Shasta Springs, July-August 1899

Processed by Katherine Ruiz.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Shasta Springs, July-August 1899

BANC PIC 1991.036--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    December 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Shasta Springs,
Date: July-August 1899
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1991.036--ALB
Extent: 1 album (90 photographic prints) ; 17 x 16 cm. 90 digital objects
Photographer: Probably photographed by Mary McLean Olney.
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


The collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shasta Springs, July-August 1899 , BANC PIC 1991.036--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Shasta Springs album was acquired from Constance Condit.


Mary McLean Olney was born in Oakland in 1873. She graduated from the University of California in 1895 with majors in English and Latin. After a brief period of teaching at Stanford University, she became the first dean of women at Pomona College, and later was made a trustee at Pomona. She was a member of the National Board of the YWCA, the Berkeley Town and Gown Club, San Francisco's Town and Country Club, and many other civic organizations.
Her husband was Warren Olney Jr., a former president of the University of California Alumni Association and legal counsel for the Board of Regents. The couple had two sons and one daughter. At her death in 1965 at the age of 92, she was remembered as one of the Berkeley community's most active citizens in civic affairs.
( Source: "Mary McLean Olney: Taken by Death at 92," The Berkeley Gazette. August 14, 1965.)

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an album of 90 photographic prints of Mount Shasta and vicinity, taken in July and August, 1899. The photographer is probably Mary McLean Olney. Included are images of Mount Shasta and vicinity (including Castle Crags and McCloud), waterfalls (many of Mossbrae Falls), camping, a train, and the lumber mill at McCloud. Captions handwritten below the photographs are reprinted in the container listing.

Container Listing


:1 The Mountain


:2 Mountain & River from Artist's Point


:3 River below the Springs.


:4 Below the Springs


:5 From the Station


:6 The Station


:7 Train time


On the Trail


:12 Glimpse from the Hammocks


:13 Above the Springs


:14 Hedge Creek Falls


:15 Mossbrae Falls




:18 Mossbrae from the Bridge


:19 Mossbrae


:20 Little Mossbrae


:21 Castle Crags


:22 The Crags


:23 Castle Crags Tavern Meadows


:24 In Castle Crags Meadows


:25 [In Castle Crags Meadows]


:26 The Meadows


:27 The Gum Gatherer


:29 Mt. Shasta from Sisson Meadows


:30 Black Butte & Sisson's Lake


:31 From Sisson Tavern Piazza


:32 Sisson Meadows, July 25


Both sides of it


:35 At the Fish Hatchery


:36 From Sisson Tavern


:37 Up the Mountain


:39 [Man on top of the mountain]


:40 [Man on the side of the mountain]


:41 The View


:42 Shasta from McCloud


At McCloud


:45 Near McCloud


:46 McCloud


:47 McCloud Hill


:48 The Mill


:49 [The Mill]


:50 The Mill


:51 Log rolling


:52 Log-wheel


:53 Traction Engine


:54 Waiting for the Stage


:55 Falls of the McCloud




Middle Falls




:66 Bigelow's


:67 Bigelow's Dairy


McCloud Forest


:71 McCloud River


:72 Camping


:73 McCloud River


:74 The Wheelers


:75 Back from Fowler's


:76 Black Butte


:77 Ready to start


:78 Shasta from Panther Creek


:79 Shasta from under Red Butte


:80 Walter K. Fisher at "Hemlock"


:81 Mountain Hemlocks & White Bark Pines


:82 Shasta, showing Mud Creek Glacier


:83 Mud Creek Canon


Mountain Hemlocks


:86 Up the Sacramento


:87 The Grade below Mott


:88 Retrospect


:89 [Mountain spring]


:90 [River]