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Finding Aid for the Charles William Beau Travel Album C012177
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Beau, Charles William, Travel Album
    Identifier/Call Number: C012177
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Container: B001467
    Container: P-4g
    Physical Description: 1.0 volume 1 album (48 photos)
    Date: 1907
    Abstract: This collection of photographs documents Charles Beau and his wife’s travels from Utah to California.
    Language of Materials note: English
    Location note: P-4G: B001467 (C012177) Society of California Pioneers. San Francisco, California.
    creator: Beau, Charles William

    Biographical/Historical note

    A note kept within the album gives details about Mr. Beau and the origin of the album: "This book was made by Charles William Beau who took most of the pictures - Mr. Beau was the Depot Ticket Agent for the San Pedro, L.A., S.L. R.R. I presume the passes for this trip came as a gift from John Sebastian, Vice Pres. Rock Islan [sic] - a friend of Mrs. Beau's."

    Preferred Citation note

    Charles William Beau Travel Album. Society of California Pioneers.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection of photographs documents Charles Beau and his wife's travels. The images are mostly views from a train. The album contains mainly landscapes, some with Mr. and Mrs. Beau present. Places/landmarks included amongst the landscapes are: a Mormon temple in Salt Lake City, Utah; Castle Gate, Utah; the Arkansas River; Royal Gorge; Denver, Colorado; Cheyenne Canyon (near Colorado Springs); Boulder Park; The Moffatt Road; Yankee Doodle Lake; Garden of the Gods; Pikes Peak; San Francisco Bay; Santa Cruz; the Lick Observatory (includes one view of Trifid Nebula); Robert Louis Stevenson's house, Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado's house, General Fremont's Headquarters, San Carlos Mission, and the first theater built in California (all in Monterrey). The album is bound in black coated cloth. Lightly abraded into binding of spine is "BEAN-STEWART." The photos, mostly taken by Beau himself, are mounted on black paper, and captioned in white ink.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arkansas River
    California missions
    Landscape Photography
    Photograph albums
    Salt Lake City (Utah)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History
    Santa Cruz (Calif.)
    Travel Photography