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Guide to the Thomas W. Norris papers, 1919-1952
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1


Additional Note

See also E Clampus Vitus volume descriptions for more correspondence.

Letters from T. W. Norris: 10 items, carbon copies, unsigned, 1931-1951. Arranged chronologically.


Letters to T. W. Norris: arranged alphabetically.

Additional Note

Single items are to be found in miscellanies. Partial index only.

E Clampus Vitus: Loose clippings, 1935-1940

Additional Note

Removed from scrapbooks (25 items)

Micellaneous loose items including photograph of group of members, constitution, notices of meetings, etc. (21 items)


2 volumes of scrapbooks:


V.1: 1932-1934:

Scope and Content Note

Notices of meetings; memos, clippings, programs; letters from:

Dane, George Ezra, 1904-1941

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Lyman, George Dunlap, 1882-1949

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Stopple, Lee L.

Physical Description: (2 letters )

Watson, Douglas Sloane, 1875-

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Wheat, Carl Irving, 1892-

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Whitsell, Leon O.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

V.2: 1935-1937:

Scope and Content Note

Membership list, 1935; skit given on station KJBS; programs, clippings; letters from:

Dane, George Ezra, 1904-1941

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Stopple, Lee L.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Wheat, Carl Irving, 1892-

Physical Description: (1 letter )

Whitsell, Leon O.

Physical Description: (1 letter )

Wilson, Neill Compton, 1889-

Physical Description: (1 letter )



Miscellaneous bills and receipts; miscellaneous papers.

Box 2

Manuscript: History of California - Chapters VIII-XII


Notes, transcripts relating to California history and documents.


Notebooks listing materials collected


Coast Collector: v.1.1-3:3, (1945-1947)


Material relating to propaganda


Clippings and data concerning cattle brands

Box 3

Clippings, classified by subject

Partail List of Correspondents


Arbuckle, W. Clyde, 1903-


1 letter, July 27, 1942.

Additional Note

Concerning Californiana and historical item about Sam Hensley.

Auslander, Joseph


1 letter, Mar. 10, 1941

Additional Note

Written from Library of Congress

Blaettler, Rudolph


1 letter, Feb. 6, 1941

Additional Note

Includes copies of his letters to Mrs. Laura Grant and Mr. Joseph Auslander. The latter contains reminiscences about George Stern .

Bliss, Leslie E.

see Henry E. Huntington Library and art gallery


Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953


1 letter, May 1, 1940


Brewer, Augusta (La Motte)


3 letters, 1935


Brown, Madie D.


5 letters, 1950-1951

Additional Note

Written as curator of the Vallejo Home and historical Museum in Sonoma, Calif.

California. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Beaches and Parks.


13 letters, 1950-1952

Additional Note

Signed by Newton Bishop Drury, Earl Parker Hanson, Joseph Russell Knowland and others. Include copies of letters. Relate to the Stevenson House, the Old Custom House at Monterey and other state monuments. Written to Norris as President of the Monterey history and art association.

California Historical Society


2 letters, 1938

Additional Note

Signed by Douglas Sloane Watson, concerning Fred Tilden Elsey.

Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942


2 letters, 1939


Dawson's Book Shop


3 letters, 1937-1952

Additional Note

Signed by Glen Dawson. Two letters relate to a Francisco Palou document.

Drury, Newton Bishop

see California. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Beaches and Parks.


Emparan, Raul R.


1 letter, Feb. 13, 1945

Additional Note

Re Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.

Hanson, Earl Parker

see California. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Beaches and Parks


Harding, George Laban, 1893-


1 letter, Apr. 12, 1951


Hatfield, George Juan, 1887-1953


2 letters, 1936

Additional Note

Written as Lieutenant Governor of California.

Henry E. Huntington library & art gallery


2 letters, 1949-1951

Additional Note

Written by Leslie E. Bliss and Robert Oliver Schad

Holmes, Harold C.


2 letters, 1940-1941

Additional Note

Christmas greetings

Hoover, Herbert Clark, Pres. U. S., 1874-


1 letter, July 14, 1936


Jack London Memorial Committee

see Shepard, Eliza (London)


Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945


3 letters, 1922-1932

Additional Note

Written as Senator on committees on patents, immigration and commerce, to Norris as President of the Coast Manufacturing & Supply Co.

Knowland, Joseph Russell

see California. Department of natural resources. Division of beaches and parks


Macdonald, Augustin Sylvester, 1865-


1 letter, no date


Madigan, Thomas F.


1 letter, July 1, 1932

Additional Note

Re John Henry Dunnel, including transcript of letters.

Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947


1 letter, Feb. 13, 1940


Olson, Culbert Levy, 1876-1962


1 letter, Mar. 17, 1939

Additional Note

Written as Governor of California

Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941


1 letter, Sept. 21, 1940


Priestley, Herbert Ingram, 1875-1944


1 letter, Sept. 12, 1938


Renner, F. G.


2 letters, 1948

Additional Note

Concerning Charles M. Russell's paintings and sculptures.

Russell, Thomas C.


2 letters, 1919-1923

Additional Note

Concerning California manuscripts.

Schad, Robert Oliver

see Henry E. Huntington library and art gallery


Shepard, Eliza (London)


2 letters, 1934-1935

Additional Note

Contain some information relating to Jack London. First letter written as Treasurer of the Jack London Memorial Committee.

Society of California Pioneers


1 letter, June 15, 1948

Additional Note

Enclosing copy of a poem by In a Coolbrith on the 18th anniversary of the Admission of California, Sept. 9, 1868.

Underhill, Reuben Lukens


1 letter, Sept. 5, 1949


Vallejo home historical museum, Sonoma, California

see Brown, Madie D.


Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957


1 Letter, Feb. 1, 1940


Warren, Earl, 1891-


2 letters, 1945-1950

Additional Note

As Governor of California. 1950 letter written and signed by M. F. Small, his secretary. Include commission of Norris as member of the board of directors, First District Agricultural Association.

Watson, Douglas Sloane

see California historical society.

(See also E Clampus Vitus scrapbook v.1)


Wheat, Carl Irving, 1892-


4 items, 1936-1945

Additional Note

Include printed sheet with signatures of E Clampus Vitus members, and postcard addressed to California Historical Society with message for Norris.
(See also v.1-2 of E Clampus Vitus scrapbooks in this collection.)

Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-


3 letters, 1937-1940

Additional Note

Re collection of California Governor's documents. Include letter from Thomas Workham Temple II testifying to authenticity of documents. Also letter relating to document by Jacinto Rodriguez, one of the signers of the California Constitution.