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Guide to the Walsworth Family Papers, [ca. 1842-1906]
BANC MSS 70/131 c  
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Box 1

Walsworth, Edward Brown, 1819-1892:


Outgoing letters, 1852-1890


Letters to Walsworth, arranged alphabetically, A-Z.

Scope and Content Note

A partial list of correspondents may be consulted at the end of the report.

Diary, 1853, of end of voyage in the Trade Wind and arrival in San Francisco.


Miscellaneous papers, many of them announcements of lectures and sermons, 1842-1892.


Oakland, Calif Female College of the Pacific:

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous papers relating to the founding of the college, programs, etc.
Box 2

Walsworth, Sarah A. (Pierson), 1829- :


Outgoing letters, 1852-1890


Letters to Mrs. Walsworth, arranged alphabetically, A-Z.

Scope and Content Note

A partial list of correspondents may be consulted at the end of the report.

Diaries, 1852-1862 (4v.)

Scope and Content Note

1852-1853 diaries describe voyage around the Horn, arrival and life in San Francisco, Marysville and Oakland. 1862 diary was kept while living in Oakland and contains few entries. Also included is a transcript, made by Mrs. Walsworth, of voyage diaries.

Miscellaneous reminiscences, Mss. of writings and poems, clippings of articles and poems by Mrs.Walsworth; miscellaneous papers, programs, etc., 1845-1893.

Ctn. 1

Papers of Edward Brown Walsworth




v. 1: Letters, marriage certificate, clippings, programs, receipts, certificates, relating to his ministerial career and including some materials on the Female College of the Pacific. Obituaries at end.


v. 2: Letters, clippings, and programs, pertaining mainly to Ingham University, LeRoy, New York.


v. 3: Clippings, announcements, programs, relating to the Female College of the Pacific and other educational institutions, primarily in California.


Mss of sermons, lectures and writings, arranged alphabetically by title. Some relate to California, including Yosemite, and to Hawaii.


Record of deaths, marriages, etc., 1847-1891


Record of sermons (2 v.)


Commonplace book

Ctn. 2

Guide Book, New York to San Francisco, via Panama. 1867.

Scope and Content Note

Mss., describing in detail such a voyage, including precautions to be taken and suggestions for rendering the voyage as comfortable as possible.

Summons in two law cases, 1868-1869


Deeds for property in Marysville and Oakland, 1853


Clippings re California


Clippings re the Walsworths


Gibson family papers:

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous accounts and papers of Kasson Gibson and Rodney R. Gibson, 1806-1842

Pierson family papers:

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Frederick B. and Frances Janette (Gibson) Pierson, miscellaneous accounts and papers, 1827-1874

Genealogical materials for the Pierson, Redington and Walsworth families

Partial List of Correspondence


Armstrong, Richard, 1805-1860


Letter, May 30, 1859. (Box 1)


Badger, Milton, 1800-1873


2 letters, 1852, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Bishop, Charles R.


5 letters, 1859, from Honolulu re importing American birds. (Box 1)

See also letter of Feb. 9, 1860, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Bonté, John Harmon C., d. 1896

See California. University. Regents


Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910


Letter, Apr. 3, 1862, as recording secretary of the California Academy of Natural Sciences (Box 1)


Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903


Letter, Aug. 26, 1862. (Box 1)


Brown, George LeRoy


4 letters, 1891, re Walsworth and Southworth genealogies (Box 2)


California. University. President


2 letters, 1903, by Benjamin Ide Wheeler. One addressed to J. C. Rowell (Box 2)


California. University. Regents


3 letters, 1894-1903, by J. H. C. Bonté and W. A. McKowen (Box 2)


California. University, Berkeley. Library


6 letters, 1875-1903, by J. C. Rowell (Box 2)


California Academy of Natural Sciences

See Brewer, William Henry


Coyle, Robert Francis, 1850-


2 letters, 1893-1898. (Box 2)


Durant, Henry, 1802-1875

See Oakland. California Presbyterian Church


Franklin, Stephen, 1810-


Letter Mar. 12, 1881, written on behalf of the San Francisco Theological Seminary (Box 1)


Kelley, John W., d. 1864


2 letters, 1862, written from Panama and New York, and reflecting impressions of a U. S. Naval officer during the Civil War (Box 1)


Kenny, George L.


Letter, Dec. 6, 1869, re death of Mrs. H. H. Bancroft (Box 1)


King, Thomas Starr, 1824-1863


3 letters, 1860-1862. (Box 1)


Kinney, Selma (Schandorf) (Mrs. Henry A. Kinney)


5 letters, 1892-1906, written mainly from Hawaii (Box 2)


Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894


Letter, Apr. 10, 1865. (Box 1)


McCosh, James, 1811-1894


Letter, Feb. 27, 1886. (Box 1)


Minton, Henry Collin, 1855-1924


Letter, Dec. 7, 1896. (Box 2)


Mooar, George


Letter, Nov. 6, 1862. (Box 1)


Morris, Ralph H.


2 letters, 1905, from Hawaii (Box 2)


Oakland, California-Presbyterian Church


2 letters, 1861, by Joseph B. Kelsey, Henry Durant, Samuel Percy and William K. Rowell (Box 1)


Pierson, Hamilton Wilcox, 1817-1888


Mar. 18, 1852. (Box 1)


Pierson, Lizzie B.


2 letters, 1902, re Pierson genealogy (Box 2)


Potter, Alonzo, 1800-1865


Letter, Oct. 5, 1842, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Pruyn, Mary


Letter, July 6, 1872, re church in Japan (Box 1)


Rice, Alexander Hamilton, 1818-1895


Letter, Nov. 26, 1877. (Box 1)

See also letter, Oct. 26, 1843, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Rich, Charles Ephraim, 1834-1909


2 letters, 1863, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Rowell, Joseph Cummings, 1853-1938

See California. University, Berkeley. Library


Rowell, William Kimball, 1829-1887?

See Oakland, California, Presbyterian Church


Watson, John Crittenden, 1842-1923


2 letters, 1872-1873. (Box 1)

See also letter, Sept. 5, 1872, in v. 1 of scrapbooks in Carton 1


Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

See California. University. President


Willey, Samuel Hopkins, 1821-1914


Letter, n. d. (Box 1)