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Archives related to: Scott, Irving M. (Irving Murray), 1837-1903

titleBiographical materials relating to Irving Murray Scott : San Francisco, [undated].
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleNotes:
Part of a collection of biographical sketches, dictations, and notes, all relating to California pioneers, created or commissioned by Hubert Howe Bancroft and his staff for use in Bancroft's publications.

Forms part of the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection.

Call Number
BANC MSS C-D 955
extent2 Folders
formatsClippings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://melvyl.cdlib.org
updated02/07/2020 18:19:24
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titleEdwin Allen Sherman papers, 1872-1971, (bulk 1896-1913).
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleLetters, manuscripts of writings, and clippings relating primarily to Edwin Allen Sherman, especially to his service in the Mexican War, his successful efforts to erect a monument in Monterey, California to honor John Drake Sloat, and other activities designed to commemorate historic events in California.

His writings include Personal reminiscences of a California pioneer of ’49 and The true account of the great Jesuit conspiracy in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln "the martyr president" of the United States, Friday April 14th 1865. Includes also some correspondence and papers of his wife, Adeline A. Dodd Sherman; his son, Edwin Allen Sherman; and his grandson, Allen Banks Sherman.

Four series: 1. Correspondence, 1871-1971; 2. Manuscripts & writings by Edwin Allen Sherman, 1895-1911; 3. Miscellaney, 1882- 1936; 4. Clippings, 1892-1932.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Edwin Allen Sherman papers, BANC MSS 89/81 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Call Numbers
BANC MSS 89/81 c
BANC MSS C-B 719 FILM
extentboxes (2.1 linear ft.). partial microfilm reel (36 exposures) : negative (Rich. 533:12) and postive (FILM C-B 719).
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Manuscript Clippings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf0j49n4pk&chunk.id=did-1.3.1&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://melvyl.cdlib.org
finding aidFinding aid available in Library. Electronic version available on the Internet.
acquisition informationGift of Helen B. Sherman (Mrs. Allen B. Sherman).
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleDouglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleCollection includes personal and professional correspondence (chiefly incoming), contracts, sketches, diaries, scrapbooks, manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, and "written" conversations between Tilden, who was deaf, and others. Also includes medals, other personal memora bilia. Principal correspondents are his daughter, Gladys Tilden, James D. Phelan & Alexander Stirling Calder.

See online finding aid for biographical notes.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Douglas Tilden, Papers, BANC MSS 89/124 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS 89/124 c
extent11.6 linear ft.
formatsBusiness Papers Personal Papers Correspondence Diaries Scrapbooks
accessThe collection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf3t1nb05j/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationThe Douglas Tilden Papers were given to The Bancroft Library at the bequest of the estate of Gladys Tilden.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleEli Taylor Sheppard Papers, ca. 1858-1927
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleEli T. Sheppard papers: Chiefly relating to his diplomatic career as U.S. Consul to China and later as Advisor on International Law to the U.S. Minister to Japan. Includes correspondence, diaries,chitbooks, writings, certificates, scrapbooks and clippings. Includes some material pertaining to his ownership of the Madrone Vineyards near Sonoma in the 1880s.

Miscellaneous family and other papers : Includes accounts of his father-in-law, Lewis Lewton, 1864-1889 (the earliest including accounts for the Ohio National Guard) and of the Lewton estate; records of the Glen-Ellen Viticultural Club (minutes, constitution and by-laws); account by Marguerite Brindley (E.T. Sheppard's daughter) of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Languages Represented:
Collection materials are in English and Chinese

Preferred Citation
[identification of item], Eli Taylor Sheppard Papers, BANC MSS 71/253 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS 71/253 cz
extent5 Linear feet
formatsBusiness Papers Correspondence Diaries Writings Scrapbooks
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf9t1nb4g0/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationThe Eli T. Sheppard papers came as a gift to The Bancroft Library, June 16, 1971, from his granddaughter, Mrs. William E. Hilbert. A small number of additional items were received from the estate of Mrs. Hilbert, through the assistance of her cousin, Mrs. Evelyn Stewart.
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titleWaterman Family Papers, 1839-1906
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titlePapers of Robert W. Waterman, governor of California, 1887-1891, his wife Jane, and their six children. Included are letters, diaries, legal and financial records, account books, speeches and clippings. Some papers relate to his governorship and to politics. Letters written by him in the 1850s cover his journey to California and experiences in the mines. The bulk of the papers, however, relate to the family's business interests--mines, railroads, ranch and dairy, and cattle breeding.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Waterman family papers, BANC MSS C-B 491, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS C-B 491



extent28 Linear Feet
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Legal Papers Financial Records Clippings
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf0m3n9804/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleAdolph Sutro papers 1853-1915
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleThe Adolph Sutro Papers consists of correspondence, much of it relating to the Sutro Tunnel Company and to the Funding Bill; records of the Sutro Tunnel Company including cipher books; documents relating to property holdings in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Napa Counties; payrolls and reports for the Cliff House, Sutro Railroad, San Miguel Ranch, Sutro Baths, Sutro Library, and Sutro Heights; papers relating to Sutro's term as San Francisco Mayor; papers relating to Sutro's estate; and financial records.

Languages Represented:
Collection materials are in English

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Adolph Sutro Papers, BANC MSS C-B 465, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS C-B 465
extent20.75 Linear Feet
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Financial Records
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf2p3002p0/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationThe Adolph Sutro Papers were assembled from various sources by The Bancroft Library. Items purchased in 1939, have been stamped "Bancroft Library, Sutro, June 1939". Letterbooks, code books, and receipt books were purchased from Wreden. A scrapbook was purchased from the Plath sale in 1959. Letters and documents removed from another scrapbook were purchased from Albert Dressler in 1939. Some items relating to the Funding Bill came from the Lyman Library. Other items were purchased from John Howell Books or transferred from the T.W. Norris collection. Wherever the source was known, it has been indicated on the material.
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titleBenjamin Ide Wheeler Papers, 1854-1927
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titlePersonal correspondence of the President of the University of California; his writings and speeches (Mss. and printed); genealogical material on the Wheeler and Ide families; and clippings relating mainly to the University of California, 1912-1913.

A small group of papers of his father, Benjamin Wheeler, is included.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Benjamin Ide Wheeler papers, BANC MSS C-B 1044, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS C-B 1044
extent11 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 portfolio, 1 oversize folder and 1 volume
formatsCorrespondence Writings Clippings
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf4779n6xf/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleKeith-McHenry-Pond Family Papers, 1841-1961
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleInclude papers of William Keith relating to his career as an artist; papers of his wife, Mary McHenry Keith, reflecting her participation in the woman suffrage movement and humanitarian activities; papers of her parents, Ellen and John McHenry; papers of her sister, Emma Pond, and her brother-in-law, Charles Fremont Pond, relating to his naval career, 1876-1918; papers of the Ponds' daughter, Elizabeth Keith Pond, relating primarily to her interest in William Keith and to her travels and her camping trips in the High Sierra.
Included also are miscellaneous papers of other members of the family and correspondence of Brother Fidelis Cornelius relating to his biography, Keith, Old Master of California.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Benjamin Ide Wheeler papers, BANC MSS C-B 1044, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS C-B 595
extent23 boxes, 15 cartons, 2 oversize folders
formatsCorrespondence Writings Subject Files Clippings Ephemera
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf7199n90j/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleGeorge Davidson Papers, 1845-1911
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titleLetters, including family correspondence; diaries; personalia; financial papers; manuscripts of his writings and speeches; notebooks; lecture notes; computations and drawings; subject files; photographs; reports; sketches; maps; clippings.

Service with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Service and with various commissions, governmental and private; interests in science, engineering, geography and navigation, history of California, etc.; association with the University of California as Regent and as professor.

Included also: some papers of his wife and children, and papers relating to his wife's family (Fauntleroy family and Owen family).

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], George Davidson papers, BANC MSS C-B 490, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Number:
BANC MSS C-B 490
extent65 boxes, 28 cartons, 2 oversize v., 1 oversize package, 11 oversize folders, and 1 oversize portfolio
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Ephemera Financial Records Photographs
accessCollection is open for research except for Cartons 23 and 29 which are unarranged and unavailable for use. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of the Public Services of The Bancroft Library.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf1779n544/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleCalifornia Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
repositoryUniversity of California, Berkeley
collection titlePhotographers:
Various photographers, including: I. W. Taber, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Carleton E. Watkins, Moulin Studios, Thomas Houseworth & Co., Bradley & Rulofson, William Shew, Peter Stackpole, Francis P. Farquhar, Johan Hagemeyer, William Keith, F. Gutekunst, Charles McMillan, Silas Selleck, Thors (San Francisco), Stewart & Skelton Studios, Schumacher Portraits, Ken McLaughlin, Sarony & Co., Hirsch & Kaye (San Francisco), and others.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
extent1,232 images selected from The Bancroft Library's Portrait Collection ; various sizes
formatsPhotographs Notes
accessCollection is open for research.
record linkhttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf4z09p0qg/?&query=Scott,%20Irving%20Murray,%201837-1903&brand=oac
record sourcehttp://content.cdlib.org/
finding aidIn repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationThe portraits were acquired from various sources.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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titleM. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThe records of M. Knoedler & Co. document the business of the prominent American art dealer from the mid-19th century to 1971, when the Knoedler Gallery was acquired by Armand Hammer. The archive traces the development of the once provincial American art market into one of the world's leading art centers and the formation of the private art collections that would ultimately establish many of the nation's leading art museums, such as the Frick Collection and the National Gallery of Art.

It brings to the foreground the business side of dealing as artworks shuttled back and forth among Knoedler, fellow dealers, and collectors, documenting developments in art connoisseurship, shifting tastes, the changing role of art in American society, and the essential role of private collectors in the formation of public American art collections.

The records provide insight into broader economic, social and cultural histories and the nation's evolving sense of place in the world. The Knoedler Gallery became one of the main suppliers of old master and post-Impressionist paintings in the United States. Financial records of the firm provide crucial provenance information on the large number of artworks in American museums that were sold by the gallery. The archive includes stock books, sales books and commission books; correspondence with collectors, artists, art dealers and other associates; photographs of the artworks sold by the gallery; records from the firm's offices in London, Paris and other cities; exhibition files; framing and restoration records, and records of the firm's Print Department.

Selected portions of the archive have been digitized and made available online. Connect to selected digitized portions of the archive.

Arranged in 14 series:
Series I. Stock books;
Series II. Sales books;
Series III. Commission books;
Series IV. Inventory cards;
Series V. Receiving and shipping records;
Series VI. Correspondence;
Series VII. Photographs;
Series VIII. Exhibition files;
Series IX. American Department records;
Series X. Framing and restoration records;
Series XI. Print Department records;
Series XII. Other financial records;
Series XIII. Library cards, scrapbooks, and research materials;
Series XIV. Knoedler family papers


Biographical/Historical Note:
M. Knoedler & Co. was a successor to the New York branch of Goupil & Co., an extremely dynamic print-publishing house founded in Paris in 1827. Goupil's branches in London, Berlin, Brussels, and The Hague, as well as New York, expanded the firm's market in the sale of reproductive prints.

The firm's office in New York was established in 1848. In 1857, Michael Knoedler, an employee of Goupil and a manager for the firm, bought out the interests in the firm's New York branch, conducted the business under his own name, and diversified its activities to include the sale of paintings. Roland Knoedler, Michael's son, took over the firm in 1878 and with Charles Carstairs opened galleries in Paris and London.

In 1928, the management of the firm passed to Roland's nephew Charles Henschel, Carman Messmore, Charles Carstairs and Carstairs' son Carroll. In 1956 Henschel died, and E. Coe Kerr and Roland Balaÿ, Michael Knoedler's grandson, took over. In 1971 the firm was sold to businessman and collector Armand Hammer. The gallery closed in November 2011.

extent3042.6 linear feet (5550 boxes, 17 flat file folders).
formatsAuction Catalogs Business Records Correspondence Financial Records Ephemera
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers, with the following exceptions. Boxes 77, 262-264, 1308-1512, 1969-1974, 3592-3723 are restricted due to fragility. Box 4468 is restricted until 2075.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2012m54
record sourcehttp://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21129976460001551
contact informationContact gallery's archivist
finding aidAt the Getty Research Institute and over their website.
acquisition informationAcquired in 2012.
updated05/29/2018 14:44:15
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