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Joseph Warren Matthews papers, 1865-1900.
BANC FILM 2454; BANC MSS 80/107 c BOX 2; BANC MSS 80/107 c BOX 1
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Joseph Warren Matthews papers, 1865-1900


Matthews, Joseph Warren, 1842-1900, creator


Contains letters, 1865-1897, to Joseph Warren Matthews and his father, John Hamilton Matthews, from members of the Matthews family and others, relaying news and family business. Also includes letters written by Joseph Warren Matthews to family, mainly describing his trip to gold mining country near Resurrection Bay, Alaska, and subsequent work as a farm laborer for Henry Miller and others in the Los Banos, Calif. region, along with a diary from April 1899 to Aug. 1900, in which he describes his work for Miller and includes records of employment and expenses. With these are two undated diaries kept by Matthew's father: one covers his train trip from Hollister to Washington, D.C. and return, and the other includes only sporadic entries, and accounts written by other family members.
Also contains an autograph album, ca. 1883, with signatures of members and officers of the Calif. State Assembly (possibly collected in the State Assembly office of John Hamilton Matthews?), and a record book of the Antelope branch of the San Benito Temperance Reform Club, including descriptions of activitites, a page of accounts from the Antelope Sunday school, a music score, and list of local signatories of the temperance pledge. Also includes a public school register for the Round Springs District of San Benito Co., Feb. 1896-June 1900, containing attendance records, information on curriculum, a list of school property, instructions to teachers, and rules and regulations for California public schools, ca. 1896, and finally, a cash book, ca. 1882-1886, belonging to Ed. Matthews.


1865 (issued)


n-us-ak -- n-us-ca -- n-us-dc.
Matthews, John H
Miller, Henry -- 1827-1916
San Benito Temperance Reform Club.
California. -- Legislature. -- Assembly.
Gold mines and mining -- Alaska
Agriculture -- California
Temperance -- Societies, etc -- California
Education -- California -- San Benito County
Agriculture -- Arizona
Alaska -- Description and travel
Arizona -- Description and travel


Related collection: Joseph Warren Matthews diaries, 1869 July 12-1900 Oct. 20 (BANC MSS 76/52 c).
Copy of Box 1 and folder "Record Book of Antelope Branch , San Benito Temperance Reform Club" from Box 2 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2454.



Physical Description:

2 boxes (.6 linear ft.).
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2795) and positive.




BANC MSS 80/107 c BOX 2
BANC MSS 80/107 c BOX 1