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Branstetter, Patricia Photographs from the Patricia Branstetter collection of Simeon Stivers family papers.
BANC PIC 2013.006--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2013.006:41--ALB vol. 1; BANC PIC 2013.006:138--AX; BANC PIC 2013.006
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Photographs from the Patricia Branstetter collection of Simeon Stivers family papers


Branstetter, Patricia, creator, collector.


Hoare, Sophia, photographer.


Includes portraits of Simeon Stivers, his wife Anna Maria Jones Stivers, and a group portrait of multiple generations of Stivers family members. Also includes portraits of descendants and other relatives of both Simeon and Anna Stivers, and other individuals and groups, some of whom are identified, including Catherine Ann Jones Markham, Warren Markham, Simeon Earl Stivers, Ida Stivers, Mark Stivers, Elley Markham, William Thorn, George Uhl, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Whitlock, Manuel Silva, Dave Mitchell, O. Wilson, Sarah Jones Mills, the Don Robinson family, the Sam Robinson family, the Mrs. James E. Brown family, Henry Osmond, Jr., Annie M. Osmond, Evelina D. Osmond, Herman Drucker, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Martin Harris, James W. Gillen and a man identified as possibly LDS Church patriarch Alexander Hale Smith. Many of those depicted, like the Stivers, were Mormons, a few being prominent figures in the church. Also includes a group portrait of Mormon missionaries Joseph Burton and Emma Burton in Tahiti, posing with a large number of Tahitians, and another group portrait (shelved in AX folder) possibly also depicting Mormons in Tahiti. Also includes a copy photograph of an 1850 manuscript map depicting Alameda County ranch property of Simeon Stivers and Earl E. Marshall; a copy photograph portrait of Marshall; and a photograph album (:41--ALB) containing carte de visite and tintype portraits pertaining to Job Hall, a nephew of Anna Stivers. Other subjects include harvesters, harvesting scenes and a wagon on the Stivers ranch, and a snapshot view of Hydesville Creamery in Humboldt County taken in 1899. Also includes a folder containing a diagram of descendants of Simeon and Anna Stivers.


1850 (issued)


Stivers, Simeon -- 1826-1898 -- Portraits
Marshall, Earl E -- Potraits
Stivers family -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Alameda County -- Portraits
Mormons -- Portraits


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Patricia Branstetter.
Also includes 6 cased photographs (:6-:11, including 1 ambrotype, 1 daguerreotype and 3 tintypes) shelved in CASE.
Some photographs bear numbered stickers adhered by the collector. These numbers are unrelated to item numbers assigned by the library.
Several prints are copy photographs.
San Francisco portrait photographers represented in collection include G.D. Morse, J.G. Hucks (New York Gallery), John D. Godeus (South Park Photographic Gallery), Opposition Photographic Gallery, B.F. Howland, Perkins & Foss' Photographic Atelier. Other California photographers include Ives & Hunt (Stockton), East Oakland Gallery (Oakland), Other photographers include A.M. Chase (Lamoni, IA), J.W. Fischer (St. Louis, MO), Edward Hipple (Philadelphia), A.L. Kent (Independence, MO), Gem Picture Gallery (G.W. Hewitt & Co., location unknown), Hyde & Barney (location unknown). Includes one group portrait by Sophia Hoare of Papeete, Tahiti.
Photographs from the Patricia Branstetter collection of Simeon Stivers family papers, BANC PIC 2013.006--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Patricia Branstetter; 2012.
Additions: Gift of Patricia Branstetter; 2013, 2014, 2017.
Simeon Stivers was an early Mormon pioneer to California. He emigrated to California in 1846 aboard the ship Brooklyn. Together with his uncle, Earl E. Marshall, he owned a ranch covering approximately 600 acres in what is now Fremont, California.
Item list available in library.
Transferred from the Patricia Branstetter collection of Simeon Stivers family papers (BANC MSS 2012/180).


Cartes de visite.
Albumen prints.
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

138 photographs in 1 box, 1 volume and 1 oversize folder : chiefly albumen prints on carte de visite mounts, and tintypes ; 25 x 38 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 2013.006--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2013.006:41--ALB vol. 1
BANC PIC 2013.006:138--AX
BANC PIC 2013.006



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