Guide to the William McPherson papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William McPherson papers
Date (inclusive): 1664/65-1970
Date (bulk): 1884-1945
Collection number: H.Mss.0524
Creator: McPherson, William, 1885-1964
Extent: 22.5 linear feet (53 boxes + 1 map case drawer).
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, transcripts, reports, newspapers, clippings, promotional materials, and ephemera, relating to the family, life, career, and intellectual pursuits of Orange County, California, avocado rancher and historian William McPherson (1885-1964). Family papers document the McPhersons' settlement in Orange County in the 1870s, and their involvement in local agriculture, first in the raisin grape industry, and then in the avocado industry. Half the collection consists of original Spanish- and English-language correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed materials, and ephemera collected by McPherson in the pursuit of his intellectual interests, in particular the history and anthropology of Orange County--and especially Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano--from the 1770s to the 1920s. The collection includes papers of 19th-century entrepreneur Alfred Henry Wilcox and California State Assemblyman Jeffry Joseph Prendergast, as well as a large number of documents with a focus beyond Orange County and Southern California, including Civil war diaries and letters, a collection of ship logbooks from the 1820s to the 1850s, literary scrapbooks, and McPherson’s collection of autograph letters and documents relating primarily to American, British, and California history, and dating from 1665 to 1932.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Materials in English and Spanish.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William McPherson Papers (Collection H.Mss.0524). Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Bequest of William McPherson, 1964.

Custodial History note

The papers were taken into the custody of William McPherson's friend and colleague, Don Meadows, acting as agent for McPherson's custodians, in early 1962. They were transferred to the Library of the Claremont Colleges, most probably in stages, between that time and approximately 1972.

Accruals note

Limited accruals to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information note

The papers were processed by Michael P. Palmer in 2013.

Biography

William Frederick ("Will") McPherson was born in the family home (later given the address 11601 Prospect Avenue), east of Orange, California, on 16 July 1882, the second son and middle child of Stephen McPherson (1839-1917), a school teacher and viticulturist, and his wife, Jennie Vincent (1849-1935). His father, born in Chaumont, Jefferson County, New York, had come to Santa Clara County, California, by way of Ohio, in 1862, and to Southern California in 1872. Will McPherson graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1904, obtained a teaching credential, and for the school years 1905/1906 through 1908/1909 served as principal-teacher of the San Juan Capistrano Grammar School; dismissed from that position for an indiscretion with the daughter of a prominent local family, he obtained a similar position for the school year 1909/1910 at Fountain Valley. In August 1910, McPherson entered the University of California at Berkeley, originally studying civil engineering, but later switching to law; he graduated in June 1914. Unable to obtain other work, he returned to teaching. Despite the escapade of 1909, he was again employed as principal-teacher at San Juan Capistrano for the school year 1915/1916, but his intemperate support of Germany led to his dismissal in June 1918. This ended McPherson's formal employment: he joined his elder brother Vincent on the family farm, which was planted primarily in Valencia oranges, rare table grapes, and avocados, the latter still considered an exotic fruit, and only recently cultivated in sufficient numbers to be considered a "commercial" crop. The McPherson brothers became leading avocado growers, and Will was active in both the California Avocado Association (of which he was Secretary from 1927 to 1930) and in the California Avocado Growers Exchange (from 1927, Calavo Growers of California) cooperative.
Although McPherson supported himself financially as a rancher, his real love was history and literature, in particular the history, literature, and anthropology of Southern California. Always a voracious reader, he began collecting in his teens, and in earnest when his positions as principal-teacher, and then as successful rancher, provided him with disposable income. Although McPherson initially collected only books, by the mid-1920s he had begun to collect manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, maps, and photographs as well. By 1929, the collection had grown to more than 10,000 bound volumes, plus thousands of maps, manuscripts, and ephemera, the finest private library of Southern Californiana in the country. It was so extensive that the McPherson brothers built two separate buildings, the larger eighteen by thirty feet, to house it. Although financial difficulties in the early years of the Great Depression forced McPherson to dispose of duplicate works, and even to part with some of his more valuable items, he resumed collecting in the late 1930s, and some of his most significant acquisitions of manuscripts and other archival materials date from the early 1940s. Although he published only five articles and one book, McPherson was considered a leading expert in Southern California history, anthropology, and agriculture, and was often consulted by other researchers. However, by 1950, McPherson had ceased to collect new materials, and the order and condition of the library had begun to deteriorate. The living conditions of the McPherson brothers evidenced increasing squalor. In late 1960, Will McPherson had descended into dementia, and was removed to a nursing facility in Garden Grove; at the same time, his elder brother Vincent, who did not suffer from dementia but was frail, moved from the family home to the house of Mexican-born friends who lived nearby, where he died in May 1962. Will McPherson died in the nursing home in Garden Grove on 8 September 1964. Both brothers are buried alongside their parents and other members of the extended McPherson family in the Santa Ana Cemetery.

Sources

  • Don Meadows, A California Paisano; the life of William McPherson (Claremont: Honnold Library Society, 1972).
  • William McPherson Papers, H.Mss.0524, Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Publications by William McPherson

  1. "C. P. Taft, An Avocado Pioneer; Given before The Growers Institute, Anaheim, June 9, 1931", California Avocado Association Yearbook, 1931, pp. 207-210.
  2. "California Land Grants," in Orange County History Series , vol. 1 (Santa Ana: Orange County Historical Society, 1931), pp. 9-18.
  3. "Citrus Culture in Orange County", in History of Orange County, California , edited by Mrs. J. E. Pleasants, vol. 1 (Los Angeles: J. R. Fennell & Sons, 1931), pp. 223-242.
  4. "Image Ceremony of the Mission Indians", in Orange County History Series, vol. 1 (Santa Ana: Orange County Historical Society, 1931), pp. 135-139.
  5. Editor of From San Diego to the Colorado in 1849 , by Cave J. Couts (Los Angeles: Arthur M. Ellis, 1932).
  6. "Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Orange County", in Orange County History Series, vol. 2 (Santa Ana: Orange County Historical Society, 1932), pp. 23-35.
  7. "Joseph Edward Pleasants, '49er", in Orange County History Series , vol. 3 (1939), pp. 41-50.
  8. "A Horse Drive to Utah in 1876," in Orange County History Series , vol. 3 (1939), pp. 107-112.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, transcripts, reports, newspapers, clippings, promotional materials, and ephemera, relating to the family, life, career, and intellectual pursuits of Orange County, California, avocado rancher and historian William McPherson (1885-1964).
The collection consists of two record groups of approximately equal size.
The first record group contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, scrapbooks, notes, newspaper and periodical clippings, ephemera, and other materials relating to the McPherson family. The materials document the family’s immediate origins in Chaumont, New York, the move of two brothers and their cousin to California in the 1860s, their settlement in what became Orange County in the 1870s, and their involvement in local agriculture, in particular in the raisin grape industry of the 1880s. The bulk of the record group consists of the papers of William McPherson (1885-1964). These include his diarie--which extend, in effect, from 1898 to 1945 (with sporadic entries until 1951), and supplement those of his father, which extend from 1864 to 1892--chronicling in detail McPherson’s life as a rancher active in the promotion of the avocado industry, historian, and collector of books and manuscripts; his notebooks, which contain extensive research notes on Southern California, and in particular, Orange County, history and anthropology; and his geographic and subject files, which are especially rich in late 19th- and early 20th-century promotional materials for Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Photographs in the record group, most of which date from before 1920, document sites throughout California and neighboring states; the majority were taken by McPherson himself between 1906 and 1912, and document in particular the mission and community of San Juan Capistrano and life in rural Orange County in the early years of the 20th century.
The second record group consists of several discrete collections of non-family-related primary materials acquired by McPherson by purchase, gift, or trade. The largest of these is the Avocado Collection, a hybrid collection consisting of records of the Secretary of the California Avocado Association, primarily for 1919-1925; miscellaneous records and papers of the California Avocado Exchange (from 1927, Calavo Growers of California), for 1924-1958; records of McPherson’s involvement in the avocado industry; and McPherson’s subject files on the avocado industry. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, catalogs, circulars, flyers, newspaper clippings, and periodical publications and document all aspects of the avocado industry in Southern California, including efforts of the industry to perfect cultivation methods, standardize varieties, improve the quality of the avocados produced, and market what was still considered an “exotic” fruit to the general population. The Orange County Ranchos collection consists of material--primarily photographic reproductions, but including some original document--relating to the history of Orange County ranchos, in particular Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana and and the mission and community of San Juan Capistrano. The collection of 19th century California newspapers includes what appears to be a unique copy of the Santa Ana Herald for 12 October 1878. The Historical manuscripts collection consists of historical document--primarily letters, but also including appointments, bills, commercial drafts and papers, financial accounts, legal proceedings, logbooks, passports, receipts, reports, stock certificates, and surveys--acquired by McPherson as single items or in small groups. The collection contains substantial numbers of Spanish- and English-language materials relating to California that were directly relevant to McPherson’s research. However, most of the documents do not relate to California; they appear to have been collected for their connection to well-known individuals or specific events, and represent McPherson’s eclectic collecting interests. These documents include Americana (1748-1932), British materials (1664/65-1921), Civil War papers, ship logbooks (1822-1855), literary scrapbooks (1846-1908), and American and British women (1828-1928). Smaller collections within this record group include the political papers, 1920-1925, of California State Assemblyman Jeffrey Joseph Prendergast (R-Redlands) (1875-1962) and correspondence, bills, and legal papers, 1876-1895, relating to the business interests and probate of Colorado River steamboat captain and San Diego businessman and banker Alfred Henry Wilcox (1823-1883).

Series Arrangement

  • Record Group 1. McPherson family papers, 1848-1968
    • Series 1.1. McPherson Brothers, 1884-1889.
    • Series 1.2. McPherson family, 1848-1903 [2013].
    • Series 1.3. McPherson, Stephen, 1864-1907.
    • Series 1.4. McPherson, William, 1849-1968.
    • Series 1.5. Photographs, circa 1870-1961.
      • Subseries 1.5.1. Photograph albums, circa 1870-1953.
      • Subseries 1.5.2. Photographs, circa 1880-1961.
  • Record Group 2. William McPherson collections 1848-circa 1965.
    • Series 2.1. Avocado collection, 1911-1960.
      • Subseries 2.1.1. California Avocado Association, 1916-1957.
      • Subseries 2.1.2. California Avocado Growers Exchange / Calavo Growers of California [from 1927], 1924-1958.
      • Subseries 2.1.3. General files, 1911-1940.
      • Subseries 2.1.4. McPherson, William. Avocado business, 1920-1960.
    • Series 2.2. Billingsley family papers, circa 1882-1924.
    • Series 2.3. Bradshaw, Cornelius B. and Mary Freelove (Hixon). Collection, 1889-1905.
    • Series 2.4. California newspapers (19th century), 1848-1897.
    • Series 2.5. Historical manuscripts, 1664/65-1932.
      • Subseries 2.5.1. Americana, 1748-1932.
      • Subseries 2.5.2. Artists (British), circa 1815-1889.
      • Subseries 2.5.3. Autographs, 1716-1929.
      • Subseries 2.5.4. British materials, 1664/65-1921.
      • Subseries 2.5.5. California and the West, Spanish-Language materials, 1773-1856.
      • Subseries 2.5.6. Californiana, English-Language, 1850-1931.
      • Subseries 2.5.7. Civil War papers, diaries, and letters, 1861-1864 [1867].
      • Subseries 2.5.8. Clergy, 1822-1924.
      • Subseries 2.5.9. Financial and commercial papers, 1783-1919.
      • Subseries 2.5.10. German and Austrian materials, 1736, circa 1850-1896.
      • Subseries 2.5.11. Logbooks, 1822-1855.
      • Subseries 2.5.12. Scrapbooks (literary), 1846-1878, 1888-1908.
      • Subseries 2.5.13. Women (American and British), 1828-1928.
      • Subseries 2.5.14. Writers, editors, journalists, publishers (American and British), 1840-1917.
    • Series 2.6. Orange County (California) Ranchos,
    • Series 2.7. Perry, Belmont (1854-1912). Collection of bound articles on the American Southwest, circa 1895-1910.
    • Series 2.8. Photographs, Prints, and Drawings, circa 1850-1965.
      • Subseries 2.8.1 Photographs, circa 1920-1965.
      • Subseries 2.8.2 Prints and Drawings, circa 1850-1961.
    • Series 2.9. Prendergast, Jeffry Joseph. Political papers, 1920-1925.
    • Series 2.10. Wilcox, Alfred Henry. Papers, 1876-1895.

Separated Materials note

Ms. McP 1-165, formerly part of this collection, now form a separate collection, Claremont Colleges Library, San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records (Collection H1964.2)  .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Calavo Growers of California.
California Avocado Society.
Crane, Lydia, 1838-1915
McPherson Brothers.
McPherson family
McPherson, Stephen, 1839-1917
Meadows, Don
Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Nash, Jonathan, Captain, 1797-1856
Prendergast, Jeffry Joseph, 1875-1962
Wilcox, Alfred Henry, 1823-1883
Artists
Authors
Autographs--Collections
Avocado industry--California
California, Southern--History
California--History--1850-1950
Chaumont (N.Y.)
Clergy
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Diaries
Ephemera
Journalists
Logbooks--United States--19th century
Manuscripts, American
Manuscripts, Great Britain
Military officers
Newspapers
Orange County (Calif.)--History
Photograph albums
Photographs
Politicians
Postcards
Promotional materials
Public officers
Publishers and publishing
San Juan Capistrano (Calif.)--History
Scrapbooks
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women

 

Record Group 1.  McPherson family papers, 1848-1968 (bulk, 1884-1945).

Physical Description: 11 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This record group contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books and journals, land and tax records, scrapbooks, notes, newspaper and periodical clippings, ephemera, and other materials relating to the McPherson family. The materials document the family’s immediate origins in Chaumont, New York, the move of the brothers Stephen McPherson (1839-1917) and Robert McPherson (1841-1917) and their cousin, William Gregg McPherson (1830-1908), to California in the 1860s, their settlement in the 1870s in what later became Orange County, and their involvement in local agriculture, in particular in the raisin grape industry of the 1880s. The bulk of the record group consists of the papers of Stephen’s son, William McPherson (1885-1964). These include his diaries, extending, in effect, from 1898 to 1945 (with sporadic entries until 1951), chronicling in detail his life as a rancher active in the developing avocado industry, historian, and collector of books and manuscripts; his notebooks and commonplace books, the former containing extensive research notes on Southern California, and in particular, Orange County, history and anthropology; and his geographic and subject files, which are especially rich in late 19th- and early 20th-century promotional materials for Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. The record group also contains albums, negatives, and prints of photographic images relating to William McPherson and his family. McPherson's own photographs, the majority of which were taken in San Juan Capistrano between 1906 and 1912, are a graphic depiction of life in rural Orange County in the first years of the 20th century.
 

Series 1.1.  McPherson Brothers, 1884-1889.

Physical Description: 10 folders.

Note

In 1872, Stephen McPherson (1839-1917) and his younger brother Robert McPherson (1841-1917) purchased 220 acres east of the Santiago Creek, in what is now Orange, California, and planted most of it in raisin grapes, the first such vineyard in California. The brothers formed a partnership, McPherson Brothers, which became immensely successful, and by the mid-1880s it was the largest raisin business in California. In 1887, a land boom swept over Southern California. To cash in on the boom, the brothers converted much of their land to a town site, which they named McPherson, mortgaging the property and tearing out most of their vines to make way for streets and housing lots. The town was only a few weeks old when the real estate boom collapsed, disease killed off the remaining grape vines, and, in spite of efforts to refinance, the mortgage was foreclosed. Stephen McPherson was able to salvage only 23 mortgaged, unproductive acres around his home, which he planted with more conventional crops, in particular citrus, selling them under various names, such as "McPherson Vegetable Company".

Scope and Contents note

This series contains records of McPherson Brothers raisin business from 1884 until just after the collapse of the Southern California land boom. The bulk of the materials consists of cash books and disbursements, account books, and a time register/payroll of grape pickers, all of which give the names of workers, the hours they worked, and the amounts they were paid. The series also includes a box label and handbills for McPherson Brothers, as well as extracts (all but one typed) by William McPherson from the Santa Ana Herold, 1886-1889, of entries referring to McPherson Brothers and the raisin industry.
Box 1, Folder 4

Accounts paid, 1885 December 3 - 1886 December 23.

Note: On cover and spine: "22"; inside stamped "22 Orange Cal".
Box 25, Folder 1

Box label and handbills, no date.

 

Cash books, 1884 June - 1889 June.

Physical Description: 2 volumes.
Box 1, Folder 3

1884 June 4 - 1886 December 31,

Box 1, Folder 10

1887 October - 1889 June,

Box 1, Folder 5

Daily journal and account book, 1886.

Note: On cover: "Pacific Daily Journal 1886".
Box 22, Folder 59

Extracts from the Santa Ana Herold , 1886-1888.

 

Journal (cash disbursements and real estate lists), 1887 February - 1888 January.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Provenance

Note on back cover: "From Horace Parker 11-20-72, who got it in the material he purchased from the McPherson estate".
Box 1, Folder 8

Journal (cash disbursements and real estate lists), 1887 February - 1888 January.

General Physical Description note: Cash journal, McPherson, Cal., 1887 February-March and 1888 January; followed by Rae Brown and Lane, real estate agents, list of property for sale (primarily in Orange).
Box 1, Folder 9

Item laid in,

Scope and Contents note

What appears to be a map of Stephen McPherson's home and the surrounding land, with notes on acreage planted in various crops + 3 scraps of paper with names and acreages.
 

Time register and payroll of raisin packers, 1886 November 6 - 1888 December 8.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1, Folder 6

Time register and payroll of raisin packers, 1886 November 6 - 1888 December 8.

Box 1, Folder 7

Item laid in: 1 ledger sheet, "McPherson Bros", 1888 November 17.

 

Series 1.2.  McPherson family, 1848-1903 [2013].

Physical Description: 14 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence, journals, accounts, diaries, and other materials created by members of the McPherson family other than William McPherson (1885-1964) or his father, Stephen McPherson (1839-1917). The oldest items relate to William McPherson's grandfather, William McPherson (1797-1883), and include a journal and account book with entries from 1869 to his death in 1883; the items laid in include documents relating to the church and burial ground at Chaumont, New York, for 1844-1847 and 1865. The bulk of the remaining materials in the series relate to three of his children, Mary Jane (1827-1891), Robert (1841-1917), and Harriet (circa 1844-1929) McPherson. The earliest of these documents is an 1848 letter to Mary Jane from a relative (exact genealogical relationship as yet undetermined) in Manchester, New Hampshire. Two documents relate to Robert McPherson, William McPherson's uncle and his father's colleague in McPherson Brothers raisin business and the failed town of McPherson: (1) an 1864 deed to property in the town of Silver Mountain, Alpine County, California, and (2) a cash book, 1902-1902, kept by him as Southern Pacific Railroad station agent at McPherson. The two letters from Harriet McPherson and her unidentified husband give details of family life in "Irving", an as yet unidentified locality in the Midwest, during the Civil War. The series also includes two items relating to William McPherson's brother, Vincent (1883-1962): (1) a diary for 1899, and (2) a playbill of the "Class of '03" production of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice , with his brother William McPherson as Shylock. Additional materials relate to William Gregg McPherson (1830-1908), cousin of Mary Jane, Robert, and Harriet, and to his wife, Lydia Crane (1838-1915). Of particular interest to the study of Orange County history are the clippings of Crane's column, "Letter from Southern California", which appeared in the Burlington [Vermont] Free Press , between 1875 and 1877. Additional materials include receipts for property, poll, and road taxes; papers relating to McPherson's participation in an 1877 scheme by the St. Louis Canal and Irrigating Company to construct a canal in the Gila River valley, in Maricopa County, Arizona; and specifications (marked in a later hand, "Mrs. W. G. McPherson") by Carl G. Jorn, Orange, California, for a residence.
Box 22, Folder 74

McPherson family genealogy, compiled by Michael P. Palmer, 2013 May 15.

 

McPherson, Harriet, between 1861 and 1865.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

Harriet McPherson was born Chaumont, Jefferson County, New York, circa 1844, and died 15 November 1929. She was the youngest child of William McPherson (1797-1883). By the mid-1860s, she was living with her husband in Irving, an unidentified town in the Midwest. The name of her husband, who also appears to have been from Chaumont or the immediate vicinity, is at present not known.
Box 22, Folder 73

McPherson, Hat, to parents [William and Esther McPherson, of Chaumont, New York], between 1861 and 1865.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p.
Box 22, Folder 61

"Snatty", to "Sonny" ["Chiles" = Childs McPherson], Irving, 1864 March 8.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 3 p. Ms. McP 296.

Note

The writer is Harriet McPherson's husband.
Box 22, Folder 60

McPherson, Margaret, to Mary Jane McPherson, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1848 June 25.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 3 p. Ms. McP 318.

Note

The addressee is Mary Jane McPherson, born in Chaumont, 29 April 1827, died at McPherson, Orange County, California, 4 December 1891, the eldest child of William McPherson (1797-1883). The writer has not been positively identified.
 

McPherson, Robert, 1864, 1900-1902.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Note

Robert McPherson was born in Chaumont, August 1841, the youngest son of William McPherson (1797-1883). He began teaching school at age 17, and in 1860 came to California, where he appears in 1866 as a schoolteacher in Almaden Township, Santa Clara County. By the early 1870s he was also engaging in mercantile ventures in with his elder brother Stephen, ventures in which he appears to have taken the lead. By 1872, the brothers had joined their cousin, William Gregg McPherson, in the Westminster Colony, in what is now Orange County, where all three are listed in the Great Register as school teachers. In that year the brothers purchased land east of the Santiago Creek, in what is now the city of Orange, and from the late 1870s to the early 1890s public records list Robert's primary occupation as "vineyardist", "viniculturalist", or "viticulturalist". He appears to have been the lead partner in McPherson Brothers, and the chief proponent of the town of McPherson. After the collapse of the land boom and McPherson Brothers, he appears to have drifted away from agriculture, and served as station agent for Southern Pacific Railroad in both Bishop, Inyo County (1896), and McPherson (1900-1902). He spent his last years in Santa Monica with his son William Goldsworthy (later A. W.) McPherson and daughter, Hattie, wife of Havener Bruce Saylor. He died in 1917.
 

McPherson Railroad Station, Orange County, California, Robert McPherson, Agent. Cash book, 1900 June 1 - 1902 January 17.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 23, Volume 1

Cash book, 1900 June 1 - 1902 January 17.

Box 23, Folder 2

Laid in: handbill, "California / Loose Muscatel / Raisins / McPherson Bros. / Orange Cal. / Packers", with manuscript account notes on reverse, 1900-1902.

Box 22, Folder 63

Riddell, DeWitt C., to Robert McPherson, of the city of San Jose. Deed to Lots 1 and 10, in Block 3; Lots 2 and 3, in Block 30 and 31; and the North 1/2 of Lot 5, in Block 38, in the South Park Addition, town of Silver Mountain, Alpine County, California, 1864 November 12.

General Physical Description note: D.S. 2 p. Ms. McP 319.
 

McPherson, Vincent, 1899, 1903.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

Stephen Vincent McPherson was born in the family home in what is now part of the city of Orange, California, 8 October 1883, and died at Orange, 29 May 1962. He was the eldest child of Stephen McPherson (1839-1917), and elder brother of William McPherson (1885-1964). Originally employed by Southern Pacific Railroad, on his father's death he took up the family farm, where he was joined by his brother William the following year.
Box 12, Folder 21

Diary, 1899.

Note: Inscribed: Vincent McPherson, El Modena, Orange Co., Cala., Jan. 1, 1899.
Box 22, Folder 69

Playbill of the "Class of '03" production of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, with his brother William McPherson as Shylock, 1903.

 

McPherson, William. Journal and account book, [1797] 1844-1884.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

William McPherson was born in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, 11 September 1797. He moved to Chaumont, New York, in about 1826, and died there on 26 May 1883. His first wife and the mother of his children, whom he married in Deering, 15 November 1825, was Jane Forsythe, born Deering 1808, died Chaumont, 23 November 1844. Their children included Mary Jane (1827-1891), Stephen (1839-1917), Robert (1841-1917), and Harriet (circa 1844-1929) McPherson.
Box 1, Folder 1

Journal and account book, 1869 March 6 -1883 May 5

Note: Printed label pasted on flyleaf: "William McPherson".
Box 1, Folder 2

Items laid in, [1797] 1844-1884.

Scope and Contents note

  • List of William McPherson and his siblings, with birth dates, 1781-1797.
  • "Funds paid by the Treasurer by order of the Church [Chaumont, New York]", 1844-1847.
  • Subscription to pay the costs of fencing and ditching the Chaumont Burying Ground, 1 July 1865.
  • Slip of paper with scribbled note, "ground was frozen. ... [indecipherable] from sister grave December 12, 1884".
  • Miscellaneous receipts and slips of paper with sums. 4 items, 1871-1882, and undated.
 

McPherson, William Gregg, and Lydia Crane, 1875-1886.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

William Gregg McPherson was born in Chaumont, 15 March 1830, and died in Santa Ana, California, 29 April 1908. He was the son of Hugh McPherson (1786-1875), elder brother of William McPherson (1797-1883). He migrated to California from Illinois in 1859, and in the 1860s worked as a miner near Downieville. By 1870, he had become a teacher in San Jose, Santa Clara County. He moved to the Westminster Colony, in what is now Orange County, in 1871, and in 1873 purchased 40 acres adjoining his cousins Stephen and Robert in what later became McPherson (now part of the city of Orange). He continued to be principally employed a schoolteacher, although the 1900 Federal census gives his occupation as fruitgrower in Orange. He married, in California, 30 September 1880, as his second wife, Lydia Crane, born in Jericho, Chittenden Co., Vermont, 16 August 1838, and died in Santa Ana, California, 20 July 1915.
Box 24, Folder 3

Crane [McPherson], Lydia. "Letter from Southern California", Burlington [Vermont] Free Press , 1875-1877.

Box 22, Folder 72

McPherson, William Gregg, 1875-1886.

Box 22, Folder 62

Unassigned documents, 1874-1901.

Scope and Contents note

These materials were found loose in the collection. All but one document relate to schools, but since both Stephen McPherson and William Gregg McPherson were schoolteachers, it has not been possible to assign any of the documents to either person with any certainty.
  1. School apportionment, Los Angeles County [newspaper clipping]. 12 January 1874
  2. Santa Clara College Theatre, Grand Vocal, Instrumental and Dramatic Matinee, Programme. Saturday, 4 May 1878.
  3. Los Angeles County Teacher's Institute, Good Templar Hall, Programme. Monday-Friday, 3-7 November 1879.
  4. El Modena Public Schools, Class of '99, Commencement. 1899.
  5. Mountain View Public School, 10th Annual Commencement. 18 June 1901.
  6. El Modena school, entertainment, Programme. circa 1901
 

Series 1.3.  McPherson, Stephen, 1864-1907.

Physical Description: 1 linear foot.

Biography

Stephen McPherson was born in Chaumont, New York, on 5 March 1839, the son of William McPherson (1797-1883) and his first wife, Jane Forsythe (1808-1844). He attended Belleville Academy and the Jefferson County Institute at Watertown, New York, and graduated from the Bryant and Stratton Commercial College at Buffalo, New York. Following this, he taught school two years in Paint Township, Fayette County, Ohio. In 1862, he followed his younger brother, Robert (1841-1917), and his elder sister, Naomi (1832-1912), to California by way of Panama. He settled first in Santa Clara County, and followed his profession as a school teacher. He also engaged in mercantile ventures with his brother. In 1872, he settled in the Westminster Colony, in what is now Orange County, and taught the first term of the Orange public school (then known as Richland). In the following decade he also taught at Newport, San Gabriel, El Monte, Santa Monica, and the city of Los Angeles. In addition to teaching, McPherson was a pioneer in Southern California viticulture. In 1872, shortly after his arrival in Southern California, he, together with his brother, purchased 220 acres east of the Santiago Creek, on which they planted the first raisin vineyard in Southern California. By the mid-1880s, their partnership, McPherson Brothers, was the largest raisin business in California. In 1887, the brothers sought to take advantage of the Southern California land boom by establishing the town of McPherson, tearing out most of their vines to make way for housing lots and streets. They were almost ruined the following year when the boom collapsed and a disease killed off the remaining grape vines. Stephen was able to rescue 23 acres of mortgaged land, on which he pursued other lines of farming, in particular citrus growing. He died at his home in Orange on 21 August 1917.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this series consists of Stephen McPherson's diaries, from his arrival in Northern California in 1864 through 1892. These give a sometimes vivid portrayal of the daily life of a schoolteacher, and later "viticulturist", businessman, and sometime entrepeneuer in Santa Clara County and what later became Orange County in the last half of the 19th century. Additional materials include account and wage books relating to Stephen McPherson's farming activities after the collapse of the McPherson Brothers raisin grape enterprise; his teaching certificates; and a map and wage books detailing, inter alia, work on roads, dams, and bridges, deriving from Stephen's position as Road Overseer for Orange District, to which office he was elected, on the Republican ticket, in 1890.
Box 2, Folder 3

Account book, family and ranch, 1902-1902, 1925-1929.

Scope and Contents note

Family and farm expenses, 1902-1903; Ranch accounts, 1925-1929.
Box 22, Folder 64

Bank receipts, check book, and check, Santa Ana, California, 1897-1899.

 

Correspondence, 1865-1900.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 22, Folder 65

Milner, A. R., to Stephen McPherson, Ordnance Office, 2nd Division, 23rd A. C., Salisbury, North Carolina, 1865 June 1 - 3.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 12 p. Ms. McP 320.
Box 22, Folder 66

McPherson, William J., to Stephen McPherson, Rochester, New York, 1891 October 23.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 4 p. Ms. McP 321.
Box 22, Folder 67

McPherson, Robert, to "Dear Brother", Brea Canyon, Santa Ana Canyon, and Kern River Oil Company, Santa Monica, 1900 October 11.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 3 p. Ms. McP 322.
 

Diaries, 1864-1892.

Physical Description: 49 volumes and folders.
General Physical Description note: 26 volumes and 23 folders.
 

1864.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 1

Diary. 1864.

Box 3, Folder 2

Items laid in, 1864.

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

1865.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 3

Diary, New Almaden, Santa Clara County, California, 1865.

Box 3, Folder 4

Items laid in, 1865.

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

1866.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 5

Diary, New Almaden, California, 1866.

Box 3, Folder 6

Items laid in, 1866.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 3, Folder 7

1867.

 

1868.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 8

Diary, 1868.

Box 3, Folder 9

Items laid in, undated.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1869.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 10

Diary, 1869.

Box 3, Folder 11

Items laid in, 1869.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 3, Folder 12

1871.

 

1872.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 13

Diary, 1872.

Box 3, Folder 14

Items laid in, 1866-1874.

Physical Description: 9 items.
 

1874.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 15

Diary, 1874

Box 3, Folder 16

Items laid in, 1874.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter of recommendation for S[tephen] McPherson from the San Gabriel School District to the El Monte School District.
 

1875.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 17

Diary, Orange, California, 1875.

Box 3, Folder 18

Items laid in, 1875-1876.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1876.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 19

Diary, Orange, California, 1876.

Box 3, Folder 20

Items laid in, 1875-1876.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

1877.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 21

Diary, Orange, California, 1877.

Box 3, Folder 22

Items laid in, 1866, 1876, 1877-1878.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1878.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 23

Diary, Santa Monica, California, 1878.

Box 3, Folder 24

Items laid in,

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

1879.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 25

Diary, Orange, California, 1879

Box 3, Folder 26

Items laid in, 1879.

Physical Description: 10 items.
 

1880.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 27

Diary, Orange, California, 1880.

Box 3, Folder 28

Items laid in, 1880.

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

1881.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3, Folder 29

Diary, Orange, California, 1881.

Box 3, Folder 30

Items laid in, 1880-1881.

Physical Description: 9 items.
 

1882.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 1

Diary, Orange, California, 1882.

Box 4, Folder 2

Items laid in, 1876-1882.

Physical Description: 13 items.
 

1883.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 3

Diary, 1883.

Box 4, Folder 4

Items laid in, 1882-1883.

Physical Description: 11 items.
 

1884.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 5

Diary, Orange, California, 1884.

Box 4, Folder 6

Item laid in, 1884.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

1885.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 7

Diary, Orange, California, 1885.

Box 4, Folder 8

Items laid in, 1884-1885.

Physical Description: 14 items.
 

1886.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 9

Diary, Orange, California, 1886.

Box 4, Folder 10

Items laid in, 1886.

Physical Description: 14 items.

Note

Includes Map of the Salt River Valley, showing line of the proposed Arizona Canal.
 

1887.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 11

Diary, 1887.

Box 4, Folder 12

Items laid in, 1887-1888.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 4, Folder 13

1889

 

1890.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 14

Diary 1890.

Box 4, Folder 15

Items laid in, 1881, 1890

Physical Description: 9 items.
 

1891.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 16

Diary, McPherson, California, 1891.

Box 4, Folder 17

Items laid in, 1891.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1892.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 18

Diary, McPherson, California, 1892.

Box 4, Folder 19

Items laid in, 1892.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

McPherson Vegetable Company, McPherson, California. Register of payments to pickers, 1896.

Box 25, Folder 2

Orange Road District--Map, circa 1890.

Box 22, Folder 68

Teacher's badges / purchase receipts, 1877-1907.

 

Teaching certificates, 1864-1878.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 1

County and city, 1864-1868.

Scope and Contents note

Santa Clara County, California, 8 January 1864 (1st grade); City of San Jose, California, 5 October 1868 (2nd grade).
Box 24, Folder 2

State of California, Department of Public Instruction. Life diploma, Sacramento, March 28, 1878.

 

Wage books, 1885-1886, 1890-1892, 1899-1904.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
 

1885-1886, 1899-1904.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 20

Wage book, 1885-1886, 1899-1904.

General Physical Description note: Marked "1904" on front cover.

Notes

Wages 1885-1886 for unknown agricultural work; wages 1899-1904 primarily for picking potatoes.
Box 4, Folder 21

Items laid in, 1901-1905.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4, Folder 22

1890.

Box 4, Folder 23

1891.

Scope and Contents note

Includes work on dam and bridge, road work, ranch work, and peanuts.
Box 4, Folder 24

1892.

Scope and Contents note

Includes eggs, Santiago Canyon road work, and ranch work.
 

Series 1.4.  McPherson, William, 1849-1968 (bulk, 1906-1945)

Physical Description: 9.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains records relating directly to William McPherson, his life, and activities. The materials may be broadly divided into correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and geographic and subject files.
The bulk of the surviving correspondence derives from McPherson’s love affair with his first cousin once removed, Cora McPherson (born 1905), whose father, Isaac (1861-1936), son of Stephen McPherson’s elder brother, Chiles (1835-1914), had settled in Seattle, Washington, between 1905 and 1910; while the love affair, begun in 1932, was over by 1936, and in late 1938/1939, Cora married another man, the correspondence continued, in an increasingly desultory manner, until 1959. Although McPherson was well known for his generosity in sharing his knowledge of Southern California literature, local history, and anthropology, very little correspondence on these subjects survives in the collection.
McPherson’s diaries, extending from 1898 to 1951, but with only sporadic entries after 1945, chronicle McPherson’s daily life; his involvement in the avocado industry; his research on local history and anthropology; his collecting of books, manuscripts, and historic documents; and his love affairs.
McPherson’s notebooks may be divided into general notebooks and commonplace books, with information on a wide range of personal and research topics entered chronologically; and research notebooks, containing notes, sometimes entered over a period of time, on a specific topic of interest. With a single exception, the research notebooks are numbered; however, it is not known whether these numbers were assigned by McPherson himself, or by Don Meadows during the time these materials were in his custody.
McPherson’s geographic and subject files contain notes, newspaper and periodical clippings, flyers, leaflets, brochures, pamphlets, ephemera, and, upon occasion, correspondence and photographs. The bulk of the materials dates from before 1945, and was collected, created, and received by McPherson in the course of his studies of Southern California history and anthropology, and of his collecting books, manuscripts, and historic documents. Other materials document his interest in politics, and chart his shift from populism to increasingly conservative Republicanism. The geographic files are particularly rich in promotional materials for Southern California counties, in particular, Orange County, for the period from approximately 1910 to the mid-1930s.
Additional materials in the series include a copy of the Congressional Record for 1904-1906 used as a scrapbook for clippings dated circa 1900-1909; McPherson’s school register (including names of students and their grades) for the San Juan Capistrano School District in 1916; and a few miscellaneous business records and ephemera. Records of McPherson's avocado business, and his studies of the Southern California avocado industry, were found comingled with, and could not be effectively disentangled from, the records of the Avocation Association of California and of the California Avocado Growers Exchange/Calavo Growers of California; all these materials have been grouped together to form Series 2.1. Avocado Association.
 

Correspondence, 1905-1959.

Physical Description: 39 folders.
 

General, 1905-1957.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 16, Folder 1

1905-1909.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1905 November 28 - Interncontinental Correspondence University to William McPherson. Ms. McP 323.
  • 1907 July 13 - William McPherson to sister [Lucinda].
  • no date - William McPherson to [brother Vincent McPherson]. Page 1 missing.
  • 1909 May 14 - William McPherson to Vincent McPherson.
  • 1909 May 17 - William McPherson to S[tephen] V[incent] McPherson [postcard].
  • 1909 May 23 - William McPherson to brother [Vincent].
  • 1909 August 2 - William McPherson to Vincent McPherson [postcard].
Box 16, Folder 2

1910.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1910 January 26 - William McPherson to S[tephen] V[incent] McPherson [postcard].
  • 1910 March 31 - William McPherson to S. V. McPherson [postcard].
  • 1910 April 2 - William McPherson to S. V. McPherson [postcard].
  • 1910 September 7 - Mrs. Stephen McPherson to son Vincent McPherson.
  • 1910 September 9 - William McPherson to Vincent McPherson.
  • 1910 September 30 - William McPherson to Vincent McPherson [postcard].
Box 16, Folder 3

1911-1920.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1911 January 24 - William McPherson to Vincent McPherson.
  • 1913 December 4, Chaumont, New York - Ella to I. L. McPherson (cousin Ike), Orange, California [postcard: "Winter Scene, Chaumont"].
  • 1918 July 15, British Embassy, Washington - F. H. Tabor, Secretary, to William McPherson. Cover letter for Lord Bryce's Report on German atrocities in Belgium. Ms. McP 328.
  • 1918 December 10 - J. J. Killian to William McPherson.
  • 1919 August 6 - Tri Counties Reforestation Committee [typed circular].
  • 1919 November 4 - "Sam[uel] Johnson" to Arthuro Alonzo Bissell (Sheik).
  • 1920 August 1, Hillyard - Lucile [McPherson, daughter of Isaac] to cousin William McPherson [2 photographs].
  • 1920 August 15 - Orange County Fumigation Company to Mrs. Jennie McPherson [annual report and By-laws].
Box 16, Folder 4

1924-1926.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1924 April 7. Elizabeth J. Roberts to William McPherson [her Indian Stories sold out; + 2 cashed checks to her from McPherson, each in the amount of $1.40] .
  • 1924 August 22, Hollywood - Minerva Joslin (Mrs. Robert) Fargo to William McPherson [Orange County history] .
  • 1924 September 3, Newport Beach - A. D. [Collins] to William McPherson [postcard of the Bath House, Newport Beach].
  • 1924 November 16 - Cave J. Couts to William McPherson.
  • 1925 February 6 - "Dear Lyman" in the hand of William McPherson [at bottom, in ink, "copied 12/7/32"; at top, in pencil, "sent letter of Nov. 15 1932].
  • 1926 August 24 - Horace Fine (Republican candidate for County Treasurer) to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 5

1927-1932.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1927 March 30, San Diego - William Tomkins, to William McPherson [McPherson's order for a copy of Tomkins' book, Universal Indian Sign Language ]. Ms. McP 334.
  • 1928 October 25 - American Legion, Post 132, Orange, California, to William McPherson [solicitation for 10th Armistice Day Celebration]].
  • 1929 January 23 and 29 - San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, resolutions supporting the making Rancho Santa Margarita y las Flores into a State Park.
  • 1929 December 19 - Lucile [McPherson] to William McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1930 August 28, Newllano, L. A. - E. W. Hardy to William McPherson [historical documents].
  • 1930 September 16 - W. W. Shephard, Record Publishing Co., to William McPherson [invitation to join the advisory board for Mrs. J. E. Pleasants' history of Orange County].
  • 1932 February 4, Los Altos. H[ero] E[ugene] Rensch to William McPherson. Ms. McP 336.
Box 16, Folder 6

1934-1957.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 July 11, Jamaica, Long Island, New York - carbon copy of letter from Joseph W. Latimer to Alfred Minugh, Dodson, Montana, concerning the Collier "Indian Rights" Bill.
  • 1934 August 17, Redlands, California - Rev. Albert C. Grier to William McPherson.
  • 1936 March 2, Santa Ana - Lutie Lyman to William McPherson [old newspapers for sale].
  • 1936 August 22, Pacific Beach, San Diego - Carroll Dewilton Scott to William McPherson.
  • 1936 September 11, Pasadena - Perry Worden to William McPherson [+1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1937 March 8, Santa Ana - C. E. Roberts to William McPherson.
  • 1937 March 11, Sacramento - Railroad Commission of the State of California to Mrs. G. E. Ashby, Santa Ana.
  • 1937 July 20, Orange - William H. Murray to William McPherson. Ms. McP 338. Accompanied by (1) letter from H[enry] R[aup] Wagner, San Marino, to William Murray, 15 July 1937 (Ms. McP 337), and (2) letter from the Rev. E. L. Shettles, Austin, Texas, to William Murray, 16 July 1937.
  • 1937 October 27 - William McPherson to the Claremont Courier.
  • 1938 October 17, Riverside - Veola E. Pittem to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1942 January 30, Anaheim - Richard T. Moolick to Mrs. Adalina Pleasants [early mining history of Orange County].
  • 1945 January 4 - Wedding invitation, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Borchard, daughter Alice Annette to Sgt. Kelly Watt Fussell.
  • 1945 July 10 - Elizabeth Roberts to William McPherson.
  • 1946 January 12, Galesburg, Illinois - William H. Murray to William McPherson. Ms. McP 338.
  • 1946 April 11 - Carroll Scott to William McPherson [+ 2 newspaper clippings].
  • 1952 July 22 - Benjamin M. Watson, Padua Hills Theatre, to William McPherson.
  • 1952 August 29, Santa Ana - Mrs. F. E. Coulter, Curator, Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana, to William McPherson.
  • 1952 September 17, Los Angeles - Title Insurance and Trust Company to William McPherson [photograph of Bernardo Yorba home].
  • 1952 December 17 - Mrs. F. E. Coulter, Curator, Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, Santa Ana, to William McPherson.
  • 1955 February 22 - carbon copy of letter from G. A. Catch [General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Long Beach]] to Cal-Farm Insurance Co., Orange [car accident of 12/30/54, on McPherson ranch].
  • 1957 August 28 - Lindley Bynum to William McPherson.
 

McPherson, Cora, 1923, 1932-1959.

Physical Description: 32 folders.
 

1932.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 16, Folder 7

July-August. 1932

Scope and Contents note

  • 1932 July 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 July 19 - Winnifred McPherson to Cora McPherson.
  • 1932 July 12, General Delivery, Cordova, Alaska - Childs to McPhersons.
  • 1932 August 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 August 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 August 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 August 30 - Lucile McPherson to Cora McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 8

September. 1932

Scope and Contents note

  • 1932 September 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 September 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1932 September 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 September 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 3 photographs, and 1 uncashed check for $25 from Will to Cora].
  • 1932 September 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 September 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 September 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 September 30 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 9

October. 1932

Scope and Contents note

  • 1932 October 5 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 October 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 October 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 October 9 - William McPherson to Cora McPherson.
  • 1932 October 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ fabric swatch].
  • 1932 October 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 October 25 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1932 October 27 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 October 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 10

November. 1932

Scope and Contents note

  • 1932 November 1 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [with handkerchief and square of wrapping paper picturing babies].
  • 1932 November 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 photographs of Cora with violin and cat].
  • 1932 November 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 November 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 November 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 November 15 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 3 photographs and 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1932 November 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 photographs].
  • 1932 November 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 November 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 November 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [appears incomplete].
Box 16, Folder 11

December. 1932

Scope and Contents note

  • 1932 December 1 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 13, Ponce Coupe, British Columbia - Opal [last name not given] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1932 December 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [2 letters].
  • 1932 December 15 - Cora McPherson to Aunt Jennie [McPherson].
  • 1932 December 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 22 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1932 December 25 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1932 December 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [with a locket of Cora's hair].
 

1933.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 16, Folder 12

January-February. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 January 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 January 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 February 25 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ watch ribbon].
Box 16, Folder 13

March-April. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 March 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 photographs].
  • 1933 March 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ fur sample of Agatha (cat)].
  • 1933 March 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 March 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 March 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 March 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 April 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 April 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ rubbing of 2 coins, sample of Agatha's fur].
  • 1933 April 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 April 21 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 April 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [with typed letter of 29 April 1933].
  • 1933 April 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [with typed letter of 27 April 1933].
Box 16, Folder 14

May-June. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 May 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 May 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1933 May 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 May 18 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 May 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1933 May 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 May 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 June 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 June 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 June 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1933 June 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 15

July-August. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 July 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 photographs].
  • 1933 July 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 July 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 July 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 August 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 August 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1933 August 15 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 August 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 August 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 16

September-October. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 September 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ dried and pressed plant].
  • 1933 September 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 September 9, Seattle - Hilda [last name not given] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1933 September 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 September 25 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1933 October 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ lock of Cora's hair].
  • 1933 October 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 October 31 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 17

November-December. 1933

Scope and Contents note

  • 1933 November 1 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 November 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 November 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ Agatha's fur].
  • 1933 November 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 November 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 December 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 December 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1933 December 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 December 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1933 December 18, Spokane - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1933 December 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+3 newspaper clippings].
  • 1933 December 31 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
 

1934.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence for November-December missing.
Box 16, Folder 18

January-February. 1934

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 January 3, Spokane - [Lucile McPherson] to cousin Will[iam McPherson].
  • 1934 January 3 - Cora McPherson to Aunt Jennie McPherson.
  • 1934 January 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 January 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 January 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 January 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 January 31 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 February 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [Valentine's day card].
  • 1934 February 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1934 February 18 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 February 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 19

March-April. 1934

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 March 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 March 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 March 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 April 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1934 April 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 April 15 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 April 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 April 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 April 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
Box 16, Folder 20

May-June. 1934

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 May 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 paper napkin].
  • 1934 May 15 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 May 25 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 May 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 June 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 June 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 June 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 June 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 21

July-August. 1934

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 July 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 July 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 July 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 July 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 August 1 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 5 photographs].
  • 1934 August 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 watch ribbon].
  • 1934 August 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 August 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 August 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 August 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 21

September-October. 1934

Scope and Contents note

  • 1934 September 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 September 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 September 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 September 18 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 September 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 October 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1934 October 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1934 October 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
 

1935.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 16, Folder 23

January-April. 1935

Scope and Contents note

  • 1935 January 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 January 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 January 20 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 January 29 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 January 30 - W. M. [Winnifred McPherson] to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1935 February 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 March 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 March 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 April 2 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 April 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 April 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 April 30 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 24

May-August. 1935

Scope and Contents note

  • 1935 May 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 May 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 May 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 May 30 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1935 June 1 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 June 4 - Winnifred McPherson and her father to William McPherson [+ 1 photograph].
  • 1935 June 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 July 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 July 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 July 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 August 7 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 August 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 24

September-December. 1935

Scope and Contents note

  • 1935 September 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 September 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 pieces of fabric].
  • 1935 October 3 - Cora McPherson to Aunt Jennie McPherson.
  • 1935 October 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 October 25 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1935 November 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1935 November 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 November 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [2 letters].
  • 1935 November 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 December 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 December 11 - Lucile McPherson to William and Vincent McPherson.
  • 1935 December 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1935 December 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1936 December 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
 

1936.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 16, Folder 26

January-April. 1936

Scope and Contents note

  • 1936 January 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 January 15 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 January 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 February 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 February 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 February 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 February 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 March 5, Santa Ana - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 March 6 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 April 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 April 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 May 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 May 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 May 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 June 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 June 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 June 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 June 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 27

May-August. 1936

Scope and Contents note

  • 1936 May 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 May 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 May 14 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 June 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 June 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 June 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 June 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 July 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 July 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ watch ribbon and 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1936 July 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 August 26 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 16, Folder 28

September-December. 1936

Scope and Contents note

  • 1936 September 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1936 October 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 November 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1936 December 13 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+2 photographs and 2 newspaper clippings].
  • 1936 December 21 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
 

1937.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 17, Folder 1

January-October. 1937

Scope and Contents note

  • 1937 January 10 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1937 February 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [Valentine's day card].
  • 1937 March 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [Easter card].
  • 1937 May 15, Philadelphia - Winnifred and Cora McPherson to William McPherson [2 postcards, both of the Franciscan Monastery, Washington, DC].
  • 1937 June 21, Missoula, Montana - Winnifred and Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard, "Cabin City" at foot of Camel's Hump on Highway No. 10].
  • 1937 July 31 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 photograph].
  • 1937 September 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1937 October 19 - Hays [Hazel] and Childs McPherson to the "girls".
  • 1937 October 23 - November 8 - Itinerary for Cora McPherson, Spokane, Washington, to Los Angeles, and return, on Union Pacific Railroad [+1 chair car seat reservation for October 25 and lock of Cora McPherson's hair].
  • 1937 October 27 - Lucile McPherson to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 October 28, Spokane - Art [Stewart] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 October 28, Riverside - Albert C. Grier to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 October 31, Spokane - Art [Stewart] to Cora McPherson.
Box 17, Folder 2

November-December. 1937

Scope and Contents note

  • 1937 November 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1937 November 7 - A[rt] J. [Stewart] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 Tuesday eve [?November 9] - A[rt] J. [Stewart] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 November 10, San Francisco - Hilda [Mrs. E. L. Gerkensmeyer] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 November 11 - A. J. [Stewart] to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 November 12 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1937 November 13 - Cora McPherson to Vincent McPherson [postcard].
  • 1937 November 14, Chaumont, New York - Rolla Van Doren to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 November 17 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1937 November 18 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ letter from Rolla Van Doren and 2 newspaper clippings].
  • 1937 November 24 - 2 sheets marked "cover for roaster" in William McPherson's hand.
  • 1937 November 27, Windsor, Ontario - Robert McPherson to William McPherson [postcard].
  • 1937 November 29 - rough notes by William McPherson for a letter to Cora McPherson.
  • 1937 December 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1937 December 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ carbon copies of letters to Lulu and "Aunt Clara"].
  • 1937 December 9 - Rolla Van Dorn to William McPherson.
  • 1937 December 15, Mercer Island, Washington - C[hilds]H[athaway] McPherson to William McPherson [postcard pledge to not knowingly buy products made inJapan until Japan has ceaed all military activity against China].
  • 1937 December 18 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1937 December 20, Midland, Michigan - Bob (Robert) McPherson to William and Vincent McPherson [Christmas card].
  • 1937 December 31 - William McPherson, draft of letter to MDC (My Dear Cora).
 

1938.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 17, Folder 3

January-March. 1938

Scope and Contents note

  • 1938 January 10 - Cora MmcPherson to William McPherson [+ carbon copy of letter to Robert McPherson].
  • 1938 January 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ carbon copy of letter to Dr. E. S. Green].
  • 1938 January 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ letter from Louise and Rolla Van Doren].
  • 1938 January 31 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 February 9 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 February 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 February 22 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ carbon copy of letter fo Murray A. Last, MD, and Farm Credit Administration Circular No. 14: Selecting and Financing a Farm .
  • 1938 March 3 - Winnifred McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 March 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 March 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 March 29 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
Box 17, Folder 4

April-July. 1938

Scope and Contents note

  • 1938 April 4 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 April 16 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 April 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 May 3 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 May 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 May 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 May 27 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard of Paradise Inn and ... [illegible] Range, Rainier National Park].
  • 1938 June 11 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 June 21 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 July 15 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ lock of Cora's hair].
  • 1938 July 27 - Rolla Van Doren to Cora McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
Box 17, Folder 5

August-December. 1938

Scope and Contents note

  • 1938 August 3 - Cora McPherson to Vincent McPherson.
  • 1938 August 5 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 August 23 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 13 photographs].
  • 1938 September 7 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [postcard of Gold Creek Falls, near Lake Side, Idaho].
  • 1938 September 19 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 photograph].
  • 1938 September 28 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 October 24 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson [+ letter from Lucinda (McPherson) Vieregg + 1 photograph + 4 clippings + 1 invitation from the Inter-Schools Christian Fellowship + 1 lock of hair].
  • 1938 December 8 - Cora McPherson to William McPherson.
  • 1938 December 19 - Lucile, Winnifred, and Cora McPherson to William McPherson [Christmas card].
Box 17, Folder 6

1939-1942.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1939 January 4 - Cora (McPherson) Stewart to William McPherson.
  • 1939 March 23 - Cora (McPherson) Stewart to William McPherson [+ 6 photographs].
  • 1941 July 22 - Cora (McPherson) Stewart to William McPherson.
  • 1942 April 13 - Lucile McPherson to William McPherson [+ 2 photographs].
Box 17, Folder 7

1955-1959.

Physical Description: 30 folders.

Scope and Contents note

  • 1955 December 19 - Art, Cora (McPherson), and Ginger Stewart to William McPherson.
  • 1956 February 19 - Marion (Mrs. Robert) McPherson to William McPherson [+ 1 newspaper clipping].
  • 1956 June 27 - Cora (McPherson) Stewart to William and Vincent McPherson [+ 1 remembrance card].
  • 1958 February 26 - Pearl Bertsch (friend of Cora [McPherson] Stewart) to William McPherson.
  • 1959 December 17 - Cora (McPherson) Stewart to William McPherson.
Box 17, Folder 8

The Mallet [Hillyard, Washington, high school newspaper], 1923 June 5.

Box 53

Locks of hair, circa 1932-1933.

Scope and Contents note

Several locks of hair (one substantial), a bone hair-pin, a calling card, and a watch fob.
Box 17, Folder 9

Miscellaneous correspondence and notes, 1932-1937.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily materials separated from the letters to which they belong.
Box 17, Folder 10

Envelopes without letters, 1928-1953.

Box 17, Folder 11

Ranch receipts and invoices,

 

Diaries, 1898-1951 [1964-1970].

Physical Description: 30 volumes and folders.
Box 12, Folder 22

Meadows, Don--Notes on William McPherson from McPherson's diaries and other sources, 1964-1970.

 

Diaries, 1898-1951.

Physical Description: 29 volumes and folders.
Box 10, Folder 1

1898.

 

Diary of a trip East to the political party conventions, sponsored by the San Francisco Examiner, 1900 June-July

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

Diary (notes), 1900 June - July.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 10, Folder 5

Diary, 1900 June - July.

Box 10, Folder 6

Items laid in, 1900 May 18.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Journal (clean copy), 1900 September 29

Box 10, Folder 10

1902.

Box 10, Folder 11

1903.

Box 10, Folder 12

1904.

Box 10, Folder 13

1905.

Note

"Written at San Juan Capistrano Nov. 15, 1907 for January and on till Feb. 26."
Box 10, Folder 14

1906.

Box 10, Folder 17

San Juan Capistrano, 1907 January 6 - December 31.

Box 10, Folder 18

San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, #1, 1908.

 

San Juan Capistrano Box 78, 1909.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 10, Folder 21

Diary, 1909.

Note: "From Ruth E. Earl, Christmas, 1908."
Box 10, Folder 22

Item laid in, 1909 September 14.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 10, Folder 23

1910.

Box 11, Folder 4

1911 - 1915 (5-year).

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, U.C. '14, 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California, Feb. 6, 1911.
 

1916 - 1920 (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 8

Diary, 1916-1920.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Feb. 1, 1916, San Juan Capistrano.
Box 11, Folder 9

Items laid in, 1926.

Scope and Contents note

Claim against Otto Sanaker, of whose of estate William McPherson was administrator + placecard for William McPherson at Miss Dolph's, Sunday School Officers, Spring 1917.
 

1921 - 1926 January (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 13

Diary (laid in), 1921 January 1 - September 30.

Box 11, Folder 12

Diary, 1921 October - 1926 January.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Oct. 14, 1921.
Box 11, Folder 18

1926 - 1930 (5-year).

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif., 3/19/26.
 

1931 - 1935 (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 21

Diary, 1931-1935.

Note: Inscribed: 2/10/33.
Box 11, Folder 22

Items laid in, 1931-1935.

Physical Description: 7 items (including 4 newspaper clippings).

Scope and Contents note

Receipts to Arthur A. Bissell for golf supplies, newspaper account dated 28 December 1931 of lecture by William McPherson on the Indian tribes of Southern California, rainfall charts for 1930/31-1932/1933, blank application form dated 194__ for membership in the Historical Society of Pomona Valley.
 

1936 - 1940 (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 3

Diary, 1936-1940.

Box 12, Folder 4

Items laid in, 1936-1940.

Physical Description: 6 items (including 3 newspaper clippings).
 

1941 - 1945 (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 7

Diary, 1941-1945.

Box 12, Folder 8

Items laid in, 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 10 items (including 4 newspaper clippings).

Note

Photograph of Purissima Mission transferred to Box 8, Folder 10.
 

1946 - 1947 (5-year).

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 13

Diary, 1946-1947.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, Calif., R.D. 1, Box 3507.
Box 12, Folder 14

Items laid in, 1949/50 - 1950/51.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Contents note

Rain charts for 1949/50 and 1950/51.
Box 12, Folder 15

1951.

 

Files 1849-1968 (bulk, 1900-1945).

Physical Description: 6.25 linear feet.
 

Geographic, 1886-circa 1968.

Physical Description: 2.75 linear feet. (135 folders).
 

California, 1886-circa 1968.

Physical Description: 119 folders.
Box 19, Folder 1

Southern California--General, circa 1926-1933.

 

Imperial County, circa 1910-1945.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 19, Folder 1A

Calexico, no date.

 

El Centro, no date.

Box 19, Folder 3

Imperial County, no date.

Box 19, Folder 4

Imperial Valley, no date.

 

Los Angeles County, circa 1910-1954.

Physical Description: 16 folders.
Box 19, Folder 5

Arcadia, no date.

Box 19, Folder 6

Burbank, no date.

Box 19, Folder 7

Compton, circa 1928.

Box 19, Folder 8

El Monte, no date.

Box 19, Folder 9

Glendora, no date.

Box 19, Folder 10

Hollywoodland / Dana Point [Orange County], circa 1927-1930.

Box 19, Folder 11

La Habra Heights, circa 1921-1931.

Box 19, Folder 12

Long Beach, no date.

Box 19, Folder 13

Los Angeles Ostrich Farm, circa 1910-1920.

Box 19, Folder 14

Mount Wilson, no date.

Box 19, Folder 15

Pacific Palisades, no date.

Box 19, Folder 16

Pasadena, 1937-1954.

Box 19, Folder 17

Pomona, circa 1915-1927.

Box 19, Folder 18

Redondo Beach, no date.

Box 19, Folder 19

San Gabriel, circa 1939-1942.

Box 19, Folder 20

Whittier, no date.

 

Orange County, 1886-circa 1968.

Physical Description: 24 folders.
 

Anaheim, circa 1910-1956.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 19, Folder 21

General, no date.

Box 19, Folder 22

Promotion, no date.

Box 19, Folder 23

Buena Park, no date.

Box 19, Folder 24

Costa Mesa, circa 1915-1920.

Box 19, Folder 25

Dana Point, circa 1927-1930.

Box 19, Folder 26

El Modena Farm Center, 1927.

Box 19, Folder 27

Fullerton, circa 1910-1928.

Box 19, Folder 28

Huntington Beach, circa 1926.

Box 19, Folder 29

Laguna Beach, 1908-circa 1930.

Box 19, Folder 30

Modjeska Ranch, no date.

Box 19, Folder 31

Newport, Balboa, and Corona del Mar, circa 1932.

Box 19, Folder 32

Orange (City), circa 1920-1959.

 

Orange County, 1886-1964.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 21, Folder 1

General, 1914-1964.

Box 19, Folder 33-35

Promotion, 1886-1935.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 19, Folder 36

Orange Park Acres, circa 1928-1930.

Box 19, Folder 37

San Clemente, circa 1928-1963.

 

San Juan Capistrano, circa 1920-1959.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 19, Folder 38

General, 1929-1959.

Box 19, Folder 39

Promotion, no date.

 

Santa Ana, 1919-1964.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 19, Folder 40

General, circa 1960-1964.

Box 19, Folder 41

History, circa 1932-1942.

Box 19, Folder 42

Promotion, 1919-1938.

Box 19, Folder 43

Silverado, no date.

 

Riverside, circa 1915-1950.

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 19, Folder 44

Banning, 1918.

Box 19, Folder 45

Glen Ivy Mineral Hot Springs, circa 1920-1931.

Box 19, Folder 46

Hemet-San Jacinto, no date.

Box 19, Folder 47

Idyllwild, no date.

Box 19, Folder 48

Lake Elsinore, no date.

Box 19, Folder 49

Murrieta Mineral Hot Sprngs, circa 1939.

Box 19, Folder 50

Palm Springs, no date.

Box 19, Folder 51

Perris Valley, no date.

Box 19, Folder 52

Riverside (City), 1926-1949.

Box 19, Folder 53

Riverside County, no date.

Box 19, Folder 54

San Jacinto, no date.

Box 19, Folder 55

White Water, 1941.

 

San Bernardino, 1918-circa 1955.

Physical Description: 9 folders.
Box 19, Folder 56

Big Bear Lake, 1918-circa 1950.

Box 19, Folder 57

Chino, no date.

Box 19, Folder 58

Colton, no date.

Box 19, Folder 59

Hesperia, no date.

Box 19, Folder 60

San Bernardino (City), circa 1940.

Box 19, Folder 61

San Bernardino County, no date.

Box 19, Folder 62

San Bernardino Mountains, 1927-1928.

Box 19, Folder 63

Twentynine Palms, no date.

Box 19, Folder 64

Victorville, 1940.

 

San Diego, 1894-1953.

Physical Description: 30 folders.
Box 19, Folder 65

Alpine, no date.

Box 19, Folder 66

Bor[r]ego Valley, 1931.

Box 19, Folder 67

Carlsbad, 1928.

Box 19, Folder 68

Chula Vista, circa 1920-1931.

Box 19, Folder 69

Coronado, 1928-circa 1935.

Box 19, Folder 70

Del Mar, 1937.

Box 19, Folder 71

Descanso, 1930.

Box 19, Folder 72

El Cajon, 1932.

Box 19, Folder 73

Encinitas, 1925-1932.

Box 19, Folder 74

Escondido, circa 1925-1935.

Box 19, Folder 75

Fallbrook, 1930.

Box 19, Folder 76

Jacumba Hot Springs, no date.

Box 19, Folder 77

Julian, circa 1932-1935.

Box 19, Folder 78

La Jolla, no date.

Box 19, Folder 79

Lake Henshaw, 1939.

Box 19, Folder 80

Lemon Grove, 1929.

Box 19, Folder 81

Mountain Empire, circa 1932.

Box 19, Folder 82

National City, 1930-1935.

Box 19, Folder 83

Oceanside, circa 1931-1944.

Box 19, Folder 84

Pacific Beach, circa 1941.

Box 19, Folder 85

Palm City, no date.

Box 19, Folder 86

Palomar, circa 1935-1951.

Box 19, Folder 87

Ramona, 1923.

Box 19, Folder 88

Rancho Santa Fe, circa 1925-1940.

Box 19, Folder 89-91

San Diego (City), circa 1915-1950.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 20, Folder 1

San Diego County, 1894-1953.

Box 20, Folder 2

San Dieguito, circa 1932-1935.

Box 20, Folder 3

San Marcos, circa 1925-1935.

Box 20, Folder 4

Vista, circa 1925-1930.

Box 20, Folder 5

Warner Hot Springs, 1930.

 

California--Other, circa 1890-1950.

Physical Description: 23 folders.
Box 20, Folder 6

Alta California, no date.

Box 20, Folder 7

Bartlett Springs, no date.

Box 20, Folder 8

Big Trees of California (Southern Paciic Railroad), circa 1908.

Box 20, Folder 9

California (State), circa 1908.

Box 20, Folder 10

California State Redwood Park, no date.

Box 20, Folder 11

Carpinteria, no date.

Box 20, Folder 12

Central Valley Project, circa 1936.

Box 20, Folder 13

Death Valley, circa 1925-1940.

Box 20, Folder 14

Del Monte, 1909.

Box 20, Folder 15

Inyo County, no date.

Box 20, Folder 16

Inyo-Mono, no date.

Box 20, Folder 17

Kern County, no date.

Box 20, Folder 18

Lake Tahoe, no date.

Box 20, Folder 19

Lompoc, no date.

Box 20, Folder 20

Merced, no date.

Box 20, Folder 21

Mono County, circa 1935.

Box 20, Folder 22

Santa Barbara, 1929.

Box 20, Folder 23

Santa Maria, circa 1941.

Box 20, Folder 24

Sequoia National Park / General Grant National Park / Kings River Canyon, circa 1925-1939.

Box 20, Folder 25

Trinity Alps, no date.

Box 20, Folder 26

Tulare County, circa 1925.

Box 20, Folder 27

Tuolumne County, no date.

Box 20, Folder 28

Yosemite National Park / Mariposa Big Trees, circa 1920-1950.

 

United States--Other, circa 1887-1950.

Physical Description: 13 folders.
Box 21, Folder 2

Alaska, Atlin, and the Yukon, circa 1915.

Box 20, Folder 29

Arizona, circa 1887-1935.

Box 20, Folder 30

Boulder / Hoover Dam, no date.

Box 20, Folder 31

Colorado, circa 1937.

Box 20, Folder 32

Garden City, Kansas, circa 1950.

Box 20, Folder 33

Grand Canyon National Park, 1940.

Box 20, Folder 34

Hawaii, no date.

Box 20, Folder 35

Lake Mead National Recreational Area, 1950.

Box 20, Folder 36

New Mexico, no date.

Box 20, Folder 37

Oregon, no date.

Box 20, Folder 38

Redwood Empire, 1946.

Box 20, Folder 39

Southwest Outings (New Mexico - Arizona - Colorado), circa 1930.

Box 20, Folder 40

Tacoma, Washington, 1908-1909.

 

Canada and Mexico, 1898-circa 1940.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 20, Folder 41

Mexico--Tours, no date.

Box 20, Folder 42

Vancouver, British Columbia, 1898-1903.

Box 20, Folder 43

Victoria, British Columbia, circa 1900.

 

Subject, 1849-1968.

Physical Description: 3.5 linear feet. (138 folders).
Box 26, Folder 1

Agricultural industry, 1918-1937.

 

Automobile industry, 1912-1929.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 21, Folder 3

Automobile supplies, 1912, 1922.

Box 21, Folder 4

General, 1921, 1929.

 

Automobiles, 1907-1927.

Physical Description: 17 folders.
Box 21, Folder 5

Buick, 1917.

Box 21, Folder 6

Cadillac, 1915.

Box 21, Folder 7

Chalmers-Detroit, 1910.

Box 21, Folder 8

Cleveland Motorcycles, circa 1917.

Box 21, Folder 9

Dodge, circa 1920.

Box 21, Folder 10

Ford, 1919-1927

Box 21, Folder 11

Franklin, 1909-1910.

Box 21, Folder 12

Knox, 1910.

Box 21, Folder 13

Locomobile, 1909.

Box 21, Folder 14

Maxwell, 1916.

Box 21, Folder 15

Oakland, 1910.

Box 21, Folder 16

Pope-Hartford, 1910.

Box 21, Folder 17

Rambler, 1910.

Box 21, Folder 18

Stevens-Duryea, 1909.

Box 22, Folder 46

Stutz Motor Car Company, circa 1925.

Box 21, Folder 19

Thomas, 1909-1910.

Box 21, Folder 19A

White, 1907.

Box 49, Folder 2

Bissell, Arthur A., 1910, 1920, 1933-1934.

Box 21, Folder 20

Books and manuscripts--William McPherson notes on acquisitions, circa 1902-1943.

Box 21, Folder 21

Books and periodicals purchased by William McPherson, no date.

General Physical Description note: 5 x 8 inch cards.
Box 21, Folder 22

Bookseller catalogs, book flyers, circa 1900-1951.

Box 21, Folder 23

Booksellers--Invoices and correspondence, [1889] 1920-1953.

Scope and Contents note

Includes list and description of 4 Spanish-language documents (1828, 1833, 1842, and 1851), as well as photographs, maps, newspaper issues, a pamphlet, a tray tin, and candle snuffers, offered for sale by William McPherson in September and December 1939.
Box 21, Folder 24

Brewers' code of practice, circa 1938.

Box 21, Folder 25

Burbank, Luther / Luther Burbank Company--catalogs, 1911-1918.

Box 21, Folder 26

Burma, China, and India, 1943-1945.

Box 22, Folder 47

Business cards, no date.

Box 24, Folder 4

California--Constitution, 1849.

General Physical Description note: 20th century facsimile.
Box 21, Folder 27

California--History, no date.

Box 22, Folder 48

California Almond Growers Exchange, 1923.

Box 21, Folder 28

California Botanic Garden, Los Angeles, 1928-1929.

Box 21, Folder 29

California Missions, no date.

Box 22, Folder 49

Californiana--Names of Prominent Actors in Early History '40 - '50, circa 1911.

Physical Description: 2 pieces.
General Physical Description note: Ms. McP 325 (part).
Box 21, Folder 30

Cantando Club, Santa Ana, 1927-1929.

 

Citrus industry, 1896-1948.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 22, Folder 50

Frost control / irrigation, circa 1932.

Box 21, Folder 31

General, 1896-1940.

Box 21, Folder 32

Meetings, 1920-1925.

Box 22, Folder 51

Mutual Orange Distributors (Redlands, Calif.), A Manual for Citrus Growers . Revised edition, 1943.

Box 21, Folder 33

Reports, 1910, 1921-1948.

Box 21, Folder 34

Cleveland, Daniel, Sixty years ago: conditions at "New Town" in 1869 , circa 1929.

Box 21, Folder 35

Cowan, Robert Ernest, Bibliography of the Spanish Press of California, 1833-1845, 1919.

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
Box 21, Folder 36

Deere & Company, 1923.

Box 21, Folder 37

Dellenbaugh, Frank S., 1920-1930.

Box 21, Folder 38

Engelhardt, Zephyrin, OFM, 1908, 1921-1923, 1930.

Scope and Contents note

  • Publisher's advertising brochures, 1908 and 1916, for Engelhardt's Missions and Missionaries of California .
  • 3 letters and 1 postcard, 1921-1923, and 1 receipt, 1930, from Engelhardt to William McPherson (Ms. McP 333).
 

Ephemera, circa 1865-1940.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 21, Folder 39

Ephemera, circa 1889-1940.

Scope and Contents note

  • 247 Year Calendar. Compliments of Efficiency Business College, Los Angeles. 2 copies.
  • Apostleship of Prayer League Leaflet, General Intention for october, 1928: Preservation from Communism and Other Errors.
  • Automobile Club of Southern California. "Just What to do when an Accident Occurs".
  • Christian Record Benevolent Association, Lincoln, Nebraska. America's Exposition - 1935, Braille Alphabet. 2 copies.
  • Fairhaven Land & Improvement Company, Santa Ana. Business card.
  • First Fundamental Church, M. H. Reynolds, Pastor. "How to read the Bible". 2 copies.
  • Free Airplane Rides, given away at Orange Plaza, Monday, April 9th, 1928. Strip of 7 tickets.
  • French House [restaurant], North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. Menu card.
  • Mrs. Frederick Frothingham. Calling card.
  • "Harbors create industry prosperity, labor, and the full dinner pail". Handbill by Jack Fisher [?19]20.
  • Huntington Union Oil & Gas Syndicate, Santa Ana. Free pass.
  • Los Angels Harness Horse Association. 2 tickets annotated on back "found at San Juan Hot Springs in August [August 12, on 2nd card] 1905 the first time I was there--driving up in the old stage coach with Wm. [A.] English".
  • Maryland Casualty Company. Bookmark.
  • Morrill Bros., Fulton, New York. Complete price list of printed Post Office supplies. 1889.
  • New Home sewing machine, San Francisco. Card.
  • Par-Gold brand pure California natural - unsweetened orange juice. label from an 11.75 fl. oz. can.
  • "Postal Guesswork Exposed by Express Rates". Leaflet
  • San Juan Mission Brand, San Juan Company, Capistrano, California. Label. 2 copies.
  • Scottish Widows' Fund. Bookmark.
  • Selz. Schwab & Co, Rock Bottom Shoes, Chicago. Card stamped "S. Armor, Boots, Shoes, Stationery, Books, Orange, Cal."
  • University of California, Berkeley. Booksmarks, circa 1910. 2 items.
Box 25, Folder 5

Oversize, circa 1865-1935.

Scope and Contents note

  • P. Mahoney, Dealer in Paper Makers' Stock, Boston. Font and printing samples. n.d. Found laid in Boston Coachman's Ledger, 1846-1852 / Scrapbook #1 (Box 13, Folder 1, at #18).
  • Smith, Gray & Co's Six Stores, New York and Brooklyn. Page from Smith, Gray & Co.'s Illustrated Monthly .
  • Sonora Valley Land Co., Los Angeles, California. "Free Transportation To Buyers / Mexico / The Coming Country". Handbill. n.d.
  • "The El Modena Barber Shop Changes Hands". Floyd Rich, Prop. Handbill. n.d.
  • W. W. Young, owner. Auction Sale: 10 Head Choice Dairy Cattle. Tuesday, March 24 [1925], "at my farm 2 miles east of Escondido, on Grand Ave."
Box 21, Folder 40

Expositions, festivals/fiestas, mission/Indian plays, pageants, no date.

Box 22, Folder 52

Forestry, 1931.

Box 49, Folder 6

Greenacre, Isaiah, executor of the estate of Benjamin Hustler, envelope addressed to, El Modena, 1895 December 5.

Box 21, Folder 41

Historical and literary studies--Offprints, 1926-1943.

Box 21, Folder 42

Holy Year, 1925-1926.

Box 21, Folder 43

Indians of North America, 1935-1936.

Note

Apparently added to the McPherson papers from the Claremont Colleges Library pamphlet collection.
Box 21, Folder 44

Investment advice, 1926-1928.

Box 21, Folder 45

Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1928.

Box 21, Folder 46

Lindbergh, Charles A., 1927.

Box 21, Folder 47

Los Angeles (Calif.). Board of Economic Survey of the Port of Los Angeles. Economic Survey of the Port of Los Angeles , Plates 1-62, 1933 July 15.

Box 21, Folder 48

Los Angeles Harbor, 1911.

Box 21, Folder 49

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, 1922-1927.

Box 21, Folder 50

Lummis, Charles F., 1908-1959.

Box 24, Folder 5

Maps, 1905-circa 1961.

Scope and Contents note

  • Burbank, California. Property of the Providencia Land, Water, and Development Co. n.d.
  • California and Nevada Deserts. Compiled by G. E. Bailey. Issued under the auspices of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Sunday Los Angeles Times , 1905.
  • Orange County. Automobile Club of Southern California. Circa 1961.
  • Orange County. Official map. 1924.
Box 21, Folder 51

Mason Opera House, Los Angeles, 1908-1924.

Box 21, Folder 52

McPherson Heights Citrus Association, 1912-1923.

Box 26, Folder 2

Mexican-American workers, 1936.

Box 22, Folder 1

Mexico, 1928-circa 1940.

Box 22, Folder 2

Monolith Portland Cement Company, 1932.

Box 22, Folder 3

Musical concerts, 1889-circa 1935.

Box 26, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings on California and American Southwest history, circa 1905-1945.

 

Newspapers, 1929-1951.

Physical Description: 10 folders.
Box 26, Folder 3

Calico Ghost Town Print , 1951 April.

Box 24, Folder 7

Encinitas Coast Dispatch , 1929 March 15, 22.

Physical Description: 2 issues.
Box 26, Folder 4

Four Leaf Clover Club, 1940 June.

Box 26, Folder 5

Hobo News ["To Hell with Hitler"], 1941 April.

Box 24, Folder 8

Mountain Messenger [Sierra County], 1950 April 6.

Box 24, Folder 9

Ramona Sentinel , 1929 April 19.

Box 24, Folder 10

San Diego Herald , 1929 March 21.

Box 24, Folder 12

Star of India , 1945 November 3.

Box 24, Folder 13

Times-Advocate [Escondido, California], 1929 April 19, 1934.

General Physical Description note: 2 issues.
Box 24, Folder 14

Vista Press, 1929 February 28 - March 21.

General Physical Description note: 3 issues.
Box 22, Folder 4

Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, 1936.

Box 22, Folder 5

Orange--First Presbyterian Church, 1935-1949.

Box 22, Folder 6

Orange County Fair, 1922-1951.

Box 22, Folder 7

Orange County Philharmonic Society, 1966-1968.

Note

Apparently added to the McPherson papers from the Claremont Colleges Library pamphlet collection.
Box 22, Folder 53

Orange County post offices, circa 1945.

General Physical Description note: Ms. McP 339.
Box 22, Folder 8

Orange County Symphony Orchestra, 1920.

Box 22, Folder 9

Pacific Geographic Society, 1928-1932.

Box 22, Folder 10

Philately, 1869-1948.

Box 49, Folder 8

Pleasants, Adelina, 1939, 1941.

Box 22, Folder 11

Poetry, circa 1865-1949.

 

Politics, 1899-1952.

Physical Description: 20 folders.
Box 22, Folder 12

1899-1933.

Scope and Contents note

  • For Assessor: Albert Heyer. Card. San Francisco, 1899.
  • Eugene V. Debs, "Class Unionism" (speech). Pamphlet. 1905; revised and reissued 1909.
  • Woman's Peace Party, Statement of Information and explanation adopted at Washington, D.C., January 20, 1915. Pamphlet.
  • Charles P. Coffin, "Socialist Delusions!". Text 1919.
  • Germany's Fight for Western Civilization . 1933.
  • Wendell Phillips. No date.
  • "Who owns the factory?" No date.
Box 22, Folder 13

Better America Federation 1921.

Box 22, Folder 14

1924 election.

Box 26, Folder 7

1926 election.

Box 22, Folder 15

1929.

Box 22, Folder 16

1933 election.

 

1934 election.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 17

General, 1934.

Box 22, Folder 18

Walter F. Smith, 1934.

 

1935 water bond (flood control) election.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 24, Folder 15

1935 October 4.

Box 24, Folder 16

1935 December 19.

 

1936 election.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 22, Folder 19

General. 1936

Box 26, Folder 8

Oversize, 1936.

Box 22, Folder 20

Townsend plan, 1936

Box 22, Folder 21

1938 election.

 

1939 election.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 22, Folder 22

General, 1939.

Box 26, Folder 9

Oversize, 1939.

Box 22, Folder 23

1950-1952 elections.

 

Newspapers, 1928, 1935-1939.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 26, Folder 10

Independent Democracy , 1928 August 14 - November 6.

Physical Description: 6 issues.
Note: Official organ of the Al Smith Presidential League of Southern California.
Box 16, Folder 11

Townsend National Weekly , 1935 July 29 - 1942 January 10.

Physical Description: 11 issues.
Box 26, Folder 12

Upton Sinclair and the EPIC movement, 1934-1936.

Box 22, Folder 24

Poultry industry, no date.

Box 22, Folder 25

Railroads--Line abandonment, 1941.

Box 22, Folder 26

Ramona pageant, circa 1927-1958.

Box 22, Folder 27

Religious services, meetings, and revivals, 1917-1931.

Box 22, Folder 54

Romance, no date.

Box 22, Folder 28

San Bernardino County Chamber of Commerce, 1910-1912.

Box 49, Folder 9

Sanaker, Otto, 1923.

Box 22, Folder 29

School Reorganization--Orange, 1948.

Box 22, Folder 30

Schools--El Modena, 1941-1962.

Box 22, Folder 31

Southern Orange County Persimmon Growers Assocation, [1915] 1941-1948.

Box 22, Folder 32

Spanish-language entertainment, 1934-1937.

Box 22, Folder 33

Spanish-language miscellaneous materials, no date.

Box 22, Folder 55

Sporting events, 1930-1934.

Box 22, Folder 34

Stationery and forms (blank), no date.

Box 22, Folder 35

Strauss, Levi, no date.

Box 22, Folder 56

Sunset Pacific Oil Company, 1930.

Scope and Contents note

Credit card.
Box 22, Folder 57

Temple of Glory list--Authors, circa 1911.

General Physical Description note: Ms. McP 325 (part).
Box 22, Folder 36

Theatric performances, 1906-1945.

Box 22, Folder 37

Travel--Highway, circa 1917-1945.

Box 22, Folder 38

Travel--Railway, 1923-1941.

Box 22, Folder 39

Vanderlip Oil Company, Santa Ana, 1901.

 

Water, 1911-1952.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 22, Folder 40

John T. Carpenter Water Company, 1922-1926.

Box 22, Folder 41

Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company, 1911-1952.

Box 22, Folder 42

Serrano Irrigation District, 1932-1941.

Box 22, Folder 43

Villa Park Mutual Water Company, 1928-1945.

Box 22, Folder 44

Vista Irrigation District, San Diego County, 1926.

Box 22, Folder 45

Wiese, Humilis, OFM, 1906-1909.

Scope and Contents note

2 photographs + 1 souvenir card of the first mass celebrated by Wiese in the Old Mission Church, Santa Barbara, 1 July 1906 + manuscript "La Quaresma, 1909" (2 pages), annotated in pencil, "From San Juan Capistrano, 1909, Father Humilis Wiese".
Box 22, Folder 58

World War II propaganda, 1941-1942.

Scope and Contents note

  • Private screening of film Dealers in Death. 1941.
  • Solicitation from Russian War Relief, Inc. circa 1942.
Box 25, Folder 3

Membership (honorary) certificate, Lincoln Farm Assocation, 1907 September 17.

Box 22, Folder 70

Miscellaneous cancelled checks, train fare tickets, and receipts, 1917-1953.

 

Notebooks, 1893-1959.

Physical Description: 81 notebooks and folders.
 

General notebooks and commonplace books, 1893-1959 (bulk, 1906-1944).

Physical Description: 39 notebooks and folders.
Box 10, Folder 2

Account book, 1893.

Note: Plus 1 item laid in.
 

Jefferson Club Cash Book, 1897-1901.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 10, Folder 3

Cash book, 1898-1900.

Note:
Box 10, Folder 4

Items laid in, 1897-1901.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the Constitution and By-laws of the Jeferson Lyceum, No. 4, P.C.C., revised and amended November 1, 1897 (Santa Ana, 1897).
Box 10, Folder 8

Notebook, W. McPherson, S.A.H.S. [Santa Ana High School], 1901-1902.

Box 10, Folder 9

Notebook, S.A.H.S., 1901.

Scope and Contents note

Contains a handful of notes on academic subjects.
Box 10, Folder 15

Notebook, 1906.

Scope and Contents note

Contains random notes, including names and addresses, and a drawing of the headlands of Anacapa Island, taken from the S.S. State of California, on 3 August 1906.
Box 10, Folder 16

School grade book, Wm. McPherson, San Juan Capistrano, 1906 November.

Box 10, Folder 19

Notebook, San Juan Capistrano, 1908 February 25 - July 4.

Box 10, Folder 20

Notebook, Santa Ana R.F.D. 1, San Juan Capistrano Box 78, 1908 July 4 - October.

Scope and Contents note

With entry dated 26 October 1926.
 

Notebook, 1910 February 24 - November 5.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 10, Folder 24

Notebook, Santa Ana P.O. Box 246, 1910 February 24 - November 5.

Box 10, Folder 25

Items laid in, 1910.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Notebook, 1910-1912.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 1

Notebook, 1910-1912.

General Physical Description note: Inscribed: 4/8/12, Wm . McPherson, Chandler House, Santa Ana, California / 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California

Scope and Contents note

Records of baseball club, 1910-1911; general notes; class notes, University of California, Berkeley.
Box 11, Folder 2

Items laid in, 1911-1913.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 11, Folder 3

Class notes, 1910-1912.

General Physical Description note: Binder. Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, , U.C. 1914, 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California.
Box 12, Folder 19

Word Book, 1911 January 24 - May 16.

General Physical Description note: Inscribed: Will McPherson, '14, 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Cal., Jan. 24, 1911. Ms. McP 324.
Box 12, Folder 20

Poems, 1912 November 28.

General Physical Description note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Cal., Nov. 28, 1912, Thanksgiving.

Note

  • Pp. 1-2 - The Lone Prairie. 11/28/12.
  • Pp. 3-5 - The Dying Ranger. 11/28/12.
  • Pp. 8-17 - 5 poems by Myrtle Timons Sutherland. 4/12/27.
Ms. McP 326.
Box 11, Folder 5

Notebook, 1913.

Note

Inscribed: William McPherson, '14 U.C., 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California. Permanent address, Orange, R.D. 3 Box 60, Jan. 14, 1913.
 

Notebook, 1915-1916.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 6

Notebook, 1915-1916.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Inn, Room 1, Dec. 1915.
Box 11, Folder 7

Items laid in, 1915-1916.

Physical Description: 27 items (including 8 newspaper clippings).
 

Notebook, 1916-1917.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 10

Notebook, 1916-1917.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Oct. 7, 1916, San Juan Capistrano.
Box 11, Folder 11

Items laid in, 1916-1917.

Physical Description: 35 items (including 11 newspaper clippings).
 

Notebook, 1922-1923.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 14

Notebook, 1922-1923.

Box 11, Folder 15

Items laid in, 1922-1923.

Physical Description: 57 items (including 1 photograph + 14 newspaper clippings).
 

Notebook, 1924 March 15 - 1926 November 10.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 16

Notebook, 1924 March 15 - 1926 November 10.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif., 3/15/24.
Box 11, Folder 17

Items laid in, 1924-1926.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Contents note

Business and calling cards, clipping of poem, handwritten notes.
 

Notebook, 1928 July - 1929 July.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11, Folder 19

Notebook, 1928 July - 1929 July.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif., July, 1928.
Box 11, Folder 20

Items laid in, 1928-1929

Physical Description: 15 items (including 3 newspaper clippings).
 

Notebook, 1931 November - 1932 October.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 1

Notebook, 1931 November - 1932 October.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif., 11/10/31.
Box 12, Folder 2

Items laid in, 1931-1932.

Physical Description: 22 items (including 3 newspaper clippings and 3 bookbinding samples).

Note

Photograph of William McPherson, 1931, transferred to Box 8, Folder 9.
 

Address book, 1939.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 5

Address book, 1939 June 28.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Calif., June 1939, June 28, 1939 begun.
Box 12, Folder 6

Items laid in, 1939.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 12, Folder 9

Notes, 1912-1941.

General Physical Description note: 9 lined leaves torn from a notebook.

Scope and Contents note

Appear to be notes made by William McPherson from letters from Winifred McPherson.
Box 12, Folder 10

Notebook (spiral binding) with notes on a trip Santa Fe - El Morro - Grand Canyon, 1941 August-September.

Box 12, Folder 11

Notebook with notes on the McPherson family genealogy, 1941 January 18.

Box 12, Folder 12

Notebook (spiral binding) with notes on a trip Tyrania - San Luis - Sonora, 1944 April 24-26.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Calif.
 

Notebook (spiral binding) with notes on an "Eastern" trip, 1959 August 19 - September 19.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 16

Notebook, 1959 August 19 - September 19.

Note: Inscribed: William McPherson, Route #1 -- 11601 Prospect, Orange, California.
Box 12, Folder 17

Items laid in, 1959.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Note

2 photographs of William McPherson removed to Box 8, Folder 9.
Box 12, Folder 18

Notes (loose), 1959 July.

Box 22, Folder 71

Notes, no date.

 

Research notebooks, 1923-1956 (bulk, 1928-1945).

Physical Description: 42 notebooks and folders.
Box 14, Folder 1

1. Canciones / Songs - Recuerdos a memo de Ramón Limas, 1932[-1933].

Box 14, Folder 2

3. Land grants - San Rafael, San Pascual, Santa Gertrudis, town of San Juan Capistrano, 1931 December 11.

Box 14, Folder 3

4. Orange County Historical Society, resolutions on the death of Joseph Edward Pleasants, 1934 July 13.

Box 14, Folder 4

5. Joseph Edward Pleasants, 1928-1929.

Box 14, Folder 5

6. Documents in the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office, 1936 November 10.

Scope and Contents note

Page 1: Basement at City Hall, Los Angeles - County Court Records.
Box 14, Folder 6

7. La Puente, Yorba, Padions, of Los Angeles, etc. 1934 May 11.

Box 14, Folder 7

8. Norco, Mr. Allin Rhoes and Los Nietos, with Dr. J. P. Harrington, 1932 November 7.

Box 14, Folder 8

9. Baja California, Santa Gertrudis record, 1942 January 4.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Bx. 357, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 9

10. Mesa Grande, 1941 November 3-4 / Potrero - La Jolla, Guajome, San Luis Rey, 1942 March 2. 1941-1942

Box 14, Folder 10

11. Powell to California by Santa Fe Trail, 1932 December 19.

Box 14, Folder 11

12. To San Jose [and Berkeley], 1944 July.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, Calif., R.D. 1 #357.
Box 14, Folder 12

13. San Diego Historical Society, San Diego Ranchos, 1937 April 29.

Note: Page 1: San Diego - Recorder's Office.
Box 14, Folder 13

14. Citrus - Also Clark at Rincon, 1930 June 8.

Box 14, Folder 14

15. Alfonso Yorba, 1934 May 28.

Box 14, Folder 15

16. Incorporation of Santa Ana, 1936 July 31.

Box 14, Folder 16

17. Land grants of California, 1929 November 14.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 17

18. Anaheim Union Water Co. vs. Semi Tropic, 1933 April 18.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 18

19. San Diego County, Coachella Valley, Palms to Pines Highway, Moosa, Palomar, Borrego, 1946 January 19-21.

Box 14, Folder 19

20. San Diego, 1941 January 14.

Box 14, Folder 20

21. San Diego Fair, Library of Congress cards, Reminiscences of Mr. Scott (father of C. D. Scott), 1935 November 5 - 1936 September 7.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 21

22. Notes from scrapbook of Lydia Maria Child, 1947 November 20 - December 18.

Box 14, Folder 22

23. [No title], 1945 February 16 - 18.

Box 14, Folder 23

24. Yorba, Bernardo Yorba to Juan P. Ontiveros, 1931 February 3 - 1934 April 18.

Box 14, Folder 24

25. Fairview, Orange County Historical Society, 1932 January 8 - July 16.

Box 14, Folder 25

26. Descanso, Julian, Davis at Mesa Grande, 1934 October 22-23.

Box 14, Folder 26

27. Extracts from Orange News , 1952 February 14 - 1953 September 27

Scope and Contents note

Includes grocery lists and notes on books and on investments with Dean Witter.
Box 14, Folder 27

28. San Gabriel, Casa de Th. W. Temple [Thomas Workman Temple], 1940 March 24.

 

29. Extracts from the Anaheim Gazette , 1951 August 27 - 1952.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14, Folder 28

Notebook, 1951 August 27 - December.

Box 14, Folder 29

Items laid in, 1952.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Contents note

2 transfer tickets, Los Angeles Transit Lines, blank checks for Wm. McPherson and S.V. and W. F. McPherson, First National Bank of Orange.
Box 14, Folder 30

30. Pioneers, Stone, Stage Driver, 1936 May 2.

Box 14, Folder 31

31. Dr. Harrington, 1933 June 4.

Box 14, Folder 32

32. [no title], 1956 February 21.

Scope and Contents note

Grocery lists, investment notes, addresses, meeting notes. No historical research notes. In pocket in front: (1) recuerdo de mi primera tonsura y ordenes menores, Nov. 26, 27 y 31 de 1955, José Daniel Cervantes Mta.; (2) business card for French and Basque Restaurant & Handball Court, Peter and Jeanne Etchebarren, Puente. Snapshot of Rosalinda Escoto removed to Box 8, Folder 10.
Box 14, Folder 33

33. Agua Mansa Cemetery, Colton, California, 1938 June 28.

Box 14, Folder 34

34. Life of Col. Cave J. Couts, Couts' diary, Lummis--Warner's Ranch Indian Advisory, Guajome, California, 1927, August 8 - 1928 January.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif., Aug. 1927.
Box 14, Folder 35

35. California land grants, 1929 November 29.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 36

36. Land grants, Butterfield stage, Couts Diary - Boston expedition, 1923 February 20-27.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif.
 

37. Forster vs. Pico 1, 1933 April 28 - 1935 November 12.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14, Folder 37

Notebook, 1933 April 28.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 1, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 38

Item laid in, 1935 November 12.

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clipping, "Early Days in Los Angeles, from Herald and Express files, 50 years ago today, Nov. 12, 1885; 25 years ago today, Nov. 12, 1910".
Box 14, Folder 39

38. Forster vs. Pico 2, 1933 April.

Box 14, Folder 40

39. Assistencia de San Bernardino, 1928 June 21.

Note: Inscribed: Wm. McPherson, Orange, R.D. 3, Calif.
Box 14, Folder 41

40. Lower California books, 1939 January 28.

Box 14, Folder 42

[No. number] Genealogy [Lemuel Carpenter], no date.

 

Scrapbook, 1900-1909.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 4

Scrapbook of clippings pasted on pages of the Congressional Record for 1904-1905, 1900-1909.

Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings laid in, 1900-1909.

Box 2, Folder 6

Teacher's Public School Register of San Juan School District, Orange County, California, 1916 August-September.

 

Series 1.5.  Photographs, circa 1870-1961.

Physical Description: 5 albums + 3 boxes + 18 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains albums, negatives, and prints of photographic images relating to William McPherson and his family. The bulk of the materials dates from before 1920 and documents not only the McPherson family but also life in rural Orange County in the first decade of the 20th century. Two albums contain photographs of various localities in California and adjoining states; a postcard album, circa 1907-1910, contains postcards of California and neighboring states, and the Cape Vincent area of New York State. The series is arranged into two subseries:
  • Subseries 1.5.1: Photograph albums
  • Subseries 1.5.2: Photographs
 

Subseries 1.5.1.  Photograph albums, circa 1870-1953.

Physical Description: 5 albums + 3 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains 5 photograph albums and 2 groups of photographs found in binders. The oldest album appears to date from circa 1870-1880, and contains photographs of members of the extended McPherson family in Jefferson County, New York; those identified include Stephen McPherson’s sister, Lucinda, her husband, Jay Calhoun, and their two daughters, Georgianna and Ada. The subseries also includes an album kept by William McPherson in 1906-1907, during hiss first period as school principal in San Juan Capistrano. It contains photographs primarily of San Juan Capistrano, Orange, and other localities in Orange and San Diego counties, as well as Southern California missions outside these counties; it also contains photographs of San Francisco and Stanford University taken in July 1906, showing extensive earthquake damage. The materials include in addition a postcard album, circa 1907-1910, kept by Jennie (Vincent) McPherson, containing postcards of the Cape Vincent area of New York State sent to her by her relatives, and of California sent to her by her son Vincent during his travels while in the employ of Southern Pacific Railroad. An additional two photograph albums contain photographs of various localities in California and adjoining states; whether they originated with the McPherson family, or whether William McPherson acquired them by purchase is not known. The subseries also includes two sets of pages of photographs portraying life in Orange County and put together by Don Meadows circa 1962 and after 1971, respectively, from photographs found loose and prints from negatives now in in subseries 1.5.2.
 

McPherson family photograph album, circa 1870-1880.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 18, Volume 1

Photograph album, circa 1870-1880.

General Physical Description note: 6.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches.

Scope and Contents note

Identified: William Van Doren [William Vandoren, born circa 1831], Mrs. Van Doren [Lucretia Vandoren, born circa 1838], Georgia[nna] Calhoun (born circa 1862), Ada Calhoun (born circa 1865), Cora McPherson (born circa 1868), Hugh and Bessie [no last name given], A. McPherson, Solon Massey, Ello E. Emery (born circa 1857), Ida J. Emery (born circa 1861), Mary Bennett, Jay Calhoun (born circa 1832), Lucinda Calhoun (born circa 1835).
Box 18, Folder 2

Photographs laid in, circa 1870-1880.

General Physical Description note: 4 photographs (2 tintypes and 2 prints). Identified: William Thompson (born circa 1840; photographer: Banta, Watertown, New York).
Box 9, Folder 1

William McPherson photograph album, San Juan Capistrano, 1906-1907.

General Physical Description note: 11 x 9 x 2.5 inches.

Scope and Contents note

Photographs primarily of San Juan Capistrano, Orange, and other localities in Orange and San Diego counties, as well as Southern California missions outside these counties. Includes photographs of San Francisco and Stanford University in July 1906, showing extensive earthquake damage. For photographs removed from the album, see Box 8, Folders 15 and 17.
Box 18, Folder 3

Jennie (Vincent) McPherson postcard album, circa 1907-1910.

Scope and Contents note

Contains photographs of Cape Vincent and other localities in New York State sent to Jennie McPherson by her relatives, and photographs of California sent to her by her son Vincent, while in the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Localities mentioned: Grand Canyon, Arizona; Cataline Island, Colton, Lake Tahoe, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Mount Lowe, Ocean Park, Pasadena, San Francisco, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, San Jose, Yosemite Valley, and Yreka, California; Canastota, Cape Vincent, Cayuga Lake, Chaumont, Ithaca, Lodi, Munnsville, Syracuse, Thousand Islands, Three Mile Bay, and Watkins Glen, New York; the Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909; Horicon, Wisconsin; Brentor, Tavistock, England; and Pueblo de Tizapan, Mexico. Individuals mentioned: various members of the Vincent family, Cape Vincent, New York; Father Humilis Wiese, San Juan Capistrano. Themes: California oranges, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
Box 9, Folder 2

Photograph album labeled "Photographs, California", inscribed "Fannie W. McLean, Berkeley, Aug. 16, 1887". 1887

General Physical Description note: 8.75 x 6.75 x .75 inches. Glue on photograph mounts unstable.

Scope and Contents note

Localities pictured (California, unless otherwise noted): near San Rafael, Marin County; upper Sacramento Falls; Pasadena; Mission San Gabriel; Hotel Del Monte, Monterey; Carmel Bay; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Ventura Mission; Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine [Scotland].
Box 9, Folder 3

Brown leather album, circa 1895.

General Physical Description note: 11 x 8 x 1 inches.

Scope and Contents note

Localities pictured (California, unless otherwise noted): Garden of the Gods, Arizona; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco; Palo Alto; Monterey; Redwood City; Hotel Arcadia, Santa Monica; Baldwin Ranch, Santa Anita; Pasadena (including ostrich farm); Santa Barbara; Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach; Santa Catalina Island; Seattle, Washington; Yosemite Valley.
Box 8, Folder 1

Photograph binder, circa 1906-1930.

General Physical Description note: 7 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches. Created circa 1962 by Don Meadows from loose photographs and prints from negatives (Box 5).
Box 8, Folder 2

Photograph binder, 1906-1953.

General Physical Description note: 25 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, + 2 loose photographs. Created after December 1971 by Don Meadows from loose photographs and prints from negatives (Box 5).
 

Subseries 1.5.2.  Photographs, circa 1880-1961.

Physical Description: 3 boxes + 15 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains photographic negatives and prints not mounted in albums relating to William McPherson and his family. The core of these materials is the “McPherson negatives”, numbering over 371 items. The majority of these images were taken between 1906 and 1912 in San Juan Capistrano and environs, during McPherson’s initial term as schoolmaster there, and document various aspects of life in rural Orange County in the first decade of the 20th century. The prints in the William McPherson photograph album of 1906-1907 (Box 9, Folder 1) derive largely from these negatives, and the subseries contains an additional two folders (Box 18, Folders 15 and 17) of prints from this source. The subseries also contains 8 glass negatives—and 18 prints derived from them--of Mission San Juan Capistrano taken by McPherson in February 1907. Additional materials in this subseries include photographs of William McPherson, 1904-circa 1959; of Cora McPherson, 1916-1945, removed from her letters to William McPherson by an earlier processor of the collection; of the McPherson residence and library, taken after the first break-in in 1961; of 10 women in Cape Vincent, New York, 1893, with a combined age of 796 years; of Joseph O'Keefe, OFM, Mission San Luis Rey, 1907-1909; and of an unidentified family (possibly Stephen and Jennie McPherson, William’s parents) taken in Los Angeles in approximately 1880.
Box 8, Folder 3

Cape Vincent, New York--Group of ten women, total ages 796 years, 1893 March 11

Scope and Contents note

1 photograph. Pictured; Mrs. M. Burnett, 94; Mrs. C. DeCamp, 75; Mrs. William Esselstyn, 83; Mrs. S. Forsythe, 76; Mrs. William ?Kicey, 80; Mrs. G. March, 74; Mrs. William McCombs, 74; Mrs. William Shaver, 78; Mrs. Clarissa Vincent, 81; Mrs. V. Wilson, 81.
Box 8, Folder 6

McPherson residence and library, Orange, California, 1961.

Scope and Contents note

4 photographs. Pictured: Don Meadows.
 

McPherson, Cora, circa 1916-1945.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Contents note

18 photographs. Includes photographs of Cora's siblings, Childs McPherson, Lucile McPherson, Winnifred McPherson, and Richard McPherson, and of their father, Isaac McPherson.
Box 8, Folder 7

Photographs found loose, circa 1920-1933.

General Physical Description note: 5 photographs.
Box 8, Folder 8

Photographs removed from correspondence, circa 1916-1945.

Box 8, Folder 9

McPherson, William, 1904-1959.

General Physical Description note: 8 photographs.
Box 8, Folder 10

Miscellaneous,

Scope and Contents note

9 photographs.
  • Bancroft, Hubert Howe [+ newspaper obituary, 1918].
  • Escoto, Rosalinda.
  • Ferry Fernwood [almost certainly the San Francisco Key System ferry of this name, 1160 tons, built 1907 by J. W. Dickie of Alameda for the San Francisco, Oakland & San Jose Railroad Company].
  • Mexico: boys and burros, oxen pulling carts with wooden beams [2 photographs].
  • Mission La Purísima Concepción, Lompoc.
  • Plant nursery. On back: "T. L. Lowden & Sons, Florists and Market Gardeners ... Pittsfield, Mass."
  • U.S.S. Baltimore (CA. 68), launched 28 July 1942, commissioned 15 April 1943.
  • Unidentified man [postcard].
  • Unidentified man and woman in garden [possibly San Juan Capistrano}. On back: "Belongs to Wm. McPherson. Bot for 25¢".
 

Negatives (William McPherson),

Box 7, Folder 1

List of negatives 1-359, 1906-1912.

Box 7

Proof sheets of negatives 1-369E, 1906-1912.

Box 5

Negatives 1-371d, 1906-1912, circa 1928, circa 1950.

 

Glass negatives, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1907 February 2.

Physical Description: 1 box + 1 folder.
Box 6

Glass negatives, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1907 February 2.

General Physical Description note: 8 glass negatives.
Box 8, Folder 11

Prints from glass negatives, 1907 February 2.

General Physical Description note: 18 prints from 8 glass negatives.
Box 8, Folder 12

Negatives (undentified), no date

General Physical Description note: 3 negatives.
Box 8, Folder 14

O'Keefe, Joseph, OFM, Mission San Luis Rey, 1907-1909.

General Physical Description note: 1 photograph of O'Keefe at Mission San Luis Rey, 14 April 1907 + souvenir card of O'Keefe's golden jubilee, celebrated at the Old Mission, Santa Barbara, 17 November 1909.
Box 8, Folder 15

Photographs found loose in the McPherson residence, 18 February 1962, circa 1906-1911.

Scope and Contents note

17 photographs, mostly of Mission San Juan Capistrano, with a few of the McPherson residence in Orange. Several of the photographs removed from a photograph album, probably the album in Box 9, Folder 1.
Box 25, Folder 4

Pleasants, William James (1834-1919), no date.

Box 8, Folder 16

San Juan Capistrano, circa 1900.

General Physical Description note: 1 negative (originally in an envelope marked "Dudley Gordon") and 1960s print.
Box 8, Folder 17

San Juan Capistrano and Orange, California, circa 1906-1908.

Scope and Contents note

56 photographs, primarily of San Juan Capistrano, Orange, and other localities in Orange and San Diego Counties. Many of the photographs have been removed from the photograph album in Box 9, Folder 1.
Box 8, Folder 18

Unidentified couple and family group, no date.

Scope and Contents note

2 photographs, circa 1880, of man and woman by V. Wolfenstein, Los Angeles + later photograph of same couple with family group. Possibly Stephen and Jennie (Vincent) McPherson.
 

Record Group 2.  William McPherson collections, 1776-1970.

Physical Description: 11.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

William McPherson was not only a dedicated researcher and avid book collector, but also an enthusiastic collector of manuscripts, letters, and other primary materials. This record group contains non-family-related primary materials collected by McPherson. The primary collections in this record group are:
  • The Avocado Collection, which constitutes half the bulk of the record group, is a hybrid collection consisting of records of the Secretary of the California Avocado Association, primarily for 1919-1925; miscellaneous records and papers of the California Avocado Exchange (from 1927, Calavo Growers of California), for 1924-1958; records of McPherson’s involvement in the avocado industry; and McPherson’s subject files on the avocado industry. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, catalogs, circulars, flyers, newspaper clippings, and periodical publications. Graphic materials include pristine examples of fruit crate labels. The general files are rich in reports on cultivation methods and standardization of varieties, catalogs of avocado nurseries, real estate company brochures advertising land suitable for avocado groves, and advertising and promotional materials, including pamphlets of avocado recipes both for consumption and for beauty uses, and ephemera in the shape of an avocado.
  • Orange County Ranchos, consisting of documents relating to the history of Orange County ranchos. The bulk of the materials consists of negative photostats of diseños (maps) and title proofs submitted to the Commission for Ascertaining and Settling Private Land Claims in California, and positive blueprints of materials prepared in the course of WPA Orange County Historical Research Project #3105 (1936-1939). The files, in particular for Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, also contain a number of original records, such as abstracts of title and tax receipts.
  • 19th century California newspapers (1848-1897), including what appears to be a unique copy of the Santa Ana Herald for 12 October 1878.
  • Historical manuscripts, consisting of historical documents, primarily letters, acquired as single items or in small groups by William McPherson, primarily through purchase and from 1919 to 1945. The range and nature of the documents reveal McPherson’s eclectic interests: while the substantial numbers of Spanish- and English-language materials relating to California in this series were directly relevant to McPherson’s research, most of the materials relate to subjects other than Orange County history and anthropology. In addition to correspondence, these documents include appointments, bills, commercial drafts and papers, financial accounts, legal proceedings, logbooks, passports, receipts, reports, stock certificates, and surveys. The materials in this series are arranged in several subseries, the most important of which are Americana (1748-1932), British materials (1664/65-1921), Spanish-Language materials of California and the West (1773-1856), English-Language Californiana (1850-1931), Civil War papers, ship logbooks (1822-1855), literary scrapbooks (1846-1908), and American and British women (1828-1928).
  • Political papers, 1920-1925, of California State Assemblyman Jeffrey Joseph Prendergast (R-Redlands) (1875-1962).
  • Correspondence, bills, and legal papers, 1876-1895, relating to the business interests and probate of Colorado River steamboat captain and San Diego businessman and banker Alfred Henry Wilcox (1823-1883).
 

Series 2.1.  Avocado collection, 1911-1960.

Physical Description: 6 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, catalogs, circulars, flyers, newspaper clippings, and periodical publications relating to the Southern California avocado industry, and William McPherson’s involvement in it. These materials were found so comingled that it was determined best not to attempt to disentangle them but to keep them as a separate series. The materials are arranged into four subseries:
  • Subseries 2.1.1. Records of the California Avocado Association, in particular the records of the Secretary for the years 1919-1924.
  • Subseries 2.1.2. Records of the California Avocado Growers Exchange (from 1927, Calavo Growers of California).
  • Subseries 2.1.3. General files on the Southern California avocado industry.
  • Subseries 2.1.4. Materials relating to William McPherson’s avocado business, and his involvement in the California Avocado Association and the California Avocado Growers Exchange.
 

Subseries 2.1.1.  California Avocado Association, 1916-1957 (bulk, 1919-1925).

Physical Description: 3 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

The materials in this subseries comprise records of the Secretary of the California Avocado Association, founded in May 1915 as the California Ahuacate Association. They were passed to William McPherson, who served in this position in 1927/1928 - 1929/1930, by his predecessor. The bulk of the materials dates from the terms of office of R. Agnes McNally, of Altadena, who served 1920-1921, and of Karl M. Wagner, of Los Angeles, who served 1922-1924, and consists of correspondence (original letters received and carbon copies of letters sent) on membership and administrative matters, and with government agricultural researchers and officials in the United States and abroad. The files include a 1921 letter from Schmidt Lithograph Company with samples of fruit crate labels, and several letters addressed to the secretary on matters not relating to avocados, such as the California Oriental Exclusion League (1920), and a letter from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (also 1920) concerning the purchase of the Arcadia Balloon School, to establish an air training center. The subseries also contains several files of correspondence of the president of the Association, most notably William H. Sallmon, vice president, 1917/1918, and president, 1918/1919 - 1920/1921. Non-correspondence materials include a census of avocado growers, 1918-1920; board of directors minutes, 1922-1929; committee reports, 1924-1956; meetings, Avocado Days, and courses, 1916-1948; publicity materials, 1916-1925; 8 volumes of the Association’s Yearbook, 1930-1957; and a scrapbook, 1915-1916, from the formation of the California Avocado Association.
Box 32, Folder 1

Annual report--Offprints, 1925-1926.

 

Avocado census, 1918-1920 [1921].

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 32, Folder 2

1918.

Box 32, Folder 3

1920 [-1921].

Box 35, Folder 3

Banking records, 1920-1921.

Box 32, Folder 4

Bills paid, 1918.

Box 32, Folder 5

Board of Directors minutes, 1922-1929.

Box 32, Folder 6

By-laws, 1918.

Box 32, Folder 7

Circulars, 1917-1920.

Box 32, Folder 8

Committee reports, 1924-1956.

Box 32, Folder 9

Financial report, 1926-1927.

Box 32, Folder 10

Meetings, Avocado Days, courses, 1916-1948.

 

Membership resignations and cancellations, 1923-1925.

Physical Description: 21 folders.
Box 32, Folder 11

A, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 12

B, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 13

C, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 14

D, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 15

E, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 16

F, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 17

G, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 18

H, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 19

I - J, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 20

K, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 21

L, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 22

M, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 23

N, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 24

O, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 25

P, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 26

Q, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 27

R, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 28

S, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 29

T, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 30

W, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 31

Z, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 32

Lists, 1923-1925.

Box 32, Folder 33

Printing samples, 1915-1921 [1923].

General Physical Description note: Formerly in binder.
Box 32, Folder 34

Publicity, circa 1916-1925.

 

Scrapbook, 1915-1916.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 32, Folder 35

Scrapbook, 1915.

Box 32, Folder 36

Loose clippings, 1915-1916.

 

Secretary--Correspondence,

Scope and Contents note

Original correspondence addressed to, and carbon copies of correspondence from,
  • Herbert J. Webber, President, 1915/16 - 1916/1917, and Secretary, 1917/1918
  • Willett L. Hardin, Secretary/Treasurer, 1918/1919 - 1919/1920
  • R. Agnes McNally, Altadena, Secretary, 1920-1921
  • Karl M. Wagner, Los Angeles, Secretary, 1922-1923/24
 

1916 - 1920 July.

Scope and Contents note

Files of Herbert J. Webber, President, 1915/16 - 1916/1917, and Secretary, 1917/1918; and of Willett L. Hardin, Secretary/Treasurer, 1918/1919 - 1919/1920.
Box 31, Folder 67

Ahrens, H. H., 1920.

Box 31, Folder 68

Barlett, Dana W., circa 1919.

Box 31, Folder 69

Blanchard, Nathan W., Investment Co. [E.O. Wakeford], 1919, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 70

Carson, John E., 1920.

Box 31, Folder 71

Connell, H. J., 1919.

Box 31, Folder 72

Dakin, Henry R., 1919.

Box 30, Folder 67

Fahnestock [filed as "Tahueslock"], J. C., Dr., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 73

Holman, George W. [The Master Company], 1919.

Box 29, Folder 1

Orchard and Farm [magazine], 1919.

Box 31, Folder 74

Orpet, E. O. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, Plant Introduction Field Station], 1919.

Box 29, Folder 1A

Pacific Guano & Fertilizer Co., 1917-1919.

Box 29, Folder 2

Pacific News Service, 1916.

Box 29, Folder 3

Page, Francis I., 1918.

Box 29, Folder 4

Palmer, Potter, Mrs., 1916-1917.

Box 29, Folder 5

Palmer, T., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 6

Patton, Madge, Miss, 1917.

Box 29, Folder 7

Pauly, Henry J., Co. 1917.

Box 29, Folder 8

Peirsel, J. F., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 9

Perkins, C. T., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 75

Perl, Leon, 1919.

Box 29, Folder 10

Petersen, Edwin D., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 11

Phillips, Titus, 1918.

Box 29, Folder 12

Phinney's Printery, 1917.

Box 29, Folder 13

Pickerill, W. O., 1917-1920.

Box 29, Folder 14

Pickett, L. M., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 15

Pierce, C. C., & Co., 1916.

Box 29, Folder 16

Pioneer Nursery, 1916.

Box 29, Folder 17

Point Loma Homestead, 1919.

Box 29, Folder 18

Pomeroy, C. S. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Horticultural and Pomological Investigations], 1917.

Box 29, Folder 18A

Pomeroy, Eltweed, 1920.

Box 29, Folder 19

Pomona Manufacturing Co., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 20

Pomona Public Library, 1917.

Box 29, Folder 21

Popenoe, F. O., 1916-1918.

Box 29, Folder 22

Popenoe, Wilson, 1916-1919.

Box 29, Folder 23

Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, 1916.

Box 29, Folder 24

Powell, G. Harold, 1917.

Box 29, Folder 25

Pratt, George F., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 26

Price, R. O. [Upland Heights Orange Association], 1916.

Box 29, Folder 44

Puerner, Harriet H., 1917-1918.

Box 29, Folder 28

Ramsay, Edward L., 1919-1920.

Box 29, Folder 29

Ramsay, Mary, Miss, 1917-1918.

Box 29, Folder 30

Ransford, J. E., 1918.

Box 29, Folder 31

Requa, M. L., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 76

Reynolds, Ralph, 1920.

Box 29, Folder 32

Rhoades, Liddee B., Mrs., 1919-1920.

Box 29, Folder 33

Rico Tropical Fruit Company, 1919.

Box 29, Folder 34

Rideout, A. R., 1917-1920.

Box 29, Folder 35

Rivers Brothers Company, 1917.

Box 29, Folder 36

Riverside Daily Press , 1917-1918.

Box 29, Folder 37

Riverside Enterprise , 1918.

Box 29, Folder 38

Riverside Public Library, 1917-1918.

Box 29, Folder 39

Rixford, G. P. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Crop Physiology and Breeding Investigations], 1917-1919.

Box 29, Folder 40

Robbins, Clara S., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 41

Roberts, M. S., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 42

Robertson, George [State Statistician, California State Board of Agriculture], 1917-1919.

Box 29, Folder 43

Robinson, E. M., Mrs., 1916.

Box 29, Folder 44

Robinson, George O., Mrs., 1918-1920.

Box 29, Folder 45

Robinson, H. E., to W. H. Sallman, 1918.

Box 29, Folder 46

Rogers, Noah G., 1916.

Box 29, Folder 47

Rolfs, Effie S. [Mrs. P. H.], 1917.

Box 29, Folder 48

Rolfs, P. H. [Director, Agricultural Station, Gainesville, Florida], 1917.

Box 29, Folder 49

Ross, George F., 1918.

Box 29, Folder 50

Roth, Paul M., 1919=1920.

Box 29, Folder 51

Rubell, H. L., Mrs., 1917.

Box 29, Folder 52

Rubell, W. T., 1917-1919.

Box 29, Folder 53

Rugg, W. F., 1918.

Box 29, Folder 54

Rutishouse, R. J., Dr., 1919.

 

Sallmon, William H., 1916-1922.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Note

Vice President, 1917/1918; president, 1918/19 - 1920/21.
Box 29, Folder 55

1916 - 1918 March.

Box 29, Folder 56

1918 June - 1919.

Box 29, Folder 57

1920.

Box 29, Folder 58

1921-1922.

Box 30, Folder 1

San Diego County Free Library, 1918.

Box 30, Folder 2

San Diego Public Library, 1918.

Box 30, Folder 3

Sancroft, C. A. [Science and Agriculture Department, British Guiana], 1917

Box 30, Folder 4

Sawyer, R. J., 1916-1917.

Box 30, Folder 5

Schaeffers, Joseph, 1918.

Box 30, Folder 6

Schober, W. B., Dr., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 7

Schoener, George M. A., Rev. [The Padre's Botanical Garden], 1919.

Box 30, Folder 8

Schwegler, Paul, 1918

Box 30, Folder 9

Scott, L. B. [United States Department of Agriculture, bureau of Plant Industry, Horticultural and Pomological Investigations], 1918-1920.

Box 30, Folder 10

Scott, Lawson, 1918.

Box 30, Folder 11

Seabolt, M. M., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 12

Seguin, G[uiller]mo S. [Consul General, Mexico], 1916.

Box 30, Folder 13

Seon, E. S., 1920.

Box 30, Folder 14

Sexton, Joseph, 1916-1918.

Box 30, Folder 15

Seymour, George G. [Dunbar Hansen Co.], 1918.

Box 31, Folder 77

Sgaravatti, Vittorio, 1919.

Box 30, Folder 16

Shaffer, George B., 1916-1918, 1922.

Box 30, Folder 17

Shamel, A. D. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Horticultural and Pomological Investigations], 1917-1919.

Box 30, Folder 18

Sharp, D. D. [Riverside County Horticultural Commissioner], for Albert S. Horton, 1917.

Box 30, Folder 19

Sharpless, B. H., 1916-1919.

Box 30, Folder 20

Shedden, Thomas H., 1916-1922.

Note

President, 1917/1918.
Box 30, Folder 21

Sherlock, W. P., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 22

Sherwood, Walter J., 1919.

Box 30, Folder 23

Silent, Charles, Judge, 1917-1919.

Box 30, Folder 24

Simcoe, B. F., 1916-1920.

Box 30, Folder 25

Simmonds, Edward [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, Plant Introduction Field Station], 1916.

Box 30, Folder 26

Skinner, R. W., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 27

Smith, A. L., Dr., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 28

Smith, Ernest C., 1918.

Box 30, Folder 29

Smith, Gale B., 1916.

Box 30, Folder 30

Smith, H. A., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 31

Smith, Langfield [Director of Agriculture, Danish West Indies], 1916.

Box 30, Folder 32

Smith, Maltby, 1917-1919.

Box 30, Folder 33

Smith, Willard, 1916.

Box 30, Folder 34

Smith, Wirt C., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 35

Smuck, W. B., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 36

Snell, C. Perry, 1918.

Box 30, Folder 37

Snyder, Charles, 1917.

Box 30, Folder 38

Sommerville, H. E., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 39

Soutter, William [Acclimatization Society's Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia], 1916.

Box 30, Folder 40

Spencer, W. C., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 41

Spicer, E. E., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 42

Spinks, William A., 1916-1919.

Box 30, Folder 43

Sponsler, E. M., 1918.

Box 30, Folder 44

Spoor, E. H. [Harvard School of Business Administration], 1916.

Box 30, Folder 45

Sproul, C. B., 1918.

Box 30, Folder 46

Standard Printing Company, 1917.

Box 30, Folder 47

Stearns, Henry A., 1918.

Box 30, Folder 48

Steinwehr, Charles F., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 49

Stephens, William D., 1917-1920.

Box 30, Folder 50

Stevens, Sherman, 1917.

Box 30, Folder 51

Stevenson, Arthur L., 1918-1919.

Box 30, Folder 52

Stewart, John W., 1920.

Box 30, Folder 53

Stewart, Margaret (Mrs. J. T.), 1916-1918.

Box 30, Folder 54

Stipp, George H., 1916.

Box 30, Folder 55

Stonebrook, H. B., Dr., 1917-1920.

Box 30, Folder 56

Stratton, B. C., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 57

Stuart, James C., 1916-1917.

Box 30, Folder 58

Suffern, J. T., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 59

Sunshine Company, 1917.

Box 30, Folder 60

Swarthout, W. W., 1919.

Box 30, Folder 61

Swift, A. L., 1918.

Box 30, Folder 62

Swingle, W. T. [United States Department of Agriculture], 1917.

Box 30, Folder 63

Symmonds, R., 1916.

Box 30, Folder 64

Taber, Arthur L., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 65

Taft, C. P., 1916-1921.

Note

Treasurer, 1916/1917.
Box 30, Folder 66

Taft, E. W., 1917.

Box 30, Folder 68

Taylor, W. A. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry], 1917.

Box 30, Folder 69

Teague, R. M., 1919-1921.

Box 30, Folder 70

Teahon, M. & M., Stenographers, 1916.

Box 30, Folder 71

Tenny, Lloyd S., 1916-1918.

Box 30, Folder 72

Tewksbury, George W., 1917-1918.

Box 31, Folder 1

Thacher, E. S., 1916-1921.

Box 31, Folder 2

Theosophical Publishing Company, 1916-1918.

Box 31, Folder 3

Thomas Advertising Service, 1916.

Box 31, Folder 4

Thomas, C. C., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 5

Thomas, C. E., Nurseries, 1918, 1921-1922.

Box 31, Folder 6

Thorpe Engraving Company, 1917.

Box 31, Folder 7

Townsend, E. L., Dr., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 8

Trask, Elwood E., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 9

Underhill, E. F., 1918-1921.

Box 31, Folder 10

United States Department of Agriculture Library, 1917-1919.

Box 31, Folder 11

University of California, 1918.

Box 31, Folder 12

University of Southern California, 1916.

Box 31, Folder 13

Utt, C. E., 1916, 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 14

Van Duyn, C. R. , 1917.

Box 31, Folder 15

Van Hermann, H. A., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 16

Vlahopoulos, P., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 17

Vosbury, E. D. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Horticultural and Pomological Investigations], 1917-1918.

Box 31, Folder 18

Wackurtz, J., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 19

Wagner, Charles F., 1916-1917, 1920.

Box 31, Folder 20

Wakefield, J. S., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 21

Walker Auditorium and Theater, 1917.

Box 31, Folder 22

Walker, Joseph H., 1916-1917, 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 23

Walker, Thomas J., 1917-1921.

Box 31, Folder 24

Walters, J. H., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 25

Walton, W. K., 1916-1917.

Box 31, Folder 26

Ward, E. Waldo, 1917.

Box 31, Folder 78

Warrell, E. J., Mrs., 1920.

Box 31, Folder 27

Warren, George E., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 28

Waterbury, G. W., 1918.

Box 31, Folder 29

Waters, Genetta H., Mrs., 1917-1918, 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 30

Waters, H. H., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 79

Waters, Maude Crew, 1919, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 31

Wayside Press, 1918-1921.

Box 31, Folder 32

Weaver, M. F., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 33

Webber, Herbert J., Dr., 1915, 1918-1920, 1922.

Note

President, 1915/16 - 1916/1917, and Secretary, 1917/1918.
Box 31, Folder 34

Weir, Ernst Elva, 1917-1918.

Box 31, Folder 35

Welch, R. M. [Savings Union Bank and Trust Company], 1917.

Box 31, Folder 36

Wendelstadt, Edward F. M., Dr., 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 37

Wester, P. J. [Philippine Islands, Bureau of Agriculture, Lamao Experiment Station], 1916-1917.

Box 31, Folder 38

Whedon, J. T., 1916-1922.

Box 31, Folder 39

Wheeler, C. A., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 40

White, C. B., 1920.

Box 31, Folder 41

White, E. A., Fruit Company, 1918-1921.

Box 31, Folder 42

White, Ralph A., 1917, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 43

Whiteley, F. J., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 44

Wight, W. F. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Horticultural and Pomological Investigations], 1917.

Box 31, Folder 45

Wilder, G. W., 1917-1918, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 46

Wiley, W. H., 1917, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 47

Williams, A. B., 1917-1918, 1921.

Box 31, Folder 48

Willis, John C. [Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil], 1916.

Box 31, Folder 49

Wilson, Jarvis F., 1918.

Box 31, Folder 50

Wimberly, L. W., 1918.

Box 31, Folder 51

Witte, E. E., 1917, 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 52

Witte, Edward L., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 53

Wittefelt, William, 1917.

Box 31, Folder 54

Wolfe, Earle A., 1917-1918.

Box 31, Folder 55

Wolfer Printing Company, 1916, 1921-1922.

Box 31, Folder 56

Wolters, J. W., 1916-1917.

Box 31, Folder 57

Wood, Robert S., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 58

Woodruff, Press, 1917.

Box 31, Folder 59

Woods, Ella, 1919.

Box 31, Folder 60

World Convention Dates, 1919.

Box 31, Folder 61

Wortley, E. J. [Director of Agriculture, Bermuda, then Nyasaland Protectorate], 1919-1922.

Box 31, Folder 62

Wright, A. P., 1916.

Box 31, Folder 63

Yaggy, Arthur F., 1917-1921.

Box 31, Folder 64

Young, B. M., 1917.

Box 31, Folder 65

Zapf, A. E., 1916-1918, 1920-1921.

Box 31, Folder 66

Zuill, W. L, MD, 1916.

 

1920 August - 1924.

Scope and Contents note

Files of R. Agnes McNally, Secretary, 1920/21-1922 January, with some correspondence of her successors, Karl [Charles] H. Wagner, 1922-1923/24, and G. B. Hodgkin, 1924/25-.
 

Alphabetical,

Box 32, Folder 42

A, 1920, 1924.

Scope and Contents note

  • Agricultural Legislative Committee. 1920.
  • Associated Pacific Coast Reporters [originally filed under "Hodgkin, J. S."]. 1924.
Box 32, Folder 43

Ba - Bj, 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Baekeland, L. H. 1920.
  • Baily, H. L. 1920.
  • Baker, M. J. [United Ruit Company, Guatemala Division]. 1921.
  • Baker, Vincent M. 1921.
  • Baldwin, William D., MD. 1920-1921.
  • Ballard, Lynn W. [Long Beach, California, Chamber of Commerce]. 1922.
  • Barber, T. U. 1921.
  • Barker, [?]W. [Edwin G. Hart, Real Estate and Investments]. 1922.
  • Barnes, L. R. 1920.
  • Barrett, L. M., Mrs. 1922.
  • Barron, A. Ellis. 1921.
  • Batchelder, D. J. [County Agent, United States Department of Agriculture]. 1922.
  • Bauserman, C. M., Produce Company. 1921.
  • Beck, Mrs. G. W. [Frieda M.]. 1920-1921.
  • Bell, David C. 1920-1921.
  • Bell, Walter T. 1920.
  • Bennett, Charles L, MD. 1920-1922.
  • Berger, G. N. 1920.
  • Berger, R. C. 1921.
  • Beverley, A. 1921.
  • Bill, Stanley. 1921.
  • Billingsley, Ray. 1921.
  • Bishop, Clair. 1921.
  • Bisop, F. W. [Mrs. Susannah]. 1921.
  • Bisset, Peter [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry]. 1921.
  • Bjornson, George. 1920-1921.
Box 32, Folder 44

Bl - Br, 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Blackwell, C. E. 1920.
  • Blakeslee, H. I. 1920-1921.
  • Bland, Agnes, Miss [Quetzalcoatl Corporation]. 1921
  • Blasier, M. E. 1921.
  • Bliss, A. B. [Mrs. William H.]. 1922.
  • Boardman, Queen W., Mrs. 1920-1921.
  • Booge, Tom. 1921.
  • Booth, Charles F. 1920-1921.
  • Borchard, W. E. 1921.
  • Bourgue, A. 1921.
  • Bourk-Donaldson-Taylor, Inc. 1921.
  • Bovet, Pedro A. 1921.
  • Bowman, Mr. 1921.
  • Boydston, D. W. 1920.
  • Boyes, William. 1920-1921.
  • Bradbury Estate. 1920.
  • Brastad, J. P., MD. 1921.
  • Braunton, Ernest. 1920-1921.
  • Broomhall, A. C. 1921.
  • Brown, William E., State Senator. 1921.
  • Brownell, I. W. 1921.
  • Browning, V. A. 1920-1921.
  • Brundred & Tenney [Miss Wilhelmina Tenney]. 1921.
  • Bryant, O. T. 1920-1921.
Box 32, Folder 45

C - D, 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Camp, E. W. 1922.
  • Chappelow, William. 1920
  • Chase, E. M. [United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry]. 1922.
  • Church, C. G. [United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry]. 1922.
  • Clements, George P., MD [Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Agricultural Department]. 1922.
  • Crosby, S. 1921.
  • Cruikshank, R. B. [American Pomological Society]. 1922.
  • Curtis, Maurice D. 1922.
  • Dew, J. A. [County Agent, United States Department of Agriculture].1922.
  • Dorn, H. W. 1922.
  • Douglas, J. R. [Security Trust & Savings Bank, Los Angeles]. 1922.
  • Dutton, E. L. 1922
Box 32, Folder 46

F - H, [1914] 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Ferris, O. L. 1921.
  • Galloway, B. J. 1922.
  • Galloway, B. T. [Acting Secretary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture]. 1914.
  • Gehring Publishing Company [ Hotel Review]. 1921.
  • Graves, G. L. 1922.
  • Green, Henry S. [Massachusetts Agricultural College]. 1922.
  • Green, Myron. 1921.
  • Greenleaf, W. H. 1921.
  • Griffin, J. D. [Territory of Hawaii, Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Division of Forestry]. 1922.
  • Harmon, E. N. Harmon. 1921.
  • Hart, Edwin G. [letter from American Fruit Growers, Inc.]. 1921.
  • Hirschvogel, G. H. 1922.
  • Hunt, Milo. 1920.
Box 32, Folder 47

Hernandez, C[arlos F.], 1924-1925.

Note

Hernandez handled the account of the California Avocado Growers Exchange in Detroit, to the detriment of the Exchange.
Box 32, Folder 48

J - P, 1920-1922, 1924.

Scope and Contents note

  • Jamieson, S. W. 1921.
  • Jennings, S. R. 1922.
  • Johnston, J. C. [University of California, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley]. 1922.
  • Jones, Paul R. [Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Insecticide Department]. 1922.
  • Kempton, Norman W. 1922.
  • Kramer, Henry. 1922.
  • Knight, E. H. 1921.
  • Leach's Argentine Estates Ltd. 1921.
  • Leith, Mary and Margaret W. 1922.
  • Leupp, Harold L. [University of California Library, Berkeley]. 1920-1921.
  • Levy, A., & J. Zentner Co. 1922.
  • Manning, Will R., Dr. no date [circa 1922].
  • Mason, C. B. 1920.
  • McCallan, E. A. [Department of Agriculture, Bermuda]. 1922.
  • McCully, W. C. [Oxnard Citrus Association]. 1922.
  • McNaghten, Malcolm. 1922.
  • McNally, R. Agnes. Letter from the Committee on Varieties re names Habersham and Dickey. 1920.
  • Miller, George L., MD. 1922.
  • Moore, J. H. no date.
  • Morgan, Julia C., Mrs. November 2, no year.
  • Morley, John. 1922.
  • Moznette, G. F. [United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology, Tropical and subtropical fruit insect investigations]. 1922.
  • Murray, Mr. [Irvine Company]. 1924.
  • New York State College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station. Library. 1922.
  • Niersteiner, C. 1922.
  • Nirody, B. S. 1922.
  • Olsen Lithograph Co. 1922.
  • Opperman, C. B. 1922.
  • Paine, C. W. 1920.
  • Parker, A. P. [J. C. Bulis Manufacturing Co. / Robert Gaylord]. 1920-1921.
  • Perl, George. 1922.
  • Petersen, J. 1922.
  • Prince, C. C., Assistant Surgeon General, re: Public Health Service nation-wide campaign against venereal diseases. 1920.
Box 39, Folder 60

Pinchot, Cifford, to William H. Sallmon, Philadelphia, 1921 December 31.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 315.
Box 32, Folder 49

R - S, 1921-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Reynolds, D. M., re: hydroelectric power in California. 1921.
  • Rhodes, A. L. 1922.
  • Rowe, J. S. 1922.
  • San Francisco Convention & Tourist League. 1921.
  • Schoonover, Warren R. [University of California College of Agriculture]. 1922.
  • Seeliger, E. H. 1922.
  • Sievers, J. D. 1921.
  • South Shore Farms Company. 1922.
Box 35, Folder 4

Schmidt Lithograph Company--Fruit crate labels, 1921 September 13.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 1

Alamo Brand [melons], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 6.5 x 10.5 inches. Alamo Packing Co., Growers-Distributors, main office Los Angeles, Cal. Grown at heber, Imperial Valley, Cal.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 2

Alamo Brand, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Grown and packed by Fillmore Citrus Fruit Assn., Fillmore, Ventura County, Cal.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 3

American Ace Brand Apples, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 9 x 10 inches. Grown in the famous Wenatchee district of Washington.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 4

Apex Brand [melons], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 6.5 x 10.5 inches. Imperial Valley Vegetable & Melon Growers Ass'n, main office Calipatria, Calif.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 5

Arlington Heights Superfine (Sunkist), 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Arlington Heights Fruit Co., Riverside, Riverside Co., Calif.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 6

Carmel Valley Brand Pears, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 8.5 x 10.25 inches. Packed & shipped by Carmel Valley Fruit Growers Association, Monterey, California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 7

Cock of the Walk (Sunkist), 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Bradbury Estate Company, San Marino, Los Angeles, Co., California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 8

Colonial Mother Brand Valencias (Sunkist), 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association, Anaheim, Orange Co., California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 9

Insight Brand Sacramento River Bartletts, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 8.25 x 11 inches. Grown & packed by Lord-Salisbury, Walnut Grove, California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 10

Model Brand Valencias (Sunkist), 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Bastanchury Ranch Company [the worlds largest orange & lemon orchard], Fullerton, Orange County, California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 11

Reliable Brand [oranges], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. Packed by La Habra Citrus Association, La Habra, Orange County, California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 12

Skookum Brand Apples, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 9 x 10 inches. Grown, selected and shipped by Leavenworth Fruit Growers Unit, Leavenworth, Wash. World Wide Sales Service. Northwestern Fruit Exchange, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 13

Some Pears Bartletts, 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 8.25 x 11 inches. Net weight 46 lbs. Grown & packed by George W. Hayden, Napa, California.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 14

Sunnybrook Brand [apples], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 9 x 10 inches. Contents 40 lbs. net. Extra fancy. Grown, selected and shipped by Israel Orchard Co., Dayton, Wash.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 15

Sweetie brand [oranges], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 10 x 11 inches. L. K. Small Company, Los Angeles.
Box 35, Folder 4, Item 16

Yakima Savage Brand [apples], 1921.

Note: 1 crate label : 9 x 10 inches. Contents 40 lbs. net. Extra fancy. Grown and packed by H. W. Savage, at Painted Rocks on the Naches River, Yakima, Wash.
Box 33, Folder 1

T - V, 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Taylor, Charles W. 1920.
  • Taylor, H. C. 1921.
  • Texas Farm Bureau Federation. 1921.
  • Thales, W. L. 1920-1921.
  • Thomas, F. C. 1921.
  • Thomas, George H., Jr. 1920.
  • Thornton, L. 1921.
  • Times-Mirror Company [ Farm and Tractor]. 1921-1922.
  • Toy, James F. 1920.
  • Treat, J. W. 1920.
  • [United States] Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service. 1921.
  • Troutman, Sara F., Miss. 1920-1921.
  • Troyer, A. M. 1920.
  • Truitt, George B. 1920-1921.
  • Tucker, E. H. [First National Bank of Los Angeles]. 1921.
  • Twyman, Buford. 1920.
  • Union Oil Company of California. 1920.
  • University of California College of Agriculture. 1921.
  • University of Illinois Library. 1921.
  • Valleau, Tom. 1921.
  • Van Emburgh, Wesley. 1920.
  • Van Pelt, W. W. [Southern California Fair Association]. 1920-1921.
  • Vanderbilt, E. C. [Western Union Telegraph Company]. 1920.
  • Vary, Charles H. [State of California, Department of Agriculture]. 1920.
  • Verhelle, A. 1920-1921.
  • Vezin, Cornelius D. ["A Man in California"]. 1921.
Box 33, Folder 2

W - Z, 1920-1922.

Scope and Contents note

  • Ward, Jessie. 1921.
  • Waters, E. M. [English-American Underwriters]. 1922.
  • Watson, Mercer (Mrs. John L.). 1920.
  • Waxham, E. L. 1920.
  • Wetmore Brothers. 1921.
  • Wetmore, E. D. 1922.
  • Wetzerl Brothers. 1920-1921.
  • White, Salvador. 1920.
  • Whiteside, A. J. 1920.
  • Whitford, Samuel. 1920-1921.
  • Whitney, J. W. 1921.
  • Whittier News. 1921.
  • Wiatt, R. E. 1921.
  • Wilcox, Clyde O. 1921.
  • Wilcox, Roy F. 1921.
  • Wilhelm, A. A. 1921.
  • Wilkinson, R. H. 1921.
  • Williams, E. A. 1921.
  • Williams, Margo. 1921.
  • Wilmarth, Fred [Oklahoma Cotton Growers Association]. 1921.
  • Wilson, George T. 1921.
  • Witt, Martin A. 1921.
  • Wittels, Louis. 1922.
  • Wolfe, Francis W. 1922.
  • Woodberry, George B. 1921.
  • Woodley, F. E. [Supervisor, 3rd District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors]. 1921.
  • Woodruff, George E. 1921.
  • Woods, Robert S. 1921.
  • Woolslair, Sidney F. 1921.
  • Woolwine, W. D. 1922.
  • Worsham, Margaret B., Mrs. 1921.
  • Worsham, W. J. 1921.
  • Wright, Charles. 1921.
  • Wright, J. C. 1921.
  • Wyatt, F. 1920.
  • Yahanda, Teizo [Japanese Agricultural Association]. 1921.
  • Yeamans, Mildred K. 1920.
  • Yule, W. H. 1921.
  • Zaveallas, John. 1921.
  • Zimmer, A. L. 1920.
  • Zimmerman, J. H. 1921.
 

Chronological,

Physical Description: 5 folders.
 

1921.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 32, Folder 37

January - September. 1921

Box 32, Folder 38

October. 1921

Box 32, Folder 39

November. 1921

Box 32, Folder 40

December. 1921

Box 32, Folder 41

1922 January.

Box 33, Folder 3

California Oriental Exclusion League, 1920 August 18.

Box 33, Folder 4

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1920 July 23.

Scope and Contents note

Re: purchasing the Arcadia Balloon School, to establish an air training center.
Box 33, Folder 5

Secretary--Hardin, Willetts L.--Miscellaneous, 1918/19 - 1919/20.

Box 36, Folder 1

Secretary--Mcnally, R. Agnes--Miscellaneous, 1920/21 - 1922 January.

Box 33, Folder 6

Semi-annual report, 1915.

 

Yearbook, 1930-1957.

Physical Description: 8 volumes.
Box 33, Folder 7

1930.

Box 33, Folder 8

1931.

Box 33, Folder 9

1940.

Box 33, Folder 10

1942.

Box 33, Folder 11

1944.

Box 33, Folder 12

1950.

Box 33, Folder 13

1956.

Box 33, Folder 14

1957.

 

Subseries 2.1.2.  California Avocado Growers Exchange / Calavo Growers of California [from 1927], 1924-1958.

Physical Description: 17 folders.

Scope and Contents note

The California Avocado Exchange was formally established in January 1924 to handle cooperative marketing of avocados, in much the same manner as Sunkist and the Walnut Grower’s Exchange; its name was changed to Calavo Growers of California in 1927. William McPherson was a charter member of the Exchange, and served as secretary of District 3 of the cooperative in the early 1930s. The materials in this subseries consist primarily of printed materials, including annual reports and newsletters. Other materials include records of fruit received from exchange members, 1924; Board of Directors minutes, 1929; and advertisements and publicity, circa 1925-1940.
 

Annual reports,

Box 33, Folder 15

Nos. 1-3, 1924-1926.

Box 33, Folder 16

Nos. 5-6, 1927/28 - 1928/29.

Box 33, Folder 17

Nos. 7-12, 1929/30 - 1934/35.

Box 33, Folder 18

Nos. 13-29, 1935/36 - 1951/52

Scope and Contents note

Nos. 13 (1935/36; 2 copies), 14 (1936/37; 2 copies), 16 (1938/39), 25 (1947/48; 2 copies), 29 (1951/52).
Box 33, Folder 19

Board of Directors minutes, 1929.

Box 33, Folder 20

By-laws, 1924-1945.

Box 33, Folder 21

Calavo Handbook--Miscellaneous pages, 1947-1950.

Scope and Contents note

Sheets on Plant Plumbing, 102 (1947), and the Oriental Fruit Fly, 1000 (1950).
Box 33, Folder 22

Folder of Facts, 1935 May 15.

Box 33, Folder 23

General, circa 1925-1934.

Box 39, Folder 61

National Committee on Calendar Simplification for the United States, New York, 1929 March 16.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Signed by George Eastman. Ms. McP 316.
 

Newsletters,

Physical Description: 4 folders.
 

Calavo News

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 34, Folder 27

1927-1929.

Note

Incomplete.
Box 34, Folder 28

1930-1944.

Note

Incomplete.
Box 34, Folder 29

1949-1958.

Note

Incomplete.
Box 34, Folder 30

Calavo Newsletter , 1934.

Box 35, Folder 5

Print advertisements, 1928-1929.

Box 33, Folder 24

Publicity, circa 1925-1940.

Box 33, Folder 25

Record of fruit received, 1924.

 

Subseries 2.1.3.  General files, 1911-1940.

Physical Description: 32 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence, reports, studies, newspaper and periodical clippings, and advertising and promotional materials relating to the avocado industry, in particular in Southern California. Scientific studies, reports by explorer F. Wilson Popenoe, and the catalogs of avocado nurseries such as E. E. Knight and the famously irascible Albert R. Rideout , document in particular the efforts of the industry to perfect cultivation methods, standardize varieties, and improve the quality of the avocados produced. In addition, newspaper and periodical clippings, pamphlets of avocado recipes both for consumption and for beauty uses, and advertising ephemera--some in the shape of an avocado--indicate the efforts the industry took to publicize and market what was still considered an “exotic” fruit to the public. Real estate company brochures advertising land suitable for avocado groves also indicate the role the avocado industry played in the development of Orange County.
Box 36, Folder 2

Avocado cultivation and varieties, 1921-1930.

Box 33, Folder 26

Avocado judging, 1931.

Box 36, Folder 3, Box 33, Folder 27-28

Avocado lands for sale, circa 1919-1935.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 33, Folder 29

Avocado nurseries, circa 1916-1935.

Box 33, Folder 30

Avocado picking and shipping, circa 1920-1935.

Box 33, Folder 31

Avocado production costs, Orange County (Calif.), 1930-1938.

Box 33, Folder 32

Avocado recipes and beauty uses, circa 1919-1935.

Box 33, Folder 33

Avocado sales in California, 1934-1939.

Box 36, Folder 4

Avocado standardization, 1939.

Box 33, Folder 34

Avocado variety exhibition cards, circa 1926-1927.

Scope and Contents note

Includes many from the McPherson ranch.
Box 33, Folder 35

Avocados in Southern California, 1924-1930.

Box 33, Folder 36

Business cards, no date.

Box 33, Folder 37

California Avocado Company, no date.

Box 34, Folder 26

Growth, volume 1, 1926-1927.

Note.

Incomplete.
Box 33, Folder 38

Hodgson, Robert W., The California avocado industry , 1930-1934.

Box 33, Folder 39

Knight, E. E., 1917-1928.

 

Newspapers and newspaper clippings,

Box 24, Folder 6

Carlsbad Journal, 1929 May 17.

Box 24, Folder 18

La Puente Valley Journal , 1921 August 5.

Box 24, Folder 18

San Diego County News , 1926 October 1.

Box 24, Folder 18

Vista Press. 1928.

Scope and Contents note

  • No date [early 1928]. 3 copies.
  • 27 December 1928. Cover letter to William McPherson from E. C. Dutton, dated 16 January 1929, in Box 34, Folder 4.
Box 36, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings, 1919-1932.

Box 25, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings (oversize), 1918-1931.

Box 35, Folder 6

Packard, Carl G., Claremont (Calif.), 1926.

Box 34, Folder 18

Pest control, no date.

Box 34, Folder 19

Photographs, circa 1924.

General Physical Description note: 3 photographs.
Box 34, Folder 20

Plant quarantine restrictions, 1921.

Box 34, Folder 21

Popenoe, F. Wilson, 1911-1934.

Box 34, Folder 22

Regional studies, 1911-1922.

Box 34, Folder 23

Rideout, Albert R., circa 1919-1925.

Box 34, Folder 24

Ryerson, Knowles; Jaffa, M. E.; Goss, H. Avocado culture in California , 1923-1928.

Box 34, Folder 25

Scientific research reports, 1915-1940.

Box 35, Folder 7

Safeway Stores--Avocado campaign, 1937 January.

Box 36, Folder 7

Whittier Avocado Show (6th annual), 1929 May 6-12.

 

Subseries 2.1.4.  McPherson, William. Avocado business, 1920-1960.

Physical Description: 21 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises materials relating to William McPherson’s involvement in the avocado industry. All but one folder consists of correspondence addressed to McPherson, both as a private individual--including receipts and accounts of McPherson’s participation in the California Avocado Growers Exchange / Calavo Growers of California--and in McPherson’s capacity as Secretary of the California Avocado Association in 1927/1928 - 1929/1930, and as Secretary of District 3 of the Calavo Growers of California in the early 1930s. The file for 1931 includes the manuscript and typescript of McPherson's talk on C. P. Taft, given before the Growers Institute, 9 June 1931, and published in the California Avocado Association Yearbook for 1931. The subseries also includes two notebooks with McPherson’s jottings on various matters relating to the avocado industry.
 

Correspondence,

Box 33, Folder 40

1920-1926.

Box 33, Folder 41

1927.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence as Secretary of the California Avocado Association.
 

1928.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence as Secretary of the California Avocado Association.
Box 33, Folder 42

January-March. 1928

Box 34, Folder 1

April-May. 1928

Box 34, Folder 2

June-August. 1928

Box 34, Folder 3

September-December. 1928

 

1929.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence as Secretary of the California Avocado Association.
Box 34, Folder 4

January-April, 1929

Box 34, Folder 5

May-August, 1929

Box 34, Folder 6

September-December. 1929

 

1930.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence as Secretary of the California Avocado Association.
Box 34, Folder 7

January-June. 1930

Box 34, Folder 8

July-December. 1930

Box 34, Folder 9

1931.

Scope and Contents note

Includes manuscript and typescript of William McPherson's talk on C. P. Taft, given before the Growers Institute, 9 June 1931, and published in the California Avocado Association Yearbook for 1931.
Box 36, Folder 5

1932-1935.

Box 34, Folder 10

1936-1937.

Box 34, Folder 11

1938-1939.

Box 34, Folder 12

1940-1946.

Box 34, Folder 13

1947-1949.

Box 34, Folder 14

1950-1954.

Box 34, Folder 15

1955-1960.

Box 34, Folder 16

Empty envelopes, 1923-1941.

Box 34, Folder 17

Notebooks, 1938, 1941.

Physical Description: 2 notebooks.
Box 49, Folder 1

Series 2.2.  Billingsley family papers, circa 1882-1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Provenance

These materials originated with the papers of Ray Billingsley that now form MS-R013, Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries. These papers were at one time in the possession of Orange County historian Don Meadows, and were transferred to Pomona College almost certainly error as part of a transfer of papers of William McPherson.

Note

Ray Billingsley (1854-1929), was born in Richmond, Washington County, Iowa, and received his undergraduate and law school education at Iowa State University. After practicing law in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, in 1886 he and his family moved to Orange County, California, where he established a law practice, specializing in real estate, in Santa Ana, and named his home in Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana "Villa Park". In the first decade of the 20th century he curtail his legal activities to concentrate on his orchard business.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of a single folder of miscellaneous papers, primarily genealogical records, family correspondence (including Ray's invitation to his father to attend his wedding in 1882), and receipts for produce.

Related Archival Materials note

Additional papers of Ray Billingsley are held by the following institutions:
  1. Ray Billingsley papers, MS-R013 , Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. 1870-1928. 5.2 linear feet.
  2. Ray Billingsley papers, collection 227 , Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles, California. ca. 1875-1930. 11 linear feet.
 

Series 2.3.  Bradshaw, Cornelius B. and Mary Freelove (Hixon). Collection, 1889-1905.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Biography

Cornelius B. Bradshaw (1840-1932) was an architect who designed many public buildings in Orange County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He married Mary Freelove Hixon (1846-1929) in 1868.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains building specifications for the construction of three Orange County public buildings--the Santa Ana Jail, Orange County Court House, and Orange Union High School--designed by Bradshaw, and materials directed to Mrs. Bradshaw relating to Women's Christian Temperance activities, in particular the work of social reformer Jessie A. Ackerman[n] (born in Illinois in 1857, died in Pomona, California, in 1951), in Australia.
 

Building specifications, 1895-1905.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 49, Folder 3

[John Parkinson and C. B. Bradshaw, Associate Architects] Orange County Court House, [1899].

Box 49, Folder 4

Orange Union High School, [1905].

General Physical Description note: Pencil notation, not in William McPherson's hand: "From Griffith M[?W]ill".
Box 49, Folder 5

Santa Ana Jail, [1895].

Box 25, Folder 10

Women's Christian Temperance Union (Australia), 1889-1891.

Scope and Contents note

  1. Women's Christian Temperance Union of South Australia, First Annual Conference, Minutes. Adelaide, 13 August 1889.
  2. Women's Christian Temperance Union of Queensland, Fourth Annual Conference, Minutes. Brisbane, 24-26 September 1889.
  3. First Intercolonial Convention, Minutes. Baptist Church, Collins Street Melbourne, 25-29 May 1891.
  4. Ackerman[n], Jessie A. [(1857-1951), social reformer, feminist, journalist, writer and traveller], writings. circa 1891. 12 handbills. Mailed to Mrs. M. F. Bradshaw, Orange, Orange Co., California.
 

Series 2.4.  California newspapers (19th century), 1848-1897.

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains 19th century California newspapers, original, facsimile, and photographic reproduction, found among William McPherson's papers. The materials include two original issues of San Francisco newspapers from 1848. The 12 October 1878 issue of the Santa Ana Herald is not listed by the California Newspaper Project, and may be a unique survival. Other original issues include newspapers from San Francisco (1863), Los Angeles (1869), and Orange (1897), and the literary newspaper, The Cactus, An illustrated journal of the angels (1889). The photographic reproduction of a page from The California Farmer and journal of useful sciences (1862), reproduces S. Rocquefeuil's 1817 account of San Francisco Bay; and the facsimile of the title pages of the The Orange Tribune for 4 September 1886 and 26 March 1887 include an account of the founding of McPherson.
Box 52, Folder 1

The Cactus, An illustrated journal of the angels , 1889 October 5.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 4, no. 9.
Box 52, Folder 2

The California Farmer and journal of useful sciences [San Francisco], 1862.

General Physical Description note: Photographic copy of page 52 only: Alex S. Taylor, "California Notes. The Indianology of California, Fourth Series, No. 106 of whole Series, continued from Farmer of Oct. 17, 1862. XIX.-S. Rocquefeuil's Account of California in 1817. Account of San Francisco Bay".
Box 52, Folder 3

The California Star [San Francisco], 1848 April 1.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 2, no. 13. Pencil note by William McPherson: "12/8/34".
Box 52, Folder 4

Californian [San Francisco], 1848 March 15.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 2, no. 44.
Box 52, Folder 5

Evening Bulletin [San Francisco], 1863 November 27.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 17, no. 43. Pencil annotation: "Baja Calif., LNC / 3.00".
Box 52, Folder 6

Los Angeles Daily News, 1869 July 6.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 2, no. 5.
Box 52, Folder 7

Orange Trade Reporter [Los Angeles], 1897 March 16.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 3, no. 12.
Box 52, Folder 8

The Orange Tribune, 1886 September 4, 1887 March 26.

General Physical Description note: Vol. 2, nos. 23 and 52. Reproductions of front pages only. Orange Community Historical Society, courtesy UCI Library.

Scope and Contents note

The issue for September 1886 contains an account of the founding of McPherson.
Box 52, Folder 9

Santa Ana Herald, 1878 October 12.

Note: Originally laid in Boston Coachman's Ledger, 1846-1852 / Scrapbook #1 (Box 13, Folder 1, at #18).
 

Series 2.5.  Historical manuscripts, 1664/65-1932.

Physical Description: 3.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains historical documents acquired by William McPherson, primarily through purchase and primarily from approximately 1919 to approximately 1945. Their range and nature reveal McPherson’s eclectic interests and idiosyncratic collecting style. The substantial numbers of Spanish-language materials relating to California were directly relevant to McPherson’s research interests, and evidence a coherent collection strategy. Most of the materials, however, had no direct relevance to McPherson’s research, and were acquired for their association with powerful, influential, and well-known (at least to their contemporaries) individuals or with historic periods and events, in particular the American Revolution and Civil War; or as examples of certain types of documents, such as ship logs, financial instruments, and stock certificates, that interested McPherson.
The documents were initially processed by the staff of the Huntington Library, who placed the items in folders, arranged them into broad series (each ordered chronologically), numbered the folders from 1 to 636, and prepared a card catalog. The number of documents is considerably more than 636, since many folders contain more than one document; several folders of “scattered” miscellanea hold as many as 20 pieces each. The first 165 folders comprise the San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records, now a separate collection (H1964.2). While the remaining documents retain their original physical order by folder number, they have been arranged intellectually into the following subseries:
  • Subseries 2.5.1. Americana, 1748-1932.
  • Subseries 2.5.2. Artists (British), circa 1815-1889.
  • Subseries 2.5.3. Autographs, 1716-1929.
  • Subseries 2.5.4. British materials, 1664/65-1921.
  • Subseries 2.5.5. California and the West, Spanish-Language materials, 1773-1856.
  • Subseries 2.5.6. Californiana, English-Language, 1850-1931.
  • Subseries 2.5.7. Civil War papers, diaries, and letters, 1861-1864 [1867].
  • Subseries 2.5.8. Clergy, 1822-1924.
  • Subseries 2.5.9. Financial and commercial papers, 1783-1919.
  • Subseries 2.5.10. German and Austrian materials, 1736, circa 1850-1896.
  • Subseries 2.5.11. Logbooks, 1822-1855.
  • Subseries 2.5.12. Scrapbooks (literary), 1846-1878, 1888-1908.
  • Subseries 2.5.13. Women (American and British), 1828-1928.
  • Subseries 2.5.14. Writers, editors, journalists, publishers (American and British), 1840-1917.
With the exception of Subseries 2.5.5. California and the West, Spanish-Language materials, the materials in each subseries are ordered alphabetically by creator, or, where two or more documents are addressed to the same individual, by recipient.
The bulk of the documents in this series is comprised of letters from one individual to another. The Spanish-Language materials relating to California and the West also contain a considerable number of land transactions. Other types of documents include appointments, bills, commercial drafts and papers, financial accounts, legal proceedings, logbooks, passports, receipts, reports, stock certificates, and surveys. The authors, recipients, and subjects of the documents are predominantly powerful, influential, or well-known political, social, military, and business leaders; or artists, writers, women, or preachers considered significant by their own or McPherson’s generations. Reputations change over time, and the names of some of these individuals may now be relegated to obscurity. It is also possible that some 18th and 19th century documents from New England and New York do not represent "prominent" people, but are McPherson family documents whose context has been lost.
Every attempt has been made to identify both the author and recipient of each document. Where biographical information on these individuals is readily available either in print or electronically, no further information has been supplied. In cases in which information on these individuals is not readily available, or it is necessary to disambiguate persons with the same name, biographical details have been provided so far as they could be determined. The substance of the materials varies considerably: on the one hand, many of the letters from or to political, military, and business leaders are pro forma in nature; on the other hand, several letters from or to writers or scientists are quite revealing, as are a number of the Civil War letters. No systematic attempt has been made to determine the subject matter of each document, and it is noted only where (1) it was already noted in the card catalog prepared by the Huntington Library staff, (2) it was necessary to determine in order to identify either the author or recipient of the document, or (3) it was evident at a glance.
 

Subseries 2.5.1.  Americana, 1748-1932.

Physical Description: 113 folders.
Box 44, Folder 103

Allen, Elisha Hunt, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Chancellor of the Kingdom of Hawaii, circa 1864-1877.

General Physical Description note: Handwritten card. Ms. McP 635 (part).

Provenance

Pencil notation by William McPherson: "From Heise, 1.00, Aug. 29, 1930".
Box 46, Folder 2

[Arthur, Chester Alan] Matthews, Gustus F., of Beadle County, Dakota Territory [South Dakota], grant of 160 acres (SE 4th-19-110-61) to, Washington, 1882 June 30.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Signed by Chester A. Arthur. Accompanied by assignment by Hargreaves Kippax to Hulda M. Kippax of 4 certificates, each for 10 shares, of capital stock of the Beadle County Abstract Company (1 p., 1893 May 26). Ms. McP 500.
Box 43, Folder 57

Bryan, William Jennings, to "Dear Mr. Krach", Lincoln, Nebraska, 1897 November 30.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 510.

Provenance

Pencil notation by William McPherson: "$3.50, Heise, July 1919".
Box 43, Folder 33

Butler, Benjamin Franklin, to James Parton, Lowell, 1863 April 13.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 482.
Box 44, Folder 98

Calkins, Caleb, promisory note in the amount of $10,000 to Gerrit Smith, Peterboro, New York, 1867 March 30.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Signature of Gerrit Smith on dorse. Ms. McP 635 (part).

Note

Caleb Calkins (1814-1892), employee of Gerrit Smith. Gerrit Smith (1797-1874) leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist.
Box 43, Folder 46

Cannon, George Quale, Delegate to Congress from Utah Territory, and Thomas White Ferry, to Alphonso Taft, recommendation of Sumner Howard, District Attorney for Utah Territory, to succeed Associate Justice Boreman of the Utah Territory Supreme Court, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1877 January 24.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. The body of the letter is in the Cannon's hand. Ms. McP 497.
Box 43, Folder 13

Cantey, James W., Adjutant General of South Carolina, to David Johnson, Governor of South Carolina, Hobkirk, 1848 January 8-10.

General Physical Description note: 3 pieces. Ms. McP 466.
Box 42, Folder 87

[Carman, Hannah.] New York City, Mayor's Court. Grant of bail to Hannah Carman, defendant in a suit for trespass (slander) brought by Thomas Warner and Magdalene his wife, 1799 August 6.

General Physical Description note: Printed document, signed, 1 p. Taken and acknowledged before Theodore Beekman, Alderman, 9 August 1799. On reverse: "filed August 9, 1799, and enrolled p. 131". Ms. McP 442.
Box 43, Folder 11

Child, E[ben(ezer)] L., Appointments Office, Post Office Department, notification to John Cooper of his appointment as Postmaster at Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois, Washington, 1844 August 3.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 464.
Box 43, Folder 19

Clayton, John Middleton, to Robert B. Campbell, United States Consul at Havana, Department of State, 1850 July 8.

General Physical Description note: Contemporary copy, 2 p. Ms. McP 468.
Box 43, Folder 5

Collins Manufacturing Company, Hartford and Collinsville, Connecticut, letters addressed to, 1837-1851.

General Physical Description note: 9 pieces. Ms. McP 458.
Box 42, Folder 89

[Crapon, Christopher.] Cargo manifest for the sloop Eliza, burthen 71 9/95 tons, Christopher Crapon, master, bound for New York City, Providence, Rhode Island, 1804 July 6.

General Physical Description note: Printed form, signed, 1 page. Ms. McP 444.
Box 42, Folder 88

Curtis, Christopher, last will and testament, [Warwick County, Virginia,] 1799 December 17.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 2 p. Witnesses: Matthew Wills, John Jones. Will proved 10 April 1800 by Henry Curtis, executor; William Dudley, clerk of court. Ms. McP 443.
Box 43, Folder 44

Davis, John Chandler Bancroft, to Henry Bowen Anthony, Department of State, Washington, [circa 1873] March 20.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. 2 p. Ms. McP 495.
Box 42, Folder 90

Dwight, Theodore, to Samuel W. Pomeroy, Hartford, 1807 September 26.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 445.
Box 44, Folder 104

Ellsworth, William Wolcott, transmittal letter for Connecticut General Assembly resolutions, Executive Office, State of Connecticut, 1838 July 13.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 635 (part).
Box 43, Folder 47

Evarts, William Maxwell, to Lucius Robinson, Governor of New York, concerning the application for the extradition of William McCann and Oliver M. Halstead, charged with grand larceny committed in the city and county of New York, and supposed to have taken refuge in Canada, Department of State, Washington, 1877 March 28.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 498.
Box 43, Folder 45

Fairchild, Lucius, U.S. Consul at Liverpool, to the Collector of Customs at New York, transmittal of invoices of goods, Liverpool, 1876 July 25.

General Physical Description note: A.D., 1 p. Ms. McP 496.
Box 45, Folder 10

[Fish, Hamilton] Barber, George E., passport for self and minor daughter, 1872 August 21.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 sheet, folded to 18 x 12 inches. Signed by Hamilton Fish. Ms. McP 492.
Box 42, Folder 86

Fonda, Jelles D., to Abraham Van Eps. Receipt for £100, New York, 1796 March 22.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Witness: Abraham Van Eps, Jr. Ms. McP 441.
Box 43, Folder 4

Forsyth, John, to Messrs. Blair & Rives, Department of State, Washington, 1835 March 14.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 457.
Box 44, Folder 100

Franklin, William Buel, General, President, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, receipts for payments from, 1889-1895.

Scope and Contents note

5 pieces, each signed by a state governor. Ms. McP 635 (part).
  1. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1889 June -- $567.48. Signed: John M. Thayer, Governor.
  2. Sacramento, California, 1889 June -- $403.33. Signed: Robert M. Waterman, Governor.
  3. Sacramento, California, 1892 November 29 -- $9,300. Signed: H. H. Markham, Governor.
  4. Sacramento, California, 1893 February 11 -- $10,350. Signed: H. H. Markham, Governor.
  5. Bismarck, North Dakota, 1895 November 16th -- $2,075. Signed: Roger Allin, Governor.
Box 45, Folder 11

Frelinghuysen, Frederick Theodore, Passport of Thomas C. Reynolds, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Commissioner of the United States to the Central & South American States, Department of State, 1885 January 21.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 sheet. Special Passport No. 523. Ms. McP 502.
Box 43, Folder 21

Gallagher, William Davis, to "My dear sir", Washington, 1852 January 2.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 470.
Box 42, Folder 22

Gill, Theodore Nicholas, to "Dear Miss Johnston", Washington, 1878 December 9.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 377.
Box 43, Folder 1

Gould, Isaac, to Stephen Gould, Newport (Rhode Island), 1829 February 14.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 453.
Box 43, Folder 49

Hancock, Winfield Scott, to Dr. Ferdinand Seeger, Governor's Island, New York, 1884 April 8.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 501.
Box 43, Folder 52

Helper, Hinton Rowan, to A[aron] H[enderson] Rathbone, 4426 Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, 1890 March 20.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 505.

Scope and Contents note

Concerning Helper's proposed Three Americas Railway, providing "continuous steamcar communication between the Behring Strait and the Strait of Magellan".
Box 43, Folder 26

Henry, Joseph, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, to the Collector of the Port of New York, Washington, 1854 January 23.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 475.

Scope and Contents note

Request that a box of books arrived at New York per the steamer Hermann, from Bremen, for the Smithsonian Institution, be admitted duty free.
Box 43, Folder 60

Heywood, Charles, Brigadier General, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, to Howard Chandler Christy, 1900 March 23.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 513.

Scope and Contents note

Letter of thanks for Christy's gift to the Marine Corps of a pastel representing a Marine officer.
Box 44, Folder 108

Hill, David Bennett, to General Fitz John Porter, State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany, 1891 January 26.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 635 (part).
Box 44, Folder 49

Hillard, George Stillman, to "Dear Whipple", [circa 1850] December 21.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 589.

Note

The addressee is probably essayist and critic Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886), who was associated with the Mercantile Library Association of Boston. Both Hillard and Whipple participated in the Association's 8th annual course of lectures in 1850, Hillard speaking on "The Dangers and Duties of the Mercantile Profession" on 13 November, and Whipple on "The American Mind", one week later, on 20 November.
 

Interior Department, 1849-1877.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 43, Folder 14

Census Office [Kennedy, Joseph Camp Griffith], 1849, 1863.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 467 (part).
  1. To Nahum Capen. Washington, 1849 June 12.
  2. To Henry Bowen Anthony, Chairman, Senate Committee on Printing. Washington, 1863 December 16.
Box 43, Folder 15

General Land Office [Williamson, James A.] to Messrs. Helmick and Alleman, Washington, 1877 June 25.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 467 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Notice that the patent for the Lone Star Lode Colorado has been transmitted to the Register and Receiver at Central City, Colorado.
Box 43, Folder 16

General Land Office [Wilson, John] to H. H. Heath, appointment as clerk in the General Land Office, Washington, 1853 May 4.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 467 (part).
Box 43, Folder 17

General Land Office [Wilson, Joseph S.], 1868, 1870.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 467 (part).
  1. To William Helmick. Execution of patent in Nebraska. General Land office, 1868 November 21.
  2. To Professor J. A. Cherrey, Georgic Library, Watkins, Schuyler County, New York. Transmittal of requested publications. General Land Office, 1870 January 25.
Box 43, Folder 18

Secretary [Delano, Columbus] to T[heron] R. Butler, Washington, 1873 May 7.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 467 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Concerning Wormley's payment of butter bill.
Box 44, Folder 102

Jefferson, Thomas, presidential frank, circa 1801-1809.

General Physical Description note: Signature cut from document. Ms. McP 635 (part).
Box 43, Folder 20

Jessore, Ship, of New York, Samuel Cobb, master, landing certificates for goods and merchandise shipped from New York to Liverpool by J. B. Kitching and consigned to James McHenry, Liverpool, 1850 August-November.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 2 p. Signed by Samuel Cobb, master; E. J. Smith, mate; Thomas L. Crittenden, United States Consul at Liverpool; Jam[es?] Pearce, Vice Consul; James McHenry; and John W. Hopkins, principal clerk of the Bill of Entry Office at Liverpool. Ms. McP 469.
Box 43, Folder 42

Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, General, to Benjamin Etting, White Sulphur Springs, 1873 July 30.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Attached to engraved portrait and transcript. Ms. McP 493.
 

Jones, Lynds Eugene, letters addressed to, 1875, 1893

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

Lynds Eugene Jones (1853-1902), BA City College of New York, 1873; early career with The Mail and Express , The Publishers' Weekly and The Art Amateur , and with several prominent publishing houses; American editor, "Men and Women of the Times"; author of A history of the United States for young Americans from the landing of Columbus to the inauguration of Benjamin Harrison (1889); at time of death, senior member, Board of Examiners, Civil Service Commission of New York.
Box 44, Folder 75

Taylor, William Mackergo, to Lynds Eugene Jones, 10 East 35th Street [New York], 1893 October 27.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Accompanied by note. Ms. McP 616.
Box 44, Folder 53

Van Norman, Daniel Cummings, to Lynds Eugene Jones, 212 West 59th Street [New York], 1875 November 24.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 593.

Note

Daniel Cummings Van Norman (1815-1886), BA Wesleyan, 1838; professor of physics and the classics, Victoria College, Coburg, 1838-1845; founder and principal, Burlington Ladies Academy, Hamilton, Ontario, 1845-1851; director, Rutgers Female Institute, New York City, 1851-1857; founder and director, Van Norman Institute, New York City, 1857-1886.

Scope and Contents note

Concerning the 1875 reunion of Alpha Delta Phi in New York City.
Box 43, Folder 28

Kearney, James, Senior Colonel, United States Corps of Topographical Engineers, to Colonel Samuel Cooper, Adjutant General, United States Army, Georgetown, District of Columbia, 1857 May 19.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 477.
Box 43, Folder 3

Kimball, Ken[n]edy & Co., Central Village and Plainfield, Connecticut, business letters addressed to, 1829 and 1841.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 455.
  1. A. & C. Day & Co. to Messrs. Kimball Kenedy &Co. Hartford, 1829 August 20.
  2. P. M. F[indecipherable]t & Co. to Messrs. Kimball Kenedy & Co. New York, 1841 May 22.
 

King, Horatio Collins, General, letters addressed to, 1894, 1915.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 43, Folder 69

Tanner, James, Register of Wills, to General Horatio C. King, Washington, D.C., 1915 March 24.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 522.
Box 43, Folder 56

Woodford, Stewart Lyndon, to General Horatio C. King, Arnoux, Ritch & Woodford, 18 Wall Street, New York, 1894 July 2.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 509.
Box 43, Folder 70

La Follette, Robert Marion, to C. Brooks, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1917 November 5.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 523.
Box 42, Folder 108

Livingston, Ann, and Palmer Cleveland, bond of indemnity to Valentine Nutter in the amount of $20,000, New York, 1827 September 4.

General Physical Description note: D.S. 4p. Ms. McP 451.

Note

The parties are probably Valentine Nutter (1741-1836), bookseller of New York; his daughter Ann, from 1791 wife of Henry Gilbert Livingston (1754-1817), of Haarlem; and Palmer Cleveland (born Pomfret, Connecticut, 1782, died Rochester, New York, 1851), lawyer and one of the principal developers of Rochester, from 1821 husband of Ann (Nutter) Livingston's daughter, Catherine Ann Livingston (1795-1849).
Box 43, Folder 25

McClellan, George Brinton, to Corcoran & Riggs, Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, 1853 December 11.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 474.
Box 43, Folder 43

Meiggs, Henry, to Steven Massett, Lima, Peru, 1874 June 1.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 494.
Box 43, Folder 59

Meikeljohn, George de Rue, to Colonel C[harles] A[lbert] Woodruff, Secretary, Military Service Institution, War Department, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Washington, D.C., 1899 February 6.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 512.
Box 43, Folder 54

Miles, Nelson Appleton, Major General, to "My Dear Mr. Nast" [? Thomas Nast], Headquarters Department of the Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, 1892 June 11.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 507.
Box 43, Folder 6

[New York State.] Certification in the name of John Adams Dix, that William H. Seward and Luther Bradish were elected governor and lieutenant governor of the state of New York, 1838 December 4.

General Physical Description note: 1p. Ms. McP 459.
Box 49, Folder 7

Payne & Willson (Attorneys), Cleveland, Ohio, letters to, 1837, 1841.

Note

Henry B. Payne (1810-1896) was a Democratic politician from Ohio, from 1834 practiced law in partnership with Hiram V. Willson (18080-1866), who later became a United States federal judge.

Scope and Contents note

  1. From Wells, Vandervoort & Co., concerning "Mr. Eddy" and H. W. F. M. Clark. New York, 2 March 1837. A.L.S., 2 p. Bottom right of sheet torn away and missing. Note: the firm of Wells, Vandervoort & Co. (Henry Wells, Peter Vandervoort, and Edwin B. Watkinson), New York City, was dissolved in 1838.
  2. From John E. Bigley, concerning Alexander Sackett. New York, 11 February 1841. A.L.S. 1 p. Sheet torn in two.
Box 43, Folder 71

Pershing, John Joseph, to Mrs. Margaret McKee, Washington, 1928 July 9.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 524.

Note

Margaret Paddock McKee (1866-1953), of Princeton, Illinois, was the sister of Richard Bolles Paddock (1859-1901), husband of Pershing's sister, Grace Pershing Paddock (1869-1904).
Box 44, Folder 35

Phillips, Wendell, to George M[ather] Champney [44 Milk St., Boston], circa 1853.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 574.

Note

George Mather Champney (1812-1882), born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, was for many years a dry goods merchant in Boston, and after his retirement, 1879-1882 librarian at the Woburn Public Library.
Box 44, Folder 97

Pickering, Timothy [(1745-1820), 1780-1785 Quartermaster General], receipts for payments from, 1783.

Scope and Contents note

2 items. Supposedly in Pickering's hand. Ms. McP 635 (part).
  1. No. 332, 1783 January 23. Receipt signed by Joseph Peirson for $98 6/90 received from Pickering per D. Wolfe, for carting clothing, wood, etc., as per vouchers
  2. No. 505, 1783 February 13. Receipt signed by John Corman for $8 3/4 received from Quartermaster General Pickering per D. W. Wolfe, for 1 1/2 tons hay delivered, as per vouchers, delivered by Corman and Benjamin Carpenter.
Box 43, Folder 58

Quay, Matthew Stanley, to Judge James L. [recte Addison] Logan, General Solicitor, P. R. R. (Pennsylvania Railroad), United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1898 December 29.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 511.

Scope and Contents note

Letter of recommendation for Jay G. Weiser, of Middleburg, Pennsylvania, whom Quay "desire[s] to have retained by your Company to attend to its business in Snyder County".
Box 42, Folder 110

Rhodes, T[heodore] B[enjamin], to Hon. B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler (Representative from Massachusetts), Marion Centre, Maron County, Kansas, [1872 July].

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 452 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Request to ask the Commissioner of Pensions why his certificate of pensions is not made out and his back pension paid.
Box 43, Folder 72

Richey, Lawrence, Secretary to the President, to William H. Parkinson, The White House, Washington, 1932 December 16.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 525.
Box 42, Folder 84

[Rivers, John.] South Carolina. Instructions to the sheriffs of the state to attach the body of John Rivers, to appear before the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at Charleston on the 1st Tuesday in April 1777, to answer to Sarah Stoutenburgh, of Charlestown, widow, for trespass at her plantation or close in St. John's parish, Colleton County, to the damages of £2,000, 1777 February 12.

General Physical Description note: Printed form, signed, 1 p. Signed by William Henry Drayton, Chief Justice of South Carolina, and Edward Rutledge, attorney for the plaintiff. On reverse: "Filed 7th April 1778; Rutledge, March 19, 1777; I appear for the Defendants in this Cause, Alexander Moultine, 26th March 1777; £2.7.6". Ms. McP 439.
Box 43, Folder 53

Schofield, John McAllister, [Major General], to General William Buel Franklin, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1890 September 30.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Franklin's A.L.S. acknowledgment on the reverse. Ms. McP 506.

Scope and Contents note

Concerning Schofield's appointment of Col. J[ohn] J[oseph] Coppinger as his personal representative to meet the Comte de Paris.
 

Scott, Winfield, 1820, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 42, Folder 106

Scott, Winfield, to Colonel William Linnard, 1820 March 30.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Accompanied by cover. Ms. McP 448.
Box 43, Folder 23

Scott, Winfield, to Messrs. Corcoran & Riggs, New York, 1853 April 22.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 472.
Box 43, Folder 40

Seward, William Henry, to Lieutenant Humphry and others, of the Albany Burgesses Corps, acceptance of an invitation, Eagle Tavern, Albany, [circa 1850] Wednesday evening the 22nd.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 490.

Provenance

On page 4, pencil notation by William McPherson: "2.00, March 1931, Heise".
Box 43, Folder 9

Shock, Samuel, Col., cashier, Columbia Bank and Bridge Company, Columbia, Pennsylvania, letters addressed to, 1842-1851.

General Physical Description note: 4 pieces. Ms. McP 462.

Scope and Contents note

Letters, most from the Lancaster County Bank, concerning individual accounts.
Box 42, Folder 82

[Southall, Frances.] Virginia, Warwick County Court. Commission, signed by Richard Cary, to Dudley Digges, Thomas Nelson, Jr., and John Dixon to examine Frances, wife of James Barrett Southall, in private concerning the conveyance on 25 December 1771 of 90 acres of land in the parish of Warwick to William Trebell, 1772 March 28.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 2 p. On reverse: return by Dudley Digges and Thomas Nelson, Jr., with seals. Ms. McP 437.
Box 42, Folder 107

Spicer, P[eter] W., to Stephen Lyon, New York, 1825 December 4.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 450.
Box 43, Folder 32

Stokes, William Brickly (Representative from Tennessee), to Isaac Toucey, Secretary of the Navy, recommending Robert Lafayette Allison, of DeKalb County, Tennessee, for appointment to the Naval Academy, House of Representatives, 1861 March 2.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 481.
 

Stricker, John, 1793, 1811.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 42, Folder 85

Stricker, John, captain; Samuel Sterett [?], lieutenant; James H. McCulloch, 2nd lieutenant; and J. A. Buchanan, Ensign, to Governor Thomas Sim Lee. Petition for arms and other supplies for a volunteer company of men, Baltimore, 1793 August 1.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 440.
Box 42, Folder 91

Stricker, John, General, to Governor [Edward] Lloyd, recommending Colonel John Bankson be appointed Adjutant General, Baltimore, 1811 June 1.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 446,
Box 43, Folder 29

Sumner, Charles, letters to unidentified addressees, 1857, 1872.

Scope and Contents note

A.L.S., 2 pieces. Ms. McP 478.
  • To "Madam". Boston, 1857 December 27.
  • To "My dear Dr." United States Senate Chamber, Washington, 1872 June 4.
 

Sweringen, James Tower, letters to, 1834-1841.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 43, Folder 8

Farrar, Bernard G., to James T. Sweringen, Frederick, Maryland, 1841 January 16.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 461.
Box 45, Folder 8

Hogan, D[avid] M[orris], to James T. Sweringen ["Dear Cousin"], Pittsburg[h], 1834 December 25.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 4 p. Ms. McP 456.

Scope and Contents note

Concerning sales of lead, 1833-1834.
Box 43, Folder 63

Townsend, Lawrence, to Arthur F. Abernethy, 75 East 81st Street, New York, 1905 December 7.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 516.
 

Treasury Department, 1815-1889, 1923.

Physical Description: 14 folders.
Box 42, Folder 102

Assistant Treasurer, New York [Hillhouse, Thomas] to Admiral James William Augustus Nicholson, New York, circa 1876-1879.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. (incomplete, last page only), 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).
Box 42, Folder 96

2nd Auditor's Office [Lewis, William Berkeley] to John M. Wyse, Pikeville, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1844 January 9.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Note

Purchased by William McPherson from unidentified bookseller (catalog #19224) for $1.00.

Scope and Contents note

Transmittal of certificate to claim from S. Humes Porter, Distributing Agent, $56.67, for copying at various times Creek reports and lists of Creek reservations.
Box 42, Folder 94

3rd Auditor's Office [Hagner, Peter] to Robert Semple, Rutland, Vermont, 1827 September 12.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Concerning the payment of pensions.
Box 42, Folder 93

4th Auditor's Office [Freeman, Const.] to Lieutenant Jos. L. Kuhn, P.M.M. Corps, Washington City, 1823 January 11.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Instruction to debit Major Samuel Miller with $424.48, instead of $2,000.
Box 42, Folder 100

Bureau of Statistics [Young, Edward] to the Hon. Samuel Bulkley Ruggles, 1873 January 14.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Enquiry about an 1870 work, by Malezieux and probably in French, on the canals of the United States [Émile Malézieux (1822-1885), Travaux publics des États-Unis d'Amérique en 1870, Rapport de mission (Paris: Dunod, 1873)].
Box 42, Folder 104

Comptroller of the Currency [Trenholm, W. L.] to Hon. Judge Hugh Lennox Bond, Washington, 1889 January 22.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Acceptance of invitation.
Box 42, Folder 92

Comptroller's Office [Anderson, Joseph]. Circulars, 1815-1816.

General Physical Description note: 2 pieces, both signed. Ms. McP 447 (part).
Box 42, Folder 98

Comptroller's Office [Whittlesey, Elisha], 1855, 1862.

Scope and Contents note

2 A.L.S. Ms. McP 447 (part).
  1. 1855 October 30 - To Gordon L. Ford, New York, attorney of Guufrey Price. Settlement of Price's claim for 80 days necessary detention on board the Oscar in 1845, in the amount of $80.
  2. 1862 May 16 - To Robert M. Palmer, U.S. Minister Resident, Parana, Argentine Confederation. Adjustment of Palmer's account for salary and contingent expenses for the quarter ending 31 December 1861.
Box 42, Folder 95

Secretary [Forward, Walter] to Messrs. Ed. Gentry, Thomas Lord, and Otto Hoffman, Commissioners, New York, 1841 December 20.

General Physical Description note: Printed document, signed. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Approval of the claim of Chastelain & Panvert in the amount of $1565.46, under the act of 7 July 1838 "to remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of New York".
Box 42, Folder 99

Secretary [French, Benjamin Brown] to General Herman H. Heath, 1869 May 20.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Personal matters.
Box 42, Folder 103

Secretary [Upton, Jacob K., Assistant Secretary] to the Collector of Customs, Alexandria, Virginia, Washington, 1881 January 10.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Denial of request to install telephonic service in the Custom House at Alexandria.
Box 42, Folder 97

Register's Office [Graham, Daniel] to C. W. Lawrence, Collector New York, 1847 October 12.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgment of receipt of abstracts of imports for the 2nd quarter of 1847.
Box 42, Folder 105

United States Government Savings System. Director [Wallace, Lew, Jr.] to Edwin D. Bloom, 1923 December 22.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Concerning a post for National Thrift Week.
Box 42, Folder 101

Wyman, Albert U., to Mrs. Gilfillan [Joanna, wife of James Gilfillan, United States Treasurer], Treasury of the United States, 1878 March 19.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 447 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Letter of introduction for Mr. Colburn, who is enquiring about a house.
Box 43, Folder 68

Tumulty, Joseph Patrick, Secretary to the President, to Benjamin Bennaton Vallentine, The White House, Washington, 1913 April 28.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 521.
Box 43, Folder 55

Uhl, Edwin Fuller, to "My dear Sir", Department of State, Washington, 1894 February 6.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 508.
Box 45, Folder 7

United States Army, Ordnance Department. Return of Ordnance Stores at Grand island in the harbor of Norfolk, 1821 August 21.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 sheet. Signed: "Wm. H. Kerr, Lieutenant 3rd Regiment Artillery". Ms. McP 449.
Box 43, Folder 2

Updike, Richard S., merchant, Providence, letters addressed to, 1829.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 454.
  1. Whitman, George, to "Dear Richard". Montgomery, 1829 April 1829. [Probably George Whitman (1802-1861), brother of Updike's wife, Mary Angell Whitman (1791-1878).]
  2. Shearman, E[benezer] B., to "Dear Sir". Utica, 1829 August 29.
Box 44, Folder 17

Vail, Aaron, to Hugh Swinton Legaré, London, 1834 June 9.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 556.

Note

The writer was United States chargé d'affaires in London, the recipient United States chargé d'affaires in Brussels.
Box 44, Folder 111

Van Amringe, John Howard, to the Rev. William Wilmerding Moir, Columbia University, President's Room, 1899 June 12.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 635 (part).

Note

John Howard Van Amringe (1836–1915), U.S. educator and mathematician. Rev. William Wilmerding Moir (1857-1902), Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1891-1901, rector of the Episcopal church of St. Eustace by the Lakes, Lake Placid, 1901-1902, spiritual advisor to Upton Sinclair.
Box 42, Folder 109

War Department. Pension Office [Edwards, James L.] to Hon. Jonathan Harvey, House of Representatives (from New Hampshire), 1827 February 5.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 452 (part).

Scope and Contents note

Pension application of Levi Hutchins (revolutionary war services).
Box 42, Folder 83

[Ware, Samuel.] Massachusetts Bay State, Treasurer, receipt to Samuel Ware for £100, for the use and service of the state, to be repaid by 1 March 1782, with 6 per cent. annual interest, 1777 December 25.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Signatures of H. Gardner, treasurer, and J. Scollay, Ezl. Price, and P. Boyer, committee. Ms. McP 438.
 

Warren family, 1847-1905

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 43, Folder 34

Kendall, Amos, to Henry Valette Warren, Washington, 1864 May 25.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 483.
Box 43, Folder 62

Warren, Henry Vallette, 1848-1905.

Scope and Contents note

4 pieces. Ms. McP 515.
  1. Discharge of Henry O. [corrected in red ink to "V."] Warren, 1st C. Boy, from the United States Ship Columbus and from the Sea service of the United States. 1848 March 10.
  2. Greenleaf, A., Navy Agent, to Henry O. Warren, Ontario, La Grange County, Indiana. Transmittal of check for $124.20, the amount of extra pay allowed to Warren under an act of 3 March 1853, for service in the Pacific on board the United States Ship Columbus. Warren's original discharge to be retained among Greenleaf's vouchers. Navy Agents Office, Washington, D.C., 1855 February 23.
  3. Cowles, William S., Acting Chief, Bureau of Navigation, to Henry V. Warren, #503, East South Street, Princeton, Illinois. Return of items #'s 1 and 2. Washington, D.C., 1902 December 22.
  4. Warren, H. Vallette, Rev., "Commodore Biddle's Visit to Japan - Another Recollection", The Independent, November 2, 1905, pp. 1043-1044.
Box 43, Folder 12

Warren, Mary Munro and Mary J., to Benjamin Warren and Henry Vallette Warren, on board the U.S. Ship Columbus, Pacific Squadron, Nashua, New Hampshire, 1847 September 12.

General Physical Description note: A.L., 4 p. Ms. McP 465.

Note

Mary M. Warren (Mary Monroe, born circa 1804-living 1890 in Dayton, Ohio) and Mary J. Warren (born 1829, died St. George, Charlton County, Georgia, 1923, from 1869 the wife of the Rev. Mighill Dustin, of Dayton, Ohio), were the mother and sister, respectively, of the brothers Benjamin (born 1825, living 1910 in St. George, Charlton County, Georgia) and the Rev. Henry Vallette Warren (1827-1906).
Box 43, Folder 64

Washington, Booker Taliaferro, to Charles Eliot Norton, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, 1906 October 10.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 517.
Box 43, Folder 38

Watson, A., to Schuyler Colfax, 584 12th Street, Washington, 1868 June 30.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 4 p. Accompanied by printed D.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 488.

Scope and Contents note

Concerning Watson's Storm Signals During Harvest.
Box 42, Folder 81

[Watson, Henry.] Virginia, Fairfax County Court of chancery. Answer of Henry Watson to the complaint of Thomas Lee, 1748 July 18.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 2 p. Attested before Garrard Alexander. Ms. McP 436.
Box 43, Folder 10

Watts, H[enry] M[iller], U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to Edward Curtis, Collector of Customs, New York, Philadelphia, 1843 February 13.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 463.

Scope and Contents note

Case of U.S.A. vs. Hughes Brothers, U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania. Request for copies of the entries and invoices of the importations into the Port of New York for the years 1838-1841 of D. C. Lockwood, Parsons & Hughes, Edward Hughes, John Hughes, Hughes Brothers & Co., Parsons & Canningser [?], and J. & J. Stewart.
Box 44, Folder 43

Webster, Horace, letter of recommendation for Jacob Vosburgh, New York Free Academy, Corner of Lexington Avenue and 23rd Street, 1861 October 7.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 583.
Box 39, Folder 37

Weller, John B. [as Representative from Ohio], to Abel Parker Upshur, Secretary of the Navy, House of Representatives, 1843 February 13.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 288.

Note

Weller was at the time Representative from Ohio.
Box 43, Folder 27

Welsh, William Henry, to Mrs. [George N.] Sanders, Legation of the United States, London, 1854 March 2.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 4 p. Ms. McP 476.
Box 43, Folder 50

Wharton, Francis, to John Eliot Bowen, Department of State, Office of Solicitor, 1888 December 28.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 503.
Box 43, Folder 51

White, Henry, to Mrs. Olive Logan Sikes, Legation of the United States, London, 1890 March 11.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 504.
Box 43, Folder 61

Wilson, Huntington, Acting Secretary of State, to "Sir" [representative of the Government of Peru], Department of State, Washington, 1900 May 7.

General Physical Description note: T.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 514.

Scope and Contents note

Acknowledgment of the recall by the Peruvian government of the three Peruvian midshipmen obtaining practical instruction on vessels of the United States Navy.
Box 43, Folder 65

Winthrop, Beekman, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1911, 1913.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 518.
  1. To Grover F. Sexton, Local Editor, Associated Press. Acknowledgment of receipt of memorandum of specifications and claims relating to Sexton's new aeroplane. Navy Department, Washington, 1911 January 11.
  2. To Federico Alfonso Pezet, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Peruvian Legation. Forwarding letter of introduction for Commander Pedro Buenaño, of the Peruvian Navy, to the Commandant of the Navy Yard at Brooklyn, New York.
Box 43, Folder 35

Wise, Henry Augustus, Chief, Bureau of Ordnance, to James Tyler Ames, Washington City, 1866 January 11.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 484.
Box 43, Folder 48

Wurts, George W., to Lieutenant Commander Henry Honeychurch Gorringe, Legation of the United States, Rome, 1877 May 31.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 499.
 

Subseries 2.5.2.  Artists (British), circa 1815-1889.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 44, Folder 21

Collins, William, to "My dear Sir", 85 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, Friday, between 1840 and 1843.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 560.

Note

William Collins (1788-1847), British artist and father of novelist Wilkie Collins.
Box 44, Folder 42

Danby, Francis, to the Porters of the Royal Academy, circa 1849.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 581.

Scope and Contents note

Request that the porters deliver his picture of "Zurich Lake" to Mr. Green, his agent, as soon as it can be removed from the walls of the academy. The painting is probably "Morning on the Banks of Zurich Lake, with Pilgrims embarking on their way to Einsettlin", which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1849 and was sold at Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend's sale in 1854, for £693.
Box 44, Folder 22

De Wint, Peter, to [George] Lackington, Thursday Morning, 10 August [1815 or 1820].

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 561.

Provenance

#25165 ($.50) in unidentified bookseller's catalog.

Scope and Contents note

Refers to "the work of Cheshire", possibly George Ormerod's three-volume History of Cheshire, with illustrations after De Wint, published by Lackington in 1819.
Box 44, Folder 29

Delamotte, William Alfred, to John Prescott Knight, Secretary, Royal Academy, 4 Queens Terrace, Bayswater, 1849 July 21.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 568.
Box 44, Folder 54

Dobson, William Charles Thomas, to Edward William Cooke, Eldon House, Hampstead, N.W., 1875 March 8.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 594.
Box 44, Folder 14

Douglas, William [1780-1832, British artist], to "Sir", Prospect Place [St. George's Field], Wednesday Evening, circa 1830.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 553.

Provenance

#26169 ($.50) in unidentified bookseller's catalog.
Box 44, Folder 27

Etty, William, to James Stuart, Esq., 14 Buckingham St., Strand, Saturday [1836 April 30].

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 566.

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to Stuart and his ladies to private viewing of a portion of the "Sir Thomas's Drawings" [the collection of drawings assembled by Sir Thomas Lawrence] on Monday or Tuesday [3 or 4 May, at Messrs. Woodburn's Gallery, 112 St. Martin's Lane].
Box 44, Folder 61

Frith, William Powell, to "Dear Sirs", Ashenham, Sydenham Rise, S.E., 1889 March 21.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Name of addressee at end of letter heavily lined through and indecipherable. Ms. McP 602.
 

Subseries 2.5.3.  Autographs 1716-1929.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
General Physical Description note: 32 pieces. Ms. McP 635.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters sent by prominent individuals in response to requests for autographs, autographs cut from documents, and a forged presidential frank attributed to George Washington.
Box 44, Folder 113

Autographs cut from documents, 1716-1864.

Scope and Contents note

8 pieces. Ms. McP 635 (part). Ordered chronologically.
  1. 1716 November 23 -- Walpole, Torrington, R. Edgumbe.
  2. 1719 -- J. Aislabie, Geo. Baillie, Wm. Clayton.
  3. 1778 December 16 -- receipt from ["Capt." notated in pencil] Jn. A. Thomas for £57 11s. from the Treasurer, his allowance on journal, October session.
  4. 1779 October 19 -- receipt from ["1st Major" notated in pencil] Nics. Worthington for £231, his allowance on journal.
  5. 1783 January 24 -- receipt from Darsey for £60 4s. 6 d., in payment for his allowance.
  6. circa 1825 -- Jane Duvall, G[abriel] Duvall, Dan. C. Hopper [Gabriel Duvall (1752-1844), Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, married Jane Gibbon (1757-1834) in 1795. Daniel Cox Hopper (1777-1849), of Queen Anne's County, Maryland].
  7. circa 1853-1857 -- William learned Marcey.
  8. 1864 April 15 -- Joseph Hooker, Major General Commanding.
Box 44, Folder 112

Autographs sent in reply to specific requests, 1852-1929.

Scope and Contents note

23 pieces. Ms. McP 635 (part). Ordered alphabetically.
  1. Badeau, Adam [1831-1895], to Robert H. Miller. Jamaica, Long Island, New York, [1890] November 3. Negative response to request for autograph of General Grant.
  2. Bancroft, Herbert Howe [1832-1918], to the Hon. W. E. Ambler. The Bancroft Library, 1892 May 24.
  3. Brewer, David Josiah [1837-1910], to Robert H. Miller. United States Circuit Court, District of Kansas, leavenworth, 1889 December 24.
  4. Dalling and Bulwer, William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer [1801-1872], 1st Baron, to "My dear Cavendish". Heron House, Richmond, 1871 April 13.
  5. Darwin, Sir George Howard (1845-1912), to Dr. Jesse C. Green, West Chester, Pennsylvania. 1886 January 25. Negative response to request for autograph of his father, Charles Darwin.
  6. Davis, James John [1873-1947], Secretary of Labor. Letter from Edward S. McGraw, Private Secretary, to "Dear Madam" [name and address cut out]. Department of labor, Office of the Secretary, Washington, 1921 March 16.
  7. Dicksee, Sir Francis Bernard ("Frank") [1853-1928, English painter and illustrator], to "Dear Sir". Greville House, 3, Greville Place, St. John's Wood, N.W., 1911 June 30.
  8. Evarts, William Maxwell [1818-1901], to E. C. [indecipherable]. New York, 1862 October 2.
  9. Everett, Edward [1794-1865], to L[ewis] Condict Bayles [1838-1864], of New York. Boston, 1854 June 21.
  10. Felton, Charles Norton [1832-1914], to J. H. Blackwood, Trenton, New Jersey. United States Senate, Washington, 1892 May 4.
  11. Flower, Sir William Henry [1831-1899], to "Dear Sir". British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, S.W., 1892 November 16.
  12. Forster, William Edward [1818-1886], to A. Vogue. 80 Eccleston Sqwuare, S.W., 1867 February 18.
  13. Foster, La Fayette Sabine [1806-1880], to "D. Sir". Norwich, Connecticut, 1863 August 23.
  14. Fremont, Jessie Benton [1824-1902], Mrs., to "Miss Williams'. New Brighton, Staten island, 1885 April 19. Sends the asked for autographs. Provenance: pencil notation by William McPherson: "1.00, Aug. 1930, Heise".
  15. Howard, Oliver Otis [1830-1909]. Letter from E. St. J. Greble, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery, Aide de Camp, to H. K. Smith, 528 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia. Office of the Commanding General, Fort Mason, San Francisco, 1887 November 25. Transmittal letter for a button off one of Howard's war coats.
  16. Johnson, Hiram Warren [1866-1945], to Russell W. Veasey, 78 Central Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey. United States Senate, Committee on Immigration, 1929 January 12.
  17. Perkins, George Clement [1839-1923]. San Francisco, 1883 September 21.
  18. Porter, Fitz John [1822-1901], to Rober H. Muller. Asphaltic Slag Paving and Roofing Co., New York, 1890 December 18. Returning autograph of Joseph Wheeler, knows no one "who would be willing to part with an autograph of General Grant".
  19. Scott, Winfield [1786-1866], to G. M. Connamore, Esq. Washington, 1852 January 3.
  20. Sherman, William Tecumseh [1820-1891], to Robert H. Muller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No. 75 West 71st Street, New York, 1890 October 20. Refusal to send letter or autograph of General Grant.
  21. Sherman, William Tecumseh [1820-1891], to Robert H. Muller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No. 75 West 71st Street, New York, 1890 November 1. Refusal to send letter or autograph of General Grant.
  22. Sullivan, John Lawrence (1858-1918). The Continental, J. E. Kingley & Co., Philadelphia, 1890 September 19.
  23. Wilson, Henry Lane [1857-1932], to Charles Gallup, Overlook, Coxsackie-on-Hudson, New York. Shoreham Hotel, H Street Northwest at 15th Street, Washington, 1913 August 8.
Box 44, Folder 114

Washington, George, presidential frank (forgery), no date.

General Physical Description note: Ms. McP 635 (part).
 

Subseries 2.5.4.  British materials, 1664/65-1921.

Box 43, Folder 74

Albemarle [Christopher Monk, 2nd Duke of], Passport for Oliver Cransbrough, commander of the pink Margarett, 1687/88 February 29.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 527.
Box 44, Folder 74

Asquith, Herbert Henry (1st Earl of Oxford), to Thomas Richardson Kemp, Q.C., Secretary of State, Home Department, 1892 September 14.

General Physical Description note: L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 615.

Scope and Contents note

Aknowledgment of Kemp's acceptance of the Recordership of Deal.
Box 43, Folder 30

Beecher, Henry Ward, to unknown addressee, circa 1860.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S. fragment. Ms. McP 479.
Box 44, Folder 36

Bright, John, to [Charles] Gilipin, 1854, 1856.

Scope and Contents note

2 pieces. Ms. McP 575.
  1. Rochdale, 1854 September 11. A.L.S., 2 p.
  2. Rochdale, 1856 Agusut 14. A.L.S., 2 p.
Box 44, Folder 41

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan, to "Dear Mrs. Cox", circa 1874.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 4 p. Ms. McP 580.

Note

The addressee is Ann Elizabeth Downes (1827-1885), from 1853 wife of Charles James Cox (1812-1889), of Fordwich House, near Canterbury, Kent, from 1874 Lieutenant Colonel, East Kent Volunteer Rifle Regiment, last mayor of the town of Fordwich, a naturalist who maintained a museum at his house.
Box 44, Folder 15

Cavendish [William, 7th Duke of Devonshire], to "Sir", Belgrave Square, 1831 October 3.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 554.
Box 43, Folder 24

Combe, George, to Dr. Murray, [1831, 1836, 1842 or 1853] May 7.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 473.
Box 43, Folder 90

Croxon, R. J., Solicitor, Oswestry, Letters addressed to, 1850-1857.

General Physical Description note: 3 pieces. Ms. McP 533 (part).
Box 43, Folder 94

Darlington [William Harry Vane, Lord, 1st Duke of Cleveland], to a carriage maker, Bilham House, Doncaster, 1806 February 16.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 537.
Box 44, Folder 25

Dartmouth [William Legge, 4th Earl of], to "Dear Sir", St. James Square, 1827 June 9.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 564.
Box 44, Folder 86

Davitt, Michael, to "Dear Quinn", Dalkey, 1900 February 15.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 625.

Scope and Contents note

Davitt is writing to James Mullett asking him to vote for Quinn if he can possibly do so.
Box 44, Folder 40

Denison, John Evelyn (from 1872, Viscount Ossington), to unidentified correspondent, circa 1860.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 579.

Scope and Contents note

Regarding a "dinner to the Archbishop".
Box 44, Folder 55

Denman, George, to "My dear Sir", Powderham Castle, Exeter, 1876 March 18.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 4 p. Accompanied by "Attempt at a Translation" in Denman's hand (1 p.). Ms. McP 595.

Note

George Denman (1819-1896), English rower, barrister, Liberal politician and High Court judge. The addressee may be John Duke Coleridge (1820-1894), 1st Baron Coleridge, Chief Justice of the Common Please (from 1880, Lord Chief Justice). The "Attempt at a Translation" that accompanies the letter is published (with certain lines changed) in Denman's Intervalla (1898), p. 64, as "Latin lines on an old clock (sent to me by Lord Coleridge, C.J., for translation)". An selection of Coleridge's own poetry, Verses written during forty years, was privately printed in 1879.
Box 45, Folder 15

Derby [Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of,] Passport for James Moir, traveling on the continent with his wife and son, Foreign Office, London, 1878 January 16.

General Physical Description note: D.S., 1 sheet, 15 x 11 inches. Ms. McP 599.
Box 44, Folder 2

D'Esterre, J. W. [?], to W[illiam] Halliday, Dublin, 1812 July 20.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 540.

Note

The writer is assumed to be Captain John D'Esterre, Dublin City Counselor, who was shot and mortally wounded in a duel with Daniel O'Connell in February 1815. The recipient is either William Haliday (1764-1830), apothecary, of Arran Quay, or his son, the Irish grammarian William Haliday, Jr. (1788-1812), also of Arran Quay.
Box 44, Folder 10

D'Evereux, John, to Francis Moore, Neighborhood of Versail[l]es, Saturday Eve., 1825 [?] October 28.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Date stamp appears to read "1825", but 28 October 1825 fell on a Friday. Ms. McP 549.

Note

John Devereux (1778–1860), United Irishman and army officer in the Colombian service. Francis Moore (1767-1854), in the Foreign Office, 1784-1803, Deputy-Secretary at War, 1803-1809, long-time resident of Paris. Husband of Frances Twysden, widow of the 11th earl of Eglinton; son of Dr. John Moore (1730-1802) and Jean Simson (1735-1820); and brother of Lieutenant General Sir John Moore (1761-1809), James Carrick Moore (1762-1860), and Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843).
Box 44, Folder 76

Dewar, James (Sir), to "Dear Sir", 189[5?] October 8.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 2 p. Ms. McP 617.
 

Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes, letters from, 1891, 1909.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 44, Folder 72

Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes, to James Sime, All Souls Place, W., 1891 September 26.

General Physical Description note: Postcard. Ms. McP 613.

Biographical/Historical note

The addressee is James Sime (1843-1895), critic and journalist.
Box 44, Folder 89

Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes, to "Dear Sir", 308 West 109th Street, New York, 1909 May 6.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 628.
Box 43, Folder 77

Digby [Henry 7th Baron & 1st Earl], to [William Wildman Shute Barrington, 2nd Viscount] Barrington, Secretary at War, Brook Street, 1777 March 5.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 530.

Scope and Contents note

Request to allow Ensign Thomas Digby, of the 46th Regiment, leave to go and join his regiment in America.
Box 44, Folder 50

Dilke, Charles Wentworth [Sir, 2nd Baronet], to "Dear Sir", 76, Sloane Street, S.W., circa 1870.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 590.
Box 44, Folder 34

Dillon, William Henry, Vice Admiral Sir, to Rear Admiral Sir John Ross, CB, 1853 October 3.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 1 p. Ms. McP 573.
Box 44, Folder 1

Dixon, John, to Cadell & Davies [booksellers], Broughton, Northampton, 1811 March 4.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 539.

Note

Probably the Rev. John Dixon, rector of Broughton, and of Toddington, co. Bedford, who died in 1816, aged 70.
Box 44, Folder 19

Dixon, John, to Robert Dockray, Railway Office, Salford, 1835 October 21.

General Physical Description note: A.L.S., 3 p. Ms. McP 558.

Note

John Dixon (1796-1865), pioneer railroad engineer, Stockton and Darlington Railway, one of the three Resident Engineers and chief assistant to George Stephenson during the construction of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, worked on the Manchester and Leeds Railway and the North Midland Railway, 1845 returned to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and remained with them until he died; Robert Benson Dockray (1811-1871), 1833 Improver, Stockton and Darlington Railway; December 1835 Assistant Engineer, 1838 Resident Engineer (Birmingham Division), and 1840-1852 Resident Engineer, London and Birmingham Railway (later