Guide to the Ina Donna Coolbrith Collection of Letters and Papers, [ca. 1865-1928]

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Guide to the Ina Donna Coolbrith Collection of Letters and Papers, [ca. 1865-1928]

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 23

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Ina Donna Coolbrith Collection of Letters and Papers,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1865-1928]
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 23
Creator: Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928
Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes and 1 portfolio.
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; manuscripts of poems, including poems set to music; some accounts; clippings, including a scrapbook of Ambrose Bierce items; programs, invitations and miscellaneous papers.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ina Donna Coolbrith Collection of Letters and Papers, BANC MSS C-H 23, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Title: Ina Donna Coolbrith Papers: Additions,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 70/117 c

Biographical Sketch

Ina Donna Coolbrith was born Josephine D. Smith on March 10, 1842, near Springfield, Illinois. Her parents were Agnes Coolbrith and Don Carlos Smith, brother of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. After the death of her father, she went with her mother to live in St. Louis. There her mother married a newspaper man named William Pickett and shortly after the gold rush the Pickett family migrated to California. Ina supposedly entered California in the summer of 1851 on the saddle of James P. Beckwourth -the first white child to cross the Sierra Nevadas over the Beckwourth Pass. The family settled eventually in Los Angeles, and it was there she received her formal schooling. She began writing verses when she was 11 and saw them published in the local papers under the nom-de-plume, Ina.
On September 9, 1858, she married Robert B. Carsley, a partner in the Salamander Iron Works, but the marriage ended in divorce three years later on December 30, 1861. After her marital tragedy, she moved to San Francisco and took for her name her mother's maiden name, Coolbrith, combined with her nom-de-plume, Ina.
Contributing frequently to local magazines and Papers, she gained considerable recognition as a poetess. During the early years of the Overland Monthlyshe worked closely with Bret Harte, its editor, and Charles Warren Stoddard. Their association was so close they became known as the "Golden Gate Trinity."
Miss Coolbrith made her living not as a poetess but as a librarian. From 1874-93 she worked in the Oakland Public Library; from 1897-1890, in the San Francisco Mercantile Library; and from 1899-1906, in the library of the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Three volumes of her poems appeared, however, between 1881 and 1895: A Perfect Bay and Other Poems (1881); The Singer of the Sea (1894); and Songs from the Golden Gate(1895) .
When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was held in San Francisco in 1915, she was the president of its World Congress of Authors and Journalists. In the same year she was crowned poet laureate of California, pursuant to an act of the state legislature.
In poor health during most of the later years of her life, Miss Coolbrith died in Berkeley, California, Feb. 29, 1928.

Scope and Content

Most of the Coolbrith papers were acquired as gifts from Mrs. Finlay Cook (Miss Coolbrith's niece) and Mrs. Milton Ray. The Thomas W. Norris Collection also included a significant amount of Coolbrith material. Other items were received as gifts from Mrs. N. Beck and Hobart M. Lovett, and purchased from Ina Graham, from D. Castro and Mary L. Bennett. Some letters in the custody of the Oakland Public Library were loaned for photocopy, courtesy of Mrs. Josephine Rhodehamel. The source of all items in the collection, other than the Ray-Cook gifts, is noted.
The papers are in 9 boxes and 1 portfolio, and they cover the period 1865-1928. Most of them, however, date from the period after 1906 since Miss Coolbrith lost most of her possessions in the San Francisco fire. The papers consist mainly of correspondence but include also manuscripts of poems, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Letters to Miss Coolbrith are arranged alphabetically, and names of principal correspondents appear in the manuscripts catalog. An index to all correspondents is included with this report. Cards have also been placed in the catalog for other items of note. Photographs are filed separately in the portrait file (see Coolbrith -PORs. Portrait Collections)
N.B. There is additional Coolbrith material in Archives.

Key to Arrangement

Boxes 1-6

Letters received by Ina Coolbrith

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 6

Letters written by Ina Coolbrith, 1881-1927

Additional Note

Arranged chronologically.
Included are letters (or copies thereof) to Edna R. Aiken, Thomas R. Bannerman, John Henry Boalt, Albert Brecknock, Eleanor M. Davenport, Jeanne Francoeur, Elizabeth Gerberding, Robert Norman, Mrs. Herbert Feet, the Spinners' Club, Marian Taylor, Herman Whitaker, Regina Wilson and others.
 

Letters about Ina Coolbrith

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by the writer of the letter.
Included are letters written by Charles Granger Blanden, Francis Asa Charles, Edith Daley, Eleanor M. Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Dawson, Clay M. Greene, Homer Henley, Morris Jastrow, David Starr Jordan, Charmian London, Allie Isabel Lucas, Nancy Barr Mavity, Charles Phillips, Annette S. Powell, Harry Noyes Pratt, Milicent Washburn Shinn, Henry Morse Stephens, Willard Huntington Wright and others.
Box 7

Letters re The Spinners' Book of Fiction, and the Spinners' benefit fund for Ina Coolbrith.

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by the writer of the letter.
Included are letters to Herman Whitaker from Isobel Osbourne Strong Field, Mary Hallock Foote, James Hopper, Miriam Michelson, Bailey Millard, William Chambers Morrow, Henry Milner Rideout, George Sterling, and Regina Wilson; and 3 letters from Whitaker to Mrs. W. S. Howard.
 

Letters to Ina Peterson Cook (Mrs. Finley Cook), 1918-1930.

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Include letters from C. M. Colwell, Elmer E. Nichols, George Sterling, Cussie Stewart and Albert van der Naillen.
 

Manuscripts of Coolbrith poems

Additional Note

2 folders, contents arranged alphabetically by title of poem, and a scrapbook of poems published in the Overland Monthly, 1869-1875, and in other places.
 

Copies of Coolbrith poems printed on leaflets or on cards.

 

Manuscripts of poems dedicated to or submitted to Ina Coolbrith.

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by author.
Include poems written by Clay M. Greene, Charles Keeler, Ormeida Keeler, Kate Kennedy, Theodore Maynard, Nathan Newmark, Herman Scheffauer, Ethel Talbot Scheffauer and Clark Ashton Smith.
Also included is a scrapbook collection of poems dedicated to Miss Coolbrith by the Literature Department of the San Jose Women's Club, 1907, with contributions from George Wharton James, Joaquin Miller, Charles Warren Stoddard, Herbert Bashford, George Sterling, Henry Meade Bland, Charles A. Keeler, Clarence Urmy and others.
 

Miscellaneous Items.

Additional Note

Included are the following: manuscript of a tribute to Joaquin Miller, written by Miss Coolbrith, fragmentary Coolbrith writings; manuscript of an article, Literary Merchandise, by Gertrude Atherton, sent to Senator James D. Phelan and forwarded by him to Miss Coolbrith; tribute to Miss Coolbrith given at California Writers' Club, Oct. 6, 1925, by Mary Bird Clayes; tribute to Miss Coolbrith at Industrial Exposition, San Francisco, 1925; copies of proposed amendments to the constitution of the Spinners' Coolbrith Fund and the publication of The Spinners' Book of Fiction; an unidentified letter re Ambrose Bierce; an unidentified manuscript re Charles Warren Stoddard and Samuel Clemens; bills, invoices, receipts, etc. for expenditures on Miss Coolbrith's house.
Box 8

Clippings.

Additional Note

Included are clippings of Miss Coolbrith's poems and about her, Ambrose Bierce, George Sterling, Nora May French, Alice Kingsbury Cooley, Luther Burbank, Joaquin Miller, Herman Whitaker, Edwin Markham, Gertrude Atherton, Josephine Wompner McCrackin and others; scrapbook of clippings re Ambrose Bierce.
Box 9

Christmas cards, postcards, programs, invitations, etc.

portfolio Portfolio

Manuscript and published copies of Coolbrith poems set to music.

Additional Note

Include songs composed by Adolph M. Foerster, Henry Bockford Pasmore, Mabel Dey Emerson, Mrs. Watkin G. Powell, Edith Haines Kuester, David Proctor, Flora Bullock, Alicia Adelaide Needham, Amy M. C. Beach (Mrs. H. H. A. Beach) and George Henschel.

Index to Correspondence

 

Adams, Lady Agnes A.

 

1 letter, Sept. 3, 1925

 

Ahrens, Catherine & Marie

 

1 letter, Dec. 15, 1926

 

Alderson, William Atkinson, 1856-

 

1 letter, Dec. 4, 1913

 

Allen, Lyman Whitney, 1854-1930

 

2 letters, Jan.-Feb. 1921

 

Allen Clipping Service

 

1 card, n.d.

 

The American Forestry Association

 

1 letter, Aug. 12, 1925

 

Anderson, Mrs. J. F.

 

1 letter, Nov. 24, 1914

 

Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1933

 

1 letter, Feb. 26, 1926

 

Anderson, Millie

 

2 postcards, 1914

 

Andrews, Maurice

 

2 letters, 1925-26

 

Anthony, Sister

 

2 letters, 1912 & 192?

 

Argonne School, Children of the 8th grade

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1927

 

Armes, William Dallam, 1860-1918

 

2 letters, 1913 & n.d.

 

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn), 1857-1948

 

12 letters, 1907-19

 

Austin, Mary (Hunter), 1868-1934

 

2 letters, May-June 1906

 

Aydelotte, Etta L.

 

1 letter, Jan. 6, 1921

 

Bail, Laura P.

 

1 letter, Apr. 24, 1924

 

Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922

 

1 letter, Dec. 13, 1920

 

Barr, James A[dam], 1884-

 

4 letters, 1915-1916

 

Barry, John Daniel, 1866-1942

 

2 letters, Feb.-Mar. 1926

 

Bashford, Herbert, 1871-1928

 

3 letters, 1920-26

 

Bates, Dudley Conant

 

1 letter, Apr. 20, 1916

 

Beach, Amy Marcy (Cheney), 1867-1944

 

3 letters, 1920-25

 

Beals, Jessie Tarbox

 

2 letters, Nov. 1920 & n.d.

 

Bean, Joel

 

1 letter, Dec. 18, 1907

 

Beasley, Thomas Dykes

 

2 letters, Mar.-May 1915

 

Bender, Albert Maurice, 1866-1941

 

3 post cards, 1921-26

 

Benedict, Charles E.

 

1 letter, Mar. 29, 1927. Enclosed is a letter from Clara Ainsworth to Mr. Benedict.

 

Berkeley Pen Women

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1927

 

Beverley?, Tracy

 

1 letter, Aug. 18, 1926

 

Blanchard, Amy Ella, d. 1926

 

Note with greeting, n.d.

 

Bland, Henry Meade, 1863-1931

 

2 letters, 1911-1926

 

2 post cards

 

Block, Louis James, 1851-1927

 

2 letters, June 21, 1927 & n.d.

 

Boalt, Elizabeth J.

 

8 letters, 1908-16 [one undated]

 

Bodkin, Matthias McDonnell, 1850-1933

 

1 letter, May 17, 1915

 

Bond, Genevieve

 

1 post card, Dec. 22, 1919

 

Bonner, Geraldine, 1870-1930

 

1 letter, June 13, 1906

 

Borland, Margaret

 

1 letter, July 15, 1925

 

Borle, Mrs. C. ("Gussie")

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Briggs, Annie Frances

 

2 letters, 1896-99

 

Brooks, Fred Emerson, 1850-1923

 

Note, n.d.

 

Brown, Annie Florence

 

1 letter, Jan. 13, 1917

 

Bunnell, Kate M.

 

1 letter, May 10, 1906

 

2 post cards

 

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

 

1 letter, Dec. 9, 1907

 

Busch, Eva E.

 

1 letter, May 24, 1927

 

California Federation of Women's Clubs

 

1 letter, Jan. 25, 1926

 

Carnegie-Prior, Winifred

 

1 post card, Sept. 5, 1916

 

Carpenter, W. M.

 

1 letter, Nov. 29, 1925

 

Carruth, Charles Walter, 1855-1924

 

2 letters, 1911 & 1922

 

Channon, Vesta Westover

 

1 letter, Aug. 1?, 1925

 

Chapple, Bennett

 

1 letter, Jan. 26, 1916

 

Chase, Amanda (Matthews), 1866-

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Cheney, Warren, 1858-1921

 

1 letter, Apr. 6, 1911

 

Church, William Conant, 1836-1917

 

1 letter, Oct. 13, 1915

 

Clark, May

 

1 letter, Feb. 5, 1908

 

Clayes, Mary Bird

 

1 letter, Feb. 13, 1927

 

Clemens, William Montgomery, 1860-1931

 

1 letter, Feb. 13, 1921

 

Cole, George Watson, 1850-1939

 

1 letter, Dec. 20, 1926

 

Cole, Laura W.

 

2 letters, Jan. & July 1920

 

Collier, Julia

 

1 letter, July 5, 1922

 

3 post cards

 

Collins, May D.

 

3 post cards, 1908-17

 

Connor, Torrey, 1869-

 

3 letters, 1921-25 [one undated]

 

Cook, Ina (Peterson)

 

2 post cards, 1912

 

Cooley, Alice Kingsbury, d. 1910

 

5 letters, 1907-1909

 

Cooper, Alice Cecilia, 1895-

 

1 letter, Sept. 8, 1926

 

Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942

 

1 letter, Sept. 1?, 1926

 

Cowell, Henriette

 

1 post card, Dec. 1910

 

Crawford, Helen

 

Post card, Aug. 4, 1926

 

Crider, Bess Mary

 

Letter, Apr. 1, 1926

 

Cull, J[ohn] A[ugustine]

 

1 post card, Dec. 16, 1912

 

Curry, Thomas A.

 

1 letter, May 17, 1923

 

Dahl, Hanna

 

5 letters, 1925-26

 

Daley, Edith, 1876-

 

4 letters, 1926-27

 

D'Arcy, Frances

 

1 letter, Mar. 11, 1927

 

Darrach, Marie L.

 

3 letters, 1926-27

 

Davenport, Eleanor M.

 

11 letters, 1906-1908 [one undated]

 

Davenport, Elizabeth H.

 

1 letter, June 18, 1906

 

Dawson, Alfred B.

 

1 letter, Apr. 29, 1926

 

Dawson, Emma Frances, 1851-1926

 

1 letter, Mar. 30, 1910

 

Dawson, Ernest

 

3 letters, Jan.-May 1926

 

Dawson, Grace Luenette (Burnette)

 

2 letters, Dec. 29, 1926 & n.d.

 

Dawson, Miles Menander, 1863-1942

 

6 letters, 1926-27 [1 undated]

 

DeMarr, V.(?)

 

Post card, n.d.

 

Desmond, Mary

 

Post card, Apr. 27, 1910

 

Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946

 

1 letter, Aug. 26, 1920

 

Donovan, E. D. & Cecilia

 

1 post card, July 5, 192?

 

Dostal, Elba M.

 

1 letter, May 8, 1926

 

Douglas, George

 

2 letters, 1921

 

Dromgoole, Will Allen, d. 1934

 

1 letter, Feb. 18, 1914 with clipping pasted on

 

Drum, Laura E.

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Dutton, E. P. & Co.

 

1 letter, Apr. 11, 1924

 

Dykes, Mattie

 

1 letter, Apr. 14, 1922

 

Edwards, Henry

 

1 letter, Oct. 20, 1875

 

Ehrman, Abel & Sallie

 

2 post cards, May 13, 1907

 

Elisabeth, Consort of Charles I, King of Rumania, 1843-1916

 

1 letter, June 20, 1915. Typewritten and signed by her private secretary, Alexander Romalo.

 

Ellis, Arthur McDonald, 1875-1932

 

1 letter, June 7, 1925

 

Emerson, Mabel Day

 

2 letters, 1912-14

 

Evans, Charlotte Taylor

 

1 letter, May 25, 1908

 

Fairbrother, Mary

 

1 letter, May 14, 1927

 

Farnsworth, Lawrence A.

 

Letter, Dec. 14, 1926

 

Farrar, John, 1896-

 

2 letters, 1921 & n.d.

 

Field, Salisbury

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Fitch, George Hamlin, 1852-1925

 

4 letters, 1910-1916 [one undated]

 

Foerster, Adolph, 1854-1927

 

1 letter, Mar. 23, 1925

 

Foley, James William, 1874-1939

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Foley, John L.

 

1 letter, Mar. 22, 1921

 

Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938

 

1 letter, Oct. 27?, 1913

 

Forbes, Mary E.

 

3 letters, 1927

 

Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1884-

 

1 letter, Sept. 3, 1924

 

France, Ambassador of, to U.S.

 

Letter, Aug. 30, 1914

 

Francis, Violet A.

 

Post card, Mar. 29, 1923

 

Francouer, Jeanne

 

Letter, Oct. 10, 1917

 

Franklin, Viola Price

 

Letter, Apr. 24, 1926

 

Friedrich, E. A.

 

Post card, Apr. 18, 1908

 

Fyckes, Mrs. J. J.

 

1 post card, Oct. 12, 1909

 

Gaines (?), Anna B.

 

1 letter, Apr. 19, 1911

 

Gallagher, Eunice

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1926

 

Gallup, Charles

 

2 letters, 1913-14

 

Gamble, Elizabeth F.

 

3 letters, 1926

 

Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940

 

1 letter, Oct. 29, 191?

 

Gatlin, Lillian

 

3 letters, 1925-1927 [One undated]

 

Geikie, Sir Archibald, 1835-1924

 

1 letter, May 25, 1915

 

Gerberding, Elizabeth (Sears)

 

2 letters, 1908

 

Goodbar, May

 

1 letter, Apr. 6, 1925

 

Gordon, Elizabeth, 1865-1922

 

1 letter, May 30, 1915

 

Graham, Gladys Wilmot

 

1 letter, Sept. 15?, 1926

 

Graham, Ina Agnes (Cook) Craig

 

1 letter, Feb 8, 1922

 

Graham, Laura E.

 

1 letter, May 25?, 1927

 

Grant, John T.

 

1 letter, Jan. 2, 1926

 

Graupner, Elise Wenzelburger

 

1 letter, May 24, 1912

 

Grierson, Francis, 1848-1927

 

1 letter, Mar. 28, 1914

 

Guild, Caroline L.

 

1 post card, Dec. 24, 1909

 

Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920

 

1 letter, Mar. 16, 1914

 

Hanotaux, Gabriel, 1853-1944

 

1 post card, 1918

 

Hardy, Iza Duffus, d. 1922

 

5 letters, 1909-13

 

Harmon, Orrin E.

 

1 letter, July 21, 1907

 

Harriman, Alice, 1861-1925

 

1 letter, Oct. 10, 1925

 

Harriman, Amy

 

1 letter, Oct. 3, 1919

 

Hart, Mary E.

 

1 letter, July 8, 1913

 

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

 

24 letters, 1865-1870 (14, n.d.)

 

Harwood, Ruth, 1896-

 

3 letters, 1926-27 (one undated)

 

Hawkins, Sir Anthony Hope, 1863-1933

 

1 letter, Mar. 6, 1914

 

Hayden, Rita I.

 

1 letter, Sept. 10, 1925

 

Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919

 

1 letter, Sept. 15, 1913

 

Heim, Marjory

 

1 letter, Apr. 28, 1927

 

Helker, Mrs. J. A.

 

1 post card, n.d.

 

Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950

 

1 letter, May 30, 1915

 

Higginson, Ella (Rhoads) 1862-1940

 

1 letter, July 1, 1907

 

Hoffman, Carl, 1882-1946

 

1 letter, Oct. 16, 1923

 

Hopper, James Marie, 1876-1956

 

1 letter, Dec. 16, 1907

 

Horton, Marion L.

 

1 letter, Mar. 12, 1916

 

Houghton (H. O.) & Co.

 

3 letters, 1913-14

 

Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

8 letters, 1914-25. Three letters signed by Ferris Greenslet, 1875-

 

Howard, Katherine

 

1 letter, Dec. 6?, 1915

 

Howells, Mildred, 1872-

 

1 letter, Apr. 15, 1922

 

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1919

 

2 letters, 1913 & 1919

 

Hudson, Millard F.

 

1 letter, Jan. 18, 1898

 

Hyman, Eva

 

1 letter, May 4, 1926

 

Hyne, Charles John Cutcliffe Wright, 1865-1944

 

1 letter, May 28, 1915

 

Inskeep, Lorenzo D.

 

1 letter, June 10, 1913

 

Irvine, William

 

1 letter, Nov. 29, 1919

 

Irwin, Beatrice

 

1 letter, June 30, 1915

 

James, George Wharton, 1858-1923

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Jenney, Charles Elmer

 

1 letter, June 1, 1918

 

Jones, Nettie R.

 

1 letter, June 27, 1906

 

Jordan, Modeste Hannis

 

1 letter, Dec. 13, 1921

 

Joseph of the Angels, Sister

 

1 letter, n.d. Written on back of an Easter card.

 

Kearfott, Robert

 

1 letter, Apr. 4, 1922

 

Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937

 

3 letters, 3 post cards, 1906-20

 

Keeler, Louisa Mapes (Bunnell), d. 1907

 

1 letter, May 20, 1906

 

Keith, William, 1839-1911

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Kellogg, Iphigenia

 

1 letter, Apr. 7, 1926

 

Kendall, Carlton

 

1 post card, n.d.

 

Kennedy, Kate

 

2 post cards, 1908-09

 

Kinross, Albert, 1870-1929

 

2 letters, 1921-23

 

Kline, Burton, 1877-

 

4 letters, 1913-21 [one undated]

 

Kozlay, Charles Meeker

 

1 letter, Sept. 3, 1919

 

Kranz, Julian

 

1 letter, Jan. 3, 1918

 

Kuhn, Leslie E.

 

1 letter, June 11, 1920

 

Laguna, Frederica de

 

2 letters, Feb.-Mar. 1923

 

Lahiff, James T.

 

Post card, Mar. 1917

 

Lambert, Mary

 

Greetings written on the back of printed verses, "Ego-Flight" & "To a Friend," 1915 & 1926

 

Laughnam, Nellie M.

 

1 letter, Oct. 25, 1917

 

Lawrence, Mary Viola (Tingley), 1849-

 

3 post cards, 1923-25

 

Leavens, Julia Pauline

 

1 letter, Feb. 27, 1914

 

Leavitt, Mrs. F. W.

 

Letter, Oct. 4, 1921

 

Laczynsky, Hannah L.

 

1 post card, 1913

 

Leeds, M. V.

 

1 letter, Nov. 22, 1920

 

Lehmer, Derrick Norman, 1867-1938

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1927

 

Lehmer, Eunice (Mitchell)

 

4 letters, 1 post card, 1924-27

 

Lemmon, Sara Allen Plummer, 1836-

 

2 post cards, 1910

 

Leonard, M. Annie

 

1 post card, 1915

 

Leslie, Miriam Florence (Folline), ca. 1836-1914

 

2 letters, 1911-12. Written by an amanuensis with corrections by Mrs. Leslie.

 

Lloyd, D. R.

 

1 letter, June 26, 1923

 

Logan, Mary Simmerson (Cunningham) 1838-1923

 

1 letter, Feb. 26, 1914

 

Loynaz del Castillo, Enrique

 

4 letters, June-Dec. 1915

 

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928

 

1 letter, Nov. 18, 1912

 

Lynch, Jeremiah, 1849-1917

 

1 letter, July 25, 1911

 

M. Rosalia, Sister

 

1 card, Apr. 26, 1916

 

Macaulay, Fannie Caldwell 1863-1941

 

1 letter, Nov. 13, 1914

 

McClymond, Mr. & Mrs.

 

2 post cards, 1909

 

McCoy, Mary Hester

 

1 letter, Feb. 18, 1926

 

McCrackin, Mrs. Josephine (Wompner) Clifford, 1838-1920

 

Visiting card with note on reverse, n.d.

 

MacDonald, Wilson, 1880-

 

5 letters, 1914-16

 

McGaw, Baldwin

 

Letter, Aug. 29, 1922

 

McGaw, John & Son

 

Letter, Nov. 2, 1926

 

McGroarty, John Steven, 1862-1944

 

1 letter, Aug. 22, 1913

 

Mackintosh, Charlotte H.

 

1 letter, May 7, 1920

 

Macmillan Co.

 

1 letter, Aug. 21, 1926

 

Markham, Anna Catherine

 

5 letters, 1921-22

 

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

 

2 letters, 1914 & 1922

 

Marossi, Maye Kewin

 

Note written on envelope, n.d.

 

Matthews, Brander

 

1 letter, Dec. 8, 1920

 

Mavity, Nancy Barr, 1890-

 

1 letter, Nov. 1921

 

Maxwell, H. M.

 

1 letter, Sept. 17, 1920.

 

Mietzner, Mrs. M. V.

 

1 letter, May 1925

 

Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934

 

Post card, n.d.

 

Letter, July 13, 1914

 

Miller, George Melvin

 

2 letters, 1911 & 1916

 

Miller, James Alexander

 

2 letters, Feb.-Mar. 1926

 

Miller, Joaquin, 1841?-1913

 

12 letters, 1906-12

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Miller, Juanita

 

4 letters, 1911-12

 

Miller, Lischen

 

5 letters, 1912-14

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort, 1882-

 

Telegram, 1927

 

Post card, n.d.

 

Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936

 

1 letter, Sept. 25, 1919

 

Monson, Joyce Shelton

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1926

 

Moore, Charles Caldwell, 1868-1932

 

1 letter, June 26, 1916

 

Moore, Henry Staats

 

7 letters, 1919-27 [one undated]

 

Muessdoeffer, Alice

 

1 post card, Dec. 1915

 

Murdock, Anna C.

 

2 post cards, 1925-27

 

Murphy, Emily F.

 

1 letter, June 10, 1915

 

Mythen, Rt. Rev. Patrick J.

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Nahl, June Connor

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Nash, John Henry

 

1 letter, Apr. 26, 1926

 

Nichols, Elmer E.

 

3 letters, 1926

 

Nichols, Ina B.

 

1 letter, Dec. 18, 1921

 

Nield, Rose Y.

 

1 letter, Sept. 1, 1919

 

Noguchi, Yone, 1875-1947

 

1 letter, Oct. 3, 1906

 

Norman, Robert S.

 

12 letters, 1 post card, 1919-1927

 

Norman, Robert, Jr.

 

1 letter, Jan. 23, 1921

 

Nye, Josephine Day

 

1 letter, Nov. 30, 1920

 

O'Brien, Seumas

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

O'Day, Edward F.

 

3 letters, 1921-27

 

Older, Fremont, 1856-1935

 

1 letter, Feb. 7, 1927

 

Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947

 

1 letter, July 11, ?

 

Page, Emily W.

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Parsons, N. M.

 

1 post card, Sept. 6, 19?

 

Payne, Ninetta Eames

 

2 letters, 1926-27

 

Pearson, Lu Emily

 

1 letter, Nov. 12, 1925

 

Perry, Bliss, 1860-

 

1 letter, Apr. 21, 1908

 

Perry, Elizabeth

 

13 post cards, 1910-12

 

Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930

 

7 letters, 1919-27

 

Phelps, Josephine Hart

 

1 letter, Jan. 25, 1922

 

Phillips, Charles Joseph MacConaghy, 1880-

 

19 letters, 1918-27

 

Pickett, Don Carlos

 

5 letters, July-Dec. 1926

 

Pickett, La Salle Corbell, 1848-1931

 

1 letter, June 7, 1915

 

Pinney, Laura Young, 1849-

 

1 letter, Nov. 7, 1907

 

Pratt, Harry Noyes, 1879-1944

 

8 letters, 1919-25

 

Prichard, Kate O'Brien Hesketh

 

Letter, June 8, 1915

 

Proctor, David

 

3 letters, 1921-27

 

Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923

 

8 letters, 1920-22

 

Pullen, Elisabeth

 

2 letters, 1914-15

 

Purdy, Helen T.

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1927

 

Raymond, Emily

 

Post card, Mar. 1910

 

Reddin, Fergus

 

1 letter, May 15, 1926

 

Reeks, Lindsay

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1926

 

Reynolds, Gertrude, M. Baillie

 

1 letter, June 7, 1915

 

Richards, John E., 1856-1932

 

1 letter, June 11, 1927

 

Richardson, Daniel Sidney, 1851-

 

1 letter, Feb. 10, 1909

 

Richardson, L. C.

 

1 post card, Dec. 5, 1909

 

Rink, Mrs, P. E.

 

1 letter, July 27, 1925

 

Rittenhouse, Jessie Belle, 1869-1948

 

2 letters, 1915 & 1920

 

Robertson, Alexander Mitchell, 1855-1934

 

1 letter, Dec. 18, 1921

 

Robertson, Peter, 1847-1911

 

1 letter, Mar. 28, 1911

 

Robinson, Corrinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

 

1 letter, Dec. 22, 1920

 

Robinson, Elsie

 

1 letter, Jan. 17, 1925

 

Robinson, Tracy, 1833-1915

 

1 letter, Nov. 22, 1914

 

Rolland, Romaine, 1866-1944

 

1 letter, June 17, 1915

 

Roush, J. W.

 

1 letter, Mar. 24, 1926

 

Ryckman, John W., 1855-1929

 

1 letter, Sept. 15, 1925

 

Sacramento Writers' Club

 

1 letter, Mar. 12, 1925

 

Salazar, Juan

 

2 letters, 1916-17

 

Sanchez, Nellie Van de Grift, 1856-1935

 

2 letters, Sept. 1925

 

Schapiro, Jacob Salwyn, 1879-

 

2 letters, Dec. 1920

 

Scheffauer, Ethel (Talbot)

 

1 letter, Aug. 12, 1912. With added note from Herman Scheffaner.

 

Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927

 

5 letters, 1909-15

 

Schuster, Addison

 

1 letter, Mar. 17, ?

 

Schwarz, Mrs H.

 

1 letter, Mar. 26, 1924

 

Scott, Annie H.

 

1 post card, Dec. 1912

 

Scott, Clara

 

1 post card, July 1916

 

Shadburne, Victoria Mugarrieta

 

Telegram, 1926

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924

 

1 letter, Dec. 25, 1918

 

Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940

 

2 letters, 1920 & 1925

 

Shuster, George Nauman, 1894-

 

2 letters, Feb.-June 1927

 

Simmons, Charlotte Clark

 

1 letter, Mar. 29, 1927

 

Simons, Lena

 

4 post cards

 

Singleton, Esther, d. 1930

 

1 letter, Aug. 15, 1914

 

Skinner, Henrietta Channing (Dana), 1857-1928

 

1 letter, June 4, 1915

 

Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-

 

2 letters, Mar. & Aug. 1925

 

Smith, Florence & Jessie

 

8 post cards

 

Society of California Pioneers, Women's Auxiliary

 

1 letter, April 29, 1919

 

Sparks, Will, 1862-1937

 

2 letters, 1907 & n.d.

 

Spring, Rebecca B.

 

1 letter, Nov. 23, 1907

 

Stedman, Arthur

 

3 letters, Feb.-May 1908

 

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

 

2 letters, 1889-1903

 

Sterling, Carrie

 

Note written on invitation to an exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts, June 19, 1916

 

Sterling, George, 1869-1926

 

16 letters, 2 post cards, 1907-26. One post card signed George & Carrie.

 

Stetson, Alice Harlow

 

1 letter, June 6, 1927

 

Stevenson, Lionel, 1902-

 

1 letter, Mar. 9, 1926

 

Stewart, Humphrey John, 1856-

 

1 letter, Apr. 26, 1909

 

Stillman, Albert E.

 

3 letters, 1922-26

 

Stillman, Edith

 

1 letter, Mar. 3, 1921

 

Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909

 

4 letters, 1881-1908

 

Stoddard, Florence Jackson

 

1 letter, Apr. 27, 1909

 

Stoddard, Tulita

 

1 letter, Dec. 15, 1921

 

Stratford Company

 

1 letter, Jan. 26, 1921

 

Sun, Lin

 

1 letter, July 13, 1915

 

Swan, Caroline D.

 

2 letters and card, n.d.

 

Taylor, Marian

 

1 letter, Sept. 27, 1916

 

Terry, Howard Leslie, 1877-

 

1 letter, Apr. 1, 1925

 

Thomas, Edith Matilda, 1854-1925

 

3 letters, 1909-22

 

Tompkins, Eufina C.

 

2 letters & 2 cards, 1916-27

 

Toor, Frances

 

1 post card, Sept. 1925

 

Towle, F. A.

 

1 post card, Dec. 18, 1914

 

Travis, Rose

 

1 letter, Feb. ?, 1927

 

Tully, Richard Walton, 1877-1945

 

2 letters, 1915-16

 

Turrill, Charles Beebe, 1854-1927

 

6 letters, 1919-22. One letter incomplete.

 

Unger, Frank

 

2 letters, 1909-11

 

Urmy, Clarence Thomas, 1858-1923

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933

 

Post card, Apr. 13, 1927

 

Van Rensselaer, Horace (Macaulay)

 

1 letter, Apr. 2, 1920

 

Vore, Elizabeth

 

1 post card, Dec. 1910

 

Waage, C. M.

 

1 letter, Sept. 10, 1921

 

Wadham, Charles K.

 

2 letters, 1926-27

 

Wagner, Harr, 1857-1936

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Wagner, Madge (Morris), d. 1924

 

1 letter, Oct. 8, 1910

 

Wallace, Grace P.

 

1 letter, July 5, 1924

 

Walle-Hansen, Dagmar

 

2 letters, Jan.-Mar. 1925

 

Walsh, Elizabeth B.

 

1 letter, July 31, 1920

 

Walsh, Thomas, 1875-1928

 

4 letters, 1914-27

 

Ward, May T.

 

1 letter, Sept. 19, 1920

 

Webb, Elisabeth H.

 

2 letters, 1920 & n.d.

 

Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931

 

1 letter, Mar. 10, 1927

 

Weston, Ina

 

1 post card, July 1926

 

Whitaker, Herman, 1867-1919

 

25 letters, 1908-16 & n.d.

 

Whitaker, Vera

 

1 post card, Oct. 26, 1910

 

White, Richard Edward

 

2 letters, 1917-18

 

Whyte, M. J.

 

1 letter, Mar. 16, 1907

 

Wilkie, A.

 

1 letter, Jan. 27, 1907

 

Wilkins, Myrtle T.

 

1 post card, July 12, 1910

 

Wilkinson, Marguerite Ogden (Bigelow), 1883-1928

 

3 letters, 1914-17

 

Williams, Dora Norton

 

2 letters, 1906-07

 

Williams, Margaret (Olmsted)

 

2 letters, 1927 & n.d.

 

Wilson, Ethel Brodt

 

1 letter, Dec. 23, 1926

 

Wilson, Josephine

 

1 letter, Sept. 12, 1925

 

Wilson, Regina E.

 

3 letters, 1908-09

 

Wister, Owen, 1860-1938

 

1 letter, Mar. 16, 1914

 

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944

 

Card, n.d.

 

Woodworth, William McMichael, 1864-

 

2 letters, 1909-10

 

Wu Ting-fang, 1842-1922

 

1 letter, Dec. 4, 1915

 

Wyman, Margaret B.

 

1 letter, Sept. 14, 1923

 

Wynne, Louise Hunter

 

1 letter, Apr. 27, 1925

 

Yale, Charles G.

 

2 letters, June & Dec. 1925

 

Young, Alice

 

2 post cards, 1926-27

 

Zabriskie, Margaret L.

 

Letter & post card, 1920 & n.d.

 

Zeile, Ida May

 

1 letter, n.d.

 

Zeller, Josephine

 

6 letters, 1920-23