Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 186-195, Vol. 4. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This reminiscence covers the period of John Taylor's life from 1848 to 1860. It describes the events that led to his arrival in California and his work in the gold mines. He writes candidly about how his preconceptions of life in the gold mines differed from his actual experience
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 135-140, Vol. 7. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. A note exists at the end of the transcript stating, "The foregoing was copied from a San Jose Journal". This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. This reminiscence provides a brief account of T.E. Beans' journey from Pennsylvania to California via the plains. It also provides some background family history as well as Mr. Beans' employment history. The time period represented by this reminiscence is from 1848 to 1901
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.5-11, Vol. 2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The transcription includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. This reminiscence begins with some background information regarding Hutchings' childhood in England. It then describes his motivation for moving to New Orleans and his passion for adventure, which inspired his overland journey to California. The reminiscence provides details concerning Hutchings life as a miner as well as his early business pursuits. It also describes how he came to write the famous "Miners Ten Commandments", a letter sheet of which more than 97 thousand copies were sold. Some mention is made of Hutchings' conflict with the U.S. Government over his right to settle in land that became part of Yosemite National Park. The years covered by this reminiscence ... Read More
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.24-26, Vol. 2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This brief biography was written after Kemble's death in 1886. It details some of his career achievements, and offers background information on his first days in California
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.109-121, Vol. 1. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. This reminiscence covers Houghton's life from 1849 to 1901and discusses his New England family and his early years. Houghton describes attending the 1852 funeral of Daniel Webster. En route to California Houghton stopped in Panama, and his stay there is described (during which time he suffered from a bout of Isthmus Fever as well as Cholera) as well as his adventures on the Chagres River. Named ... Read More
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, Charles Proctor Kimball, p. 22-23, Vol.2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. This brief reminiscence discusses whether the "Journal of Commerce" or the "Alta California" was the first to be published
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 174-178, Vol. 7. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence details the life of Pedro de Alcantara Brazileiro de Saisset, providing information regarding his life before arrival in California and after. The topics discussed in this reminiscence are: employment history, places of residence, and family history. The time period represented by this reminiscence is from 1848 to 1902. Following the reminiscence is a transcript of the subject's obituary
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The accounts subseries primarily contains records of Elizabeth Brown Chew's personal account with Girard Trust, documented though account statements and checkbook stubs. The Chew Trust consists solely of copies of reports and statements from and pertaining to the Chew Trust between roughly 1922 and 1942. During this time, family members acting as agents for the trust included Oswald Chew, Benjamin Chew, Elizabeth Brown Chew, Anne Sophia Penn Chew Alston, and David Sands Brown Chew. The reports reveal, in relative detail, discussion between various family members concerning, in particular, land transactions. The statements spell out, in financial terms, the trust's incomes, expenses, and investments (in real estate and other companies). The Clividen subseries consists of seven folders and two volumes. Among the scant materials are a few bills and receipts for repairs to Cliveden's interiors; a small group of miscellaneous correspondence; two folders of clippings relaying stories about ... Read More
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
This series consists of a motley assortment of items, some of which may have been collected by Cliveden staff members to be displayed at the home. Material has been arranged alphabetically by subject or title, and there are several significant groups, which include booklets and pamphlets, catalogs, newspapers, and serials. Beyond these groups, there are broadsides and posters, examples of Continental currency, clippings, trade cards, calling cards, handbills, maps, menus, programs, novels, and sheet music. Among the booklets and pamphlets, researchers will find an array of speeches, most given by politicians and lawyers, such as an address on the promotion of agriculture given by William Tilghman, L.L.D. before the Philadelphia Society (1820) and a speech delivered before the U. S. Senate by Representative John Caldwell Calhoun of South Carolina on the "Three Million [Dollar] Bill" (1847). There are also several folders of legal booklets that consist of published opinions, judgments, ... Read More
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
At eight boxes and one flat file, this small series contains a variety of records, from miscellaneous accounts and drawings to legal papers, writings, and recipes. There are two folders of alphabetically-arranged correspondence, highlights of which include a letter dated 24 January 1820 from John Quincy Adams to William D. Lewis, Esq. in which Adams discusses Levitt Harris, U.S. Consul at St. Petersburg, Russia; letters concerning lands in Virginia from George Chambers of Chambersburg to George Thompson, a Philadelphia merchant; and a letter of recommendation for one Mary Church dated May 1733/4 from Andrew Pitt to James Logan. There is an additional folder of letters of which the correspondents are unknown or unidentified. In this series are also several folders of clippings, most of which were removed from a severely mold-damaged scrapbook. The clippings have been housed in eleven folders in the order in which they were found. The clippings appear to be from mostly local newspapers ... Read More