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Finding Aid to the Jessica Fredricks Collection of Autographs and Letters 1879-1965 BASC 14
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box 1, folder 1

Abbott, Charles (d. 1927) January 3, [1885?]

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor, Charles Abbott Mace (1852-1927) husband of actor Maggie Mitchell. Signature probably removed from autograph album.
box 1, folder 2

Adams, Maude (1872-1953) 1927

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; calling card?
box 1, folder 3

Ade, George (1866-1944) April 22, 1905

Material Specific Details: Signature. Humorist, newspaper columnist, playwright.
box 1, folder 4

Anderson, Sherwood (1876-1941) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed program. Author; signed portrait, illustrated by Hydeman.
box 1, folder 5

Anglin, Margaret (1876-1958) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 6

Arliss, George (1868-1946) December 4, 1928

Material Specific Details: Signature. English actor; "Dear Miss Fredricks," letterhead, Hotel St. Francis, SF, CA.
box 1, folder 7

Armstrong, Edna undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Signature of Oscar Eagle on reverse.
box 1, folder 8

Atherton, Gertrude (1857-1948) 1927

Material Specific Details: Signed portrait. Author, born in San Francisco; "My dear Mr. Mullen," letterhead, Hotel Lyndon, Los Gatos, CA.
box 1, folder 8

Atherton, Gertrude (1857-1948) March 21, 1928

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Author, born in San Francisco; "My dear Mr. Mullen," letterhead, Hotel Lyndon, Los Gatos, CA.
box 1, folder 9

Baldwin, Faith (1893-1978) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed photograph. Author.
box 1, folder 10

Barnum, George W. (1852-1937) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor; signature of Tilly Cohen on reverse.
box 1, folder 11

Barry, John D. (d. 1942) September 5, 1936

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Newspaper journalist, San Francisco Bulletin; San Francisco News; "Dear Miss Fredricks," letterhead, The Maurice [Hotel], SF, CA
box 1, folder 12

Barrymore, Ethel (1879-1959) 1908

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 13

Belasco, David (1853-1931) January 11, 1921

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Theatre producer, playwright; born in San Francisco; "Dear Mr. [Charles] Peyton," letterhead, Belasco Theatre, NY, NY.
box 1, folder 13

Belasco, David (1853-1931) June 29, 1921

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Theatre producer, playwright; born in San Francisco; "Dear Mr. [Charles] Peyton," letterhead, Belasco Theatre, NY, NY.
box 1, folder 14

Bennett, Paul A. (1897-1966) May 28, 1964

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. (Postcard). Secretary, The Typophiles; "Gentlemen," (addressed to Order Department, SFPL).
box 1, folder 15

Benrimo, J. H. (1874-1942) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed illustration. Actor, playwright; born in San Francisco.
box 1, folder 16

Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914?) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed [calling?] card. Author, born in San Francisco.
box 1, folder 17

Blinn, Holbrook (1872-1928) July 9, 1902

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Actor, born in San Francisco; "My dear Mr. [Sleicher?].
box 1, folder 18

Bordoni, Irene (1893-1953) 1939

Material Specific Details: Signed Christmas card. Actor.
box 1, folder 18

Bordoni, Irene (1893-1953) undated

Material Specific Details: Inscribed calling card. Actor; "To Charles Peyton".
box 1, folder 19

Bothner, Ada (18--? - 1899) March 11, 1886

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; starred in "Bunch of Keys," Season 85/86.
 

Bowne, Hallett. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Bradley, Leonora. See: See Tracy, Helen A. (Box 1 / Folder 89) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; "With best wishes sincerely."
box 1, folder 20

Brandon, Ethel February 2, 1906

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Actress; "My dear Mr. Glocker," letterhead, The Monticello, Norfolk, VA.
box 1, folder 21

Brown, Cecil (1907-1987) October 1, 1945

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Radio broadcaster; "Dear Miss Fredricks," personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 22

Budd, James H. (1851-1908) [January], 1901

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Governor of California, (1895-1899).
 

Burke, John T. See: Lowell, Helen (Box 1 / Folder 52); and Warren, Hal (Box 1 / Folder 93) December 21, 1884

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Carter, Roland. See: See Ditrichstein, Leo (Box 1 / Folder 31) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. See Ditrichstein, Leo.
box 1, folder 23

Casals, Pablo (1876-1973) May 13, 1962

Material Specific Details: Postcard. Spanish cellist and conductor; "Dear Miss Silverman".
box 1, folder 24

Coghlan, Rose (1851-1932) 1909

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor; starred in the role of Peg Woffington in "Masks and Faces".
 

Cohen, Tilly. See: Barnum, George W. (Box 1 / Folder 10) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Collier, Mrs. J. W. See: Saville, J. G. (Box 1 / Folder 79 December 20, 1884

Material Specific Details: Signature. Nee Lizzie C. Hudson.
 

Collier, William. See: Nethersole, Olga (1908) (Box 1 / Folder 64) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 25

Connolly, Cyril, (1903-1974) October 31, 1939

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed, manuscript. English literary critic; also signature of Stephen Spender with Connolly, "Dear Madam," Horizon letterhead, ; Connolly's "Comments," Horizon: A Review of Literature and Art (manuscript); photocopy of published Comment by Connolly; note from bookseller.
box 1, folder 26

Convere, Marion December 2, 1901

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Actor; Alcazar Theatre, "Enemy to the King," married to stage manager Charles F. Bryant (1903).
box 1, folder 27

Coulson, Nathaniel Thomas(1853-1945) [1939?]

Material Specific Details: Signed Postcard. San Francisco dentist; Front image of Postcard.: Coulson and Grace Cathedral bell.
box 1, folder 28

Crane, William H. (1845-1928) November 13, 1885

Material Specific Details: Signature. Comedian, actor; signature of Alex Fisher on reverse; probably from autograph album.
box 1, folder 29

Crews, Laura Hope (1879-1942) June 3, 1909

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor, born in San Francisco; starred as Polly Jordan in the "Great Divide".
box 1, folder 30

Davenport, Edgar L. (1862–1918) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature probably removed from autograph album.
box 1, folder 31

Ditrichstein, Leo (1865-1928) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature. of Charles Gotthold on same side; Roland Carter signature. on reverse; probably from autograph album.
box 1, folder 32

Dixon, Thomas, Jr. (1864-1946) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Author, clergyman, theatrical producer; "To Charles Glocker".
box 1, folder 33

Drew, John (1853-1927) June 1905

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 34

Drew, Louise (1882-1954) [190-?]

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 35

Elliott, Maxine (1873-1940) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 36

Evans., E.D. (Rear Admiral, US Navy) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Gift of Raymond E.F. Larson (See Whedon, Harriet).
 

Fisher, Alex. See: Crane, William H. (Box 1 / Folder 28) February 16, 1884

Material Specific Details: Signature.
box 1, folder 37

Fiske, Harrison Grey (1861-1941) February 7, 1919

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Playwright, theatrical manager; "My dear Mr. [Charles] Peyton," personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 38

Fiske, Minnie Maddern (1865-1932) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor; letterhead, Manhattan Theatre, NY; Harrison Grey Fiske, Manager.
box 1, folder 39

Fitch, Clyde (1863-1909) April, 1909

Material Specific Details: Signature. Playwright; letterhead, The New Willard, Washington.
 

Freer, Eleanor Everest. See: Nevada, Emma (Box 1 / Folder 65) November 16, 1935

Material Specific Details: Composer.
box 1, folder 40

Gibbons, J. Card. (James Cardinal; 1834-1921) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Archbishop of Baltimore, second American to be elevated to Roman Catholic Cardinal.
box 1, folder 41

Goodwin, Nat C. (1857-1919) 1905

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
 

Gotthold, Charles. See: Ditrichstein, Leo (Box 1 / Folder 31) November 17, 1899

Material Specific Details: Signature.
box 1, folder 42

Hambourg, Boris (1884/1885-1954) [October 1935]

Material Specific Details: Signed exhibit brochure. Russian cellist; "First Exhibition of Paintings…by Cleeve Horne," Eaton's [Toronto].
box 1, folder 43

Hart, Jerome A. (1854-1937) May 28, 1894

Material Specific Details: Unsigned calling card. Editor of the Argonaut; handwritten message on reverse.
box 1, folder 44

Howell, John Thomas (1903-1994) undated

Material Specific Details: Christmas card. Botanist; Curator of Botany, California Academy of Sciences.
box 1, folder 45

Irwin, May (1862-1938) November 6, 1925

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Comedian and music-hall performer; "My dear Mr. Peyton," personal letterhead, envelope.
box 1, folder 45

Irwin, May (1862-1938) March 22, 1897

Material Specific Details: Signature. Comedian and music-hall performer; signature probably taken from autograph album.
box 1, folder 45

Irwin, May (1862-1938) October 7, 1915

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Comedian and music-hall performer; "My dear Glocker," letterhead, Hotel Woodstock, NY.
box 1, folder 46

James, Elsie 1908

Material Specific Details: Signed poem. Actor?
box 1, folder 47

Jones, Spike (1911-1965) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature on card. Musician, bandleader; invitation to a graduation tea, St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 19--?
box 1, folder 48

Kilgour, Joseph (1863-1933) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; starred in "Sporting Life".
box 1, folder 49

Kraus, Lili (1903-1986) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Hungarian pianist (SFHC Accession 2007-76).
 

Larson, Raymond E.F. See: Whedon, Harriet (Box 1 / Folder 95) 1941

box 1, folder 50

Leach, Stephen W. (1820?-1895) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor, singer, member California Theatre Company.
box 1, folder 50

Leach, Stephen W. (1820?-1895) undated

Material Specific Details: Unsigned portrait. Actor, singer, member California Theatre Company.
box 1, folder 51

Leiber, [Fritz] (1910-1992) January 1, [19--?]

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Author; "My dear Miss Schussler," letterhead, Hotel El Cortez, San Francisco, CA.
box 1, folder 52

Lowell, Helen ( 1866-1937) May, 188-?

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature probably removed from autograph album; autograph of John T. Burke on reverse.
box 1, folder 53

Macy, Stanley January 6, 1885

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature probably removed from autograph album.
box 1, folder 54

Mannering, Mary (-1953) undated

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Actor; "My dear Mr. Glocker," letterhead, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA.
box 1, folder 55

Mayall, Herschel J. (1863-1941) May 30, 1903

Material Specific Details: Actor; signed quotation.
box 1, folder 56

McWilliams, Carey (1905-1980) January 31, 1931

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Actor; starred as Laertes in Hamlet (Broadway, 1912).
box 1, folder 57

Meehan, Brother Leo (Francis J.; 1881?-1966) December 19, 1938

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Professor, St. Mary's College, CA, 1908-1941; "My dear Miss Fredricks," letterhead, Saint Mary's College, CA.
box 1, folder 58

Meiggs, Henry (1811-1877) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Promoter, railroad builder; note with signature: "Found on orchestral parts from library of Rudolf Herald'.
box 1, folder 59

Miller, Joaquin (1837-1913) 1895

Material Specific Details: Signature. Author; on reverse: "Autograph Presented at Gov's Office Sac".
box 1, folder 60

Mitchell, Maggie (1837-1918) September 16, 1879

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actress, wife of actor Charles Abbott; signature probably removed from autograph album, dated Sept. 16, 1877.
box 1, folder 61

Mongkut, Somedetch Phra Paramendr Maha (1804-1868) March 27, 1855

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. King of Siam; "To his Excellency Sir John Bowring." Library provenance included.
box 1, folder 62

Montgomery, Douglass (1907-1966) February 22, 1935

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Actor; "Dear Miss Schussler," personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 63

Morrison, Florence Roberts (1871-1927) 1903

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; "Faithfully…".
box 1, folder 64

Nethersole, Olga (1866-1951) 1908

Material Specific Details: Signature. English actor; signature of actor William Collier on reverse.
box 1, folder 64

Nethersole, Olga (1866-1951) May 5, 1910

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. English actor.
box 1, folder 65

Nevada, Emma (1859-1940) November 16, 1935

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Opera singer; "Dearest Nellie" (Eleanor Everest Freer, composer), personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 66

Norris, Charles G. (1881-1945) May 25, 1939

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Author; "Dear Mr. Rea" (SFPL City Librarian), personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 67

O'Neil, Nance (1874-1965) March [10?], 1910

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Actor, born in Oakland, CA; "My dear Mr. Glocker," letterhead, Belasco-Stuyvesant Theatre, New York.
box 1, folder 67

O'Neil, Nance (1874-1965) undated

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Actor, born in Oakland, CA; letterhead, Victoria Hotel, Chicago.
box 1, folder 68

O'Neill, James (1863-1938) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature probably removed from autograph album.
box 1, folder 69

Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972) November 12, 1945

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Author; "Dear Miss Francke, personal letterhead," envelope.
box 1, folder 70

Paul, Elliot (d. 1958) undated

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Author, journalist; "Dear Friend: for the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee".
box 1, folder 71

Perkins, Walter E. (1859-1925) May 30, 1903

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor.
box 1, folder 72

Petrova, Olga (1884-1977) October 29, [19--?]

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. English actor; "Dear Mr. Peyton," personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 73

Phelps, William Lyon (1865-1943) May 8, 1923

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Scholar and critic; "Dear Miss Fredricks," letterhead, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
box 1, folder 74

Post, Guy Bates (1876?-1968) November 11, 1929

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed. Actor; "My dear Miss Schussler," letterhead, The Clift, San Francisco, CA.
box 1, folder 75

Rathbone, Basil (1892-1967) April 26, 1939

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Actor; "Dear Miss [Helen E.] Schussler," personal letterhead.
 

Reynolds, P. J. See: Warren, Hal (Box 1 / Folder 93) December 27, 1884

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation.
box 1, folder 76

Rivera, Diego (1886-1957) December 1930- January 1931

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Artist; "Librarian San Francisco Public Library".
box 1, folder 77

Ronciere, Charles de la (1870-1941) October 2, 1929

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. French librarian; letterhead, Bibliotheque Nationale.
box 1, folder 78

Roosevelt, Edith Kermit (1861-1948) October 18, 1926

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. First Lady of the United States, wife of Theodore Roosevelt; "My dear Mr. Peyton," personal letterhead. Gift of Raymond E.F. Larson (See Whedon, Harriet).
box 1, folder 79

Saville, J. G. April 1885

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature of Mrs. J. W. Collier, Jr from autograph album, on reverse.
box 1, folder 80

Schooner, John July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signatures. Eight signatures, Insurance policy for the Schooner John: Thomas Rice, Master. Some signatures illegible. Gift of Raymond E.F. Larson.
 

Seaman, Scott V. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Siam, King of Siam (1804-1868) See: Mongkut, Somdetch Phra Paramendr Maha (Box 1 / Folder 61) undated

 

Smith, David. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Smith, Paschal N. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Spender, Stephen. See: Cyril Connolly (Box 1 / Folder 25) October 31, 1939

Material Specific Details: Typed letter signed.
box 1, folder 81

Stoddard, Blanche (fl. 1902-?) 1902

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 82

Stoddard, Charles Warren (1843-1909 [1905?]

Material Specific Details: Signature on card. Author, poet; Bohemian Club ticket, Exhibition of Sculpture by Robert I. Aitken.
box 1, folder 83

Stoddard, J. H. (fl. 1902-?) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 84

Stone, Florence (1871?-1927) April 25, 1892

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; performed at the Grand Opera House, San Francisco.
 

Stout, Jacob. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
box 1, folder 85

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) March 28, 1922

Material Specific Details: Typed note signed. Supreme Court Chief Justice, President of the United States; letterhead Supreme Court.
box 1, folder 86

Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) March 12, 1914; Sept 1, 1925

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed (2). Supreme Court Chief Justice, President of the United States; gift of Raymond E.F. Larson (See Whedon, Harriet) 1914: personal letterhead; 1925: Supreme Court letterhead.
box 1, folder 87

Taylor, Edward Robeson (1838-1923) [1917?]

Material Specific Details: Signed card. Mayor of San Francisco; "Miss Jessie Fredericks," (Main Library dedication).
box 1, folder 87

Taylor, Edward Robeson (1838-1923) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed card. Mayor of San Francisco; "To Dr. Julius Rehn Weber".
box 1, folder 88

Townsend, Alice (fl. 1880s) March 5, 1879

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; signature probably removed from autograph album.
box 1, folder 89

Tracy, Helen A. (1850–1924) undated

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor; "My name, my name is Willie (Silver King)". Signature of Lenora Bradley on reverse.
box 1, folder 90

Twain, Mark (1835-1910) August 26, 1882

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Author; Signed "Samuel L. Clemons".
box 1, folder 90

Twain, Mark (1835-1910) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Author.
box 1, folder 90

Twain, Mark (1835-1910) December 1880

Material Specific Details: Signature. Author.
box 1, folder 91

Valentine, Mrs. [M?] (fl. 1880s?) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor.
box 1, folder 92

Warfield, David (1867?-1951) 1905

Material Specific Details: Signature. Actor; "Very sincerely yours, 1905".
box 1, folder 93

Warren, Hal (fl. 1884-1886?) November 20, 1884?

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor? Signature of John T. Burke on reverse.
box 1, folder 93

Warren, Hal (fl. 1884-1886?) April 10, 1885

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor? Signature of P. J. Reynolds on reverse; probably from autograph album
 

Weaver, Doodles (1912–1983). See: Jones, Spike (Box 1 / Folder 47) undated

Material Specific Details: Signature on card. Actor; member of Spike Jones's City Slickers Band. Invitation to a graduation tea, St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco.
box 1, folder 94

Wells, Carveth (1887-1957) undated

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Author; "To Patricia Ballard," (page from his North of Singapore).
box 1, folder 95

Whedon, Harriet (1878-1958) July 5, 1941; Dec. 27, 1941

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed (2). Artist; gift of Raymond E.F. Larson.
box 1, folder 95

Whedon, Harriet (1878-1958) July 5, 1941; Dec. 27, 1941

Material Specific Details: Autograph letter signed. Artist; exhibited paintings at the GGIE. See obit: SF Chronicle, 23 July 1958.
box 1, folder 96

Whiffen, Mrs. Thomas (1845-1936) [January?], 1909

Material Specific Details: Signed quotation. Actor.
 

White, Thomas. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
 

Wilkes, Israel. See: Schooner, John (Box 1 / Folder 80) July 30, 1796

Material Specific Details: Signature.
box 1, folder 97

Willkie, Wendell L. (1892-1944) June 29, 1943

Material Specific Details: Presidential candidate; "My dear Miss Fredericks [sic]," personal letterhead.
box 1, folder 98

Woollcott, Alexander (1887-1943) January 15, 1925

Material Specific Details: Autograph note signed. Author, critic, radio personality; "My dear Miss Fredericks [sic]".