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MSS.1986.9.11  
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Series I. Bernard J. Reid Papers, 1840-1961 (bulk 1840-1904)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional life of Bernard J. Reid. The series consists primarily of correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical material, legal paperwork, financial paperwork, and miscellaneous notes. Bernard Reid kept newspaper clippings related to the treatment of Catholics in the United States, which is included here. Also included is correspondence written over a range of years, from Reid's time spent in California in a variety of occupations to his return to Clarion, Pennsylvania, as well as his career as a lawyer.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
box 1

Box 1: Correspondence, Wills, Obituaries, and Genealogical Documents, 1840-1961

 

Folder 1: Biographical Sketches of B.J. Reid, undated

 

Folder 2: B.J. Reid Obituaries, undated

 

Folder 3: Genealogical Materials, Reid Family Obituaries, undated

 

Folder 4: Reid Family Wills, undated

 

Folder 5: Farran Family Items and Obituaries, undated

 

Folder 6: John Farran, Golden Jubilee, undated

 

Folder 7: Correspondence, 1840

 

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1841

 

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1842

 

Folder 10: Correspondence, 1843

 

Folder 11: Correspondence, 1844

 

Folder 12: Correspondence, 1846

 

Folder 13: Correspondence, 1847

 

Folder 14: Correspondence, 1848-1849

 

Folder 15: Correspondence, 1850

 

Folder 16: Correspondence, 1851

 

Folder 17: Correspondence, 1852

 

Folder 18: Correspondence, 1853

 

Folder 19: Correspondence, 1854

 

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1854

 

Folder 21: Correspondence, 1855

 

Folder 22: Correspondence, 1856

 

Folder 23: Correspondence, 1856

 

Folder 24: Correspondence, 1859

 

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1860

 

Folder 26: Correspondence, 1860

 

Folder 27: Correspondence, Incoming, 1861

 

Folder 28: Correspondence, Incoming, 1861

 

Folder 29: Correspondence, Incoming, 1861

 

Folder 30: Correspondence, Incoming, 1861

 

Folder 31: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1861

 

Folder 32: Correspondence, Outgoing 1861

 

Folder 33: Correspondence, Incoming, 1862

 

Folder 34: Correspondence, Incoming, 1862

 

Folder 35: Correspondence, Incoming, 1862

 

Folder 36: Correspondence, Incoming, 1862

 

Folder 37: Correspondence, 1862

 

Folder 38: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1862

 

Folder 39: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1862

box 2

Box 2: Correspondence, 1863-1904

 

Folder 40: Correspondence, Incoming, 1863

 

Folder 41: Correspondence, Incoming, 1863

 

Folder 42: Correspondence, Incoming, 1863

 

Folder 43: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1863

 

Folder 44: Correspondence, Incoming, 1864

 

Folder 45: Correspondence, 1864

 

Folder 46: Correspondence, 1865

 

Folder 47: Correspondence, 1866-1870

 

Folder 48: Correspondence, Incoming, 1871-1872

 

Folder 49: Correspondence, Outgoing 1872

 

Folder 50: Correspondence, 1873

 

Folder 51: Correspondence, 1873

 

Folder 52: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1873

 

Folder 53: Correspondence, 1874

 

Folder 54: Correspondence, 1875

 

Folder 55: Correspondence, 1876-1877

 

Folder 56: Correspondence, 1879

 

Folder 57: Correspondence, 1880

 

Folder 58: Correspondence, 1881-1882

 

Folder 59: Correspondence, 1883

 

Folder 60: Correspondence, 1884

 

Folder 61: Correspondence, 1885-1886

 

Folder 62: Correspondence, 1886

 

Folder 63: Correspondence, 1887

 

Folder 64: Correspondence, 1888

 

Folder 65: Correspondence, 1889

 

Folder 66: Correspondence, 1890

 

Folder 67: Correspondence, 1891

 

Folder 68: Correspondence, 1892

 

Folder 69: Correspondence, 1893

 

Folder 70: Correspondence, 1894

 

Folder 71: Correspondence, 1895

 

Folder 72: Correspondence, 1896

 

Folder 73: Correspondence, 1897-1898

 

Folder 74: Correspondence, 1899

 

Folder 75: Correspondence, 1900-1901

 

Folder 76: Correspondence, 1902

 

Folder 77: Correspondence, Incoming, 1903

 

Folder 78: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1903

 

Folder 79: Correspondence, Incoming, 1904

 

Folder 80: Correspondence, Incoming, 1904

box 3

Box 3: Speeches, Correspondence, Poetry, and Miscellaneous Notes, 1840-1904

 

Folder 81: Correspondence, Outgoing, 1904

 

Folder 82: Letters of Condolence 1, 1904

 

Folder 83: Letters of Condolence 2, 1904

 

Folder 84: Letters of Condolence 3, 1904

 

Folder 85: Letters of Condolence 4, 1904

 

Folder 86: Letters of Condolence 5, 1904-1905

 

Folder 87A: Diaries, Draft of Journal, 1904, Based on 1849 Diary, 1849-1904

 

Folder 87B: Diaries, Draft of Journal, 1904, Based on 1849 Diary, 1849-1904

 

Folder 88: Reid's 1849 Diary and Mary Gordon's Introduction, 1849

 

Folder 89: Diary Notes, 1886

 

Folder 90: Diaries, 1891

 

Folder 91: Letters to the Editor, 1840-1849

 

Folder 92: Letters to the Editor, 1850-1859

 

Folder 93: Letters to the Editor, 1860-1869

 

Folder 94: Letters to the Editors, 1870-1879

 

Folder 95: Letters to the Editor, 1880-1889

 

Folder 96: Letters to the Editor, 1890-1899

 

Folder 97: Letters to the Editor, 1900-1904

 

Folder 98: Mnemonics, 1830-1860, & undated

 

Folder 99: M.S. Semper Virgo, undated

 

Folder 100: Poems, 1844-1891, & undated

 

Folder 101: Poems by Reid, 1847-1893, & undated

 

Folder 102: Poems by Reid's Relatives, 1873-1922, & undated

 

Folder 103: BJ Reid, 1945, & undated

 

Folder 104: Columbus Day Banquet, 1843-1916, & undated

box 4

Box 4: Miscellaneous Writings and Ephemera, 1847-1902

 

Folder 105: Notes by Reid on Peter Burnett, undated

 

Folder 106: General Momentos, 1850-1911, & undated

 

Folder 107: Momentos, Travel Souvenirs, 1847-1892, & undated

 

Folder 108: Momentos, Programs, Invitations, 1860-1891, & undated

 

Folder 109: Momentos, Calling Cards, undated

 

Folder 110: Momentos, Stationary, 1874-1904, & undated

 

Folder 111: Momentos, Religious, 1840-1907, & undated

 

Folder 112: Momentos, Religious, Holy Cards, 1877-1893, & undated

 

Folder 113: Momentos, Religious - Holy Cards, Memorials, 1878-1917, & undated

 

Folder 114: Momentos, Santa Clara College, Poems, etc., 1850-1894, & undated

 

Folder 115: Momentos, Poems by Reid 1832, & undated

 

Folder 116: Momentos, Clarion, PA, 1858, & undated

 

Folder 117: Army, 1861-1908, & undated

 

Folder 118: Momentos, Society of California Pioneers, 1891

 

Folder 119: Reminiscences of Santa Clara College, M.S. 1901

 

Folder 120: Memorial to John May Burnett, 1916

 

Folder 121: Magazine Articles and Unpublished Works by Reid, undated

 

Folder 122: Speeches by Reid (dated) 1, 1858-1896

 

Folder 123: Speeches by Reid (dated) 2, 1897-1900

 

Folder 124: Speeches by Reid (undated), undated

 

Folder 125: Magazine Articles and Other Reading Material, 1856, & undated

 

Folder 126: Medical Records of Reid, 1893

 

Folder 127: Reid's Briefs and Momentos of his Law Practice 1, 1860, & undated

 

Folder 128: Reid's Briefs and Momentos of his Law Practice 2, undated

 

Folder 129: Legal Papers of B.J. Reid's Ancestors (including John C. Reid), 1865, & undated

box 5

Box 5: Legal/Financial Papers and Newspaper Clippings, 1840-1900

 

Folder 130: Legal Papers of John C. Reid 1, 1861-1871

 

Folder 131: Legal Papers of John C. Reid 2, 1875-1891, & undated

 

Folder 132: Financial and Legal Information regarding Beaver Oil Co. and John C. Reid, 1861-1898, & undated

 

Folder 133: Legal Papers of Reid, 1899, & undated

 

Folder 134: Legal Papers of Charles Reid, 1890-1891

 

Folder 135: Financial Papers 1, 1867-1904, & undated

 

Folder 136: Financial Papers 2, 1870-1886, & undated

 

Folder 137: Newspaper Clippings, 1840-1849

 

Folder 138: Newspaper Clippings, 1850-1859

 

Folder 139: Newspaper Clippings, 1860-1869

 

Folder 140: Newspaper Clippings, 1870-1875

 

Folder 141: Newspaper Clippings, 1876-1879

 

Folder 142: Newspaper Clippings, 1880-1885

 

Folder 143: Newspaper Clippings, 1886-1889

 

Folder 144: Newspaper Clippings, 1890-1895

 

Folder 145: Newspaper Clippings, 1896-1899

 

Folder 146: Newspaper Clippings, 1900-1906

 

Folder 147: Newspaper Clippings, undated

 

Folder 148: Clippings on the Status of the Catholics, 1890, & undated

frame Item 1 Map of Route from Mouth of the Kansas River to San Francisco, California

Item 1: Map of Route from Mouth of the Kansas River to San Francisco, California, undated

 

Series II. Ambrose Reid Papers, 1871-1935 (bulk 1871-1916)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional life of Ambrose Reid. The series consists primarily of correspondence, poetry, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, business records and notes written by Ambrose Reid. Materials related to Ambrose Reid's campaign for county judge in 1911 are included, as well as material related to his law career. There are also poems and drawings created by Reid; some of the poetry was published in local periodicals.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
box 6

Box 6: Correspondence, 1871-1911

 

Folder 149: Article on Ambrose from The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, 1942

 

Folder 150: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1871-1872

 

Folder 151: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1873

 

Folder 152: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1874

 

Folder 153: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1875

 

Folder 154: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1875

 

Folder 155: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1876

 

Folder 156: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1876

 

Folder 157: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1877

 

Folder 158: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1878

 

Folder 159: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1878

 

Folder 160: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1879

 

Folder 161: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1879

 

Folder 162: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1880

 

Folder 163: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1880

 

Folder 164: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1881

 

Folder 165: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1882

 

Folder 166: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1883

 

Folder 167: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1884

 

Folder 168: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1885-1886

 

Folder 169: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1887

 

Folder 170: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1888

 

Folder 171: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1889

 

Folder 172: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1890-1899

 

Folder 173: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1901-1903

 

Folder 174: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1904

 

Folder 175: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1905

 

Folder 176: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1906

 

Folder 177: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1906

 

Folder 178: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1907

 

Folder 179: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1907

 

Folder 180: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1908

 

Folder 181: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1909

 

Folder 182: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1910

 

Folder 183: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1911

box 7

Box 7: Correspondence and Poetry, 1910-1911

 

Folder 184: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1911

 

Folder 185: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1911

 

Folder 186: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1911

 

Folder 187: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1911

 

Folder 188: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1912

 

Folder 189: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1913

 

Folder 190: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1914

 

Folder 191: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1915

 

Folder 192: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1915

 

Folder 193: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1916

 

Folder 194: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1917

 

Folder 195: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1918

 

Folder 196: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1919-1920

 

Folder 197: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1921

 

Folder 198: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1922-1924

 

Folder 199: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1925-1928

 

Folder 200: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1930-1932

 

Folder 201: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1933

 

Folder 202: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1934-1936

 

Folder 203: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1937

 

Folder 204: Ambrose's Correspondence, 1938

 

Folder 205: Ambrose's Correspondence, undated

 

Folder 206: Ambrose's Correspondence, undated

 

Folder 207: Compositions by Ambrose, 1914, & undated

 

Folder 208: Compositions by Ambrose, 1893, & undated

 

Folder 209: Notes by Ambrose, undated

 

Folder 210: Manuscripts by George Potter, undated

 

Folder 211: Poems Saved by Ambrose, 1910-1911, & undated

box 8

Box 8: Poems, Manuscripts, and Ephemera, 1884-1934

 

Folder 212: Poems by Ambrose, 1893-1912

 

Folder 213: Manuscript by George Reid, undated

 

Folder 214: Momentos, Misc, 1891-1896

 

Folder 215: Momentos, Travel Souvenirs (Ambrose's Papers), 1903-1915, & undated

 

Folder 216: Momentos, Travel Souvenirs (Ambrose's Papers), 1903-1914

 

Folder 217: Momentos, Programs and Invitations (Ambrose's Papers), 1898-1909, & undated

 

Folder 218: Momentos, Programs and Invitations (Ambrose's Papers), 1909-1912

 

Folder 219: Momentos, Programs and Invitations (Ambrose's Papers), 1912-1916

 

Folder 220: Momentos, Programs and Invitations (Ambrose's Papers), 1915-1918

 

Folder 221: Momentos, Programs and Invitations (Ambrose's Papers) 1918-1928

 

Folder 222: Momentos, Religious (Ambrose's Papers), 1905-1917

 

Folder 223: Momentos, Religious, Holy Cards (Ambrose's Papers), 1905-1914

 

Folder 224: Momentos, Calling and Business Cards (Ambrose's Papers), 1926-1936

 

Folder 225: Momentos, Schooling (Ambrose's Papers) 1872-1921

box 9

Box 9: Speeches, Campaign Materials, and Ephemera, 1891-1935

 

Folder 226: Momentos, The Wind Mill, St. John's School, 1916

 

Folder 227: Momentos, The Peabody, Senior, 1917

 

Folder 228: Momentos, Ambrose's Campaign, 1911

 

Folder 229: Momentos, Ambrose's 1921, 31, and 33 Judicial Campaigns, 1921-1933

 

Folder 230: Momentos, World War I, 1914-1918

 

Folder 231: Lucy Reid's Death, 1935-1936

 

Folder 232: Speeches by Ambrose 1890-1895

 

Folder 233: Speeches by Ambrose, 1907-1912

 

Folder 234: Speeches by Ambrose, 1916-1930

 

Folder 235: Speeches by Ambrose, undated

 

Folder 236: Speeches by Ambrose, undated

 

Folder 237: Drawings by Ambrose, 1890-1891, & undated

box 10

Box 10: Magazine Clippings, Newspaper Clippings, Legal Papers, and Business Records, 1874-1916

 

Folder 238: Magazine Articles, Ambrose's Papers, 1908-1919, & undated

 

Folder 239: Pamphlets, Ambrose's Papers, 1903-1915

 

Folder 240: Pamphlets, Ambrose's Papers, 1898-1925

 

Folder 241: Ambrose Reid's Law Briefs, 1921

 

Folder 242: Ambrose's Legal Papers (Deeds, etc.), 1908-1942

 

Folder 243: Ambrose's Insurance Policy, 1916-1936

 

Folder 244: Ambrose's Cash Records, 1891-1912

 

Folder 245: Ambrose's Cash Records, 1913-1942

 

Folder 246: Bills and Receipts, Ambrose's Papers 1903-1915

 

Folder 247: Bank Books, Ambrose's Papers, 1906-1918

 

Folder 248: Ambrose's Financial Papers, Allen Campbell Co., 1901-1914

 

Folder 249: Ambrose's Misc. Financial Papers, 1928-1935

 

Folder 250: Ambrose's Financial Papers, Tax Information, 1891-1937

 

Folder 251: Ambrose's Tax Returns 1929-1934

 

Folder 252: Newspaper Clippings, undated

 

Folder 253: Newspaper Clippings, 1900-1911

 

Folder 254: Newspaper Clippings, 1912-1919

 

Folder 255: Newspaper Clippings, 1920-1929

 

Folder 256: Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1937

 

Series III. Reid Family Diaries, Books, and Miscellanea, 1843-1940 (bulk 1861-1918)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional lives of various members of the Reid family. The series consists primarily of diaries, annotated books, letters, newspaper clippings, legal documents and ephemera. The biographical material found in the diaries of Bernard J. Reid is particularly useful for understanding life in early California. Also included are photocopies of letters that Bernard Reid wrote during his service in the Civil War to his family and friends.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
box 11

Box 11: Diaries of Ambrose and Kate Reid, 1874-1916

box 12

Box 12: Newspaper Clippings and Autograph Book, 1880-1915

box 13

Box 13: Diaries, Address Books, and Calling Cards, 1893-1928

box 14

Box 14: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1843-1894

box 15

Box 15: Annotated Books, 1845-1899

box 16

Box 16: Annotated Books, 1917-1918

box 17

Box 17: Diaries and Annotated Books, 1836-1935

box 18

Box 18: Notebooks and Annotated Books, 1855-1884

box 19

Box 19: Address Books, Notebooks and Annotated Books, 1859-1930

box 20

Box 20: Photocopies of Army Letters from B. Reid during the Civil War, 1861-1884

box 21

Box 21: Newspaper Clippings and Legal Documents, 1862-1940

box 22

Box 22: Diary of Bernard J. Reid, 1849

 

Series IV. Reid Family Photographs, 1849-1902 (bulk 1860-1880)

Scope and Content

This series documents the photographic history of the Reid family during the last half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Included are several photographs of Bernard Reid in his Civil War uniform.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
box 23

Box 23: Reid Family Photographs, 1849-1902