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Preliminary Guide to the J. Sears McGee Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J. Sears McGee Collection
    Dates: ca. early 1600s-1880
    Collection number: Mss 136
    Creator: McGee, J. Sears (James Sears), 1942-
    Collection Size: 0.5 linear feet (1 half-size document box and 1 oversize box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Photograph and diary (1854-1865) of Susan Alice Gray Sears, a 17th century indenture, and several southern Civil War era newspapers. Also, a number of 17th-18th century monographs, cataloged separately.
    Physical location: Del Sur (box 1) and Del Sur Oversize (box 2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    J. Sears McGee Collection. Mss 136. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of J. Sears McGee in conjunction with the two millionth volume celebration, 1991.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains a photograph and diary (1854-1865) of Susan Alice Gray Sears, a 17th century indenture for land somewhere on the Hudson River. Additional items include Civil War-era newspapers, which have been moved to the William Wyles Newspaper Collection (Wyles Mss 127), and a number of 17th-18th century monographs, which have been cataloged separately. The collection was donated by J. Sears McGee, a UCSB history professor.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    McGee, J. Sears (James Sears), 1942-
    Sears, Susan Alice Gray
    Indentured servants--United States.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    New York.

    Related Materials

    Monographs donated by McGee include the following:
    • Simon, late Lord Bishop of Ely. The books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, paraphras'd : with arguments to each chapter, and annotations thereupon. Special Collections BS1403 .A2 P37 1731.
    • John, Lord Bishop of Chester. An exposition of the Creed. Special Collections BT992 .P3 1715.
    • H. Hammond. A paraphrase and annotations upon all the books of the New Testament, briefly explaining all the difficult places thereof. Special Collections BS1424 .H34 1659 and BS2340 .H3 1702.
    • The plays of William Shakespeare in eight volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators ; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson. Special Collections PR2752 .J7 1765.
    • John Tillotson. The works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson, late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury: containing fifty four sermons and discourses on several occasions : together with the Rule of Faith : being all that were published by his Grace himself and now collected into one volume : to which is added, an alphabetical table of the principal matters. Special Collections BX5133 .T5 W58 1720.
    See also in Special Collections:
    • William Wyles Newspaper Collection, Wyles Mss 127
    • Krall Family Papers, Wyles Mss 6 - Includes indenture documents from Pennsylvania.