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Collections with online items: 13
Physical collections: 511
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Abercromby (James) Papers

Originals or copies: Letters, reports, returns, memorials, etc., addressed to Major General Aberoromby, are originals. Papers emanating from the commander in chief are, almost without exception, office copies written by secretaries.

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 (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,...

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

Manuscripts: The bulk and the strength of the Collection consist of drafts of novels, short stories, poems, essays and television and radio scripts by Kingsley Amis, many heavily corrected. Also included are individual manuscript pieces by Martin Amis, Sir John...

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 (Richard C.) Papers

The Anderson family, particularly R. C. Anderson, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth and their tour of duty in Colombia. Anderson Senior, his other sons Charles and Robert (of Ft. Sumter fame), and Larz; the Clark and Gwathmey families; real estate...

Anderson (Roy A.) Papers

The Roy A. Anderson Papers, 1909-1995 (10 boxes) document the career and life of Anderson during the second half of the twentieth century, and the early history of Lockheed Corporation from the early 1900s into the 1990s. The collection...

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.

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,...

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.

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 (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

Of particular interest are the letters of Elizabeth Whitman to Joel Barlow; the letters of Ruth Barlow; and the extensive series of letters from George William Erving (1769-1850), American diplomat, to Clara Bomford. Erving's letters are perhaps the most substantial...

Balfour (Eustace James Anthony) Letters

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

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 Co. Records Addenda I

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

Banning Co. Records Addenda II

The collection consists of correspondence, business and financial papers, family notes, bound volumes, and ephemera related to the Banning family and 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

Jacob Barker to Joseph Anderson, Comptroller of the Treasury Department. New York, Dec. 15, 1815. ...

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) Papers?

The papers consist of the following series:...

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.

Bernal Family Papers

The chronologically-arranged documents demonstrate the range of legal, financial and real estate-related transactions initiated by or concerning the Bernal family and their associates. Included in this series are legal contracts, mortgages, leases, title deeds, promissory notes, tax receipts, and general...

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.) Collection

The majority of the collection is made up of the business and legal papers of Lewis Crum Bidamon (125 pieces, 1837-1889), his brother John C. Bidamon (26 pieces, 1840-1850), and his son Charles E. Bidamon (32 pieces, 1892-1941)....

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,...

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) Collection

The additional material totals 114 pieces and falls within the dates of the original collection. The materials were a gift of Maurice Wells, 1973....

Bowen (Elizabeth D. C.) Papers

The correspondence primarily concerns publishing arrangements for Elizabeth Bowen's works in progress during the years 1944 to 1946 and contains references to her active wartime writing for the British Council and other agencies....

Bower (Lawrence F.) Collection

Lawrence F. Bower began about 1889 a small collection of autographs, specializing in those of men who had held naval or military commissions (particularly rear-admirals), during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He wrote personally to many of...

Bowron (Fletcher) Collection

The collection is divided into three main sections. The first consists of carbon copies of Bowron's letters while he was mayor of Los Angeles, personal correspondence (1934-1965), reports, and information on the election campaigns of 1945, 1947, 1949, and 1950....

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 69 letters (primarily between members of the Brinley family and Edward Brinley, Jr.), 18 documents (largely relating the career of Edward Brinley, Jr.), a journal kept by Brinley on board the USS North Carolina, Oct. 1840-May.

Bronson (Anna D.) Collection

The letters in the collection cover the period of Anna (Mason) Bronson's schooling at the Thetford Academy in Vermong and her employment in the cotton mills of Manchester. The letters from Thetford provide an interesting perspective on a situation that...

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...

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, Mary Sewall Buck Bradley, living in Bucksport, ME. They detail his activities in New York City until early 1849 and then his life in...

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.

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

The collection consists of letters and documents which formed a portion of the Business Women's Legislative Council of California's records. The items in the collection pertain to the organization, maintenance and activities of the Council. The records span the years...

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).

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.

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

A. Blasphemy and libel trials of: ...

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...

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.

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

Out - letters addressed by the Secretary of State and his Chief Clerk to foreign ministers, resident in the United States....

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Couts (Cave J.) Papers

The Couts Collection, consisting of some 16,000 pieces, was acquired from Mrs. Ida Richardson in 1958. It contains the personal and business papers of Cave Johnson Couts a (1821-1874) and Cave Johnson Couts b (1856-1943)....

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 consists primarily of the personal and professional papers of lawyer, philanthropist, and book collector Homer D. Crotty and his wife, Ida Hull Lloyd Crotty.

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....

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...

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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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,...

Del Rio Colony (Llano) Papers?

The collection contains correspondence, documents, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, poetry, and printed materials pertaining to the Llano del Rio Colony and its successor, Newllano....

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...

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

Personal and business papers of Walter Francis Dillingham and his father Benjamin Franklin Dillingham of Hawaii.

Dock (George) Papers

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

Dole (George H.) Papers

The collection is made up of two sections, correspondence and essays (both arranged alphabetically by author). The bulk of the collection is by George H. Dole, with almost half of his correspondence to his wife Clara Rowell Dole and several...

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....

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

Papers of physicist, astronomer, and physician Theodore Dunham.

Eaton (William) Papers

The main period covered by these papers is that of 1798 to 1805, relating to the Barbary affairs. The earlier and later items are for the most part of a personal nature. The chronological distribution may be indicated as follows:...

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 Lucile Selk Edgerton's professional papers, 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 Y.) Papers

Mormon missionary work in Great Britain and the operation of the Perpetual Emigration Fund...

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.

Fall (Albert Bacon) Papers

Archive belonging to Senator Albert Bacon Fall.

Fall (Eliza) Papers

Letters from Eliza Fall to William Henry Harrison, the editor, concerning the publication of her volume, under the pseudonym Mary Maynard. John Ruskin is a frequent subject of discussion in the letters along with several other leading literary figures of...

Farragut (David G.) Papers

David G. Farragut, naval officer, joined the U.S. Navy in 1810 as a midshipman and gained experience in a broad range of service. He was with Commodore David Porter duting the War of 1812, served in the Mediterranean from 1815...

Field (Edwin W.) Papers

Collection of letters from various artists, mostly addressed to Edwin Wilkins Field, with some addressed to his son Walter Field who was also an artist. A few of the letters concern Field's efforts to pass some kind of measure ensuring...

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

The collection contains three parts: 1) manuscripts by Hildegarde Flanner (11 poems, 1923-1924, and recollections of Olive Percival, 1983), 2) correspondence with author Olive Percival (120 letters, 1923-1944), and 3) letters to poet Ethel (Hamilton) Hinkle (52 letters, 1923-1953). The...

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...

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

The collection deals primarily with the personal life and business dealings of both John Forster and Eliza Ann (Crosbie) Colburn Forster. Includes mostly correspondence to both John and Eliza Forster as well as a number of manuscripts both by and...

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

The collection contains 62 volumes and one folder of ephemera for the Foy Brothers saddler and harness business in Los Angeles.

Freeman (Lewis R.) Papers

The collection focuses on Freeman’s travel writings from the early 1900s through the 1950s, and includes unpublished book and article manuscripts, published articles in printed journals, and correspondence with various agents and publishers regarding Freeman’s writing submissions. The collection...

French Clandestine Slave Trade Records

The French Clandestine Slave Trade Papers contain the original French Documents relating to a Negro trade expedition undertaken by the French ship Le Jeune Louis. The trip extended from Nantes to the coast of Nigeria, from there to Havana and...

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...

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

The collection consists of letters, documents, and one map (all in Spanish) which are papers assembled in 1794 for the Conde de Revilla Gigedo.

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 (Theodore P.) Papers

The personal and business correspondence of Dr. T. Perceval Gerson chiefly for the years 1934-37, which includes letters from conductors, musicians, lecturers on liberal causes, etc. Also 2 sets of newspaper clippings covering the San Francisco Graft Trial of 1907...

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

The collection includes Girard's diaries, certificates, military appointments, travel orders, sketchbooks, photographs, passports and newspaper clippings. The sketchbooks contain sketches of western landscapes and European landscapes. The photographs in the collection are of J. B. Girard, his family, and family...

Gleason (James) papers

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

Goodman (John B.) collection

The John B. Goodman 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 C.) Papers

The collection contains the papers of Margaret (Collier) Graham from the earliest piece written in 1821 by a great-uncle while seeking land to settle in western New York State, a few Civil War soldiers' letters, her own correspondence and that...

Gray (John Alexander) Papers

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

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 B.) Papers

Wild life conservation, especially of birds; use of water resources on public lands for irrigation; national parks and the National Parks Association; publications relative to national parks and wild life....

Grosh (John W.) Letters

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

Guernsey Family Papers

The collection is semi-catalogued and arranged alphabetically by author. It contains 1,384 letters, written by 158 different authors, and 33 pieces of ephemera. The collection spans several generations of the Guernsey and Donaldson families. The correspondence centers around Emeline Donaldson...

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 consists of Judge Peirson M. Hall's personal and professional papers.

Halleck, Peachy & Billings Collection

The major part of the collection consists of legal documents written chiefly by Henry W. Halleck relating to the California Land Cases-copies of land titles, drafts of briefs, and opinions used in establishing the legal titles of some 36 different...

Hamblin (Jacob) Collection

The Jacob Hamblin Collection contains primarily correspondence to and about Jacob Hamblin. Two of Hamblin's journals, as well as photographs and ephemera, complete the library's holdings. The collection provides information about Hamblin's missions to the Indians, early settlement in southern...

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.

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,...

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.

Hertrich (William) Papers

Development of San Marino ranch and the Huntington Botanical Gardens; construction of the Huntington residence and of the Huntington Library; city of San Marino, California. Articles relative to botanical gardens and specific species....

Hessel (Eugene A.) Papers concerning José Rizal

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

Hibbs (Albert R.) Papers

The Albert R. Hibbs Papers, 1884-2009 (80 boxes) document the personal life and career of Hibbs as a manager and scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the relationships between JPL, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and...

Hill (Edwin B.) Papers

The collection deals primarily with Hill's activities as a private printer, as a founder of the Frank Holme Memorial Group, and as a collector of books and manuscripts. There are also materials by and about Holme, collected by Hill and...

Hill (Irving) papers

This collection consists of Judge Irving Hill's personal and professional papers.

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...

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...

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 P. D.) Papers

The collection contains correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, land tracts, scrapbooks, cartes-de-visites and ephemera. Although the majority of the material in the collection deals with the Donner Party, several items written by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton deal with California history. These items...

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.

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).

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 L.) Papers

The Humason papers have been arranged, with only minor changes, according to the manner in which they had been found in the attic of the Carnegie Observatories. The correspondence covers the years 1930-1952. It contains both incoming and carbons 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.

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.

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.

International railroad collection

The collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain.

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...

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...

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

Freiberg Mining Academy (1859-1860), mining and milling techniques, mining operations in the trans-Mississippi West (1861-1889), in Japan (1872-1873) and in Mexico (1876-1879, 1880, 1887-1889), Louis Janin's business and financial affairs, Janin family matters including Santa Ynez (Calif.) ranch...

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

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?

The collection consists of 36 single-item cataloged letters, 23 of which deal with the Judson Family, while the remaining 13 have to do with the Civil War. In addition, there are 5 letters, 5 bills and receipts, and 1 broadside...

Karpinski (Louis C.) Collection

Maps related to American history before 1800...

Katano Family Papesrs

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

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

Los Angeles from 1850 to 1880, particularly with deeds and land papers for the Los Angeles area (a few of these relating to petroleum development); the wine industry; photographs of the Los Angeles area at the turn of the century;...

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.

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

The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Thomas Lord Kimball and is primarily focused on his activities with the Union Pacific Railroad.

King (Rufus) Papers

U.S. foreign relations, as shown in letters and dispatches addressed to Rufus King while American minister in London....

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.

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 related to the writings and interests of Stuart Lake.

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.

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.

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

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

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, the Los Angeles Times Records contains documents and objects related to the business life of the Los Angeles Times newspaper and its owners - both corporate and personal.

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,...

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 (Henry H.) Papers

These papers deal mainly with the politics of the period, but include many from his files, dealing with mining and his other business interests. The following subjects are of particular interest and importance:...

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.

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.

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 G.) Papers

The earlier materials are letters to and from William Gibbs McAdoo's grandfather, Charles R. Floyd. Much of the McAdoo correspondence deals with his public appearances and engagements as a United States senator and also his attempt at reelection in 1938....

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 Montgomery Meigs (1847-1931) to his parents, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs and Louisa Rodgers Meigs, while he worked as an engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minnesota and the Dakota...

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

The correspondence of Alexander Douglas Miner consists almost entirely of letters sent by Miner addressed to his daughter, Martha Matilda Miner, a college student attending Oberlin College in Ohio.

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.

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 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, which is arranged alphabetically by author, is made up of correspondence and ephemera from John Muir and his family. The family members represented in the collection are John Muir, his parents, his seven siblings, two of his sisters-in-law...

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.

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 B.) Papers

This collection was acquired as a gift from Mrs. L.G.W. Nordhoff in June 1983. Acquisition number 1043. The collection consists of 943 items in 103 folders, contained in eight boxes. The collection prefix is "NC".

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

Hydraulic mining in California...

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...

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.

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.

Oddie (Tasker L.) Collection

The collection consists mainly of correspondence from the period 1910-1914, beginning when Oddie initiated his campaign for governor, and ending when he was about to terminate his administration. This correspondence is arranged in 19 boxes, in alphabetical order by author,...

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 includes documents, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera of the Orena family.

Osler (Sir William) Papers

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

Overland Mail Collection

Personal correspondence and business papers dealing with the development of overland mail service to the West, predominantly for the years preceding the establishment of the railroad....

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 K.) Papers

The rise and fall of one of the utopian colonies so popular toward the end of the nineteenth century, and the development of railroads in Mexico under Porfirio Díaz....

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...

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 contains chiefly correspondence in addition to some documents and manuscripts related to Park family matters and Alice Park's reform interests, particularly women's rights.

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 (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...

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.

Pettee (William H.) Papers

The collection falls into four main groupings:...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Roeser (Frederick) Collection

Metallurgy, metallurgical plant construction and design, mining engineering...

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

Correspondence related to the academic career and writings of Andrew F. Rolle. Includes copies of outgoing correspondence from Rolle and incoming letters from colleagues, including Ray Allen Billington, Louis B. Wright, and K. Ross Toole. The letters focus on...

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...

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

Letters and documents related to the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856.

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

A collection of legal records and maps dealing with the estates and land deals in Santa Clara County in the mid-19th century.

Savage (W.S.) Collection

W. Sherman Savage (March 7, 1890-May 23, 1980) remained deeply involved in education throughout his adult life, both as a teacher and as a scholar. Born in Wattsville, Accomac County, Virginia, Savage received a bachelor's degree from Howard University in...

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) and includes manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera covering the following subjects: African American women suffrage and clubs, Susan B. Anthony, Jessie Benton Frémont, Isabella Beecher Hooker,...

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.

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.) Collection

The majority of the collection, which is arranged chronologically, consists of the correspondence of the Eldred J. Simkins family and their close relatives. Subjects covered include the gold rush and life in Mariposa County, Calif., in the 1850's and 70's,...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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 Philip A. Stanton. The papers span the years from 1909 to 1929. Grouped into folders by document type, the folders are in alphabetical order and...

Starkweather Family Papers

Correspondence between a family in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the four members who went to California during the Gold Rush period. The first one to go was Charles Graves Starkweather (1819-1906). He was an officer in the Holyoke Company and left...

Stearns (Abel) Papers

Professional and personal papers of Abel Stearns, including corresondence, business records, legal documents, and other manuscripts.

Stearns (Abel) Papers Addenda 1

Correspondence of Abel Stearns, chiefly letters addressed to him, relating to his early business affairs.

Stearns (Abel) Papers Addenda 2

The Abel Stearns Papers: Addenda II, comprises of personal and business correspondence of Abel Stearns.

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...

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

Milton B. Stevens is the most prolific figure in this collection, as he wrote fifteen of the letters in the collection and was the addressee of twenty. There are, however, twenty-five other authors in these letters, including four women, two...

Stevens (Wallace) Oral History Collection

The oral history tapes and transcriptions, together with the correspondence, that make up this collection were created by Peter A. Brazeau during the course of his research for his oral history biography of Wallace Stevens: (New York: Random House, 1983)....

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.

Stone Family Papers

Correspondence of Martha D. Stone and her extended family.

Stoneman Family Papers

The documents reveal the range of legal, financial, and estate-related transactions initiated by or concerning the Stoneman family and their associates. Included in this series are legal agreements, banking statements, inventories of the Stoneman's estate, and general financial records. The...

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...

Sunset Club archives

The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los Angeles from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.

Sweeny (Thomas W.)

Mexican War of 1845-1848; Fort Yuma; Sioux expedition, Nebraska Territory (Fort Pierre, S.D.); Civil War: Southwest Missouri, Georgia, battles of Shiloh and Corinth; Sweeny family genealogy....

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 H.) Papers

The Swope Papers have not yet been fully organized. The correspondence has been grouped together alphabetically by correspondent. The arrangement of her astronomical working papers, however, mirrors that of the collection when it was obtained by the Huntington. The folder...

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 Alice Larkin Toulmin’s Estate.

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) collection

Frederick Jackson Turner, professor and historian, became a leading scholar after he published, in 1893, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," his revolutionary thesis that American society owed its distincitve characteristics to experience with an undeveloped frontier. Subjects...

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.

Uhrich (Alfred W.) papers

This collection consists of Alfred W. Uhrich's professional papers.

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...

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.

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...

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

The Evelyn Waugh Papers is a collection of literary manuscripts, business and personal correspondence and ephemera by and about the British writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966).

Waugh (Grace F.) correspondence

The family correspondence of Grace Fraser Waugh consists almost entirely of letters sent by Grace addressed to her younger sister, Alice Fraser Scott "Babe"/"Boo" and her husband, Frank A. Scott

Webster (Samuel Derrick) Collection

The personal papers belonging to Samuel Derrick Webster, Civil War soldier and Indian Agent, and Joseph Witherspoon Cook, missionary to the Yankton Sioux

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

The collection consists mainly of letters to and from Hosmer Benjamin Parsons (1846-1908) who joined the company in 1867 and successively held the positions of cashier, assistant secretary, vice-president and president of the company bank in New York. The papers...

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, two unbound texts, and eighty-seven photographs associated with Frank West.

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 C.) Papers

The collection contains Whiting's letters written to his wife during his overland journey to California in 1849 and his early years in California; some memoirs written by Susan Helen (Colegrove) Whiting about her early years in California; a few military...

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...

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

All incoming letters are originals and in good condition; letters from Bailey Willis to his family are originals but many have been cut with portions extracted and many have pages missing; the outgoing letters of Bailey Willis (other than to...

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 (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...

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.

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.