL.1.2.22 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes two introductions to the final report, four copies of the Table of Contents, and two copies of the Final Report Summary and Recommendations. Copy two contains minor changes.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission preliminary draft report, land assessments for Santa Ysabel Rancho - Fred Grand Ranch MS.1.7.SL.1.2.23 1902

Scope and Contents note

The assessment covers a portion of the Santa Ysabel Rancho, the Fenton portion of the Monserrate Ranch, the Evans proposition - Riverside County, the Ethanae proposition - Riverside County, Dinwiddie Ranch, Pauma Rancho, Fred Grand Ranch.
The folder contains multiple copies of individual property assessments included in the Final Report. These write-ups provide names of property owners, acreage, prices, a brief description of the property - including existing water supplies, arable and irrigable land, agriculture, timber, existing dwellings, and fences. The reports also give the Commission's opinion regarding each property's suitability for the Indians. Reports are arranged according to the original Table of Contents.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission preliminary draft report, land assessments for Moosa - San Felipe Rancho MS.1.7.SL.1.2.24 1902

Scope and Contents note

The assessment includes information about the Moosa proposition; the De Luz proposition; the Fallbrook proposition; the Guajome Rancho; Maxcy's Vineyard Ranch; Etcheverry's Santa Marria Rancho; Estate of W.B. Webster located in San Jacinto, Riverside County; the Newport Ranch, Riverside County; and the San Felipe Ranch.
Folder contains copies of individual property assessments included in the Final Report. These write-ups provide names of property owners, acreage, prices, a brief description of the property - including existing water supplies, arable and irrigable land, agriculture, timber, existing dwellings, and fences. The reports also give the Commission's opinion regarding each property's suitability for the Indians. Reports are arranged according to the original Table of Contents.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission preliminary draft report, list of "rejected"properties MS.1.7.SL.1.2.25 1902

Scope and Contents note

Full report title: "A Lis of Properties Rejected by the Commission Without Visiting Them: Their claims at par showing them to be unsuitable for the present purposesof the Department."
Folder contains one duplicate and two original copies of the list. The list notes acreage, prices, number and types of existing dwellings, water availability for most properties included, as well as reasons for rejection.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission preliminary draft report, account of expenses MS.1.7.SL.1.2.26 1902

Scope and Contents note

Eight copies of Commission expenses amassed in 1902 from May 29 to August 17. Two copies are incomplete.
 

Warner's Ranch Commission rreliminary draft report, cover sheets MS.1.7.SL.1.2.27 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes copies of pages included in the Final Report, such as cover sheets, introductions, tables of content, comparative tables, draft copies of Las Flores Ranch, Monserate, and Pala assessments, and five duplicates of a partial assessment of Santa Ysabel.
 

Property assessments with remarks MS.1.7.SL.1.2.28 1902

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes in-depth assessments of four properties with comments by Lummis, Russell Allen, Charles L. Partridge, and William Collier for several ranches.
 

Scrapbook compiled by Lummis MS.1.7.SL.1.2.29 1902-1903

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbook compiled by Lummis documenting the work of the Warner's Ranch Commission, the adoption of the Commission's report and subsequent removal of Warner's Ranch Indians. Also includes information on movements to aid Indians, the Harvey Suit against the American Surety Company, conditions at Pala, treatment of Warner's Ranch Indians at Pala, as well as Indians on strike at Pala. The scrapbook also contains information on Larando Lawson, reporter accused of instigating difficulties between Warner's Ranch Indians and authorities, and an extensive article written by Martha Ingersoll Robinson outlining the circumstances of Warner's Ranch Indians. Clippings are not in chronological order, 54 leaves.
 

Warner's Ranch Indian Advisory Commission preliminary report MS.1.7.SL.1.2.30 1902

Scope and Contents note

The 132 page preliminary report submitted by the Advisory Commission, professionally bound by Idah Meacham Strobridge at Artemisia Bindery, Los Angeles, California, 6 August 1902, number 363. Report includes a summary of their findings, duplicate tables of properties examined by the Commission (most with hand written corrections), information on Indians within the Consolidated Tule River Agency who would be provided homes, a description of their living conditions, and a recommendation to provide said Indians with a farmer to help teach them new agricultural techniques. These are followed by tables comparing properties by points. These tables register water distribution, arable and irrigable lands, crop variety, timber, native foods, climate, market for products and labor, properties providing safety from aggression, as well as those favored by Indians. These tables are accompanied by notes defining key items rated by the Commission. The summary is followed by individual property assessments that provide names of property owners, acreage, prices, a brief description of the property- including existing water supplies, arable and irrigable land, agriculture, timber, existing dwellings, fences, etc. The assessments also give the Commission's opinion regarding each property's suitability for the Indians. There is also a section detailing properties not chosen by the Commission.
 

Warner's Ranch Indian Advisory Commission reports MS.1.7.SL.1.2.31 1902-1906

Scope and Contents note

Folder is a bound collection of documents that make up the Commission's preliminary and final reports.
Materials include telegrams and letters regarding Commission appointments, duties and instructions, a report by U.S. Indian Inspector McLaughlin recommending Monserrate Ranch, and newspaper clippings, as well as the Preliminary and Final Reports presented for consideration by the Commission. Individual property assessments include photos of the properties, inhabitants, existing dwellings, etc. The book also has an envelope attached to the back cover with correspondence attached. This envelope originally contained maps of Little Temecula, Agua Tibia, Descanso, and Jurupa, as well as photographs of Warner's Ranch, Agua Caliente, and La Posta (Campo). Many of these photos were altered by Lummis and have cropping measurements on the reverse side. Many are marked with a Pacific Monthly stamp and dated November 5, 1906. Maps and photos have been removed to separate folders.
 

Photographs of Warner's Ranch and Agua Caliente MS.1.7.SL.1.2.32 1902-1906

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of Warner's Ranch and Agua Caliente and photographs of Warner's Ranch and La Posta (Campo) Indians removed from Preliminary and Final Report bound volume.
 

Maps MS.1.7.SL.1.2.33 1902

Scope and Contents note

This folder includes maps used by the Warner's Ranch Commission. They were removed from Preliminary and Final Report bound volume.
Box 140, 187-191, 249

Southwest Society and Southwest Museum, 1905-1915

Boxes 188, 190, 191

Southwest Museum papers 1905-1915

 

Los Angeles Public Library MS.1.8 1881-1940

Physical Description: 12.0 Linear feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

The Los Angeles Public Library series relates to when Lummis was City Librarian and includes reports to the Board of Commissioners and memos to the Library staff, as well as the Library publication Bibliosmiles.
Box 192-198

Correspondence circa 1906-1910

Acquisition

Boxes 192-197 are from SW96.20.

Custodial History note

This file of the series includes copies of original correspondence once held by Keith Lummis. The whereabouts of the originals is currently unknown.
Box 199-201

Reports 1903-1910

Scope and contents

The group of materials include unbound reports and reports pasted in scrapbooks. Scrapbooks also includes correspondence to Lummis interspersed with newspaper clippings, published from 1903 to 1910, about the Los Angeles Public Library's progress.
Box 202-206

General business papers 1881-1940

Scope and Contents note

The general business papers include blueprints, groundplans, statistics, indices, signage, staffing information, papers related to the Bibliosmiles publication, notes, and newspaper clippings. One of the clippings is a summary of Lummis's library career written by his daughter Turbese.
The folder also includes the tests Lummis wrote and used train the library staff.
Box 206, folders 1-3

Newspaper clippings 1881-1940

Language of Material: English

Scope and contents

Folder 1 includes:
  • "'Preserver of the Missions' is near death; Father O’Sullivan eulogizes C.F. Lummis," The Missionite, San Juan Capistrano, California, volume 7, number 13, 1928 November 16.
  • Four pages of the Los Angeles Daily Times, 1881 December 4.
  • "Last of his kind: Only professional minstrel left over from middle ages," Los Angeles Times, part 2, 1910 October 23. Article on Francisco Amate’s last days.
  • Society page on the Women’s Auxiliary to the Chamber of Commerce fundraising tea party for El Alisal, Los Angeles Times, part 4, 1940 July 20. Three copies.
Folder 3 includes:
  • Pages from The Sun, Baltimore 1905 January 30.
  • “Men Who Made The Times” series, Among Ourselves: published by and for the employees of the Times-Mirror Company, volume 17, number 11, 1947 December. This volume number is a special Charles Fletcher Lummis issue
Box 206, Folder 4

Blue prints of “Central Park, the proposed site of the public library” undated

Language of Material: English
Box 206, Folder 5

Award certificate of appreciation from Don Alfonso XIII King of Spain 1915 December 3

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

Scope and contents

Presented to Charles Fletcher Lummis "bestowing on him the title of Commander of the Royal Order of Isabel the Catholic".
 

Personal and Family Papers MS.1.9 1884-1975

Physical Description: 10.0 Linear feet (24 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence and papers of Lummis's wives, children, and other relatives as well as published materials about Lummis's father, Henry Lummis. This series also includes Lummis’s personal financial records, travel memorabilia, notable collection of calling cards from throughout the United States, notebooks, and ephemera.
Box 207-216

Family papers 1884-1975

Box 207-212

Eve Douglas Lummis 1890-1914

Acquisition

A great portion of the papers in this file are from SW96.20. There are also items from SW93.12.

Scope and Contents note

Boxes 207 and 208 contain correspondence from Lummis while on his trip to Peru.
Box 214

Gertrude Redit Lummis 1907-1941

Box 215-216

Keith Lummis 1967-1975

Box 215-216

Turbese Lummis 1898

Box 215-216

Other family members 1884-1950

Acquisition

This file includes items from SW96.20 and SW93.12.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, and papers related to Lummis's relatives and first wife Dorothea. Relatives include Abbie, Doug, Emma, Flossie, Harriet, Henry, Jordan “Quimu,” Katherine, Kybi, Laura, Louise Elma, and Martha.
Also included are correspondence, clippings, and papers related to close friends and sometimes members of the household, Manuel Antonio “Lummis” Abeita, Marcelino Abeyta, Francisco Amate and Procopio Montoya, Mary “Panchita” Amate, Jane Brewster, Juan Jojolen, Crucita Martin, Manuel Martin, and Bertha Page. The folder also includes logo artwork Lummis created which reads "Lo Que Puedo."
Box 217-220

Financial papers 1889-1928

Custodial History note

Some papers in this file were acquired from Peggy Christian.

Scope and Contents note

This portion of Lummis's papers includes wills, deeds, taxes, bank statements, and hand-written notes regarding finances.
Box 221

Staffing 1908-1925

Scope and Contents note

This file contains Lummis's notes, notices, and correspondence related to hiring secretaries and housekeepers, as well as his general personal office notes and stationery.
Box 222-224

Social life 1906-1922, undated

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains Lummis's extensive and mostly organized calling card file, address books, invitations, and other ephemera surrounding Lummis's social activities.
Box 225-228

Travel memorabilia 1892-1927

Scope and Contents note

Lummis's travel memorabilia contains notes, maps, and ephemera collected while on his excavations and other travels. Box 226 contains Spanish language newspaper clippings on news and events in Mexico and Peru, as well as a mining certificate, train tables, and hotel menus.
Box 156-157

Notebooks 1891-1927, undated

Box 206, 229-231

Miscellaneous Bulk, 1904-1924 1904-1924, 1991

Scope and Contents note

This file contains an assortment of papers, including correspondence, clippings, recipes, papers regarding Lummis's "Jib-O-Jib" residence in the Terminal Island (or East San Pedro) community, and other ephemera. Also in this collection is a certificate from Don Alfonso XIII King of Spain, bestowing Lummis with the title of Comendador con Placa de la Real Orden de Isabel la Catolica.
Box 232-235

El Alisal MS.1.10 1897-1939

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

The El Alisal series features documents, correspondence, drawings, and notes on the construction, maintenance, activities, and literature of the home Lummis built, which is an historical landmark in Los Angeles. Included are invitations in the form of subpoenas Lummis drafted as "El Alcalde Mayor," the housebook, which all guests signed, invitations, poetry, menus, a house inventory, and papers for the March Hares. Also in this file are papers from accession number 93.12 regarding the property, including a copy of Lummis's will.
Box 234

Lummis Housebook

Access

Digital images, name index, and page index available, please inquire with library staff for access.

Scope and contents

The "Lummis Housebook" or guestbook includes signatures, inscriptions, and drawings of people who visited Lummis's home, El Alisal, from circa 1900-1928. Most of the visitors signed the book while attending dinner parties and celebrations at El Alisal. Lummis called these gatherings “Noises,” the most famous of which were held every March, the month of his birthday.
Lummis's son, Keith, also had his guests sign the Housebook from 1972-1975. This set of signatures was not created in El Alisal.
Dates in the Housebook do not appear in chronological order because Lummis randomly opened the pages for his guests to sign. There are approximately 3,000 individual signatures of artists, family members, scientists, politicians, and explorers from local areas, other parts of the United States, and other countries.
Box 236-242

Lummisiana MS.1.11 1898-1959

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

This file contains papers regarding Lummis, including a biography written by Turbese in 1936, images of Lummis, his home, and the Southwest Museum from 1911-1926, clippings from 1898-1959, the Who's Who correspondence and entries for Lummis, and correspondence from Lummis memorial associations, such as the Charles Fletcher Lummis Memorial Association, and their events.
Box 243-263

Realia (3-D Objects) MS.1.12 1868-1921

Physical Description: 17.0 Linear feet (21 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

Objects include Lummis's cameras and photography equipment, photographic printing blocks, branding irons, and hand-hewn photo frames.
Box 264-268

Newspaper clippings about Lummis's personal life and family MS.1.13 undated

Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)