Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Mariam Arnold White Herrick Collection
H477  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.47 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
This collection consists of photographs and photocopies of a handwritten memoir pertaining to the White family, early settlers in Carmel. Willis Grimes White, Sarah Elizabeth White, and Mariam Arnold White, their baby, who was at the time suffering from malarial fever, came to Carmel from Chico in 1904. Frank Devendorf met them at the stage and took them to “White Cedars,” their rental. Some time later Mariam’s grandmother, Mariam Estle White, and Aunt Margaret joined the family, who then bought property on the north side of 9th, between Casanova and Camino Real, and had a cabin constructed. They later tore this down and had Mike Murphy build a larger house for them. It was called “Blue Door.” Sarah became principal of Sunset School from 1907-1910, using her salary to help pay for the lots and construction of the first cabin for the family and another cabin for Mariam Estle White. A son, Willis John, was born while the family was in Carmel. In 1927, Margaret built the Missionary Rest Home on Dolores and 8th. Mariam Arnold White married Francis H. Herrick, who later helped start the first Carmel Kite Festival.
Background
Willis Grimes White, Sarah Elizabeth White, and Mariam Arnold White, their baby, who was at the time suffering from malarial fever, came to Carmel from Chico in 1904. Frank Devendorf met them at the stage and took them to “White Cedars,” their rental. Some time later Mariam’s grandmother, Mariam Estle White, and Aunt Margaret joined the family, who then bought property on the north side of 9th, between Casanova and Camino Real, and had a cabin constructed. They later tore this down and had Mike Murphy build a larger house for them. It was called “Blue Door.” Sarah became principal of Sunset School from 1907-1910, using her salary to help pay for the lots and construction of the first cabin for the family and another cabin for Mariam Estle White. A son, Willis John, was born while the family was in Carmel. In 1927, Margaret built the Missionary Rest Home on Dolores and 8th. Mariam Arnold White married Francis H. Herrick, who later helped start the first Carmel Kite Festival.
Extent
Three folders
Restrictions
The Henry Meade Local History Room, Harrison Memorial Library does not hold copyright to these items. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder by the user.
Availability
Materials are open for research.