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Works (John D.) Papers
BANC MSS C-B 423  
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Letters written by Works 1911-1917

Scope and Contents

Carbon copies, arranged chronologically.
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Outgoing correspondence 1911-1917

 

Letters to Works ca. 1910-1917

Scope and Contents

General incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of individual or organization. Single letters have been placed in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet.
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Incoming: A through D, Miscellaneous

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A - Miscellany (single letters from Alaska Packers Association; Alaska Square Deal League; Alexander, Moses (1853-1932); Alfalfa [magazine]; American Independence Union; American Independence Union of California; American-Mexican Steamship & Trading Co.; Anti-Saloon League of America; Arizona and California River Regulation Commission; Arnold, Morris Allen (1866-1946); Aston, Taggart; Avery, Russ (1872- )); ; Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842-1924; Ainsworth, Frank Harrison, 1865-; Austin, Richard Wilson, 1857-1919; B - Miscellany (single letters from Bacon, Augustus Octavius; Bankhead, John Hollis (1842-1920); Barclay, Henry Augustus (1849- ); Bard, Thomas Robert (1841- ); Berkeley, California. City Clerk; Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore (1877-1947); Blaisdell, James A.; Borah, William Edgar (1865-1940); Bridge, Norman (1844- ); Britt, E. W. (1855- ); Brown, Lathrop (1883- ); Burnett, Albert Glenn (1856- ); Burnquist, J. A. A.; and Byrne, Frank M. (1858-1927); ; Baker, Bernard Nadal, 1854-1918; Booth, Willis H., 1874; Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940; Boynton, Albert E., 1875-; C - Miscellany (single letters from California. Adjutant General's Office; Camp, E. W.; Capper, Arthur (1865-1951); Carter, John P.; Chandler, Harry (1864-1944); Chapman, Charles Clarke (1853-1944); Chapman, Ervin S. (1838-1921); Chuckawalla and Palo Verde Irrigation Association; Clark, George Archibald (1864- ); Clark, Walter (1846-1924); and Committee for the Preservation of American Rights in the Panama Canal); California. State Mining Bureau; California. University. Library; California Federation of Women's Clubs; Call, Joseph H.; Carr, Harry, 1877-1936; Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America; Chamber of Mines and Oil, Los Angeles; Chambers, John Sheerer, 1867-1923; Christian Science Monitor; Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-; Crocker, William Henry, 1861-1937 ;Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936; D - Miscellany (single letters from Daniels, Gilbert B.; Davidson, Gilbert Aubrey (1868- ); Davis, Samuel McClellan (1861- ); Dawe, Grosvenor (1863-1948); Deemer, Horace Emerson (1858-1917); Dennett, Lewis Lincoln (1867- ); and Dollar, Robert (1844-1932)).
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Incoming: Da through K-Miscellaneous

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District of Columbia. Commissioners; Drew, Alexander M.; Dunn, Russell L.; E - Miscellany (single letters from Eagle, Joe Henry (1870- ); Earl, Edwin T.); F - Miscellany (single letters from Ferguson, James Edward (1871-1944); Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan (1853-1928); Fishburn, John Eugene (1859-1929)); Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Federation of Federal Civil Service Employees; Fulkerth, L. W.; G - Miscellany (single letters from Gallinger, Jacob Harold (1837-1918) Gates, Charles Winslow (1856-1927); Gerson, T. Perceval; Graves, Jackson Alpheus (1852-1933); Greene, Carlton W.; Guck, Homer; Gulick, Sidney Lewis (1860-1945)); Graham, S. C., 1862; H - Miscellany (single letters from Hale, George Ellery (1868-1938); Hart, William Henry Harrison (1848- ); Hay, Eugene Gano (1853-1933); Hayes, Everis Anson (1855-1942); Hays, George Washington (1863-); Heney, Francis Joseph (1859-1937); Herrick, S. H.; Hopkins, Charlotte Everett (1851-1935); Humphrey, William Ewart (1862-1934)); Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936; Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949; Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948; Imperial Irrigation District, Calif.; Irish, John Powell, 1843-1923; Iron Canyon Project Association; J - Miscellany (single letters from Jacobs, Isidor; Johnson, Hiram Warren (1866-1945); Johnson, Robert Underwood (1853-1937); Joint Party State Committee, Calif.; Jones, Thomas Goode (1844-1914); Jones, Wesley Livsey (1863-1932); Judson, Harry Pratt (1849-1927)); Jackson, Grant; Jess, Stoddard, 1856-; Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931K - Miscellany (single letters from Kahn, Julius (1861-1924; Kent, William (1864-1928); Kofoid, Charles Atwood (1865-1947).
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Incoming: Ka through O

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Kains, Archibald Chetwode, 1865-1944 (see Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco); Keesling, Francis V.; Kerckhoff, William George, 1856-; Kimba1l, Ernest John; Knowland, Joseph Russell, 1873-; L - Miscellany (single letters from Latimer, Norval H., (1863- ); Lister, Ernest (1870-1918); Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924); Loveland, Harvey Davis (1853- ); Lubin, David (1849-1919)); labor unions (Samuel Gompers, president, A. F. of L.; Petaluma Local 438 American Federation of Musicians; California State Federation of Labor; Central Labor Council of Alameda County; Federal Employees Union; International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers; International Union of the United Brewery Workmen of America); Lane, Franklin Knight, 1864-1921; Los Angeles. Chamber of Commerce; Lynch, Robert Newton, 1875-1931 (see San Francisco Chamber of Commerce); M - Miscellany (single letters from Martin, Theodore; Martin, Walter S.; Merrill, Charles Washington (1869- ); Miller, Charles R. (1857-1927); Mills, Abbot Low (1858-1927); Minot, Thomas Sumner (1862- ); Morrow, William W. (1843-1929); Myers, Henry Lee (1862-1943)); McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936; McHarg, Ormsby, 1871-; McKeeby, George Lemuel, 1873-; McLellan, Archibald, 1857-1917; McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946; Maxwell, George H.; Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936; Miller, Clement H.; Modesto Irrigation District; National Republican Union; Newman, Oliver P.; O - Miscellany (single letters from Oliver, George Tener (1848-1919); Osborne, Henry Zenas (1848-1923); Oxnard, Robert (1853- )); Oil Industry Association of California; O'Shaughnessy, Michael Morris, 1864-1934 (see San Francisco. Dept. of Public Works).
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Incoming: P through Ss

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P - Miscellany (single letters from Peary, Robert Edwin (1856-1920); Perky, Kirtland Irving (1867-1939); Phelan, James Duval (1861-1930); Poindexter, Miles (1868-1946); Pomerene, Atlee (1863-1937)); ; Parsons, George W.; Pruitt, Drew, 1860-; R - Miscellany (single letters from Reeve, Sidney N.; Redfield, William C., 1858-1932; Republican Party. National Committee; Republican Party. United Republicans of California; Roberts Frank C. ); Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Roper, Daniel Calhoun, 1867-1943; Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948; Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938 (see University of California. Library); Rush, Allan C.; S - Miscellany (single letters from San Francisco. Board of Supervisors; Sanford, John Bunyan (1869-1928); Siddons, Frederick Lincoln (1864-1931); Smith, Addison Taylor (1862- ); Spaulding, Rolland Harty (1823-1942); Spry, William (1864-1929); Stanton, Philip Ackley (1868- )); Sacramento Valley Development Association; San Diego Co. Chamber of Commerce; San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce; San Francisco. Dept. of Public Works; San Joaquin Valley Water Problem Association; Shaw, Leslie Mortier, 1848-1932; Short Frank H.; Speer, Emory, 1848-1918; Spreckels, Rudolph, 1872-1958.
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Incoming St through Z

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T - Miscellany (single letters from Taft, William Howard (1857-1930); Trammell, Park (1876-1936)); U - Miscellany (single letters from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; U.S. Dept. of Labor; U.S. Post Office Dept.); U.S. Adjutant General's Office; U.S. Attorney General; U.S. Dept. of Commerce; U.S. Dept. of State; U.S. Dept. of the Interior; U.S. Navy Dept.; U.S. Treasury Dept.; U.S. War Dept.; V - Misce1lany (single letters from Van Fleet, William Cary, (1852-1923)); Vogelsang Alexander Theodore, 1861-1930; W - Miscellany (single letters from Wallace, Albert Joseph (1853- ); Walsh, Thomas James (1859-1933 ); Wangenheim, Julius; Wellborn, Olin (1843- ); Western Oil Jobbers' Association; Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924); Women's State Democratic Club of California; Works, Lewis Reed (1869- )); Waters, Arthur J., 1871-; Weeks, John Wingate, 1860-1926; Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927; Withycombe James 1854-1919; Woman's Christian Temperance Union; [Yuma Irrigation project, Imperial Co., Calif.].
 

World War I letters January-March 1917.

Scope and Contents

Unarranged. Works had destroyed the letters that disagreed with his neutrality stand. In a letter, July 31, 1917, to J. C. Rowell, librarian, University of California, he stated, "If I had known that I was to deposit the letters relating to my course respecting the war in the library for public reference I should have preserved those which disagreed with me and called me names, but I had no intention of using any of the letters for any such purpose and expected very soon to dispose of all of them... They were generally letters denouncing me as a traitor and a disgrace to my state and such like, containing no argument nor anything that would be worth preserving, and they were few in number. I wish now I might have made the record complete by preserving them."
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Assorted letters protesting threatened war with Germany January-March 1917

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Assorted letters protesting threatened war with Germany January-March 1917

 

Letters on various subjects and speeches approximately 1912-1916

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Assorted letters approximately 1912-1916

Scope and Contents

Arranged by subject, as follows: proposed national home for Confederate soldiers; woman suffrage; appointment of Louis D. Brandeis as associate judge, U.S. Supreme Court; embargo of arms and ammunition; preparedness for national defense; Japanese relations; Japanese immigration; proposed six year term for president; proposed literacy test for immigrants.
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Speeches 1911-1917

Scope and Contents

Printed copies, arranged chronologically.
 

Subject files

Scope and Contents

Mainly reports, clippings, government documents, copies of legislative bills, and other reference materials. The subject designations were devised by the Senator. Letters that were in these files have been removed and placed in the correspondence files. Where this was done, notations have been made on the folders.
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Subject files, A-L

Scope and Contents

Aerial coast patrol; Alaska legislation; appointing commission; purchase of lands for aviation school; bridge across San Francisco Bay; California postmasters; Chico plant introduction gardens; Choctaw Indians; Clara Barton tablet; clean journalism; Confederate veterans; corrupt practices act; Ralph W. Davis; Department of Commerce; desert sign posts; District of Columbia; downward tendencies of government; election expenses investigation; espionage of courts and judges; exhibition buildings for states; Mrs. Anna M. Foster; good roads bill; health department; Hetch Hetchy water legislation; Imperial Valley; imprisonment -persons serving in the armed forces; Isle of Pines; liquor amendment; irrigation and reclamation of arid lands
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Subject files, M-Z

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Merchant marine; Mexico; military training; National Institute of Arts and Letters; establishment of naval bases; oil lands; Panama Canal; postage on foreign periodicals; preparedness and neutrality bills; reclamation projects; proposed reunion of Republican Party, 1916; retirement civil service employees; seal fisheries; tariff commission; treaties; trusts and combinations; war and peace; war tax; war with Germany; water power leasing bills.
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San Francisco Examiner Special Edition, Washington Edition on Hetch Hetchy December 2, 1913

Scope and Contents

Oversize newspaper removed from Hetch Hetchy Water Legislation subject file in box 10 for rehousing.