Diverse materials documenting the lives of several different members of the McManus family, including Alice G. McManus Clark,
including clothing, textiles, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other papers, all originally stored in a large wooden
steamer trunk originally owned by Margaret McManus.
Andrew George McManus was born in Ireland in 1838, and emigrated to Boston around 1860. He married Catherine Hayes, the US-born
daughter of Irish immigrants John and Johanna Hayes, in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1861. Soon after, Andrew and Catherine
moved across the country and first settled in San Francisco, then in Virginia City, Nevada; they would have children born
in all of these places. According to the 1910 census, Catherine would have 13 children, but only 3 of them – Margaret, Edward,
and Alice – would live to adulthood. Andrew died in Sacramento in 1911, and Catherine in 1915.