Guide to the Waterman family papers, 1839-1906

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History --History, California Geographical (By Place) --California

Guide to the Waterman Family Papers, 1839-1906

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 491

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
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Date Completed:
ca. 1955-1956
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Waterman Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1839-1906
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 491
Creator: Waterman family
Extent: Number of containers: 14 cartons, 17 boxes, 4 volumes and 3 oversize folders Linear feet: 28
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: Papers of Robert W. Waterman, governor of California, 1887-1891, his wife Jane, and their six children. Included are letters, diaries, legal and financial records, account books, speeches and clippings. Some papers relate to his governorship and to politics. Letters written by him in the 1850s cover his journey to California and experiences in the mines. The bulk of the papers, however, relate to the family's business interests--mines, railroads, ranch and dairy, and cattle breeding.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Waterman family papers, BANC MSS C-B 491, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.94221-.04377--PIC
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.04563-.04569--PIC
Drawings transferred and shelved as
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1953.010--AX


Robert Whitney Waterman was born in Herkimer County, New York, December 15, 1826. In 1839 he moved to Illinois and worked as a clerk in a general store. By 1847, the year of his marriage to Jane Gardner, he owned his own store at Belvidere.
On March 20, 1850, Waterman started overland for California. He bought passage on a wagon train at St. Louis, left St. Joseph on May 8, and reached Sacramento on September 7. His mining activities were confined to Butte County -Stringtown, Wild Yankee Ranch and Bidwell Bar. In addition to mining, he and several Illinois friends kept a boarding house on the North Fork of the Feather River. In the fall of 1851, he returned to Illinois.
Shortly after his return, Waterman moved to Wilmington, where he opened a general store. He remained there until the spring of 1873, when he went again to California for his health and to locate a home for his family. For a time he traveled along the coast as an agricultural machinery salesman for Baker & Hamilton, and in September he went east to bring his family to California. In August 1874, they settled near San Bernardino on a ranch which Waterman purchased. He continued in the employ of Baker & Hamilton (until about 1877) while developing his ranch, Waterman's Hot Springs.
From 1880 to 1886, Waterman and his mining partner, John L. Porter, discovered and developed a number of gold and silver mines near Barstow, including the Alpha, Omega, Front, and Silver Glance mines.
In 1886 Waterman took possession of the Stonewall Mine, San Diego County, and a large portion of the Cuyamaca Rancho on which it was located. In the same year he established a dairy on his ranch near San Bernardino and began breeding holstein cattle. He was also elected president of the San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway Company.
The Republican Party in 1886 nominated Waterman for Lieutenant Governor of California; he was one of the few Republicans who won office that year. On the death of Governor Washington Bartlett in September 1887, Waterman became governor and served the remainder of the term.
Refusing the nomination for a second term, Waterman moved to San Diego and returned to his mining, railroad and other interests. He died on April 12, 1891.
Several of Waterman's children were active in the family business, particularly while Waterman was governor. Mary Pamelia (Waterman) Rice managed the ranch and dairy at San Bernardino from 1886 to about 1892. Waldo Sprague Waterman, who was graduated from the University of California in 1886 with a degree in mining engineering, served as superintendent of the Stonewall Mine from 1886, and from 1890 was general manager of the San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway Company.
Two of the children took up medical careers. James Sears Waterman, who first managed his father's mines near Barstow from 1881 to 1886, then studied medicine in New York and became a noted physician and surgeon. Helen Jane Waterman became a physician and practiced for many years in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Scope and Content

The Waterman papers were preserved by Irving Murray Scott, Jr., Robert W. Waterman's son-in-law, and were given to The Bancroft Library by Mr. Scott's nephew, C. Emlen Scott in 1952 with additions in 1953 and 1955. Some of the papers relate to Waterman's governorship, but the bulk of the material concerns the family and business interests. Early letters from Waterman to his family describe his overland journey to California and experiences in the Northern Mines. There are also letters from miner friends written to Waterman after his return to Illinois.
A key to arrangement follows.

Key to Arrangement


Papers of Robert Whitney Waterman

Boxes 1-15

Letters written to Waterman, 1839-1891

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A single letter miscellany precedes each letter of the alphabet. Many letters relate only to family activities, others to family business interests, including mines in San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, the Waterman Ranch and Holstein Dairy, and Railroads --particularly the San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway Company. Some letters relate to Waterman's political career. Unidentified letters are in a folder at the end. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
Box 1

A Misc. - Bh

Box 2

Bi - Brown, Ebenezer G.

Box 3

Brown, John - Coq

Box 4

Cor - G Misc.

Box 5

Ga - Hoo

Box 6

Hop - Lim

Box 7

Lin - Mh

Box 8

Mi - Poo

Box 9

Por - S Misc.

Box 10

Sa - Sg

Box 11

Sh - V

Box 12

W Misc. - Waterman, Helen J.

Box 13

Waterman, James S. - Waterman, Theodore F.

Box 14

Waterman, Waldo S.

Box 15

Waterman, Waldo S. - Z

Boxes 16-17

Letters written by Waterman, 1848-1891

Additional Note

Mainly originals addressed to members of his family. Arranged chronologically. Letters dated 1850-1852 were written on the journey to California and from the northern mines. Some relate to business and politics; many are partially or entirely concerned with family activities.
Box 16

1848 -1887

Box 17

1888 -1891

Box 17

Papers relating to his term as governor

Additional Note

Included are oath of office, speeches, proclamations, and items relating to legislative bills.


Additional Note

Includes biographies, letters of introduction and recommendation, passes (Civil War), and demits.


Additional Note

Includes illustrated price list of wagons sold by Waterman.
Ctn. 1

Diaries, 1869-1890

Additional Note

Contain information on his move to California in 1873, travels as machinery salesman for Baker & Hamilton, Waterman's Hot Springs near San Bernardino, prospecting trips, mines, law suits, railroads, and political activities.
There are no volumes for 1870 through 1873, and 1889. Diary entries for 1865 through 1869 are in Account Book, v. 7; diary entries for 1872-1873 are in Account Book, v. 4.

Guest Book, Waterman's Hot Springs, San Bernardino, Calif., 1875-1880


Account Books, 1852-1891

Additional Note

Accounts from 1852 to 1873 are for Waterman's store in Illinois. Accounts from 1873 relate mainly to mining operations.

v. 1, 1852-1856, 1862, 1869


v. 2. 1857-1859, 1870-1871. Also includes account of prospecting trip, 1877 (p. 335)


v. 3, 1856-1863 (Standing separately on shelf.)


v. 4, 1852-1861. Also contains family birth and death dates, and diary for 1872-1873 (Standing separately on shelf.)


v. 5, 1857-1859 (Standing separately on shelf.)


v. 6, 1858-1860 (Standing separately on shelf.)


v. 7, 1859-1860. Also contains diary for 1865-1869


v. 8, 1868-1875


v. 9, 1881-1886


v. 10, 1881-1886


v. 11, 1882-1886


v. 12, 1886-1891

oversize Oversize folder 1

Amador and Calaveras Agricultural Association District no. 26. Certificate as life member. 188[?]-


Resolution, Senate Members, March 8, 1887. Resolution of esteem and respect as president of the Senate.

oversize Oversize folder 2

Blueprint. Proposed plan of 10 stamp mill for Waterman and Porters. n.d.


Sheeps: Specs for machinery. Empire Mine. Grass Valley. Letter attached - September 23, 1914. George W. Starr attached to I. M. Scott, Jr.


Pan and Settler framing for Waterman and Porter (Drawing on Linen).


Drawing, hydraulic pumping engine for 3000 ft. level. Chollar, Norcross and Savage S. Co. Virginia City, Nevada. December 2, 1884.

oversize Oversize folder 3

2 posters - advertisements for R. W. Waterman dry goods store, Wilmington, Illinois. 1852.


Papers of Jane (Gardner) Waterman [Mrs. Robert Whitney Waterman]

carton Ctns. 2-3

Letters written to Mrs. Waterman

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically, with three folders of miscellaneous letters at the beginning. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
Ctn. 2

Letters to Mrs. Waterman: Misc. - Waterman, James S.

Ctn. 3

Letters to Mrs. Waterman: Waterman, Waldo S. - Z

Ctn. 3

Letters written by Mrs. Waterman, 1847-1904

Additional Note

Originals, written to members of the family. Arranged chronologically.

Diaries, 1880, 1885, 1887, 1888




Papers of Mary Pamelia (Waterman) Rice [Mrs. Hyland Washington Rice]

carton Ctns. 3-5

Letters written to her

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically, with eight folders of miscellaneous letters at the beginning of the file. Many letters relate to family business including the ranch and dairy near San Bernardino. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
Ctn. 3

Letters to Mary P. Rice: Misc.

Ctn. 4

Letters to Mary P. Rice: A - Waterman, James S.

Ctn. 5

Letters to Mary P. Rice: Waterman, Jane G - Z

Ctn. 5

Letters written by her




Papers of Hyland Washington Rice

Ctn. 5

Letters written to him


Letters written by him


Scrapbook, Autograph Book, Account Books and Diaries




Letters written to Hyland Charles Rice (son of Mary P. W. Rice)


Letters written to Robert Waterman Rice (son of Mary P. W. Rice)

oversize Oversize folder 1

National Guard of California. H. W. Rice. Commission as major and assistant adjutant general. February 12, 1880.


National Guard of California. H. W. Rice. Commission of captain. February 28, 1882.


National Guard of California. H. W. Rice. Commission of first lieutenant. January 10, 1880.


M. D. Degree. 1870.


Papers of James Sears Waterman [son]

Ctn. 5

Letters written to him


Letters written by him


Diaries and Accounts




Papers of Waldo Sprague Waterman [son]

Ctn. 6

Letters written to him

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically with one folder of miscellaneous letters preceding the file. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.

Letters written by him

Additional Note

Miscellaneous letters are in one folder. A letterpress copy book contains business letters for 1892 and 1893.



Papers of Helen Jane Waterman [daughter]

Ctn. 6-7

Letters written to her

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically, with five folders of miscellaneous letters at the beginning. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement.
Ctn. 6

Letters to Helen J. Waterman: Misc. - Waterman, Jane G.

Ctn. 7

Letters to Helen J. Waterman: Waterman, Waldo S. - Z


Letters written by her



Additional Note

Mainly pamphlets relating to medicine, social hygiene, and political issues including woman suffrage, prohibition, and white slavery.

Papers of Abbie Louisa Waterman [daughter]

carton Ctns. 7-8

Letters written to her

Ctn. 7

Letters to Abbie L. Waterman: Misc. - Bodwell, C. E.

Ctn. 8

Letters to Abbie L. Waterman: Bodwell, C. E. - Z

Ctn. 8

Letters written by her




Letters written to Anna Charlotte (Waterman) Scott (Mrs. Irving Murray Scott, Jr.)


Letters written to Irving Murray Scott, Jr.


Miscellaneous letters

Additional Note

Letters written neither to nor by members of the Waterman family. Included are letters written to Francis A. Park, John L. Porter and Henry M. Willis; letter written by John F. Miller, and letterpress copybook for the firms of Puterbaugh, Leovy & Humes, and Leovy & Humes.
Ctn. 9


Additional Note

Includes reports, drawings, assay reports and other items relating to mining and railroads. A separate folder contains a recipe book, ore sample and unidentified photographs.

Legal records

Additional Note

Included are deeds, leases, abstracts of title, agreements to sell, contracts, land patents, mortgages, mining claims, etc. Separated into 3 groups: Miscellaneous business and family, Mining and Railroad.
carton Ctns. 10-11

Financial records

Additional Note

Included are invoices, property tax and other receipts, cancelled promissory notes, trial balance sheets, cancelled checks, etc. Most of the items are household accounts and are arranged chronologically by year. These are followed by records for the Waterman Ranch and Holstein Dairy and by cancelled checks, some of which are for mining and railroad expenses.
carton Ctns. 12-13

Invitations, Announcements, Programs, etc.

Ctn. 14

Newspaper clippings

Additional Note

Include obituaries for R. W. Waterman, articles concerning members of the Waterman family, politics, etc.

Partial List of Correspondents


A - Miscellany


Adams, Frederick


Letter, May 13, 18[90?]


American White Bronze Co.


Letter, Aug. 1, 1887


Anthony, Charles Elam, 1843-


Letter, July 14, 1889


Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, Boston


Letter, Jan. 17, 1882, signed by J. A. Williamson, Land Commissioner.


Alberti, Clark, 1850?-


23 letters, 1887-1891

carton (Carton 4)

186 letters to Mary P. W. Rice, 1887-1892


Alden, Philander M.


19 letters, 1883-1886. Mainly written as executor of the estate of James Sears Waterman, the governor's brother.


Allen, Charles H., 1828-

see California. State Normal School, San Jose


Allen, Isaac P., 1847-


9 letters, 1887-1890


Allison, Robert, 1814-


11 letters, 1887-1890


Angel, Myron, d. 1911


4 letters, 1888-1890


Aull, Charles, 1849-

see California. State Prison, Folsom


B - Miscellany


Banks, William O.


Letter, Mar. 7, 1890


Barstow, Calif., Citizens


Letter, Mar. 4, 1888, requesting removal of school from Waterman to Barstow.


Benchley, Leonidas B.


Letter, Oct. 19, 1850, written from Sacramento City.


Bidwell, Annie Ellicott (Kennedy), 1839-1918


Letter, May 14, 1890


Bidwell, John, 1819-1900


Letter, Nov. 2, 1887


Booth, Andrew George, 1845-1903


Letter, Dec. 8, 1888


Boren, Alley Dennis, 1818-1898


Letter, Feb. 6, 1889


Boynton, Seth Sprague, 1847-1906


Letter, Jan. 4, 1888


Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen


Letter, Sept. 29, 1890


Buckles, Abraham Jay, 1846-


Letter, May 15, 1890


Bush, Chauncey Carroll, 1831-1908


Letter, Dec. 21, 1889


Babcock, Elisha S., Jr., 1849-

see Coronado Beach Co.


Badlam, Alexander, 1835-1898


3 letters, 1889-1890


Baker & Hamilton


11 letters, 1876-1890


Ballou, Addie Lucia


2 letters, 1891


Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918

see The History Company, San Francisco


Bank of San Bernardino


34 letters, 1885-1891, signed by Lewis Jacobs and William A. Conn.


Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915


2 letters, 1890


Barnes, William H. L., 1836-1902


10 letters, 1887-1890


Barrett, A. W.


5 letters, 1890


Bartlett, Columbus


3 letters, 1887-1889


Beatty, Denson & Oatman


14 letters, 1888-1890


Beauregard (H. T.) & Co.


3 letters, 1888-1889


Benson, Leroy E., 1826-


2 letters, 1851-1888. Letter, 1851, written from California mines.


Berry, John R. [Editor of San Diego Union]


4 letters, 1888-1890


Bidwell, Annie Ellicott (Kennedy), 1839-1918

carton (Carton 2)

Letter, May 2, 1891, to Jane G. Waterman


Bishop, E. B.


2 letters, 1889


Blair, John Insley, 1802-1899

see Blair & Co.


Blair & Co.


20 letters, 1888-1891


Blake, Maurice Cary, 1815-1897


5 letters, 1890-1891


Boggs, John, 1829-1899

see California. Legislature. Senate.

See also: letter written by Boggs, Dec. 5, 1889, to Katie (Miller) Garnett, enclosed in her letter to R. W. Waterman of Nov. 19, 1890 (Box 5)


Boggs, William Montgomery, 1826-1911


3 letters, 1888-1889, mainly seeking financial aid for M. G. Vallejo.


Boruck, Marcus Derckheim, 1833 or 1834-1895


247 letters, 1887-1891, mainly written as private secretary to the governor.


Bowers, William Wallace, 1834-1917


5 letters, 1887-1891


Boyce, Henry H.


58 letters, 1886-1890


Breyfogle, C. W., 1841-


2 letters, 1887-1889. One letter written while mayor of San Jose.


Bridges, Lyman


2 letters, 1889-1891


Brooke, Henry Campbell, 1834-

see San Bernardino Co., Calif. Supt. of Schools


Brooks, James S., 1826-


4 letters, 1887-1890


Brown, Ebenezer Griffin, 1821-


6 letters, 1887-1890


Brown, John, Jr., 1847-


9 letters, 1884-1890


Brown, Joseph


64 letters, 1887-1891, mainly written as secretary of San Bernardino, Arrowhead & Waterman Railway Company, and as a member of the Board of Insane Asylum Commissioners.


Butler, John A.


5 letters, 1882-1888


C - Miscellany


El Cajon Vineyard Co.


Letter, Sept. 3, 1890, signed by W. R. Guy.


California. State Board of Forestry


Letter, Dec. 4, 1889


California. State School, Whittier


Letter, July 27, 1889.

See also Lindley, Hervey and Lindley, Walter.


California River Improvement Convention


Letter, Feb. 17, 1890


Calkins, Leonard Sayles, 1853-


Letter, Dec. 6, 1888


Campbell, John Lloyd, 1855-


Letter, Mar. 11, 1889


Chapin, Frank S.


Letter, Dec. 22, 1888


Christy, Samuel Benedict, 1853-1914


Letter, Aug. 25, 1889


Craig, C. W.


Letter, Jan. 14, 1891


California. Adjutant General's Office


15 letters, 1887-1890, signed by George B. Cosby and Richard H Orton.


California. Attorney General's Office


3 letters, 1889-1890, signed by George A. Johnson.


California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners


13 letters, 1888-1890, signed mainly by William D. English and George Tilghman.


California. Department of Public Instruction


6 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Ira G. Hoitt, state superintendent.


California. Legislature. Assembly


4 letters, 1889, signed by J. C. Campbell, M. C. Chapman and L. J. Frank.


California. Legislature. Senate


8 letters, 1887-1889, signed by Frank J. Moffatt, John Boggs, and others.


California. National Guard


19 letters, 1889-1891


California. School for the Blind, Berkeley


7 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Warring Wilkinson, principal.


California. Secretary of State

carton (Carton 2)

10 letters, 1887-1891, signed by William C. Hendricks and Edwin G. Waite. Letter to Jane G. Waterman, May 29, 1891, written by Edwin G. Waite


California. State Mining Bureau


12 letters, 1887-1890, signed mainly by William Irelan, Jr., state mineralogist.


California State Normal School, Chico


7 letters, 1889-1890


California. State Normal School, Los Angeles


3 letters, 1888-1889, signed by Ira More.


California. State Normal School, San Jose


3 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Charles H. Allen and Henry French.


California. State Prison, Folsom


6 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Charles Aull, warden.


California. State Prison, San Quentin


14 letters, 1888-1890, signed by John McComb, warden.


California. University


14 letters, 1887-1890, signed by Horace Davis, J. C. Rowell, and others.


California Bank


23 letters, 1889-1890, signed by H. C. Witmer and others.


California Central Railway Company

see California Southern Railroad Company


California Southern Railroad Company


11 letters, 1881-1889, signed by Thomas L. Rogers and others. Enclosure: 1000 mile ticket.


California Universalist Convention


8 letters, 1888-1890


Central Pacific Railroad

carton (Carton 6)

Letter to Waldo S. Waterman, Sept. 16, 1884, signed by H. B. Underhill.


Chase, Charles Metaphor, 1833-1899


3 letters, 1877-1889


Chipman, Norton Parker, 1836-1924

see Grand Army of the Republic


Clunie, Thomas Jefferson, 1852-1903

see U.S. Congress. House of Representatives


Colburn, Frona Eunice Wait (Smith), 1859-


3 letters, 1890 and n.d., signed Frona E. Wait.

carton (Carton 2)

Letter to Jane G. Waterman, Apr, 13, 1891


Conklin, Alvah Russell, 1835-


2 letters, 1889-1891


Conn, William Alexander, 1814-1903

see Bank of San Bernardino


Consolidated National Bank


23 letters, 1887-1891, signed mainly by John Ginty.


Cook, Albert Stanburrough, 1853-1927


2 letters, 1888. One letter written while president of the California Teachers's Association.


Cooper, Sarah Brown (Ingersoll), 1836-1896

see Golden Gate Kindergarten Association


Coronado Beach Company


24 letters, 1887-1891, signed by Elisha S. Babcock, Jr.


Crandall, Albert W., 1835-1905


5 letters, 1887-1890


Crew, Alexander, H., 1835-

see California. State Normal School, Chico


Crocker, Charles Frederick, 1854-1897


8 letters, 1888-1890


Crooks, J. E., 1845-


2 letters, 1889


Cunningham, Stephen Mandeville, 1820-1899


3 letters, 1888-1889, written as custodian of the Mariposa Big Tree Grove.


Curtis, William Jesse, 1838-


2 letters, 1889


D - Miscellany


Davenport, Noel, 1847-


Letter, Apr. 30, 1890


Dean, Peter, 1828-1901


Telegram, Mar. 19, 1889


Dixon, Mathew William, 1828-


Telegram, Sept. 18, 1889


Dunsmoor, Charles Henry, 1850-


Letter, Apr. 5, 1890


Daggett, John, 1833-1919


2 letters, 1887-1889


Daley, Thomas J., 1853-1911

see San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Co.


Davidson, George, 1825-1911

see U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey


Davis, Horace, 1831-1916

see California. University


Dawson, R. W.


4 letters, 1889-1890


Denson, Samuel Crawford, 1839-1917

see Beatty, Denson & Oatman


Desmond, Louis A., 1859-


5 letters, 1886-1888


De Young, Michael Harry, 1849-1925


2 letters, 1889 and undated


Dimond, William Henry, 1841?-


8 letters, 1887-1890


Dodge, John Mason, 1853-


9 letters, 1888-1890


Douglas, John Waldo, 1818-1883


3 letters, 1851-1879. Letter dated 1851 written from Marysville.


Douglas, W. W.


49 letters, 1887-1891, mainly written as executive secretary to the governor.


Downey, John Gately, 1827-1894


2 letters, 1890


Drew, H. L., 1839-1901


21 letters, 1889-1891

carton (Carton 4)

16 letters to Mary P. W. Rice, 1886-1892


E - Miscellany


Eagon, John A., 1827-1892


Letter, Dec. 26, 1888


Edwards, E. E., 1835-


Letter, Mar. 20, 1889


Elevator (periodical)


Letter, Oct. 6, 1886


Epperson, Brutus Clay, 1830-


Letter, June 18, 1889


Earp, Virgil W., 1843-1906


3 letters, 1889


Easton, Wendell, 1848-

see Easton, Eldridge & Co.


Easton, Eldridge & Co.


2 letters, 1890-1891, from Wendell Easton.


Estee, Morris M., 1833-1903


3 letters, 1888-1889


F - Miscellany


Field, Kate, 1838-1896


Letter, Jan. 3, 1888


Fitch, Thomas


Letter, Jan. 19, 1889


Fulton Iron Works


Letter, June 28, 1883


Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894


8 letters, 1889-1891. Several letters written by his secretary.


Field, Stephan Johnson, 1816-1899

see U.S. Supreme Court


Filkins, C. W., 1844-


6 letters, 1887-1889


Foltz, Clara (Shortridge)


7 letters, 1877-1890


Fowler, Edwin Wilson

see The History Company, San Francisco


Fox, Charles Nelson, 1829-1904


12 letters, 1887-1890


Frary, A. P.


10 letters, 1887-1888, concerning a quartz mine in Butte County.


Frary, Frank P., 1856-


2 letters, 1888


Frémont, Jessie (Benton), 1824-1902

carton (Carton 2)

Letter to Jane G. Waterman, Feb. 15, 18[90?]


G - Miscellany


Gallatin, Albert, 1835-1905


Letter, Oct. 17, 1888. Enclosures: copy of letter dated Oct. 17, 1888 from Gallatin to Ira E. Oatman and letter dated Oct. 12, 1888 from Oatman to Gallatin.


Gerberding, A.,


Letter, Jan. 10, 1890


Gibson, E. M., 1842-


Letter, June 19, 1889


Gillmore, Jessie, 1825-


Letter, Dec. 4, 1890


Gordon, H. C.


Letter, Aug. 27, 1890


Gamble, John


2 letter, 1887-1890


Gardner, Cephas, 1800-1881


37 letter, 1851-1879


Gardner, Hezekiah


31 letters, 1866-1890. Letters dated 1866 concern reconstruction.


Gibson, A. B.


11 letters, 1890. Concern possible sale of Stonewall Mine.


Gibson, J. C., 1829-


4 letters, 1890-1891


Gibson, James Alexander, 1852-1922


2 letters, 1887-1889


Gill, Nelson Green, 1830-


4 letters, 1886-1888


Ginty, John

see Consolidated National Bank


Gird, Richard, 1836-


20 letters, 1887-1891, mainly concern political appointments.


Golden Gate Kindergarten Association


4 letters, 1889-1890, signed by Mrs. Sarah Brown Cooper, president.

carton (Carton 2)

2 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1888-1889


Goucher, George G., 1855-

see California. Legislature. Senate


Goucher, W. H.


6 letters, 1890-1891


Grand Army of the Republic


20 letters, 1887-1891


Gregg, V. A., 1844-1899


3 letters, 1889-1891


Gunn, Douglas


5 letters, 1888-1889. Several written while mayor of San Diego.


H - Miscellany


Hallidie, Andrew Smith, 1836-1900


Letter, Mar. 11, 1889


Hammond, C. M.


Letter, Feb. 11, 1889. Enclosure: map of Salt Lake City, 1887


Harrison and Morton Protection Club


Letter, Aug. 27, 1888, signed by James R. Lowe, president.


Hayes, John Chauncey, 1853-1934


Letter, Aug. 14, 1890


Hendrick, Elijah William, 1847-


Letter, Dec. 9, 1888


Holcomb, William F., 1831-


Letter, Mar. 12, 1889


Hovey, Samuel D.


Letter, May 3, 1888


Hubbell, Stephen C., 1841-


Letter, May 23, 1890


Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900


Letter, May 22, 1888


Hale, O. A., 1852-


3 letters, 1889-1890


Hall, William Hammond, 1846-1926


14 letters, 1887-1889, written mainly while state engineer.


Hambly, Harry Bishop, 1862-1937

see The History Company, San Francisco


Hammond, Richard Pindell, Jr., 1859-


7 letters, 1888-1890. Letter of Feb. 7, 1890 includes letter to Waterman from Hervey Lindley, written as U.S. Surveyor General and Golden Gate Park Commissioner.


Hancock, George Wisner, 1836-


3 letters, 1888-1890


Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901


3 letters, 1888


Hayes, George R. B., 1847-1896


4 letters, 1888-1890


Haymond, Creed, 1836-1893


10 letters, 1887-1889


Heald, F. H., 1854-


3 letters, 1890


Hearst, George, 1820-1891

see U.S. Congress. Senate


Hendricks, T. P.

See California. State Normal School, Chico


Hendricks, William C., 1824-1892

see California. Secretary of State


History Company, San Francisco


21 letters, 1887-1890. Two letters signed by H. H. Bancroft; others signed mainly by H. B. Hambly and E. W. Fowler. Enclosures to letter of July 22, 1889 include promotional material for Bancroft's history of California.


Hoitt, Ira G., 1833-1905

see California. Department of Public Instruction


Holden, Edward Singleton, 1846-1914

see Lick Observatory


Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851-1915

see Los Angeles Tribune


Holmes, Elmer Wallace, 1841-


2 letters, 1888


Holt, L. M., 1840-


10 letters, 1888-1890


Houghton, Eliza Poor (Donner), 1843-1922 (Mrs. Sherman Otis Houghton)

carton (Carton 4)

3 letters to Mary P. W. Rice, 1890-1892


Houghton, James Franklin, 1827-1903


7 letters, 1888-1889


Houghton, Sherman Otis, 1828-1914


31 letters, 1882-1890. Several are signed Houghton, Silent & Campbell.


House, Radcliffe F., 1849-


3 letters, 1887-1890


Howard, Bryant, 1835-


5 letters, 1889-1890

carton (Carton 2)

Letter to Jane G. Waterman, June 1, 1892


Hubbell, O. S., 1859-


7 letters, 1887-1890


Humbert, Pierre A., 1853-


11 letters, 1888-1889, written as chief engineer, Folson Water Power Co.


Humes, Charles Floyd

see Leovy & Humes


Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1844-1915

see Kansas. Governor


Hunt, Aaron B., 1837-


4 letters, 1887-1888


Hutchinson, J. S.

see Sather Banking Company


I - Miscellany


Isaacs, Bernhard


Letter, Aug. 30, 1890


Illinois. Governor


3 letters, 1861-1862. Letter of Nov. 13, 1861 signed by Richard Yates, others signed for him.


Irelan, William, Jr., 1842-

see California. State Mining Bureau


Isaac, John


3 letters, 1888-1890


J - Miscellany


Jewell (A. M.) & Co.


Letter, Nov. 4, 1875


Johnson, Frank M., 1844-


Letter, Mar. 11, 1889. Also signed by Thomas J. Wilson.


Judson Dynamite and Powder Co.


Form letter, 189[?]


Jacobs, Lewis, 1831-1900

see Bank of San Bernardino


James, Alfred


6 letters, 1878-1888


Jasper (J. A.) & Sickler (W. A.)


4 letters, 1887


Johnson, Asahel C.


15 letters, 1851-1855. Written from Marysville, Rich Gulch, Goodyears Bar and Eureka (Sierra County). Letter of Dec. 17, 1854 written on pictorial lettersheet.


Johnson, George A., d. 1894

see California. Attorney General's Office


Jones, Albert Foster, 1858-


7 letters, 1887-1889. Letter of Feb. 28, 1889 signed as state senator.


Jordan, William H., 1849-


9 letters, 1887-1889


K - Miscellany


Kansas. Governor


Letter, Feb. 19, 1890, signed by Lyman U. Humphrey.


Kilburn, Paris, 1834-


7 letters, 1887-1888


Klauber, Melville, 1865-1932

see San Diego & Cuyamaca Railroad Co.


Kowalsky, Henry I.


4 letters, 1889-1890


L - Miscellany


Lankershim, James Boon, 1850-


Letter, Feb. 17, 1890


Leake, Edward E., 1849-1926


Letter, Apr. 2, [1888?]


Lindsay, J. G.


Letter, Mar. 27, 1889


Llewellyn Steam Condenser Manufacturing Co.


Letter, June 12, 1887. With this: invoice for heater for Stonewall Mine. Signed by W. A. Jones.


Loop, George W.


Letter, Aug. 1, 1850. Addressed to Sacramento City.


Loop, Theodore Murray, 1832-


Letter, Mar. 11, 1889


Los Angeles. Board of Public Works


Letter, Dec. 27, 1889, signed by William H. Bonsall, chairman.


Louttit, James Alexander, 1848-


Letter, Dec. 23, 1890


Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894


Letter, Jan. 24, 1889


Lemmon, John Gill, 1832-1908


3 letters, 1888 and n.d.


Leovy, George J., 1858-

carton (Carton 2)

46 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1891-1906

See also: Leovy & Humes


Leovy & Humes


50 letters, 1888-1891, signed mainly by George J. Leovy.

See also: Puterbaugh, George.


Lick Observatory


10 letters, 1888-1891, signed by Edward S. Holden, director.


Lindley, Hervey, 1854-1929


75 letters, 1889-1890. Written mainly as a trustee, California Reform School for Juvenile Offenders, Whittier.


Lindley, Walter, 1852-1922


6 letters, 1888-1890. Several written as superintendent, California Reform School for Juvenile Offenders, Whittier.


Livermore, Mary Ashton (Rice), 1820-1905

see United States Sanitary Commission


Locke, Samuel


3 letters, 1888-1889


Long, J. C.

see San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Co.


Los Angeles, Mayor


3 letters, 1887-1888. Letter of Dec. 11, 1888 signed by William Henry Workman.


Los Angeles Tribune


26 letters, 1888-1891, signed mainly by Charles F. Holder, J. H. Morrow and Lionel A. Sheldon.


Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864


4 letters, 1860-1862


Luce, Moses A., 1842-1933


2 letters, 1887-1888. Letter of Dec. 18, 1888 signed Luce, McDonald & Torrance.


Lyons, William Joseph, 1851-


2 letters, 1888


M - Miscellany


McClatchy, Charles Kenny, 1858-1936


Letter, Dec. 27, 1886


McClure, David


Letter, Nov. 18, 1887. Concerns pardon for murderer of John Marsh.


McCord, Mark L.


Letter, Jan. 9, 1888


Moore, Robert S., 1857-1930


Letter, Apr. 2, 1890


Morse, Ephraim Weed, 1823-1906


Letter, Mar. 5, 1888


Murphy, M. A., 1848-


Letter, Sept. 17, 1890. Includes telegram, same date and message.


McComas, Joseph E., 1834-


3 letters, 1889-1890


McComb, John

see California. State Prison, San Quentin


McCoy, W. W. [Prospector]


6 letters, 1889-1890


McFarland, Thomas Bard, 1828-1908


4 letters, 1887-1888


Mack, James E., 1848-


5 letters, 1888-1890


McKenna, Joseph, 1843-1926

see U.S. Congress. House of Representatives


Madden, Jerome, 1829-

see Southern Pacific Railroad Company


Mansfield, John, 1822-1896


3 letters, 1888-1891


Markham, Henry Harrison, 1840-1923


11 letters, 1886-1890, written mainly while member of U.S. House of Representatives.

carton (Carton 2)

2 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1891


Mars & Lawver


2 letters, 1883-1884. Addressed to Waterman & Porter; concern sale of their mine.


Marshall, Seth, 1850-


3 letters, 1888-1889


Maslin, S. Prentiss


29 letters, 1888-1891, written mainly while secretary to the governor.


Merrill, I. M.

See San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Co.


Miller, Joaquin, 1841-1913


2 letters, 1889


Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886

carton (Misc. letters - Carton 9)

Letter to Henry M. Streeter, Sept. 3, 1881


Moffatt, Frank J., d. 1904

see California. Legislature. Senate


Monteith, George Wilfrid, 1862-


3 letters, 1886-1889


Moore, Miles Conway, 1845-1920

see Washington (Ter.) Governor


Moore, Walter S.


10 letters, 1888-1889


Morbio, Rosa V. (Sutro) (Mrs. P. Albeit Morbio)

carton (Carton 6)

37 letters to Helen J. Waterman, 1876-1891. Some letters refer to her father, Adolph Sutro


More, Ira, 1829-

see California. State Normal School, Los Angeles


Morehouse, Henry Vincent, 1849-


2 letters, 1888


Morrow, J. H.

see Los Angeles Tribune


Morrow, William W., 1843-1929

see U.S. Congress. House of Representatives


Murray, Eli Huston, 1843-


6 letters, 1889


N - Miscellany


National Education Association


Letter, Apr. 6, 1888, signed by J. H. Pryor, secretary.


Newbery, F. T.


Letter, Mar. 20, 1889


National City and Otay Railway Co.

carton (Carton 6)

Letter to Waldo S. Waterman, Dec. 26, 1893


Native Daughters of the Golden West


3 letters, 1890


Native Sons of the Golden West


10 letters, 1888-1890


Nevada. Governor


4 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Charles C. Stevenson. Letter of Oct. 14, 1890 signed by Mrs. Stevenson.


Newburg, Oscar, 1850?-


8 letters, 1887-1889


Noyo Lumber Company


11 letters, 1890, signed mainly by C. E. White.


Oatman, Charles H.

see Beatty, Denson & Oatman


Orton, Richard H., 1838-1894

see California. Adjutant General's Office


P - Miscellany


Pacific Coast Eight Hour League


Letter, Aug. 26, 1889


Pacific Coast Laborer's Union


Letter, June 21, 1890, signed by E. D. McKenley, secretary.


Peck, George Huntington, 1819-1903


Letter, Jan. 11, 1890. Enclosure: printed chart of weather probabilities, 1889-1891.


Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930


Letter, July 23, 1888


Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884


Letter, Dec. 23, 1859


Pacheco, Romualdo, 1831-1899

see U.S. Congress. House of Representatives.


Paine, John Oliver Winslow, 1838-


3 letters, 1887-1888


Paris, Andrew B., 1839-1896


2 letters, 1887-1889


Park, Francis A., d. 1870

carton (Misc. letters - Carton 9)

5 letters, 1850-1854, written mainly from San Francisco and Sacramento. Letter written to F. A. Park, 1850.


Paterson, A. Van Renssalaer, 1849?-1902


2 letters, 1887-1889


Patrons of Husbandry


10 letters, 1888-1889, signed mainly to A. T. Dewey and W. L. Overhiser.


Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923


4 letters, 1888-1890

carton (Carton 5)

Letter to Hyland W. Rice, Mar. 17, 1882


Perris, Fred T., 1837?-


5 letters, 1876-1887


Pierce, Edward T., 1851-

see California. State Normal School, Chico


Pinney, Daniel H.


5 letters, 1883-1889


Pixley, Frank Morrison, 1825-1895


2 letters, 1889


Plum, William R.


10 letters, 188[3?]-1890. Concern the estate of James S. Waterman (brother).


Pond, Edward B., 1833-

see San Francisco. Mayor


Porter, John Livingston, 1833?-1894


140 letters, 1880-1891, written as partner in the San Bernardino County mines.


Pratt, J. W.


5 letters, 1889


Puterbaugh, George, 1842-


18 letters, 1887-1890. Some letters signed Puterbaugh, Leovy & Humes.


Puterbaugh, Leovy & Humes

see Puterbaugh, George, 1842-

See also: Leovy & Humes.


R - Miscellany


Reddy, Patrick, 1839-1900


Letter, Jan. 11, 1890


Reynolds, John, 1825-1902


Letter, May 29, 1888


Rolfe, Horace C., 1834-1906


Letter, Sept. 3, 1888


Rowell, Chester, 1844-1912


Letter, Oct. 24, 1888


Redding, Benjamin Barnard, 1824-1882


5 letters, 1876-1879


Redding, Joseph Deighn, 1859-1932


8 letters, 1888-1889


Reichert, Theodore, 1839-


3 letters, 1888-1891


Remondino, Peter Charles, 1846-1926


2 letters, 1888-1890


Republican Party [County Central Committees]


16 letters, 1877-1890


Republican Party. California. State Central Committee


12 letters, 1879-1890


Rice, Mary Pamelia (Waterman), 1850-1925 [daughter]


143 letters, 1871-1891. Letters from 1887 concern her management of the Waterman ranch and dairy near Barstow.


Rodgers, Arthur, 1848-1902


4 letters, 1887-1889


Rogers, Thomas L.

see California Southern Railroad Company


Rolfe, Samuel

see San Bernardino, Arrowhead & Waterman R. R. Co.


Rowell, C. W. C., 1831-


37 letters, 1880-1891


Rowell, Elmer E.


9 letters, 1889


Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938

see California. University


S - Miscellany


San Bernardino, Calif. Supt. of Schools


Letter, Apr. 16, 1889, signed by H. C. Brooke.


Sanders, W. A.


Letters, Sept, 29, 1888


Santa Cruz, Calif. Mayor


Letter, Aug. 21, 1889, signed by G. Bowman.


Shaw, Stephen William, 1817-1900


Letter, Dec. 8, 1890


Smith, Emory Evans


Letter, May 17, 1890


Sneath, Richard George, 1826-


Letter, Dec. 24, 1888


Southern California Motor Road Co.


Letter, Dec. 24, 1888, signed by R. W. Button, superintendent.


Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Co.


Letter, Dec. 11, 1888, signed by Joseph L. Jayne, agent. Enclosure: pamphlet.


Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902


Letter, Aug. 30, 1888


Stevenson, Jonathan Drake, 1800-1894


Letter, May 14, 1889


Storms, William H., 1859-1917


Letter, Sept. 6, 1889


Street, S. D.


Letter, Apr. 6, 1888


Stuart, James F.


Letter, May 18, 1867


San Bernardino County, Calif. Sheriff's Office


7 letters, 1889-1890, signed by Edwin C. Seymour.


San Bernardino County, Calif. Surveyor's Office


2 letters, 1888, signed by Zebulon B. Stuart


San Bernardino, Arrowhead & Waterman R. R. Co.


10 letters, 1888-1891, signed mainly by Samuel Rolfe, secretary.


San Diego & Cuyamaca Railroad Company


8 letters, 1887-1891, written mainly by Melville Klauber.


San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway Company


315 letters, 1887-1891, signed by George D. Waterman, J. C. Long, T. J. Daley.

carton (Carton 2)

8 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1905-1906


San Diego Flume Company


7 letters, 1888-1890, signed mainly by L. F. Doolittle, secretary.


San Francisco. Mayor


5 letters, 1888-1890, signed by Edward B. Pond


Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887


3 letters, 1884


Sather Banking Company


48 letters, 1882-1891, signed mainly by J. S. Hutchinson, manager. Enclosures: duplicate memoranda of gold bullion deposited with Selby Smelting & Lead Co. for refining.


Schnellbacher, G. W.

See San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Company


Scott, Anna Charlotte (Waterman), 1866- [daughter] (Mrs. Irving Murray Scott, Jr.)


29 letters, 1880-1890


Scott, Irving Murray, 1837-1903


3 letters, 1888


Seamans, William Henry, 1834-1902


6 letters, 1888-1890


Selby Smelting & Lead Co.

see Sather Banking Company


Severance, Caroline Maria (Seymour), 1820-1914


Letter to Jane G. Waterman, Dec. 14, 1890, seeking funds to buy home for Jessie (Benton) Frémont.


Severance, Mark Sibley, 1846-


17 letters, 1886-1890


Seymour, Edwin Chidsey, 1845-

see San Bernardino Co., Calif. Sheriff's Office


Sheehan, John F.


3 letters, 1887-1888


Sheldon, Lionel Allen, 1831-1917

see Los Angeles Tribune


Shortridge, Samuel Morgan, 1861-1952


4 letters, 1889-1890


Sloss, Louis, 1823-1902


6 letters, 1888-1889


Sloss, Louis, Jr., 1860-


2 letters, 1890-1891


Southern California Railway Company


5 letters, 1889-1890


Southern Pacific Railroad Company


18 letters, 1879-1891, signed mainly by Jerome Madden, land agent.


Spreckels, John Diedrich, 1853-1921


3 letters, 1888-1889


Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893

see U.S. Congress. Senate


Stanley, Henry H., 1844-


13 letters, 1887-1891


Stevens, Andrew Jackson, 1833-1888

see Stevens (A. J.) Statue Association


Stevens (A. J.) Statue Association


6 letters, 1889, signed by E. B. Hussey, president. Enclosure: A. J. Stevens Memorial Souvenir (pamphlet).


Stevenson, Charles C., 1826-1890

see Nevada. Governor


Stewart, William Morris, 1827-1909

see U.S. Congress. Senate


Stoneman, Mary Oliver (Hardisty) (Mrs. George Stoneman)


3 letters, 1887


Stow, William W., 1824-1895


9 letters, 1887-1890


Streeter, Henry M., 1829-

carton (Carton 5)

Letter to Hyland W. Rice, Jan. 16, 1882. Enclosure: letter dated Jan. 13, 1882 to Streeter from Samuel W. Backus.


Stuart, Zebulon Brownlow

see San Bernardino Co., Calif. Surveyor's Office


Sutro, Adolph Heinrich Joseph, 1830-1898


2 letters, 1888-1889

See also: Morbio, Rosa V. (Sutro)


T - Miscellany


Texas and Pacific Railway Company


Letter, Apr. 8, 1878, signed by Thomas A. Scott, president.


Torrance, E. S.


Letter, Nov. 23, 1888


Thomas, William Robert, 1842-


22 letters, 1875-1891


Thompson, James A.


29 letters, 1886-1890. Some letters written while a member of California Board of Bank Commissioners.


Tolles, William R., 1823-


3 letters, 1889-1890


U - Miscellany


U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey


Letter, Apr. 19, 1889, signed by George Davidson.


U.S. Supreme Court


Letter, Jan. 28, 1890, signed by Stephen J. Field.


Union Iron Works


4 letters, 1889


U.S. Congress. House of Representatives


40 letters, 1880-1890, signed by Thomas J. Clunie, William W. Morrow and others, including members from other states.


U.S. Congress. Senate


33 letters, 1887-1890, signed by George Hearst, Leland Stanford, William M. Stewart and members from other states.


U.S. Post Office Dept.


4 letters, 1861-1888


United States Sanitary Commission


2 letters, 1864-1865, signed by Mary A. Livermore.


V - Miscellany


Van Dyke, Theodore Strong, 1842-


Letter, Dec. 14, 1888


Vulcan Iron Works


Letter, July 1, 1889, signed by Charles J. Koefoed.


Vanderslice (W. K.) & Co.


4 letters, 1889-1890


Vandever, William, d. 1893

see U.S. Congress. House of Representatives


W - Miscellany


Wagner, Harr, 1857-1936


Letter, May 28, 1890


Wand, Thomas N., d. 1893


Letter, Jan. 18, 1890


Ward, Shirley C., 1861-


Letter, Nov. 7, 1889


Washington (Ter.) Governor


Letter, June 29, 1889, signed by Miles C. Moore.


Wellborn, Olin 1843-1921


Letter, Oct. 16, 1888


Wells, Asa R.


Letter, Feb. 6, 1889


Wright, C. C., 1849-1906


Letter, Oct. 7, 1887


Wadham, James Edward, 1864-


3 letters, 1887-1888


Waite, Edwin Greene, 1826-1894

see California. Secretary of State


Waterman, Abbie Louisa, 1869- [daughter]


55 letters, 1880-1890


Waterman, George D.

see San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Company


Waterman, Helen Jane, 1856- [daughter]


102 letters, 1875-1891


Waterman, James Sears, 1820-1883 [brother]


141 letters, 1839-1883. Letters from about 1880 partly concern Waterman's San Bernardino County mines.


Waterman, James Sears, 1852-1930 [son]


160 letters, 1874-1890. Letters from about 1882 through September 1886 partly concern Waterman's San Bernardino County mines.

carton (Carton 2)

128 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1874-1905. Letters from 1886 partly concern family business


Waterman, Jane Gardner, 1829-1914 [Mrs. Robert Whitney Waterman]


111 letters, 1847-1890


Waterman, Sylvanus Dexter, 1842-


8 letters, 1886-1890


Waterman, Theodore F., 1828-1859 [brother]


2 letters, 1852, written from Chandlerville and Bidwell Bar.


Waterman, Waldo Sprague, 1860-1903 [son]


508 letters, 1874-1891. Letters from July through December 1886 mainly concern Waterman's San Bernardino County mines. Letters from 1887 written as superintendent of the Stonewall Mine and from October 1890 also as general manager, San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway Company.

carton (Carton 3)

124 letters to Jane G. Waterman, 1876-1903. [Letters from 1886 partly concern family business]

Additional Note

Carton 3 not correspondence of W. S. Waterman. Note exception in carton 3.

Wells, Timothy D[unem?] [brother-in-law]


6 letters, 1851-1854. Five letters written from Pleasant Valley, Coon Hollow, and Chandlerville.


Wentworth, John 1815-1888


3 letters, 1853-1887


White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901


2 letters, 1887


Wilkinson, Warring, 1834-1918

see California. School for the Blind, Berkeley


Williams, Abram Pease, 1832-1911


5 letters, 1885-1889


Willis, Henry Montague, 1831-1895


19 letters, 1883-1890.

See also: letters to H. M. Willis (Misc. letters -Carton 9)


Wilson, J. N. E., 1856-1901


4 letters, 1889-1891


Wise, John H., 1829-


4 letters, 1888-1889


Wood, Jesse, 1839-


5 letters, 1889-1890


Workman, William Henry, 1839-1918

see Los Angeles. Mayor


Works, John Downey, 1847-1928


6 letters, 1887-1890


Yates, Richard, 1818-1873

see Illinois. Governor


Yosemite Valley & Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Board of Commissioners


6 letters, 1887-1890