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Guide to the Warring Wilkinson Papers, [ca. 1875-1911]
BANC MSS C-B 815  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Warring Wilkinson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1875-1911]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 815
    Creator: Wilkinson, Warring, 1834-1918
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, MSS of articles and speeches, reports, accounts, notebooks, clippings, and periodicals containing articles by and about him, relating primarily to his career as principal of the California Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, Berkeley, California.

    Also included: papers relating to his estate and letters of condolence addressed to his daughter.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Warring Wilkinson papers, BANC MSS C-B 815, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of papers was given to the Library in March 1961 by Wilkinson's son-in-law, Professor Leon Richardson. They consist of correspondence, manuscripts of articles and speeches, reports, accounts, notebooks, clippings, some student material, periodicals containing articles by and about him, papers relating to his estate, and letters of condolence addressed to his daughter.

    Biography

    Warring Wilkinson, educator and head of the California Institution for the Deaf and the Blind at Berkeley, California, for over 40 years, was born in Charlton, New York, May 25, 1834, and educated at Union College. He began his educational work with the deaf in 1858, after graduation, at the New York Institution for the Deaf. In 1865 he accepted the offer as principal of the California School for the Deaf and the Blind, a private institution founded in San Francisco in 1860 by Mrs. Frances Augusta Clark. He soon succeeded in securing state support for the school and then, also, a new location. Berkeley was chosen as the site, and in 1869 the school was moved across the Bay, where it became one of the best known in the country. In 1909, his eye sight failing, he retired, and the Board of Directors made him Principal Emeritus. He died on April 7, 1918.