Inventory of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and ephemera 0134

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
2012 June

Title: Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and printed ephemera
Collection number: 0134
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet 6 boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1988
Date (inclusive): 1833-2013
Abstract: Keepsakes, bibliographies, and printed ephemera produced and collected by members of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs. The two bibliophilic societies have sponsored the printing of announcements, keepsakes, and letterpress items by their members, to be distributed amongst the memberships as souvenirs and gifts at their joint biannual meetings.
creator: Bliss, Carey S.
creator: Forbes, David W.
creator: Geiger, Maynard J., 1901-1977
creator: Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957
creator: Harlan, Robert D.
creator: Moes, Robert J., (Robert John)
creator: Neuerburg, Norman
creator: Nunis, Doyce Blackman
creator: Roxburghe Club of San Francisco.
creator: Weber, Francis J.
creator: Zamorano Club.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and ephemera, Collection no. 0134, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.


The keepsakes and other materials came from a few sources: Catherine Quinlan, Melinda Hayes, and Dr. Charles Ritcheson.

Scope and Content

The Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and printed ephemera consists of keepsakes, meeting announcements, menus, bibliographies, and other printed ephemera produced by members of both clubs. The bulk of the collection consists of keepsakes produced for the biannual joint meetings of the two Clubs.

Historical note

The Zamorano Club is Southern California's oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 1928, it sponsors lectures and publications on bookish topics. The Club was named in honor of Agustín V. Zamorano (1798-1842), a provisional governor of Alta California and the state's first printer.
The Roxburghe Club was founded on April 3, 1928 in San Francisco and named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England, a renowned bibliophilic society named after the Duke of Roxburghe. The purpose of the club is to further the love of fine printing and books in general.
Since their respective foundings, the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs have sponsored the printing of announcements, keepsakes, and letterpress items by their members, to be distributed amongst the memberships as souvenirs and gifts.


The Keepsakes are arranged first, by year of presentation (which is generally also the year of publication), and second, alphabetically by title. The other publications and ephemera are arranged by date.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bliss, Carey S. -- Archives
Forbes, David W. -- Archives
Geiger, Maynard J., 1901-1977 -- Archives
Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957 -- Archives
Harlan, Robert D. -- Archives
Moes, Robert J., (Robert John) -- Archives
Neuerburg, Norman -- Archives
Nunis, Doyce Blackman -- Archives
Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. -- Archives
Weber, Francis J. -- Archives
Zamorano Club. -- Archives
Zamorano, Agustin Juan Vicente, 1798-1842 -- Archives
Book collectors--California--Archival resources
California--History--Archival resources
Keepsakes (books)
Printed ephemera
Printing--Specimens--Archival resources
Small press books--California--Archival resources



Box 1, Folder 1

Deprecacion contra la peste 1833

Scope and Content

Original leaflet printed in Mexico in 1833; date of distribution to Club members unknown.
Box 1, Folder 2

A Self-Portrait of Captain Agustin V. Zamorano 1934

Scope and Content

Text by George L. Harding.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Good Wine Needs No Bush", by Phil Townsend Hanna 1944

Box 1, Folder 4

A Map of California Showing its Delineation at Various Periods with an explanation compiled from various sources by Duncan H. Olmsted 1966

Box 1, Folder 5

Journey with the Sun: The Story of Citrus in its Western Pilgrimage, by Ed Ainsworth 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

[Announcement of the publication of Jose Figueroa's Manifesto a la Republica Mexicana] 1969

Box 1, Folder 74

Art of Book Stealing. Mayor Sutro Gives an Interesting Disquisition on the Subject 197?

Box 1, Folder 8

The Bodleian Library and its Friends. Catalogue of an exhibition held 1969-1970 1970

Box 1, Folder 9

Brief Memoir of Mr. Thomas Bewick 1970

Box 1, Folder 10

A Commentary on Alfred Robinson and his Life in California, by Doyce B. Nunis 1970

Box 1, Folder 11

A Chronology of James Blake, M.D. Pioneer Molecular Pharmacologist, and California's First Great Scientist 1972

Box 1, Folder 12

Combined Roster 1972

Box 1, Folder 13

A Dedication to a Merchant from a Florentine Printer in 1549, introduction by Jack Werner Stauffacher 1972

Box 1, Folder 14

The Different Nations Represented in the Cosmopolitan City of San Francisco 1972

Box 1, Folder 15

An Early San Francisco Trade Card 1972

Box 4

A Facsimile of the 1816 Census of the Pueblo of Los Angeles. Commentary by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. 1972

Box 1, Folder 16

A Further View of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856, from an unpublished letter by Wm. T. Sherman. Introduction and comment by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. 1972

Box 1, Folder 17

George Sterling, The Last Bohemian, by Donald R. Fleming 1972

Box 1, Folder 18

[If it is not troublesome, Stranger, linger and read...] 1972

Box 1, Folder 19

The Iron Sibyl in San Francisco, August 1871. Introduction by Carey S. Bliss 1972

Box 4

The Merits of Printing. A Song 1972

Box 1, Folder 20

Paper: A Poem, by Benjamin Franklin 1972

Box 1, Folder 21

Roxburghe Zamorano Meeting on September Ninth-Tenth [announcement] 1972

Box 1, Folder 22

A San Francisco Proclamation 1972

Box 1, Folder 23

Shadrach S. Stevens' Speculations. Sallie Sparkle's Serio-Comic Story 1972

Box 1, Folder 24

Small Renaissance: Southern California Style, by Jacob Zeitlin 1972

Box 1, Folder 25

Verses: Valenti Angelo 1972

Box 1, Folder 26

[Yeats/Morris anecdote] 1972

Box 1, Folder 27

The Annual Spring Outing of the Zamorano Club 1974

Box 1, Folder 28

Automobling Desert Trails. Introduction by Hugh C. Tolford 1974

Box 1, Folder 29

The Biennial Report from Mission San Buenaventura 1811-1812. Prepared by Fray Jose Senan, O.F.M. Translated and edited by Maynard Geiger, O.F.M. 1974

Box 1, Folder 30

California in 1851. As Imagined by George Van Waters 1974

Box 1, Folder 31

Dinner on the Green. Zamorano Club, host to the Roxburghe Club 1974

Box 1, Folder 32

Edison's Projectoscope 1974

Box 1, Folder 33

An Exhibition of the work of Helen Gentry, Printer, Publisher, Book Designer 1974

Box 1, Folder 34

A Large Slice of California in New York 1974

Box 1, Folder 35

Mines d'Or de la California. Introduction by Joseph M. Bransten and Adrian Wilson 1974

Box 1, Folder 36

A Relation of a Brave & Resolute Sea-Fight 1974

Box 1, Folder 37

The Roxburghe Dinners 1974

Box 1, Folder 38

Ordered by the Parliament. A Resolution of the British Parliament dated February 1, 1649, directing that a book, composed by one Coppe, entitled A Fiery Flying Roll be sought and burned by the public hangman 1974

Box 1, Folder 39

[William Morris letter] 1974

Box 1, Folder 40

Yerba Buena, 1846. A Description of the Town with an Account of its Early Inhabitants by John Henry Brown 1974

Scope and Content

Printed by Grabhorn Press in 1939, presented as a keepsake in 1974.
Box 1, Folder 41

Zamorano, Zamoraneno, Zamoranense or Zamoranista? by Phil Townsend Hanna 1974

Scope and Content

Originally printed in 1954.
Box 1, Folder 42

Bibliomania Religiosa 1976

Box 1, Folder 43

Carrie Nation and her newspapers, by Earl F. Nation 1976

Box 1, Folder 44

Harmonious Notes in Spanish California, by Maynard Geiger, O.F.M. 1976

Box 1, Folder 45

He Cannot Read His Tombstone 1976

Box 1, Folder 46

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! [meeting announcement] 1976

Box 1, Folder 47

Hints on Medical Education, by John Coakley Lettsom. Bibliographical note by K. Garth Huston 1976

Box 1, Folder 48

On--, by Graham Mackintosh 1976

Box 1, Folder 49

Notice to Roxburghe and Zamorano Club Members 1976

Box 1, Folder 50

Presses of the Grabhorn Press, by S. & K. Grover 1976

Box 1, Folder 51

Sometimes Rhymes, by Towhee Brown 1976

Box 1, Folder 51

William Morris and Helen & Sandy Berger now reside at Kelmscott Carmel and occasionally at San Francisco 1976

Box 1, Folder 53

Casanova and Boswell: An Encounter? by Norman V. Carlson 1978

Box 1, Folder 54

Coffee: The Art of Making and Brewing It, by Sir John Sinclair. Introduction by Richard Dillon 1978

Box 1, Folder 55

"A coincidence of taste...": Robert Frost's Woodchopper Friend, by G. William Gahagan 1978

Box 1, Folder 56

Los Compadres: The First Twenty Years, by Don Meadows 1978

Box 4

A Creed for the Surgeon 1978

Box 1, Folder 57

Dinner for the members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs 1978

Box 1, Folder 58

An Early Nineteenth-Century Paean to Natural Gas for the deliverance of the Whale, from Poems by Selleck Osborn, Boston, 1830 1978

Box 1, Folder 59

The First Exploration of a Great Library, by Richard Jefferies 1978

Box 1, Folder 60

Hey Lot 1978

Box 1, Folder 61

A Machine invented upon mature consideration of Mechanic Powers deducted from Geometrick Principles 1978

Box 1, Folder 62

Memorial to Rev. Maynard J. Geiger, O.F.M. 1978

Box 1, Folder 63

Pipe the Pipes for Roxburghe's 50 Years 1978

Box 1, Folder 64

Smallpox Immunization in Alta California, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1978

Box 1, Folder 65

A Study of Two Historic Maps, by Robert H. Power 1978

Box 1, Folder 66

Tea in China and Legends of Monkeys Gathering Tea 1978

Box 1, Folder 67

young Bob, Mike & Gale afoot to the joint meeting 1978

Box 1, Folder 68

Billington on Nevins, by Ray Allen Billington 1980

Box 1, Folder 69

A California "Chunk" 1980

Box 1, Folder 70

The Elusive Dr. Burrough, Alta California's First Physician, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1980

Box 1, Folder 81

A facsimile of the 1850 Constitution, Bylaws and Fee Bill of the First Medical Society in San Francisco. With a prefatory note by Carey S. Bliss 1980

Box 1, Folder 82

Indian Summer 1980

Box 1, Folder 83

A Letter from Una Jeffers 1980

Box 4

Letter. Written in London on April 7, 1931 from Bruce Rogers to Will Bradley. With an explanatory note by Carey S. Bliss 1980

Box 1, Folder 84

Mariano Malarin: A Life that Spanned Two Cultures, by Albert Shumate 1980

Box 1, Folder 85

A memento presented to those present at the marriage of Teresa Mary Hilleary and PatrickJoseph Mock, August 16th, 1980. Church of the Annunciation, Monterey, California 1980

Box 1, Folder 86

Observations on the Recovery of a Man Dead in Appearance by Distending the Lungs with Air 1980

Box 1, Folder 87

Optimal Man, by Elsa von Eckartsberg 1980

Box 1, Folder 86

Pan American Water Ski Championship September 1980 1980

Box 4

A Pica-Size Primer Pertaining to Ship Presses. Text by Susan Acker 1980

Box 1, Folder 89

Rub for Rub 1980

Box 1, Folder 90

The Singing of the West, by Maynard Dixon. Introduction by Earl C. Adams 1980

Box 1, Folder 91

[William Morris letter to Smith] 1980

Box 1, Folder 92

An Act to Prohibit Hawaiians from Emigrating to California "Where They May Die in Misery." 1850. By David W. Forbes 1986

Box 1, Folder 93

Alta California's Four Fortresses, by Richard S. Whitehead 1986

Box 1, Folder 94

An Amazing Coincidence. Extracted from an essay entitled Coincidences by Harold Nicolson 1986

Box 1, Folder 95

Anton Roman's Sketch of Bibliography. With an essay by Robert D. Harlan 1986

Box 1, Folder 96

The Bookseller & the Architect, by Robert D. Harlan 1986

Box 1, Folder 97

The broadest land's too tight a squeeze..., by Judah Al-Harizi 1986

Box 1, Folder 98

The Brothers Den, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1986

Box 1, Folder 99

East away from the Sierras...., by Mary Austin 1986

Box 1, Folder 100

The Eighteenth Biennial Gathering of the Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs 1986

Box 1, Folder 101

The Function of Prints in the California Missions, by Norman Neuerburg 1986

Box 1, Folder 102

Gatsby, by J. P. Devine 1986

Box 1, Folder 103

I, Benj. Franklin, printer 1986

Box 1, Folder 104

The Laws of Books 1986

Box 1, Folder 105

Little Things... 1986

Box 1, Folder 106

The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus 1986

Box 1, Folder 107

The Octopus, A Review, by Jack London. Introduction by Oscar Lewis 1986

Box 1, Folder 108

A Political Epistle on Major Money's Ascent in a Balloon from the City of Norwich; and his Descent into the Sea Seven Leagues off Lowestoff, by the Marquis Townshend 1986

Box 1, Folder 109

Robinson Jeffers & Religion 1986

Box 1, Folder 110

The Roxburghe Club, 1812 1986

Box 1, Folder 111

Sherwood Grove was a printer 1986

Box 1, Folder 112

The Short but Happy History of L'Envoi Press, by George Robert Kane 1986

Box 1, Folder 113

Some Observations on Book Design, by Richard J. Hoffman 1986/1988

Box 1, Folder 114

A Third Spoonapropnaglisms 1986

Box 1, Folder 115

The XIIIth Congress of the International Association of Bibliophiles 1986

Box 1, Folder 116

Tree Song, by Gary Snyder; Dogwood, Forest-Yosemite, by Michael Mundy 1986

Box 1, Folder 117

Two Letters from Samuel Johnson to Sir Robert Chambers. Introduction by Loren R. Rothschild 1986

Box 4

When Grog May Be Taken Medicinally 1986

Box 4

[William Morris letter to Dearle] 1986

Box 1, Folder 118

The Wonderful Monitor: or, Memorable Repository. Introduction by K. Garth Huston, M.D. and K. Garth Huston, Jr. 1986

Box 4

A Zamorano Club Meeting Announcement from Years Past 1986

Box 1, Folder 119

Agustin V. Zamorano, Architect, by Norman Neuerburg 1988

Box 1, Folder 120

The Beagle Press Recidivus 1988

Box 1, Folder 121

A Bookseller Reminisces, by Roy Vernon Sowers 1988

Box 1, Folder 122

A Day in Surrey with William Morris. An Interview by Emma Lazarus, 1883. Introduction by Peter Stansky 1988

Box 1, Folder 123

Descanse en Paz, Amigo Mio, Carey Stanton. Text by Msgr. Francis J. Weber 1988

Box 1, Folder 124

Dr. Vallejo of Vallejo, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1988

Box 1, Folder 125

The Dove. Dove Coffehouse 1988

Box 1, Folder 126

Errant Scribblers or Accurate Scribes? by Thomas F. Andrews 1988

Box 1, Folder 127

Emperor Norton & Hawaii, by David W. Forbes 1988

Box 1, Folder 128

The Estelle Doheny Collection of Californiana, by Msgr. Francis J. Weber 1987/1988

Box 1, Folder 129

Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it. 1988

Box 1, Folder 130

The First Teaching Laryngoscopy 1988

Box 2, Folder 1

Gilmore's Court Square Theatre 1988

Box 2, Folder 2

Gold Rush Literature: A Symposium. Compiled with a commentary by Oscar Lewis 1988

Box 2, Folder 3

Goudy: Colonel Carroll T. Harris tells of his friendship with Frederic W. Goudy (1950) 1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Indulge Yourselves 1988

Box 2, Folder 5

John Augustus Sutter. Notice to Squatters 1988

Box 2, Folder 6

A Late Discourse Made in a Solemne Assembly of Nobles and Learned Men at Montpellier in France; by Sr. Kenelme Digby, Knight, etc. 1988

Box 2, Folder 7

[Letter written by William Morris to John Ruskin] 1988

Box 2, Folder 8

"Like a Gothic Cathedral": Paul Elder's Grant Avenue Book and Art Shop, by Robert D. Harlan 1988

Box 2, Folder 9

Omnium Gatherum 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

The Opinion of the Hon. James Wickersham in the Case of McGinley v. Cleary 1988

Box 2, Folder 11

An Original Comic Valentine 1988

Box 2, Folder 12

Remembering A Centaur, by James Broughton 1988

Box 2, Folder 13

Report of Outing Bureau Trip Down the West Coast of Lower California, January 1927 1988

Box 2, Folder 14

R/Z San Francisco 1988 [dinner menu] 1988

Box 2, Folder 15

The Silverado Squatters, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Introductory Chapter 1988

Box 2, Folder 16

The Taylor & Taylor Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII 1988

Box 2, Folder 17

There Can't Be Good Living Where There Is Not Good Drinking 1988

Box 2, Folder 18

Three Letters from Hell. Letters Reputedly in the Hand of the Whitechapel Murderer 1988

Box 2, Folder 19

To Remember David Magee 1905-1977 1988

Box 2, Folder 20

Transpacific: 1966. Travel Notes from a Foreign Land, by Lawrence Clark Powell 1988

Box 2, Folder 21

Twelve Years Before Zamorano. Text by Earl F. Schmidt 1988

Box 2, Folder 22

Two poems from the sequence Solitary Pleasures by Tachibana Akemi. Translated by Donald Keene 1988

Box 2, Folder 23

You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive 1988

Box 2, Folder 24

The Zamorano Press and the Botica: California's First Medical Book, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1988

Box 2, Folder 25

Inauguration of the Fellows Program of the Historical Society of Southern California, June 2, 1988 1990

Box 2, Folder 26

Glenn Dawson keepsake 2002

Scope and Content

May 2002 issue of Hoja Volante; accompanied by envelope with anagram of "Glen Dawson".
Box 5, Folder 1

Was There a Time, by Dylan Thomas 2005 April

Box 2, Folder 27

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, by Loren Rothschild 2009

Box 6, Folder 1

[Walter Benjamin quote] 2009 June

Box 2, Folder 28

Ancient Handmade Paper, by Dard Hunter 2010

Box 2, Folder 29

[Stamp keepsakes--Ben Franklin and Earl Warren] 2010

Box 2, Folder 30

Kipling & the Owl 2010

Box 2, Folder 31

Me Retinent Vinctum Formosae Vincla Puellae, by Bruce Whiteman 2010

Box 2, Folder 32

No Regrets, by Edwin Todd 2010

Box 2, Folder 33

The Old-Book Peddler, by Stefan Zweig 2010

Box 3, Folder 1

Three California Maps, by Joseph Jesus Bray 2010

Box 3, Folder 2

To be or not to be--Is that a facsimile? by Gordon J. van De Water 2010

Box 5, Folder 3

Ad Brugger 2011

Box 2, Folder 34

Slang in America, by Walt Whitman 2011

Box 2, Folder 35

Thomas Almond Ayres: First Artist of Yo Semite, by Dennis Kruska 2011

Box 3, Folder 3

The Roots below the earth claim no reward for making the branches fruitful 2011

Box 5, Folder 4

Amor Lirorum Nos Unit 2012 February

Box 5, Folder 5

Discovery and Research, by Ernest H. Starling 2012 October 15

Box 3, Folder 15

Glen Dawson and the High Sierra: A Man to Match the Mountains 2012

Box 6

The Great Siege of Malta 1565 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 6

Harold Ross and His Hollywood Restaurant 2012 September

Box 5, Folder 7

"If mankind were to disappear..." 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 8

The Inyo Earthquake of 1872 2012 September

Box 5, Folder 9

"Life..." 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 10

My Friend Aristide, by Roy Vernon Sowers 1984, 2012

Box 5, Folder 11

Officially Sealed 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 12

Prison Experiences of a Suffragette 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 13

Requiem for Itys 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 14

Rik in Detail 2012 September-October

Box 5, Folder 15

Scipio's Dream 2012 October

Box 3, Folder 16

The Sun Shines not on us but in us 2012

Box 5, Folder 25

Victor Horton's Idea by Edward Stratemeyer 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 16

William S. Halsted 2012 October

Box 5, Folder 17

With Passion and Command 2012 February

Box 5, Folder 18

Zamorano Select 2010 2012

Box 6

[Zamorano & Roxburghe tote bag] 2012

Box 5, Folder 19

"Books don't always please..." 2013 February

Box 4

Visitors... by Samuel Johnson undated

Box 3, Folder 4

[Keepsake announcement] undated

Box 5, Folder 20

Harbison's Hive undated

Box 5, Folder 21

Vox Clamantis undated


Other publications and ephemera

Box 4

God's Flesh and Other Pre-Columbian Phantastica, by Marcus E. Crahan, M.D. 25th Dock Lecture 1970

Box 3, Folder 5

Humboldtian Physicians in California, by J. B. deC. M. Saunders, M.D. 1971

Scope and Content

Keepsake number 4 in a series issued by Library Associates of the University Library, University of California, Davis.
Box 3, Folder 6

"72 for 72". An Exhibition of 72 Fine Bindings from the Private Collection of Norman H. Strouse, "Skerryvore", St. Helena, California 1972

Box 3, Folder 7

[Eighth California Antiquarian Book Fair program] 1972

Box 3, Folder 8

[Letter from Michael Harrison to Roy Kidman] 1972 September 11

Box 3, Folder 9

The Kemble Occasional 1974 October

Box 3, Folder 10

[Book fair leaflet, University of San Francisco] 1980

Box 3, Folder 11

Hoja Volante 2002-2003, 2008

Box 3, Folder 12

The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies, volume VII, number 2 2003 Fall

Box 5, Folder 2

[Bookmark] 2011

Box 6, Folder 2

[Poster, Andre Chaves lecture on Walter Gropius] 2011

Box 5, Folder 22

The Road to John Fante's Los Angeles, by Stephen Cooper. Bonnie Cashin Endowed Lecture, UCLA Library Special Collections, March 10, 2011 2012

Box 5, Folder 23

["Roadworks" poster] 2012 September

Box 5, Folder 24

Sir Robert E. Cowan, by Gary F. Kurutz. Powell Society dinner lecture 2012

Box 3, Folder 13

[Silverado Museum brochure and postcards] undated

Box 3, Folder 14

[Wall's etcheries cards] undated