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San Marino, California 91108
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Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
Collections with online items: 14
Physical collections: 596
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Abbot (George Jacob) Papers

This collection contains papers and correspondence of George J. Abbot (1812-1879), a member of a prominent family of New England educators, and the related families of Emery, Gilman, Nicholas, and Throop families. Included are correspondence between Abbot and Edward Everett...

 
Abercromby (James) Papers

This collection primarily contains letters, reports, memorials, returns, etc., written by or received from British Major General James Abercromby (1706-1781) during the 1758 campaign of the British army in North America during the Seven Years' War.

 
Adair (Douglass) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American historian and editor Douglas Adair (1912-1968), chiefly from the 1960s, including correspondence, lectures, research notes, professional and teaching papers, scholarly writings, and papers related to the Claremont colleges.

 
Adams & Co. Records

This collection contains records chiefly related to the years following the failure of the California branch of the express firm Adams & Co., in 1855, especially as it affected Alfred A. Cohen (1829-1887), the first receiver of the company. Other...

 
Adams (Lady) Letters

This collection contains letters addressed to Lady Agnes Anne Adams (1869-1942), wife of English education professor Sir John Adams (1857-1934). The letters deal chiefly with life in England during World War II. Written by her friends and family, the letters...

 
Adams (Phinehas) Papers

This collection contains 200 items of the family and descendants of Phinehas Adams (1726-1779) of Connecticut and Ohio. The bulk of this collection contains letters, manuscripts, documents including Connecticut and Ohio land deeds, documents, personal and business affairs of the...

 
Adams (Thomas) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence written by and to lawyer Thomas Adams of Alnwick, England. There are also a few account books, notes, and drafts of articles of agreement regarding land in Northumberland, England.

 
Aguilar Family Papers

This small group of 32 items contains personal and business papers, in Spanish, of landowner Blas Aguilar (born 1808) and members of his family, chiefly in San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California.

 
Akins (Zoë) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of American writer Zoë Akins (1886-1958). It includes correspondence with various literary, theatrical and motion picture figures of the first half of the twentieth century. There are also manuscripts of novels, plays,...

 
Alexander and Brooklyn Mines Records

This collection contains records of the Alexander and Brooklyn Mines in Nye County, Nevada including general correspondence of the company from 1921-1944; correspondence dealing with the purchase of the Alexander and Brooklyn Mines by the Coronado Copper and Zinc...

 
American Dredging Company incoming correspondence

The incoming correspondence of the American Dredging Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 
American Smelting & Refining Company. Tacoma Smelter records

This collection of photographs and retention letters deals with the Tacoma Smelter in Ruston, Washington, that when finally closed in 1985, was one of the largest Superfund sites in America.

 
Amis (Kingsley) Papers

This collection contains the papers of English author Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), with the bulk of the collection consisting of drafts of novels, short stories, poems, essays and television and radio scripts by Amis, many heavily corrected. Also included are individual...

 
Anderson Family Papers?

The collection contains primarily letters and some manuscripts concerning William Marshall Anderson and Anderson family. It covers family affairs, legal practices and business affairs of William Marshall Anderson, including his involvement in McArthur lawsuit; the Catholic Church and its financial...

 
Anderson (Roy A.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Lockheed chairman Roy A. Anderson (1920-1982), documenting his career and life and the early history of Lockheed Corporation from the early 1900s into the 1990s. The collection is especially rich in photographic prints of...

 
Angelillo (Olindo R.) papers

This collection consists of the professional papers of Italian-American civil engineer, inventor, and scientist Olindo R. Angelillo (1899-1988). Topics include Angelillo’s involvement in California state politics, civil engineering, pollution control, energy developments, and Earth movements.

 
Anthony Family Collection

The collection primarily contains letters and some manuscripts concerning the family affairs and women's suffrage activities of the family of American women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).

 
Appleton-Foster Family Papers

This collection contains 79 items related to the Appleton family of Massachusetts and the Foster family of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, chiefly dating from 1797-1849. Letters reflect the family affairs; social life and customs of New England society and family life....

 
Archives of the Indies (selected California)

The collection consists of some 300 items totaling approximately 2,300 pages of facsimiles, valuable for California history from 1597 to 1776.

 
Arnold (Ralph) Addenda

The collection chiefly focuses on correspondence, school records, and ephemera related to Winninette Arnold Noyes, the daughter of California geologist and petroleum engineer Ralph Arnold (1875-1961), as well as correspondence, diaries, and other papers and ephemera relating to the Arnold...

 
Arnold (Ralph) Papers

This collection contains the extensive business, political, personal, and family papers of American geologist and petroleum engineer Ralph Arnold (1875-1961). Subjects represented in the collection include: mining, petroleum, and seismology in the Western United States as well as Canada, Mexico,...

 
Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California Papers

This collection contains various correspondence and ephemera associated with The Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California, an organization formed in New York in 1875 for individuals who had been in California at some point prior to its receiving...

 
Aurora Consolidated Mines Company Records

This collection is composed mostly of plans and blueprints for mine equipment by the Aurora Consolidated Mines Company.

Austin (Mary Hunter) Collection

The collection consists of the literary and personal papers of American novelist, essayist and political activist Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1943), best known for her portrayals of life in California and New Mexico. It includes correspondence and literary manuscripts by both...

 
Azusa-Foothill Citrus Company Collection

Four boxes of volumes and documents, arranged as indicated in detailed inventory below. 39 maps in rolls, tied together.

 
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Baade (Walter) Papers

The collection consists of research files and notes related to the study of supernovae, RR Lyrae stars, star populations, galaxies (including the Andromeda Galaxy), and various novae by German-born astronomer Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (1893-1960), who joined the staff...

 
Babson College's Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts

Babson College's Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts contains research notes, correspondence, and documents of Isaac Newton. The collection also includes correspondence and legal documents related to Newton written by his contemporaries.

 
Bacon (Francis) Library Manuscripts Collection

This collection consists of manuscript materials that formed part of the Francis Bacon Library in Claremont, California, created in 1938 by Walter Conrad Arensberg and his wife Louise Stevens Arensberg. The materials mostly relates to English philosopher and scientist Francis...

 
Bacon (H.D.) Papers

This collection contains letters, documents, and a few account books related to the business activities of American financier H.D. Bacon (1817-1893). Items chiefly date between 1850 and 1900 and subject matter includes banking methods in the 1850s; the failure of...

 
Baker Family Papers

The Baker family papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera that document several generations of the Baker family of Owens Valley, California.

 
Baker (Obadiah Ethelbert) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Civil war soldier and teacher Obadiah E. Baker and his wife, Melissa Dalton Baker, of Iowa and, later, Northern California, and their family between the late 1850s and early 1900s. Notably, the collection contains...

 
Baldwin Family Papers

This collection chiefly contains correspondence of the family of Ruth Baldwin Barlow (1756-1818) and her husband, poet and United States diplomat Joel Barlow (1754-1812), with the bulk dating from 1803-1865. The letters discuss Baldwin family affairs, social life in New...

 
Balfour (Eustace James Anthony) Letters

The collection consists mostly of letters written to Eustace Balfour and his wife, Frances, from prominent British citizens.

 
Balfour (Patrick), Baron Kinross, Papers

This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera of Scottish historian and writer Patrick Balfour (1904-1976), Lord Kinross, from his earliest columns as a journalist to his final major work, The Ottoman Centuries.

 
Ballou (Sylvester A.) Papers

The collection consists primarily of the letters of California State legislator Sylvester Ballou (1828-1899), to various members of his family, assorted poems and public addresses prepared by Ballou, and his 1878 diary kept after the Ballous moved to Naperville, Illinois....

 
Banning Company Records

This collection consists of business records chiefly to the Banning Company, founded by Phineas Banning (1830-1885) in Los Angeles, California. There are also records of the various subsidiary firms of the Banning Company, as well as Banning family letters, and...

 
Banning Company Records, Addenda I

This collection consists of business papers and correspondence related to the Banning Company of Southern California and its subsidiaries, particularly the Santa Catalina Island Company, as well as personal papers and correspondence created by members of the Banning, Patton, Glassell,...

 
Banning Company Records, Addenda II

The collection consists of correspondence, business and financial papers, family notes, bound volumes, and ephemera related to the Banning family of Southern California, chiefly dating from 1854-1944, that was collected by Katharine Stewart Banning.

 
Barker (Donald) Papers

This collection consists chiefly of legal papers dating between 1913 and 1914 that concern the film rights to "A Piece of Steak," and other stories by American author Jack London. The materials originated from the firm of Donald Barker, London's...

 
Barker (Jacob) Papers

This collection contains letters and documents relating to war loans to the United States Government made by New York financier and state senator Jacob Barker (1779-1871) in 1814 and subsequent claims by Barker about them. Correspondents include American statesman George...

 
Barney (Hiram) Papers

This collection contains the political, business, legal, and family papers of lawyer and collector of the port of New York Hiram Barney (1811-1895) and concern a wide variety of subjects including real estate, primarily in Iowa, and New York;...

 
Barrett (Joseph H.) Correspondence

The correspondence of editor and Abraham Lincoln biographer Joseph H. Barrett. The bulk of the collection consists of Barrett's own personal and professional correspondence.

 
Bartholomew and Michel Family Papers

Correspondence between three generations of the Michel and Bartholomew families, ranging from 1847-1913. Both families were highly educated, literate, and interested in politics, which is apparent in many of their writings. Topics covered in the letters include courtships, family relations,...

 
Bates (Kinzie) Papers

The collection contains 32 items by or related to United States army office Kinzie Bates (died 1884), including his 1877 diary written during his field assignments to various Dakota Territory camps near the Black Hills during army campaigns against the...

 
Battle Abbey Archives addenda

A group of six estate-related deeds for the Benedictine abbey of St. Martin at Battle, Sussex.

 
Baylies (Francis) Correspondence

The collection consists of a series of 48 letters sent by American Congressman Francis Baylies to General John E. Wool between 1848 and 1852. Baylies writes extensively, and often scathingly, of antebellum era politics, statesmen, military operations, military leaders,...

 
Beauchamp (Henry Herron) Papers

This collection consists of the journals of English businessman H.H. Beauchamp (1825-1907), for the years 1870-1907, in which he wrote extensively about family matters and travels, as well letters written by Beauchamp, mainly to his wife, Elizabeth Lassetter Beauchamp, and...

 
Beaufort (Sir Francis) Papers

This collection is comprised of three sets of distinct papers concerning members of the Beaufort, Edgeworth, and Larpent families. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), hydrographer of the British Navy...

 
Beaufort (Sir Francis) Papers Addenda

Correspondence, documents, photographs, poems and wills relating to Sir Francis Beaufort, Maria Edgeworth and the Beaufort and Edgeworth families.

 
Beckett (R. B.) English artist research files

This collection contains research files of English art historian R. B. Beckett (1891-1970), chiefly consisting of study photographs collected from the late 1940s to early 1960s documenting the works of John Constable and other English artists.

 
Beever (Susanna) Letters

This collection includes letters from Susanna Beever (-1893), a friend of English artist John Ruskin. The letters, which chiefly date from 1889 to 1893, are mainly about Susanna Beever's friends, good works, and garden but the letters also have several...

 
Bell (James Alvin) Papers

This collection contains correspondence between Illinois farmer and Civil war soldier James Alvin Bell (1834-1863) and his fiancee about their private life. A few letters written by other soldiers after Bell's death, depict hardships of a Civil War soldier's life.

 
Bell (John) Papers

The papers of Irish emigrant John Bell.

 
Benjamin (Walter R.) Autograph Collection

This collection contains 194 documents, correspondence, and manuscripts of various individuals collected for their autograph value by New York rare book dealer Walter R. Benjamin (1854-1943). Represented figures include activists, literary, political, religious, and social people in American history.

 
Bernal Family Papers

This collection chiefly documents business, legal, financial, and real estate-related activities of the Bernal family and their associates in the San Francisco Bay area of California in the mid-to-late 19th century.

 
Bicknell (John Dustin) Papers

This collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the professional activities of John Dustin Bicknell (1838-1911), who was a partner in several Los Angeles, California, law firms and an attorney for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The collection includes letters...

 
Bidamon (Lewis C.) Papers

This collection contains letters and documents related to the business and legal activities of Lewis C. Bidamon (1801-1891) of Nauvoo, Illinois, and his family. Notably, the collection contains papers of Bidamon's wife, and the widow of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith,...

 
Bierce (Ambrose) Correspondence File

This collection consists of letters written by American author and satirist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) between 1871 and 1913, chiefly concerning the details of Bierce’s multi-volume A majority of the letters are written to the editor of that project, Walter Neale,...

 
Bill (Annie C.) Collection

This collection contains the papers of English religious leader Annie C. Bill (1861-1936), first of the Church of Christ, Science, and then her own denomination, the Church of Universal Design.

 
Bird-Johnston collection

The collection, which deals with the Mexican War, consists of correspondence, military orders, reports, lists of prisoners, and paroles of honor.

 
Bissell (Mary Eleanor) Papers

This collection chiefly contains correspondence and documents created by the Connecticut ancestors of Pasadena, California, socialite Mary Eleanor Bissell, the most prominent of whom are her great-grandparents, Eleanor Mills Bissell and Thomas Bissell (fl. 1796-1848).

 
Black (Family) papers

The Black family papers contains primarily correspondence between John and Margaret Black and their numerous children and grandchildren. The correspondence deals with family affairs: trade and mercantile interests in Bordeaux, Cadiz, and London as well as familial matters in the...

 
Blackwell and Atwood families archive

The Blackwell and Atwood families archive consists of correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and printed ephemera saved by the Atwood family.

 
Blankenhorn (Louis) Company transactions

This box consists of transactions and receipts related to Louis Blankenhorn's securities company located in Los Angeles, California.

 
Blathwayt (William), Correspondence and documents from the office of

This group of 34 documents consists of correspondence, reports, and accounts primarily accumulated by British civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717) between the mid 1670s and 1712 in his capacity as a British government official in such roles as Surveyor and...

 
Blathwayt (William) Papers

This collection contains correspondence and documents primarily accumulated by English civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717) in his capacity as a British government official in such roles as surveyor and auditor general of plantation revenues and secretary and member of the...

 
Blathwayt (William) Papers (Addenda)

This collection consists of 195 pieces of business, diplomatic, and personal correspondence and accounts primarily accumulated by English civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717) during his service as a clerk in The Hague (1668-1672) and his tour of Europe in 1672,...

 
Bodie (Calif.) Collection

This small collection consists mostly of court and financial records from the mining town of Bodie, California, chiefly dating from 1879 to 1910, as well as some later articles and notes with information on Bodie's history. Of particular interest are...

 
Bogen (Emil) Papers

This collection chiefly contains the papers, articles, notes, and research material of Dr. Emil Bogen of Los Angeles, California.

 
Bourne Family Papers

The papers of American abolitionists and clergymen George Bourne and Theodore Bourne, including correspondence, sermons, essays, notes, ephemera and copies of genealogical materials.

 
Bouvier (John) Papers

This collection contains the papers of French-American jurist John Bouvier (1787-1851) and his family in Pennsylvania, including Bouvier's daughter, science writer Hannah Mary Bouvier Peterson (1811-1870), his son-in-law Robert Evans Peterson (1812-1869) and the Petersons' son-in-law Philadelphia publisher George William...

 
Bowen (Elizabeth) Papers

The collection is composed of correspondence and literary manuscripts of Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973). The correspondence concerns publishing arrangements for Bowen's works in progress during the years 1944-1946, discussions of her writing and the writing of other authors, and...

 
Bower (Lawrence F.) Autograph Collection

This collection consists of a small group of unrelated letters collected for their autograph values by Lawrence F. Bower around 1889 and specializing in naval and military officers (particularly rear admirals), of the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

 
Bowron (Fletcher) Papers

This collection contains papers related to the life and career of Los Angeles Mayor and Superior Court Judge Fletcher Bowron (1877-1968). It includes official correspondence kept during Bowron's term as mayor of Los Angeles from 1938-1953, reports, and information on...

 
Bradbury Land Papers

This collection consists of land records associated with the Bradbury family and company developments in the Rancho Azusa de Duarte and the city of Monrovia, California, from the 1850s to the 1930s.

 
Braunton (Ernest) Papers

The papers of horticulturist Ernest Braunton.

 
Briggs (Caroline Crane) Papers

Correspondence by Caroline Crane Briggs, chiefly to her children Sophia Crane Ristine and Benjamin Crane, from her home in La Crescenta, California.

 
Brinley (Edward, Jr.) Papers

The collection contains papers of New Jersey sailor Edward Brinley, Jr. (1824-1867), including family correspondence and a journal kept by Brinley on board the USS North Carolina in 1840.

 
Bronson (Anna Dorothy Mason) Papers

This collection contains correspondence from Anna Mason Bronson (1830-1910) in the mid 1800s to her parents while she was a student at Thetford Academy in Vermont and a worker at a cotton mill in Manchester, New Hampshire. The letters discuss...

Brown (Henry B.) drawings

This collection contains forty-two pencil drawings primarily of California Native Americans, California landscapes, Mexico, and Central America, drawn in 1851 and 1852 by American artist, and later United States Consul to Bermuda, Henry B. Brown.

 
Brown (Moses) Papers

Correspondence and business papers belonging to the shipping merchant Moses Brown in relation to his business in the West Indies, Spain, and Portugal.

Bruff (J. Goldsborough) Journal and Drawings

The collection contains J. Goldsborough Bruff's oversize revised version of his journal (c. 1853), which documents his journey across the American plains in 1849 by way of Lassen's Trail. Also included in the collection are 264 drawings of scenes...

 
Bryce (James), Viscount Bryce, Collection

This collection consists of papers of British politician, historian, and diplomat Viscount James Bryce (1838-1922) including correspondence dealing with personal, political and business/publishing matters from Bryce to various addressees in the political, social, and literary worlds of England and America...

 
Bryce (Lloyd Stephens) Papers

The collection consists of chiefly of manuscripts submitted to Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917) for publication while he worked as the editor for the North American Review in the late 1880s and 1890s and correspondence addressed to Bryce, chiefly concerning editorial...

 
Brydges (William) Papers

The collection consists of personal, family, legal and business correspondence of Herefordshire landowner and lawyer William Brydges (1681-1764) and his gentry family, who had strong ties to the London legal community. The correspondence chiefly reflects news about the social activities...

 
Buck (Franklin Augustus) Papers

The papers consist primarily of correspondence from 1846-1881 written by Franklin A. Buck to his sister detailing his activities in New York City until early 1849 and then his life in various parts of California and Nevada from 1849 to...

 
Bukowski (Charles) Papers

The materials include drafts of poems, short stories, and monographs by author Charles Bukowksi; correspondence to and from Bukowksi; and ephemera related to Bukowski and his works.

 
Bunker, (Edward), Jr. Papers

This collection consists of correspondence and papers regarding Edward Bunker, Jr. (1847-1914) and his duties as a Mormon bishop of Bunkerville, Nevada.

 
Burdette (Clara Bradley) Papers

This collection contains papers related to the life, activities, and family of Southern California social, business, and philanthropic leader Clara Bradley Burdette (1855-1954). It includes materials on various women's clubs and societies, especially the General Federation of Women's Clubs, California...

 
Burnett (Wellington C.) Papers

Personal papers of Wellington C. Burnett and his wife, Jane.

 
Burns (Robert) Collection

This collection contains approximately 45 pieces of correspondence and manuscripts chiefly in the hand of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), dating from 1784. Within the documents, there are approximately 36 different pieces of verse by Burns, including poems, ballads, and...

 
Burton (Sir Richard Francis) Papers

This collection contains personal, official, business, and social correspondence and manuscripts of British explorer and writer Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) and his wife, Lady Isabel Burton (1831-1896), chiefly covering the period of Burton's consulship in Trieste and Lady Burton's...

 
Burton-Smithers Papers

This collection consists mainly of letters from Isabel Burton (1831-1896) and her husband, British explorer and writer Richard Burton (1821-1890), to their friend London publisher Leonard Charles Smithers (1861-1907) from 1885 to 1892; the collection also contains a printed prospectus...

 
Busch Gardens of Pasadena research collection of G. B. Cowles

The collection contains the material Gary B. Cowles gathered in his research on Busch Gardens, Pasadena, California.

 
Business Women's Legislative Council of California records

This collection consists of letters and documents that form a portion of the Business Women's Legislative Council of California's records and chiefly document the organization, maintenance and activities of the Council from 1929-1936 and 1938-1943. Notable correspondence includes letters from...

 
Butler (Octavia E.) Correspondence and Photographs

This is a collection of materials compiled by Professor Frances Deutsch Louis, primarily letters from American science fiction writer Octavia. E. Butler (1947-2006) to Louis, and related photographs.

 
Butler (Octavia E.) Papers

This collection includes the extensive manuscripts, correspondence, and working materials of American science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006).

 
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California Land Cases Collection.

The collection consists of positive microfilm copies of the proceedings of California land cases brought before the United States District Court between 1852-1862 with transcripts of records from the United States Land Commission, where the claims had originally been presented.

 
California Mission Records Collection

This collection contains microfilm copies of all the obtainable records (1770-1965) of the missions of early California.

 
Cameron (Ralph H.) Papers

This collection consists of materials relating to the political and business activities of Arizona businessman, prospector, and politician Ralph H. Cameron (1863-1953), mostly in the years between 1903 and 1912. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence. Among the...

 
Canby (William J.) Papers

This collection contains papers related to the speech of William J. Canby, the grandson of seamstress Betsy Ross (1752-1836), before the Pennsylvania Historical Society in 1870, which was the first time that Canby publicly shared his family's tradition that Ross...

 
Carlile (Richard) Papers

This collection consists of letters, manuscripts, and documents related to the blasphemy and libel trials of British freethinker and journalist Richard Carlile (1790-1843), Jane Carlile, and Mary Anne Carlile. Other topics in the collection include the liberty of the press...

 
Carman (Bliss) Collection

This collection includes 24 letters by Canadian-American poet Bliss Carman (1861-1929), written between 1905 and 1928, as well as 40 pieces of ephemera.

 
Casari (Burke E.) Papers

This collection contains materials by and/or related to British explorer and writer Richard Burton (1821-1890) collected by Burke Casari (born 1935) including one manuscript by Burton and letters and documents by Burton, his wife, and friends. The collection also includes...

 
Caswell and Soltwedel Family Collection

Collection of letters and photographs sent from George Emery Caswell to his fiancee Lillian Soltwedel during his army training at Camp Logan, Texas, and while he was serving in Europe during World War I. Also includes letters to Lillian's sister...

Catlin (George) Papers and Illustrations

The George Catlin collection consists of roughly 252 unbound illustrations of Indians in both North and South America, by artist George Catlin, and other items all related to Catlin’s unpublished manuscript The North Americans in the Middle of the Nineteenth...

 
Catton Family Papers

The Catton family papers consist mainly of travel letters, diaries, and scrapbooks kept by Margaret Mary Louise Catton, a medical social worker in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 
Cavarly (John M.) Papers

This collection contains 45 items related to John M. Cavarly (1832-1895), a ship's captain, who worked for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, from 1864 to 1890. Documents include some correspondence, scrapbooks, and ship's log. As well, the collection also includes...

 
Cawston Ostrich Farm Papers

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and ephemera of the Cawston Ostrich Farm of Southern California chiefly reflecting financial, business, and legal affairs of the company and one of its owners, the Vatcher Family, as well as the ostrich feather...

 
Century Magazine Correspondence

This collection consists mainly of letters written by various contributors to the editors of The Century magazine between 1885 and 1914. The collection also contains numerous editorial memorandums and notes written by Richard Watson Gilder to his editorial assistants chiefly...

 
Chandos (Lydia Catherine Brydges, Duchess of) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Lydia Catherine Van Hattem Davall Brydges, Duchess of Chandos (1693-1750), and pertains chiefly to her business and financial activities in the six years between the death of her husband James Brydges, 1st Duke of...

 
Chang (Hong Yen) papers and addenda

This collection consists of certificates, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, printed ephemera, and scrapbooks belonging to the Chang and Ah Tye family.

 
Chase-Morley Papers

The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of and related to New Mexico rancher Manly M. Chase and William R. Morley, his wife, Ada M. Morley Jarrett, and their family, chiefly dating from the 1880s to the early 1900s. The...

 
Chow family collection

This collection contains the professional and personal material of the Chow family from San Francisco, California.

 
Christen (Harvey C.) papers

The collection contains the papers and photographs of Lockheed executive Harvey C. Christen.

 
Church of the Truth Papers

This collection contains 49 items chiefly documenting the early years of the Church of the Truth in Pasadena, California, in the 1920s, including four diaries kept by Reverend H. E. Mills, which often note church events.

 
Chávez Esparza family letters

The correspondence between different branches of the Chávez Esparza family, in Mexico and California.

 
Clark Family Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence of Sarah Clark (active 1852-1895) and the Clark family of Rising Sun, Indiana; California; and Austin, Nevada. The letters cover a wide range of subjects including the citrus industry in California and Nevada; economic conditions in...

 
Clark (Francis) Papers

This collection consists of letters, an account book, and a few documents related to the business activities of Francis Clark, a partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark, and Company, dating from 1856 to 1859. The materials chiefly with his...

 
Clark (Lincoln) Papers

This collection contains the letters of American lawyer and politician Lincoln Clark (1800-1886), his wife, Julia Annah Clark, and their family, with the bulk of the collection consisting of Clark's letters to his wife. There is also material related to...

 
Clarkson (Thomas) Papers

This collection contains 210 pieces of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of English abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846), chiefly dating from 1787 to 1847 and related to slavery and the slave trade in the United States and Africa, including the Sierra Leone...

 
Clay (Henry) Papers

This collection contains out-going letters of the Secretary of State Henry Clay (1777-1852) and his Chief Clerk Daniel Brent (1774-1841), between 1825 and 1829. The correspondence concerns international trade and commerce; the foreign relations of the United States, particularly those...

 
Clemens Family Papers

This collection contains papers of the family of American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (also known as Mark Twain), including 7 diaries of Jane Clampton Clemens (1880-1909), which detail her struggle with epilepsy, as well as medical treatments, ca. 1900, and...

 
Clemens (Samuel L.)-Frances N. Winzer Papers

This collection contains forty pieces of correspondence from American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) to teenager Frances Nunnally Wizner (1891-1981), dating from 1907 to 1910.

 
Clendenen Family Papers

This collection contains papers of Clemens L. Clendenen and his family, chiefly consisting of correspondence from the 1850s-1860s and including sentiments about the American Civil War and the life of the common soldier, as seen primarily in letters from Clendenen...

 
Cobbe (Frances Power) Correspondence

Letters addressed to Irish philanthropist and activist Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) covering women's suffrage and rights; antivivisection, her work in Bristol and her moral and religious writings; comments on her books and articles. Correspondents include Mary Carpenter, Anthony Ashley Cooper,...

 
Cockerell (Sir Sydney Carlyle) Papers

The collection contains 55 letters from English museum curator Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) chiefly to American scholar Muriel J. Hughes (born 1903), as well as some additional letters to Hughes from Cockerell's secretary Dorothy Hawksley (1884-1970), and a few later...

 
Coggan (Forrest W.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American dance choreographer and theater director Forrest Coggan (born 1926), chiefly dating from 1935 to 2001.

 
Collet, (John) Correspondence

This collection contains letters exchanged from John Collet (British consul in Genoa) and Joseph Brame, his vice-consul, to William Dean Poyntz, the British charge d'affaires in Turin, Italy from 1776 to 1779.

 
Collingwood (Joseph W.) Papers

This collection chiefly contains detailed letters written by Lieutenant Joseph W. Collingwood (1821-1862) of the 18th Infantry regiment of Massachusetts to his wife in 1861-1862 during the American Civil War and covering various aspects of the campaigns, battles, and camp...

 
Colorado and Kentucky Miscellaneous Mining Material

This collection consists of 39 miscellaneous items related chiefly to mining in Colorado and Kentucky, mainly in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes stock certificates, deeds, and business letters that reflect connections between investors in New York...

 
Colyer (Henry I.) Correspondence

This collection contains the Civil War correspondence of Union soldier Henry I. Colyer, consisting chiefly of letters to his parents, siblings, and friends in Chittenango, New York.

 
Comstock Lode Collection

This collection consists primarily of legal documents related to the economic and social history of late 19th century Virginia City, Nevada, with some materials showing economic connections between Virginia City and San Francisco, California, as well as inter-state relations between...

 
Conrad (Paul) Papers

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Paul Conrad (1924-2010), chief editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. Includes original cartoons, rough sketches, correspondence, book, speech and lawsuit files, photographs, ephemera and tear sheets.

 
Consolidated Virginia Mining Company Records

This collection contains correspondence, business papers, ledger books, maps and reports of the Consolidated Virginia Mining Company of Virginia City, Nevada, dating from 1876-1955. The materials document mines and mineral resources in Nevada; the Comstock Lode and other mines, and...

 
Coolbrith (Ina D.) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence and the personal papers of California poet Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841-1928), chiefly reflecting her life for the period after the San Francisco earthquake and fire.

 
Cooper (Samuel) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Massachusetts scholar and Congregational minister Samuel Cooper (1725-1783). Includes sermons by Cooper and his father William Cooper (1694-1743), dating from 1718-1783 (strongest for the period 1740-1759) and correspondence, covering international politics in relation to...

 
Cotton (Robert Christie) Papers

This collection consists primarily of writings by career United States army officer and historian Robert Christie Cotton (1885-1952) on various topics including the Philippines, China, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Mexican border, and World War I, written during his active army...

 
Coulette (Henri) Papers

This collection contains the papers of California poet and educator Henri Coulette (1927-1988).

 
Couts (Cave Johnson) Papers

This collection consists of the personal, family, and business papers of San Diego, California, rancher, businessman, and politician Cave Johnson Couts (1821-1874) and his son Cave Johnson Couts, Jr. (1856-1943). There is material concerning land and development in San Diego...

 
Craighead (Jacob Ditzler) Papers

This collection contains the family, personal, and business papers of Colorado cattle rancher J.D. Craighead (1873-1964), including materials related to the Craighead Ranch and irrigation projects; diaries; account books; and some government documents and maps.

 
Crane Co. Hydro-Aire records

This collection mostly consists of negatives, newsletters, and printed matter related to Hydro-Aire, a division of Crane Co.

 
Crotty (Homer D.) Papers and Addenda

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of California lawyer, philanthropist, and book collector Homer D. Crotty (1899-1972) and his wife, Ida Hull Lloyd Crotty (1910-2000).

 
Cruikshank (George) Papers

The collection consists of 71 letters addressed to George Cruikshank and his wife, Eliza (Widdison) Cruikshank from various correspondents. Many are requests for Cruikshank's presence at temperance society meetings....

 
Cudahy Family Papers

This collection contains correspondence and ephemera of the family of John P. "Jack" Cudahy (died 1921) and Edna Cudahy (1877-1949) of Illinois and California. Most of the correspondence and ephemera relates to intimate family life and the social connections between...

 
Cunningham (Eugene) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Western fiction writer Eugene Cunningham (1896-1957) and includes twelve manuscripts of the works of Cunningham and others, correspondence with friends and other writers of Western lore, five scrapbooks, and 250 photographs (chiefly photographic reproductions...

 
Curphey (Theodore J.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Theodore J. Curphey (1897-1986), who served as the first medical examiner-coroner of Los Angeles County from 1957 to 1967. The chief topics of the Curphey papers are: his work as Los Angeles...

 
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Dalton (Henry) Papers

This collection consists of the business and personal papers of rancher and businessman Henry Dalton (1803-1884) and his life in early Southern California, with the bulk dating from 1840-1883. Of note are land papers and maps related to Dalton's ranches:...

 
Dane Family Papers

This collection contains the papers of the family of Ezra Dane (1828-1921) and Lois Anna Nutting, who settled in California during the Gold Rush period. The bulk of the papers consist of personal Dane family correspondence; some letters discuss the...

 
Daniell (Charles Penniman) Papers

The collection consists of family letters and a few photographs related to Charles Penniman Daniell's experiences and life in San Francisco, California (1850-53).

 
Davies (David W.) Correspondence

This collection primarily contains personal correspondence sent by David William Davies (1908-1984) to his wife, Thelma Davies, while working as a librarian and serving in the United States Army Corps during World War II.

 
Davies (Margaret G.) Papers

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Dawkins-Long Papers

This collection contains papers of the families of British diplomat Richard Dawkins (1768-1848) and Jane Catherine Long (1764-1826). The collection provides a resource for studying an English military and diplomatic family in the 19th century; specifically the period covering the...

 
Dawson (O. S.) Papers

This collection contains correspondence and documents, dating from 1873 to 1911, related to the legal and business affairs of O. S. Dawson, the Sonora Consolidated Mining Company and the Hidden Treasure Consolidated Mining Company in the Bodie Mining District, California,...

 
Denny (Melcena Burns) Plays

This small group consists mainly of materials dealing with the production of two plays by California writer Melcena Burns Denny (1876–1974): "Black Bart, The Lone Robber of Calaveras" and "Lola Montez, The Spider Dancer"

 
DeVries (Marion) Papers

This collection chiefly contains letters written to United States Congressman from California and United States Court of Customs Appeals judge Marion DeVries (1865-1939), between the late 1890s and 1925, chiefly expressing gratitude for a favor rendered or to ask for...

 
Dexter (Samuel Frank) Papers

This collection contains papers of Samuel Frank Dexter (1847-1906) of Rhode Island, chiefly consisting of the almost daily letters that Dexter wrote to his children during a 1901 trip with his wife to California, which describe in minute detail their...

 
Dexter (Samuel Frank) papers addenda

The Samuel Frank Dexter papers addenda includes a taxidermist's notebook and printed material relating to the noted naturalist and ornithologist Frank Dexter, 1847-1906.

 
Dibner Autographed Documents and First Day Covers collection

The Dibner Autographed Documents and First Day Covers collection contains 74 items, chiefly documents including letters, postcards, typescripts, photographs, handwritten notes, and blank cards, autographed by leading figures in the sciences, including multiple Nobel Prize winners; several documents contain multiple...

 
Dick (Philip K.) Papers

This collection contains correspondence and manuscripts related to American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-198), dating from the 1967 to 1977. The bulk of the collection consists of 53 letters from Dick to his publisher, Doubleday and Company, concerning...

 
Dillingham (Walter Francis) Papers and Addenda

This collection contains the papers of Hawaiian businessmen Walter F. Dillingham (1875-1963) and his father, Benjamin Dillingham (1844-1918), and includes correspondence largely dealing with family events, travels, schooling, and business affairs. The letters often refer to the social, economic, and...

 
Dock (George) Papers

The professional and personal papers of prominent physician Dr. George Dock.

 
Dole (George H.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of George H. Dole (1842-1912) of Hawaii and California, and chiefly consists of family correspondence discussing life in Hawaii, travel in the 1870s, and churchgoing, as well as some correspondence from Riverside, California, in the...

 
Drury (Clifford M.) papers

The Clifford Merrill Drury papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, and typescripts related to Drakes Bay (Calif.), Drake's Plate of Brass, the history of religion in California, Rudolph James Wig, and Anson Burlingame.

 
Dudley (Thomas H.) Collection

The collection contains newspapers, 6 volumes and 1 box of clippings, miscellaneous printed matter, 19 photographs of Confederate warships....

 
Duff (E. Gordon) Papers

This collection consists of letters addressed to English bibliographer and book collector E. Gordon Duff (1863-1924), which relate primarily to Duff's interests in early English printing and stamped bookbindings.

 
Dundas (Robert Saunders) Papers

Collection contains correspondence and documents of Robert Saunders Dundas, Viscount Melville (1771-1851), chiefly related to the War of 1812.

 
Dunham (Theodore) Papers

This collection chiefly contains correspondence between American physicist and astronomer Theodore Dunham (born 1897) and various astronomers throughout the United States and England (and a couple other countries), chiefly dating from 1926-1955. Subjects include: Dunham's work on stars (including our...

 
Dutt (William S.) Correspondence

This collection contains photostat copies of 36 letters written by William S. Dutt (1836-1866) to his family, writing about his life and people he encountered in Missouri and Colorado in 1859-1860, and his military experiences in various Southwestern towns following...

 
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Eaton (William) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American soldier and diplomat William Eaton (1764-1811), chiefly accumulated during his service in the Mediterranean and dating between 1798 and 1805. The papers document the relations between the United States and the Barbary states,...

 
Ebell Club of Los Angeles Collection

This collection contains 42 items related to the Ebell Club of Los Angeles, California, chiefly dating from the late 1890s-early 1900s.

 
Eckert (Thomas T.) Papers

Professional papers of Thomas T. Eckert, chiefly related to his duties as part of United States Military Telegraph Office during the Civil War.

 
Edelman (Edmund D.) Papers

The administrative and political papers of Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman.

 
Edgerton (Lucile Selk) Papers

The collection consists of the professional papers of California writer Lucile Selk Edgerton (1896-1987) including manuscripts of unpublished novels, original sketches, assorted printed magazines, copies of her published novels, California research notes, some printed items, and ephemera.

 
Edison (Thomas) Collection

The bulk of this collection is made up of historical and modern ephemera related to Thomas Edison. It also contains some of Edison's correspondence, patents, and original and reproduced photographs of Edison and his associates.

Egerton family papers

This collection contains the official, semi-official, and personal papers of six generations of the Egerton family of Great Britain. Also known as the "Ellesmere Collection," the papers span from 1150-1803 and include approximately 13,000 pieces with particular strengths related to...

 
El Dorado County (Calif.) Archives

Records of El Dorado County, California, chiefly dating from 1850 to 1890, including county court documents, ledger books and other business records, mining papers, land records, school records, treasury records (including tax rolls and assessment rolls), and merchandising accounts (principally...

 
Ely (Walter R., Jr.) Papers

The Ely Collection consists of the papers (68 cartons and transfer cases) of United States Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Walter R. Ely, past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and prominent Los Angeles attorney. Roughly...

 
Emerson (Nathaniel Bright) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Hawaiian physician and author Nathaniel Bright Emerson (1839-1915), including a a wide range of material such as research material for his major publications about Hawaiian myths, songs, and history, manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, and...

 
Empey (William Young) Papers

This collection chiefly contains records documenting the work of William Young Empey (1808-1890) in England and America as an agent of the Perpetual Emigration Fund (PEF) of the Mormon Church, chiefly dating from the early 1850s. There are also letters...

 
Esdaile (Katharine A.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of English art historian Katharine Ada Esdaile (1881-1950). Much of the collection relates to her research of British monumental sculpture. Notably the collection includes more than 600 chiefly pre-World War II visitor booklets and pamphlets...

 
Evertson Family Papers

The papers of John R. Evertson, of Poughkeepsie, New York, and his family.

 
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Fall (Albert B.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of New Mexican Senator Albert B. Fall (1861-1944) consisting of letters and documents related to the following subjects: Fall's terms of office as senator for New Mexico (1912-21) and secretary of the Interior (1921-23), family...

 
Fall (Eliza) Papers

This collection consists of 8 manuscript poems and sonnets by English poet Eliza Fall (1821–1881) and 45 letters from Fall to William Henry Harrison (1795?-1878) concerning her efforts to have a volume of poetry published. Fall's letters discuss her poetry,...

 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Correspondence

This collection consists entirely of the incoming correspondence to Farmers & Merchants Bank of Sheyenne, North Dakota, between 1907 and 1942. The correspondence reveals the thoughts and feelings of the Swedish immigrant farmers the bank served throughout the northern Plains...

 
Farragut (David Glasgow) Papers

This collection contains official and personal correspondence of United States Naval officer David G. Farragut (1801-1870) primarily covering his Civil War career, but also touching upon family affairs, including his children; personal business; naval politics; Farragut's efforts for promotion, and...

 
Field (Edwin W.) Correspondence

This collection consists of letters from various English artists primarily addressed to lawyer and amateur artist Edwin W. Field (1804-1871) or his son, Walter Field (also an artist). A few of the letters concern Field's attempts to establish an artistic...

 
Field (Eugene) Papers

Collection of manuscripts by Eugene Field, mostly autograph copies of his own poems, and letters written by and to Field. Contains a large number of letters from Field to his wife, both before and after they were married, many dating...

 
Fields (James T.) Papers

The collections consist primarily of letters, as well as poems and manuscripts, from various American and British authors to American editor, publisher, and poet James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), mostly relating to publication of their manuscripts by his firm Ticknor and...

 
Fields (James T.) Papers Addenda

This collection of papers of American editor, publisher, and poet James Thomas Fields (1817-1881) and his wife, Annie (Adams) Fields (1834-1915), consists of notebooks and loose papers containing their poetry, essays, notes for speeches, a few scattered diary entries, and...

 
Flanner (Hildegarde) Papers

This collection consists of manuscripts by American poet Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987), correspondence and recollections of Olive Percival (1869-1945), and letters to poet Ethel Hamilton Hinkle. The letters contain occasional references to Flanner's sister, the author and journalist Janet Flanner, as...

 
Flinn Family Correspondence

The collection consists of letters written between various members of the Flinn family between 1847 and 1873. The majority of the letters are addressed to New York farmer Samuel Flinn (1806-1873) from his brothers, nieces, and nephews in Ohio and...

 
Floyd Dessery Papers

This collection consists primarily of letters written by Floyd Dessery (1879-1927) of Los Angeles, California, to his family, during his deployment in the Philippines, as well as his diary from his time in the Philippines. His letters and diary reflect...

 
Ford and Connelley family correspondence

Family correspondence primarily addressed to Jerome Chester Ford and his wife, Minnie Belle Ford.

 
Ford (Ford Madox) Letters

This collection of correspondence consists chiefly of letters from English author Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) to his literary agent, James B. Pinker (1863-1922). The letters discuss Ford's writings, especially his novels, and include his frequent requests for advances. Although the...

 
Forster (John) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence and literary manuscripts by English authors and friends of English editor and Charles Dickens biographer John Forster (1812-1876) and his second wife, Eliza Ann Crosbie Colburn Forster.

 
Fowler Brothers Papers

This collection includes material related to the history of the Fowler Brothers bookstore in Los Angeles and the Fowler and Lindstrom families of South Pasadena, California.

 
Foy Brothers Records

This collection contains 62 financial volumes and one folder of ephemera for the Foy Brothers saddler and harness business in Los Angeles, California, dating from 1854 to 1925.

 
Freeman (Lewis R.) Papers

This collection focuses on the travel writings of American journalist and explorer Lewis Freeman (1878-1960), from the early 1900s through the 1950s. The collection also includes some personal and professional correspondence and manuscripts, photographs, and diaries including those of trips...

 
French Clandestine Slave Trade Records

This collection contains the original French documents relating to a secret African slave trade expedition undertaken by the French ship Le Jeune Louis in 1824-1825.

 
Frost (Robert) Collection of Letters and Poems

This collection contains 59 pieces of correspondence and poems of American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963), chiefly consisting of handwritten poems and letters sent by Frost to Susan Hayes Ward (1835-1916), poetry editor for from the mid 1890s to the 1910s.

 
Funk (Casimir) Collection

Collection of research notes, business correspondence, biographical material and offprints from scientific journals from the “father of vitamins” Casimir Funk (1884-1967). Topics include cancer, diabetes, hormones, vitamins, ulcers. Material spans his working career from 1904-1967, but is mostly concentrated on...

 
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Galloway (Joseph) Papers.

This collection contains the papers of American British loyalist and statesman Joseph Galloway (1731-1803) and his wife, Grace Growden (1727-1782), daughter of wealthy Pennsylvania landowner Lawrence Growden, Jr. (1694-1770). Many of the documents relate to the Growden estate, as well...

 
Galvez (Jose de) papers

This collection consists of letters, documents, and one map (all in Spanish) assembled in 1794 for the Conde de Revilla Gigedo. It consists mostly of official correspondence (1765-72) between Spanish statesman José de Gálvez (1720-1794) and the successive viceroys of...

 
Garland (Hamlin) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American novelist, playwright, and author Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) and consists primarily of letters written by Garland to his wife Zulime Mauna (Taft) Garland and to his daughters. Subject matter chiefly includes biographical information on...

 
Gerson (T. Perceval) Papers

This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Dr. T. Perceval Gerson (born 1872), founder of the Hollywood Bowl and publisher of the Los Angeles municipal newspaper. The materials chiefly date from 1934 to 1937 and include correspondence from musicians,...

 
Gil de Partearroyo (José) Papers

The collection consists of letters and documents related chiefly to the military career of José Gil de Partearroyo.

 
Girard (J. B.) Papers

This collection contains diaries, sketchbooks, military appointments, travel orders, and other documents of J. B. Girard (1846-1918), a surgeon in the United States Army Medical Corps who served at several different military posts, including Hawaii, between 1867 and 1910.

 
Gladstone (William Ewart) Collection

This collection consists of correspondence and a small number of manuscripts by and about British Prime Minister and author William E. Gladstone (1809-1898), as well as photographs, engravings, prints and ephemera. The bulk of the collection is made up of...

 
Gleason (James) papers

This collection includes letters, a letterbook, and legal documents from Alta California and the Sandwich Islands.

 
Goldfield Merger Mines Company Records

This collection consists of business records and a map of the Goldfield Merger Mines Company, dating from 1903-1914. The collection covers the subject of gold mines and mining in the Goldfield, Nevada, area, including information on the mineral industry and...

 
Goodman (John B.) Collection

This collection consists of twenty-nine boxes and two oversize folders concerning the California Gold Rush vessels, California county histories, and miscellaneous ephemera and illustrations.

 
Graham (Margaret Collier) Papers

This collection consists of the personal papers and correspondence of California writer Margaret Collier Graham (1850-1910), as well as materials related to her husband, Donald McIntyre Graham, and other related family papers. Much of the subject matter in the collection...

 
Gray (John Alexander) Papers

The collection consists primarily of draft article manuscripts written by Los Angeles journalist John Alexander Gray, who drafted articles relating to the Bureau of Power and Light (later the Dept. of Water and Power) and of the history of the...

Graybill (Levi S.) Papers

This collection is made up of Civil War diaries, correspondence, military-related documents, and photographs all pertaining to the Union Army service of Levi S. Graybill, a soldier in the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and, later, a captain in the 22nd...

 
Grinnell (George Bird) Papers

This collection contains 124 pieces of correspondence to and from American naturalist George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and his associates involved in wild life and national park conservation, use of water resources on public lands for irrigation, national parks, and the...

 
Grosh (John W.) Letters

The Civil War letters of Corporal John W. Grosh of the 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, Company A.

 
Guernsey Family Papers

This collection spans several generations of the Guernsey and Donaldson families and centers around Emeline Donaldson Guernsey (born 1819) of Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Iowa, and her immediate family, relatives, and friends. The letters, with the majority written by women, give...

 
Guerra Family Collection

The collection consists of facsimile copies of the personal, political, land, and legal papers of the Guerra Family, one of the most prominent families in early California. The bulk of the items date from 1806 to 1886 and relate to...

 
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Hahn (Kenneth) Collection

Administrative, political, and personal papers of LA County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn

 
Hale (Augustin W.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Augustin Ward Hale (1814-1902), as well as family members in New York, New Jersey, California, and Nevada, with the bulk dating from 1830 to 1859. Manuscripts chiefly reflect Hale's business ventures in California, including...

 
Hale (Jonathan D.) Papers

Papers of Jonathan D. Hale a Unionist from Tennessee who served as a scout in Kentucky during the Civil War. This extensive archive of roughly 400 items documents the turmoil of irregular warfare in Tennessee and Kentucky.

 
Hall (Peirson M.) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of California judge Peirson M. Hall (1894-1979).

 
Halleck, Peachy & Billings Records

The collection consists of documents and letters related to California land cases between 1851 and 1860 involving the San Francisco law firm of Halleck, Peachy & Billings.

 
Hamblin (Jacob) Papers

This collection contains photostats of letters by and about pioneer Mormon Jacob Hamblin (1819-1886) and the Mormon Church's Indian missions as well as photostats of two Hamblin diaries (1862-1863 and 1868-1885) and copy prints of photographs of Hamblin's family and...

 
Hamilton (Laurentine) Collection

This collection chiefly contains sermons written by California Presbyterian minister Laurentine Hamilton (1826-1882) between 1858 and 1882, as well as some ephemera.

 
Hamilton-Greville Collection

The collection consists of correspondence between British diplomat and archaeologist Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) and his nephew Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809).

 
Hansbrow (Thomas H.) Papers

This collection contains one manuscript, 19 letters, and 30 pieces of ephemera related to Thomas H. Hansbrow (1826-1868) of Sacramento, California. Most of the correspondence and ephemera relates to the various pumps Hansbrow designed for mining, steamers, agriculture and railroads....

 
Hansen (Joseph) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Los Angeles writer and gay activist Joseph Hansen (1923-2004), known primarily for creating the Dave Brandstetter detective series, which was unique in featuring an openly gay detective as the title character. The papers include...

 
Hardy (Amos E.) Correspondence

Personal correspondence of Amos E. Hardy, chiefly to his parents during the Civil War.

 
Hardy (Grahame) Collection

This collection contains documents, manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera assembled by author and collector Grahame H. Hardy reflecting a range of legal, administrative, municipal, and real estate-related transactions initiated by railroad and mining interests, businessmen, and municipalities in the San Francisco...

 
Harkness (Daniel D.) papers

This collection primarily consists of military records and photographs belonging to Daniel D. Harkness.

 
Haruf (Kent) Papers

This collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera by and about American author Kent Haruf.

 
Hastings Family Paper

Family, estate, and manorial papers of the Hastings family.

 
Hawkins (Willis M.) Papers

The Willis M. Hawkins Papers, 1920-2009 (80 boxes) document the successful aerospace engineering career of Hawkins at Lockheed, the relationships between industry, military, and government, and the development of airplanes, missile systems, and space vehicles during the second half of...

Hazard-Dyson Collection

This collection contains an unpublished manuscript, "California's Romantic Ranchos" (ca. 1962) by journalist and editor Verne Dyson (1879-1971), on the history of the privately-owned California rancho lands granted under Spanish and Mexican rule. The manuscript is complemented by 326 photographs,...

 
Healy (Michael A.) Papers

This collection contains papers of U. S. Cutter ship captain Michael A. Healy (1839-1904) who commanded the U.S. Revenue Cutters "Corwin" and "Bear" off the Alaskan coast in the mid 1880s, and his family. Subjects include Alaska; the ships the...

 
Henry Green papers

This collection contains the professional papers of Henry Green (1801-1873) from 1865-1873 whose mission was to catalogue and document the editions written or mentioned about the works of Andrea Alciati that he had ascertained to exist, whether written by Andrea...

 
Heppe (R. Richard) collection

This collection primarliy consists of photographs and printed matter related to R. Richard Heppe's career at Lockheed - California Company.

 
Herbert Family Papers

This collection contains the personal and business papers of Thomas Herbert (died 1712), who was bailiff of the estates near Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, England, and his son Edmund Herbert (died 1769) of Gray's Inn, a deputy in the Pay Office of...

 
Hertrich (William) Papers

This collection contains the papers of horticulturist William Hertrich (1878-1966), superintendent of the Huntington Library grounds and buildings, and consists of papers, dating from 1908 to 1966, related to the development of the San Marino Ranch and the Huntington Botanical...

 
Hessel (Eugene A.) Papers concerning José Rizal

This collection chiefly contains Eugene A. Hessel's research on Filipino nationalist José Rizal.

 
Hibben (Samuel G.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Samuel G. Hibben (1888-1972), Director of Applied Lighting with the Westinghouse Corporation. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1950s and consists of articles.

 
Hibbs (Albert R.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Albert R. Hibbs (1924-2003), a manager and scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The collection documents his personal life and career at JPL, the relationships between JPL, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...

 
Hill (Edwin Bliss) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of America printer and author Edwin Bliss Hill (1866-1949) and deals primarily with Hill's activities as a private printer, as a founder of the Frank Holme Memorial Group, and as a collector of...

 
Hill (Irving) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Judge Irving Hill (1915-1998), who served as a United States District Judge in California, chiefly dating from 1960 to 1998. The vast majority of the professional papers originated from Hill's tenure...

 
Hine (Robert) Papers

The collection contains the professional papers of Robert V. Hine (1921-2015) reflecting his work as a historian of the American West and a writer, and includes research notes, photocopied manuscripts, newspaper clippings, interviews, correspondence, and other research related papers. The...

 
Hoadley (Milo) Papers

This collection consists of papers related to the life and business activities of San Francisco, California, civil engineer and county surveyor Milo Hoadley (1809-1887). Includes field notebooks containing street grade measurements and surveys (1850s-early 1860s), as well as material about...

 
Holabird (W.H.) Papers

This collection contains 40 items primarily related to the work of Southern Pacific Railroad agent and California Development Company receiver W.H. Holabird (1845-1921), as well as some personal and ephemeral items. Business correspondence and documents chiefly date from 1909 to...

 
Holley (Henry Whitcomb) Collection

This collection chiefly contains letterpress books of correspondence mainly related to the professional life of Minnesota railroad employee, land developer, and poet Henry Whitcomb Holley (1828-1897), including real estate transactions, mining claims, railroad construction/development, business enterprises, and his literary career...

Hong Family Papers

This collection contains the papers and photographs of the Hong family, a family of prominent Chinese-American community leaders in Los Angeles, California, specifically focused on the papers and photographs of immigration lawyer You Chung Hong (1898-1977), his wife, Mabel Hong...

 
Hong Family Papers Addenda

This collection contains 71 boxes of addenda to the collection of the papers and photographs of the Hong family, a family of prominent Chinese-American community leaders in Los Angeles, California, specifically focused on the papers and photographs of immigration lawyer...

 
Houghton (Eliza Poor Donner) Papers

This collection chiefly contains material dealing with Donner Party and their ill-fated overland journey to the Pacific in 1846, as well as several items written by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton (1843-1922) dealing with California history. Half of the correspondence deals...

 
Howard (Elizabeth Jane) papers

This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera of English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014). The manuscripts cover the entire span of Howard's writing career and include her major novels, as well as articles, essays, plays, short stories, book reviews,...

 
Howard (Henrietta Hobart, Countess of Suffolk) Papers

Collection of letters to and from Henrietta Hobart Howard, Countess of Suffolk.

 
Howe, (Richard) correspondence

The Richard Howe correspondence collection contains Howe's letters to Admiral Sir Roger Curtis regarding British Navy administration and fleet operations, chiefly in the Channel. Material dates from 1776 to 1799.

 
Howell Family Papers

This collection spans 240 years of American history and includes seven generations of the Howell and Taylor families. Subjects covered are: the Society of Friends; land ownership in the New Jersey colony; Mount Ephraim, New Jersey; fisheries in New Jersey;...

 
Howells Family Papers.

This collection consists of 3 manuscripts and 13 letters chiefly by members of the Howells family including American critic and author William Dean Howells (1837-1920) and his father, newspaper editor William Cooper Howells (1807-1894).

 
Hubble (Edwin Powell) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953), an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California. as well as the diaries and biographical memoirs of his wife, Grace Burke Hubble.

 
Hughes (Langston) Papers

The collection consists mainly of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera to, by, and about African-American writer Langston Hughes (1910-1976). The bulk of the material dates between 1932 and 1934, the years that Langston Hughes traveled to and from the Soviet...

 
Humason (Milton La Salle) Papers

This collection consists primarily of the correspondence, dated 1948 to 1952, of Milton La Salle Humason (1891-1972), a staff astronomer for the Mount Wilson [& Palomar] Observatories, known chiefly for his collaboration with Edwin P. Hubble in the field of...

 
Hunt (Myron) Papers

This collection consists of the papers of prominent Southern California architect Myron Hunt (1868-1952) and his wife Virginia Pease Hunt (1871-1957), chiefly related to their involvement with philanthropic and civic organizations in Pasadena, California, from 1917-1946. There are also two...

 
Huntington (Ebenezer) Papers

This collection contains letters, with a few manuscripts and documents, from the Huntington family, a prominent Connecticut family, who played a important role in the state and national affairs at the time of the Revolutionary War. Chiefly consists of letters...

 
Huntington (Henry E.) Collection

Personal and business papers of Henry Edwards Huntington, including Huntington family correspondence, Holladay family papers, and business correspondence and papers relative to railroads and street railways, real estate, mainly in Southern California, Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, Newport...

 
Huntington, Jr. (Howard E.) Papers

Personal papers of Howard E. Huntington, Jr., son of Howard Edwards Huntington, and grandson of Henry E. Huntington, with an emphasis on his military experience in World War II and his interest in avaiation.

 
Hutchison (Paul) Papers

This collection contains papers of Paul C. Hutchison (1924-1997), a senior botanist at the University of California at Berkeley who specialized in cacti, chiefly consisting of Hutchison’s personal collection of the journals and correspondence of English streetcar operator and amateur...

Hutton (James D.) Drawings

Sixteen drawings prepared by artist James D. Hutton (died 1868) while with United States Army Captain W. F. Raynolds' expedition of the Yellowstone River Valley in 1859-1860, as well as one ca. 1847 drawing of Costa Rica.

 
Huxley (Aldous) Oral History Papers

This collection contains audio cassette interviews and transcripts of interviews with twenty-six people who knew or came into contact with English writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) and his family. A majority of the interviewees are people who knew Huxley while he...

 
Hyde (Charles L.) Correspondence

The collection chiefly contains business correspondence from Charles Leavitt Hyde, of Pierre, South Dakota, to O. D. Chester in Camden, Michigan.

 
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Intermountain Title Guaranty Company Papers

This collection is comprised of 91 items, dating from 1927-1928, related to the establishment of the Intermountain Title Guaranty & Trust Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, consisting chiefly of correspondence regarding the assignments of posts in the new organization...

 
International Railroad Collection

This collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain, in the 19th century.

 
Inuzuka (Ami) Correspondence

This collection contains letters written by Japanese-American Ami Inuzuka to her friends Hardin and Raemond Craig, with 13 letters written while the Inuzukas were interned at the Gila River Relocation Center in Rivers, Arizona, beginning in 1942 and discussing life...

 
Isherwood (Christopher) letters to Lincoln Kirstein

The collection includes primarily letters from Christopher Isherwood to Lincoln Kirstein.

 
Isherwood (Christopher) Papers

This collection contains the papers of British-American writer Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), chiefly dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. Consisting of scripts, literary manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, ephemera, audiovisual material, and Isherwood’s library, the archive is an exceptionally rich resource...

 
Izmirian (Albert A.) Appraisal Reports

The collection contains property appraisal reports created and collected by City of Los Angeles real estate appraiser Albert A. Izmirian (1921-2009). The appraisal reports include typed appraisals, handwritten notes, photographs, maps, and other data referring to various properties throughout...

 
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Jacks (David) Collection

Includes personal and business papers belonging to David Jacks and the David Jacks Corporation presented to the Huntington Library by his daughter, Margaret Anna Jacks, April, 1958...

 
Jackson (Leroy F.) Papers

The collection consists of the papers of Professor Leroy F. Jackson (1881-1958), an educator actively involved in the education of Native Americans in the early 20th century. The material focus on the the following subjects: early missions and missionaries to...

 
Jacobs Brothers Papers

This collection contains the papers of bankers and businessmen Barron Jacobs (1843-1936) and Lionel Jacobs (1841-1922) of Tucson and Tombstone, Arizona, and their family, including correspondence of the Jacobs brothers and their mercantile and banking operations; family letters; and financial...

 
Janin (Charles Henry) Papers

This collection contains papers related to the career of American mining engineer Charles Janin (1873-1937). Subject matter in the collection focuses on minerals, mines and mining, especially in California, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Russia (including Siberia), and Central and South America....

 
Janin Family Papers

This collection contains the papers relating to the lives and activities of various members of the Blair, Croghan, Janin, and Jesup families, chiefly extending from New Orleans lawyer and businessman Albert Covington Janin and his wife, Washington, D.C., socialite...

 
Janin (Louis) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American mining engineer Louis Janin (1837-1914), chiefly consisting of correspondence, primarily from the Concepcion Mining & Milling Co. for the years 1887 through 1889, and 47 notebooks and pocket diaries kept by Janin between...

 
Janin (Louis) Papers (Addenda)

This collection consists of 18 diaries kept between 1863 and 1895 by American mining engineer Louis Janin (1837-1914), which chiefly contain accounts of trip California, Nevada, Japan, and Mexico to survey mines.

 
Janney (John) collection

The John Janney collection contains correspondence and business records related to mining in the early 20th century American West. Included are files related to John Janney's several properties and interests, most of which were in Lincoln County, Nevada, including the...

 
Jarman Family Papers

The collection primarily consists of correspondence related to the Jarman family, Mormon converts who immigrated from England to Utah in the 1860s. It includes statements by Maria Bidgood Jarman Ford Barnes regarding her divorce from her abusive, polygamous first...

 
Jayhawkers of '49 collection?

Inclusive dates: 1849-1952...

 
Jefferson (Thomas) Papers

Thomas Jefferson's private life...

 
Jenkins (Leoline) Newsletters

A collection of letters, newsletters and reports of Parliamentary Proceedings sent to the diplomat Sir Leoline Jenkins and his secretary Dr. Owen Wynne, 1676-1680.

 
Johnson (Clarence L.) papers and addenda

Collection of archival material related to aeronautical engineer Clarence L. Johnson.

 
Johnson County War collection

The collection consists of primary and secondary source material on the Johnson County War of 1892, focusing on and around the town of Buffalo, Wyoming. It includes manuscripts related to the Johnson County invasion, alleged cattle rustling, the death of...

 
Johnson (Parish B.) Papers

Diary of Captain Parish Barhydt Johnson (born 1838), Western newspaper publisher, covering a trip from Wilmington, California, to Tucson, Arizona during his time in the United States Army in 1864, as well as 38 pieces of correspondence related to the...

 
Jones (Harford) Collection

Collection chiefly consists of correspondence between Sir Harford Jones (1764-1847), Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville (1742-1811), and Robert Dundas, second Viscount Melville (1771-1851). The collection spans Jones's time in the Persian court.

 
Jordan (Dorothy) Papers

This collection contains the papers of English comedic actress Dorothy Jordan (1761-1816), chiefly consisting of correspondence from Jordon to William IV (Duke of Clarence) between 1794 to 1812. The letters primarily deal with domestic matters, as well as Jordan's working...

 
Joy (Alfred Harrison) Papers

This collection consists of the professional papers of American astronomer Alfred Harrison Joy (1882-1973) and contains correspondence and research files related to Joy's study of stellar radial velocities, variable stars, T Tauri stars, and galactic structure. There is also an...

 
Judson-Fairbanks Papers

This collection chiefly contains family correspondence of the Judson Family, dating from 1852 to 1887 and discussing family affairs as well as current events, including such topics as agriculture and economic conditions in California. Thirteen letters have to do with...

 
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Kane (Gerald John) Literary Collection

This collection, compiled by collector Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), consists of 1,520 documents written by or containing the signatures of notable individuals. The material dates from 1571 to 1951 and includes accounts, letters, photographs, poems, government papers and royal proclamations...

 
Karpinski (Louis C.) Collection

Maps related to American history before 1800...

 
Katano Family Papers

The majority of the collection consists of correspondence sent to the Katano family while they were interred at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in Inyo County, California, from 1942 to 1945. Many of the letters were sent to Tomeko...

 
Kaufman (Polly Welts) Collection

Research material used by Polly W. Kaufman for her 1994 edition of Apron Full of Gold: The Letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco, 1849-1856.

 
Keller (Henry W.) Papers

Land in California and Mexico; California agriculture (especially prunes and rice); American interests in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution; mining in Mexico (mainly Sonora)...

 
Keller (Matthew) Papers and Addenda

This collection contains papers related to the life and business interests of Los Angeles pioneer businessman and ranch owner Matthew Keller (1810-1881). Subject matter in the collection includes Los Angeles from 1851-1880, particularly reflected in deeds and land papers for...

 
Kelly (Frances Maria) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Frances Maria Kelly (1790-1882), a popular actress on the 19th century British stage, and includes 176 manuscript and correspondence items and 45 items of ephemera.

 
Kemble (Fanny) Papers

This collection consists of 96 manuscript poems, documents, and correspondence by and related to English actor and author Fanny Kemble (1809-1893). Correspondents include: Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Charles John Kean, John Mitchell Kemble, John Poole, Adelaide Kemble Sartoris, and Charles Mayne...

 
Kenyon (John) Autograph Album

This collection consists of a disbound autograph album chiefly containing manuscripts and letters written by leading British Victorian political, scientific, and literary figures; there is also a small amount of material by American, French, German, and Polish writers.

 
Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill & Lumber Company Records

This collection consists of correspondence, business records, and maps of the Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill & Lumber Company of Los Angeles, California, with the bulk dating from 1883-1908. The majority deals with the purchase of Boschke’s Island in the Port of Los...

 
Kettleman North Dome Association collection

This collection consists of business records, correspondence, and legal cases related to Kettleman North Dome Association.

 
Kimball (Thomas Lord) Papers

This collection consists of the personal and business papers of American railroad executive Thomas Lord Kimball (1831-1899) and is primarily focused on his activities with the Union Pacific Railroad.

 
King (Rufus) Papers

This collection contains correspondence of American statesman and diplomat Rufus King (1755-1827), dating from 1782 until 1830, related to United States Department of State communications including negotiations with Great Britain; intelligence bearing on the tension between the United States and...

 
Kirby (Edmund) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence by Edmund Kirby. There are a few letters written to him as well as correspondence by other Kirby family members.

 
Kreider (Samuel L.) Papers

This collection contains both personal and professional papers of Samuel L. Kreider (1882-1954), a prominent businessman in Los Angeles, California. Within the collection, there are manuscripts, business documents, correspondence, legal and financial documents, and ephemera, which include various writings...

 
Kurylo (Friedrich) Collection

The bulk of this collection contains drafts, typescripts, and research materials compiled by Friedrich Kurylo for his biography of German physicist Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918).

 
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La Rue (Eugene Clyde) Papers

This collection consists of papers and 876 maps of Southern California hydraulic engineer Eugene C. La Rue (1879-1947) related to irrigation projects in the western United States, as well as diaries of La Rue's Colorado River trips from 1921, 1922,...

 
Labrant (Jonathan B.) Papers

Correspondence between Jonathan B. Labrant and his wife Mary; also letters to and by other family members.

 
Lake (Stuart N.) Papers

The collection contains correspondence, film and television scripts, articles, and photographs of author and screenwriter Stuart Lake (1890-1962), best known for his writings about the American West.

 
Lamon (Ward Hill) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of attorney and United States Marshal of the District of Columbia Ward Hill Lamon (1818-1891), a close friend and a biographer of Abraham Lincoln. The collection includes source materials for Lamon's biography...

 
Lasker (Albert D.) Papers

The collection reflects broadly the professional life of American businessman and philanthropist Albert D. Lasker, as well as other family members including Mary Lasker, Edward Lasker, Frances Lasker Brody, and Mary Lasker Block.

 
Lasker (Edward) Manuscript Collection

The collection contains correspondence and other material related to Edward Lasker's horse library as well as 19 manuscript volumes from his library.

 
Laughlin (Homer) Business Records

The business records of Homer Laughlin and the Laughlin Building in Los Angeles, California.

 
Lawrence (T. E.) Papers

The collection consists of papers concerning British soldier and author T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) including manuscripts (by and about Lawrence), correspondence (including over 150 letters by Lawrence), photographs, drawings, reproductions and ephemera. Also included in the collection is research material of...

 
Leach (Caleb) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American watchmaker and water-works builder Caleb Leach (1755-1837). The majority of the collection deals with Leach’s invention, the screw auger, and his various business ventures. There is also some material related to Leach’s family...

Leigh Family Papers

The Leigh family papers is a collection of letters, poems and manuscripts of six generations of the Leigh family of Adlestrop mainly concerning family matters and the society in which they lived.

 
Levien (Sonya) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Hollywood screenwriter Sonya Levien (1888?-1960), including screenplays, literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, awards and ephemera. There is also material in the collection related to Levien's early involvement with the Suffrage movement, both in America and...

 
LeVier (Tony) Papers

Chiefly correspondence written to test-pilot Tony LeVier from fans, fellow pilots, and retired pilots.

 
Lewis (Mort Reis) Papers

This collection contains 426 items and deals with American historian Allan Nevins (1890-1971) and his work, and writer and historian Mort Reis Lewis' efforts to preserve Nevins' legacy.

 
Llano del Rio Colony Records

This collection contains papers pertaining to the socialist cooperative Llano del Rio Colony, founded by Job Harriman in the Antelope Valley, California, in 1914, and its successor, Newllano, located in Louisiana, with the bulk dating from the 1930s. Subjects represented...

 
Lodge (Henry Cabot) Collection

This collection consists of correspondence and a small amount of printed ephemera of American statesman Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924). The majority of the letters are by Lodge; these include a very small number of personal letters but are mainly letters...

 
London (Charmian) letters to Harvey Taylor

The collection consists primarily of letters from California writer Charmian London to literary agent Harvey Taylor, in the early 1930s, discussing both personal and business subjects. Taylor was acting as an agent for Charmian and the works of her...

 
London (Jack) correspondence

This collection consists of 45 letters, primarily from Jack London and his wife, Charmian London, and 15 pieces of ephemera.

London (Jack) Papers

The collection contains the papers of American writer Jack London (1876-1916) and includes literary manuscripts of most of London's works, extensive correspondence files, documents, photographs, ephemera, and scrapbooks.

 
London (Joan) Papers

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera pertaining to the life and work of California writer and labor activist Joan London (1901-1971), the eldest daughter of author Jack London (1876-1916). Since much of London's work focused...

 
Long (Helen and Robert W.) Collection of Moreno Documents

This collection consists mainly of the original correspondence (1839-1869) to and from José Matías Moreno (born ca. 1818), with the bulk of it dating from 1850s and 1860s when Moreno was an important agent, merchant, and political figure in San...

 
Longo Manuscripts Collection

A collection of volumes, manuscripts, documents, and correspondence dealing with the history of medicine, midwifery, gynecology, obstetrics and childbirth.

 
Los Angeles City Water Rights Collection

Research material used by historians in the water rights case of the City of Los Angeles vs. City of San Fernando as well as copies of legal documents from the court case.

Los Angeles County Assessor's Road Maps

Collection of maps surveyed for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office between 1860 and 1897. The maps primarily focus on excavations, improvements, and expansions of roads throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Most of the maps show boundary...

 
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors road records

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was created by the California state legislature in 1852 and serves in an executive, legislative, and quasi-judicial capacity. The collection of road records consists of road books and other records that document the...

 
Los Angeles County Medical Association Committee on Multiphasic Screening papers

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence and ephemera created by groups and individuals involved in research on multiphasic screenings.

 
Los Angeles County Medical Association minute books

The collection contains the minute books of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) from 1871 to 1970.

 
Los Angeles County Medical Association's Coroner's Committee campaign records

Records from the Los Angeles County Medical Association's campaign to find a new coroner for Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County Prefecture Records

Three volumes containing records, in Spanish, documentin g the governance of the southern portion of Alta California from the Mexican Constitution of 1824 through the creation of the Los Angeles Prefecture in 1837 and the conquest by the United States...

 
Los Angeles Flower Festival Society Records

This collection contains correspondence, festival and fair programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, a notebook, a list of donations, and other documents about the Flower Festival Society, a women's association in Los Angeles, California, dating from 1885 to 1891. The records...

 
Los Angeles Land Papers

These papers document the transfer of land during the first few decades of American ownership of Los Angeles, California. This collection consists of the original documents certifying the sale, purchase, pre-emption, or surveying of land by sheriffs, clerks, notary...

 
Los Angeles Paving Company Records

This collection contains the business records of the Los Angeles Paving Company, an important business enterprise in 20th century Southern California. The collection chiefly dates from the 1910s to the 1960s and includes business and project files, correspondence, photographs, and...

 
Los Angeles Times Records

Originally maintained as the Los Angeles Times History Center, this collection contains documents and objects related to the business life of the Los Angeles Times newspaper and its owners - both corporate and personal, dating from 1869 to 2002.

 
Loudoun papers : Americana

The personal and official papers of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705-1782): commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the Seven Years War and Indian War and titular governor of Virginia. Also, the personal and official papers of Pierre...

 
Loughran (Joseph C.) Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, essays, bibliographical notes, bound volumes, and ephemera either pertaining to or collected by Joseph C. Loughran. The majority of the items relate to Utah history from the 1860s to the 1940s and focus on Weber...

 
Lozano family / La Opinion collection

This collection consists of personal and business correspondence of La Opinion’s founder, Ignacio Eugenio Lozano, Sr. and his family. In addition to the correspondence, there are manuscripts and documents relating to La Prensa and La Opinion, financial and legal documents,...

 
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MacDonald (Bert) Papers

This collection contains 54 items related to the investigations of United States War Department and Corp of Engineers agent Bert MacDonald, who was hired in 1942 to monitor and investigate communist and other radical groups in Los Angeles, California.

 
MacMonnies (Alice Jones) Papers

The collection mainly consists of incoming correspondence to American artist Alice Jones MacMonnies and her husband, sculptor Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937), from Alice's mother, Georgina Sullivan Jones. Jones's diary from an 1896 European tour and a variety of photographs of Alice,...

 
Macneil (Sayre) Papers

This collection contains the papers of law professor Sayre Macneil (1886-1961), chiefly consisting of correspondence related to academic and legal matters (1869-1948), and papers of his family including documents related to the Arügello family (1875-1975) and the family estate and...

 
Mantel (Hilary) Papers

The collection is comprised primarily of the manuscripts and correspondence of British novelist Hilary Mantel (1952-). Manuscripts include short stories, lectures, radio plays, articles and reviews, as well as various drafts and notes for Mantel's novels. Personal and business correspondence...

 
Marconi (Guglielmo) Correspondence

The collection contains the correspondence of physicist Guglielmo Marconi, primarily to his fiancé, Josephine Bowen Holman.

 
Mark Taper Forum Scripts

This collection consists primarily of photocopies of scripts for plays performed at the Mark Taper Forum and the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, California, from 1967 onward, as well as production files, programs, and a set of periodicals...

 
Markham (H. H.) Papers

This collection consists of letters and documents related to the life and interests of California governor Henry Harrison Markham (1867-1899). Subjects include: political trends in California, the California gubernatorial campaign of 1890, the 1896 election of President McKinley, and mining...

 
Marsh (John) journals

The thirty-seven-volume journal of the amateur English composer and musician John Marsh of Chichester, Sussex; in which he records the important events of his eventful life and of the life around him.

 
Martenet (Jefferson) Correspondence

This collection contains the correspondence of Jefferson Martenet (1828-1906), who left Baltimore, Maryland, in 1852 during the California Gold Rush and became a resident of Northern California. The correspondence is chiefly to his family in Baltimore discussing life, business ventures,...

 
Martínez (Al) Papers

This collection contains the papers of writer and Los Angeles Times columnist Al Martínez (1929-2015).

 
Mason (Matt E.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Matt E. Mason (born 1849) chronicling his activity in manufacturing between 1874 and 1919 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Includes diaries and account books kept between 1874-1882 with entries describing his day-to-day activities...

 
Mathers (J. H.) Papers

J. H. "Harry" Mathers was a surveyor for railroad and mining companies in the American west (primarily California) and Baja California. The collection is composed entirely of correspondence between various members of the Mathers family.

 
Mathews (Isaac Newton) Papers

The correspondence between Isaac Newton Mathews and various family members in Indiana and Ohio; chiefly about the American Civil War. Also includes copies of poems and several essays.

 
Mayo (C. H.) Papers

The collection consists primarily of letters, most of which were written by C. H. (Clarence Hastings) Mayo to his family back home in Warwick, Massachusetts, describing the various towns in which Mayo lived, his work on cattle ranches, agriculture, and...

 
McAdoo (William Gibbs) Papers

This collection consists of papers related to the life and political career of American lawyer and politician William Gibbs McAdoo (1863-1941). Much of the correspondence deals with McAdoo's public appearances and engagements as a United States senator from California and...

 
McCoid (Moses A.) Papers

This collection contains letters chiefly written by Iowa lawyer, Civil War soldier (and later second lieutenant), and Iowa State Senator Moses A. McCoid (1840-1904), to his wife Helen, and dating from 1859 to 1884.

 
McKeen Jr. (William Riley) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of American railroad mechanical engineer and innovator William Riley McKeen Jr. (1869-1946), who developed some of the first gasoline-powered railroad motor cars, beginning in 1905 for the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1908,...

 
Meady (Fred S.) Correspondence

This collection consists of letters written by Fred S. Meady (died 1913), who worked on steam and cargo ships, and his wife, Sarah Meady, dating from 1878-1889. Fred's letters describe life at sea, and Sarah's describe life at home in...

 
Meigs (Montgomery) Papers

The majority of the collection consists of correspondence sent by American civil engineer Montgomery Meigs Jr. (1847-1931) to his parents, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs, while he worked as an engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad in...

 
Mendell (George H.) Correspondence

This collection consists of letters from George H. Mendell to D.D. Clarke, engineer of the Water Board for Portland, Oregon, between 1897 and 1899. Mendell writes detailed letters of instruction and advice for engineering issues raised by Clarke, particularly regarding...

 
Mexican Inquisition Papers

Original records of 93 trials from the archives of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Mexico.

 
Miller (Charles D.) papers

This collection consists of material related to Charles D. Miller's career as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation and philanthropic activities.

 
Miller (Loren) Papers

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of journalist, civil rights activist, attorney and judge Loren Miller (1903-1967). The collection focuses on events taking place in Los Angeles and all of California; New York City and Harlem; Chicago...

 
Miner (Alexander D.) Correspondence

This collection consists almost entirely of family letters sent by farmer Alexander Miner (1802-1873) in Lima, New York, to his daughter Martha Matilda Miner, a college student attending Oberlin College in Ohio (Class of 1863).

 
Molina (Gloria) papers

This collection contains the papers of Gloria Molina (born 1948), who was a Los Angeles County Supervisor of the First Supervisorial District from 1991 to 2014. This collection is mainly comprised of records created and accumulated during her years on...

 
Montagu (Elizabeth Robinson) Papers

Papers of Elizabeth Montagu, chiefly letters, with some manuscripts.

 
Monterey Collection

This collection consists of letters and documents related to the government of the municipality of Monterey, California, primarily during the period 1828-1854.

 
Monticello Disaster Plan Package

Collection of facsimile copies of drawings by Thomas Jefferson and the architectural drawings for the 1946-1953 restoration of Monticello, along with photographs of furnishings, catalogues, and reports, which were placed at the Huntington Library by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation...

 
Moore (William) Papers

This collection contains the papers of William Moore (born 1827), an early settler and surveyor in Los Angeles, California. The materials chiefly reflect Moore's surveying projects from the late 1850s into the 1870s and include Moore’s daily diaries as well...

 
Morris (Samuel Brooks) Papers

The Samuel Brooks Morris Papers are items collected by Samuel Morris during his long career as a civil engineer specializing in water issues. Morris spent most of his life in Southern California and was particularly active with the Pasadena Water...

 
Morris (William) Papers

This collection contains the archival and manuscript portion of the Sanford and Helen Berger collection and primarily contains manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera created by or related to 19th century English artist, decorator, poet, and printer William Morris (1834-1896) and his...

 
Morse (Melvin S.) papers

The collection chiefly contains material related to Melvin S. Morse's campaign for election to the Pasadena Board of Education in 1953.

 
Mount Wilson Observatory Legal Papers

The Mount Wilson Observatory Legal Papers comprise one box of material relating to the founding, construction, and operation of the institution dating from 1903 to 1939.

 
Mount Wilson Observatory Optical Shop Papers

This collection contains records of the Mount Wilson Observatory Optical Shop, relating to the operation of the department from 1911 to 1963 (bulk 1930-1947). The department was responsible for repairing and maintaining the Observatory's telescopes, as well as for observatories...

 
Mount Wilson Toll Road Company Records

This collection contains business records chiefly related to the finances of the Mount Wilson Toll Road Company, which built the Mount Wilson Toll Road, a ten-mile wagon road it completed in 1891 from the foothills above Pasadena, California, up...

 
Muir Family Papers

This collection contains correspondence and some ephemera of the family of naturalist John Muir (1838-1914). The correspondence largely deals with family affairs dating between the early 1860s to early 1900s. Many of the letters mention John and his activities at...

 
Muir (John) Collection of Research Material

This collection is made up of 59 ephemera items related to naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) collected by collector J. Marshall Watkins while he was researching Muir. Includes pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, programs, poetry, and copies of Muir's writings...

 
Murray (Charles Fairfax) Collection

This 62-piece collection chiefly contains correspondence to Pre-Raphaelite artist and art collector Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), as well as a few manuscripts by Murray and seven unsigned pencil and ink sketches, some of which are by Murray.

 
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Nacke (Frances) Noel/Job Harriman Papers

This collection is made up of material gathered by Southern California historian Knox Mellon (born 1925) for his dissertation about socialist Job Harriman (1861-1925), founder of the Llano del Rio Colony. The papers chiefly deal with Harriman; labor activist and...

 
Nast (Thomas) Papers

This collection contains 69 letters of American cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and his family, including letters from Nast written while covering the Heenan-Sayers prizefight and Giuseppe Garabaldi's military campaign in Sicily (1860); a tour of Pennsylvania Civil War battlefields in...

 
Nation (Earl F.) Collection

This collection contains papers of Dr. Earl F. Nation (1910-2008), a Southern California physician and biographer of physician Sir William Osler (1849-1919), a founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The collection chiefly consists of photocopies of correspondence between Sir and Lady...

 
Newhall Land and Farming Company records

The collection consists mainly of the business and accounting records of the Newhall Land and Farming Company, the White Investment Company, and numerous subsidiaries for the period 1883-1970s.

 
Nicholson (Grace) Papers and Addenda

This collection contains the papers of Grace Nicholson (1877-1948), a collector and dealer of Native American and Asian arts and crafts in Pasadena, California, with much of the collection relating to her work in the fields of Native American and...

 
Nicholson (Seth Barnes) Papers

The collection contains the astronomical research and correspondence of American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891-1963), dating from 1914 to 1963. The majority of Nicholson’s research material deals with his study of Jupiter and its moons.

 
Nicoll Family Papers

The collection numbers 119 pieces of letters and manuscripts and 150 pieces of photographs and ephemera. It has been fully cataloged and available for research. ...

 
Noble Family Papers

Personal and professional correspondence of the Noble family, mostly Edward Noble and his son Patrick Noble, as preserved by Patrick Noble's family.

 
Nordhoff (Charles) Papers

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of American writer Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947), who collaborated with James Norman Hall to write The Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against the Sea, Pitcaim's Island, and other novels.

 
North American Indian Concert Band archive

This collection consists of business cards, correspondence, documents, financial records, photographs, printed matter, and photographs related to the North American Indian Concert Band, Onondago Tribe from Syracuse, New York.

 
North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co. Records

This collection consists primarily of letters from the secretary to the president of the North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company of Nevada County, California, in 1890-1891 related to the company and hydraulic mining.

 
North (Francis) Papers

The Francis North papers contains letters and documents reflecting the family and household matters of Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford (1637-1685) and his father Dudley North, 4th Baron North (1602-1677). Also contains materials pertaining to the estate affairs of Sir...

 
Northern Belle Extension Mining Company Records

This collection contains records of the Northern Belle Extension Mining company, a silver mining company with headquarters in New York City and mining operations based in Candelaria, Nevada, in the Columbia Mining District during the 1920s. The collection includes four...

 
Northrop Grumman Corporation papers

Northrop Grumman Corporation papers contains records and materials, including photographs, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, technical drawings, reports, papers, and published works dated chiefly from the 1930s to the 1990s.

 
Norton (William) Collection

This small collection contains correspondence of William Norton (died 1908) regarding his voyage to California from Massachusetts in 1849 and his time in the gold mines, as well as 17th and 18th century items regarding the Massachusetts ancestors of Norton...

 
Nugent-Glover Correspondence

Correspondence between George Nugent Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent and George Glover, 1802-1840; also included are a small number of other correspondents, a poem and ephemera.

 
Nye County, Nevada, Court Documents

This small collection contains 49 documents related to the Nye County District Court and Nye County Justice Court in the mining boom town of Nye, Nevada, between the years of 1865 and 1890. Documents chiefly consist of criminal court...

 
Nye (John A.) Papers

Group of correspondence, business records, military records, and essays assembled by John A. Nye of Unadilla, New York.

 
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Oddie (Tasker L.) Papers

This collection consists mainly of correspondence of Nevada governor and United States Senator Tasker L. Oddie (1870-1950) from the period 1910-1914 during his governorship. There are also Nevada State papers consisting almost entirely copies of legislative bills for the year...

 
Ojai Festivals, Ltd. Collection

Collection of papers pertaining to Ojai Festivals, Ltd., 1946-1953, presented to the Huntington Library by Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer.

 
O'Meara (James) Letters

Personal and business correspondence of James O'Meara, newspaper editor and writer.

 
Orcutt (Charles Russell) Papers

The papers consist of the correspondence of botanist Charles Russell Orcutt. There are a few documents and manuscripts and six pieces of ephemera

 
Orde (James P.) Correspondence

The Correspondence of James P. Orde contains 86 items, primarily of correspondence (1823-1842) between James P. Orde and George Perfect Hardy (d. 1853). Hardy was commissioned by Orde to copy portraits in various English Country houses for use in a...

 
Orena Family Papers

This collection contains the papers, dating from 1838 to 1955, of the Orena family, who held properties in present-day Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Los Angeles, California.

 
Ormsby County, Nevada, Records

This collection contains items related to Ormsby County, Nevada, between 1864 and 1886. Most are business-related, with the majority of them related to the drawing and summoning of trial and grand juries. Other records include statements from county officials, estimates...

 
Osler (Sir William) Papers

The collection contains the papers of the renowned physician Sir William Osler.

 
Overland Mail Collection

This collection contains materials related to the development of overland mail service in the United States West (bulk 1850-1887) and is composed of two parts: the papers of Hiram S. Rumfield (75 pieces), assistant treasurer of the Overland Mail Company...

 
Owego Mining Company Papers

This collection contains 54 documents kept by Sidney A. Shepperd, secretary of the Owego Mining Company and railroad ticket agent for the Denver & Rio Grande/Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The material is chiefly related to the Owego Mining...

 
Owen (Albert Kimsey) Letters and Documents

This collection consists of documents and letters (mainly contemporary copies, some of which are in Spanish) related to Utopian reformer Albert K. Owen (1848-1916), the rise and fall of the Topolobampo utopian colony in Sinaloa, Mexico (1886-ca. 1903), and railroad...

 
Owen (Albert Kimsey) Papers

This collection consists of papers related to Albert Kimsey Owen, the rise and fall of the Topolobampo utopian colony in Sinaloa, Mexico (1886-ca. 1903), railroad development, and Owen's survival of the wreck of the Vera Cruz in 1880. The collection...

 
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Pacific Mail Steamship Company Collection

The collection consists of the business records of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, dating from 1851-1929. The collection also contains some records of the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company.

 
Packes (John) newsletters to Thomas Wood, 1642-1695

The John Packes Newsletters to Thomas Wood are a collection of letters written by John Packes, who was the business partner and London agent to Thomas Wood, concerning the East India Company and other business matters, dated from 1642 to...

 
Paine (Albert Bigelow) Letters

This collection consists almost entirely of letters addressed to American editor and author Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937). The correspondence, with the bulk dating from 1891-1934, provides a picture of the literary and newspaper field of Paine's time. In addition to...

 
Palmer (William) Papers

This collection consists of documents for the United Verde Copper Company, Clarkdale, Arizona, the Columbia Graphophone Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the Tioga Mining Company, Mono County, California.

 
Park (Alice) Papers

The collection chiefly contains correspondence and papers related to the reform interests of California feminist and pacifistic Alice Park (1861-1961), particularly women's rights, as well as some materials concerning Park family matters.

 
Pasteur (Louis) Collection

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, printed material, research notes and drawings, and photographs related to French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).

 
Paterson (Charles William) Papers

This small collection contains papers of British Naval officer Charles William Paterson (1756-1841), who became Admiral of the White in 1837. The twin cores of this collection are six letters from Paterson in 1793-1794 to family during his naval service...

 
Patton Family Papers

The collection consists of personal and business papers related to the Patton family, and is particularly focused on the activities of George Smith Patton (1856-1927), an attorney, businessman, and the first mayor of San Marino, California. Topics covered include railroads,...

 
Patton, Sr. (George S.) Collection

The collection contains the personal and business papers of George S. Patton, Sr., and his family.

 
Pease (Francis Gladheim) Addenda

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and ephemera all related to Mount Wilson Solar Observatory astronomer Francis Gladheim Pease (1881-1938), his astronomy work, and the telescopes he designed (bulk dating from 1908-1937).

 
Pease (Francis Gladheim) Papers

This collection consists of the research papers of American astronomer Francis Pease (1881-1938), one of the original staff members of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory.

 
Pease (Lute) Collection

Mining and settlement in 1860s Nevada, prospecting and settlement in the Yukon Territory and Alaska 1897-1901, West Coast literary magazines in the early twentieth century, Pease family history...

 
Peck (Orrin M.) Papers

This collection consists of the personal correspondence of American portraitist and landscape painter Orrin Peck (1860-1921) and his sister, Janet Peck. The collection contains references to various artists, musicians, authors, and public figures chiefly from the 1890s-1910s.

 
Pelton (George S.) Papers

This collection contains papers of investor George Pelton concerning Pelton's agreement and disputes in the early 1900s with novelist Jack London concerning the film rights of London's novel The Sea Wolf (1904), and with director Cecil B. DeMille concerning various...

 
Percival (Olive) Collection

This collection contains the papers of Olive Percival (1869-1945), a Southern California author, gardener, book and art collector, photographer, and activist, dating chiefly from 1899 to 1946 and consisting of manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and ephemera. Some of the subjects represented...

 
Percy (James Fulton) Papers

This small collection consists of materials by and about Dr. James Fulton Percy, of Los Angeles, California.

 
Perris District Defense Association and Val Verde Water Company Papers

This collection contains business correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to the operation of the Perris District Defense Association in Riverside County, California, and a single document and multiple pieces of ephemera relating to the operation of the Val Verde Water...

 
Pery (Edmund Sexton) Correspondence

This collection contains 347 letters chiefly addressed to Irish politician Edmund Sexton Pery, Viscount Pery (1719-1806) that deal with Irish politics and parliamentary affairs, particularly during Pery's tenure as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons (1771-1785).

 
Pettee (William Henry) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American geologist and professor of mining engineering William Henry Pettee (1838-1904) consisting primarily of letters dating from 1865 to 1878. The main subjects are the California State Geological Survey; geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896);...

 
Pigott (Edward Smyth) Papers

This collection contains the papers of English journalist Edward Frederick Smyth Pigott (1824-1895), chiefly consisting of personal and professional correspondence both from his work as a journalist and as the Examiner of Plays (a position he held from 1874-1895)....

 
Pillot family papers

Correspondence between the Chilean family of Julian and Petra Pillot, while living in California.

 
Pinney (Thomas) Papers

The collection contains research materials relating to English historian, poet, and politician Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) collected by English professor Thomas Pinney. The majority consist of photocopies of letters by Macaulay spanning his lifetime. These may be photocopies of...

 
Pogo (Alexander) Papers

This collection contains the papers of astronomer, classical scholar, and Mount Wilson Observatory librarian Alexander Pogo (born 1893). The collection is composed primarily of correspondence between Dr. Pogo and members of the general public with an interest in astronomical issues...

 
Pope (Alexander) Papers

The collection contains the papers and administrative files of lawyer and Los Angeles County Assessor, Alexander Hillhouse Pope.

 
Pope (Ida May) Papers

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Ida May Pope (1862-1914), her sister Anne, and fellow Hawaiians, missionaries and teachers. Subjects included in this collection chiefly consist of education and teachers in Hawaii (and Kosrae), and Hawaiian history and social...

 
Porter (Andrew O.) collection

This collection primarily consists of Lura Whitlock Porter's research concerning her family history.

 
Prescott (Allie) Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence of Los Angeles schoolteacher Allie Prescott to her family in Massachusetts between 1870 and 1891. The letters in the collection deal primarily with family history and Prescott's struggles with loneliness, teaching, and living in Los Angeles.

 
Pumpelly (Raphael) Papers

This collection chiefly consists of correspondence and some papers related to the lives and family affairs of American geologist and explorer Raphael Pumpelly (1837-1923) and his wife, Eliza Shepard Pumpelly (died 1915).

 
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Quezada (Leticia) papers

The Leticia Quezada papers is a collection of personal and professional correspondence, documents, ephemera, and photographs related to her career in education, politics, and Mexican culture.

 
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Rancho Sespe Collection

This collection includes 412 items related to the history of Rancho Sespe, near modern day Fillmore, California, dating from 1829 to 1944, and including a manuscript of the history of the Rancho by E.M. Sheridan, as well as research notes,...

 
Read (Georgia Willis) Papers

This collection contains research material compiled by American historian and author Georgia William Read and Ruth Gaines for their publication of the journal of California Gold Rush topographer and artist J. Goldsborough Bruff (1804-1899), dating primarily from the 1930s to...

 
Reed-Glyn papers

The collection chiefly contains material related to the Reed and Glyn families of Kansas.

 
Rhees (William Jones) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Smithsonian chief clerk, bibliographer, and collector William Jones Rhees (1830-1907), of materials assembled chiefly for their autograph value, though the collection contains various groups of related materials. Includes papers of American physicist and surveyor...

 
Rhodes (Eugene Manlove) papers

The collection contains literary manuscripts, family papers, business papers, correspondence, clippings and photographs by or related to Eugene Manlove Rhodes.

 
Rich (Ben R.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of aerospace engineer Ben Rich (1925-1995), who served as the second director of Lockheed's Skunk Works in Southern California and was involved in the development of the F-117 stealth aircraft. The papers date from the...

 
Riggin/Pettyjohn Family Papers

This collection chiefly contains correspondence of the Pettyjohn family and correspondence between tavern owner James C. Riggin in Yuba County, California, and his wife, Rebeca Jane Pettyjohn. The letters tell of the journey to California along the Oregon Trail, and...

 
Ritch (William G.) Collection

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and maps in both English and Spanish related to the history of early and territorial New Mexico collected by William G. Ritch. The very early portion of the collection (1539-1700) contains original manuscripts, contemporary...

 
Rix Family Correspondence

Correspondence to Sarah Rix of Connecticut from various family members, including her brother Charles Allen Rix in Dunlap, Iowa. Charles' correspondence, as well as that of his nephew George Tracy Rix, describes life in Iowa from 1870-1903. Other letters in...

 
Robertson (W. Graham) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence both to and from English painter and writer W. Graham Robertson (1866-1948), including letters from literary and theatrical persons and fan mail regarding his published reminiscences, Time was (1931). There are approximately 800 letters from...

 
Roeser (Frederick) Papers

This collection chiefly contains reports from various American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) plants, dating from 1911 to 1919, presumably accumulated by Frederick Roeser while superintending company smelters in Colorado. Subjects include metallurgy, metallurgical plant construction and design, and mining...

 
Rogers (Warren Lee) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Warren Lee Rogers, which focus on the world of outdoor recreation, education and camping, and the creation of the Pacific Crest Trail.

 
Rolle (Andrew F.) Papers

This collection chiefly contains correspondence related to the academic career and writings of California historian and Occidental College professor Andrew F. Rolle (born 1922). The letters focus on Rolle's published books and articles, including those on Italian-Americans in the Western...

 
Rose (Leonard John) Papers

This collection relates to Southern California rancher and horse-breeder Leonard J. Rose (1827-1899) and his family and chiefly consists of drafts of the memoirs and descriptions of 18th and 19th century California social life and customs created by Rose's son...

 
Ruskin (John) and Louise Blandy Papers

Eighty-seven letters primarily from English art critic and author John Ruskin (1819-1900) to his pupil Louise Blandy (1860-1870), discussing her studies and chronicling their relationship.

 
Ruskin (John) Collection

This collection contains approximately 175 pieces of correspondence and manuscripts related to English author John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his career as a writer, professor, and art critic.

 
Ruskin (John) Papers

This collection contains approximately 874 pieces of correspondence and manuscripts chiefly related to English author John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his career as a writer, professor, and art critic. A large portion of the collection is made up of correspondence between...

 
Russell (Elizabeth) - Henry Norman Papers

This collection consists of 21 letters written by English novelist Elizabeth Russell (1866-1941), between 1931 and 1938 to her friend and neighbor Henry Norman (1858-1939), chiefly discussing her life, current authors, and current political events, including the rise of Benito...

 
Russell (Elizabeth Mary), Countess Russell Papers

This collection consists of manuscripts, journals (scattered years between 1896-1941), journal typescripts, ephemera, and correspondence by English novelist Countess Elizabeth Russell (1866-1941). There is also correspondence addressed to Countess Russell in the collection, and manuscripts by Mathilde Blind (Love's completeness...

 
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Sale (Charles "Chic") collection

This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, and photographs related to Charles “Chic” Sale’s career as an actor and vaudevillian.

 
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Records

This collection contains letters and documents related to the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856, a vigilante group that formed in San Francisco, California, and functioned for five months. The letters and documents are related to individuals making charges...

 
San Rafael Ranch Records and Addenda

The collection consists of papers related chiefly to the business affairs of Conway S. Campbell-Johnston and A. Campbell-Johnston and the San Rafael Ranch Company in the Garvanza neighborhood near Pasadena, California, from the 1880s to the early 1900s. The papers...

 
Santa Clara Land Papers

This collection contains 136 documents chiefly dealing with estates and land transactions in Santa Clara County, California, from 1850 to 1869; some notable estates represented in the collection are those of: Ygnacio Alviso, Anastacio Chavoya, Pablo de la Guerra, Jose...

 
Savage (W. Sherman) Collection

This collection contains the papers of American history professor W. Sherman Savage (1890-1980), dating from the 1950s to 1981 and concerning his writing and research on African American history, especially in the California and trans-Mississippi West, his retirement from Lincoln...

 
Scherer (James Augustin Brown) Papers

The bulk of the collection centers on the work of James A.B. Scherer (1870-1944), president of the California Institute of Technology, with the Council of National Defense during the First World War. Subjects in the collection include: African-Americans; Americanization; American...

 
Seares (Frederick Hanley) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Frederick Hanley Seares (1873-1964), a staff astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory known for his photometric studies and his editorial work.

 
Seeley Townsite Company records

This collection consists of records related to the Seeley Townsite Land Company.

 
Severance (Caroline Maria Seymour) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American suffragist, reformer, and social activist Caroline Severance (1820-1914) including 631 manuscripts; 10,634 pieces of correspondence; and 9,007 pieces of ephemera. The manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera cover the following subjects: African American women suffrage...

 
Shannon (Charles Hazelwood) Correspondence

Correspondence of British lithographer and painter Charles Hazelwood Shannon to Harold Chaloner Dowdall and Mary Frances Dowdall.

 
Shaw family papers

This collection consists of material relating to the Shaw family. The bulk of the collection was created by Hartley and Fern Shaw, with additional material from Lucien Shaw and other Shaw family members.

 
Shea (J.F.) Co. collection

The J.F. Shea collection primarily consists of photographs, negatives, and slides related to J.F. Shea Co.

 
Sheldon (Lionel Allen) Collection

This collection primarily contains memoirs written by United States Congressman and Civil War officer Lionel Allen Sheldon (1828-1917) about men he knew, specifically generals and politicians during the Civil War period, as well as few pieces of correspondence and ephemera.

 
Shorb (James De Barth) Papers

This collection consists of personal and business papers primarily related to the family of Southern California land developer James De Barth Shorb (1842-1896) and their business ventures and estate settlements. Subject include: the Shorb, Wilson, and Patton families, David Jacks,...

 
Shorb (James De Barth) Papers Addenda

This collection consists of personal and business papers primarily related to the family of Southern California land developer James De Barth Shorb (1842-1896) and their business ventures and estate settlements. There is also a substantial amount of material about Benjamin...

 
Siegfus (Stanley S.) papers

The Stanley S. Siegfus papers consist of mining material related to Central California in the 20th century.

 
Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Papers

The collection contains business correspondence and documents of the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company, one of the mines of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, with the bulk dating from the 1860s.

 
Sills, Jr. (G. Joseph) Papers

This collection contains the research materials and correspondence of G. Joseph Sills (1931-2000) concerning the events surrounding th Battle of Little Big Horn and Custer's Last Stand. The collection revolves around not only George A. Custer, but several of his...

 
Simkins (Eldred J.) Papers

This collection chiefly contains the correspondence of the family of lawyer and Texas state senator Eldred J. Simkins (1838-1903). Subjects discussed include the California Gold Rush and life in Mariposa County, Calif., during the 1850s and 1870s; the Civil War...

 
Sinclair (Henry Harbinson) Papers

This collection contains diaries, journals, and extensive personal and business correspondence of Henry Harbinson Sinclair (1858-1914), a hydro-electrical engineer and entrepreneur active in California from 1887 until 1914. Subject matter includes mostly business matters of the Great Western Power...

 
Skinner (Don B.) Papers

This collection primarily consists of letters to Don B. Skinner (1899-1975) and his wife, Murray Skinner (1889-1976), from other botanists in California and Washington, D.C., predominantly reflecting their interest in cacti and succulents.

 
Smart (Jesse) Correspondence

This small collection chiefly contains letters from California farmer and nurseryman Jesse Smart (died 1861) to his sons, as well as some other Smart family correspondence. These letters mostly discuss Smart's experience in California mining for gold and running his...

 
Smith (Jack) Papers

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of author and Jack Smith (1916-1996). The collection provides a resource for studying journalism and the writing process and the history of Los Angeles. There are many letters written during World...

 
Société des amis d'André-Marie Ampère collection

Correspondence regarding the members and activities of the Société des amis d'André-Marie Ampère.

 
South Hite Gold Mining Company Records

This collection consists primarily of the correspondence between South Hite Mining Company superintendent William H. Widman and assistant secretary J. F. Towle dating from the early 1880s. Their correspondence mainly covered stock transactions and reports of how the company, which...

 
South Riverside Land and Water Company records

This collection consists of records concerning the development and business of the South Riverside Land and Water Company.

Southern California Edison Motion Picture Film

This collection contains more than 600 films primarily chronicling the history and development of Southern California Edison, including the construction of Edison plants, advertising footage, the search for alternative energy sources, and employee news videos featuring updates on Edison projects....

 
Southern California Edison Records

A selection of corporate records created by Southern California Edison (SCE), an electric utility founded in 1886. The collection also includes smaller collections created by employees of SCE and materials used in the process of writing the official history of...

 
SP de Mexico Collection

The collection consists of 23 boxes and one large bound minute book. These materials -consisting primarily of correspondence but also including maps, news clippings, photographs, and blueprints -are arranged and bound by topic according to the Southern Pacific's internal organizational...

 
Spanish American Institute records

The Spanish American Institute records consist of individual student files who enrolled at the boarding school from 1913-1971.

 
Spanish documents concerning Florida and the West Indies Collection

This collection contains 86 pieces of official documents, in Spanish, related to the 1783 Treaty of Versailles, particularly in relation to Spanish possession in West Indies.

 
Sparks Family Papers

Correspondence and documents of the Sparks and Reed families.

 
Spear family papers and addenda

The collection consists of the papers of three generations of the Spear family: Alexander Fulton Spear (1800-1853), Alexander Fulton Spear (1827-1900), and Lewis Eugene Spear (1867-1953).

 
Speer (Daniel N.) Papers

Personal and military correspondence of Daniel N. Speer.

 
Spencer (Charles), 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Papers

A selection of papers relating to the colonial affairs accumulated by Charles Spencer, 3d Earl of Sunderland, during his tenure as British secretary of state during the reign of Queen Anne, 1706-1710. Included are papers from the Board of Trade...

 
Sphinx Ranch journals

This collection chiefly contains ranch journals of the Sphinx Ranch, vineyard, and commercial winery in Altadena, California, purchased by William Allen in 1878, as well as some additional materials related to ranch and the Allen family. The journals primarily...

 
St. Denis (Ruth) Papers and Addenda

This collection contains the papers of Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) an American modern dancer and co-founder of the Denishawn School of Dance, chiefly dating from the 1930s-1970s and consisting of scrapbook binders, photographs, audiovisual materials, correspondence, newsletters, and ephemera. Materials...

 
St. Francis Dam Disaster Papers

This collection consists of 12 notebooks with documents including correspondence, meetings minutes, press releases, photographs, and reports about the St. Francis dam collapse in Los Angeles County, California, in March 1928, which led to the deaths of hundreds of people....

 
Stanton (Philip Ackley) Papers

The collection consists of papers related to the political, business and personal life of Southern California real estate developer and politician Philip A. Stanton (1868-1945). The majority of the collection concerns Philip Stanton’s political relationships, ambitions, and positions.

 
Starkweather Family Correspondence

This collection consists of correspondence between Starkweather family members in Northampton, Massachusetts, and family members who came to California during the Gold Rush era. The bulk of the letters date from 1849 to 1859, and topics discussed in the letters...

 
Stearns (Abel) Papers

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Southern California businessman and political Abel Stearns (1798-1871). The materials in the collection deal with life in California during the Mexican and early statehood periods, including the cattle industry, ranching, real...

 
Stearns (Abel) Papers: Addenda 1

This collection chiefly consists of correspondence addressed to Southern California businessman and politician Abel Stearns (1798-1871), relating to his early business affairs. Included are materials containing information on American trade in Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and California, with comments on...

 
Stearns (Abel) Papers: Addenda 2

This collection contains personal and business correspondence of Southern California businessman and politician Abel Stearns (1798-1871) from Stearns' early years in California. The collection primarily deals with the history of Spanish California, as well as early commerce and trading in...

 
Steele Family Correspondence

The collection includes thirty letters chiefly from the Steele family of Ann Arbor, Michigan, between 1856 and the 1870s, to Ellen Steele Sturges (1837-1930). The letters primarily discuss family news and health, as well as occasional references to cultural and...

 
Sterling (George) Papers

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and watercolors pertaining to the life and work of California lyric poet George Sterling (1869-1926). Much of the correspondence in the collection is between Sterling and other American writers and poets, who discuss their...

 
Stevens (Charles Wistar) Papers

This collection contains correspondence and notes of New England doctor Charles W. Stevens (died 1901) and offers insight into 19th century medical practice.

 
Stevens (Milton B.) Correspondence

This collection contains 62 letters from twenty-six different authors in mining camps and cities throughout Northern California illustrating aspects of the Gold Rush experience, chiefly from 1849-1864.

 
Stevens (Wallace) Oral History Collection

This collection contains oral history tapes, transcriptions, and related correspondence created by English professor Peter A. Brazeau during his research for an oral history biography of American poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). Includes correspondence and interviews with Stevens' relatives, friends, neighbors,...

 
Stevens (Wallace) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), one of the foremost American poets of the first half of the 20th century. The collection is comprised primarily of letters written to Stevens, his carbon copy replies, and autograph manuscripts...

 
Stewart (Alexander T.) Papers

The collection consists of letters that Alexander T. Stewart received from strangers requesting financial help, jobs, loans, or other forms of assistance. The majority of the letters are dated 1871 to March 1876.

 
Stimson (Marshall) Papers

This collection consists of the papers of Los Angeles lawyer Marshall Stimson (1876-1951). Includes materials related to California and national politics (including Hiram Johnson and the Progressive Party "Bull Moose" Convention of 1912), Homer Lea, the League of Nations, and...

 
Stone Family Papers

Correspondence of Martha D. Stone and her extended family.

 
Stoneman Family Papers

This small collection contains papers of the family of American Civil War Major General George Stoneman (1822-1894), dating from 1891 to 1920, including legal agreements; estate and financial records; correspondence, chiefly penned after Stoneman's death and directed to his estate...

 
Stoneman family papers addenda

The Stoneman family papers addenda consist of diaries, family and official correspondence, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, and genealogical and historical research files from the family of George Stoneman, 1822-1894 and his wife, Mary Oliver Hardisty Stoneman, 1836-1915.

 
Stowe Papers

The collection consists of the papers of the Grenville, Temple, Nugent, and Brydges families.

 
Stowe Papers Addenda: John Land Material

Correspondence, documents, gamekeeper’s notebook, photographs and ephemera relating to the Stowe estate, John Land and Louis-Philippe-Albert d’ Orléans, comte de Paris.

 
Stryke (Anna C.) Collection

This collection primarily contains autograph letters from prominent 19th century English architects, artists, and writers, which appear to have been collected by American illustrator Anna C. Stryke (1884-1973), as well as 15 letters from English naturalist Richard Hancock to Stryke,...

 
Sturges (Ellen Steele) Papers

This collection contains 40 items by and related to Ellen Steele Sturges (1837-1930) of Michigan, Montana, and San Bernardino, California, and her family. Items chiefly include manuscripts of short stories by Sturges, some ephemera, and a few letters, notably including...

 
Stutterd Family Papers

This collection contains the papers of the family of Baptist minister John Stutterd (1750-1818) of England, dating from 1768 to 1823. The collection chiefly contains Studderd family correspondence and is a rich source of information about the social, economic, and...

 
Sunset Club Archives

This collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles, California, a men's social organization, from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.

 
Sweeny (Thomas William) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Irish-born American soldier Thomas William Sweeny (1820-1892), including his personal and official correspondence, military records accumulated during his service in the Mexican War, tours in California and Nebraska Territory, and the...

 
Swift (Jonathan) Collection

This collection contains 74 pieces related to Anglo-Irish writer, satirist and cleric Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), chiefly representing his later life in Ireland from the 1720s to the late 1730s. Documents include manuscripts in Swift's hand, or contemporary copies, as well...

 
Swope (Henrietta Hill) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American astronomer Henrietta Swope (1902-1980), who spent most of her career developing techniques to measure distances in space.

 
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Temple Family Addenda

Correspondence and documents relating to Lady Hester (Sandys) Temple and her husband Sir Thomas Temple and the management of their estates.

 
Temple Oil Company Records

This collection contains business records of the Temple Oil Company of Los Angeles, California, dating from 1873-1910. Prominent participants include Thomas Robert Bard, Prudent Beaudry, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and Francis Pliny F. Temple

 
Textile Dye Sample Books collection

This collection is comprised of sample books and cards, produced primarily by French dye and textile manufacturers.

 
Thoreau and Sewall Families Papers

The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts chiefly of the Sewall family of Massachusetts in the 19th century. However, there is also correspondence from the the Ward family and members of the family of author Henry David Thoreau, as well as...

 
Thorp (N. Howard) Papers

This collection constitutes the literary archive of New Mexico author N. Howard (Nathan Howard) "Jack" Thorp (1867-1940). It includes original manuscripts of Thorp's stories, as well as songs, correspondence, a diary, photographs and related publications.

 
Tomaske (Stephen M.) Memorial Collection of Thomas Pynchon

The collection contains biographical research materials related to author Thomas Pynchon (1937-) collected by librarian and Pynchon scholar Stephen Tomaske (1956-2002). Many of the documents are photocopies of originals obtained from various libraries and institutions.

 
Tomlinson Family Papers

This collection contains 54 items of the Tomlinson family of New Jersey, chiefly consisting of land-related items such as indentures, survey documents, and maps all relating to property within the state of New Jersey.

 
Toulmin Estate Papers

This collection consists of records concerning the planning and distribution of the estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin (1879-1963), owner of the Larkin House in Monterey, California.

 
Townshend Family Papers

The Townshend Family papers is a collection of correspondence, family and government documents, literary manuscripts, volumes, diaries, deeds and ephemera spanning the 16th to 20th centuries.

 
Turner (Frederick Jackson) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American professor and historian Frederick Jackson Turner (1861-1932). Subjects covered: Turner's education; family affairs; business affairs, particularly with his publisher Henry Holt and Co.; ideas about the frontier, sectionalism, historical scholarship, professional matters generally,...

 
Turner (Justin George) Papers

This small collection of Lincolniana collector Justin George Turner (1898-1976) chiefly relates to the Civil War Centennial Commission and all of its related activities especially in California.

 
Turney (Catherine) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American screenwriter and writer Catherine Turney (1906-1998) chiefly dating from 1934-1985 and including manuscripts, research notes and files, correspondence, and ephemera. Among the manuscripts are drafts of her screenplays, television and movie treatments, biographies,...

 
Twain (Mark) letters to Mary J. Mason Fairbanks

This collection contains 105 letters from American author Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) to his friend and confidante Mary J. Mason Fairbanks, written between 1867 and 1895.

 
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Uhrich (Alfred W.) Papers and Addenda

This collection consists of the professional papers of Alfred W. Uhrich (1889-1968), a corporate educator for the San Joaquin Power Division of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

 
Urbina (Frank) collection

This collection consists of material related to Frank Urbina's education and his career at Lockheed - California Company.

 
U.S.Army, 73rd Evacuation Hospital papers

The collection contains correspondence, memoirs, documents and photographs related to the activities of the 73rd Evacuation Unit's activities in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. It also includes material related to reunions of former unit members, donation of items...

 
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Vaughan (Clifford) Papers

The majority of the collection deals with the trip of American composer Clifford Vaughan (1893-1987) to Asia (chiefly Japan, India and Indonesia) with Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and the Denishawn Dancers in 1925.

 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Papers

This collection primarily consists of business correspondence addressed to Henry M. Yerington, vice president of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, dating from 1865-1906. Subjects include mines and mineral resources in Nevada and Cerro Gordo, California; pumping machinery, and water rights...

 
Vose Stearns McCormick Family Papers

This collection primarily documents the activities of members of the Vose, Stearns, and McCormick, dating from 1834 to 1949, and chiefly reflects their life in Los Angeles, California. In particular, this set of papers documents the activities of the...

 
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Ward (Prudence) and Anne J. Ward Correspondence

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, and photographs of the Ward and Thoreau families, relatives of Henry David Thoreau, of Massachusetts. The collection also contains two pages of proofs of F. B. Sanborn's "First and last journeys of Thoreau (1905)",...

 
Warner (Barbara R.) research collection

This collection consists of Barbara R. Warner's research concerning the Bear Flag Revolt.

 
Watkins, (Louise Ward) Papers

The collection consists of papers, diaries, and photographs related to the life and interests of California women's rights activist Louise Ward Watkins (1890-1974) and her family. Subject matter in the collection includes California politics; Japan and Japanese-American relations; her...

 
Waugh (Evelyn) Papers

This collection contains literary manuscripts, business and personal correspondence and ephemera by and about the British writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966).

 
Waugh (Grace Fraser) Correspondence

This collection contains the family correspondence of Ohio-born Grace Fraser Waugh (1871-1938) consisting almost entirely of letters sent by Waugh between 1900 and 1936 to her younger sister and brother-in-law from various places including, Heidelberg, Germany, Florida, Oregon, Ohio, Massachusetts,...

 
Way (Washington Irving) Letters

This collection contains correspondence and miscellaneous ephemera of American author, agent, and book distributor W. Irving Way (1853-1931), consisting primarily of 146 letters and ephemera from American publisher Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923), chiefly about business matters.

 
Webster (Samuel Derrick) Collection

This collection consists of the personal papers of Samuel Derrick Webster (1845-1928), Civil War soldier and Indian Agent, and Joseph Witherspoon Cook (1836-1902), missionary to the Yankton Sioux in South Dakota.

 
Wellington-Beresford Collection

The collection consists mostly of dispatches from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, to William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, a general under Wellesley, giving instructions.

 
Wells, Fargo & Company Records

This collection consists mainly of letters to and from Wells, Fargo & Company official Hosmer Benjamin Parsons (1846-1908), who joined the company in 1867 and later became president of its bank in New York. The papers deal with company business...

 
Wells, Van Dyke, and Lee Papers

Collected incoming correspondence to the Los Angeles law firm of Wells, Van Dyke, and Lee, which existed from 1885-1887.

 
West (Frank) papers

This collection consists of five volumes of reports, accounts, notes, and logs, two unbound texts, and eighty-seven photographs associated with United States Army Colonel Frank West (1850-1923), chiefly during his service during the Indian Wars in the 1870s, including in...

 
Westall (William ) and Richard Westall Collection of Papers and Correspondence

This collection contains 39 items of English artists and brothers William Westall (1781-1850), an illustrator of topographical works, and Richard Westall (1765-1836), a painter, book illustrator, and instructor of painting and drawing to the Princess Victoria.

 
Wheeler (Nathaniel) correspondence

This collection consists of 76 letters, the majority addressed to Nathaniel S. Wheeler at various "Wild West" duty posts such as Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Craig, New Mexico.

 
Whitaker (John Mills) Papers

This collection consists of the typed transcripts of the journals keep by Mormon missionary and active church member John Mills Whitaker (1863-1960) and a typed transcript of the funeral service held for him. The journals cover the majority of Whitaker’s...

 
Whiting (Billington Crum) Papers

This collection consists of letters written on the overland journey of New York lawyer Billington Whiting (1812-1881) to California in 1849 and life after his arrival. There are also memoirs written by his wife, Susan Whiting (1826-1913), who came to...

 
Whitman (L.L.) correspondence

This collection consists of letters from L.L. Whitman and his wife to his mother R.J. Whitman, in South Paris, Maine.

 
Whittier family collection

This collection consists of company records, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and audio/visual material related to the Whittier family and company.

 
Widney (Joseph Pomeroy) Papers

This collection contains 32 manuscripts of Los Angeles physician and writer Joseph P. Widney (1841-1939), chiefly consisting of chapter drafts from Widney’s book, The Three Americas: Their Racial Past (ca. 1930s), as well as a few pieces of ephemera and...

 
Wiley Gold Mining Company Records

This collection contains 44 pieces of documents, correspondence, and ephemera of the Wiley Gold Mining Company, incorporated in 1905 with mining claims primarily in Lida, Nevada.

 
Williams (Helen Carhart) Papers

Collection of letters written to Helen Carhart Williams from her childhood until middle age. The letters describe the writers' lives as they attended high school and college, began their careers, and in many cases got married and moved out of...

 
Willis (Bailey) Papers

This collection contains the papers of geologist and Stanford University professor Bailey Willis (1857-1949). Subject matter includes: Willis's work, travels and family; geology, especially earthquakes; scientists and scientific institutions. There are also early photographs of China (1903-04) and Argentina (1911-13).

 
Wills Family Papers

This small collection chiefly contains correspondence between lawyer John Alexander Wills (1819-1891) and his wife, Charlotte Le Moyne Wills (1824-1908), before and during the American Civil War.

 
Wilson (Basil) Papers

Basil W. Wilson was a consulting oceanographic engineer based in Pasadena, California. The collection consists of his correspondence, papers, and notebooks.

 
Wilson (Benjamin Davis) Collection

Collected business and personal correspondence relating to Southern California landowner Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811-1878) and his family. The collection also includes account books, diaries (kept by Wilson's wife Margaret and their daughters Annie and Ruth), and assorted ephemera. The Shorb...

 
Wilson (Charis) journal, letters, and notes documenting the Whitman trip with Edward Weston

The collection contains the journal, letters, and notes documenting the Whitman trip Charis Wilson took with photographer Edward Weston.

 
Wilson (Diana) Collection of Richard and Maria Cosway Materials

This collection contains materials on English artists Richard Cosway (1742-1821) and Maria Cosway (1760-1838) compiled by art history doctoral student Diana G. Wilson (1932-1988) for her dissertation (never completed) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Includes Wilson's correspondence, research...

 
Wilson (Olin C.) Papers

This collection deals primarily with the professional activities of Olin C. Wilson (1909-1994), an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory, who was most active from the mid-1930s into the 1980s.

 
Winter (Una Richardson) Winters papers

The collection consists of letters and manuscripts related to Una Winter's efforts in gathering material for the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Committee

 
Wood (Henry Ellsworth) Papers

The collection spans several generations of the Wood family, focusing on the personal life and business activities of Colorado assayer Henry Ellsworth Wood (1855-1932). The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, including some 300 pieces from Henry Ellsworth Wood...

 
Woodruff (Etha Mayo) Memorial Collection of Family Papers

This collection covers the Mayo and Woodruff families from the Civil War to World War I and deals with four general topics: the American Civil War, the American West, physicians, and World War I.

 
Woolf (Leonard) Letters

The collection consists primarily of letters from English writer Leonard Woolf (1880-1969) to college roommate and friend Saxon Sydney-Turner, including thirty-eight letters date from Woolf's college days at the University Cambridge, twenty-two are from the period when Woolf served as...

 
Wright (Frederick Eugene) Papers

This collection contains the papers of American optician and geophysicist Frederic Eugene Wright (1877-1953), who served as the chair of the "Committee on Study of Surface Feature of Moon" of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The majority of the collection...

 
Wrightwood Papers

This collection contains 30 items dealing with the development of Wrightwood, California, in the San Gabriel Mountains, from a cattle ranch and apple orchard into a vacation destination by Sumner B. Wright (1858-1944) and his business associates.

 
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Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company Records

This collection chiefly contains correspondence from the offices of the Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Co. in Los Angeles, California, to its mining facility in Randsburg, California, dating from 1917-1919.

 
Young (Kimball) Papers

This collection consists of typescripts of interviews and diaries collected by sociology professor Kimball Young (1893-1972) in regard to his research into the Mormon practice of polygamy.