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Guide to the William Spencer Lowden Collection, 1870-1930
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Spencer Lowden Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1930
    Box Number: 1327-1367
    Creator: Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912
    Extent: 41 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Spencer Lowden Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Land titles--California--Trinity County
    Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912
    Lowden family
    Gold mines and mining--California--Trinity County
    Trinity County (Calif.)--History
    Roads--California--Trinity County

    Contents

    Correspondence; copies of land records; survey field notes and tables; stock certificates, receipts; notes on road work, travel sheets, ticket boxes for wagon road companies.

    Biography

    William Spencer Lowden was born in Windsor, Massachusetts, June 27, 1830. He was the son of Spencer Lowden and Mehitable White Bates. His family moved to Mt. Sterling, Illinois, where he was educated and trained as a carpenter. He came to Sacramento in 1849 and to Trinity County, California in 1850. In 1851 he settled on Lowden Ranch on the Trinity River near Lewiston.
    He founded the Weaverville and Shasta Wagon Road Company, which built the first wagon road into Trinity County. It was completed in 1858. He also owned the Lewiston Turnpike Company.
    In 1872 he moved to Weaverville where in addition to his wagon road interests he did business as a surveyor and land attorney. He was United States Deputy Surveyor and Trinity County Surveyor for many years. His son Henry Larkin joined with him in the surveying business.
    Mr. Lowden's parents, four brothers and sister followed him to Trinity County. Mr. Lowden was married on October 22, 1856 to Helen Emily Trask He died in Weaverville June 10, 1912. He was succeeded in the land business and as County Surveyor and U.S. Deputy Surveyor by his son, "Hank" (1857-1935).

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    Part I: Land Business

    • Beaudry, Fred
    • Blythe, T. H.
    • California. Surveyor General's Office
    • Drinkwater, Herbert Charles
    • Estee, Morris M. (Morris March), 1833-1903
    • Foreman, S. W.
    • Foster, C. F.
    • Hollingsworth, Frank
    • Humboldt Placer Mining Co.
    • Isaacs, James E.
    • Laws, J. G.
    • Magee, William
    • Smith, Jere
    • Tinnin, Irene.
    • Tinnin, Wiley J.
    • United States. General Land Office
    • United States. General Land Office. Humboldt (Eureka)
    • United States. General Land Office. Redding
    • United States. General Land Office. Shasta
    • United States. Surveyor General. San Francisco.

    Part II: Roads

    • Atkins, G. H.
    • Bartlett, J. H.
    • California. State Controller
    • Camden, Charles
    • Eligh, J. R.
    • Hartmann, William P.
    • Ledgerwood, Sam
    • Lewin, E.
    • Lowden, Henry L., 1857-1935
    • Lowden, Mat
    • Lowden, Nellie
    • Lowden, W. J.
    • McBride, John W.
    • Magee, William
    • Murphy, A.
    • Musser, John
    • Reeves, Ferdinand
    • Robinson, James
    • Shasta County (Calif.). Assessor.
    • Tinnin, Wiley J.
    • Wilbur, H. J.

    Other Correspondents

    Part I: Land Business

    • A.L. Bancroft & Company
    • Abbott, J., Mrs.
    • Albiez, Erhard
    • Alford, John
    • Allison, Charles E.
    • Alta Bert Gold Dredging Co.
    • Ancient Order of United Workmen.
    • Armstrong, John F.
    • Arnett, David
    • Atkins, G. H.
    • B. F. Goodrich Company. Touring Bureau
    • Baker, A. A.
    • Baker, E. O.
    • Baker, Thomas. F.
    • Bank of Sellwood.
    • Barker, David E.
    • Barker, James
    • Barker, William
    • Barnes, E. J.
    • Barnickel, A.
    • Bartlett, J. H.
    • Bartlett, Thomas B.
    • Bates, R. M.
    • Bell, Aaron
    • Bell, Bell & Smith
    • Benjamin, E. M.
    • Bennett, Marcus P.
    • Bergin, John W.
    • Bergin, Lena A.
    • Betten, George
    • Bigelow, Masie E.
    • Birmingham, D. W.
    • Bishop, Sam M.
    • Bishop, Wheeler & Hayden
    • Black, Moses
    • Blagrave, William A.
    • Boyer, E. O.
    • Bradford, Wager
    • Brainard, M. D.
    • Breton, A.
    • Brown, Joseph A.
    • Brown, Lizzie
    • Burch, Jonathan C.
    • Butts, A. N.
    • Carrington, James W.
    • Cademartori, Frank
    • California. Secretary of State
    • California. State Board of Forestry
    • California State Mining Bureau
    • California Building Company
    • Camden, Charles
    • Campbell, Robert
    • Carr, George L.
    • Carr, H. H.
    • Carrier, L. C.
    • Carter, H. V.
    • Carter, John W.
    • Chapman, George P.
    • Chard, Emma.
    • Charpiot, Henry Charles
    • Chenoweth, C. L.
    • Chenoweth & Leininger
    • Childers, Joseph H.
    • Childs, J. S.
    • Chisholm, Robert
    • Clarey & Keenan
    • Clark, C. E.
    • Clark, Horace Fletcher, d. 1928.
    • Clayton, George H.
    • Clement, O.
    • Cloudman, C. H.
    • Clyborne, W. F.
    • Coffin, H.
    • Cole & Dexner
    • Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893.
    • Collins, Bessie.
    • Collins, E. J.
    • Cie Fse. Des Placers Hydrauliques
    • Cooper, G. T.
    • Cooper, L. F.
    • Cooper Nursery Co.
    • Cotton, A. R.
    • Coyle, Coloma
    • Crews, R. H.
    • Cummings, J. H.
    • Curless, W. S.
    • Cusin, R.
    • Damsell, J.
    • Dannenbrick, C.
    • Dannenbrick, W.
    • Davidson, J. M. (James McDermitt), b.1853
    • Davis, Ben W.
    • Davis, G. W.
    • Davis, J. P. W.
    • Davis, John F.
    • De Laveaga, J. V.
    • Degroot, Henry, 1815-1893.
    • DeWitt, Robert O.
    • Dodge, J. W. S.
    • Douglas, George F.
    • Dowling, Eugene
    • Duncan, L. P.
    • Dunsmuir News
    • Dyer, George
    • Earl, Jesse T.
    • Eastern Redwood Company
    • Ellis, A. C.
    • Enos, Manuel
    • Estes, J. M.
    • Eugene Dietzgen Co.
    • Eveland, Luther
    • Fader, James
    • Fageol, F. R.
    • Farm Journal
    • Felter, J. R.
    • Fields, D. B.
    • Finch, William
    • First National Bank of Eureka
    • Fish, W. A.
    • Flowers, Ellis
    • Folmer, A. D.
    • Frazee, Joseph Morris
    • Freemasons. Trinity Lodge No.27
    • Frick, C.
    • Frost, C. A. S.
    • Frue, W. B.
    • Fuller, Raymond
    • Gates, H. K.
    • Gates, James
    • Gedney, F. S.
    • Gemmill, Isabel
    • Geological Survey (U.S)
    • George, B. M.
    • Gibbs, John B.
    • Gillis & Tapscott
    • Girard, D. J.
    • Given, W. C.
    • Goering, Emil H.
    • Goodfellow, Eels & Orrick
    • Gordon, D. E.
    • Griffith, John
    • Gruss, Theodore.
    • H. S. Crocker & Co.
    • Ham, C. E.
    • Hamilton, E. R.
    • Harp, C. A.
    • Harris, Thomas
    • Hart, H. W.
    • Hart & Fleming
    • Haskins, A. P.
    • Heller, Powers & Ehrman
    • Henry, Joseph
    • Heurtevant, Francis
    • Heurtevant, Maurice
    • Higgins, R.
    • Hill, Edward
    • Hippler, Otto
    • Hoffman, A.C.
    • Hollingsworth, Neil
    • Home Correspondence School (Springfield, Mass.)
    • Home Savings Bank (Eureka, Calif.)
    • Houghton, T. J.
    • Hoyt, J. S.
    • Humboldt Chamber of Commerce.
    • Hunt, Charles Butler, 1906-
    • Huntsman, Doyle
    • Hupp, J. W.
    • Hustis, B. N.
    • Jack, Andrew R.
    • James, Walter W.
    • John Wanamaker (Firm)
    • John White & Co.
    • Johnstone, James
    • Jones, W. Henry
    • Jordan, M.
    • Joseph, Charles
    • Kane, Wong L.
    • Keith, N. W.
    • Keller, William
    • Kelly, J. J., Sr.
    • Kelly , Louis A.
    • Kise, C. C.
    • Knight, Thomas E.
    • Knight, William J.
    • Knisely, Jacob
    • Kullman & Armer
    • Ladd, Frank J.
    • LaGrange Mining Company
    • Lang, M.
    • Langel, E., Mrs.
    • Larkin, Henry
    • Larson, Ivor
    • Larson, J.
    • Lascy, A.
    • Lascy, Fr.
    • Laughlin, W. R.
    • Leach, Harry E.
    • Lentell, J. N.
    • Lewin, E.
    • Lowden, Eugene
    • Lowden, Helen
    • Lowden, Marshall H.
    • Lowden, Mehitable
    • Lowden, Mollie
    • Lowden, Spencer
    • Lowden, W. J.
    • Lowden, Wiley
    • Lowden, Wiley M., Mrs.
    • Ludeman, William.
    • Luke, W. J., Jr.
    • Lyders, E.
    • McClaskey, E. B.
    • McCrady, J. M.
    • McDonald, Archy
    • McDonald, B.
    • McDonald, J. D.
    • McDonald, Luke
    • McDonald, P.
    • McDonald, Thomas
    • McGraw, E. W.
    • McIlwaine, Matt
    • McIntosh, M. W.
    • McKay, Frank
    • McKnight, J. F.
    • McNeill, G. S.
    • Maitland, Louis
    • Maitland, William
    • March, Owen
    • Marks & Marks
    • Marsh, John F.
    • Mason, James
    • Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast
    • Mathews, H. W.
    • May, Edward
    • May, J. B.
    • Mayberry, James
    • Maynard, Charles
    • Mead, C. V.
    • Means, J. H.
    • Messec, I. G.
    • Miller, Albert
    • Minersville Hydraulic Gold Mining Company
    • Montgomery, T. J.
    • Moore, L. W.
    • Morgan, Isaac
    • Morris, John
    • Murphey, J. M. C.
    • Murray, T. F.
    • Musser, John
    • Newland, J. B.
    • Newman, E. L.
    • Nichols, E. S.
    • Nicholson, T. M.
    • Nolan, E. W.
    • O'Connor, Will H.
    • Ollinger, F. E.
    • Olmstead, W. E.
    • Osburn, Hugh R.
    • Paddon, Charles Locke
    • Pattison, T. C.
    • Patton, J. A.
    • Paul, Valentine
    • Paulsen, Charles
    • Payne, G. W.
    • Pelletreau, G. W.
    • Perham, Benjamin A.
    • Perigot, Gus
    • Perry, J. H.
    • Peterson, Eric
    • Phillips, J. W.
    • Phillips, J. W., Mrs.
    • Phillips, Lucy F.
    • Phillips, O.
    • Pike, John T.
    • Pollard, Jacob
    • Prattie, William
    • Purcell, W. L.
    • Quackenbush, A. B.
    • Raab, Louis F.
    • Raker, John E.
    • Reed, E. L.
    • Reeth, George W.
    • Reichert, Theodore
    • Reid, E. A.
    • Reilly, M. F.
    • Reinhaus, G.
    • Reynolds, J. E.
    • Rickard, W. H.
    • Roach, John
    • Rock, Joe
    • Rodgers & Bros.
    • Rognon, E. G.
    • Roman, A.
    • Rourke, Dennis
    • Rupert, William F.
    • Russell, B. F.
    • Russell, J. S.
    • Ryan, Pierce H.
    • Sargeant, George E.
    • Sarter, Harvey J.
    • Sass, P. M.
    • Schall, J. Louis
    • Schlomer, Grant
    • Schlomer, H.
    • Scuphon, J. R.
    • Schwatka, A. E.
    • Searles, John A.
    • Seaward, G. A.
    • Shaffer, W. H.
    • Shanahan, J. W.
    • Sharpstein, W. C.
    • Shay, G. O.
    • Shay, Gerald W.
    • Shuford, J. W.
    • Shules, William
    • Sing, Gin
    • Singer, M. A.
    • Skewes, John
    • Smith, Edwin F.
    • Smith, J. L.
    • Smith, J. W.
    • Smith, James
    • Smith, Wilson T.
    • Spiers, J. R.
    • Stafford, J. A.
    • Stevenson, J. Stuart
    • Stise, John
    • Storey, Joseph
    • Stout, Fred O.
    • Stowers, W. A.
    • Stuart & Ferguson Timber Co.
    • Sunderland, Thomas.
    • Taggart, G. I.
    • Taylor, Clay W.
    • Taylor, George L.
    • Taylor, S. F.
    • Thomson, R. J.
    • Thurner, J. E.
    • Tillotson, W. D.
    • Tinsley, George W.
    • Tooby, F. H.
    • Towers, C. D.
    • Trask, C. E.
    • Trestle Board
    • Trimble, J. W.
    • Trimble, Mertie
    • Trinity County Bank
    • Trinity County (Calif.). Tax Collector
    • Trinity Journal
    • Trotter, J. A.
    • Trust Fund Insurance Association
    • Turner, J. W.
    • United States. Commissioner of Mining Statistics
    • United States. Dept. of Agriculture
    • United States. General Land Office
    • United States. General Land Office
    • United States. General Land Office. Marysville
    • United States Marshall
    • United States Mint
    • United States. Office of Indian Affairs
    • Valdor Gold Mining Co.
    • Vanderhoff, J. H.
    • Vaudrey, William Henry
    • Victor, Frank J.
    • Victor Power & Mining Co.
    • Walton, Frank S.
    • Watkins, W. H.
    • Watson, LaGrange & Gibson
    • Watt, C. H.
    • Weaverville Supply Co.
    • Weldon & Hurley
    • Wells, Jno. J.
    • West, J. M.
    • Western Mason's Mutual Life Association
    • Wheeler, Mrs.
    • White, C. W.
    • White, W. T.
    • Wholesale Typewriter Company, Inc.
    • Williams, George.
    • Williams, J. C.
    • Williams & Witmer
    • Wilson, Jas.
    • Wilson, Renie
    • Wilson & Wilson
    • Wommer, Charles
    • Woodbridge, E. H.
    • Young, P. L.
    • Young, Sam
    • Zarli, Frederick

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Books

    • Title: Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912. Papers,
      Date: 1858-1915.
      Identifier/Call Number: (CALIF** TA 533 L68 A3 1858)

    Maps

    • 49 maps of Trinity County, 2 ticket boxes from Weaverville and Shasta Road Co. and Lewiston Turnpike Co.