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Finding Aid for the Anna Ryder Dickey Collection 1889-2000
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Series 1. Photographs 1896-1910

Physical Description: 2 albums and 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

2 photo albums documenting Sierra Club trips in 1896 and 1902, and 6 loose photographs of John Muir and Anna Ryder Dickey, ca. 1910.
 

Subseries 1. Photo Album 1 1896

Physical Description: 1 boxed photo album, 30.5 x 25.5 cm

Scope and Content Note

Softcover album consisting of 16 leaves, with 98 black and white photographs mounted on 30 pages. It documents an early Sierra Club trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Kings Canyon known at that time as General Grant National Park) and Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Valley). The photographs on each page are identified and described from: a) original notations written directly in the album; b) a handwritten partial list of photographs which was found inside the album; c) added descriptive text, indicated by brackets [ ]; pagination has also been added.
Box 1, Item 1

Page 1: Front cover.

Note

the word "Photographs" in upper left-hand corner
Box 1, Item 2

Page 2.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Giant Forest [Sequoia National Park]; b) Celeb'y Row: Bunnell, Lemmon, Keeler, Gannett, Merriam, Hittell, Keith, Muir; c) King's River.
Box 1, Item 3

Page 3.

Scope and Content Note

Four photographs: a) Roaring River; b) Giant Forest; c) Bubb's Creek; d) leaving the Stage [men and women seated in or standing before a horse-drawn omnibus; camping equipment piled in a large mound].
Box 1, Item 4

Page 4.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Carry'g dunnage [back view of woman carrying 3 duffel bags]; b) Miss Bell's Tea [large group of men and women in a forest clearing]; c) Colby Rock [three women and one man resting on a large rock overlooking calm water, with a forest behind them].
Box 1, Item 5

Page 5.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) King's River; b) Bullfrog Lake; c) four women just rising from their sleeping bags].
Box 1, Item 6

Page 6.

Scope and Content Note

Four photographs: a) Mts. Brewer and University [mountain peaks and valley partially covered with snow]; b) breaking camp [four women and three men with packed duffel bags ready to depart]; c) Mrs. Sears. [mounted on a horse, holding a packed duffel bag on the horse's neck]; d) Camp Colby [group of people in a wooded camp site, with strung paper lanterns and an American flag in view].
Box 1, Item 7

Page 7.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) above Bullfrog Lake [still lake with mountain peaks in the background]; b) loaded for bar [woman standing in wooded area aiming a rifle].
Box 1, Item 8

Page 8.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) Com. Dep't [outdoor kitchen area with two Asian workers at their post looking at the camera]; b) grub time [outdoor eating area with people lined up to receive food].
Box 1, Item 9

Page 9.

Scope and Content Note

Four photographs: a) Paradise Valley [mountain peak, with waterfall in foreground]; b) Mist Falls; c) Giant Forest [four women and one man standing on giant felled tree]; d) Great Boulder K.R.C. [man standing in front of giant boulder].
Box 1, Item 10

Page 10.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Bullfrog Lake; b) after lunch [group resting at a campsite; several people are holding fishing poles]; c) our camp [view of five women at campsite, with raised tent in background].
Box 1, Item 11

Page 11.

Scope and Content Note

Five photographs: a) East Vidette [view of mountain peak, with a group of people on horseback in the foreground]; b) Roaring River [includes a youth ready to immerse a fishing net into the water]; c) Bullfrog Lake; d) Com. Dep't. [outdoor kitchen area ]; e) Giant Forest [man and woman standing at the base of a large Sequoia tree].
Box 1, Item 12

Page 12.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) a human geyser [back view of a woman with long wavy hair which almost touches the ground, in a heavily forested area]; b) King's River].
Box 1, Item 13

Page 13.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) Bubb's Creek]; b) Roaring River [also written and then crossed out: Copyright 1902 By Helen Leukens Jones].
Box 1, Item 14

Page 14.

Scope and Content Note

Five photographs: a) Mist Falls; b) sequoia [four unidentified people posing at the base of a massive Sequoia tree]; c) Woodside [six unidentified people resting at a makeshift campsite]; d) lunch [view of seven people having lunch at a campsite; hanging paper lanterns and raised American flag in view]; e) King's River.
Box 1, Item 15

Page 15.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) ant hill [man standing behind an ant hill]; b) coffee stand [view of campers taking an outdoor coffee break]; c) King's River.
Box 1, Item 16

Page 16.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Com. Dep't. [blurry photo of campsite commissary]; b) The Original 10 [group of men and women standing or sitting in an unidentified meadow]; c) mountains and clouds [photograph not identified, but may be an area below Mist Falls in Kings Canyon National Park].
Box 1, Item 17

Page 17.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Paradise Valley; b) Com. Dept. [outdoor kitchen and commissary, a group of campers taking refreshment; raised American flag in view]; c) Mist Falls.
Box 1, Item 18

Page 18.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) M. on Cricket [woman, probably Anna Ryder Dickey, mounted]; b) King's River; c) Mist Falls.
Box 1, Item 19

Page 19.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) King's River; b) Com. Dept. [outdoor commissary showing a raised tent and accompanying table under trees]; c) ready to start [a group of 19-20 men and women, mostly standing, a few on horseback].
Box 1, Item 20

Page 20.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) University Peak; b) Mist Falls; c) Roaring River.
Box 1, Item 21

Page 21.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) [Roaring River in King's River Cañon]; b) The Sphinx [mountain peak from King's River Canyon]; c) John Muir [reclining on the ground in the sun, King's River Cañon].
Box 1, Item 22

Page 22.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs: a) [two people in a small boat, possibly Anna Ryder Dickey and Donald R. Dickey, on Independence Lake]; b) [Independence Cottage]; c) [Hether Lake]; d) [Morgan Adams and Donald R. Dickey at Pinpond's (?)].
Box 1, Item 23

Page 23.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs, two unidentified: a) [junipers on Mt. Tallac]; b) [Tahoe from T(?) Wharf]; c) Independence Lake.
Box 1, Item 24

Page 24.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs [two unidentified]: a) [Independence Lake] ; b) [Independence Lake]; c) Morgan Adams and D. [Donald R. Dickey, on Lake Tahoe shoreline].
Box 1, Item 25

Page 25.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs: a) [North Dome and Half Dome viewed from Yosemite Valley floor]; b) [sequoias in Giant Forest]; c) [on trip to Des. Valley]; d) [Yosemite Falls].
Box 1, Item 26

Page 26.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs: a) [Yosemite Falls as seen from Glacier Point]; b) [Mirror (Independence ?) Lake]; c) [Mirror (Independence ?) Lake]; d) [Cathedral Rocks].
Box 1, Item 27

Page 27.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs, probably all in Yosemite National Park: a) [Independence (?) Lake]; b) [Half Dome]; c) [Yosemite Falls]; d) [roots and trunk of a fallen giant sequoia, dwarfing a horse-drawn stagecoach].
Box 1, Item 28

Page 28.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs: a) [Bridalveil Falls ]; b) [Herb Lathrop and Harry Bissell on Glacier Point]; c) [Yosemite Valley showing El Capitan and Half Dome in background]; d) [Tehipite Dome(?), Kings Canyon National Park].
Box 1, Item 29

Page 29.

Scope and Content Note

Four unidentified photographs: a) [Vernal Falls]; b) [Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls]; c) [Leidig Meadow, Yosemite Valley]; d) [a man standing on Glacier Point looking out over Yosemite Valley].
Box 1, Item 30

Page 30.

Scope and Content Note

Five unidentified photographs: a) [Mirror Lake, with partial view of Mount Watkins)]; b) [Herb Lathorp on Glacier Point, Half Dome in background]; c) [view of both Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls]; d) [Mirror Lake]; e) [Vernal Falls].
 

Subseries 2. Photo Album 2 1902

Physical Description: 1 boxed album, 30.5 x 25.5 cm

Scope and Content Note

Softcover album consisting of 17 leaves, with 46 black and white photographs mounted on 19 pages. It documents an early Sierra Club horseback trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Kings Canyon then known as General Grant National Park), with a side trip to the summit of Mt. Whitney. The participants were identified in an "Sierra Club Bulletin" article, May 1947, p. 86, as: John Muir, C. Hart Merriam, Henry Gannett, Theodore H. Hittell, William Kieth, Anna Ryder Dickey, Donald R. Dickey, Marian O. Hooker, Alicia Mosgrove, Helen Green, and "two Kinnie boys". Identification and description of the photographs come from the notations written directly in the album, with additional text or comments indicated by brackets [ ]. The page numbers have been added.
Box 2, Item 1

Page 1. Front cover.

Scope and Content Note

[Cover photo: travel party of men and women, 10 on horseback, 2 in automobile].

Note

the word "Photographs" in upper left-hand corner
Box 2, Item 2

Page 2.

Scope and Content Note

Mr. Muir [John Muir sitting on rock, taken at Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park].

Note

handwritten and then crossed out on bottom left-hand corner of the photograph: "Copyright 1902 By Helen Leukens Jones".
Box 2, Item 3

Page 3.

Scope and Content Note

Four photographs: a) Kaweah Peak [from Bear Paw]; b) Kern Cañon [evening]; c) [Upper] Bear Paw Meadows; d) Kern River.
Box 2, Item 4

Page 4.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Gen. Sherman [giant sequoias]; b) Upper Kern [Kern head waters]; c) Kaweah Peaks [from Alta Meadows].
Box 2, Item 5

Page 5.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Kern-Kaweah [peaks with body of water in forefront]; b) Muir, Hittell, and Hopping [sitting on felled tree trunk]; c) [Crabtree Meadows and] Mt. Whitney.
Box 2, Item 6

Page 6.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Kern River [above Junction Meadow]; b) view from Bear Paw; c) Giant Forest [man and woman standing in front of a giant sequoia tree].
Box 2, Item 7

Page 7.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Giant Forest [sequoia grove]; b) Kern R.; c) [Ellie Mosgrove on] Buttons.
Box 2, Item 8

Page 8.

Scope and Content Note

Four photographs, identification on some illegible: a) Farewell Gap; b) Kern River; c) Kern River [above Junction Meadows]; d) Patsy and [Gray Rolk (?) trio and Miss Bunnell].
Box 2, Item 9

Page 9.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Upper Kern; b) [William] Keith, [Theodore] Hittell; c) Kern Cañon.
Box 2, Item 10

Page 10.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) Kern Cañon [from top of descent to Cold Soda Spring]; b) on summit of Whitney [nine people, three identified as: D.R.D. (Donald R. Dickey), A.R.D. (Anna Ryder Dickey) and Muir; the others are Marian Hooker (grand-niece of Professor Josiah D. Whitney), Alicia Mosgrove, Henry Gannett, Theodore H. Hittell, Helen Green, and an unidentified youth]; c) Mt. Whitney [from Crabtree Meadows].
Box 2, Item 11

Page 11.

Scope and Content Note

One photograph: [view of unidentified valley with mountain peaks in background].
Box 2, Item 12

Page 12.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) [view of meadows with mountain peaks in background]; b) [is same view as page 14, identified as "Kern-Kaweahs from Bear"].
Box 2, Item 13

Page 13.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) [Judge Hittell]; b) [floor of Kern].
Box 2, Item 14

Page 14.

Scope and Content Note

One photograph: Kern-Kaweahs from Bear [mountain peaks with possible reference to Bearpaw Meadow].
Box 2, Item 15

Page 15.

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs: a) [Kern-Kaweahs from Bear Paw]; b) [unidentified view of mountain range]
Box 2, Item 16

Page 16.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) [Kern view]; b) [mountain meadow flowers]; c) [Kern floor].
Box 2, Item 17

Page 17.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) [columnar basalt]; b) [natural bridge on Whitney (Voleans ? Creek)]; c) [erosion with creek].
Box 2, Item 18

Page 18.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs: a) [Mohave Desert, with pack mules and mounted men]; b) [Mohave Desert, with pack mules and mounted men]; c) [unidentified waterfall].
Box 2, Item 19

Page 19.

Scope and Content Note

One photograph: [Mt. Shasta].
 

Subseries 3. Separate Photographs 1910

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Six photographs of John Muir and Anna Ryder Dickey, taken in California circa 1910. Each one has been signed by the photographer known as "Kraig." Approximately 6 x 4.5 inches, the photographs are each mounted on brown or gray paper, 9 x 12 inches.
Box 3, Item 1

John Muir.

Physical Description: Warm-toned gelatin silver print (possibly a platinum print), 6 x 4.5 ".

Scope and Content Note

Portrait, full figure, standing in a meadow.

Note

verso of presentation mount is inscribed "Mr. John Muir"
Box 3, Item 2

Mother Dickey and John Muir.

Physical Description: Gold-toned silver print, 6.5 x 4.5 ".

Scope and Content Note

John Muir and Anna Ryder Dickey standing in a landscaped garden.

Note

verso of presentation mount is inscribed "Mother Dickey and John Muir"
Box 3, Item 3

John Muir.

Physical Description: Warm-toned (possibly platinum) print, 6 x 4.5 ".

Scope and Content Note

Side view of Muir seated in a garden.

Note

a rubber stamp on verso of brown paper mount: "BRYAN-BRANDENBURG CO./ Engravers Electrotypers/ Order No. 29677/ Date rec'd Jan 28 1925/ 232-36 East 4th St., Los Angeles, Calif; also on verso, two penciled handwritten printer's notes
Box 3, Item 4

Mother Dickey and John Muir.

Physical Description: Platinum print, 6.25 x 4.25 ".

Scope and Content Note

John Muir and Anna Ryder Dickey, full figure, standing in a meadow.

Note

verso of brown paper mount is inscribed: "Mother Dickey and John Muir, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena"
Box 3, Item 5

Mother Dickey & John Muir.

Physical Description: Gelatin silver print, 6.5 x 4.5 ".

Scope and Content Note

John Muir and Anna Ryder Dickey, full figure, standing in a meadow.

Note

another print of the same negative as Box 4, Folder 4
Box 3, Item 6

Mother Dickey and John Muir.

Physical Description: Gelatin silver print, 6.5 x 4.5 ".

Scope and Content Note

John Muir seated in a high-back wing chair with Mrs. Dickey looking over his shoulder.

Note

verso of grey paper mount is inscribed: "Mother Dickey and John Muir"
 

Series 2. Ephemera 1889-2000

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Focus is on John Muir and his pursuits as a naturalist. Items consist mainly of newspaper and magazine articles and personal handwritten letters and notes. Also included are a Sierra Club brochure, one printed poem (on Muir), and a pocket calendar for the year 1889.
Box 1, Item 1

Dickey (Anna Ryder) Collection

Scope and Content Note

handwritten list identifying photos on pp. 21-30 of Photo Album 1.

Note

list is housed in Box 1 with the album
Box 2, Item 1

Ephemera found in Photo Album 2.

Scope and Content Note

handwritten list identifying photos on pp. 3-10 of Photo Album 2.

Note

list is housed in Box 2 with the album
Box 2, Item 1

Ephemera found in: "The mountains of California", by John Muir, 1901.

Scope and Content Note

handwritten list identifying photos on pp. 13-19 of Photo Album 2.

Note

list is housed in Box 2 with the album
Box 3, Item 7

Ephemera found in Photo Album 2.

Scope and Content Note

a) three scraps of handwritten letters, with pen and ink sketches; b) one-paragraph clipping from unidentified newspaper, quoting John Muir; c) quarter-fold pocket calendar for the year 1889.
Box 3, Item 8

Ephemera found in: "Letters to a friend, written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879", by John Muir, 1915.

Scope and Content Note

a) letter from George Wharton James, Jan. 20, 1915 [clearly to Anna R. Dickey], requesting use of photos of Muir; b) newspaper clippings about John Muir, mostly obituaries.
Box 3, Item 9

Ephemera found in: "The life and letters of John Muir", by William Frederic Badè, 1924.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings and articles about John Muir.
Box 3, Item 10

Ephemera found in: "John Muir and the Sierra Club; the battle for Yosemite", by Holway R. Jones, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

a) newspaper clipping about John Muir; b) Sierra Club brochure, undated; c) bookmark from Tillman Place Bookshop, San Francisco.
Box 3, Item 11

Ephemera found in: "The story of my boyhood and youth", by John Muir, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

a) newspaper clipping about John Muir; b) advertisement for book "The spell of the Rockies", by Enos A. Mills, 1911.
Box 3, Item 12

Ephemera found in: "Our national parks", by John Muir, 1902. 1903-1925

Scope and Content Note

a) penciled note from John Muir to Anna Ryder Dickey, dated Dec. 9, 1911, from Montevideo, Uruguay; b) newspaper clipping, "Hombres de ciencia : El Doctor John Muir", identified in pencil as from "La Tribuna Popular", Dec. 7, 1911; c) book review by Louise Morgrage of "The life and letters of John Muir", by William Frederic Badè; page 11 torn from "California Southland" [no date; the magazine was published under this title from 1918 to 1929]; d) newspapers clippings about John Muir, one referring to the Hetch Hetchy water project; e) printed poem [source unidentified] by Bailey Millard: "Muir of the Mountains".
Box 3, Item 13

Ephemera found in: "Son of the wilderness; the life of John Muir", by Linnie Marsh Wolfe, 1945. 1996

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping: "A fresh look for Sierra Club".
Box 3, Item 14

Ephemera. 1932, 1934, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Magazine articles: a) "For the birds: a great reason to go to Midway...", by Maria Streshinsky, in: "VIA", May/Jun 2000, pp. 46-47; b) obituary of Donald Ryder Dickey, in: "The Auk", 49(4): 517-518, Oct 1932; c) "An appreciation of Donald Ryder Dickey", by Harry Harris, in: "The Condor", 36(2): 59-66, Mar/Apr 1934.
 

Series 3. Books 1901-1965

Physical Description: 10 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Ten books written by or about John Muir; several are autograph copies. The volumes have been cataloged and are shelved in the UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Rare Book Collection.
Item 1

"The mountains of California", by John Muir. New York: Century Co., 1901, [c1894]. 1901

Scope and Content Note

Author's autograph presentation copy, inscribed on upper free endpaper to Anna R. Dickey, October 1902.

Note

Call Number: Biomed QH 105 C2 M898m 1901 Rare
Item 2

"Our national parks", by John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1902. 1902

Scope and Content Note

Author's autograph presentation copy, inscribed on upper free endpaper to Mrs. Ernest M. [Anna R.] Dickey, from Martinez, September 1902; photograph, annotated by Muir ("my Yosemite cabin"), pasted on flyleaf; portrait pasted on p. [1]

Note

Call Number: Biomed E 160 M896o 1902 Rare
Item 3

"Stickeen", by John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1910, [c1909]. 1910

Scope and Content Note

Author's autograph presentation copy, inscribed in ink on upper free endpaper.

Note

Call Number: Biomed QL 795 D6 M896s 1910 Rare
Item 4

"The Yosemite", by John Muir. New York: Century, 1912. 1912

Scope and Content Note

Author's autograph presentation copy, inscribed on upper free endpaper to Anna R. Dickey, May 1910.

Note

Call Number: Biomed F 868 Y6 M896y 1912 Rare
Item 5

"The story of my boyhood and youth, with illustrations from sketches by the author", by John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1913. 1913

Scope and Content Note

"Ex libris Anna R. Dickey"; her inscription, dated 1913, on upper free endpaper.

Note

Call number: Biomed WZ 100 M896 1913 Rare
Item 6

"Letters to a friend, written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879", by John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1915. 1915

Note

Call Number: Biomed PS 2447 M5 Z485 1915 Rare
Item 7

"Alaska days with John Muir", by Samuel Hall Young. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co. [c1915]. 1915

Scope and Content Note

"Ex libris Anna R. Dickey"; inscription on upper free endpaper.

Note

Call Number: Biomed F 908 Y87a 1915 Rare
Item 8

"The life and letters of John Muir" by William Frederic Badè. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924. 2 vols. 1924

Scope and Content Note

Photographic portraits of Muir tipped on upper paste-down of each volume.

Note

Call Number: Biomed WZ 100 M896B 1924 Rare
Item 9

"Son of the wilderness; the life of John Muir", by Linnie Marsh Wolfe. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1945. 1945

Scope and Content Note

"Ex libris Donald R. Dickey Memorial Library"; bookplate on upper paste-down; portrait of Muir pasted on upper free endpaper.

Note

Call Number: Biomed WZ 100 M896W 1945 Rare
Item 10

"John Muir and the Sierra Club; the battle for Yosemite", by Holway R. Jones. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1965. 1965

Note

Call Number: Biomed F 868 Y6 J71j 1965 Rare