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Aaron Gallup papers, 1893-2001.

Correspondence, reports, photographs, and ephemera related to Aaron Gallup's career as Associate Environmental Planner for State of California.

 
Abraham Lincoln memorabilia.

5 items relating to President Abraham Lincoln, some issued immediately after his assassination: a very small framed photograph of Lincoln attached to a ribbon, a card depicting the "Union Commanders," a memorial ribbon, a memorial handout issued by the San...

 
Abstract Dep. of Thos. A. Sanchez [ca. 1868]

This collection is a handwritten abstract of Thomas A Sanchez's deposition on behalf of the land claims of Andres Pico to the Rancho San Fernando, as remembered, ca. 1868. The deponant's recollections of the early days of the Rancho San...

 
Abstract of title [manuscript].

Manuscript, handwritten and typewritten.

 
Across Grand Canyon, 1921

The George W. Nilsson collection contains a typed article (manuscript), "In, Through and Across the Grand Canyon," and photographs, which document Nilsson's trip across the Grand Canyon, August 28-30, 1921. Most of the photographs show scenes from the journey itself...

 
Addison Newell correspondence, 1855-1856.

12 manuscript letters from Addison Newell of Sacramento, and later Pleasant Valley, California, to his brother Charles in Maine and in New York, speaking of mining, agriculture, a projected railroad project, the State Legislature, and general business conditions in California.

 
Addison Newell correspondence, 1855-1856.

12 manuscript letters from Addison Newell of Sacramento, and later Pleasant Valley, California, to his brother Charles in Maine and in New York, speaking of mining, agriculture, a projected railroad project, the State Legislature, and general business conditions in California.

 
Adolph Sutro Collection, 1865-1899

Correspondence, deeds, ephemeral materials, pamphlets, printed materials, receipts, typescripts, vouchers.

 
Adolph Sutro correspondence, 1869 Oct. 30-1890 Jan. 17.

Majority of correspondence concerns the building of Sutro Tunnel. Includes newspapers seeking information and offering support on Tunnel project, contact with a manufacturing firm regarding building of mining railroad cars, etc. Last letter concerns excavation work being done on beach...

 
Adolph Weber murder case document, 1904.

Letter dated December 26, 1904 from the law firm of Tabor and Tabor to J. G. Maithes, and his response on verso. Tabor and Tabor write to Maithes of Butcher's Ranch asking his opinion of the Adolph Weber murder case...

 
African American Episcopal Church ephemera, ca. 1890s.

There are thirty items in the African Methodist Episcopal Church ephemera collection, including flyers, calling cards, tickets, etc. Some are annotated with names, dates and miscellaneous notes. Provenance of the collection is unknown but likely the collector was in some...

 
Agnews Asylum collection, 1859-1978.

Commitment orders, and other materials relating to Agnews Asylum including biennial reports, property deeds, and photographs. The majority of the commitment orders date back to the 30 years before Agnews opened, and are likely those for patients originally committed to...

 
Ah Tem vs. Pacheco Pass Wagon Road Co. : collection, 1876.

Pacheco Pass Wagon Road Company employed George H. Jones and William Price to complete a section of road. Jones and Price contracted with Ah Tem for laborers. Various parties went to court concerning payment of wages for those laborers.

 
Alameda City Schools Radio Scripts, 1938-1940.

Scripts of radio plays broadcast for Northern California school children in the late 1930's and early 1940's.

 
Albert Dressler collection, 1854-1960

Correspondence; business papers; Chinese, military and mining company materials.

 
Albert E. Sederquist Collection, 1920-1959.

Diaries and notebooks, auto record books, records for Highland Park property, photographs

 
Alfred E. Beaumont diary, 1918-1919.

Diary and pay record book kept by Alfred E. Beaumont when he was serving in the 43rd Engineers, Co. F, during the 1st World War.

 
Alfred E. Beaumont diary, 1918-1919.

Diary and pay record book kept by Alfred E. Beaumont when he was serving in the 43rd Engineers, Co. F, during the 1st World War.

 
Amador County Legal Records, 1853-1868.

Leases, agreements sales contracts, eviction notices

 
Ambrose Bierce letters, 1892-1911.

5 letters from Ambrose Bierce along with 5 typescript copies and a referral note to George Sterling letters collection.

 
Ambrose Bierce letters, 1892-1911.

5 letters from Ambrose Bierce along with 5 typescript copies and a referral note to George Sterling letters collection.

 
American Land and Trust Co. Records, ca. 1887-1911

The bulk of the collection consists of financial documents, primarily payment receipts, for the period ca. 1887-1911 and scattered later dates. The receipts document most aspects of the corporation: payroll, legal fees, purchases of building materials, advertising costs, etc. In...

 
Amos Parmalee Catlin Collection, 1850-1900

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, Natomas Company papers, scrapbooks.

 
Anastasio Chaballo promissory notes, 1851.

Three promisory notes to Anastasio Chaballa dated 1851.

 
Anderson, Kay (Kay F.) Papers, 1940-2002, 1990-2002

This collection has been arranged into the following series: HAIKU MATERIALS: Correspondence with haiku poets; Writing -- haiku and tanka, renga (with Christopher Heron, Francine Porad), haibun, rengay (with John Thompson); Articles; Presentations; Awards; Correspondence as President of the Haiku...

 
Andrew Jackson Gregg Collection, 1885-1917.

Articles, correspondence, ephemera, scrapbooks, speeches

 
Angel de Vera Collection, 1423-1735.

Early Spanish documents concerning the discovery and exploration of America, Mexico and California.

 
Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Collection, 1842-1918.

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

 
Anonymous diary of American Serviceman, 1944-1945.

Small diary written by an unknown serviceman from Bakersfield, CA who was apparently involved or acquainted with the U. S. Army's 54th Battalion, but at the time of this diary was a U. S. Navy Machinist's Mate. He maintained PT...

 
Anonymous letter, April 17, '08, USS Minnesota, written at San Diego 1908.

This collection consists of one letter, written at San Diego, April 17, 1908. The greeting is "Dear Father", the signature is "Yours, Henry." The letter contains a detailed description including small sketches of 4000 "bluejackets" (Navy) and 1000 marines formed...

 
Ansel Adams: America, 2008-2010.

Concert programs, press coverage, sheet music, contracts.

 
Anthony Lewis Tasheira Collection, 1849-1860.

Business and personal correspondence and a journal kept by Harriet J. Kirtland.

 
Antonio María Suñol collection, 1854-1869.

Four documents relating to Antonio María Suñol, 1854, 1865, 1869. Three of them deal posthumously with matters pertaining to his estate.

 
Antonio María Suñol collection, 1854-1869.

Four documents relating to Antonio María Suñol, 1854, 1865, 1869. Three of them deal posthumously with matters pertaining to his estate.

 
Appellate decisions, 1951-1975 [manuscript]

Son of California Supreme Court Justice Jessie W. Carter, he was born in San Francisco and raised in Redding. In early years practiced law in Redding and spent eight years as State Senator for Shasta and Trinity counties. In 1950...

 
The Archives of Edward Francis Dolan.

Typed manuscripts of Edward Dolan's books, on a wide variety of topics.

 
Arequipa Sanatorium, Ross, California : scrapbook, 1910-1986.

Scrapbook consists of newspaper and magazine clippings; postcards; typescript histories of sanatorium; original typescript and carbon copies of reports of board meetings, treasurer's reports, articles of incorporation, etc.; invitations to exhibitions of pottery; pamphlets and brochures advertising sanatorium; original checks;...

 
Articles of agreement for gold mining in California entered into in the state of Missouri, 1850

Two proposals documenting articles of agreement between financeers and prospective gold miners. The financeers agree to finance the would-be miners in return for a share of the profits from their mining activities once they reach the California gold fields. Neither...

 
Asa Merrill Fairfield Collection, 1904-1928.

Letters of pioneers and early settlers of Lassen County used by Fairfield in preparing his county history

 
Ashes from dead campfires [manuscript] /

Typescript with proofreading marks.

 
Associated General Contractors of America ledger, 1945-1955.

Ledger documenting miscellaneous expenses incurred by organization.

 
Atascadero Colony archive, 1904-1983.

Photos, diaries, and ephemera related to the Atascadero Colony and to the lives of colony residents Azor and Edith Kunkee, and Edith's father William H. Engle.

 
Aull, Charles Letters discussing 'Cherokee Bob', 1890.

Two letters from Charles Aull to F.I. Vassault (addressed as F.J. in one letter), dated Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, 1890. Letters are on stationery with the letterhead: Office of the Warden, State Prison at Folsom. They are typescript copies...

 
 
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Bachtal/Humbert family correspondence, 1864 Jan. 8-1871(?) July 17th.

Letters written by Lorain Bachtal and other family members in Nevada City, California to her sister, Mrs. Margaret Humbert in Green Spring, and, later, Elmore, Ohio. Other family members include Margaret's nieces Natilda Hecker, Lillie E. Hecker, Amanda Wagner, and...

 
Barnum family correspondence, 1875-1879.

Seven letters to and from Billy & Nellie Barnum in Alpine County. Mostly family letters with some references to Mr. Barnum's job with the "Pacific Rural Press" of special interest. Also of note is a letter to Nellie from her...

 
Barnum family correspondence, 1875-1879.

Seven letters to and from Billy & Nellie Barnum in Alpine County. Mostly family letters with some references to Mr. Barnum's job with the "Pacific Rural Press" of special interest. Also of note is a letter to Nellie from her...

 
Bay Cities Gilder Club Collection, 1930-1932

Photographs, flight logs, scrapbook, clippings, essay, constitution

 
The bean ticket letter collection : an unpublished manuscript by Nellie Blair Greene; edited by Beverlee Calvert, 1930-1948.

During the years 1930 to 1948, Nellie Blair Greene corresponded with her friend, Mrs. Marshall Smith (Delia), in Jackson, Michigan. Mrs. Smith saved Nellie's letters and some years later they were given to Beverlee Calvert, who hoped to publish them...

 
Bench books, Oct. 12, 1950-April 20, 1976 [manuscript].

Son of California Supreme Court Justice Jessie W. Carter, he was born in San Francisco and raised in Redding. In early years practiced law in Redding and spent eight years as State Senator for Shasta and Trinity counties. In 1950...

 
Benjamin A. Watson Gold Rush Letters, 1849-1851.

Letters from the Overland Trail, St. Louis to Sweetwater, Wyoming written by Benjamin A. Watson; letters from California written by Benjamin A. Watson; letters from wife Emily Watson; 1 letter from James B. Powell (member of his overland Company); photocopy...

 
Benjamin Francis Mauldin Collection, 1867-1890.

Business papers and correspondence

 
Benjamin Franklin Folger Collection, 1848-1877.

Correspondence, genealogy, photographs

 
Bill Pronzini Archive, 1967-1986.

Correspondence, manuscripts and drafts, book reviews, photographs, contracts, royalty statements

 
Bisbee family gold rush letters, 1854-1865

Seven letters from Pine Grove, Sierra County (postmarked Table Rock), dated from Dec. 21, 1854 to Dec. 29, 1865. They are addressed to the Solomon Bisbee family in Sumner, Maine and written by members of the family. Four are from...

 
Bixby correspondence, 1867-1923.

28 letters, most of them are written to George H. Bixby from his mother Margaret Hathaway Bixby, his father Jotham Bixby, his brother Henry L. Bixby, and his grandfather George W. Hathaway, many sent while George attended boarding school in...

 
Black, Mary A. Correspondence, 1856.

Four-page letter from Mary A.B. to "Dear Cousin", Charley's Ranch Sept. 1 /56. Accompanied by: Fragment of letter signed "From your undutiful niece Mary"; three-page letter to "Ely Black, Esq.", dated Kingsburg Sept. 16, 1856, from G.B. Underhill; three envelopes...

 
Black Panther Party collection.

The Black Panther Party was founded in October 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale as an organization dedicated to protecting and uplifting the Black population of Oakland. As the organization grew this focus spread to the rest of...

 
Black Panther Party collection.

The Black Panther Party was founded in October 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale as an organization dedicated to protecting and uplifting the Black population of Oakland. As the organization grew this focus spread to the rest of...

 
Blodgett pre-emption notice, 1854.

Pre-emption notice filed by Oscar C. Blodgett taking possession of property in San Joaquin County, February 10, 1854, claimed under a March 3, 1853 Act of Congress.

 
Bolsa Oil Lease documents, 1941-1999.

Documents pertaining to oil leases at Bolsa Chica Beach, most of those in this collection owned by Edna Hubert.

 
[Bond offerings submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1941] [manuscript].

Pacific Lighting Corporation, a holding company was founded in 1886 by C.O.G. Miller and Walter B. Cline in San Francisco. Based in San Francisco, its holdings (primarily gas and electric utility companies) were in southern California.

 
Bradner and Kezia Curtis collection, ca. 1850s.

Miscellaneous collection of items relating to the pioneering family of Kezia and Bradner Curtis. Three bound journals: 1. Entries by both Kezia and Bradner documenting their trip to California around Cape Horn in 1850-1851. 2. Entries by Bradner covering the...

 
Bret Harte letter to Charles Warren Stoddard, 1868.

Letter from Bret Harte to Charles Warren Stoddard dated March 16, 1868.

 
Brown Family Papers, 1830-1898.

Correspondence, financial papers, legal papers, business cards, invititations

 
Brown, Jared Comstock Letters, 1850-1857.

All but two letters, written by Jared to his father, Charles Brown. Describes voyage around South America; life in Coloma and in California; mentions the violence, politics, Know-Nothing party, 2nd Vigilance Committee's activities; mentions General Richardson, Senator Welles, James King...

 
[Brunswick Consolidated Mining Company letters and description].

The collection is composed of two letters regarding the transfer of property over to the Unevida Gold Mining Company; two maps of the Brunswick Consolidated mine; a description of the Alturas mine; a statement of receipts, disbursements and liabilities; statements...

 
Buck McKee Letters, 1906-1909

Correspondence, business cards, clippings

 
Bud Cary San Francisco opera collection.

Lowell Vernon Cary was born in Sacramento on December 10, 1936 and was raised in that city, where he acted in a number of stage productions during his high school years. He subsequently worked in radio in the San Francisco...

 
Bud Cary San Francisco opera collection.

Lowell Vernon Cary was born in Sacramento on December 10, 1936 and was raised in that city, where he acted in a number of stage productions during his high school years. He subsequently worked in radio in the San Francisco...

 
Buffalo Brewing Company. Records, 1888-1945.

Ms. records of Company includes 5 volumes of minutes; 1 volume recording stock issued by Company.

 
Building a legacy for the future : litigation practice and service to the Bar, 1952-2000 /

Career, clients, and cases at Morrison & Foerster; president Bar Association of San Francisco, State Bar of California, and American Bar Association. Interviews include recollections of Marshall L. Small, Peter J. Pfister, William Alsup, Preston Moore, Penelope A. Prevolos, Stanley...

 
Bushnell family papers and gold rush letters, 1848-1860

There are nineteen items in the Bushnell family papers, dating from 1848 through 1860. The gold rush correspondence (1852-1857) includes nine letters from family members in California writing home to Westport, Conn.; all letters have been transcribed. One letter is...

 
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C. C. Young Newspaper Clippings, 1926-1929.

Newspaper clippings collected by Governor C. C. Young

 
C. E. Thomsen correspondence, 1890-1916.

Correspondence sent to C. E. Thomsen primarily about his mining interests in Arizona and Nevada, some written by California State Legislator Jeremiah Lynch and others from someone with the last name of Sanderson.

 
C. Moody letter on John C. Fremont stationary, 1856.

Letter written by C. Moody of Marion County, Ohio, to her brother. Letter features an engraving of Republican Presidential candidate John C. Fremont. The end of the letter states "you will see that this sheet and envelope have Fremont stamp...

 
C. Moody letter on John C. Fremont stationary, 1856.

Letter written by C. Moody of Marion County, Ohio, to her brother. Letter features an engraving of Republican Presidential candidate John C. Fremont. The end of the letter states "you will see that this sheet and envelope have Fremont stamp...

 
C. S. Blake letter, 1863.

Letter from C. S. Blake in Denver to his friend Charlie talking about mule teams, the freight business, and female companionship.

 
C. W. J. Johnson Collection, 1857-1898.

Accounts, business and personal correspondence, diaries, photographs

 
California Alpine Club collection, 1921-1959.

Photographs, periodicals, documents, pamphlets, journals relating to the California Alpine Club. Much if not all seems to have come from Myron Grotyohn, who was elected a member of the club on May 4, 1917.

 
California Assessors' Association Records, 1932-2006.

Minutes books, by-laws, general correspondence, early financial records, legal documents, reports generated by the association, records from special events, publicity flyers, newsletters, and photographs.

 
California Aviation Company letters. 1911-1912

This collection contains the records of the California Aviation Company (CAC), a partnership of two early pilots, Orvar S. T. Meyerhoffer and Edward H. Thompson, which catered primarily to independent "backyard" aviators.

 
California Chamber of Commerce. Records, 1922-

The California Chamber of Commerce archives is a multi-media collection organized into two major series. The media series includes slides, photographs -- prints, negatives and proof sheets -- and film, including videos. These materials document Chamber activities and programs addressing...

 
California. Commission to Revise the Laws of California. [Publications]

Vols 1-64 have cover title California Revision of Laws Commission's reports.

 
[California county charters, 1913-1961.

Senate and Assembly concurrent resolutions approving amendments to the charters of California counties.

 
California Exposition Dedication, May 22, 1967.

Invitation lists, press notices, briefings, program plans, dedication plans, correspondence

 
California Historical Society Correspondence, 1886-1888.

Business and member correspondence, invoices

 
California. Justice Court (Coloma, Calif.) Records of Justice's Court from Oct. 1859 to Jan. 18, 1888.

Handwritten ledgers containing the dockets for the Justice Court, Coloma township. Dockets are for civil cases, assault, battery, debt, etc. Vol. 3 includes a copy of a presidential election ballot; v. 4 includes court accounts, affidavits for estray animals; all...

 
California Legal Records, 1848-1897

Deeds, court papers, agreements, bills of sale, mining claims

 
California miners' correspondence, 1850-1855.

Two letters sent from Mark Wooster in Sonoma, California, to friends back in Connecticut. The letter of July 7th, 1854 is addressed to F.W. Smith in Humphreysville. The July 27th letter has no address but the salutation reads "Friend Burton"....

 
California miners' correspondence, 1850-1855.

Two letters sent from Mark Wooster in Sonoma, California, to friends back in Connecticut. The letter of July 7th, 1854 is addressed to F.W. Smith in Humphreysville. The July 27th letter has no address but the salutation reads "Friend Burton"....

 
California Mining Miscellany, 1890-1937

Business papers, maps and charts, correspondence, printed materials

 
California Pioneers' letters, 1851-1862.

16 letters from California, Panama, and the East Coast regarding California, describing mining, business investment, mutual friends, floods, steamboat operations, and other topics.

 
California Postcard collection.

The collection consists of postcards from every county in California. They cover all aspects of life in California, from idyllic scenery to tourist sites to views of city and town streets, and are filed alphabetically by county, city, town, and...

 
California Raisin Growers' Company bylaws, 1905.

By-laws of the California Raisin Growers' Company headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.

 
California Scholarship Federation, 1925-1981.

Awards, information, files, minutes, reports

 
California Society of Natural History documents, 1857-1859.

The California Society of Natural History was formed in Stockton on January 7, 1857 for the purpose of collecting specimens and in other ways furthering the research of California's natural history. This organization was still active two years later but...

 
California. State Council of Defense. California War History Committee. Records of Californians who served in World War I, 1918-1922.

In 1918, the California State Council of Defense (first created in 1916) formed the War History Committee for the purpose of asembling the records of the war and preserving all material of historical value relating to California's part in that...

 
California Tax Reform Association Collection, 1976-1979

Mass mailings, brochures, clippings, newsletters

 
California Vertical and Textual materials.

Printed materials of everyday life.

 
California Water Color Society

The California Water Color Society was formed in Los Angeles in 1921 and, by the early 1930s, served as a prime catalyst for what became acclaimed nationally as the "California Watercolor School". After World War II the movement's stylistic cohesiveness...

 
California Water Color Society

The California Water Color Society was formed in Los Angeles in 1921 and, by the early 1930s, served as a prime catalyst for what became acclaimed nationally as the "California Watercolor School". After World War II the movement's stylistic cohesiveness...

 
Californians to Defeat Rose Bird, 1985-1986.

Clippings, press releases, notes, flyers, photographs, reports, audio and video tapes regarding the campaign to remove Chief Justice Rose Bird from the California Supreme Court.

 
Campbell, George B. Correspondence, 1850 Sept. 24-1874 April 5.

Letters are addressed to his father, James Campbell, and his sister, Rebecca. Bulk of the letters are written from locations in Nevada and Sierra counties (Nevada City, Wolf Creek, Smith Flat, Brandy City, etc.). A few come from locations in...

 
Campodonico Family Papers, 1870-1900.

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, legal papers and scrapbook of poetry

 
Capitol restoration collection, 1979-1980.

Artifact lists, acquisition lists, photocopies and photographic images of artifacts, accounts of the restoration process, minutes of the Interpretive Steering Committee, floor plans, memos and drawings of the historic Capitol Library.

 
Carl Eytel correspondence, 1910-1926

Five letters and documents by and about Carl Eytel, including two to State Librarian James Gillis concerning the possibility of displaying his art at the library, materials concerning his estate, and some biographical information.

 
Caroline Wenzel Collection, 1890-1969.

Correspondence, greeting cards, clippings, notes, speeches, receipts, State Library School materials, Pony Express information, photographs, notes on historic buildings, Caroline Wenzel School materials, tax receipts; Arthur, Florine, Jennie, George, Robert and Wenzel family materials.

 
Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation Collection, 1917-1942.

Application and information cards, bills and invoices, correspondence, daily assay, mill & precipitation reports, detailed company cost, general accounts, journal entries, memos, mining returns, operation & production records, payroll, requisitions, statement of bullion sent to mint, mill report, timber inventory,...

 
Cary House guest ledger, 1893.

Page from the guest ledger of the Cary House in Placerville, dated September 28 to October 3, 1893.

 
Cecil Trevithick correspondence with Arthur Carol Alvarez, 1934-1937.

Three letters from Cecil Trevithick to Arthur Carol Alvarez and 1 from Alvarez to Trevithcik, the fifth from Alvarez to J.K. Piggott Co. Two envelopes and dealer's summary also included. Trevithick writes about his fascination with the just-completed Golden Gate...

 
Cemetery deed from Society of California Pioneers to Sacramento Spiritualists Union, 1883.

Deed for cemetery plot for the Sacramento Spiritualists Union in the Pioneer Burial Grounds at the City Cemetery of Sacramento, with notary seal and embossed seal of the Society of California Pioneers.

 
Charles A. Strong legal papers and correspondence, 1906-1923.

Correspondence and documents retrieved from Union Lumber Company in Fort Bragg, California, for which Strong was attorney.

 
Charles and Cora Wilson papers, 1899-1996.

Various documents including insurance papers, birth certificates, military documents, and a few photos.

 
Charles and Daniel McCall Collection, 1849-1857.

Correspondence, deeds, photographs

 
Charles Bigelow Cutting Collection, 1859-1910.

Legal papers, certificates, photographs, correspondence, notebook, ephemera, election results, account books.

 
Charles D. Semple Papers, 1847-1870.

Business and family papers, school land warrants

 
Charles E. DeLong Collection, 1853-1869

Diaries, account book, scrapbooks.

 
Charles E. H. Bates family correspondence, 1899-1930 inclusive: 1918-1920 bulk.

The collection documents the experiences of a California family during the First World War era. There are 109 holograph letters written by Charles E.H. Bates beginning in his childhood in Alameda, California, and ending in the late 1920s as he...

 
Charles Gladding Civil War letters, 1862-1900.

This collection consists of letters from Charles Gladding to his wife Ann during the Civil War, 1862-1863. These handwritten letters give insight to the life of a young officer in Civil War camp conditions as his regiment campaigns from Paducah,...

 
Charles H. Purcell Collection, 1936-1951

Correspondence, clippings, resolutions, letters of condolence, photographs

 
Charles S. Miller Civil War letters, 1863.

Letters written from Mississippi and Tennessee. Miller is serving with the Iowa 5th Infantry. Last letter comments on his brother's plans to leave for California.

 
Charles S. Miller Civil War letters, 1863.

Letters written from Mississippi and Tennessee. Miller is serving with the Iowa 5th Infantry. Last letter comments on his brother's plans to leave for California.

 
Charles T. Patriarche Collection, 1890-1910.

Correspondence, notes and drafts, receipts

 
Charles William Hendel Collection 1853-1918

Correspondence, business, legal and mining papers, field notes and surveys, miscellaneous mining materials

 
Charline Erwin collection.

Two obituaries of Charline Erwin of Benicia and a copy of her play-"Cavalcade of Benicia."

 
Chessman-Asher Collection, 1921-1996.

Legal briefs and other documents pertaining to Caryl Chessman's trial and appeals. Correspondence to and from Caryl Chessman, Rosalie Asher, and others. Caryl Chessman's books in English and translated into a multitude of languages. Writings about Caryl Chessman in books,...

 
Chiura Obata internment camp prints, 1941-1943.

6 reduced-size color photocopies of Chiura Obata prints.

 
Chiura Obata internment camp prints, 1941-1943.

6 reduced-size color photocopies of Chiura Obata prints.

 
Civil War diaries, 1862-1863

Two diaries, leather bound. 1862 is 'Daily pocket remembrancer for 1862', 15 cm.; 1863 is 'Pocket diary 1863', 12 1/2 cm. Kept by James B. (Berry) Brown as a record of his military service in California during the Civil War...

 
Clarence Lininger letters from the California-Mexican border, 1910-1911

This collection consists of 58 holograph letters, 55 of which were written by Lieut. Clarence Lininger to his wife, Ora, while she was residing at the Presidio in San Francisco, or visiting family back East. Letters from Sept. 15 to...

 
Clarence Urmy Collection, 1900-1923

Business papers, clippings, notes and drafts, poetry, photographs, address books, date books, theatrical programs, theater reviews

 
Clark-Burr Family Archives, 1825-2002.

This collection is organized into four themes: documentation and research for the five-volume set titled "Diaries of 'Pioneer' George Hobler"; documentation for the six-volume set titled "Jessie Hobler Clark Diaries"; Cal-Clark Dairy farm history, management, and cattle documents; and documents...

 
Cliff House renovation, 1998-2006.

Plans, booklets, diagrams, and specifications concerning the renovation of the Cliff House in San Francisco.

 
Clifford L. Warner collection, 1917-1955.

Clifford L. Warner was born in Alto, Michigan on March 29, 1895, studied at the Detroit Institute of Art, served overseas in World War I, and was an accomplished artist and photographer before settling in California. He lived in Hollywood...

 
Coit Tower Mural Survey, 1975.

Survey of Coit Tower murals by Masha Zakheim Jewett produced for her San Franciso Arts class at San Francisco City College, and later distributed to groups touring the murals.

 
Colonel Remisio Yarza military documents.

Military documents pertaining to Mexican Colonel Remisio Yarza.

 
Commendation to Zachary Taylor, 1847.

Commendation by a group of New Orleans citizens to Major General Zachary Taylor for his service in the Mexican War, February 17, 1847. Mentioned in the document is Louisiana governor Isaac Johnson's inability to preside at the ceremony "on account...

 
Commendation to Zachary Taylor, 1847.

Commendation by a group of New Orleans citizens to Major General Zachary Taylor for his service in the Mexican War, February 17, 1847. Mentioned in the document is Louisiana governor Isaac Johnson's inability to preside at the ceremony "on account...

 
Company correspondence, 1855.

Two business letters from the firm of Crosby & Dibblee, dated May 15, 1855 and June 16, 1855, sent from San Francisco.

 
Constitution and minutes of the Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement, 1868 March 17-1924 Dec. 16

Primarily minutes of their meetings, copies of their constitution and its changes; minutes in later years included newspaper clippings reporting contents of their meetings, printed copies of papers read, correspondence, etc.; topics covered at these meetings included discussions of specific...

 
Constitutions and by-laws ... : corporate charters [of various American Indian tribes]

Pamphlets bound together by the library alphabetically by tribe into 6 volumes as follows: v. 1-5, 1935-1951; v. 6, 1943-1966.

 
Coolbrith-Lummis papers.

Correspondence to Mrs. C. E. Graham from Lummis' son and granddaughter, both of which mention gifts to Mrs. Graham of Lummis' personal items, among them a photocopy of Ina Coolbrith's entry in Lummis' housebook in which she recounts her first...

 
Cordtz Billboard Advertising Collection, 1916-1958

This collection contains the records of a billboard advertising company operated in San Diego County by over three generations of the Cordtz family. The bulk of the material relates to 1950-1957 and there are ca. 200 black and white photographs....

 
Coronel, Manuel F. (Manuel Franco) Letters to Antonio F. Coronel, 1869 March 7 and 1871 May 20

The two letters from Manuel Coronel to Antonio Coronel are written in Spanish; they have been transcribed and translated. Due to difficulty in interpreting many references, particularly to proper names, much of the content of the letters is somewhat obscure.

 
Corporal Steven A. Scanavino World War I Diary, 1918.

1 manuscript diary dated June to December 1918, in which Scanavino writes about going to France by ship and being on the battle lines, giving detailed descriptions of combat.

 
Corporal Steven A. Scanavino World War I Diary, 1918.

1 manuscript diary dated June to December 1918, in which Scanavino writes about going to France by ship and being on the battle lines, giving detailed descriptions of combat.

 
Correspondence of D.P. Heap, manager of the North Hill Placer Mine, 1901-1903.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the North Hill Placer Mine near Milton in Calaveras County, ca. 1901-1903. Mostly financial business and production data.

 
Correspondence of D.P. Heap, manager of the North Hill Placer Mine, 1901-1903.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the North Hill Placer Mine near Milton in Calaveras County, ca. 1901-1903. Mostly financial business and production data.

 
Corum Family Collection, 1844-1986.

Photographs, scrapbooks, genealogical charts, biographical notes, Corum Family Association organizational materials and reports, Boy Scout bookbinding project, deeds, will, divorce papers.

 
Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon Collection, 1837-1854.

A collection of carbon copies of transcripts in Spanish from the Mexican archives used in research for the book THE FRENCH IN SONORA.

 
Coyote Post Office ledgers, 1916-1984.

Ledgers from the post office in Coyote, CA, plus postal phone lists.

 
Currey, John Papers, 1906-1912

The papers of John Currey represented in this collection include ten items of correspondence written from 1906 to 1912 and a manuscript of his essay titled Political history of California, signed and dated May 21, 1907. Nine letters and notes...

 
Curtis, Ada Florence White, 1882-1982.

The Ada Florence White Curtis collection contains three folders, which include typescripts, photographs, family Bible pages with vital records, and assorted certificates.

 
Cyrus K. Daugherty documents, 1836-1926.

18 documents associated with Cyrus K. Daugherty-receipts, promissory notes, pension information, and historical reminiscenses. The pension documents belonged to Helen Reid Siddons, whose relationship to Daugherty is unclear.

 
Cyrus T. Wheeler Collection, 1855-1930.

Correspondence, business papers, estate materials, John A. McIntire and mining investment materials

 
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D. B. Pratt letters from El Dorado County, 1852-1856.

Letters written by D. B. Pratt to his parents and his sister from various El Dorado mining camps during 1852-1856, with accompanying typescripts and occasional covers (envelopes).

 
Darrah, William. Letters, 1840-1854

Two series of letters, one from the 1840s and the other from the 1850s. Typescript of ms. for Introduction, with handwritten notes: Flush times in the diggins; or, lights and shades of Murphy's Camp in the fifties, being the lettters...

 
Dart, John Paul. Collected letters of John Paul Dart, 1849-1856.

25 letters written from California by John Dart to Benjamin Dart, except for 1 to Ellen Dart and 1 to an unidentified recipient.

 
Daubenbiss/Smith collection.

Frank Daubenbiss (the donor's great uncle) and Gladys Daubenbiss Thorp (the donor's grandmother) were grandchildren of John Daubenbiss, Soquel pioneer and one of the earliest white settlers in the area. He became a naturalized Mexican citizen before the American conquest,...

 
Daubenbiss/Smith collection.

Frank Daubenbiss (the donor's great uncle) and Gladys Daubenbiss Thorp (the donor's grandmother) were grandchildren of John Daubenbiss, Soquel pioneer and one of the earliest white settlers in the area. He became a naturalized Mexican citizen before the American conquest,...

 
David Hewes Collection, 1850-1913.

Correspondence and manuscript narrative of the life of David Hewes

 
Davis Louderback Collection, 1864-1901

Correspondence, clippings and invitations, deeds, legal materials, minutes

 
Days of 4̀9 Collection, 1923.

Correspondence, clippings, brochures, cards, lists, programs, Whiskerino materials

 
Decker-Jewett Bank Collection, 1850-1890

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, deeds, mining papers, sales of public land materials, tax receipts.

 
Delepine, Alphonse Antoine Papers, 1848-1852

The collection consists of original manuscripts in French. A journal details Delepine's journey on the Eduoard and his short stay with the California Native Americans. There is also a letter written to his father from Sonora in 1850 giving a...

 
Delepine Papers, 1850-1852.

Notes, itinerary of voyages, agreement, letter, document regarding marriage.

 
Denison letters, 1856-1869.

Samuel Denison letters. Mexico City. 1856-1857. Also, two letters to Thomas Denison from 1868-1869: one from his mother and the other from Marry[?] E. Wainwrights in Shanghai, China. Total 21 letters, 35 pages, and 3 envelopes.

 
Denison letters, 1856-1869.

Samuel Denison letters. Mexico City. 1856-1857. Also, two letters to Thomas Denison from 1868-1869: one from his mother and the other from Marry[?] E. Wainwrights in Shanghai, China. Total 21 letters, 35 pages, and 3 envelopes.

 
DeWitt Clinton Thompson Collection, 1858-1900.

Business, military and family papers

 
DeWitt L. Lee Collection, 1910-1966

Correspondence, clippings, reports, photographs, charts, maps, bulletins, forms, applications

 
Diane Garcia Aires letters, 1953-1975.

Letters written by Diane Garcia Aires in Martinez, CA to her husband Manuel Ferreiro Aires (many of them in Portuguese) while he served aboard the Portuguese frigate NRP Diogo Cao (formerly USS Formoe) and visited Portugal a few months later....

 
Dippel family collection, 1853-1920.

The collection consists of disparate items relating to Phillip Dippel, Sr., and Philip Dippel, Jr.

 
Disposition of F. B. Davis (Jefferson F. Howell) regarding robberies of dredging companies in Idaho and California, 1919.

Copy of dispositions sworn by F. B. Davis (true name Jefferson F. Howell). The dispositions were given to the Sheriff of Weaverville, California, in 1919. Davis recounts several robberies he committed over the course of several years. In each case,...

 
Disposition of F. B. Davis (Jefferson F. Howell) regarding robberies of dredging companies in Idaho and California, 1919.

Copy of dispositions sworn by F. B. Davis (true name Jefferson F. Howell). The dispositions were given to the Sheriff of Weaverville, California, in 1919. Davis recounts several robberies he committed over the course of several years. In each case,...

 
Documents, 1852-1856.

Rhodes & Co. operated an express service in Northern California ca. 1852-1856; this collection consists of items relating to the company during that period. There are eleven transaction slips (checks and receipts) for the company under various names --eight for...

 
[Documents concerning Gothenburg liquor system] [manuscript].

C.M. Goethe was businessman in Sacramento, California. In 1916 went to Gothenburg to study their method of handling the liquor system.

 
Documents from the Sutro Collection.

Six document facsimile reproductions of letters and paragraphs sent to the Viceroy of New Spain during early exploration of greater California; includes correspondence from early merchant Sebastian Vizcaino and Franciscan friar Fray Junipero Serra. Handwritten on documents 14, 16 and...

 
Documents of the Mendocino War, 1859-1860.

Communications primarily from California Governor John B. Weller to the Shasta County Sheriff and the regional military commander regarding the hostilites with the Yuki tribe of Mendocino.

 
Documents relating to Pious Fund for missionaries in California, 1785-1788.

Official documents dealing with the Pious Fund set up to provide for missionaries sent to California. In Spanish--one translated.

 
Documents relating to Pious Fund for missionaries in California, 1785-1788.

Official documents dealing with the Pious Fund set up to provide for missionaries sent to California. In Spanish--one translated.

 
Dorman, Jerubial Gideon Correspondence, 1850 Jan. 1.

Letter is written to his brother, Peter Dorman, from Weber's Creek. Describes life among gold miners.

 
Dorothy G. Shay and Walter E. Shay World War II collection.

Audio recordings, news clippings, photos, and photocopied documents.

 
Dorothy G. Shay and Walter E. Shay World War II collection.

Audio recordings, news clippings, photos, and photocopied documents.

 
Dougherty family correspondence, 1853-1969.

Correspondence and travel diary. Letters desribe voyages to the Pacific Coast, daily activities, and comment upon the election of Lincoln and slavery. Diary describes Asa Taylor's 1969 trip east by van to see Taylor family homes.

 
Dr. James A. Brown Collection, 1850-1867.

Correspondence, business card, chinese order book

 
Dwight Stuckey World War II flying ace correspondence 1996-2001.

Folder 1: Allen through Comstock; folder 2: Conant through Farrell; folder 3: Fiedler through Holmes; folder 4: Karr through Reeves; folder 5: Scheible through Yeager.

 
Dwight Stuckey World War II flying ace correspondence 1996-2001.

Folder 1: Allen through Comstock; folder 2: Conant through Farrell; folder 3: Fiedler through Holmes; folder 4: Karr through Reeves; folder 5: Scheible through Yeager.

 
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Earl Craig collection, 1940-1961.

Letters Craig sent to public officials during the 1940s, along with other documents. Reply letter from the White House signed William D. Hassett. Craig was the editor of the Home Front News Letter, and was involved with Thursday Evening Forum,...

 
Earl Craig collection, 1940-1961.

Letters Craig sent to public officials during the 1940s, along with other documents. Reply letter from the White House signed William D. Hassett. Craig was the editor of the Home Front News Letter, and was involved with Thursday Evening Forum,...

 
Early American gazetteer, 1833 and 1853 editions [electronic resource]

System requirements: IBM PC compatible (386 minimum, 486/33 or higher recommended); color VGA monitor; double-speed CD-ROM drive; 4MB RAM, 2MB hard disk space; Windows 3.1 or later.

 
Eberlein Mexican War letter, 1847.

Handwritten letter dated February 2, 1847 from John E. Eberlein in Steubenville, Ohio to United States Secretary of War William L. Marcy with typescript. Letter requests instructions on enrolling new troops under a bill pending in Congress.

 
Ebin Orvis Darling Collection, 1858-1888.

Personal papers, business papers, certificates, correspondence.

 
Eddie C. Bateson papers 1987-2002

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, notes, maps, photographs, and video tapes relating to Bateson's outings along the Pony Express and Oregon-California Trails 1987-1993, plus genealogies and documents pertaining to J. A. "Snowshoe" Thompson. The collection is divided...

 
Eden Wadsworth Collection, 1857-1891.

Certificates, diary, printed materials, materials about his daughter, Carrie M. Wadsworth

 
Edinger and Johnston Company, 1884-1923.

Correspondence, business and legal papers, certificates, stocks

 
Edmund Cavileer Hinde Journals.

Large diaries: Vol. 1, 9/20/1849-3/31/1859; Vol. 2, 4/1/1859-9/13/1861; Vol. 3, 9/13/186-fall 1864; Vol. 4, January 1865-1870; Vol. 5, 1892; Vol. 6, 1/1-12/25/1893; Vol. 7, 1894; Vol. 8, 9/20/1903 to 3/1/1904. Small diaries: Vol. 1, 1/1-6/18/1900; Vol. 2, 6/18-9/20/1900; Vol. 3,...

 
Edmund Cavileer Hinde Journals.

Large diaries: Vol. 1, 9/20/1849-3/31/1859; Vol. 2, 4/1/1859-9/13/1861; Vol. 3, 9/13/186-fall 1864; Vol. 4, January 1865-1870; Vol. 5, 1892; Vol. 6, 1/1-12/25/1893; Vol. 7, 1894; Vol. 8, 9/20/1903 to 3/1/1904. Small diaries: Vol. 1, 1/1-6/18/1900; Vol. 2, 6/18-9/20/1900; Vol. 3,...

 
Edmund G. "Pat" Brown letters, 1975-1993.

Correspondence between former California Governor Pat Brown and "Sacramento man-of-letters" Robert Young, Jr. The 1975 letters ask Brown to write a recommendation for Young's friend Alexander R. Henderson (who is applying to the UC Davis Veterinary School), and remind him...

 
Edward O. Strong Collection, 1922-1984.

Photos and negatives of State Printing Plant, correspondence, requisitions, sick leave forms, invasion currency, books

 
Edward Welch Family, 1891-1960.

Edward Harvy Welch was born in Iowa, on December 31, 1870, married Mary A. Hardy (born in California in about 1869) before 1897and subsequently moved to Oakland, California , where he ran a candy store. In 1911 he moved to...

 
Edward Welch Family, 1891-1960.

Edward Harvy Welch was born in Iowa, on December 31, 1870, married Mary A. Hardy (born in California in about 1869) before 1897and subsequently moved to Oakland, California , where he ran a candy store. In 1911 he moved to...

 
Edwin Castagna Collection, 1909-1983

Clippings, notes, articles, speeches, interviews, correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, periodicals, reprints, genealogy, personal journals, travel journals.

 
Edwin Crocker Family papers, 1885-1936.

Materials about and belonging to the Edwin Crocker family, the majority of which is correspondence and legal documents pertaining to litigation involving property near Donner Lake owned by Edwin's daughters Jennie and Aimee. Other material relates to the acquisition of...

 
Edwin H. Clough Collection, 1874-1922

Correspondence, 1919-1922, notes and drafts of speeches, poetry, scrapbooks

 
El Dorado Canal Company records, 1852-1855.

Records of the El Dorado Canal Company kept in small notebook, including articles of incorporation, money paid out, and progress of construction.

 
El Dorado Canal Company records, 1852-1855.

Records of the El Dorado Canal Company kept in small notebook, including articles of incorporation, money paid out, and progress of construction.

 
El Dorado County Deeds, 1873-1930.

Deeds, grants, bills of sale in Georgetown and Greenwood.

 
Eleanor McKamy Collection, 1845-1901.

Correspondence, funeral notices, memorabilia

 
Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, 1890-1932

Correspondence, notes and drafts, poetry, and materials used in writing the book LITERARY CALIFORNIA.

 
Elliott Family Papers, 1854-1960.

Letters, diaries, account books, legal papers, photographs, postcards, etc.

 
Ellison Lassell Crawford Collection, 1860-1871.

Account book, assessor's notebook, typescript of journal, typescript of letters, obituary

 
Empire Mill and Mining Company Collection, 1861-18881

Correspondence, 1861-1871; 1880-1881

 
Epes Ellery documents.

Bookstore letterhead, bank receipt, property deed.

 
Ephraim W. Morse Papers, 1849-1906

Correspondence, account books, legal papers, express and shipping receipts, Spanish and Mexican documents relating to mines in lower California.

 
The Ernest Bulpitt collection of Inyo/Mono Water wars memorabilia.

Ernest I. Bulpitt was born in Round Valley, Inyo County, California in 1895, and graduated from the University of California in 1918 with a degree in Civil Engineering. This training led him to work in the early development of hydroelectric...

 
The Ernest Bulpitt collection of Inyo/Mono Water wars memorabilia.

Ernest I. Bulpitt was born in Round Valley, Inyo County, California in 1895, and graduated from the University of California in 1918 with a degree in Civil Engineering. This training led him to work in the early development of hydroelectric...

 
Eudora Garoutte Collection, 1908-1943.

Mary Eudora Garoutte was born in Woodland, California. She began working in the California State Library in 1899. She was first placed in charge of bringing the California newspapers into order, and then of gathering other California material into a...

 
Eudora Garoutte Collection, 1908-1943.

Mary Eudora Garoutte was born in Woodland, California. She began working in the California State Library in 1899. She was first placed in charge of bringing the California newspapers into order, and then of gathering other California material into a...

 
Eugene Bandel Collection, 1853-1889.

Certificates, correspondence, photographs.

 
Eugene William Sawtelle Collection, 1860-1898.

Correspondence, Charles Couvillaud receipts and checks, diaries, scrapbooks of Emma and Mary McKinsey

 
Exactus Photo-Film Corporation archive, 1914-1940.

Correspondence, clippings, accounts, receipts, scripts, press releases, stock certificates, reviews, lists, notes.

 
Exchange of correspondence relating to the proposed "removal" of the California State capital from Sacramento, 1852 June 30

The story of the migration of California's state capital during the initial years of statehood is well documented. When the 1st Legislature (1849-1850) met in San Jose prior to statehood, it was decided that the location of the permanent seat...

 
Expediente promovido por los hijos de Dn. Tomas O. Larkin, 417, 1860 Oct. 20.

Item consists of official form issued by Office of the Surveyor General attesting that attached sheets are accurate copy of originals contained in their office. Attached sheets consist of correspondence between Larkin and Mexican officials in Monterey regarding the naturalization...

 
Ezio Mario Paolini interview, 1980.

1980 interview with Ezio Mario Paolini by his daughter Anne Marie Paolini containing photographs, along with a photograph of Anne Marie. Interview is primarily about the 1944 Battle of St. Lo.

 
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Father Manuel Gonsales letter, 1733.

Letter from Father Manuel Gonsales, S. J. to Father Nicolas de Oro, S. J., San Miguel Arcangel de Oposura, Sonora, Mexico, April 13, 1733, describing activities, finances, and goods received by the mission.

 
Fay Brothers Collection, 1850-1868.

Correspondence and business papers of David, Patrick, Logan, and John Fay

 
Feather River Canal Company, 1889-1897.

Account books, annual reports, articles of incorporation and bylaws, checks, correspondence, deeds, receipts, reports, stocks, vouchers

 
Federal Theatre at Treasure Island : Golden Gate International Exposition 1939 : a division of the Works Progress Administration Program [scrapbook].

Scrapbook of articles from various California newspapers dated April 5, 1939 to June 26, 1939. Title and identification of newspapers and dates are typewritten.

 
Financial records, 1880-1893

Ca. 30 items. Incomplete financial records, 1880-1893; bulk 1883. Primarily financial statements from the Nevada City office detailing expenditures (operating costs, payroll, etc.) and income from water sales. Also includes an annotated bill for legal services to establish the company...

 
Foreign Miners Tax documents, 1850-1867.

Documents relating to the 1850 and 1852 California Foreign Miners tax laws.

 
Francine Porad papers, 1980-2005.

The collection has been organized into the following series: Personal papers: Biographical materials, family photographs. -- Haiku: Articles, children's haiku, contests and awards, correspondence with poets and haiku organizations. -- Renga: Completed renga, correspondence with renga poets. -- Publications: Correspondence...

 
Francis Martin Hilby Collection, d1880-1923.

Business papers, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs

 
Frank A. Leach letters, 1908-1915.

Correspondence from United States Mint Director Frank A. Leach, most of which is to his son Edwin R. Leach who had become Melter and Refiner at the San Francisco Mint. These letters primarily discuss technical matters at the Mint, as...

 
 
Fred Uhl Ball, 1945-1985.

Fred Uhl Ball was born in Oakland, California in 1945, son of illustrator and enamelist Kathryn Uhl, and ceramicist F. Carlton Ball. Fred's interest in enamel was fostered at an early age, and he received his bachelor's and master's degrees...

 
Fred Uhl Ball, 1945-1985.

Fred Uhl Ball was born in Oakland, California in 1945, son of illustrator and enamelist Kathryn Uhl, and ceramicist F. Carlton Ball. Fred's interest in enamel was fostered at an early age, and he received his bachelor's and master's degrees...

 
Frederic F. Lane letters, 1849-1853.

Three letters from Frederic F. Lane to Ann Phippen, and one letter from W. K. Stoakes to Allen.

 
Frederic H. Pratt letter on Golden Gate Wheelman stationery, 1888.

A letter from Frederic H. Pratt Jr. written from Denver on June 11, 1888 to his cousin. He describes his train journey from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and from there over the mountains to Denver. Some anti-Chinese sentiment is also...

 
Frederick Wemmer research on founding of Grace Church, 1955-1956.

Frederick Wemmer's research during 1955-1956 into the founding date of Grace Church in Sacramento, done for the Pioneer Congregational Church who was planning on installing a plaque claiming itself as Sacramento's first church. This research contains quotes from various sources,...

 
Frederick William Macondray Letters, 1850-1862.

Letters to William E. Parrott in Boston

 
French Camp letter, 1853.

Letter written in French from an unknown party in French Camp to Monsieur de Boursier de la Riviere, a French official in Mokelumne Hill, dated September 20, 1853. Mentions payment for game and waterfowl delivered to San Francisco, retrieval of...

 
French Camp letter, 1853.

Letter written in French from an unknown party in French Camp to Monsieur de Boursier de la Riviere, a French official in Mokelumne Hill, dated September 20, 1853. Mentions payment for game and waterfowl delivered to San Francisco, retrieval of...

 
From Everett Wash. to Los Angeles Cal., by wagon, 1911 May 30-Aug 7 correspondence.

Author describes a journey beginning in Everett, through Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Grants Pass and the Rogue River Valley; entering California in Mt. Shasta area, coming down the Central Valley, crossing to San Jose and following coastal route to Los Angeles....

 
Frona Wait Colburn Collection, 1900-1942.

Correspondence, notes and drafts, radio scripts, scrapbook.

 
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Galen Clark letter, 1903.

Letter written by Galen Clark to a Mr. Kelsey in New Hampshire on September 17, 1903, on a "Greetings from Yosemite Valley" lettersheet. Typecript also included.

 
Garden Valley Mining Properties Collection, 1934-1938

Corespondence, agreements, deeds, leases, lists and reports concerning Black Oak Mine and Clark Mining Properties, Garden Valley, California.

 
Gatewood-Goodwyn Duel, 1859.

Correspondence, August-September 1859

 
George E. Outland Japanese Internment Collection 1942-1967.

Contains correspondence, pamphlets, statistical surveys, ephemera: California State documents supporting internment, municipal resolutions supporting internment, citizens' organization documents against internment, citizens' organization documents supporting internment, individual communications to Rep. Outland, Resolution of the California Delegation to the House of Representatives...

 
George E. Outland Japanese Internment Collection 1942-1967.

Contains correspondence, pamphlets, statistical surveys, ephemera: California State documents supporting internment, municipal resolutions supporting internment, citizens' organization documents against internment, citizens' organization documents supporting internment, individual communications to Rep. Outland, Resolution of the California Delegation to the House of Representatives...

 
[George Henry Pierce Civil War Letters, 1861-1862]

This collection consists of correspondence from May 1861 to March 1862, between members of the Hiram Dwight Pierce family of Troy, New York, to son George H. Pierce during his service in the Civil War as a Private, later Colonel,...

 
George Holbrook Baker collection, 1848-1965.

The George H. Baker collection is an eclectic assortment of ca. 130 items associated with Baker. Materials date from 1848 through 1965 but individual dates are widely scattered throughout this period with no continuity. The collection is divided into two...

 
 
George McKinstry Collection, 1816-1890.

Correspondence, business papers, clippings, legal documents, draft of petition to Congress.

 
George R. Dorman Collection.

This collection consists of genealogical research and findings, both original and copies, for the extended family of George R. Dorman, residents of Fresno and the State of California, specific ethnic groups, and persons of historical interest to California. Its material...

 
George Reeb Collection, 1862-1910.

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, printed materials, Trustee of Hornitos records

 
George Sterling letters, 1905-1925.

Letters, poems, and typescripts.

 
George Wharton James letters, 1902-1923.

23 letters written by George Wharton James on everyday business matters, such as his books, pamphlets, and lectures.

 
George Wharton James letters, 1902-1923.

23 letters written by George Wharton James on everyday business matters, such as his books, pamphlets, and lectures.

 
George Wheeler Gibson collection, 1857-1866.

The Gibson collection includes both business correspondence of George Wheeler Gibson and personal correspondence from his extended family during the late 1850s and early 1860s.

 
George William Stewart Collection, 1870-1930.

Correspondence, biographical materials, military papers, maps, deeds, diary, photographs, etc.

 
German Letters, 1852-1888.

German letters, in the German and Low German languages, written to friends and relatives in California mining towns.

 
Gertrude Atherton correspondence.

Letter and postcard written by Gertrude Atherton.

 
Gertrude Atherton correspondence.

Letter and postcard written by Gertrude Atherton.

 
Gildersleeve Berkeley social protest collection, 1966-1976

John S. Gildersleeve was associated with the California State Library from 1936-1947 and served as head of the Acquisitions Section during the later years. When he left in 1947 to accept an editorial position with the University of California Press,...

 
Gillis Family collection.

Valentines, postcards, and souvenirs associated with the Gillis family along with a wide assortment of paintings, photos, property title books, and other items whose connection to the family is unknown.

 
Gladding, McBean and Company. Archives : job order documents, 1888-1966

The Lincoln plant of Gladding McBean Company kept track of their terra-cotta product orders from ca. 1888 to ca. 1966 by assigning a job order number to each new order, with subsequent orders for the same job using the assigned...

 
Global Haiku Festival (2000 : Millikin University) [Publications]

Items relating to the conference held in Decatur, Illinois, April 14-16, 2000.

 
Gold rush collection, 1840-1867.

A collection of fifteen items associated with Moses Thorpe. A journal which served as a ship's log was kept by Alden Powers during 1840 and 1841; Moses Thorp was listed as among the crew. Two voyages are recorded: in 1840...

 
Gold rush diary, 1849-1853

Holograph diary ([34] p.), unbound and incomplete; 7 leaves of typed excerpts; photocopies of the ship's passenger list and biographical material, including a brief biographical sketch written by Dudley's great-grandson, George McLean; photograph identified as the Dudley store in Jacksonville.

 
Gold rush letter, 1853 June 5.

Letter with envelope from Stevens in Sonora, Calif., sent to John Adams, Rockland, Maine, and addressed "Dear Cousen". Stevens reports on his current situation, having just concluded an unsuccessful mining venture at Poverty Hill. "I went astern 250 dollars while...

 
Gold rush letters, 1848-1850

Three letters from Jacob Thrailkill to his wife, Sarah, and children in Fort Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa: April 29, 1849 from "Near Council Bluffs, Iowa"; Sept. 16, 1849 from "Columa California"; and Feb. 14, 1850 from "Georgetown sixty miles...

 
Gold rush letters, 1849.

Four letters and a diary-type notebook. The first letter is dated March 4, 1849 and was written en route to California on the Brig Osceola. It is addressed to Brother A [Abrm for Abraham?; also a brother named Alexander] and...

 
Gold rush letters, 1850-1852

There are five letters in this collection accompanied by transcriptions. Four of the letters are from Thomas G. Watters to his wife, Climena Watters, and Melissa Watters in Wassonville, Iowa. The fifth letter is from G.S. Shaff to his brother,...

 
Gold rush letters, 1850-1853.

Twelve letters from Boylan in California to his wife Margaret in Jackson Creek, Illinois; one letter from Boylan to his son, James. The collection documents Boylan's stay in California during the gold rush period, 1850 to 1853. It is clear...

 
Gold rush letters, 1852.

Two letters: Nov. 2, 1852, San Juan del Sud, to "My Dear Sarah" from William; Dec. 12, 1852, Sacramento, to "My Dear Sarah" from William. With typed transcriptions.

 
Gold rush letters, 1852-1853.

Six letters from Edward Clyatt(?) Roberts in San Francisco to his father, Edward John Roberts in London, dated Aug. 14, 1852 - July 10, 1853, with an enclosure in the Aug. 14 letter from E.C.'s doctor, F. Montague. On the...

 
Gold rush letters, 1852-1856.

From February 26, 1852 through March 4, 1856, Henry A. Parker sent these 100 letters home to his family in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Most were addressed "My Dear Mother", although some are directed also to his brother and sister and the...

 
Gold rush letters, 1853

Two letters: Feb. 20, 1853, "In my Log Cabin", to "My Dear Sister" (Mrs. Amelia Bailey, New York City) from Charles C. Newton; Dec. 1, 1853, "Steep Hollow Creek, Up Cal", to "My dearest Sister" (Mrs. H.R. Worthington, Brooklyn, Long...

 
Gold rush letters, 1853-1861. Civil War letters, 1863-1864.

Gold rush letters: A collection of ten letters in two groups, three written in 1853 from the area around Murphys, and the remaining seven written from 1859 through 1861 from Grizzly Flat and Iowa Hill near Colfax. The letters are...

 
Gold rush letters, 1859.

Seven letters from Edwin Fitzgerald in California to his wife, Frank (Frances), in Thomaston, Maine. All written in 1859: May 7 (sent from New York en route), June 3 (San Francisco), June 12 (Contra Costa County), July 24 (San Pablo),...

 
Gold Rush letters and contract, 1848-1858.

8 letters and 1 contract from various sources during the Gold Rush era. All but one have at least a partial typed transcription.

 
Gold Rush letters and contract, 1848-1858.

8 letters and 1 contract from various sources during the Gold Rush era. All but one have at least a partial typed transcription.

 
Gold rush reminiscences : "An overland trip to the California gold fields".

Typescript copy of Mark D. Manlove's reminiscences "An overland trip to the California gold fields". Seventeen pages, some handwritten annotations. The manuscript is undated so it is not known when Manlove wrote his reminiscences but certainly some passages have the...

 
Golden Gate International Exposition, 1936-1946

Correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous corporation papers relating to the establishment, bankruptcy and dissolution of San Francisco Bay Exposition, sponsor of the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939-1940.

 
Goodyear-Zeppelin airship dock collection, 1920-1959.

The Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation was formed in 1923 as a partnership between the Goodyear Corporation and the Zeppelin Company to build rigid-frame airships in the United States. The company built an enormous hangar in Wingfoot Lake, near Akron Ohio, for this...

 
Goodyear-Zeppelin airship dock collection, 1920-1959.

The Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation was formed in 1923 as a partnership between the Goodyear Corporation and the Zeppelin Company to build rigid-frame airships in the United States. The company built an enormous hangar in Wingfoot Lake, near Akron Ohio, for this...

 
Grace Carpenter Hudson/Maynard Dixon correspondence and memorabilia, 1907-1931.

Correspondence from Grace Hudson, Maynard Dixon, and a few others to San Francisco art dealer Matthew C. Ansbro. Photographs, and some of Dixon's artwork is included as well.

 
Grand Army of the Republic medals and ribbons, 1888-1956.

Medals and ribbons from various Grand Army of the Republic encampments, primarily from California but also from elsewhere in the United States.

 
Grand Army of the Republic medals and ribbons, 1888-1956.

Medals and ribbons from various Grand Army of the Republic encampments, primarily from California but also from elsewhere in the United States.

 
Grass Valley grocer's ledger, 1894-1895.

Daily ledger of items obtained, mostly on credit, by customers who had accounts with the grocer. Some notations are marked "paid." The ledger begins on August 1, 1894 and ends on November 2, 1895.

 
Grass Valley grocer's ledger, 1894-1895.

Daily ledger of items obtained, mostly on credit, by customers who had accounts with the grocer. Some notations are marked "paid." The ledger begins on August 1, 1894 and ends on November 2, 1895.

 
Greyhound union letter, 1941.

Typewritten letter from C. P. Randall to H. W. "Bill" Raver dated April 5, 1941 on Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen stationery, discussing who exactly would represent the local Greyhound drivers, and discussing mistaken assumptions on the part of Mr. Raver.

 
Griffitts Family Papers, 1860-1900.

Announcements, invitations, correspondence

 
Gutleben Collection, 1916-1959.

The C.T. Gutleben Collection consists of the business and personal correspondence of C. T. Gutleben, a project engineer for industrial, governmental, corporate and private construction projects during the years of 1916 through 1959. The collection documents the building of bridges,...

 
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H. Works Gold Rush letter, 1855.

Letter written by H. Works to his brother Rufus of New Sharon, Maine, dated March 4, 1855, in which he talks about prospecting near the Feather River.

 
H. Works Gold Rush letter, 1855.

Letter written by H. Works to his brother Rufus of New Sharon, Maine, dated March 4, 1855, in which he talks about prospecting near the Feather River.

 
Haight, Geo. W. (George W.) Correspondence, 1887-1897.

Nineteen letters from San Francisco lawyer, George W. Haight to A.W. Smith in Grand Junction, Colorado, dated 1887 - 1897. All on letterhead printed with "Law offices of Taylor & Haight, 207 Sansome St., E.R. Taylor, G.W. Haight". Fifteen are...

 
[Haiku booklets] /

Manuscript haiku collections, most with accompanying letters sent to Elizabeth Searle Lamb by John Polozzolo (Zolo) during 1981-1985. All are untitled. Some typescript and some holograph; some illustrated by author.

 
[Haiku broadsides] /

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
[Haiku broadsides] /

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
Haiku Canada : twentieth anniversary holographic anthology /

"Each poem in this box was handwritten and signed by the poet. One hundred seventy-five boxes were prepared and distributed."

 
Haiku North America (1997 : Portland, Or.) [Publications]

Includes: Transmittal letter--Announcement--Program--Newspaper articles--Flyers: Haiku conference webthology.--Towards a defintion of the English haiku / George Swede.--Rengay structure and aesthetics / Ebba Story.--Workshop on Onitsura / Jerry Ball.--The Philosophy and purpose of the tea ceremony / DoShin Tei.

 
Haiku papers, 1982-2004.

The collection consists of John Brandi's working papers relating to his haiku publications. This material was organized by Brandi and his content notes for each folder have been retained. Each folder pertains to one publication and includes items associated with...

 
Haiku Society of America documents.

The Haiku Society of America was founded by Harold G. Henderson and Leroy Kanterman in 1968. This nonprofit organization promotes English language haiku and is open to all who appreciate this form.

 
Haiku Society of America documents.

The Haiku Society of America was founded by Harold G. Henderson and Leroy Kanterman in 1968. This nonprofit organization promotes English language haiku and is open to all who appreciate this form.

 
Hamilton & Young Family collection, 1864-1963.

Photographs, correspondence, ephemera.

 
Hamilton H. Dobbin Collection, 1880-1930

Photographs of San Francisco scences and subjects, 1915-1925; photos of actors and actresses; photos of individuals.

 
Hammon papers, 1898-1968

Business papers of three generations of the Hammon family, focusing primarily on the activities of Wendell P. (Philucius) Hammon, 1854-1939, and his son, Wendell C. (Cooper) Hammon, 1890-1966. A grandson, Wendell Hammon, 1918- , was custodian of the family papers...

 
Harriet G. Eddy papers, 1918-1967.

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Harriet G. Eddy. It is organized into the following series: Personal, Travel, Professional, Correspondence and Audiovisual.

 
Harry Wertz steamboat runner letters, 1852-1856.

Six letters written by Harry Wertz in California to his sister Mary E. Wertz in Dalton, Ohio, along with an envelope and a poem titled "My Ohio Home." In these letters Wertz writes about which former Ohio residents he has...

 
Harry Wertz steamboat runner letters, 1852-1856.

Six letters written by Harry Wertz in California to his sister Mary E. Wertz in Dalton, Ohio, along with an envelope and a poem titled "My Ohio Home." In these letters Wertz writes about which former Ohio residents he has...

 
[Helena Modjeska miscellanea].

Collection consists of playbill for the Fifth Avenue Theatre dated Jan. 8, 1878 for the play Adrienne starring Helena Modjeska, a Los Angeles Express article dated April 12, 1909 titled Solemn funeral services for late Madame Modjeska, an newspaper article...

 
Henry A. Sanborn vs. the Madera Flume and Trading Company, 1882.

11 court documents mainly regarding the case of Sanborn vs. Madera Flume and Trading Company heard in Santa Clara County in 1882, in which Henry A. Sanborn sued for $26,000 in recompense for loss of livelihood due to an accident...

 
Henry Bradley Sheldon Letters, 1851-1858.

Letters of Rev. Henry B. Sheldon to his parents

 
Henry Curtiss Journal, 1852-53.

Journal by Henry Curtiss written during 1852-53.

 
Henry Curtiss Journal, 1852-53.

Journal by Henry Curtiss written during 1852-53.

 
Henry D. Platt letters, 1843-1850.

16 letters (with typescripts) written mostly by Henry D. Platt to his sister and his father in Watertown, Connecticut, seven of which are during the sea voyage to California and from California itself. Two poems are also included.

 
Henry Dittrick correspondence, 1882-1913.

Five pieces of correspondence associated with Henry Dittrick. One of the letters discusses his work in Hermosillo, Mexico. Another is a letter of recommendation from Supreme Court Justice N. G. Lorigan on stationery from the Court. There is also a...

 
Henry Evans memorabilia, 1962-1971.

Henry Evans was born in Superior, Wisconsin in 1918. He came to San Francisco and opened the Porpoise Bookshop in 1944. Evans subsequently acquired an 1852 Washington hand press on which he printed books and pamphlets. In 1958 he began...

 
Henry Evans memorabilia, 1962-1971.

Henry Evans was born in Superior, Wisconsin in 1918. He came to San Francisco and opened the Porpoise Bookshop in 1944. Evans subsequently acquired an 1852 Washington hand press on which he printed books and pamphlets. In 1958 he began...

 
Henry H. Haight Family Collection, 1888-1920.

Scrapbooks, photographs, rosary novenas, Wolf Head Society roster

 
Henry Halleck letter to George W. Cullum, 1846.

Letter written on June 20, 1846 from Henry Halleck to George W. Cullum that mentions upcoming U.S. Army expedition to California aboard the USS Lexington. Also covered is promotion for Halleck's newly-written book, and the possibility of more officers being...

 
Henry Halleck letter to George W. Cullum, 1846.

Letter written on June 20, 1846 from Henry Halleck to George W. Cullum that mentions upcoming U.S. Army expedition to California aboard the USS Lexington. Also covered is promotion for Halleck's newly-written book, and the possibility of more officers being...

 
Henry Maxwell McCartney Collection, 1869-1911

Business papers, charts, correspondence, diaries, maps, photographs, railroad papers

 
Henry Sterling Bloom gold rush letters and Bloom family miscellany, 1850-1867

This collection is a miscellany centering on Henry Sterling Bloom and his family. There are two letters written by Bloom to his wife, Eliza, in Illinois dated 1850 (from Deseret, Utah) and 1851 (from Downieville, Calif.); associated with the Downieville...

 
Henry Syme, 1862-1882.

The documents include extracts of records, abstracts of titles, notices of location and deeds. A certificate application from Lewis Chalmers, Esquire, as an agent for Henry Syme of London, England, lists the mining lodes of the Isabella Gold and Silver...

 
Herbert Lumis collection, 1890-1892.

Four photographs--2 portraits, 1 of Golden Gate Park Conservatory, 1 of California's 40th birthday celebration (September 9, 1890). Four letters--2 from 1890, 1 from 1891 and 1 from 1892 addressed to Fred O. Brown, Colchester, Connecticut. Content includes his impressions...

 
Herbert Lumis collection, 1890-1892.

Four photographs--2 portraits, 1 of Golden Gate Park Conservatory, 1 of California's 40th birthday celebration (September 9, 1890). Four letters--2 from 1890, 1 from 1891 and 1 from 1892 addressed to Fred O. Brown, Colchester, Connecticut. Content includes his impressions...

 
Hero Eugene and Ethel Grace Rensch Collection, 1924-1971.

Research materials collected by Mr. and Mrs. Rensch for HISTORIC SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA and other works and projects.

 
Hickman Family Papers and Business Records, 1849-1933.

Business papers, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, estate papers, legal papers, maps, newspapers and poems, Louis M. Hickman Corporation administrative records, legal affairs, correspondence.

 
Higgins, Frank Wayland Letter by Gov. of New York state, Frank W. Higgins dated April 25, 1906 regarding raising sums for money for earthquake relief.

One typewritten letter dated April 25, 1906, with handwritten signature, from Frank W. Higgins, Governor of New York, to Morris K. Jesup, Esq., President of the New York Chamber of Commerce. The letter acknowledges the raising of "large sums of...

 
Hilton F. Lusk collection, 1928-1975.

Photos, documents, correspondence, and publications relating to aeronautics training in Sacramento.

 
Hinsdale Truman Shepard dairy, 1852-1880.

Shepard's diary of his overland journey in 1852, with entries on an 1880 trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco added. Also included is an 1871 letter from Ella D. Chase of San Francisco to her niece Emily T. Shepard...

 
Hinsdale Truman Shepard dairy, 1852-1880.

Shepard's diary of his overland journey in 1852, with entries on an 1880 trip from Santa Barbara to San Francisco added. Also included is an 1871 letter from Ella D. Chase of San Francisco to her niece Emily T. Shepard...

 
Hiram Lodge of El Dorado treasurer's report, 1877.

Treasurer B. S. Hirsch's report for the El Dorado Hiram Masonic Lodge, June 23, 1877, covering the period from December 27, 1876 to April 21, 1877.

 
Hotel del Coronado letter, 1938.

Letter from Hotel del Coronado manager Alberto M. Campione to Mrs. Herbert W. Stanton dated February 22, 1938 on Hotel del Coronado promotional stationary.

 
Howard Allen Peairs Papers, 1913-1914.

Drafts of three bills introduced by Assemblyman Howard A. Peairs in the 40th State Legislature, 1913-1914

 
Howard Jarvis Collection, 1970-1986.

Clippings, periodicals, awards, audio tapes, video tapes, photographs, correspondence, news releases

 
Hubert Howe Bancroft letters, 1875-1907.

3 letters written by Hubert Howe Bancroft.

 
Humboldt Mining & Tunnel Co. records, 1852-1859.

Records of the Humboldt Mining & Tunnel Co. in Sarahsville, Placer Co. Miscellaneous material entered in one ledger. Includes miners' compact signed by the members; minutes of the company; records of expenses, etc.

 
Humboldt Mining & Tunnel Co. records, 1852-1859.

Records of the Humboldt Mining & Tunnel Co. in Sarahsville, Placer Co. Miscellaneous material entered in one ledger. Includes miners' compact signed by the members; minutes of the company; records of expenses, etc.

 
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Imperial Valley Water Supply, 1915-1916.

Documents and map relating to a talk given by J. C. Allison on December 18, 1915 about Imperial Valley irrigation and water supply diverted from the Colorado River, particularly regarding flooding and silt deposit. This was during the period when...

 
Imperial Valley Water Supply, 1915-1916.

Documents and map relating to a talk given by J. C. Allison on December 18, 1915 about Imperial Valley irrigation and water supply diverted from the Colorado River, particularly regarding flooding and silt deposit. This was during the period when...

 
Ina Coolbrith letters, 1873-1920.

Correspondence (19 letters, 4 cards, and 3 envelopes) written by Ina Coolbrith to several people on a variety of topics.

 
Ina Coolbrith letters, 1873-1920.

Correspondence (19 letters, 4 cards, and 3 envelopes) written by Ina Coolbrith to several people on a variety of topics.

 
Ingalls family reminiscences and correspondence.

3 typescripts, at least some of which are from members of the Ingalls family. First is a group of material from E. S. Ingalls: 2 copies of a 3-page journal titled "Journal of incidents enroute from Waukegan, Ill. to Pikes...

 
Ingalls family reminiscences and correspondence.

3 typescripts, at least some of which are from members of the Ingalls family. First is a group of material from E. S. Ingalls: 2 copies of a 3-page journal titled "Journal of incidents enroute from Waukegan, Ill. to Pikes...

 
In-Time Press collection, 1940s-2001

The colophon for the publication 'Brief memoir of Mr. Thomas Bewick' states "Letterpress by the In-Time Press which is an occasionally working partnership of Time, Inclination & John Borden". Borden began printing sometime in the 1940s and was still active...

 
Inyo Cerro Gordo mining and Power Company, 1913-1919.

Correspondence, annual reports, forms, certificates, pamphlets

 
I.O.O.F. Alturas Lodge No. 80 collection, 1858-1986.

Lodge records, 1858-1921: correspondence; I.O.O.F. publications; financial records; annual relief reports; trustees' and treasurers' bonds; committee reports; by-laws and amendments; resolutions, including condolences on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; 2 gavels. Proceedings from trials provide an interesting glimpse at lodge...

 
I.O.O.F. Alturas Lodge No. 80 collection of regalia [realia]

The collection consists of nineteen items of regalia as detailed below. The various styles of draped shawls that comprise the collection are representative of this regalia common to most benevolent societies, including the I.O.O.F. They were worn to indicate rank...

 
I.O.O.F. Capitol Lodge No. 87, Sacramento, CA.

1894 Capitol Lodge No. 87 I.O.O.F., Odd Fellows Temple, Sacramento, CA. 3-page Resolution admonishing a brother lodge for making false assertions about their lodge; 3 illustrated letterheads.

 
I.O.O.F. Capitol Lodge No. 87, Sacramento, CA.

1894 Capitol Lodge No. 87 I.O.O.F., Odd Fellows Temple, Sacramento, CA. 3-page Resolution admonishing a brother lodge for making false assertions about their lodge; 3 illustrated letterheads.

 
Irene Childrey Hoch Shannon Collection, 1928-1936.

Completed questionnaires and letters of American playwrights

 
Isaac J. Frazee correspondence. 1892-1942.

Letters and illustrated envelope. Letters addressed to Frazee from George Wharton James, John Steven McGroarty, and William Wendt. Other correspondents are Antony Anderson, Harry Carr, John Clinton, B.F. Coulter, Bill Henry, Garnet Holme, benjamin Horning, and Frank Miller.

 
Isaac J. Frazee correspondence. 1892-1942.

Letters and illustrated envelope. Letters addressed to Frazee from George Wharton James, John Steven McGroarty, and William Wendt. Other correspondents are Antony Anderson, Harry Carr, John Clinton, B.F. Coulter, Bill Henry, Garnet Holme, benjamin Horning, and Frank Miller.

 
Isaac Perkins Letters, 1850-1852.

Letters from Isaac Perkins to his brother Danell in Salem, Mass.

 
Isaiah W. Lees Collection, 1863-1903.

List of shareholders and legal papers, investigative files, photographs, notes, correspondence, resolution book

 
[I.W. Taber medals and lockets] [realia].

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
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J. A. Welch Letters, 1917-1928

Correspondence regarding efforts to build Bayshore Highway and Skyline Blvd.

 
J. C. Morrill Company, 1859-1867.

Account books, 1862-66; correspondence, 1860-67; receipts, 1859-66.

 
A. J. Mills Mexican War letter, 1847

Letter and partial typescript from A. J. Mills, of the 1st Regiment of Missouri Mounted Volunteers under Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan, to his brother detailing his experiences during the war against Mexico, culminating in the Battle of Sacramento and march...

 
J. S. Holliday papers, 1959-2006.

Drafts and research materials from Holliday's books "The World Rushed In," and "Rush for Riches," along with journal articles, and papers relating to Holliday's employment at the Oakland Museum, the Bancroft Library, and the California Historical Society.

 
Jack London Collection 1893-1977.

Correspondence, articles, clippings, ephemera, pamphlets, personal records

 
James C. Nealon pre- and post- election letters, 1885-1886.

The collection consists of pre- and post-election letters 1885-1886 to James C. Nealon, who was nominated and elected to serve the position of Assessor of San Francisco from 1887-1890. The first letter is a handwritten draft of the announcement to...

 
James Canney letter, 1876 Aug. 16.

Letter from James Canney in San Jose to John Bell. Accompanied by "Bell's Real Estate Circular" dated 1882. Canney invites Bell to come to California and describes the farm equipment business and the status of a Quaker colony in San...

 
James Canney letter, 1876 Aug. 16.

Letter from James Canney in San Jose to John Bell. Accompanied by "Bell's Real Estate Circular" dated 1882. Canney invites Bell to come to California and describes the farm equipment business and the status of a Quaker colony in San...

 
 
James Franklin Houghton Collection, 1853-1855.

Correspondence relating to the California lumber firm of Pine and Houghton

 
James Frazier Reed Collection, 1843-1851.

Correspondence, legal papers, appointments, petitions for land timber, deeds, contracts, business and military papers

 
James Gillis and Newton Spencer correspondence regarding James Marshall materials, 1913.

Letter dated February 6, 1913 from State Librarian James L. Gillis to former Public Administrator Newton Spencer requesting authentification of James Marshall materials being offered to the library by John Sipp, plus envelope letter was sent in. Also included is...

 
James Gillis and Newton Spencer correspondence regarding James Marshall materials, 1913.

Letter dated February 6, 1913 from State Librarian James L. Gillis to former Public Administrator Newton Spencer requesting authentification of James Marshall materials being offered to the library by John Sipp, plus envelope letter was sent in. Also included is...

 
James Guthrie California Indians letter, 1853.

Letter dated April 14, 1853 from Secretary of the Treasury James Guthrie to R. P. Hammond introducing Edward F. Beale as agent appointed by the President to make certain military reservations available for removal and protection of California Indians.

 
James Guthrie California Indians letter, 1853.

Letter dated April 14, 1853 from Secretary of the Treasury James Guthrie to R. P. Hammond introducing Edward F. Beale as agent appointed by the President to make certain military reservations available for removal and protection of California Indians.

 
James L. Gillis collection, 1899-1957.

Pictures, personal papers and clippings of former State Librarian James Louis Gillis.

 
James M. Hutchings collection, 1873-1942

Correspondence, stationery, and clippings written by or relating to James M. Hutchings.

 
James M. Short Collection, 1859-1887.

Business papers, legal documents, personal papers, letters, receipts

 
James Norris Gillett Collection, 1880-1971

Correspondence, legal and business papers, ephemera, photographs, diaries, scrapbook, poetry and miscellaneous personal papers.

 
James Wilson Marshall collection, 1885-1888.

Papers relating to Marshall's estate, correspondence.

 
Jane B. Hayes cemetery plot, 1865.

Deed written by Peter S. Van Wyck for plot in Lone Mountain Cemetery, San Francisco, of Mrs. Jane B. Hayes dated February 27, 1865. Copied from entry dated May 13, 1857 in Lone Mountain Cemetery Company book of records.

 
Jane B. Hayes cemetery plot, 1865.

Deed written by Peter S. Van Wyck for plot in Lone Mountain Cemetery, San Francisco, of Mrs. Jane B. Hayes dated February 27, 1865. Copied from entry dated May 13, 1857 in Lone Mountain Cemetery Company book of records.

 
Japanese Internment : Tule Lake, 1935-1988.

Mary Oshiro was interned at the Tule Lake Relocation center beginning in 1942. She did watercolors of the camp and its surroundings, and worked as an artist and stencil cutter for the camp newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch.

 
Japanese Internment : Tule Lake, 1935-1988.

Mary Oshiro was interned at the Tule Lake Relocation center beginning in 1942. She did watercolors of the camp and its surroundings, and worked as an artist and stencil cutter for the camp newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch.

 
Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection, 1943-1943.

Age distribution, Athletic teams, Buddhist Reverends and Christian Minister lists, Community Activities Directory, Educational Personnel, Enlistee classification list, equipment list, high school enrollment, project chart, recreational activities list, Rules and Regulations, War Relocation Authority Personnel List, Ward Councilmen List.

 
Jay Eslick collection, 1934-1950.

Jay Eslick was born in Spokane, Washington on August 31, 1901, and in the 1920's became a drummer and bandleader in the Pacific Northwest. By 1928 he had joined a band in Tijuana and subsequently became a popular bandleader in...

 
Jay Eslick collection, 1934-1950.

Jay Eslick was born in Spokane, Washington on August 31, 1901, and in the 1920's became a drummer and bandleader in the Pacific Northwest. By 1928 he had joined a band in Tijuana and subsequently became a popular bandleader in...

 
Jean Jacques Vioget Papers, 1829-1852.

Business papers, certificates and correspondence

 
Jeanne Emrich papers.

Haiku books, periodicals, chapbooks, correspondence, notebooks, poetry, and drafts.

 
Jeremiah Burke Sanderson collection, 1859-1915.

Documents, correspondence, photos, fliers, clippings, and other ephemera pertaining to Jeremiah Burke Sanderson, his family, and his descendents.

 
Jerome C. Davis Collection, 1843-1865.

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, legal papers, printed materials

 
J.H. Mankins' Recollections of Early Days manuscript.

Typescript and manuscript of Mankins' memoir, "Recollections of Early Days", detailing his experiences during the Gold Rush in the 1850s, and in the Visalia area during the 1860s and 1870s.

 
J.H. Mankins' Recollections of Early Days manuscript.

Typescript and manuscript of Mankins' memoir, "Recollections of Early Days", detailing his experiences during the Gold Rush in the 1850s, and in the Visalia area during the 1860s and 1870s.

 
Jim Norris research material.

Research notes on California local history, taking the form of lists, citations, and statistics, all of which have also been donated to other institutions. Some of it seems to serve as a finding aid for materials that the California State...

 
JoAnn Levy papers.

Papers and research materials pertaining to Levy's books "Unsettling the West," "They Saw the Elephant," "For California's Gold," "Daughter of Joy," and numerous other published and unpublished works.

 
Joaquin Miller and Juanita Miller correspondence, 1888-1961.

Correspondence written by and about Joaquin Miller and his daughter Juanita Miller.

 
John Albert McIntire Collection, 1880-1931

Business papers, clippings, correspondence, mining information, notes and drafts, photographs.

 
John Augustus Sutter collection, 1839-1880.

Business correspondence, Sutter claim materials, miscellaneous papers. Much of the collection typescripts, photostats, and facsimiles.

 
John Augustus Sutter, Jr., collection, 1850-1890.

Business papers, legal papers, estate matters, manuscript statement of events occurring in Sacramento, 1848-1850.

 
John B. Cozzens Letters, 1846-1875.

Correspondence, personal balance sheet, New York State Legal documents

 
John Barry streetcar and bus memorabilia.

Box 2824: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2825: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2826: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2727: Photos, postcards, and calendars.

 
John Barry streetcar and bus memorabilia.

Box 2824: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2825: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2826: Schedules, transfers, company documents; Box 2727: Photos, postcards, and calendars.

 
John Bidwell collection, 1841-1917.

Correspondence, notes, legal and business papers

 
John Bidwell (Sutter's Fort Pioneer Collection), 1841-1902.

Business and personal papers, correspondence, certificates, contracts, receipts

 
John Breuner Company. Records, 1897-1974.

Originally founded in Sacramento around 1856 by John Breuner, company became one of largest furniture stores and chains of the era.

 
John C. Perry manuscript for "Bear Valley Trip", 1899 Aug. 7 - 15.

Mimeograph ms. for "Bear Valley Trip", 12 p. Holograph additions totalling 13 words. Privately printed, 21 copies. A pleasant, occasionally humorous and observant account of a Los Angeles resident's journey to and stay in the San Bernardino mountains.

 
John C. Perry manuscript for "Bear Valley Trip", 1899 Aug. 7 - 15.

Mimeograph ms. for "Bear Valley Trip", 12 p. Holograph additions totalling 13 words. Privately printed, 21 copies. A pleasant, occasionally humorous and observant account of a Los Angeles resident's journey to and stay in the San Bernardino mountains.

 
John Charles Meussdorffer Collection, 1862-1895.

Correspondence of the Meussdorffer family and to the J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Mfg. Co.

 
John Daggett Collection, 1864-1919, 1931, 1957

Business letters, legal instruments, accounts, scrapbooks, certificates

 
John Daniel Goodwin Collection, 1857-1885

Correspondence, business papers, legal papers, mining papers, miscellany.

 
John Flynn letters of introduction, 1879.

Three letters of introduction for John Flynn, a reporter based in Chicago, from the Chicago Daily Union and Inter-Ocean. One of them (with an envelope) authorizes his use of Western Union services. Flynn came to San Francisco to cover the...

 
John Franklin Miller Collection, 1855-1890.

Business papers, certificates, checks, clippings, letters, calling cards, legal papers, pamphlets, menus, photographs

 
John G. North Collection, 1857-1869.

Business papers, receipts

 
John H. Beeckman Collection, 1849-1852.

Correspondence between John Beeckman, his wife Margaret, and other family members.

 
John L. Cooper diary, 1852.

John L. Cooper's diary for the year 1852, and two-page document containing biographical information and highlights of diary.

 
John L. Cooper diary, 1852.

John L. Cooper's diary for the year 1852, and two-page document containing biographical information and highlights of diary.

 
John Marsh Smith Collection, 1849-1857.

Certificates, correspondence, diary and receipts

 
John Marshall Pierce diaries, 1863-1873.

John Marshall Pierce was born on January 1, 1831 in Glasgow, MO. He traveled overland and arrived in Diamond Springs, CA in October of 1850. He spent the next 25 years mining and gambling in other parts of California as...

 
John Marshall Pierce diaries, 1863-1873.

John Marshall Pierce was born on January 1, 1831 in Glasgow, MO. He traveled overland and arrived in Diamond Springs, CA in October of 1850. He spent the next 25 years mining and gambling in other parts of California as...

 
John McCrackan letters, 1849-1850.

Typescripts of letters written by John McCrackan during his journey around Cape Horn aboard the ship "Balance," and after his arrival in San Francisco.

 
John Milcane papers, 1898-1901.

3 letters and 1 document to and from John Milcane in the Yukon, and about his mining activities there.

 
John Paul Dart Letters, 1849-1856.

Letters of John Paul Dart to his brother and sister

 
John Purcell San Mateo County documents, 1868-1893.

San Mateo County property deeds, and legal documents. Some of these appear to pertain to the town of Purissima.

 
John Stanton Political Campaign Collection, 1860-2007.

Buttons, ribbons, badges, medals, bumper stickers, posters, letters, photos, and campaign materials. In addition, research notes and rough drafts of a book by Chico State professor Ben Franklin on Reagan's influence on California higher education are included.

 
John Steinbeck letters.

Correspondence from John Steinbeck to Katherine (Trina) Groves, the daughter of Steinbeck's Stanford professor William Herbert Carruth, from whom he took Verse Writing and Prosody in the spring of 1923. This correspondence was written in the 1960s regarding Steinbeck's work...

 
John Steinbeck letters.

Correspondence from John Steinbeck to Katherine (Trina) Groves, the daughter of Steinbeck's Stanford professor William Herbert Carruth, from whom he took Verse Writing and Prosody in the spring of 1923. This correspondence was written in the 1960s regarding Steinbeck's work...

 
John Thomas Doyle Collection, 1893-1902.

Correspondence, leases, legal materials, notes and drafts, pamphlets, tax receipts

 
John W. Borden ephemera collection, 1960s-1990s

The John W. Borden ephemera collection consists of ca. 964 items collected by Mr. Borden during the 1960s through the 1990s. During these years he was an active amateur letterpress printer and participated in serveral clubs with a focus on...

 
John W. Ingram Collection, 1850 - 1854.

Fourteen letters and 16 pages of a diary which was written on the overland journey from Michigan to California.

 
Johnson Beal Collection, 1852-1869.

Letters from family and friends, poll tax receipts.

 
Jonas Winchester Collection, 1829-1917.

Correspondence, books, pictures, newspaper copies.

 
Jose Maria Tornel Mexican War letter, 1846.

Letter from Mexican Minister of War Jose Maria Tornel, dated July 1846, urging commissioners Andres Castillero and D. Manuel Castanares to defend California from the United States.

 
Jose Tiburcio Vasquez Collection, 1839-1865.

Business papers, correspondence, land grant materials, legal papers, Mission Dolores accounts, receipts, promissory notes, tax assessments.

 
Joseph Andrew Rowe Papers, 1857-1861.

Correspondence, bills and other papers of Rowe and his associates

 
Joseph Bryant Crockett obituaries, 1884.

Hand-copied obituaries of Judge Joseph Bryant Crockett from the Bar Association of San Francisco and a Louisville, Kentucky newspaper, and articles on his nomination as State Supreme Court Justice from the "San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin" and the "San Francisco...

 
Joseph Emory Clark World War II diary, correspondence, and ephemera, 1930-1980.

Diary sketchily covers Oct. 4, 1943 to Oct. 31, 1945, but includes entries of army life in Italy and intense battle, most notably a description of the Battle of the Bulge. Also includes correspondence and ephemera including two copies of...

 
Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, 1848-1859.

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, Folsom estate materials, Leidesdorff estate materials, legal papers, Pulgas Rancho materials

 
Joseph Melville Kennick Collection, 1933-1980

Correspondence, clippings, certificates, personal papers, speech material, photographs

 
Joseph Moore letter, 1879.

Letter written by Joseph Moore to Mr. Sutro on Risdon Iron and Locomotive Works stationary telling him that Mr. Sharon had agreed to sell two water engines for $50.00 "provided the smallest one is still at the hotel."

 
Joseph Moore letter, 1879.

Letter written by Joseph Moore to Mr. Sutro on Risdon Iron and Locomotive Works stationary telling him that Mr. Sharon had agreed to sell two water engines for $50.00 "provided the smallest one is still at the hotel."

 
Joseph Mora Moss Collection, 1849-1915

Business and personal papers of Joseph Mora Moss, including receipt, record, and ledger books, photographs also papers of Joseph Mora Moss III.

 
Joseph P. Wheeler letter, 1854.

Letter written by Joseph P. Wheeler of Sacramento, dated the 28th of an unknown month in 1854, to his brother-in law Samuel Lafayette Brown with a note to his sister Martha (Wheeler) Brown. Wheeler apologizes for not writing sooner, and...

 
Joseph P. Wheeler letter, 1854.

Letter written by Joseph P. Wheeler of Sacramento, dated the 28th of an unknown month in 1854, to his brother-in law Samuel Lafayette Brown with a note to his sister Martha (Wheeler) Brown. Wheeler apologizes for not writing sooner, and...

 
Joshua H. Corwin Mexican War letters, 1845-1847.

Letters written by Joshua H. Corwin of Mount Hope, NY to his father and brother during the Mexican War. Corwin was a private in Light Company, Second Regiment, U.S. Artillery. The letters relate his voyage out, his experiences at Corpus...

 
Joshua H. Corwin Mexican War letters, 1845-1847.

Letters written by Joshua H. Corwin of Mount Hope, NY to his father and brother during the Mexican War. Corwin was a private in Light Company, Second Regiment, U.S. Artillery. The letters relate his voyage out, his experiences at Corpus...

 
Josiah Gallup Collection, 1852-1860.

Account books, business papers, correspondence, photographs

 
Josiah Johnson Collection, 1880-1886.

Correspondence and receipts

 
Juan A. Salas Mexican War letters, 1847.

Four letters from Salas to Captain Jesus de la Garza written in Spanish, dated July 14, August 17, October 8, and October 20, 1847, containing news and descriptions of the Mexican War.

 
Judge John J. Murphy papers.

Correspondence, documents, clippings.

 
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Karma Tenzing Wangchuk (Dennis H. Dutton) papers.

Dennis H. Dutton is a writer, editor, and reviewer, has worked in the library field, and is a Viet Nam veteran. In 1998 he resumed writing Haiku after a 34-year hiatus. While in Viet Nam, Dutton became a Buddhist, is...

 
Karma Tenzing Wangchuk (Dennis H. Dutton) papers.

Dennis H. Dutton is a writer, editor, and reviewer, has worked in the library field, and is a Viet Nam veteran. In 1998 he resumed writing Haiku after a 34-year hiatus. While in Viet Nam, Dutton became a Buddhist, is...

 
Katharine R. Maurer Collection, 1913-1977.

Clippings, correspondence, programs, poems, tributes, notes and drafts, pamphlets, reports, photographs.

 
Kenneth Rank - New Idria Mines Collection, 1867-1973.

Correspondence, notes from interviews, foreman's notebook, geology and production reports, annual reports, maps, charts.

 
Kevin Starr papers, 1969-

Material in this series relates to projects Starr conceived of as publications, even though some were never published, and include speeches when they were a secondary aspect of that project. The series is divided into sub-series that reflect the type...

 
Kilbride, Jerry. Papers, 1950-

Born February 25, 1930 in Denver, Colorado. Attended grammar and high schools affiliated with St. Mel Roman Catholic Parish in Chicago's west side, 1936-1948. United States Army, 1951-1953. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Mexico City College, The School...

 
Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi papers, ca. 1940-2003.

The Tokutomi papers fill 50 manuscript boxes with over 6000 items. In addition to documents and correspondence, there are ca. 1000 photographs and some ephemera. Much of the material is in Japanese. The papers are organized into two series: Personal...

 
Korean War letters from California, 1948-1954.

Letters to Betty Scholle in St. Charles, Missouri from men stationed in California and elsewhere during the Korean War. Also included are letters and postcards from men and women in civilian status, and invitations to weddings and showers.

 
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La Fiesta de Los Angeles brochure and letter, 1931.

Brochure for 1931 Fiesta de Los Angeles containing letter from fiesta managing director Waldo T. Tupper to Mr. H. W. Stanton dated August 15, 1931 on La Fiesta de Los Angeles stationary.

 
Lamb, Elizabeth Searle. Papers, 1917-

The collection is organized into five series: Correspondence - letters and ephemera from leading Haiku poets; Correspondence: China - documenting Lamb's involvement with the Haiku movement in China; Organizations - correspondence and related materials pertaining to Haiku organizations; Articles and...

 
Lanchlin McLaine Bank Collection, 1860-1883.

Accounts, certificates, checks, correspondence, deeds, receipts

 
Landon Fellom San Jose document transcriptions, 1791-1850.

Written transcriptions in English of various San Jose documents and correspondence between 1791 and 1850. These were originated by a number of government and church officials, and cover a variety of civil, religious, and military matters.

 
Lathill T. Chase letter, 1856.

Letter and typescript.

 
Lathill T. Chase letter, 1856.

Letter and typescript.

 
Laurel Rand Mines collection, 1935-1983

This collection consists of records pertaining to mining claims collectively termed the Laurel Rand Mines, located near Laurel Mountain in the El Paso Mining District of eastern Kern County. Claims associated with the site include: Omega, Clark, Alpha, Junction, Meal...

 
Laurence B. Haste Christmas cards.

Christmas cards from Laurence and Edith Haste, cards designed by Laurence for others, and some of his illustrations. Two pieces of correspondence regaring Haste's work are included also.

 
Leask Family papers, 1861-2002.

The Leask family papers collection includes several generations of correspondence collected from the lives and works of patriarch Samuel Leask, Sr. and granddaughter, Peggy Leask Epstein:

 
Leonard F. Starks Collection, 1916-1923

Blueprints, correspondence and notes, plans

 
Leslie O. Brooks World War I letters, 1917-1919

55 holograph letters, 48 written by Brooks to family in San Francisco -- most to his sister, Lydia; a few to his brother, Theodore, or to his mother. Letters from Aug. 23, 1917 to Jan. 25, 1918 are from Kelly...

 
Lester A. Johnson Collection, 1918-1961.

Clippings, diary, correspondence, photographs, unemployment booklet, deeds, receipts, greeting cards, promisory notes.

 
Letter from Nevada City, 1852.

Letter to "father and Mother" from Nevada City, dated July 6, 1852, which talks about local conditions, particularly regarding farming and lumber. The writer of this letter is unknown since all but the first sheet is missing.

 
Letter from Nevada City, 1852.

Letter to "father and Mother" from Nevada City, dated July 6, 1852, which talks about local conditions, particularly regarding farming and lumber. The writer of this letter is unknown since all but the first sheet is missing.

 
Letter from Placerville, 1854 March 20.

Letter from Placerville, signature indecipherable. Account of sea voyage to Calif., with description of stop in Isle of Gemara (?) and women loading coal on the ship. Talk of agricultural abundance in California and of life at the mines, particularly...

 
Letter from Placerville, 1854 March 20.

Letter from Placerville, signature indecipherable. Account of sea voyage to Calif., with description of stop in Isle of Gemara (?) and women loading coal on the ship. Talk of agricultural abundance in California and of life at the mines, particularly...

 
Letter from Will to Ada, 1897.

Letter from a man named Will in Stockton to a woman named Ada dated August 12, 1897. Aside from the events of daily life, the letter mentions the election of William McKinley, talks at length about the Klondike gold fever,...

 
Letters Regarding San Francisco Earthquake, 1865.

This collection includes two letters on "Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco Cala." letterhead stationery, and one Western Union telegram. One letter and the telegram are both dated October 21, 1865. The letter is to J.A. Donohoe, Esqr., President of...

 
Letters written during honeymoon trip to California and Oregon, 1872.

Eleven letters dated April to July 1872 from a newly married couple traveling in California and Oregon on their honeymoon trip. Eight are addressed to "My dear Mother" and sent to William's family home somewhere near Poughkeepsie, New York. Two...

 
Lewis J. Ashby World War I letters, 1917-1919.

27 letters written by Lewis J. Ashby, of Company F, 117th Engineers, to his girlfriend Mildred Neher in Los Angeles and Long Beach, along with one letter from Mildred to Lewis. His letters were written from France, and later from...

 
Lewis Lauriat letters, 1849-1857.

Photocopies and transcriptions of letters, most of which were written by Lauriat from California or aboard ship during his passage, between 1849 and 1857.

 
Lewis Lauriat letters, 1849-1857.

Photocopies and transcriptions of letters, most of which were written by Lauriat from California or aboard ship during his passage, between 1849 and 1857.

 
Lewis Ransome Freeman collection, 1931-1955.

This collection consists of correspondence to and from Lewis Ransome Freeman, dated 1931-1955. 23 letters are incoming from various South American and North American locations; 7 letters are outgoing, written by Freeman to his brother Lynn and to his mother;...

 
Library and Courts I collection.

Photographs, drawings, and documents relating to the California State Library and Courts Building I, along with the Capitol Extension Group, and some material on the State Capitol itself. Much of it relates to the 1980's National Register of Historic Places...

 
Library-Courts Building, 1910-1930.

Correspondence, blueprints, contracts, photographs, reports, specifications

 
Lillian Birmingham Collection, 1889-1973

Clippings, correspondence, photos, programs, publicity, scrapbooks, posters, postcards.

 
Lillie Hitchcock Coit Collection, 1865-1880

Autograph book, clippings, correspondence, journal, photographs, poetry, scrapbook, sketches.

 
Linda Salz Hirschler Earthquake and Fire letter, 1906.

Letter written from Benicia, California by Linda Salz Hirschler to her family on April 27, 1906, along with a typewritten letter to Mrs. Hirschler from family servant Hiro Sawa, who had stayed behind at the house in San Francisco after...

 
Littleton family collection.

Diary of Micajah Littleton documenting his overland journey to California from Independence, Mo., May to October of 1850. In addition to a descriptive journal he appended a detailed directional mileage log as if recording for future immigrants. Of special interest...

 
Lorenzo and Lavinia Hamilton, 1851-1869.

Correspondence of members of Hamilton family to Mrs. Hamilton's brother, Joseph Delliber, in Hartford, Connecticut.

 
Lorenzo Palmer Latimer San Francisco earthquake letters, 1906.

The collection consists of eight letters sent to Lorenzo Palmer Latimer after the San Francisco earthquake and fire in the spring of 1906. One is from his brother, Hugh N. N. Latimer, and the remainder are from his students including:...

 
Lottie Ruggles letters.

Lottie Ruggles' letters to her parents written while on a trip to Europe, sent from Montreaux, Geneva, Pallanza, Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome between October 17 and November 22, 1909.

 
Lottie Ruggles letters.

Lottie Ruggles' letters to her parents written while on a trip to Europe, sent from Montreaux, Geneva, Pallanza, Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome between October 17 and November 22, 1909.

 
Louis J. Stellman Papers, 1910-1989.

Manuscripts for published and unpublished work, postcards, photographs, clippings

 
Louise A. K. S. Clapp Collection, 1834-1849.

Correspondence, lectures on art, and photographs.

 
Lowden, William Spencer Papers, 1858-1915 [manuscript].

Mr. Lowden came to California in 1849, settling on Lowden Ranch on the Trinity River near Lewiston in 1851. In 1872 he moved to Weaverville setting himself up as surveyor and land attorney. He served as United States Deputy Surveyor...

 
Lucy Thompson letters, 1916.

1 typewritten letter, 1 handwritten letter, and preface from book. The letters are from Lucy Thompson to California State Librarian James T. Gillis explaining her background and giving details on her book "To the American Indian," including how to obtain...

 
Luther Burbank typescript, 1911-1912.

Early typescript drafts of "Luther Burbank, his Methods and Discoveries, Their Practical Application" edited by Edward Wickson. Collection also contains botanical samples sleeved with seemingly unrelated news clippings.

 
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M. F. K. Fisher correspondence and articles, 1983-1992.

Correspondence, articles, and obituaries.

 
Mabel Gillis correspondence, 1917-1948.

Correspondence to and from Mabel Gillis, primarily to local and county librarians during the Great Depression. These letters reveal many of the problems facing libraries during hard financial times, among them the common reluctance of elected officials to provide funding.

 
Mabel Gillis correspondence, 1917-1948.

Correspondence to and from Mabel Gillis, primarily to local and county librarians during the Great Depression. These letters reveal many of the problems facing libraries during hard financial times, among them the common reluctance of elected officials to provide funding.

 
Macomber Brothers, 1866-1867.

Correspondence and receipts

 
Macy Family History, 1867-1984

Documents and photos relating to the Macy Family, much of which is family history originating from the 1950 centennial of their arrival in California.

 
Mae Helene Bacon Boggs collection, 1929-1963.

News clippings, correspondence, pamphlet.

 
Maggie Westoby's St. Mary's College autograph book, 1874-1881.

Autograph book with photographs (including 4 tintypes) and other illustrations belonging to Mary Westoby, a student at St. Mary's College in Benecia. Some autographs in the book are from students at St. Augustine College.

 
Manhattan Silver Mining Company, 1863-1888.

Bills, invoices, correspondence, and other documents relating to the Manhattan Silver Mining Company's operations in and around Austin, Nevada during the period spanning 1863 to 1888.

 
Manhattan Silver Mining Company, 1863-1888.

Bills, invoices, correspondence, and other documents relating to the Manhattan Silver Mining Company's operations in and around Austin, Nevada during the period spanning 1863 to 1888.

 
Marcel Mailhebuau, Old Poodle Dog Restaurant.

Box 2748: biography and correspondence; Box 2749: correspondence; Box 2750: trip to France, demise of Poodle Dog, invoices; Box 2751; price lists and invoices; Box 2752: restaurant documentation; Box 2753: legal documents; Box 2754: personal and miscellaneous; Box 2755: Camille's...

 
Mare Island Navy Yard Petition, 1854.

Four page document, addressed to Commodore Smith, Superintendent of Docks and Yards, Washington, D.C. Circa 1854. Testimonial for James Warner, master mason and resident of California since 1849, for a permanent appointment at Mare Island Navy Yard as master mason....

 
Mare Island Navy Yard Petition, 1854.

Four page document, addressed to Commodore Smith, Superintendent of Docks and Yards, Washington, D.C. Circa 1854. Testimonial for James Warner, master mason and resident of California since 1849, for a permanent appointment at Mare Island Navy Yard as master mason....

 
Margaret Blake Alverson Collection, 1880-1920.

Account book, correspondence, diaries, files, notes and drafts, photographs.

 
[Maricards]

Title suppled by cataloger.

 
Marion M. Sickler Collection, 1880.

War Department communications to signal Corps Sgt. M. M. Sickler in Sacramento from January 19 to December 9, 1880.

 
Markleeville Sheriff's sale document, 1864 July 14.

Document announcing a Sheriff's sale in Markleeville, Amador County. The Sheriff had confiscated various lots in the city from Mr. A. Von Every to pay off a $249.13 bill Von Every owed. (Markleeville and the land around it was transferred...

 
Markleeville Sheriff's sale document, 1864 July 14.

Document announcing a Sheriff's sale in Markleeville, Amador County. The Sheriff had confiscated various lots in the city from Mr. A. Von Every to pay off a $249.13 bill Von Every owed. (Markleeville and the land around it was transferred...

 
Martin E. Thomas World War II documents, 1920-1953.

Military identification, documents, and correspondence belonging to Martin E. Thomas of Sacramento, including certificates of service, discharge certificates, and other items dated 1944-1953. Also included is an enrollment certificate in the California Military Reserve for Thomas' father, H. F. Thomas,...

 
Mary Austin letters, 1913-1914.

2 typewritten and hand-signed letters from Mary Austin to James L. Gillis.

 
Mary Austin letters, 1913-1914.

2 typewritten and hand-signed letters from Mary Austin to James L. Gillis.

 
Mary Sims California Schoolhouse research.

Research materials for Mary Sims' projected book on one-room schoolhouses of California, primarily letters, postcards, news clippings and other reminiscenses sent by people who responded to notices in the Sacramento Bee and in California Farming News.The book was never completed.

 
Mason, Annie. Letters, 1852-1862

Twenty-eight letters, the majority written by Annie Mason, wife of John S. Mason who was serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in California during the period covered in the letters. The first letter is dated January 11th, 1852 and...

 
Mathews and Bradney photographs and albums.

Two 19th century photo albums, and 55 portrait photographs (carte-de-viste & tintype probably from the 1860s) that were formerly in the albums and are mostly unidentified. The subjects of the photos are descendants of the donors. Many have the photographer's...

 
Mathews and Bradney photographs and albums.

Two 19th century photo albums, and 55 portrait photographs (carte-de-viste & tintype probably from the 1860s) that were formerly in the albums and are mostly unidentified. The subjects of the photos are descendants of the donors. Many have the photographer's...

 
Max Shaffrath Coalinga correspondence, 1903-1930.

Correspondence primarily from Coalinga oil entrepreneur Max Shaffrath to his brother, Seattle attorney Paul Shaffrath. Other correspondents include Max Shaffrath's girlfriend Gladys Lathrop, his wife Margaret, Paul's wife Louise, and other family members and business associates. Several photographs and a...

 
Maynard Dixon correspondence, 1906-1974.

Correspondence from Maynard Dixon to various California State Library officials along with correspondence from others regarding various Dixon exhibits, and invitations to exhibits.

 
Maynard Dixon ephemera.

Mock book paste-up that Maynard Dixon sent to J. Frank Dobie for a book "The Lost Lipans". With envelope with printed Dixon letterhead. Later in the year Dixon visited Dobie, who asked about using some of Dixon's earlier illustrations for...

 
Maynard Dixon ephemera.

Mock book paste-up that Maynard Dixon sent to J. Frank Dobie for a book "The Lost Lipans". With envelope with printed Dixon letterhead. Later in the year Dixon visited Dobie, who asked about using some of Dixon's earlier illustrations for...

 
McClelland Gold Rush letter, 1854.

Handwritten letter dated March 26, 1854 from Anderson Dunlap McClelland in Sacramento to Mr. McClelland, discussing the price of practically everything, and how those attempting to mine for gold weren't doing so well.

 
McNab Family collection.

Photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, and periodicals, which all presumably relate to the McNab family but the connections are not always clear.

 
McNeill Club Collection, 1921-1940.

Correspondence, McNeill News, membership lists, music concert programs

 
Meadow Lake Mill and Mining Company, 1865-1866

Correspondence, articles of incorporation, contracts, deeds, mining claims, pre-emption claims, receipts and invoices, stock certificates, surveys.

 
Melones Mining Company collection, 1901-1924.

Documents pertaining to the Melones Mining Company in Melones, California consisting primarily of business correspondence, and mining equipment brochures and ads.

 
Memorial Grove Committee Collection, 1896-1903.

Correspondence, minutes, speeches, manuscripts, receipts, ephemera

 
Mentor Etnyre Collection, 1910-1934.

Business and personal correspondence; accounts, inventory, legal papers, monthly statements and vouchers for Plumas-Eureka Mine; proofs of labor upon various mining claims.

 
Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb/granddaughter of Kitty Brophy

This collection of certificates gives insight to the Michael and Kitty Brophy family and the George and Mary Clark family in the Los Angeles area from the 1850s to the 1940s: grandparents and parents of Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb. Typewritten...

 
Mexican War letter describing the Battle of the Sacramento, 1847.

Autograph letter by H.P. Heintzelman signed, Chihuahua March 7th, 1847 to his father Doctor John J. Heintzelman of Philadelphia.

 
Mexican War letter describing the Battle of the Sacramento, 1847.

Autograph letter by H.P. Heintzelman signed, Chihuahua March 7th, 1847 to his father Doctor John J. Heintzelman of Philadelphia.

 
Mills, Edgar Papers, 1852-1888.

Papers of Edgar Mills, dating from 1852-1888, bulk 1880s, ca. 120 items. Primarily business papers (1852-1888); some personal correspondence (1879-1887).

 
Milton Mining and Water Company Collection, 1873-1881

Articles of agreement, bills, correspondence, receipts, invoices, deeds, production reports, Nevada County mining records.

 
Mining Collection descriptions.

2 paper copies of descriptions of the following then-recently acquired California mining collections, as well as a copy on floppy disc, with box numbers in parentheses: Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company records (2289-2310), Sierra Buttes Gold Mining Company records...

 
Mining Companies Miscellany, 1900-1935

Reports on mining companies, including maps, photos, and broadsides; pamphlets, attorney's briefs for court cases.

 
Mining papers, 1912-1926

The collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Errol MacBoyle documenting his activities in evaluating, acquiring, and financing mining properties in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, and in Sonora, Mexico. There are also a variety of mine reports concerning past...

 
Miscellaneous campaign material.

Campaign brochures, buttons, bumper stickers, and matchbooks from political campaigns, particularly the presidential elections of 1964 and 1968, and the 1970 midterm election. Also included are a wooden nickel, and a sticker and handmade button reading "In Your Heart You...

 
Miscellaneous mining documents, 1868-1944.

This collection is an assortment of 233 items relating to mineral and petroleum resources in 18 California counties. In most cases there is only a single document for an entry. Dates range from 1868 to 1944; types of documents include...

 
[Miscellaneous printing jobs designed and printed by Richard J. Hoffman]

Includes Los Angeles City College faculty parking permit, business cards, programs, certificate of awards, club membership certificates. Many are for Los Angeles Junior College/Los Angeles City College and other organizations.

 
Mono County Records, 1861-1911

Court cases of civil suits, criminal trials, estate matters, records of county offices.

 
Montagne Cleeves diaries, 1898-1916.

18 handwritten diaries written by Montagne Cleeves, covering each year from 1898 to 1916 except 1910.

 
Moore, George [Letters].

Some handwritten, some typewritten and signed.

 
Mother Lode births, deaths, marriages.

Two spiral-bound notebooks containing handwritten birth, death, and marriage notes from Calaveras and El Dorado counties, compiled by Margaret Griffith.

 
Motion Picture Industry, ca. 1914-1930.

Correspondence, movie scripts, miscellaneous items relating to motion pictures

 
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N. Corbin letters, 1860-1862.

Seven manuscript letters, most written from Sacramento, California (one from Folsom), and dated between April 16, 1860 and April 8, 1862 (with one undated and one partially dated). Letters are addressed from N. Corbin to a woman named Gertrude. The...

 
N. Corbin letters, 1860-1862.

Seven manuscript letters, most written from Sacramento, California (one from Folsom), and dated between April 16, 1860 and April 8, 1862 (with one undated and one partially dated). Letters are addressed from N. Corbin to a woman named Gertrude. The...

 
Nash, John Henry Collection of announcements, 1927-1939.

Printer and publisher of fine press books in San Francisco from about 1895 to 1940's.

 
Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Mexican War letter, 1846.

Letter from Nathaniel Wyche Hunter of the 2nd U. S. Dragoons in St. Charles, LA to Sarah B. Golding in Athens, GA, dated April 28, 1846, discussing the disappearance of Colonel Trueman Cross, which contributed to the shaky relations between...

 
National Bank of D. O. Mills and Company collection, 1847-1927.

When the California National Bank of Sacramento closed in 1931, this collection was listed among its assets. Materials in the collection had been accumulated primarily during the period when the bank was known as the National Bank of D. O....

 
Nelson A. Bixby Collection, 1860-1890.

Business papers, correspondence

 
Nevada County gold mine deed, 1877.

Deed for sale of gold mine in Empire Flat near the town of Bridgeport in Nevada County, by Ah Moon, et. al. to William Warner, October 20, 1877.

 
Nevada County gold mine deed, 1877.

Deed for sale of gold mine in Empire Flat near the town of Bridgeport in Nevada County, by Ah Moon, et. al. to William Warner, October 20, 1877.

 
Nevada. Executive Dept. Records, 1911-1912.

Collection of forms issued by the State of Nevada, Executive Dept., requesting the signature of the Governor, Secretary of State and Private Secretary of each state, as well as each state's great seal. In addition, a letter from President Taft...

 
New Almaden Mines Collection, 1845-1944.

Correspondence, account books, production records, vouchers, receipts, invoices, cancelled checks, bank statements

 
New Idria Mining Company Collection, 1854-1867.

Accounts, deeds, certificates, statements, mining claims, testimony, letters

 
New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company Collection #2, 1854-1973.

Correspondence, reports, records, equipment information, catalogs, maps, charts, photographs.

 
Newcastle Development Association minutes and hydraulic mining news clippings, 1896-1927.

Ledger book containing meeting minutes of the Newcastle Development Association from April 11, 1896 to February 26, 1907. Beginning in 1926, this ledger was reused for the unrelated purpose of pasting in news clippings pertaining to hydraulic mining and its...

 
[Newspaper articles pertaining to George Moore].

A collection of newspaper articles including several letters to the editor, an essay and a poem by author George Moore as well as book reviews, obituaries, and miscellaneous commentaries on his life and work.

 
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Oakland Paving Company ledgers, 1909-1923.

2 ledger books: a trial balance book (1909-1912), and a purchasing journal (1922-1923).

 
Oakland Paving Company ledgers, 1909-1923.

2 ledger books: a trial balance book (1909-1912), and a purchasing journal (1922-1923).

 
Occidental Gold Mining Company Records, 1877-1973.

This collection consists of corporate records arranged in the following series. Records from 1877-1897 are sparse, those from 1898-1973 provide a wider range of data.

 
Ogden Hoffman habeas corpus, 1851.

Habeas corpus document issued by Judge Ogeden Hoffman of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in behalf of Anastasis Chaballa on Dec. 19, 1851.

 
Ogden Hoffman habeas corpus, 1851.

Habeas corpus document issued by Judge Ogeden Hoffman of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in behalf of Anastasis Chaballa on Dec. 19, 1851.

 
Oliver J. Carter Collection, 1951-1976

Master calendar orders, apellate decisions, opinions, briefs, bench books, correspondence.

 
Otis K. Freeman Collection, 1838-1881.

Business papers and memorabilia

 
Ottley, Allan R. Papers, 1955-1979.

Alan Ottley was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1909 but has been a resident of California since he was 13. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara State College and completed library school in Riverside. He worked...

 
Owen C. Coy Collection, 1860-1940

Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, manuscripts, plats, building plans, notes and directory information.

 
Owens Valley Water Wars Reference File and Correspondence from the personal file of Senator, Joseph E. Riley, 1924-1938.

This collection represents California's 28th Senatorial District Senator, Joe Riley's personal file (1925-1938) regarding the "Inyo County Matter," also referred to as the "Owens Valley Water Wars." Included are letters, telegrams, memos, proposals, property appraisal data, contracts, options, offers, counter-offers,...

 
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Pacific Coast League baseball ephemera, 1944-1950.

The Pacific Coast League was formed in 1903 and consisted of baseball teams in California, Oregon, and Washington. After major league baseball came to California in 1958 (and after major league games began to be televised), the Pacific Coast League...

 
Pacific Coast League baseball ephemera, 1944-1950.

The Pacific Coast League was formed in 1903 and consisted of baseball teams in California, Oregon, and Washington. After major league baseball came to California in 1958 (and after major league games began to be televised), the Pacific Coast League...

 
Palmer Cox Collection, 1871-1924.

32 letters written to Alice F. (Mrs. John) Daggett of northern California between 1871 and 1924. Includes other correspondence, clippings, pen and ink art originals on paper, "Address to the Citizens of East Quogue, Long Island, New York," and "The...

 
Partner and participant : University of California chancellor's and president's wife, 1984-1995 / 2002.

Family, childhood in North Carolina and New Jersey; meeting Jack Peltason at University of Missouri, marriage and family; faculty wife at Smith College and University of Illinois, 1947-1959; UC Irvine, founding years, 1964-1967; wife of chancellor, University of Illinois, 1967-1977;...

 
Patent issued to Alfred Ropp of Selby, California for roasting and oxidizing furnace, 1899.

Patent document issued by Patent Office with seal and ribbon to Alfred Ropp of Selby, California (who probably worked for Selby Smelters) in 1899 for "roasting and oxidizing furnaces". Accompanied by document discussing the Canadian patent and miscellaneous documents relating...

 
Patent issued to Alfred Ropp of Selby, California for roasting and oxidizing furnace, 1899.

Patent document issued by Patent Office with seal and ribbon to Alfred Ropp of Selby, California (who probably worked for Selby Smelters) in 1899 for "roasting and oxidizing furnaces". Accompanied by document discussing the Canadian patent and miscellaneous documents relating...

 
Patent petition for gold washing machine, 1849.

Petition to the [United States] Commissioner of Patents filed by Edward P. Coffin of Nantucket, Massachusetts for a "new and useful improvement in gold washing machines." A 3 -page description of the mechanism is attached to the petition along with...

 
Patent petition for gold washing machine, 1849.

Petition to the [United States] Commissioner of Patents filed by Edward P. Coffin of Nantucket, Massachusetts for a "new and useful improvement in gold washing machines." A 3 -page description of the mechanism is attached to the petition along with...

 
Paul Gann archive, 1978-1989

Campaign materials for State Proposition 13, a property tax reduction initiative; Proposition 8, The Victims Bill of Rights; Propositions 24, 36, and 4, and the 1980 campaign for the United States Senate.

 
[Pencil drawings by Caroline Bacon Coleman, 1864-1868]

This collection consists of twenty-two detailed pencil drawings on a newsprint sketchpad, dated 1864-1868. Identified drawings include Fort Yuma in 1864, General Jillers [sp.?] mansion at the head of the Bayous Burrow, Niagara Falls and Mount Baker from Cedar Hill...

 
Philip A. Embury World War I collection, 1917-1919.

The Philip A. Embury collection contains an assortment of World War I memorabilia and features the diaries that Embury kept during 1917-1918. The collection is organized into two series: Personal papers and Military papers.

 
Phoebe Hearst documents, 1915-1933.

Correspondence, documents, and blueprints relating to the Hearst (known as "Hacienda") Ranch in Pleasanton, CA. A number of these documents were issued some years after Phoebe Hearst's death.

 
[Physical accessibility/mobility] : a collection of materials primarily fom the Mental and physical disability law reporter (formerly the Mental Disability law reporter).

An article appearing in the column Summary and analysis (MDLR, Sept./Oct. 1981). (2 copies) -- Removing architectural barriers : the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 / M.F. Raffa. (MPDLR/vol. 9, no. 4) (3 copies). -- California disability coalition pushes for...

 
Pierson Barton Reading Collection, 1843-1868

Correspondence, family history, California Battalion accounts and correspondence, and grant and ranch materials.

 
Pioneer Congregational Church Collection, 1849-1878.

Diary of Seth Babson, church records, photocopies of church records.

 
Pioneer Reduction Works Collection, 1898-1926.

Correspondence, receipts, accounts

 
Pittman, Tarea Hall. Papers, 1951-1970.

The collection consists of: many groups of photographs commemorating activities and events involving Pittman and the NAACP Regional Office during the years 1951-1970; publications issued by the Office or other organizations active in civil rights during this period; and Pittman's...

 
Placer County Legal Records, 1851-1856.

Court cases, Public Administrator's Reports, Road Overseer's reports, bonds.

 
Placer County liquor licenses, 1851.

Eleven licenses issued by the Placer County Treasurer during August through November of 1851; each written on a slip of paper varying in size from 6x20 cm. to 15x20 cm. Licenses issued in August were signed by D. Bingham (Douglass...

 
Plantin Press Project, 1967-1983.

Correspondence and photographs pertaining to the Albion printing press built in London in 1852, purchased by the Plantin Press in 1968, and sold to the California State Library in 1983.

 
Pollie Denver Sacramento Flood letter, 1853.

Letter from Pollie Denver in Sacramento to a relative telling of recent floods, the birth of her child, and the death of her grandmother.

 
Poodle Dog Restaurant and Marcel Mailhebuau collection.

Box 2748: biography and correspondence; Box 2749: correspondence; Box 2750: trip to France, demise of Poodle Dog, invoices; Box 2751; price lists and invoices; Box 2752: restaurant documentation; Box 2753: legal documents; Box 2754: personal and miscellaneous; Box 2755: Camille's...

 
Portuguese Protective and Benevolent Association collection, 1885-1913.

10 assorted items relating to the Portuguese Protective and Benevolent Association including a bankbook, pamphlet with by-laws, dance programs, and several insurance policy documents with seals.

 
Portuguese Protective and Benevolent Association collection, 1885-1913.

10 assorted items relating to the Portuguese Protective and Benevolent Association including a bankbook, pamphlet with by-laws, dance programs, and several insurance policy documents with seals.

 
Publications of several chapters of the Ebell Society, 1919-1927.

Collection consists, primarily of publications of the Ebell Society of Los Angeles, with some from the Oakland and Santa Ana Valley chapters. Publications consist of programs, annual announcements, application for membership, by-laws, financial reports, invitations to events, etc.

 
Pvt. Henry. A. Eckhardt 18th Infantry World War I letters, 1916-1920.

Letters and envelopes, cards, photos, pressed flowers, verse and poetry, and a program. This collection consists mostly of letters written by Eckhardt to his girlfriend Marie Jochumsen in San Francisco (the majority during his World War I service). There are...

 
Pvt. Henry. A. Eckhardt 18th Infantry World War I letters, 1916-1920.

Letters and envelopes, cards, photos, pressed flowers, verse and poetry, and a program. This collection consists mostly of letters written by Eckhardt to his girlfriend Marie Jochumsen in San Francisco (the majority during his World War I service). There are...

 
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Quentin L. Kopp papers, 1970-1998.

Personal and political papers including campaign literature, constituent letters, newspaper clippings, bill information. From his career as San Francisco supervisor and California state legislator (1970-1998).

 
Questionnaire, 1886 April 23-May 8th.

Collection of questionnaires and their responses. Questionnaire was sent out by P. J. Healy, District Statistician, on April 23rd, 1886 at the request of District Master Workman to gather information on number of Chinese employed, the conditions of that employement...

 
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R. B. Symington letter and invoice, 1882.

Two items handwritten by R. B. Symington. A letter dated February 7, 1882 is written to James Moore from Jamestown in Tuolumne County reporting on the financial status of the Good Friday Mine. Symington states that the mine is owned...

 
Rankin family genealogy.

Genealogy charts and citation lists for the Rankin family and other related families.

 
Reichhold papers, 1979-

The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence -- letters and ephemera from leading Haiku poets; Haiku societies -- correspondence and related materials pertaining to Haiku organizations; Publications -- ms. material from Jane Reichhold's works and from titles published by...

 
Reminiscences, 1879.

Two ms. documents with transcriptions. Each is two pages in length and consists of short factual entries. Marshal follows an idiosyncratic custom of ending each paragraph with the punctuation mark xc. The document referring to his Mexican War experiences has...

 
Reminiscences of overland journeys during the gold rush period, 1912 Sept. 24

Letter (7 p.), two envelopes and two typescripts, one with a brief introduction and footnotes. The letter was written on Sept. 24, 1912 at the request of Goode's sister-in-law, Catherine McRae Goode and sent to her in Carson City, Nevada....

 
[Report and specifications for construction of streets in the City of Los Angeles].

Collection of specifications for construction streets and sidewalks in the City of Los Angeles. Starts with Specifications No. 47 (new series) for the construction of pavement of vitrified brick class B in the City of Los Angeles dated January 21st,...

 
Report on uranium deposit near Enterprise Gold Mine, Madera County, 1955.

Document describing a mining site near the Enterprise Gold Mine in Madera County. The site was being tested for the presence of uranium. The report consists of copies of document, a map and several original photographs.

 
Report on uranium deposit near Enterprise Gold Mine, Madera County, 1955.

Document describing a mining site near the Enterprise Gold Mine in Madera County. The site was being tested for the presence of uranium. The report consists of copies of document, a map and several original photographs.

 
Research material for book on California's first women legislators, 1978-1981

In 1978 Ethel L. Bornefeld published an article "Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes Butte County's Only Woman Legislator" in the Fall & Winter Edition of the Butte County Historical Society's Diggin's (v. 22, no. 3&4). During the next five years or so...

 
[Research material on General Mariano G. Vallejo's bookplate] [manuscript].

Photocopies of notes, correspondence, and articles relating to research on Vallejo's bookplate; for inclusion in new chapter in reprint of "Historic California in bookplates".

 
Reward poster for escapees from Folsom Prison, 1890.

Small reward poster for escapees from Folsom Prison, signed by Charles Aull, warden and dated Aug. 19, 1890. Includes description and very faded photographs (1x1 in.) of four men described as "German, speaks English with broken accent". Captured is scrawled...

 
Reward poster for escapees from Folsom Prison, 1890.

Small reward poster for escapees from Folsom Prison, signed by Charles Aull, warden and dated Aug. 19, 1890. Includes description and very faded photographs (1x1 in.) of four men described as "German, speaks English with broken accent". Captured is scrawled...

 
Rhoda Kremnitz-Martin collection, 1923-1974.

Correspondence, documents relating to Rhoda Kremnitz -Martin and her involvement in the Theosophical Society of America, and in Pittman's Shorthand. Some original artwork is included as well.

 
Richard J. Dolwig Collection, 1950-1981.

Files on water: reports, notes, clippings, minutes, correspondence

 
Richard Lyons naval documents, 1860-1866.

24 official documents relating to Richard Lyons' service in the United States Navy, plus a marriage certificate. The naval documents are dated during the period of Lyons service from 1860 to 1866, but many are stamped with 1899-1901dates on the...

 
Richard Press Wine Ephemera, 1976-1999.

Brochures, newsletters, and price lists from various California wineries and wine distributors.

 
Richmond, Cyrus C. Papers, 1812-1903, inclusive; 1859-1851, bulk

Six letters that relate to Cyrus Richmond's business dealings in California. Three letters are from Richmond to his family back in Maine. The first, dated June 3, 1849 details his early impressions of life in San Francisco and the impact...

 
[Rights of disabled persons/patients generally] : articles from the Mental and physical disability law reporter (formerly the Mental disability law reporter).

Three articles appearing in the column Summary, analysis and commentary reviewing the Burger court / edited by J. Parry (MPDLR/vol.8, no.6, MPDLR/vol.9, no.1, MPDLR/vol. 10, no.4). -- Developments in Patients' Bill of Rights since the Mental Health Systems Act /...

 
Robert Barrett Collection, 1978-1987.

Clippings, court briefs, audio tape, phone record, correspondence, promotional material

 
Robert Edgar Sanderson World War II letters, 1944-1948.

Letters from Robert Sanderson to mother, sister, and others.

 
Robert Gordon Sproul oral history project /

Interviews with various university officials and friends of Robert Gordon Sproul.

 
Robert McGuffey Mexican War letter, 1848.

Letter written on February 2, 1848, the day that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War was signed. Besides describing the Louisiana countryside, McGuffey relates a conversation with General Zachary Taylor.

 
Robert McGuffey Mexican War letter, 1848.

Letter written on February 2, 1848, the day that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War was signed. Besides describing the Louisiana countryside, McGuffey relates a conversation with General Zachary Taylor.

 
Robert Stacy-Judd Collection circa 1923-1962.

This collection is a sampling of some of the works by Robert Benjamin Stacy-Judd, an architect flourishing in Southern California from the 1920s through the 1960s. These samplings include a letter, a newspaper article, an announcement for a lecture series...

 
Robinson and Una Jeffers letters, 1917-1937.

5 letters from Robinson and Una Jeffers.

 
[Rounce & Coffin Club announcements].

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
Ruth Ann Holmes Philippine internment diary and correspondence, 1937-1960.

Dairy, transcript, correspondence, clippings, and artwork.

 
Ryerson, John N. Correspondence, 1849 Jan. 7-1854 Oct. 24.

Correspondence discusses family matters and details of Sacramento business. In addition, a letter, unsigned, dated Jan. 7, 1849, from Panama, describing voyage to California.

 
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S. C. Shaw Letters, 1859-1861.

Letters from eastern liquor dealers in New York to S. C. Shaw concerning orders placed with them by him

 
Sacramento County vote tally sheet, 1858.

Vote tally sheet from Sacramento County Board of Supervisors election, May 3, 1858. Future railroad mogul Mark Hopkins is one of the candidates.

 
Sacramento Genealogical Society Cemetery Records, 1864-1951.

Transcripts of sexton's registries from St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sacramento; St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland; Citrus Heights Cemetery, Sacramento Memorial Cemetery; and St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento.

 
Sacramento State College Claim Jumpers, 1956-1958.

Photos, flier, typed description of excursion, ledger book.

 
Sacramento State College Claim Jumpers, 1956-1958.

Photos, flier, typed description of excursion, ledger book.

 
Samuel A. Shumway diary, 1853.

Dairy written in Pocket Memorandum Almanac, 1853.

 
Samuel A. Shumway diary, 1853.

Dairy written in Pocket Memorandum Almanac, 1853.

 
Samuel Brannan land transfer papers, 1865-1870.

Three documents: transfer of swamp and overflowed lands in San Joaquin County from Samuel Brannan to A.G. Kimbell on Oct. 25, 1865, transfer of same land from Kimbell to John Rueger on June 23, 1866, and transfer of same land...

 
Samuel Brannan land transfer papers, 1865-1870.

Three documents: transfer of swamp and overflowed lands in San Joaquin County from Samuel Brannan to A.G. Kimbell on Oct. 25, 1865, transfer of same land from Kimbell to John Rueger on June 23, 1866, and transfer of same land...

 
Samuel J. Hume Collection, 1946-1956.

Business correspondence of Samuel J. Hume with California State Library

 
San Francisco earthquake and fire collection, 1906.

This material relating to the San Francisco earthquake and fire is from the local history collection of Santa Barbara bibliophile, Clifton F. Smith. A noted botanist, Smith was also an avid book collector with a particular interest in the history...

 
San Francisco Municipal Railway, San Francisco, California.

Contains a tour brochure, several transfer tickets, holiday tour tickets, tickets for school children, accident report forms, car defect report forms, several leaflets on municipal railway services and how to use them, and a copy of The Bay Area electric...

 
San Francisco Superior Court Cases, 1905-1922.

Selected civil case records from the Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco

 
San Juan Water District. Records, 1854-1994

This collection of records from the contemporary San Juan Water District begins in 1854 with one of the state's early ditch companies and concludes in 1994 with the 140th anniversary of the company. There are approximately 600 items in the...

 
Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company records, 1877-1948.

The Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company was incorporated in the summer of 1877, acquiring the rights and properties of the Semi-Tropic company. The company covered the territory of the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, including the Olive area, Orange,...

 
Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company records, 1877-1948.

The Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company was incorporated in the summer of 1877, acquiring the rights and properties of the Semi-Tropic company. The company covered the territory of the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, including the Olive area, Orange,...

 
Saturday Club Collection, 1893-1946.

The Saturday Club was organized in 1893 to promote the advancement of music in Sacramento. It was active in bringing well-known musicians to Sacramento to perform. It has continued its activities to the present day.

 
Sawyer, H. C. (Herbert Carleton) Correspondence, 1882 May 19-1885 May 17.

Correspondence covers a period from May 19, 1882 through Aug. 1882 where author describes his army life. Assigned, at first, to Alcatraz Island; then to the St. Helena area where he visited several camps around St. Helena, Clear Lake, Cloverdale;...

 
Schwarzenegger-Shriver collection.

Materials relating to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the family of first lady Maria Shriver, and events during their tenure including the annual Capitol Christmas Tree lightning and the yearly inductions to the California Hall of Fame.

 
Scrapbook, 1994.

Title from spine.

 
[Scripps Institution of Oceanography leaflets].

A collection of 29 articles on oceanography, published from 1926 to 1938, from several different scientific journals.

 
Searls & Searls Papers, 1920-1923.

Assays, correspondence, deeds, minutes of meetings, receipts, reports and stocks

 
Selby Smelting & Lead Co. Papers, 1852-1976.

Correspondence, contracts, stock certificates, receipts, invoices, tax records, deeds, leases

 
Sesquicentennial Exhibits, 1999-2000.

Correspondence and other documents relating to the sesquicentennial of the California State Library, most notably the "Rich, Rare & Curious" exhibit held at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento but also including a daguerreotype exhibit, a book signing for J....

 
Settlers Ditch Company. Records, 1874-1900.

The collection consists of a variety of records dating from 1874 to 1900, with the bulk 1875 to 1885. These records have been organized into five series: General Administrative; Accounts of Labor; Legal; Financial; and Related Ditch Companies. Graphics on...

 
Shasta County Library Closing, 1987-1988.

Newspaper clippings, button, bumper sticker, news releases, correspondence.

 
Shenk family papers, 1898-1940.

Primarily business papers of J.W. (John Wesley) Shenk, including some letters on letterheads. Early correspondence ca. 1900-1903 with S.W. Fergusson and L.M. Holt relates to Shenk's move from Omaha to the Imperial Valley to participate in the Imperial Land Company...

 
Shikishi collection honoring the tenth anniversary of the Haiku Society of America, 1978

These 24 shikishi, or poem cards, were a gift from the Museum of Haiku Literature in Tokyo to the Haiku Society of America in honor of the Society's tenth anniversary, celebrated in 1978. Twenty-four of Japan's most renowned poets composed...

 
Sierra Buttes Gold Mining Company. Records, 1869-1912

This collection consists primarily of financial data in bound volumes reflecting the operations of the last two, of three, owners of the Sierra Buttes Mine during the period 1869-1910. Neither the type of financial data provided or the methodology of...

 
Simon Stevens letter, 1874.

Four-page holograph letter dated March 29, 1874 from Simon Stevens in New York to his mother on letterhead stationery. He writes about floating a $9,000,000 loan in Europe and negotiating a treaty with Mexico. He also writes about his brothers...

 
Sincerity Lodge, 1854-1893

Correspondence, petitions, applications, receipts, accounts, reports

 
Skar Chinese collection.

Large numbers of Chinese immigrants came to California during the early 1850s to hunt for gold, and many stayed to pursue other lines of work. They maintained customs of their homeland, and were also the object of much prejudice and...

 
Skar Chinese collection.

Large numbers of Chinese immigrants came to California during the early 1850s to hunt for gold, and many stayed to pursue other lines of work. They maintained customs of their homeland, and were also the object of much prejudice and...

 
Snowball, John W., 1860-1905

Business papers, correspondence, legal papers, notebooks and photographs.

 
Southern California Artists, 1908-1975.

Materials relating to a number of Southern California Artists, including Fritz Kocher, Louis Pinkney Sooy, Frank Montague Moore, and Ella Jensen Moore. Collection includes correspondence, awards and certificates, photographs, and exhibit materials.

 
Southern Pacific Waybills, 1909-1914.

Freight waybills for Southern Pacific runs betwen 1909 and 1914 from Fresno to Tracy, Tracy to Visalia, and Stockton to Tracy to Goshen.

 
Southworth Brothers Papers, 1850-1877

Correspondence and business papers of Southworth brothers

 
Sowden, William P. Papers, 1872-1920.

The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of William P. Sowden, an attorney and notary public in Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, ca. 1890-1920. The documents relate to Sowden's legal practice as a small town attorney and mostly...

 
Spanish and Mexican materials, 1781-1882.

Small collection of letters written by about 25 people.

 
Specimen collection of haiku periodicals.

A collection of single issues of periodicals publishing haiku or discussion of the haiku movement.

 
Specimen collection of haiku periodicals.

A collection of single issues of periodicals publishing haiku or discussion of the haiku movement.

 
Specimen collection of haiku periodicals.

A collection of single issues of periodicals publishing haiku or discussion of the haiku movement.

 
Specimen collection of haiku periodicals.

A collection of single issues of periodicals publishing haiku or discussion of the haiku movement.

 
Spring Tunneling Company, 1855-1860

Minutes of meetings, laws of company, bills of sale, accounts.

 
Stanislaus Electric Power Company. Records, 1897-1917.

This collection documents the early days of hydroelectric power development in California as well as the infusion of eastern capital into California which occurred in the early 1900s. The collection includes the papers of two California businessmen, Howard P. Veeder...

 
Stanley Hiller, Sr. Collection, 1922-1962

Business and personal papers of Stanley Hiller, Sr., Papers concerning Stanley Hiller, Jr.'s inventions: a new type of die-casting process and the first practical coaxial helicopter.

 
Stanton Delaplane collection, 1907-1988.

Collection consists of books, passports, correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, awards, plaques, letters, photos, drafts, and genealogical materials. Other material belonging to Delaplane's widow Laddie is also included.

 
Stanwood letters, 1852-1854.

19 letters and 11 envelopes, mostly written by Nathan S. Stanwood in Sacramento to Nancy Delano in Strong, ME. Another letter is to Stanwood from a woman named Abby (?) in Augusta, ME, and also included is a letter from...

 
Stanwood letters, 1852-1854.

19 letters and 11 envelopes, mostly written by Nathan S. Stanwood in Sacramento to Nancy Delano in Strong, ME. Another letter is to Stanwood from a woman named Abby (?) in Augusta, ME, and also included is a letter from...

 
State of California vs. Yuba Goldfields and the United States, 1979-1985

Briefs and court decisions from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, listing and analysis of exhibits, exhibits, depositions and trial transcripts.

 
Stephen Davis letters, 1844-1858.

Stephen Davis was born near Dunstable, Massachusetts on February 16, 1833. After his father's death in 1844 Stephen moved with his mother and siblings to Nashua, New Hampshire, where he worked in a variety of jobs before and after his...

 
Stephen Davis letters, 1844-1858.

Stephen Davis was born near Dunstable, Massachusetts on February 16, 1833. After his father's death in 1844 Stephen moved with his mother and siblings to Nashua, New Hampshire, where he worked in a variety of jobs before and after his...

 
Stevenson's "Amateur Emigrant" corrected galleys, 1880.

Proof of galleys (along with envelope from former owner John Howell) numbered 17 to 20 of unpublished 1880 edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Amateur Emigrant," all on one sheet, hand-corrected by Stevenson and also by editors Sidney Colvin and...

 
Stickney Family collection, 1848-1972.

Photographs, correspondence, news clippings, programs, booklets, and other documents belonging to Augustus Stickney, Belzora Clark Stickney, Edgar Allen Stickney, and the related Clark, Golden, Rust, Welch, Robbins, Winn, Dada, Emuel, and Renfro families. Numerous family history notes are included throughout.

 
Stickney Family collection, 1848-1972.

Photographs, correspondence, news clippings, programs, booklets, and other documents belonging to Augustus Stickney, Belzora Clark Stickney, Edgar Allen Stickney, and the related Clark, Golden, Rust, Welch, Robbins, Winn, Dada, Emuel, and Renfro families. Numerous family history notes are included throughout.

 
Stow, J. W. (Joseph Washington) Correspondence, 1863-1869.

The collection consists of J.W. Stow's incoming correspondence, 1863 though 1869. There are 36 documents; three are on letterhead. Correspondents are primarily businessmen associated with the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company, including A.W. North, P. Oliver, Jason B. Ogden, and...

 
Stowe Gold Rush letter, 1856.

Handwritten letter dated February 8, 1856 from E. P. Stowe in Marysville to his sister, asking why he hasn't heard from her, and discussing pig farming and local Chinese residents in the Marysville area.

 
Sutherland, Jasper. Letter from French Gulch, 1888 Nov. 24

One letter on letterhead of the Niagara Mill and Mining Co. from Jas. Sutherland in French Gulch to W. S. Lowden in Weaverville, dated Nov. 24, 1888. The letter is accompanied by six black and white photographs 3 1/2 in....

 
Sutton & Co. letter, 1855.

Letter embossed with the logo of Sutton & Co. of 84 Wall Street, New York, agents for a dispatch line for San Francisco. The handwriting on the letter, dated June 16, 1855, is such that it is difficult to tell...

 
Sutton & Co. letter, 1855.

Letter embossed with the logo of Sutton & Co. of 84 Wall Street, New York, agents for a dispatch line for San Francisco. The handwriting on the letter, dated June 16, 1855, is such that it is difficult to tell...

 
Sweasey Family Papers, 1850-ca.1948.

Marriage certificates, picture albums, family memoirs

 
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Tahoe Council-Camp Pahatsi Boy Scout ledger 1924-1974.

Boy Scout records kept in a Nevada County Collateral Inheritance Tax ledger. Those from 1924 to 1932 are typed on paper, glued in, and are very detailed, giving the particulars of the yearly summer and winter camps, who participated in...

 
Tahoe Council-Camp Pahatsi Boy Scout ledger 1924-1974.

Boy Scout records kept in a Nevada County Collateral Inheritance Tax ledger. Those from 1924 to 1932 are typed on paper, glued in, and are very detailed, giving the particulars of the yearly summer and winter camps, who participated in...

 
Talisman Press archives, 1958-1969.

The collection consists of materials pertaining to titles published by the Press, including research materials, correspondence, typescripts, annotated printing copies, illustrations, reviews, financial records, etc.; materials relating to proposals for publications that the Press never published; miscellaneous corporate records of...

 
Taylorsville Store Collection, 1858-1949

Deeds, agreements, legal documents, banking records, invoices, receipts, correspondence, accounting records, Taylorsville Creamery records, stock certificates.

 
Teaching notebook, 1883-1909.

Ella Kelly's teaching notebook consists of 107 pages of notes organized under the following topics: Mental Philosophy; Work of Teacher; Definition of Education; Studies for Training; Reading; Spelling; Language; Grammar; Arithmetic. Pages 110 through 116 include the Constitution of the...

 
[Telephone card haiku] /

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
Thomas B. Bishop Company deeds,

Deeds for property in seven California counties conveyed by San Francisco attorney Thomas B. Bishop and his wife to the Thomas B. Bishop Company shortly before his death. These documents were returned by the San Francisco law firm of Walter...

 
Thomas B. Godden Mexican War letter, 1848.

Letter from Thomas B. Godden in Patterson, NJ to his brother (?), dated November 17, 1848 looking to submit a claim for losses incurred by his family in Puebla, NM after the arrival of American troops and the subsequent destruction...

 
Thomas Gilman Collection, 1853-1907.

Letter, bills of sale, poll tax, receipts, subpoena, leases

 
Thomas Vano World War II letters, 1944-1945.

8 Letters from Vano, who was stationed in Germany, to family members.

 
Thomas Vano World War II letters, 1944-1945.

8 Letters from Vano, who was stationed in Germany, to family members.

 
Tiburcio Vasquez Collection.

1 frame with 5 photographs (3 of T. Vasquez, 1 of Sheriff John H. Adams, 1 of Abdon Leiva); 1 framed photo of T. Vasquez; 1 framed engraving of Judge D. Belden of San Jose; 1 framed photo of the...

 
Tiburcio Vasquez Collection.

1 frame with 5 photographs (3 of T. Vasquez, 1 of Sheriff John H. Adams, 1 of Abdon Leiva); 1 framed photo of T. Vasquez; 1 framed engraving of Judge D. Belden of San Jose; 1 framed photo of the...

 
Tom Gorelangton family trees.

Family trees and ancestral charts of Tom Gorelangton, his wives Anita Buoncristiani and Sherry Shelton, and the Littlefield families of Amador County. These all utilize LDS genealogical forms.

 
Trinity Church Collection, l862-1935.

Correspondence, account books, membership lists, minutes of meetings, embroidery patterns

 
Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1942-1945

Personal papers of internees: alien registration i.d.s, housing assignments, clothing allowance receipts, recreation passes, co-op memberships, travel permits. Organization publications: yearbooks, memoranda, "Ben Kiroki's Story", "The American Observer", March 9, 1942 and May 4, 1942, audits of payroll

 
Tuolumne County Water Company check stubs and business papers, 1855-1879.

Payroll stub book, disbound, nos. 1-2243; 3 business letters; 1 shipping invoice.

 
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United Spanish War Veterans and Auxiliary, Paradise, California, records, 1940-1965

Miscellaneous collection of records from the United Spanish War Veterans organizations in Paradise, California. Material is primarily from the women's auxiliary, USWV Auxiliary No. 127; some from the veteran's group, USWV Paradise Camp No. 145.

 
University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Governmental Studies. Correspondence regarding the case of Thomas N. Truax, 1968 Feb. 9-1976 April 20.

Correspondence is between several employees of Institute of Governmental Studies (Stanley Scott and Ora Huth) and Joseph F. Zimmerman (editor, National Civic Review), William N. Cassella, Jr. (National Municipal League) and Warren Schmid (ABAG). Includes newspaper clippings from various Bay...

 
[University of the Pacific scrapbook /

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
Upton Sinclair's End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign collection, 1934.

The EPIC collection was a gift from the Shaw family. Ida Noble and W. Lawrence Shaw met while Ida was working at the Pomona College Library after her graduation in 1931 and Lawrence was pursuing a degree in library science....

 
Uren manuscript for "Field notes of the town of Dutch Flat [California]", 1871 June 21.

Manuscript of Edward C. Uren's survey of Dutch Flat. Includes 12 square blocks and 204 lots, including Dutch Flat Hotel and "Chinese lot". Each lot includes the owner's name and extensive property measurements.

 
Uren manuscript for "Field notes of the town of Dutch Flat [California]", 1871 June 21.

Manuscript of Edward C. Uren's survey of Dutch Flat. Includes 12 square blocks and 204 lots, including Dutch Flat Hotel and "Chinese lot". Each lot includes the owner's name and extensive property measurements.

 
Uriah Wood West Side Irrigation Bill letter, 1878.

Letter by Uriah Wood to Dr. J. Flint urging support of the West Side Irrigation Bill. Wood stated that Miller and Lux wanted to delete the land between the San Joaquin River and the San Joaquin and Kings River Canal...

 
Uriah Wood West Side Irrigation Bill letter, 1878.

Letter by Uriah Wood to Dr. J. Flint urging support of the West Side Irrigation Bill. Wood stated that Miller and Lux wanted to delete the land between the San Joaquin River and the San Joaquin and Kings River Canal...

 
U.S. Land Office, Sacramento, 1858-1908.

Correspondence, deeds, legal papers, mining papers

 
USS West Grama photos, 1919.

Leather carrying case containing photos and postcards documenting the voyage of USS West Grama to Bulgaria in 1919.

 
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Venice Club documents, 1907.

State of California incorporation papers for the Venice Club, Venice CA, dated July 8, 1907. Also, Venice Club meeting minutes for July 2 and July 11, 1907, dealing with incorporation.

 
Venice Club documents, 1907.

State of California incorporation papers for the Venice Club, Venice CA, dated July 8, 1907. Also, Venice Club meeting minutes for July 2 and July 11, 1907, dealing with incorporation.

 
Victor and Mamie Forni papers, 1900-1949

This collection consists of the correspondence, legal documents, financial records and receipts, and miscellaneous papers of Victor Forni and his wife, Mamie E. Forni. Most relate to mining activities and property in the Georgetown area of El Dorado County. Mines...

 
Vigilance collection, 1856.

Correspondence, statement of ordinance, schedule of arms, items concerning military matters.

 
Volle family collection, 1838-1978.

Family papers including correspondence, greeting cards, business papers, newspaper clippings, diary, graduation and birth announcements, wedding invitations, Golden Sheaf Awards, deeds, naturalization papers, wills, newspapers, photographs, and genealogy notes.

 
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W. E. Hoskin Sonora beer wagon ledger, 1897-1908.

1 business ledger for R. E. Hoskin, who drove a beer wagon in Sonora, California. Entries are dated from 1897 to 1908.

 
W. W. Light papers, 1851-1893.

William W. Light was born in Claremont County, Ohio on July 29, 1819, and was a boyhood friend of Ulysses S. Grant. He began studying medicine at age eighteen in Cincinnati, entered the practice of dentistry in 1840, and arrived...

 
W. W. Light papers, 1851-1893.

William W. Light was born in Claremont County, Ohio on July 29, 1819, and was a boyhood friend of Ulysses S. Grant. He began studying medicine at age eighteen in Cincinnati, entered the practice of dentistry in 1840, and arrived...

 
Warner Family Letters, 1871-1901.

Letters written by Mr. and Mrs. William Warner of Sweetland, Calif. to family members

 
Warren T. Sexton Collection, 1850-1878.

Correspondence, records of proceedings of Democratic Party at district conventions in Butte County, abstract of vote (Butte County, 1853-54), bills, receipts, business papers

 
Weinberger Winery collection, 1830-1893.

3 items relating to the Weinberger Winery: a document in German dated 1830 (possibly John C. Weinberger's birth certificate or baptismal record), a map dated June 1873 showing the winery property, and a photograph of the property taken in 1893.

 
Wells, Fargo & Company collection, 1853-1906.

Certificates, correspondence, envelopes, receipt books, etc.

 
Western Overland Trails Collection manuscript material collected by the Oregon-California Trails Association.

The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) established the Western Overland Trails Collection at the California State Library in 2002. In addition to a substantial collection of published books and pamphlets, the Association donated copies of unpublished material such as diaries, journals,...

 
Wilkinson, H. F. Correspondence, 1887 Oct. 16 and 1889 Jan. 17

Two letters written by H.F. Wilkinson to Jake and sent from Auburn on Oct. 16, 1887 and Jan. 17, 1889. The 1889 letter is on an engraved lettersheet from Freeman's Hotel with the caption "Formerly Borland". Transcriptions of the letters...

 
Will C. Wood Collection, 1900-1939

Manuscripts of speeches, photos, ephemera, scrapbook, clippings, correspondence, banking papers.

 
Willard Davis collection.

World War II era correspondence, envelopes, photographs, and negatives, recordings and programs for radio shows, scripts and films of TV shows.

 
William B. Johnson Panama letter, 1853.

Original handwritten copy and typescript of a letter written by William B. Johnson to his "Dear Friend" in Cohasset, Massachusetts on March 13, 1853, describing his journey through Panama and in particular detailing how much everything cost.

 
William C. Mathes collection, 1921-1976.

Periodicals and articles, court bulletins, newspapers and clippings, books and excerpts, transcripts of addresses, certificates and diplomas, photographs, and miscellaneous items belonging to William C. Mathes.

 
William C. Penry Collection, 1868-1895.

Business papers and correspondence in connection with operation of the Amador Dispatch newspaper and the Amador Telegraph Company, both in Jackson, California

 
William Cooper letter to Captain Moses I. Muliken, 1849.

Letter from Pittston, Maine businessman William Cooper to charter captain Moses I. Muliken of the brig Mary Wilder regarding plans to go to California and take part in mining operations, April 13, 1849.

 
William Cooper letter to Captain Moses I. Muliken, 1849.

Letter from Pittston, Maine businessman William Cooper to charter captain Moses I. Muliken of the brig Mary Wilder regarding plans to go to California and take part in mining operations, April 13, 1849.

 
William Doyle Pennell Collection, 1849-1885.

Family letters of William Doyle Pennell and his wife, Delila Ann

 
William Earp collection, 1862

The William Earp collection consists of: a leather satchel with "William Earp Pontiac Illinois" written on the side (the satchel he took to California according to family lore); a 90-page diary for the year 1862; three photographs of Earp (one...

 
William F. Losch, Jr. Douglas Aircraft letters, 1941.

Two letters from William F. Losch, Jr. to Thomas A. Rommel talking about Losch's employment at Douglas Aircraft Co. (one on Douglas stationary), two sheets of typed material, and numerous photos of Losch, Rommel, and a man named Pierson. Losch...

 
William G. Clark copybook, Coloma, 1859.

Copybook kept by William G. Clark of Coloma CA. 1859. Includes essays and comment on social events in Coloma during this period, along with poetry and stories.

 
William G. Clark copybook, Coloma, 1859.

Copybook kept by William G. Clark of Coloma CA. 1859. Includes essays and comment on social events in Coloma during this period, along with poetry and stories.

 
William H. Bull Collection, 1891-1919.

William H. Bull, 1861-1940, arrived in San Francisco in 1894. He was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad as their first commerical artist. He specialized in doing advertising and in painting pictures of California's beauty spots for Southern Pacific's promotional materials....

 
William H. Hutchinson Collection, 1947-1990

Correspondence, background materials, notes and drafts for books on California history; reprints of articles and short stories; photographs; periodicals; books; speeches; membership lists and correspondence for "The Family"; research material; radio and TV scripts.

 
William Hammond Hall Collection, 1817-1915

Correspondence, business and personal papers, notebooks, scrapbooks.

 
William Heath Davis Collection, 1837-1905

Correspondence, legal papers.

 
William Higby Letters, 1837-1859.

Letters of William Higby to his mother and father

 
William Jackson Losh Collection, 1908-1973.

Correspondence, advertising, employee records, legal materials.

 
William L. Hughson Company collection, 1906-1937.

3 ledger books containing meeting minutes of the William L. Hughson Company, along with correspondence, statistics, and invoices, the latter regarding a dispute involving insurance premiums paid by the William L. Hughson Company on behalf of the Standard Gas Engine...

 
William Lee letters, 1846-1850.

12 letters. 8 of them are from William Lee. Some are to his son Joseph N. Lee, others are to his wife Maria M. Lee, and one is to his sister Mary. Many of these were written either en route...

 
William N. Davis, Jr. World War II collection.

William Newell Davis, Jr. was born in Kingsburg, CA in 1915 and lived for a number of years in Dinuba. He received a Bachelor's in History from Fresno State College in 1936, a secondary teaching credential from U.C. Berkeley in...

 
William N. Davis, Jr. World War II collection.

William Newell Davis, Jr. was born in Kingsburg, CA in 1915 and lived for a number of years in Dinuba. He received a Bachelor's in History from Fresno State College in 1936, a secondary teaching credential from U.C. Berkeley in...

 
William P. Warren family correspondence, 1850-1852.

William's letter home is a capsule summary of his overland journey to California. He describes setting out from St. Joseph after an overturned wagon and broken wheel caused several days of delay. He talks of sickness on the trail and...

 
William R. Bryant World War II collection.

Diary and photographs. Diary covers brief period during 1944-45 (?) when William R. Bryant was stationed in Italy (Foggia?) flying B17 bomber raids. Photographs include servicemen and aerial views of bombing targets. Some newspaper clippings.

 
William R. Bryant World War II collection.

Diary and photographs. Diary covers brief period during 1944-45 (?) when William R. Bryant was stationed in Italy (Foggia?) flying B17 bomber raids. Photographs include servicemen and aerial views of bombing targets. Some newspaper clippings.

 
William R. Olden gold rush letters ; pioneer letters, 1849-1877

Twenty-two letters from William Rodman Olden in California to his family in Bucks County, Pa.; 5 envelopes, 3 imprinted with business logos. The first letter is addressed to his wife and dated from Panama on May 13, 1849. The rest...

 
William Spencer Lowden Collection, 1870-1930

Correspondence; copies of land records; survey field notes and tables; stock certificates, receipts; notes on road work, travel sheets, ticket boxes for wagon road companies.

 
[Winchester Mystery House].

Mrs. Winchester's extraordinary "Spook Palace". Article from: San Francisco Examiner, April 1, 1928, "The American weekly" magazine section, pp 13, 14 and 25.

 
Wine cellar book [scrapbook].

Published scrapbook. with wine labels from France and California wineries pasted and loose.

 
Winfield Scott correspondence, 1847-1848.

Letter guaranteeing safe passage for Mexican soldiers into the capital, accompanied by a typed translation in Spanish. Also a printed "Safeguard" issued by Scott placing a Mexican family and its property under protection of the Army.

 
Winfield Scott correspondence, 1847-1848.

Letter guaranteeing safe passage for Mexican soldiers into the capital, accompanied by a typed translation in Spanish. Also a printed "Safeguard" issued by Scott placing a Mexican family and its property under protection of the Army.

 
Wong Mee Shee collection.

Immigration materials of a Chinese woman, identified as Tam Moy on an 1894 Certificate of Residence, and as Mrs. Wong Mee Shee on a 1916 Certificate of Identity and its associated steamer ticket. Also included is a piece of paper...

 
Wong Mee Shee collection.

Immigration materials of a Chinese woman, identified as Tam Moy on an 1894 Certificate of Residence, and as Mrs. Wong Mee Shee on a 1916 Certificate of Identity and its associated steamer ticket. Also included is a piece of paper...

 
Woodward's Gardens collection, 1872-1877.

Correspondence to Robert B. Woodward (although some is addressed to others at Woodward's Gardens) mostly about possible donation or sale of items and animals to the Gardens' collections, and file cards on books acquired for the collection. Many of the...

 
Woodward's Gardens collection, 1872-1877.

Correspondence to Robert B. Woodward (although some is addressed to others at Woodward's Gardens) mostly about possible donation or sale of items and animals to the Gardens' collections, and file cards on books acquired for the collection. Many of the...

 
World Series Newspapers, 2012.

17 full newspapers or sections of the San Francisco Chronicle, The Tri-Valley Times, and the San Jose Mercury News covering the San Francisco Giants' 2012 World Series triumph, as well as their preceding playoff games against the St. Louis Cardinals.

 
World War I letters, 1917-1919

Thirty-one letters (30 holograph, 1 typewritten) primarily to Lyford's sister Lela, with a few to his mother, Minnie D. and his brother, Per -- all in Martinez, California. Letters beginning on August 27th, 1917 through October 18th, 1917 were from...

 
World War I letters, 1917-1919

The collection includes 96 holograph letters and 61 photographs from Lingard to his family, chiefly his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Lingard in Berkeley, California. Letters from 1917, June 28th through July 29th, were written from American Lake, Washington, while...

 
World War I letters, 1918-1919.

The collection includes 49 holograph letters and postcards written by Newlove to his parents in Arroyo Grande, California. Letters from Feb. 21, 1918 to Apr. 26, 1918 are from Mare Island, California; 2 postcards and a letter dated May 11,...

 
World War I letters, 1918-1919

This collection includes 19 holograph letters written by Ray Sweeney to his mother in San Francisco. Letters written from January through September 5, 1918 were sent from bases in California. A letter misdated June 18 (for Sept. 18) and subsequent...

 
World War II letters, 1942-1945.

A collection of 416 letters from Robert Grimm to his wife, Margaret. Letters from Jan. 8, 1942 through the end of 1943 were sent during service in the United States. Letters from 1945 were written during eight weeks on a...

 
World War II letters, 1942-1945.

This collection comprises 391 holograph letters, four photographs and 10 photograph negatives sent to Masters' wife, Rebecca Morris Masters in Long Beach, California. Letters from 1942, beginning May 2nd, and throughout 1943 were written while attending Basic Training, Officer Candidates'...

 
World War II letters, 1942-1945.

This collection includes 173 holograph letters and one photograph sent primarily to Emmon's mother, Mina F. Emmons, in Oakland, California, with a few letters to his sister, Eleanor Carpenter, also in Oakland. Letters from 1942, beginning February 23rd, and early...

 
World War II letters, 1942-1945.

This collection includes 207 letters (mostly holograph; some typed) and 12 photographs sent to Kinney's parents, Clinton P. and Maud Kinney of Stockton, California. Letters from 1942, beginning May 21st, were written during training in the United States; letters from...

 
World War II letters, 1943.

115 holograph letters by Varner to Nell Wheat, the woman who became his fiancee during the time of this correspondence. Most letters were sent to her home in Roanoke, Virginia, but some were addressed in care of her brother, Forest...

 
World War II letters, 1943-1945

This collection of letters and memorabilia richly documents the service career of James M. Brown. A scrapbook offers a complete record beginning with correspondence from the Selective Service Board in 1942 and concluding with discharge papers in 1945. In addition...

 
World War II letters, 1943-1945

This collection consists primarily of correspondence from Robert L. Abreu to his wife, Violet M. Abreu, including 239 holograph letters, 3 typewritten letters, 4 telegrams, and various ephemera. During April-June 1943 Robert writes from Laredo, Tex., to Violet in Oakland,...

 
World War II letters, 1943-1945.

The bulk of this collection comprises 138 holograph letters and 9 postcards, 1 photograph and 4 photo negatives sent by George Dein to his wife, Dolores. The letters date from Jan. 5, 1943 through Nov. 5, 1945 and were sent...

 
World War II letters, 1943-1945.

The collection comprises 69 holograph letters and two photographs sent to Hassett's mother, Adele M., and to his father, James B., Sr., in San Francisco. Letters from 1943, beginning Feb. 21st, were written during training in the United States; letters...

 
World War II letters, 1944-1946

This collection consists of 181 holograph letters, 28 typewritten letters, 4 greeting cards and 1 telegram sent by Charlie Widbin to his parents, Elmer and Blanche Widbin in Los Angeles, California. Correspondence from Sept. 14, 1944 through Nov. 15, 1944...

 
World War II letters, 1944-1946.

The contents of this collection includes 70 handwritten letters written by Edward "Bud" C. Wert (US Navy) during training to serve with the Pacific Fleet between 1944 and 1946. Forty-nine letters are written while studying at the Communications School at...

 
World War II letters, 1945-1946.

This collection comprises 309 holograph letters, four photographs andsix photographic negatives exchanged between Adolph F. Harpain and Edna Mae Clark. Harpain's letters from 1945, beginning April 30th, were sent from training camps in Arizona and Illinois to Clark at her...

 
WPA-Federal Arts Projects in Calif. [scrapbook] /

A scrapbook containing articles from various California newspapers, newsletters, and magazines; programs from dedication ceremonies; and other documents related to the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Projects in California.

 
[Wu series] /

Title supplied by cataloger.

 
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Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company. Records, 1898-1918

The Yellow Aster records are organized into the following series: LEGAL (bulk 1895-1918): Corporate, Property, Legal actions--Yellow Aster vs. O. B. Stanton (1898), Yellow Aster vs. Crane Company (1904). FINANCIAL (1898-1915): Accounting, Debits, Credits, Correspondence--R. L. Burcham to C. W....

 
Young Ladies' Institute minutes, 1912-1996.

Minutes of meetings conducted over the span of 80 years from the Gabriel Institute and the Del Mar Institute of San Francisco. Some are formally bound and some are loose. Envelopes and documents are often inserted into the minutes.