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Guide to the Huntley Family Papers
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Series 1.  Photographs circa 1841-1952, bulk circa 1910-circa 1930

Physical Description: 4.1 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists largely of black-and-white photographs of places in Southern California and portraits of family members, many of which were taken by Alice Gulick Gooch. It includes a large number of glass-plate negatives. There are a small number of additional negatives, some of which have not been printed, and four panoramic negatives eight inches wide and almost four feet long. The collection also includes one tintype, two images that combine photography and painting on metal, and many photographs printed as postcards. There are also some photographic postcards in the correspondence series. Although most of the photographs are undated, a significant portion of them are from the 1910s and 1920s.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format.

Restrictions

Access to glass plate negatives and film negatives in boxes 12-14, FRAG-4, and XOS2 is restricted.

Processing note

Copy negatives and copy prints were made from glass plate negatives in 1969. The glass plate negatives were assigned individual numbers and the copy negatives and prints have been numbered correspondingly.
 

Photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Photographic prints are arranged alphabetically by place name and by family name. Copy prints made from the glass plate negatives are housed in boxes 10 and 11.
 

Places

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Balboa, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach: beach and coastal scenes circa 1900-1912

Physical Description: 14 items
Box : Folder 1 : 2

Balboa Park, San Diego circa 1910-1920

Physical Description: 12 items
Box : Folder 1 : 3, 10 : 1

Corona circa 1910-1920

Physical Description: 28 items
Box : Folder 10 : 2

Coronado circa 1903

Physical Description: 12 items
Box : Folder 10 : 3

Del Mar undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 10 : 4

El Cajon undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 10 : 5

Elsinore undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 1 : 4

Irvine, Olive, and Santa Ana: schools, buildings, and students 1901-circa 1910

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : Folder 1 : 5

Irvine Ranch: mule teams and tractor circa 1910-1915

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 1 : 6

Laguna Beach and Trabuco Canyon camping trip circa 1908

Physical Description: 13 items
Box : Folder 10 : 6

Los Angeles undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 10 : 7

Oceanside undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box : Folder 1 : 7

Orange: fountain in plaza with frozen water 1913

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Orange County

Box : Folder 10 : 8

Oil wells undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box : Folder 10 : 9

Park undated

Physical Description: 13 items
Box : Folder FB-49 : 1

Orange County Business College class picture 1900

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes graduation invitation and clippings.
Box : Folder 1 : 8

Orleans (Humboldt County, California), Klamath Dredging Company 1942

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Mark Gulick to Helen Gulick Huntley relating to the photographs.
Box : Folder 10 : 10

Paradise Valley undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box : Folder 1 : 9

Pasadena: float in the Tournament of the Roses parade circa 1910-1920

Physical Description: 1 item
Box : Folder 10 : 11

Riverside undated

Physical Description: 5 items
Box : Folder 10 : 12

Rubio Canyon undated

Physical Description: 5 items
 

San Diego

Box : Folder 10 : 13

General undated

Physical Description: 19 items
Box : Folder 10 : 14

Otay Lake undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 10 : 15

Sweetwater Dam undated

Physical Description: 8 items
Box : Folder 1 : 10, 10 : 16

San Juan Capistrano: depot and mission circa 1905

Physical Description: 16 items
Box : Folder 10 : 17

San Luis Rey undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 10 : 18

Santa Ana undated

Physical Description: 21 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 photograph of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison's reception during a train stop in Orange County (1891).
Box : Folder 1 : 11-12

Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company facilities and equipment 1909-1912

Physical Description: 18 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of William Nicholas Gulick, Harvey Gulick, and "Dad" Agnew.
Box : Folder 1 : 13

Silverado Canyon tin mine works circa 1910

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 10 : 19

Sorrento Canyon undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 10 : 20

Stoddard Camp undated

Physical Description: 12 items
Box : Folder 10 : 21

Temescal Canyon undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 10 : 22

Torrey Pines undated

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Tustin

Box : Folder 1 : 14

Churches, buildings and people circa 1900-1910

Physical Description: 5 items

Access Information

Access to original photograph of Tustin Presbyterian Church is restricted due to cracked glass attached to photograph; photocopy provided for research use.
Box : Folder 1 : 15

First National Bank and Getty (Utt) store circa 1900-1920

Physical Description: 8 items
Box : Folder 1 : 16, 10 : 23-27

Homes and street scenes circa 1904-1926

Physical Description: 40 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of Gulick, Dunbar, Modjeska, and Foster family homes, as well as Hattie and Olive Gulick, and Eleanor Gulick Davidson; also includes a panoramic image of an unidentified house.
Box : Folder 1 : 17

Orange packing houses and crews circa 1900-1910

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : Folder 1 : 18

Street scenes circa 1900-1921

Physical Description: 27 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes children playing baseball and a horse car.
Box : Folder 1 : 19

Tustin Garage and first Tustin fire truck circa 1918-1920

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of William N. Gulick and William M. Huntley.
Box : Folder 1 : 20-23

Tustin School 1889-1919, undated

Physical Description: 29 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes class portraits.
Box : Folder FB-49 : 2

Graduating class portraits 1893-1897

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : Folder 1 : 24, 10 : 28-30

Unidentified places circa 1890-circa 1920

Physical Description: 20 items
Box : Folder 1 : 25-26, 10 : 31

Various locations and subjects 1904-1948

Physical Description: 43 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographic postcards of the Grand Army of the Republic convention in San Jose, Big Bear Dam, Palm Canyon, Torrey Pines, Hotel Del Coronado, photographs of oil derricks in Southern California, and a multi-image souvenir postcard packet of the Long Beach earthquake; also includes photographs of Mark Gulick, Quinn Gulick, and William M. Huntley.
Box : Folder 10 : 32

Whittier undated

Physical Description: 5 items
 

Portraits

Box : Folder 2 : 1-2

Barrett, Lena Gulick Hewitt, and family 1905-1952

Physical Description: 15 items
Box : Folder 2 : 3

Bliss, Ethyl Gale Insley circa 1890-1920

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of George and Helen Gulick.
Box : Folder 2 : 4

Bliss family circa 1900-1920

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 2 : 5, 11 : 1

Gooch, John B. circa 1885

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder FB-49 : 3

Guitar and mandolin ensemble portrait circa 1885-1900

Physical Description: 1 item
Box : Folder 11 : 2

Gulick, Annis Curtis Phelps, and daughters undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 2 : 6

Gulick, Harvey, and friends circa 1910

Physical Description: 7 items
Box : Folder 2 : 7

Gulick, Hattie circa 1890

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 2 : 8

Gulick, Herbert and Viola Catherine (children of George Gulick) circa 1900-1920

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : Folder 2 : 9-11

Gulick, James Harvey and Laura Palmer, and family circa 1861-1930

Physical Description: 27 items
Box : Folder 2 : 12

Gulick, Mark James, and family circa 1900-1939

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 11 : 3

Gulick, Martin Nicholas undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : Folder 2 : 13

Gulick, Martin N. and Annis Curtis Phelps and family circa 1885-1900

Physical Description: 10 items
Box : Folder 2 : 14

Gulick, Martin N., Eleanor Welch and family circa 1841-1917

Physical Description: 11 items
Box : Folder 2 : 15, 11 : 4

Gulick, Olive circa 1885-1900

Physical Description: 5 items
Box : Folder 3 : 1

Gulick, Quinn, and daughters circa 1890-1920

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph of George Gulick.
Box : Folder 11 : 5

Gulick sisters circa 1904

Physical Description: 10 items
Box : Folder 3 : 2

Hammerton, Orpah, Julia Hammerton Gulick, and Mary Gulick Phelps undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 3 : 3

Humiston, Arthur H. 1904

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : Folder 3 : 4

Huntley, Martin Adrial undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Painted photograph on metal (possibly tin).
Box : Folder 3 : 5-6

Huntley, Walter Palmer, and children 1911-circa 1940

Physical Description: 17 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of W. P. Huntley's boyhood friends William Crawford and Jesse Parks (later postmaster at Tustin).
Box : Folder 3 : 7-10

Huntley, William Martin and Helen Gulick

Box : Folder 3 : 7-9

Portraits circa 1890-circa 1912, undated

Physical Description: 14 items

Processing/Project Information

Includes portrait of William M. Huntley with painting and photography on metal.
Box : Folder 3 : 10

Friends 1900-1956

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes tintype and photograph of J. J. Zielian, former principal of Tustin School.
Box : Folder 3 : 11

Insley family circa 1895, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 3 : 12

Keeter, Ellen Gulick, and family 1942, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 3 : 13

Martin, Ray and Cora Scovil, and Martin Ranch circa 1905, undated

Physical Description: 12 items
Box : Folder 3 : 14-15

Palmer, J. M. and Mary Carver, and family circa 1909, undated

Physical Description: 8 items
Box : Folder 3 : 16

Portraits of others circa 1900, undated

Physical Description: 6 items
Box : Folder 3 : 17

Scovil, Charles Edgar and Lura 1914-1942, undated

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a postcard sent by Charles Scovil, a duplicate of which is filed in "Tustin--Churches."
Box : Folder 3 : 18

Trickey, John and Annie Scovil, and family circa 1905-1916, undated

Physical Description: 34 items
Box : Folder 4 : 1

Utt, C. E., and family 1903, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : Folder 4 : 2-3

Wagner, Fannie Gulick, and children circa 1903, undated

Physical Description: 10 items
Box : Folder 12-13, FRAG-4

Glass plate negatives circa 1900-circa 1920

Scope and Content Note

Contains 198 glass plate negatives numbered from 1 to 203 and two additional unnumbered glass plate negatives.

Access Information

Access to glass plate negatives is restricted due to fragility.
Box : Folder 14

Copy negatives circa 1900-circa 1920

Access Information

Access to copy negatives is restricted.
Box : Folder 14

Original film negatives circa 1900-circa 1920

Access Information

Access to original film negatives is restricted.
Box : Folder XOS2

Panoramic film negatives undated

Access Information

Access to panoramic negatives is restricted. Users must request a copy print to be made.
Box : Folder XOS1

Panoramic prints undated

Box : Folder 11 : 6

Compact disc containing digital image of St. Ann's Inn undated

 

Series 2.  Correspondence 1833-1969

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists largely of correspondence between family members, including a small amount of business correspondence. Abstracts of many of the letters, prepared in an earlier stage of processing, are found in the collection file.
This series includes many letters written by Annis, Hattie and Olive Gulick to their sister Sadie, including letters written by Hattie on the trip west in 1892. There are also many letters from Laura Palmer Gulick to her daughter Helen Gulick Huntley. Two letters from James Harvey Gulick document his participation in the Civil War; in other letters, he writes to his father about decisions related to establishing a farm.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by sender.

Processing note

Abstracts of many of the letters, prepared in an earlier stage of processing, are found in the collection file.
Box : Folder 4 : 4

Barr, Maria Curtis and Lulu 1877

Box : Folder 4 : 5-7

Carson, Harlan P. 1887-1932

Box : Folder 4 : 8

Carson, Rollin G. 1890-1892

Box : Folder 4 : 9

Davidson, Sue 1889

Scope and Content Note

Transcribed from the original.
Box : Folder 4 : 10

Doubt, K. L., 1872

Box : Folder 4 : 11

Fitzpatrick, Nellie 1869-1874

Box : Folder 4 : 12

Freedland, Addie Welch 1918

Box : Folder 4 : 13

Gooch, Alice Gulick 1879-1900

Box : Folder 4 : 14-16

Gulick, Annis Curtis Phelps 1879-1894

Box : Folder 4 : 17-18

Gulick, Hattie 1879-1917

Box : Folder 4 : 19-21

Gulick, James Harvey 1864-1905

Box : Folder 4 : 22-25

Gulick, Laura Palmer 1900-1910

Box : Folder 4 : 26

Gulick, Martin N. 1833

Box : Folder FB-49 : 4

Oversize material 1833

Box : Folder 5 : 1-2

Gulick, Olive 1892-1902, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter with notes from both Annis and Hattie Gulick and an unsigned card sent to Olive.
Box : Folder 5 : 3

Humiston, Sadie Gulick 1918

Box : Folder 5 : 4

Huntley, Helen Gulick 1956

Box : Folder 5 : 5

Huntley, Walter P. 1926

Box : Folder 5 : 7-8

Palmer, Laura Davidson 1879-1891

Box : Folder 5 : 9

Roberts, Nettie Rogene 1915

Box : Folder 5 : 10

Scovil, Charles and Ethel 1921-1929

Box : Folder 5 : 11

Welch, Lizzie 1888

Box : Folder 5 : 6

Other correspondence, including unidentified correspondents 1917-1969, undated

 

Series 3.  Topical files and ephemera 1745-1969

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the family papers of Helen Gulick and William M. Huntley as well as materials they collected, including from other family members. Helen Gulick Huntley maintained detailed household records and was the bookkeeper for the Tustin Garage. Various records document the Huntleys' citrus orchard, including statements from their orchard association. This series also includes biographical information, brochures, clippings, legal documents (particularly those related to land ownership), pamphlets, and other printed materials. Research materials were part of the Huntley's activities as local and family historians. Among the ephemera are pieces of linen and other textiles, many of them woven by family members.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box : Folder 5 : 12

Barrett, Lena Gulick Hewitt, and family calling cards and announcement undated

Box : Folder 5 : 13

Brochures and pamphlets 1890-1940, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopy of a letter from Mary M. Utt to Olive Gulick, 1913.
Box : Folder 5 : 14

Calendars 1914-1935

 

Ephemera

Box : Folder 5 : 15

Button, leaves, ribbons 1937, undated

 

Textiles circa 1745-1918, undated

Box : Folder 9 : 1

Two individual tassels and one long piece of brown tasseled trim undated

Box : Folder 9 : 2

One long piece of lace, four collars, and lace collar made in Belgium that was given to Helen Gulick by a neighbor undated

Box : Folder 9 : 3

Dress fragments, brown tasseled panels "from a dress worn by Laura Jane Gulick" circa 1918

Box : Folder 9 : 4

Shirtwaist fragments from the shirtwaist Helen Gulick wore to her wedding in 1909 1909

Box : Folder 9 : 5

Bolero made by Lena Gulick Hewitt in 1906 1906

Box : Folder 9 : 6

Shawl fragment worn by Polly Palmer, Laura Jane Palmer's mother circa 1860

Box : Folder 9 : 7

Crochet lace and crochet collar made by Laura Palmer Gulick undated

Box : Folder 9 : 8

Linen panel with lace and tatting circa 1838, 1870, 1911, 1928

Scope and Content Note

Linen was woven by Eleanor Welch Gulick circa 1838, the lace circa 1911, and the tatting circa 1870 by Annis Curtis Gulick. All pieces sewn together by Eleanor Gulick Davidson in 1928.
Box : Folder 9 : 9

Linen towel made in the home of Daniel and Phoebe Curtis undated

Box : Folder 9 : 10

Embroidered piece of hand-woven linen circa 1917

Scope and Content Note

From a sheet that belonged to Elizabeth Gano Gulick. Hemmed and embroidered by Annis Curtis Gulick in 1917.
Box : Folder 9 : 11

Linen sheet fragment woven by Elisabeth Gano Gulick undated

Box : Folder 9 : 12

Linen sheet with initials woven by Annis Curtis undated

Box : Folder 5 : 16

Gulick, James Harvey: notes undated

Box : Folder 5 : 17

Gulick, Harriet R. ("Hattie"): notice of rejection of Workmen's Compensation Act of California 1927

 

Gulick, Laura Jane Palmer

Box : Folder 5 : 18

Journal of a trip to National City, California 1900

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of letters to Helen Gulick, newspaper clipping, and map. The Edna W. Phelps Collection (MS-R043) contains a transcription of this journal.
Box : Folder 5 : 19

Notebook of songs 1868

Processing/Project Information

Also includes illustrations from a seed catalog and letter from Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Box : Folder 5 : 20

Gulick, Martin N.: memorial card 1900

Box : Folder 5 : 21

Gulick, William Gano: military record 1860-1957, undated

 

Gulick, William Nicholas and Julia I.

Box : Folder 5 : 22-26

Medical receipts and Old Age Security records 1923-1958

Box : Folder 5 : 27

Property records 1908-1958, undated

Box : Folder 5 : 28-29

Vital records and other material, including ration books from World War II 1920-1955

Box : Folder 6 : 1

Huntley, Martin Adrial and Julia Hammerton: newspaper article referring to their wedding undated

Box : Folder 6 : 2

Huntley, Walter Palmer: miscellaneous 1920-1960, undated

 

Huntley, William Martin and Helen Gulick

Box : Folder 6 : 3

Answers to the Women's Club questionnaire about Tustin in 1890 and a few years following, by William Martin Huntley 1963

Processing/Project Information

See also "Tustin Scrapbook."
 

Citrus orchard

Box : Folder 6 : 4

Cerro Villa Mutual Water Company, Villa Park Mutual Water Company 1928-1930

Box : Folder 6 : 5

Contracts for citrus care 1928-1932

Box : Folder 6 : 6

Postcards from the Villa Park Orchards Association 1927-1952

Box : Folder 6 : 7

Soil analyses and Agricultural Conservation Program materials 1937-1945

Box : Folder 6 : 8-10

Statements from the Villa Park Orchards Association 1927-1955

Box : Folder 6 : 11

Drawings and paintings by Helen Gulick Huntley 1897-1902, undated

Box : Folder 6 : 12

Miscellaneous 1898-1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes a General Farm Schedule form from the 1930 census and a Ku Klux Klan flier which the family received following William Martin Huntley's election to the Tustin City Council.
Box : Folder 6 : 13

Miscellaneous bills and receipts 1929-1946

Box : Folder 6 : 14

Personal expense books 1923-1932

Box : Folder 6 : 15 - 7 : 1

Property taxes 1909-1949

Box : Folder 7 : 2

Tustin Scrapbook, edited and expanded by Edna W. Phelps 1969

Box : Folder 7 : 3

Typing and stenography by Helen Gulick Huntley 1888-1900

Box : Folder 7 : 4-8

Legal documents 1862-1955, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from James Harvey Gulick to his daughter in 1910.
Box : Folder 7 : 9

Miscellaneous receipts and other materials 1889-1968, undated

Box : Folder 7 : 10

Phelps, Sarah 1898

Box : Folder FB-49 : 5

Posters 1903-1931, undated

 

Research materials

Box : Folder 7 : 11

Agriculture undated

Box : Folder 7 : 12

Cancer cure 1915, undated

Box : Folder 7 : 13

Citrus industry 1895-1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes article on fumigation. See "Miscellaneous materials," above, for a receipt from 1894 for cyanide, which was used for fumigation.
Box : Folder 7 : 14

Earthquakes 1933, undated

Box : Folder 7 : 15

Gulick and Huntley families undated

Box : Folder 7 : 16-17

Huntley family

Box : Folder 7 : 16

Travel undated

Box : Folder 7 : 17

Trips and family social incidents undated

Box : Folder 7 : 18

Miscellaneous clippings 1915-1960

Box : Folder 7 : 19

Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company 1895-1897

Box : Folder 7 : 20

Sessional record of the First Presbyterian Church, Plainview, Illinois 1851-1885

Scope and Content Note

Copied by Helen Gulick Huntley.
 

Tustin

Box : Folder 8 : 1

Churches 1900-1967

Box : Folder 8 : 2

Maps 1880-1963, undated

Box : Folder 8 : 3

Miscellaneous 1933-1968, undated

Box : Folder 8 : 4

Post office 1951-circa 1962

Box : Folder 8 : 5

Schools 1898-1966, undated

Box : Folder 8 : 6

Zeke's Bunch 1924-1965

Scope and Content Note

Annual picnic for graduates of Tustin School, 1889-1908, when J. J. Zielian was principal.
Box : Folder 8 : 7

Tustin, Columbus, land title research 1866-1965

Box : Folder 8 : 8

Scovil family 1893-1932, undated

 

Tustin Garage

Box : Folder 8 : 9

Business records and reports to creditors 1919-1937

Box : Folder 8 : 10

Calendar 1915

Box : Folder 8 : 11

Clippings 1926-1969

Box : Folder 8 : 12

Correspondence with General Petroleum Corporation regarding auto accident 1921-1922

Box : Folder 8 : 13-14

Ledgers 1922-1932

Box : Folder 8 : 15

Miscellaneous 1919-1940

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of theft.
Box : Folder 8 : 16-17

Registration of automobiles 1923-1937