Guide to the Arthur Arlett Papers, 1912-1921

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Guide to the Arthur Arlett Papers, 1912-1921

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 408

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Arthur Arlett Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1921
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 408
Creator: Arlett, Arthur M.
Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes
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: Letters, subject files, speeches and clippings, relating mainly to his activities connected with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, California Board of State Harbor Commissioners, Progressive Party, prohibition, and Plymouth Congregational Church, Oakland, California.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Arlett Papers, BANC MSS C-B 408, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Arlett's papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. Arlett in 1939. They relate to his various activities, especially those connected with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Board of State Harbor Commissioners, the Progressive party and Plymouth Congregational Church.

Biographical Sketch

Arthur Arlett was born in Oakland, California in 1875. He was a building contractor by profession and was actively involved with numerous civic and political organizations. In 1912 he was appointed a member of the California State Commission for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. He was a Progressive Republican, a member of the Alameda County Central Committee and a delegate to the party's 1912 national convention. An ardent prohibitionist, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the California Campaign Federation and chairman of its Northern Department, and in 1916 served as chairman of the Northern California Dry Campaign Committee. He was also a member of the State Executive Committee of the Y.M.C.A. and a director of the Berkeley Y.M.C.A., a member of the Board of Governors of the City Club of Berkeley, a director of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific School of Religion, a trustee of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Oakland and was active in the Masonic Fraternity.
In 1916, Governor Hiram Johnson appointed Arlett president of the State Harbor Commission. Unfortunately, a short time later, he became ill with tuberculosis and was forced to curtail his activities. He spent several months in a sanitarium near Colfax and over three years in Kula Sanitarium on Maui, Hawaii, where he died in 1921.
A key to arrangement which describes the collection in greater detail follows.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Arlett, 1912-1921

Scope and Content Note

Mainly typed copies, arranged chronologically, relating primarily to his activities as a Progressive Republican, Prohibitionist, member of the California State Commission for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition & member of other political & civic organizations.
Boxes 2-4

Letters written to Arlett

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement. Unlisted letters are in an alphabetical miscellany in Box 2.
Box 5

Speeches

 

The Workingman (labor & industrial conditions in Bay District), n.d.

 

Speech to Photo-Engravers Union, n.d.

 

Diary, 1912. Few entries.

Boxes 5-6

Subject files, arranged as follows:

Box 5

Board of State Harbor Commissioners

Scope and Content Note

Rates, rules & regulations, Port of San Francisco, 1919, map of the San Francisco waterfront showing proposed expansion
 

Freemasonry

Scope and Content Note

Receipts, programs, by-laws, form letters re dues, meetings, etc., for Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar & Shrine Masonry
Boxes 5-6

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Scope and Content Note

Mainly typed copies of statements of claims approved by the Commission & certified to the State Controller, April 1, 1912 -Nov. 30, 1918; First, Second, & Third Annual Financial Statements & Reports of the Commission, 1912-1914; Comptroller's Monthly Reports, 1912-1914; Minutes of Buildings & Grounds Committee, 1915-1916; list of employees, 1912; programs for special events, etc.
Box 6

Plymouth Congregational Church. Oakland, Calif.

Scope and Content Note

Weekly calendars, financial statement, pledge cards, a few form letters. Some programs, etc., from other Congregational churches also included.
 

Progressive Party

Scope and Content Note

List of delegates to the National Convention, 1912; pamphlets, sheet music, ribbons, scarves, etc.
Box 6

Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets re politics, Y.M.C.A., prohibition; invitations, a few statements & receipts, etc.
 

Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Mainly re politics & prohibition. A few concern Arlett.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Adams, Frank, 1875-

 

Letter, Aug. 26, 1919.

 

Alexander, Moses, 1853-1932

 

Letter, Apr. 21, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of Idaho. Congratulating Arlett for working for prohibition in northern California.
 

Alexander, Wallace McKinney, 1869-1939

 

4 letters, 1916-1920.

Additional Note

Letter, Sept. 12, 1917, requests Arlett's help in obtaining the use of Piers 30 & 32 (San Francisco) for the Matson Navigation Company.
See also Moore, Walton Norwood
 

American Social Hygiene Association

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

From the Pacific Coast Division. Protesting immorality of some concessions on the Zone of the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
 

Baldwin, Henry Alexander, 1871-

 

5 letters, 1919-1921.

Additional Note

Relate mainly to political issues in Hawaii.
 

Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975

 

2 letters, 1916-1917.

Additional Note

Letter, 1916, transmits contribution for the Anti-Saloon campaign. Letter, 1917, congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Bartlett, Louis, 1872-1960

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1917.

Additional Note

Written to A. W. Palmer. Re constitutionality of the Red Light Abatement Act.
 

Benjamin, Raymond, 1872-

 

2 letters, 1917-1918.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Republican State Central Committee.
 

Berkeley, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

Letter, [Aug. 13, 1913].

Additional Note

Form letter notifying Arlett of his appointment as a member of the Committee on Automobiles for a parade to celebrate the opening of the new Southern Pacific passenger station at Third & University.
 

Bradley, Dwight Jacques, 1889-

 

3 letters, 1913-1918.

Additional Note

Postcard, 1913, written to Grace Arlett.
 

Briggs, Arthur Hyslop, 1858-1934

 

12 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Several letters written while Assistant Superintendent & later Superintendent, California Anti-Saloon League. Several letters written while State Organizer, California Campaign Federation.
Letter, Oct. 1, 1915, concerns objectionable concessions on the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letter, Dec. 5, 1916, written for him by W. C. Baker.
See also California Campaign Federation; Gandier, Daniel M.; Hare, Alfred Waldron
 

Brittain, Frank Smith, 1862-1929

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Letter, Dec. 9, relates to the acquisition of the California Building from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition for normal school use.
 

Britton, John Alexander, 1855-1923

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Burk, Frederic Lister, 1862-1924

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1915.

Additional Note

Typed copy written to the Board of Trustees, San Francisco State Normal School. Re their plan for preservation & use of the California Building from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Burks, Leslie E.

 

3 letters, 1919 & n.d.

Additional Note

Mainly news re mutual friends.
 

California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners

 

6 letters, 1917-1920, written by Hilda Gohrman & J. H. McCallum.

Additional Note

Letter, Aug. 29, 1917, transmits letters (copies) from J. Daniels, W. F. Fullam, & W. D. Stephens re attempt to obtain a naval vessel for assignment to duty with the California State Nautical School. Other letters relate mainly to construction, assignment, etc. of piers in San Francisco Harbor.
 

California Anti-Saloon League

See Briggs, Arthur Hyslop; Gandier, Daniel M.

 

California Campaign Federation

 

6 letters, 1916.

Additional Note

Re prohibition legislation.
See also Briggs, Arthur Hyslop; Gandier, Daniel M.; Hare, Alfred Waldron
 

California Committee To Promote Physical Education.

 

2 letters, 1917.

Additional Note

Letter, Feb. 14, written by Maude Cleveland, Secretary. Letter, Feb. 21, written by Charlotte A. Whitney, Chairman. Re its opposition to the introduction of military training into the primary & secondary schools of California.
 

California Congress of Mothers

 

Letter, Sept. 23, 1915.

Additional Note

Written by Mrs. H. N. Rowell, President & Mrs. L. B. Avery, Recording Secretary. Transmits resolution (copy) adopted by the Executive Board re some objectionable concessions on the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

California Development Board

See Egilbert, William D.

 

Carlson, George Alfred, 1876-

See Colorado. Governor

 

Charity Organization Society of Berkeley

 

Letter, Aug. 18, 1913.

Additional Note

Form letter re changing their by-laws.
 

City Club of Berkeley (Calif.)

 

5 letters, 1913-1914 & n.d.

Additional Note

Written mainly by F. V. Cornish, Acting Secretary. Mainly form letters re meetings.
 

Cleveland, Maude

See California Committee to Promote Physical Education

 

Colorado. Governor

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1916.

Additional Note

Written by G. A. Carlson. Written for him by his secretary. Transmits excerpt from his speech on prohibition.
 

Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco

 

3 letters, 1915-1916.

Additional Note

Written by B. L. Hodghead & E. A. Walcott. Letter, 1915, written to C. H. Rowell, asks him to urge Theodore Roosevelt to accept their invitation to attend a luncheon or dinner. Letter, Sept. 1, 1916, concerns arrangements for Arlett to speak about anti-saloon legislation & prohibition.
 

Cornish, Frank V., 1869-

See City Club of Berkeley (Calif.)

 

Council of North American Student Movements

 

2 letters, 1917-1918.

Additional Note

Written by Gale Seaman.
 

Corcker, William Henry, 1861-1937

 

Letter, May 16, 1916.

Additional Note

Thanks Arlett for congratulating him on his election to the Republican National Committee.
 

Cullinan, Eustace, 1876-

 

Letter, Sept. 26, 1917.

 

Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948

See California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners

 

Davie, John L., 1850-1934

 

Letter, Feb. 17, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while Mayor of Oakland, Calif. Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Dinsmore, Sanford C.

 

4 letters, 1915-1916.

Additional Note

Re disposal of waste from the Crown Willamette Paper Company's mill at Floriston, Calif.
 

Donahue, William H.

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Duncan, William Erskine, 1867-

 

Letter, Feb. 22, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while California State Senator. Requesting information about the Property Owners' Protective Association, Oakland, Calif.
 

Dutton, William Jay, 1847-

 

Letter, Nov 11, 1916.

Additional Note

Re prohibition.
 

Dwyer, John Joseph, 1861-

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Earl, Guy Chaffee, 1861-1935

 

25 letters, 1917-1921.

Additional Note

Mainly news of mutual friends, state & national politics, & the University of California at Berkeley.
 

Earl, Guy Chaffee, 1894-

 

6 letters, 1917-1918.

Additional Note

Typed copies written to his family & friends while in Europe during World War I.
 

Egilbert, William D.

 

2 letters, 1915-1917.

Additional Note

Letter, 1915, written while Commissioner-General, State of California, to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letter, 1917, written while Secretary, California Development Board, congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Ehmann, Edwin William

 

3 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Letter, Aug. 6, recommends the appointment of G. H. Hecke as State Horticulturist.
 

Eliassen, Edward R.

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission & expresses the wish that he consider running for Governor of California.
 

Ellis, Wilson R.

 

Letter, Aug. 8, 1918.

Additional Note

Transmits copy of Arlett's letter (draft) endorsing W. D. Stephens for Governor of California.
 

Elston, John Arthur, 1874-1921

 

4 letters, 1916-1917.

Additional Note

Written while serving as U.S. congressman from California. Asking Arlett's opinion of local political conditions to help him decide about seeking re-election.
 

Esberg, Milton Herman, 1875-1939

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
See also Moore, Walton Norwood
 

Eshleman, John Morton, 1876-1916

 

Letter, Apr. 7, 1915.

Additional Note

Copy, written to A. J. Wallace. Re defeat of the so-called "Dry Zone" bill which would have closed all saloons within a mile of any normal school or university.
 

Fernald, Reginald Goodwin, 1880-

 

Telegram, [June, 1915?].

Additional Note

Written to Charles Detrick. Inquiring when Theodore Roosevelt will pass through Santa Barbara & if he can stop briefly.
 

Ferrier, William Warren, 1855-

 

Letter, Mar. 16, 1912.

Additional Note

Commenting on Taft & Roosevelt.
 

Fisher, Robert Earl, 1882-

 

Letter, Sept. 15, 1916.

Additional Note

Requesting Arlett to address the Electrical Development League.
 

Fitzgerald, Robert Mullins, 1858-1934

 

Letter, Feb. 23, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Fletcher, Austin Bradstreet, 1872-1928

 

Postcard, Dec. 30, 1917.

 

French, William John, 1871-

 

Letter, Dec. 24, 1917.

 

Fullam, William Freeland, 1855-1927

See California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners

 

Gallagher, Andrew J., 1878-

 

Letter, Feb. 21, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Gandier, Daniel M., d. 1920

 

8 letters, 1914-1918.

Additional Note

Written mainly while State Superintendent, California Campaign Federation & State Superintendent, California Anti-Saloon League. Letter, Mar. 3, 1914, written to Mrs. Arlett. With these: typed copy of article by Gandier re prohibition (incomplete).
See also Briggs, Arthur Hyslop; California Campaign Federation; Hare, Alfred Waldron
 

Gladden, Washington, 1836-

 

Letter, Feb. 9, 1914.

Additional Note

Written while member, Social Service Commission of the Congregational Church.
 

Graupner, Adolphus Earhart, 1875-1947

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Griffin, Franklin A.

 

Letter, Feb. 15, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Guy, Harvey Hugo, 1871-1936

 

Letter, Apr. 9, 1917.

Additional Note

Requesting a written endorsement to help establish a department of foreign service in the Pacific School of Religion.
 

Hale, Marshall, 1866-1945

 

Letter, Oct. 7, 1915.

Additional Note

Re quarantine against Montana cattle at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition due to foot & mouth disease.
 

Hale, Reuben Brooks, 1869-

 

Letter, Sept. 11, 1917.

Additional Note

Commenting on the California Development Board's Convention at San Luis Obispo.
 

Hanna, Louis Benjamin, 1861-

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of North Dakota. Re prohibition in North Dakota.
 

Hardee, Theodore, 1868-

See San Francisco. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. [Miscellaneous correspondence]

 

Hare, Alfred Waldron, 1871-

 

3 letters, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Letter, June 1, 1916, written while District Organizer, California Campaign Federation.
See also Briggs, Arthur Hyslop; California Campaign Federation; Gandier, Daniel M.
 

Havenner, Franck Roberts, 1882-

 

Letter, Mar. 1, 1918.

Additional Note

Written while United States Senator from California.
 

Helms, Walter T.

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Superintendent, Richmond (Calif.) schools, asking Arlett to deliver the commencement address.
 

Hichborn, Franklin, 1869-1963

 

6 letters, 1915-1916.

Additional Note

Letter, Oct. 4, 1915, describes several objectionable concessions on the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letters, 1916, relate to prohibition.
 

Hill, Harry O.

 

4 letters, 1915-1919.

Additional Note

Letter, Jan. 9, 1919, written while Acting State Secretary, State Executive Committee, Young Men's Christian Associations, transmits copy of recommendations adopted at their Home Workshop Conference, Dec. 5-7, 1918.
See also Young Men's Christian Associations. California. State Executive Committee
 

Hodghead, Beverly Lacy, 1865-1928

See Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco

 

Howard, John L., 1849-

 

3 letters, 1917.

Additional Note

Mainly re local political issues including efforts to recall Mayor J. L. Davie of Oakland.
 

Ingram, Thomas, 1869-

 

Letter, Feb. 24, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while California State Senator.
 

International Congress of Authors & Journalists

See Phillips, Charles

 

Jackson, Frank A.

 

2 letters, 1916-1920.

Additional Note

Letter, 1916, written while General Secretary, Young Men's Christian Association, Berkeley, Calif. Letter, 1920, written while District Secretary, State Executive Committee, California Young Men's Christian Associations
See also Young Men's Christian Associations. California. State Executive Committee
 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

25 letters, 1912-1921 & n.d.

Additional Note

Letters, 1912-Feb. 1917, written while Governor of California. Letters, June 1917-1921, written while United States Senator from California. Letter, Aug. 16, 1912, asks Arlett to accept appointment to the Commission of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letter, July 1, 1915, transmits two letters from H. G. Knowles re Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Many letters contain comments about national politics, etc. Several letters written for him by his private secretary, Alexander McCabe.
See also Madsen, Martin C.
 

Johnson, Horatio A., 1917-1920

 

2 letters,

Additional Note

Letter, 1917, congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commision.
 

Johnson, Samuel Orie, 1881-

 

4 letters, 1915-1920.

Additional Note

Letter, 1915, written for him. Letter, July 12, 1916, expresses support of Gov. Hiram Johnson's campaign for election to the Senate.
 

Johnson, William Pierce

 

4 letters, 1915-1916.

Additional Note

Written while President, Crown Willamette Paper Company. Letter, Dec. 11, 1915, written for him by his secretary. Concern studies of pollution of the Truckee River by their Floriston plant.
 

Kern, Albert E.

 

Letter, May 1, 1916.

Additional Note

Requests Arlett to speak re prohibition at a meeting of the San Francisco Real Estate Board.
 

Knowles, Horace Greeley, 1863-1913

See Johnson, Hiram Warren

 

Lindley, Curtis Holbrook, 1850-1920

 

Letter, July 13, 1915.

Additional Note

Accepting an invitation to a dinner in honor of Theodore Roosevelt.
 

Lissner, Meyer, 1871-1930

 

3 letters, 1915-1917.

Additional Note

Letter, 1917, congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Lister, Ernest, 1870-1918

 

Letter, Apr. 13, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of Washington. Re prohibition law in Washington.
 

Lynch, Robert Newton, 1875-1931

 

Letter, Mar. 9, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while Vice President & Manager, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
 

McCabe, Alexander

See Johnson, Hiram Warren

 

McCall, Beatrice A.

See Oakland, Calif. Woman's Protective Bureau

 

McCallum, John H., 1870-

See California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners

 

McClure, Wilbur F., 1856-1926

 

4 letters, 1913-1917.

Additional Note

Written while California State Engineer. Several letters concern pollution of the Truckee River by Crown Willamette Paper Company's Floriston plant.
 

McLeran, Ralph

 

Letter, Feb. 15, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Congratulating Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Madsen, Martin C.

 

7 letters, 1915-1919.

Additional Note

Letters, 1915-1916, written while Executive Secretary to Governor Hiram W. Johnson.
Letters, 1917-1919, written while Executive Secretary to Governor William D. Stephens.
 

Marston, George White, 1850-

 

Letter, June 23, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, California State Commission, Panama-California Exposition. Seeking help in obtaining a $25,000 appropriation for the San Diego Exposition.
 

Martin, Irving, 1865-1952

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Mead, Elwood, 1858-1936

 

Letter, May 26, 1919.

 

Moore, Charles Cadwell, 1868-1932

 

Letter, Aug. 9, 1917.

 

Moore, Walton Norwood, 1864-

 

Letter, Apr. 23, 1915.

Additional Note

Also signed by W. T. Sesnon, M. H. Esberg, W. M. Alexander & others. Requesting Arlett to become a member of a committee to cultivate friendly relations between Japan & California.
 

Morris, Henry N.

 

Letter, Oct. 14, 1916.

Additional Note

Re his purchase & removal of the Tower of Jewels & Horticultural Building from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition grounds.
 

Mullins, John F.

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while member, Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Congratulating Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Murgotten, Alexander Philip, 1846-

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Pioneer & Old Settlers Day Committee, Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Murray, Arthur, 1851-1925

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written while Major General, United States Army. Re arrangements for Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
 

Nash, Charles Sumner, 1856-

 

4 letters, 1912-1920.

Additional Note

Written while President, Pacific Theological Seminary, Berkeley, Calif. Letters, 1912-1914, are typed copies written to the Board of Trustees.
 

National Electric Light Association

 

3 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written mainly by Henry Bostwick, Secretary, Pacific Service Section.
 

Newkirk, Martha E. (Martin)

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1915.

Additional Note

Re obtaining stereoptican slides to use in her lectures about art at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Neylan, John Francis, 1885-1960

 

8 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Letters, 1915, relate to disposal of property & equipment from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letters, Mar. 16 & 21, 1916, concern funds allocated to San Diego for its exposition. Letter, 1921, comments on several California politicians.
 

Nichols, Elmer E.

 

3 letters, 1917-1918.

Additional Note

Written mainly while Chairman, Republican Central Committee, Alameda County.
 

Nolan, John Ignatius, 1874-1922

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while United States Representative from California. Re his views on prohibition legislation.
 

Oakland, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

Letter, Apr. 19, 1916.

Additional Note

Written by Owen E. Hotle. Requesting Arlett to attend a meeting to consider the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge.
 

Oakland, Calif. Woman's Protective Bureau

 

Letter, Oct. 5, 1915.

Additional Note

Written by B. A. McCall, Secretary. Protesting some concessions on the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

O'Brien, Florence J.

See San Francisco. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. [Miscellaneous correspondence]

 

Odell, Samuel William, 1864

 

2 letters, 1916-1917.

Additional Note

Letter, 1917, asks Arlett's help to secure appointment as superior court judge.
 

Pacific Coast Immigration Congress

 

Letter, Apr. 29, 1913.

Additional Note

Written by C. W. Blanpied, Secretary.
 

Palmer, Albert Wentworth, 1879-

 

7 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Letters, 1915, protest some concessions on the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Letter, 1921, transmits typed copies of two speeches (one by Palmer) & a poster re prohibition.
 

Pendleton, Benjamin Horn, 1862-

 

19 letters, 1917-1921 & n.d.

Additional Note

Many letters written while member, California Board of Charities & Corrections. Most letters contain news about mutual friends, political events, etc. Letter, [ca. Aug. 1919], transmits two letters, July 21 & Aug. 6, 1919, written by H. S. Robinson.
 

Phillips, Charles, 1880-

 

Letter, June 28, 1915.

Additional Note

Written to H. H. Cosgriff. Written while Chairman, Press Committee, International Congress of Authors & Journalists. Transmits copy of his letter, June 19, to Governor Hiram Johnson inviting him to their ceremonies to honor Ina Coolbrith.
 

Pond, Charles Fremont, 1856-1929

 

Letter, July 15, 1915.

Additional Note

Written while Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy & Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Reserve Fleet.
 

Power, Harold Thomas, 1857-

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Progressive Party. California. Los Angeles County. Central Committee

 

2 letters, 1914.

Additional Note

Written by V. G. Gelcich, Secretary.
 

Quinn, Edward M., 1878-

 

Letter, Apr. 3, 1916.

Additional Note

Transmits letter from H. J. Lawton & asks Arlett to help him find a job.
 

Rainey, Edward

 

Letter, Feb. 17, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Republican Party. California. Alameda County. Central Committee

See Nichols, Elmer E.

 

Republican Party. California. State Central Committee

See Benjamin, Raymond

 

Robins, Raymond, 1873-

 

Letter, July 19, 1921.

Additional Note

Commenting on Harding, prohibition, etc.
 

Robinson, Harrison S.

 

Letter, Feb. 19, 1917.

Additional Note

Notifying Arlett of a meeting of the Lease Conference Committee.
See also Pendleton, Benjamin Horn
 

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while Mayor of San Francisco. Congratulating Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

 

9 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Four letters, written for him by his secretary. Written mainly to C. H. Rowell. Letter, June 3, 1915, transmits letter written by H. M. Stephens. Re arrangements for Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt to visit the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948

 

22 letters, 1915-1921.

Additional Note

Several letters & telegrams (copies), 1915, written to Theodore Roosevelt or his secretary re Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt's visit to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Form letter, June 5, 1919, written to L. E. Burks, transmits invitation to attend a conference to work for the nomination of Hiram Johnson for President. Letter, Sept. 28, 1921, written to Mrs. Arlett.
 

San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce

See Lynch, Robert Newton

 

San Francisco. Chief of Police

 

Letter, June 4, 1915.

Additional Note

Written by David A. White. Re liquor sale & dance hall regulations.
 

San Francisco. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. [Miscellaneous correspondence]

 

37 letters, 1912-1919.

Additional Note

Written by F. J. O'Brien, Theodore Hardee & others. Some letters (copies) written to C. H. Rowell, Governor Hiram Johnson & others.
 

San Francisco Committee For Recreation of Soldiers & Sailors

 

Letter, Aug 22, 1917.

Additional Note

Written by George E. Dickie, Executive Committee. Transmits plan of organization & program of activities.
 

Scott, Henry Tiffany, 1846-1927

 

2 letters, 1916-1917.

Additional Note

Letter, 1916, concerns prohibition. Letter, 1917, congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Seaton, John Lawrence, 1873-

 

2 letters, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while President, College of the Pacific. Re Arlett's address to the graduating class.
 

Sesnon, William Thomas, 1860-1929

See Moore, Walton Norwood

 

Smith, Frank M., 1868-

 

Letter, July 8, 1918.

Additional Note

Form letter seeking support for his election to the office of Alameda County Clerk.
 

Springer, Durand William, 1866-

 

Letter, n.d.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary, Oakland Chamber of Commerce & Commercial Club Consolidated.
 

Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written to C.H. Rowell. Written while President, Panama-Pacific Historical Congress.
 

Stephens, William Dennison, 1859-1944

 

Letter, Mar 15, 1918.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of California.
See also California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners
 

Stetson, John Walter, 1871-1919?

 

Letter, Sept. 7, 1916.

Additional Note

Transmits financial statement of the fund established to finance the nomination of Hiram Johnson for President.
 

Stimson, Marshall, 1876-

 

2 telegrams, 1915.

Additional Note

Re obtaining tickets to a dinner to be given for Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.
 

Stockton, Calif. University of the Pacific

See Seaton, John Lawrence

 

Straus, Oscar Solomon, 1850-1926

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1914.

Additional Note

Written while a Director, Volunteers' Department, Progressive National Committee. Written to Mrs. Arlett, asking her to help form "The Progressive Volunteers."
 

Sullivan, Matthew Ignatius, 1857-1937

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1916.

Additional Note

Transmits copy of his letter, Mar. 21, to C. C. Moore, re distribution of net returns from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Taussig, Rudolph Julius, 1861-1922

 

Letter, Sept. 26, 1917.

 

Tax Association of Alameda County, California

 

Letter, Apr. 25, 1913.

Additional Note

Soliciting contributions to finance a campaign to investigate county and municipal offices.
 

Taylor, Walter Penn, 1888-

 

Letter, Oct. 26, 1920.

 

Thomas, Charles W.

 

3 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written while Assistant Adjutant General & Adjutant General of California.
 

Tobin, Richard Montgomery, 1866-1952

 

2 letters, 1915.

Additional Note

Written to C. H. Rowell. Re arrangements for dinner party for Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.
 

Tourist Association of San Francisco Bay & River Counties

 

Letter, Aug. 6, 1913.

Additional Note

Written by Frederick Whitton, President. Form letter to members, delegates & committee members. Transmits Bulletin No. 3 containing list of members, committees, constitution & a report of the first public meeting, June 30.
 

Turner, Frederick Chester, 1864-

 

Letter, Aug. 19, 1913.

Additional Note

Written to W. J. Petersen. Written while Commissioner of Public Health & Safety, Oakland, Calif. Re red light abatement policy.
 

Tyson, James

 

Letter, Feb. 21, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

United Committee on War Temperance Activities In the Army and Navy

 

Letter, Mar. 15, 1918.

Additional Note

Written by A. E. Whitney, Associate Secretary.
 

Vollmer, August, 1876-1955

 

Letter, Mar. 21, 1916.

Additional Note

Declining invitation to deliver speeches re prohibition in Berkeley.
 

Walcott, Earle Ashley, 1859-1931

See Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco

 

Waste, William Harrison, 1868-1940

 

Letter, Mar. 16, 1921.

Additional Note

Re friends, politics, etc. in Oakland & Berkeley.
 

Watt, Rolla Vernon, 1857-1926

 

Letter, Feb. 21, 1917.

Additional Note

Requesting Arlett to address the men's club of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, San Francisco.
 

Weinstock, Harris, 1854-1922

 

Letter, July 31, 1917.

Additional Note

Notifying Arlett of appointment to the Executive Committee of the Permanent Advisory Board to the Young Women's Christian Association.
 

White, James Evans, 1870-

 

Letter, Feb. 19, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulates Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Whitman, Julian C.

 

Letter, Feb. 19, 1917.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary & Chief Examiner, California State Civil Service Commission. Congratulating Arlett on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Whitney, Charlotte Anita, 1867-1955

See California Committee to Promote Physical Education

 

Williams, Thomas S., 1856-

 

Letter, Feb. 16, 1917.

Additional Note

Congratulating him on his appointment to the State Harbor Commission.
 

Withington, David Little, 1854-1919

 

Letter, Apr. 29, 1919.

Additional Note

Includes comments on President Woodrow Wilson.
 

Withycombe, James, 1854-1919

 

Letter, Apr. 24, 1916.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of Oregon. Re effect of prohibition legislation in Oregon.
 

Woods, James

 

Letter, July 12, 1915.

Additional Note

Written while General Manager, Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco. Re Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt's stay at the hotel while attending the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 

Young Men's Christian Association. Berkeley, Calif.

See Jackson, Frank A.

 

Young Men's Christian Associations. California. Army & Navy Department

 

5 letters, 1915-1917.

Additional Note

Written mainly by F. A. McCarl. Relate mainly to acquisition of the enlisted men's club house from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition for removal to the Presidio.
 

Young Men's Christian Associations. California. State Executive Committee

 

3 letters, 1915-1918.

Additional Note

Letter, 1918, transmits publicity plan for their tax exemption campaign.
See also Hill, Harry O. and Jackson, Frank A.
 

Young Men's Christian Associations. California. University. Berkeley

 

2 letters, 1916.

Additional Note

Written by E. L. Devendorf, Secretary.
 

Young Men's Christian Associations. Hawaii. Army & Navy Department

 

Letter, July 19, 1921.

Additional Note

Written by James Wakefield, Chairman.