Guide to the Charles A. Murdock papers, 1871-1921

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Guide to the Charles A. Murdock Papers, 1871-1921

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 113

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Charles A. Murdock Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1871-1921
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 113
Creator: Murdock, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1841-1928.
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: Correspondence relating mainly to Murdock's activities as editor of the Pacific Unitarian and as a printer. Drafts of talks on various subjects for the Chit-Chat Club, San Francisco, also included.
Languages Represented: English

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[Identification of item], Charles A. Murdock papers, BANC MSS C-H 113, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biography

Charles Albert Murdock, born in Massachusetts in 1841, came to California in 1855. He was appointed register of the land office, Humboldt, California, in 1863. In 1867 he entered the printing business, printed the Lark, edited the Pacific Unitarian from 1891, and retired from business only in 1915. He was a member of the California House of Representatives in 1883, served on the Board of Education in San Francisco, 1894-1896, was civil service commissioner, 1902-1903, and a member of the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, 1907-1916. He was an active Unitarian. He wrote his autobiography when he was 80 years old, A backward glance at 80, and also Horatio Stebbins -His ministry and personality.

Scope and Content

His papers, given by his daughter, Miss Margaret Murdock, on February 29, 1960, consist of correspondence, arranged alphabetically, and of drafts of talks given before the Chit-Chat Club in San Francisco, these arranged alphabetically by title.

LIST OF TITLES

item 1.

Book of Job

item 2.

Edward Rowland Sill

item 3.

Ethics of the Labor problem

item 4.

Francis Bret Harte (later incorporated in his autobiography)

item 5.

Merit System

item 6.

Moral element in political economy

item 7.

On Hawaii

item 8 .

Policy of protection

Partial list of Correspondents:

 

Ames, Charles Gordon, I828-1912

 

1 letter, Apr. 24, 1909

 

Brace, Charles Loring, 1855-1938

see Childrens Aid Society

 

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

 

1 letter, July 1, 1918

 

Childrens Aid Society

 

1 letter, May I8, 1874. Written and signed by Charles Ioring Brace.

 

Carruth, William Herbert, 1849-1924

 

1 letter, Mar. 30, 1917

 

Chadwick, John White, 1840-1904

 

1 postcard, May 21, 1902

 

Christian Register

 

1 letter, Nov. 10, 1921

 

Coolbrith, Ina Donna, 1842-1928

 

3 letters, 1917

 

Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927

 

1 letter, Aug. 6, 1915

 

Davis, Horace, 1831-1916

 

2 letters, 1871-1909

 

Dole, Charles Fletcher, 1845-1927

 

3 letters, 1910-1917

 

Eliot, Thomas Lamb, 1841-

 

1 letter, Mar. 18, 1884

 

Guggenheim, Murry, 1858-1939

 

1 letter, Apr. 9, 1915

 

Heyman, Margaret B.

 

1 letter, Feb. 4, 1921

 

Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

 

1 letter, Feb. 22, 1900

 

Horton, Edward Augustus, 1843-1931

 

2 Christmas cards, 1910 and n. d.

 

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, 1840-1929

 

2 letters, 1918-1919

 

Howe, Julia (Ward), 1819-1910

 

3 letters, 1889

 

Irish, John Powell, 1843-1923

 

1 letter, May 13, 1919

 

James, George Wharton, 1858-1923

 

1 letter, Mar. 29, 1917

 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866 -1945

 

1 letter, July 11, 1917

 

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

 

1 letter, Dec. 28, 1896

 

Kent, William, 1864-1924

 

1 letter, Mar. 31, I908

 

Le Breton, A. J.

 

1 letter, Nov. 30, 1885

 

Lindley, Curtis Holbrook, 1850-1920

 

1 letter, Oct. 24, 1912

 

MacCauley, Clay, 1843-1925

 

2 letters, 1917

 

Martin, Alfred Wilhelm, 1862-1932

 

1 letter, Dec. 29, 1909

 

Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886

 

1 letter, Feb. 10, 1885

 

Murdock, Margaret E.

 

1 letter, Apr. 15, 1960, to Joseph Backus. Contains printed program of Shakespeare club, Oct. 2-16, 1885.

 

Mullgardt, Louis Christian, 1866-1942

 

1 letter, Sept. 15, 1915

 

Phelan, James Duval, 1861-1930

 

2 items, one card and One letter, 1917

 

Reid, William Thomas, 1843-1922

 

1 letter, Nov. 7, 1890

 

Savage, Minot Judson, 1841-1918

 

1 letter, June 20, 1887

 

Shinn, Millicent Washburn, 1858-1940

 

1 letter, Nov. 10, 1885

 

Spring Valley Water Company

 

1 letter, May 25, 1910

 

Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902

 

1 letter, June 7, 1886

 

Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

 

1 letter, Oct. 26, 1918

 

Sullivan, William Laurence, 1872-1935

 

2 letters, 1917

 

Sunderland, Jabez Thomas, 1842-1936

 

1 letter, Apr. 14, 1920

 

Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923

 

3 letters, 1908-1911

 

Wheeler, Charles Stetson, 1863-1923

 

1 letter, Mar. 26, 1918

 

Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Smith), 1859-1923

 

1 letter, Nov. 21, 1921