Finding Aid for the Dorothy Baker Crum Collection, 1802-1936

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dorothy Baker Crum Collection
Date (inclusive): 1802-1936
Collection number: 1526
Creator: Crum, Dorothy Baker.
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Abstract: Collection consists of Crum's family papers, books, a manuscript, and photographs taken by Crum's grandfather James Mullen, who was commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy M. Baker Crum, March 27, 1987.

Processing Note

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) and Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dorothy Baker Crum Collection (Collection 1526). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232917 

Biography

Dorothy Mullen Baker Crum (1907 - 1993) graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1930. Her grandfather, James Mullen, was a successful professional photographer who was first commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War, and then later operated a photography business in Lexington, Kentucky. Mullen's cousin, Almarin Paul, who drafted the collection's manuscript on Gold Rush era California history, was an important figure in the early growth of the state.

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers, books, ephemera, objects and photographs created by ancestors of Dorothy Baker Crum. Of note are several photographs taken by the donor's grandfather, James Mullen, during the Civil War, and editions of The Daily Citizen newspaper printed on wallpaper during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The collection also includes a manuscript of reminiscences of early California days written by Almarin B. Paul.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Crum, Dorothy Baker--Archives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Paul, Almarin B. Typescripts. c. 1907[?]

Scope and Content Note

  • Pioneer Times, by a Pioneer of 1849 by Almarin B. Paul. 14p. annotated typescript.
  • California, The Days of 1849 and 50, Pioneer Tales by a Pioneer. Romances and Experiences by Almarin B. Paul. 15p. annotated typescript.
Box 1, Folder 2

Facsimiles. 1636-1844.

Scope and Content Note

  • Facsimile of the Original Deed Title to All The Lands Given to Roger Williams by the Indians, 1636 .
  • Facsimile of a Testimonial, written by John Baker, 1837. Signed by James Buchanan and other citizens of Pennsylvania.
Box 1

Washington, George, Henry Lee, and Franklin Knight. Monuments of Washington's Patriotism; containing a facsimile of his public accounts, kept during the revolutionary war; and some of the most interesting documents connected with his military command and civil administration With embellishments . Washington: F. Knight, 1844.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by James Mullen, 1844.
Box 1

Byerley, Thomas, and J. C. Robertson. Percy anecdotes. New York: Harper, 1850.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Nancy Boone.
Box 1

The Atlantic souvenir for MDCCCXXXI. Philadelphia: Carey and Lea, 1831.

Box 1

Doesticks, Q. K. Philander. Plu-ri-bus-tah: a song that's-by-no-author . New York: Livermore & Rudd, 1856.

Box 1

Washington, George and Franklin Knight. Facsimiles of letters from His Excellency, George Washington, president of the United States of America, to Sir John Sinclair, Bart., M.P., on agriculture and other interesting topics; engraved from the original letters, as to be an exact facsimile of the hand-writing . Washington: Franklin Knight, 1844.

Scope and Content Note

Signed by James Mullen, St. Louis, 1844.
Box 2, Folder 1

Charles Family correspondence, 1813 -1850.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to and from members of the Charles family: William Charles, Mary Charles, Matilda Charles, Anna Maria Charles, Clarinda Miller in Philadelphia, PA and Laura Rees in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Box 2, Folder 2

William Graham estate inventory, 1802.

Scope and Content Note

“Estate of my late brother William Graham in acct. with James Graham 1802.” 2 manuscript copies
Box 2, Folder 3

Sir John Graham, portrait of.

Scope and Content Note

Steel engraving of Graham, surgeon in the British Royal Army, attributed to William Charles of Philadelphia.
Box 2, Folder 4

Mullen Family papers, 1860s.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to James Mullen. Certificates from Farmers College, Hamilton County, Ohio issued to Jonathan Mullen, and records regarding Jonathan Mullen's service in the U. S. Army and death at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19, 1863. Passes for George W. Mullen to travel through U. S. Army lines near Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1863. Illustration from a newspaper showing the Mullen photographic studio in Lexington, Kentucky.
Box 2, Folder 5

Confederate States of America and Tennessee bank bonds, 1861-2.

Physical Description: (7 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Two $2 bonds issued by the Confederate States of America June 2, 1862.
  • Two $5 bonds issued by the Confederate States of America, December 2, 1862.
  • $20 bond issued by the Confederate States of America, September 2, 1861.
  • 5 cent bond issued by the Bank of Tennessee, December 1, 1861.
  • 5 cent bond issued by the Branch of the Planters Bank of Tennessee, January 1, 1862.
Box 2, Folder 6

Cartes de visite, 1860s.

Physical Description: (16 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Gen. Ulysses S. Grant taken at Oxford, Mississippi, 1862 (2 copies).
  • John H. Green (2 different poses).
  • Brig Gen. E. H. Hobson.
  • Gen. John A. Logan taken at Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Gen. George B. McClellan and wife.
  • John Morgan (2 items).
  • Col. James A. Mulligan.
  • Adj. Gen. Thomas and staff.
  • W. F. Straub.
  • Confederate dead, Corinth, Mississippi.
  • Confederate dead on battlefield of Corinth, Mississippi.
  • Col. Force, 20 th Ohio Regiment taken at Memphis, Tennessee. Tishomingo House, Corinth, Miss during the war.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs, Civil War, 1861-63.

Physical Description: (7 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Group of soldiers taken at Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Deceased Confederate soldiers on the battlefield of Corinth, Mississippi with Corinth in the background.
  • Courthouse with Illinois Regiment camped in the yard, Oxford, Mississippi, December, 1862.
  • Deceased Confederate soldiers on the battlefield of Corinth, Mississippi with Battery Robinett in the background.
  • General John A. Logan's headquarters, a rear of Vicksburg during its siege.
  • Fortifications at Columbus, Kentucky, 1861.
Box 2, Folder 8

Photographs, Entertainers, c. 1850s-60s.

Physical Description: (5 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Photographs, Entertainers, c. 1850s-60s. (5 items)
  • Edwin Booth, actor, taken by J. Landy, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Junius Brutus Booth, actor.
  • Catherine Gladstone, actress.
  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman, actress.
  • Adelina Juana Maria Patti, opera singer.
Box 2, Folder 9

Photographs, Statesmen, c. 1840s-60s.

Physical Description: (15 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Photographs, Statesmen, c. 1840s-60s. (15 items)
  • Henry Clay (taken by Mathew Brady and enlarged by James Mullen).
  • John C. Fremont (2 copies).
  • Jesse David Bright, senator from Indiana.
  • John M. Clayton, senator from Delaware.
  • Solomon Foot, senator from Vermont.
  • Joseph Rogers Underwood, senator from Kentucky.
  • William Learned Marcy, Governor of New York.
  • Charles James Faulkner, senator from West Virginia.
  • Sam Houston (3 copies).
  • William Henry Harrison.
  • Thomas Wildey, founder of Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America.
  • [Senator?] Keith of North Carolina.
Box 2, Folder 10

Photographs, 1849, 1858, 1907.

Physical Description: (4 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • “Talbotype from Nature,” photograph of a street scene on paper, August 16, 1849.
  • General P. F. Smith's body lying in the State Melodeon Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1858.
  • Funeral of General P. F. Smith with U.S. Army through Cincinnati, 1858.
  • U.S. Pacific Fleet at anchor, Chefoo, China, July 4, 1907.
Box 2, Folder 11

Newspaper clipping re: James Mullen, 1912.

Scope and Content Note

Lexington Leader, August 25, 1912 Includes an article on James Mullen and the history of his photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant. (3 copies).
Box 2, Folder 12

James Mullen's autograph album, 1857-1903.

Scope and Content Note

Autographs of note include Edwin Booth, Sam Houston, Henry Clay, and Mary Gladstone, Lewis Wallace, E. H. Hobson and Fanny Davenport. Mullen's passes to travel during the Civil War, including one giving permission to accompany the 15 th Army Corps with “photographic apparatus” dated October 26, 1863 are pasted in. Also includes letters, ephemera, signed receipts, autograph signatures, and a photograph of Admiral Daniel Beatty and King George V, signed by Admiral Beatty. (1 volume)
Box 2, Folder 13

Ephemera, 1918-19.

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • “The Graphic” Souvenir of the German Navy's Surrender. London: Tallis House.
  • Official Program Pacific Fleet Festival, Los Angeles & Southern California, August 9-13, 1919.
  • Christmas Greeting Card commemorating the Grand Fleet.
Box 2, Folder 14

Letters and certificate to Frank T. Baker, 1932, 1936.

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Two letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Frank T. Baker, thanking him for clippings, September 6, 1932 and December 15, 1932.
  • Reelection Committee certificate addressed to Frank T. Baker, 1936.
Box 3

Objects.

Scope and Content Note

  • Cased photograph of Joseph Kimball, grandfather of James Mullen.
  • Opera glasses with mother of pearl inlay in case marked “Imported by L. M. Prince,” Optician, 134 West Fourth St. Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Lorgnette with mother of pearl and tortoiseshell in kidskin sleeve.
  • Confederate uniform belt buckle.
  • Five bullets from Shiloh Battlefield with note “Bullet picked up on Shiloh Battle field by Geo. W. Mullen [?] weeks after the battle.”
Box 4

Newspapers and prints.

Scope and Content Note

  • The Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 23, 1863.
  • The Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 and 4, 1863.
  • Sarah Bernhardt as Mrs. Clarkson in the French version of The Stranger Gebbie & Co., 1887.
  • Marie Antoinette, Act III, Scene III, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1887.
  • Junius Brutus Booth as Richard III, Act IV, Scene III, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1887.
  • Edmund Kean as Richard III, Act IV, Scene IV, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • George Frederick Cooke as Richard III, Act IV, Scene IV, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • John T. Raymond as Col. Sellers in The Gilded Age, Gravure Gebbie & Co., 1888.
  • Madame Janauschek as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette, Act II, Scene II, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1887.
  • E.L. Davenport as Sir Giles Overreach in A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Act IV, Scene II, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • Charles Fisher as Sir Pete Teazle in School for Scandal, Act I, Scene II, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • John L. Toole as Paul Pry, Act III, Scene III, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • Georges Alexander as Faust, Scene XIV in Goethe's original version, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • E.A. Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin, Act I, Scene I, Gravure Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1888.
  • Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle, Act III, Scene II, Gravure Gebbie & Co., 1887.
  • Mrs. Florence as Mrs. General Gilflory in The Mighty Dollar, Gravure, Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1887.
  • Miss Margaret Mather Juliana in The Honeymoon, Act I, Scene II, Gravure, Gebbie & Husson Co. Ltd., 1887.