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Preliminary Inventory to the Charles Beach Boothe Papers, 1850-1976
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Box  1-2

CORRESPONDENCE, 1908-1911

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript correspondence and telegrams, including some carbon copies, relating to a plot to overthrow the Imperial Chinese Government. The originals, located in Box 1, are restricted; the photocopies in Box 2 are available for research use.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Correspondence between C. B. Boothe and Dr. Yung Wing

 

1 Oct. 9, 1908. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

2 Oct. 21, 1908. Wing to Boothe. 3 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

3 Dec. 5, 1908. Wing to Boothe and Homer Lea. 4 p., ms. /Small double sheet.

 

4 Dec. 6, 1908. Wing to Boothe. 4 p., ms. /Two small double sheets./

 

5 Dec. 14, 1908. Wing to Boothe. 3 p., typed. /On three sheets of stationery of the Rotary File and Machine Co., Brooklyn, N. Y./

 

6 Dec. 28, 1908. Boothe to Wing. 3 p., typed, carbon copy. /Three sheets./

 

7 Jan. 4, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Large double sheet./

 

8 Jan. 16, 1909. Wing to Boothe and Homer Lea. 6 p., ms. /Three small double sheets./

 

9 Jan. 16, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /One large sheet./

 

10 Jan. 25, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 4 p., ms. /Four large sheets./

 

11 Feb. 2, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

12 Feb. 13, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

13 Feb. 19, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 5 p., ms. /Five large sheets./

 

14 Feb. 22, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms., and post-script: 1 p., ms. /Two large sheets, and small double sheet./

 

15 Mar. 6, 1909. Boothe to Wing, with post-script. 2 p., typed, carbon copy; post-script: 1 p., ms. /Large sheet; and small double sheet./

 

16 June 5, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Large double sheet./

 

17 June 11, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /One sheet./

 

18 Sept. 14, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 4 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

19 Oct. 2, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 3 p., typed, carbon copy. /Two large sheets./

 

20 Oct. 20, 1909. Wing to Boothe. 4 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

21 Dec. 23, 1909. Boothe to Wing. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

22 Mar. 4, 1910. Wing to Boothe and Homer Lea, with enclosure: copy of letter from Wing to Sun Yat Sen dated Feb. 16, 1910.. Letter to Boothe and Lea: 2 p., ms. /Large double sheet./ Enclosure: 2 p., ms., copy. /On two very flimsy sheets of paper, damaged./

 

23 Mar. 16, 1910. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Large double sheet./

 

24 Mar. 28, 1910. Wing to Boothe, with enclosure A plan to negotiate a loan. 1 p., ms. /Large sheet/ Enclosure: 4 p., ms. /Four large sheets./

 

25 May 26, 1910. Wing to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

26 Nov. 10, 1910. Wing to Mr. and Mrs. Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Large double sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Correspondence between C. B. Boothe and W. W. Allen

 

27 Nov. 18, 1908. Boothe to Allen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Two large sheets/

 

28 Nov. 19, 1908. Allen to Boothe, with enclosure: Century Code Co. circular letter to C. B. Boothe and Co. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./ Enclosure: 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

29 Nov. 25, 1908. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets.

 

30 Dec. 7, 1908. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

31 Dec. 23, 1908. Boothe to Allen. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

32 Dec. 28, 1908. Boothe to Allen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Two large sheets./

 

33 Jan. 2, 1909. Boothe to Allen. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

34 Jan. 4, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

35 Jan. 6, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

Scope and Content Note

(Letter incorrectly headed Jan. 6, 1908.)
 

36 Jan. 11, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

37 Jan. 12, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

Scope and Content Note

(Enclosure mentioned but not found here.)
 

38 Jan. 21, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

39 Jan. 25, 1909. Boothe to Allen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

40 Jan. 29, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 3 p., typed. /Three large sheets./

Scope and Content Note

(Newspaper column 1 long glued to first sheet.)
 

41 Feb. 1, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

42 Feb. 3, 1909. Boothe to Allen with enclosures: Officials in sequence and Principal Reform Societies. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./ Enclosures: 2 p., typed, carbon copies. /Two large sheets./

 

43 Feb. 3, 1909. Boothe to Allen. 3 p., typed, carbon copy. /Two large sheets./

 

44 Feb. 6, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 5 p., ms. /Five long sheets/

 

45 Feb. 6, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., ms. /Large sheet./

 

46 Feb. 10, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

Scope and Content Note

(Enclosure mentioned not found here.)
 

47 Feb. 11, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

48 Feb. 12, 1909. Boothe to Allen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

49 Feb. 13, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

50 Mar. 1, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /One large sheet./

Scope and Content Note

(Clippings mentioned not enclosed here.)
 

51 Mar. 19, 1909. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /One large sheet./

Scope and Content Note

(Enclosed clippings not found here.)
 

52 Mar. 14, 1910. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

53 Mar. 31, 1910. Allen to Boothe. 3 p., typed. /Three large sheets./

 

54 Apr. 4, 1910. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

55 July 12, 1910. Allen to Boothe. 1 p., night letter, typed. /Small sheet./

 

56 July 19, 1910. Boothe to Allen. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

57 July 23, 1910. Allen to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Single small sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Correspondence between C. B. Boothe and Sun Yat Sen

 

58 Mar. 14, 1910. Sun Yat Sen statement concerning appointment of Boothe as foreign financial agent for Fed. Assc. of China. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

59 Mar. 21, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

60 Apr. 5, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 1 p., ms. /Large sheet, Liberty News letterhead./

 

61 May 12, 1910. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

62 May 24, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 1 p., ms. /Large sheet, Liberty News letterhead./

 

63 June 22, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Two large sheets./

 

64 June 22, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet, typed copy of preceding letter./

 

65 June 25, 1910. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

66 July 15, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 2 p., ms., and post-script: 1 p., ms. /Three small sheets./

 

67 Sept. 4, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 3 p., ms., and post-script: 1/2 p., ms. /Three and 1/2 large sheets./

 

68 Sept. 26, 1910. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 1 p., ms., telegram. /Small sheet./

 

69 Sept. 26, 1910. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

70 Oct. 21, 1910. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

71 Nov. 8, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 3 p., ms. /Three small sheets./

 

72 Dec. 16, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 3 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

73 Mar. 6, 1911. Sun Yat Sen to Boothe. 2 p., ms. /Two small sheets./

 

74 Apr. 13, 1911. Boothe to Sun Yat Sen. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Correspondence between C. B. Boothe and Homer Lea

 

75 Apr. 7, 1908. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

76 Aug. 26, 1908. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

77 Sept. 11, 1908. Boothe to Lea. 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

78 Sept. 21, 1908. Lea to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

79 Oct. 5, 1908. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

80 Nov. 17, 1908. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

 

81 June 21, 1910. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed night letter. /Small sheet./

 

82 June 26, 1910. Lea to Boothe. 3 p., ms. /Small double sheet./

 

83 Sept. 25, 1910. Lea to Boothe. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Correspondence between C. B. Boothe and Charles B. Hill

 

84 Jan. 12, 1911. Boothe to Hill. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

85 Mar. 3, 1911. Hill to Boothe. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Correspondence of C. B. Boothe with various persons

 

86 June 14, 1909. Boothe to Kang Yu Wei. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large sheet./

 

87 June 21, 1910. T. Schneider to Boothe. 1 p., typed, telegram. /Small sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Letters of Yung Wing to Homer Lea

 

88 Dec. 4, 1908. Wing to Homer Lea. 2 p., ms. /Two large sheets./

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Letters of Sun Yat Sen to Homer Lea

 

89 Feb. 24, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Lea. 1 p., ms. /Small sheet./

 

90 April 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Lea. 3 p., typed copy. /Two large sheets./

 

91 Sept. 5, 1910. Sun Yat Sen to Lea. 3 p., ms.; post-script: 1 p., ms. /Four large sheets./

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Homer Lea's estimate of a revolution in China and letter to W. W. Allen

 

92 Summer 1909. Homer Lea's estimate. 4 p., ms. /Three small sheets, torn./

 

93 June 13, 1910. Lea to Allen. 1 p., typed. /Large sheet./

Box/Folder: 1 : 10, 13

NON-PRINTED DOCUMENTS, 1905-1910

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents, including plans, lists, memoranda, financial proposals, letters, and an invitation and a declaration signed by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, relating to a plot to overthrow the Imperial Chinese Government.
Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Miscellaneous documents

 

94 no date. Yung Wing to heads of 4 Chinese political associations. 2 p., ms. Copy: 2 p., typed, carbon copy. /Large double sheet; copy: two large sheets./

 

95 no date. List of influential personalities in China. 2 p., typed. /Two large sheets./

 

96 Jan. 21, 1909. A plan for the financing of the revolution in China. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. Memorandum of proposal, 1 p., typed /Three large sheets./

 

97 Jan. 27, 1909. Revision No. 1 of the plan. 2 p., typed, carbon copy. Wants of China: 1 p., typed, carbon copy. /Three legal sheets./

 

98 Feb. 1, 1909. List of important Chinese, secret societies, foreign representatives in the U. S., U. S. representatives abroad, Governmental organization, provinces, seaports. 8 p., typed, carbon copy. /Eight legal sheets./

 

99 Mar., 12, 1910. Detailed plan on revolutionary forces within China, proposals for financial support of the revolution. 3 p., typed, carbon copy. /Three large sheets./

 

100 Mar. 14, 1910. Memoranda on payments to carry out revolution in China. 4 p., typed, carbon copy. /Four large sheets./

 

PRINTED MATERIALS, 1908-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed articles relating to the plot to overthrow the Imperial Chinese Government.
Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Newspaper clippings

 

101 Jan. 24, 1909. N. Y. Daily Herald article concerning negotiations between Tang Shao Yi and J. P. Morgan, others. /8 1/2 column./

 

102 Dec. 17, 1909. Times Literary Supplement article, The Mastery of the Pacific. /1/2 page./

 

103 no date. Article, 'General' Homer Lea. /8 clipping, 2 columns wide.

 

104 dateline Nov. 16. Article, S. S.S.? Cruiser Cincinnati leaves Vallejo for China. /10 1/2, 2 columns wide./

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Miscellaneous materials on Sun Yat Sen, Yung Wing, and on the Boothe Papers

 

105 Jan. 28, 1912. Article, American Christian, President of China. Photostat reproduction of one full page of Times-Democrat.

 

106 August 1965. Article, Yung Wing in America. Reprint from Pacific Historical Review, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, p. 265-87. /Twelve sheets./

 

107 Oct. 13, 1966. Article, Americans' plot for Chinese revolt revealed. Los Angeles Times reprint. 6 p. /Large double sheet, one insert./

Box 2, Folder 1-13

Photocopies of items in Box 1; photocopies only available for research use.

Box 3

Lea, Homer. Books

Folder 1

The Vermillion Pencil, 1908

 

The Valor of Ignorance, 1909

Box  3

MISCELLANY, 1850-1973

Scope and Content Note

Printed article, clipping, envelopes, notes and a duplicate copy of the letters previously described; correspondence and two photocopies of a mortality register kept by Earl S. Youman, an undertaker in Sacramento, California (grandfather of the donor, Mr. Laurence Boothe); and correspondence and miscellany relating to a trip to Taiwan by Mr. Laurence Boothe (includes correspondence with Sun Fo, son of Dr. Sun Yat-sen).
Box 3, Folder 2

General. Clipping, letter, envelopes, photocopies of letters, and a printed article about Homer Lea

Folder 3

Sun, Fo. Primarily correspondence and miscellany relating to a trip to Taiwan by Mr. Laurence Boothe, 1966-1973

Folder 4

California Historical Society, 1850-1966. Correspondence and two photocopies of a mortality register kept by Earl S. Youman, an undertaker in Sacramento, California (grandfather of the donor, Mr. Laurence Boothe)

Box 10.A-V

AUDIOVISUAL FILE, 1910.

Envelope: A

One photograph of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and his son, Sun Fo, taken in Honolulu, and inscribed, 1910