INVENTORY TO THE PIERCE FAMILY PAPERS, 1841-1940

Melissa Denise Tyler
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INVENTORY OF THE PIERCE FAMILY PAPERS, 1841-1940

D-022

Department of Special Collections

General Library

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • General Library
  • 100 North West Quad
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA 95616-5292
  • Phone: (530) 752-1621
  • Fax: (530)754-5758
  • Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
Processed and encoded by:
Melissa Denise Tyler
Completed on:
06/09/2002, 8:59 AM
©2002 The Regents of the University of California

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pierce Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1841-1940
Collection number: D-022
Creator: George W. Pierce, Sr.Eunice PierceGeorge W. Pierce, Jr.Susan Gilmore PierceGeorge Gardner PierceDixwell Lloyd Pierce Pierce Family
Extent: 10 linear feet, 2060 items, 9 archives boxes, 2 folio boxes, 1 wrapped volume, and 1 document case
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California, 95616-5292
Abstract: The Pierce Family Papers (1841-1940) were created or collected by this prominent, pioneering Davisville, California (Davis) family. The collection is divided into 8 series: George W. Pierce,Sr.; Eunice Pierce; George W. Pierce, Jr.; Susan Gilmore Pierce; George Gardner Pierce; Dixwell Lloyd Pierce; The Pierce Family; and Photographs. Series named for individuals contain items created or collected by that individual family member. The series titled, The Pierce Family, is made up of items not attributed to just one family member or items that cannot be identified as belonging to any certain family member. The Photographs series consists of photographs (1878-1929) of the Pierce Family; Yolo County and Sacramento Valley sites; agricultural activities on the Pierce Ranch near Davisville and other Yolo County locations; the California Almond Growers' Exchange; the University of California; and other topics. The bulk of the records in this collection are those of George W. Pierce, Jr. He is especially known for playing a significant role in the founding of the University of California, Davis by energetically campaigning to have the University Farm located in his hometown of Davisville. Records relating to the selection of Davis as the site for the University Farm as well as records relating to the purchase of land and water rights for the farm can be found in this collection. Many types of materials make up the Pierce Family Papers including correspondence, legal documents, financial records, diaries, printed material, artifacts, creative works, notes, travel guides and brochures, and photographs. The numerous diaries included in the Pierce Family Papers are a particularly rich source of information for researchers of any number of topics such as late nineteenth and early twentieth century agriculture; labor issues; Yolo County and California history; the almond growing industry; and the history of the University of California.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The Library can only claim physical ownership of the Pierce Family Papers. The literary rights to the works of Pierce Family Papers are protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. Unpublished manuscript materials including journals may not be copied without express permission from the copyright holders. It is impossible for us to determine the identity of other possible claimants of literary property. Responsibility for identifying and satisfying such claimants must be assumed by users wishing to publish the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pierce Family Papers, D-022, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

Acquisition Information

During the mid to late 1960s, two important gifts were given to the Library by Mrs. Muriel Pierce Worden on behalf of the Pierce Family including Mrs. Marjorie Pierce Celio, Mrs. Dixwell Lloyd Pierce, Mrs. George Edward Pierce, Mrs. George Gardner Pierce, and Mrs. Susan Pierce Stewart. The first gift consisted of a collection of letters and documents relating to efforts of George W. Pierce, Jr., to locate the University Farm in the Davis, California area. The second gift consisted of manuscript diaries written by members of the Pierce Family.

Alternate Formats

Professor Emeritus, Richard N. Schwab, of the University of California, Davis, History Department, has transcribed the majority of the George W. Pierce, Sr., and George W. Pierce, Jr., diaries. The remainder of the diaries are in the process of being transcribed by the Library's Special Collections staff. Due to the difficulty of reading old-fashioned handwriting and the fragile condition of the Pierce Family diaries, using the transcriptions of these diaries may be preferable to reading from the actual diary books. Arrangements may be made with Special Collections staff to obtain copies of transcriptions of certain Pierce diaries.

Custodial History

The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pierce, Jr. retained ownership of the materials, now known as the Pierce Family Papers, until the 1960s. During the mid to late 1960s, the members of the Pierce Family made several donations of their family's diaries, printed materials, photographs, papers, photocopies, and artifacts to the Library at the University of California, Davis. For example, in 1964, Dixwell Lloyd Pierce, son of George W. Pierce, Jr., discovered a sheaf of papers and legal documents in his late father's bank vault. Mr. Pierce allowed Frederick L. Griffin to present the papers to the Regents of the University of California as a gift of the Pierce Family. Another gift was made to the Library by Mrs. Muriel Pierce Worden (granddaughter of George W. Pierce, Jr.) on June 1, 1968. The Pierce Family Papers have remained in the Special Collections Department of the Library since the time of their donation. More information about the custodial history of the Pierce Family Papers can be found in the control file available at the Special Collections Department at the Library.

Processing Information

At the time that the Pierce Family Papers and diaries were given to the Library, Special Collections staff arranged and described the paperes and prepared a detailed list of items in the collection. The Pierce diaries were cataloged as rare books. In 2002, the diaries joined the rest of the Pierce Family Papers, and the whole collection was reprocessed.

Biography

Biographical Narrative

Members of the Pierce Family were prominent, pioneering citizens of Davisville (Davis), California.
George Washington Pierce, Sr. (Nov. 17, 1814-Feb. 24, 1890) was born in New York State to Jonathan R. and Electra Buttolph Pierce. George W. Pierce, Sr., left New York on April 20, 1835 to go west. He stopped in Chicago and a settlement near Joliet before he arrived in Pike Creek, Wisconsin on July 8, 1835. Pike Creek was also known as Southport and then incorporated as a city in 1850 as Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1842, Pierce served in the 4th Regiment of the Wisconsin Militia.
Eunice Pierce (Oct. 24, 1821-Oct. 26, 1908) was born in Connecticut as Eunice French. George W. Pierce, Sr., met Eunice in Wisconsin and married her on Sept. 29, 1846. Two sons were born to George and Eunice Pierce while they lived in Wisconsin: Henry Albert (Aug.8, 1848-April 15, 1850) and George Washington, Jr. (Dec. 10, 1850-March 10, 1930). The couple's third son, Frank Alonzo (Dec. 23, 1859-Sept. 10, 1863), was born in Yolo County, California.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce left Kenosha, Wisconsin on April 19, 1852 and began their move to California. They traveled across the Plains and arrived in Placerville, California on August 4, 1852. After mining in El Dorado County, California for a short time, the Pierces settled near the banks of Putah Creek on the "Big Ranch" then owned by C. I. Hutchinson and C. E. Greene. The Big Ranch was near what was to become Davisville, California (now Davis). The Pierce cattle brand was registered in Yolo County, California on December 20, 1859. In 1860, the "Big Ranch" failed, and Mr. Pierce purchased 1200 acres of land. George W. Pierce, Sr. owned cattle and other livestock as well as a large grain farm. Later, the Pierce Family also became involved in the almond growing business.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pierce, Sr., were very active in early Davisville life. Mr. Pierce, Sr. was a long-time member of the Woodland, California Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and in 1870 he helped to organize the Odd Fellows lodge in Davisville. The Pierces were members of Davisville Presbyterian Church from its founding in 1869. A strong Republican, George Sr. was an early Yolo County Justice of the Peace (1856-1862) and public administrator (1865-1869). Eunice Pierce was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
George Washington Pierce, Jr., (Dec. 10, 1850-March 10, 1930) had been left with relatives in Wisconsin when his parents moved west. In 1859, his mother, traveling alone, returned via the Isthmus of Panama to bring him on to their new home in California. George developed into a serious student but also spent a good deal of time helping his parents on their ranch. A proud member of the Class of 1875, he was the first graduate of the University of California from the Sacramento Valley. He received a degree in civil engineering and then went on to study law. Despite his career-related dreams, out of family loyalty and because of his father's ill health, George, Jr., returned home to manage the Pierce Ranch. On September 18, 1888, George W. Pierce, Sr. and his wife Eunice moved off the Pierce Ranch and into the town of Davisville, California. Their newly married son then assumed full control of the Ranch.
George W. Pierce, Jr., had married Susan Gilmore on August 15, 1888 at the Glen Alpine Springs resort near Lake Tahoe. Susan Gilmore Pierce (Oct. 29, 1858-Oct. 1, 1918) was the daughter of Nathan Gilmore (the discoverer and founder of Glen Alpine Springs) and Amanda Gray Gilmore. Nathan Gilmore had emigrated from Indiana to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. Susan had graduated from San Jose State Normal School and had taught school in Central California. George, Jr., and Susan Pierce had four children: Gilmore Wellington (Dec. 2, 1889-March 8, 1890), Eunice Evelyn (Feb. 11, 1895-Feb. 16, 1895), George Gardner (Nov. 11, 1891-?), and Dixwell Lloyd (Sept. 11, 1897-Aug. 22, 1964).
George W. Pierce, Jr. was an energetic man of many talents: farmer, scholar, businessman, politician, civic leader and booster, and entrepreneur. Besides the numerous responsibilities of running a large farm, Pierce gladly took on other challenges. One of his business ventures was the Putah Creek Water Company, a corporation that H. M. LaRue, Chairman and George W. Pierce, Jr., Secretary formed in 1882 in order to take water from Putah Creek for irrigation purposes. Some of the other companies that Pierce was involved with were the Silica Brick Company and the Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company. Pierce worked to organize area farmers in an effort to better market and receive higher prices for their crops. In 1897, he became a charter officer of the Davisville Almond Growers' Association. Pierce was (circa 1901) the organizer and president of the California Grain Growers' Association, and he was president of the California Almond Growers' Exchange (1913-1923). A Republican like his father, George W. Pierce, Jr. was elected to the California State Assembly in 1898. He was also a Trustee of the San Jose State Normal School and an executive member of the Yolo County 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition committee. One of Davisville's strongest boosters, Pierce served 1905-1906 as chairman of a promotion committee and organizer of the first Davisville Chamber of Commerce as he worked along with the citizens of Davisville to persuade the State Farm Commission and the University of California that Davisville was the right site for the proposed University Farm. Davisville won the approval of the State Farm Commission, and so George W. Pierce, Jr., played a major role in the founding of the University of California, Davis. Pierce was an avid traveler, and near the end of his life he sailed away on several world cruises.
George Gardner Pierce (known as Gardner) graduated from the University of California in 1915. He returned to Yolo County and lived on the Pierce Ranch until he and his wife Harriet Brigden Pierce moved to Berkeley, California in the mid 1920s. Harriet died in March 1927. Harriet and Gardner had three children: George Edward, Thaya Muriel (Mrs. Maurice Worden), and Marjorie Eunice (Mrs. Charles L. Celio). Dixwell Lloyd Pierce graduated from Woodland High School in 1915. He graduated from the University of California in 1917 and later received a law degree.
Dixwell married the former Katherine Bradley. A daughter, Susan Louise (Mrs. Charles Stewart), was born to the couple on October 21, 1927. Another daughter, Janet, died in infancy. The family made their home in Sacramento, California. Dixwell Lloyd Pierce was executive secretary of the State Board of Equalization for 37 years and on the board of trustees of the Federation of Tax Administration for 25 years.
The University of California, Davis now occupies the land that was once the Pierce Ranch.

Sources:

  • Gregory, Tom. History of Yolo County California with Biogrpahical Sketches (Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Co., 1913).
  • Larkey, Joann L. Davisville '68 (Davis, CA: Davis Historical and Landmarks Commission, 1969).

Scope and Content of Collection

The Pierce Family Papers (1841-1940) were collected or created by members of this prominent Davisville, California (later Davis), family. The earliest records in this collection were created in Southport, Wisconsin (later Kenosha), from where the Pierce Family moved in 1852 to become one of the pioneering families of Davisville. The Papers are divided into eight series: George Washington Pierce, Sr.; Eunice (French) Pierce; George Washington Pierce, Jr.; Susan Gilmore Pierce; George Gardner Pierce; Dixwell Lloyd Pierce; The Pierce Family; and Photographs. Series named for individuals contain items collected or created by that individual family member. The series titled, "The Pierce Family," is made up of items not attributed to just one family member or items that cannot be identified as belonging to any certain family member. The Photographs series contains all the photographs in this collection except for 7 photographs of farm machinery that are pasted into a Baker and Hamilton ledger that is held in the creative works subseries of Series III. Because the Pierce Ranch was still owned by George W. Pierce, Sr., and his wife Eunice while it was being managed by George W. Pierce, Jr., there was a period of time when both father and son were conducting ranch business. Using the date September 18, 1888 (a date noted in the senior Pierce's 1888 diary as when his recently married son formally took over ownership of the Ranch), I assigned all ranch business records from before this date to the George W. Pierce, Sr., series and all records from after this date to the George W. Pierce, Jr., series.
1.5 linear feet of records (1841-1905) are in Series I, George W. Pierce, Sr. Items in this series are incoming letters, legal documents, financial records, diaries, and printed materials. The diaries cover the years: 1852, 1867, 1870-1874, and 1877-1890.
The items (1867-1908) in Series II, Eunice Pierce, take up only .5 linear feet of space; but they include correspondence, legal documents, financial records, diaries, and printed material. Mrs. Pierce's diaries are from the years: 1891-1892 and 1895-1900.
The 6 linear feet of materials (1864-1931) in Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr., make up the bulk of items in the Pierce Family Papers. This series is arranged in seven subseries: correspondence; legal documents; financial records; diaries, notes, and meeting minutes; creative works; printed materials; and artifacts. Such notables as California Governors Hiram W. Johnson and George C. Pardee and University of California's James Forsyth Hunt, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and E. J. Wickson are among Pierce's correspondents. Numerous records including correspondence, legal documents, financial records, diaries, and creative works point to work that Pierce did in 1905-1906 to promote Davis as the site for the proposed University Farm. Some of the other topics covered by series III are the promotion of Yolo County Pierce's business ventures, the California Almond Growers' Exchange, labor issues, and world travel. George W. Pierce, Jr. continued the family tradition of keeping diaries that recorded ranch, family, travel, and business activities. These diaries cover the years: 1866, 1871-1874, 1889-1919, 1921-1924, and 1927-1930. This series is also quite rich in printed material such as advertising materials for the California Almond Growers' Exchange and travel guides.
Series IV, Susan Gilmore Pierce (Mrs. George W. Pierce, Jr.) contains 9 items (1906-1918). They are a letter, receipts, yearbooks of the Woodland Shakespeare Club, a poem, and the notice for her funeral.
Series V, George Gardner Pierce, is made up of .25 linear feet of materials (1901-1915). The outgoing telegram, financial records, notes, and printed material are all from Gardner's childhood or his time as a student at the University of California.
Series VI, Dixwell Lloyd Pierce, is also made up of .25 linear feet of records (1898-1940). Drafts of childhood letters and photocopies of letters from author Edwin Markham's family make up the correspondence. Printed materials are from both Dixwell's childhood and adult years: clippings about Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Markham, Dixwell's school records, and 2 issues of Woodland High School's student publication, "The Ilex" (the 1913 issue features Dixwell's photograph). There are five printed items that relate to the formation of the Davis Joint Union High School District in Yolo County. Dixwell Lloyd Pierce acted as Attorney for Appellants in that court case.
Series VII, The Pierce Family, contains .5 linear feet of records (1852-1928). The series is divided into 4 subseries: Legal Document (an 1852 contract for a schoolteacher), Notes (handwritten note fragments and addresses), Printed Material, and Artifacts (two empty checkbooks). The bulk of material in this series belongs to the Printed Material subseries. Arranged by format the printed material includes books, brochures, pamphlets, programs, newspapers, schedules, and a student publication. Two of the subjects touched on by the printed material are religion and household activities.
Series VIII is Photographs. These 131 photographs (1878-1929) document the life and activities of George W. Pierce, Jr. The Photographs are divided into the following subseries: California Almond Growers' Exchange, Sacramento Valley (on the Pierce Ranch and in other Valley locations), University of California, and Other.
The Pierce Family Papers could be used for research in any number of areas. Those looking for information on travel during the early twentieth century should peruse the collection. For researchers interested in the history of subjects such as California, Yolo County, CA, farming, agricultural technology, farm labor, the almond industry, water rights, the University of California, and the University Farm at Davis, the collection is an especially rich resource.

Index terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Pierce, George W., Sr.--1814-1890--Archives.
Pierce, Eunice--1821-1908--Archives.
Pierce, George W., Jr.--1850-1930--Archives.
Pierce, Susan Gilmore--1858-1918--Archives.
Pierce, George Gardner--b. 1891--Archives.
Pierce, Dixwell Lloyd--1897-1964--Archives.
University of California, Davis--History--Archival resources.
Agriculture--California--Yolo County--History--Archival resources.
Travel--Guidebooks.
Yolo County (Calif.)--History--Archival resources.
California--History--Archival resources.

Separated Material

Many books and pamphlets orginally found in the Pierce Family Papers were incorporated into the Special Collections Library. A list of the separated materials can be found in the Pierce control file available at the Special Collections Department at the Library.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. George W. Pierce, Sr., 1841-1905.

Physical Description: 415 items, 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series I. (1841-1905) is made up of items created or collected by George W. Pierce, Sr. and is divided into 5 subseries: Incoming Letters, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Diaries, and Printed Material.
 

Subseries 1.1. Incoming Letters, 1866-1888

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Incoming Letters (1866-1888) is the first subseries in Series I. The letters are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person or organization sending the letter.
Box 1:1

California Wine Growers' Association; C. H.S. Williams, President; Nov. 20, 1866; form letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:1

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Woodland, CA Lodge, No. 111, April 26, 1875, invitation

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:1

Jeans, T. J., Feb. 14, 1887, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:1

Perkins, George C., Governor of California and Mrs. George C. Perkins, Feb. 6, 1880, invitation

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:1

Sacramento Bank / Sacramento Savings Bank; E. R. Hamilton, Cashier; 1879-1888; 2 letters, 1 statement, 1 envelope

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1:1

Spaulding, R. S., Under Sheriff, Yolo County, CA, Jan. 3, 1884, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 1.2. Legal Documents (1859 - 1905)

Physical Description: 97 items

Scope and Content Note

Part of Series I, the subseries, Legal Documents (1859-1905, 97 items), is divided into documents having to do with property, public office, and other subjects. Within those three divisions, the legal documents are listed by type such as abstracts of title, insurance policies, or agreements. The property records have to do with property (especially land and livestock) owned by the Pierce Family and Yolo County, CA citizens. Public office documents pertain to the offices of Justice of the Peace and Public Administrator held by George W. Pierce, Sr. in Yolo County, CA. Legal documents in the other category include life insurance policies and a petition to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors reagrding County roads.
 

Subseries 1.2.1. Property (1859-1905)

Physical Description: 24 items
 

Abstracts of Title

Physical Description:
Box 1:2

Deeds, mortgages, and tax receipts for Yolo County, CA property and probate records for the estate of George W. Pierce, Sr. and related letters, 1881-1905

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Agreements, 1859-1881

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1:3

Oakes, David M. with George W. Pierce, Sr., May 20, 1859

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:3

Malone, Drury with George W. Pierce, Sr., April 17, 1861

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:3

Hubbard, J. M. with E. L. Brown, June 8, 1863

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:3

Fiske, George D. with George W. Pierce, Sr., April 19, 1881

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Indentures and Mortgages, 1859-1879

Physical Description: 7 items
Folio 10:1

Oakes, David M. to Henry Conner; April 6, 1859

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:1

Conner, Henry and David M. Oakes with George W. Pierce, Sr.; Sept. 29, 1860

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:1

Deck and Company with George W. Pierce, Sr.; Dec. 18, 1868

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:1

Pierce, George W., Sr. to C. E. Greene; Nov. 14, 1873

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 10:1

Bank of Woodland with George W. Pierce, Sr. and Eunice Pierce; 1875-1879

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

 

Insurance Policies for Property, 1869-1879

Physical Description: 8 items
Folio 10:2

Phoenix Fire Insurance Company, 1869-1870, envelope and policy

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Folio 10:2

Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, 1872-1873, policy

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:2

Hartford Fire Insurance Company, 1873-1879, 1 envelope, 2 policies, and 1 note

Physical Description: 4 items

Note

Folio 10:2

Farmers' Fire Insurance Company, 1878, receipt

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

 

Other Property Records, 1863-1888.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1:4

Notice from George W. Pierce, Sr. to R. C. Clark, May 9, 1863

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:4

Last Will and Testament of George W. Pierce, Sr., Aug. 13, 1888

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 1.2.2. Public Office,1859 - 1871

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 1:5

Certification that George W. Pierce, Sr. was elected Justice of the Peace, Yolo County, CA., Sept. 12, 1862

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:5

Documents used by George W. Pierce, Sr. as Public Administrator, Yolo County, CA, 1867 - 1871. Records for the estates of: William Allingham, Martin E. Knapp, and S. J. Thomas

Physical Description: 8 items

Note

Box 1:5

Order of Judge Davis, Yolo County, CA, 1859

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 1.2.3. Other (1861 - 1889)

Physical Description: 55 items
Box 1:6

Life Insurance Records, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1869 - 1889, 5 letters, 10 form letters, 27 receipts, 6 promissory notes, 6 envelopes

Physical Description: 54 items

Note

Box 1:7

Petition to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, regarding County roads, ca. 1861

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

 

Subseries 1.3. Financial Records, n.d., incomplete date, 1841 - 1889

Physical Description: 275 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries Financial Records is made up of tax records; account statements, promissory notes, and receipts; and account books.
 

Subseries 1.3.1. Tax Records (1841 - 1887)

Physical Description: 61 items

Scope and Content Note

Tax records include income, poll, and property tax bills and receipts for the Pierce Family during the years 1841 - 1887. Assessment lists are also part of this sub-subseries.
 

Assessment Lists

Physical Description: 7 items
Folio 10:3

n.d., 1881-1889

Physical Description:

Note

 

Tax Bills

Physical Description: 5 Items
Box 1:8

1880-1885

Physical Description:

Note

 

Tax Receipts

Physical Description: 49 items
Box 1:9

Receipts, 1841-1851

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 1:10

Receipts, 1853-1869

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 1:11

Receipts, 1871-1887

Physical Description: 18 items
 

Subseries 1.3.2. Account Statements, Promissory Notes, and Receipts; n.d., incomplete date, 1853-1889

Physical Description: 177 items

Scope and Content Note

These account statements, promissory notes, and receipts pertain to Pierce Family and Ranch purchases, payments, and income for the years 1853-1889. Materials are arranged chronologically and grouped in 10 folders with undated items in the first folder. Because the senior Pierce gave up control of the ranch to his son on September 18,1888, most Pierce Family and Ranch financial records after that date are part of the George W. Pierce, Jr. series.
Box 1:12

n.d. or incomplete date

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 1:13

1853-1859

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1:14

1860-1863

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 1:15

1866-1868

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 1:16

1870-1876

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 1:17

1877-1879

Physical Description: 31 items
Box 1:18

1880-1883

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 1:19

1884-1885

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 1:20

1886-1887

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 1:21

1888-1889

Physical Description: 9 items
 

Subseries 1.3.3. Account Books, 1845-1882

Physical Description: 37 items

Scope and Content Note

Account books are the third type of financial records in the George W. Pierce, Sr. Series. These 4 account books (1845-1882) include financial records from Pierce's old home in Southport, WI and records for the Pierce Ranch and Family in Davisville, CA. One account book was also used as a scrapbook and contains many clippings from the 1860s.
Box 1:22

Accounts begun in Southport, WI / Kenosha, WI and continued in Yolo County, CA, 1845-1869, 1 volume with inserts of 3 notes and 1 telegram

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 1:23

Accounts for Pierce Family Ranch and Office of Justice of the Peace, Yolo County, CA, 1856-1861, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:24

Time book for laborers on Pierce Family Ranch, 1868-1882, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:25

Accounts for Pierce Family Ranch and records for Justice of the Peace, Yolo County, CA, Account book converted into scrapbook, circa 1860-1869, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:26

Clippings from account book/scrapbook, circa 1860-1869

Physical Description: 29 items
 

Subseries 1.4. Diaries, 1852-1890

Physical Description: 27 items (20 volumes and 7 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Diaries, the fourth subseries of Series I, consists of 20 diaries (and 7 loose leaves) written by George W. Pierce, Sr. during the years 1852-1890. The diaries are arranged chronologically, and diaries for some years are missing. Pierce's diaries provide researchers with financial information as well as commentary about ranch and family events. Pierce's 1888 diary was written in an 1884 diary book. On Sept. 17, 1888, entries in the 1888 diary begin to be made by Pierce's son, George W. Pierce, Jr. An 1889 diary book was converted into the 1890 diary. Eunice Pierce wrote the final entries for her husband's 1890 diary--detailing the last 11 days of the life of the senior George W. Pierce--on an inserted leaf of paper.
Box 1:27

Travel Journal with short account of move from Kenosha, WI / Southport, WI to California and a list of expenses, 1852, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:28

Diary, 1867, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 1:29

Diary and Accounts, 1870, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:30

Diary, 1871, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 1:31

Diary, Accounts, and Draft of remarks made to Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Yolo Lodge no. 169, 1872-1873, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1:32

Diary, 1873, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:33

Diary and Accounts, 1874, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 1:34

Diary,1877-[1878], 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 1:35

Diary and Accounts, 1879, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1:36

Dairy and Accounts, 1880-1881, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1:37

Diary and Accounts, 1881, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1:38

Diary and Accounts, 1882, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:1

Diary and Accounts, 1883, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:2

Diary and Accounts, 1884, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:3

Diary and note, 1885, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:4

Diary and Accounts, 1886, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 2:5

Diary and Accounts, 1887, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:6

Diary, 1888, 1 volume and 1 leaf.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 2:7

Diary and Accounts, 1889, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 2:8

Diary, 1890, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

 

Subseries 1.5. Printed Material, 1863-1879

Physical Description: 16 items

Scope and Content Note

The last subseries of Series I is Printed Material. Printed Material is divided into items having to do with organizations or other subjects.
 

Subseries 1.5.1. Organizations, 1863-1879

Physical Description: 10 items
 

California Wine Growers Association

Box 2:9

Certificate of membership, 1867

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Freemasons

Physical Description:
box 2:10

Pamphlet; "By-Laws of Woodland Lodge No. 156 of Free and Accepted Masons," San Francisco, CA: Franklin Printing House, 1872

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1863-1879

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 2:11

Anniversary Hymns, incomplete date

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 10:4

Newspaper, "New Age," Sept. 30, 1871

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Pamphlets, 1863-1879

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2:12

Pamphlet: "Constitution and by-laws of Woodland Lodge No. 111, I.O.O.F.," Sacramento, CA: Crocker, H. S., 1871

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:13

Pamphlet: "Constitution, by-laws and rules of order of Woodland Lodge No. 111, I.O. of O.F.," Sacramento, CA: Crocker, H. S., 1863

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:14

Pamphlet: "Proceedings of the twenty-seventh annual communication of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the State of California," 1879

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:15

"Responses to be used at the dedication of the Odd Fellows Hall at Suisun," April 25, 1873

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Patrons of Husbandry - National Grange

Physical Description:
Box 2:16

Pamphlet; "Constitution of the order of Patrons of Husbandry and by-laws of the National Grange," Washington, D.C.: Gibson Brothers, 1873

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 1.5.2. Other Printed Material, 1867-1879

Physical Description: 6 items
Folio 10:5

Broadside, Administrator's sale for the estate of S. J. Thomas, 1867

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:17

Hymn, 1877

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:18

Newspapers; "The Daily Republican;" Woodland, CA; Aug. 21, 1879; Aug. 29, 1879; Sept. 1, 1879; Sept. 2, 1879;

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Series 2. Eunice Pierce, 1867-1908

Physical Description: 68 items, .5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series II (1867-1908) is composed of items created by or collected by Eunice Pierce. This series is divided into 5 subseries: Correspondence, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Diaries, and Printed Material.
 

Subseries 2.1. Correspondence, 1879-1895

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries, Correspondence, is mainly related to property held by Eunice Pierce. It is divided into outgoing and incoming correspondence and then listed in alphabetical order by the name of the correspondent.
 

Subseries 2.1.1. Outgoing, 1888

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:19

McDougall, J. H., Dec. 20, 1888, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 2.1.2. Incoming, 1879-1890

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 2:20

Briggs, H. W., 1893-1895, letter and 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2:20

Davies, Work, McNamee and Hilton, Law Offices, 1879-1882, 2 letters

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 2:20

Evalyn [sister], Oct. 29, 1892, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:20

Frost, C. S., Sept. 16, 1892, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 2:20

Sacramento Bank; Coleman, William P., President, May 12, 1890, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 2.2. Legal Documents, 1897-1906

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries, Legal Documents, consists of an abstract of title (including deeds and tax receipts) for a Yolo County, CA property and insurance policies for property.
Box 2:21

Abstract of Title, 1897-1906

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:22

Insurance policies for property, 1904-1907

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Subseries 2.3. Financial Records, 1867-1904

Physical Description: 38 items

Scope and Content Note

Tax receipts along with account statements, promissory notes, and receipts make up the Financial Records subseries.
 

Tax Receipts, 1874-1904

Physical Description: 20 items

Scope and Content Note

These tax receipts are records of Eunice Pierce's payment of property and school taxes for Woodland, CA, Yolo County, CA, and Monterey County, CA. Many of the receipts describe property owned by the Pierce Family.
Box 2:23

Tax receipts, 1874-1888

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 2:24

Tax receipts, 1889-1904

Physical Description: 8 items
 

Account Statements, Promissory Notes, and Receipts

Physical Description:
Box 2:25

n.d., 1867-1905

Physical Description: 18 items
 

Subseries 2.4. Diaries, 1891-1900

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content Note

The diaries are arranged chronologically.
Box 2:26

Diary entries on 2 leaves of paper, Jan. 2, [1891] - Jan. 24, [1891]

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:27

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:28

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1892

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:29

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1 card, 1895

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:30

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1896

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:31

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1897

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:32

Diary, Accounts, List, and Receipt; 1 volume and 2 leaves; 1898

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2:33

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1899

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:34

Diary and Accounts, 1 volume, 1900

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 2.5. Printed Material, 1908

Physical Description:
Box 2:35

Funeral notices for Eunice Pierce,Oct. 26, 1908.

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Series 3. George W. Pierce, Jr., 1864-1931

Physical Description: 1328 items, 6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series III. (1864-1931) is the largest series (1328 items or 6 linear feet) and makes up the bulk of the Pierce Family Papers. Series III is comprised of items created or collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. and is divided into seven subseries: Correspondence; Legal Documents; Financial Records; Diaries, Notes, and Meeting Minutes; Creative Works; Printed Material; and Artifacts.
 

Subseries 3.1. Correspondence, n.d., 1876-1931

Physical Description: 398 items

Scope and Content Note

The Correspondence subseries is divided into outgoing, incoming, and collected letters. Within these three designations, items are listed in alphabetical order by the correspondents' last names or by the names of the organizations that they represent. Therefore, a researcher in search of a certain letter should look for the letter under both the names of possible correspondents and the names of their organizations. Notable correspondents include California Governors Hiram W. Johnson and George C. Pardee; Lieutenant-Governor Alden Anderson; Senator U. S. Webb; and University of California key players James Forsyth Hunt, V. H. Henderson, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and E. J. Wickson. In addition to letters, the correspondence subseries also includes materials such as envelopes, lists, statements, postcards, telegrams, brochures, fliers, railroad passes, invitations, forms, and other enclosures. If it was possible to identify which items (including copies of other authors' letters) were enclosed with letters, these enclosures have been kept with the letters with which they were sent.
 

Subseries 3.1.1. Outgoing, n.d., 1901-1913

Physical Description: 78 items

Scope and Content Note

Researchers can gain insight into the personality and many activities of George W. Pierce, Jr. through these carbon copies of outgoing letters he wrote on subjects such as promotion of Yolo County, CA and Davisville, CA; agricultural technology; complaints about products or services (for example, automobiles); Pierce's various business ventures including Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company, California Almond Growers' Exchange, and California Grain Growers' Association; and his campaign to encourage the State Farm Commission and the University of California to choose Davisville, CA (Davis, CA) as the site for the University Farm. Letters to Governor George C. Pardee, U. S. Webb, and other members of the State Farm Commission discuss the selection of Davisville, CA as the future site for the University Farm.
Box 2:36

Balfour, Douglas, Feb. 22, 1904, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:36

Best Manufacturing Company, 1910-1911, 4 cc. letters

Physical Description: 4 items

Note

Box 2:36

Brittain, John A., July 23, 1907, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:36

California Promotion Committee, March 25, 1907, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:36

Davis, William R., June 27, 1913, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:36

Dawson, W. T., June 15, 1913, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:36

Donohoe, Charles L., 1913, 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:36

Electric Appliance Company, 1913, 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:37

Fancher Creek Nurseries, Dec. 26, 1913, 1 cc. list

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:37

Fischer, C. F., June 28, 1913, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:37

Gillett, James N., Governor of California, May 18, 1907, 1 cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:37

Green, W. S., Nov. 27, 1904, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Hunt, James Forsyth, Feb. 5, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Jeffrey, Thomas B. and Company, Aug. 2, 1907, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Jefferies, Thomas G. and Company, Aug. 4, 1907, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Johnson, Hiram W., Governor of California, March 15, 1911, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Johnson, J. D. and Son, July 7, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Kent, W. H. and George C. Perkins, Feb. 8, 1913, 2 cc. letters and 2 handwritten drafts on 2 leaves

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:38

Knox Automobile Company, Sept. 19, 1904, 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:38

Leavitt and Bill, Sept. 14, 1904, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 2:38

Lehe, Edward N., June 15, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:38

Lukens, G. R., Aug. 20, 1902, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

McSweeney, Ambrose, June 23, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Millican, Kenneth A., Dec. 9, 1907, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Morrison, W. L., Sept. 21, 1904, cc. letter fragment

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

O'Gara, James J., Feb. 18, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

O'Hara, Mrs. James, June 15, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Pacific Manufacturing Company, 1913, 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:39

Pardee, George C., Governor of California, 1904-1913, 6 cc. letters (1 with notes on reverse) and 1 handwritten letter draft with notes on reverse

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 2:39

Perkins, George C., Feb. 8, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Pfaff, M. G., April 14, 1907, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Reed, H. B., March 3, 1906, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Reith, John, Jr., March 29, 1905, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:39

Rose, Charles T., 1913, 4 cc. letters

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2:39

Rule, F. K., Sept. 16, 1904, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:40

Sheldon, M. N., June 18, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:40

Southern Pacific Company; Brennan, J. D., Superintendent Western Division; 1913; 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:40

Stabler, H. P., Nov. 27, 1904, cc. letter and statement

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:40

State Farm Commission; Henderson, V. H., Secretary; 1905-1906; 3 cc. letters

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2:40

State Farm Commission, Members of , 1905-1906, 5 cc. letters, 1 letter fragment

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 2:41

Talley Specialty Company, Jan. 22, 1904, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:41

University of California Club, Aug. 5, 1905, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:41

Webb, U. S., 1906, 3 cc. letters

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2:41

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, President, University of California, 1904-1905, 2 cc. letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2:41

Wickson, E. J., Jan. 16, 1906, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:41

Wilson, Rufus Rockwell, June 28, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:42

Unidentified Recipient; Dear Sirs (concerning California Grain Growers' Association; Dec. 12, 1901; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:42

Unidentified Recipient: Frankie (concerning Pierce Family activities), July 5, 1913, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2:42

Unidentified Recipient: To Whom it May Concern (concerning Davis, CA Postmaster), n.d., letter draft

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.1.2. Incoming, 1876-1931

Physical Description: 322 items

Scope and Content Note

Incoming letters (1876-1931, 322 items) to George W. Pierce, Jr. are arranged in alphabetical order by the last names of the letters' authors or by the names of organizations from which the letters originated. Many of the letters dating (1905-1906) deal with the selection of Davis, CA as the site for the State University Farm. Authors of letters pertaining to the University Farm include: Alden Anderson, P. N. Ashley, W. E. Bates, J. H. Braly, Morris Brooke, John E. Budd, George C. Pardee, U. S. Webb, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, E. J. Wickson, members of the State Farm Commission, and Alfred Holman, Editor and Publisher of the Sacramento Union. Other letters have to do with Pierce's business ventures and farmers' marketing organizations: Silica Brick Company (correspondence from W. A. Beard, T. L. Myers, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company), Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company (J. E. Scarlett, H. G. Brown, Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, B. F. Newby, and Marsh Brothers and Gardenier Incorporated), California Almond Growers' Exchange (under the name of the organization and also under the names of their auditors Janes-Frase Company, and of Albert E. Boynton), California Grain Growers' Association (D. B. Groff, and A. Bannister), and Putah Creek Water Company (J. C. Pierson). Pierce received numerous letters (1901-1908) from prominent Davisville, CA landowner and business man, M. Diggs. These letters concern the sale of land near Davisville, CA. Some of Pierce's other interests such as farm labor, the promotion of Yolo County, CA and water rights are also demonstrated by the letters he received. Of special interest to those researching farm labor is a letter written by Mousha Singh, a Sikh and Pierce's long-time and most valued ranch hand. Singh was Pierce's link to securing other Sikh laborers during harvest time.
Box 3:1

Anderson, Alden, Lieutenant-Governor of California, 1906, 4 letters, 4 envelopes

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 3:1

Ashley, P. N., June 7, 1906, 2 copies of 1 letter

Physical Description: 2 items
Doc. Case 12:1

Associated Almond Growers of Paso Robles; C. E. Magahy, Secretary; n.d.; form, letter, booklet, and envelope.

Physical Description: 4 items

Note

Box 3:1

Athens Lodge, No. 228, [Freemasons], Davisville, CA, Oct. 4, 1876, invitation, ticket, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:1

Bank of Yolo; C. W. Bush, President; Aug. 5, 1912; form letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:2

Bannister, A., Aug. 20, 1902, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:2

Bates, W. E., 1906, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:2

Beard, W. A., 1911, 2 letters, envelope, and copy of letter from E. W. Hilgard

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:2

Boynton, Albert E., May 21, 1918, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:2

Braly, J. H., March 31, 1905, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:2

Brooke, Morris, Feb. 14, 1906, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:2

Brown, H. G., Aug. 16, 1918, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:2

Budd, John E., 1906, 5 letters and 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 3:3

California Almond Growers' Exchange, 1919-1920, 1 postcard, 2 copies of letters from Dudley, U. H. and Company

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:3

California Almond Growers' Exchange; J. P. Dargitz, Secretary and Manager; 1910; letter with statement

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:3

California Almond Growers' Exchange; T. C. Tucker, Manager; 1912-1922; 6 letters, 1 statement, 4 envelopes

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 3:3

California Almond Growers' Exchange; B. F. Walton; President; Aug. 9, 1912; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:4

California. State Commission of Horticulture; G. H. Hecke; State Commissioner of Horticulture; Oct. 29, 1918; letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:4

California. State Committee on Efficiency and Economy; Albert E. Boyton, Chairman; Jan. 21, 1919; letter, list, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:4

California State Prison, San Quentin, CA, Jute Mill Department; John C. Edgar, Warden; Jan. 31, 1907; letter, legal doc., and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:4

Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company; N. E. Otterson, District Manager; Dec. 18, 1914; letter, envelope, and 2 fliers

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:4

Cook, Thomas and Son, World Wide Travel Service, March 9, 1926, letter and brochure

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:4

Crandall, F. W., Feb. 21, 1903, postcard

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:5

Dargitz, J. P., Dec. 24, 1918, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:5

Davis Business Men's Association, Davis, CA; H. B. Crego, Secretary; May 11, 1922; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:5

DeLaval Dairy Supply Company; Charles A. Crate, Sales Department; 1914; 1 letter and 1 copy of letter from Newman Brothers of Poppy Ridge Ranch, Elk Grove, CA

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:6

Diggs, M., 1901-1908, 14 letters and 14 envelopes

Physical Description: 28 items
Box 3:6

Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Dixon, CA; R. Moss, Publicity Committee; April 1, 1913; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:7

Fancher Creek Nurseries, 1914-1915

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 3:8

Franklin Paint Company; 1926; 3 form letters, 6 envelopes, 2 roofing samples, 3 brochures, and 6 order forms

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 3:8

French, F. W., Feb. 6, 1903, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:8

Fulton Paint Company; 1926; 1 form letter, 2 envelopes, 2 roofing samples, 1 brochure, and 2 order forms

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 3:9

Gregory, W. H., Sept. 10, 1906, 2 letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:9

Griffith Brokerage Company, n.d., 1919, 4 fliers

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:9

Groff, D. B., (regarding California Grain Growers' Association), Dec. 17, 1901, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:10

Hecke, G. H., Sept. 15, 1915, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:10

Hendy, Joshua, Machine Works; Feb. 20, 1884; letter, flier, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:10

Howell-Dohrmann Company; George W. Howell; May 29, 1912; letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:11

Janes-Frase Company, Auditors and Public Accountants; Louis L. Janes, Manager Commercial Department; 1923; 16 letters with accounts for the California Almond Growers' Exchange

Physical Description: 16 items
Box 3:11

Johnson, Hiram W., Governor of California; Alexander McCabe, Private Secretary [for Gov. Johnson]; Feb. 18, 1913; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:12

Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company; J. U. Haley, General Freight and Passenger Agent; April 28, 1903; letter, annual pass, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:12

Lang, Herbert, June 13, 1905, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:12

Marsh Brothers and Gardenier Inc., Contracting Engineers; Marsh, E. L., President; Dec. 17, 1914; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:12

Montgomery, Carey, March 30, 1913, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:12

Myers, T. L., (regarding Silica Brick Company), March 31, 1911, letter with estimate

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:13

New Orleans Board of Control, Department of Publicity, National Drainage Congress, 1912, 2 letters and 1 flier

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:13

Newby, B. F., 1918, letter from Newby with 2 letters from Hugo K. Asher enclosed

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:13

O'Connor, Annie, incomplete date, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:13

Official Committee for the Reception of the Fleet, May 6, 1908, invitation, ticket, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:14

Pacific Gas and Electric Company; S. V. Walton, Manager Commercial Department; (regarding Silica Brick Company); Nov. 23, 1910; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:14

Pardee, George C., Governor of California; incomplete date, 1905-1913; 1 telegram, 4 letters, and 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 3:14

[Pierce, Susan Gilmore], "Susie," Sept. 4, 1909, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:14

Pierson, J. C., 1882-1883, 5 letters and 1 envelope

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 3:14

Rose, Charles T., n.d., 1913, 2 letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:15

Sacramento Clay Products Company; J. P. Dargitz, Secretary; Nov. 18, 1914, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:15

Sacramento Union; Alfred Holman, Editor and Publisher; April 20, 1905; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:15

Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company; Melville Dozier, Jr., General Manager; n.d., 1914; 1 letter from Dozier with the following enclosed: copy of letter sent to H. R. Timm, copy of letter sent to John Reith, Jr., copy of letter sent to stockholders by E. L. Sisson, and envelope with notes

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 3:15

Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company; Louis L. Janes, Secretary; 1914; 2 letters and 1 envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Doc. Case 12:2

Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company; Louis L. Janes, Secretary; Dec. 8, 1914; large envelope

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 3:15

Sacramento Valley Expositions Commission; William J. Weyand, Acting President; Oct. 19,1915; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:15

Scarlett, J. E., 1918, 2 letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:16

Silica Brick Company; J. P. Dargitz, Secretary; 1911-1912; 11 letters and 1 clipping

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 3:17

Singh, Mousha, April 9, 1914, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:17

Shore Line Investment Company; Charles W. Fay, General Manager; March 18, 1912; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:17

Southern Pacific Company; J. D. Brennen, Superintendent Western Division; Feb. 17, 1913; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:17

Southern Pacific Company; James Horsburgh, Jr., Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent; 1903; 2 letters and 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:17

Stanley, Martha C., n.d., letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:17

State Farm Commission; V. H. Henderson; Secretary; 1905-1906; 7 letters and 7 envelopes

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 3:17

Stevens, Flora J., Oct. 3, 1907, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:18

Throof, D. R., March 11, 1913, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:18

True, Gordon H., illegible date, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:18

Tufts, Addie B., n.d., 1927, letter, card, and envelope

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:19

United States. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Statistics, Dec. 1, 1903, county schedule

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:19

University of California, Davis. College of Agriculture, Faculty Club; University Farm; n.d., 1925; letters from E. H. Hughes and J. D. Long, Manager; form letters from the Board of Directors and the Social Committee.

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:19

University of California, Davis. College of Agriculture, Horticulture Round Table; University Farm; Jan. 20, 1924; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:19

University of California, Davis. College of Agriculture; University Farm Creamery; Sept. 25, 1915; form letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:19

University of California, Davis. College of Agriculture; University Farm; H. E. Van Norman, Dean; Oct. 2, 1915; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:19

University of California. Revenue Association; William Denman, Secretary; Dec. 31, 1900; letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:19

University of California. Volunteer Committee, Class of 1875, n.d., form letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:20

Webb, U. S., Attorney-General of California; Aug. 1906; 2 letters, 2 envelopes, enclosed copy of a letter from Webb to Gov. George C. Pardee, and enclosed copy of a letter from Webb to V. H. Henderson

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 3:20

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1905-1906, 2 letters and 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:20

Wickson, E. J., 1905-1906, 5 letters, 1 telegram, and 4 envelopes

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 3:20

Wilkins, C. W., July 15, 1931, letter and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:20

Woodland Daily Democrat; Edward E. Leake, Editor and Proprietor; n.d., 1915; 3 letters and envelope

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:20

Yolo County Board of Trade; H. S. Maddox, Secretary-Manager; n.d., 1913; 2 letters, envelope, flier

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 3:20

Yolo County Consolidated Water Company; J. Craig, President; Feb. 16, 1906; 2 letters

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:20

Yolo County Consolidated Water Company; W. H. Gregory, Manager; July 16, 1906; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:21

Unidentified Author; invitation to grand ball, Yolo County, CA; May 1, 1876

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:21

Unidentified Author; empty envelope mailed from Sacramento, CA; Feb. 10, 1915

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.1.3. Collected Letters, 1866-1920

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content Note

These collected letters (1866-1920, 15 items) may have been enclosed in letters sent to George W. Pierce, Jr. They pertain to topics important to Pierce such as Silica Brick Company, the proposed University Farm site, Yolo County, CA promotion, and various agricultural products. Letters between Governor George C. Pardee and Senator U. S. Webb are included in the collected letters subseries.
Box 3:22

California State Prison, Folsom, CA; Warden John McComb to Sperry and Company; May 13, 1887; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Guile, D. B. to M. Diggs, incomplete date, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Hannon, W. to Sacramento Bank, Aug. 9, 1892, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Hilgard, E. W. to W. A. Beard, March 22, 1911, copy of letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Lamont, George A. to R. B. Armstrong, June 5, 1906, letter and copy of that letter

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:22

Lawrence, J. H. to Messrs. R. N. and C. D., Dec. 31, 1866, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

[Pardee, George C.], Governor of California, to U. S. Webb, May 8, 1906, cc. letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Sacramento Valley Home Products League; C. T. Farnham to Davis Chamber of Commerce, Davis, CA; Feb. 17, 1913; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Schlegel, Frank H. to M. Diggs, Oct. 28, 1908, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Schmeiser Manufacturing Company, Davis, CA; ca. 1920; form letter/brochure for the Read - Schmeiser Almond Huller and Separator No. 2. Letter features quote from Pierce's article "The Almond."

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Scott, G. W. to William [illegible last name], March 14, 1888, letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Southern Pacific Company; J. D. Brennan, Supt. Western Division; to H. S. Maddox, Secretary, Yolo County Board of Trade; Feb. 9, 1913; letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Vinter, William of Hope Orchard, Edenville, CA to Holmes Lime Company, Inc.; Dec. 23, 1908; copy of letter

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:22

Webb, U. S., Attorney-General of California, (by E. B. Power, Deputy) to George C. Pardee, Governor of California; May 26, 1906; copy of letter

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.2. Legal Documents, 1870-1927

Physical Description: 62 items

Scope and Content Note

The Legal Documents subseries contains documents having to do with Farmers' Marketing Organizations, Property and Water Rights, Public Office, Silica Brick Company, and Other topics. Within these subject headings, items are organized by format. Farmers' marketing organizations covered in the Legal Documents subseries are the California Almond Growers' Exchange, the Davisville Almond Growers' Association (Davis Almond Growers' Association), the Farmers' Protective Association of California, the California Fruit Distributors, the California Grain Growers' Association, and the California Fruit Growers, Committee on Labor. Property and water rights records include many important legal documents for Pierce Family properties, records having to do with University of California history and the founding of the University Farm at Davis, CA, and documents pertaining to various Yolo County, CA properties and water companies. Public office records relate to just two of the several offices held by Pierce. Records for Silica Brick Company are also contained in the Legal Documents subseries. The Other category contains legal documents having to do with life insurance, the building of a national highway, and the Porfirio Diaz government of Mexico.
 

Subseries 3.2.1. Farmers' Marketing Associations, 1901-1917

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 3:23

Agreements and Contracts; California Almond Growers' Exchange, Davisville Almond Growers' Association (Davis Almond Growers' Association); n.d., 1903-1906

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 3:24

By-laws of the Farmers' Protective Association of California, 1903

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:24

Resolutions; California Fruit Distributors; California Grain Growers' Association; California Fruit Growers, Committee on Labor; n.d., 1901-1917

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Subseries 3.2.2. Property and Water Rights, 1883-1927

Physical Description: 27 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries, Property and Water Rights, includes many legal documents for Pierce Family properties, important records having to do with University of California history and the founding of the University Farm at Davis, CA, and documents relating to various Yolo County, CA properties and water companies.
 

Pierce Family Properties, 1904-1927

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

These legal documents having to do with properties owned by the Pierce Family include an agreement/contract for home renovations, property insurance policies, and a notice "to the users of water passing through the Pierce lateral irrigation canal."
Box 3:25

Agreement/Contract; Charles T. Rose and George W. Pierce, Jr., Sept. 7, 1912

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 10:6

Insurance Policies for Property; Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, Hartford Fire Insurance Company, and German American Insurance Company; 1904-1906; 4 policies and 1 letter

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 3:25

Notice, Sept. 1927

Physical Description: 3 items
 

University Farm site: University of California, Davis; 1905-1906

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

12 items among the legal documents of George W. Pierce, Jr. have to do with property and water rights and the site for the University Farm. These items are very important to those researching the founding of the University of California, Davis. This subseries contains a formal offer of a site for the University Farm. The land known as the M. V. Sparks place was offered by a committee of citizens of Yolo County, CA to the State Farm Commission in 1905. Also, in this subseries are agreements and contracts between parties including the citizens of Davisville, CA, M. V. Sparks, George W. Pierce, Jr., the Yolo County Consolidated Water Company, and the Regents of the University of California. Because of their importance, these documents had been separated from this collection--the Pierce Family Papers--put into a portfolio, and cataloged as a book. Now they are reunited with the collection of papers from which they came so that researchers may see these documents in their proper context.
 

Agreements and Contracts, 1905-1906

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

Agreements and Contracts are part of the legal documents belonging to the George W. Pierce, Jr. Series. They are agreements and contracts related to the acquisition of property and water rights for the University of California's proposed University Farm in 1905-1906.
Box 3:26

Citizens of Davisville, CA, regarding fund to pay for water rights for the University Farm and interest on purchase price of the M. V. Sparks place, 1906

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:27

Sparks, M. V. and George W. Pierce, Jr., 1905-1906, 6 agreements and envelope.

Physical Description: 7 items

Note

Regarding purchase of land for the University Farm and Yolo County Consolidated Water Company stock.
Box 3:28

Yolo County Consolidated Water Company and the Regents of the University of California, July 23, 1906

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:29

Formal Offer, May 12, 1905, copy.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Committee of citizens of Yolo County, CA offer site known as the M. V. Sparks Place to the State Farm Commission.
 

Various Yolo County, CA properties and water companies, 1883-1913

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

These legal documents belonging to George W. Pierce, Jr. (Series III) and pertaining to property and water rights, do not particularly have to do with the Pierce Family properties nor the University Farm. These documents instead relate to various Yolo County, CA properties and water companies. An agreement, by-laws, and records of a court decision and a lawsuit make up this subseries.
Box 3:30

Agreement; M. Diggs and G. Miner; Jan. 22, 1908.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Concerning rental of Hext Ranch subdivision lots.
Box 3:31

By-laws of Putah Creek Water Company, 1883

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:32

Court Decision; Moore vs. Capay Ditch Company; 1902.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

In the Superior Court of the County of Yolo and the State of California
Box 3:33

Lawsuit; Ernest V. Cowell Estate vs. multiple defendants for rights to the water of Putah Creek; 1913.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

In the Superior Court of the County of Yolo and the State of California
 

Subseries 3.2.3. Public Office, ca. 1898-1900

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Legal documents pertaining to two of the many public offices held by George W. Pierce, Jr. are contained in the subseries, Public Office. A large certificate and its envelope have to do with the appointment of Pierce as a trustee of the California. State Normal School, San Jose. Two petitions containing the names of residents of Yolo County, CA, circa 1898, support the Republican Pierce's candidacy for the office he later held--representative in the California State Assembly of 1898 and 1899.
Folio 10:7

Appointment and Commission; Henry T. Gage, Governor of California, appoints George W. Pierce, Jr. as a trustee of the California. State Normal School, San Jose; 1900.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 3:34

Petitions; Residents of Yolo County, CA to George W. Pierce, Jr., ca. 1898

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Subseries 3.2.4. Silica Brick Company, 1911-1912

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Items in the Silica Brick Company subseries are legal documents and part of Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr. Two propositions relating to the business of the Silica Brick Company and the Sacramento Clay Products Company as well as a writ of attachment against the brick company are included in this subseries.
Box 3:35

Propositions, 1912

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:35

Writ of Attachment; Clinton L. White vs. Silica Brick Company; Dec. 4, 1911

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.2.5. Other Legal Documents, 1870-1913

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries, Other Legal Documents, is made up of various legal documents within Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr., that do not have to do with farmers' marketing organizations, property and water rights, public office, nor Silica Brick Company. Organized by format the documents in this subseries include a California State Assembly Bill, a club's constitution, materials related to life insurance, and two resolutions.
Box 3:36

Assembly Bill No. 553, California State Assembly, "An act to provide for the survey and construction of wagon road from Tallac to McKinney's, along the shore of Lake Tahoe," 1897

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:36

Constitution of the Yolo County Club of the University of California, 1895

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:37

Life Insurance Policies; Sonoma and Marin Mutual Beneficial Association and Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company; ca. 1870-1905 application, brochure, policy with supplement, envelope, and 2 letters.

Physical Description: 7 items

Note

 

Resolutions, n.d., ca. 1913

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 3:38

Resolution by Davis Chamber of Commerce, Davis, CA, ca. 1913, concerning national highway.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:38

Resolution of California State Assembly, Joint Resolution No. 44, recognition of Porfirio Diaz government of Mexico, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Subseries 3.3. Financial Records, 1882-1925

Physical Description: 172 items

Scope and Content Note

The third subseries of Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr., is Financial Records. Pierce's financial records have been divided into 4 categories: Tax Records; Tax Records (Oversize); Account Statements, Promissory Notes, and Receipts; and Account Books. The tax records and oversize tax records (segregated by size for preservation reasons) consist of receipts for taxes paid to the cities of Davis, CA and Woodland, CA; the United States, Internal Revenue Service; and Yolo County, CA. Also included are receipts for taxes that Pierce paid for tracts of land deeded to the Regents of the University of California. Pierce's account statements, promissory notes, and receipts are not related to taxes but are records of other family and ranch business. 4 account books are part of the financial records subseries, but along with these books come numerous notes, clippings, and receipts.
Box 3:39

Tax Records, 1904-1918

Physical Description: 6 items
Folio 10:8

Tax Records (Oversize), 1899-1918

Physical Description: 3 items

Note

 

Account Statements, Promissory Notes, and Receipts, n.d., incomplete date, 1885-1925

Physical Description: 126 items
Box 3:40

Statements, notes, receipts, n.d., incomplete date

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 3:41

Statements, notes, receipts, 1885-1904

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 3:42

Statements, notes, receipts, 1905-1912

Physical Description: 48 items
Box 3:43

Statements, notes, receipts, 1913-1925

Physical Description: 46 items
 

Account Books, 1882-1919

Physical Description: 37 items
Box 3:44

Pierce Family and ranch expenses and earnings (includes records of ranch laborers); 1897-1911; 1 volume, 26 notes, 3 clippings, 3 receipts

Physical Description: 33 items
Box 3:45

Putah Creek Water Company, 1882-1885, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:46

Checkbook with register, 1906, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:47

Time book for Pierce Ranch laborers, 1913-1919, 1 volume and 1 clipping

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Subseries 3.4. Diaries, Notes, and Meeting Minutes, 1866-1930

Physical Description: 136 items

Scope and Content Note

The fourth subseries belonging to Series III is Diaries, Notes, and Meeting Minutes. It is arranged in chronological order. 45 of the 136 items in this subseries are diaries. Other items in this subseries are loose leaves of paper featuring notes or diary entries, meeting minutes, a bookmark, business cards, clippings, envelopes, a pencil, a sticker, an ink blotter, a map, and annotated travel guides. Like his father before him, George W. Pierce, Jr. made brief entries almost daily in his diaries. Most of Pierce's diaries deal with life on the Pierce Ranch and vicinity, and many include ranch accounts. The 1866 diary was written during Pierce's time as a high school student in Woodland, CA. Diaries written during 1871-1881 allow the researcher a glimpse into the life of Pierce as a young man helping his father on the ranch, going on hunting trips and excursions to Lake Tahoe, and studying at the University of California at Berkeley, CA. Pierce's 1910 diary includes a description of a trip he took across the United States and on to Panama. Pierce's 1921, 1893, and 1903 diaries also record trips he took across the United States. His 1923-1924 diaries describe his world travels as do his 1928-1929 diaries. Notes in this subseries were taken by Pierce during readings, lectures, and tours. Pierce also took notes on the number of trains passing through Davis in 1906 in order bolster his case to the State Farm Commission that Davis was an appropriate site for the proposed University Farm. Meeting minutes are from meetings of the Putah Creek Water Company and the Silica Brick Company.
Box 3:48

Diary, 1866, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:49

Diary and accounts, 1871, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:50

Diary and accounts, 1872, 1 volume, 1 bookmark

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3:51

Diary and accounts, 1873, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:52

Diary, accounts, and lecture notes; 1874-1881; 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:53

Notes; University of California, Berkeley, CA; 1875; 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:54

Notes, written on 3 business cards for Gundlach, J. and Company, Sept. 9, 1878

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3:55

Notes, copied from "Popular Science Monthly," article, "Can sound be produced by radiant energy?" June/July 1881, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:56

Notes on human speech and religion and notes on Independent Order of Odd Fellows celebration picnic, ca. 1882, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:57

Meeting Minutes; Putah Creek Water Company, Davisville, CA; 1882-1883; 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3:58

Diary, 1889, 1 volume, 2 clippings, 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 3:59

Diary, 1890, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:1

Diary, 1891, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:2

Diary, 1892, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:3

Diary, 1893, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:4

Diary, 1894, 1 volume, 1 clipping

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 4:5

Diary, 1895, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:6

Diary, 1896, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:7

Diary, 1897, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:8

Diary and accounts, 1898, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:9

Diary and accounts, 1899, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:10

Diary and accounts, 1900, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:11

Diary and accounts, 1901, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 4:12

Diary and accounts, 1902, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:13

Diary and accounts, 1903, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:14

Diary, 1904, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:15

Diary, 1905, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:16

Diary and accounts, 1906, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:17

Notes on number of people in trains passing through Davis, CA (University Farm data), 1906, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:18

Diary, 1907, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:19

Diary and accounts, 1908, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4:20

Diary and accounts, 1909, 1 volume, 1 clipping

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 5:1

Diary and accounts, 1910, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:2

Meeting Minutes (informal summary), Silica Brick Company, 1910-1912, 3 leaves

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 5:3

Diary and accounts, 1911, 1 volume, 2 leaves

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 5:4

Diary, 1912, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:5

Diary and accounts, 1913, 1 volume, 1 clipping

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 5:6

Diary and accounts, 1914, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:7

Diary and accounts, 1915, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:8

Diary and accounts, 1916, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:9

Diary and accounts, 1917, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:10

Diary and accounts, 1918, 1 volume, 1 leaf

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 5:11

Notes on farm labor, ca. 1918, 3 leaves and envelope

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 5:12

Diary and accounts, 1919, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:13

Diary and accounts, 1921, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:14

Diary, 1922, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:15

Diary, 1923, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 5:16

Diary entries, description of travel in Hawaii and return voyage, 1923, 9 leaves, 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 6:1

Diary and Notes on travel in Hawaii, [1923], 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:2

Diary and Notes on travel in Mediterranean and Middle East, 1924, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:3

Diary and Notes on travel in London and Windsor, 1924, booklet

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:4

Diary, 1927, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:5

Diary and accounts, 1928, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:6

Diary, 1928-1929, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:7

Diary, "My Cruise Round the World on Canadian Pacific, S.S. Empress of Australia, 1928-1929;" 1 volume, pencil, 2 cards, sticker, ink blotter, and map.

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 6:8

Notes on Imperialism and the Philippines, Feb. 12, 1929, envelope and 13 leaves

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 6:9

Diary entries and notes on Canadian Pacific shore excursions into China, Hong Kong, Japan, Java, and Singapore; Feb. 13-March 5, 1929; 3 annotated travel guides, 13 leaves, and envelope.

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 6:10

Diary and accounts, 1929, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:11

Diary, 1930, 1 volume, 2 clippings

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:12

Notes and sketches, various, n.d., 10 leaves

Physical Description: 10 items
 

Subseries 3.5. Creative Works, [1860]-1925

Physical Description: 113 items

Scope and Content Note

Creative Works make up the 5th subseries of Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr. These creative works are further divided into three categories: Inventions, Literary Productions, and Other. Inventions include records of an almond bleacher patented in 1923 by Pierce and information gathered in a Baker and Hamilton ledger (1917-1925), which was created by an unidentified person who likely was from Yolo County, CA. The ledger contains photographs, diagrams, and notes about farm machinery and would be of great interest to historians of agricultural technology. Pierce's Literary Productions are articles written about Davis, CA; Yolo County, CA; almonds; and the selection of the University Farm site. The article, "Selection of University Farm Site," is found here in two forms: a typed draft and a photocopy of a handwritten draft. The original handwritten draft was made on the reverse side of a draft of a letter from Pierce to Governor George C. Pardee and is housed among Pierce's outgoing correspondence to Pardee. Other literary productions in this subseries are a poem, a satire presented to the Davisville Whist Club, a speech given on the occasion of the first commencement at the Davis Joint Union High School, an empty envelope that once held an "Almond Address," and the outline for a speech or article promoting Davisville, CA as the best site for the proposed University Farm. Other materials in the Creative Works subseries are labels for a Yolo County, CA exhibit, a handwritten program for a school play, and a scrapbook. The Scrapbook, which may have been created by George W. Pierce, Jr., is a circa 1860s account book with clippings pasted over most of its pages. The clippings are of poems, recipes, works of fiction, comments on liquor and drunkenness, and other articles of general interest. Many loose clippings, notes, fliers, and newspapers were also inserted between the pages of this scrapbook and have been removed either to a folder of 85 loose clippings that accompanies the scrapbook or to other locations within the Pierce Family Papers (as noted on a separation sheet).
 

Subseries 3.5.1. Inventions, 1917-1925

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:13

Almond Bleacher, by George W. Pierce, Jr., n.d., 1923, U.S. patent and time line

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 6:14

Diagrams and 7 photographs of farm machinery in Baker and Hamilton ledger, 1917-1925, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.5.2. Literary Productions, 1904-1928

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 6:15

Articles, n.d., ca. 1905-1913

Physical Description: 5 items

Note

"The Almond," "As We Appear to Outside Eyes," "Davis," and "Selection of University Farm Site"
Box 6:16

Poem, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:16

Satire, "The War in the Far East," to the Davisville Whist Club, March 5, 1904, 3 leaves

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Speeches, ca. 1905-1928

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 6:17

On the occasion of the first commencement at Davis Joint Union High School, 1928, text of speech on 3 leaves

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:17

Envelope (empty) that held, "Almond Address," made to the Davis Fruit Growers' Convention, June 1914

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:17

Outline of a speech promoting Davisville, CA as the site for the University Farm, ca. 1905

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.5.3. Other, n.d., 1864-1889

Physical Description: 96 items
 

Scrapbook, 1865-1889

Physical Description: 86 items
Box 6:18

Account book converted into scrapbook, 1865-1889, 1 volume

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:19

Loose clippings from scrapbook, 1865-1889

Physical Description: 85 items
Box 6:20

Exhibit Labels, Yolo County, CA, n.d.

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 6:21

Program (handwritten) for school play, March 5, 1864

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.6. Printed Material, n.d., 1867-1930

Physical Description: 433 items

Scope and Content Note

The sixth subseries, Printed Material, is the largest of Series III, George W. Pierce, Jr. It contains 433 items (1867-1930) and is divided into the subseries subjects: Business Ventures, California Promotion, Farmers's Marketing Organizations, Highways, Labor, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Travel, the University of California, and Other. Items under these subject headings may be further divided by subject and then are finally arranged by the format of the materials such as clippings, newsletters, newspapers, lists, broadsides, fliers, brochures, bulletins, books, and pamphlets.
 

Subseries 3.6.1. Business Ventures, 1882-1914

Physical Description: 17 items

Scope and Content Note

Under Pierce's Business Ventures, the researcher will find brochures and a list of lot prices for the Diggs Subdivision of the Hext Tract in Davis, CA, an 1882 broadside for the Putah Creek Water Company, a statement for Sacramento Clay Products Company, 2 lists of Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company stockholders along with newspapers describing that company's activities, and estimates of construction costs and a statement for the Silica Brick Company. The 3 newspapers containing information about the Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company are the "Sacramento Union" (Jan. 19, 1914) and the "Woodland Daily Democrat" (Jan. 19, 1914 and Dec. 8, 1914). These newspapers feature such headlines as: "Donahue Ousted, G. W. Pierce Now in Power, Willows Man Deposed as Head of Sacramento Valley Electric and Yolo Man Elected," "George W. Pierce, Head of Railroad: Election held by Sacramento Valley Electric in San Francisco Saturday," and "Yolo Man in a Suit Filed against R. R."
Box 6:22

Diggs Subdivision of the Hext Tract, Yolo County, CA; 2 brochures and a list of lot prices; n.d., Feb. 1, 1907

Physical Description: 3 items
Folio 10:9

Putah Creek Water Company; broadside; 1882.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 6:23

Sacramento Clay Products Company; statement; 1912

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company, n.d., 1914

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 6:24

List of stockholders in Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Folio 10:10

Newspapers with articles relating to Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Company, 1914.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:25

Silica Brick Company, 1910-1912, estimates of plant and equipment costs and a statement

Physical Description: 7 items
 

Subseries 3.6.2. California Promotion, n.d., 1889-1926

Physical Description: 25 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed material, collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. and related to California promotion, is divided into material promoting individual California counties (Contra Costa, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, and Yolo) or the State in general. The material is then further divided by format such as newsletters, menus, brochures, lists, bulletins, clippings, newspapers, pamphlets, fliers, and a postcard. Pierce contributed articles promoting the virtues of Yolo County, CA to many publications including the pamphlets: March 26, 1915, Yolo County Exposition Number (commemorative of Yolo County Day at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition) of the "Woodland Democrat" and the Democrat's August 23, 1926, "Yolo County in Word and Picture." A circa 1889 fragment of a newspaper, "Pacific Coast Commercial Record," features a group of articles about prominent Yolo County, CA figures and businesses. Fliers for a Picture Tour of California seem related to a 1903 postcard (housed in Pierce's incoming correspondence) to Pierce from F. W. Crandall discussing the promotion of this traveling slide show.
 

Counties, n.d., 1889-1926

Physical Description: 14 items
Box 6:26

Contra Costa County, CA; Newsletter, "The Richmond Times," Dec. 1922

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:27

Fresno County, CA; Menu; Dec. 14, 1907

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Sacramento County, CA, n.d., May [1916]

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 6:28

Brochures, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:28

List of prizes for Causeway Celebration Floral Parade, May [1916]

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:29

San Diego County, CA; Bulletin.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Cristadoro, C., ed., "Dry Farming Possibilities and Small Farms," San Diego, CA: San Diego Board of Supervisors and Chamber of Commerce, 1915
 

Yolo County, CA; n.d., 1889-1926

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 6:30

Clippings, n.d., 1913-1918

Physical Description: 3 items
Folio 10:11

List of exhibitors and products, Yolo County, CA, exhibit, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:12

Newspaper fragment.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

"Pacific Coast Commercial Record," San Francisco, CA: ca. 1889, pp. 3-6.
Doc. Case 12:3

Pamphlets, 1915-1926.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

 

California State, n.d., 1902-1922

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed Material, collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. and having to do with the promotion of the State of California in general, is contained in the California State subseries (1902-1922). The 11 items in this subseries are bulletins, a clipping, fliers, a pamphlet, and a postcard with attached ribbons and button. The two bulletins are: "Monthly Bulletin of the California Development Association, Agriculture and Industry, for January 1922," San Francisco, CA: Feb. 4, 1922 and "Monthly Bulletin of the California Development Board," San Francisco, CA: July 1912.
Box 6:31

Bulletins, 1912-1922

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 6:32

Clipping, ca. 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:32

Fliers, Picture Tour of California, 1903

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:33

Pamphlet; "Speech of United States Senator A. J. Beveridge, of Indiana," San Francisco, CA: 1902

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:34

Postcard with attached ribbons and button, n.d.

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Subseries 3.6.3. Farmers' Marketing Organizations, n.d., 1902-1928

Physical Description: 112 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed material having to do with Farmers' Marketing Organizations includes many items relating to the California Almond Growers' Exchange, a few items pertaining to other farmers' marketing organizations, and general information about how farmers marketed their crops. The items are arranged first under the name of the organization with which they have to do and then by their format such as books, brochures, bulletins, certificates, clippings, envelopes, fliers, labels, lists, menus, newsletters, pamphlets, postcards, reports, and store displays.
 

California Almond Growers' Exchange, Davisville Almond Growers' Association, and Davis Almond Growers' Association, 1903-1923

Physical Description: 78 items
Doc. Case 12:4

Book; "California Almonds," San Francisco, CA: California Almond Growers' Exchange, 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6:35

Brochures; n.d., 1910-1920; 4 brochures, 2 handwritten notes, and 1 clipping

Physical Description: 7 items
Folio 10:13

Brochures, oversize, 1919-1920.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 6:36

Bulletin, San Francisco, CA: California Almond Growers' Exchange, Oct. 14, 1919

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 10:14

Certificate, Davis Almond Growers' Association, May 4, 1910.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 10:15

Clippings, 1919.

Physical Description: 6 items

Note

Box 6:37

Envelopes, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 6:38

Fliers, n.d.

Physical Description: 9 items
Folio 10:16

Fliers, oversize, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 6:38

Labels, n.d.

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 6:39

Lists (membership, products, prices), n.d., 1903-1920

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 6:40

Pamphlets, n.d., April 9, 1920.

Physical Description: 9 items

Note

"By-laws of the Almond Growers Association," and "By-laws of the California Almond Growers Exchange."
Box 6:41

Pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

"Shall the American Almond Industry Perish?" San Francisco, CA: California Almond Growers' Exchange, ca. 1921.
Box 6:42

Postcards, n.d., 1919

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 6:43

Reports, 1922-1923

Physical Description: 2 items
Folio 10:17

Store displays, banners and broadsides, n.d.

Physical Description: 10 items
Folio 11:1

Store displays, booklet with posters for advertising campaign, 1919.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 11:2

Store displays, cardboard cut-outs, n.d.

Physical Description: 5 items

Note

 

California Bean Growers' Association

Physical Description:
Box 7:1

Clipping, 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
 

California Fruit Growers, 1908-1917

Physical Description: 3 items
Folio 11:3

Clipping, Jan. 17, 1908.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 7:2

Menus, Nov. 23, 1917

Physical Description: 2 items
 

California Grain Growers

Physical Description:
Box 7:3

Certificates and lists of canvassers and subscribers, n.d.

Physical Description: 7 items
 

California Prune and Apricot Growers

Physical Description:
Doc. Case 12:5

Brochure, 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
 

California Walnut Growers' Association, 1919-1920

Physical Description: 3 items
Doc. Case 12:6

Book; "The California Walnut," Los Angeles, CA: California Walnut Growers' Association, 1919

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:4

Brochure with store displays, 1919.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Doc. Case 12:7

Newsletter; "Diamond Brand News," vol. II, no. 2, March 1920

Physical Description: 1 item
 

The Farmers National Cooperative Exchange Company

Physical Description:
Box 7:3

Brochure and clipping, 1902

Physical Description: 2 items
 

The Farmers' Protective Association of California

Physical Description:
Box 7:3

Circulars, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
 

The National Grange

Physical Description:
Box 7:3

Clipping, 1928

Physical Description: 1 item
 

The National Society of Equity of North America

Physical Description:
Box 7:3

Clipping, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

General, n.d., 1918-1922

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 7:4

Clippings, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Folio 11:5

Clipping, oversize, Feb. 5, 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:5

Fliers, "How the Tariff Affects the Farmer," n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items

Note

Doc. Case 12:8

Newsletters.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

"The Express Messenger," Nov. 1919 and "Pacific Farm Progress," Feb. 1922
Box 7:5

Pamphlet, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Weinstock, H., State Market Director, "The Burden for Better Marketing Rests with the Farmer and Not with the State."
Doc. Case 12:9

Food Products Supplement to the Nov. 15, 1919 issue of "The Literary Digest Grocery Store."

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.6.4. Highways, 1903-1915

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

The Highways subseries consists of printed materials, collected by George W. Pierce, Jr., that have to do with highways and roads. The materials include a political broadside which features images of early Yolo County, CA roads, clippings, a newspaper, and a pamphlet.
Box 7:6

Broadside; "Good Roads or Political Roads, Which? M. P. Ormsby, Republican nominee for Supervisor, Second District," Nov. 6, 1906

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:7

Clippings, 1913

Physical Description: 6 items
Folio 11:6

Newspaper; "Woodland Daily Democrat," April 9, 1915.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 7:8

Pamphlet; Brownlow, W. P., "Why Wagon Roads in the United States are Bad and How They can be Improved," ca. 1903.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.6.5. Labor, n.d., 1888-1918

Physical Description: 41 items

Scope and Content Note

George W. Pierce, Jr. was keenly interested in labor issues especially since he employed many laborers on his ranch. He collected items written about labor issues and attended meetings dealing with farm labor and the upheaval of laborers in general. The Labor subseries of Pierce's printed materials contains some of the labor-related materials that he collected. The bulk of the items found in this subseries are newspaper clippings (1917-1918). Other items consist of a flier, a form, meeting minutes, a newsletter, and a pamphlet. Also included is an envelope that may have been used by Pierce to store clippings or other labor-related information.
Box 7:9

Clippings, n.d., 1917-1918

Physical Description: 32 items
Doc. case 12:10

Clippings, oversize, 1918

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:10

Envelope, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Doc. Case 12:11

Flier featuring article; McConnell, G. W., "The Hard Times of Prosperity," ca. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 7:11

Form, Sutter Growers' Association, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:11

Minutes of a joint meeting of committees on food production and labor conservation, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA, May 15, 1918; minutes and envelope

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:12

Newsletter; "The Anglo and London Paris National Bank," San Francisco, CA: Jan. 1, 1918.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:13

Pamphlet; "The President's Message, Hostile to Home Protection, Home Markets, and Home Labor: Remarks of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States," April 11, 1888.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.6.6. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA, 1914-1915

Physical Description: 24 items

Scope and Content Note

The printed Panama-Pacific International Exposition materials in this subseries were collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. during his frequent visits to the Exposition in San Francisco, CA in 1915. 11 brochures that Pierce picked up at the Exposition will be of interest to researchers of Agricultural Technology. These 1915 brochures advertise products made by the Chattanooga Plow Company, International Harvester Company, Newell Sanders Plow Company, and the Siphon Ventilator Company. A book, a brochure, a magazine, and a catalog describe the wonders of the Exposition itself, while 8 brochures allude to Southern California's 1915 Exposition. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition subseries is divided into materials about agricultural technology, the Exposition (information about it), and Southern California. These subject categories are further arranged by format of materials.
Box 7:14

Agricultural Technology, brochures (collected at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition), 1915

Physical Description: 11 items
 

The Exposition (information about it), 1914-1915

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 7:15

Book and envelope; "The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Illustrated in Color," San Francisco, CA: Reid, Robert A., 1915.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:16

Brochure, 1914

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:17

Catalog; "Temporary Catalogue of the Department of Fine Arts: Panama-Pacific International Exposition," San Francisco, CA: Wahlgreen Company, 1915.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:18

Magazine; "Pacific Service Magazine," San Francisco, CA: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, March 1915.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:19

Southern California; brochures (collected at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition) relating to Los Angeles, CA and the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, CA.

Physical Description: 8 items
 

Subseries 3.6.7. Travel, n.d., 1867-1930

Physical Description: 121 items

Scope and Content Note

An avid traveler, George W. Pierce, Jr. collected a large amount of printed travel materials. Most of these materials have to do with the world cruises that he began to take near the end of his life. Travel materials here are listed by the country that they describe and then by the format of the material. The formats include brochures, cards, envelopes, pamphlets, programs, books, maps, schedules, tickets and passes, a broadside, lists, menus, a newsletter, and newspapers. The newspapers, two copies of the Nov. 17, 1924, "Woodland Daily Democrat," feature the headlines: "Germany Leads Europe, Says Geo. W. Pierce; American Scenery Superior to Europe, Yolo Man Declares; George Pierce Discovers Business Dull Everywhere but in Germany." Researchers interested in guide books and travel brochures as well as cruises during the 1920s would do well to examine these printed travel materials. Also, the printed travel materials complement Pierce's travel diaries and tour notes which are included in the Diaries, Notes, and Meeting Minutes subseries.
 

Algeria,1928

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7:20

Brochure, card, and envelope, 1928

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Egypt, 1928-1929

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7:21

Pamphlet; Quibell, A. A., "The Pyramids of Giza," ca. 1928.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:22

Programs, 1928-1929

Physical Description: 2 items
 

England, 1924

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7:23

Book: "Cambridge," Reigate: Frith, F. and Company, ca. 1924.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 7:24

Book: "Guide book to Windsor Castle and the town and neighborhood of Windsor," Windsor: Oxley and Son, 1924.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 7:25

Book: Lawrence, G. C., ed., "The British Empire Exhibition, 1924, Official Guide," London: Fleetway Press, 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

book and two maps
Box 7:26

Pamphlet, Ely Cathedral, ca. 1924

Physical Description: 1 item
 

France,1922-1924

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

These printed materials are books (travel guides) describing destinations in Paris, France.
Box 7:27

"Cook's Guide to Paris," London: Cook, Thomas and Son, 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Book and map
Box 7:28

"Paris in eight days and a day in Versailles," London: Librairie Hatchette, 1922.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Book and map
Box 7:29

"Paris, Musee de l'Armee, Hotel des Invalides," Paris: Societe des Amis du Musee de l'Armee, ca. 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Book and map
 

Gibraltar,ca. 1928

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 7:30

Brochures and program in an envelope; ca. 1928

Physical Description: 6 items
 

Italy,1924-1925

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

These printed travel materials are 2 guidebooks for Rome, Italy.
Box 7:31

Scaglia, P. S., "The Catacombs of Rome, the Monuments of Italy-N. 14," Rome: Frank, Joseph, ca. 1924.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:32

Tani, A. D., "New Guide to Rome and its Environs," Rome: Verdesi, Enrico, 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

book and map
 

Japan,ca. 1929

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 7:33

Japan; brochures, pamphlets, and program in envelope labeled, "Japan;" ca 1929

Physical Description: 11 items
 

New Zealand, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:34

Brochure, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Palestine, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:35

Book: Trumper, V. L., "Historical Sites in Palestine with a Short Account of Napoleon's Expedition to Syria," Cairo: Nile Mission Press, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

The Philippines, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:36

Pamphlet. "Manila and the Philippine Islands," Manila: The Philippine Education Company, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Scotland, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:37

Book and map.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

"Macdonald's tourists' guide to Edinburgh and South-east of Scotland," Edinburgh, Scotland: Macdonald, William and Company, n.d.
 

Spain,1924

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7:38

Book, receipt, and note.

Physical Description: 3 items

Note

Calvert, A. F., "The Traveler's Handbook for Spain," London: Cook, Thomas and Son, 1924.
 

Switzerland, 1923-1924

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 7:39

Book; Heinemann, F., "Lucerne: Lake of Lucerne and its Environs," Official Enquiry Office, 1923.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:40

Brochures, ca. 1924

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Turkey, 1923-1924

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:41

Book; "Vues de Constantinople," ca. 1924

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:42

Pamphlet; "Tourist Guide to Constantinople, Robert College and Constantinople Woman's College," New York: Near East Colleges, ca. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

United States, n.d., 1875-1925

Physical Description: 48 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed travel material related to the United States and collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. is arranged alphabetically by state. Within the category for each state, the materials are arranged by their format such as: broadsides, brochures, books, envelopes, lists, maps, menus, pamphlets, programs, schedules, and tickets and passes.
 

Alaska, n.d., 1923-1925

Physical Description: 18 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 7:43

Brochures, n.d., 1923-1925

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 7:44

Pamphlet. Cordova Chamber of Commerce, "Via Cordova Alaska," Cordova, AK: Alaska Daily Times, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

California, n.d., 1875-1925

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed material related to travel in California is made up of an undated brochure about Camp Agassiz and Fallen Leaf Lodge in the Lake Tahoe area, a 1925 Northern California automobile road map, schedules, and tickets and passes. One undated schedule is for the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company route from Truckee, CA to Tahoe City, CA. Another undated schedule is for trips from San Francisco, CA to the Barlett Springs resort as provided by the San Francisco and North Pacific Railway or the Southern Pacific Railway. The tickets and passes include a ticket, business card, and envelope related to an 1875 trip from San Francisco, CA to Monterey, CA on the Goodall, Nelson and Perkins' Steamship Line. The other item that is part of the tickets and passes category is an 1899 Lompoc and Santa Barbara Stage Company pass for George W. Pierce, Jr. and wife on the account of the Glen Alpine Springs resort.
Box 7:45

Brochure, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:45

Map, 1925

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:45

Schedules, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 7:45

Tickets and Passes, 1875-1899

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Colorado,1892

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:46

Manitou Grand Cavernsca. 1892, broadside

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Hawaii, n.d., 1917-1923

Physical Description: 19 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 7:47

Book; Logan, D., "All about Hawaii," Boston, MA: Chapple Publishing Company, 1921.

Physical Description: 4 items

Note

1 book and 3 leaves ship's letterhead.
Box 7:48

Brochures, n.d., 1921-1923

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 7:49

Envelope, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:50

Lists of passengers and menus, S. S. Matsonia, March 7, 1923-March 13, 1923

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 7:51

Pamphlet; Alexander, W. D., "A Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar," Honolulu, HI: Thrum, Thomas G., 1920.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:52

Pamphlet; Kinney, H. W. and L. W. de Vis-Norton, "The Island of Hawaii," Hilo Board of Trade, 1917.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 7:53

Program, 1923

Physical Description: 1 item
 

New York

Physical Description:
Box 7:54

Pamphlet.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

"Niagara in Summer and Winter," Niagara Falls, NY: Nicklis, E. E., n.d.
 

Washington

Physical Description:
Doc. Case 12:12

Book; Barnes, A. H., "Our Greatest Mountain and Alpine Regions of Wonder," National Park Arts Series, 1911.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

 

Multiple Destinations, n.d., 1903-1929

Physical Description: 23 items

Scope and Content Note

Printed travel materials (collected by George W. Pierce, Jr.) that could not be categorized under the heading of one state or one country are held in this file. These materials are records of travel to multiple destinations and include a book, brochures, a map, a newsletter, a newspaper, and a ticket stub. Many of these items relate to cruises and tours.
Doc. Case 12:13

Book; "The Shasta Route in All of its Grandeur," Chicago, IL: Teich, Curt and Company, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:1

Brochure:Dollar Steamship Lines, 1926, 4 brochures, 2 envelopes

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 8:2

Brochure; Cook, Thomas and Son; 1927-1929

Physical Description: 2 brochures
Box 8:3

Brochure; United American Lines, 1925-1926

Physical Description: 3 brochures
Box 8:4

Brochures; Various Companies, 1922-1926

Physical Description: 6 brochures
Box 8:5

Map, route of the cruise, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:5

Newsletter; "The Empress Cruise News," Canadian Pacific's Empress of Australia, No. 22, Jan. 9, 1929.

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:7

Newspaper; "Woodland Daily Democrat," Nov. 17, 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 8:5

Ticket Stub, Feb. 20, 1903

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 3.6.8. University of California, 1873-1928

Physical Description: 17 items

Scope and Content Note

The subseries University of California is composed of printed materials related to the University of California and collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. These University of California materials are divided into 3 categories: Alumni Association, College of Agriculture, and Various. Within these subject categories items are organized by format such as a certificates, programs, a ticket, a bulletin, a flier, reports, clippings, a course schedule, and a diploma. Some highlights of these materials are a certificate for Pierce's lifetime membership in the University of California, Alumni Association, programs relating to Picnic Day 1912 and an 1899 Farmers' Institute, and Pierce's diploma from the University of California. The 1873/1874 University of California yearbook belonging to George W. Pierce, Jr. was separated from the Pierce Family Papers and can be found in the reading room of the Special Collections Department of the Shield's Library under the call number LD 777 B5 1873/1874.
 

University of California, Alumni Association, 1891-1897

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8:6

Certificate, Jan. 1, 1895

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:6

Programs, Oct. 9, 1897

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:6

Ticket, June 24, 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
 

University of California, College of Agriculture; 1899-1920

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 8:7

Bulletin; Shaw, G. W., "How to Increase the Yield of Wheat in California," Bulletin No. 211, Berkeley, CA: The University Press, 1911.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:8

Flier; University Farm, incomplete date

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:8

Program; Farmers' Institute; Danville, CA; Feb. 8-9, 1899

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:8

Program; Fourth Annual Basket Picnic, University Farm, Davis, CA; May 11, 1912

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:9

Report; Hunt, T. F., "Observations on the Recent Agricultural Inquiry in California," Berkeley, CA: University of California, College of Agriculture, ca. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:10

Report; "Results of the Investigations on Deciduous Fruits, Olives, Figs, Nuts, and Fruit Products for the Year Ending June 30, 1920," University of California, College of Agriculture, ca. 1920.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Various, University of California, 1873-1928

Physical Description: 7 items
Folio 11:8

Clippings, 1920-1928

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:11

Course Schedule, 1873

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:9

Diploma, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Box 8:11

Programs, 1928

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Subseries 3.6.9. Other Printed Material, n.d., 1867-1930

Physical Description: 63 items

Scope and Content Note

The Other Printed Material subseries is made up of 63 items (1867-1930) of printed material collected by George W. Pierce, Jr. These items did not seem to fit into the subject categories by which the rest of Pierce's printed material is arranged. The items in the Other Printed Material subseries are arranged by format of material such as broadsides, brochures, cards, clippings, directions, fliers, newsletters, newspapers, and programs. Subjects covered by the material in this subseries are varied and range from agricultural technology to household items and local elections to Arizona copper mining. The broadsides advertise Frye's Self Supporting Farm Gate, n.d.; The Great Yaqui Valley, $25.00 per acre, n.d.; and Truman's Improved Iron Harrow, Jackson and Truman, n.d. Directions are for The Adjusto Collar Clasp, n.d.; Eveready Tie, ca. 1920; Fisher's Patent Prairie Mower Knife Grinder, n.d.; Hale's Patent Meat Cutter and Stuffer, n.d.; a Wax Cylinder Record Player, n.d. ; and the Gerrish Submerged Force Pump, Linworth, Kellog and Rail, n.d. The fliers in this subseries feature Dr. E. C. Abbey's cures and books, n.d.; an automatic derrick by Brown and Donnenwirth of Davisville, CA, ca. 1902; The Dixon Creamery, n.d.; a miniature copy of the assessment roll map of San Francisco, CA by Deffebach and Company Printers with an advertisement for Boyce Street Car Advertiser, n.d.; the Regular Democratic Ticket for delegate to the County Convention, Yolo County, CA, n.d.; the Regular Republican Ticket, Yolo County, CA, North Putah Precinct, various offices including George W. Pierce, Jr. for Member of the California State Assembly, ca. 1898; Smith's Form-A-Truck, ca. 1915; and Street Railways Advertising Company, 1922. The newspapers include a copy of the May 7, 1920 "Winters Express" and of the Feb. 11, 1925 "Woodland Daily Democrat" with articles about the Indian Valley Dam site, irrigation, the Yolo County Power and Water Company, Clear Lake, and storms. The Feb. 5, 1912 "Woodland Daily Democrat" mentions Dixwell Lloyd Pierce's high school standing.
Box 8:12

Broadsides, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Doc. Case 12:14

Broadside, Oversize, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:13

Brochures, n.d., 1900-1915

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 8:14

Bulletin; "Facts about the War," Paris: Paris Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 5, 1915.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:15

Cards, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:15

Certificate; Office of the State Veterinarian, State of California, 1908

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:16

Clippings, n.d., 1911-1930

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 8:17

Directions, n.d., 1920

Physical Description: 5 items
Doc. Case 12:14

Directions, Oversize, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:18

Fliers, n.d., 1898-1922

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 8:19

Funeral notice for J. Eugene LaRue, 1906

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:19

Letterhead, n.d., 1910

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:20

Newsletter; "The Domestic Economist," Sacramento, CA and Virginia City, NV: Dale and Company, 1867.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:21

Newsletter; "Key System News," Oakland, CA: San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways, Dec. 29, 1921.

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:10

Newspaper; "Arizona Range News," Special Copper Edition, Willcox, AZ: Oct. 6, 1922.

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:11

Newspapers; "Pacific Rural Press;" Jan. 12, 1884, pp. 27-28, 41-42 and Feb. 19, 1887, pp. 143-146, 155, 158, 160-161.

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Folio 11:12

Newspaper; "The Winters Express," May 7, 1920.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

Folio 11:12

Newspapers; "Woodland Daily Democrat." Feb. 5, 1912, Feb. 11, 1925

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

Box 8:22

Order Form, 1904

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:23

Pamphlet; Phelan, J. D., "Japan and the Shantung Affair: Keep the Orientals in Asia," The League of Nations, Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1919.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:24

Programs, 1879-1903

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Subseries 3.7. Artifacts, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

WV 13:1

Briefcase (empty), n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item

Note

 

Series 4. Susan Gilmore Pierce, 1906-1918

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Note

Series IV., Susan Gilmore Pierce (Oct. 29, 1858-Oct. 1, 1918), is made up of 9 items (1906-1918) and is housed in one folder. Series IV consists of the few records in The Pierce Family Papers that were created by or collected by Susan Gilmore Pierce. This series is divided into 3 subseries: Incoming Letter, Financial Records, and Printed Material. The one incoming letter is from the Crane Company regarding an order for a foot bath. Financial records are 3 receipts. One receipt demonstrates Mrs. Pierce's interest in books while the other two receipts prove her membership in the Woodland Shakespeare Club and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows affiliated Rebekah Lodge No. 253. Printed material is made up of 3 yearbooks from the Woodland Shakespeare Club, a typed poem, and Mrs. Pierce's funeral notice.
 

Subseries 4.1. Incoming Letter, June 2, 1913

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:25

Crane Company, June 2, 1913

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 4.2. Financial Records, 1906-1914

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:25

Receipts, 1906-1914

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Subseries 4.3. Printed Material, n.d., 1914-1918

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:25

Yearbooks, Woodland Shakespeare Club, 1914-1916

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:25

Funeral Notice, Susan Gilmore Pierce, Oct. 1, 1918

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:25

Poem (typed), Grace Hazard Conkling, "After Sunset," n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Series 5. George Gardner Pierce, 1901-1915

Physical Description: .25 ln. ft., 19 items

Scope and Content Note

Series V., George Gardner Pierce (Nov. 11, 1891-?), is made up of 19 items (1901-1915). Series V consists of records created by or collected by Gardner Pierce when he was a child and a young man. This series is divided into 4 subseries: Outgoing Telegram, Financial Records, Notes, and Printed Material. The Outgoing Telegram was the first ever sent by young Gardner to his father, George W. Pierce, Jr. Of the Financial Records, 3 of the account statements and receipts are for transactions between father and son while 2 are for Gardner's eyeglasses. Other financial records include two account books kept by Gardner when he was a university student. The Notes subseries includes a childhood note and lecture notes taken while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. Of interest among Gardner's lecture notes are such entries as "Fertilizers, U. C. Head Gardener's Suggestions" or "Cement pots, views and remarks by Mr. Priam." Primary school certificates of promotion and a 9th grade report card make up some of the Printed Material subseries. Two issues of the Woodland High School student publication, "The Ilex," round out the Printed Material subseries.
 

Subseries 5.1. Outgoing Telegram, June 6, 1906

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:26

Pierce, George W., Jr.; June 6, 1906

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 5.2. Financial Records, 1904-1915

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:26

Account Statements and Receipts, 1904-1905

Physical Description: 5 items
 

Account Books, 1911-1915

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:27

Account Book, 1911-1913, 1 volume.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:28

Account Book, 1912-1915, 1 volume.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 5.3. Notes, n.d., 1912-1913

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:29

Lecture Notes, University of California, Berkeley, 1912-1913, notebook and loose leaves.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:30

Note (in child's handwriting), n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 5.4. Printed Material, 1901-1911

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:31

Certificates of Promotion, 1901-1906

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 8:31

Report Card, 1904

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Student Publications, 1909-1911

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:32

"The Ilex," Valentine Number, Woodland, CA: Woodland High School, 1909.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:33

"The Ilex," Christmas Number, Woodland, CA: Woodland High School, 1911.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Series 6. Dixwell Lloyd Pierce, 1898-1940

Physical Description: .25 ln ft, 22 items

Scope and Content Note

Series VI., Dixwell Lloyd Pierce, is made up of 22 items (1898-1940) collected or created by Dixwell Pierce as a child or as an adult. This series is divided into 2 subseries: Correspondence and Printed Material.
 

Subseries 6.1. Correspondence, 1908-1938

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

Dixwell Lloyd Pierce's correspondence is comprised of a small number of items that are divided into outgoing and incoming letters. The outgoing correspondence is made up of 2 drafts of a letter written by Dixwell (when he was a child) that may have been sent to the Perry Mason Company, Gold Coin Club. The incoming correspondence includes photocopies of letters sent to Pierce by Anna C. Markham (the wife of poet, Edwin Markham) and by the Markhams' son, Virgil Markham.
Box 8:34

Outgoing Letters, 1908, drafts

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:35

Incoming Letters, 1927-1938, photocopies of 3 letters and 3 envelopes

Physical Description: 6 items
 

Subseries 6.2. Printed Material, 1898-1940

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is made up of printed material collected by Dixwell Lloyd Pierce. The printed materials are arranged by format and include a book; briefs, a judgment, and a petition; a certificate of promotion; clippings; a program; a report card; and student publications. One of the two student publications, the 1913 issue of Woodland High School's "The Ilex," features a photograph of Dixwell Pierce as part of "The Ilex" staff. Also of special interest are the briefs, judgment and petition. These 5 items relate to the formation of the Davis Joint Union High School District in Yolo County, CA and a 1924-25 court case (Civil No. 2907 in the District Court of Appeal of the State of California in and for the Third Appellate District) for which Dixwell Pierce acted as Attorney for Appellants. C. A. Covell, E. S. McBride, H. S. Lee (Superintendent of Schools of Yolo County, CA) were also among those involved in this case.
Box 8:36

Book; Ainsworth, F. F., ed., "Hill's Vest-Pocket Rules of Order," Chicago, IL: Ogilvie and Company, 1898.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:37-39

Briefs, Judgment, and Petition relating to Civil No. 2907 in the District Court of Appeal of the State of California in and for the Third Appellate District; 1924-1925

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8:40

Certificate of Promotion, May 31, 1907

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:41

Clippings (photocopies), Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Markham, n.d., 1938-1940

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:42

Program, incomplete date

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:42

Report card, 1914-1915

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Student Publications, 1913-1916

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:43

"The Ilex," Commencement Number, Woodland, CA: Woodland High School, 1913.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:44

"The Ilex," Commencement Number, Woodland, CA: Woodland High School, 1916.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Series 7. Pierce Family, 1852-1928

Physical Description: .5 ln. ft., 68 items

Scope and Content Note

Series VII., Pierce Family, contains 68 items (1852-1928) and takes up a half linear foot of space in an archives box, a folio box, and a document case. Materials included in the Pierce Family series were undoubtedly collected or created by members of the Pierce Family, but these items could not be identified as belonging to any certain family member. Series VII is divided into four subseries: Legal Document, Notes, Printed Material, and Artifact. The Legal Document is a single item, an 1852 contract for a schoolteacher. The Notes subseries consists of four handwritten note fragments and addresses. The Artifact subseries is made up of two empty checkbooks. The largest subseries is Printed Material. It has been arranged by the format of the printed materials: books, brochures, cards, clippings, fliers, funeral notices, ink blotters (several with advertisements), instructional materials for penmanship, newspapers, pamphlets, a typed poem, postcards, programs, a raffle ticket, schedules, sheet music, and a student publication. Some subjects covered by items in the printed material subseries include religion, household activities, penmanship, theatrical performances, and train routes. The 1910 pamphlet, "Pointers on Banking: Showing the Road to Independence and Wealth," features advertisements for Woodland, CA businesses.
 

Subseries 7.1. Legal Document, Oct. 5, 1852

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:45

Agreement between School District No. 1 in the town of Somers and Lucy French a qualified teacher of Somers, Oct. 5, 1852

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 7.2. Notes, n.d.

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:46

Handwritten note fragments and addresses, n.d.

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Subseries 7.3. Printed Material, 1852-1928

Physical Description: 61 items

Scope and Content Note

 

Books, n.d., 1889-1925

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8:47

"The Cynic's Cyclopaedia," Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:48

Hooker, H., "Child's Book on the Sabbath," New York: American Tract Society, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:49

"More Borrowings: A Compilation of Helpful Thoughts from Great Authors," San Francisco, CA: Murdock, C. A. and Company, 1893.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:50

Woolard, S. F., ed., "Good Fellowship," Wichita, KS: Goldsmith, 1906.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:51

Work, H. C., "Marching through Georgia," Boston, MA: Ticknor and Company, 1889.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:52

Brochures, n.d., 1887

Physical Description: 4 items
Doc. Case 12:15

Bulletin; "The National Art Co.'s Frame and Premium Bulletin," 1876.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:52

Cards, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:53

Clippings, n.d., 1910-1918

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 8:54

Fliers, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:54

Funeral Notices/Obituaries, 1883-1900

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:55

Ink Blotters, n.d.

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 8:56

Instructional materials for penmanship, n.d., 1870

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Newspapers, 1910-1923

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 8:57

"The Daily Californian," vol. 1, no. 1, Berkeley, CA: 1916.

Physical Description: 1 item
Folio 11:13

"The San Francisco Call."

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

May 7, 1910, pp. 1-2, 9-10 and May 8, 1910, pp. 29-40.
Folio 11:14

"The San Francisco Call."

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

May 10, 1910, pp. 1-18 and May 9, 1910, pp. 1-2, 13-14.
Folio 11:15

"The Sacramento Bee."

Physical Description: 2 items

Note

May 6, 1910, pp. 1-16 and May 10, 1910, pp. 1-20.
Folio 11:16

"The Sacramento Star,"[April 10, 1923], pp. 9-10.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Pamphlets, 1852-1928

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 8:58

Lothrop, J., "The Figurative Language of Scripture," ca. 1852.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:59

Newton, J. F., "The Music of Preaching: A Sermon, Preached in Trinity Church, in the City of Boston, on the Third Sunday in Advent, December 16, 1928, at a Service in Memory of Phillips Brooks," ca. 1928.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:60

"Pointers on Banking: Showing the Road to Independence and Wealth," Berkeley, CA: 1910.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:61

Sass, J., ed., "100 Up to Date and Popular Toasts," Detroit, MI: Sass Publishing Company, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:62

"That Crime of '73," San Francisco, CA: Spaulding, George and Company, ca. 1895

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:63

Van Dyke, H., "The Battle of Life," New York: Crowell, Thomas Y. and Company, 1907, Pamphlet and envelope.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:64

Poem (typed); "Fourth O' July," n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:65

Postcards, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:65

Programs, n.d., 1879-1916

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:65

Raffle Ticket, ca. 1916

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 8:66

Schedules; California Pacific Railroad and Steamer New World, 1870

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 8:67

Sheet Music, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 8:68

Student Publication; "The Netherlands," Rio Vista, CA: Rio Vista High School, 1915.

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Subseries 7.4. Artifacts, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8:69

Checkbooks (empty), n.d.

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Series 8. Photographs, 1875-1929

Physical Description: 1 ln. ft., 131 items

Scope and Content Note

Series VIII., Photographs (ca. 1875-1929), contains 131 items and takes up 1 linear foot of space in an archives box and a document case. 127 black and white prints, 1 negative, 1 program, and 2 postcards are included in the Photographs series. All dimensions of prints and frames are given in inches.
If a notation was made on the back of a photograph, it was used as the photograph description and has been enclosed in quotation marks.
The acidic gray cardboard frames were removed from the first 11 photographs (all by the photographer Morton) in the photographs series but everything that was written on the back of the frames was preserved in the photograph descriptions.
In general, the larger prints (most often 8x10) and the cabinet card photographs have been made by professional California photographers such as Morton, McCurry Foto Company, Lother and Young Studios, Morse's Palace of Art, Webster, Alice M. Wilson, J. W. Bird of Globe Portrait Company, Kilborn, Taber, and Hodson Photo. Smaller prints may be snapshots taken by George W. Pierce, Jr., Pierce Family members, or acquaintences. Many of the snapshots feature the Kodak Company name. Some photographs of almond trees were made by the United States, Department of Agriculture.
The photographs in Series VIII throw light on the activities especially of George W. Pierce, Jr. but also of other Pierce Family members. This series is divided by subject into 4 subseries: California Almond Growers' Exchange, Sacramento Valley, University of California, and Other.
Although not part of the Pierce Family Papers, an interesting photograph of George W. Pierce, Sr. and other Davisville, CA founding fathers can be found in the Warren A. Westgate Collection of photographs at the University of California, Davis, General Library, Special Collections Department.
 

Subseries 8.1. California Almond Growers' Exchange, n.d. 1919-1923

Physical Description: 31 items

Scope and Content Note

A subseries of the Photographs series, many of the California Almond Growers' Exchange (C. A. G. E.) prints (circa 1920) are of the rooms and display cases in the Exchange's headquarters offices in San Francisco, CA. Other C. A. G. E. photographs were made in various locations such as the Sacramento, CA plant or the Lodi, CA warehouse and feature important political figures along with the leaders of C. A. G. E. For example, Senator Hiram W. Johnson posed with C. A. G. E. president George W. Pierce, Jr. while at the Sacramento plant. In addition, the C. A. G. E. subseries includes 11 halftone prints (photo A-21) of Spanish almond orchards and laborers. These images were used in the 1921 C. A. G. E. pamphlet, "Shall the American Almond Industry Perish?"
Diary entries made by George W. Pierce, Jr. can sometimes be matched to dated photographs. For example, photo A-18 of the Lodi warehouse must be related to Pierce's August 1, 1919 diary entry: "Went to Sacto., met Tucker at Hotel Sacramento--took Schmitt's machine and the three of us drove to Lodi--stopping at plant...went to Lodi plant--saw rig run...lunched at Lodi Hotel--went to see Messrs. Stephens, Ryan, and Marshall." Also, photo A-19, "Golden Gate Park, Mr. Hoyt of Oklahoma, Pierce," matches Pierce's July 26, 1919 diary entry which states: "Went to Palace Hotel with Mr. and Mrs. Tucker--met Mr. __of Kansas City and Mrs. Hoyt of Oklahoma. Mrs. H. met Mr. Hoyt and Mr. __ whose guests we were for luncheon."
Box 9:1

Photo A-1, "California and Battery Sts., San Francisco, No. 311 California St.-Offices of California Almond Growers' Exchange on Third Floor," Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:2

Photo A-2, Almond display at San Francisco, CA offices, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:3

Photo A-3, "Display case in office," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:4

Photo A-4, "Display case at entrance to offices," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:5

Photo A-5, "Office Hall," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:6

Photo A-6, "Reception Room," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:7

Photo A-7, "Managers Office," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:8

Photo A-8, "Accounting room," San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:9

Photo A-9, Office with desks and office machinery, San Francisco, CA, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:10

Photo A-10, Almond Display, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:11

Photo A-11, Almond Display, Morton, n.d.,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:12

Photo A-12, "In front of Almond Plant in Sacramento," Left to right: Senator Bills, George W. Pierce, Jr., Senator Hiram W. Johnson, T. C. Tucker, D. R. Bailey, Postmaster McCurrey. Rear: D. S. Wilson. McCurry Foto Company, Sept. 1922,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:13

Photo A-13, "At almond plant in Sacramento." T. C. Tucker, Senator Hiram W. Johnson, and George W. Pierce, Jr., in center; McCurry Foto Company, Sept. 1922,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:14

Photo A-14, "Directors of California Almond Growers' Exchange," San Francisco, CA: E. S. Norton, South Butte; A. C. Woodworth, Lodi, CA; G. N. Talbot, Paso Robles; D. S. Nelson, Arbuckle, CA; Harry J. Wood; John Trembarth, Oakley, CA; George W. Pierce, Jr., President, Davis, CA; C. D. Hamilton, Banning, CA; T. C. Tucker, Oakland; James Miles, Hamilton City, CA. Lother and Young Studios of San Francisco, CA, May 4, 1923,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:15

Photo A-15, "Board of Directors and Manager of California Almond Growers' Exchange": A. R. Stephen, Lodi, CA; Manger, T. C. Tucker; C. D. Hamilton; V. C. Richards, Chico, CA; George W. Pierce, Jr., Davis, CA; E. S. Norton, Sutter County, CA. Lother and Young Studios of San Francisco, CA, April 1923,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:16

Photo A-16, "Eight members of the Board of Directors of the California Almond Growers' Exchange: its manager; and Mrs. James Mills, wife of Director Mills; Prof. Taylor, horticulturist; and D. R. Bailey, Superintendent of the Sacramento plant. Picture taken in front of the Sacto. Plant." McCurry Foto Company, Dec. 12, 1923,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:17

Photo A-17. George W. Pierce, Jr., President, California Almond Growers' Exchange; T. C. Tucker, Manager. Lother and Young Studios of San Francisco, CA, April 1923,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Box 9:18

Photo A-18, "Lodi warehouse; Pierce, Cunningham, Schmitt," July 1919,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.75, 1 print
Box 9:19

Photo A-19, "Golden Gate Park, Mr. Hoyt of Oklahoma, Pierce," July 1919,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.75, 1 print
Box 9:20

Photo A-20, "Martinette, Pierce, Herman, in front of The Park Hotel," Chico, CA, June 15, 1919,

Physical Description: 6x8, 1 print
Box 9:21

Photo A-21. Images of almond orchards used in creating the California Almond Growers' Exchange pamphlet, "Shall the American Almond Industry Perish?" n.d., halftone prints.

Physical Description: 5x5 images printed on 7x11 paper, 11 prints
 

Subseries 8.2. Sacramento Valley, n.d., 1866-1919

Physical Description: 39 items

Scope and Content Note

A part of the Photographs series, the Sacramento Valley subseries consists of photographs taken on the Pierce Ranch and at various other Valley locations.
Those photographs taken on the Pierce Ranch show such activities as prune dipping, sheep dipping, and harvesting crops. Many types of agricultural technology are evident in the Ranch photographs, and researchers interested in almond orchards can find images of almond trees and almond harvesting activities (including a shot of Chinese laborers "knocking" almonds) here.
Photographs taken at various locations in the Sacramento Valley include images of farm machinery in use, Yolo County, CA roads, the Sacramento River, and the Yolo County exhibit for the 1907 California State Fair. Photo B-2-c, "Dixwell beside the new Balfour scale house in Davis..." has been alternately identified in John Lofland's and Phyllis Haig's book, "Images of America: Davis, CA, 1910s-1940s," as the "Grain Scale House of Plant's Grain Warehouse at Fifth and G," in Davis, CA.
The date that 2 prints and a negative (photo B-2-i) were made of a Nov. 27, 1866 broadside is unknown.
 

Subseries 8.2.1. On the Pierce Ranch, 1878-1919

Physical Description: 28 items
Box 9:22

Photo B-1-a, Susan Gilmore Pierce and son, Kodak, 1900,

Physical Description: 3.75x4.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:23

Photo B-1-b, "Prune dipping on Pierce Ranch," Kodak, 1901,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:24

Photo B-1-c, "Prune dipping--Pierce Ranch," Kodak, 1901,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:25

Photo B-1-d, "Wool from Pierce Ranch," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 3.75x4.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:26

Photo B-1-e, "Sheep dipping--Pierce Place," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915, print.

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:27

Photo B-1-f, "Sheep-dipping, Pierce Ranch," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 prints on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:28

Photo B-1-g, "Sheep dipping--Pierce Ranch," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 prints on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:29

Photo B-1-h, "Pierce header with derrick unloading device for header wagons." Pictured are: M. Connell, P. Stripe, J. Hartigan, C A. Gibson, J. Deomezio, I. Lafswell, and V. Zanini. 1878,

Physical Description: 7.75x4.75 print on 8x5 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:16

Photo B-1-i, Harvester, Best Manufacturing Company, Pierce Ranch, 1891,

Physical Description: 5.5x8 print on 9x11 board, 1 print

Note

Box 9:30

Photo B-1-j, "Pierce Harvester," Kodak, 1901,

Physical Description: 3.5x4.75 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:31

Photo B-1-k, "Pierce Harvester," Kodak, 1901

Physical Description: 3.5x4.75 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:32

Photo B-1-l, "Pierce orchard, end tree, 8th row from NE corner, east orchard," [1919],

Physical Description: 4.5x6.5, 1 print
Box 9:32

Photo B-1-m, "Almond, soft shell bitter. At head of small orchard N of residence," George W. Pierce, Jr., Davis, CA; United States, Department of Agriculture; Sept. 12, 1919,

Physical Description: 5x7, 1 print
Box 9:33

Photo B-1-n, "Almond hardshell sweet (seed). End tree, east side, 8th row from N.E. Cor. Orchard opposite residence," George W. Pierce, Jr.; United States, Department of Agriculture; Sept. 12, 1919,

Physical Description: 5x7, 1 print
Box 9:33

Photo B-1-o, "Seed, Hardshell sweet, 5th row from east end, 4th row from north side;" George W. Pierce, Jr.; Davis, CA; Sept. 12, 1919,

Physical Description: 4.5x6.5, 1 print
Box 9:34

Photo B-1-p, "Knocking almonds using wagon with sheet attached," Chinese laborers, Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4x3.5 print on 6.5x5.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:35

Photo B-1-q, "Knocking almonds, Pierce Ranch, showing wagon device for sacking," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:36

Photo B-1-r, "Drying almonds on trays, Pierce Ranch," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:37

Photo B-1-s, "Drying ground, almond sulphur house, and men's house at drying yard--Pierce place," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:38

Photo B-1-t, "Packing House, Pierce place," Kodak, ca. 1900-1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:39

Photo B-1-u, "Load of unhulled almonds going from orchard to huller, Pierce ranch," Kodak, ca. 1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:40

Photo B-1-v, "Load of almonds--en route to market--Pierce place," Kodak, ca. 1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:41

Photo B-1-w, "Almonds--en route to market, Pierce ranch," Kodak, ca. 1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
Box 9:42

Photo B-1-x, "Load of almonds--Pierce place--ready for shipment," Kodak, ca. 1915,

Physical Description: 4.75x3.5 print on 5.5x6.5 board, 1 print
 

Subseries 8.2.2. Various Locations, n.d., 1866-1919

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 9:43

Photo B-2-a, "Reade Almond Huller," n.d.,

Physical Description: 4x4 print on 5x5.5 board 1 print
Doc. Case 12:17

Photo B-2-b, "Spring plowing, J. Currey Farm," 1884,

Physical Description: 9x7 print on 9x11 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:18

Photo B-2-c, "Dixwell beside the new Balfour scale house in Davis...Con Hilman in door," Aug. 8, 1907,

Physical Description: 5x7 print on 9x11 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:19

Photo B-2-d, "Road scraper (county) on road through to the H. M. Larue and Sons place," Alice M. Wilson of Winters, CA, ca. 1906,

Physical Description: 6.75x5 print on 9x7 board, 1 print
Box 9:44

Photo B-2-e, "State Highway west of Davis, LaRue residence on right," Sept. 12, 1919,

Physical Description: 5x7, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:20

Photo B-2-f, "Abutment of easement near Elkhorn, Sacramento River. Gardy and I went on the river excursion." J. W. Bird of Globe Portrait Company of Sacramento, CA. Nov. 26, 1898,

Physical Description: 8.5 print on 10.5 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:21

Photo B-2-g, "Easement, 2 1/2 miles above Elkhorn on Sacramento River, 2000 feet long. Gardner and I went on the river excursion." J. W. Bird of Globe Portrait Company of Sacramento, CA; Nov. 26, 1898,

Physical Description: 6x8 print on 8.5x10.5 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:22

Photo B-2-h, Yolo County, CA exhibit for California State Fair. Yolo County Where Everything Grows. Kilborn of Sacramento, CA, 1907,

Physical Description: 6x8 print on 11x14 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:23

Photo B-2-i, Administrator's Sale! Public Notice! Estate of A. Currie sold by George W. Pierce, Sr., Public Administrator of Yolo County, CA; negative and 2 prints of Nov. 27, 1866

Physical Description: 11x14 Broadside, [2 prints, 1 negative]
 

Subseries 8.3. University of California, n.d., 1875-1915

Physical Description: 53 items

Scope and Content Note

University of California is the third subseries within the Photographs series. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of students, professors, and buildings at the Berkeley, CA campus make up the University of California subseries. An especially notable item held in this subseries is the 1875 class album of George W. Pierce, Jr. It features 42 Morse's Palace of Art cabinet card photographs. The cabinet cards are 6x4 inch portraits of professors and students (including a portrait of Pierce himself). Also part of the album are 4 prints of buildings and a class reunion program (1915). Another cabinet card photograph in the University of California subseries shows the 1894-1895 University of California, Glee Club and lists the members names on the reverse.
Box 9:45

Photo C-1, Class of 1875 Photograph Album, ca. 1875, 46 cabinet card photographs and program (1915).

Physical Description: 47 items
Doc. Case 12:24

Photo C-2, Prof. Hesse; Morse's Palace of Art, San Francisco, CA; n.d.

Physical Description: 6.5x4, 1 cabinet card photograph
Doc. Case 12:25

Photo C-3; University of California, Glee Club, 1894-1895; Webster of Oakland; Jan. 10, 1895

Physical Description: 6.5x4, 1 cabinet card photograph
Doc. Case 12:26

Photo C-4, South Hall, Berkeley campus, n.d.,

Physical Description: 7x9, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:27

Photo C-5, North Hall, Berkeley Campus, n.d.,

Physical Description: 7x9, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:28

Photo C-6, Mining Building, Jan. 1908,

Physical Description: 3x4 print on 5x6.5 board, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:29

Photo C-7, Greek Theatre, Jan. 1908,

Physical Description: 3x4 print on 5x6.5 board, 1 print
 

Subseries 8.4. Other, n.d., 1891-1929

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Note

The fourth subseries of the Photographs series is titled, Other. The subject matter of the 6 photographs and 2 postcards in the Other subseries touches on the 1929 world cruise taken by George W. Pierce, Jr., California boosters, and the California State Assembly, among other things. The photograph (photo D-2) of Pierce riding an elephant at Kandy, Ceylon was originally kept between pages describing Ceylon in Pierce's 1928-1929 Canadian Pacific world cruise diary. Also, photographed during this world cruise and printed on board the Canadian Pacific steamship, Empress of Australia, is (photo D-1) the unidentified image of man, dogs, and cart filled with lumber. Possibly while he was overseas, George W. Pierce, Jr. acquired the print of W. E. Gladstone (photo D-3). Accompanying Gladstone's photograph are 2 color postcards--one of Harwarden Castle (Gladstone's home) and one of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo D-4 (the delegation sent from Northern California to get data relative to possibilities of the proposed Southern California branch of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition) shows the delegation, including George W. Pierce, Jr., posing in the patio Ramona's Marriage Place at San Diego, CA.
Box 12:30

Photo D-1; Unidentified image of man, dogs, and lumber-filled cart; ca. 1929,

Physical Description: 6.75x4.75, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:30

Photo D-2; George W. Pierce, Jr. riding an elephant at Kandy, Ceylon; 1929,

Physical Description: 3x5 print, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:31

Photo D-3; W. E. Gladstone seated in his garden; McKenzie of Dunkeld; n.d.; matted print and postcards.

Physical Description: 9x6, 1 print, 2 postcards
Doc. Case 12:32

Photo D-4; "Delegation sent from Northern California to get data relative to possibilities of the proposed Southern California branch of the Panama-Pacific, 1915 Exposition...;" San Diego, CA; Sept. 6, 1912,

Physical Description: 8x10, 1 print
Doc. Case 12:33

Photo D-5; Warren Olney [(1841-1921)]; Taber of San Francisco, CA; March 1891,

Physical Description: 6.5x4 1 cabinet card photograph
Doc. Case 12:34

Photo D-6; United States Senator, Thomas R. Bard, and members of the California Legislature by whom he was elected; Hodson Photo of Sacramento, CA; ca. 1900,

Physical Description: 8x10 print on 12x15 board, 1 print