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Guide to the James A. Clayton Family Papers, circa 1850-1905Part of the Edith C. Smith Photograph Collection
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Series Description

 

Series I Correspondence 1850-1896

Physical Description: 14 folders

Series I Description:

Series I contains the correspondence between members of the Clayton family, arranged chronologically by year, if given. James Clayton wrote much of this correspondence to his wife while he was traveling. There are also numerous letters from the Clayton children to their parents, with one group of letters recounting a visit to the Yosemite Valley. Two additional documents worth mentioning, since they are not correspondence, are filed with Series I for the sake of simplicity. The first item is located in the folder one and consists of a court document dated March 26, 1863. In this document Clayton certifies the motion of a defendant to "strike out portions of complaint" in the court case. The second item, located in the folder two, is a basic receipt for the purchase of a piano from a merchant in San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 1

1850-1869

Box 1, Folder 2

1870-1872

Box 1, Folder 3

1873-1878

Box 1, Folder 4

1881-1882

Box 1, Folder 5

1882-1884

Box 1, Folder 6

1884-1885

Box 1, Folder 7

1885-1887

Box 1, Folder 8

1888-1892

Box 1, Folder 9

1892

Box 1, Folder 10

1893

Box 1, Folder 11

1894

Box 1, Folder 12

1895-1896

Box 1, Folder 13

1896

Box 1, Folder 14

Undated

 

SERIES II Photographs Circa 1850-1905

Physical Description: 107 photographs

Series II Description

Series II contains the Clayton family photograph album, and with the exception of several photographs stored separately, is kept in its original order. Three of the photographs display two of the family residences, their early home on N. Market Street and later home on N. First Street. In one of the photos James A. Clayton is pictured in his garden at their home on N. First Street. Most of the photographs, however, display individual and group portraits of immediate and extended family members.
 

ecs2003 James A. Clayton

 

ecs2004 Florence Clayton

 

ecs2005 James A. Clayton

 

ecs2006 Edward William Clayton

 

ecs2007 Willis Sherman Clayton

 

ecs2008 Mary Emma Clayton

 

ecs2009 Ethel Clayton

 

ecs2010 John J. Clayton

 

ecs2011 James A. Clayton (2 copies)

 

ecs2012 Anna S. Clayton (2 copies)

 

ecs2013 Bradley & Jean Clayton

 

ecs2014 Edna Clayton, 1890-1908

 

ecs2015 Flora Haskell

 

ecs2016 Allie Haskell

 

ecs2017 Elijah Clayton

 

ecs2018 Hannah J. Clayton

 

ecs2019 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2020 Unidentified Man

 

ecs2021 Mrs. John Clayton

 

ecs2022 Uncle William Clayton

 

ecs2023 Susan Clayton

 

ecs2024 Three Haskell Brothers. Henry, Daniel, and third unidentified brother

 

ecs2025 Flora, Allie, & Walter Haskell

 

ecs2026 Aunt Alvana Haskell

 

ecs2027 Henry Haskell

 

ecs2028 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2029 Unidentified Man

 

ecs2030 Grandma Thomson (Amy F.)

 

ecs2031 Cousin Edward Clayton. Son of William

 

ecs2032 Teresa Leigh (Rodgers)

 

ecs2033 Mary Clayton Embree, daughter of Eli & Hannah

 

ecs2034 Elijah Clayton

 

ecs2035 Hannah Woodward Clayton

 

ecs2036 Charles S. Preble

 

ecs2037 Ella Thomson Preble

 

ecs2038 John Clayton

 

ecs2039 Unidentified girl

 

ecs2040 Ethel Clayton

 

ecs2041 J.K. Barney

 

ecs2042 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2043 Nettie Clayton Flewton

 

ecs2044 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2045 Mrs. Johnson

 

ecs2046 Samuel Johnson

 

ecs2047 Mrs. Jane Cutler

 

ecs2048 Antonio Fatjo

 

ecs2049 Unidentified Man

 

ecs2050 Edward W., Mary, & Willis Sherman Clayton

 

ecs2051 Charles Edward Clayton

 

ecs2052 Unidentified woman

 

ecs2053 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rea

 

ecs2054 Carrie Rea

 

ecs2055 William H. Quinn Sr.

 

ecs2056 Florence Quinn

 

ecs2057 William & Emma Bechtel

 

ecs2058 Joshua R. Bechtel

 

ecs2059 George Howe Bechtel

 

ecs2060 Dophia Palmer Stetson

 

ecs2061 Clayton Embree

 

ecs2062 William Bechtel

 

ecs2063 Theophilus Kirk

 

ecs2064 Emma Thomson Bechtel & William Bechtel

 

ecs2065 Christianian Vietzman "Ann" Clayton

 

ecs2066 Samuel Joel Clayton

 

ecs2067 Johnnie Clayton (Samuel's son)

 

ecs2068 Charles W. Clayton

 

ecs2069 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2070 Unidentified Woman

 

ecs2071 William Howdle, Esq.

 

ecs2072 Hannah Clayton Howdle

 

ecs2073 Ethel Clayton

 

ecs2074 Cornelia Clayton

 

ecs2075 Hazel Preble & Amy Thomson

 

ecs2076 Amy French Brown Thomson

 

ecs2077 Anne E. Earle

 

ecs2078 Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

 

ecs2079 Florence Gates

 

ecs2080 Ella Thomson Preble

 

ecs2081 Anna L.Thomson Clayton

 

ecs2082 Flora, Allie, & Walter Haskell

 

ecs2083 Edward, Willis, & Mary Clayton

 

ecs2084 Ethel Preble

 

ecs2085 Ethel, Dorma, & Hazel Preble

 

ecs2086 Florence Gates Baldwin

 

ecs2087 Willis Sherman Clayton & Ernest P. Lion

 

ecs2088 Florence Gates

 

ecs2089 Florence Gates

 

ecs2090 Unidentified Women

 

ecs2091 Anna Florence Clayton

 

ecs2092 John James Clayton

 

ecs2093 Mary Emma Clayton

 

ecs2094 Anna Florence Clayton

 

ecs2095 Anna Florence Clayton

 

ecs2096 Jennet Jacks

 

ecs2097 Clara D. Houghton

 

ecs2098 Allie Haskell

 

ecs2099 Susannah Minor

 

ecs2100 Ethel Clayton

 

ecs2101 Ethel Clayton

 

ecs2102 Willis Clayton & George Carter

 

ecs2103 Mary, Eddie, & Willie Clayton

 

ecs2104 Mary & Eddie Clayton

 

ecs2105 Mary E. Clayton

 

ecs2106 Annie Johnson

 

ecs2107 Clayton Residence at 143 North Market Street

 

ecs2108 Clayton Residence at 471 North First Street

 

ecs2109 Clayton Residence at 471 North First Street