Finding Aid to the William Carey Jones Papers, 1834-1923, bulk 1884-1923

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Finding Aid to the William Carey Jones Papers, 1834-1923, bulk 1884-1923

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 536

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Josh Schneider
Date Completed:
April 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: William Carey Jones papers
Date (inclusive): 1834-1923,
Date (bulk): bulk 1884-1923
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 536
Creators : Jones, William Carey, 1854-1923; Jones, William Carey, 1814-1867
Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes, 1 carton, 1 portfolio Linear feet: 4.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The William Carey Jones Papers comprise the professional correspondence and research files of William Carey Jones, 1854-1923, administrator, professor, and founder and first director of the School of Jurisprudence at the University of California. The papers include extensive materials relating to Jones' administrative appointments at the University of California, including his membership on the advisory board of the Phoebe A. Hearst International Architectural Competition, and his term as dean of the Graduate Division, as well as his academic positions on the faculty of the Department of History and the Department of Jurisprudence, prior to the founding of the School of Jurisprudence. The collection also contains drafts and notes for Jones' Illustrated History of the University of California, and correspondence and writings regarding city charters in California and elsewhere. Also included are documents belonging to Jones' father, William Carey Jones, 1814-1867, relating to land title claims in California, including Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe, and the San Francisco Pueblo Lands.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and French
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

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, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html . Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Carey Jones Papers, BANC MSS C-B 536, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

Letters from Josiah Royce to William Carey Jones, (Box 2, Folder 15), is also available on microfilm (BANC MSS X-X FILM 10).
Additional Notes on Collection:
3 boxes and 2 cartons of additions to the William Carey Jones papers, previously identified by the call number BANC MSS 76/166 c, have been integrated into this collection.

Related Collections

Hittell family papers, 1855-1916. BANC MSS C-B 405. Finding aid available online: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/cgi-bin/oac/berkeley/bancroft/hittell 
Documents pertaining to the adjudication of private land claims in California, BANC MSS Land Case Files (individual call number assignments vary).
University of California, Berkeley. School of Law Papers, 1909- , CU-48. Finding aid available online: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8t1nb3tc 

Separated Material

Chapters from a manuscript written by University of California Professor of Jurisprudence Dudley Odell McGovney have been separated and added to a new collection: Our 18th Century Heritage of United Democracy: ms., circa 1940, by Dudley Odell McGovney, BANC MSS 2007/108. Administrative records have been transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law records in the University Archives in The Bancroft Library, CU-48. A scrapbook of clippings concerning the Kaweah Colony, given by William Carey Jones and William A. Knowles, has been transferred to BANC MSS C-V 24. Issues of the Kaweah Commonwealth have been added to the Kaweah Commonwealth collection, xfF868.T8K28.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jones, William Carey, 1854-1923--Archives
Jones, William Carey, 1814-1867--Archives
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Jurisprudence
University of California, Berkeley. School of Jurisprudence
University of California, Berkeley. School of Law
University of California (1868-1952)--Faculty
Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe
Municipal government--California
Land tenure--California--San Francisco
California--Politics and government
Bartlett, Louis, 1872-1960
Cable, G.W. (George Washington), 1844-1925.--Correspondence
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900.--Correspondence
Davis, Horace.--Correspondence
Dunbar, Charles Franklin, 1830-1900.--Corespondence
Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner.--Correspondence
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.--Correspondence
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.--Correspondence
Hanna, Edward Joseph, 1860-1944.--Correspondence
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.--Correspondence
Hastings, Serranus Clinton, 1814-1893.--Correspondence
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919.--Correspondence
Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917.--Correspondence
Holden, Edward Singleton, 1846-1914.--Correspondence
Hosmer, Hezekiah L. (Hezekiah Lord), 1814-1893.--Correspondence
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910.--Correspondence
Kellogg, Martin, 1828-1903.--Correspondence
London, Jack, 1876-1916.--Correspondence
McKinstry, Elisha William, 1825-1901.--Correspondence
Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1930.--Correspondence
Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930.--Correspondence
Reid, William Thomas, 1842-1922.--Correspondence
Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916.--Correspondence
Slack, Charles William, 1858-1945.--Correspondence
Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902.--Correspondence
Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909.--Correspondence
Taussig, Frank William, 1859-1940.--Correspondence
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897.--Correspondence
Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927.--Correspondence
Worcester, Joseph, 1836-1913.--Correspondence
Manuscripts for publication.
Addresses.
Biographies.
Charters.
Clippings.
Faculty papers.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The William Carey Jones papers, C-B 536, were acquired by the Bancroft Library beginning with a donation from William Carey Jones of five letters regarding the Kaweah Colony. Additions of two boxes were donated by Frank Melvin Bumstead in August 1935. Additions of three boxes, as well as a portfolio containing materials on California land cases, were purchased from Mrs. Francis Freyers by the Bancroft Library in July 1954. Additions of two boxes and one carton, previously identified under the call number BANC MSS 67/177 c, were transferred from the Law Library in 1976.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Schneider in 2006.

Biographical Information

Background and Early Education

William Carey Jones, former professor of law at the University of California, was born on October 15, 1854 in Washington DC, to a well-respected family with strong political and military ties. His father, also named William Carey Jones, was a United States Land Commissioner, who in 1849 headed the government's investigation into land titles in California. His mother, Eliza Benton Jones, was the sister of General John Charles Frémont and the daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. Proceeding further back on his father's side, Jones was the great grandnephew of General Joseph Warren, who fell at Bunker Hill, and of Benjamin Thompson, later Count Rumford, a Loyalist and scientist whose inventions included central heating, the closed oven, thermal underwear, and the pressure cooker.
The younger William Carey Jones was educated at public and private schools until the age of 17, when he enrolled at the University of California, founded only three years prior to his arrival. Throughout his time as a student at the University of California, Jones avidly pursued his interest in the law. He compensated for the lack of a formal program of legal education on the Berkeley campus by supplementing his coursework in political theory and history with independent readings into the theory and practice of law in California. He received his A.B. from the University of California in 1875, after submitting as his bachelor's thesis an essay entitled, Alfred the Great and George Washington.

Teacher and Administrator

Jones had intended upon graduating to immediately enter into practice. However, members of the University of California faculty and administration had recognized his talent in legal matters, and had begun requesting for his services. In 1876, University of California President John Le Conte offered Jones an administrative role as Recorder of the Faculties. In 1877, Jones was appointed instructor in Latin at the insistence of Professor (and future university president) Martin Kellogg. In 1879, after passing the bar exam and receiving his M.A., he attempted to resign his position at the University of California, in order to once again pursue practice of law in San Francisco. His attempt at resignation met with swift opposition from the Board of Regents. They referred the matter to a special committee, chaired by Dr. Horatio Stebbins, who personally convinced Jones to stay on at the university.
From 1882-1894, Jones taught courses in Roman law, constitutional law, international law, and jurisprudence, as an Instructor in United States History and Constitutional Law in the History Department. In 1894, the President and Board of Regents created a new Department of Jurisprudence. Jones was selected to chair the new department, whose creation signaled the beginning of a formal program of legal education on the campus.
The 1868 Organic Act, which created and organized the University of California, included provision for the establishment of a law college. The Hastings College of Law, founded in San Francisco in 1878 through the generous funding of the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Serranus Clinton Hastings, began offering courses in conjunction with the University of California Department of Jurisprudence in 1898. Following extended discussions among William Carey Jones, President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and other longtime supporters of the University of California, the decision was reached to establish a more robust program of legal education at the university, which would focus on abstract concepts as well as more practical applications, and which would benefit from being in close proximity to the other academic departments and resources of the Berkeley campus. On November 12, 1912, following fourteen more years of development and planning, the Department of Jurisprudence was transformed into the School of Jurisprudence, with a new home at Boalt Hall, named for Elizabeth Boalt, who contributed $100,000 towards the construction of the law school building. Jones was appointed its first director, a position he held until his death in 1923.
Besides serving as a de facto legal advisor to the University throughout his career, Jones served as a strong advocate of the University. He helped attract many talented faculty, and was also a successful fundraiser, who played a major role in strengthening Phoebe Hearst's relationship with the University. Although the Regents selected Benjamin Ide Wheeler to succeed Martin Kellogg as President in 1899, Jones was under heavy consideration for that position, and there is some evidence that his candidacy remained under consideration throughout his academic career.
Jones served as dean of the Graduate Division from 1918 to 1920, and in 1919 also served as chairman of the administrative board that presided over the University in the nine-month interim between President Benjamin Ide Wheeler's resignation and the inauguration of David S. Barrows.
Among his many contributions to the University of California, Jones wrote the University's first comprehensive history, The Illustrated History of the University of California, first published in 1895. A revised edition of that volume, covering the university's history to the turn of the 20th century, was published in 1901.

Public Servant and Legal Scholar

Apart from his close relationship with the University, Jones was very active in the affairs of the City of Berkeley. He served for six years as President of the Berkeley Board of Education (1884-1890), and also held a seat for two years on the Berkeley City Council (1894-1896). Jones served as President of the Berkeley Unitarian Club (1908), and also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley (1911).
Jones was a member of the American, California, and Alameda County Bar Associations, the Phi Beta Kappa scholarship society, and the Commonwealth Club of California, as well as the Golden Bear and Winged Helmet Clubs of the University of California. Following many years of local affiliation, Jones also served as President of the National Committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1921).
Jones helped write or amend the charters of many California cities, including Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Vallejo, and was often contacted by municipal governments throughout the United States for his legal expertise. He also authored numerous scholarly publications and articles, including treatises on torts in Modern American Law, papers on constitutional law in the California Law Review, and a number of legal textbooks, including the Elements of Civil Government (1891).

Personal and Family Life

Jones married twice; his first marriage, to Alice Harriet Whitcomb, of Berkeley, took place on October 17, 1880. They had one daughter, Alice Benton. Jones' second marriage, to Ada M. Butterfield, of San Francisco, took place on November 18, 1893. Together they had two daughters, Frances Carey, and Elsie.
Jones maintained close ties with his children, and in the final year of his life, he visited his daughter Alice and her husband, Willys Ruggles Peck, at their home in Peking, China. William Carey Jones died in Peking on October 2, 1923.

Chronology

1854 William Carey Jones is born on October 15, in Washington, D. C.
1875 Receives A.B. from the University of California
1876 Appointed Recorder of the Faculties
1877 Appointed Instructor in Latin
1879 Receives M.A. from the University of California
  Admitted to the State Bar of California
1880 Marries Alice Harriet Whitcomb, of Berkeley, on October 17
1882 Appointed Instructor in United States History
1884-1890 Serves as President of the Board of Education of Berkeley
1891 The Elements of Civil Government is published
1893 Marries Ada M. Butterfield, of San Francisco, on November 18
1894-1896 Serves as member of the Berkeley City Council
1895 First edition of The Illustrated History of the University of California is published
1896 Nominated by Phoebe A. Hearst as the University Representative and Trustee of her endowment to the University
1897-1900 Serves as Secretary of the California Historical Society
1901 Revised edition of The Illustrated History of the University of California is published
1908 Serves as President of the Berkeley Unitarian Club
1911 Serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley
1912 Becomes Director of School of Jurisprudence
1918-1920 Serves as Dean of Graduate Division
1919 Serves as Chairman of the Board of Administration of the University
1921 Serves as President of the National Committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
1923 William Carey Jones dies on October 2, in Peking, China

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Carey Jones papers comprise the professional correspondence and research files of William Carey Jones, 1854-1923, professor, administrator, and first director of the School of Jurisprudence at the University of California.
Jones' extensive correspondence with faculty and administrators of the University of California, including seven presidents of the university, represents one of the collection's major strengths. Correspondents from the University of California include presidents Daniel Coit Gilman, William Thomas Reid, Edward Singleton Holden, Horace Davis, Martin Kellogg, and Benjamin Ide Wheeler; professors Josiah Royce, Bernard Moses, and Horatio Stebbins; university librarian and archivist Joseph Cummings Rowell; and philanthropist Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Much of the University of California correspondence relates to the creation of the Department of Jurisprudence, as well as the founding of the School of Jurisprudence under Jones' direction.
Notable correspondents outside of the University of California include writers Jack London, George Washington Cable, and Charles Warren Stoddard; historians Albert Bushnell Hart, Herbert Baxter Adams, and Theodore Henry Hittell; economists Adolph Caspar Miller, Francis Amasa Walker, Charles Franklin Dunbar, and Frank William Taussig; State Supreme Court Justices Serranus Clinton Hastings, Elisha William McKinstry, and Hezekiah Lord Hosmer; Mayor Louis Bartlett of Berkeley, and Mayor Edward Hull Crump, of Memphis, Tennessee; physician and philanthropist Levi Cooper Lane; anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing; abolitionist and social activist Julia Ward Howe; and Swedenborgian minister Joseph Worcester.
Another of the collection's strengths includes an extensive file on city charters, including correspondence, notes, essays, and annotated charter drafts. The charter materials relate primarily to California cities; correspondence and notes on the creation and amendment of the charters of Berkeley, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vallejo are particularly extensive. The file culminates in the inclusion of a hand-bound volume of writings and articles collectively titled Full Text of Model City Charter Drafted by William Carey Jones.
Although the collection includes a small number of unpublished essays, the draft materials and related correspondence for Jones' published works are not very well represented. A notable and fortunate exception to the scarce documentation of Jones' writings can be found in the inclusion of a comprehensive set of background materials for Jones' The Illustrated History of the University of California, the first comprehensive history of the university. These materials, which include biographical notes, annotations, and drafts, often demonstrate the same methodical reasoning, penchant for detail, and strict adherence to presenting factual evidence unimpeded by emotion or bravado that typify Jones' legal opinions.
However, the drafts also reveal Jones' talent for infusing these characters from the early life of the university with a relevance, substance, and vitality that is undeniably facilitated by Jones' intimate familiarity with the contributions of his subjects on a personal as well as a professional level. The Illustrated History background materials, replete with illustrations and anecdotal recollections, enable a researcher to see the author's unmistakable dedication to ensuring that the rich history of the young university and its founders would be transmitted with the same candor and steady purpose that is revealed in those who contributed, through their accomplishments and sacrifices, to the university's creation and early successes.
The collection also includes limited materials relating to investigations into California land claim cases conducted by Jones' father at the behest of the Commissioner of the United States General Land Office following the Mexican Cession. The land case materials, which relate primarily to Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe, and the San Francisco Pueblo Lands, represent a particularly valuable addition to the collection on their own merits. In this context, they also provide a researcher with further perspective into Jones' life and early influences.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1855-1923

Physical Description: Box 1, Folders 1-54; Box 2, Folders 1-50; Box 3, Folders 1-17.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent into two subseries: Incoming, and Outgoing and Incoming.

Scope and Content Note

Jones maintained extensive records of his professional correspondence. Apart from a general incoming correspondence file, Jones kept a separate set of files for his drafts and copies of outgoing correspondence. In cases where the correspondence with an individual was extensive, Jones often kept any incoming letters from that individual together with his drafts in this second set of files. Subjects include administrative work and fundraising for the University of California and matters related to Jones' positions on various legal, social, and religious committees outside of the University of California, as well as topics in civic law, including the creation and amendment of city charters. Additional correspondence may be found in Series 3, Professional Files.
 

Subseries 1:1 Incoming Correspondence 1884-1923

Physical Description: Box 1, Folders 1-66; Box 2, Folders 1-50.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence addressed to William Carey Jones for which there is no reply contained in the collection. Incoming correspondence can also be found integrated in Series 1.2, Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, as well as throughout Series 3, Professional Files.
Box 1, Folder 1

American Academy of Political and Social Science 1891

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Roland P. Falkner, associate editor of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Box 1, Folder 2

Ames, Pelham W. (Pelham Warren) 1890

Box 1, Folder 3

Andrews, Elisha Benjamin 1889

Box 1, Folder 4

Arnot, N.D. 1889

Box 1, Folder 5

Belford, Clarke and Co. 1886

Box 1, Folder 6

Bonté, John Harmon C. 1889-1894

Scope and Content Note

Includes notice of the appointment of William Carey Jones to the position of Associate Professor of United States History at the University of California, on July 1, 1889.
Box 1, Folder 7

Bradley, Cornelius Beach 1890

Box 1, Folder 8

Burnham, S.W. (Sherburne Wesley) 1892

Box 1, Folder 9

Butler, Nicholas Murray 1918

Box 1, Folder 10

Cable, G.W. (George Washington) 1892

Box 1, Folder 11

Calkins, John 1913

Box 1, Folder 12

Catlin, Amos Parmlee 1890

Box 1, Folder 13

Century Magazine 1890

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter to William Carey Jones from Robert Johnson Underwood (1853-1937), regarding an article submitted to the journal by William Carey Jones' aunt, Jesse Benton Frémont, on the role played by her husband, General John C. Frémont, in the exploration of the Western Unites States.
Box 1, Folder 14

Charles Scribner's Sons 1887

Box 1, Folder 15

Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough) 1886-1891

Box 1, Folder 16

Coolidge, William W. 1907

Box 1, Folder 17

Cooper, Sarah Brown (Ingersoll) 1894-1895

Box 1, Folder 18

Corcoran, John M. 1889

Box 1, Folder 19

Cushing, Frank Hamilton 1887

Box 1, Folder 20

Dam, F.H. 1896

Box 1, Folder 21

Davidson, George 1889-1890

Box 1, Folder 22

Davis, Horace 1889-1891

Scope and Content Note

Includes six letters to William Carey Jones from the sixth President of the University of California, Horace Davis, covering topics ranging from the status of higher education in California to Jones' contributions to the Berkeley campus. Davis served as President of the University of California from 1888-1890, and President of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 1885-1916.
Box 1, Folder 23

Detroit, Michigan Public Library (Utley, H.M.) 1888

Box 1, Folder 24

Doyle, John Thomas 1888-1894

Box 1, Folder 25

Dunbar, Charles Franklin 1891

Box 1, Folder 26

Edgar, William Francis 1890

Box 1, Folder 27

Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner 1913

Box 1, Folder 28

Emerson, Alice J. 1892

Box 1, Folder 29

Evans, Taliesin 1892

Box 1, Folder 30

Ford, Paul Leicester 1889

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter to William Carey Jones from Paul Leicester Ford, presumably providing a response to an earlier inquiry regarding the possibility of securing a copy of Ford's privately printed List of Members of the Federal Convention of 1787 (1888).
Box 1, Folder 31

Francis, David G. 1890

Box 1, Folder 32

Gilman, Daniel Coit 1887

Scope and Content Note

Includes a single handwritten letter to William Carey Jones from the second President of the University of California, Daniel Coit Gilman. The letter concerns Frederick Billings, an original trustee of the College of California. In 1876, Gilman left the University of California to become the first President of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Jones contributed the chapter on Gilman's experience in California to Fabian Franklin's Life of Daniel Coit Gilman (1910).
Box 1, Folder 33

Goodyear, E.F. 1900

Box 1, Folder 34

Grand Army of the Republic - Dept. of California. 1888

Scope and Content Note

Includes a single letter to Jones from Adolphus Skinner Hubbard (1840-1913), lamenting the loss of a colleague.
Box 1, Folder 35

Hager, John Sharpenstein 1887

Box 1, Folder 36

Hale, Horace M. 1889

Box 1, Folder 37

Hanna, Edward Joseph undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a single undated letter to Jones from the Archbishop of San Francisco, Edward Joseph Hanna.
Box 1, Folder 38

Hart, Albert Bushnell 1888

Box 1, Folder 39

Haskell, Burnette Gregor 1891

Box 1, Folder 40

Haskell, M.W. 1901

Box 1, Folder 41

Hastings, Serranus Clinton 1887

Scope and Content Note

Includes a single letter from Serranus Clinton Hastings to Jones dated August 13, 1887. Hastings served as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, and founded the Hastings College of the Law in 1878 with his gift of $100,000.
Box 1, Folder 42

Hearst, Phoebe Apperson 1892

Scope and Content Note

Contains a brief note to Jones from Phoebe Hearst, thanking him for an invitation to join in an upcoming faculty reception for Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot.
Box 1, Folder 43

Hinckley, Frank Erastus circa 1912-1920

Box 1, Folder 44

Holden, Edward Singleton 1886-1891

Scope and Content Note

Contains a broad range of letters to William Carey Jones from the fifth president of the University of California, Edward Singleton Holden. Following his presidency, Holden served as the first director of the Lick Observatory; the letters here cover both periods. Includes a letter from American sculptor Caspar Buberl to General John C. Frémont, Jones' uncle, apparently forwarded to William Carey Jones through Holden.
Box 1, Folder 45

Hosmer, Hezekiah L. (Hezekiah Lord) 1888

Scope and Content Note

Contains a single letter from Hosmer to William Carey Jones, dated January 26, 1888, commending Jones for his work analyzing the California histories of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Hosmer was a fierce abolitionist, a novelist, and a legal scholar, who was appointed the first Supreme Court Justice of Montana by Abraham Lincoln in 1864.
Box 1, Folder 46

Howard, George Elliott 1889

Box 1, Folder 47

Howe, Julia Ward 1888

Scope and Content Note

Contains a telegram from Howe to Jones, dated May 31, 1888, in which Howe confirms that she will lecture in Berkeley on June 5, 1888, as per his request. Also includes a brief handwritten note addressed to Jones, dated June 4, 1888, detailing travel arrangements.
Box 1, Folder 48

Howison, George Holmes 1887

Box 1, Folder 49

Hyde, Charles Cheney 1922

Scope and Content Note

Includes a typed letter from Hyde to Frank Erastus Hinckley (1871-1950), regarding a submission to the California Law Review.
Box 1, Folder 50

Kincaid, Mary W. 1891-1892

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, telegrams, and notes from Kincaid to Jones, detailing Phoebe Hearst's desire to endow a scholarship fund that would enable five "poor young women" to attend the University of California, in the amount of $1,500 per annum.
Box 1, Folder 51

Lane, Levi Cooper 1887-1891

Box 1, Folder 52

Lane, Pauline C. 1887-1891

Box 1, Folder 53

Laughlin, James Laurence 1891

Box 1, Folder 54

LeBreton, A.J. 1887, 1889

Scope and Content Note

Contains two letters from A.J. LeBreton to William Carey Jones, including one dated March 18, 1887, in which LeBreton thanks Jones for correcting a mistaken assumption underlying LeBreton's analysis of Hubert Howe Bancroft's historical works.
Box 1, Folder 55

Leeson, Adelaide Hanscom 1891

Box 1, Folder 56

Levermore, Charles Herbert 1888-1891

Box 1, Folder 57

London, Jack 1913

Box 1, Folder 58

Martin, James John 1891

Scope and Content Note

Includes two letters addressed to William Carey Jones from James Martin, Secretary of the Kaweah Cooperative Colony Company.
Box 1, Folder 59

McKinstry, Elisha William 1889

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter to Jones from Elisha William McKinstry, former Justice of the Supreme Court of California. McKinstry retired from the court in 1888 to become a professor of law at Hasting College of Law in San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 60

McKowen, William A. 1900

Box 1, Folder 61

McLean, John Knox 1890

Box 1, Folder 62

Miller, Adolph Caspar 1890-1892

Scope and Content Note

Includes an extensive run of correspondence between Jones and economist Adolph Caspar Miller. Miller was later appointed an original member of the first Federal Reserve Board under President Wilson in 1914.
Box 1, Folder 63

Morse, John Torrey 1884

Box 1, Folder 64

Moses, Bernard 1887-1902

Scope and Content Note

Contains thirteen letters to William Carey Jones from Bernard Moses, Professor of History and Political Science at the University of California from 1876-1930. Most of the correspondence is administrative in nature, with a focus on the acquisition of faculty and development of curricula in the social sciences.
Box 1, Folder 65

New Haven Colony Historical Society (Bowers, Dwight E.) 1888

Box 1, Folder 66

O'Melveny, Henry William 1886-1892

Scope and Content Note

Includes six letters from O'Melveny to Jones. Topics include family, revisions of the Los Angeles Charter, the study and practice of law, and the California Historical Society.
Box 1, Folder 67

O'Neill, Edmond 1886-1887

Box 2, Folder 1

Pennsylvania, State Library of 1888

Scope and Content Note

Contains a single letter from William Henry Egle, 1830-1901, State Librarian of Pennsylvania, addressed to Bernard Moses in his capacity as Secretary of the California Historical Society.
Box 2, Folder 2

Perkins, Frederic Beecher 1887-1888

Box 2, Folder 3

Phelan, James Duval 1916

Box 2, Folder 4

Pichon, F. 1893

Box 2, Folder 5

Plehn, Carl Copping 1891

Scope and Content Note

Contains one letter and supporting materials sent to William Carey Jones by Carl Copping Plehn, inquiring on the availability of a faculty position in the Department of History and Political Science at the University of California. Plehn arrived at Berkeley the following year, and taught finance and economics until his retirement in 1937.
Box 2, Folder 6

Putzer, Albin 1888

Scope and Content Note

Contains one letter and one postcard, in German.
Box 2, Folder 7

Reardon, Timothy H. 1889

Box 2, Folder 8

Reid, William Thomas 1886-1892

Scope and Content Note

Contains eight letters and one note card addressed to William Carey Jones from the fourth president of the University of California, William Thomas Reid.
Box 2, Folder 9

Reinstein, Jacob Bert 1891-1892

Scope and Content Note

Contains two letters addressed to William Carey Jones from Jacob Bert Reinstein, in which Reinstein discusses Martin Kellogg's candidacy for the Presidency of the University of California.
Box 2, Folder 10

Richardson, Friend William 1913

Box 2, Folder 11

Richardson, Locke 1889-1890

Box 2, Folder 12

Rising, Willard Bradley 1889

Box 2, Folder 13

Rodgers, Arthur 1888-1892

Box 2, Folder 14

Rowell, Joseph Cummings 1886

Scope and Content Note

Contains a letter addressed to William Carey Jones from Joseph Cummings Rowell, dated June 30, 1886, in which Rowell provides Jones with a list of well-known authors with the surname Roosevelt, presumably in response to a previous inquiry. The list includes future United States President Theodore R. Roosevelt, and includes a brief paragraph identifying him as the Roosevelt who "took part in the Independent movement of 1884." Rowell served as Librarian of the University of California from 1874-1919, and as University Archivist from 1919-1938.
Box 2, Folder 15

Royce, Josiah 1884

Box 2, Folder 16

Schurman, Jacob Gould 1892

Box 2, Folder 17

Senger, Henry 1889

Box 2, Folder 18

Silent, Charles 1890

Box 2, Folder 19

Slack, Charles William 1886-1890

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to William Carey Jones from Charles William Slack, who served as professor, and later Dean at the Hastings College of the Law. Slack also served on the University of California Board of Regents from 1894-1911. The subject matter is administrative, and includes a latter dated October 13, 1886, in which Slack informs Jones that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved his application to serve as Professor of Roman and Constitutional Law, "services to be rendered gratuitously."
Box 2, Folder 20

Slate, Frederick 1887-1890

Box 2, Folder 21

Stearns, Robert Edwards Carter 1887, 1889

Box 2, Folder 22

Stevenson, Jonathan Drake 1888

Box 2, Folder 23

Stillman, John Maxson 1887

Box 2, Folder 24

Stoddard, Charles Warren 1888

Box 2, Folder 25

Stratton, C.C. (Charles Carroll) 1888

Box 2, Folder 26

Sullivan, Simeon F. 1899

Box 2, Folder 27

Swift, John Franklin 1887

Box 2, Folder 28

Syle, Louis Du Pont 1889-1892

Box 2, Folder 29

Thornburgh, Laselle 1922

Scope and Content Note

Contains a single letter address to William Carey Jones from Laselle Thornburgh, Secretary of the Class of 1922, informing Jones that his class has presented him with a phonograph as a "memento of their respect and affection."
Box 2, Folder 30

Taussig, Frank William 1891

Scope and Content Note

Contains a single letter addressed to William Carey Jones from Frank William Taussig, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The letter discusses Jones' recent submission to that publication of a manuscript on the Kaweah Colony.
Box 2, Folder 31

Tillinghast, Caleb Benjamin 1887

Box 2, Folder 32

Tyler, Moses Coit 1884, 1889

Box 2, Folder 33

United States - Department of the Interior 1913

Box 2, Folder 34

United States - Department of State 1888

Box 2, Folder 35

United States - General Land Office 1891

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence addressed to William Carey Jones by Thomas H. Carter, Commissioner of the General Land Office, regarding the Kaweah Colony.
Box 2, Folder 36

Walker, Francis Amasa 1891

Box 2, Folder 37

Warner, Juan José 1889

Box 2, Folder 38

Webb, Harry H. 1888-1889

Box 2, Folder 39

Wendte, Charles William 1887-1889

Box 2, Folder 40

Whaley, Guy V. 1917-1919

Box 2, Folder 41

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide 1900

Scope and Content Note

Contains one letter to William Carey Jones from the eighth president of the University of California, Benjamin Ide Wheeler. The letter discusses the future of the Department of Jurisprudence, as well as the bequest left by Jane Sather for the establishment of a law library at the University of California.
Box 2, Folder 42

Whitcomb, Frank 1892

Box 2, Folder 43

Whitcomb, Sybell H. 1891

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter to Jones from Sybell H. Whitcomb, regarding the Kaweah Colony.
Box 2, Folder 44

Wickson, Edward James 1887

Box 2, Folder 45

Willey, Samuel Hopkins 1887

Box 2, Folder 46

Williams, Florence 1887-1890

Box 2, Folder 47

Wilkinson, Warring 1888

Box 2, Folder 48

Woodbury, Charles J. 1889-1890

Box 2, Folder 49

Worcester, Joseph 1888-1890

Scope and Content Note

Contains 20 letters, covering a multitude of subjects, addressed to William Carey Jones from Joseph Worcester, a Swedenborgian minister and amateur architect. For many years, Worcester served as spiritual leader of the Worcester Group, a San Francisco Bay Area circle of architects, artists, and writers, which for a time included among its ranks Willis Polk, Mary Curtis Richardson, John Galen Howard, and Charles Keeler.
Box 2, Folder 50

Yates, Fred 1889

 

Subseries 1:2 Outgoing and Incoming Correspondence 1887-1923

Physical Description: Box 3, Folders 1-17.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of correspondence written by Jones, as well as any related incoming correspondence. Further correspondence can also be found in Series 3, Professional Files.
Box 3, Folder 1

Adams, H.B. (Herbert Baxter) 1887-1888

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters regarding William Carey Jones' proposed authorship of an educational history of California, and later, a history of the Pacific Coast.
Box 3, Folder 2

Bartlett, Louis 1915-1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and Louis Bartlett (1872-1960), mayor of Berkeley, California. The letters are primarily concerned with a lease on waterfront property held by the city of Berkeley. A copy of the lease is included, along with an unrelated circular titled "We Want Hoover," produced by a small committee of the same name, on which Jones and Bartlett served as members.
Box 3, Folder 3

Clark, George C. 1915, 1918, 1921

Box 3, Folder 4

Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson 1909

Box 3, Folder 5

Gutsch, Gustav 1897-1898

Box 3, Folder 6

Hewitt, Leslie R. 1913

Box 3, Folder 7

Hittell, Theodore Henry 1889, 1916

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter to William Carey Jones from Theodore Hittell, regarding California Supreme Court Justice Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899).
Box 3, Folder 8

Kellogg, Martin 1899

Scope and Content Note

Includes a draft of a letter addressed to the seventh president of the University of California, Martin Kellogg (1828-1903), in the last year of Kellogg's presidency, requesting leave and funds to attend a professional meeting on college entrance requirements.
Box 3, Folder 9

Peck, Willys Ruggles 1913, 1920

Box 3, Folder 10

Robinson & Robinson, Attorneys 1911, 1914

Box 3, Folder 11

Rosewald, J.H. 1895

Box 3, Folder 12

Sibley, Robert 1923

Box 3, Folder 13

Smith, Paul Jordan 1915, 1918

Box 3, Folder 14

Southern Pacific Company 1887

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and J.A. Fillmore of Southern Pacific Company, regarding a request made by Jones in his capacity as Vice President of the East Berkeley Light Company.
Box 3, Folder 15

Stebbins, Horatio 1887-1889

Box 3, Folder 16

Young, C.C. 1913

Box 3, Folder 17

Unlisted Miscellany 1923

Scope and Content Note

Already in poor health prior to his trip to Peking, Jones contacted various organizations and businesses before leaving to ensure that all outstanding accounts were settled. Includes correspondence with representatives of the University of California on the status of Jones' retirement compensation and life insurance policy.
 

Series 2 Publications 1868-1920

Physical Description: Box 3, Folders 18-26; Box 4, Folders 1-8; Box 5, Folders 1-7.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into two subseries: Articles, Essays, and Speeches; and Materials for the Illustrated History of California.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains published and unpublished writings by Jones. Subjects include the University of California, municipal legislation, and the creation of a union to support higher education in the United States. The majority of the series consists of biographical research and historical notes composed and compiled by Jones to assist in the creation of The Illustrated History of the University of California.
 

Subseries 2:1 Articles, Essays, and Speeches circa 1885-1896

Physical Description: Box 3, Folders 18-26.

Arrangement

Arranged into sub-subseries by format; further arranged by title.

Scope and Content Note

Includes published articles as well as handwritten drafts and typescripts.
 

2:1:1 Published Articles circa 1885-1896

Physical Description: Box 3, Folder 18.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by genre.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one folder containing clippings of published newspaper and journal articles written and collected by Jones.
Box 3, Folder 18

Published articles circa 1885-1896

 

2:1:2 Unpublished Essays and Drafts of Speeches 1874-1920

Physical Description: Box 3, Folders 19-26.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject; further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten manuscript drafts and typescripts, many relating to the University of California.
Box 3, Folder 19

Essays and speeches regarding municipal legislation 1913-1914

Box 3, Folder 20-21

Essays and speeches regarding the University of California circa 1874-1920

Box 3, Folder 22

The Future of the United States undated

Box 3, Folder 23

The Prospects for a Federal Educational Union 1895

Box 3, Folder 24

The State University 1894

Box 3, Folder 25

The Unity of Education 1889

Box 3, Folder 26

Unlisted miscellany undated

 

Subseries 2:2 Materials for The Illustrated History of the University of California circa 1868-1901

Physical Description: Box 4, Folders 1-8; Box 5, Folders 1-7.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes biographical research, historical reference materials, and notes relating to the University of California.
Box 4, Folder 1-8

Biographical notes: A - K circa 1868-1901

Box 5, Folder 1-6

Biographical notes: L - Z circa 1868-1901

Box 5, Folder 7

Clippings related to the University of California 1870, 1899

 

Series 3 Professional Files 1884-1923

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-72.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into three series: City Charters, School of Jurisprudence, and General Subject Files. Further arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials on city charters, the University of California School of Jurisprudence, and a variety of subjects related primarily to the University of California, professional associations, education, and law. Although William Carey Jones sometimes kept his correspondence filed by last name of correspondent, more often he kept both incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning specific subject matter together with related materials in topical subject files. In cases where there is one principal outside correspondent, the name of that correspondent follows the folder title.
 

Subseries 3:1 City Charters 1905-1921

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-34; Box 6.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by state and city. Further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

William Carey Jones maintained extensive files related to the drafting and amendment of city charters. This subseries includes correspondence, drafts of charters and amendments, research notes, speeches, and annotated clippings from news sources. Materials related to California cities make up the bulk of the series. Noted correspondents include Louis Bartlett, Mayor of Berkeley; William F. Toomey, Mayor of Fresno; and Edward Hull Crump, mayor of Memphis, Tennessee. The subseries culminates in a bound volume of Jones' writings and related materials collectively titled Full Text of Model City Charter Drafted by William Carey Jones.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Charters: California - Franchises 1905-1907

Carton 1, Folder 2

Charters: California: Berkeley - Correspondence re: amendments 1911, 1915-1920

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and many well-known individuals on the subject of amendments to the Berkeley Charter. Principal correspondents include Berkeley mayor Louis Bartlett (1872-1960), and the ninth President of the University of California, David Prescott Barrows (1873-1954).
Carton 1, Folder 3

Charters: California: Berkeley - Correspondence re: assessments 1908

Carton 1, Folder 4

Charters: California: Berkeley - Charter (signed) 1908

Carton 1, Folder 5

Charters: California: Berkeley - Speech to Commonwealth Club undated

Carton 1, Folder 6

Charters: California: Chico - Correspondence 1910

Carton 1, Folder 7

Charters: California: Fresno 1912

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to William Carey Jones' position as a consultant on the drafting of the city charter of Fresno, California. Includes correspondence as well as related clippings.
Carton 1, Folder 8

Charters: California: Fresno - Correspondence and charter 1919, 1920

Scope and Content Note

Includes extensive correspondence, including incoming and outgoing letters between William Carey Jones and William F. Toomey, mayor of Fresno from 1912-1917. Also includes typescripts and Jones' handwritten draft of the charter of the City of Vallejo.
Carton 1, Folder 9

Charters: California: Los Angeles - Correspondence 1907-1909

Carton 1, Folder 10

Charters: California: Los Angeles - Correspondence 1912-1913

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and Fred C. Wheeler, on the topic of proportional representation and the legality of alternative propositions in city charters. Wheeler, here writing solely as a member of the Board of Freeholders of Los Angeles, was the Socialist candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in the 1909 recall election of A.C. Harper. Wheeler lost by a slight margin in that race, to the progressive "Good Government" coalition candidate, George Alexander.
Carton 1, Folder 11

Charters: California: Los Angeles - Correspondence 1916

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and W.C. Mushet, in which Jones relays the opinion of Earle Ashley Walcott, 1859-1931, on the proper interpretation of an alternative proposition provision within the Los Angeles Charter.
Carton 1, Folder 12

Charters: California: Los Angeles - Printed literature and collected materials 1907-1912

Carton 1, Folder 13

Charters: California: Los Angeles - Correspondence 1912-1913

Carton 1, Folder 14

Charters: California: Modesto - Correspondence and collected materials 1910

Carton 1, Folder 15

Charters: California: Oakland - Correspondence; literature; drafts 1907-1910

Carton 1, Folder 16

Charters: California: Palo Alto - Correspondence and collected materials 1908-1910

Carton 1, Folder 17

Charters: California: Petaluma - Collected materials 1905, 1911

Carton 1, Folder 18

Charters: California: Richmond - Charter and correspondence 1908

Carton 1, Folder 19

Charters: California: Riverside - Correspondence and collected materials 1907

Carton 1, Folder 20

Charters: California: Sacramento - Correspondence and committee report 1910-1911

Carton 1, Folder 21

Charters: California: Sacramento - Correspondence 1920

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and V.A. McGeorge, Assistant Secretary to the Sacramento Board of Freeholders, on the legality of including a provision to the Sacramento charter that would "provide for the whole scope of municipal affairs and also for the operation of general laws."
Carton 1, Folder 22

Charters: California: San Francisco - Correspondence 1907

Carton 1, Folder 23

Charters: California: San Francisco - Proposed charter amendments and background materials 1907

Carton 1, Folder 24

Charters: California: San Francisco - Correspondence; proposed charter amendments; amendment ballot 1907-1908

Carton 1, Folder 25

Charters: California: Vallejo - Correspondence; meeting minutes 1910

Carton 1, Folder 26

Charters: California: Vallejo - Drafts of charter 1911

Scope and Content Note

Includes a typescript of the charter of the City of Vallejo that has been heavily corrected by William Carey Jones. Also includes a page of handwritten notes regarding the charter.
Carton 1, Folder 27

Charters: California: Vallejo 1915, 1921

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and Donald Munro, in which Jones provides his opinion regarding the conclusiveness of the 1915 Vallejo mayoral election of J. Roney over J.J. Maddigan. Also includes a 1921 letter to Jones from Sacramento city attorney Harry A. Gee, in which Jones' judgment is solicited regarding the intended extent of mayoral supervisory powers provided for in the Vallejo Charter.
Carton 1, Folder 28

Charters: California: Watsonville - Correspondence 1912-1913

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and E.E. Luther, in which Jones elaborates on the steps necessary to begin Watsonville's transition to a commission form of government.
Carton 1, Folder 29

Charters: Iowa: Des Moines - Collected materials 1907

Carton 1, Folder 30

Charters: Massachusetts: Boston - Collected materials 1908

Carton 1, Folder 31

Charters: Missouri: St. Joseph - Correspondence and collected materials 1909

Carton 1, Folder 32

Charters: Nebraska: Lincoln - Correspondence 1913

Scope and Content Note

The charter of Lincoln, Nebraska, is discussed in correspondence between William Carey Jones and L.E. Aylesworth, Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Carton 1, Folder 33

Charters: Tennessee: Memphis - Correspondence and collected materials 1910

Scope and Content Note

Includes a brief letter to William Carey Jones from Edward Hull Crump (1874-1954), mayor of Memphis, Tennessee from 1910-1916.
Carton 1, Folder 34

Charters: Washington: Tacoma - Correspondence 1909

Box 6, Folder 1

Full Text of Model Charter Drafted by William Carey Jones circa 1905-1920

 

Subseries 3:2 School of Jurisprudence 1906-1912

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 35-36.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes materials related to the founding of the School of Jurisprudence at the University of California in 1912. It includes a history of the Department of Jurisprudence (the precursor to the School of Jurisprudence on campus), administrative correspondence regarding fundraising for the construction of the original Boalt Memorial Hall of Law (later renamed Durant Hall) and the Sather Law Library, and handwritten drafts of important speeches, including The Problem of the Law School,an address Jones delivered at the dedication of Boalt Memorial Hall on April 28, 1911, and The Genesis of a Law School,an address Jones delivered at the banquet of the Law Association of the University of California on March 9, 1912. Principal correspondents include Benjamin Ide Wheeler, the eighth President of the University of California, and Frederick C. Woodward, Acting Dean of the School of Law at Stanford University. Correspondence with Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and benefactor of the Hastings College of Law, can be found in Box 1, Folder 41, of Series 1: Correspondence.
Carton 1, Folder 35

Administrative files and drafts of speeches 1910-1922

Carton 1, Folder 36

Building dedication materials 1906, 1911

 

Subseries 3:3 General Subject Files 1884-1923

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 37-73.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject. Further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials related to professional associations, various personal legal transactions, city advisory committees, legislation regarding education, and a variety of miscellaneous subjects. Extensive coverage of the Berkeley elections of 1909 and 1912 can be found in this subseries. Noted correspondents in this subseries include Bernard Maybeck, John C. Merriam, John Jay Hamilton, and Charles Roger Woodruff. Materials related to the University of California include files on the Phoebe Apperson Hearst International Architectural Competition, and committee notes planning the construction of the Henry Morse Stephens Memorial Union (later renamed Stephens Hall).
Carton 1, Folder 37

Alameda County: Municipal Water Supply 1913

Carton 1, Folder 38

American Historical Association 1884, 1887

Carton 1, Folder 39

Bancroft-Whitney Company 1908-1923

Carton 1, Folder 40

Berkeley City Council 1910-1911

Carton 1, Folder 41

Berkeley: Election, 1909 1909

Scope and Content Note

Includes a brief undated note from Bernard Maybeck, as well as an exhaustive file of campaign literature providing broad coverage of the election.
Carton 1, Folder 42

Berkeley: Election, 1912 circa 1912

Carton 1, Folder 43

Berkeley: Municipal Water Committee 1920

Carton 1, Folder 44

Berkeley: School bonds (Bush, Robert E.) 1914, 1928

Carton 1, Folder 45

Berkeley: School bonds (Merriam, John C.) 1913

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from William Carey Jones to John C. Merriam (1869-1945), Professor of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley, on the legality of the Berkeley Board of Education issuing bonds to support playgrounds in Berkeley.
Carton 1, Folder 46

Blackstone Institute (Wermuth, William Charles) 1913-1920

Carton 1, Folder 47

Bureau of Municipal Reference (Quire, J.H.) 1914

Carton 1, Folder 48

California Historical Society 1887-1890

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and related materials compiled during Jones' service as Secretary of the California Historical Society.
Carton 1, Folder 49

California State Assembly - Constitutional Amendments (Clark, William C.) 1913-1914

Carton 1, Folder 50

Children's Mission to Children (Blinn, George R.) 1921

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between William Carey Jones and George R. Blinn regarding property left to the Unitarian institution Children's Mission to Children in Boston, Massachusetts.
Carton 1, Folder 51

Christy, Samuel Benedict 1912-1914

Carton 1, Folder 52-53

City Club of Berkeley 1908-1913

Scope and Content Note

These folders include reports composed by William Carey Jones on various aspects of Berkeley governance, as well extensive incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Jones and other prominent members of the City Club of Berkeley over the course of Jones' service as chairman of the Committee on Municipal Affairs. Topics of reports include the Department of Public Health, the police force, the City Charter, and elections. Principal correspondents include George E. Burlingame and John Debo Galloway.
Carton 1, Folder 54

Code revisions 1915

Carton 1, Folder 55

Commonwealth Club of California 1912-1923

Carton 1, Folder 56

Consolidation of East Bay Cities 1920

Scope and Content Note

Contains a letter to William Carey Jones from a student of Technical High School in Oakland, CA, soliciting his opinion on the benefit of the consolidation of East Bay cities. Includes a two-page response by Jones.
Carton 1, Folder 57

Contest on sample bill 1922

Carton 1, Folder 58

Corcoran, May Stanislaus 1917

Carton 1, Folder 59

First Unitarian Church of Berkeley/Berkeley Unitarian Club 1909-1921

Carton 1, Folder 60

Foresta 1913

Carton 1, Folder 61

Gang outrages: legislation 1920

Carton 1, Folder 62

Geographical Society of the Pacific 1892

Carton 1, Folder 63

High school education 1889-1895

Carton 1, Folder 64

National Municipal League (Hamilton, John Jay) 1912-1913

Carton 1, Folder 65

National Municipal League (Woodruff, Charles Rogers) 1911-1913

Carton 1, Folder 66

National Municipal Review 1911-1912

Carton 1, Folder 67

Oakland Council for the Suppression of the Saloon 1895

Carton 1, Folder 68

Peck, Myron Hall 1897

Carton 1, Folder 69

Phoebe A. Hearst International Architectural Competition 1891-1899

Carton 1, Folder 70

School district legislation 1913-1915

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between William Carey Jones and Arthur H. Chamberlain, Editor of the Sierra Educational News, and includes an essay by Jones on the subject of school district legislation in secondary education, entitled Schools: County High Schools and Union High Schools.
Carton 1, Folder 71

Stephens Memorial Committee 1919

Carton 1, Folder 72

Unitarian Campaign 1921

Carton 1, Folder 73

Vallejo Milk and Meat Inspection Ordinances 1914

 

Series 4 Biographical Materials of William Carey Jones (1854-1923) 1890, 1892, undated

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 74-76.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an autobiographical essay and a speech composed in honor of William Carey Jones, 1854-1923.
Carton 1, Folder 74

Autobiographical essay undated

Carton 1, Folder 75

Speech in honor of William Carey Jones 1892

Carton 1, Folder 76

University of California, Class of 1889 - Reunion materials 1890

 

Series 5 Land Case materials of William Carey Jones (1814-1867) 1837-1855

Physical Description: Portfolio 1, Volumes 1-2; Folders 1-4.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content Note

Under the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the United States was charged with respecting and upholding all titles to lands acquired previous to the Mexican Cession. William Carey Jones, 1814-1867, was appointed by the United States General Land Office to investigate land title claims in California. This series includes two volumes containing depositions and handwritten notes on claims relating to Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe, and San Francisco Pueblo Lands, as well as professional correspondence and clippings related to Jones' role in various other California land cases.
Portfolio 1, Volume 1

Investigation into the Claim of San Francisco on pueblo lands 1834-1855

Portfolio 1, Volume 2

Santa Ana y Quien Sabe, No. 22: Claimant's Brief 1839

Portfolio 1, Folder 1

Letter to William Carey Jones from Justin Butterfield, Commissioner of the General Land Office, containing instructions for Jones as a confidential agent for the government 1849

Portfolio 1, Folder 2

Letter to William Carey Jones from the Citizens of the Counties of Santa Barbara and of San Luis Obispo, Translation into Spanish by T.R. Eldredge, San Francisco 1855

Portfolio 1, Folder 3

Clipping regarding the Limantour Land Case from the Daily Alta California 1857

Portfolio 1, Folder 4

Deed of William Carey Jones, Eliza Benton Jones, John C. Frémont, Jesse Benton Frémont, and others to John T. Brennan 1860