Manuscripts, including three diaries, 1856, 1863, 1866, correspondence, photographs, ledgers/account books, scrapbooks, newspapers
(incl. 1883-1885 Santa Barbara
Daily Independent), papers and documents from the
San Francisco Examiner. Also, tape and partial transcript of recording by Nathan A. Tebbetts. Artifacts, including three Colt revolvers, one framed
oil painting and two wooden chests, apparently made at the Anna Blake School, in Santa Barbara. Also numerous books, mostly
19th century, cataloged separately. Also nine b/w photos of dirigibles, mostly above San Francisco, including one of Graf
The Tebbetts were newspaper people, with close links to Thomas A. Storke (Santa Barbara News-Press). Despite the title of
the collection, much of material relates to Nathan A. Tebbetts' life. NAT grew up in Santa Barbara, but worked with the San Francisco Examiner for many years, mostly re resort advertising. His father, George P. Tebbetts, founded the SB Daily and Weekly Independent, and the collection includes financial records of the paper in the 1880s and 1890s.
6 linear feet
(2 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 map cabinet folder, 3 revolvers, 2 chests).
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.