Guide to the John D. Works Papers, 1910-1917

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Guide to the John D. Works Papers, 1910-1917

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 423

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: John D. Works Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1917
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 423
Creator: Works, John D. (John Downey), 1847-1928
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence; printed copies of his speeches; and some reference materials, such as clippings, reports, copies of bills and government documents. Relate mainly to his career in the U.S. Senate and his stand on such issues as intervention in Mexico, neutrality, preparedness, U.S. entry into World War I, Hetch Hetchy Valley legislation, irrigation in California; and to the political situation in California, particularly during the 1916 presidential campaign.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John D. Works papers, BANC MSS C-B 423, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Senator Works' papers came to the University of California Library in the early part of 1917 and were later transferred to The Bancroft Library. On October 26, 1916, J. C. Rowell, University librarian, requested that Works deposit his senatorial papers in the library, to be preserved for the use of future historians. Works agreed and went through his correspondence, segregating what he thought worthy of preservation and grouping them by subject. He cautioned Rowell that the files were not complete since he did not save all his correspondence, but stated nothing had been "left out by design."
The papers, covering the period 1910 to 1917, consist mainly of letters addressed to Works, carbon copies of some of his outgoing letters, printed copies of his speeches and some reference materials such as clippings, reports, copies of bills and government documents. They relate to his senatorial career, particularly the stand he took on such national issues as intervention in Mexico, neutrality, preparedness and U.S. entry into World War I, and those problems so important to California, Hetch Hetchy legislation and irrigation. They also shed light on the confused political situation in California during the 1916 presidential campaign.
A key to the arrangement of the papers follows herein. As will be seen, the Senator's topic grouping has been retained only in the subject files and in the miscellaneous letters. Most of the correspondence was removed, for easier reference, and placed in incoming and outgoing correspondence files. References have been made, however, on the subject files to the appropriate letters.
The library at UCLA has some of Senator Works' papers -the letters from presidents, cabinet members and congressmen that Works had given in May 1916 to his friend, T. Perceval Gerson of Los Angeles.
Memoirs and some correspondence are at Stanford University.


John Downey Works was born in Indiana, March 29, 1847, and attended public schools there. At the age of 16 he enlisted in the 10th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry of the Union Army and served the duration of the war. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1868 and began his practice in Indiana. In 1883 he moved to San Diego, California, and continued the practice of law. He served as judge of the Superior Court of San Diego County, 1886-1887, and as associate justice of the Supreme Court of California, 1888-1891. He moved to Los Angeles in 1896 and became president of the city council in 1910. In November of that year he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving from 1911 to 1917. Deciding not to be a candidate for re-election, he resumed his practice of law, and died in Los Angeles, June 6, 1928.

Key to Arrangement

Box l

Letters written by Works, 1911-1917

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copies, arranged chronologically.
Boxes 2-6

Letters to Works, ca. 1910-1917

Scope and Content Note

General incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of individual or organization. Single letters have been placed in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet. A list of the more important correspondents is appended to this report.
Boxes 7 & 8

Misc. letters protesting the threatened war with Germany, Jan.-Mar. 1917.

Scope and Content Note

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."
Box 9

Misc. letters pertaining to various subjects, ca. 1912-1916

Scope and Content Note

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.

Speeches, 1911-1917

Scope and Content Note

Printed copies, arranged chronologically.
Boxes 10 & 11

Subject files

Scope and Content Note

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.
The files are arranged alphabetically, as follows: 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; 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.

Partial Index of Correspondence


A - Miscellany (single letters)


Alaska Packers Association


Letter, Mar. 13, 1914. Signed by Harry F. Fortram.


Alaska Square Deal League


Letter, Nov. 28, 1911. Signed by William Pigott.


Alexander, Moses (1853-1932)


Letter, June 26, 1916


Alfalfa [magazine]


Letter, Aug. 18, 1913. Signed by John T. Bramhall.


American Independence Union


Letter, Feb. 24, 1916. Sent by Patrick H. Winston and J. D. Metzer.


American Independence Union of California


Letter, Jan. 15, 1916. Signed by Daniel O'Connell.


American-Mexican Steamship & Trading Co.


Letter, Apr. 20, 1915. Signed by George W. Beermaker.


Anti-Saloon League of America


Letter, Feb. 5, 1916. Signed by Edwin C. Dinwiddie.


Arizona and California River Regulation Commission


Letter, June 6, 1913. Signed by W. B. Raymund.


Arnold, Morris Allen (1866-1946)


Letter, May 22, 1915


Aston, Taggart


Letter, July 28, 1913


Avery, Russ (1872- )


Letter, Apr. 17, 1911


Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842-1924

See U.S. Dept. of State.


Ainsworth, Frank Harrison, 1865-

See Federation of Civil Service Employees.


Austin, Richard Wilson, 1857-1919


3 letters, 1915-1916


B - Miscellany (single letters)


Bacon, Augustus Octavius


Letter, Aug. 5, 1913


Bankhead, John Hollis (1842-1920)


Letter, Dec. 12, 1914. Signed also by Claude. A. Swanson, John S. Williams, Frank O. White and J. R. Thornton. Addressed to Perry M. De Leon.


Barclay, Henry Augustus (1849- )


Letter, Apr. 3, 1914


Bard, Thomas Robert (1841- )


Letter, Oct. 28, 1911


Berkeley, California. City Clerk


Letter, Apr. 27, 1914. Signed by Walter J. Seaborn. Enclosures: copy of resolution of city council endorsing Senate bill granting Allan C. Rush a franchise for construction of bridge across S.F. Bay; and copy of letter from mayor of Berkeley to council.


Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore (1877-1947)


Letter, June 24, 1916


Blaisdell, James A.


Letter, Dec. 18, 1912


Borah, William Edgar (1865-1940)


Letter, Nov. 5, 1913


Bridge, Norman (1844- )


Letter, Feb. 14, 1916


Britt, E. W. (1855- )


Letter, May 18, 1916


Brown, Lathrop (1883- )


Letter, Mar. 18, 1914


Burnett, Albert Glenn (1856- )


Letter, Aug. 1, 1911


Burnquist, J. A. A.


Letter, June 30, 1916


Byrne, Frank M. (1858-1927)


Letter, June 29, 1916


Baker, Bernard Nadal, 1854-1918


2 letters, 1915


Beermaker, George W.

See American-Mexican Steamship & Trading Co.


Booth, Willis H., 1874-


7 letters, 1915-1916


Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940


3 letters, 1915-1916


Boynton, Albert E., 1875-


4 letters, 1914


Brownlow, Louis

See District of Columbia. Commissioners.


Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

See U.S. Dept. of State.


Bulla, Robert Nelson, 1850-1935

See Republican Party. United Republicans of California.


C - Miscellany (single letters)


California. Adjutant General's Office.


Letter, Apr. 11, 1916. Signed by C. W. Thomas, Jr.


Camp, E. W.


Letter, Mar. 7, 1912


Capper, Arthur (1865-1951)


Letter, July 15, 1916


Carter, John P.


Letter, Dec. l, 1915


Chandler, Harry (1864-1944)


Letter, June 7, 1916


Chapman, Charles Clarke (1853-1944)


Letter, May 10, 1915


Chapman, Ervin S. (1838-1921)


Letter, Oct. 29, 1913


Chuckawalla and Palo Verde Irrigation Association


Letter, May 26, 1913. Signed by L. V. Shepherd.


Clark, George Archibald (1864- )


Letter, Feb 10, 1913


Clark, Walter (1846-1924)


Letter, Jan. 25, 1916


Committee for the Preservation of American Rights in the Panama Canal.


Letter, n.d. Signed by Bainbridge Colby.


California. State Mining Bureau.


2 letters, 1911. Signed by Lewis E. Aubury.


California. University. Library


6 letters, 1911-1917. From J. C. Rowell, librarian. Copies.


California Federation of Women's Clubs


3 letters, 1913-1916


Call, Joseph H.


4 letters, 1916


Carr, Harry, 1877-1936


4 letters, 1916


Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America


3 letters, 1915-1916


Chamber of Mines and Oil, Los Angeles


5 letters, 1914-1916


Chambers, John Sheerer, 1867-1923


3 letters, 1915-1916


Christian Science Monitor


17 letters, 1914-1916. Signed by Alexander Dobbs and Frederick Dixon.


Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-

See Committee for the Preservation of American Rights in the Panama Canal.


Crocker, William Henry, 1861-1937


8 letters, 1915-1916. Many written for the Republican National Committee.


Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936


3 letters, 1916


D - Miscellany (single letters)


Daniels, Gilbert B.


Letter, Apr. 11, 1916


Davidson, Gilbert Aubrey (1868- )


Letter, Aug. 17, 1916


Davis, Samuel McClellan (1861- )


Letter, Feb. 28, 1916


Dawe, Grosvenor (1863-1948)


Letter, Apr. 24, 1916


Deemer, Horace Emerson (1858-1917)


Letter, July 23, 1913


Dennett, Lewis Lincoln (1867- )


Letter, July 5, 1913


Dollar, Robert (1844-1932)


Letter, Sept. 25, 1914


Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948

See U.S. Navy Dept.


District of Columbia. Commissioners.


10 letters, 1913-1916. Signed by Oliver P. Newman, Louis Brownlow and others.


Dixon, Frederick

See Christian Science Monitor.


Drew, Alexander M.


9 letters, 1914-1916. Enclosure to letter of Jan. 21, 1914: copy of letter from Rudolph Spreckels, Jan. 16, 1914. Enclosures to letter of Nov. 5, 1915: exchange of letters between Drew and L. L. Dennett and Drew and Frank R. Devlin, Oct.-Nov. 1915.


Dunn, Russell L.


4 letters, 1913-1914


Dunnigan, John S.

See San Francisco. Board of Supervisors.


E - Miscellany (single letters)


Eagle, Joe Henry (1870- )


Letter, Mar. 16, 1915


Earl, Edwin T.


2 letters, 1911-1912. Enclosure to letter, Apr. 21, 1911: copy of letter from California State Mining Bureau to Secretary of Navy, Apr. 5, 1911; and copy of letter from State Mining Bureau to Earl, Apr. 20, 1911.


Ellison, John F.

See Iron Canyon Project Association.


F - Miscellany (single letters)


Ferguson, James Edward (1871-1944)


Letter, July 1, 1916


Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan (1853-1928)


Letter, July 6, 1916


Fishburn, John Eugene (1859-1929)


Letter, Apr. 23, 1915


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


3 letters, 1915. Written by Archibald Kains.


Federation of Federal Civil Service Employees


4 letters, 1915-1916. Written by Frank H. Ainsworth.


Fisher, Walter L., 1862-1935

See U.S. Dept. of Interior.


Fulkerth, L. W.


2 letters, 1913


G - Miscellany (single letters)


Gallinger, Jacob Harold (1837-1918)


Letter, Jan. 25, 1916


Gates, Charles Winslow (1856-1927)


Letter, July 1, 1916


Gerson, T. Perceval


Letter, May 10, 1916


Graves, Jackson Alpheus (1852-1933)


Letter, Apr. 26, 1915


Greene, Carlton W.


Letter, Feb. 16, 1917


Guck, Homer


Letter, Jan. 6, 1917


Gulick, Sidney Lewis (1860-1945)


Letter, July 28, 1916


Garrison, Lindley Miller, 1864-

See U.S. War Dept.


Graham, S. C., 1862-


3 letters, 1911-1912


Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933

See U.S. Attorney General


H - Miscellany (single letters)


Hale, George Ellery (1868-1938)


Letter, Apr. 6, 1916


Hart, William Henry Harrison (1848- )


Letter, Feb. 3, 1914


Hay, Eugene Gano (1853-1933)


Letter, July 8, 1912


Hayes, Everis Anson (1855-1942)


Letter, Oct. 28, 1915


Hays, George Washington (1863- )


Letter, June 26, 1916


Heney, Francis Joseph (1859-1937)


Letter, Feb. 1, 1916


Herrick, S. H.


Letter, Apr. 27, 1915


Hopkins, Charlotte Everett (1851-1935)


Letter, Jan. 24, 1917


Humphrey, William Ewart (1862-1934)


Letter, Apr. 4, 1914


Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936


2 letters, 1911-1916


Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949


2 letters, 1911-1914. One written as secretary to President Taft.


Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940

See U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.


Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948


3 letters, 1916


Imperial Irrigation District, Calif.


7 letters, 1912-1916. Signed by George L. Melton and others.


Irish, John Powell, 1843-1923


2 letters, 1913-1915


Iron Canyon Project Association


2 letters, 1914. Signed by John F. Ellison and W. A. Beard. Enclosures: copies of letters addressed to Secretary of the Interior.


J - Miscellany (single letters)


Jacobs, Isidor


Letter, Oct. 8, 1913


Johnson, Hiram Warren (1866-1945)


Letter, July 25, 1916


Johnson, Robert Underwood (1853-1937)


Letter, Feb. 24, 1914


Joint Party State Committee, Calif.


Letter, July 12, 1914. Signed by W. C. Ralston.


Jones, Thomas Goode (1844-1914)


Letter, July 22, 1913


Jones, Wesley Livsey (1863-1932)


Letter, May 18, 1912


Judson, Harry Pratt (1849-1927)


Letter, Mar. 14, 1914


Jackson, Grant


2 letters, 1911-1917


Jess, Stoddard, 1856-


3 letters, 1914-1916


Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931


4 letters, 1911-1913


K - Miscellany (single letters)


Kahn, Julius (1861-1924)


Letter, Nov. 4, 1915


Kent, William (1864-1928)


Letter, July 10, 1911


Kofoid, Charles Atwood (1865-1947)


Letter, Feb. 1, 1913


Kains, Archibald Chetwode, 1865-1944

See Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.


Keesling, Francis V.


2 letters, 1915


Kerckhoff, William George, 1856-


3 letters, 1914-1916


Kimba1l, Ernest John


14 letters, 1913-1916


Knowland, Joseph Russell, 1873-


2 letters, 1914-1915


L - Miscellany (single letters)


Latimer, Norval H., (1863- )


Letter, May 5, 1915


Lister, Ernest (1870-1918)


Letter, July 3, 1916


Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924)


Letter, Apr. 12, 1911


Loveland, Harvey Davis (1853- )


Letter, Sept. 5, 1913


Lubin, David (1849-1919)


Letter, Nov. 26, 1915


[Labor unions correspondence]


8 letters, 1913-1916. Include letters from the following: 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

See U.S. Dept. of the Interior.


Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928

See U.S. Dept. of State.


Los Angeles. Chamber of Commerce


7 letters, 1911-1916. Enclosures to each letter: copies of resolutions passed.


Lynch, Robert Newton, 1875-1931

See San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce.


M - Miscellany (single letters)


Martin, Theodore


Letter, May 24, 1911


Martin, Walter S.


Letter, Feb. 28, 1916


Merrill, Charles Washington (1869- )


Letter, Apr. 3, 1916


Miller, Charles R. (1857-1927)


Letter, July 5, 1916


Mills, Abbot Low (1858-1927)


Letter, May 5, 1915


Minot, Thomas Sumner (1862- )


Letter, Sept. 18, 1913


Morrow, William W. (1843-1929)


Letter, June 19, 1914


Myers, Henry Lee (1862-1943)


Letter, Oct. 6, 1913


McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936


2 letters, 1912-1913


McHarg, Ormsby, 1871-


6 letters, 1915


McKeeby, George Lemuel, 1873-


6 letters, 1913-1916


McLellan, Archibald, 1857-1917


4 letters, 1912-1913


McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946

See U.S. Attorney General.


Mann, Seth, 1860-1935

See San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce.


Maxwell, George H.


9 letters, 1915-1916


Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936


9 letters, 1911-1916


Miller, Clement H.


2 letters, 1913-1914


Modesto Irrigation District


11 letters, 1913. Include letters of the Modesto Water Users Association.


National Republican Union


3 letters, 1915


Newman, Oliver P.

See District of Columbia. Commissioners.


Newton, Byron Rufus, 1861-1938

See U.S. Treasury Dept.


O - Miscellany (single letters)


Oliver, George Tener (1848-1919)


Letter, Jan. 25, 1916


Osborne, Henry Zenas (1848-1923)


Letter, Apr. 4, 1914


Oxnard, Robert (1853- )


Letter, Apr. 27, 1915


Oil Industry Association of California


7 letters, 1915-1917. Written by Roy N. Bishop and J. N. Gillett.


O'Shaughnessy, Michael Morris, 1864-1934

See San Francisco. Dept. of Public Works.


P - Miscellany (single letters)


Peary, Robert Edwin (1856-1920)


Letter, Nov. 17, 1915


Perky, Kirtland Irving (1867-1939)


Letter, Dec. 26, 1912


Phelan, James Duval (1861-1930)


Letter, Nov. 26, 1915. Enclosure: copy of telegram from Oil Industry Association of California to Phelan.


Poindexter, Miles (1868-1946)


Letter, Apr. 24, 1915


Pomerene, Atlee (1863-1937)


Letter, Mar. 28, 1916


Parsons, George W.


11 letters, 1911-1916


Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943

See U.S. Dept. of State


Pruitt, Drew, 1860-


2 letters, 1913-1914


R - Miscellany (single letters)


Reeve, Sidney N.


Letter, Feb. 5, 1917


Redfield, William C., 1858-1932

See U.S. Dept. of Commerce.


Republican Party. National Committee


4 letters, 1916. Written by David S. Barry, William R. Willcox, W. Y. Morgan.


Republican Party. United Republicans of California.


2 letters, 1916. Signed by Robert N. Bulla.


Roberts Frank C.


5 letters, 1914-1916


Root, Elihu, 1845-1937


3 letters, 1915-1916


Roper, Daniel Calhoun, 1867-1943

See U.S. Post Office Dept.


Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948


2 letters, 1914-1916


Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938

See California. University. Library.


Rush, Allan C.


30 letters, 1911-1916. Many enclosures.


S - Miscellany (single letters)


San Francisco. Board of Supervisors.


Letter, Feb. 8, 1916. Signed by J. S. Dunnigan.


Sanford, John Bunyan (1869-1928)


Letter, Feb. 18, 1913


Siddons, Frederick Lincoln (1864-1931)


Letter, Jan.7, 1916


Smith, Addison Taylor (1862- )


Letter, Jan. 6, 1917


Spaulding, Rolland Harty (1823-1942)


Letter, July 5, 1916


Spry, William (1864-1929)


Letter, July 10, 1916


Stanton, Philip Ackley (1868- )


Letter, Nov. 9, 1915


Sacramento Valley Development Association


2 letters, 1916


San Diego Co. Chamber of Commerce


6 letters, 1914-1916


San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce


6 letters, 1914-1916. Some signed by Robert N. Lynch and Seth Mann.


San Francisco. Dept. of Public Works


2 letters, 1913. Signed by M. M. O'Shaughnessy.


San Joaquin Valley Water Problem Association


2 letters, 1913


Shaw, Leslie Mortier, 1848-1932


5 letters, 1916


Short Frank H.


10 letters, 1914-1916. Several written for the Oil Industry Association of California


Speer, Emory, 1848-1918


7 letters, 1913


Spreckels, Rudolph, 1872-1958


2 letters, 1914


Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1867-1950

See U.S. War Dept.


Swanson, Claude Augustus 1862-1939

See Bankhead, John Hol1is


T - Miscellany (single letters)


Taft, William Howard (1857-1930)


Letter, Mar. 21, 1911


Trammell, Park (1876-1936)


Letter, June 26, 1916


U - Miscellany (single letters)


U.S. Dept. of Agriculture


Letter, Nov. 20, 1915. Signed by D. F. Houston.


U.S. Dept. of Labor


Letter, Nov. 18, 1915. Signed by W. B. Wilson.


U.S. Post Office Dept.


Letter, Nov. 23, 1915. Signed by Daniel C. Roper.


U.S. Adjutant General's Office


4 letters, 1916. Signed by H. F. McCain.


U.S. Attorney General


6 letters, 1911-1915. Written by George W. Wickersham, J. C. McReynolds and Thomas W. Gregory.


U.S. Dept. of Commerce


12 letters, 1912-1916. Signed by William C. Redfield, E. F. Sweet, A. L. Thurman, E. Lister Jones and George M. Bowers. Include 2 letters under former title, Dept. of Commerce and Labor.


U.S. Dept. of State


30 letters, 1911-1916. Signed by P. C. Knox, W. T. S. Doyle, Huntington Wilson, Alvey A. Adee, William J. Bryan, Robert Lansing, Frank L. Polk.


U.S. Dept. of the Interior


11 letters, 1912-1916. Signed by Walter L. Fisher, F. H. Newell, Franklin K. Lane, W. A. Ryan, B. O. Sweeney.


U.S. Navy Dept.


2 letters, 1915-1916. Signed by Josephus Daniels and J. M. Helm.


U.S. Treasury Dept.


6 letters, 1915-l916. Signed by Byron R. Newton.


U.S. War Dept.


7 letters, 1911-1915. Signed by Robert S. Oliver, Henry L. Stimson, Lindley M. Garrison.


V - Misce1lany (single letters)


Van Fleet, William Cary, (1852-1923)


Letter, July 25, 1911


Vogelsang Alexander Theodore, 1861-1930


2 1etters, 1913


W - Miscellany (single letters)


Wallace, Albert Joseph (1853- )


Letter, Apr. 21, 1911


Walsh, Thomas James (1859-1933 )


Letter, Jan. 14, 1916. Enclosure: copy of his letter to N. J. Sinnot.


Wangenheim, Julius


Letter, May 4, 1915


Wellborn, Olin (1843- )


Letter, Nov. 27, 1912


Western Oil Jobbers' Association


Letter, Apr. 12, 1916. Signed by R. L. Welch.


Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)


Letter, Apr. 22, 1916


Women's State Democratic Club of California


Letter, Dec. 4, 1913. Sent by Mrs. Charles H. Spinks.


Works, Lewis Reed (1869- )


Letter, Apr. 20, 1912


Waters, Arthur J., 1871-


2 letters, 1915-1916


Weeks, John Wingate, 1860-1926


5 letters, 1915-l916


Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927


4 letters, 1911-1916


Wickersham, George Woodward, 1858-1936

See U.S. Attorney General.


Wilson, Huntington

See U.S. Dept. of State.


Wilson, William Bauchop, 1862-1934

See U.S. Dept. of Labor.


Withycombe James 1854-1919


4 1etters, 1915-l916


Woman's Christian Temperance Union


2 letters, 1914-1916


[Yuma Irrigation project, Imperial Co., Calif. - correspondence]


17 letters, 1915. Include letters from Everett P. Teasdale, Charles W. Johnson and Edgar A. Riggs. Many enclosures.