California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
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California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
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Collection name: California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
1,232 images selected from The Bancroft Library's
Portrait Collection ; various sizes
Photographers: Various photographers, including: I. W.
Taber, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Carleton E. Watkins, Moulin Studios, Thomas Houseworth
& Co., Bradley & Rulofson, William Shew, Peter Stackpole, Francis
P. Farquhar, Johan Hagemeyer, William Keith, F. Gutekunst, Charles McMillan,
Silas Selleck, Thors (San Francisco), Stewart & Skelton Studios, Schumacher
Portraits, Ken McLaughlin, Sarony & Co., Hirsch & Kaye (San Francisco),
The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
The portraits were acquired from various sources.
Collection is available for use.
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physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright
holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
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Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content
California Faces consists of 1,232 photographic and other pictorial
portraits of 416 men and women prominent in California's history. The portraits, selected
from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, offer a diverse selection of artists,
writers, businessmen, politicians, scientists, entertainers, and others, primarily from
the early nineteenth-century until the present. Individuals from the San Francisco Bay
Area tend to predominate since the library's holdings are strongest in this area.
Many notable figures from California's pre-statehood and early statehood days are
featured: Sir Francis Drake, the earliest Anglo to set foot on California soil; Patrick
Breen and Eliza Donner from the ill-fated Donner Party; frontiersman Kit Carson, John
Sutter, Lola Montez, and many others. Writers who were either born and raised in the
state or who spent significant periods of time in California are included: traditional
chroniclers of Western experience (Bret Harte and Jack London), modernists (Gertrude
Stein), Beats (Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), and even a few Pulitzer prize winners
(John Steinbeck and William Saroyan). Other figures from the arts include dancer Isadora
Duncan, actress Lotta Crabtree, and photographers Ansel Adams and Eadweard Muybridge.
Politicians include many of the state's governors (including pre-statehood Mexican
governors), senators, and congressmen. California's wealthy and powerful families are
represented by the likes of Leland Stanford, the Hearsts, and the Spreckels.
The collection contains the work of many photographers, including I. W. Taber, Ansel
Adams, Edward Weston, Carleton E. Watkins, Moulin Studios, Thomas Houseworth & Co.,
Bradley & Rulofson, William Shew, Peter Stackpole, Francis P. Farquhar, Johan
Hagemeyer, William Keith, F. Gutekunst, Charles McMillan, Silas Selleck, Thors (San
Francisco), Stewart & Skelton Studios, Schumacher Portraits, Ken McLaughlin, Sarony
& Co., Hirsch & Kaye (San Francisco), and others.
Captions printed or handwritten on the photographs are reprinted in the container
listing. Photograph numbers are the numbers assigned in the Portrait Collection. Users
should always use these identification numbers when citing or requesting originals.
Biographical notes on each individual accompany that individual's set of portraits in the
A Few Words About the Portrait Collection and the Selection
The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection is, archivally speaking, an "artificial"
collection in that it is not provenance-based. For many years it was a convenient storage
system for miscellaneous pictorial items acquired by the library. And, for many years,
individual items were removed from larger collections and placed in this alphabetical
collection. (This practice no longer occurs.) The Portrait Collection does not represent
the library's complete holdings on any single person. Library users should always consult
the on-line catalog for additional holdings.
The selection of individuals in
California Faces is by no means
exhaustive. Portrait selection was not based on each individual's perceived importance,
but on the quality and number of portraits in The Bancroft Library's holdings. For some
individuals, the portraits presented in this selection may be the only holdings in the
Portrait Collection. And, many important figures may not be represented in
California Faces simply because the library had no holdings in the
Portrait Collection for that individual (although there may be holdings in other
collections in the library). It should also be noted that during the course of selection,
the focus and manner of the portrait selection changed. The original aim was to present a
full sampling of the library's holdings for a smaller number of individuals. It was
eventually decided to select a broader range of subjects with minimum representation of
each. This accounts for the high number of portraits selected for Jack London, Earl
Warren, Pat Brown, John Muir, and a few other individuals.
Sources of Biographical Information:
Angelo J. Rossi Memorial Committee.
Angelo J. Rossi Funeral
Services, April 7, 1948. Dedicatory Services, June 9, 1949.
Anspach, Marshall R. "The Lost History of Seth Kinman, Noted California
Hunter (1815-1888), Delivered by Marshall R. Anspach, Esq., Before the Society,
Feb. 14, 1947." Now and Then. Volume 8, no. 8. April, 1947.
Benjamin H. Swig; the Measure of a Man.
San Francisco: Walter Blum, 1968.
Dictionary of American Biography: Under the Auspices of the
American Council of Learned Societies.
Edited by Dumas Malone. New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Volume XII.
"Dr. Ira B. Cross."
San Francisco Chronicle. March
California People. Salt Lake City:
Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1982.
Hart, James D.
A Companion to California. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1978.
Hart, James D.
A Companion to California. New ed.,
revised and expanded. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
Hughes, Edan Milton.
Artists in California, 1786-1940.
San Francisco: Hughes Pub. Co., 1989, p. 514.
Levy, Felice D.
Obituaries on File. New York: Facts
on File, 1979, p. 198.
Edward Taylor Parsons, March 15, 1861-May 22,
. [San Francisco? 1915?].
Pflueger, Milton T.
Time and Tim Remembered : a Tradition
of Bay Area Architecture : Pflueger Architects, Timothy, Milton, and John,
the First Seventy-five Years, 1908 to 1983.
San Francisco: Pflueger
Potter, E. B.
Nimitz. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval
Institute Press, 1976.
San Francisco, Calif. Bar.
In Memoriam. Samuel Cowles.
[San Francisco, 1880].
Solomons of the Sierra : the Pioneer of
the John Muir Trail.
Yosemite, CA: Flying Spur Press, 1989, p. ix.
American Dreamers : Charmian and Jack London. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988, p. 12.
Wendte, Charles W.
Thomas Starr King : Patriot and Preacher. Boston: The Beacon Press, 1921., pp. xi-xvii.
Who Was Who in America. Chicago: Marquis-Who's Who
[etc.], v. 1, v. 4.
Woman's Who's Who of America. New York: The American
Commonwealth Company, 1914-1915.
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
San Francisco-born photographer, known for his images of natural beauty in Yosemite and
other American wilderness settings, and his activity in movements for environmental
Guest speaker - Ansel Adams of Carmel, California, at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Bancroft Library, University
of California - Berkeley Campus. Sunday, May 14, 1967. The book under his arm is entitled: "Valley of Salt, Memories of Wine"
by Louis Nusbaumer, Edited by George Koenig.
1930 (?) - Ansel Adams, Albert Bender, Virginia Adams.
[Ansel Adams, left, and two other men at a worktable.]
Photo by N.H. (Dan) Cheatham, 1978. At Landell-Hill Big Creek Reserve Dedication, 4/29/78. Big Sur coastline.
Adler, Kurt Herbert, 1905-1988.
Viennese-born conductor and General Director of the San Francisco Opera from 1957-1981.
Kurt Herbert Adler, general director of the San Francisco Opera, conducts the company's new production of Verdi's "Un Ballo
in Maschera." National Public Radio member stations are broadcasting the company's entire 1977 Fall Season.
[Kurt Herbert Adler, autographed on the front by Adler, San Francisco 1977.]
Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882.
12th Mexican governor of California (1836-1842), a native-born Californian, who aimed at
establishing a state free of Mexican rules and ties.
Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1875.
New York trader who helped found the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. in 1848 and a railway
across the Isthmus of Panama, which gave him and his colleagues a monopoly on an
expedient shipping route from New York to San Francisco prior to the completion of the
transcontinental railroad in 1869.
Wm. H. Aspinwall, the Founder and First President of the P.M.S.S. [Pacific Mail Steamship] Co. Bradley & Rulofson, Photographers,
S.F. [San Francisco]
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948.
San Francisco-raised writer of dramatic fiction, some of which is set in California from
Spanish times to the 20th century; her many works include
Before the Gringo Came (1894),
Julia France and Her
The Sophisticates (1931), and
[Gertrude Atherton autograph on front, 1916]
Gertrude Atherton, aged 2
L to R: W. Parmer Fuller, Jr., Pres. Board of Trustees, Gertrude Atherton, Dr. Robert Millikan. This picture reproduced in
S.F. [San Francisco] Examiner, June 11, 1935 under heading "Mills College Jubilee" 50 yrs. "Commencement Services are attended
by notables." Mrs. Atherton was given honorary degree of doctor of laws.
Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934.
Writer who helped establish the artists' colony in Carmel. She wrote on a variety of
topics, including women, socialism, religion, and Native American culture; her works
A Woman of Genius (1912),
The Arrow Maker (1911), and the autobiographical
Mary Austin and Diego Rivera - Cuernevaca, c. 1932.
Mary Austin at the Pecietente Cross at Pilar
Bade, William Frederic, 1871-1936.
Professor of Old Testament literature and various languages who became an activist in the
Sierra Club and an editor of books on conservationist John Muir.
Baldwin, Elias Jackson ["Lucky"], 1828-1909.
Arrived in San Francisco in 1853, entered the hotel business, and went on to make a
fortune in bricks, real estate, and the stock market. He built the San Francisco hotel
and theater bearing his name and the Santa Anita Rancho in the San Gabriel Valley, with
vineyards and the largest racing stable in the U.S.
Romance continued to follow Lucky Baldwin into his seventies. He was an outstanding figure in S.F. [San Francisco] in the
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918.
Ohio-born book seller and collector who moved to California and began collecting Pacific
Coast-related materials for an encyclopedia, which turned into thousands of books,
manuscripts, maps, periodicals, etc.; they were centered around the history of California
and the West, Mexico and Central America, Canada, and Alaska. His collections, along with
his own historical writings, became The Bancroft Library, which he sold to the University
of California, Berkeley in 1905.
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W.J. Root, photographer
Philip Bancroft, Sr., Philip Bancroft, Jr. and Hubert Howe Bancroft, about 1915
The marble bust of Hubert Howe Bancroft stands near the information desk in the main reading room of the library he founded,
and which this week observes its 50th anniversary on the Berkeley campus, University of California. In addition to the library's...
Bradley & Rulofson, photographers
Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859.
Came to California in 1822 from Peru and became a social and political leader in San
Diego and Los Angeles, holding various political posts.
Barrows, David P., 1873-1954.
Professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, he was also an
administrator and eventually president of the University from 1919 to 1923.
Bartlett, Washington, 1824-1887.
Georgia-born printer who moved to California in 1849, became active in the Democratic
Party, and later became mayor of San Francisco (1882-1886) and governor of California
Taber's State Collection of portraits of representative Californians in memoriam to be presented to the State Library, by
I.W. Taber. "That the state may preserve the names and faces, and keep alive the memory of those who made it what it is."
Bartlett, William Chauncey, 1818-1907.
Lawyer and preacher who eventually became a journalist for the San Francisco
Bulletin, then an editor of the
Overland Monthly. He later
joined the Forest Service and wrote philosophical essays.
Bradley & Rulofson, photographers
Gift of Annie C. Day, Sept. 1935. Photograph by Morse.
Bechdolt, Frederick Ritchie, 1874-1950.
Pennsylvania-born writer who became a newspaperman after a brief experience with the
Klondike gold rush, and went on to write cowboy stories, collaborate with James Hopper on
9009 (1908), and become a member of the Carmel Bohemian colony.
Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892.
Came to California from Connecticut with the first overland party in 1841, was named
alcalde of Monterey, and later was elected the first mayor
of San Jose in 1850.
Taken at the house in San Jose, Mr. & Mrs. Belden & their three daughters & husbands & two grandchildren. The daughter at
extreme right of picture - Mrs. Iddings - is the only one of the family living.
Bender, Albert Maurice, 1866-1941.
Irish-born philanthropist and patron of the arts in San Francisco who aided artists,
photographers (including Ansel Adams), musicians, printers, and rare books libraries, and
was a founder of the Book Club of California.
Albert Bender - a great collector and friend of writers & artists
Photograph by Peter Stackpole
Albert M. Bender and Mirelle Piazzone, (daughter of Gottardo?)
Benton, Joseph Augustine, 1818-1892.
A leading California preacher who was a missionary to outlying regions and a founder of
the College of California (later the state university) and a professor at the Pacific
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett, 1842-1914.
Sent to San Francisco on an army assignment after his service in the Civil War, Bierce
began his literary career as a writer for
The Golden Era, the
, and the
Overland Monthly. He began to write satirical
columns, prose, and verse, usually marked by sardonic humor and irony -his works include
The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (1892),
Can Such Things
The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
[Inscribed to Ina Lillian Peterson, Oct. 7, 1892]
Bigler, John, 1805-1871.
Printer and lawyer from Pennsylvania who became the third governor of California
(1852-1856) and later a Minister to Chile.
John Bigler, Governor 1852-1858, died November 29th, 1871
Billings, Warren Knox, 1893-1972.
Associate of the Socialist labor leader Tom Mooney, who allegedly assisted him in
planting a bomb that killed 10 people and injured 40 in the Preparedness Day parade in
San Francisco (July 22, 1916) in order to oppose the parade's aim at asserting United
States readiness to fight in World War I. He was convicted, but eventually pardoned in
Warren Billings at Folsom, Nov. 1923
Black, Janet, 1878-1952?
Wife of writer Frank Norris.
Jeannette Norris Black, widow of Frank Norris. Reproduced from Brown-tone originals by Brugeise & Eisen of S.F. [San Francisco],
which were loaned by her son, Frank Preston of San Mateo
Bland, Henry Meade, 1863-1931.
California poet who followed Ina Coolbrith as the state's Poet Laureate (1929), and went
on to teach English at San Jose State Teachers College; his verse was published in
Sierran Pan and Other Poems (1924).
For Dear Ina Coolbrith from Henry Meade Bland. At "Glazonwood", College Park, Cal. Nov. 23, 1907.
Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953.
Scholar of the history of the Spanish-American frontier who was a professor at the
University of California, Berkeley and director of The Bancroft Library.
Digging in the ruins of Carmel Mission - June 25, 1920
Bolton at St. Francis Hotel, December 28, 1945
Bonney, Therese, 1897-1977.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley who was a war correspondent,
journalist, photographer, and author.
Bonney with Jean Auburtin, President of the Municipal Council of Paris
Booth, Newton, 1825-1892.
Lawyer and contributor of writings to the
Sacramento Union, Booth became
the 11th governor of California (1871-1875) and later a U.S. Senator.
Gov. Booth. Bradley & Rulofson, photographers
Hon. Newton Booth, Gov. Calif.
Brannan, Samuel, 1819-1889.
Convert to Mormonism who was charged with settling the first Mormon colony outside the
U.S. Brannan landed his settlers in Yerba Buena (now San Francisco), where he established
a flour mill and newspaper, and heralded the discovery of gold in San Francisco. His
drinking left him ostracized from the Mormon community and he died poor and forgotten.
S. Brannan, (State Library)
From left to right, back to front: Samuel J. Hensley, Sam Brannan, Jacob Leese, Thomas O. Larkin, W.D.M. Howard. Photograph
by Moulin Studios.
Brautigan, Richard, 1935-1984.
Writer who was part of the San Francisco Beat movement, whose works include
Confederate General from Big Sur
Trout Fishing in America
The Abortion (1970), and
The Pill versus the Springhill
Breen, Patrick, ca. 1805-1868.
Irish-born member of the ill-fated Donner Party who recorded his experiences at Donner
Lake in a diary.
Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910.
Principal Assistant to Josiah Dwight Whitney's Geological Survey of California
(1860-1864), Brewer was an acute observer of California's physical attributes and his
findings contributed to the
Geological Survey of California (1865).
Field Party of 1864, L-R: James T. Gardner, Richard Cotter, W.H. Brewer, Clarence King. Prof. J.D. Whitney, with the regards
of Wm. H. Brewer [Original shelved: Cal. State Geological Survey:4, POR]
Photo by Phelps Studio, from Yale Scientific Monthly
Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990.
Australian who came to California and became a union leader of the International
Longshoremen's Association. He led a strike against shipowners which became a general
Photograph by Peter Stackpole
Broderick, David Colbreth, 1820-1859.
A U.S. Senator who vehemently opposed slavery and its supporters, Broderick was
challenged to a duel by one of his opponents, California Chief Justice David S. Terry, in
which Broderick was mortally wounded.
Brower, David Ross, 1912-.
Executive Director of the Sierra Club (1952-1969) who was considered an extremist and
ousted, after which he became President of Friends of the Earth (1969) and an editor of
David R. Brower, President, Friends of the Earth
Brown, Edmund G., 1905-1996.
32nd governor of California (1959-1967) who was known for what he called "responsible
liberalism," which included programs for developing beaches and parks, welfare and fair
employment practices plans, and governmental reorganization.
Edmund G. Brown, District Attorney
Jan Dempsey photograph
Barney Vogel photograph, San Francisco
Jan Dempsey photograph
George Shimmon photographer, San Francisco
Left to right: S. E. Shapiro, William Bramwell, Judy Conley, Edmund Brown, John Jackel
[Left to right]: Brown, Cameron, Engle
[Left to right]: Brown, Tag, Cranston
Bayview Photographers, Charles Biddle, San Francisco
John Le Baron [photographer], Santa Rosa, California
Cristof Studio, San Francisco
CBS Photo by Bob Clouse
Anderson, [photographer] Palm Springs, California
With Justice Mildred L. Lillie. May 6, 1959 (?)
Anderson, [photographer] Palm Springs, California
Life Magazine Photograph
Photograph by Larry O'Dell
Photograph by Larry O'Dell, San Francisco. Governor Edmund G. Brown and Council, Los Angeles, California, November 30, 1959.
Front row: Irving Perluss, Daniel Blain, Joseph Farber, Vincent S. Dalsimer, Robert McCarthy, Edmund G. Brown, Bert Betts,
Bradford Crittenden, Heman Stark, John Henning, Richard McGee. Second Row: Richard G. Tuck, Richard Rogan, Earle M. Jones,
Fred Zweiback, Fred Finsley, Tom Martin, Frank Mackin, Joe Yockers, W. C. Jacobsen, William J. Murphy, Jerry Maher. Third
Row: Charles W. Johnson, Clyde Barnett, DeWitt Nelson, Malcolm H. Merrill, John Sobieski, Wynne, Savage, William E. Warne,
Robert B. Bradford, Harold G. Robinson.
August 29, 1966. Governor Brown, accompanied by Cal Poly's Vice President Robert C. Kramer, told news men during his visit
to California State Polytechnic College, Kellog Campus, Pomona, that one of his proudest achievements was helping shape California's
State College System as President of its Trustees.
August 29, 1966. Governor Brown, Paul Spencer, Cal Poly Vice President Robert C. Kramer. Kellog Campus, California State Polytechnic
Governor Brown with Richard M. English, A. L. Horton Junior, of English and Horton attorneys, Lynwood, California (FDR Memorial
Santa Barbara Fiesta, 1959 or 1960
"Oof" Brown and Grossfeld. [photograph by] Ward Sharer, April 1965
Jay Arnold, Inc., Beverly Hills, California
"To Our Great Governor 'Pat'," Billy S. Mills, County Chairman
Capuchino High School Band, who represented California in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in January 1961 - serenading Governor
Edmund G. Brown. Brown in front of the mansion, February 22, 1961. Suzy Strauss [photographer] Burlingame, California
[Artist] A. Osborne, CHP-92 February 1961
[Artist] G. S. Herbert
Rothschild Photo, Los Angeles
George Shimmon, photographer, San Francisco
Paul Mapes, Photographer, Woodland, California
San Francisco Mission District Party
Ralph Demeree, Richard Osborn, Air News Photos, San Francisco
Leading yell at Eureka airport
Burlingame, Blood Bank with Simonds of Building Trade Council
South Bay aqueduct dedication. Albert Kayo Harris, Associates Photographer, Oakland California, July 10, 1962 (?)
Ken McLaughlin, photographer, October 1, 1962
Probably when Brown had just taken oath as Governor either first or second term
San Francisco Examiner, October 14, 1955. "At Mass - Rev. James Keller, who spoke at yesterday's "Red Mass" in Saint Mary's
Cathedral, with dignitaries at annual service. Left to right are California attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Bishop Merlin
Guilfayle, William Ferdon, (rear), president of St. Thomas More Society, Chief Justice Philip Gibson, Rev. Keller, Rep. William
Mailliard." Received from Examiner 10/16/55. (I note there is one extra on photo, who was not in paper. He is Marshall F.
McComb, Justice 2nd Dist. of A, Div. 2.)
Brown, Edmund G., Jr., 1938-.
34th governor of California (1975-1983) and son of Edmund G. Brown Sr. (32nd governor),
he ran for President of the U.S. after a year as governor of California. He is known for
his alternative lifestyle and his refusal to follow many conventional political
Rothschild Photo, Los Angeles [Original shelved: Brown, Edmund G., 1905-1996:157 POR]
Browne, John Ross, 1821-1875.
Irish-born chronicler of his travels around the world as a reporter for the U.S. Senate
and other governmental posts. His works include
Etchings of a Whaling
Sketches of Adventures in California and Washoe
Buckley, Christopher, 1845-1922.
Irish-born political boss in San Francisco who controlled the local Democratic Party.
Chris Buckley, the "blind boss" whose political mechanisms were the scandal of the gay 'nineties, fled from the city before
an expose in the middle of the decade.
Budd, James Herbert, 1851-1908.
19th governor of California (1895-1899), who was the first governor to have graduated
from the state university; while governor he created a Bureau of Highways and supported
improvements in higher education.
Governor Budd - governor of California in its gayest age. Johan Hagemeyer, photographer.
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970.
Italian-born sculptor who lived in San Francisco, and was known for his pacifist views on
World War I and his associations with Sun Yat-sen and Gandhi. His sculptures consisted
largely of animals, figures representing peace, and the people who influenced him.
Johan Hagemeyer, photographer
Bufano, Beniamino & bust of Fremont Older (made about 1920). Photo taken 1935.
Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton, 1824-1903.
Leader of the Mariposa Battalion (a group of white settlers sent to kill Native Americans
who had tried to defend their lands from white invasion) with James Savage, he was one of
the white discoverers of Yosemite Valley, as well as a Civil War surgeon and writer of
Discovery of the Yosemite (1880).
Solomons-Winchell gift, 1940
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926.
Botanist from Massachusetts who bred and cultivated new species of flowers, fruits, and
vegetables; he described the results in
New Creations (1893-1901) and
Luther Burbank (to the left), W. Atlee Burpee (to the right), Luther Burbank in his garden testing out cherries.
1915 photograph of: Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone
Burgess, Gelett Frank, 1866-1951.
Boston-born humorist who edited
The Lark (1895-1897) and
; his works include
Goops and How to Be Them (1900),
Are You a Bromide? (1906),
Bayside Bohemia (1954), and the
famous quatrain: "I never saw a Purple Cow / I never hope to see one / But I can tell you
anyhow / I'd rather see than be one!"
Burnett, Peter Hardeman, 1807-1895.
1st governor of the state of California (1849-1851), who began as a gold seeker and
resumed his law practice after his term as governor, as well as being appointed a justice
of the state Supreme Court and a president of the Pacific Bank in San Francisco. His
The Path Which Led a Protestant Lawyer to the Catholic
Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer
Peter H. Burnett, California's First Governor - Pacific Bank
Carrillo, Josefa Bandini de, 1823-1896.
[The above text is all at the series or group level. The actual item
caption text is correct as-is.]
Tomado Octubre, 1867, Josefa Bandini de Carrillo, Esposa de Pedro C. Carrillo
Carrillo de Wilson, Ramona, 1812-1887.
[Carrillo de Pacheco de Wilson, Ramona]
Daughter of Joaquin Victor Carrillo, wife of Romualdo Pacheco (d. 1831),
and mother of the younger Romualdo Pacheco (1831-1899), governor of California. Secondly,
wife of John Wilson. Also, a sister-in-law of Gen. Mariano G. Vallejo.
Doña Ramona Carrillo de Pacheco de Wilson, who married 2d Captain John D. Wilson, a native of Scotland
Carson, Christopher (Kit), 1809-1868.
A leading mountain man of California who became a guide on Frémont's first three
expeditions relating to the conquest of California, and became a brigadier general in the
Civil War. He became a popular heroic figure and dictated
Kit Carson's Own Story
of His Life
The Frederick H. Meserve collection of photographs for the use of students and writers of history, New York City
Brigadier General James H. Carleton and "Kit Carson". (Kit Carson on left, General Carleton, right). Reproduction from a group
photograph in "History of New Mexico", Vol 2, p. 208, by R.E. Twitchell. (Photographic Arts Laboratories, San Francisco).
Castro, José, 1810-1860.
8th Mexican governor of California (1835-1836) who was active in Alta California's
political and military events, he was a military chief who defeated Pío Pico and
overthrew Governor Micheltorena, and was California's military commander from 1845-1846,
after which he was forced to retreat to Mexico.
Gen. Castro. Photo by Arnold, 1526 Park St., Alameda.
Chiles, Joseph Ballinger, 1810-1885.
Went to California from Kentucky with the Bartleson-Bidwell Party in 1841, where he had a
mill site and supplied Frémont in the Bear Flag Revolt from his Napa Valley
Col. & Mrs. Joseph B. Chiles, gift of Mrs. James H. Rea, 6/8/56
Clark, Galen, 1814-1910.
Discovered the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park and settled Wawona in 1857; at 90
he began publishing books, which included
Indians of Yosemite and
Big Trees of California (1907).
Galen Clark and George Fiske in Yosemite Valley. Courtesy: Celia Crocker Thompson - Lodi, California, to Margaret E. Schlichtmann,
San Leandro, Calif. [Original shelved: Fiske, George:1 POR]
Galen Clark, Yosemite, Calif.
Copy of a photograph probably taken in the late 50s or early 60s.
Clyde, Norman, 1885-1972.
Pennsylvania-born mountaineer who moved to California in 1911 and spent much of his time
climbing in the Sierra Nevadas; he is credited with over 200 first ascents of peaks and
held the speed record for climbing Mount Shasta.
Rick Polsdorfer, Aug. '66
Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, 1843-1929.
Eccentric member of San Francisco's best social circles, Coit was an enthusiastic
supporter of the city's volunteer firemen and a supporter of the South in the Civil War.
She left San Francisco $100,000 with which to build Coit Tower (1933) as a memorial to
the volunteer firemen of San Francisco.
"Same size", photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Colby, William Edward, 1875-1964.
Conservationist who was a Club representative of the Sierra Club as well as its secretary
from 1900-1946. He was also the first chairman of the California State Park Commission
beginning in 1927.
From W.N. Tuttle's, "Rotunda Art" Gallery.
Beach at Coastlands, Will Colby
Will Colby, "Mr. Jones" & Helen Colby at Minnow's Landing, Big Sur, Calif., about 1955
Will Colby - Albert Haskell at Big Sur about 1948
Cole, Cornelius, 1822-1924.
Lawyer who went west during the gold rush, helped publish the
, and served in Congress and the Senate in the Republican Party.
Hon. C. Cole, U.S. Senator from Calif.
Hon. Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator. Photograph by William Shew.
Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893.
Kentucky-born merchant in San Francisco who became a leader of the Vigilance Committee
and the second Vigilance Committee, and was one of the early developers of borax and
Colton, Walter, 1797-1851.
Vermont-born chaplain, admiralty judge,
alcalde of Monterey,
and editor of journals including
The Californian (1846-1847), he sponsored
a schoolhouse in Colton Hall, his Monterey building that was the site of the 1849
[Inscribed] "Very sincerely yours, Walter Colton"
Conness, John, 1821-1909.
Irish-born miner who was elected to the U.S. Senate. Conness Peak in Tuolumne County was
named for him because of his work towards the establishment of the California Geological
Hon. John Conness - U.S. Senator. William Shew, photographer
Hon. John Conness, Cal., 1864. Silas Selleck, photographer.
U.S. Senator Conness of California
Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928.
Niece of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith who, after becoming a poet, associated with
Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and Isadora Duncan;
she was named the state's first poet laureate and has a Sierra County peak named after
Ina Coolbrith as a young girl, possibly early teens.
:2 c. 1
Miss Coolbrith as a young woman.
Ina Coolbrith and Charles Fletcher Lummis. Lyon St., S.F. [San Francisco].
Miss Coolbrith with cat, 1924. 56 Tarabal St., S.F. [San Francisco]
Miss Coolbrith with Mrs. Verneille de Wittwer (?), Aviatrix Lillian Gatlin (who flew to the Mother Lode Country for branches),
Mrs. Genevieve Newmark and unknown woman. Taken at birthday celebration for Ina March 31, 1925.
Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940.
Massachusetts-born collector of cowboy photographs and writer of popular Western novels,
Hidden Water (1910),
Gun Smoke (1928), and
Gringo Gold (1939).
Coolidge, Mary Roberts, 1860-1945.
Wife of writer Dane Coolidge, she helped him write
The Navajo Indians
The Last of the Seris (1939).
Coolidge, M.R. Head-portrait, Coolidge, Mary Roberts.
Cooper, Sarah Brown Ingersoll, 1835-1896.
Founded 40 allied kindergartens, some for slum children, and organized a national Woman's
Congress meeting in San Francisco (1891).
[Inscribed] "Yours very gratefully, Sarah B. Cooper. Monday Morn, April 6th, 1874."
Corbett, James John, 1866-1933.
Banker-turned-boxer in San Francisco who became the heavyweight boxing champion of the
James Corbett forsook a bank clerk's future in S.F. [San Francisco] to defeat John L. Sullivan, become world's heavyweight
champion, and change masculine hairdress...swarms of small boys followed him whenever he appeared in his home town in the
gay days, and when he was defeated by Fitzsimmons the loyal small fry of the city boycotted Fitz, and refused to follow him.
Couts, Cave Johnson, 1821-1874.
Tennessee-born veteran of the Mexican War who surveyed and mapped pueblo lands, started a
refugee camp for people stranded on their way to the gold fields, and presided over
Cave. J. Couts as a lieutenant of Dragoons. The portrait was probably the work of one of several daguerreotypists who followed
the Army from Mexico. Frontispiece portrait.
Cowles, Samuel, 1823-1880.
Ohio-born lawyer who came to California in 1852 and became County Judge of San Francisco.
Samuel Cowles about 1878. Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Samuel Cowles in '70s. Grandpa. Nanna Reanden from Mathis. Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924.
Tutored by Lola Montez, Crabtree rose from childhood stardom to become the highest paid
actress of her day; she appeared in adaptations of Dickens' fiction and in plays written
especially for her.
Presented by Lucy Orr Vobroukamp of 305 Spruce Street, Alameda, Cal. through Louis A. Sanchez. Enlarged copy of photograph
of Lotta Crabtree presented by her to close friend, Samuel Orr, brother-in-law of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cranston, Alan, 1914-.
Palo Alto native who went from the real estate business to activity in Democratic
politics, by which he was elected controller of the state in 1959 and U.S. Senator in
Dan A. Kemball, Fred Fan, Alan Cranston. Photo by Edwin Schober.
Cremony, John Carey, 1815-1879.
Mexican War and Civil War veteran who later became a writer and founder of the Bohemian
Club; he recounted his experiences surveying the U.S.-Mexican boundary in
among the Apaches
Con las hernas memorias de John C. Cremony, St. Valentine's Day, 1873. Bradley & Rulofson, photographers.
T. Hill painting. Nov. 23/28
Crosby, Elisha Oscar, 1818-1895.
Lawyer and member of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance.
E.O. Crosby age 68, July 1886. E. Graybiel, photographer
Cross, Ira Brown, 1880-1977.
Illinois-born professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was
also Secretary of the California State Industrial Accident Commission from 1913-1914 and
in World War I he served on the staff of the U.S. War Shipping Board.
Dr. Ira Cross. N.B. Drury
Ira B. Cross - picture of portrait in Barrows Hall. Gift of I.B.C., 12/13/65
D'Estrella, Theophilus Hope, 1851-1929.
Photographer who was the first male student at the California School for the Deaf.
Theophilus d'Estrella. First pupil to enter the Institution for the Deaf in San Francisco. Gift of Mrs. Hubert Wykoff, 7/31/61.
Photograph by Bushnell.
Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882.
A sailor in his youth, Dana wrote articles such as "Cruelty to Seamen" (1839) and the
account of his time at sea,
Two Years Before the Mast, before he went on
to become a lawyer who defended fugitive slaves.
Richard H. Dana, Jr., in 1842
Dana, William Goodwin, 1797-1858.
Went to California on a trading vessel in 1825, converted to Catholicism and married a
Carrillo, and became a
ranchero at Nipomo near Santa
Don. Guillermo Goodwin Dana - (Captain William G. Dana) of San Luis Obispo
Davidson, George, 1825-1911.
English-born member of the U.S. Coast Survey (1845-1895) who later became an astronomer,
founded California's first observatory, led James Lick to choose his Mt. Hamilton
telescope site, and became president of the California Academy of Sciences, professor of
geodesy and astronomy, and a Regent of the University of California.
Photograph by Morse's Studio
Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909.
Hawaii-born wealthy merchant and shipowner who wedded an heiress of the Estudillo family
and became a major landowner near present-day San Leandro.
Day, Sherman, 1806-1884.
Surveyor and mining engineer who worked for the New Almaden Mine; also a California State
Senator and the Surveyor General of California.
Watkins, New Almaden. Gift to U.C.L. Gary, June, 1933, Caroline Day [stereograph]
De Young, Charles, 1845-1880.
Louisiana-born co-founder (with his brother, Michael Harry) of the
newspaper (1868), which they used to promote their political interests
and which led to Charles' being shot and killed in a political squabble; his brother went
on to found the De Young Art Museum in San Francisco.
[Inscribed] "To Charles Warren Stoddard from his friend, Chas. de Young."
Dellums, Cottrell Laurence, 1900-1989.
Chairman of the State Fair Employment Practice Commission of California.
Kaiser shipyard, Richmond, 1943. L to R: C.L. Dellums, Spencer Jordan, Head, Negro Boiler makers local, Ben Watkins, P.R.
Officer for Kaiser.
Denman, William, 1872-1959.
Lawyer, judge, and Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board.
William Denman is white-haired. Associated Press Photo.
Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861.
Mexican War veteran who became an editor for the
San Diego Herald and
turned it into a comic journal; thereafter he was a western humorist whose sketches
appeared in San Francisco's
Disney, Walter Elias, 1901-1966.
Chicago-born creator of cartoons, who went to Hollywood in 1923, where his creation of
the talking film character Mickey Mouse made him a phenomenal success in 1928. His
immensely popular animated films led to the establishment of his own studio in 1940 where
he eventually developed full-length films. He created Disneyland in 1955.
George H. Phillips, photographer
Walt Disney at home in the hills of Los Feliz. George H. Phillips, photographer
Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943.
San Francisco writer who wrote about the city in stories, novels, and nonfiction, his
San Francisco: A Pageant (1933) and
C.C. Dobie, about 1897 or 98. Dobie Collection 1945. Photograph by Morse.
Imogen Cunningham, photographer
Dollar, Robert, 1844-1932.
Scottish-born shipowner of San Francisco's Dollar Steamship Co., which was known for its
transpacific liners bearing the names of U.S. Presidents. He became the most successful
shipowner in the nation and was an enemy of unions.
Robert Dollar, 1844-1932
Robert Dollar, 1844-1932. Christmas, 1928
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dollar, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stanley Dollar, Diana Dollar, Robert Stanley [Jr.]. Mr. & Mrs. J. Harold Dollar.
On his 85th birthday, Captain Dollar greets Henry L. Stimson, who arrived on a Dollar liner from Manila en route to Washington
to become Secretary of State. 1928.
Mr. Robert Dollar and President Chiang Kai Shek
President of China - Li Yuen Hung and wife. Capt. & Mrs. Robert Dollar (1926).
Zamboanga, P.I. November 3, 1930. Philippine Cutch Corporation. Mr. F.L. Zimmerman - Manager. Mr. Geo. Kerr - Prsident [sic].
Capt. Robert Dollar. Provincial Governor A.L. Alvarez.
Capt. & Mrs. Robert Dollar. Children - A. Melville Dollar, R. Stanley Dollar, J. Harold Dollar, Grace Dollar.
Dollar, Robert Stanley, 1880-1962.
Son and heir of the shipowner Robert Dollar. He was president of the Robert Dollar Co.
and Dollar Steamship Line.
Robert Stanley Dollar, 1880-1958 . Photo taken Jan. 18, 1955
R. Stanley Dollar, President of The Robert Dollar Co., and Dollar Steamship Line, at his desk in his office in San Francisco,
reading message telling him that judge Matthew F. McGuire has rendered his decision in the Dollar Line case in favor of the
plaintiffs, ordering the return of the stock representing 92% of the voting control of the American President Line (formerly
Dollar Steamship Line) to R. Stanley Dollar and his associates.
R. Stanley Dollar & R. Stanley Dollar, Jr., watch as operator at Globe Wireless station Mussell Rock types the first message
sent by Mr. Dollar to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Sheck, re-opening the New York/San Francisco/Shanghai circuit of Globe Wireless
R. Stanley Dollar, (left) president of The Robert Dollar Co., Dollar Steamship Line, and Globe Wireless Ltd., accepts the
key to the new R. Stanley Dollar Building at 141 Battery Street, San Francisco, from his son, R. Stanley Dollar, Jr., vice
president of the above companies. Mr. Dollar, Jr. had entire charge of converting this former garage into a modern office
building with garage facilities.
L to R: Robert Stanley Dollar, 1915-, Robert Stanley Dollar, 1880-1958 , Jeanne Nichols, Librarian, Capt. Robert Dollar
World Trade Library, Dec. 1957.
Robert Stanley Dollar, Pres. of Robert Dollar Co., accepting model of the President Coolidge from George Killian, Pres. of
American President Lines. August 25, 1952
Mr. RSD trip to Orient, 1958. President Carlos P. Garcia, Philippines. Mr. R. Stanley Dollar.
Mr. Robert Stanley Dollar Arrival On Board S.S. President Wilson, Jan. 25/58. Vice Mayor Jesus Marcos Roces of Manila presenting
key to City of Manila to Mr. R. Stanley Dollar. Jan 26. 1958. Photo by Philippine Herald
Donahue, Peter, 1822-1885.
Went to California in 1849 and established the first government steamer on the Pacific
Coast, the first locomotive made in California, the first printing press on the Pacific
Coast, the first gas company for street lighting in San Francisco, and the city's first
Peter Donahue, Prest. Omnibus R.R.Co. Bradley & Rulofson, photographers.
Eng. by H.B. Hall's Sons, New York
Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980.
Actress who also served in Congress (1945-1951) as a Democrat and was defeated for the
U.S. Senate (1951) by Richard M. Nixon when he accused her of being soft on communism.
Phot. by Maurice Goldberg, Hollywood
Joseph Marx, an Austrian composer considered to be second only to Richard Strauss. Marx worked and accompanied me when singing
his music. -during my 1937 tour. He was a member of the Austrian Congress -- I think. This gentleman, Fritz Kuba, also an
Austrian, was my accompanist for the rehearsals and concert appearances of all songs other than those of Marx. -during my
1937 tour. (Helen Douglas dictated captions)
[Douglas] with Amb. Rhetts at Harbel Market, Firestone Plantation, Liberia
Alma College, May 1970, re:Vietnam War
Hearing on migratory labor, Feb. 1959. Front row: Frank P. Graham, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Mitchell, A. Philip Randolph,
Douglas. Photographed at the first post-war hearing on migratory labor, Washington, D.C. - February 5 and 6, 1959. Nate Fine
Downey, John Gately, 1826-1894.
7th governor of California (1860-1862) who made a fortune from his Los Angeles-based
drugstore business, ranching and real estate operations.
Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961.
Wyoming-born political leader in California who was twice elected to the U.S. Senate
(1939-1950) and was a Democratic supporter of the New Deal.
V.P. Garner meets new Senators. Vice President Garner is off with a flash. He has started swearing-in newly elected U.S. Senators.
He will be busy from now until Congress opens, no doubt. L to R: Senator-elect D. Worth Clark of Idaho, Senator-elect James
M. Mead, of New York, Vice-President John N. Garner, and Senator-elect, Sheridan Downey of California.
Acme Newspictures, San Francisco Bureau. "Election Results Important to the Downeys". Atheron, Calif.- The entire family of
Sheridan Downey, Democratic nominee for United States Senator, finds early results of Tuesday's election as broadcast by radio
gratifying. Downey hoped to win over his Republican opponent, Philip Bancroft. Left to Right: Patricia (seated), Sheridan
Jr., Jane, Margaret, Richard, Mrs. Downey, Mr. Downey. (39) 11-8-38
December 17, 1938. Garner meets new California Senator. Washington, D.C. - Vice-President John N. Garner (left) as he met
Senator-elect Sheridan Downey of California (right), Dec. 17, upon Garner's arrival in Washington for the forthcoming session
Sheridan Downey & Veronica Lake, 1942.
Doyle, John Thomas, 1819-1906.
New York-born lawyer who moved to California and served as the attorney for Bishop
Alemany in the Pious Fund litigation, of which he wrote a history. He was also the
founder of the California Historical Society.
[Inscribed] "To my friend of forty years standing, Geo. Davidson, Nov. 26, 1894. John T. Doyle." Photograph by Morse.
Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540-1596.
English-born navigator who set out to sail around the world, got stuck while looking for
the Strait of Anián, and docked somewhere along the coast near San Francisco; he
claimed the land for England and then continued sailing westward. His California exploits
led the Spanish to more seriously consider the region for settlement.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927.
San Francisco-raised dancer who worked at Augustin Daly's New York company before she
moved on to Europe to create her own style of dance and her Temple of the Dance in
(1903 by Raymond Duncan - Theatre of Dionysus, Athens)
Charles L. Ritzmann [stamped on back]
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-1988.
Poet who was a Bay Area native and resident and was part of the Projectivist school of
poetry, influenced by Ezra Pound; his books include
Roots and Branches (1964),
Heavenly City, Earthly
Bending the Bow (1969), and the plays
Adam's Way (1966).
Durant, Henry, 1802-1875.
Clergyman who established the Contra Costa Academy for Boys in Oakland, which eventually
was merged to become the University of California; he was the first president of the
University and later, the mayor of Oakland.
Henry Durant, 1st Pres. U.C. [University of California]. Wm. B. Ingersall, photographer
Dwinelle, John Whipple, 1816-1881.
Lawyer who became mayor of Oakland while keeping up with his law practice; in the state
legislature he wrote the bill in 1868 establishing the University of California, which
has a building named after him on the Berkeley campus.
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-.
Native of Trinidad who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1981 after a
career as a teacher and stints in the California state assembly, state senate, and an
election in 1974 to the California lieutenant governorship. He supported greater
opportunities for minority-owned businesses and better funding for minority students'
Mervyn M. Dymally, teacher
Elder, Paul, 1872-1948.
Bookseller of San Francisco and proprietor of the Tomoyé Press, which printed
books for John Henry Nash. Elder's bookshop also featured arts and crafts and was
designed by Bernard Maybeck.
Photograph by Chas. Lainer
Photograph by Theo C. Marceau
Engelhardt, Zephyrin, 1851-1934.
Franciscan missionary from Germany who worked with the Pomo Native Americans of
California and compiled the vocabulary of their language; he wrote and printed historical
Missions and Missionaries of California (1908-15),
The Franciscans in California (1897), and
The Franciscans in
Engelhardt at Mission Capistrano, 1915. Identified by Fr. Geiger (his note above).
Engle, Clair, 1911-1964.
Native of Bakersfield, California, who served as district attorney of Tehama County
before becoming a Democratic Congressman (1943-59) and a U.S. Senator (1958-65); Clair
Engle Lake in Trinity County, CA, is named for him.
Photograph by Fabian Bachrach
John F. Kennedy, Clair Engle.
[Engle at podium, John F. Kennedy at far left]
At Vallejo, Oct. 6, Clair & Lu Engle with 7-yr.-old Diana Leggett
Peter Odegard, Engle, Kenneth Stahn
Estudillo, José Antonio, 1805-1852.
Official of present San Diego and Riverside counties who was a son of the prominent
soldier José Maria Estudillo and brother of José Joaquin Estudillo.
Estudillo, José Joaquin, 1800-1852.
Alcalde of San Francisco in 1836 who was a son of the
prominent soldier José Maria Estudillo and brother of José Antonio
Estudillo; the town of San Leandro in California rose from his
rancho and was developed by his son-in-law, William Heath Davis.
Don. Jose Joaquin Estudillo. Mrs. C.B. Foot
Eu, March Fong, 1927-.
U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, member of the California state legislature (1966-1974),
former California Secretary of State, and mother of Matt Fong, who became State Treasurer
of California in 1994.
[Stamped with-] "March Fong for Assembly, 5008 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, California." [Shelved in POR as "Fong, March."]
Evans, Herbert McLean, 1882-1971.
Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1915-1952, Herzstein
Professor of Biology, and Director of the Institute of Experimental Biology from
1930-1952; his research achievements include the discovery of Vitamin E and work on
hypophyseal protein hormones.
Dr. Herbert Evans, 12/7/59. Photograph by Imogen Cunningham
Photograph by Imogen Cunningham
Everson, William, 1912-1994.
Poet, inspired by Robinson Jeffers, who founded the Untide Press to print poetry in
Waldport, Oregon, and whose own poems were marked by regional imagery and Christian
spirituality; he joined the Dominican order in 1951 and became known as Brother
Antoninus. His collections of poetry include
A Privacy of Speech (1949),
The Residual Years (1948),
The Crooked Lines of God (1959),
The Hazards of Holiness (1962), and he later went on to a university
Brother Antoninus - Mark Lansburgh, 1956. Photo by Mark Lansburgh.
Poetry reading - December 5, 1956, San Francisco State College, California
Hal Lubin, Bill Everson, Mary, Brenda and Ham Tyler. Treesbank, Autumn, 1946. Sebastapol [Sebastopol], Calif.
July 1927 - Graduation from Grammar School, June 1927. Vera [left], Bill [center], Lloyd [right].
Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894.
Irish-born participant in the California Gold Rush who became a wealthy developer of the
Comstock Lode in Nevada; he was a U.S. Senator from 1881-1887, and was well-known in San
Francisco where he owned extensive property. The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco was
built in his honor by one of his daughters.
Houseworth & Co., photographers. No. 4219
Gift of Walter L. Huber, 5/22/55. Photograph by Chas. Lainer, no. 2968.
Farley, James Thompson, 1829-1886.
Native of Virginia who came to California in 1850 and was active in the state's
Democratic party, becoming Speaker of the state Assembly, state Senator, and a U.S.
Senator from 1879-1885.
Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-1974.
Massachusetts native who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and wrote about California;
his works include a
History of the Sierra Nevada (1965) and an edition of
the journal of William H. Brewer (1930).
Francis P. Farquhar on Mt. Whitney, Sept. 5, 1930.
Corp. [?] O. Majors, Francis P. Farquhar.
Roger Walderyn [?], Francis Peloubet Farquhar, Donald H. McLaughlin, Harold Gilliam.
Farquhar, Stephen T.
Longtime head of the University of California Press.
Helen, S.T.F. [Stephen T. Farquhar].
Fergusson, Harvey, 1890-1971.
Writer from New Mexico who later relocated to Berkeley; his writings are mostly set in
the Southwest, and his most famous work is the trilogy of novels,
Blood of the
Wolf Song (1927), and
Harvey Fergusson, ca. 1965
These photos are [?] of Jack O'Connor & myself on a hunting trip in Sinao [?] in 1934. Other picture, this picture. Photograph
by Geyer Studio
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919-.
New York-born publisher and poet who was educated at the University of North Carolina,
Columbia, and the Sorbonne; he opened City Lights bookshop in San Francisco and was
considered a leader of the Beat movement there. He was tried and acquitted on charges of
obscenity for publishing Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." His own poetry includes "A Coney Island
of the Mind" (1958), "Pictures of the Gone World" (1955), and "Starting from San
January 1961, San Francisco. Photo by A. Willis
Univ. of Arizona, Oct. '67.
Picture taken by: Heiner Bastian on the Transsibirian-train, Moskav-Vladiswostok, Febr. 1967.
Picture taken by: Heiner Bastian. "Khabarovsk" - Park. Febr. 1967
L.F. at City Lights (circa 1960). Photograph by Harry Redl
June '69. Corso & L.F., & "Homer." Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Please credit photo, Ann Charters.
Gunter Kunert & L. Ferlinghetti. East Berlin - Feb. '66. The Rose of Revolution. East-Berlin, Jan. 1967
Lawrence & Kerby Ferlinghetti at 706 Wisconsin St., San Francisco 7, 1959. Harry Redl, photograph.
Field, Charles Kellogg, 1873-1948.
Stanford-educated writer from Vermont who wrote
Four-Leaved Clover (1896),
several Bohemian Club Grove Plays, and
Stanford Stories (1900) with Will
Irwin; he edited
Sunset from 1911-1925 and was a well-known radio
A group of distinguished literary men present at the 1915 Bohemian Grove Play, "Apollo," by Frank Pixley. Top Row, L. to R.:
Harry Leon Wilson, Frank Pixley, Jack London, Edwin Markham. 2nd Row: Charles K. Field, Grovenor, Richard Milton Tully, George
Ade, Ernest Peixotto, Rufus Steele. Seated: George Sterling. [Original shelved: London, Jack, 1876-1916:22]
Field, Sara Bard, 1882-1974.
San Francisco Bay Area leader in civil liberties and feminist movements; she also wrote
poems, included in
Barabbas (1932) and
The Pale Woman
2/27-49. Johan Hagemeyer, Camera Portraits. Portrait 8968.
Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899.
Served the longest term in the U.S. Supreme Court (1863-1897); he was against
anti-Chinese statutes and was known as a strict constructionist.
Hon. Stephen J. Field. Thomas Houseworth & Co., photographers. No. 4230
Photograph by I.W. Taber, no. 4232.
Hon. Stephen J. Field, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Copyright 1890, by Napoleon Sarony.
Fitch, George Kenyon, 1826-1906.
Journalist who, after coming to California in 1849, helped found the
(1850) and the
Placer Times and Transcript (1851-1852);
he also published the
Daily Evening Bulletin (1859-1895) and the
Alta California (1855-56) in San Francisco.
Editor, "S.F. [San Francisco] Bulletin." Photograph by I.W. Taber
Fleishhacker, Herbert, 1872-1957.
Son of Aaron Fleishhacker and brother of Mortimer Fleishhacker; he was a San Francisco
banker and an executive of the Great Western Electric Power Co. He was a donor of the
Fleishhacker Zoo in San Francisco.
Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
Fleishhacker, Mortimer, 1866-1953.
Son of Aaron Fleishhacker and brother of Herbert Fleishhacker; he was a San Francisco
banker and an executive of the Great Western Electric Power Co.
Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
Foltz, Clara Shortridge, 1849-1934.
Lawyer who successfully fought for Hastings College and the state bar to accept women.
Her success as a lawyer was supplemented by her work as a suffragette, an editor of a
daily magazine and newspaper, a force in Republican party politics, and her work for
Gift of L.G. LaBurdette. Photograph by I.W. Taber
Fontana, Mark J., 1849-1922.
Italian who came to California in 1867 and worked in the produce trade, forming the
California Fruit Canners Association in 1899 and the California Packing Corp. in 1916;
the latter was also known as Del Monte, the largest seller of canned fruit in the United
Foster, Stephen Clark, 1820-1898.
Maine-born Yale graduate who became an interpreter for the Mormon Battalion and came to
California; he was mayor of Los Angeles (1854-1856) and served in the Constitutional
Convention of 1849.
Gift of J.R.K. Kautor, 10/22/57
Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and wife of John Charles
Frémont, she helped her husband in his writing and in their struggles against
perceived governmental restraints; she also wrote
A Year of American
Far-West Sketches (1890), and
The Story of
For Mr. Spencer H. Smith - Christmas 1902. Taken in New York 1876. From E. Benton Fremont. Mrs. Fremont in 1876. Gift of Francis
James Dallett, 1958
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Explorer of pre-statehood California who helped lead the Bear Flag Revolt, was a major in
the Mexican War, was named California's military governor, became a U.S. Senator
(1850-1851), ran for the presidency as an antislavery Republican (1856), and was a
general in the Civil War.
From the collection of Leo Stashin
Gift of L.G. La Burdette
French, Nora May, 1881-1907.
New York-born poet who lived in California beginning in her childhood; she wrote
Poems (1910), and was part of the bohemian group at Carmel, where she
Friedlander, Isaac, 1833?-1878.
German-born Californian who became rich from speculating in and milling flour; he owned
vast lands for farming with William S. Chapman and cornered California's shipping to take
wheat to Europe and Asia in the 1870s. He later went bankrupt.
Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Furuseth, Andrew, 1854-1938.
Norwegian merchant mariner from 1873-1891 who settled in California and became a labor
leader, working as president of the International Seaman's Union from 1908-1938.
[Inscribed] "Faithfully yours, Andrew Furuseth."
Coast - Seamen's Union. Gift of Ira B. Cross.
Jo Davidson & Andrew Furuseth. Photo by Maurice Goldberg, New York. (1929?).
Gage, Henry Tifft, 1852-1924.
20th governor of California (1899-1903), who was a former lawyer and a Republican, and
later became Minister to Portugal (1909-1911).
Original in State Capitol - Sacramento
Garnett, Porter, 1871-1951.
San Francisco-born artist who contributed to
The Lark and later became
known as a woodcarver and calligrapher, as well as a producer of Bohemian Grove plays and
an author of one,
The Green Knight; he later taught fine printing at the
Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pennsylvania, where he established the Laboratory
Press in 1922.
Brother Porter, circa 1875. Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Smith, Wm. H. at left. Garnett, Porter, at right. Bohemian Club.
Gelett Burgess, Porter Garnett, Xavier Martinez.
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942.
German photographer who moved to San Francisco in 1895 and was known as a documentary
photographer, although his photographs were also admired for their aesthetic qualities;
his photographs include ones published in
Pictures of Old Chinatown
(1908), and a series of views of fires advancing through San Francisco after the 1906
"Arnold Genthe on his famous horse - Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Old Cliff House in distance."
Arnold Genthe, 1936. Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
Steichen, Genthe, Bruhl in 1936. Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
George, Henry, 1839-1897.
Editor of the San Francisco
Times and the San Francisco
Post who was known for his theories on land and rent; he wrote
Land and Land Policy
From daguerreotype, 1865, age 26.
Giannini, Amadeo Peter, 1870-1949.
San Jose native who, from his beginnings as a clerk in a family firm and a director of a
savings and loan society, opened his own bank, the Bank of Italy, in San Francisco in
1904. He acquired more branches and was a pioneer of statewide branch banking, and soon
founded the Transamerica Corp. in 1928 and merged his branches under the name Bank of
America, which became a vastly powerful and successful business. The Transamerica
headquarters building in San Francisco is known for its unusual pyramid shape.
The late A.P. Giannini and his granddaughters, Anne (left) and Virginia (right), daughters of L.M. Giannini. ["Moulin Studios"
A.P. [Giannini] pledging the bank to all-out-defense aid (Gov. Olson at table). Oct. 6, '41. A.P. & Gov. Olson. Photograph
by McCurry Foto Co.
A.P. Giannini at S.F.-L.A. [San Francisco-Los Angeles] ball game, San Mateo, Aug. 6/39 with Wayne Reimer, Pres. 1939 S.F.
Chapter Bankamerica Club.
Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
Gillett, James Norris, 1860-1937.
22nd governor of California (1907-1911) who was a lawyer and a Republican Congressman,
and who helped create California's state highway system.
Ex-Gov. Gillett Papers
Ex.-Gov. Gillett papers. Photograph by Bushnell
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
New Jersey-born poet associated with the Beat Movement of San Francisco; he had a long
association with San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore. Works published by the Lawrence
Ferlinghetti-owned bookshop include
Reality Sandwiches (1963),
Kaddish and Other Poems (1961), and the work which spawned an obscenity
trial, "Howl" (1956).
Poet Allen Ginsberg, S.F. [San Francisco]. Photographed by Larry Keenan, Jr.
Poet Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky, S.F. [San Francisco]. Photographed by Larry Keenan, Jr.
Dharamshala, Punjab Hill Fair. Ginsberg joining in on free drumming.
A.G. and Central Himalaya
Alexei Ginzburg, Allen Ginsberg, April 8, '65. Moscow, 63.
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970.
(Reuben Lucius Goldberg). San Francisco cartoonist whose famous characters include "Mike
and Ike -They Look Alike" and "Boob McNutt." He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for a
cartoon about the threat of the atom bomb.
Ruben [Reuben] L. (Rube) Goldberg at his drawing board
Rube Goldberg, far right. Copyright by Paul Thompson.
Photograph by Brown Brothers
Gordon, Walter Arthur, 1894-1976.
Georgia-born University of California graduate who became the first African-American to
be governor of the Virgin Islands (1955-1958), and its district court judge (1958-1976).
Gordon, Elizabeth & Walter (1955)
[Walter] Gordon, Elizabeth, & his children
Graham, Margaret Collier, 1850-1910.
Iowa native who resided in southern California and wrote local-color stories and
sometimes feminist essays; her works were collected in
Stories of the
Do They Really Respect Us? (1912).
Grayson, Andrew Jackson, 1818-1869.
Louisiana native who served as an officer under John Charles Frémont; he then
began to paint the birds of California until he moved to Mexico in 1860 to continue his
Grayson, Andrew Jackson (left), John Xantus (right)
Guerra, Pablo de la, 1819-1874.
Member of the prominent Santa Barbara family whose founder was José Antonio
Julián de la Guerra y Noriego; Pablo was a state Senator in Santa Barbara and had
rancho called El Nicasio in Marin County.
De la Guerra, Pablo. Vallejo, Salvador. Pico, Andrés. Orig. daguerreotype in possession of Mrs. McGethigan, S.F. [San Francisco].
Gift of Madie D. Brown, 5/17/56. [Original shelved: Pico, Andrés:1 POR]
Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885.
Tennessee native who became a Congressman from Mississippi before moving to San Francisco
in 1849, attending the Constitutional Convention in Monterey, and being elected as the
state's first U.S. Senator (1850-1855, 1857-1861). He was a Chivalry Democrat who
supported slavery; during his time in office he got a San Francisco branch of the Mint,
the Mare Island Navy Yard, and worked for a transcontinental railroad, before being
arrested for disloyalty to the U.S. at the outbreak of the Civil War.
Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962.
Horticulturist-turned-photographer whose photographs were known for their dreamy quality.
Johan Hagemeyer by George, Carmel
3/2-1954, by Marjorie Trumbull
Hager, John Sharpenstein, 1818-1890.
New Jersey lawyer who moved to California in 1849, where he became a judge, state
Senator, and then a U.S. Senator from 1873-1875.
Haggin, James Ben Ali, 1821-1914.
Kentucky-born lawyer who came to Sacramento and became involved in land ownership; he
established a horse racing stable on one of his estates in Kentucky.
Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Photograph by Morse's Palace of Art, no. 12590
Haight, Henry Huntly, 1825-1878.
10th governor of California (1867-1871), elected as a Democrat. He opposed immigration of
Chinese and suffrage for African-Americans and advocated free trade. He was a member of
the Board of Regents of the University of California, and a San Francisco street was
named for him.
Hon. Henry H. Haight, Gov. Calif.
Wife of Edward Tompkins, daughter of Judge Fletcher M. Haight (who for a time owned much
of Carmel Valley, CA), and sister of Henry Huntley Haight (governor of California from
1867-1871). She kept a notable diary from a trip to Yosemite in 1858 where she attended
the wedding of William Ralston.
Sarah H. Tompkins, Oakland, July 26th, 1881. Photograph by Taber
Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872.
New York-born army officer who was the Secretary of State of California, during which
time he compiled the California Archives and
Report on Land Titles in
(1850), in which he disputed the land claims of Mexicans. He was also
a lawyer who established a legal firm in San Francisco, and served as Lincoln's Chief of
Staff in the Civil War.
Hammond, George Peter, 1896-1993.
Scholar of Latin American and Western U.S. history who taught at several universities
before being hired at the University of California, Berkeley, his alma mater, where he
became the director of The Bancroft Library.
Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869.
Hungarian-born member of California's state legislature in 1852 who moved to San
Francisco and held various posts in the Mint. In 1858 he established the first large
vineyard in California from vines he brought from Hungary, and wrote
Culture, Wines and Wine-Making; with Notes Upon Agriculture and Horticulture
Standing left to right: Mariano G. Haraszthy, Agoston F. Haraszthy. Seated - Lolita Haraszthy Dowdell. Donor, Elizabeth M.
Haraszthy, widow of Agoston F. Haraszthy. Donated Sept. 7-1947.
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.
Writer who wrote stories for the
Golden Era and edited the
, where he contributed such stories as "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "The
Outcasts of Poker Flat," and "Plain Language from Truthful James." His writings usually
centered around California and western topics. Other writings include
Gabriel Conroy (1876).
Gift Frank H. Young, April 1939
From The Mentor of July 15th 1916, 32 East 19th St. Office, New York City
Haskell, Burnette G., 1857-1907.
Truth, the journal of the International Workingmen's Association
-a radical union with secret membership; he later founded "Kaweah" in 1885, an idealistic
cooperative community in what is now Sequoia National Park.
Shew's New Photographic Establishment, no. 28510
Dec. 1880. To Emily, Jean Haskell, 2/61. Photograph by Thors.
J.J. Callahan, 2nd Editor "Enquirer," B.G. Haskell, 3rd Editor "Enquirer." May 15, 1887. Gift of Ira B. Cross, May 24, 1933
Three generations, March 1895. Edward Wilder Haskell, age 75. Burnette G. Haskell, age 37 1/2. Astaroth Haskell, age 9. To
Emily. Gift of Ira B. Cross, May 24, 1933. Photograph by J. W. Baker.
Gift of Ira B. Cross, May 24, 1933. Burnette Haskell with guns, etc. Edwin Wilda Haskell to Burnette's right, wearing top
hat. Benjamin B. Haskell seated in front of Burnette. Helen Fader Jones (later Helen F.J. Robinson) seated below and to left
of Edwin Wallace Haskell. Identified 2-7-61 by Oscar Berland [?]
Hastings, Serranus C., 1814-1893.
The first Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, elected by the legislature in
1849; he founded Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Photograph by Rieman & Co.
Hayes, Benjamin Ignatius, 1815-1877.
Los Angeles lawyer, jurist, state legislator and historian who helped write
Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County (1876), and kept diaries which
Pioneer Notes (1929).
Judge Benjamin Hayes, 1875.
Benjamin Hayes, 1849. Photograph by Parker Photographers.
Hayward, Alvinza, 1822-1904.
Vermont-born miner in California during the gold rush who founded his own mine at Crown
Point, acquiring over 25 million dollars worth of ore; it became California's first
incorporated mine and made Hayward supposedly the richest man in California.
Hearst, George, 1820-1891.
Missouri-born miner who came to California but struck it rich in Nevada in 1859. He had
numerous mining interests in several states and Mexico, was appointed to the U.S. Senate
after the death of John Miller (1886), and then served a term as a Democratic legislator
of California. He was the husband of Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the father of William
Mr. George Hearst. Mrs. Grover. Hearst family box. Photograph by Edouart & Cobb.
Mr. George Hearst to Mrs. Grover. Edouart's Photographic Gallery.
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919.
Wife of George Hearst, whose wealth allowed her to support charitable causes and
education, including the financing of archaeological expeditions in Mexico, Italy, and
Egypt, and the subsidization of a department of anthropology and a mining building at the
University of California, Berkeley.
Photograph by Edouart, San Francisco
Photograph by Morse, San Francisco
Photograph by Sarony, New York
Photograph by Morse, San Francisco
With William Wallace Campbell, Thomas A. Edison, 1915 (?)
Photograph by W. & D. Downey, London
Signing the constitution of the Women's Board, PPIE
Miss Jane Glover, Mrs. Hearst, Mrs. Anthony
L to R: W. W. Murray, Mrs. McLaughlin, Fernanda Pratt, W. R. Hearst, Jr., Phoebe A. Hearst, Mrs. Putnam Griswold, George Hearst,
Harriet Bradford/ Mrs. Elbert C. Apperson, Drucilla Clay, Charles Mayer/ Miss Virginia Vassault, Annie Leavitt/ Miss J. R.
Dedication of Lux School Roof Playground, May 22, 1914
With a group of YMCA girls at the Hacienda [Pleasanton]
Photograph by C. Parker, Washington, D. C.
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
The only child of George and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, he took over the San Francisco
Examiner from his father in 1887 and his newspaper career extended
throughout the nation with the numerous daily papers and syndicated features he
developed. He owned motion picture companies and radio stations, much real estate, and
continued to manage his father's mines. Known for his luxurious lifestyle, he inspired
Orson Welles' film
Citizen Kane (1941).
Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, San Francisco
Left to right: Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Milicent Hearst (?)
With George McClelland
Left to right: Paul Block, Hearst, Arthur Brisbane
Left to right: Knox, Henry Ford, Hearst
Left: Clarence Shearn
William Wallace Campbell shaking hands with Hearst
William Randolph Hearst Junior, and "Jack" John Apperson Hearst
Many notables arrive in Chicago for the Republican National Convention opening in the coliseum June 7th. Left to right: Mr.
Arthur Brisbang with Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, all of New York. Copyright by The International Film Service New
Herrin, William Franklin, 1854-1927.
Oregon-born lawyer who became famous early on for getting David Neagle acquitted of
murder charges in the killing Chief Justice David Terry on the grounds that federal
officers are not subject to California law. In becoming chief counsel for the Southern
Pacific he became a boss of state government and Republican party affairs, and later
became vice president of the Southern Pacific and president of the Pacific Electric
Wm. F. Herrin in Pine St. - Keith studio about 1900
Hertz, Alfred, 1872-1942.
German musical conductor of the San Francisco symphony from 1915-1930, he was known for
his interpretations of Wagner. He funded the University of California's Hertz Hall for
Mr. Hertz at Cloyne Court. May 17th, 1942
Photograph by Peter Stackpole
Very good. Alfred Hertz (his annotation above). Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
Photograph by Peter Stackpole
Heyneman, Julie Helen, 1868-1942.
Artist who studied and traveled in Europe where she associated with prominent English
artists and writers. She worked with California House and Kitchener Houses for disabled
soldiers during World War I.
A. Genthe phot. Orig. Restricted.
Hilgard, Eugene Woldemar, 1833-1916.
Professor of agriculture at the University of California, Berkeley from 1874-1904 who
founded the Botanical Gardens there and was known for his study of the relation of soils
to climate and vegetation.
Eugene W. Hilgard, Prof. Agriculture & Botany. Photograph by Elite Photographic Studio (Jones, Rulofson & Co.)
Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908.
English artist who spent most of his life in California and painted romantic landscapes,
often of Yosemite. Possibly his best-known work is "Driving the Last Spike," commissioned
(but refused as historically inaccurate) by Leland Stanford.
William Ruth, Esq. Comp'ts. of Thomas Hill. Wawona, July 15, 1906 [?]. Photograph by I.W. Taber
Hittell, John Shertzer, 1825-1901.
Brother of Theodore H. Hittell who came to California in 1849 to mine gold but instead
became a writer for the
Alta California from 1852-1880, and then began
writing guidebooks for Hubert Howe Bancroft's publishing firm. His books include
History of the City of San Francisco, and Incidentally of the State of California
The Resources of California (1863), and
The Commerce and
Industries of the Pacific Coast
John S. Hittell. T.W. Morris Call
Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917.
Lawyer (brother of John Shertzer Hittell) who moved to California in 1855 and became the
editor of the San Francisco
Bulletin; he later wrote such works as
Reminiscences of Early Days and a four-volume
Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1874-1964.
First Californian (although originally from Iowa) to be elected President of the United
States (1928-1932) whose early life consisted of a career as a mining engineer, and then
work as the nation's Food Administrator and the Secretary of Commerce under Harding and
Coolidge (1921-1928). His downfall as President was the crash of the stock market and the
Great Depression which occurred within a year of his taking office, and the limited
actions he took to stimulate the economy. Later in his life he headed a commission to
propose better organization of the federal executive branch. His writings include
American Individualism (1922) and his three-volume
Photograph by Peter Stackpole
Herbert Hoover [second from left] dozing at Charter Day, 193-, while Sec. of Labor Francis Perkins was speaking. Photograph
by Peter Stackpole.
Hopkins, Mark, 1813-1878.
Storekeeper from upstate New York who came to California during the gold rush and became
wealthy by investing in and becoming treasurer of the Central Pacific Railroad. The Mark
Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill in San Francisco is named for him.
Photo of Mark Hopkins, to be returned to E.H. Miller, Jr.
Cabinet Portrait. I.W. Taber & Co., photo.
Hopper, James Marie, 1876-1956.
French-born California writer who helped found the bohemian artist's colony at Carmel. He
was a journalist who also wrote stories, such as "Caybigan" (1906) and "Coming Back with
the Spitball" (1914).
Gene Fenelon, James Hopper (Hopper in the center), Porter Garnett
Jimmy Hopper and Gelett Burgess with Hindu friend. Prop. Jimmy Hopper.
Fred Bechdolt, Jimmy Hopper, Mike Williams. 2 Col. Prop. Jimmy Hopper.
11/30/52. Jas.' house. Jimmy Hopper, Alice. Alice Sterling Gregory. Mrs. Kenneth Gregory Purchase, Jan. 1962.
Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner
Member of the ill-fated Donner Party of pioneers to California.
Eliza Poor Donner Houghton, 1843-1922. Wright's Art and Portrait Gallery, San Jose, Cal.
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931.
Massachusetts architect who went to Berkeley in 1901 to oversee the Phoebe Apperson
Hearst-sponsored plan for the University of California campus. He founded U.C. Berkeley's
school of architecture, remained on the architecture faculty until 1925, and designed
campus structures such as the Campanile, Sather Gate, and the Greek Theatre.
John Galen Howard, Red Cross, 1918
J.G.H. en route to Delphi, 1910.
J.G.H., Feb. 1886. Geo. H. Hastings, photographer
Photograph by Pach Bros.
Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939.
Oakland-born dramatist whose plays explored themes of contemporary life, including
The Silver Cord (1926),
Ned McCobb's Daughter (1926), and
the Pulitzer Prize-winning
They Knew What They Wanted (1924).
Photograph by Vandamm Studio
Dog: Haakon - at Tiringham
Sidney Howard at his desk in playwrights' office. (August, 1939)
S.H. and Jane Brodeur (Casting Agent) in Playwrights' Co. office, summer (August?) 1939
Webster [photographer?], 1909
Sidney Coe Howard, January '93, 18 months. Webster Art Gallery, portraits
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900.
One of the four heads of the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific Railroad; he was
in charge of all eastern business matters and became president of Southern Pacific in
Collis Potter Huntington, original? (AC 1978).
Hutchings, James Mason, 1820-1902.
English writer and editor who went to California in 1849 to mine, but instead wrote a
successful letter sheet entitled "The Miner's Ten Commandments." He then founded
California Magazine, and wrote such works as
Heart of the Sierras
Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in
Nevada Stage Company's stage on the Big Oak Flat Road, Tuolumne Co., California, about 1884. Mr. Keough, General Manager of
company, standing at rear wheel J. M. Hutchings of Yosemite Valley, next to front seat. J. K. Barnard of Yosemite Valley,
center seat. Joe Mulligan: driver. [Copy print] Gift of M. E. Schlichtmann 3/57.
Hyde, George, 1819-1890.
Philadelphia lawyer who went to California in 1845 as Commodore Stockton's secretary, and
also worked in Yerba Buena on land grant cases, becoming the
alcalde of the town from 1847-1848. Hyde Street in San Francisco
was named for him.
Indians of California
are thought to have inhabited the region anywhere from 7,000 to 30,000 years ago. They
are divided into many different tribes and speak more than 100 different language
dialects, and had been brutally treated by white settlers until recently with only a very
Rafael Solares, a Santa Inez Chumash man, 1878. Hayward & Muzzall, photographic artists, Santa Barbara, Calif. [Original shelved
BANC PIC 1989.061--PIC]
[Digger Indian] Cobb's Gallery, Mill Street, Grass Valley, [Calif. ca. 1865, Original shelved BANC PIC 1989.050:1--PIC]
[Digger Indian women] Cobb's Gallery, Mill Street, Grass Valley, [Calif. ca. 1865, Original shelved 1989.050:2--PIC]
Indian woman (Yosemite area)
Indian madonna (Yosemite area)
Indian woman (Yosemite area)
[?] Paul, for years known as the best Indian guide in the Yosemite Valley High Sierras - Boysen Photo
Mary, the well known Mono Indian of Yosemite Valley - Boysen, Photo
Clovis - Bill Wilson, Sept. 19, 1915
Irwin, Wallace, 1875-1959.
Journalist in San Francisco and New York who also wrote poetry, including "Nautical Lays
of a Landsman" (1904), and "The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" (1902). He also published
letters he received from Hashimura Togo on a Japanese man's perception of American
society, collected in such works as
Letters of a Japanese Schoolboy (1923)
Mr. Togo, Maid of All Work (1913). He was the brother of Will Irwin.
Fancy costume at artist's ball in London, 1922.
Irwin, Will (William Henry), 1873-1948.
Writer and journalist in San Francisco and New York who edited
and whose writings include
A Reporter in Armageddon (1918),
How Red Is America? (1927) and
War: An Appeal to Commonsense
(1921). His brother was Wallace Irwin.
Irwin, William, 1827-1886.
13th governor of California (1875-1880) who published the
before he began his political career as a Democrat in the assembly in 1861.
William Irwin, 1875 Governor 1879, died March 15, 1886
Last survivor of the Native American Yahi tribe who was discovered near Oroville and
given a home at the University of California's Museum of Anthropology in San Francisco by
Professors Thomas T. Waterman and Alfred L. Kroeber, where he was exposed to
twentieth-century California culture before he died of tuberculosis.
No. 3 in series, "The Brightest Year"
Jacks, David, 1822-1909.
Scottish-born owner of large holdings of real estate in California who was known for his
stinginess with money; he controlled the market of the only native cheese of California
-Monterey Jack, first made in 1892. A peak between Monterey and Carmel was named for him.
Photograph by I.W. Taber, no. 4362
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885.
Writer from Amherst, Massachusetts, who wrote
Mercy Philbrick's Choice
(1876) with Emily Dickinson as part-model for the main character, and
Verses (1870). After hearing of the mistreatment of western Native
Americans by whites, she researched and wrote
A Century of Dishonor
(1881), and winning a commission from the U.S. Department of the Interior to work with
the Native Americans of California, wrote the very popular
a novel about Native American relations with the Spanish aristocracy of California and
the encroaching Americans from the east.
Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955.
Literary critic who was a book reviewer for the
San Francisco Chronicle
from 1930-1955 and editor of
Sunset from 1926-1928; he also reviewed books
on the radio and wrote books about California, including
Anybody's Gold (1941), and
The Western Gate (1952).
Photograph by Wesley Swadley
Photograph by Peter Stackpole.
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923.
English-born Methodist minister who, after being ousted from the church after a
controversial divorce, became a lecturer on social issues and the western scene. His
Through Ramona's Country (1908),
The Wonders of
the Colorado Desert
In and Out of California's
George Wharton James' Work Shop is a treasure - House of Books and Curios. H.M. Bland, Fruitvale, Cal., care of Joaquin Miller
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.
Pittsburgh-born poet who settled in Carmel and devoted some of his poetry to the natural
beauty of his surroundings; his collections include
Tamar and Other Poems
Roan Stallion (1925),
The Women at Point Sur
Cawdor and Other Poems (1928), and
Dear Judas and Other
Johan Hagemeyer, Camera Portraits, San Francisco
Johan Hegemeyer, Camera Portraits, San Francisco, 1928
Johan Hagemeyer, Camera Portraits, Carmel, California
Bear Photo Service, February 6, 1934
Arthur Stettner, [photographer] New York
Donnan (?) Jeffers and wife, Robinson Jeffers, Judith Anderson, Una Jeffers
Bear Photo Service, 1937
With Charles Erskine Scott Wood at Hollow Hills
Home of Robinson Jeffers the Poet, Carmel by the Sea, California
Picnic of Jeffers family in 1934. Bear Photo Service
Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950.
Essayist and reviewer who writings include
Visits to Ireland: Travel Diaries of
. She was the wife of poet Robinson Jeffers.
Photograph by Johan Hagemeyer
[Inscribed] "For Noel with love. Una."
Photograph by Peter Stackpole. [Photograph is numbered "27" on the back]
With Langston Hughes, 1934. Photograph by Bear Photo Service
Jeffries, James J., 1875-1953.
Ohio-born boxer who was taken to Los Angeles as a child; he held the world's heavyweight
championship from 1899 to 1905 when he retired.
Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945.
Sacramento-born lawyer and governor of California from 1911 to 1917 who worked for
workman's compensation, an extended civil service, and water conservation. He ran
(unsuccessfully) for Vice President in 1912 and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in
1916, where he served until his death, changing from Progressive to Republican and
becoming a staunch isolationist.
Right to left: Leverett, De Lemater, Hoffer Strickton (?), Lewis Sweetzer, George Bryd, A. P. Hayne, Jas. McKee, Sidney Mezes,
R. H. Moore, Larry Vassault, Hiram W. Johnson, E. M. Norton (?)
Hiram Warren Johnson, 1886
Hiram Warren Johnson, ca. 1900
Hiram Warren Johnson, ca. 1900 [Paris Panel, Sacramento]
Arriving at courtroom - Ruef trial after shooting of Henry - 1908
Hiram Warren Johnson, 1910 campaign
Hiram Warren Johnson, ca. 1910, Gubernatorial
Gubernatorial period (?) 1910-1916
Hiram Warren Johnson at Lincoln. 1914 campaign
1914 campaign. H.W.J. Junior, driving
H. W. J. junior on right. 1914 campaign
Hiram Warren Johnson and Arch Johnson, 1914 campaign
Hiram Warren Johnson and Henry Olaf (?) of San Francisco. Canon Kip Memorial Mission, ca. 1912
Hiram Warren Johnson [fourth from left] ca. 1910
At Sacramento Fair, 1916. McCurry Foto Co., Sacramento
1912, copyright Moffet, Chicago
Senatorial, ca. 1919, Maryland
Washington D.C., Senatorial period, ca. 1922
Johnson of California, (Capitol)
1920's, Senate office building. International News Photos Inc.
At Hoover Dam, ca. 1928
Senator Johnson, California
Senate office, ca. 1945
New senators, 1917 (?) HWJ on extreme right
Borah and Johnson, 1919, Senatorial period. 1919 League of Nations' Fight
Borah and Johnson, ca. 1920. copyright by Bachragh
From left to right: C. B. Bills, deceased; George W. Pierce, deceased; Senator Hiram W. Johnson; T. C. Tucker, deceased; D.
R. Bailey, and Harold H. McCurry. ca. 12/25/31
International Newsreel Photo. Doctors who told Senate Commerce Subcommittee of the apparent success of new cancer serum. Washington
D. C.... of more than 1,500 cancer patients given the experimental cancer treatment discovered by Drs. Walter Bernard Coffey
and John Davis Humber, only 15 have died, these doctors said in their report to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee investigating
the dread malady. The co-discoverers of the serum recommended that Congress establish machinery to disburse a permanent endowment
fund provided by the government to aid those engaged in research work relating to cancer and other malignancies. Standing
L. to R. are: Dr. John D. Humber, Dr. Walter B. Coffey, Dr. C. C. Little, Dr. James Ewing. Professor J. C. Bloodgood and Surgeon
General High S. Cummings. Seated L. to R. are: Senators Hiram Johnson of California, William J. Harris of Georgia and Arthur
Vandenburg of Michigan. E-3-15-30
Senator Hiram W. Johnson, Senatorial leader in fight against World Court. World Court vote, January 29, 1935. International
News Photos, Inc.
1939 Neutrality Fight. Johnson and William Edgar Borah
Hiram Warren Johnson and Sheridan Downey (?) ca. 1940. F. C. Wilkinson, photograph, Washington D. C.
Naval Affairs Committee, June 1940. International News Photos, New York
Sailor and Hiram Warren Johnson, Bethesda, Maryland, Naval hospital, ca. 1943
International News Photo. Rapt Attention as Senators Heard FDR Speech. Washington D. C.... a group of senators photographed
as they listened in rapt attention to the speech of President Franklin D. Roosevelt before the joint session of the 76th Congress
called in extraordinary conclave to consider Neutrality Act revision. Left to right, front row - Senator Hiram Johnson, California;
Senator Millard Tydings, Maryland; Senator Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee; Second row - Senator Pat McCarran, Nevada; Senator
David I. Walsh, Mass.; Sen. Frederick Hale, Maine; Sen. William J. Bulow, South Dakota. Last row - Rep. Sam Rayburn, Texas,
House Majority Leader; Rep. Thomas Cullen, New York.
Senator Johnson, California
Mrs. H.W.J. and H.W.J. at Tahoe, ca. 1910
H.W.J. and Mrs. Johnson, San Francisco (?) ca. 1917
1927, Moro Castle-Havana (?), Carl Chesterfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram W. Johnson and H.W.J. Junior
Hiram and Arca Johnson, October 1917
Hiram Johnson, Junior, and H.W.J., Archibald Johnson, Chicago, 1920
Left to right: Arch [Archibald Johnson], Hiram, Hiram Johnson Junior, ca. 1926
H.W.J. Junior, H.W.J., H.W.J. III, ca. 1942
1916, Governor's office, Sacramento
Hiram W. Johnson, H.W.J. III (?), ca. 1920
Hiram and grandsons, ca. 1930
California Delegates to National Progressive Party
Philip Bancroft, back row, fourth from left
Theodore Roosevelt and H.W.J.. as Progressive Party candidates, 1912 campaign
Senator Hiram W. Johnson, Capitol, California
Johnson, Minnie L. McNeal.
Wife of former California governor Hiram Warren Johnson.
Mrs. H.W. (Minnie) Johnson [at the] Senatorial, Maryland
Mrs. Hiram W. Johnson, ca. 1924
Jones, Idwal, 1890-1964.
Welsh-born writer who was a journalist in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and later wrote
China Boy (1936),
Vines in the Sun (1949),
Vermillion (1947), and
Ark of Empire (1951).
Photo by A.L. Whitey Schafer
2nd from left - Charles T. Beringer, 3rd from left - Louis M. Martini, 4th from left, Idwal Jones, 5th from left, Herman Wente
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
New York-born educator who became the first president of Stanford University (1891-1913)
and its first chancellor (1913-1916). He was considered a leading ichthyologist, and his
writings include an autobiography, entitled
The Days of a Man (2 vols.,
David Starr Jordan, author of "The Blood of the Nation." H.M. Bland, San Jose, Cal. Misses Wilson & Kelly Photographs
Judah, Theodore Dehone, 1826-1863.
Railway engineer who came to California to build a railway from Sacramento to Folsom. He
wanted to build a transcontinental railroad and was later a partner and founder of the
Central Pacific Railroad Co.
Kalloch, Isaac Smith, 1832-1890.
Preacher from Boston who moved to San Francisco in 1875 with hopes of converting "wicked
people," he was a pastor of Metropolitan Temple. He ran for mayor with the Workingmen's
party, which attacked Chinese labor and Charles de Young, who shot Kalloch in his church
(he survived to become mayor). Kalloch's son shot and killed de Young in 1880.
Purchased from Porpoise Bookshop, 7/22/60. Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson
Kearney, Dennis, 1847-1907.
Irish-born seaman who became president of the Workingmen's party of California in 1877
and led its campaigns against major capitalists and Chinese workers; the party went on to
pave the way for the federal law (1882) banning Chinese immigration.
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Ira B. Cross gift
Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848.
Infantry lieutenant in the War of 1812 who went on to command the Army of the West in
1846, then served as military governor of New Mexico. He later became civil governor of
Vera Cruz and Mexico City.
S.W. Kearny, from an original daguerreotype. Engraved by Y.B. Welch, expressly for Graham's Magazine. Peter A. Juley & Son,
Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937.
Milwaukee-born poet who lived in Berkeley and whose verses were compiled in several
The Siege of the Golden City (1896) and
(1919); he also wrote ornithological studies of American birds.
Portrait of Charles Keeler by Oscar Maurer of Berkeley, California. Gift of F.M. Fryxell, 1/10/60
Charles Keeler in Muir Woods (ca. 1918?)
William Keith, Charles Keeler, John Burroughs
Keeler, Louise Mapes, 1872-1907.
Painter and pupil of the artist William Keith. She was also the wife of Charles Augustus
Keeler and drew illustrations for several of his books.
Louise Bunnell Keeler with Leonard Keeler (Mrs. Charles A. Keeler). Gift of Mrs. Hubert Wykoff, 7/31/61
Keeler, Ralph Olmstead, 1840-1873.
Ohio-born journalist who wrote
Vagabond Adventures (1870), which described
his life on a Mississippi River showboat, traveling through Europe, and as a writer for
Golden Era (1864-1866) during a time in which he taught in a San
Francisco public school.
Ralph Keeler, writer. B.F. Howland & Co., photographer
Keith, Mary McHenry, 1855-1947.
Wife of the painter William Keith, she was a participant in the women's suffrage movement
and humanitarian activities.
Mrs. Mary McHenry, 1879. Photograph by Elite - Jones, Rulofson & Co.
M. McH. Keith in parlor, 2207 Atherton St. - 1913
Mrs. Mary McH. Keith with grand nephew Charles Pond, Sept. 1923. 2701 Ridgeroad.
Keith, William, 1838-1911.
Scottish-born painter who was famous for his California landscape paintings. He spent
much of his life in San Francisco and Berkeley, and traveled around the state with John
Muir and John Burroughs, studying mountains, oaks, redwoods, and local scenes for his
Wm. Keith in the '70s. Photograph by C.E. Watkins.
William Keith, painter. Photograph by Thomas Houseworth & Co.
William Keith's son Charles [William Keith, right]. Photograph by Miss Bisbee, Berkeley, Cal.
For Mrs. Parsons from Wm. Keith.
Messrs. Keith & Hittell. W/ Theodore H. Hittell. M. Delany, 23.
Kent, Roger, 1906-1980.
Chairman of the Democratic Party in California (1954-1965) and head of the California
Democratic State Central Committee who ran two unsuccessful campaigns for Congress in
1948 and 1950.
Photograph by George Shimmon
Lionel Steinway, Goldie Kennedy, Roger Kent
Photograph by Ansel Adams, neg no. 3
En route L.A. 1960 for convention. Stanley Mosk [?], (U), R.K. [Roger Kent], Larry O'Brien, Ted K. [Kennedy], Whizzer White,
Bob K. [Kennedy], (U), (U), Margaret Price, Roy Reuben [?], Joe Wyatt.
The Press & Union League Club of San Francisco * Gang Dinner * October 25, 1956. L. to R.: William H. Orrick, Jr., Roger Kent;
Hon. Harry S. Truman (Speaker); Dr. Henry F. Grady; Richard Reinhardt (Host) and William M. Malone. George Shimmon, photographer
Roger Kent, 2nd from right, at Western States Demo. Conf. [Democratic Conference], 1964
Herb - here it is. R.K. (Roger Kent, ca. 1948-1950)
Kent, William, 1864-1928.
Progressive Republican who served in Congress (1911-1917) where he promoted social and
ecological causes. He presented Mt. Tamalpais and the redwood grove named for John Muir
to the United States; both were pieces of family property.
E. Markham, William G. McAdoo, Sterling, Phelan, William Kent. Oct. 22, 1915. [Original shelved: Sterling, George. POR #36]
[Stephen T. Mather] with William Kent, Mar. 1923?. [Original shelved: Mather, Stephen Tyng, POR #4]
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Massachusetts-born writer associated with the Beat movement, who wrote such influential
On the Road (1957) and its sequel,
Big Sur (1962),
The Subterraneans (1958), and
The Dharma Bums (1958).
Kerouac & L.F. [Lawrence Ferlinghetti], early 1959 in front of Ferlinghetti house, 706 Wisconsin St., S.F. Phot