Guide to the Frank Kanning Mott Papers while Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1857-1930

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Guide to the Frank Kanning Mott Papers while Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1857-1930

Collection number: BANC MSS C-A 264

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University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Frank Kanning Mott Papers while Mayor of Oakland, Calif.,
Date (inclusive): 1857-1930
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 264
Creator: Mott, Frank Kanning, 1866-
Extent: 1 box
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: Primarily letters written to him, many of them relating to President Taft's visit to Alameda County in 1909; copies of some letters by him; a few copies of municipal reports; clippings; invitations, etc.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Kanning Mott papers while mayor of Oakland, Calif., BANC MSS C-A 264, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Mott, 1905-1910

Additional Note

Typed copies relating to official business. (1 folder)

Letters written to Mott

Additional Note

Many are related to appointment to reception committee for President Taft's visit to Alameda County, 1909. Arranged alphabetically as follows. Unlisted letters are in a miscellany.

Partial List of Correspondents


Capwell, Harris Cebert, 1858-1929


2 letters, 1909


Clay, I. Harrison


2 letters, 1909. Letter, July 10, written for him.


Daniels, George B.


Letter, Aug. 30, 1909. Written for him by his secretary.


Ellsworth, Oliver


Letter, Sept. 27, 1910. Re: ordinance to increase pay of the first & second Assistant Engineers in the Fire Department.


Fitzmaurice, William M.

See Republican Party. California. City Central Committee (Oakland)


Gier, Theodore


Letter, July 20, 1910


Hale, Marshall, 1866-1945


Letter, Sept. 20, 1909. Writing as Chairman, President Taft Banquet Committee.


Howard, Cary


Letter, Oct. 2, 1909


Isaacs, John Dove, 1848-


Letter, Oct. 3, 1906


Knowland, Joseph Russell, 1873-1966


Telegram, Aug. 2, 1909


La Follette, Robert Marion, 1855-1925


Letter, Oct. 8, 1908. Form letter requesting support to establish a new weekly paper.


Laymance, Millard Josephus, 1856-


Letter, Aug. 28, 1909


Leach, Abe P., 1873-


Letter, Aug. 13, 1909


Lissner, Meyer, 1871-1930

See Republican Party. California. State Central Committee


Locke, William John, 1863-1930


Letter, Nov. 16, 1909


London, Jack, 1876-1916


Letter, Oct. 23, 1908. Written for him by Ninetta Eames, to the Oakland Tax Collector, requesting information on taxes on his property in the Rowland Tract.


Melvin, Henry Alexander, 1865-1920


Letter, Sept. 7, 1909


Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936


Letter, Sept. 1, 1909


Noy, William H.


Letter, Aug. 28, 1909. Writing as Mayor of Alameda.


Oakland, Calif. City Clerk


3 letters, 1906-1910. Written by Frank R. Thompson. Re: bills passed by the City Council.


Oakland, Calif. Police Department


Letter, July 2, 1907. Written by W. J. Petersen, Acting Chief of Police. Written to the Board of Police & Fire Commissioners, submitting a report of police operations for June 1907.


Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company


Letter, Dec. 31, 1909. Transmits permit granting the city of Oakland use of its underground conduit system for placing wires for fire & police purposes.


Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941


Letter, Sept. 27, 1906. Writing as Governor of California.


Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923


2 letters, 1908-1909. Written while U.S. Senator from California.


Republican Party. California


Letter, Feb. 16, 1909. Written by W. M. Fitzmaurice, Treasurer.


Republican Party. California. State Central Committee


Letter, Sept. 22, 1910. Written by Meyer Lissner & Adolph Uhl.


Requa, Mark Lawrence, 1865-1937


Letter, Nov. 19, 1909


San Diego, Calif. Mayor


Letter, June 21, 1909. Written by G. Conard.


Sanborn, John A.


Letter, Dec. 10, 1909


Snook, Charles E., 1863-


Letter, Aug. 31, 1909


Stetson, John Walter, 1871-1919?


Letter, Jan. 29, 1910. Written while Oakland City Attorney; written for him by his secretary.


Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915


Letter, Aug. 31, 1909


Swedish American Republican Club


Letter, Nov. 8, 1909. Written by K. E. Hanson, Secretary. Asking Mott to speak at their next meeting.


Uhl, Adolph

See Republican Party. California. State Central Committee


Yorke, Peter Christopher, 1864-1925


Letter, Oct. 12, 1909




Copies of municipal reports, invitations, clippings, etc.