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Guide to the Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection, 1769-1898
Special Collections M0067  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1769-1898
    Collection number: Special Collections M0067
    Creator: Barnes, Mary Sheldon
    Extent: 1 linear foot
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Abstract: Letters, reminiscences, interviews, and term papers written for and collected by Mary Sheldon Barnes and her students in Pacific Slope history. Includes manuscripts of William B. Ide and others on the Bear Flag Revolt; a letter by Jessie Fremont; and other materials pertaining to California mining and early life in the Pacific states.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mary Sheldon Barnes.


    Collected by Mary Sheldon Barnes and other Stanford faculty and students (1892-1896).

    Processed by:

    Ralph W. Hansen, 1963

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection includes term papers, theses, interviews, letters, and reminiscences written and collected for various courses at Stanford University pertaining to the Pacific States. Original papers of particular interest deal with the Bear Flag Revolt and California mining. The collection also includes a letter by Jessie B. Fremont; and Moses Shallenberger letters, along with a transcript of an interview giving his account of the journey to California in 1844.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898.
    Boggs, William M.
    Cooper, Joseph Wright.
    Easterby, Anthony Y.
    Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
    Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917.
    Ide, William B.
    Vasquez, Don Pablo.
    New Coso Mining Co. (Calif.)
    Bear Flag Revolt, 1846.
    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    Napa (Calif.)
    San Benito (Calif.)
    Sonoma (Calif.)