Guide to the John Swett Papers, 1853-1913
Guide to the John Swett Papers, 1853-1913
Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 352The Bancroft Library
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Key to Arrangement
Letters written to John Swett
Congratulatory letters, 83rd birthday, 1913
Letters written by Swett
Biographical sketches and memorial tributes
Personalia and miscellaneous items relating to Swett
MS of Public Education in California (corrected typescript)
History of the Public School System of California
Public Education in California - copy inscribed to Myra Wallace Swett
Royalty statements, publishing contracts, etc.
Miscellaneous papers re John Swett Grammar School, San Francisco
Clippings (3 folders)
Unidentified commonplace book
"Family Records" - photographs, genealogical information, testimonials, notation of incidents in the lives of his children, certificates of appointment, clippings, etc.
"Supplementary Swett Family Record Book ..." (folder) - photographs, tributes, clippings, copies of magazines, etc.
"My Scrap Book as City Superintendent of Public Schools, San Francisco; 1891 to 1895 ..." - clippings
"Scrap Book of Collections for a high grade reading book that was never published" - (folder), excerpts from books, clippings, etc. with notes
"Miscellaneous Odds and Ends of Press Notices and Miscellaneous Reports and Addresses 1912" - mounted in a geography text book
"A Scrap Book of my First Campaign for the Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction in California 1862" (folder) - clippings, portion of a speech, and MS of chapter from Public Education in California (typescript)
"Scraps of Verse of All Kinds..." (folder) - primarily clippings; some MSS
"The Rincon Grammar School Scrap Book 1853-1862" (folder) - clippings, programs, circulars, etc.
"Specimens of Editorial Items in the California Teacher During the first years of its Existence Selected by John Swett" (folder)
"Selected Items from some of my State Reports ..." (folder)
"Some of My Articles as The Pacific Coast Editor of the New England Journal of Education ..." (folder)
"Collection of Prose Educational Articles and Papers, and other Sources by John Swett, 1913" (folders)
Notebook containing mounted clippings of poems and some MSS (Mary L. Tracy Swett's book?)
Certificates of appointments
Partial List of Correspondents
American Book Company
10 letters, 1896-1913. Primarily re publication of his textbooks.
Bancroft (H. H.) & Company
Letter, Feb 25, 1867. Re publication of his "Teacher's Register."
Barry, James Henry, 1856-1927
2 letters & telegram, 1912.
Bidwell, Annie Ellicott (Kennedy), 1839-1918
Letter, Feb 11, 1908.
Boone, Richard G.
5 letters, 1911-1913.
Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-
3 letters, 1903-1911.
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
5 letters, 1899-1911.
California. State Library
3 letters, 1907-1912. Two refer to his gifts to the Library.
California. University. Regents
2 letters, 1912-1913. Referring to his post as honorary lecturer.
California Teachers Association
3 letters, 1909-1913.
Draper, Andrew Stone, 1848-1913
6 letters, 1901-1912.
Eaton, John, 1829-1906
3 letters, 1900-1904.
Emerson, Charles Franklin, 1843-1922
3 letters, 1911.
Harper & Brothers
6 letters, 1872-1886. Primarily transmitting royalty payments.
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co., New York
6 letters, 1872-1889. Primarily re publication of his textbooks.
Millspaugh, Jesse Fonda, 1855-1919
Letter, May 7, 1913.
Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941
2 letters, 1906. Re appointment to the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Normal School.
Reid, William Thomas, 1843-1922
San Francisco. Dept. of Education
Letter, Oct 1, 1912. Re dedication exercises for John Swett School.
San Francisco. Superintendent of Schools
Letter, July 31, 1912. Congratulatory letter, 82nd birthday.
Turrill, Charles Beebe, 1854-1927
3 letters, 1912. One refers to the Lincoln Grammar School Association.
Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927
Letter, Nov 30, 1905.