Guide to the Edmond O'Neill papers, 1891-1918

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Guide to the Edmond O'Neill Papers, 1891-1918

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1024

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Mary Ellen Jones; finding aid completed by Mary Morganti
Date Completed:
December 1997
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Edmond O'Neill papers,
Date (inclusive): 1891-1918
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1024
Creator: O'Neill, Edmond, 1859-1933
Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes, 3 cartons Linear feet: 5
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.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edmond O'Neill papers, BANC MSS C-B 1024, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Edmond O'Neill Papers were transferred from University Archives to the Manuscripts Division of The Bancroft Library in 1966.

Biography

Edmond O'Neill was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 13, 1859. Upon graduation from the University of California in 1879, he began his career there as an instructor in the Department of Chemistry. O'Neill was dean of the department from 1901 to 1912, and acting dean for 1918 and 1919. In 1907, he was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the Associated Students and, as such, was involved in intercollegiate athletics for several years. O'Neill retired in 1925 and died in 1933.

Scope and Content

The Edmond O'Neill Papers, 1891-1918, relate primarily to his career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and his involvement with intercollegiate athletics, and contain correspondence and office files, with a few personal papers. Letters by O'Neill consist of mainly typed copies of his replies to professors, former students, chemists, and others written in response to their requests for analyses and tests of fuel oil, water, cement, and other materials, or for professional advice about conducting tests and samples, as well as information about job applicants and openings in the Department of Chemistry.
In O'Neill's era, a major activity of the department was the analysis of minerals, drugs, and other materials, and much of the correspondence in his office files relates specifically to these analyses. The files also contain invoices and other records relating to the ordering of lab chemicals, equipment, textbooks, and other supplies, along with various reports, lists, and brochures.
O'Neill's involvement with intercollegiate athletics at the University is well documented with correspondence and other papers, including eligibility lists, agreements, scholarship statistics, and lists of events and rules for the 1912 and 1916 Olympic Games.
The collection contains only a small amount of O'Neill's personal papers, chiefly relating to investments, but also including a few invitations, business cards, and clippings.

Container List

 

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1891-1918, n.d.

 

OUTGOING, 1897-1918, n.d.

Box 1, folder 1-8

Letters written by O'Neill 1897-1918, n.d.

 

INCOMING, 1891-1918, n.d.

Box 1, folder 9-10

Miscellaneous, A-Z 1891-1918

folder 11

Babasinian, Vahan Simon 1909

folder 12

Baxter, Gregory Paul, 1876- 1910

folder 13

Benner, Raymond Calvin, 1877-1950 1910-11

folder 14

Biddle, Henry C., 1869- n.d.

folder 15

Booth, Edward 1908-10

folder 16

Britton, John Alexander, 1855-1923 1908

Scope and Content Note

Written while President, California Gas and Electric Corporation
folder 17

Burr, Edmund C. 1907

Scope and Content Note

Written while Vice-President, Alameda Sugar Company
folder 18

Byers, Horace Greeley, 1872 1911

Scope and Content Note

Written while Director, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Box 2, folder 1

Board of Fish Commissioners

by C. A. Vogelsang, Chief Deputy
1907

folder 2

California Academy of Medicine, San Francisco

by E. C. Dickson, Secretary
1911

folder 3

California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Corporation

by G. M. Rolph, Manager
1907-14

folder 4

California Journal of Technology

by F. T. Robson, Manager
1908-09

folder 5

Cheney, Warren, 1858-1921 1910

folder 6

Chicago Quicksilver Mining Company

by George J. Remington, Vice President and General Manager
1910-11

folder 7

Cory, Clarence Linus, 1872-1937 1908-14

folder 8

Cory, H. T. (Harry Thomas), 1870 1907-09

folder 9

Cottrell, Frederick Gardner, 1877-1948 1908

folder 10

Cowell, Alice M. 1910

folder 11

Dressler, Fletcher Bascom 1910

folder 12

E. H. Rollins & Sons, Boston 1909-10

folder 13

Farwell, Lyman, 1864- 1911

Scope and Content Note

Written while member, California Assembly
folder 14

Foulks, George H. 1909

folder 15

Franklin, Edward Curtis, 1862-1937 1908-10

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Mrs. Curtis to Mrs. O'Neill
folder 16

Fulmer, Elton 1907

Scope and Content Note

Written while Professor and State Chemist, State College of Washington
folder 17

Goethals, George Washington, 1858-1928 1909

Scope and Content Note

Written while Chairman and Chief Engineer, Isthmian Canal Commission
folder 18

Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias), 1875-1966 1914

folder 19

Hartzell, Joseph Culver 1908-09

folder 20

Heinrich, Edward Oscar, 1881-1953 1908-10

folder 21

Heller, E. S. (Emanuel Siegfried), 1865-1926 1912

folder 22

Henley, Barclay, 1843-1914 1910

folder 23

Henshaw, Frederick William, 1858-1929 1910

folder 24

Herty, Charles Holmes, 1867-1938 1910

folder 25

Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 1908-09

folder 26

Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1917 1911

folder 27

Hulett, George Augustus, 1867-1955 1911-13

folder 28

International Congress of Applied Chemistry 1909-1911

Scope and Content Note

Most letters by Bernard Conrad Hesse, Secretary
folder 29

Jaffa, M. E. (Myer Edward), 1857-1931 1911

folder 30

Jones, Hilton Ira 1914

folder 31

Jones, J. Shirley 1909

folder 32

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 1906-08

folder 33

Laist, Frederick 1907

folder 34

Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946 1912

folder 35

Lick Observatory

by R. G. Aitken, W. W. Campbell, and others
1908-11

folder 36

McClure, W. F. (Wilbur F.) 1908

Scope and Content Note

Written while City Engineer, Berkeley, Calif.
folder 37

McDuffie, Duncan, 1877-1951 1909-10

folder 38

Manson, Marsden, 1850-1931 1908

folder 39

Melliss, David Ernest 1911

folder 40

Merrill, Charles Washington 1911

folder 41

Merrill, George Arthur 1913-15

Scope and Content Note

Written while Director, California School of Mechanical Arts
folder 42

Mining and Scientific Press

by H. F. Bain and T. T. Read
1911

folder 43

Moffitt, James K. (James Kennedy), 1866-1955 1910

folder 44

Morgan, Agnes Fay, 1884-1968 1909

folder 45

Morgan, William Conger, 1874-1940 1913

folder 46

Morse, Harry W. (Harry Wheeler), 1873- 1912

folder 47

Mueller, Edward, 1883- 1910

Box 3, folder 1

Noyes, William A. (William Albert), 1857-1941 1911

folder 2

Osterhaut, Winthrop John Vanleuven 1909-10

folder 3

Parks, Henry Martin 1909

folder 4

Parsons, Charles Lathrop, 1867- 1914

folder 5

Pippy, George H. 1911

folder 6

Rammelkamp, Charles Henry 1911

Scope and Content Note

Written while President, Illinois College, Jacksonville
folder 7

Reinstein, Jacob Bert 1910

folder 8

Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928 1910

folder 9

Ross, William Horace, 1875-1947 1910

folder 10

Sherrill, Miles S. (Miles Standish), 1877- 1911-12

folder 11

Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924 1911

folder 12

Sloss, Leon 1908

folder 13

Smith, Edgar Fahs, 1854-1928 1910

folder 14

Speed, Buckner 1911

folder 15

Stabler, Laird Joseph 1907

folder 16

Stebbins, Lucy Ward, 1880-1955 1912

folder 17

Stieglitz, Julius Oscar, 1867-1937 1911

folder 18

Stillman, John Maxson, 1852-1923 1909-10, n.d.

folder 19

Stoney, Donzel 1909-10

Scope and Content Note

Several letters written while Manager, Union Oil Company of California
folder 20

Stratton, Samuel Wesley, 1861-1931 1910-12

Scope and Content Note

Written while Director, U.S. Bureau of Standards
folder 21

Swain, Robert Eckles 1908

folder 22

Taussig, Hugo Alois 1907

folder 23

Taussig, Rudolph J., 1861-1922 1908-09

 

University of California 1907-14 & n.d

folder 24

Regents

by Victor Hendricks Henderson, Secretary, and others

folder 25

Presidents

by Benjamin Ide Wheeler
1897-1913

folder 26

Dept. of Civil Engineering

by Charles Derleth Jr., and others
1908-09

folder 27

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 1907-09

folder 28

Dept. of Zoology

by C. A. Kofoid
1911-12

folder 29

Dean of the Faculties

by Irving Stirlingham
1909

folder 30

Recorder of the Faculties

by James Sufton
1907-09

folder 31

University Extension Division 1914

folder 32

Comptroller

by R. P. Merritt
1912

folder 33

[Various offices] 1908-11

folder 34

University Press 1909

folder 35

University of California Club, San Francisco

by Winfield Dorn, and others
1908-15

folder 36

University of Nevada. President.

by J. E. Stubbs
1907

folder 37

Weinstock, Harris 1916

folder 38

Wichson, Edward James 1907-09

 

SERIES 2: DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY OFFICE FILES, 1895-1918, n.d.

Ctn. 1, folder 1-2

Correspondence regarding analysis 1907-13

folder 3-9

Correspondence regarding positions 1901-15, n.d.

folder 10

Correspondence, Student inquiries regarding courses, class schedules, etc. 1908-11

folder 11-33

Correspondence, Inquiries 1907-14

Ctn. 2, folder 1-14

Correspondence, Inquiries 1914-16, n.d.

folder 15-26

Correspondence regarding supplies 1905-18, n.d.

folder 27

Letters of recommendation 1907-12

folder 28

Records of student assistants 1910-15

folder 29

Miscellaneous records regarding students n.d.

folder 30

Reports to the President 1897-1910

folder 31-37

Invoices, Lab Chemicals and Equipment 1895-1907

Ctn. 3, folder 1-4

Invoices, Lab Chemicals and Equipment 1908-1911

folder 5-9

Requisitions, Lab Chemicals and Equipment 1907-16 & n.d.

folder 10

Charges against budget, supplies, etc 1907-15

folder 11

Forms of bids, Chemical Construction, etc 1899-1916

folder 12

Miscellaneous financial records n.d.

folder 13-14

Miscellaneous lists of supplies n.d.

folder 15

Information regarding textbooks n.d.

folder 16

Advertisements, Brochures regarding supplies n.d.

folder 17

Miscellaneous regarding supplies n.d.

folder 18-19

Inventories, equipment, supplies, etc. 1906-08

folder 20

Reports on analyses n.d.

folder 21

Regulations, circulars, etc. n.d.

folder 22-23

Miscellany n.d.

 

SERIES III: ATHLETICS, 1907-1916, n.d.

Box 4, folder 1-4

Correspondence relating to athletics 1907-14

folder 5

Eligibility lists 1908-12

folder 6

Scholarship Statistics n.d.

folder 7

Intercolligiate agreements n.d.

folder 8

Olympic Games 1912-16

Scope and Content Note

List of events, rules, etc.
folder 9

National Collegiate Athletic Association and Amateur Athletic Union n.d.

folder 10

Miscellany relating to athletics n.d.

 

SERIES 4: PERSONAL PAPERS, n.d.

Ctn. 3, folder 24

Miscellany relating to stocks and investments n.d.

folder 25

Invitations, Business Cards, etc. n.d.

folder 26

Miscellany n.d.

folder 27

Clippings n.d.