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Finding Aid to the Allen Lawrence Chickering Papers, 1937-1957 MS 371
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Donor
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents
  • Index
  • Separated Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Allen Lawrence Chickering papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1957
    Collection Number: MS 371
    Creator: Chickering, Allen Lawrence, 1877-1958
    Physical Description:
    Extent: 2 boxes
    (1.0 linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Correspondence, news clippings, ephemera, printed materials, and other documents pertaining to the discovery, investigation, and custody of Drake's Plate of Brasse, found in Marin County in 1937, which carried an inscription declaring Sir Francis Drake's claim of the land on behalf of the English monarch; together with some general correspondence of the California Historical Society and its publication, California Historical Society Quarterly (1947-1956). Chickering organized subscriptions to finance acquisition of the plate and was involved in the controversy regarding its authenticity. Includes metallurgists' reports, with photographic plates, concerning related archaeological study and objects found in the vicinity of the plate's discovery.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to California Historical Society. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and may not be used without permission of California Historical Society. Use may be restricted by terms of CHS gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allen Lawrence Chickering Papers, MS 371, California Historical Society.

    Donor

    Gift of Allen Chickering.

    Biography

    Chickering was president of California Historical Society in 1937 when the supposed Drake "Plate of Brasse" was found. He organized subscriptions to finance its acquisition and was involved in the controversy regarding its authenticity. He was also in touch with the later archaeological work carried out in Marin County.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, news clippings, ephemera, printed materials, and other documents pertaining to the discovery, investigation, and custody of Drake's Plate of Brass, found in Marin County in 1937, which carried an inscription declaring Sir Francis Drake's claim of the land on behalf of the English monarch; together with some general correspondence of the California Historical Society and its publication, The California Historical Society Quarterly (1947-1956). Chickering organized subscriptions to finance acquisition of the plate and was involved in the controversy regarding its authenticity. Includes metallurgists' reports, with photographic plates, concerning related archaeological study and objects found in the vicinity of the plate's discovery.

    Index

    Brass--Metallurgy
    British Museum
    Drake Navigators Guild
    Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939
    Marin Conservation League
    Miwok Indians--Antiquities
    Miwok Indians--Languages
    Miwok Indians--Languages
    Redwood Empire Association
    Royal Geographic Society, London
    Royal Geographic Society, London (F1, Miscellaneous Correspondence 1937-38; F11, Authenticity)
    Sir Francis Drake Association
    U.S. National Park Service
    Alexander, Wallace M.
    Black, James B.
    Bolton, Herbert E.
    Blyth, Charles R.
    Bolton, Herbert E.
    Caywood, Lewis
    Brown, Everett J.
    Bryant, Mrs. E.A.
    Caldeira, William
    Caywood, Louis
    Cermeno, Sebastian R.
    Chickering, Allen L., Jr.
    Chickering, Sherman
    Clear, Warren J.
    Cline, J.M.
    Crone, G.R.
    Crone, G.R.
    Cutler, Leland W.
    Edmondson, Clyde
    Ehrman, Sidney M.
    Eyre, Edward L.
    Fair, Harry H.
    Fink, Colin G.
    Flower, R.
    Force, R.C.
    Haselden, Reginald B.
    Heizer, Robert F.
    Hildebrand, Joel
    Huggins, Dorothy
    Kinnaird, Lawrence
    Kroeber, Alfred L.
    Lamont, Donald Y.
    Livermore, Caroline
    McCown, Theodore D.
    McGrath, R.T.
    Meighan, Clement W.
    Menzies, Winifred (Mrs. Robert)
    Miller, C.O.G.
    Moffitt, James K.
    Moore, C.C.
    Neasham, Aubrey
    Nichols, Henry D.
    North, Hart A.
    Okell, Jack
    Oko, A.S.
    Rawlings, Stuart L.
    Richardson, Harriette T.
    Schilling, Rudolph
    Shinn, Beryle W.
    Sproul, Robert G.
    Starr, W.A.
    Wagner, Henry R.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs and negatives transferred to Photography Collection, shelved under: General Subjects--Drake Plate.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California Historical Society.
    Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596
    Archaeology--California--Marin County
    Forgery of antiquities--California
    Marin County (Calif.)--Antiquities