Guide to the Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars, 1877-1958 (bulk 1880-1899)

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Guide to the Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars, 1877-1958 (bulk 1880-1899)

Collection number: BANC MSS 2002/264 cz

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Collection Processed By:
Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
December 2003
Finding Aid written by:
Alison E. Bridger
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars,
Date: 1877-1958
Date (bulk): (bulk 1880-1899)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/264 cz
Creator: Clement family Clement, L. M. Clement, R. M.
Extent: Number of containers: 8 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 36 oversize folders, 4 v. and 2 oversize v.

Linear feet: 5.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Contains original and blueprint engineering drawings of cable car lines, electric railways, railroads, and other related drawings. Cable car drawings include drawings of the complete workings for 7 cable car lines for Market Street Cable Railway Co. Railroad drawings include drawings of bridges and profiles of sections of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. The collection also includes L.M. Clement's reference materials and some of R.M. Clement's personal papers.
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars, BANC MSS 2002/264 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Cable Street Railroad Co. records, 1884-1952. BANC MSS C-G 254
Patents, drawings and other documents pertaining to cable car design, 1890 April. BANC MSS 92/899 c

Separated Material

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Books transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Market Street Cable Railway Company.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Pacific Rolling Mill Company.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Alumni.
Cable cars (Streetcars)--California--San Francisco.
Railroads, Cable--California--San Francisco.
Electric railroads--California--San Francisco.
Railroads--United States--History--19th century.
Railroads--California--Construction.
Public works--California--Oakland.
Political posters, American.
Transportation--California--San Francisco.
Engineering drawings.
Posters.
Clement family.
Clement, L. M.
Clement, R. M.
Market Street Railway Company.
Market Street Cable Railway Company.

Administrative Information

Provenance

The Bancroft Library purchased the Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars with funds made available by the Irma Amalie Kessler Bequest on Oct. 21, 2002.

Funding

Acquired with funds from the Irma Amalie Kessler Bequest in memory of her parents, Richard T. Kessler and Emma Kessler, and their close friend, William S. Porter, M.D.

Biography

Lewis Metzler Clement

Lewis Metzler Clement, known as L.M. Clement, was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, on August 12, 1837. Clement earned an engineering degree from Montréal's McGill University. Clement began his career with the railroads as a shipping clerk with the Central Ohio Railroad, eventually moving to St. Louis where he worked for E.R. Blanchard, General Freight Agenet of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway Company. In January 1863, Clement decided to leave St. Louis to seek his fortune in California. With a recommendation from Blanchard, he was able to secure a position from Theodore Dehone Judah, Chief Engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, as Judah's assistant in the surveying and building of the first railroad eastward across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With Judah's death, Clement was made Assistant Chief Engineer and eventually the Acting Chief Engineer.
The eastward route from California that Clement laid out for the Central Pacific Railroad is still in use today, while the original westward route from Omaha, Nebraska built by the Union Pacific Railroad was abandoned and rebuilt elsewhere because of its poor location and inefficient operation.
In 1881 Clement was named Chief Engineer of the Pacific Improvement Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad. As the Chief Engineer he was in charge of designing and building cable and electric railways, power plants and car houses. Among the cable lines he was responsible for helping to build were the Hayes Street, Castro Street and McAllister Street Cable lines of the Market Street Cable Railway Company.
L.M. Clement passed away at home in Hayward, California on October 29, 1914.

Russell Montague Clement

Russell Montague Clement, known as R.M. Clement, son of Lewis Metzler Clement, was born March 30, 1865 in a camp along the Central Pacific Railroad line. Russell studied civil engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1889. He worked for both the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Pacific Improvement Company and later served as the City Engineer for Oakland, California. R.M. Clement died in 1958.

Market Street Railway Company

The Market Street Railroad Company, incorporated in 1857 was the first street railway system in San Francisco with tracks going down Market Street. Originally operated with steam dummy's pulling the cars, they were switched to horse drawn cars in 1867 after complaints from residents.
In 1882 construction began on converting the lines on Market Street to cable and completed in August 1883. From then on they were known as the Market Street Cable Railway Company. The company eventually had cable lines running down McAllister Street, Hayes Street, Haight Street, Valencia Street and Castro Street, all connecting on Market Street. Henry Root originally designed the system. This cable car line was also know as the Southern Line as it was owned by the same owners of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the "Big 4", Huntington, Hopkins, Crocker and Stanford. L.M. Clement who worked as a Chief Engineer for a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad probably oversaw the engineers in charge of designing the cable car lines.
The Market Street Cable Railway Company came up with many new innovations in cable railways including use of a single car and the single-jaw side grip. Their innovations were reported in 1884, in "The System of Cable Railways for Cities and Towns as Operated in San Francisco and Chicago." The Cable Railway Company, the owners of the original cable car patents, responded in a pamphlet entitled, "Cable Railway Company in Reply to the Pamphlet issued by the Market Street Cable company," and a lawsuit. The Cable Railway Company pursued many lawsuits against other cable car companies. Most failed.
In 1893 the Southern Pacific Company arranged a merger between the Market Street Cable Railway, the Omnibus Railroad and Cable Company, the Ferries & Cliff House Railway, and two horse car operations to become the Market Street Railway Company.
Around the turn of the century the Market Street Railway Co. petitioned to switch their cable car operations to electric railways, but San Francisco did not want electric lines going down Market Street. When the 1906 earthquake hit, the company constructed temporary electric lines on all of their routes except Castro Street. The lines have been electric ever since.
After years of financial problems, in 1944, the San Francisco Municipal Railway bought out the Market Street Railway.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Clement Family Documents Relating to San Francisco Cable Cars, 1877-1958 (bulk 1880-1899), consist primarily of engineering drawings of cable car lines, electric railway equipment and railroad surveys.
The set of original and blueprints of cable car drawings are thought to be of the lines operated by the Market Street Cable Railway Company. These drawings show the complete workings of a cable car line from the design of the cars, the grips used on the cables, to how the tracks were built. It is believed that no other institution holds such a complete set of drawings for a cable car line. It is unknown who made these original drawings, only the initials J.C.W. appear. They were probably done by a subordinate of L.M. Clement who was the Chief Engineer of the Pacific Improvement Co., a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which owned the Market Street Cable Railway Co.
Other cable car drawings of interest include plans for a machine shop, a depot, street profiles, transfer tables and a cost chart for cable cars that includes ridership from 1888 to 1890.
The other transportation drawings in the collection show the progression of transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the Western United States and the Clement families involvement in that progression. Of note is a set of watercolor and ink drawings by L.M. Clement of a Howes Truss Bridge.The collection also includes a small amount of items that are not drawings, these are a small amount of professional papers of L.M. Clement and R.M. Clement of note is a poster for R.M. Clement's campaign for City Engineer of Oakland.
Transferred from the collection were photographs of a cable car wheel, a cyanotype of a Market Street Cable Railway car, along with a few other photographs of cable cars, a tintype of L.M. Clement and photographs of R.M. Clement's classmates and teachers at MIT.

Container List

Oversize folders 1-19, boxes 1-2 and oversize box 1: folder 1

SERIES 1, Cable Car Plans and Drawings, 1880-1890

Arrangement

Divided into 4 subseries: Original Drawings by J.C.W., Blueprints of Original Drawings by J.C.W., Other Original Drawings, and Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes original and blueprint drawings of cable car workings for the Market Street Cable Railway Co., most signed by J.C.W.
Oversize folders 1-6

1.1, Original Cable Car Drawings by J.C.W., ca. 1880's

Arrangement

Creators original order

Scope and Content Note

Includes 20 original pencil drawings of cable car workings signed by J.C.W. Drawings include plans for a possible cable car line on Divisadero St. in San Francisco that was never built, the equipment to run the cable cars in the cars and in the street and of the cable cars.
Oversize folder 1 B

Tension sheave and carriage, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 1 B

Sketch foot angle sheave, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Isometric views
Oversize folder 1 B

Devisadero [sic] St., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Cross section; includes drawings of cable cars
Oversize folder 2 B

Section on line E.E. / Plan of cover over depression / Section on line F.F. / Isometrical view on line G.G., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 2 B

Isometrical view showing depression pulley frame and pit on line E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 2 B

Plan on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section of road bed / Longitudinal section through centre of slot / Side elevation, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 3 B

Throw in Gypsy, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 3 B

Section through right hand track crossing Castro and Hill Street, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Sectionals on lines A.A., B.B. & C.C., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Section of Castro St. road bed, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Plan showing tracks and switches in the vicinity of Castro St. Car House, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Isometrical view on lines A.A. & B.B., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 4 B

Plan and section on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section on lines C.C., D.D. & E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 1], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 2], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 5 B

Grip, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Side elevation of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Longitudinal section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Half plan above floor framing and half plan showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 6 B

Side elevation, front view and rear view of open cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folders 7-12

1.2, Blueprints of Original Cable Car Drawings by J.C.W., ca. 1880's

Arrangement

Creators original order

Scope and Content Note

Includes 29 blueprints of original drawings by J.C.W. Not all of the blueprints have original drawings, some of the blueprints are slightly different from originals, and some blueprints have annotations. Included are profiles of streets with cable car lines.
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 1 / [Street] Profile no. 2, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 3 / [Street] Profile no. 4, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

[Street] Profile no. 5 / [Street] Profile no. 6, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

Principle plant of Market St. Cable Railway Company, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 7 B

Tension sheave and carriage, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 8 B

Sketch foot angle sheave, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Isometric views
Oversize folder 8 B

Devisadero [sic] St., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original. Cross section; includes drawing of cable cars
Oversize folder 8 B

Section on line E.E. / Plan of cover over depression / Section on line F.F. / Isometrical view on line G.G., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 8 B

Isometrical view showing depression pulley frame and pit on line E.E., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 8 B

Plan on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section of road bed / Longitudinal section through center of slot / Side elevation, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Throw in Gypsy, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 9 B

Section through right hand track crossing Castro and Hill St., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Sectionals on lines A.A., B.B. & C.C., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Section of Castro St. road bed, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 9 B

Plan showing tracks and switches in the vicinity of Castro St. Car House, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Isometrical view on lines A.A. & B.B., ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Plan and section on lines A.A. & B.B. / Section on lines C.C., D.D. & E.E., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 10 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 1], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Brake lever and works [drawing 2], ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 10 B

Grip, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Side elevation of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Longitudinal section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Half plan above floor framing and half plan showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Oversize folder 11 B

Side elevation, front view and rear view of open cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Different from original
Oversize folder 11 B

Half plan above floor framing, half plan showing floor framing and cross section of cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Isometric view showing floor framing on line C.C. & D.D., ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Part elevation of front, details of foot board and braces, platform timber and isometric view showing floor framing of cable car, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Single track turntable, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folder 12 B

Double track turntable, ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

No original drawing
Oversize folders 13-15 and box 1

1.3, Other Original Cable Car Drawings, 1881-1890

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content Note

Contains other original drawings related to cable cars and the Market Street Cable Railway Co., some with L.M. Clement's stamp. Included are plans for a machine shop, a depot, street profiles and transfer tables.
Oversize folder 13 C

Iron Turntables for Machine Shop / Chief Engineers Office A. & P. R.R. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 29, 1881

Physical Description: Colored drawing on linen backing
Oversize folder 14 C

Plan of Depot, n.d.

Physical Description: Black pen drawing on linen backing
box 1

Profile of possible cable car line from Bryant St. works to Arctic Oil works, n.d.

Physical Description: On graph paper in black and red pen
Oversize folder 15 C

Table for Hayes St. Car house, 1888-1890

Physical Description: Black pen on velum, updates in red and pencil
Oversize folder 15 C

Transfer table for Castro St., Apr. 16, 1890

Physical Description: Red and Black pencil on paper
Oversize folders 16-19 and Box 2

1.4, Cable Car Miscellany, ca. 1880-1893

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains other blueprints and documents for the Market Street Cable Railway Co., including cut out profiles of streets and a cost chart with ridership from 1888-1890.
Oversize folder 16 C

Profile of Castro St. Cable Railway, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 2

Profile of Broadway and Telegraph Ave., ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 17 A

Work Table for Market St. Cable Ry., City R.R. Co., P. & O. R.R. and O.R.R. Co., [1891-1893]

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 18 C

Map of San Francisco : possible cable car lines, n.d.

Oversize folder 19 C

Building elevation [possible cable car barn], n.d.

Physical Description: diazotype print
Oversize box 1, folder 1

Cost chart for cable cars [including ridership], 1888-1890

Oversize folders 20-36, Box 3-8, Oversize box 1-2

SERIES 2, Other Transportation Drawings and Related Documents, 1881-1931

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Includes engineering drawings of electric railways, railroads, bridges, and Oakland, Calif. done by L.M. Clement, R.M. Clement or their employees.
Oversize folders 20-22, box 3-4 and oversize box 1: folder 2

2.1, Electric Railway Drawings, ca. 1890's

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 7 drawings relating to electric railways by an unknown engineer, including a profile of the Mission Street Electric Railway and a map of built and future tracks in San Francisco.
box 3

Profile of Mission Street Electric Railway, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: On graph paper in black and red ink with pencil, very brittle
Oversize folder 20 B

Electric railways and railroads built and future tracks in San Francisco, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 4

Long chord and transition, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Black and red ink with pencil on linen backed paper
Oversize box 1, folder 2

D-62 Generator / Thomson-Houston Electric Co. [used for electric railway?], Dec. 9, 1891

Oversize folder 21 C

No. 2 Pole for Electric Railways / Walworth Manufacturing Co., Boston, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Blueprint
Oversize folder 21 C

No. 4 Pole for Electric Railways / Walworth Manufacturing Co., Boston, ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Blueprint
Oversize folder 22 B

Taylor Electric Truck Co., Troy N.Y., ca. 1890's

Physical Description: Holograph with annotations
Oversize folders 23-30, box 5-8, oversize box 1: folders 3-10 and oversize box 2

2.2, Railroad Drawings, 1881-1893

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains engineering drawings related to railroads including the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad some by L.M. Clement, R.M. Clement or staff. Includes 5 profiles of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad in the area near Albuquerque, N.M. and the Colorado River, 3 drawings of locomotives by R. M. Clement and a set of original drawings of Howes Truss Bridge in watercolor and ink possibly by L.M. Clement. Also includes drawings of railroad bridges and a railroad engineer's calculation sheets.
Oversize box 2

Atlantic & Pacific Railroad transfer table, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: Black and red ink with water color on linen backed paper
box 5

Profile Albuquerque to A. & P. Junction to section 260, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
 

Profiles of A. & P Railroad, ca. 1880's

Physical Description: blueprint
box 6

sections 236-253

box 7

sections 299-325

box 8

sections 500-524

Oversize folder 23 A

Proposal for grading from section 507-554 at Colorado River, A. & P.R.R., ca. 1880's

Physical Description: sepia diazo print
Oversize folder 24 C

Railroad routes through San Francisco / by L.M.C., May 13, 1881

Physical Description: Black ink on velum
Oversize folder 25 B

Locomotive Eccentric / by R.M. Clement, Dec. 30, 1886

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 25 B

Locomotive Parallel Rod / by R.M. Clement, Feb. 15, 1887

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 25 B

Details of Locomotive Parallel Rod / by R.M. Clement, Feb. 19, 1887

Physical Description: black ink on paper
Oversize folder 26 B

600 Horse power triple expansion condensing engine / W.T. Garratt & Co., Jan. 1893

Physical Description: blueprints
Oversize folder 27 B

Wharton's patent railroad switch, n.d.

Physical Description: Printed on linen backed paper, with annotations
Oversize folder 28 C

Standard trestles P. & W.V. Railways, May 1886

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 29 B

Fast passenger locomotive [Railroad Gazette], Nov. 4, 1881 (original)

Physical Description: Reprint
Oversize folder 30 B

General plan of wrought iron bridge / As built by Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit Mich., n.d.

Physical Description: Lithograph
Oversize folder 30 B

Combination Bridge / Built by Detroit Bridge & Iron Works Detroit Mich., n.d.

Physical Description: Lithograph
Oversize box 1, folder 3-9

Railroad Engineer's calculation sheets for field use, n.d.

Physical Description: black ink on velum
volume 1

Southern Pacific Railroad Co. lines miscellaneous tables, n.d.

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize volume 1

Howes Truss Bridge drawings and tables, n.d.

Physical Description: In black and red ink, pencil and watercolor bound in book
Oversize box 1, folder 10

Valve setting: Locomotives, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Procedures with pencil drawings and blueprints
Oversize folders 31-33

2.3, Oakland City Blueprints, 1888-1931

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 engineering drawings from R.M. Clement's term as City Engineer for Oakland, Calif. One drawing is of the Oakland Harbor spanning changes from 1888 to 1893. Another drawing is a plan for a hose and bell tower for a fire station presumably from around the turn of the twentieth century. The last one is for a flushing system for a subway in the 1930's.
Oversize folder 31 C

Oakland Harbor : Harbor lines / recommended by the Board of Engineer officers, 1888-Sept 21, 1893

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 32 B

Plans of Hose & Bell Tower for West Oakland Fire station : for the city of Oakland / Cunnigham Bros. Architects, ca. 1900

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 33 B

Suggested Flushing system 7th Street Subway : Oakland, Calif. / Walter N. Frickstad, May 1931

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folders 34-36

2.4, Miscellaneous Blueprints, 1883-1888

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 4 engineering drawings not directly related to other projects including a flowchart of ownership for an unknown business.
Oversize folder 34 C

Building details for steel works, Oct. 22, 1883

Physical Description: blueprint

Scope and Content Note

Pacific Rolling Mill Co.
Oversize folder 35 B

"Heislers" special transverse testing machine, Mar. 4, 1888

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 35 B

Machine designed for Turner's hardness test, Mar. 15, 1888

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize folder 36 A

Flow chart of ownership for transportation systems, n.d.

Physical Description: blueprint
Oversize box 1: folders 11-16, v. 2-4 and oversize v. 2

SERIES 3, Clement Family Professional Records, 1877-1958

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Includes professional reference works of L.M. Clement's and some professional papers of R.M. Clement
Oversize box 1: folders 11-12, and v. 2-4

3.1, L.M. Clement, 1877- ca. 1890

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 reference books and 2 reports on railroad related items. Includes report on wood preserving processes.
volume 2

Pocket Book for Railroad & Civil Engineers , ca. 1880's

Scope and Content Note

Annotations by L.M. Clement
volume 3

Price Lists / Pacific Rolling Mills Co. , n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Annotations by L.M. Clement
volume 4

Economic Theory of the Location of Railways , 1877

Oversize box 1, folder 11

Data and notes on various wood preserving processes collated by S.L. [Lanszweert] for L.M. Clement, n.d.

Oversize box 1, folder 12

Blue Creek work report, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

(railroad)
Oversize box 1: folders 13-16 and oversize v. 2

3.2, R.M. Clement, 1887-1958

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains placards and a letter relating to his career as the City Engineer of Oakland, Calif. and items related to his education at MIT.
Oversize box 1, folder 13

Lewis Tasherias letter: Portland, Ore. to R.M. Clement, Oakland, Calif., Nov. 10, 1890

Oversize box 1, folder 14

R.M. Clement for City Engineer political memorabilia [Oakland, Calif.], n.d.

Oversize volume 2

Railroad franchises: Los Angeles Division, ca. 1916

Scope and Content Note

[list of franchise rights]
Oversize box 1, folder 15

MIT, 1887-1929

Scope and Content Note

Including menus and class reunion information
Oversize box 1, folder 16

Miscellaneous, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes obituary