Guide to the Edward Benjamin Critchlow Papers, ca. 1811- 1933

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Guide to the Edward Benjamin Critchlow Papers, ca. 1811- 1933

Collection number: BANC MSS 73/137 p

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Marie Byrne; finding aid completed by Mary Morganti.
Date Completed:
Dec. 1997
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Edward Benjamin Critchlow Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1811- 1933
Collection Number: BANC MSS 73/137 p
Creator: Critchlow, Edward Benjamin, 1858-1920
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 portfolio Linear feet: 1.0
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: Edward Benjamin Critchlow papers consist of letters received, diaries and clippings relating to his career as a lawyer in Salt Lake City. With these are correspondence and papers of various members of the Yardley family, including genealogical information on the Yardley and Hampton families; also, correspondence and papers of James Martin and his wife, Mary Jenks (Yardley) Martin, some regarding the Civil War. Also includes some materials relating to the Jenks family.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Benjamin Critchlow Papers, BANC MSS 73/137 p, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections
Identifier/Call Number: (BANC PIC 1973.059--PIC)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Edward Benjamin Critchlow Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. Samuel Hamilton Day on February 28, 1973.

Scope and Content

The Edward Benjamin Critchlow papers consist of diaries, letters, and various family papers, including clippings, from the years 1882 to 1920, chiefly relating to his career as a lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah. The collection includes genealogical and other family papers, 1819 to 1933, relating to the Yardley and Hampton families. Also includes a small group of letters, family papers, and clippings, 1851-1886, relating to James Martin and his wife, Mary Jenks (Yardley) Martin, some regarding the Civil War, along with miscellaneous papers, 1811-1855, concerning the Jenks family.



Box 1, volume v. 1-9

Diaries kept by Edward Benjamin Critchlow 1908-14, 1918, 1920

folio Portfolio, folder 1

Letters received, A-Z 1896-1913

folder 2

Miscellaneous papers, including: Address book, 1882 1882-1920

folder 3-6

Clippings relating to Critchlow, R.G. McNiece, Utah and the Mormons 1896-1920, n.d.

folder 7

Miscellaneous family papers, including:


Copy of will 1889


Fragment of May (Critchlow) Prentice diary of trip to Europe 1898





Box 2, folder 1

Letters of Eliza Pearson (Jenks) Yardley, including:


Letter from her brother, Michael Hutchinson Jenks July 21, 1862


Letter from her brother, William P. Jenks July 19, 1868


Invitations 1825

folder 2

Letters by Thomas W. Yardley

To various members of the family

folder 3

Letters by George Eugene Yardley ca. 1860-86

folder 4

Letters to George Eugene Yardley Regarding Yardley family genealogy and history 1881-82

folder 5

George Eugene Yardley miscellany. 1855, n.d

folder 6-7

Genealogical notes on the Yardley family [1881-83]

folder 8

Yardley family miscellany 1819-1904, n.d.

folder 9-11

Correspondence of Wade Hampton Yardley Concerning the Hampton genealogy; Genealogical notes on the Hampton family; and, Hampton family miscellany 1902-33



Box 2, folder 12

Correspondence and papers of James Martin regarding activities during the Civil War, including:


Orders and letters from Augustus Boyd, Milton Cogswell, Edward Davis Townsend, Edward Worthington Smith, Matthew C. Crier, A. Gilchrist, William H. Jameson, James Franklin Randlett, Joseph Roswell Hawley, and William Hoffman, etc. 1851-66

folder 13

Civil war clippings n.d.

folder 14

Correspondence and papers of Mary Jenks (Yardley) Martin (Mrs. James Martin), mainly relating to her position as Postmistress in Burlington, N.J., including:


Letters from Alexander Cattell, John Rhoderic McPherson, William Freeman Vilas, etc. 1866-98

folder 15

Account book 1861-64



Box 2, folder 16

Miscellaneous invitations 1821-1902, n.d.

folder 17

Verses and notes. n.d

folder 18

Miscellaneous, including:


Letter of James Sommerville to his brother John Aug. 14, 1811


Anonymous manuscript, "On the use of Ardent Spirits and the propriety of converting the production of the earth into them." n.d.

folder 18

Miscellaneous, including:


Exchange of correspondence between Elias Hicks and Elders of the Quaker Church in Philadelphia 1822


Checks drawn on the Planters' and Mechanics Bank of South Carolina 1848-55


Calling cards n.d.


Miscellaneous n.d.