Guide to the Point Lobos League records, [ca. 1927-1945] BANC MSS C-A 285

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
Title: Point Lobos League Records,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-A 285
Physical Description: 6.25 linear feet Number of containers: (5 cartons)
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1927-1945]
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Point Lobos League records, BANC MSS C-A 285, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Point Lobos League are temporarily stored in 5 cartons, the contents of which are as follows:

carton 1, Folder 1

Point Lobos Master Plan, plus various reports, notes and comments on the master plan.

Carton 1, Folder 2

Vegetation map of Point Lobos, plus guide, by Edward Lee. 1935,

Carton 1, Folder 3

Vertebrate Animals of Point Lobos Reserve, by Joseph Grinnell and Jean M. Linsdale; and Point Lobos Reserve, by Newton B. Drury, (Reprint). 1934-1935, 1938

Carton 1, Folder 4

Various articles on California State Park System, and on the preservation of Point Lobos. Some maps.

Carton 1, Folder 5

2 letters to Mrs. Philip Van Horne Lansdale, one including balance sheet of the Point Lobos Association, Apr., 1927-Aug. 29, 1930. 1933,

Carton 1, Folder 6

Draft of volume on Point Lobos Reserve State Park for series "Landmarks and Monuments of Historical California" prepared by the State Division of Parks.

Carton 1, Folder 7

Various reports from Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects, Brookline, Mass.

Carton 1, Folder 8

Point Lobos as a Memorial.

Carton 1, Folder 9

Point Lobos Book; draft with quotations from various sources, and captions apparently intended for use with photographs.

Carton 1, Folder 10

Various chapter headings, captions, intended for use in reports of the Point Lobos Advisory Committee.

Carton 1, Folder 11

Copy of Vertebrate Animals..., by Grinnell and Linsdale; clippings; reprint, Further Notes on California Brown Pelicans at Point Lobos, California, by Laidlaw Williams.

Carton 1, Folder 12

Copies of newspaper items re sea lions, 1944.

Carton 1, Folder 13

North Shore Memorial

Carton 1, Folder 14

Report of the Point Lobos Advisory Committee to the California State Park Commission, (copy); newspaper clippings. Mar. 1, 1936

Carton 1, Folder 15

Various letters re Point Lobos, to and from Newton B. Drury. 1935-1938,

Carton 1, Folder 16

Point Lobos Book, notes and letters, Newton B. Drury.

Carton 1, Folder 17

Design for emblem for Point Lobos Association, taken from clipping which is included.

Carton 1, Folder 18

Comments on the Olmsted Report.

Carton 1, Folder 19

Misc. letters, memoranda and notes re Point Lobos and surrounding land.

Carton 1, Folder 20

Misc. letters of Grinnell and Linsdale

Carton 1, Folder 21

Point Lobos Reserve: Highlights of Scenic Beauty, by Clark Wing (copy).

Carton 1, Folder 22

Misc. letters, articles, clippings re Point Lobos, 1945-

Carton 1, Folder 23

Interpretation of a Primitive Landscape, published for the Point Lobos Advisory Committee, (copy). 1946

Carton 1, Folder 24

Misc. letters of John C. Merriam, 1932-1936.

Carton 1, Folder 25

Misc. letters of henry S. Pritchett, 1932-1935.

Carton 1, Folder 26

Revisions by J. M. Linsdale of section of book on vertebrate animals.

Carton 1, Folder 27

Letters to and from G. Frederick Schwarz and Ida T. Z. Schwarz, 1909-1933.

Carton 1, Folder 28

Various maps of Point Lobos.

Carton 1, Folder 29

Misc. papers, including several balance sheets for Point Lobos Association, 1930-1934.

Carton 1, Folder 30

Misc. letters, reports, etc. re Point Lobos, 1929-1933.

Carton 1, Folder 31

Letters of W. L. Jepson, Aubrey Drury, C. M. Goethe re Sargent Cypresees.

Carton 1, Folder 32

Letters re county aid to State Parks.

carton 2, Folder 33

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, 1932?

Carton 2, Folder 34

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, 1933.

Carton 2, Folder 35

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1934.

Carton 2, Folder 36

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1934.

Carton 2, Folder 37

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1935.

Carton 2, Folder 38

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1935?

Carton 2, Folder 39

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1936.

Carton 2, Folder 40

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1936.

Carton 2, Folder 41

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1937?

Carton 2, Folder 42

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1937.

carton 3, Folder 43

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1938.

Carton 3, Folder 44

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1938.

Carton 3, Folder 45

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1939.

Carton 3, Folder 46

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1939.

Carton 3, Folder 47

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1940.

Carton 3, Folder 48

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1940.

Carton 3, Folder 49

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1941.

Carton 3, Folder 50

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1941.

Carton 3, Folder 51

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1942.

Carton 3, Folder 52

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1942.

Carton 3, Folder 53

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1943.

Carton 3, Folder 54

Point Lobos Advisory Committee, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1943.

Carton 3, Folder 55

Minutes of the Point Lobos Association, Apr. 11, 1927 -Feb. 15, 1933.

Carton 3, Folder 56

Point Lobos Reserve: Report of a State Park Nature Guide, by Louis C. Wheeler.

Carton 3, Folder 57

Misc. letters and reports re Point Lobos (copies).

Carton 3, Folder 58

Corrections by McDuffie on revised Report of the Point Lobos Advisory Committee to the State Park Commission.

Carton 3, Folder 59

Reports on the History of Point Lobos, by V. A. Neasham and Waldo R. Wedel.

Carton 3, Folder 60

Aubrey Drury: Notes on the History of Point Lobos. Several Copies.

Carton 3, Folder 61

Reports on the Vegetation of Point Lobos, by Edward Lee and Herbert L. Mason.

Carton 3, Folder 62

Misc. letters, etc. re preservation of Point Lobos, many addressed to and written by Caroline Hunter (Mrs. Robert Hunter).

Carton 3, Folder 63

Sponsors - letters.

Carton 3, Folder 64

Various reports (copies) on Point Lobos by Edward Lee, E. P. Meincike, F. L. Olmsted, Ralph W. Chaney.

Carton 3, Folder 65

W. K. Fisher: Life between Tides. Several copies and some photographs.

Carton 3, Folder 66

Report of the Point Lobos Advisory Committee to the California State Park Commission; Personal Observation of Visitors in Point Lobos reserve, by R. A. Wilson; Regulation of Tourist Travel in the Cypress Grove of Point lobos, Calif., by E. P. Meinicke.

Carton 3, Folder 67

Botanical reports re Point Lobos; Reports of State Nature Guides, and various other documents. 1936-1937;

Carton 3, Folder 68

General correspondence re Point Lobos, 1943-1945.

Carton 3, Folder 69

Animals -- land and marine; Birds of Sea and Shore: 2 chapters of Point Lobos book (also 2 wildlife sketches).

Carton 3, Folder 70

Protection of the Primitive, by John C. Merriam; also misc. papers re Point Lobos.

Carton 3, Folder 71

Various photographs of the Point Lobos region.

Carton 3, Folder 72

Various papers re flora and fauna of Point Lobos Reserve.

Carton 3, Folder 73

Papers on esthetic value of Point Lobos.

Carton 3, Folder 74

The geology of Point Lobos, 2 papers.

Carton 3, Folder 75

Misc. papers re the cypresses of Monterey County.

Carton 3, Folder 76

Misc papers re preservation of Point Lobos.

Carton 3, Folder 77

Minutes of Board of Directors of Point Lobos Association.

Carton 3, Folder 78

Various letters re Sponsors

Carton 3, Folder 79

Misc. correspondence (A-Z)

Carton 3, Folder 80

Misc. memoranda, including Memorandum on the Development of the Campaign of the Point Lobos Association.

Carton 3, Folder 81


Carton 3, Folder 82

Misc. correspondence, 1933.

carton 4, Folder 83

Misc. correspondence and notes, 1933.

Carton 4, Folder 84

Financial matters.

Carton 4, Folder 85

Letters of Duncan McDuffie.

Carton 4, Folder 86

Suggested procedure - Articles of Incorporation.

Carton 4, Folder 87

Articles about Point Lobos and environs.

Carton 4, Folder 88

Correspondence, Mrs. Robert Hunter, before 1931.

Carton 4, Folder 89

Correspondence, Mrs. Robert Hunter, 1931-1932.

Carton 4, Folder 90

Correspondence, Mrs. Robert Hunter, 1933.

Carton 4, Folder 91

Correspondence, Mrs. Robert Hunter, 1943.

Carton 4, Folder 92

Edward S. Harkness.

Carton 4, Folder 93

Reports and Surveys.

Carton 4, Folder 94

Misc. clippings re Point Lobos.

Carton 4, Folder 95

Gilbert Grosvenor.

Carton 4, Folder 96

Acknowledgment of contributions.

Carton 4, Folder 97

A. M. Allen.

Carton 4, Folder 98

Appraisal and Valuation.

Carton 4, Folder 99

Booklet - layout and photographs.

Carton 4, Folder 100

Advisory Board.

Carton 4, Folder 101

W. B. Bourn.

Carton 4, Folder 102

Constitution and bylaws.

Carton 4, Folder 103

Contribution blank and draft for contribution blank.

Carton 4, Folder 104

Henry W. de Forest.

Carton 4, Folder 105

Samuel P. Eastman.

Carton 4, Folder 106

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding.

Carton 4, Folder 107

Allen Griffen.

Carton 4, Folder 108

D. T. MacDougal.

Carton 4, Folder 109

Duncan McDuffie.

Carton 4, Folder 110

Mail lists.

Carton 4, Folder 111


Carton 4, Folder 112

Motion Pictures.

Carton 4, Folder 113

Perry Newberry.

Carton 4, Folder 114

Adolph S. Ochs.

Carton 4, Folder 115

F. L. Olmsted.

carton 5, Folder 116


Carton 5, Folder 117

Prospective Donors.

Carton 5, Folder 118

Prospect Blanks.

Carton 5, Folder 119

Prospect lists.

Carton 5, Folder 120

John D. Rockefeller.

Carton 5, Folder 121

George B. Vaughan: article on esthetic features of Point Lobos.

Carton 5, Folder 122

George B. Vaughan: Misc. articles and photographs.

Carton 5, Folder 123

H. A. Spoehr: Scientific Work Necessary for Preservation of Point Lobos.

Carton 5, Folder 124

Allyn G. Smith: Land Snails of the Point Lobos Reserve.

Carton 5, Folder 125

Olmsted Bros. : Specific Recommendations for Preservation and Utilization.

Carton 5, Folder 126

F. E. Clements: Summary of Ecological Suggestions.

Carton 5, Folder 127

Note to accompany Grinnell reports.

Carton 5, Folder 128

Corrected pages for Report and Recommendations to Park Commission.

Carton 5, Folder 129

W. K. Fisher: Marine Invertebrates.

Carton 5, Folder 130

Vertebrate Animals of Point Lobos Reserve - Summary (several copies); and correspondence re this report.

Carton 5, Folder 131

Willis L. Jepson: The Cypresses of Monterey.

Carton 5, Folder 132

Emerson Knight: Aesthetic Resources of Point Lobos Reserve; Chronicle of Comments...; Report on Motor Car Parking.

Carton 5, Folder 133

James L. Leitch: Interests and Activities...; Species of Marine Invertebrates...; Report on the Nature Walks....

Carton 5, Folder 134

Thomas H. McBride: Point Lobos (1916).

Carton 5, Folder 135

Herbert L. Mason, and L. R. Mason: Algae of Point Lobos Reserve.

Carton 5, Folder 136

Herbert L. Mason: List of plants....

Carton 5, Folder 137

E. P. Meinecke: Comments upon Olmsted, Grinnell and Linsdale, and Lee reports; Regulation of Tourist Travel....

Carton 5, Folder 138

John C. Merriam: Protection of the Primitive...; Purposes served through the Preservation of Point Lobos; Primitive Appeal of Nature.

Carton 5, Folder 139

Vernon Aubrey Neasham: Historical Background of Point Lobos Reserve.

Carton 5, Folder 140

Olmsted Report on Point Lobos State Park, 1935-1936.

Carton 5, Folder 141

Olmsted, F. L. : Memoranda as to Ecological Investigations; Types of plant communities...; Revision of Entrance, Plate III (copies).

Carton 5, Folder 142

Charles B. Wing: Report re Width of trails and administration of Whaler's Cottage.

Carton 5, Folder 143

R. A. Wilson: Personal Observation of Visitors....

Carton 5, Folder 144

Louis C. Wheeler: Lichens of Point Lobos Reserve; Plant Diseases of Point Lobos Reserve.

Carton 5, Folder 145

Waldo R. Wedel: Archeological Reconnaissance of Point Lobos State Park, Calif.

Carton 5, Folder 146

Raymond B. Waldo: Report of Nature Guide.

Carton 5, Folder 147

Willis W. Wagener: Tree Diseases... Point Lobos State Park.

Carton 5, Folder 148

A. W. Dimock: Report on 1936 Cypress Canker Control Surveys..., with comment by W. W. Wagener.

Carton 5, Folder 149

Appendix to Master Plan.

Carton 5, Folder 150

George B. Vaughan: Outline of Part II Olmsted Report; Report of Visit to Point Lobos...; Summary of Part III, Olmsted Report.

Carton 5, Folder 151

George B. Vaughn: Part II, Olmsted Report.

Carton 5, Folder 152

F. L. Olmsted: Part III (copies).

Carton 5, Folder 153

Weather records of Point Lobos.

Carton 5, Folder 154

John C. Merriam, misc. letters and statements.

Carton 5, Folder 155

Correspondence re photographs.

Carton 5, Folder 156

Photographs and pictures.

Carton 5, Folder 157

Misc. reprints re Point Lobos.

Carton 5, Folder 158

Photographs (in album).

Carton 5, Folder 159

Rainfall and temperature records - Carmel.

Carton 5, Folder 160

Suggested program for raising money.

Carton 5, Folder 161

Extra copies of Grinnell-Linsdale report.