Guide to the Warring Wilkinson Papers, [ca. 1875-1911]

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Guide to the Warring Wilkinson Papers, [ca. 1875-1911]

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 815

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University of California, Berkeley

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Date Completed:
ca. 1961
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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.

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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.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written to Wilkinson

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization, with a miscellany of single letters preceding the rest of the file. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key. Some miscellaneous letters have been grouped by subject, as indicated below, in Box 2.
Box 2

Letters of congratulation on 40th anniversary as director of the Institution, 1905

 

Letters of congratulation from the pupils of the Institution

 

Letters re the proposed "Institution Extension," 1905

 

General letters of inquiry about the school

 

Miscellaneous letters from students

 

Miscellaneous letters requesting employment at the school

Boxes 2-3

Letters written by WiIkinson, 1875-1904

Scope and Content Note

Primarily letters addressed to his wife, daughter and his son-in-law, Leon Richardson. Arranged chronologically, with undated letters at the end.

See also letterpress copybook in Carton 1
Carton 1

Letterpress copybook, Apr. 1907-Aug. 1910

Scope and Content Note

Primarily copies of business letters written on behalf of the Institution and in relation to his own business affairs.
 

Articles and speeches re education of the blind and the deaf

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript copies
 

Graduation addresses, speeches to pupils of the Institution

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript copies
 

Speeches (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Holograph, typescript and printed copies. Include papers prepared for the Berkeley Club and the Chit-Chat Club.
 

Sermons on biblical texts

 

Statement concerning Douglas Tilden

 

Papers relative to trip to Europe, 1891-1892, to study institutions for education of the blind and the deaf. Include letter of credit, passport, letters of introduction, etc.

 

California Institution for the Deaf and Blind: names of trustees, resolutions of Directors, etc.

 

California Institution for the Deaf and Blind: printed reports

Scope and Content Note

Included are biannual reports for 1899-1900 and 1909-1910; Proceedings of Joint Committee to Investigate the Affairs of Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Asylum, 1864; Institution Extension: Extract from the Twenty-Sixth Report of the California Institution; Biographical Statistics of Pupils of the Institution . . . Who Have Entered College
 

Reports on visits to schools for deaf and blind, Wisconsin, 1901

 

Compositions by students

 

Autobiographical sketches written by students and former students

 

Miscellaneous bills and receipts

 

Account book

 

Miscellaneous notes

 

Invitations, programs, Christmas cards, etc.

 

Miscellaneous notebooks, address book, etc. (2 folders)

Carton 2

Periodicals containing articles by Wilkinson

 

Periodicals containing articles re Wilkinson

 

Photographs

 

Clippings

 

Scrapbook of clippings and some photographs

 

Berkeley Club Memorial tribute to Wilkinson

 

Letters of condolence addressed to Maud (Wilkinson) Richardson, 1918

 

Papers relating to Wilkinson's estate

 

Miscellaneous reports and publications

 

Miscellany

oversize Oversize

Honorary degree from the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, May 8, 1889

Partial Index to Correspondence

 

Miscellany (single letters)

 

Bartlett, William C., Mar. 7, 1897

 

Berkeley Club, Oct. 30, 1914. From Cornelius B. Bradley, secretary.

 

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902, Aug. 26, 1880

 

Blaisdell, Nathaniel, Oct. 1, 1917

 

California. Controller, Apr. 8, 1909

 

Crocker, Charles Frederick, 1854-1897, Dec. 1, 1896

 

Dohrmann, Fred W., Mar. 30, 1903

 

Dougherty, W. J., Feb. 4, 1903. Writing as member of the State Assembly Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

 

Gillett, Philip Goode, 1833-, Nov. 24, 1887

 

Hague, James Duncan, 1836-1908, Mar. 2, 1902

 

McClatchy, Charles Kenny, 1858-1936, Oct. 30, 1902

 

McClatchy, Valentine Stuart, 1857-1938, Nov. 7, 1902

 

McLean, John Knox, 1834-1914, Mar. 9, 1897

 

Moffitt, James Kennedy, 1866 ?-1955, Apr. 18, 1911

 

Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930, May 30, 1901. Concerning his work with the United States Philippine Commission.

 

Olney, Warren, 1841-1921, June 5, 1909

 

Reid, William Thomas, 1843-1922, n.d.

 

Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891, Apr. 20, 1884. Typed copy.

 

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927, Aug. 9, 1909

 

Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?

 

4 letters, 1895

 

Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-

 

4 letters, 1906-1907. Writing as U.S. Commissioner of Education.

 

Dewey, John

 

2 letters, 1903-1904

 

Fay, Edward Allen, 1843-1923

 

3 letters, 1897-1901

 

Foote, W. W.

 

5 letters, 1895-1898

 

Gallaudet, Edward Miner, 1837-1917

 

4 letters, 1895-1917

 

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908

 

2 letters, n.d.

 

Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1916

 

6 letters, 1895-1916. One is addressed to John K. McLean.

 

Hubbard, Gardiner Greene, 1822-1897

 

2 letters, 1895

 

Nye, Alfred Bourne, 1853-1913

 

8 letters, 1903-1911

 

Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941

 

4 letters, 1904-1906. Two are addressed to A. J. Ralson.

 

Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923

 

2 letters, 1902-1908

 

Perry, Newel Lewis, 1873-1961

 

31 letters, 1888-1905

 

Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935

 

2 letters, 1895-1905

 

Tryon, James Rufus, 1837-1912

 

7 letters, 1897-1901