James Henry Gleason papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Henry Gleason papers
Dates: 1833-1969
Bulk dates: 1841-1859
Collection Number: mssHM 81842-81902
Creator: Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection includes letters, a letterbook, and legal documents from Alta California and the Sandwich Islands.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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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

HM 81842-81902. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Elizabeth Gleason Grossman and Lillian Garrison, November 1992.

Biography

James Henry Gleason was born in Plymouth on October 22, 1823. He came to the Sandwich Islands by way of Cape Horn in 1841. In 1845 he sailed to Monterey, Alta California, where he married Caterina Demetria Watson and lived until his death in 1861. He was County Clerk and Recorder of Monterey County in 1857.

Scope and Content

These letters by James Henry Gleason are vivid impressions of a colorful period in the history of the Sandwich Islands and of Alta California from 1841 to 1859. These letters have been published by The Arthur H. Clark Company in a book entitled Beloved Sister the letters of James Henry Gleason. There are two unpublished letters. The first was written by Jose Bandini to [James Santiago Johnson] on May 12, 1833 from San Diego, California. The second letter was written by Dorothy Gleason to Agnes C. Conrad on November 17, 1969 concerning an invitation to the 54th Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Kapiolani at Iolani Palace. There are also two deeds concerning two lots from R. Semple to James Henry Gleason in Benicia City, California.
The bulk of these letters are in fragile condition and have been removed from the collection.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Bandini, Jose
Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861
Paty, John

Subjects

Ocean travel
Travel
Voyages to the Pacific Coast

Geographic Areas

California--Description and travel
Hawaii--Description and travel
Honolulu (Hawaii)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Monterey (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)

Genre

Deeds
Letters (correspondence)


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

HM 81842-81870

 

HM 81842 Bandini, Jose letter to [James Santiago Johnson, 1798-1847] (1833, May 12)

San Diego (Calif.). In Spanish
 

HM 81843 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1841, Dec. 6)

Oahu (Hawaii). With cover
 

HM 81844 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Jan. 10)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81845 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Feb. 22 and Mar. 4)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81846 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Sep. 20)

Honolulu (Hawaii). Including "Private Correspondence"
 

HM 81847 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Nov. 14)

Honolulu (Hawaii). Including "Extracts from a journal kept at sea on board Ship California..."
 

HM 81848 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Nov. 20 and Nov. 23)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81849 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1842, Dec. 8)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81850 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, Feb. 22-Mar. 17)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81851 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, June 16)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81852 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, July 28)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81853 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, Sep. 8)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81854 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, Sep. 10-Nov. 10)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81855 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1843, Dec. 10)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81856 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1844, July 29 and Aug. 3)

 

HM 81857 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1845, Mar. 18)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81858 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1845, Mar. 28-Apr. 3)

Honolulu (Hawaii). Crossed letter
 

HM 81859 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1845, Nov. 3)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81860 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1845, Dec. 20)

Honolulu (Hawaii)
 

HM 81861 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1846, Mar. 30)

Monterey (Calif.). On the same letter, Mary A. Paty to Frances A. Gleason
 

HM 81862 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letterbook (1846, Apr. 5-Sep. 17)

Extremely brittle
 

HM 81863 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Josiah Beldin and William Paty (1846, May 30 and June 13)

Monterey (Calif.) Including copy of Wm. B. Ide's Proclamation enclosed to Paty
 

HM 81864 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1846, July 25)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81865 Translation of Gen'l Castro's Proclamations (1846)

Including copy of Mr. T.O Larkin's letter to the Sec. of State at Washington
 

HM 81866 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1847, Jan. 28)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81867 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1847, May 2)

Monterey (Calif.). Crossed letter
 

HM 81868 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1847, May 22)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81869 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1847, May 30)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81870 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1847, Aug. 12)

Monterey (Calif.)
Box 2

HM 81871-81902

 

HM 81871 R. Semple to James H. Gleason. 2 deeds (1848, Feb. 6)

Benicia (Calif.)
 

HM 81872 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1848, Apr. 1)

Los Angeles (Calif.). Crossed letter
 

HM 81873 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1848, May 18 and 23)

Los Angeles (Calif.)
 

HM 81874 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1848, July 20)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81875 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1849 [1850], Jan. 1)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81876 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1849, Feb. 28)

San Blas Coast (Panama)
 

HM 81877 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1849, Mar. 17)

Bark Mary Frances
 

HM 81878 Deed of Lot. No. 5 Black No. 14. Stanislaus City from S. Brannan and wife to James Gleason (1849, May 14)

San Francisco (Calif.) Printed form filled in
 

HM 81879 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1849, June 20)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81880 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1849, Nov. 15)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81881 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Herbert Gleason (1849, Dec. 31)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81882 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1850, Mar. 31)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81883 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to "My dear cousin" (1850, Mar. 31)

San Francisco (Calif.). In pieces
 

HM 81884 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Fanny (1850, July 1)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81885 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1850, July 31)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81886 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1850, Aug. 31)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81887 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1850, Sep. 30)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81888 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1850, Dec. 1)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81889 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1851, Mar. 3)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81890 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1851, May 15)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81891 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1852, Jan. 1)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81892 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1852, Jan. 15)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81893 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1852, Jan. 29)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81894 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1852, Mar. 15)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81895 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1852, Nov. 29)

San Francisco (Calif.)
 

HM 81896 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Frances A. Gleason (1853, Feb. 15)

Monterey (Calf.)
 

HM 81897 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to [Frances A. Gleason] (1855, Jan. 1)

San Benito (Calif.)
 

HM 81898 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Fraces Tribble (1856, June 14)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81899 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to Herbert Gleason (1858, Oct. 16)

Monterey (Calif.)
 

HM 81900 Gleason, James Henry, 1823-1861 letter to "My Dear Brother" (1859, July 20)

At sea off California
 

HM 81901 Gleason, Dorothy letter to Agnes C. Conrad (1969, Nov. 17)

Los Angeles (Calif.) With reply letter, invitation and note
 

HM 81902 Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909 manuscript entitled James H. Gleason [undated]