Title: Allan Ottley Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1955-1979
Box Number: 2212-2219
Ottley, Allan R.
California State Library
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Ottley, Allan R.--Correspondence
Ottley, Allan R. John A. Sutter, Jr.: statement regarding early California experiences
Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991--Correspondence
Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990--Correspondence
Sutter, John Augustus, 1826-1897
Inland water transportation--California--History--Sources
The collection is organized into four series: Personal papers, including correspondence
focusing on Ottley's literary and political interests; Articles and speeches, comprised
of approximately thirty typescripts; Publications, documenting all phases of the
production of John A. Sutter, Jr.: statement regarding early California experiences; and
Research materials, consisting of notes and documents accumulated for an unpublished work
on California water transportation.
Allan Ottley was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1909 but has been a resident of Califonia
since he was 13. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara State
College and completed library school in Riverside. He worked in the Humboldt County
Library and the Sacramento City Library and, after serving with the Navy in the South
pacific, began his long association with the California Section of the California State
Library. Mr. Ottley has been active in many professional, cultural and civic
organizations throughout his life. He served on several committees of the California
Library Association; is a founding member and past-president of both the Sacramento Book
Collectors Club and the Sacramento County Historical Society; and was appointed by
Governor Pat Brown to serve on the Civil War Centennial Commission, the California
History Commission and the California Heritage Preservation Commission. His publications
include: John A. Sutter, Jr.: statement regarding early California experiences, John A.
Sutter's last days, and other publications for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club; and
Sidewalk history: pioneer sites of Old Sacramento for the Sacramento City Historic
Landmarks Commission, as well as numerous articles for such journals as the California
historian, Steamboat bill of facts, Proceedings of the Conference of California
Historical Societies, the Far Westerner of the Stockton Corral of Westerners, the
National republic, and the quarterly newsletter of the Book Club of California. A noted
speaker, Ottley has made many appearnaces at local historical groups and has lectured at
several California universities.
Goodman, John B. (John Bartlett), 1901-1991.
Hutchinson, W. H. (William Henry), 1910-1990.
Cranston, Alan MacGregor.
Hatch, Orrin, 1934-
Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiye), 1906-
Heckman, Marlin L.
Heintz, William F.
Kuchel, Thomas H.
McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1994.
Paul, Rodman W. (Rodman Wilson), 1912-
Price, Glenn W.
Reynolds, Jack, 1935-
Simpson, Edmund E.
Sperry, Baxter .
Sutter, Dolores Kason.
Weber, Francis J.
Wood, R. Coke (Reginald Coke)