Henry Scamman Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Nicholas S. Hall, June 15, 2009.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Henry Scamman Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1849-1963
Bulk dates: 1870-1895
Collection Number: mssScamman papers
Creator: Scamman, Henry.
Extent: 2,063 items in 14 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains papers of prominent Northern California banker Henry Scamman (1831-1893), who had investments in mining, real estate, shipping, and wheat ranching. Materials include financial records; correspondence, including letters from the early 1890s detailing Scamman's discovery of an employee's embezzlement of money, as well as letters to and from captains of Scamman’s ship, the bark “Wildwood.” Subjects in the collection include: agriculture; banks and banking; Butte County and Downieville (Calif.); merchant ships; mining; Saco (Maine).
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Henry Scamman Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Michael Canoso, June 4, 2004.

Biographical Note

Henry Scamman (1831-1893) was a prominent banker in northern California with investments in mining, real estate, shipping, and wheat ranching. Born February 12, 1831, Scamman spent his early years in Saco, Maine, and left around 1850 to seek his fortune in the then-booming California Gold Rush in hopes of making enough money to pay off debts he had accrued in Saco and put himself on sound financial footing. Scamman and his two brothers bought the bark “Wildwood” in 1871. This ship brought freight to ports worldwide while Scamman owned it, and ended up sold along with real estate in Maine to pay off debts after his death. Scamman, however, was not a sailing man, and spent most of his time working at the House of Scamman bank in Downieville, managing his gold mines in the Sierras, and seeing to his wheat ranch in Butte County.
Throughout his years in California, his brothers also kept him abreast of the news from home, in particular the news about the local “Allen girls,” who, though distant, figured largely in Scamman’s life. He remained a bachelor most of his days until on January 13, 1881, when he married one of the Allen girls, Francesca. The records do not indicate how their arrangement came about, but Francecsa remained in Saco while Henry managed his business investments in northern California during the twelve years between their marriage and his death in 1893. Just prior to his passing, Scamman had made plans to meet his wife and child in Chicago for the World’s Fair, but had to postpone his plans when his business affairs took a turn for the worse. Though no records indicate the exact cause, Scamman passed away in August shortly after the reversal of fortunes in his businesses.

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of prominent Northern California banker Henry Scamman. The first six boxes consist entirely of correspondence, the lone exception being a manuscript entitled “Mind your Business,” one of Scamman’s school papers. Highlights include an extensive series of correspondence between the husband and wife from the early 1890s detailing Scamman’s discovery that one of his trusted employees, Henry T. Briggs, had embezzled thousands of dollars from Scamman’s bank in Downieville. Though Scamman did not prosecute Briggs criminally, he ordered his disgraced clerk to hand over all of his life insurance, his stock in the gold mine in which both men had invested, and any money in his possession. Also prominent in the correspondence are letters to and from captains of Scamman’s ship, the bark “Wildwood.” The collection’s ephemera component is its largest, and includes business ledgers, checks, legal documents, receipts, bills, mortgages, promissory notes, insurance policies, deeds, and tax forms. There is also an autographed copy of a book given to Scamman’s daughter in 1932 in oversize.
Subjects in the collection include: agriculture; banks and banking; Butte County and Downieville (Calif.); merchant ships; mining; Saco (Maine).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author, or in the case of ephemera, by type.

Indexing: Subjects

Banks and banking
  • Subject in Scamman, Francesca B. 21 letters (1883-1893) to Henry Scamman. 21 items. Box 3 (16).
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1885, Dec. 21) to Rideout & Smith. 1 item. Box 3 (32).
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 20 letters (1891, May & June) to Francesca B. Scamman. 20 items. Box 4 (5).
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 20 letters (1891, July) to Francesca B. Scamman. 20 items. Box 4 (6).
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 18 letters (1891, Aug. & Sep.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 18 items. Box 4 (7).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Account books (1879). 2 items. Box 7 (1).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Account books (1879). 2 items. Box 7 (2).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Account books (1879). 2 items. Box 7 (3).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Account books (1879). 2 items. Box 7 (4).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Deposit slips (1874-1889). 49 items. Box 8 (4).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Promissory notes (1872-1900). 45 items. Box 12 (8).
Butte County (Calif.)
  • Subject in Ephemera: Tax statement - Butte County, CA (1883). 1 item. Box 14 (10).
Merchant ships
  • Subject in Ephemera: Sawyer, Chas. A. 29 letters (1875-1881) to Henry Scamman. 29 items. Box 3 (3).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Sawyer, Chas. A. 16 letters (1882-1883) to Henry Scamman. 16 items. Box 3 (4).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Sawyer, Chas. A. 19 letters (1884-1886) to Henry Scamman. 19 items. Box 3 (5).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Sawyer, Chas. A. 19 letters (1887-1889) to Henry Scamman. 19 items. Box 3 (6).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Balance sheets for ship “Wildwood” (1876-1885). 15 items. Box 7 (8).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Bill of sale & registration for ship “Wildwood” (1875-1887). 3 items. Box 7 (9).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Bill of sale for Sailing Ship “Orpheus” (1873, June 30). 1 item. Box 7 (10).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Invoices for ship “Wildwood” (1886). 14 items. Box 9 (2).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Insurance Policies for Ship “Wildwood” (1876-1886). 9 items. Box 9 (5).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1873-1879). 27 items. Box 9 (8).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1880-1881). 17 items. Box 9 (9).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1882-1888). 4 items. Box 10 (1).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” [undated]. 10 items. Box 10 (2).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Miscellaneous notes and ledgers from ship “Orpheus” (1873-1876). 5 items. Box 11 (5).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Miscellaneous records from ship “Wildwood” (1876-1886). 22 items. Box 11 (6).
Mines and mineral resources
  • Subject in Ephemera: Mining Co. prospectus [undated]. 1 item. Box 10 (8).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Mining survey note [undated]. 2 items. Box 10 (9).
Real property
  • Subject in Ephemera: Affirmation of Real Estate Transaction (1894, Nov. 20). 1 item. Box 7 (6).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Crop Mortgages (1894-1900). 6 items. Box 8 (1).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Deeds (1850-1909). 19 items. Box 8 (3).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Land Leases (1887-1895). 4 items. Box 9 (5).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Mortgage form [undated]. 2 items. Box 11 (7). Blank.
  • Subject in Ephemera: Mortgages (1881-1903). 12 items. Box 11 (8).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Ranch lease documents (1880). 2 items. Box 12 (10).
Saco (Me.)
  • Subject in Scamman, Francesca B. 21 letters (1883-1893) to Henry Scamman. 21 items. Box 3 (16).
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 7 letters (1851-1881) to Tristan Scamman. 7 items. Box 5 (5).
  • Subject in Scamman, Tristan. 11 letters (1869-1877) to Henry Scamman. 11 items. Box 5 (12).
  • Subject in Ephemera: Tax forms - ME (1887-1912). 26 items. Box 14 (9).
Wheat
  • Subject in Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1884, Mar. 29) to Stockton Combined Harvester and Agricultural Works. 1 item. Box 5 (9).
  • Subject in Crop Mortgages (1894-1900). 6 items. Box 8 (1).
  • Subject in Stockton Combined Harvester & Agricultural Works. 9 letters (1884-1885) to Henry Scamman. 9 items. Box 5 (30).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Scamman, Henry.
Agriculture -- California.
Banks and banking -- California.
Gold mines and mining -- California.
Merchant ships -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Mines and mineral resources -- California.
Real property -- California.
Wheat -- California.
California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Financial records -- California -- 19th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century.


Collection Contents

 

Manuscripts and Correspondence

Box 1

Manuscripts and Correspondence A-D

Folder 1

-----. Biographical Information on H. Scamman [undated]. 3 items.

Folder 2

Scamman, Henry. “Mind Your Business:” [essay] [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 3

Babson, E. 3 letters (1880) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 4

Balfour, Guthrie & Co. 1 letter (1898, Mar. 12) to Samuel Davis. 1 item.

Folder 5

Baring Brothers & Co. 3 letters (1881) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 6

Barker, W.D. 1 letter (1894, Aug. 24) to Samuel Davis. 1 item.

Folder 7

Bates, George E. 2 letters (1899-1901) to Samuel Davis. 2 items.

Folder 8

Bates, George E. 1 letter [undated] to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 9

Benson, Joseph E. 1 letter (1886, Apr. 3) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 10

Biggs, E.E. 1 letter (1904, Aug. 15) to George E. Bates. 1 item.

Folder 11

Biggs, E.E. 4 letters (1895-1901) to Samuel Davis. 4 items.

Folder 12

Biggs, E.E. 16 letters (1887-1892) to Samuel Davis. 16 items.

Folder 13

Brand, A. 1 letter (1882, Nov. 23) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 14

Briggs, Henry T. 17 letters (1878-1884) to Henry Scamman. 17 items.

Folder 15

Briggs, Henry T. 16 letters (1885-1891) to Henry Scamman. 16 items.

Folder 16

Briggs, Henry T. 1 letter (1882, Dec. 22) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 17

Brooks, C.S. 1 letter (1891, Aug 24) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 18

Brown, J.W. 1 letter (1894, Oct. 2) to Samuel Davis. 1 item.

Folder 19

Brown, J.W. 3 letters (1892-1893) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 20

Brown, J.W. 3 letter fragments [undated]. 3 items.

Folder 21

Busch, Aug. C. 2 letters (1883-1890) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 22

Bush, A.S. 1 telegram (1890, Aug. 11) to P. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 23

Conlan, Daniel. 1 letter (1893, Jan. 17) to Henry Scamman. Also includes enclosed payment form. 2 items.

Folder 24

Conley, Patrick. 1 letter (1882, Sep. 8) to “Misses Banthur.” 1 item.

Folder 25

Cowdery, J.F. 1 letter (1867, June 29) to Henry Scamman. 1item.

Folder 26

Crawford, W.H. 1 letter (1893, Mar. 13) to J.W. Brown. 1 item.

Folder 27

Darling, C.C. 1 letter (1893, July 31) to Henry Scamman. 1item

Folder 28

Davidson, S.P. 3 letters (1886-1892) to Henry Scamman. 3items.

Folder 29

Davis, Samuel. 1 letter (1882, Mar. 13) to Henry T. Briggs. 1 item.

Folder 30

Davis, Samuel. 3 letters (1893-1897) to J.W. Brown. 3 items.

Folder 31

Davis, Samuel. 1 letter (1883, May 19) to Thos. S. Galbraith. 1 item.

Folder 32

Davis, Samuel. 11 letters (1895-1900) to Francesca B. Scamman. 11 items.

Folder 33

Davis, Samuel. 16 letters (1877-1892) to Henry Scamman. 16 items.

Folder 34

Davis, Samuel. 3 telegrams (1887-1888) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 35

Dawson, John. 1 letter (1879, Sep. 26) to H.D. Harriman. 1 item.

Folder 36

Durley, John. 1 letter (1883, Oct. 7) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Box 2

Correspondence E-R

Folder 1

Eastman, S.P. 1 letter (1909, Nov. 1) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 2

Emery, Jas. W. 1 letter (1866, Jan. 21) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 3

Farmers & Mechanics Store. 1 letter (1893, Nov. 3) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 4

Fish, N.B. 1 letter (1890, July 26) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 5

Flitner, J.H. 1 letter (1880, Jan. 12) to Capt. H.D. Harriman. 1 item.

Folder 6

Freeman & Bates. 2 letters (1895-1897) to Francesca B. Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 7

Fr. J. Emmerich & Son. 1 letter (1883, Sep. 23) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 8

Frost, James. 2 letters (1873-1874) to C.L. Taylor. 2 items.

Folder 9

Galbraith, Thos. S. 3 letters (1884-1887) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 10

Gardins, S.G.C. 1 letter (1849, Dec. 30) to Chas. A. Sawyer. 1 letter.

Folder 11

Garlish, J.H. 1 letter (1893, Jan. 26) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 12

Gashwiler, J.N. 3 letters (1865-1866) to Henry Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 13

Gray & Sexton. 1 letter (1883, Apr. 3) to Henry Scamman. Also includes enclosed sketch. 2 items.

Folder 14

Gutierrez, Henry. 1 letter (1871, Nov. 10) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 15

Harriman, H.D. 5 letters (1879) to Henry Scamman. 5 items.

Folder 16

Herbert, G.W. 1 letter (1885, Apr. 27) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 17

Herman & Co. 1 letter (1893, Jan. 9) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 18

Holton, R. 1 telegram (1884, July 12) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 19

Hoose, J.A. 1 letter (1883, July 19) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 20

Hughes, G.W. 1 letter (1890, July 23) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 21

Hughes, J.C. 2 letters (1890) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 22

Hughes, Watt. 1 telegram (1890, Aug. 5) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 23

Jones, R.J. 1 letter (1879, Aug. 19) to Henry Scamman, 1 item.

Folder 24

Landeker, D.H. 1 letter (1893, Jan. 6) to Jas. W. Brown. 1 item.

Folder 25

Lane, R.B. 1 letter (1886, Feb. 14) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 26

Larmour, L.B. 1 letter (1885, July 31) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 27

Lewis, Allen. 1 letter (1880, July 14) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 28

McDonald, J.M. 1 letter (1889, Feb. 11) to Henry T. Briggs. 1 item.

Folder 29

McDonald, J.M. 2 letters (1890-1892) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 30

McGrath, Thos. J. 1 letter (1893, Jan. 24) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 31

Mead, M.H. 1 letter (1892, Nov. 2) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 32

Mellen, Henry B. 1 letter (1876, Nov. 23) to Capt. Geo. Jordan. Also includes copies of two enclosed articles. 3 items.

Folder 33

Miller Bros. 1 letter (1886, Aug. 6) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 34

Molineux, H. 3 letters (1880-1889) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 35

Neale, Vincent. 1 letter (1884, Jan. 2) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 36

Neumann, Albert. 1 letter (1881, May 6) to George H. Emery. 1 item.

Folder 37

O’Gorman, Richard. 1 letter (1879, Sep. 24) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 38

Osgood, J.C. 1 letter (1898, Mar. 19) to Freeman & Bates. 1 item.

Folder 39

Pierson, Albert. 2 letters (1883-1885) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 40

Pond, E.B. 1 letter (1883, May 1) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 41

Ralston, W.C. 1 letter (1865, Dec. 1) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 42

Redding, W.B. 1 letter (1908, Apr. 11) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 43

Reinhardt, M.E. 1 letter to (1866, May 20) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 44

Rideout, D. 1 letter (1887, Feb. 14) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 45

Robinson, H.L. 1 letter (1892, Aug. 10) to H.H. Purdy. 1 item.

Folder 46

Robinson, H.L. 2 letters (1892) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Box 3

Correspondence, Sawyer-Scamman, Henry to Rideout & Smith

Folder 1

Sawyer, Chas. A. 1 letter (1880, July 19) to Allen Lewis. 1 item.

Folder 2

Sawyer, Chas. A. 1 letter (1891, Apr. 21) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 3

Sawyer, Chas. A. 29 letters (1875-1881) to Henry Scamman. 29 items.

Folder 4

Sawyer, Chas. A. 16 letters (1882-1883) to Henry Scamman. 16 items.

Folder 5

Sawyer, Chas. A. 19 letters (1884-1886) to Henry Scamman. 19 items.

Folder 6

Sawyer, Chas. A. 19 letters (1887-1889) to Henry Scamman. 19 items.

Folder 7

Sawyer, William. F. 1 letter (1913, July 14) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 8

Scamman, “Baby” [Edith]. 2 letters [undated] to “Papa” [Henry Scamman]. 2 items.

Folder 9

Scamman, Francesca B. 1 letter (1892, Oct. 2) to W.D. Barker. 1 item.

Folder 10

Scamman, Francesca B. 1 letter (1893, Oct. 13) to E. Biggs. 1 item.

Folder 11

Scamman, Francesca B. 1 letter (1893, Dec. 20) to A. Bonslett. 1 item.

Folder 12

Scamman, Francesca B. 1 letter (1892, Oct. 2) to William Elliot, Jr. and J.J. Elliot. 1 item.

Folder 13

Scamman, Francesca B. 3 letters (1893) to John Hayes. 3 items.

Folder 14

Scamman, Francesca B. 2 letters (1893-1894) to R.E. Robinson. 2 items.

Folder 15

Scamman, Francesca B. 1 letter (1904, July 27) to Julius P. Reis. 1 item.

Folder 16

Scamman, Francesca B. 21 letters (1883-1893) to Henry Scamman. 21 items.

Folder 17

[Scamman, Francesca B.] 1 letter (1893, Oct. 14) to unidentified recipient. 1 item.

Folder 18

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1891, May 8) to Thomas Brennan. 1 item.

Folder 19

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1892, Mar. 27) to J.W. Brown. 1 item.

Folder 20

Scamman, Henry. 2 letters (1883-1890) to Aug. C. Busch. 2 items.

Folder 21

Scamman, Henry, and J.W. Brown. 1 letter (1892, Jan. 4) to Dan Conlan. 1 item.

Folder 22

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1885, July 17) to Rowena C. Denning. 1 item

Folder 23

Scamman, Henry. 2 letters (1883) to John Durley. 2 items.

Folder 24

Scamman. Henry. 3 letters (1885-1888) to Samuel Davis. 3 items.

Folder 25

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1884, June 17) to Thos. A. Galbraith. 1 item.

Folder 26

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1879, Dec. 29) to Messrs. Garr & Wanson. 1 item.

Folder 27

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1883, July 31) to J.A. Hoose. 1 item.

Folder 28

Scamman, Henry. 1 telegram (1890, Aug. 11) to Watt Hughes. 1item.

Folder 29

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1884, Apr. 13) to J.B. Hume. 1 item. Incomplete.

Folder 30

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1889, Aug. 10) to John L. Lewis. 1 item.

Folder 31

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1893, Mar. 30) to William McKenzie. 1 item. Incomplete.

Folder 32

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1883, Apr. 26) to P.D. Pond. 1 item.

Folder 33

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1885, Dec. 21) to Rideout & Smith. 1 item.

Box 4

Correspondence, Scamman, Henry to Sawyer-Francesca B. Scamman, 1892, Mar.

Folder 1

Scamman, Henry. 12 letters (1880-1889) to Chas. A. Sawyer. 12 items.

Folder 2

Scamman, Henry. 3 letters (1882) to Francesca B. Scamman. 3 items.

Folder 3

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1890, July 29) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 4

Scamman, Henry. 8 letters (1891, April) to Francesca B. Scamman. 8 items.

Folder 5

Scamman, Henry. 20 letters (1891, May-June) to Francesca B. Scamman. 20 items.

Folder 6

Scamman, Henry. 20 letters (1891, July) to Francesca B. Scamman. 20 items.

Folder 7

Scamman, Henry. 18 letters (1891, Aug.-Sep.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 18 items.

Folder 8

Scamman, Henry. 5 letters (1891, Dec.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 5 items.

Folder 9

Scamman, Henry. 19 letters (1892, Jan.- Feb.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 19 items.

Folder 10

Scamman, Henry. 7 letters (1892, Mar.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 7 items.

Box 5

Correspondence, Scamman, Henry to Francesca B. Scamman, 1892, June - Stockton Combined Harvester & Agricultural Works (1884-1885)

Folder 1

Scamman, Henry. 21 letters (1892, June-July) to Francesca B. Scamman. 21 items.

Folder 2

Scamman, Henry. 7 letters (1892, Aug.-Dec.) to Francesca B. Scamman. 7 items.

Folder 3

Scamman, Henry. 15 letters (1893) to Francesca B. Scamman. 15 items.

Folder 4

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1849, Dec. 18) to George Scamman. Also includes a typescript copy. 2 items.

Folder 5

Scamman, Henry. 7 letters (1851-1881) to Tristan Scamman. 7 items.

Folder 6

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter [undated] to J. Henry Sears. 1 item.

Folder 7

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1884, Mar. 20) to L.A. Shippee. 1 item. Fragment.

Folder 8

Scamman, Henry. 2 letters (1885-1888) to J. Stafford. 2 items.

Folder 9

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1884, Mar. 29) to Stockton Combined Harvester and Agricultural Works. 1 item.

Folder 10

Scamman, Henry. 4 letters (1873-1889) to C.L. Taylor. 4 items.

Folder 11

Scamman, Henry. 1 letter (1885, Dec. 28) to P.L. Turner. 1 item.

Folder 12

Scamman, Tristan. 11 letters (1869-1877) to Henry Scamman. 11 items.

Folder 13

Scrivener, Arthur. 1 letter (1890, Dec. 29) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 14

Sears, J. Henry. 2 letters (1881) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 15

Searls, Niles. 1 letter (1884, June 28) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 16

Selman, A. 1 letter (1892, June 25) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 17

Shaeffer, J.F. 1 letter (1906, Sep. 4) [no addressee]. 1 item.

Folder 18

Shaw, Walter. 2 letters (1884) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 19

Shreve, Crump, & Low. 1 letter (June 30) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 20

Simmons, Samuel D. 1 letter (1891, Dec. 16) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 21

Simpkins, C.H. 2 letters (1871-1877) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

Folder 22

Slocum, Joshua. 1 letter (1878, Nov. 18) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 23

Smiley, Charles W. 1 letter (1889, Feb. 19) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 24

Spaulding, H. 1 letter (1902, Aug. 15) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 25

Spaulding, William H. 1 letter (1905, July 1) to Carrie B. George. 1 item.

Folder 26

Springer, George E. 1 letter (1905, July 10) to Francesca B. Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 27

Stafford, J. 5 letters (1889-1891) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 28

Steel, William. 1 letter (1891, Nov. 2) to Henry Scammam. 1 item.

Folder 29

Stockman, E.A. 1 letter (1888, Feb. 29) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 30

Stockton Combined Harvester & Agricultural Works. 9 letters (1884-1885) to Henry Scamman. 9 items.

Box 6

Correspondence, T-Z and unknown

Folder 1

Taylor, C.L. 2 letters (1879) to H.D. Harriman. 2 items.

Folder 2

Taylor, C.L. 14 letters (1873-1874) to Henry Scamman. 14 items.

Folder 3

Taylor, C.L. 15 letters (1876-1879) to Henry Scamman. 15 items.

Folder 4

Taylor, C.L. 12 letters (1880-1881) to Henry Scamman. 12 items.

Folder 5

Taylor, C.L. 5 letters (1886-1888) to Henry Scamman. 5 items.

Folder 6

Taylor, R.E. 1 letter (1894, Apr. 26) to Freeman & Bates. 1 item.

Folder 7

Tendrick, H.B. 1 letter (1884, Jan. 14) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 8

Tops, S. 1 letter (1891, Jan. 7) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 9

Turner, John W. 1 letter (1883, Nov. 28) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 10

Turner, P.L. 1 letter (1885, Dec. 6) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 11

Vaughn, J.A. 1 letter (1892, Mar. 4) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 12

Vesaria, L. 2 letters (1884) to Henry T. Briggs. 1 item.

Folder 13

Webster, Nathan. 1 letter (1881, Feb. 23) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 14

Wehe, Frank R. 2 letters (1893) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 15

Weil, John. 1 letter (1884, Sep. 30) to Henry T. Briggs. 1 item.

Folder 16

Weil, John. 4 letters (1880-1888) to Henry Scamman. 4 items.

Folder 17

Wemple, William R. 1 letter (1892, Apr. 7) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 18

Wittgenstein, S. 1 telegram (1886, Sep. 20) to Henry Scamman. 1 item.

Folder 19

Wood, Jim. 1 letter (1877, Oct. 11) to Judge G.S. Belcher. 1 item.

Folder 20

Zimmerman, Jos., Mrs. 1 letter (1894, May 1) to Henry T. Briggs. 1 item.

Folder 21

-----. 1 letter (1902, Mar. 18) to George E. Bates. 1 item.

Folder 22

-----. 1 letter (1895, Apr. 3) to Samuel Davis. 1 item.

Folder 23

-----. 2 letters (1879-1880) to Henry Scamman. 2 items.

 

Ephemera

Box 7

Ephemera, Account books - Contracts (Miscellaneous)

Folder 1

Account books (1879). 2 items.

Folder 2

Account books (1879). 2 items.

Folder 3

Account books (1879). 2 items.

Folder 4

Account books (1879). 2 items.

Folder 5

Affidavit [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 6

Affirmation of Real Estate Transaction (1894, Nov. 20). 1 item.

Folder 7

Bank statements (1878-1891). 9 items.

Folder 8

Balance sheets for ship “Wildwood” (1876-1885). 15 items.

Folder 9

Bill of sale & registration for ship “Wildwood” (1875-1887). 3 items.

Folder 10

Bill of sale for Sailing Ship “Orpheus” (1873, June 30). 1 item.

Folder 11

Bill of sale for Schooner “Addie Jordan” (1896, Oct. 30). 1 item.

Folder 12

Blueprint [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 13

Bond certificate [undated]. 1 item. Blank.

Folder 14

Board of Supervisors Citation & Notice (1882, June 2). 1 item.

Folder 15

Boston & Maine Railroad receipts (1881-1882). 12 items.

Folder 16

Business Cards [undated]. 5 items.

Folder 17

California Superior Court complaint (1883, Nov. 12). 1 item.

Folder 18

Checks [undated]. 10 items. Blank.

Folder 19

Checks (Miscellaneous) (1880-1889). 5 items.

Folder 20

Checkbook [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 21

Cleared checks of Francesca B. Scamman (1894-1897). 8 items.

Folder 22

Cleared checks of Henry Scamman (1884-1893) 18 items.

Folder 23

Contracts (Miscellaneous) (1879-1905). 17 items.

Box 8

Ephemera, Crop mortgages - Envelopes

Folder 1

Crop Mortgages (1894-1900). 6 items.

Folder 2

Dance instruction card [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 3

Deeds (1850-1909). 19 items.

Folder 4

Deposit slips (1874-1889). 49 items.

Folder 5

Envelopes (empty) (1875-1886). 14 items.

Folder 6

Envelopes (empty) (1887-1905). 28 items.

Folder 7

Envelopes (empty) [undated]. 14 items.

Folder 8

Envelopes (empty) [undated]. 29 items.

Box 9

Ephemera, Henry Scamman estate receipts – Ledgers for ship “Wildwood,” 1881

Folder 1

Henry Scamman estate receipts (1893-1905). 68 items.

Folder 2

Invoices for Ship “Wildwood” (1886). 14 items.

Folder 3

Fire insurance policies (1872-1904). 14 items.

Folder 4

Invoices (1871-1898). 17 items.

Folder 5

Insurance Policies for Ship “Wildwood” (1876-1886). 9 items.

Folder 6

Land Leases (1887-1895). 4 items.

Folder 7

Last Will and Testament of Robert Jameson (1856, Oct. 21). 1 item.

Folder 8

Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1873-1879). 27 items.

Folder 9

Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1880-1881). 17 items.

Box 10

Ephemera, Ledgers for ship “Wildwood,” 1882-Mining survey note

Folder 1

Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” (1882-1888). 4 items.

Folder 2

Ledgers for Ship “Wildwood.” [undated]. 10 items.

Folder 3

Legal settlements (1871-1912). 9 items.

Folder 4

Legal summons (1883-1895). 6 items.

Folder 5

Life insurance policies (1867-1892). 10 items.

Folder 6

Map - Port Townsend, WA (1890). 1 item.

Folder 7

Mine information form (blank) [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 8

Mining Co. prospectus [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 9

Mining survey note [undated]. 2 items.

Box 11

Ephemera, Miscellaneous documents re: Wells Fargo robbery - Notebook

Folder 1

Miscellaneous documents re: Wells Fargo robbery and liability [c. 1875]. 4 items.

Folder 2

Miscellaneous notes and ledgers (1866-1877). 13 items.

Folder 3

Miscellaneous notes and ledgers (1880-1901). 41 items.

Folder 4

Miscellaneous notes and ledgers [undated]. 70 items.

Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes and ledgers from ship “Orpheus” (1873-1876). 5 items.

Folder 6

Miscellaneous records from ship “Wildwood” (1876-1886). 22 items.

Folder 7

Mortgage form [undated]. 2 items. Blank.

Folder 8

Mortgages (1881-1903). 12 items.

Folder 9

Newspaper clippings (1880-1912). 24 items.

Folder 10

Notebook (1870). 1 item.

Folder 11

Notebook (1883). 1 item.

Folder 12

Notebook [c.1887]. 1 item.

Folder 13

Notebook [c.1889]. 1 item.

Folder 14

Notebook [undated]. 1 item.

Box 12

Ephemera, O-Receipts, 1882

Folder 1

Obituary - Charles M. Scamman [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 2

Overdraft notice (1891, Apr. 30). 1 item.

Folder 3

Pamphlet advertisements (1886). 4 items.

Folder 4

Payment request (1884, May 4). 1 item.

Folder 5

Photographs [undated]. 12 items.

Folder 6

Power of attorney (1879-1894) 4 items.

Folder 7

Probate records (1884-1905). 20 items.

Folder 8

Promissory notes (1872-1900). 45 items.

Folder 9

Proof of inheritance (1884, May 21). 1 item.

Folder 10

Ranch lease documents (1880). 2 items.

Folder 11

Receipts (1866-1878). 47 items.

Folder 12

Receipts (1879-1881). 60 items.

Folder 13

Receipts (1882). 74 items.

Box 13

Ephemera, Receipts, 1883-Receipts from Ship “Wildwood,” 1885

Folder 1

Receipts (1883-1885). 50 items.

Folder 2

Receipts (1886-1889). 44 items.

Folder 3

Receipts (1890-1893). 38 items.

Folder 4

Receipts [undated]. 17 items.

Folder 5

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” (1872-1879). 63 items.

Folder 6

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” (1880). 51 items.

Folder 7

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” (1881-1885). 47 items.

Box 14

Ephemera, Receipts from ship “Wildwood,” 1886-Westways article

Folder 1

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” (1886). 46 items.

Folder 2

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” (1892). 10 items.

Folder 3

Receipts from ship “Wildwood” [undated]. 5 items.

Folder 4

Sketches [undated]. 2 items.

Folder 5

Stock certificates (1868-1890). 9 items.

Folder 6

Tax forms - CA (1864-1879). 6 items.

Folder 7

Tax forms - CA (1880-1889). 28 items.

Folder 8

Tax forms - CA (1890-1903). 28 items.

Folder 9

Tax forms - ME (1887-1912). 26 items.

Folder 10

Tax statement - Butte County, CA (1883). 1 item.

Folder 11

Thirty day notice to vacate - blank [undated]. 1 item.

Folder 12

Weather maps (1901). 2 items.

Folder 13

Westwaysarticle (1963, Aug.). 1 item.

 

Oversize

 

Hulbert, Archer Butler. Forty-Niners: The Chronicle of the California Trail.Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1932. Signed by the author for “Miss Scamman” [Edith Scamman]. 1 item.