Guide to the Memorial Grove Committee Collection, 1896-1903

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Guide to the Memorial Grove Committee Collection, 1896-1903



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Memorial Grove Committee Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1896-1903
Box Number: 880-881
Collector: Waggoner, Eliza Holloway
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Memorial Grove Committee Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

California--History
Parks--California
California State Capitol Park (Sacramento, Calif.)

Contents

Correspondence, minutes, speeches, manuscripts, receipts, ephemera.

History

The idea for the Memorial Grove came to Mrs. Eliza Holloway on October 5, 1896 and was proposed before the Edward Roby Circle, No. 2, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic on October 14, 1896. The proposal was accepted and the Memorial Grove Committee appointed. Mrs. Waggoner was made chairman, Cornelia E. Shirland secretary, and Sarah A. Metcalf treasurer. A letter from the Board of Capitol Commissioners, dated November 14, 1896, granted space in the Capital Park for the Grove. The official dedication took place on May 1, 1897. A tree from George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, was planted April 25, 1903, and Mrs. Waggoner received plants for the Grove as late as November 19, 1903, but the Committee per se is not mentioned in contemporary accounts.

Correspondents

  • Atkinson, R. W.
  • Bailey, Belinda S.
  • Bailhache, Addie L.
  • Barker, H. L.
  • Barrett, Edwin P.
  • Barringer, Florence L.
  • Barrows, Frank
  • Betts, Edward Everett
  • Brazelton, Bill
  • Burgess, Carrie
  • Chrishman, Henry K.
  • Clark, James J.
  • Cushing, F. W.
  • Cushing, Venice
  • Davies, W. W.
  • Davis, J. V.
  • Dickey, Marnie
  • Dickson, R.
  • Eby, E. W.
  • Elroy, John W.
  • Foot, John
  • Foucher, Amanda
  • Frame, Thomas
  • French, Eva J.
  • Garfield, Lucretia R.
  • Graugh, U. I.
  • Hager, Mary J.
  • Hall, Susie Howard
  • Hamilton, Calvin
  • Harris, M. M.
  • Harris, Thomas H.
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Harrison, G. Otis
  • Hartwell, Mary E.
  • Hartwell, Will H.
  • Hill, Richard B.
  • Jefferys, M. M.
  • Jenks, W. M.
  • McMurray, Frank
  • Mansfield, J. H.
  • Martin, Peter
  • Metcalf, Sarah A.
  • Milner, J[an] R.
  • Myers, Emma E.
  • Osbourne, Francis H.
  • Page, Fannie M.
  • Parker, A. C.
  • Phillips, Anne M.
  • Reith, F. M.
  • Rhodes, Christian
  • Savage, T. H.
  • Shea, Thomas
  • Smith, C. S.
  • Stowe, Delia L.
  • Sweeny, Charles H.
  • Todman, Josephine Melvina
  • Terry, L. L.
  • Twidle, John
  • Vandegrift, Nellie M.
  • Waggoner, Eliza Holloway
  • Weeks, Anna C.
  • Ziegler, [T?] B.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Photographs

  • Geographic pictures, portraits

Container List

Box 880

Correspondence

Box 881

Memorial Grove Committee business papers, clippings, ephemera, minutes, notes and drafts by Mrs. Waggoner, periodical article on the Committee, and speeches.