Register of the Brame (Herbert) Papers, 1934-1936

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Brame (Herbert) Papers, 1934-1936

Collection number: Mss60

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL:
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brame (Herbert) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1936
Collection number: Mss60
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brame (Herbert) Papers, Mss60, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Smith, Williamson Lincoier

personal name

Marshall, James Wilson (1810-1885)

personal name

Gilbert, Henry T.

personal name

Meek, William Bull

personal name

Johnston, Wade

personal name

Holladay, Benjamin (1819-1887)

personal name

Carson, Christopher (1809-1868)

personal name

Delano, Alonzo (1802-1874)

personal name

Tubbs, Russell

personal name

Lampson, Robin

personal name

Wheat, Carl Irving (1892-1966)

personal name

Wells, Henry L.

personal name

Sutton, Frank

corporate name

Pony Express Courier (Placerville, Calif.)


Voyages to the Pacific coast


Chinese Americans -California -History


Mines and mineral resources -California


Mines and mineral resources -Nevada


Authors -Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.


West (U.S.) -History


California -History


Journalists -California -Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.


Nevada -History


Calaveras County (Calif.) -History


Women as pioneers


Herbert Brame, journalist and historian, founded the Pony Express Courier in Placerville (Calif.) to foster public interest in California and Western history (1934). Although Brame died two years later, his wife Verna continued the journal, which was published as late as 1977.

Scope and Content

The Brame Papers consist principally of correspondence files with readers or contributors to the Pony Express Courier (1934-1936) touching on lives or events important in 19th c. California and the West.

Container List




1.1a: Bell, Hattie & Mrs. H.W. Nelson, 1935 [re James W. Marshall's secret progeny; 5 items]


1.1b: Boggs, Mae Helene Bacon, n.d. [re Williamson Lincoier Smith; 3 items incl. 2 photographs]


1.2: Breen, Harry J., 1936 [sketch of Donner Party experience by descendant; 3 pp.]


1.3: Buckbee, Edna Bryan, 1935-1937 [author of "Old Calaveras" & "Old Tuolumne";10 items]


1.4: Buckner, Mrs. Carol, 1936 [letter of condolence to Verna Brame on death of husband]


1.5: Burke, Earl, n.d. [paper on chop suey in California, 5 pp.]


1.6: Dana, Julia, n.d. [paper on Virginia City, Nev. & Buck Fanshaw, 11 pp. ms.]


1.7: Fairchild, Frances, n.d. [paper on Lake Tahoe, 7 pp.]


1.8: Geeslin, J.F., 1935 [poem and letter re Pony Express Trail]


1.9: Graham, Anne Bancroft, 1934-1936 [corresp. re Ben Holladay; 3 items]


1.10: Jackson, W.H., 1936 [corresp. & paper on Willow Springs, Calif.; 5 items]


1.11: Johnston, Effie, 1936 [corresp., memoir & photos of Wade Johnston, Placer Co.; 11 items]


1.12: Lillis, Gordon W., 1935-36 [corresp. re Kit Carson & Pawnee Bill's Trading Post; 12 items]


1.13: McCarty, T.E., n.d. [paper on Sutter's Mill; 4 pp.]


1.14: Milner, Joe E., 1935 [corresp. re "California Joe"; 6 items]


1.15: Mooney, Homer, n.d. [paper on Nevada; 13 pp.]


1.16: Morgan, W.L., n.d. [corresp. & photos re early Salt Lake City; 4 items]


1.17: Pack, Mary, 1934 [corresp. & paper on Pony Express; 3 items]


1.18: Palenske, L., 1935 [Oregon Trail & Alonzo Delano; 17 items]


1.19: Phelps, Ralph, n.d. [transcription of diary of unknown scout on California Trail, 1852]


1.20: Sutton, Fred, 1935 [papers on Chief Gall, Chief Joseph, Quanah Parker, Gordon Lillie, misc. gunmen of the West; 5 items]


1.21: Wells, Harry L., 1935 [corresp. & papers on Gold Rushes in B.C., Colo. & Mohave, Hank Monk, the "California Book," Stage Ride from Marysville to Yreka in 1880, Col. Frank T. Gilbert, the Gardner-Mason duel; 10 items]


1.22: Wheat, Carl I., n.d. [corresp. & paper titled "Fact & Fancy in California's History"; 2 items]


1.23: Misc. Manuscripts [Carson Hill; Stockton (1850); Mason-Fremont duel; duelling in SF; duelling in Sacramento; Diary of Russell Tubbs from NY to Calif. via Panama (1850); Volcano; William Bull Meek; Ah Chung (only Chinese in E Clampus Vitus1853)]


1.24: Nevada [6 clippings re Genoa, Pony Express, etc.]


1.25: Misc. Correspondence & Writings, 1935-1936


1.26: Obituary of Herbert Brame & original inventory of these papers