Guide to the Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Papers, 1842-1918

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Guide to the Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Papers, 1842-1918



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1842-1918
Box Number: 30-125, 2024
Creator: Bidwell, Annie E. Kennedy
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Indians of North America--California
Temperance-California
Chico-Humboldt Wagon Road (Calif.)
Bidwell, Annie E. Kennedy

Contents

Correspondence, diaries, deeds, maps, newspapers, pictures, testimonials.

Biography

Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell, born in Meadville, PA, June 30, 1839, was the daughter of Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy of Washington, D.C. She married John Bidwell on April 16, 1868 and came to Rancho Chico, Butte County. She was a philanthropist and civic leader, especially interested in the local Indians, church affairs, temperance movements, and women's suffrage. She died in Chico on March 9, 1918.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

Incoming to Annie Bidwell

  • Alexander, Sallie Kennedy
  • Alexander, William
  • Arbuckle, T. C.
  • Arnold, Sallie E.
  • Bartlette, Franklina G.
  • Bidwell, John, 1819-1900.
  • Blake, Nelson E.
  • Kennedy, Catherine M.
  • Kennedy, Cora
  • Kennedy, J. M.
  • Kennedy, J. C. G. (Joseph Camp Griffith), 1813-1887
  • Kennedy, Joseph John
  • Kennedy, Sallie
  • Lafonso, Elmer N.
  • Lafonso, Maggie S.
  • Richards, John
  • Wilson, Burney

Incoming to others than Annie Bidwell

  • Bidwell, John. 1819-1900
  • Kennedy, Catherine M.
  • Kennedy, John R.
  • Kennedy, J. C. G. (Joseph Camp Griffith), 1813-1887
  • Kennedy, Sallie

Other Correspondents

Incoming to Annie Bidwell

  • Alexander, Minnie
  • Alexander, T. H.
  • Ament, Flory
  • Anderson, Eva
  • Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
  • Armstrong, J. K.
  • Asbill, Mary
  • Ashe, S. A.
  • Bainbridge, Augusta C.
  • Baldwin, M. B. A.
  • Beede, Virginia Aldrich
  • Belcher, Richard
  • Belding, L.
  • Bell, A. J.
  • Beydon, C.
  • Bidwell, A. R.
  • Bidwell, Clara
  • Bidwell, Frederick David
  • Bidwell, George F.
  • Bidwell, Nora
  • Bidwell, Walter Hilliard, 1798-1881
  • Black, Herman
  • Blinn, Nellie Hookrook
  • Borland, Sarah C.
  • Bostwick, Arthur Elmore, 1860-1942
  • Brehm, Marie C.
  • Brigham, Gladys
  • Brooks, Charles C.
  • Brooks, Mary J.
  • Brown, C. M.
  • Bryan, Carrie
  • Bryan, E.
  • Brydon, C.
  • Camper, Maud B.
  • Candby, William M.
  • Canfeld, L. B.
  • Carmichael, Mamie P.
  • Carrol, Leila
  • Caufield, L. B.
  • Chase, M.
  • Clark, B.
  • Clements, George W.
  • Clements, Janey
  • Clements, Luther
  • Cogan, Gertrude M..
  • Colson, Augustus
  • Conway, Earmyo
  • Conway, Isaiah
  • Conway, William J.
  • Copper, Mary B.
  • Craig, Luch C.
  • Crew, Emma H.
  • Crew, H. W.
  • Crown Publishing Company
  • Cullum, H. B.
  • Curran, Mary K.
  • Curtis, L. A. B.
  • Darlinga, Clara L.
  • Davis, Imogene W.
  • Dawson, Mary
  • Day, Fannie
  • Deering, Chase J.
  • Devendorf, E. L.
  • Doney, J. C.
  • Dorr, Sarah J.
  • Edholm, Charlton, Mrs.
  • Edlin, David A.
  • Elderskin, W. A.
  • Emroy, _____
  • Farman, C. H.
  • Fines, Sarah
  • Fisher, C. R.
  • Fischer, Letitia E.
  • Foltz, Clara Shortridge
  • Frango, Elphina
  • Frango, James C.
  • Fraser, Julia
  • Fuller, Julia R.
  • Funk, G. N.
  • Gatchell, Ella F.
  • Gaylord, A. F.
  • George, A.
  • Gilchrist, Hugh W.
  • Gildchrist, Josephine W.
  • Goodyear, Marian
  • Grant, Edwin E.
  • Graham, Jennie
  • Gray, John C.
  • Green, Ida A.
  • Green, W. C.
  • Greene, H. A.
  • Greene, M. N.
  • Greer, Clara K.
  • Harbin, Nellie
  • Harrison, (Dr.) E. L.
  • Hartog, Cocia
  • Hayes, James
  • Heller, E. S.
  • Harvard University. Herbaria
  • Hicks, Arthur
  • Hill, Harry O.
  • Hinshaw, Virgil G.
  • Hirschfelder, Arthur
  • Hirschfelder, Clara
  • Holden, Charlotte L.
  • Holt, W. S.
  • Hooker, Hyacinth Symonds, Lady
  • Horsburgh, James, Jr.
  • House, Esther
  • Huff, Jennie
  • Hyde, Florence Alice Slown
  • Jack, James
  • Jerrett, Cornelia
  • Jones, A. Gore
  • Jones, George F., Mrs.
  • Jones, Jeff
  • Kauke, Miriam Phillips
  • Kayser, E. P.
  • Keala, Hiram
  • Kearney, Belle
  • Kelley, Hiram
  • Kemper, Eva S.
  • Kennedy, Eva S.
  • Kennedy, Guy R.
  • Kennedy, John R.
  • Kennedy, Winifred
  • Lafonso, Amanda
  • Lafonso, Genevieve
  • Lauirinda, _____
  • Le [?], Carrie
  • Leauitt, Mary Clement
  • Leeds, Deborah
  • Lindquist, Gustavus Elmer Emanuel, 1886-.
  • Loppenny, _____
  • Lusk, F. C.
  • McAllister, _____
  • McClees, R. A.
  • McClure, Ethel
  • McLain, Austin
  • McNair, E. O.
  • Matthews, Eleanor S.
  • Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
  • Miller, O. H.
  • Mitchell, C. H. Lomax
  • Moffett, Thomas Clinton, 1869-
  • Moore, Ethel
  • Norris, Isaac
  • Nunn, S. J.
  • Oakes, Parker
  • Ogle, M. E., Mrs.
  • Pacific Hassam Paving Company
  • Paine, Edwin G.
  • Pangborn, J., Mrs.
  • Patterson, Alma M.
  • Pelton, Emily O.
  • Pierce, E. T.
  • Pilling, James C.
  • Pitts, C. E.
  • Powar, John P.
  • Preacher, Billy
  • Preacher, Nopanny, Mrs.
  • Preston, S[adie] G.
  • Proud, Florence B.
  • Proud, Thoms & Florence B.
  • Pulliam, W. J., Mrs.
  • Read, C. A.
  • Reading, P. B., Mrs.
  • Reed, Ida
  • Reynolds, John
  • Reynolds, William
  • Richey, S. O.
  • Royce, Belle H.
  • Schallenberger, Margaret C.
  • Schorr, Henrietta & Edwards, Josephine
  • Schuler, J. M., Mrs.
  • Sergeant, Eva
  • Seymour, M. L.
  • Southworth, E. L.
  • Spencer, E. V., Mrs.
  • Sperry, Mary Simpson
  • Spining, Dr. & Mrs.
  • Stanley, Grace
  • Stansbury, O., Dr.
  • Steele, John N.
  • Steep, George
  • Sterns, Emerson E.
  • Sullinger, Maud
  • Sylvers, Martha
  • Talbott, E. Guy (Everett Guy)
  • Taylor, E. E.
  • Thompson, Steve
  • Thornton, Mary M.
  • Tighe, C. W.
  • Tilden, Helen
  • Tindall, G. P.
  • Tom, Jerome
  • Torres, Mariana, 1826-1908
  • Tracy, W. M.
  • Troy, James
  • True, Clara D.
  • Turner, Ashley
  • Uptown, Harriet Taylor
  • Van Liew, Charles Cecil, 1862-
  • Van Pelt, Ada
  • Walker, Hugh K.
  • Ware, Allison Burr
  • Westenberg, J. C.
  • Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927
  • White, W. G.
  • Whitney, Lucy
  • Wilbur, Harriet L.
  • Willey, Samuel Hopkins
  • Willis, J. P. Mary
  • Wilson, Santa
  • Wilson, Sherman
  • Wisdom, P. L., Mrs.
  • Witter, Dean
  • Wooden, Mary E.
  • Woodhue, Alfred A.
  • Woodman, S. M. M.
  • Zoerb, C. H., Mrs.

Incoming to others than Annie Bidwell

  • Adee, Alveya
  • Alexander, William
  • Bailey, Erasmus F.
  • Bailey, William E.
  • Bidwell, Alonzo
  • Bidwell, B. G.
  • Bidwell, Elias
  • Bidwell, George
  • Bidwell, Harry
  • Bidwell, L
  • Bidwell, Lester
  • Bidwell, M. C.
  • Bidwell, O. B.
  • Bidwell, Robert G.
  • Bidwell, Walter Hilliard, 1798-1881
  • Bidwell, Walter D.
  • Bidwell, Will P.
  • Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883
  • Blake, E. Nelson
  • Boynton, S. W.
  • Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892
  • Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910
  • Bryant, W. R.
  • Burch, John
  • Calleu, Alice
  • Capman, Horace
  • Carrier, Sarah A. Bidwell
  • Chipman, Isabel
  • Clark, John W.
  • Clay, John, 1851-1934
  • Cousin, John
  • Cranfill, J. B.
  • Crum & Company
  • Cuyler, T. S.
  • Dean, S.
  • Deering, Chas. J.
  • Dickie, Samuel
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887
  • Downer, John A.
  • Eitel, J. M.
  • Ellicott, Harvey M.
  • Ellis, J. W.
  • Fitch, G. M.
  • Flora, Frank
  • Freaner, James S.
  • Fritz, Nopanny & Billy
  • Fuller, America
  • Gaines, John
  • Geer, J., Mrs.
  • Gleeson, John R.
  • Graham, Mary G.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
  • Gurley, P. D.
  • Hallet, E.
  • Havens, Howard
  • Henshaw, W.
  • Hill, Britton Armstrong, 1818-
  • Hoag, I. N.
  • Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909
  • Kennedy, Misses
  • Kennedy, Cora
  • Kennedy, Elizabeth
  • Kennedy, G. R.
  • Kennedy, J. M.
  • [Kurtz], H. I.
  • Lafonso, Maggie
  • Lamb, Jas. H.
  • Lazader, Ella
  • Lockwood, John
  • Loughead, Flora Haines
  • MacArthur, Arthur, 1815-1896
  • McClish, Eli
  • [Maynard],_____
  • Mepersmith, G. H.
  • Merritt, W.
  • Mitchell, J. Anthony
  • Mun, May Jin
  • Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901
  • Novelty Cutlery Company
  • Ogburn, T. J.
  • Patterson, Robert
  • Peirce, N. C., Rev. & Mrs.
  • Pelton, H.
  • Pike, Chas. W.
  • Pillot, M. C.
  • Pratt, O. C.
  • Reichert, J. H.
  • Reynolds, Fannie L.
  • Richardson, Francisco
  • Royce, Charles C., 1845-1923
  • Rowland, Gen.
  • Shafter, J. McM.
  • Sherman, Edwin Allen, 1829-1914
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
  • Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924
  • Skinner, J. A.
  • Smith, George Adams
  • Smith, Matthews Hale, 1810-1879
  • Snowden, J. Wayne
  • Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893
  • Steveson, James D.
  • Stewart, Josephine N.
  • Stuart, Charles
  • Stuart, J.
  • Taylor, John
  • Thomes, Jane
  • Thompson, R. S. & Helen
  • Thomson, Alexander
  • Tonne, A. N.
  • Torres, Mariana, 1826-1908
  • Wilkes, Charles., 1798-1877
  • Wilkes, Jane
  • Wittensted, _____
  • Woodhall, A. A.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Diaries. 17 volumes. (c**F 864 B481 A2)
  • California Wire Works Ropeway catalogue (c*TJ 1385 C3)
  • Delivery receipt book. (c**HF 5681 R35 B5)
  • Check book stubs. (c**HG 1700 B5)
  • Burritt, Elijah J. Atlas designed to illustrate the geography of the heavens. (c**fQB 63 B87 1835) By-laws of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. of California, 1868

Other materials

  • House plans of Bidwell Mansion
  • Maps
  • Pictures
  • Newspapers
  • Deeds
  • Land certificate, Wm. H. Thomasson

Related Collections

Title: John Bidwell papers

Container List

Box Box 30

Chico-Humboldt Wagon Road, 1863-1878

Box Box 31

Indians: printed materials

Box Box 32

Indians: manuscripts

Box Box 33

Estates papers: John Kennedy, Robert Thomas, & William H. Thomason

Box Box 34

Books: printed books owned by Bidwell

Box Box 35

Books: ms. Accounts, names, books, etc.

Box Box 36

Prohibition: undated materials

Box Box 37

Prohibition: 1886-1906

Box Box 38

Prohibition: 1907-1917

Box Box 39

Business papers: Annie Bidwell papers, Chinese accounts

Box Box 40

Business papers: John Bidwell papers, 1851-1891

Box Box 41

Memorials & Resolutions

Box Box 42

Incoming correspondence: incomplete letters & undated materials

Box Box 43

Incoming correspondence: A-Alexander, T. H.

Box Box 44

Incoming correspondence: Alexander, William-Bidwell, George F.

Box Box 45

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John:1864-1867

Box Box 46

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John:1868

Box Box 47

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Jan.-July 15, 1869

Box Box 48

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: July 16, 1869-Dec. 1869

Box Box 49

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Feb. 1870-Nov. 1871

Box Box 50

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Dec. 1871-Feb. 1872

Box Box 51

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Mar. 1872-Nov. 1874

Box Box 52

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Jan. 1875-Nov. 1876

Box Box 53

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Dec. 1876-Jan. 1877

Box Box 54

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Feb. 1877-Dec. 1879

Box Box 55

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Feb. 1880-July 1880

Box Box 56

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Aug. 1880-June 1881

Box Box 57

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: July 1881-Nov. 1884

Box Box 58

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Dec. 1884-July 1887

Box Box 59

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Aug. 1887-July 1888

Box Box 60

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Aug. 1888-Sep. 1895

Box Box 61

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, John: Oct. 1896-Nov. 1899 & nd.

Box Box 62

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, Nora-Clements

Box Box 63

Incoming correspondence: Co-Fines

Box Box 64

Incoming correspondence: Fis-G

Box Box 65

Incoming correspondence: H-Kemper

Box Box 66

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. 1862-1870

Box Box 67

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. 1871-1874

Box Box 68

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. Apr.1875-Aug. 1876

Box Box 69

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. Aug. 1877-Dec. 1879

Box Box 70

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. 1880-1884

Box Box 71

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. 1885-1887

Box Box 72

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. 1888-1906 & nd.

Box Box 73

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Cora-Kennedy, John R.

Box Box 74

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Joseph C. G. 1866-Apr. 1878

Box Box 75

Incoming correspondence: June 1878-1887 & nd.

Box Box 76

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Joseph John-Kennedy, Sallie (to Aug 1885)

Box Box 77

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Sallie (from Sept. 1885)-Lafonso, G

Box Box 78

Incoming correspondence: Lafonso, M.-P

Box Box 79

Incoming correspondence: R-Royce, B.

Box Box 80

Incoming correspondence: Royce, C. C.-V

Box Box 81

Incoming correspondence: W-Z

Box Box 82

Outgoing correspondence: 1885-1867 (mostly letters to John Bidwell)

Box Box 83

Outgoing correspondence: 1868

Box Box 84

Outgoing correspondence: 1869

Box Box 85

Outgoing correspondence: 1870-1871

Box Box 86

Outgoing correspondence: 1872

Box Box 87

Outgoing correspondence: 1873-1874

Box Box 88

Outgoing correspondence: 1875

Box Box 89

Outgoing correspondence: 1876

Box Box 90

Outgoing correspondence: January-February, 1877

Box Box 91

Outgoing correspondence: March-December, 1877

Box Box 92

Outgoing correspondence: 1878-1879

Box Box 93

Outgoing correspondence: January-June, 1880

Box Box 94

Outgoing correspondence: July-December, 1880

Box Box 95

Outgoing correspondence: 1881

Box Box 96

Outgoing correspondence: January-March, 1882

Box Box 97

Outgoing correspondence: April-December, 1882

Box Box 98

Outgoing correspondence:1883-1884

Box Box 99

Outgoing correspondence:1885-1886

Box Box 100

Outgoing correspondence:1887

Box Box 101

Outgoing correspondence: 1888

Box Box 102

Outgoing correspondence: 1889

Box Box 103

Outgoing correspondence: 1890-1896

Box Box 104

Outgoing correspondence: 1897

Box Box 105

Outgoing correspondence: 1898

Box Box 000

Incoming correspondence (to others that Annie Bidwell)

Box Box 106

Incoming correspondence: A-Bidwell, John

Box Box 107

Incoming correspondence: Bidwell, L--Ellis, J. W.

Box Box 108

Incoming correspondence: F--Kennedy, Catherine M. (to 1873)

Box Box 109

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Catherine M. (from 1874)-Kennedy, Joseph (to 1871)

Box Box 110

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Joseph (from 1872)-Kennedy, Sallie (to 1866)

Box Box 111

Incoming correspondence: Kennedy, Sallie (from 1868)-L

Box Box 112

Incoming correspondence: M-S

Box Box 113

Incoming correspondence: T-Unidentified, nd. & miscellaneous

Box Box 114

Ephemera: Calling cards, Christmas cards & invitations

Box Box 115

Ephemera: Ribbons, Pressed leaves, locks of hair, etc.

Box Box 116

Biographical & Genealogical (includes John Bidwell autobiography)

Box Box 117

Legal papers & deeds, etc.

Box Box 118

Miscellaneous reports, political papers, etc.

Box Box 119

Miscellaneous valuable papers, autographs, etc.

Box Box 120

Speeches (includes notes & drafts)

Box Box 121

Pamphlets.

Box Box 122

Periodicals & Clippings

Box Box 123

Scrapbooks, reminiscences & photographs

Box Box 124

Cuts from Royce's biography of John Bidwell

Box Box 124

Cuts from Royce's biography of John Bidwell

Box Box 2024

Incoming correspondence from John Bidwell n.d.