Guide to the Curtis Dwight Wilbur Papers, 1924-1927

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Curtis Dwight Wilbur Papers, 1924-1927

Collection number: M0187

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

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  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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Date Completed:
1969 Oct. 27
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Curtis Dwight Wilbur Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1924-1927
Collection number: Special Collections M0187
Creator: Wilbur, Curtis Dwight, 1867-
Extent: .75 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions


Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


Gift of the Wilbur family, 1965.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Curtis Dwight Wilbur Papers, M0187, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Curtis Dwight Wilbur was a lawyer, United States Secretary of the Navy (1924-1929), judge, and chief justice of the California Supreme Court (1922-1927).

Scope and Content

Collection contains various printed speeches and addresses from the period beginning March, 1924 through November, 1927. In addition it contains various newspaper articles and miscellaneous correspondence.


Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1924: 3/14 -ALS Harriet S. Wells; 4/7 -notarized resignation of Curtis D. Wilbur from the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of California; 10/31 -TLS Ira K. Wells, asst. Attorney-General.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1925: 6/4 -ALS Leonard Wilbur.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1926:Letters of recommendation in favor of appointing Edwin E. Grant Advising Council to the Prohibition Director, Washington, D. C.; 6/15 -ALS Lyman Wilbur.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1927: 11/19 -TL Edwin E. Grant to Jas. A. Johnston, Chairman of the California Crime Commission.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1928: 11/16 -TLS Edwin E. Grant; various typed letters of recommendation in favor of appointing Edwin E. Grant to an administrative capacity in the Federal Prohibition Dept.; 6/26 -TLS Paul J. McCormick; 12/6 -TLS John Q. Dille; 7/8 -TLS physical examination report of Sec. Wilbur by C. W. Bunker.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1929: 1/11 -TLS Edwin E. Grant; 1/14 -telegram Dr. J. I Campbell; 1/16 -TLS C. M. Goethe; 1/30 -TLS W. S. Norvid; 2/6 -typed memorandum to Sec. of the President; 2/12 -TLS Ralph Arnold; 2/14 -telegram William Howard Gardiner; 2/18 -TLS C. O. Getty to Capt. George F. Neal; 2/18 -TLS Dr. M. Morgan Cloud; 2/19 -ALS Edward C. Downing; 2/23 -ALS Kitty Cheatham with music and poster; 2/23 -TLS R. R. Veale with carbon of reply (TNS); 2/20 -TLS Italian ambassador; 2/25 -TL to Mr. Thomas B. Stoney; 2/25 -telegram James E. Gregg and copy of reply; 2/25 -ALS Mrs. Phillips with part of typed letter to Mr. Booth from H. A. Crane and typed reply from Wilbur's Secretary; 2/26 -copy of telegram sent to Mrs. Fred Paist; 2/27TLS S. T. Montgomery; 3/1TNS Edward J. Henning; 3/1telegrams from Victor E. Shaw, Elvin Swarthout, Billy Rowan, J. V. Jordan, Paul J. McCormick; 3/2TLS John K. Snively; 3/2telegram Marshall B. Woodworth; 3/21telegram Daniel Henderson; 3/30TLS Herman J. Galloway; 3/21telegram sent to S. W. Gramer from Daniel Henderson and telegram to C. W. Wilbur from Daniel Henderson.

Box 1, Folder 7

Paper: biographical and re Navy Department

Box 1, Folder 8

Address, Thomaston, Mainee, 7/25/?.

Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous: 9/30/30article, statement to Chinese friends by a group of Nanking Missionaries, answer to supplemental questionnaire from the U. S. Civil Service Commission.

Box 1, Folder 10

Recent Accomplishments in the Navy

Box 1, Folder 11

The Navy of the Future

Box 1, Folder 12

Memorandum for the N. Y. Times.

Box 1, Folder 13

The Navy and Education 5/8/26.

Box 1, Folder 14

The Limitation of Naval Armaments

Box 1, Folder 15

The United States Navy - a Trade School of Extraordinary Scope.

Box 1, Folder 16

article written for Trained Men magazine.

Box 1, Folder 17

A Balanced Navy in Saturday Evening Post 5/13/25.

Box 1, Folder 18

The Limitation of Naval Armament 5/13/25.

Box 1, Folder 19

Training for Navy is Training for Occupations of Civil Life

Box 1, Folder 20

Remarks, Y.M.C.A. Banquet, New Willard Hotel, 3/31/24.

Box 1, Folder 21

Address, Convention of the Law Enforcement League, Washington Hotel, 4/10/24.

Box 1, Folder 22

Address, Republican Women of the District of Columbia, New Willard Hotel, 5/5/24.

Box 1, Folder 23

Report of the 9th Annual Dinner and Navy Dinner of the National Security League, Hotel Astor, 5/8/24.

Box 1, Folder 24

Address to American Marine Congress at Waldorf-Astoria, 5/15/24.

Box 1, Folder 25

Address to American Cotton Manufacturers Association, Atlantic City, N. J., 5/27/24.

Box 1, Folder 26

Remarks at conerstone laying of Mercerburg Academy, Mercerburg, Pa., 6/3/24

Box 1, Folder 27

Address to Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 6/4/24.

Box 1, Folder 28

Report on the Naval Prison, Portsmouth, N. H., 7/11/24.

Box 1, Folder 29

Articles on C. D. Wilbur's visit to Chicago.

Box 1, Folder 30

Broadcast speech, 8/23/24.

Box 1, Folder 31

Address to West Publishing Co. employees, 6/25/24.

Box 1, Folder 32

Address to Open Forum Luncheon of Civic and Commerce Associations, St. Paul, Minn., 8/25/24.

Box 1, Folder 33

Address at picnic luncheon of Merican Legion Post and Auxiliary, 8/26/24,Jamestown, N.D..

Box 1, Folder 34

Address to Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, Washington, 8/29/24.

Box 1, Folder 35

Address to Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Washington, 8/29/24.

Box 1, Folder 36

Address to Chamber of Commerce, Bremerton, Washington, 8/30/24.

Box 1, Folder 37

Address at dedication of Navy YMCA Building at Bremerton, 8/30/24.

Box 1, Folder 38

Address to employees of the navy yard, Puget Sound, Wash., 8/30/24.

Box 1, Folder 39

Address to San Francisco Center League of Women Voters, 9/5/24.

Box 1, Folder 40

Address to Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club, San Francisco, 9/6/24.

Box 1, Folder 41

Broadcast speech over KPO, 9/6/24.

Box 1, Folder 42

Address to navy yard employees, Mare Island, Cal., 9/8/24.

Box 1, Folder 43

Address to Optimist's Club, Hotel Biltmore, Los Angeles, Cal., 9/11/24.

Box 1, Folder 44

Address to Chamber of Commerce, L. A., Cal., 9/12/24.

Box 2, Folder 45

Address at the dedication of the Catholic University Stadium, Washington, D. C., 10/4/24.

Box 2, Folder 46

Address at dedication of Salvation Army Building, Georgetown, D. C., 10/19/24.

Box 2, Folder 47

Radio address in NYC, 10/20/24.

Box 2, Folder 48

Address on Navy Day, 10/27/24.

Box 2, Folder 49

Address at Public Mass Meeting in Providence, R. I., 10/29/24.

Box 2, Folder 50

Address to Men's Club, First Congregational Church, 12/15/24.

Box 2, Folder 51

Address at Lincoln Memorial University 2/12/25.

Box 2, Folder 52

Address to Women's Conference on National Defense as Peace Insurance, Washington, D. C., 2/24/25.

Box 2, Folder 53

Address at Meeting of National Patriotic Council, New Willard Hotel, 3/6/25.

Box 2, Folder 54

Address at Keith's Theater Lenten Service, 3/11/25.

Box 2, Folder 55

Address at Conference of Laymen of M. E. Church, Baltimore district, Annapolis, Md., 4/3/25.

Box 2, Folder 56

Address at Annual Dinner of Youngstown, Ohio, YMCA, 5/4/25.

Box 2, Folder 57

Address to Political Study Club, 5/18/25.

Box 2, Folder 58

Address at the Naval Academy, 6/3/25.

Box 2, Folder 59

Address at Duke University, 6/10/25.

Box 2, Folder 60

Address to All Comers Class, Washington, D. C., 6/14/25.

Box 2, Folder 61

Address to First Congregational Church, San Francisco, Cal., 7/12/25.

Box 2, Folder 62

Address to National Congregational Council, Washington. D. C., 10/24/25.

Box 2, Folder 63

Address to Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 10/27/25.

Box 2, Folder 64

Address to National Republican Club, NYC, 2/12/27.

Box 2, Folder 65

Address to Adult Sunday School Classes, Philadelphia, Pa., 4/30/27.

Box 2, Folder 66

Address to Naval Academy, 6/2/27.

Box 2, Folder 67

Address to Gettysburg College, Pa., 6/8/27.

Box 2, Folder 68

Address at Navy Dept. Exercises, 10/27/27.

Box 2, Folder 69

Broadcast speech on WRC. 10/27/27.

Box 2, Folder 70

Address to Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 11/6/27.