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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note on John A. Schutz
  • Cataloging Decisions
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing: Subjects
  • Indexing: Added Entries
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: John A. Schutz Miscellany Collection
    Dates (inclusive): 1693-1959
    Collection Number: mssHM 73570-73655
    Extent: 86 pieces in 2 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 86 miscellaneous historical documents collected by American history professor John A. Schutz (1919-2005). The material includes 18th-20th century manuscript material including correspondence and documents related to American and British politicians and historians, among others, as well as one 1693 printed tract (incomplete).
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. John A. Schutz Miscellany Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of John A. Schutz, May 5, 2006.

    Biographical Note on John A. Schutz

    John A. Schutz (1919-2005), was a professor, author and long-time Huntington Library reader in colonial American history. Schutz began his teaching career in 1945 at the California Institute of Technology, followed by Whittier College, and, from 1965 to 1991, at the University of Southern California. After Schutz's death, the material he had collected over the years was donated to the Huntington Library, on May 5, 2006, as part of the John A. Schutz Bequest. The Bequest included the William Ewart Gladstone Collection, Henry Cabot Lodge Collection, and the John A. Schutz Miscellany Collection.

    Cataloging Decisions

    1. A large number of the letters and documents were originally pasted down or mounted into albums by previous owners. The letters and documents, in most cases, have been removed from the original pages and mountings; but some evidence of the original locations (old glue, tabs, etc.) remain on the letters. It was decided that, unless it was a paper mounted letter, this original evidence would not be noted on the folders.
    2. A large number of the letters and documents also retain the pencilled notations and notes made by dealers or previous owners; these notations and notes were not removed nor noted on the folders.

    Scope and Content

    It is possible this Miscellany collection was assembled by John Schutz as part of his own research as an historian, as well as the letters and documents collected as autographs for his interest as a collector; the material covers a wide range of years, authors and subjects: Ephemera, Correspondence and Documents are arranged chronologically in Box 1: 1693-1865, and Box 2: 1866-1959.
    The material includes one piece of printed Ephemera (1693); the early American manuscript material includes correspondence and documents by William Burnet, Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas Pownall and William Shirley. The 19th century material includes correspondence and documents related to, among others, the American and British politicians and historians, George Bancroft, John Bright, Richard Cobden, John Davis, Charles William Eliot, Henry Hallam, Anthony Ashley Cooper (Earl of Shaftesbury), Robert Cecil (Marquess of Salisbury), and Robert Winthrop. The 20th century material includes correspondence by Charles Edward Chapman, Joseph Hodges Choate, Max Farrand, Hiram Johnson, Louis Knott Koontz, Robert Andrews Millikan, Frederic Logan Paxson, and Frederick Jackson Turner.

    Arrangement

    Organized chronologically in the following manner:
    • Box 1: Ephemera, Correspondence and Documents, 1693-1865
    • Box 2: Correspondence and Documents, 1866-1959

    Indexing: Subjects

    Abbot, Benjamin, 1762-1849. In John Gorham Palfrey, 1796-1881, letter to William Plumer, 1759-1850, (1838, Mar. 28). HM 73590.
    Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860. In George Bancroft, 1800-1891, letter to Sir Henry Holland, 1788-1873, (1853, July 18). HM 73601.
    American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch. In Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, letter to John A. Schutz, 1919-, (1935, Sep. 16). HM 73647.
    American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch. In Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, letter to Louis Knott Koontz, 1890-1951, (1938, Aug. 5). HM 73652.
    Boucher de Perthes, M. (Jacques), 1788-1868. Antiquites Celtiques Et Antediluviennes . In Richard Cobden, 1804-1865, letter to M. (Jacques) Boucher de Perthes, 1788-1868, (1847, Nov. 26). HM 73594.
    Bowditch, N.I. (Nathaniel Ingersoll), 1805-1861. Suffolk Surnames . In Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop, 1809-1894, letter to N.I. (Nathaniel Ingersoll), 1805-1861, (1861, Mar. 19). HM 73609.
    Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo, 1896-1958 (ed.). Our Catholic Heritage in Texas . In Herbert Eugene Bolton, 1870-1953, letter to Louis Knox Koontz, 1890-1951, (1936, Dec. 30). HM 73651.
    Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996. In Max Farrand, 1869-1945, letter to Louis Knox Koontz, 1890-1951, (1936, Oct. 15). HM 73650.
    Davis, John, 1787-1854. In John Davis, 1787-1854, letter to [Sir], (1851, Sep. 24). HM 73598.
    Ellis, George Edward, 1814-1894. Memoir of Jared Sparks, LL.D. In Justin Winsor, 1831-1897, letter to Benson John Lossing, 1813-1891, (1869, Dec. 23). HM 73614.
    Everett, Oliver. In Jared Sparks, 1789-1866, letter to Fielding Lucas, 1781-1854, (1823, Oct. 28). HM 73586.
    France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715. In Charlwood Lawton, 1660-1721, Ephemera, Printed Material, (1693). HM 73570.
    Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946. In Max Farrand, 1869-1945, letter to Louis Knox Koontz, 1890-1951, (1936, Oct. 15). HM 73650.
    Godey’s Magazine. In Rupert Hughes, 1872-1956, letter to Leo Rich Lewis, 1865-1945, (1896, Dec. 24). HM 73626.
    Great Britain -- History -- William and Mary, 1689-1702. In Charlwood Lawton, 1660-1721, Ephemera, Printed Material, (1693). HM 73570.
    Harper’s Weekly. In Francis Parkman, 1823-1893, letter to George William Curtis, 1824-1892, ([ca. 1865?], Aug. 10). HM 73611.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. In John Holladay Latané, 1869-1932, letter to Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, (1916, July 7). HM 73642.
    North American Review. In Jared Sparks, 1789-1866, letter to Fielding Lucas, 1781-1854, (1823, Oct. 28). HM 73586.
    Pacific Historical Review. In Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, letter to John A. Schutz, 1919-, (1935, Sep. 16). HM 73647.
    Pacific Historical Review. In Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, letter to Louis Knott Koontz, 1890-1951, (1938, Aug. 5). HM 73652.
    Peabody, Andrew P. (Andrew Preston), 1811-1893. In John Gorham Palfrey, 1796-1881, letter to [Mr. ----- Chamavère?], (1866, June 5). HM 73612.
    Shirley, William, 1694-1771. In “Extract of Privy Seal…,” document, (1750, June 7). HM 73578.
    Shultz, John A., 1919-. Thomas Pownall, British Defender of American Liberty - A Study of Angle-American Relations in the Eighteenth Century . In Robert Andrews Millikan, 1868- 1953, letter to John A. Schutz, 1919-, (1951, July 13). HM 73654.
    Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886. In John Bigelow, 1817-1911, letter to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1820-1887, (1884, July 20). HM 73618.
    Women -- Suffrage -- United States. In Joseph Hodges Choate, 1832-1917, letter to Alice Wheeler, (1913, Nov. 20). HM 73640.
    World War, 1914-1918. In Joseph Hodges Choate, 1832-1917, letter to John A. Stewart, (1916, Jan. 21). HM 73641.

    Indexing: Added Entries

    Beck, James M. (James Montgomery), 1861-1936. Addressee for George Macaulay Trevelyan, 1876-1962, (1924, Sep. 11). HM 73645.
    Boucher de Perthes, M. (Jacques), 1788-1868. Addressee for Richard Cobden, 1804-1865, (1847, Nov. 26). HM 73594.
    Bowditch, N.I. (Nathaniel Ingersoll), 1805-1861. Addressee for Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop, 1809-1894, (1850-1861). HM 73595, 73606, 73608-73609.
    Brainerd, Cephas, 1831-1910. Addressee for Joseph Hodges Choate, 1832-1917, (1909, Mar. 14). HM 73635.
    Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917. Signature on [Certification…], (1902, Sep. 6). HM 73633.
    Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. Addressee for Francis Parkman, 1823-1893, ([ca. 1865?], Aug. 10). HM 73611.
    Edward Dunigan and Brother (Firm). Addressee for Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, 1802-1865, (1852, Oct. 18). HM 73599.
    Fenner, James, 1771-1846. Addressee for James Bruen Howell, 1816-1880, (1812, Nov. 14). HM 73584.
    Hatch, Edward Wingate, 1852-1924. Addressee for Joseph Hodges Choate, 1832-1917, (1911, June 22). HM 73639.
    Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873. Addressee for George Bancroft, 1800-1891, (1853, July 18). HM 73601.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for John Holladay Latané, 1869-1932, (1919, July 13). HM 73643.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for Frederick Jackson Turner, 1861-1932, (1928, Nov. 26). HM 73646.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for Charles Edward Chapman, (1936). HM 73648- 73649.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for Max Farrand, 1869-1945, (1936, Oct. 15). HM 73650.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for Herbert Eugene Bolton, 1870-1953, (1936, Dec. 30). HM 73651.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877- 1948, (1938, Aug. 5). HM 73652.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951. Addressee for James Truslow Adams, 1878-1949, (1939, Apr. 24). HM 73653.
    Lewis, Leo Rich, 1865-1945. Addressee for Rupert Hughes, 1872-1956, (1896, Dec. 24). HM 73626.
    Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Addressee for Justin Winsor, 1831-1897, (1869, Dec. 23). HM 73614.
    Lucas, Fielding, 1781-1854. Addressee for Jared Sparks, 1789-1866, (1823, Oct. 28). HM 73586.
    New York Tribune. In Whitelaw Reid, 1837-1912, letter to Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.), (1883, July 27). HM 73617.
    Norton, Charles B. (Charles Benjamin), 1825-1891. Addressee for Jared Sparks, 1789-1866, (1858, Sep. 15). HM 73605.
    Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederic Logan), 1877-1948. Addressee for John Holladay Latané, 1869- 1932, (1916, July 7). HM 73642.
    Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778. Documents addressed to him, (1747-1748). HM 73576-73577.
    Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Addressee for John Gorham Palfrey, 1796-1881, (1838, Mar. 28). HM 73590.
    Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Addressee for John Bigelow, 1817-1911, (1884, July 20). HM 73618.
    Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. Signature on document, [Worcester County, Mass.], “The Account of…,’ (1757-1758). HM 73579.
    Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.). Addressee for Whitelaw Reid, 1837-1912, (1883, July 27). HM 73617.
    Shirley, William, 1694-1771. Printed engraving enclosed in, William Shirley, 1694-1771, letter to Godfrey Malbone, (1740, July 21). HM 73573.
    Schutz, John A., 1919-. Addressee for Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson, 1877-1948, (1935, Sep. 16). HM 73647.
    Schutz, John A., 1919-. Addressee for Robert Andrews Millikan, 1868-1953, (1951, July 13). HM 73654.
    Schutz, John A., 1919-. Addressee for J---- W---- R----, ([1959]). HM 73655.
    Strong, Celeb, 1745-1819. Signature on document, [New York. Commissioner’s Office], “Received of John Cochran…,” (1791, Oct. 21). HM 73583.
    Sutro, Adolph, 1830-1898. Addressee for James Herbert Budd, 1851-1908, (1895, Jan. 23). HM 73625.
    Walcott, Henry Pickering, 1838-1932. Addressee for Charles William Eliot, 1834-1926, (1896- 1898). HM 73627-73632.
    Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Addressee for Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop, 1809-1894, ([ca. 1842?]). HM 73592.
    Wheeler, Alice. Addressee for Joseph Hodges Choate, 1832-1917, (1913, Nov. 20). HM 73640.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Schutz, John A., 1919-.
    American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch.
    Pacific Historical Review.
    Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- 20th century.
    World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
    Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

    Forms/Genres

    Business letters -- Great Britain.
    Business letters -- United States.
    Documents -- Great Britain.
    Documents -- United States.
    Ephemera -- Great Britain.
    Ephemera -- United States.
    Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain.
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States.

    Additional Contributors

    Bancroft, George, 1800-1891.
    Bright, John, 1811-1889.
    Burnet, William, 1699-1729.
    Chapman, Charles Edward.
    Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1804-1865.
    Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865.
    Davis, John, 1787-1854.
    Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.
    Farrand, Max, 1869-1945.
    Hallam, Henry, 1777-1859.
    Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780.
    Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945.
    Koontz, Louis Knott, 1890-1951.
    Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
    Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederic Logan), 1877-1948.
    Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
    Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903.
    Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1801-1885.
    Shirley, William, 1694-1771.
    Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932.
    Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894.