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Finding Aid to the Bolton Family Papers, 1828-2000, bulk 1885-1980
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Series 1 Correspondence 1828-2000

Physical Description: Boxes 1-4, Carton 1

Scope and Content Note

Divided into 5 subseries: Herbert Eugene Bolton, Bolton family, Frances Appleton, Jane Adams and Janes family.
 

Subseries 1.1 Herbert Eugene Bolton 1885-1987

Physical Description: Box 1-2, Box 3, folders 1-14, Box 4

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters from Herbert E. Bolton to his brother Frederick E. Bolton with a few responses over a fifty year period, discussing education, finances, career, and family; letters between Herbert E. Bolton and his wife and family while on research trips including to Mexico. Also includes some business correspondence as well as correspondence concerning H.E. Bolton's death, memorial, and book royalties.
 

Bolton, Frederick Elmer

Box 1, Folder 1-12

1885-1895

Box 2, Folder 1-14

1896-1904

Box 3, Folder 1-10

1905-1947

 

Bolton, Gertrude Janes and family

 

Outgoing

Box 4, Folder 1-2

1926-1927

Box 4, Folder 3-5

1929-1932

Box 4, Folder 6-7

1934-1935

Box 4, Folder 8

1938

Box 4, Folder 9-12

1941-1950

Carton 4, Folder 12a

Postcards 1911, undated

Note

from Herbert Eugene Bolton papers
 

Incoming

Box 4, Folder 13

1906-1909

Box 4, Folder 14

1919, 1931, 1945

Box 3, Folder 11

Bolton, Herbert Eugene, [Jr.] and daughters 1922-1953

Box 3, Folder 12

Business 1943-1944, undated

Box 3, Folder 13

About death and memorial 1953

Box 3, Folder 14

About book royalties 1978, 1987

 

Subseries 1.2 Bolton family 1850-2000

Physical Description: Box 3, folders 15-24 and Carton 1, folders 1-7

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between various family members including Laura Bell, Gertrude Bolton, Grace Bolton, Olive Bolton, Rosaline Abigail Bolton, Robert "Bob" Weldon Brower, Genie Bolton Johnson, Dorothy Morrison, and Winnie Nafus. Also includes correspondence between the Bolton family and the University of California, Berkeley.
Box 3, Folder 15

Bell, Laura and family 1912-1970

Box 3, Folder 16

Bolton, Edwin Latham family 1850-1886

Box 3, Folder 17

Bolton, Frederick Elmer family 1896-1912

Box 3, Folder 18

Bolton, Gertrude Janes to Olive Bolton 1896-1905

Box 3, Folder 19

Bolton, Gertrude Janes Circa 1912; 1954-1955

 

Bolton, Grace

Box 3, Folder 20-22

Outgoing 1928-1972

Box 3, Folder 23

Incoming 1938-1957

Box 3, Folder 24

Bolton, Rosaline Abigail 1903-1911

 

Brower, Robert Weldon

Carton 1, Folder 1

About Padre on Horseback 1972

Carton 1, Folder 2

Smith, Meredith Bolton 1996-2000

Carton 1, Folder 3

Johnson, Genie Bolton 1953-1971

Carton 1, Folder 4

Morrison, Dorothy 1973, 2000

Carton 1, Folder 5

Nafus, Edwinna "Winnie" Bolton 1943, 1953

Carton 1, Folder 6

University of California, Berkeley 1952-1981

Carton 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous 1906-1987

 

Subseries 1.3 Frances Appleton 1937-1978

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 8-22

Arrangement

Divided into incoming and outgoing, then arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Frances and her mother Gertrude Bolton concerning a coat and her father Herbert E. Bolton, between Frances and her husband Ted Appleton, mostly during Ted's time in Virginia in 1954, and with sister Gertrude Coleman concerning their parent's estate.
 

Incoming

Carton 1, Folder 8-12

Bolton, Gertrude Janes 1951-1954

Carton 1, Folder 13-19

Appleton, Francis "Ted" 1943-1959

Carton 1, Folder 20

Coleman, Gertrude 1954-1955

Carton 1, Folder 21

Miscellaneous 1945-1978

Carton 1, Folder 22

Outgoing 1937, 1960

 

Subseries 1.4 Jane Adams 1924-1993

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 23-51

Arrangement

Divided into incoming and outgoing, then arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with sister Frances Appleton concerning family matters including their father's works, letters written to her family as a young women while away from home, including a trip to the Midwest to visit relatives, and correspondence with various family members discussing family issues.
 

Incoming

Carton 1, Folder 23-27

Appleton, Frances 1960-1978

Carton 1, Folder 28

Bolton, Gertrude Janes 1940, 1947

Note

includes photograph
Carton 1, Folder 29-30

Bolton, Frederick Elmer 1942-1962

Carton 1, Folder 31

Bolton, Harold 1964-1976

Carton 1, Folder 32

Bolton, Maude 1964

Carton 1, Folder 33

Coleman, Gertrude 1954

Carton 1, Folder 34-36

Finn, Margaret 1954-1974

Carton 1, Folder 37

Treutlein, Charlotte 1939-1941

Carton 1, Folder 38

Miscellaneous 1938-1989

 

Outgoing

Carton 1, Folder 39

Adams, Francis "Fran" 1945, undated

Carton 1, Folder 40-41

Appleton, Frances 1954, 1971

Carton 1, Folder 42

About Frances Appleton 1978-1979

Carton 1, Folder 43-48

Bolton, Herbert Eugene family 1924-1929

Carton 1, Folder 49

Brower, Robert Weldon 1987, 1993

Carton 1, Folder 50

Finn, Margaret 1960

Carton 1, Folder 51

Miscellaneous 1964, undated

 

Subseries 1.5 Janes family 1828-1978

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 52-56

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between the Herbert Eugene Bolton family and his wife's family especially her sister Lula Janes Abercrombie, an opera singer, and niece Gertrude Abercrombie. Also includes early family correspondence dating from 1828 between various Janes family members.
Carton 1, Folder 52

Early family correspondence 1828-1917

Carton 1, Folder 53

Bolton family 1909-1963

Carton 1, Folder 54

Abercrombie, Lula Janes with Jane Adams 1952-1960

Carton 1, Folder 54a

Abercrombie, Lula Janes 1909-1954, undated

Note

from Herbert Eugene Bolton papers
Carton 1, Folder 55-56

Abercrombie, Gertrude to Jane Adams 1961-1978

 

Series 2 Bolton Family History 1934-1997

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 57-73

Scope and Content Note

Divided into 3 subseries containing genealogies of Bolton and Janes families, biographies of Bolton family members, writings of various family members and clippings.
 

Subseries 2.1 Genealogies undated

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 57-60

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains genealogical information on the Bolton, Latham, Cady, and Janes families, some submitted as forms to the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Bolton-Latham-Cady papers include transcripts of correspondence from the 19th century with relatives still living in England and during the American Civil War.
Carton 1, Folder 57

Bolton family histories undated

Carton 1, Folder 58-59

Bolton-Latham-Cady papers undated

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

Cady family tree undated

Carton 1, Folder 60

Janes family undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Biographies 1934-1997

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 61-68

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains Bolton family biographies gathered or written by Meredith Bolton Smith.
Carton 1, Folder 61

Appleton, Frances 1977-1978

Carton 1, Folder 62

Adams, Jane 1983, undated

Carton 1, Folder 63

"Night Vigil" by Eugenie Bolton 1934

Carton 1, Folder 64-66

"Oh Womankind" by Meredith Bolton Smith 1997

Carton 1, Folder 67

Miscellaneous Biographies by Meredith Bolton Smith 1997

Carton 1, Folder 68

"Los Gatos of Bygone Days" by Nancy Sawyer Taylor and Meredith Bolton Smith 1997

 

Subseries 2.3 Miscellaneous 1930-1972

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 69-73

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains family writings, including a small book of poetry by Martha Gertrude Bolton published after her death, and clippings about family members.
Carton 1, Folder 69

Bolton, Gertrude Janes 1936, 1954

Carton 1, Folder 70

Johnson, Eugenie Bolton Circa 1930-1953

Carton 1, Folder 71

Bolton, Martha Gertrude "Bambi" 1959

Carton 1, Folder 72

Bolton family clippings 1936-1972

Carton 1, Folder 73

Janes-Abercrombie clippings undated

 

Series 3 Herbert Eugene Bolton 1909-1987

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 1-31; Oversize folder 2

Scope and Content Note

Divided into 4 subseries: biographical, publications, speeches and miscellaneous items.
 

Subseries 3.1 Biographical 1909-1987

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 1-14

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographies written by family members including Frederick E. Bolton, Herbert E. Bolton, Jr. and Martha Bolton, and by colleagues, articles, and clippings. Also includes material concerning his death and a bibliography of essays written about Herbert E. Bolton.
Carton 2, Folder 1

by Frederick E. Bolton 1953, 1962

Carton 2, Folder 2-4

by Herbert E. Bolton Jr. 1953, 1969

Carton 2, Folder 5

by Martha Bolton [Smith] 1958

Carton 2, Folder 6

by Helene Bolton Herbert undated

Carton 2, Folder 7

by unknown Bolton relatives undated

Carton 2, Folder 8

In Memoriam 1953

Carton 2, Folder 9-11

Articles 1928-1969

Carton 2, Folder 12

Clippings-general 1909-1987

Carton 2, Folder 13

Clippings-about death 1953

Carton 2, Folder 14

Bibliography of essays about Herbert Eugene Bolton 1953

 

Subseries 3.2 Publications 1932-1933

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 15-21

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content Note

Contains article "The Epic of Greater America," and galley proofs of Padre on Horseback, published by son-in-law Ted Brower, as well as a Spanish translation. Also includes bibliographies of Herbert E. Bolton's published works.
Carton 2, Folder 15

The Epic of Greater America 1933

 

Padre on Horseback

Carton 2, Folder 16-19

Galley proofs 1932

Carton 2, Folder 20

Spanish translation undated

Carton 2, Folder 21

Bibliographies 1932, undated

 

Subseries 3.3 Speeches 1925-1939

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 22-24

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Contains speeches, "The Mission as a Frontier Institution in the Spanish-American Colonies," "The Mormons in the Opening of the Great West," and "Some Cultural Assets of Latin Americirca"
Carton 2, Folder 22

The Mission as a Frontier Institution in the Spanish-American Colonies undated

Carton 2, Folder 23

The Mormons in the Opening of the Great West 1925

Carton 2, Folder 24

Some Cultural Assets of Latin America 1939

 

Subseries 3.4 Miscellaneous 1880s-1977

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 25-31; Oversize folder 2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains honors, awards and degrees, a scrapbook and clippings
Box 4, Folder 15

Autograph book 1880s

Note

from Herbert Eugene Bolton papers
Carton 2, Folder 25

Honors, Awards, Degrees 1945-1974

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 2

California Historical Survey Commission 1916

Carton 2, Folder 26

Scrapbook undated

Carton 2, Folder 27-30

Clippings 1937-1977

Carton 2, Folder 31

Ephemera undated

 

Series 4 Frederick Elmer Bolton 1958-1963

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 1-34

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains a bibliography of Frederick E. Bolton's works, clippings and a copy of his manuscript, History of the University of Washington, 1855-1961.
Carton 3, Folder 1

Bibliography undated

Carton 3, Folder 2

Clippings 1958-1963

Carton 3, Folder 3-34

History of the University of Washington, 1855-1961 1961

 

Series 5 Frances Appleton 1897-1979

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 35-45, and 1 oversize folder

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains employment history in social work, degrees and awards, estate issues and miscellaneous material of husband Francis "Ted" Appleton.
Carton 3, Folder 35

Degrees and Awards 1919-1962

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

University of California, Berkeley diploma 1920

Carton 3, Folder 36-39

Employment history 1935-1971

Carton 3, Folder 40

Social work essay undated

Carton 3, Folder 41-43

Estate 1978-1979

Carton 3, Folder 44

Ted Appleton miscellaneous 1969-1970, undated

Carton 3, Folder 45

Ted and Frances Appleton miscellaneous 1897-1972

 

Series 6 Jane Adams 1916-1985

Physical Description: Carton3, folders 46-49

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Contains information concerning Portola Expedition Bicentennial Foundation and other miscellaneous papers.
Carton 3, Folder 46-47

Portola Expedition Bicentennial Foundation 1975-1984

Carton 3, Folder 48

Personal business correspondence 1960-circa1985

Carton 3, Folder 49

Miscellaneous 1929-1982

Carton 3, Folder 50

School-age work 1916-1917

Note

from Herbert Eugene Bolton papers