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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Brief Biographical Sketch
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Select List of Significant Cases
  • List of Major Correspondents

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Jesse Washington Carter papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1912-1948
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 842
    Creator: Carter, Jesse W. (Jesse Washington), 1888-1959

    Creator: Carter, Oliver J. (Oliver Jesse), 1911-1976
    Extent: Number of containers: 47 boxes, 91 cartons, and 8 oversize boxes. Linear feet: 140.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Correspondence with family, other lawyers, judges, political figures, etc.; legal files; office memoranda and financial statements. They relate to his law practice in Shasta County, particularly cases involving water rights; prohibition enforcement activities while district attorney; Democratic politics (including the 1932 national convention and the 1938 Olson gubernatorial campaign); Knights of Pythias; the State Bar of California; and activities as state senator. Included also: miscellaneous files, 1943-46, of Carlton & Shadwell, the law firm which succeeded Carter, Barrett, Finley and Carlton; records re legal business of Redding, ca. 1947-52; and papers of Oliver J. Carter relating to his career as state senator, ca. 1941-1948. (17 cartons)
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jesse Washington Carter Papers, BANC MSS C-B 842, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California. Legislature. Senate
    Democratic Party (Calif.)
    Knights of Pythias--California
    State Bar of California
    Judges--California
    Lawyers--California
    Prohibition
    Water rights--California
    California--Politics and government
    Shasta County (Calif.)

    Administrative Information

    Processed by Bancroft staff.

    Brief Biographical Sketch

    Jesse Washington Carter was born in Carrville, California on December 19, 1888. He grew up on a ranch in Trinity County and in 1905 went to San Francisco. After graduating from the Golden Gate Law College, 1913, he was admitted to the state bar and practiced in the city. In 1914 he moved to Redding, opening a law office there on February 5. Although a relative newcomer, he ran for office of district attorney, losing the election by only twenty-three votes. He was successful in his second try in 1918, and he held the position until 1927. The major portion of his private practice was devoted to water litigation, in which he invariably represented the farmers' side. He served also as city attorney for Mt. Shasta, 1927 to 1939, and for Redding, 1937 to 1939. When he ceased law practice in 1939, he had seven lawyers associated with him, and had two offices, one in Redding and one in Yreka.
    Although he described himself as an independent voter, Carter usually found himself aligned with the Democratic Party. In 1932 he was a California delegate to the national convention and in 1938 he was active in Culbert L. Olson's gubernatorial campaign. In 1939 he became state senator and in July of that same year Governor Olson appointed him to the state supreme court. His twenty years on the bench, until his death on March 15, 1959, were often marked by controversy, and he become known for the frequency and vigor of his dissenting opinions.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The judge's papers were given to the Bancroft Library in December 1963 by his son, Oliver J. Carter, U.S. district Judge in San Francisco. Covering the period from 1912 to his judicial appointment, they consist primarily of correspondence, legal files for the many cases in which he participated, papers relating to some of the political campaigns in which he was active, and files relating to his senatorial career. In addition, there are some miscellaneous files, 1943-1946, of Carlton and Shadwell, the law firm which succeeded Carter, Barrett, Finley and Carlton; records relating to legal business of the city of Redding, 1947-1952; and papers of Oliver J. Carter relating to his career as state senator.

    Select List of Significant Cases

    • Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District v. Fitzpatrick. See Fitzpatrick, Anderson ... v.
    • Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District v. Stewart. See Stewart, Anderson ... v.
    • Bacciocci v. Curtis. See Curtis, Bacciocco v.
    • Baker v. Basler - suit involving water rights
    • Barr v. Ream - suit involving water rights
    • Barthelet v. McKendrick - contested mining property
    • Bee Creek Ditch and Water Co. v. Happy Valley Land and Water Co. - suit involving water rights
    • Black v. Droege, et al. See Droege, et al, Black v.
    • Bley v. Dental Board. See Dental Board, Bley v.
    • Bosworth v. P.G. & E. - property damage resulting from fire started by faulty power line
    • Braden v. Black - suit involving water rights
    • Burton, et al, protest - before Division of Water Rights over Red River Lumber Co.'s application for water
    • Carter (Jesse) v. Commission on Qualifications of Judicial Appointments re eligibility of legislator to be appointed to state Supreme Court
    • Central Pacific v. Deetz. See Deetz, Central Pacific v.
    • Colonial Realty, Merryman v. - charge of fraudulent conveyance of real property
    • Cooley v. Kouts - disputed mining property
    • Curtis, Bacciocco v. - charge of fraudulent conveyance real property
    • Deetz, Central Pacific v. - action in eminent domain
    • Dennis, Mt. Shasta Power Corp. v. - suit involving water rights
    • Dental Board, Bley v. - re Board charge of unprofessional conduct
    • Dental Board, Painless Parker v. - re Board's charge of unprofessional conduct
    • Dodge v. Dozier - charge of malicious prosecution
    • Downing v. Southern Pacific - suit for damages
    • Downs v. P.G. & E. - suit involving water rights
    • Droege, et al, Black, v. - rescission of contract based on charge of fraud and undue influence
    • Edson, et al, People v. - accusation against trustees of town of Mt. Shasta of wilful and corrupt misconduct in discharge of duties
    • Fall River Union High - controversy over transfer of portion of Bunker Hill School District to Shasta Union High School
    • Fall River Valley Irrigation District v. Mt. Shasta Power Corp. - suit involving water rights
    • Fitzpatrick, Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District v. - complaint in eminent domain
    • Flood, Northern California Power Co, v. - suit involving water rights
    • Fratus v. Awbrey, et al - suit for false arrest
    • Gallagher v. Castle Rock School District - dismissal of teacher without hearing
    • Girdner v. Union Oil Co. - claim for injury
    • Hat Creek water case - suit involving water rights
    • Howell v. The Potosi Land and Mining Co. - contested title to property
    • Joerger v. P.G. & E. (and related cases) - suits involving water rights
    • Johnson v. City of Redding - personal injuries
    • Jones v. Moody - libel suit
    • Kimball v. P.G. & E. (timber) - suit for damages
    • Knoch v. Royce - suit involving water rights
    • McArthur, Mt. Shasta Power Corp v. - suit involving water rights
    • McConnell v. Southern Pacific - suit for damages
    • McCullough v. Langer - charge of medical malpractice
    • McKnight v. Bigelow - charge of malconduct on part of Board of Judges in contested election for sheriff and tax collector, Trinity Co.
    • Marshall v. Spreckels - complaint for damages
    • Merryman v. Colonial Realty. See Colonial Realty, Merryman v.
    • Mt. Shasta Power Corp v. Dennis. See Dennis, Mt. Shasta ... v.
    • Mt. Shasta Power Corp v. McArthur. See McArthur, Mt. Shasta ... v.
    • Northern California Power Co. v. Flood. See Flood, Northern California ... v.
    • Northern California Power Co. v. Waller. See Waller, Northern California ... v.
    • Null, Red River Lumber Co. v. - suit to quiet title and determine adverse claims to timber on the land
    • Original Quartz Hill Gold Mining Co. v. U.S. Refining Co. and Mammoth Copper Mining Co. - disputed property
    • Painless Parker v. Dental Board. See Dental Board, Painless Parker v.
    • Patterson, et al, v. Melo, et al - suit involving water rights
    • People v. Edson, et al. See Edson, et al, People v.
    • Ream v. Barr. See Barr, Ream v.
    • Red River Lumber Co. v. Null. See Null, Red River ... v.
    • Shasta Co. v. Moody - suit to collect money illegally paid him for printing for the county
    • Starkweather v. Mt. Shasta Power Corp. - breach of contract
    • State Bar of California v. Johnson - charge of unprofessional conduct
    • Stewart, Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District v. - suit involving water rights
    • Thomasson v. Key, et al. (trustees of Antelope School District) dismissal of teacher without notice
    • Woodburn v. Altvater - suit to quiet title to mining property
    • Waller, Northern California Power Co. v. - suit involving water rights
    • Wetzel v. Yreka - suit arising from protest against paving assesment submitted by city engineer
    • Wilcox protest - against application by Red River Lumber Co. to appropriate water in Shasta Co.

    List of Major Correspondents

    The letters are in Judge Carter's incoming correspondence, boxes 1-29, unless otherwise indicated. Oliver J. Carter's files are designated as OJC.
    • Adams, Annette (Abbott ), 1877-
      • 87 letters, 1927-1939
      • 3 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Alameda Co., Calif. District Attorney
      • 2 letters, 1945-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • American Brotherhood for the Blind
      • 2 letters, 1939. Signed by Perry Sundquist, executive secretary.
    • Ames, Alden
      • 4 letters, 1936-1939
    • Anderson, Dewey
      • Letter, Nov. 9, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Anderson, Calif. Chamber of Commerce
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • Angellotti, Frank M., 1861-1932
      • Letter, Sept. 28, 1921. Enclosure: copy of his letter to Governor William D. Stephens, Sept. 28, 1921.
    • Anti-Saloon League of America. See Briggs, Arthur
    • Baird, William S.
      • Letter, Aug. 3, 1939
    • Barnard, Carl
      • 6 letters, 1926-1927
    • Barrett, Dallas L. (Carter's partner)
      • 14 letters and memoranda, ca. 1931-1937
    • Beek, Joseph A.
      • Letter, Aug. 3, 1939
      • Letter, Aug. 9, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Belcher, Richard
      • 18 letters, 1916-1939. Many concerning the State Bar of California.
    • Biggar, George M.
      • 2 letters, 1939
      • 3 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Bledsoe, Benjamin Franklin, 1874-1938
      • 2 letters, 1922-1935
    • Boggs, Mae Helene Bacon
      • 3 letters, 1932-1933
    • Bourquin, M. Mitchell
      • 13 letters, 1933-1939
      • 24 letters, 1937-1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Boynton, Albert E., 1875
      • 5 letters, 1922-1932
      • Letter, July 25, 1926, in Carton 68, folder 2
    • Brand, Edward R.
      • Letter, Aug. 2, 1939
    • Breed, Arthur Hastings, 1865-1953
      • 6 letters, 1945-1948, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Brennan, James F.
      • 2 letters, 1937. Also, form letter from The Brennan for Attorney General of California Club, Inc.
    • Brenner, James E.
      • 2 letters, 1933-1935
    • Briggs, Arthur H.
      • 13 letters, 1922-1926. Some written for the Anti-Saloon League of America.
    • Brooks, Thelma (Carter's secretary)
      • 23 letters, 1930-1936
    • Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. California Legislative Board
      • 3 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
      • 4 letters, 1944-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Brown, Charles
      • Letter, Sept. 11, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Brown, Edmund Gerald, 1905-
      • 2 letters, 1933-1934
      • Letter, Aug. 3, 1946, in Carton 90, folder 7 (OJC)
      • Letter, Sept. 3, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Bull, Ingall W.
      • Letter, Aug. 16, 1939
    • California. Adjutant General's Office
      • Letter, Oct. 29, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
      • 5 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 91, folder 5 and 6 (OJC)
      • Letter, Jan. 8, 1947, in Carton 90, folder 10 (OJC). See also, Warren, Earl, and Webb, Ulysses S.
    • California. Board of Forestry
      • Letter, Dec. 21, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Agriculture. Division of Animal Industry
      • 2 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 91, folder 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Education
      • 4 letters, 1939
    • California. Dept. of Finance
      • 4 letters, 1939. Include letters from Phil S. Gibson, Director of Finance.
    • California. Dept. of Industrial Relations
      • Letter, Jan. 20, 1948, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Natural Resources
      • 5 letters, 1939
      • Letter, Jan. 3, 1945, in Carton 90, folder 11 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Natural Resources. Division of Beaches and Parks
      • 7 letters, 1944-1948, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Natural Resources. Division of Fish and Game
      • 30 letters, 1944-1948, in Carton 90, folders 9 and 10 (OJC)
      • Letter, Aug. 2, 1943, in Carton 91, folder 4 (OJC)
    • California. Dept. of Public Works
      • 25 letters, 1922-1939. Include many letters from the Division of Water Resources.
      • 2 letters, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California. Fish and Game Commission
      • 21 letters, 1921-1930
    • California. Governor
      • 13 letters, 1939. Include those written for Culbert L. Olson by his private secretary, Richard C. Olson, and his executive secretaries. Also, form letters from the Governor.
    • California. Highway Commission
      • Letter, May 2, 1944, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Callfornia. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee on the State Board of Equalization
      • 25 letters, 1943-1944, in Carton 90, folders 1 and 2 (OJC)
    • California. Office of Legislative Counsel
      • 15 letters, 1939
      • 6 letters, 1944-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • California Railroad Commission
      • 19 letters, 1922-1939
    • California. Reclamation Board
      • Letter, Aug. 14, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California. State Board of Prison Directors
      • Letter, Feb. 5, 1944, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • California. State Relief Administration
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • California. University. President
      • Letter, Sept. 3, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC). From Robert G. Sproul.
    • Callfornia. Youth Authority
      • Letter, Aug. 12, 1946, in Carton 91, Folder 6 (OJC)
    • California Anti-Saloon League
      • 17 letters, 1921-1930
      • 3 letters, 1921-1922, in Carton 67, folder 5
    • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
      • Letter, July 16, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California Farm Bureau Federation
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • California Farm Reporter
      • Letter, Dec. 7, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • California Forestry Study Committee
      • 21 letters, 1944-1947, in Carton 90, folder 11 (OJC)
      • 5 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • California Roadside Council
      • 6 letters, 1939
    • California School Employees' Association
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • California State Employees' Association
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • California State Federation of Labor
      • Letter, June 25, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • California Wool Growers Association
      • Letter, Apr. 18, 1939
    • Campbell, Kemper [B.], 1881-
      • Letter, Aug. 21, 1939
      • Telegram, Aug. 4, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Campbell, Ross
      • Letter, May 22, 1929
    • Carlton, Daniel S. (Carter's partner)
      • 4 letters, 1935-1939
    • Carter, Harlan (Carter's son)
      • 44 letters, 1924-1938
    • Carter, Oliver Jesse, 1911- (Carter's son)
      • 16 letters, 1929-1933
    • Carter, Tiny (Gish) (Mrs. Jesse W. Carter)
      • 38 letters, 1915-1930
    • Central Labor Union of Shasta County
      • Letter, Dec. 24, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Central Valleys Project Conference
      • 2 letters, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Chipman, Norton Parker, 1838-1924
      • 2 letters, 1917-1918
    • Collier, Frank C.
      • Letter, Aug. 9, 1939
    • Costello, John D.
      • Letter, Nov. 21, 1933
    • Crittenden, Bradford S.
      • Letter, Feb. 2, 1939
      • 4 letters, 1945-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Crump, Guy Richards, 1886-
      • 3 letters, 1933-1935
      • 2 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Cullinan, Eustace, 1876-
      • Letter, Feb. 14, 1929
    • Curtis, Jesse William, 1865-
      • 2 letters, 1936-1937
    • Curtis, Wilbur C.
      • 3 letters, 1939
    • Davis, John Oscar, 1872-
      • 2 letters, 1928
    • Davis, John William, 1873-
      • 2 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Dean, Arthur M. (Carter's partner)
      • 26 letters, 1915-1922
    • Decoto, Ezra W.
      • 6 letters, 1922-1939
    • Deirup, Harry
      • 2 letters, 1939
    • Democratic Party. California. [County Central Committees]
      • 3 letters, 1939. From Modoc, Shasta and Siskiyou county committees.
      • Letter, May 26, 1943, in Carton 91, folder 4 (OJC). From Trinity County Central Committee.
    • Democratic Party. California. State Central Committee
      • 3 letters, 1939
      • Letter, Oct. 20, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Deuel, Charles Hastings, 1868-
      • Letter, May 6, 1931
    • Dilllnger, H. E.
      • Letter, Aug. 7, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961
      • 5 letters, 1935-1939. Two written for him by his secretaries.
      • 2 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
      • 4 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Engle, Clair, 1911-1964
      • Letter, Dec. 30, 1938
      • Letter, July 6, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
      • 2 letters, 1944-1945, in Carton 90, folders 8 and 11 (OJC)
      • 46 letters, 1943-1946, in Carton 91, folders 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 (OJC)
    • Englebright, Harry Lane, 1884-1943
      • 34 letters, 1927-1939. Many form letters.
    • Farley, James A., 1888-
      • 2 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Fletcher, Edward, 1872-1955
      • 2 letters, 1939
      • Letter, Aug. 20, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Fritz, Emanuel
      • 6 letters, 1944, in Carton 90, folder 11 (OJC)
    • Fulcher, Clinton J.
      • 15 letters, 1932-1937
    • Gans, H. S.
      • 2 letters, 1927-1935
    • Geary, Donald
      • 2 letters, 1936-1939
    • Gibson, Phil S.
      • Letter, June 6, 1944, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC). See also, California. Dept. of Finance
    • Goodcell, Rex B.
      • 6 letters, 1925
    • Gordon, Frank L.
      • Letter, Nov. 7, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Grant, Edwin E.
      • 46 letters, 1921-1927. Many written for the State Law Enforcement League.
      • 3 letters, 1921, in Carton 67, folder 5
      • 2 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder
    • Guerin, Walter
      • 15 letters, 1922-1929
    • Hall, Peirson Mitchell, 1894-
      • 4 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Hallinan, Gerald P.
      • 2 letters, 1936-1937
    • Harding, Warren Gamaliel, 1865-1923
      • 2 letters, 1922-1923. One written for him by his secretary, George B. Christian, Jr.
    • Hart, Elijah Carson, 1857-
      • 8 letters, 1922-1926
    • Hatfield, George Juan, 1887-1953
      • 2 letters, 1925-1927
      • Letter, Dec. 3, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Havenner, Franck Roberts, 1882-
      • Letter, Apr. 19, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Hawes, Fred C.
      • 4 letters, 1925-1926
    • Hill, Arthur W.
      • 6 letters, 1924-1926. Some written as district attorney, Humboldt County.
    • Hohfeld, Edward, 1875-
      • 13 letters, 1913-1929
    • Hollister, J. James
      • Letter, Mar. 2, 1939
    • Hulse, Ben
      • 2 letters, 1947-1948, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Hutchison, Claude Burton, 1885-
      • Letter, Dec. 14, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Inman, John M.
      • 3 letters, 1931-1937
      • 2 letters, 1933, in Carton 67, folder 11
    • Japanese American Citizens League. San Francisco Regional Office
      • Letter, Aug. 2, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945
      • 5 letters, 1921-1932
      • Letter, May 4, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 4 (OJC)
      • Letter, Apr. 10, 1948, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Keating, Thomas F.
      • Letter, Feb. 6, 1948, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Keesling, Francis Valentine, 1877-
      • 2 letters, 1924
    • Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901-
      • 3 letters, 1939. See also, California. Attorney General's Office
    • Kincaid, Clarence L.
      • Letter, Aug. 3, 1939
    • Knight, Goodwin Jess, 1896-
      • Letter, Oct. 25, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Knowland, William Fife, 1908-
      • Letter, Aug. 30, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Kuchel, Thomas Henry, 1910-
      • Letter, Mar. 16, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Lapham, Roger Dearborn, 1883-
      • 2 letters, 1944-1945, in Carton 91, folders 4 and 5 (OJC)
    • League of California Cities
      • Letter, Feb 28, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Legal Aid Society, San Francisco
      • Letter, Aug. 2, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Luttrell, C. J.
      • 13 letters, 1921-1937
    • Lyon, Charles W.
      • Letter, Apr. 20, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • McAdoo, William Gibbs, 1863-1941
      • 3 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • McArthur, Roderick (litigant in famous riparian rights case)
      • 19 letters, 1923-1939
    • McArthur, Scott
      • 38 letters, 1921-1929 & n.d.
    • Macauley, Edward
      • Letter, Nov. 19, 1937, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • McColl, John B.
      • 3 letters, 1933-1937
      • 3 letters, 1933-1934, in Carton 67, folder 11
      • Letter, Dec. 10, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • McGuinness, Henry
      • 4 letters, 1931
    • McNab, John L, 1874-
      • 11 letters, 1919-1926. Some written for William H. Waste Campaign Committee for Northern California and the Statewide Campaign Committee for John W. Preston.
    • McPike, Henry H., d. 1940
      • 21 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Marks, Emerson J.
      • Letter, Oct. 16, 1929
    • Mayo, Jesse M.
      • 3 letters, 1944-1945, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 7 (OJC)
    • Merriam, Frank Finley, 1865-
      • 16 letters, 1922-1937
    • Metzger, D. Jack
      • 2 letters, 1939
    • Miller, George Paul, 1891-
      • Letter, June 30, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Myers, Louis W.
      • 2 letters, 1924
    • Nelson, H. C.
      • 2 letters, 1923
    • Newton, Glenn D. (Carter's partner)
      • 14 letters, 1930-1939
      • 2 letters, 1945, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Nickerson, George S.
      • 6 letters, 1923-1926
    • Nielson, Roy J.
      • Letter, Feb. 10, 1939
    • Northern California Counties Supervisors Association
      • 2 letters, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Northern California Democratic Headquarters Culbert L. Olson for Governor
      • 14 letters, 1937-1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • O'Connor, James Francis Thaddeus, 1886-1949
      • Letter, Aug. 20, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • O'Day, Edward Francis, 1883-
      • Letter, Sept. 15, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • O'Gara, Gerald J.
      • Letter, July 1, 1947, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJG)
    • Olney, Warren, 1870-1939
      • 2 letters, 1926-1935
    • Olson, Culbert Levy, 1876-
      • 3 letters, 1937-1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Olson, Richard C.
      • 4 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5. See also, California. Governor
    • Patterson, Ellis E.
      • Letter, Nov. 29, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Paulsen, C. A.
      • 2 letters, 1939
      • Letter, June 21, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Peart, Hartley F.
      • Letter, June 4, 1928
    • Peek, Paul
      • Letter, Feb. 9, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 4 (OJC)
    • Peters, Raymond E.
      • 3 letters, 1945-1947, in Carton 91, folders 4, 5, 6 (OJC)
    • Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930
      • Letter, Jan. 19, 1916
    • Phillips, Esther B.
      • Letter, Jan. 3, 1927
    • Powers, F. J.
      • 7 letters, 1923-1925
      • 3 letters, 1926, in Carton 68, folder 1
    • Powers, Harold J.
      • 3 letters, 1946-1547, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Preston, Hugh L.
      • 2 letters, 1931
      • 2 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 3
    • Preston, John White, 1877-
      • 17 letters, 1918-1939
    • Progressive Party. National Committee. Volunteers' Dept.
      • 2 letters, 1916
    • Pullen, John F.
      • 3 letters, 1934-1936
      • 6 letters, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 3
    • Purkitt, Claude F., 1876-
      • Letter, Dec. 6, 1924
    • Raker, John Edward, 1863-1926
      • 30 letters, 1914-1924
    • Redding, Calif. Chamber of Commerce
      • 10 letters, 1939
    • Rich, W. P.
      • 5 letters, 1943, in Carton 90, folder 1 (OJC)
      • 3 letters, 1944-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Richardson, Friend William, 1865-1943
      • 12 letters, 1922-1926. Some written as governor of California.
    • Riley, Ray L., 1874-1952
      • Letter, Feb. 19, 1934
    • Roosevelt, James 1907-
      • Letter, Dec. 12, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Roosevelt Business and Professional League
      • Letter, June 8, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Rosborough, Joseph J.
      • Letter, May 8, 1939. Copy of a letter addressed to John Shelley.
    • Rosenshine, Albert Adolph, 1882-1952
      • 2 letters, 1930-1937
    • Ross, Albert F.
      • 8 letters, 1931-1939
    • Rossi, Angelo Joseph, 1878-1948
      • 4 letters, 1939
      • Letter, Dec. 16, 1926
    • St. Sure, Adolphus Frederic, 1869-1949
      • Letter, Dec. 16, 1926
    • Samuels, George
      • 4 letters, 1922
    • San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce
      • Telegram, Jan. 24, 1939. From Marshall Dill, president.
    • Schauer, B. Rey
      • Letter, Apr. 28, 1939
    • Schenck, Joseph M.
      • Telegram, Mar. 22, 1939
    • Schottky, Andrew R.
      • Letter, Apr. 28, 1931
    • Seawell, Emmet, 1862-1939
      • 7 letters, 1922-1934
      • Letter, Oct. 28, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Seawell, Jerrold L.
      • 3 letters, 1944-1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Shelley, John Francis, 1905-
      • 4 letters, 1939
      • 3 letters, 1945-1946, in Carton 90, folders 6 and 7 (OJC)
      • 9 letters, 1944-1946in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • Shenk, John Wesley, 1875-
      • 10 letters, 1924-1936
      • Letter, Aug. 5, 1946in Carton 90, folder 7 (OJC)
    • Shields, Peter J., 1862-
      • Letter, July 5, 1922. Form letter written on behalf of Children's Home Society of California.
    • Shortridge, Samuel Morgan, 1861-1952
      • 2 letters, 1925
    • Shurtleff, Charles Allerton, 1857-1941
      • 2 letters, 1922-1923
    • Slater, Herbert W.
      • Letter, Mar. 29, 1944, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • Snodgrass, David E., 1894-
      • Letter, Jan. 27, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Southern California Democratic Headquarters Culbert L. Olson for Governor
      • 7 letters, 1938, in Carton 68, folder 5
    • Spence, Homer Roberts,
      • Letter, Aug. 1, 1930
    • Sproul, Robert Gordon. See California University. President
    • State Association of California Architects
      • 2 letters, 1939
    • State Bar of California. See Belcher, Richard
    • State Law Enforcement League. See Grant, Edwin E.
    • State Water Plan Association
      • 9 letters, 1933, in Carton 67, folder 11
    • Stephens, William Dennison, 1859-1944
      • 4 letters, 1921-1922. Written while governor of California. Two written for him by his secretaries.
    • Swing, Ralph E.
      • 2 letters, 1939
    • Thompson, Ira Francis, 1885-1937
      • 2 letters, 1934
    • Tolan, John Harvey, 1877-1947
      • 36 letters, 1918-1939
    • Treadwell, Edward Francis, 1875-
      • 4 letters, 1934. Also, 2 letters written by his wife, 1934, and campaign literature.
    • Trinity County Planning Commission
      • 2 letters, 1945, in Carton 91, folder 5 (OJC)
    • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
      • 11 letters, 1945-1947, in Carton 91, folders 5 and 6 (OJC)
    • U.S. Forest Service
      • 22 letters, 1916-1939
      • Letter, Aug. 29, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
      • Letters, 1916-1931. Include letters from the Office of the Federal Prohibition Administrator, 1926.
    • U.S. National Park Service
      • Letter, Nov. 6, 1946, in Carton 90, folder 10 (OJC)
      • Letter, Oct. 25, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6 (OJC)
    • Vickers, Joseph W.
      • Letter, Aug. 4, 1939
    • Ward, Clarence C.
      • 3 letters, 1946, in Carton 91, folder 6
    • Wardell, Justus S., 1872-1945
      • Letter, July 9, 1932, in Carton 68, folder 4
    • Ware, Wallace L.
      • 7 letters, 1931-1937
    • Warren, Earl, 1891-
      • 7 letters, 1926-1939
      • 11 letters, 1944-1947, in Carton 91, folders 4, 5, 6, 8 (OJC)
    • Waste, William Harrison, 1868-1940
      • 11 letters, 1922-1936
    • Webb, Joseph James, 1878-1958
      • 15 letters, 1924-1926
    • Webb, Ulysses, 1864
      • 10 letters, 1918-1937. Many written as attorney general, California.
    • Whitaker, Clem
      • 3 letters, 1933, in Carton 67, folder 11
    • Whitsell, Leon O.
      • 6 letters, 1936-1937
    • Wilbur, Curtis Dwight 1867-
      • Letter, June 20, 1924
    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
      • Telegram, Sept. 16, 1919
    • Wiltsee, Ernest Abram, 1863-1947
      • 28 letters, 1914-1917
    • Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947
      • 6 letters, 1928-1930. Written while governor of California. Some written by his secretaries.