Guide to the William Alvord Papers, [ca. 1874-1904]

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Guide to the William Alvord Papers, [ca. 1874-1904]

Collection number: BANC MSS 77/46 c

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Date Completed:
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: William Alvord Papers,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1874-1904]
Collection Number: BANC MSS 77/46 c
Creator: Alvord, William, 1833-1904
Extent: Number of container: 1 box
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: California business man, banker, mayor of San Francisco. Correspondence; autographs; badges and invitations relating to memorial services for U.S. Grant and William McKinley.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Alvord papers, BANC MSS 77/46 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

William Alvord (1833-1904) was a prominent California businessman, at one time president of the Bank of California, trustee of the College of California, and mayor of San Francisco.
This collection, presented to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. B. H. Skillings in August 1976, consists mainly of letters written to Alvord, many of them letters of introduction or of thanks for hospitality or gifts received. Also included is memorabilia relating to Ulysses S. Grant, 1885, and to President William McKinley in 1901.

Key To Arrangement

Box

Letter written by Alvord, Mar. 2, 1897, introducing Albert T. Spotts to Leland Stanford.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Alvord, arranged alphabetically by correspondent or organization, then chronologically within each folder. A partial list of the major correspondents follows the report. A miscellany of unlisted letters, arranged alphabetically, is at the end of the files of correspondence.
 

Ulysses S. Grant memorabilia

Scope and Content Note

Ribbon and program for memorial services, 1885
 

William McKinley memorabilia

Scope and Content Note

Ribbon for reception, May 14, 1901.

Material re memorial services in San Francisco, Sept. 19, 1901
 

Miscellaneous items

Scope and Content Note

Including genealogical information on the Alvord family prepared by Mrs. B. H. Skillings.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Alvord, Benjamin

See Davis, Charles Henry

 

Alvord, William, 1833-1904

 

Letter, Mar. 2, 1897, introducing Albert T. Spotts to Leland Stanford.

See also Phillippo, Sir George

 

Ames, Frederick Lothrop, 1835-1893

 

Letter, Mar. 21, 1882

 

Baker Sir Samuel White, 1821-1893

 

Letter, June 26, 1881?. Two calling cards also included.

 

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

 

3 letters, Nov. 13, 1880 and n. d.

 

Bryce, James, 1838-1922

 

2 letters, Dec. 15, 1889 and n. d.

 

Canby, William Marriott, 1831-1904

 

2 letters, 1894-1897

 

Carnarvon, Almina, Countess

 

2 letters, Mar. 24, [1903]

 

Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, fifth Earl of, 1866-1923

 

Letter, Mar. 24, 1903

 

Churchill, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer, 1849-1895

 

2 letters, 1894. On version of letter of Aug. 15, copy of telegram from Lord Rothschild.

 

Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1874

 

Cushing, William Barker, 1842-1874

 

Autograph only, n. d.

 

Davis, Charles Henry, 1845-1921

 

Letter, Oct. 16, 1874. Addressed to Benjamin Alvord, with note by Alvord, Oct. 21, 1874.

 

Dawson, Emma Frances, 1851-1926

 

Autograph, Dec. 1897

 

Deady, Matthew Paul, 1824-1893

 

Letter, Sept. 25, 1885

 

Devens, Charles, 1820-1891

 

Calling card, with note, n. d.

 

Dohrmann, F. W. D.

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1898

 

Fernow, Bernhard Eduard, 1851-1923

 

Letter, Aug. 4, 1891

 

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908

 

3 letters, 1875-1899

 

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

 

7 letters, 1879-1888

 

Greely, Adolphus Washington, 1844-1935

See Longfellow National Memorial Association

 

Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886

 

Signed calling card, [Dec. 26, 1883]

 

Harrison, Benjamin, Pres. U. S., 1833-1901

 

Autograph, [Apr. 29, 1891]

 

Harrison, Caroline (Scott) (Mrs. Benjamin Harrison)

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1891

 

Holden, Edward Singleton, 1846-1914

 

Letter, July 28, 1889. Calling card also included.

 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

 

Letter, Oct. 29, 1861, to Mr. Whittier.

 

Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1916

 

Letter, Dec. 9, 1903

 

Jackson, Helen Maria (Fiske) Hunt, 1831-1885

 

Letter, July 12, 1882

 

Kalakaua, David, King of Hawaii, 1836-1891

 

Letter, April 12, 1887

 

King, Charles, 1844-1933

 

Letter, Dec. 23, 1898

 

Kip, William Ingraham, 1811-1895

 

Letter, Feb. 10, 1873

 

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

 

Letter, Apr. 2, 1872

 

Longfellow National Memorial Association

 

Letter, Jan. 23, 1899, by Adolphus Washington Greely.

 

McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1852

 

letters, [1864?]-1885. 1864 letter to C. A. Whittier re death of John Sedgwick.

 

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901

 

Letter, Jan. 7, 1880

 

Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925

 

Letter, Aug. 28, 1890

 

Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886

 

Signature only, n. d.

 

Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909

 

Letter, Apr. 20, 1898

 

Otis, Elwell Stephen, 1838-1909

 

2 letters, 1899-1900

 

Pendleton, George Hunt, 1825-1889

 

Signature only, n. d.

 

Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923

 

Letter, Aug. 7, 1906, to Albert T. Spotts.

 

Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930

 

Unsigned invitation, n. y. as mayor of San Francisco

 

Phillippo, Sir George

 

Letter, May 5, 1887. Draft of Alvord's reply at end of letter.

 

Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl, 1847-1929

 

Letter, Oct. 27, 1883

 

Rosebery, Hannah (Rothschild) Primrose, Countess of, d. 1890

 

Letter, Oct. 17, 1883

 

Rothschild, Edouard de

 

Letter, May 3l, 1890

 

Rothschild (N. M.) & Sons

 

2 letters, 1883-1894

 

Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927

 

6 letters, 1881-1904. Visiting card also included.

 

Sawyer, Lorenzo, 1820-1891

 

Letter, Feb. 24, 1875

 

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

 

Letter, May 26, 1885

 

Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891

 

Calling card, n. d.

 

Wilmerding, J. C.

 

Letter, Feb. 1893, re the proposed Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts.