Harry Babcock Photograph Albums, 1881-1883

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1996

Harry Babcock Photograph Albums, 1881-1883

BANC PIC 1954.016 -- fALB

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1996
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    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
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    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Harry Babcock Photograph Albums,
Date: 1881-1883
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1954.016 -- fALB
Extent: 175 photographic prints; compiled in 2 albums, each measuring 32 x 28 cm. 175 digital objects
Photographer: Babcock, Harry
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Harry Babcock Photograph Albums, BANC PIC 1954.016--fALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Harry Babcock Photograph Albums were purchased in 1954.

Biography

According to Langley's San Francisco Directory of 1881-1882, Harry Babcock was a clerk at Parrott & Co. and resided at 11 Essex Street in San Francisco. The collection features several photographs of this residence. The partners of Parrott & Co. were Louis B. Parrott, William F. Babcock, and William Babcock. Both William F. and William also resided at 11 Essex Street and are referred to in the albums' captions. The relations among the three Babcock's is undetermined.

Scope and Content

The Harry Babcock Photograph Albums collection contains 175 photographic prints taken between 1881 and 1883, presumably by Harry Babcock. The collection contains many scenes of outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. The natural locations photographed include Yosemite, San Andreas Lake, various parts of the Sacramento, McCloud and Pitt Rivers, Lagunitas, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Shasta, Eddy Mountain, San Francisco Bay, Mud Lake, Picayune Lake, Buck Lake, Castle Lake, Pilarcitos, and the Suisun marshes. There are also photographs of Babcock's hunting dogs, hunting partners, and killed game.
The collection also features photographs of those who are likely family members and friends of Babcock, as well as various residences and properties. Though most people are not identified, those that are include a Mr. Randolph, a Mr. Plaw, a W.B.F., and a Captain M. Identified residences include the Babcock homes in San Francisco, San Rafael and at San Andreas Lake; the Plaw residence, East Oakland; the Lick house, Gilroy Hot Springs; The McD. residence, Menlo Park; the Walken cottage, Lagunitas; the T. Walker cottage, San Rafael; the Captain M. house, Army Point, Benicia; two Sisson residences, Shasta County; and an unidentified residence at Soda Springs. Also included are views of San Francisco; the U.S. Fishery on the McCloud River; the Cordelia Shooting Club and Teal Station on Suisun Bay; and the grounds, residences, and surrounding vicinity of the Guadalupe Quicksilver Mine in Santa Clara County.
The collection is made up of two leather-bound albums, fully captioned in manuscript, with all prints being mounted to board pages. Most prints measure approximately 12 x 20 cm. The name "Harry Babcock" is embossed on the front cover of each album.

Container Listing

 

Volume 1

 

1 View of San Francisco from 11 Essex St. 1881.

 

2 View of San Francisco from 11 Essex St. 1881.

 

3 11 Essex St. from front gate. 1881.

 

4 Front room 11 Essex St. 1882.

 

5 My Kennel. 1882. "Julie," "Topsy," "Don," "Monarch."

 

6 My Kennel. Attention! 1882.

 

7 Mt. Shasta from the Big Meadow. 1881.

 

8 Sisson's Fish pond. 1881. [Sisson.]

 

9 View on the Fish pond. 1881. [Sisson.]

 

10 Stream from the Big Spring. 1881.

 

11 Outcome of a morning's hunt in the North Fork. 1881.

 

12 At North Fork Camp. 1881.

 

13 Buck horn Camp -- breakfast. 1881.

 

14 Buck horn Camp. 1881.

 

15 Pond Lillies on Picayune Lake. 1881.

 

16 Picayune Lake. 1881.

 

17 Our old fishing Log. Picayune Lake. 1881.

 

18 North Fork Camp. 1881.

 

19 Last days Hunt at Mud Lake Camp. 1881.

 

20 Mud Lake. 1881.

 

21 Our Larder -- Mud Lake Camp. 1881.

 

22 View of Mud Lake from Camp. 1881.

 

23 From our evening's Hunt. 1881.

 

24 Mud Lake. 1881.

 

25 Randolph's span. 1881.

 

26 On the Fish pond. 1881. [Sisson.]

 

27 At Buck horn Camp. 1881.

 

28 Meadows on the North Fork. 1881.

 

29 Old "Colonel." 1881. [Sisson Fish Pond.]

 

30 Group of Indians. 1881.

 

31 Mr. P's [i.e. Plaw's] House, E. Oakland. 1882. [171 E. Fourteenth St.]

 

32 Parlor at Mr. P's [i.e. Plaw's]. 1882.

 

33 Mr. P's House -- looking S. 1882.

 

34 Hall at Mr. P's [i.e. Plaw's].

 

35 Bowling Alley -- Monterey. 1882.

 

36 Croquet Grounds -- Monterey. 1882.

 

37 Dining room at WB's [i.e. William Babcock's] house. 1881.

 

38 [Dining room at William Babcock's house. 1881.]

 

39 The Lolita in the Marshes -- Suisun. 1881.

 

40 Ditch to Montgomery's pond. 18th swan. 1881.

 

41 Montgomery's Pond. 1881.

 

42 Montgomery's -- picking up Swan. 1881.

 

43 In the Blind. [Photographic reproduction of painting by unidentified artist.]

 

44 Lick House. Gilroy Hot Springs. 1881.

 

45 The Slumberers. 1881.

 

46 Snipe killed at Pleasanton. 1881.

 

47 San Andres [i.e San Andreas?] Lake from Cottage. 1881.

 

48 Our Cottage at San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1882.

 

49 Duck shooting at San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1881.

 

50 San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1881.

 

51 Italian Fishing boat. 1882.

 

52 Steam Tug -- Instantaneous. 1882.

 

53 The McD. place, Menlo Park. 1882.

 

54 The McD. place. 1882.

 

55 House at the McD's, Menlo Park. 1882.

 

56 Village Cart. 1882.

 

57 At Menlo Park. 1882.

 

58 Lagunitas (San Rafael) from Mr. W's Cottage. 1882.

 

59 Picnic at Lagunitas. 1882.

 

60 Lagunitas. 1882.

 

61 At Wm. B's [i.e. William Babcock's] place, San Rafael. 1882.

 

62 Dam at Lagunitas. 1882.

 

63 Lagunitas -- fishing. 1882.

 

64 Mt. Tamalpais from Lagunitas. 1882.

 

65 The Walken Cottage, Lagunitas. 1882.

 

66 Wm B's [i.e. William Babcock's] House, San Rafael. 1882.

 

67 Stable. 1881.

 

68 Wm B's [i.e. William Babcock's] House -- looking W. 1882.

 

69 Wm B's [i.e. William Babcock's] place -- vineyard. 1882.

 

70 Cottage at Stone dam. 1882. S.V.W.W.

 

71 Stone Dam. 1882. S.V.W.W.

 

72 T.W.'s [i.e. T. Walker's] Cottage, San Rafael. 1881.

 

73 T.W.'s [i.e. T. Walker's] Cottage, San Rafael. 1881.

 

74 [Bedroom, unidentified house.]

 

Volume 2

 

1 View from Pitt river Ferry. 1882.

 

2 U.S. Gov. Fishery, McCloud river. 1882.

 

3 U.S. Gov. Fishery, McCloud river. 1882.

 

4 View on the Sacramento river. 1882.

 

5 Falls on the upper Sacramento. 1882. [Mossbrae Falls.]

 

6 Below the Falls. 1882.

 

7 Soda Springs. 1882.

 

8 Our Camp in the North Fork, 6000 ft. 1882.

 

9 Falls on the upper Sacramento. 1882. [Mossbrae Falls.]

 

10 The old she-Bear, where she dropped. 1882.

 

11 The Eddy Mountain Lakes. 1882.

 

12 The North Fork Camp. 1882.

 

13 The North Fork of the Sacramento river. 1882.

 

14 Eddy Mountain 10,000 ft., looking E. 1882.

 

15 Result of my first morning's Hunt in 1882.

 

16 Mountains around the North Fork. 1882.

 

17 Picayune Lake. 1882.

 

18 The Eddy Mountain Lakes, 8,000 ft. 1882.

 

19 "Refreshments." 1882. [Sisson.]

 

20 Buck Lake. 1882.

 

21 Rocky Peak. 1882.

 

22 Fishing on Picayune Lake. 1882.

 

23 Camp at Picayune Lake. 1882.

 

24 Our raft on the Lake. 1882.

 

25 Picayune Lake -- Camp on the far shore. 1882.

 

26 Our Camp at Picayune Lake. 1882.

 

27 Randolph returning with our Mail. 1882.

 

28 Falls on the Sacramento above Soda Springs. 1882. [Mossbrae Falls.]

 

29 From flume below Stone Dam. 1882. [San Andreas Lake?]

 

30 View from Cottage -- Stone dam. 1882. [San Andreas Lake?]

 

31 At Stone Dam. 1882. [San Andreas Lake?]

 

32 From Sea Wall, San Francisco. 1882. Instantaneous.

 

33 Breaking Camp at Picayune Lake. Homeward-bound. 1882.

 

34 At Picayune Lake. 1882.

 

35 Dinner time at Picayune. 1882.

 

36 Bluffs at head of Castle Lake. 1882.

 

37 Sugar Loaf Peak -- Castle Lake. 1882.

 

38 Castle Lake. 1882.

 

39 Taking care of the Bears. 1882.

 

40 Ridge running N. from Eddy Mountain. 1882.

 

41 W.B.F. in "shell." San Francisco Bay. 1882.

 

42 W.B.F. "Nautilus Boat Club." 1882.

 

43 Miners' Cottages at Guadalupe. 1883.

 

44 Lime Kiln -- Guadalupe. 1883.

 

45 Guadalupe Quicksilver Mine. 1883.

 

46 Miners Cottages, Guadalupe. 1883.

 

47 Guadalupe Quicksilver Mine. 1883.

 

48 Book Keeper's Cottage, Guadalupe. 1883.

 

49 Northern limit at Guadalupe. 1883.

 

50 Superintendents House, Guadalupe. 1883.

 

51 Peacock -- Guadalupe. 1883.

 

52 Superintendent's grounds. Guadalupe. 1883.

 

53 Superintendent's House. Guadalupe. 1883.

 

54 At the Cottage. San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1882.

 

55 Snow scene at San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. Jan'y 1, '83.

 

56 Snow scene at San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. Jan'y 1, '83.

 

57 View of Cottage, San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1883.

 

58 San Andres [i.e. San Andreas?] Lake. 1883.

 

59 A brace of Curlew. 1883.

 

60 At the Cottage. Thanksgiving. 1882.

 

61 Boat house and dam, San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?]. 1883.

 

62 From the Sea Wall S.F. [San Francisco] during a gale from the N. 1883.

 

63 Snow scene at San Andres [i.e. San Andreas Lake?], Jan'y 1, '83, from the Cottage piazza.

 

64 Flume and dam at Pilarcitos. 1883.

 

65 Stone Tower at Pilarcitos. 1883.

 

66 From the Sea Wall, S. F. [San Francisco]. 1883.

 

67 My Kennel. 1883.

 

68 My Kennel. 1883.

 

69 [Kennel of Harry Babcock.] 1883.

 

70 Mirror Lake, Yosemite. 1883.

 

71 Capt. M.'s House. Army Point. 1883. [Benicia.]

 

72 At Army Point. Benicia. 1883.

 

73 Glacier Point House. Yosemite. 1883.

 

74 Capt. M's Tandem. Army Point.

 

75 Yosemite Fall (2,600 ft.) from Union Point. 1883.

 

76 Off for Glacier Point, Yosemite. 1883.

 

77 At Mirror Lake. Yosemite. 1883.

 

78 The Glacier Point Trail. Yosemite. 1883.

 

79 Our Party on the Trail. Yosemite. 1883.

 

80 Yosemite Valley Chapel. 1883.

 

81 Dr. B's [i.e. Babcock's?] Dining room, S.F. [San Francisco]. 1883.

 

82 Dr. B's [i.e. Babcock's?] Dining room, S.F. [San Francisco]. 1883.

 

83 Ditch to the Cordelia Club's ponds. 1883.

 

84 Duck shooting in the Suisun Marshes. "Judd's Stand." 1883.

 

85 The Lolita in Winter Quarters. Cordelia Shooting Club. 1883.

 

86 At Teal Station. Suisun Marshes. 1883.

 

87 Capt., "1st Mate" & Cook, Yacht Lolita.

 

88 Horse shoe Bend, McCloud river. 1883.

 

89 Sisson's place on the McCloud. 1883.

 

90 Our Mt. Shasta party on the McCloud. 1883.

 

91 Among the Pines. McCloud. 1883.

 

92 Foot log at Horse shoe. McCloud river. 1883.

 

93 Roasting Venison at Middle Fork Camp. 1883.

 

94 My last morning's Hunt from Middle Fork Camp. 3 Bucks. 1883.

 

95 On the McCloud. 1883.

 

96 McCloud river. 1883.

 

97 Our North Fork Camp. 1883.

 

98 Mt. Shasta (14,440 ft.) from Sisson's. 1883.

 

99 Sisson's Place. 1883.

 

100 View from Camp in the North Fork. 1883.

 

101 Camp in the head of the Middle Fork. 1883.