Finding Aid to the Meacham Family Papers MS.1303

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030

Title: Meacham Family Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1303
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (3 folders)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1867-1894
Date (inclusive): 1867-1920
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence to the Meacham family from their Chinese house servants, newspaper issues, and sketches. Material in this collection was created between 1867 to 1920.
creator: Meacham Family

Processing history

Processing and finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Processing and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Meacham Family Papers, 1867-1920, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1303.


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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of correspondence to the Meacham family from their Chinese house servants, newspaper issues, and sketches.


Donated by Virginia Gooch, 1995 February 15.

Separated materials

Photographs in Photo Archives Collection: N.43577, N.43578, P.59702 to P.59719.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Strobridge, Idah Meacham, 1855-1932
Artemisia Bindery
California -- History -- Sources
Chinese -- California
Pencil sketches


Letters from past servants of the Meacham family 1872-1894

Scope and Contents note

This folder includes three letters. One letter dated 1874 July 12 is addressed to Mr. Meachum and signed “Ah Voon.” The second letter is dated 1872 March 15 and addressed to “Mr. George W. Meachum," signed “From your China Boy, Ah Chun”. The third letter is dated 1894 July 14 and addressed to “Miss Georychiayer." This letter is signed from “Ah hoy”.

Newspaper issues 1867-1920

Scope and contents

This folder includes miniature reprints of the following issues:
  • Daily Times Republic, 1867 June 22, volume 13, number 148. Newspress from Marshalltown, Iowa.
  • San Francisco Chronicle 1880 April 24, volume 30, number 99.
  • San Francisco Chronicle1893 April 30, volume 57, number 105.
The date reflects the original date of the issue, not the date the reprint was created.
This folder also includes an issue of Overland Monthly, 1920 February.

Pencil sketches by Charlotte I My Hon undated

Scope and contents

Sketches are mounted on mat boards. One sketch looks to be of an older Joaquin Miller and “Study of an old man by Charlotte My Hon” is written on the back. Another sketch is a signed self-portrait of Charlotte with inscription“Signed by herself."