Inventory of the Stephen Mallory White Papers

Janet Evander
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Inventory of the Stephen Mallory White Papers

Collection number: CSLA-8

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Janet Evander
Date Completed:
1995
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls, Tammi Kim
© 2010 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Mallory White papers
Dates: 1871-1936
Bulk Dates: 1881-1901
Collection number: CSLA-8
Creator: White, Stephen Mallory
Collection Size: 35 boxes
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: The collection consists chiefly of materials pertaining to Stephen Mallory White's career as an attorney. Also, there is correspondence between White and his family (in particular with his wife Hortense) and a small amount of material pertaining to his political career.
Physical location: William H. Hannon Library
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Stephen Mallory White papers, CSLA-8, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Acquisition Information

Loyola Law School transferred the White papers to the Loyola Marymount University campus circa 1988 and in 1994. The provenance of the papers before this is unknown.

Custodial History

Before coming to the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University, circa 1988 and in 1994, Loyola Law School held the papers.

Biography / Administrative History

The son of an Irish immigrant, Stephen Mallory White was born in San Francisco in 1853, received his law degree from Santa Clara College in 1871. In 1874 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law and founded the Los Angeles Bar Association in 1878. He also became involved in Democratic party politics.
White married Hortense Sacriste in 1883 and, that same year, started a one-year term as District Attorney. Three years later, White became a state senator representing the district in and around Los Angeles. In 1893, as a Free-Silver Democrat, White won a seat in the United States Senate--the first native Californian to represent the state--and saw his term through to 1899. He became well known for his opposition to the Southern Pacific Railroad's plan to have Santa Monica designated as Los Angeles' harbor. Instead, White stood up to Collis P. Huntington and his Southern Pacific Railroad by helping steer a huge federal subsidy to the building of a harbor at San Pedro. White died in 1902, at the age of 48.

Chronology

1853 Stephen Mallory White is born in San Francisco
1871 Graduates from Santa Clara College
1874 Moves to Los Angeles
1874 Admitted to the California bar
1883-1884 District Attorney for Los Angeles County
1887-1891 Member, California State Senate
1888-1890 Acting Lieutenant Governor of California
1893-1899 United States Senator from California
February 21, 1901 Died in Los Angeles

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the Stephen M. White Papers pertains to White's career as an attorney. There is also information about his family (in his letters to his wife Hortense) and a small amount of information pertaining to his political career. The collection consists of correspondence, principally between Stephen Mallory White and his wife Hortense; legal briefs and other legal documents; daybooks; ephemera, such as dinner programs; certificates; financial ledgers; and ledgers of criminal offenses in Los Angeles County.

Arrangement

The Stephen Mallory White Papers are organized into eight series, each arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end: 1. Letters, 1884-1900. 2. Court records, 1850-1897: Subseries A: Court Notes, etc., 1850-1895; Subseries B: Transcripts of Court Cases, 1887-1897 . 3. Abstracts of Title, ca. 1876-ca. 1898. 4. Financial records, 1875-1896. 5. Political materials, 1887-1899: Subseries A: Records, 1887-1896 ; Subseries B: Subseries B: Ephemera, 1889-1899 . 6. Miscellaneous, 1872-1899. 7. Memorials and expressions of sympathy, 1901; 1909-1936. 8. Artifacts, 1888-1908

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901
White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901 -- Archives
Lawyers -- California -- History -- 19th century
Legislators -- California -- History -- 19th century
Public Prosecutors--California--Los Angeles--History--19th Century


Box and Folder List

 

Series 1  Letters 1884-1900

Series size: .4 linear feet

Scope and Content

This series consists of letters that Stephen Mallory White wrote to his wife Hortense Sacriste White. Most of the letters are addressed to "Fat Baby," "F.B." or "F." There are a few letters from White to his children. White wrote the letters when Hortense White was away from home (1884, 1885, 1889, and 1891); when he was away from home working on legal cases (1886, 1890, 1895 and 1900); when he was campaigning for Senate in Northern California (1892-1893); and when he was serving as a United States Senator (1893, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898). Most of the letters are filled with questions about and reports of family members and their health. White also writes about the difficult weather conditions during his summers in Washington, D.C. White did not write many details about his work as an attorney or a senator. He did briefly mention some of the cases and legislation with which he was involved.
box-folder  1 : 1

Letter (1 letter) 1884

box-folder  1 : 2

Letters (9 letters) 1885

box-folder  1 : 3

Letters (4 letters) 1886

box-folder  1 : 4

Letters (3 letters) 1889

box-folder  1 : 5

Letters (3 letters) 1890

box-folder  1 : 6

Letters (12 letters) 1891

box-folder  1 : 7

Letters (23 letters) 1892

box-folder  1 : 8

Letters (17 letters) 1893

box-folder  1 : 9

Letters (35 letters) 1894

box-folder  1 : 10

Letters (4 letters) 1895

box-folder  1 : 11

Letters (4 letters) 1896

box-folder  1 : 12

Letters (3 letters) 1897

box-folder  1 : 13

Letters (3 letters) 1898

box-folder  1 : 14

Letters (1 letter) 1900

box-folder  1 : 15

Letters (7 letters; 1 letter fragment; 1 blank piece of stationery with letterhead; 6 envelopes) undated

 

Series 2 Court Records 1850-1897

Series size: 4.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 is divided into two subseries: Subseries A: Court Notes, etc., 1850-1895; and Subseries B: Transcripts of Court Cases, 1887-1897.
Series 2, Subseries A includes two volumes of notes about court cases. The books contain manuscript and typescript notes summarizing cases, statements, and testimony; citing precedents; and listing potential jurors and questions for witnesses. Each volume contains notes about several cases. This subseries also contains an index to a criminal transcript (1850-1854), an index to a criminal register (1880-1883), a Register of Actions (1890-1900), and a letterpress book containing legal briefs. Series 2, Subseries B includes transcripts of court cases in which Stephen M. White acted as an attorney representing the plaintiff or the defendant. Many of the cases occurred during the time that White was a state senator and a U.S. Senator.
 

Subseries A. Court Notes, etc., 1850-1895

Box 1ov : 1

Index to criminal transcript, Los Angeles County. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged alphabetically. 1850-circa 1884

Box 1ov : 2

Criminal Register, 1 v. Handwritten. 1880-January 1883

Box 1ov : 3

Register of Actions, 1 v. Handwritten on printed pages. On binding: Register of Actions No.2 S.M. White. Includes index. 1890-1900

Box 2ov : 4

Court notes, 1 v. circa 1891

Box 2ov : 5

Court notes, 1 v. circa 1895

Box 3ov : 6

Legal Briefs, 1 v. Letterpress book. Note that much of the printing is faint and difficult to read. Title on cover: No. 2 Briefs. undated

 

Subseries B.  Transcripts of Court Cases 1887-1897

Box 4ov : 7

Alhambra Addition Water Company, plaintiff vs. E. L Mayberry, defendant / C. F.Rutan, shorthand reporter. -- 1887 May 10. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. 4. Case no. 4934 Messrs Chapman amp; Hendricks, Messrs Bicknell amp; White, and Messrs Glassell, Smith amp; Patton, attorneys for plaintiff. Messrs Houghton, Silent amp; Campbell, attorneys for defendants. Includes index. 1887

Box 4ov : 8

E. G. Hallock, et al., plaintiff, vs. H.H. Markham, Defendant. -- 1887 December 13 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, Dept. no. 3 Case no. 5510 H.K.S. O'Melveny, Judge Anderson, Fitzgerald amp; Anderson and Messrs. Hubbell and Upham, for Plaintiffs Chapman and Hendrick and Bicknell amp; White, for Defendant. Includes indexes. 1887

Box 5ov : 9

D. Ellsworth, Plaintiff vs. Gallup Coal Company, Defendant / Rutan, Henderson, and Dering, official reporters. -- 1891 Feb. 10-1891 Feb. 18 v. 1-4 bound in one book. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Case no. 9284 Hon. W. H. Clark, Judge W.P. Gardiner, O. L. Abbott, A. W. Thompson, and Johnson amp; Rodman for the Plaintiff S.M. White and W. B. Childers, for the Defense Includes indexes. 1891

Box 6ov-8ov : 10-12

In the matter of the estate of B. Cohn, deceased / Rutan, Henderson amp; Dering, official reporters. -- 1891 November 11. 3 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles Case no. 11,719. Shinn amp; Ling, Smith, Winder amp; Smith , and D. P. Hatch, for the Contestants. S.M. White and A. Brunson, for the respondents. Includes indexes. 1891

Box 9ov : 13

Reporter's transcript of testimony given at inquest upon the body of Charles Henry Kimball, before coroner Weldon and a jury, Sunday, January 10, 1892 / R. W. Gates, shorthand reporter. 1 v. Includes index. 1892

Box 9ov : 14

J. Downey Harvey, administrator of the estate of John G. Downey, deceased, plaintiff v. Dan Cunningham, defendant. -- March 1895. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of San Diego. Case no. 8326 Deposition on behalf of plaintiff. 1895

Box 10ov-12ov : 15-17

In the matter of the estate of Bridget Wilson, deceased, 1895 May 7. 3 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. two. Case no. 94 N. P. W.H. Clark, Judge Smith amp; Winder, Anderson amp; Anderson and A.M. Stephens, Attys for Proponents. White amp; Monroe, J. S. Chapman and George, J. Denis, Attys. for John Wilson J. T. Houx and Reddy, Campbell amp; Metson, Attys for Alicia McMahon R.H.F. Variel, Atty for Charles and Alicia McMahon, minor heirs and devisees vol. 1: Contestants' case; vol 2: Proponents' case; vol 3: Proponents' case concluded; rebuttal amp; miscellaneous. Includes indexes. 1895

Box 13ov-14ov : 18-21

John Kelly, et al., plaintiffs vs. J. Downey Harvey, Adm. et al., defendants. -- 1895 October 10 4 v. Superior Court of the County of San Diego, Dept. one. Case no. 8551. Torrance, Judge For Plaintiffs: George H. Smith, Esq. and Messrs Works amp; Works. For Defendants, Messrs White amp; Munroe. vol 1: Plaintiff's case; vol 2: Defendants' case; vol 3: Defendant's case; vol 4: Rebuttal testimony. Includes indexes. 1895

Box 15ov : 22

F. C. Maravilla, Plaintiff, vs. Gregorio del Amo Y. Gonzales, commonly known and whose name is written as G. del Amo, Defendant / Leo Longley, Reporter. -- 1896, September 22. 1 v. United States District Court, in and for the Southern District of California. Case. 849. S. M. White and H.W. O'Melveny, for the defendant. J. Marion Brooks and D. K. Trask, for the plaintiff. Includes index. 1896

Box 16ov-17ov : 23-24

Julius Koebig, Plaintiff, vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, et al., defendants, 1896 November 17.3 v. 1896

Box 18ov : 25

Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. 2 W. H. Clark, Judge. Case no. 15,994. E.S. Pullsbury and White amp; Monroe, attorneys for the plaintiff. A. B. Hotchkiss, J.S. Chapman and R.A. Ling, attorneys for the Defendants.

Box 19ov : 26

William Bowen, plaintiff, vs. Pacific Coast Steamship Co., defendant : reporter's transcript / Thos. R. Dering...[et al.], official reporters. -- 1897 July 13. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Case no. 27263. Includes index of witnesses for plaintiff. 1897

Box 19ov : 27

Thos. Golson, et al. vs. A. H. Dunlap et al. -- [not before 1882] 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Hon. A. Brunson, Judge Smith amp; Hupp and Chapman attorneys for plaintiffs C.E. Thom and Bicknell amp; White, attorneys for defendants. Includes index. 1882

 

Series 3 Abstracts of Title 1876-circa 1898

Series size: .4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 3 includes documents which pertain to properties in and around Los Angeles.
Box 2 : 1

[Abstract of title for the Rancho San Pedro] [circa 1876]

Box 2 : 2

Abstract of title of that certain real property in the county of Los Angeles, state of California, bounded and described as follows: the Rancho Portrero de Felipe Lugo, also known as Los Dolores / Office of Judson, Gillette amp; Gibson, Examiners of Titles. -- 17 August 1881. Cover: E. J. Baldwin. Abstract of Title. The Rancho Portrero de Felipe Lugo or Los Dolores. August 17th. Glassell and Smith. 1881

Box 2 : 3

Abstract of title of that certain real property in the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, County of Los Angeles, state of California, bounded and described as follows: Farm lot thirty four (34) and town block sixteen (16) according to map of subdivision of said Rancho recorded in book 1 pages 571 et seq of miscellaneous records of said County / Office of Gillette, Gibson amp; Wood, Examiners of Titles. -- 1883 September 25. 1883

Box 2 :4

Abstract of title of the following described property, situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, particularly described as follows, to wit: South East quarter of the North East quarter of section eleven (11) township two (2) south. Range fourteen (14) west San Bernardino Meridian and Base Line / [Jones, Galloway and Linnau]. Note on last page by Bicknell and White, 23 April 1884. 1884

Box 2 : 5

[Abstract of title for]...section no. 3 township 3 south range 14 West San Bernardino Meridian / Abstract Office of Russell, Poor amp; Raney. -- 15 July 1884. 1884

Box 2 : 6

The interest of Mrs. Ida Hancock in the Rancho La Brea to wit 2393 acres more or less. From Dec. 22d 1882 to the date hereof / Abstract Office of Russell, Poor amp; Raney. -- 13 August 1884, with an additional note 19 August 1884. 1882, 1884

Box 2 : 7

Abstract of title of the following described property, situate in the county of Los Angels, state of California, particularly described as follows, tow-wit: lots 1, 3, 5, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, of the Rancho La Canada as per map recorded libr. 4 pg 351 of miscellaneous records of Los Angeles County dated March 12/1881 / Galloway and Chase 16 April 1887. 1881, 1887

Box 2 : 8

Abstract of title of that certain real property in the county of Los Angeles...state of California, bounded and described as follows: being the south sixty (60) acres of the SE 1/4 of section one (1) township two (2) range fourteen (14) west San Bernardino meridian / Office of Herbert L. Morrill, Examiner of Titles. -- 27 May 1887. 1887

Box 2 : 9

Report showing remaining interest of William W. Hodge in the real property situated in the County of Los Angeles State of California on the 9th day of July 1887 the date of the record of two deeds to wit Wm W. Hodge to Belle McCarthy and W. W. Hodge to M.M. Bovard and which real property was purported to have been conveyed by said two deed. But this report does not include [e]ncumbrances on said real property / Office of the Abstract Title and Insurance Company of Los Angeles. -- 4 October 1887. 1887

Box 2 :10

Being lots numbers five (5) six (6) and seven (7) in section number six (6) township number two (2) north of range 13 west San Bernardino meridian, containing 116 44/100 acres, more or less / The Abstract and Title Insurance Company. -- 20 March 1888. 1888

Box 3: 11

Transcript of certain matters of record relative to the sale of lots 6 and 8 block 14 of the Fairmount Tract for delinquent state and county taxes for the fiscal year 1883-4... / The Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles. -- 27 November 1889. 1883-1884, 1889

Box 3 : 12

[same as above] 1889

Box 3 : 13

Abstract of title to that certain piece of land in the city and county of Los Angeles, state of California described as follows...lot 3 of C. W. Davis' Subdivision of part of lot 1 block 58 Hancock survey as per map recorded in book 5 page 505 miscellaneous records Los Angeles County / Office of Grove amp; Wilkinson, Searchers of Records. -- 12 May 1890. 1890

Box 3 : 14

Abstract of Title of that certain real property in the city of Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows...being the property commonly known as the Kerckhoff tract, -- ca. 1898. Includes indexes. 1898

 

Series 4 Financial Records 1875-1896

Series size: 1.3 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 4 contains records which pertain to White's legal practice. There are daybooks and ledgers recording financial transactions by Bicknell and White and by White and Monroe.
Box 4 : 1

Ledger, November 1875 to January 1883. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Includes index. 1875-1883

Box 4 : 2

Daybook, Bicknell and White, August 1877 to December 1882. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. 1877-1882

Box 4 : 3

Ledger, [Bicknell and White], 1877-1882. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged primarily by personal names. Includes an index. 1877-1882

Box 4 : 4

Brady account [notes], [1880?] 1 p. Manuscript ; monetary figures and annotations. [1880]

Box 20ov

Daybook, Bicknell and White, January 1883 to October 1885. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. Title on binding: Journal. 1883-1885

Box 20ov

Ledger, Bicknell and White, January 1883 to December 1885. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Title on binding: Ledger. 1883-1885

Box 4 : 5

Supplementary journal, Bicknell and White, 1885 1 v. Manuscript arranged chronologically. Title on cover: Bicknell amp; White Supplementary Journal 1885. 1885

Box 21ov

Daybook, [Bicknell and White], January 1886 to September 1887. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. 1886-1887

Box 4 : 6

Ledger, 1886 to 1888. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Most of the book is empty. Includes an index. 1886-1888

Box 5 : 7

Bills, Bicknell and White; White and Monroe, December 1888 to 1901. 1 v. Letterpress book; arranged chronologically. 1888-1901

Box 5 : 8

Daybook, [188-?] 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. Also includes an 89 page manuscript entitled "Natural Right[,] Taparelli." Page 1 of this manuscript begins on the last page of this volume. circa 1880s

Box 5 : 9

Riggs amp; Co. [bankbook], September 13, 1893 to June 2, 1986. In account with Hon. Stephen M. White, U.S.S. 1893-1986

Box 5 : 10

Cash expense fund, December 1909 - July 1910. Manuscript; arranged chronologically under heading "Cash Expense Fund" and by personal names. Some of the names listed include Gus Basse, Louis Lopez, J. Gonzales, M. Olivo, Chen Chong, and Pedro Lopez. 1909-1910

Box 5 : 11

Document book undated

Box 5 : 12

Document book no. 2 : orders,"Stephen M. White, U S S." on cover. Most of the pages are blank. undated

 

Series 5 Political Material 1887-1889

Series size: .8 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 contains political materials from 1887 to 1899 from the time White was a state and U.S. senator.
Series 5 is divided into two subseries: Subseries A: Records, 1887-1896; Subseries B: Ephemera, 1871-1899; undated. Subseries A contains a small collection of printed materials pertaining to state and federal bills. There is a bound volume of California State Assembly Bills Reported to the Senate in 1887, while White was a state Senator. There are two volumes of U.S. Senate bills from 1889, four years before White became a U.S. Senator. There are also three copes of an Index to the Rivers and Harbors bill dated 1896.
Subseries B contains, menus, programs, invitations, and other ephemera from the period when White served as a U.S. Senator. There is also one item (a memorial card) from his time in the State Senate. Many of the items announce events in honor of Stephen M. White. There are also two items pertaining to presidential inaugurations (1893 and 1897), and one dinner invitation from the Secretary of War to White.
 

Subseries A. Records 1887-1896

Box 22ov

Assembly Bills Reported to Senate, 2-564. Bound volume of printed Assembly bills introduced in January and February 1887. 1887

Box 6 : 1

Senate Bills 1 - 100 Bound volume of printed Senate Bills introduced in January 1889. 1889

Box 6 : 2

Senate Bills 301 - 400 Bound volume of printed Senate Bills introduced in January 1889. 1889

Box 6 : 3-5

Index to Rivers and Harbors bill, [1896] Printed. 3 copies. One of the copies is annotated on pages 13 and 33. Another copy has extensive 1896

Box 23ov

Certificate of Appointment by H.H. Markham, Governor of California, 23 June 1891. Appoints Stephen M. White as Trustee of the State Normal School of Los Angeles. 1891

Box 23ov

Certificate of Appointment by Henry T. Gage, Governor of California, 20 March 1899. Appoints Stephen M. White as Regent of the University of California. 1899

 

Subseries B Ephemera 1889-1899

Box 6 : 6

In memoriam [card], February 1st, 1889. Printed invitation to a joint memorial session of the Senate and Assembly of the state of California in honor of Governor Washington Bartlett. 1889

Box 23ov

Resolution by the Cabrillo Parlor No. 114 [Native Sons of the Golden West], 19 January 1893. Congratulates Stephen M. White on his election to the Unites States Senate. 1893

Box 6 : 7

Banquet: in honor of United States Senator Stephen M. White [program and menu], February 16th, 1893. Printed. 1893

Box 6 : 8

Inaugural ball and reception, March 4, 1893. Engraving. 1893

Box 6 : 9

McKinley and Hobart inaugural ball [program], [1897]. Printed. [1897]

Box 6 : 10

Program for the inauguration of the President and Vice-President of the United States, March 4th 1897. 1897

Box 6 : 11

Adios to Hon. Stephen Mallory White of California at the close of his term in the United States Senate 53d, 54th and 55th Congresses [program and menu], March 2, 1899. Printed. Event was held at the Metropolitan Club, Washington, D. C. Heavily annotated with signatures. 1899

Box 6 : 12

Menu for event at the California Club, Los Angeles [after 1895] Photostat. Includes printed quotes by White and signatures of attendees. after 1895

Box 23ov

Resolutions calling for a public reception honoring White at the end of his U.S. Senate term. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1 March 1899. 1899

Box 6 : 13

Banquet for U.S. Senator S. M. White [program and menu], Printed. Includes a photograph of White. undated

Box 6 : 14

Dinner invitation [card], February 2nd, [no year]. Printed and manuscript: "The Secretary of War requests the honor of the company of Senator White at dinner on Friday evening February second at eight o'clock." undated

Box 6 : 15

Regular Democratic Ticket [card] undated

 

Series 6 Miscellaneous 1872-1899

Series size: .5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 6 contains miscellaneous records such as minutes and certificates, photographs, and some ephemera covering the years 1872-1899.
Series 6 is divided into two subseries. Subseries A includes a one-volume manuscript book of minutes of the Mound City Land and Water Association (Los Angeles County, 1879-1883). There is also a hand-written volume entitled "Mental Philosophy" (possibly copied from another source) and another volume with newspaper clippings: "Evidences of English Influence in the United States, collected by Newton T. Harshorn" (ca 1879-1889). Subseries B includes several membership certificates as well as two photographs of unidentified women.
 

Subseries A Miscellaneous 1872-1899

Box 7 : 1

"Mental Philosophy" Manuscript in notebook, probably copied from another source. Written on first page of book: Stephen M. White[,] Santa Cruz[,] November 1872[;] Los Angeles[,] December 1874. 1874

Box 7 : 2

Minutes of the Mound City Land and Water Association, 1878-1883. 1 v. Manuscript. Begins with a copy of the Association's certificate of incorporation, describing the association's purposes as "the purchase of Real Estate and water rights and franchises in Los Angeles County...the subdivision of such real estate, the cultivation of all or a portion of such real estate and the improvement thereof including the erection of buildings thereon; the development of water and the sale or other disposition thereof and the sale and transfer of any or all of such real estate." The meeting notes are often signed by the secretary and president. 1878-1883

Box 7 : 3

"Evidences of English Influence in the United States / collected by Newton T. Hartshorn. 1 v. Manuscript with newspapers clippings. In the preface Hartshorn explains that this volume was put together to prove that there is a British plot to "bring the U.S. into the British Empire." The book is divided into three parts: railroads; secret societies, clubs and social influence; and politics. circa 1879-1888

Box 23ov

Articles of Incorporation. State of California, Dept. of State. Dunlap Mining Company, 17 December 1880. Stephen M. White is listed as a subscriber. 1880

Box 23ov

Articles of Incorporation. State of California, Dept. of State. Santa Rosa Mining Company, 27 December 1880. Stephen M. White is listed as a subscriber. 1880

Box 24ov

Newspaper articles 1889-1929

Box 7 : 4

Great statue to pioneer women commenced by Douglass Tilden [newspaper article], ca. 1908. Photostat. Article mentions Stephen M. White and the Los Angeles statue dedicated to him. circa 1908

Box 7 : 5

Address book, 1 v. Manuscript. undated

Box 7 : 6

List of names, 1 p. Manuscript. undated

 

Subseries A Ephemera 1871-1899

Box 24ov

Certificate of honorary membership in the Philalethic Literary Society of Santa Clara College, 24 August 1871. Made out to Stephen M. White. 1871

Box 24ov

Certificate, Circuit Court of the United States of America, Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for the Southern District of California, 27 June 1887. Names Stephen M White as a "Proctor Advocate, Solicitor and Counsellor" of the circuit court. 1887

Box 7 : 7

Certificate, District Court of the United States of America, 5 September 1887. Names Stephen M. White as a "Proctor Advocate, Solicitor and Counsellor" of the District Court. 1887

Box 7 : 8

Mr. Rufus H. Herron in honor of Hon. James Herron Eckels, California Club, Los Angeles California [card], April 24th, 1899. 1899

Box 7 : 9

Membership notification. Printed card: "The Membership Committee having acted upon your nomination has the honor to tender for your acceptance Membership in The Navy League of the United States..." undated

Box 7 : 10

Cloth Ribbon. Hand painted: Hon. S. M. White. Victory. undated

Box 7 : 11

Photograph of a woman (unidentified); photographer: Harstook undated

Box 7 : 12

Photograph of a woman (unidentified); copyrighted 1900 by Woodbury E. Hunt 1900

 

Series 7 Memorials and Expressions of Sympathy 1901 1909-1936

Series size: .6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Stephen M. White died in Los Angeles on February 21, 1901. This series contains telegrams, resolutions, letters, and other expressions of sympathy. There are handwritten memorial booklets--some of them illustrated--from the Los Angeles Bar (February 28, 1901) the Native Daughters of the Golden West (March 6, 1901), Ramona Parlor No. 109, the Native Sons of the Golden West (March 8, 1901), and the Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West (April 25, 1901). There are also three magazines in this series. The Redwood (March 1909) is dedicated to White with an essay about him. A 1930 issue of Los Angeles County Employee has an essay about White: "A Champion of Law and Liberty," by Judge Louis P. Russill. Columbia (March 1936) has an article by Cornelius O'Lehan, "Hero of the Free Harbor."
Box 8 : 1

Telegrams, February 21-23, 1901. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White 1901

Box 8 : 2

Resolution by the Council of the City of Los Angeles, February 21st 1901. Manuscript. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White. 1901

Box 8 : 3

Sympathy tags (24) These tags were probably attached to flowers sent to the funeral of Stephen M. White) undated

Box 25ov

California Legislature. Assembly Resolution, February 21, 1901. 1901

Box 25ov

California Legislature. Senate Resolution adopted February 21, 1901. 1901

Box 25ov

In memoriam: Stephen M. White, by the city of San Francisco, February 23, 1901. 1 v. : ill. 1901

Box 8 : 4

Letter: Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, San Francisco, to Mrs. Hortense S. White, Feb. 26 1901. The typescript letter tells of Resolution 1284 (in honor of Stephen M. White). 1901

Box 8 : 5

Tribute to Stephen M. White: presented to the Iroquois Club, by D. M. Delmas, February 26, 1901. Typescript. Also included: letter from Delmas to Mrs. Stephen M. White (and envelope) 1901

Box 25ov

Resolution of Respect, by the Board of Trustees of the City of San Pedro, February 26, 1901. 1901

Box 25ov

Memorial Resolution of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, February 27, 1901. 1901

Box 8 : 6

Obituary for Stephen M. White by "A Californian." Feb. 28, 1901. 6 pages. Typescript Accompanied by a letter from A.A. Lesueur of the Kansas City Times addressed to "Sir" The letter says the Times will not be able to publish the obituary. 1901

Box 8 : 7

Resolution by the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles City Water Co., February 28th 1901. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White. 1901

Box 8 : 8

Eulogy Upon Honorable Stephen Mallory White, Prepared by a Committee of General Bar Meeting, Los Angeles, Cal., February 28th 1901. Manuscript. 1901

Box 8 : 9

Resolutions Adopted by La Esperanza Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, in Memory of Hon. Stephen Mallory White. Los Angeles, Cal., March 6, 1901. Manuscript. 1901

Box 8 : 10

A Memorial of Brother Stephen Mallory White, by Ramona Parlor, No. 109, Native Sons of the Golden West, March 8, 1901. Manuscript. 1901

Box 25ov

In Memoriam. Resolution of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Stanford Parlor No. 76, March 19, 1901. 1901

Box 8 : 11

In Memoriam: The Fresno Bar Association's Tribute to "Our Steve." 3 copies. Printed. Also: Cover letter (with envelope) from Mark A. Plaisted to Mrs. Stephen M. White, March 23, 1901. 1901

Box 8 : 12

Letter: C. W. Pendleton to Mrs. S. M. White, Apr. 1, 1901. 1901

Box 8 : 13

In Memoriam: Worthy Grand President, Officers and Members of the Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, April 25, 1901. Manuscript. 1901

Box 8 : 14

Souvenir Program of Benefit Tendered Hon. Stephen M. White Memorial Fund by Native Sons of the Golden West, Los Angeles, April 30, 1901. Los Angeles Theatre. Printed. 1901

Box 8 : 15

The Redwood, vol viii, no. 6, March 1909. The issue is dedicated to Stephen M. White. Also includes an essay about White (pp. 246-251) 1909

Box 8 : 16

"A Champion of Law and Liberty" by Judge Louis P. Russill. In Los Angeles County Employee, vol 3, no. 3, May 1930, pp. 9, 64. 1930

Box 25ov

"Hero of the Free Harbor," by Cornelius O'Lehan. In Columbia, March 1936, pp. 5, 21. 1936

 

Series 8 Artifacts 1901 1888-1908

Series size: .9 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series 8 consists of three dimensional materials. There are many badges, some for political conventions (including Democratic National Conventions) and others for societies, such as the Native Sons of the Golden West. A leather portfolio ("Stephen M. White, U.S. Senate") and two medals (Inauguration March 1897; Joint Committee Senate) represent White's time as a U.S. Senator. There is also a box of White's personal calling cards, some religious medals, and a large trunk.
Box 26ov : 1

Badge: California delegation. St. Louis. 1888

Box 26ov : 2

Badge: Delegate. California. National Democratic Convention. 1888

Box 26ov : 3

Badge: San Jose Convention. Los Angeles. August 19th, 1890. 1890

Box 26ov : 4

Badge: N. S. G. W. [Native Sons of the Golden West] Ramona Parlor no. 109. Los Angeles. Admission Day. San Francisco, Sep. 9th 1890. 1890

Box 26ov : 5

Society of California Pioneers Admission Day celebration, Ribbon. 1890

Box 26ov : 6

Badge: N.S. G. W. Grand Parlor. Chairman of the Executive Committee. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892. 1892

Box 26ov : 7

Badge: Grand Parlor N. S. G. W. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892. Delegate. 1892

Box 26ov : 8

Badge: Grand Parlor N. S. G. W. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892. Reception. 1892

Box 26ov : 9

Leather Portfolio. Embossed: "Stephen M. White, U. S. Senate," Includes a matching leather-bound edition of Dreka's Word-Book, published by Louis Dreka, Philadelphia. circa 1893-1899

Box 26ov : 10

Badge: California. Democracy. Delegate Chicago. 1896

Box 26ov : 11

Badge: Delegate. California. Democratic National Convention. Chicago, July 7, 1896. 1896

Box 26ov : 12

Badge: Democracy Prosperity. California Delegation. Chicago 1896. Guest 1896

Box 26ov : 13

Medal: reception. Inauguration March 4, 1897. 1897

Box 26ov : 14

Badge: 1851 [-] 1901 Souvenir. Golden Jubilee of Santa Clara College. Santa Clara, Cal. March 19, 1901. 1901

Box 26ov : 15

Button with ribbon: Reception committee. Unveiling ceremonies of the Stephen M. White monument. Dec. 11, 1908. 1908

Box 26ov : 16

Piece of badge [?]: Daniel Norcross amp; Co. Masonic Temple no. 6 Post St. San Francisco, Cal. undated

Box 26ov : 17

Badge: Eureka. California Delegate undated

Box 26ov : 18

Badge: Iroquois. Sacramento. undated

Box 27ov : 19

Calling cards: "Mr. Stephen Mallory White." 59 cards. In printer's box: Stoll amp; Thayer, Stimson Block, Los Angeles. undated

Box 27ov : 20

Pin: Pioneer. undated

Box 27ov : 21

Medal: Order of La Fiesta. Southern California. undated

Box 27ov : 22

Badge. Red, white and blue circular badge; no words. undated

Box 27ov : 23

Medal: Joint Committee Senate. undated

Box 27ov : 24

Medal: Collegivm Georgiopolitanvm 1889

Box 27ov : 25-26

Religious medals (2 alike) undated

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Trunk undated