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Finding Aid to the Bolton-Wilder-Brower Family Photographs, circa 1850-circa 1990
BANC PIC 1999.001--PIC  
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Albums

PIC Box 1

Volume 1. Wilder, Treat and Brower Families. circa 1865-1915.

Physical Description: 66 items: 60 photographic prints; 3 tintypes; 1 carte de visite; 1 clipping; 1 booklet (The Days Go Passing By, on Treat family).

Individuals:

Alphonso E. Wilder, Julia Harkness Wilder, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter, Hannah Tibbetts, Theodore Brower, Clara Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Adna Brower, Adna Treat, Jane Treat, Julia Treat Brower, Marcus Treat, Gertrude Treat Willson , Julia Harkness Wilder.

Locations:

Wilder home, San Jose; Potter home, San Jose; Wilder home, Greenlake, Wisconsin; Brower home, San Jose; A to Zed School, Berkeley; Yosemite Valley.

Photographers:

Abell's Art Gallery, Grass Valley, CA; N.A. Voss, Hays City, KS; W.F. Eastman, Lincoln, IL; Phillips, Lafayette, IN; H.W. Shaw, Riverside, CA; Andrew P. Hill, San Jose, CA; Imperial Photographic Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Wright, San Jose, CA; St. Louis Art Studio, San Francisco, CA; Frederick H. Bushnell, San Francisco, CA; Butler, Brooklyn, NY; Sidney V. Webb; E.N. Baxter, Wawona, CA.
ALB

Volume 2. Brower, Treat and Other Families. circa 1885?-circa 1900?

Physical Description: 25 photographic prints.

Notes:

Album contains mounted portraits inserted in album sleeves.

Individuals:

Marcus Theodore Brower, Adna Treat, Adna Brower, Clara Brower, Julia Treat Brower, Theodore Marcus Brower, Florence J.B. Vosburgh, Mary Burnham, Dr. Burnham, Everet Bailey, Willard Bailey.

Photographers:

J.B. Johnson, Hill and Watkins, Wright, Prof. Haussler, Rose and Co., C.C. Wright, Vaughan's, C.H. Wells, F.M. Harkness, Wilson, Charles Bohm, Columbian Art Gallery, Storm.
PIC Box 1

Volume 3. Wilder, Tibbetts, Brower and Williams Families. circa 1870-circa 1950.

Physical Description: 96 items: 86 photographic prints; 9 cartes de visite; 1 tintype.

Individuals:

Hannah Tibbetts, Horace Tibbetts, Byron Tibbetts, Cynthia Tibbetts Wilder, Mrs. Stanley Tibbetts, Tilly Tibbetts, Julia Harkness Wilder, Elmina Wilder Potter, Alphonso E. Wilder, Theodore Brower, Julia Treat Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Adna Treat Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Clara Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Robert Weldon Brower, Elisabeth Simonson Brower, Mary Ellen Brower King, Tom Williams, Ileana Williams, John Nichols, Jo Schneider Young, Jane Bolton Adams, Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Lenie Gozling, Sherry Freeman, Linda Freeman.

Photographers:

Spink & Horton, Oshkosh, WI; Ely, Oshkosh, WI; Parker, Humboldt, IA; R.V. Bingham; C.C. Belt, Terre Haute, IN; F.M. Harkness, Oakland, CA; W.H. Morhiser, Springfield, MO.
PIC Box 1

Volume 4. Wilder, Brower, and Potter Families. circa 1880-circa 1935

Physical Description: 109 items: 59 photographic prints ; 48 postcards; 1 tintype; 1 clipping.

Individuals:

Julia Harkness Wilder, Alphonso E. Wilder, Cynthia Tibbetts Wilder, Theodore Brower, Marcus Treat, Julia Treat Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Clara Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter, Clare Frances Pierce Harkness, Hannah Webster, Mollie Noble, Mollie Stark.

Locations:

Wilder home, San Jose; Brower home, San Jose; San Jose street scene; Lake Tahoe; Truckee; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Content/Description:

Many postcards from Mexico, in color, featuring details of the murals of Diego Rivera.

Photographers:

J.W. Hyde & Co., San Jose, CA; Grove, San Jose, CA; Andrew P. Hill, San Jose, CA; Carruthers, San Jose, CA; Maude Stinson, Oakland, CA; Golden West Art Gallery, San Jose, CA; Arnold Schroeder; Boyé, San Francisco, CA.
ALB

Volume 5. Elmina and Alden Potter. circa 1895?

Physical Description: 111 photographic prints; 1 pamphlet on Central Valley Project.(Loose material foldered separately in PIC Box 1.)

Notes:

First page titled Jackson, Amadore [sic] Co., Cal. Inserted note reads: Donated to the Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley – by way of Robert Brower. Compliments of Forbes Mill Museum, 75 Church St., Los Gatos, Ca. 95032. [signed] Mary B. Foster, Curator.

Content/Description:

Album primarily pictures vicinity of Jackson, California, including scenes of the construction of a redwood flume.

Individuals:

Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter, Cynthia Tibbetts Wilder, Charles Page, R. Ellis, Nelson Eckert.
PIC Box 2

Volume 6. Gertrude Wilder Brower Snapshot Album. circa 1895-circa 1910.

Physical Description: 152 photographic prints.

Notes:

Album inscribed Gertrude Brower.

Individuals:

Gertrude Wilder Brower, Alphonso E. Wilder, Cynthia Tibbetts Wilder, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Elmina Wilder Potter, Marcus Theodore Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Hannah Webster, Cynthia Webster, Julia Harkness Wilder.

Locations:

San Jose (including Brower & Son Printers); Sweetwater Dam; Pasadena; Catalina Island; Mission Santa Barbara; Monterey (Hotel Del Monte); Pacific Grove (including 17 Mile Drive); Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel); Shasta Springs; Saratoga; Mt. Lowe; Tijuana, Mexico.
PIC Box 2

Volume 7. Brower, Nash and Nichols Families. circa 1890-circa 1990.

Physical Description: 64 items: 60 photographic prints; 2 clippings; 1 death notice; 1 U.S. War Department classification notice.

Individuals:

Robert Weldon Brower, Mary Ellen Brower King, Marcus Theodore Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Wallace Wynn, Telford Hamilton, Walton Hedges, Norman DuBoise, Weldon Nichols, Muriel May Barton, Robert Barton, John Nichols, Susanna Brower, Joan Brower Arthur, Christopher Arthur, Robin Adair, Jane Schneider.

Locations:

Berkeley; Saratoga; Austin, Texas.

Photographers:

Frederick H. Bushnell, San Francisco, CA; C.C. White, San Jose, CA; Fred Hartsook, San Francisco, CA; Maude Stinson, Oakland, CA; Jarrell; Colbourn; Bernice Robertson (also as Bernice Robertson Burnly); H.C. Capwell Co., Oakland, CA; J.F. Hink & Son, Berkeley, CA; DeVaux, Berkeley, CA.
PIC Box 2

Volume 8. Laura Bolton Brower Snapshot Album. circa 1910-circa 1925.

Physical Description: 302 photographic prints; 1 album cover. (Photocopied pages of album with original captioned inserts are provided in folder, PIC Box 3.)

Notes:

Album cover stamped with initials L.B.

Individuals:

Laura Bolton Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Robert Weldon Brower, Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Frances Bolton Appleton, Gertrude Bolton Coleman, Helen Bolton Schneider, Jimmy Schneider, Herb Schneider, Ruby Kidder Schneider, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Elmina Wilder Potter, Julia Treat Brower, Weldon Nichols, Tom Williams, Evelyn May, and Janes and Abercrombie family members.

Other subjects:

Bolton homes in Berkeley; World War I ruins in Europe (?); Carmel; University of California, Berkeley; Mariposa Grove; Monterey Bay; Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel); Mission San Juan Capistrano; Mission Santa Ines; Signal Hill; Long Beach; San Diego; Lake Tahoe; Pt. Reyes; San Jose Country Club.
PIC Box 3

Volume 9. Theodore Wilder Brower Snapshot Album. circa 1910-circa 1920.

Physical Description: 205 photographic prints; 1 album cover.

Notes:

Album cover inscribed Ted 'Reckles' [sic] Brower.

Individuals:

Theodore Wilder Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Herb Schneider, Ruby Kidder Schneider.

Locations:

Tomales Bay, Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel), Monterey Bay.
PIC Box 3

Volume 10. Robert Weldon Brower Childhood Photographs. 1921-circa 1925.

Physical Description: 147 photographic prints; 1 album cover.

Notes:

Album cover inscribed Robert Weldon Brower.

Individuals:

Robert Weldon Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Julia Treat Brower, Julia Harkness Wilder, Jane Bolton Adams, Tom Williams, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr.
PIC Box 3

Volume 11. Brower Family. circa 1865-circa 1970 (bulk 1940s-1960s)

Physical Description: 130 items: 112 photographic prints; 6 cartes de visite; 7 tintypes; 5 postcards; 5 35mm slides.

Individuals:

Robert Weldon Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Elisabeth Simonson Brower, Susanna Brower, Penelope Brower, Beth Brower Weber, Patricia Brower, Joan Brower, Mary Ellen Brower King, Clyde King, Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Bolton Coleman, Frances Bolton Appleton, Mrs. G.M. Simonson, Florence Bartlett, Theodore Brower, Julia Treat Brower, Clara Brower, Adna Treat, Hobert Treat, Charles Treat, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Walter Williams.

Locations:

Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Altos, Lake Tahoe, Silver Lake (Lassen Co.), Orange Grove, San Jose, various locales in Mexico.

Other subjects:

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, 1915).

Photographers:

J.F. Hink & Son, Berkeley, CA; Imperial Photographic Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Runnion's Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, IN; J.F. Ryder, Clevealand, OH; Chapala; M.A. Potts, Indianapolis, IN.
PIC Box 3

Volume 12. Herbert E. Bolton and Family. circa 1893-circa 1969.

Physical Description: 49 items (excluding various ephemera): 41 photographic prints; 4 typescript documents on Herbert E. Bolton; 2 reproductions of drawings of Herbert E. Bolton; 2 magazines (Westways, 10/1969; Calfornia Monthly, 2/1951); ephemera (various clippings, notices, etc.)(5 copy negatives taken from prints contained in album; shelved in BANC PIC 1999.001: 4-8 – CNEG).

Individuals:

Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Frances Bolton Appleton, Laura Bolton Brower, Helen Bolton Schneider, Gertrude Bolton Coleman, Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Jane Bolton Adams, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Theodore Wilder Brower, F.E. Bolton, E.L. Bolton, Wayne Bolton.

Locations:

University of California, Berkeley; Bolton home, Berkeley.

Photographers:

Fred Hartsook, San Francisco, CA; Richardson Photographers, Wausau, WI; The Elliots; Fisher.
PIC Box 4

Volume 13. Jane Bolton Adams Album No. 1. 1924-1926.

Physical Description: 149 photographic prints. (Photocopied pages of album with original captioned inserts are provided in folder, PIC Box 4.)

Notes:

Album was compiled by Jane Bolton Adams, while she was a student at Oakland's University High School.

Individuals:

Jane Bolton Adams, Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Helen Bolton Schneider, Laura Bolton Brower, Frances Bolton Appleton, Gertrude Bolton Coleman, Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Robert Weldon Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Jimmy Schneider, Ted Appleton, and several schoolmates of Jane Bolton Adams.

Locations:

Bolton homes (Greenwood Terrace and Cedar St.), Berkeley; Brower home, Berkeley; University High School, Oakland.
ALB

Volume 14. Jane Bolton Adams Album No. 2. 1929-1933.

Physical Description: 333 photographic prints. (Loose material and photocopied pages of album with original captioned inserts are provided in folder, PIC Box 4.)

Notes:

Album compiled by Jane Bolton Adams.

Individuals:

Jane Bolton Adams, Frances Bolton Appleton, Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Herbert E. Bolton, Helen Bolton Schneider, Laura Bolton Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Theodore Wilder Brower, Robert Weldon Brower, Ted Appleton, Frank Negus, and several friends and pupils of Jane Bolton Adams.

Locations:

New Almaden Quicksilver Mines; Bolton home, Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley; Inverness; Los Gatos; Yosemite Valley; Newman; Colusa; Concord; Carmel; Sonora; Santa Cruz Mountains; and Niagra, NY.
ALB

Volume 15. Jane Bolton Adams Album No. 3. 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 216 photographic prints; 1 letter.(Loose material and photocopied pages of album with original captioned inserts are provided in folder, PIC Box 4.)

Notes:

Album compiled by Jane Bolton Adams, while she was a teacher at Punahou School, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her sister Gertrude Bolton Coleman taught at the same time at Kamehameha School, also in Honolulu.

Individuals:

Jane Bolton Adams, Gertrude Bolton Coleman.

Locations:

Honolulu and other locales in Hawaii.
 

Other Material

A Box, folder 1

Childhood Portraits of Marcus Theodore Brower and Gertrude Wilder Brower. circa 1873-circa 1880.

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints, in cloth frame.
A Box, folders 2-3

Wilder Family Photographs. circa 1885-circa 1990.

Physical Description: 34 photographic prints.

Individuals:

Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Hannah Webster, Teddy Ashford, Julia Wilder.

Other subjects:

Quilt brought to California by Cnythis Tibbetts Wilder from Wisconsin.

Locations:

Wilder home, San Jose; Mission Santa Barbara.

Photographers:

Parker, Humboldt, IA; Maude Stinson, Berkeley, CA; Alisky, San Francisco, CA; Maxwell & Mudge, Fresno, CA; Andrew P. Hill, San Jose, CA; Swaney, Los Gatos, CA; Grair [?] Studio, San Francisco, CA; Columbian Art Gallery, San Jose, CA; Carruthers, San Jose, CA; McIntire; Cann, San Jose, CA.
B, folder 1

Los Gatos Auction Notice and Plot Map. 1887

Content/Description:

1887 notice of auctioning of lots in downtown Los Gatos owned by Alphonso Eli Wilder. (Plot map on verso includes manuscript notation by AEW.)
A Box, folder 4

Marcus Treat. circa 1900?

Physical Description: 1 photographic print.

Content/Description:

Marcus Treat (uncle of Marcus Theodore Brower; brother of Julia Treat Brower).

Photographers:

N.A. Voss, Hays City, KS.
B, folders 2-5

Amador County Bear River Dam Scrapbook. 1902

Physical Description: 12 loose leaves, and cover: 72 photographic prints; 2 clippings; 1 etching (Afternoon, California St., by Frederick Robbins).

Individuals:

Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter (engineer at Bear River Dam); Hoyt Potter.

Locations:

Bear River Dam (incl. Residences, construction scenes, flume, surrounding scenery); Mount Shasta; Shasta Springs; Lamont Rowlands residence (The Hermitage), Picayune, Mississippi.
A Box, folder 5

Silhouette Cut-Out of Theodore Wilder Brower, PPIE. 1915

Physical Description: 1 cut-out, by Beatrix Sherman.
A Box, folder 6

Pictorial Material Related to Elmina Wilder Potter. 1918-circa 1930.

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints; 6 postcards.

Individuals:

Elmina Wilder Potter, Elena.

Locations:

residence of Lamont Rowlands (The Hermitage), Picayune, Mississippi; Columbia River Highway, Oregon; Ottawa, Canada.
A Box, folder 7

San Joaquin River Area Photographs. circa 1929.

Physical Description: 17 photographic prints.

Locations:

San Joaquin River, Temple Slough, Poso Ranch, Poso Slough, Columbia Canal, Chowchilla Canal.
A Box, folders 8-14

Brower and Bolton Families Snapshot Album (unbound). circa 1925-circa 1946.

Physical Description: 34 leaves (293 photographic prints). (Folder 8 contains photocopied pages of album with original captioned inserts.)

Individuals:

Robert Weldon Brower, Theodore Wilder Brower, Laura Bolton Brower, Mary Ellen Brower King, Elisabeth Simonson Brower, Susanna Elizabeth Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Julia Treat Brower, Elmina Wilder Potter, Herbert E. Bolton, Gertrude Janes Bolton, Jane Bolton Adams, Eugenie Bolton Johnson, Helen Bolton Schneider, Jimmy Schneider, Tom Williams, Henrietta Wilder Williams, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Reece Clark, Gladys Clark, George M. Simonson, Ted Appleton, Evelyn Nash Nichols, Weldon Nichols, John Nichols, Mary Ann Nichols, Frank Negus.

Locations:

Bolton homes in Berkeley (Cedar Street, Greenwood Terrace, Buena Vista Way); Brower home, Berkeley; Schneider home, Los Gatos; Sunset Co-op Lumber Mill, Grey Eagle; Inverness; Drakes Bay; Pyramid Lake; Quincy; Mono Lake; Sonora Pass; Lake Tahoe; Feather River; Los Altos; Piedmont; Virginia City, Nevada.
A Box , folder 15

Miscellaneous Bolton Family Photographs. circa 1886-circa 1917.

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints.

Individuals:

Herbert E. Bolton, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr.
B, folder 6

Loose Leaves from Unidentified Albums. circa 1900-circa 1905.

Physical Description: 4 leaves (9 photographic prints).

Content/Description:

All the photographic prints are contained on one leaf, inscribed From Laura's Scrapbook. The other leaves, from a different album, only contain captions (which may refer to photographs found elsewhere in the collection).

Individuals:

Theodore Wilder Brower, Gertrude Wilder Brower, Marcus Theodore Brower.
A Box, folder 16

Bolton Residence, Scenic Avenue, Berkeley. undated (pre-1923 Berkeley Hills fire).

Physical Description: 1 photographic print.

Content/Description:

Gertrude Janes Bolton pictured.
A Box, folder 17

Bolton Residence – Buena Vista Way, Berkeley. circa 1940s?

Physical Description: 10 photprints. (copy negatives available: BANC PIC 1999.001: 1-3, 9-14 -- CNEG)

Content/Description:

Various interior views of residence.
A Box, folder 18

Pictorial Material from Fran Adams (husband of Jane Bolton Adams). circa 1900-circa 1958.

Physical Description: 54 photographic prints; 10 postcards; 2 tintypes.

Individuals:

Fran Adams, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr., Laura Bolton Brower, Robert Weldon Brower, Mary Ellen Brower King, Grace Mildred Bolton, Edwinna Rose Bolton, Roy Bolton, Ed Vincent, Winnie Clara Vincent, Francis Kranig, Helen Kranig, Elmina Wilder Potter, Alden Potter, Theodore Wilder Brower.

Other subjects:

Japan, during World War II; Panama Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, 1915); Camp Snider, Washington; Mills Field Air Show, 1929; USS Marathon; Yosemite Valley; Mariposa Grove; Santa Maria.
A Box, folder 19

Canonical Inquiry Concerning Sainthood for Father Junipero Serra. 1948

Physical Description: 1 photographic print of Inquiry members; 2 photocopies of print; 1 page listing names of members; 1 letter from Diocese of Monterey regarding photographer.

Inidviduals:

Herbert E. Bolton, Reverend Edward Crews, Reverend Lucian Arvin, Very Reverend James Dowling, Reverend James Bolger CSSR, Monsignor Michael Sullivan, Bishop Aloysius Willinger CSSR, Reverend Joseph O'Brien SJ.

Location:

Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel).
A Box and CNEG, folder 20

Display Case for Exhibition of H.E. Bolton Material. undated

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 2 copy negatives (shelved in BANC PIC 1999.001:26-27 – CNEG)

Content/Description:

Photographs picture exhibit case displaying various material related to career of H.E. Bolton. Exhibit probably located in Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley. One negative has no print available.
A Box and AX, folders 21 (A); 1-2 (AX)

Miscellaneous Pictorial Material. 1850s-circa 1915?

Physical Description: 31 photographic prints; 1 postcard booklet, Petrified Forest Park of California; 1 reproduction of etching (?), signed by James MacNeill Whistler (in poor condition – folded and stained) (AX).

Content/Description:

Bulk of photographs are from circa 1915, and do not picture any individuals.
Includes a reproduction of a daguerreotype portrait originally taken in the 1850s picturing Jacob P. Leese, Thomas Larkin, W.D.M. Howard, Talbot H. Green (?), and Sam Brannan.

Locations:

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, 1915); Cliff House (San Francisco); Yosemite Valley.
CNEG

Miscellaneous Negatives. circa 1925?

Physical Description: 12 negatives (shelved in BANC PIC 1999.001:15-26 – CNEG).

Content/Description:

Negatives picture Ted Wilder Brower, family cats, and an unidentified parade, all in unidentified locations.
There are no matching prints for these negatives.
 

Additions

PIC Box 5

Additions circa 1865-circa 1980.

Physical Description: circa 250 photographic prints.

Content/Description

Photographic material supplementing that found in albums.

Subjects include:

Herbert E. Bolton; Bolton family; Bolton house at 2655 Buena Vista; copies of pictures in albums; Jane Bolton Adams.
PIC Box 6

Additions circa 1900-ca.1980.

Physical Description: circa 250 photographic prints.

Content/Description

Photographic material supplementing that found in albums.

Subjects include:

Jane Bolton Adams; Frances Latham Bolton; Gertrude Bolton; Bolton, Abercrombie and Janes families; Aunt Lula and cousin Gertrude Abercrombie; Bolton family reunion at Bolton Grove; Frances Bolton Appleton; Ted and his activities.
NNEG Box

Additions undated

Physical Description: 62 negatives.

Content/Description

Original negatives for prints found throughout the collection.
NNEG (5x7)

Additions undated

Physical Description: 6 negatives.

Content/Description

Original negatives for prints found throughout the collection.
NEG (Strip)

Additions 1970-1979.

Physical Description: 40 negatives.

Content/Description

Original negatives for prints found throughout the collection.
CASE

Additions circa 1860-circa 1865.

Physical Description: 3 ambrotypes.

Content/Description

"Grandpa Janes, his sister Auntie 'Phi' (Sara Phinelia) and his brother Edward."