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Guide to the Fremont Older papers, 1907-1941
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Key to Arrangement

box 1-2

Correspondence

 

Letters written to Older are filed alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Single letters have been placed in alphabetical miscellanies; several letters from one person in separate folders. Unidentified and anonymous letters are at the end. Cards have been placed in the manuscripts catalog for correspondents of note.
 

Letters written by Older are filed chronologically, 1907-1935.

Scope and Content Note

They are mainly typed carbon copies but they include also a few originals and some drafts in longhand. Most of them date from 1928.
 

Miscellaneous letters concerning the Mooney and Billings cases.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly copies written by Rena Mooney, C. C. Young, Warren K. Billings, Tom Mooney and Aaron Sapiro.
box 3-4

Mss. Of Older's editorials and other writings

 

Editorials, in longhand, July 1, 1934-February 15, 1935.

 

Texts for four speeches (typescript).

 

Portions of autobiographical serial, "Growing Up," published in the Call-Bulletin (typescript).

 

Portion of The Life of George Hearst California Pioneer (typescript).

 

Forword to Mrs. Older's book, William Randolph Hearst: American (typescript).

box 5

Clippings

 

Editorials written by Older, 1932-1935 (6 folders)

 

Chapters of Older's autobiography, My Own Story, published serially in the Call-Bulletin, and related press notices (1 folder)

 

Autobiographical articles, "Growing Up" published serially in the Call-Bulletin (1 folder)

 

Articles, "Living in the Country," written by Older (1 folder)

 

Articles about Older (1 folder)

 

Articles about Tom Mooney (1 folder)

oversize volume 1

Scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Mainly newspaper and magazine articles about Older.
oversize volume 2

3 oversize items:

 

2 certificates of appointment as special health commissioner, 1901

 

Testimonial from employees of the Bulletin, n.d.

box 6-7

Letters written to Mrs. Fremont Older, 1935-1941.

Scope and Content Note

They are chiefly letters of condolence, March-April 1935, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Single letters have been placed in alphabetical miscellanies; others in separate folders. Cards have been placed in the manuscripts catalog for correspondents of note.
 

Sympathy cards addressed to Mrs. Older

 

Letters of sympathy, March 1935, addressed to Robert Holliday, publisher of the Call-Bulletin

 

Tributes to Older

 

Obituaries (2 folders)

 

Clippings re biography, Fremont Older, by Evelyn Wells

 

Clippings of articles, "My Typewriter," by Mrs. Older

 

Clippings re Mrs. Older and her writings

 

Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Included is a short autobiographical sketch by Rose Wilder Lane and a portion of a speech written by James D. Phelan
 

Photographs - including 10 photographs taken during Older's burial

List of Correspondents

 

Aiken, Ednah (Robinson), 1872-1960

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. March 8, 1935.

 

Allen, Frederick Lewis, 1890-

 

Letters, July 19, 1932.

 

American Civil Liberties Union

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935. One letter signed by Roger Baldwin. Also: Resolution to Mrs. Fremont Older and the members of Mr. Older's family, April 24, 1935, with many signatures.

 

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959

 

Letters, Oct. 24, 1918.

 

Appleton (D.) - Century Company

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Feb. 21, 1936. Signed by John L. B. Williams.

 

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn), 1857-1948

 

Letters, n.d. Also, letter and telegram, 1935 and n.d., in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Bacigalupi, James Augustus, 1882-

 

2 letters, 1925 & 1928. One letter a typed transcript.

 

Bailey, Warren Worth, 1855-1928

 

Letters, May 8, [1926?].

 

Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-

 

8 letters, 1929-1933. Among letters written by Older are several addressed to Baldwin.

 

Barry, John Daniel, 1866-1942

 

Letters, June 9, 1921. Also, letter, Mar. 7, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Bates, Sanford, 1884-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 5, 1935.

 

Beale, Truxton, 1856-1936

 

Letters, June 27, 1930.

 

Beatty, Bessie, 1886-

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Bender, Albert Maurice, 1866-1941

 

3 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935. One written on a letter addressed to him.

 

Bennett, Richard, 1872-1944

 

Letters, Feb. 5, 1935. With calling card.

 

Bern, Paul, 1889-1932

 

2 letters, 1931. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Bern.

 

Billings, Warren K., 1894-

 

15 letters, 1928-1932. Also, copy of letter to Mary Gallagher, May 18, 1930, among miscellaneous letters relating to Billings and Mooney cases.

 

Black, Jack

 

15 letters, 1929-1931 & n.d. Include copy of letter from Black to William McLaughlin, 1916. Many letters signed by John Black. Also, letter, n.d., in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Black, Winifred (Sweet), 1869-1936

 

10 letters, 1920-1931. Several signed Laurianna. Among letters written by Older are several addressed to Mrs. Black.

 

Brady, Loretta Ellen, 1892-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Brady, Matthew, 1876-

 

Letters, May 8, 1928.

 

Brisbane, Arthur, 1864-1936

 

3 letters, 1913-1921. Also, letter, Mar. 8, 1935, enclosing letter from D. Appleton - Century Company, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Burns, William John, 1861-1932

 

Letters, ca. 1908.

 

Collier, John, 1884-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 6, 1935.

 

Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928

 

Letters, Dec. 9, 1927.

 

Creel, George, 1876-1953

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 23, 1935.

 

Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 8, 1935.

 

Cuddy, John

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Cullinan, Eustace, 1876-

 

Letters, July 14, 1931. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Cullinan.

 

Darrow, Clarence Seward, 1857-1938

 

21 letters, 1920-1933 & n.d. One letter a typed transcript. Also, telegram and letter, 1935, signed Clarence and Ruby Darrow, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Davies, Marion, 1900-

 

Letters, n.d. Also, telegram, Mar. 3, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Debs, Eugene Victor, 1855-1926

 

Letters, n.d.

 

Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

 

2 letters, 1929.

 

Duffus, Robert Luther, 1888-

 

4 letters, 1920-1921. Also, two letters, 1935 & 1936, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Dunne, Frank H.

 

Letters, Dec. 30, 1909.

 

Dutton, (E. P.) & Co., Inc.

 

6 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935-1936. Concerning her book, Savages and Saints. Some letters signed by John Macrae.

 

Elder, David Paul, 1872-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Feb. 21, 1936.

 

Field, Sara Bard, 1882-

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935 & 1936.

 

Filene, Edward A., d. 1937

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Furuseth, Andrew, 1854-1938

 

10 letters, 1909-1934. Also, telegram, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-

 

3 letters, 1927 & n.d. Among letters sent by Older are some addressed to Frankfurter.

 

Funsten, Benjamin Reed, 1887-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, March 5, 1935.

 

Gallagher, Mary E., 1883-

 

3 letters, 1929-1930 & n.d. Include note written on copy of letter written to her by Warren K. Billings.

 

Gannon, Thomas M.

 

Letters, Feb. 3, 1926.

 

Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. March 6, 1935.

 

Gleeson, Edgar

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, March 5, 1935. Signed: Nell and Edgar Gleeson.

 

Glock, Alma, 1884-1938

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935

 

Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940

 

Letters, Dec. 29, 1931. Griffin, Franklin A. Letters, Jan. 20, 1928. Written on copy of his letter to C. C. Young. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Griffin.

 

Griffin, Franklin A.

 

Letters, Jan. 25, 1928. Written on copy of his letter to C. C. Young. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Griffin.

 

Guck, Homer, 1878-1949

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, March 4, 1935.

 

Hale, Marshal, 1866-1945

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 8, 1935.

 

Hallowell, Robert, 1886-1939

 

Letters, July 5, 1919.

 

Hampton, Benjamin Bowles, 1875-

 

Letters, Feb. 11, 1929.

 

Hanna, Edward Joseph, abp., 1860-1944

 

Letters, May 9, 1928. Also, copy of letter addressed to him by Aaron Sapiro, July 13, 1931, among miscellaneous letters relating to Mooney and Billings cases.

 

Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944

 

Letters, Jan. 27, 1919.

 

Hart, George H., 1883-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Oct. 10, 1940.

 

Hawthorne, Hildegarde

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 14, 1935. Signed: Hildegarde Hawthorne Oskison.

 

Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934

 

5 letters, 1922-1928. Include copy of letter to George West, 1927.

 

Hearst, Millicent Veronica (Willson)

 

Letters, n.d. Also, telegram, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

 

23 letters, 1918-1933. Include copy of letter, 1932, to Winifred Black; typed copy of letter without addressee, Jan. 2, 1919, re Russian revolution; and copy of telegram addressed to all Hearst evening newspapers, n.d. Also, telegram, Mar. 3, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Heney, Francis Joseph, 1859-1937

 

8 letters, 1906-1930. Also, letter and telegram, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Herrick, Robert, 1868-1938

 

Letters, June 15, 1926. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Herrick.

 

Hichborn, Franklin, 1869-

 

Letters, Feb. 23, 1933. Among letters sent by Older are some addressed to Hichborn.

 

Hoffman, Carl, 1882-1946

 

Letters & note, 1925 & 1930. Note written on drawing of Older made by Hoffman.

 

Hopkins, Ernest Jerome, 1887-

 

2 letters, 1918 & 1930.

 

Howe, Frederic Clemson, 1867-1940

 

Letters, Dec. 23, 1919.

 

Irwin, Inez (Haynes), 1873-

 

Letters, n.d. Also, letter and telegram, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Irwin, William Henry, 1873-1948

 

2 letters, 1921 & 1926.

 

Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-

 

Letters, Oct. 26, 1932.

 

Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-

 

Letters, Apr. 23, 1919. Also, letter, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

9 letters, 1920-1934. Also, letter and telegram, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

[Johnson, Minnie (McNeal)]

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. Mar. 12, 1935. Signed: Boss.

 

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

 

8 letters, 1911-1925. Include signed typed copy of letter to Gov. Stephens.

 

Jordan, Jessie (Knight)

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 7, 1935

 

Kellogg, Frederick William, 1866-1940

 

Letters, Aug. 16, 1918. Facsimile signature.

 

Kennan, George, 1845-1923

 

Letters, Aug. 28, 1907.

 

Koenigsburg, Moses, 1878-1945

 

Letters, May 20, 1920

 

La Guardia, Fiorello Henry, 1882-1947

 

Letters, Dec. 10, 1932

 

Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921

 

6 letters, 1907-1918.

 

Lane, Rose (Wilder), 1877-

 

27 letters, 1921-1935. Also, letter, Mar. 16, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Langdon, William Henry, 1873-1939

 

2 letters, 1908 & 1930.

 

La Verne, Lucille, 1875-1945

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Lewis, Austin, 1865?-1944

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar, 8, 1935.

 

Lindsey, Benjamin Barr, 1869-1943

 

2 letters, 1912 & 1929. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Lindsey.

 

Lippman, Walter, 1889-

 

Letters, May 29, 1929.

 

London, Charmian (Kittredge), 1883?-1958

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 27, 1935. Lowrie, Donald Letters, 1924. Signed: Charlie.

 

Lowrie, Donald

 

2 letters, 1924. Signed Charlie.

 

Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. Mar. 6, 1935. Signed: Mabel and Tony.

 

McClure, Samuel Sidney, 1857-1949

 

Letters, n.d.

 

McCormick, Medill, 1877-1925

 

Letters, Nov. 17, 1909.

 

McEwen, Arthur

 

Letters, Mar. 2, 1907.

 

McFarland, John Horace, 1859-1948

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935

 

McIntyre, Oscar Odd, 1884-1938

 

Letters, n.d.

 

McIvor-Tyndall, Alexander James, d. 1940

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

McMurray, Orrin Kip, 1869-1945

 

Letters, May 21, 1928.

 

McNamara, James B.

 

7 letters, 1926. Include 3 typed transcripts.

 

McPike, Henry H., d. 1940

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 7, 1935.

 

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

 

Letters, May 16, 1933.

 

Marmur, Jacland, 1901-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939

 

Letters, May 7, 1926.

 

Martin, Irving, 1865-1952

 

2 letters, 1918 & 1928.

 

Maslin, Marshall

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. Mar. 6, 1935.

 

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1869-1950

 

Letters, Nov. 19, 1926.

 

Matheson, Duncan, 1865-

 

Letters, Sept. 5, 1929.

 

Meherin, Elenore

 

5 letters, 1933 & n.d. Also, two letters and telegram, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Michelson, Miriam, 1870-1942

 

Letters, n.d.

 

Miller, Joaquin, 1841?-1913

 

Letters, Oct. 26, 1911. Signed by Miller; written by his daughter, Juanita.

 

Mooney, Rena

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 15, 1935. Enclosures: copy of telegram from Mooney to Mrs. Older, Mar. 4, 1935, copy of Mooney's statement to the press, and press release of Tom Mooney Molder's Defense Committee.

Also, typed copy of Rena Mooney's letter to Chicago Journal of Commerce, Mar. 14, 1921, among miscellaneous letters relating to Mooney and Billings cases.

 

Mooney, Thomas Joseph, 1882-1942

 

20 letters, 1927-1931. Also, telegram, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence; and copy of letter to Mary E. Gallagher, May 25, 1930, among miscellaneous letters on the Billings and Mooney cases.

 

Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-

 

2 letters, 1910.

 

Neylan, John Francis, 1885-1960

 

Letters, Feb. 24, 1920. Also, letter, Jan. 6, 1937, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Newman, Louis Israel, 1893-

 

Letters, Jan. 24, 1930. Also, letter, Mar. 5, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Nielsen, Alice, 1876-1943

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Nockels, Edward N.

 

7 letters & telegrams, 1920-1921. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Nockels.

 

Northcliffe, Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st baron, 1865-1922

 

2 letters, 1910 & 1918.

 

Osbourne, Thomas Mott, 1859-1926

 

2 letters, 1922.

 

O'Neil, Nance, 1874-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 10, 1935. Signed: Nance O'Neil Hickman.

 

Parsons, Louella O., 1893-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Patterson, Eleanor, 1884-1948

 

Letters, n.d.

 

Perkins, Frances, 1882-

 

Letters, Jan. 19, 1935

 

Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930

 

3 letters, 1908-1929.

 

Phillips, John Sanborn, 1861-

 

Letters, Mar. 21, 1910.

 

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

 

Letters, Mar. 28, 1910.

 

Ralston, Jackson Harvey, 1857-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 10, 1935

 

Robinson, Elsie, 1883-

 

4 letters, 1924-1929. Also, letter, Dec. 13, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

 

Letters, Dec. 3, 1932. Also, copy of letter addressed to him by William J. Swoboda, mayor, Racine, Wisc., Aug. 20, 1931, among letters relating to the Mooney and Billings cases.

 

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

 

4 letters, 1909-1910. Signature on one letter cut off.

 

Rossi, Angelo Joseph, 1878-1948

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948

 

Letters, Aug. 30, 1927. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Rowell.

 

Rowland, Helen

 

Letters, n.d.

 

Ruef, Abraham, 1864-1936

 

Letters, Aug. 29, 1925. Also, telegram, Mar. 3, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Runyon, Damon, 1884-1946

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 5, 1935.

 

Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941

 

3 letters, 1916-1928. Also, letter, Mar. 23, 1936, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-

 

3 letters, 1921-1929.

 

Scharrenberg, Paul

 

4 letters, 1928-1930. One incomplete. Among letters written by Older are several addressed to Scharrenberg.

 

Schuster, Max Lincoln, 1897-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 5, 1935.

 

Shortridge, Samuel Morgan, 1861-1952

 

Letters, Mar. 8, 1930.

 

Sinclair, Upton Beall, 1878-

 

7 letters, 1909-1929 & n.d. Also, letter, ca. Mar. 6, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Spreckels, Rudolph, 1872-1958

 

2 letters, 1910 & n.d.

 

Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

 

25 letters, 1908-1934. Also, telegram, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Sullivan, Noöl

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Taber, Louise Eddy, 1890-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older written on envelope, n.d. Enclosure: script of her broadcast, The Career of a Noted Journalist, Fremont Older, delivered on KYA, July 30, 1935.

 

Tammen, Harry, Heye, 1856-1924

 

2 letters, 1921 & 1923.

 

Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923

 

Letters, Dec. 2, 1908.

 

Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, June 16, 1936.

 

Travers, Reginald

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Tully, Jim, 1891-

 

2 letters, 1928 & n.d. Also, letter, Mar. 4, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Untermeyer, Samuel, 1858-1940

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-

 

2 letters, 1920 & 1923. Also, letter, Mar. 5, 1935, in Mrs. Older's correspondence.

 

Wagner, Frederic

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 21, 1935.

 

[Walker, Charlotte]

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, n.d.

 

Walsh, Frank Patrick, 1864-1939

 

8 letters, 1921-1929. Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Walsh.

 

Warner, Henry Edward, 1876-1941

 

Letters, June 6, 1929.

 

Watkins, Eleanor Preston, 1876-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. May 1, 1935.

 

Welch, Richard Joseph, 1869-1949

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 5, 1935.

 

Whitaker, Robert, 1863-1944

 

Letters, Aug. 28, 1925.

 

Wieland, Madeleine

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 6, 1935.

 

Williams, James Thomas, 1881-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Willicombe, Joseph

 

Letters & telegram to Cora B. Older, 1935 & 1936

 

Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949

 

Letters, Dec. 30, 1909.

 

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944

 

2 letters to Cora B. Older, 1935.

 

Young, Charles Sommers, 1873-

 

Letters, Sept. 4, 1925.

 

Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947

 

6 letters, 1927-1930. One is typed transcript. Also, typed copy of letter to Franklin A. Griffin among miscellaneous letters relating to Mooney and Billings cases.

Among letters written by Older are some addressed to Young.

 

Young, Ella, 1867-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, ca. Mar. 6, 1935.

 

Young, Sanborn

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 6, 1935. Enclosure: Senate [Calif.] Daily Journal, 51st session, Mar. 4, 1935.

 

Zellerbach, James David, 1892-

 

Letters to Cora B. Older, Mar. 5, 1935. Signed: Hannah and Dave Zellerbach.