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Guide to the Maude Hulbert Horn Family Collection, 1874-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maude Hulbert Horn Family Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1982
    Box Number: 1315-1324
    Creator: Drysdale, Amy
    Extent: 10 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maude Hulbert Horn Family Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    El Dorado County (Calif.)--History
    Horn family
    Hulbert family


    Correspondence, diaries, printing samples from "Georgetown Gazette", financial and legal documents, literary productions, clippings, genealogical information.


    Horace Warren Hulbert was born May 15, 1844, in Wisconsin. He came overland to California in 1861 and learned the printing trade in Ukiah. He edited and owned a number of northern California newspapers before he moved to Georgetown and started the Georgetown Gazette in 1880. Although he owned and was the editor of the Gazette until 1898, H. W. Hulbert's primary concern from the late 1880s to his death in 1924 was mining.
    Maude Aleah Hulbert was born April 10, 1875, in Yuba Ciry, California. She was the daughter of H. W. Hulbert and Celia Ann Willeford (1855-1896). Maude worked on, then edited, then owned the Gazette. Maude married John Christian Horn, a typographer and dance instructor, in 1898, raised a family, and continued to publish the paper. Between 1924, when she discontinued the paper, and her death in 1935, Maude ran an insurance business, wrote for several northern California papers, was a notary public, and was the first worman to be elected an El Dorado County Justice of the Peace.
    Amy Louise Horn Blair Drysdale was born June 1, 1899 in Georgetown. She was the daughter of Maude Hulbert and J. C. Horn. Amy graduated from Placer High Shcool, went to business school in Oakland, and worked for several years for the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1921, Amy returned to Georgetown and married Earl Blair, a forester. She lived with Blair first in Siskiyou County, then in Sumatra. Amy, tiring of life in Indonesia, divorced Blair and returned to Georgetown in 1927. Amy married Walter Drysdale in 1935. She wrote for the Sacramento Bee, was a notary public, served as Justice of the Peace for El Dorado County, and was a real estate broker.


    Major Correspondents

    • Hulbert, Maude
    • Jacob, Nora Beale

    Other Correspondents

    • Allhoff, Mart
    • Baird, Newton D.
    • Bean, Martha
    • Benson, V. H.
    • Brown, Winniford
    • Burch, Edwin
    • Burton, William
    • California State Library
    • Chatteston, Ray
    • Coffee, Marion
    • Combatalade, E. A.
    • Connecticut State Library
    • Drysdale, Amy
    • El Dorado County Midwinter Exposition Committee
    • Freeman, W. A.
    • Ganet, Norma
    • Gantt, Edith
    • Gay, Theresa
    • Hale Brothers Portrait Studio
    • Hart, E. C.
    • Horn, William H.
    • Hoover, Davonne
    • Hulbert, Celia
    • Hulbert, Clinton
    • Hulbert, Horace W.
    • Hulbert, Lucetta
    • Hulbert, Noel
    • Hulbert, Ray
    • Immortal Council of Hades
    • Jensen, Lois W.
    • Johnson County Poorhouse
    • Knapp, M. C.
    • Leever, Basil
    • Life in the United States Contest
    • Marsh, J. S.
    • McClatchy Newspaper
    • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
    • Norris, Barbara
    • Olmo, H. P. (Harold Paul), 1909-
    • Perry, Maude
    • Perry, Silas
    • Petersen. P. E.
    • Plasket, Alice
    • Republican Party (Calif.). State Central Committee.
    • Richardsen, G. A.
    • Shortridge, C. M.
    • Switt, Lloyd
    • Szekety-Lulofs. Madelon
    • Tinling, Marion, 1904-
    • United States. Superintendent of Documents.
    • United States. Pension Bureau.
    • Van der Lyn, Theodore (Dr.)
    • Vincent, Mary
    • Wallace, W. R.
    • Walsh, L. E.
    • Wildman, Clifton
    • Willeford, Frank
    • Zellman, Burnette

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Photographs of Hulbert family, Georgetown residents, and Georgetown area.
    • Two framed watercolor sketches from Sumatra

    Related Collections

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