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Inventory of the Theodore Dehone Judah Family Collection, 1850-1950
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Box 1, Folder 1

Theodore D. Judah Biography: Printed obituary memoir of Theodore D. Judah by Theodore H. Hittell, from Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 5 pages, not dated; Handwritten biographical sketch of Theodore D. Judah, probably by Anna F. Judah, 12 pages, not dated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to Theodore D. Judah: Dallas McIntosh, Hong Kong, December 9, 1859, concerning the possibility that the two men were related; R. Brainerd [?], Norwalk, [Connecticut], not dated, concerning personal and family matters, as well as events in Connecticut and the east.

Box 1, Folder 3

California Eastern Extension Railroad: Letter: C. L. Wilson to TDJ, San Francisco, August 1, 1859, agreeing to furnish labor and materials for the railroad; Treasurer's receipt, San Francisco, September 10, 1859, for money received by TDJ for sale of stock in the railroad; Statements, "What I Want," not dated, possibly by TDJ, presenting a request and proposal for completing the grading of the railroad (includes a typed transcript); $1,000 bond and coupons of the California Eastern Extension Railroad Company, October 1, 1859.

Box 1, Folder 4

Other Theodore D. Judah business papers: Lease agreement, Buffalo, [New York], March 21, 1853, for rental of a house to Theodore D. Judah; warranty deed, John J. Pierce to Theodore D. Judah, not dated, for property in Niagara, New York.

Box 1, Folder 5

Anna P. Judah personal papers: three letters on one sheet from family members to Anna and Theodore Judah, Greenfield, Massachusetts, November 1850; letter, Anna [P. Judah] to [family], Sacramento, January 12, 1869, concerning family matters.; invitation to Mrs. Judah from the Governor General of Canada and Princess Louise to a ball, February 19, 1879; invitation to Mrs. Judah from the Governor General of Canada and Princess Louise to attend "Theatricals," Ottawa, April 16, 1879.

Box 1, Folder 6

Anna P. Judah business papers: deed, George M. Davis to Anna Judah, February 24, 1879, for property in Roseville, California; letter, C[ollis] P[otter] Huntington to Anna Judah, New York, January 2, 1884, concerning payment of Berkeley Branch Railroad Company bond coupons; letter, C[ollis] P[otter] Huntington to Anna Judah, New York, July 1, 1885, concerning payment of Berkeley Branch Railroad Company bond coupons; letter: I. E. Gates to Anna Judah, New York, February 13, 1889, concerning an advance payment on Berkeley Branch Railroad Company bonds.

Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous documents: handwritten document: "An act to amend an act entitled An act to provide for the incorporation of rail road companies, passed April 22, 1853 and amended May 15, 1854"; sketch, pen on paper, plans for pier "C" possibly by Theodore D. Judah; clipping, poem "Epics of Old California," not dated; page from The Churchman magazine, May 17, 1890, containing a notice that Mrs. Leland Stanford had ordered a memorial window; handwritten portion of "Amended general railroad law," with printed notice attached, not dated; carbon copy of a letter: Charlotte Boles to Gladys P. Pierce, Wilmington, Delaware, April 27, 1950, transmitting a copy of the script for the radio play "Crazy Judah," with a 32-page copy of the script.

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs: carte-de-visite of Theodore D. Judah; portrait of Theodore D. Judah; photostats of a printed portrait of Theodore D. Judah (2 sheets)

Box 1, Folder 9

Photographic reproductions of letters (1861, 1863) from the Amos Catlin Collection at the California State Library, Sacramento. Two of the letters are from Judah to his wife, Anna, and describe his surveying activities in the Sierra Nevada. The third is from Judah to Samuel S. Montague appointing him as Chief Engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad. [Formerly MS 1.63]. FOR REPRODUCTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY.

Box 2

Ambrotype (in case) of Theodore D. Judah


Books with Theodore D. Judah autographs: Household Surgery, Or Hints On Emergencies, by John F. South, 4th edition (London: G. Cox, 1853); The Philosophy of Health, by Southwood Smith, 2 volumes (London: C. Cox, 1851).


Book inscribed to Theodore D. Judah: Adele: A Tale, by Julia Kavanagh (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856).


One packet of dried pressed flowers, with the inscription, "Sent to mother by her children Theodore & Anna Judah. Sent fr. Cal. In 1854."


Book inscribed by A. Judah: Cottage Lectures, Or the Pilgrim's Progress Practically Explained. (Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1849). Gift of Richard L. Pierce.