Inventory of the Lydia Vineyard Gleason Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Gleason, Lydia Vineyard, 1877-1966
Title: Lydia Vineyard Gleason Papers
Date (inclusive): 1899-1917
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: The collection contains thirty-one letters written between 1899-1917. The majority of the letters are to Lydia Vineyard Gleason (1877-1966) from her husband Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). The letters discuss their courtship, family news, as well as life in Northern California at the turn of the twentieth century.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC247
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Lydia Lee Vineyard was born on November 2, 1877 in California. Circa 1901 she married Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). She passed away on October 9, 1966 in Nevada County, California.
Elmer Percy Gleason was born on January 8, 1875 in California to C.C. and Sarah M. Gleason. He passed away on December 9, 1935.

Scope and Content

The collection contains thirty-one letters written between 1899-1917. The majority of the letters are to Lydia Vineyard Gleason (1877-1966) from her husband Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). The letters discuss their courtship, family news, as well as life in Northern California at the turn of the twentieth century.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in two series: Correspondence and Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gleason, Lydia Vineyard, 1877-1966--Archives.
Gleason, Elmer Percy, 1875-1935--Correspondence
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lydia Vineyard Gleason Papers, MC247, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1899-1917

Physical Description: 31 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Outgoing and Incoming.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1899

Physical Description: 2 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains two written written by Lydia to Percy.
Box MC247:1

Gleason, Percy 1899

Box MC247:2

Gleason, Percy undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1899-1917

Physical Description: 29 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains twenty-nine letters written to Lydia. The majority of the letters are written by Percy before they were married. Several of the other letters are written by Lydia's family members. Arranged chronologically.
Box MC247:3

Gleason, Percy 1899 July

Box MC247:4

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 1

Box MC247:5

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 2

Box MC247:6

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 5

Box MC247:7

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 7

Box MC247:8

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 9

Box MC247:9

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 11

Box MC247:10

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 14

Box MC247:11

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 21

Box MC247:12

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 25

Box MC247:13

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 28

Box MC247:14

Gleason, Percy 1899 August 29

Box MC247:15

Gleason, Percy 1900 August 30

Box MC247:16

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 4

Box MC247:17

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 6

Box MC247:18

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 13

Box MC247:19

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 15

Box MC247:20

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 18

Box MC247:21

Gleason, Percy 1900 September 19

Box MC247:22

Gleason, Percy 1901 June 29

Box MC247:23

Gleason, Percy 1901 July

Box MC247:24

Vineyard, J. 1901 August 7

Box MC247:25

Vineyard, Maud 1901 September 10

Box MC247:26

Vineyard, J. 1901 September 15

Box MC247:27

Mary 1908 February 15

Box MC247:28

Uncle John 1912 March 12

Box MC247:29

Uncle John 1917 December 26

Box MC247:30

Gleason, Percy undated

Box MC247:31

Gleason, Percy undated

 

Series 2. Ephemera 1900-1901

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC247:32

Deed 1900 May 25

Box MC247:33

Receipt, St. Patrick's Cemetery 1900 March

Box MC247:34

Record and Answers to Correspondence School Questions by E. Gleason 1901 February 25

Box MC247:35

Photograph of Lydia? undated