Guide to the William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection, 1869-1930

Guide prepared by Erin Louthen
Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History
San Jose State University
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San Jose, CA 95192-0147
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Guide to the William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection, 1869-1930

Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History

San Jose State University

Contact Information:

  • Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History
  • San Jose State University
  • One Washington Square
  • San Jose, CA 95192-0147
  • Email: research@sourisseauacademy.org
  • URL: http://www.sourisseauacademy.org
Collection processed and guide prepared by
Erin Louthen
Date Completed:
2008
©2008 Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection
Date (inclusive): 1869-1930
Collection Number: ECS01.02
Creator: William H. Talbot Family
Extent: 2 boxes Selected online items available
Repository: Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192
Abstract: The William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection chronicles approximately sixty years of Talbot family and business history. The collection primarily consists of three extensive family photograph albums and a small number of ephemeral materials related to Pope & Talbot, Inc. and the Talbot family.
Language: English
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Sourisseau Academy. Neither the original photographs nor the digital images held by the Sourisseau Academy may be reproduced, published, or used on the Internet without the expressed, written permission of the Executive Secretary. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sourisseau Academy as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher. The credit line, "Courtesy of the Edith C. Smith Trust Collection, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History" must accompany any such use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection, ECS01.02, Edith C. Smith Photograph Collection, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

Acquisition Information

The William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection was donated to the Sourisseau Academy by the Edith Corinne Smith Trust in 2006.

Biographical History

Andrew Jackson Pope and Frederic Talbot arrived in California 1849 from East Machias, Maine, and started a business together to move lumber through the San Francisco Bay area. In early 1852, A.J. Pope and William C. Talbot, along with Charles Foster and Josiah P. Keller, formed the Puget Mill Co., a lumber mill, in the area later known as Port Gamble, Washington. In 1862, Pope and Talbot formed another company, Pope & Talbot, that managed the sales of materials from the lumber mill as well as owned and operated a fleet of vessels used to ship the lumber from the mills. By 1881, Pope & Talbot owned four sawmills, nineteen cargo and lumber ships, and thousands of acres of timberlands in Oregon, Maine, California, and Washington.
William H. and Frederick C. Talbot took over running the businesses after the deaths of A.J. Pope in 1878 and of their father, William C. Talbot, in 1881. In 1889, five other companies were formed by Pope & Talbot to deal with the many aspects of the business of the mill, such as lumber, shipping, and trading: Puget Lumber Co., Puget Shipping Co., Puget Trading Co., Puget Mercantile Co., and Puget Commercial Co. In 1925, W.H. Talbot and George A. Pope, Sr., sold the Puget Mill companies to the Charles R. McCormick Lumber Company although in 1938 the property reverted back to Pope & Talbot when the McCormick company defaulted on its loan. William H.'s sons, William C. II and Frederick C. (known as F.C. Talbot) eventually played major roles in the company. George A. Pope became a major stockholder in the company, served as president from 1933 to 1940, and was a senior member at the time of his death in 1942.
The Pope and Talbot families maintained residences in both Washington and California, primarily in the Port Ludlow, Port Gamble, and San Francisco areas.

Indexing Terms

The following terms may be used to index this collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Burlingame (Calif.)
Lumber
Lumber industry
Pope & Talbot, Inc.
Pope, George A. (1864-1942)
Talbot, William H. (1860-1930)
Talbot, Frederick C. (1862-1919)

Scope and Content

The William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection, circa 1869-1930, chronicles approximately 60 years of Talbot family and business history. The collection includes three extensive family photograph albums; a limited selection of Pope & Talbot, Inc. business-related materials such as company newsletters; various Pope and Talbot family ephemeral items; and the book Time, Tide and Timber: A Century of Pope & Talbot (1949).

Arrangement of the William H. Talbot Family Albums Collection

The papers are arranged into two series:
  • Photograph Albums
  • Ephemera

Series Description

Box 1-2

I. Photograph Albums 1869-1930

Scope and Content Note

The first series is comprised of three photograph albums. An 1869-1887 photograph album owned by William H. Talbot includes approximately 140 images of family members such as Sophia (Gleason Foster) Talbot, Emily Foster Talbot, Frederick C., and William H. Talbot. There are also several images of Earle Talbot and George A. Pope. A 1909-1918 photograph album includes approximately 475 photographs, and captures Talbot family life and travel with images chronicling numerous trips and outings over the course of a decade. The third album dates from 1910-1930 and includes approximately 400 images, the locations of which are unknown.
Box 1

Album 1869-1887

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2730  Unidentified boy in sailor suit, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2731  Portrait of George A. Pope, William H. Talbot and Frederick C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2732  Portrait of George A. Pope, William H. Talbot and possibly Earle Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2733  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2734  Portrait of George A. Pope, William H. Talbot and Frederick C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2735  Portrait of William C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2736  Portrait of Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2737  Tentatively identified as Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2738  Portrait of Ruth Jones Hayden Foster, Sophia Gleason Foster Talbot's mother

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2739  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2740  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2741  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2742  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2743  Unidentified woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2744  Portrait of Seward Cole

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2745  Unidentified young man, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2746  Portrait of Earle Talbot (likely)

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2747  Portrait of E.G. Ames

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2748  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2749  Portrait of Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2750  Portrait of George A. Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2751  Portrait of Frederick C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2752  Unidentified young girl, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2753  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2754  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2755  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2756  Unidentified mother and infant, likely members of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2757  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2758  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2759  Portrait of George Crawford Douglass

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2760  Portrait of Sophia, William H. and Frederick C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2761  Tentatively identified as Sophia Gleason Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2762  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2763  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2764  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2765  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as Andrew Pope Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2766  Unidentified man, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2767  Unidentified man, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2768  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as Andrew Pope Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2769  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2770  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as Andrew Pope Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2771  Portrait of E.G. Ames

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2772  Portrait of Frederick C. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2773  Identified on reverse as J.D.G., likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2774  Portrait of Emily Talbot Walker

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2775  Tentatively identified as Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2776  Tentatively identified as Emily Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2777  Portrait of an unidentified female child, approximately three years old

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2778  Portrait of an unidentified male child, approximately two years old

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2779  Portrait of William Talbot Dutton, son of Mary Talbot Dutton

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2780  Portrait of Earle Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2781  Portrait of William H. Talbot as an infant

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2782  Portrait of William H. Talbot as an infant

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2783  Portrait of an unidentified female child, approximately two years old

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2784  Portrait of Flora Sharon Sedgwick,

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2785  Portrait of George A. Pope and two unidentified men

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2786  Portrait of Gertie Abbott

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2787  Unidentified adults on the steps of Elmhurst, the Pope family estate

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2788  Unidentified adults under a tree at Elmhurst, the Pope family estate

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2789  Unidentified adults in the parlor at Elmhurst, the Pope family estate

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2790  Unidentified adults on the steps of Elmhurst, the Pope family estate

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2791  Unidentified female child, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2792  Unidentified female child, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2793  Portrait of April at four years old

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2794  Unidentified young boy, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2795  Unidentified young girl, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2796  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2797  Unidentified young woman in a wedding gown, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2798  Portrait of an unidentified young girl

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2799  Portrait of Earle Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2800  Portrait of an unidentified young woman, possibly Amy Bowen Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2801  Unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2802  Portrait of an unidentified woman, possibly Amy Bowen Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2803  Portrait of an unidentified young boy, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2804  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Foster Talbot and William H. Talbot as an infant

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2805  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2806  Portrait of Florence Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2807  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as Andrew Pope Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2808  Portrait of George A. Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2809  Portrait of an unidentified young woman, possibly Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2810  Portrait of an unidentified woman, possibly Sophia Gleason Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2811  Tentatively identified as Emily Foster Talbot Pope

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2812  Portrait of an unidentified woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2813  Portrait of Cyrus Walker

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2814  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as William Walker

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2815  Portrait of an unidentified woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2816  Portrait of Emily Talbot and Talbot C. Walker as an infant

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2817  Portrait of Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2818  Portrait of Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2819  Portrait of an unidentified young woman, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2820  Portrait of Emily Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2821  Portrait of Earle Talbot and an unidentified young girl

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2822  Portrait of Earle Talbot and an unidentified young girl

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2823  Portrait of Cole Waring as a toddler

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2824  Portrait of Talbot Cyrus Walker as a toddler

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2825  Portrait of an unidentified man, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2826  Portrait of an unidentified man, likely a member of the Talbot family

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2827  Portrait of an unidentified man, tentatively identified as E.G. Ames

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2828  Portrait of E.G. Ames

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2829  Portrait of a dog

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2830  Portrait of an unidentified woman

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2831  Portrait of W.H. Talbot and possibly Andrew Pope Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2832  Portrait of Miss Louise Montague

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2833  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2834  Portrait of Frederick C., Sophia Gleason and William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2835  Portrait of Sophia Gleason Foster Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2836  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2837  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2838  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2839  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2840  Portrait of William H. Talbot

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2841  Portrait of Dr. C.H.J. Hovell

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2842  Members of the Talbot and Walker families on the front steps of a home

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2843  Unidentified man holding the bridle of a horse

Box 1, Album Album, 1869-1887

 ecs2844  Unidentified man holding the bridle of a horse

Box 2

Album 1909-1918

Box 2

Album 1910-1930

Box 3

II. Ephemera 1940s

Scope and Content Note

The second series includes a limited selection of Pope & Talbot, Inc. business-related materials such as company newsletters; various Pope and Talbot family ephemeral items; and the book Time, Tide and Timber: A Century of Pope & Talbot (1949), by Edwin T. Coman, Jr.
Box 2, Folder 1

Pope & Talbot, Inc.

Box 2, Folder 2

Talbot Family