Guide to the Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection, 1769-1898

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Guide to the Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection 1769-1898

Collection number: M0067

Department of Special Collections

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Patricia White
© 2004, 1997

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1769-1898
Collection number: Special Collections M0067
Creator: Barnes, Mary Sheldon
Extent: 1 linear foot
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
Abstract: Letters, reminiscences, interviews, and term papers written for and collected by Mary Sheldon Barnes and her students in Pacific Slope history. Includes manuscripts of William B. Ide and others on the Bear Flag Revolt; a letter by Jessie Fremont; and other materials pertaining to California mining and early life in the Pacific states.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Sheldon Barnes.

Provenance

Collected by Mary Sheldon Barnes and other Stanford faculty and students (1892-1896).

Processed by:

Ralph W. Hansen, 1963

Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes term papers, theses, interviews, letters, and reminiscences written and collected for various courses at Stanford University pertaining to the Pacific States. Original papers of particular interest deal with the Bear Flag Revolt and California mining. The collection also includes a letter by Jessie B. Fremont; and Moses Shallenberger letters, along with a transcript of an interview giving his account of the journey to California in 1844.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898.
Boggs, William M.
Cooper, Joseph Wright.
Easterby, Anthony Y.
Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917.
Ide, William B.
Vasquez, Don Pablo.
New Coso Mining Co. (Calif.)
Bear Flag Revolt, 1846.
Miners--California.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Sheep--California.
California--History--1846-1850.
Napa (Calif.)
Oregon--History.
San Benito (Calif.)
Sonoma (Calif.)


Collection Contents

 

Pacific Slopes Manuscripts Volume 1

Box 1, Folder 1

Enquiry into the route of the expedition of Governor Portola, in 1769 from their camp near Point Ano Nuevo to their camp in the San Francisquito Creek. Made by Mary Sheldon Barnes, Clark Hetherington, Henry D. Sheldon, and John Gregory, Jr., all of Stanford University, 1893 Item 1

Box 1, Folder 2

List of the missions of upper California with dates of foundtion and references, by Nellie McCaughan. Item 2

Physical Description: Typewritten.
Box 1, Folder 3

Constitution adopted by a pioneer train of 1849 in crossing the continent, contributed by A. R. Cotton. Item 3

Physical Description: Typewritten.
Box 1, Folder 4

Bibliography of Santa Clara County prepared by Myron A. Folsom. Item 4

Physical Description: Typewritten.
Box 1, Folder 5

The early settlement of California by George H. Hazzard, including descriptions of many of the different kinds of settlements outside of the missions made before 1850 and a complete list of the mining towns founded immediately after the gold discovery. Item 5

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 6

Settlements of Utah and Nevada, by Sam Platt. Item 6

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter of Lt. Tunis Augustus Craven of February, 1847 aboard the U. S. S. Dale at sea pertaining to California in general and the war in California. Item 7

Physical Description: Partially handwritten and partially typed.
Box 1, Folder 8

Outline history of the Pacific Slope, by Prof. M. S. Barnes. Discovery and nomenclature of the principle rivers, bays, ports, and islands on the coast of California, by John M. Gregory, Jr. Item 8

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 9

Chilean affair of 1891-1893, by Robert D. MacFarland. Item 9

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 10

A chronological list of the discoverers and explorers of the Oregon country, by W. C. Hazzard. Item 10

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 11

List of exploration in California to 1848, by Delos Magee. Item 11

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 12

Russian discoveries and settlements in Alaska. Item 12

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 13

Spanish and Mexican land grants, by W. E. Stuart. Item 13

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 14

Historical brief by R. C. Hopkins pertaining to inducements by Spain to foreign settlers in the new world, obtained by W. E. Stuart. Item 14

Box 1, Folder 15

Settlements in the Oregon Country to 1850 / by J. Foster Hidden Item 15

 

Pacific Slopes Manucripts Volume 3

Box 1, Folder 16

Spanishtown and along shore in California days, by Don Pablo Vasquez. Item 1

Physical Description: Printed in the Sequoia.
Box 1, Folder 17

Spanishtown and along shore in California days, by Don Pablo Vasquez. Item 2

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 18

The story of the San Pablo Rancho, by John Francis Sheehan, Jr. Item 3

Physical Description: Published.
Box 1, Folder 19

The Robles Rancheria, mound excavation in California. Item 4

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 20

Politics in California, 1848 to 1894, by H. E. Cox Item 5

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 21

Ancient Mexico as seen by Cortes and Bernal Diaz, by Edith M. Jordan. Item 6

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 22

Easterby's account of the founding of Fresno, dictated to G. A. Clark; along with a letter from Easterby regarding the account. Item 7

Physical Description: Typewritten and handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 23

Mormons in California, by William M. Boggs. Item 8

Physical Description: Letter.
Box 1, Folder 24

Bent's Fort by William M. Boggs; drawn from memory fifty years after Boggs was in the fort with accompanying letters. Item 9

Box 1, Folder 25

Notes from Sonoma and Napa interviews, including some information about the Donner party. Item 10

Physical Description: Typewritten and handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 26

Establishment of the Greek-Russian Church of San Francisco, by Clara Vostrofsky from interviews. Item 11

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 27

The present condition of the California Missions, December 1894, by Rose Patterson. Item 12

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 28

Report upon the Apache Indians, by R. D. McFarland. Item 13

Physical Description: Handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 29

Reminiscences of overland journey to California in 1844 given by Mrs. Judge Wallace of Mayfield. Item 14

Physical Description: Typewritten.
Box 1, Folder 30

Manuscript of one of the unemployed of 1894, obtained by Joseph Dixon. Item 15

Physical Description: Handwritten original and typed copy.
Box 1, Folder 31

Oregon bibliographies. Item 16

Physical Description: Typewritten.
Box 1, Folder 32

Graph and map

 

Pacific Slopes Manuscripts Volume 4

 

Item: 1
Notes on early California industries by J. W. Cooper of Santa Barbara and John R. Coe of Napa, along with letters and reminiscences. Cooper claims to have been with the first drive of sheep to California. Coe describes farming in some detail.

 

Item: 2
Copy of a letter written home by Dr. Benjamin Cory from the gold fields in 1848.

 

Item: 3
Letter on the Hudson Bay Company by George H. Tinkham.

 

Item: 4
Letter from the Hawaiian Islands written by a resident in 1895.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 5
Syllabus of course given at the U. of Washington on the history of the northwest coast, 1896.

Physical Description: Mimeographed.
 

Item: 6
Bibliography of the Bear Flag Revolt, by Minnie Coulter, along with letters from William M. Boggs, Theodore H. Hittell and Moses Schallenberger evaluating the currently available sources on California history, 1897.

Physical Description: Typewritten and handwritten.
 

Item: 7
Notes of Mr. Horatio N. Rust, from his personal observation of pottery making, fire making, and weaving among the Moquis of Arizona.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 8
Some phases of Alaskan government; a study from original sources and authorities, by F. S. Howard, 1896.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 9
Early land system in Oregon, by Nelly M. Hill, 1895.

Physical Description: Clipping of published version and original manuscript.
 

Item: 10
Letter from Don Pablo Vasquez of Spanishtown, describing the process of making adobe bricks, 1896.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 11
Bolitas of the New Coso Mining Company, Darwin City, Inyo County, with letter from E. S. Campbell to Mrs. David Starr Jordan explaining the use of scrip to pay the miners, 1895.

Physical Description: Typescript copy of letter and original pieces of scrip.
 

Item: 12
Letters from William M. Boggs, with sketches, describing buffalo hunting on the plains, 1895.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 13
Copies of reports of miners meetings, Smith Flat District and Poverty Hill, late 1850s, transcribed by O. Hopkins, 1896.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 14
Autographed letter of Mrs. Jessie Fremont in regard to the conquest of California, March 14, 1895.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 15
Letters of Dr. Samuel J. Parker relative to statements made in his manuscript on the Oregon Missions, 1896-1898.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 16
Bibliography of Alaskan missions prepared by Lucy Allabach.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 17
Chronology of Russian America by Katherine A. Chandler, 1897.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 18
The Great Northern Railway System, a thesis by F. S. Howard, 1897.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 19
References for California settlement before 1849, by Mary Leddy, 1897.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 20
The rediscovery of Monterey and the founding of San Carlos Mission, [translated by Elinor A. Smith] from "The Historical Relation of the Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Fray Junipero Serra . . ." by Rev. Father L. F. F. Palou, 1897.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 21
The rediscovery of Monterey and the founding of San Carlos Mission, translated from Vol. ii of "Information Concerning New California" written by Rev. Father F. F. Palou, by Elinor A. Smith, 1897.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 22
Partial copy of William Carey Jones' report on land titles in California made for the U. S. Government in 1849.

Physical Description: Typewritten.
 

Item: 23
Great Northern Railway map; transcontinental route for passenger and freight, 1896.

Physical Description: Printed.
 

Pacific Slopes Manuscripts Volume 5

 

Item: 1
The Bear Flag Revolt as related by William B. Ide in a manuscript presented to the L. S. J. U. by Mrs. Sarah B. Ide Healy, his daughter, in 1893, with an accompanying letter.

Physical Description: Handwritten.
 

Item: 2
The Bear Flag Revolt as related by Mr. William Baldridge and other participants still residing in Napa Valley to Mrs. Mary Sheldon Barnes, 1892-1893; along with Mr. Baldridge's manuscript account of the Bear Flag Revolt, ca. 1894.

Physical Description: Typewritten and handwritten.
 

Maps and Drawings

Map Case Folder 1

Two hand drawn maps showing Indian trails of San Mateo County by McClellan with the assistance of Pedro Evancio (the last Indian survivor of Dolores Mission), 1895.

Map Case Folder 2

Three drawings by William M. Boggs.

Oversize Box 1

Map tracings, including a manuscript map by Pedro Evancio.