Title:Olney family papers, 1861-1978
Creator/Contributor:Olney family., creator
Creator/Contributor:Olney, Warren, 1841-1921, Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Muir, John, 1838-1914
Creator/Contributor:Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927
Creator/Contributor:Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902
Consist principally of Warren Olney, Sr. correspondence and writings. Correspondence documents his experiences in the Union
Army, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and views on political issues, such as U.S. occupation of the Philippines, the Panama
Canal and Yosemite Valley. Correspondents include John Muir, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Horatio Stebbins and other local men and
women prominent in the fields of law and education. There is no correspondence from his legal career, or his term as mayor
of Oakland. Writings are on legal issues, preservation and enjoyment of wilderness areas, in cultural and historical topics,
and political issues. Also includes a small amount of correspondence written by other members of the Olney family, including
correspondence of Warren Olney, III, which deals with family genealogy and clippings on and by the Olney family.
Subject:Olney, Warren -- 1841-1921 -- Archives
Olney family -- Archives
United States. -- Army. -- Colored Infantry Regiment, 65th (1864-1867)
United States. -- Army. -- Iowa Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1864)
Lawyers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Politicians -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Letters to Warren Olney, Sr. and Letters of Warren Olney, Sr., (from Box 1) : also available on microfilm with call number
BANC FILM 2584.
Photographs transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1968.007--PIC)
Warren Olney, Sr., served in the 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry and the 65th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, during the
Civil War. After the war Olney moved to San Francisco, Calif. and was active as a lawyer and politician.
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2860) and positive.
BANC FILM 2584
BANC MSS 68/126 c Box 1
BANC MSS 68/126 c Box 2