Guide to the Berkeley Club Papers, 1873-1960

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Guide to the Berkeley Club Papers, 1873-1960

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 9

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Berkeley Club Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1873-1960
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 9
Creator: Berkeley Club
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 3 cartons
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters from members addressed to the secretary; minutes of meetings, 1873-1960; by-laws, names of members, etc.; copies of papers read at meetings.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Berkeley Club papers, BANC C-H 9, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Materials Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs have been removed and cataloged separately, under Berkeley Club.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

These papers came to the Bancroft Library from several sources. Some were transferred from the University of California Archives; some were collected from members by Arthur J. Pillsbury, 1933-1938, and presented to the Library; some were removed from the Papers of Leon J. Richardson, one-time secretary of the Club; the last volume of minutes was presented by the last secretary, Colonel Roland Pinger.

Scope and Content Note

Covering the period from its inception to its demise, these papers consist of letters addressed to the Club's secretary; organizational records, including minutes of meetings (complete except for the period 1942-1947); and copies of some of the papers presented at meetings.

History Note

The Berkeley Club had its origin in a dinner meeting held January 13, 1873 at the home of Daniel C. Gilman, president of the University of California, with Henry Durant, Martin Kellogg and Dr. J. K. McLean present. The purpose was to consider the formation of a club to discuss literary, social and scientific questions. There was further discussion of the proposal at another dinner meeting on February 6, which Joseph LeConte, George Mooar and Joseph A. Benton also attended. At the meeting, the name Berkeley Club was adopted, and the first formal meeting was held on February 13 with fifteen charter members present. At each successive meeting, held fortnightly, a paper was presented by a member previously appointed, followed by a discussion in which all participated. The range of discussion was great, reflecting the varied backgrounds of the members, most of whom were professors, clergymen, lawyers and businessmen. The Club continued in existence for eighty-eight years, the last meeting held September 8, 1960.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Correspondence, ca. 1873-1933.

 

Primarily letters written by members to the Club's secretary concerning elections to membership, resignations, attendance at meetings, presentation of papers, etc. Arranged alphabetically with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning of the file. Most of the letters addressed to Arthur J. Pillsbury, 1932-1933, are concerned with his project to place the Club's papers in the Bancroft Library. A list of the more important correspondents represented follows the Key.

 

Letters of transmittal for papers presented at meetings have been kept with the manuscripts and are so noted in cartons 2 and 3 below.

Ctn. 1

Reports and publications relating to the history of the Club

 

By-laws, qualifications for membership, names of members

 

Roster 1873-1923 (printed)

 

Assignments

 

List of papers presented before the Club, Oct. 16, 1924-Oct. 5, 1933

 

Memorials for deceased members

 

Notes on similar clubs

 

Bank and check books

 

Clippings about the Club

 

Minutes of meetings

 

v. 1 1873-1879, with accounts at the end of the volume and notes of topics discussed

 

v. 2 1880-1886, with accounts at the end of the volume

 

v. 3 1886-1892, with accounts at the end of the volume

 

v. 4 1892-1897, with accounts at the end of the volume and inventory of belongings

 

v. 5 1897-1904, with accounts at the end of the volume

 

v. 6 1904-1921, with accounts at the end of the volume

 

v. 7 1921-1934, with accounts at the end of the volume

 

v. 8 1934-1941

 

v. 9 1948-1960, with accounts; list of charter members and of active, visiting and honorary members

carton Ctns. 2-3

Papers presented at meetings.

 

Adelung, Edward von. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Bartlett, Louis. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Manuscripts; occasionally reprints. Some with letters of transmittal. Arranged alphabetically by name of author. The following members are represented.

 

Blake, Anson Stiles (1870-1959). Mss.

 

Bradley, Cornelius Beach (1843-1936). Reprints.

 

Brown, Archibald Alexander. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Calhoun, George Miller (1886-1942). Reprints.

 

Calkins, Carlos Gilman. Mss.

 

Earl, Guy Chaffee (1861-1935). Mss.

 

Gilman, Daniel Coit (1831-1908). Reprint.

 

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian (1840-1929). Mss.

 

Howard, John Galen (1864-1931). Mss. and reprints.

 

Hunter, Robert. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Hutchinson, Lincoln. Mss. and reprints. With letter of transmittal .

 

Kofoid, Charles Atwood (1865-1947). Mss.

 

Lawson, Andrew Cowper (1861-1952). Mss. and reprints.

 

Lipman, Frederick Lockwood. Mss. and reprints. With letter of transmittal.

 

McGilvary, Evander Bradley (1864-1953). Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

McLean, J.K. Mss.

 

Magee, William A. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Merriam, John Campbell (1869-1945). Reprints.

 

Muirhead, John Henry (1855-1940). Copy of his book, The Use of Philosophy.

 

Myres, John Linton. Reprint. With letter of transmittal.

 

Olney, Warren (1841-1921). Mss. and reprints. Letter of transmittal from his son, Warren Olney, Jr.

 

Pardee, George Cooper (1857-1941). Mss. and reprints.

 

Pillsbury, Arthur Judson (1854-1937). Mss. and reprints.

 

Pinger, Roland W. Mss.

 

Plehn, Carl Copping (1867-1945). Mss.

 

Richardson, Leon Josiah (1868-1964). Reprint.

 

Rickard, Thomas Arthur (1864-1953). Mss. and reprints. With letter of transmittal.

 

Ritter, William Emerson (1856-1944). Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Smith, Selden C. Mss. With letter of transmittal.

 

Torrey, Frederic Cheever (1864-1935). Mss. and reprint.

 

Torrey, Harry Beal. Mss.

 

Unidentified Mss.

 

See also paper of Walter Morris Hart (BANC MSS C-B 910) for Mss. of his Berkeley Club papers and papers of Harring Wilkinson (BANC MSS C-B 815).

List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Alexander, Wallace McKinney, 1869-1939

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1933

 

Bacon, Thomas R.

 

Letter, Apr. 11, 1891

 

Badger, Charles W.

 

Letter, Sept. 8, 1887

 

Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954

 

Letter, Feb. 8, 1910

 

Bartlett, William C.

 

Letter, Oct. 1898

 

Bennett, Tohn Coleman,

 

Letter, June 8, 1943

 

Benton, Joseph Augustine, 1818-1892

 

Letter, Aug. 16, 1884

 

Bradley, Cornelius Beach, 1843-1936

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1923

 

Brown, Charles R.

 

Letter, Nov. 20, 1933

 

Buckham, John W.

 

Letter, Nov. ?8, 1944

 

Campbell, Donald Y.

 

Letter, Oct. 23, 1994

 

Davidson, George, 1825-1911

 

Letter, Apr. 2, 1881

 

Davis, Horace, 1831-1916

 

Letter, May 9, 1913

 

Dwinelle, John Whipple, 1816-1881

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Eells, Charles P.

 

Letter, Sept. 7, 1887

 

Gayley, Charles Mills, 1858-1932

 

Letter, Oct. 9, 1891

 

Gibbons, William P., 1812-1897

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Griffiths, Farnham Pond, 1884-1958

 

Letter, Nov. 24, 1993

 

Hallock, L.H.

 

Letter, Sept. 12, 1898

 

Hart, Walter Morris,

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1947

 

Hilgard, Eugene Woldemar, 1833-1916

 

Letter, Aug. 31, 1881

 

Howard, Albert A.

 

Letter, Sept. 29, 1890

 

Lange, Alexis Frederick, 1862-1924

 

Letter, Feb. 25, 1910

 

Leach, Frank A.

 

Letter, Nov. 2, 1907

 

Le Conte, Joseph, 1823-1901

 

Letter, Feb. 5, 1878

 

Levermore, Charles H.

 

Letter, Oct. 8, 1888

 

McDuffie, Duncan, 1877-

 

Letter, Nov. 14, 1933

 

McLean, John Knox, 1834-1914

 

Letter, Feb. 28, 1878

 

Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-

 

Letter, Nov. 8, 1902

 

Mitchell, Wesley Clair, 1874-1948

 

Letter, Feb. 11, 1910

 

Mooar, George

 

Letter, Dec. 21, 1882

 

Muirhead, John Henry, 1855-1940

 

Letter, Dec. 14, 1933

 

Olney, Warren, 1841-1921

 

Letter, Jan. 20, 1882

 

Palmer, Charles Theodore Hart, 1827-1897

 

Letter, Sept. 11, 1890

 

Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923

 

Letter, Feb. 20, 1906

 

Redding, Benjamin Barnard, 1824-1882

 

Letter, Mar. 20, 1881

 

Richardson, George Ivi,

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Rickard, Thomas Arthur, 1864-1953

 

Letter, June 2, 1932

 

Rieber, Charles Henry, 1866-1948

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1933

 

Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Stratton, C. C.

 

Letter, Sept. 27, 1887

 

Stratton, George Malcolm, 1865-1957

 

Letter, Feb. 20, 1906

 

Stringham, Washington Irving, 1847-1909

 

Letter, Nov. 14, 1882

 

Tabor, Rodney L.

 

Letter, July 28, 1885

 

Vrooman, Henry, 1844-1889

 

Letter, Nov. 18, 1882

 

Individual Correspondents

 

Boalt, John Henry, 1837-1901

 

3 letters, 1878-1888

 

Cook, Albert Stanburrough, 1853-1927

 

7 letters, 1882-1906

 

Eells, James, 1822-1886

 

3 letters, 1877-1879

 

Elliott, Edward, 1874-

 

2 letters, 1933. One written for him by his secretary.

 

Foster, Frank Hugh, 1851-1935

 

2 letters, 1896-1906

 

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908

 

4 letters, 1873-1906

 

Greenleaf, Charles Ravenscroft, 1838-1911

 

2 letters. 1896-1903

 

Holden, Edward Singleton, 1846-1914

 

3 letters, 1886-1888

 

Hopkins, Caspar Thomas, 1826-1893

 

6 letters, 1882-1890

 

Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1916

 

2 letters, 1884-1888

 

Kellogg, Martin, 1878-1903

 

3 letters, 1879-1889

 

LeConte, John, 1818-1891

 

2 letters, 1879

 

McKinstry, Elisha Williams,

 

2 letters, 1878-1881

 

Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930

 

2 letters, 1878-1881

 

Parsons, Edward Lambe, 1868-

 

2 letters, 1933-1934

 

Phelps, Charles Henry, 1853-1933

 

2 letters, 1882

 

Pillsbury, Arthur Judson, 1854-1937

 

2 letters, 1933-1935

 

Putnam, James Osbourne, 1818-1903

 

7 letters, 1874-1896

 

Reid, William Thomas, 1843-1922

 

3 letters. 1881-1883

 

Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938

 

2 letters. 1924-1933

 

Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916

 

2 letters. 1882-1883

 

Sill, Edward Rowland, 1841-1887

 

5 letters, 1874-1883

 

Sprague, Homer Baxter, 1829-1918

 

3 letters. 1885-1886

 

Stoddard, Francis Hovey, 1847-1936

 

3 letters. 1888-1906

 

Tompkins, Frederick W.

 

3 letters. 1882-1884

 

Torrey, Frederic Cheever, 1864-1935

 

2 letters, 1910-1923

 

Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931

 

2 letters, 1906-1923

 

Wilbur, Earl M.

 

2 letters, 1932

 

Wilkinson, Warring, 1834-1918

 

4 letters, 1884-1910

 

Williams, Ralph Olmsted, 1838-1908

 

4 letters. 1878-1885