Register of the Small Celebrity Collections, 1889-1972

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Small Celebrity Collections, 1889-1972

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small Celebrity Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1889-1972
Collection number: Mss2
Creator:
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small Celebrity Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Churchill, Winston Spencer (1874-1965)

personal name

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

personal name

Mardikian, George Magar

personal name

Franz, John M., Jr.

personal name

Cody, William Frederick (1846-1917)

personal name

Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994)

corporate name

International Mark Twain Society

corporate name

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company

subject

Politicians -California

subject

Wild west shows

subject

Armenian Americans

subject

Journalists -Georgia -Atlanta

subject

Literary prizes

subject

Authors, American -Correspondence

subject

Georgia -History

subject

Restaurateurs -California -San Francisco

corporate name

Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government

personal name

Wilber, Dora Prentice

subject

Medal of Freedom

personal name

Clemens, Cyril -Correspondence

personal name

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910) -Societies, etc.

corporate name

Atlanta Constitution (newspaper)

subject

Funeral orations -California -Stockton

Biography

Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of Britain during World War II and later author of a multi-volume history of that war, here acknowledges receipt of an award from the International Mark Twain Society (1943). Churchill states that Clemens was very kind to him during his first visit to America and that he assisted him in presenting his first public lecture there. [Ms2.C563]
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known to the public by his nom de plume "Mark Twain," received much fan mail over the years. Mrs. Dora Prentice, Holmesburg, Pa. thanks Mark Twain for creating a particularly appealing female character in one of his novels. Notations in pen, signed "SLC," ask that his secretary respond to Mrs. Wilber's letter. [Ms2.C625]
William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) was a Pony Express rider (1860-1861) and U.S. Army Scout (1863-1867). For a time he was employed by the Kansas Pacific Railroad to supply buffalo meat for its construction crews (1867-1868) and in this capacity he earned his nickname, "Buffalo Bill." From 1868 Cody was alternately a Scout for the Army and an actor in Western melodramas written for him by Ned Buntline. Cody first produced his Wild West Shows in 1883. These proved so popular that the former Indian scout toured the United States and Europe with them until 1916. John M. Franz, Jr. was a Wild West Show employee. In two letters to E. H. Tyler (1900) he describes aspects of these traveling shows. [Ms2.F837]
Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889) was a Georgia journalist and part owner of the Atlanta Constitution (1880-1889) who advocated Southern industrialization and racial goodwill. This funeral oration may have been produced and delivered in Stockton, Calif. where it was found (1986). Its authorship and provenance are unknown. [Ms2.G733]
George Magar Mardikian was a wealthy San Francisco Republican restaurateur. He received a War Department commendation following World War II for his work as a food consultant with the U.S. Army. Later, he received the Medal of Freedom for similar work during the Korean War (1951). Under President Dwight Eisenhower Mardikian served on the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (1955). Later, he cultivated a friendship President Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994). [Ms2.M322]

Container List

 

1: CHURCHILL (WINSTON SPENCER) LETTER, 1943 [C563] [photocopy]

 

2: CLEMENS (SAMUEL LANGHORNE) NOTATION, 1910 [C625] [ink on letter from Mrs. Dora Prentice Wilber]

 

3: FRANZ (JOHN M., JR.) CORRESPONDENCE, 1900 [F837] gift of Waddell Smith

 

3.1: JMF, Chillicothe, Ohio to E.H. Tyler, 7-23-00 [on Buffalo Bill letterhead]

 

3.2: Do., 7-30-00 [2 pp.; on Buffalo Bill letterhead]

 

4: "GRADY AND THE NEW SOUTH," [address] 1890 [G733]

 

MS 2 M 281 1858: MANN, HORACE. Letter dated January 14, 1858, accepting an invitation and asking about the best time to travel. Horace Mann was an educator and a statesman who greatly advanced the cause of universal, free, non-sectarian public schools. Mann also advocated temperance, abolition, hospitals for the mentally ill, and women’s rights.

 

5: MARDIKIAN (GEORGE M.) PAPERS, 1951-1972 [M322] gift of George Mardikian

 

5.1: Richard M. Nixon to George Mardikian, 1972 [photocopies of 2 letters]

 

5.2: Medal of Freedom citation to George Mardikian (1951) [photocopy]

 

5.3: Certificate of membership on Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (1955)