Finding Aid for the Charles William Beau Travel Album C012177
Finding aid prepared by B. McCallick
Society of California PioneersDecember 1, 2010
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
Title: Beau, Charles William, Travel Album
Identifier/Call Number: C012177
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 volume 1 album (48 photos)
Abstract: This collection of photographs documents Charles Beau and his wife’s travels from Utah to California.
creator: Beau, Charles William
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."
Charles William Beau Travel Album. Society of California Pioneers.
Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.
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Collection open for research.
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
Salt Lake City (Utah)
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History
Santa Cruz (Calif.)