Guide to the Jaime de Angulo papers

M. Carey
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Jaime de Angulo papers
Creator: Angulo, Jaime de
Identifier/Call Number: MS.014
Physical Description: 15.4 Linear Feet 19 boxes, 1 framed photograph
Date (inclusive): 1890-1962
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, family journals, field notes, typescripts, manuscripts, poetry, artwork, family photographs & album pages.
Language of Material: English .


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Jaime de Angulo papers. MS 14. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1979. Additional gifts from Gui Mayo, 1993-2012. Additional gift from Mayo estate, 2022.


Jaime de Angulo (1887-1950) was a linguist, novelist, and ethnomusicologist in the western United States. He was born in Paris of Spanish parents. He came to America in 1905 to become a cowboy, and eventually arrived in San Francisco on the eve of the great 1906 earthquake. He worked as a cowboy, medical doctor and psychologist. He became a linguist who contributed to the knowledge of certain Northern California Indian languages, as well as some in Mexico.
- Excerpted from Wikipedia

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, family journals, field notes, typescripts, manuscripts, poetry, artwork, photograph albums and published works.

Separated Material

Books have been cataloged separately.

Processing Information

Processed by Maureen Carey. Completed July 25, 2013. Descriptions supplied by the creator of the records appear in quotes. Descriptions supplied by Library staff appear in brackets.

Finding aid revision statement

This finding aid was revised in the Reparative Archival Redescription Project in 2021-2022. Previous versions of this finding aid are available upon request.

Related Materials

MS83 Lucy Shepard Freeland papers, MS280 Gui Mayo Papers

Additional Collection Guides

  1. MS 14 Photographs 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Achomawi Indians -- California
Indians of North America -- Folklore
Authors, American -- 20th century
Anthropologists -- United States -- Archives
Linguists -- United States -- Correspondence
Angulo, Gui de
Freeland, L. S. (Lucy Shepard), 1890-1972

box-folder 1:1

Illustrated Family Genealogy 1632


Illuminated manuscript [in poor condition]
box-folder 1:2

Genealogical information 1970-1979

box-folder 1:3

Merino Mansos - family tree, ca. 1900-1950

box-folder 1:4

Biographical sketch by D. L. Olmsted - in Achumawi Dictionary [photocopy], 1966

box-folder 2:1-4

Civil documents, Family Journals 1899-1949

box-folder 2:1

Documentos Referentes Estado Civil, 1870-1950

box-folder 2:2

Homestead Entry, Rojelio Joseph Castro relinquishment, June 11, 1906, 1961

box-folder 2:3

Diploma, Johns Hopkins University, 1/8/1912

box-folder 2:4

Certificate of Naturalization, 10/2/1912

box-folder 2:5

Commission - Officers Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States, 6/27/1917

box-folder 2:6

Certificate of Honorable Discharge, 12/13/1918

box-folder 2:7

Homestead Certificate #768901, 8/19/1920

box-folder 2:8

Certificate of Marriage 1923 [photocopy]; Degree of Divorce 1943, 1923, 1943

box-folder 2:9

Certified Birth Certificate, [Baby de Angulo - boy] 2/6/1924

box-folder 2:10

Land easement between J de A & Partington Canyon Properties, 11/1/1940

box-folder 2:11

Award of Disability Pension, Veterans Administration, 2/24/1949

box-folder 2:12

Deed of Gift - Land, 2/14/1949

box-folder 2:13-14

Rancho de Los Pesares log books, no. 1-2, 1917-1932, 1945-1952

box-folder 2:15

Rancho de Los Pesares, Account of first sighting of Costa del Sol in 1915 & Los Pesares homestead, 1915-1950

box-folder 3:1-2

Ysabel's Journals June 1899-December 1899, December 1899-January 1901

box-folder 3:3-4

Pura's Journals, 1917-1949, ca. 1919

box-folder 3:5-7, 4:1

Family Correspondence - Pura's letters to Father & brothers,

box-folder 3:5,

ca. 1895-1909, undated

box-folder 3:6

ca. 1910-1911, undated

box-folder 3:7

ca. 1912-1931, undated

box-folder 4:1

ca. 1908-1915, undated

box-folder 4:2-5

Jaime's Journals, 1933-1934, 1935-1936, 1937-1938, 1939-1940

box-folder 5:1-18


box-folder 5:1

J de A to family, 1902-1904, undated

box-folder 5:2

J de A to family from London - postcards 1904

box-folder 5:3

J de A to family from Colorado, 1905

box-folder 5:4

J de A to family from San Francisco, New York & Guatemala, Denver, Rawlins, WY - postcards, August 1905

box-folder 5:5

J de A to family from Tequcigalpa & San Francisco, Nov 1905-Feb 1906

box-folder 5:6

J de A to family from San Francisco - Earthquake, April-August 1906

box-folder 5:7

J de A to family from San Francisco, August-December 1906

box-folder 5:8

J de A to family from Mazatlan, Mexico, 1906

box-folder 5:9

J de A to family from San Francisco, 1907

box-folder 5:10

J de A to family - postcards, 1908-1909

box-folder 5:11-12

J de A to family, 1906-1922, 1923-1961

box-folder 5:13

J de A to Barbara Norville, ca. 1940-1950

box-folder 5:14

Abercrombie, David to J de A, 3/17/1946

box-folder 5:15

Cendrars, Blaise to J de A, [1949]

box-folder 6:1

J de A to Nancy de Angulo from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, 1943-1944

box-folder 6:2

J de A to Nancy de Angulo from Big Sur, 1945-1948

box-folder 6:3

J de A to Nancy de Angulo from Fort Miley Hospital, 1948-1949

box-folder 6:4

J de A to Gui Mayo [de Angulo], 1949-1950

box-folder 6:5-6

J de A to Ezra Pound, December 1948-July 1950, March-August 1950, undated

box-folder 6:7

J de A with Ezra Pound - Bound copy [photocopies], March-August 1950, undated

box-folder 6:8

Nancy de Angulo to Dorothy Pound and others after J de A's death [photocopies], ca. 1950-1977

box-folder 6:9

J de A to Mr. Chao re: phonetics, 1946

box-folder 6:10

J de A to family [photocopies] 1905-1913

box-folder 7:1-17, 8:1-13; 9:1-6; 10:1-5


box-folder 7:1

Paiute Songs, undated

box-folder 7:2

Karok Songs, undated

box-folder 7:3

Pomo Songs, undated

box-folder 7:4

Modoc Songs, undated

box-folder 7:5

Shasta Songs, undated

box-folder 7:6

Songs from Taos, 1949

box-folder 7:7

Pit River Songs, undated

box-folder 7:8

Songs of Los Pesares, 1940-1949

box-folder 7:9

Abajenos and Round Valley Songs, ca. 1920-1929

box-folder 7:10

[illegible] with Key to the Scriptures, ca. 1920-1939

box-folder 7:11

Miscellaneous Indian Songs, ca. 1920-1939

box-folder 7:12

Don Bartolomeo cartoons w/captions, ca. 1945

box-folder 7:13, 15

"Field Work" Cartoons [by J de A], 1920-1929

box-folder 7:14

Cartoons [by J de A], [1928]

box-folder 7:16

"A Book of Tch I niss Proverbs, very useful by the first Chinaman …" - cartoons, 1931-1936

box-folder 7:17

Poetry 1915-1950

box-folder 8:1

Basque - drafts, undated

box-folder 8:2

Indian Folktales transcription written in J de A's hand, undated

box-folder 8:3

"Tale told by Tony Luhan", 1924

box-folder 8:4

"On the Religious Feeling among the Indians of California", 1924

box-folder 8:5-6

"The Lariat" - manuscript, typescript, pt.1, & photocopy undated

box-folder 8:7

"Don Bartolomeo, pt. II" - typescript, undated

box-folder 8:8

"The Witch, pt. III" - typescript w/drawings, undated

box-folder 8:9

"Translations from Lorca" - typescript, 1944

box-folder 8:10

"Indian Tales" - photocopy of typescript, 1949

box-folder 8:11

"Songs of the Hillside, 1st, 2nd"; "Shaman Songs", undated

box-folder 8:12

"CID", manuscript, typescript w/corrections & additions, undated

box-folder 8:13

"The Coyote & The Coot Girls", undated

box-folder 9:1

"The Andorgynes" manuscript, undated

box-folder 9:2

"Achumawi: A primitive Tribe of California", draft, photocopy of typescript 1924

box-folder 9:3-4

"Indians in Overalls"

box-folder 9:3

Pgs. 1-44, typescript [photocopy], 11/15/1948

box-folder 9:4

Pgs. 45-190, 2 pgs footnotes [photocopy], 11/15/1948

box-folder 9:5

Clippings re: "Indian Tales" publication 1940-1960

box-folder 9:6

Clipping, Paul Radin, 6/9/1961

box-folder 10:1-4

"What is Language"

box-folder 10:1

Typescript draft, 1945-1947

box-folder 10:2

Typescript, pgs. 1-234 [photocopy] 1945-1947

box-folder 10:3

Typescript, pgs. 235-457 [photocopy] 1945-1947

box-folder 10:4

Appendix, annotated typescript, 1945-1947

box-folder 10:5

Linguistic material on Chinese; holograph & typescript pages w/annotations, undated

box-folder 11:1-27; 12:1-14

Published Appearences 1926-1990

box-folder 11:1

"The Trial of Ferrer" by J de A 1911

box-folder 11:2

"A Cantonese Phonetic Reader", by Daniel Jones & Kwing Tong Woo 1912

box-folder 11:3

"Pomo Doctors and Poisoners" by L. S. Freeland, 1923

box-folder 11:4

"On Religious Feeling among the Indians of California" by J de A, 1924

box-folder 11:5

"Don Indian Think?" by J de A, 1925

box-folder 11:6

"The Destruction of the World" by L. S. Freeland, 1925

box-folder 11:7

"The Linguistic Tangle of Oaxaca" by J de A, 1925

box-folder 11:8

"The Chontal Language" by J de A & L.S. Freeland, 1925

box-folder 11:9

"Kinship Terms in Some Languages of Southern Mexico" by J de A, 1925

box-folder 11:10

"The Background of Religious Feeling in a Primitive Tribe", 1926

box-folder 11:11

"Two Parallel Modes of Conjugation in the Pit River Language" by J de A, 1926

box-folder 11:12

"L'Emploi de la Notion d' Etre dans la Langue Mixe" by J de A 1926

box-folder 11:13

"The Development of Affixes in a group of Monosyllabic Languages of Oaxaca", pt.1, by J de A, 1926

box-folder 11:14

"The Development of Affixes in a group of Monosyllabic Languages of Oaxaca", pt.2, by J de A 1926

box-folder 11:15

"Tone Patterns & Verb Forms in a Dialect of Zapotek" by J de A 1926

box-folder 11:16

"La Psychilique Religious des Achumawi" by J de A, 1928

box-folder 11:17

"The Sun" by J de A, 1928

box-folder 11:18

"A Tfalati Dance-Song in Parts" by J de A, 1929

box-folder 11:19

"Grammatical Processes: Incremental vs. Autonomic" by J de A, 1929

box-folder 11:20

"Notes on the Northen Paiute of California" by J de A, 1929

box-folder 11:21-22

"The Achumawi Language" by J de A & L.S. Freeland, c.1-2, 1930

box-folder 11:23

"The Man who went to the Land of the Dead" by J de A, 1931

box-folder 11:24

"The Lutuami Language (Klamath-Modoc) by J de A, 1931

box-folder 11:25

"La Musique des Indiens de la Califonrnie du Nord" by J de A, 1931

box-folder 11:26

"Karok Texts" by J de A & L. S. Freeland, 1931

box-folder 11:27

"Two Achumawi Tales" by J de A & L. S. Freeland 1931

box-folder 12:1

"The Chichimeco Language (Central Mexico)" by J de A, 1933

box-folder 12:2

"Zapotekan Linguistic Group" by J de A & L.S. Freeland, 1933

box-folder 12:3

"Poema del Canto Jondo" - Translation from Lorca by J de A, 1944

box-folder 12:4

"Indians in Overalls" & "Over Sir John's Hill" by J de A, 1944

box-folder 12:5

"Je l'ai surpris …" by J de A [poem and sketch], 1950

box-folder 12:6

"Assis sur le roc … " by J de A, 1951

box-folder 12:7

"Seven Indian Tales" by J de A, 1952

box-folder 12:8

"Achumawi Sketches" by J de A, 1974

box-folder 12:9

"The Achumawi Life-Force" by J de A [photocopy], 1975

box-folder 12:10

"je l'ai surpris …" by J de A [broadside], 1975

box-folder 12:11

"5000 years" by J de A [broadside], 1973

box-folder 12:12

"Shelter" [broadside], 1970-1990

box-folder 12:13

"The Basque Dialect of Marquina" by Wm. Rollo - research material, 1925

box-folder 12:14

Recording [LP 33 1/3] - J de A tells the story of the Gila Monster & His Sister the Ceremonial Drum, 1945-1990

Box 13-15

Photographs & negatives,

Other Finding Aids

See Additional Collection Guides for a downloadable itemized inventory of the photographs.
Box 13

Photographs - 4x5 to 5x7

Box 14

Photographs - 8x10 & loose album pages

Box 15

Negatives to 4x5

Box 19, Folder 10-12

Accession 2022.058 Additions to Jaime de Angulo papers circa 1930s-1960s

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Jaime de Angulo and his family and associates, including D.H. Lawrence, at Los Pesares ranch in Big Sur California and in Taos New Mexico. Photographs of Nancy de Angulo by L.S. Freedland.
Box 16-18


Box 16

Basket ms0014_obj_008 1920-1940

Box 17

3 Baby bonnets, ms0014_obj_003-005 undated

Box 17

1 serape blanket, ms0014_obj_006 undated

Box 17

1 poncho, ms0015_obj_007 undated

Box 18

Framed lithograph of Francisco Javier Albert ms0014_obj_001 undated

Box 18

1 engraving block [Jaime's drawing], ms0014_obj_002 undated

Item 1

Portrait of Jaime de Angulo [photograph] ms0014_obj_009 undated

Box 19

Accession 2022.027 Addition to Jaime de Angulo papers 1896-1962

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Kerr, executor of the Gui Mayo estate, in 2022.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Jaime de Angulo and his wife Lucy Shepard Freeland (Nancy) to their daughter Gui Mayo [Gui de Angulo] (1949-1962); Jamie de Angulo's will (1945); family photographs, including scrapbook pages (circa 1896-1936); and photographs of the shaman Sukmit from the Pit River Tribe (circa 1940s).

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Dundon in 2022.