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Guide to the Memorial Grove Committee Collection, 1896-1903
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Memorial Grove Committee Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1896-1903
    Box Number: 880-881
    Collector: Waggoner, Eliza Holloway
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Memorial Grove Committee Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    California State Capitol Park (Sacramento, Calif.)


    Correspondence, minutes, speeches, manuscripts, receipts, ephemera.


    The idea for the Memorial Grove came to Mrs. Eliza Holloway on October 5, 1896 and was proposed before the Edward Roby Circle, No. 2, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic on October 14, 1896. The proposal was accepted and the Memorial Grove Committee appointed. Mrs. Waggoner was made chairman, Cornelia E. Shirland secretary, and Sarah A. Metcalf treasurer. A letter from the Board of Capitol Commissioners, dated November 14, 1896, granted space in the Capital Park for the Grove. The official dedication took place on May 1, 1897. A tree from George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, was planted April 25, 1903, and Mrs. Waggoner received plants for the Grove as late as November 19, 1903, but the Committee per se is not mentioned in contemporary accounts.


    • Atkinson, R. W.
    • Bailey, Belinda S.
    • Bailhache, Addie L.
    • Barker, H. L.
    • Barrett, Edwin P.
    • Barringer, Florence L.
    • Barrows, Frank
    • Betts, Edward Everett
    • Brazelton, Bill
    • Burgess, Carrie
    • Chrishman, Henry K.
    • Clark, James J.
    • Cushing, F. W.
    • Cushing, Venice
    • Davies, W. W.
    • Davis, J. V.
    • Dickey, Marnie
    • Dickson, R.
    • Eby, E. W.
    • Elroy, John W.
    • Foot, John
    • Foucher, Amanda
    • Frame, Thomas
    • French, Eva J.
    • Garfield, Lucretia R.
    • Graugh, U. I.
    • Hager, Mary J.
    • Hall, Susie Howard
    • Hamilton, Calvin
    • Harris, M. M.
    • Harris, Thomas H.
    • Harrison, Benjamin
    • Harrison, G. Otis
    • Hartwell, Mary E.
    • Hartwell, Will H.
    • Hill, Richard B.
    • Jefferys, M. M.
    • Jenks, W. M.
    • McMurray, Frank
    • Mansfield, J. H.
    • Martin, Peter
    • Metcalf, Sarah A.
    • Milner, J[an] R.
    • Myers, Emma E.
    • Osbourne, Francis H.
    • Page, Fannie M.
    • Parker, A. C.
    • Phillips, Anne M.
    • Reith, F. M.
    • Rhodes, Christian
    • Savage, T. H.
    • Shea, Thomas
    • Smith, C. S.
    • Stowe, Delia L.
    • Sweeny, Charles H.
    • Todman, Josephine Melvina
    • Terry, L. L.
    • Twidle, John
    • Vandegrift, Nellie M.
    • Waggoner, Eliza Holloway
    • Weeks, Anna C.
    • Ziegler, [T?] B.

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Geographic pictures, portraits