Finding Aid for the Palmer Family Papers, 1800-1960

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Palmer Family Papers, 1800-1960

Collection number: 515

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Palmer Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1800-1960
Collection number: 515
Creator: Palmer Family
Extent: 47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.) 11 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Henry Austin Palmer came to California in 1862 and was employed in a banking and assay office in Folsom until 1864, and then spent a year in assaying in Michigan Bluff. He became the first cashier of the Union National bank, established in 1877, serving as president from 1882-86, while also serving as vice president and treasurer of the Union Savings Bank. The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, diaries, glass slides, glass plate negatives, ephemera, and memorabilia of the Harold King Palmer family of Los Angeles.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Palmer Family Papers (Collection 515). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Henry Austin Palmer was born in 1842, a native of Stonington, Connecticut; worked there as an express agent, then a clerk in the U.S. custom house; came to California in 1862 and was employed in a banking and assay office in Folsom until 1864, and then spent a year in assaying in Michigan Bluff; worked as cashier in U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1865-67; cashier at banking house of Banks & Company until 1869 when he organized and was appointed cashier of the Union Savings Bank of Oakland; became the first cashier of the Union National bank, established in 1877, serving as president from 1882-86, while also serving as vice president and treasurer of the Union Savings Bank; in 1867, he married Jane O. Day; their children were Theodore S., Elizabeth Day, and Harold King Palmer; in 1882, along with C.T. Mills and M.L. Wicks, Palmer incorporated the Pomona Land and Water Company; in 1884 served as vice president, and then president until 1887; also became the owner and incorporator of the Pomona Bank in 1883.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs, correspondence, diaries, glass slides, glass plate negatives, ephemera, and memorabilia of the Harold King Palmer family of Los Angeles. Includes materials of Elizabeth Day Palmer, Henry Austin Palmer, the Beggs and Rex family, and the Hart family. Also includes a photograph album of Elizabeth Day Palmer with photographs taken on a trip to Chile, ca.
Date: 1903
.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Harold King Palmer (Boxes 1-7).
  2. Palmer family (Boxes 8-17, 21-24, 35-49).
  3. Elizabeth Day Palmer (Boxes 18-20).
  4. Henry Austin Palmer (Boxes 25-30).
  5. Beggs family (Boxes 31-33).
  6. Hart family (Box 34).
  7. Photograph album of Chile (Box 50).
  8. Rex and Beggs family photograph album (Box 51).
  9. Glass plate negatives (Boxes 52-58).

Access Terms

Palmer family--Archives.
Palmer, Henry Austin--Archival resources.
Palmer, Harold King--Archival resources.
Palmer, Elizabeth Day--Archival resources.
Beggs family--Archives.
Hart family--Archives.
Rex family--Archives.
Diaries.
Photographs.
Photonegatives.


Container List

 

Harold King Palmer

Boxes 1-5

Papers and correspondence.

Box 6

Engineering reports.

Box 7

Notebooks.

 

Palmer Family

Box 8

H.K. Palmer correspondence files.

Box 9

H.K. Palmer correspondence.

Box 10

Correspondence, bank statements, tax returns Mrs. H.K. Palmer (Dorothy Marie Beggs Palmer) Elizabeth Day Palmer Mrs. H.A. Palmer.

Box 11

Deeds, correspondence, etc. Mrs. H.A. Palmer.

Box 12

Correspondence.

Box 13

Correspondence, papers, accounts.

Box 14

Deeds, tax records H.K. Palmer & mother, J.O.D. Palmer.

Box 15

Papers, some correspondence.

Box 16

Correspondence.

Box 17

Correspondence, miscellaneous papers.

Boxes 21-24

Palmer Family Papers and Diaries.

Boxes 35-47

Palmer Family Photos, etc.

Box 48

Palmer Family Photos and negatives.

Box 49

Photographs.

Physical Description: Oversize.
Box 49

Certificates, painting.

 

Elizabeth Day Palmer

Box 18

Trips, geneology (of the George Rex family).

Box 19

Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia.

Box 20

Papers.

 

Henry Austin Palmer

Box 25

Business papers.

Box 26

Ledgers and accounts.

Box 27

Correspondence (mostly to Mrs. H.A. Palmer), papers.

Box 28

Contracts, deeds, diaries, etc. much H.A. Palmer & Pomona Land & Water Company.

Box 29

Bank records, accounts.

Box 30

Papers.

 

Beggs Family (Utah)

Boxes 31-33

Correspondence and papers.

 

Hart Family

Box 34

Papers.

 

Photograph Album of Chile

Box 50

Photograph album of Chile, ca.1903. By Elizabeth Day Palmer.

 

Rex and Beggs Family Photograph Album

Box 51

Photograph album. Rex and Begg family photographs.

 

Glass Negatives

Box 52

Mexico. Negative no.1-10.

Box 52

Guatemala. Negative no.11-23.

Box 52

La Libertad, Nicaragua and Panama. Negative no.24-38.

Box 52

Northern Peru. Negative no.39-43.

Box 52

Callao. Negative no.44-57.

Box 52

Lima. Negative no.58-70.

Box 52

Arica / Iquique. Negative no.71-84.

Box 52

Valparaiso. Negative no.85-93.

Box 52

San Felipe / Los Andes. Negative no.94-101.

Box 52

Santiago area. Negative no.102-108.

Box 53

Santiago area. Negative no.109-116.

Box 53

Constitucion Bay and beach. Negative no.117-127.

Box 53

Chile : Characteristic scenes 1. Negative no.128-141.

Box 53

Constitucion. Negative no.142-149.

Box 53

Concepcion, Talcahuano, Lota. Negative no.150-159.

Box 53

Santiago. Negative no.160-173.

Box 53

Chile: Rivers. Negative no.174-178.

Box 53

Chile: Mines--Valdia. Negative no.179-183.

Box 53

Chillan. Negative no.184-192.

Box 53

Valdia, Corral, Osorno. Negative no.193-202.

Box 53

Temuco, Villarica. Negative no.203-217.

Box 54

Chilean Holidays. Negative no.218-227.

Box 54

Chile: Mountains. Negative no.228-237.

Box 54

Chile: Clouds / Fog. (238-239 transparencies). Negative no.238-249.

Box 54

Chile: Characteristic Scenes 2. Negative no.250-265.

Box 54

California: Sonora to Yosemite. (266-267 transparency). Negative no.266-280.

Box 54

California: Half Dome and Peaks in Yosemite. 1902. Negative no.281-294.

Box 54

California: Falls and lakes in Yosemite. 1902. (295 transparency). Negative no.295-310.

Box 54

California: Yosemite, Miscellaneous, Hetch Hetchy, Lake Eleanor. 1912. (311-312. Negative no.311-324.

Box 54

Mount Hamilton--Creeks. Negative no.325-329.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Creeks. Negative no.330-339.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Ysabel Creek. Negative no.340-351.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Ysabel Canyon. Negative no.352-366.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Observatory. Negative no.367-383.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Landscapes. Negative no.384-398.

Box 55

Mount Hamilton--Fog and clouds. Negative no.399-417.

Box 55

Berkeley--Houses. Negative no.418-430.

Box 55

Berkeley--Interiors. Negative no.431-442.

Box 56

Berkeley--Landscapes. (443 transparency). Negative no.443-457.

Box 56

Berkeley--Portraits. (473-475 transparencies). Negative no.458-475.

Box 56

San Francisco--Cliff House and beach. Negative no.476-478.

Box 49

San Francisco Bay. Negative no.479-492.

Box 56

San Francisco--after the fire. May 6, 1906. Negative no.493-511.

Box 56

Marin County. Negative no.512-522.

Box 56

Santa Cruz. August 1900. Negative no.523-538.

Box 56

Claremont. 1899-1900. Negative no.539-552.

Box 57

Claremont. 1899-1900. Negative no.553-554.

Box 57

Claremont. 1900-1901. Negative no.555-568.

Box 57

Salt Lake--Uintah Railroad. Negative no.569-581.

Box 57

Fort Duchesne--Uintah Railroad. Negative no.582-589.

Box 57

Camp views. Negative no.590-603.

Box 57

Red Cap Ditch. Negative no.604-619.

Box 57

Trees. Negative no.620-632.

Box 57

Mountains. Negative no.633-649.

Box 57

Native Americans. Negative no.650-656.

Box 57

Groups. Negative no.657-662.

Box 57

Observatory--Mount Hamilton (?). Negative no.663-664.

Box 58

Views. Negative no.665-671.

Box 58

Irrigation. Negative no.672-685.

Box 58

Irrigation Works. Negative no.686-706.

Box 58

Miscellaneous. Negative no.707-724.

Box 58

Expedition to countryside. Negative no.725-741.

Box 58

Rivers, waterfalls and the sea. Negative no.742-752.

Box 58

Oil wells. Negative no.753-761.

Box 58

Unidentified port. Negative no.762-762.

Box 58

Lake Eleanor (transparency). Negative no.763-763.

Box 58

Yosemite: Half Dome (transparencies). Negative no.764-765.

Box 58

Mirror Lake (transparency). Negative no.766-766.

Box 58

Country lane (transparency). Negative no.767-767.

Box 58

Tahquitz Canyon and Torres Martinez Indian Reservation. Negative no.768-784.

Physical Description: 6.5 × 8.5 plates.
Box 58

European views. Negative no.785-790.

Physical Description: 5 × 7 plates.
Box 58

Ostend Fish Market. Negative no.791-792.

Physical Description: 5 × 7 plates.