Finding Aid for the Charles William Beau Travel Album C012177

Finding aid prepared by B. McCallick
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
December 1, 2010

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