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Elizabeth Butler Gainer Papers
MS 137  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elizabeth Butler Gainer papers
    Dates: 1845-1921 (Bulk 1845-1976)
    Collection number: MS 137
    Creator: Gainer, Elizabeth Butler
    Collection Size: 2 boxes

    .75 linear ft
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Papers documenting the history and geneology of the families Butler, Jones, Morgan, and Thomas from seventeenth-century Wales and England to the United States.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Elizabeth Butler Gainer papers. MS 137. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. William Julien, 1976

    Biography

    Elizabeth Butler Gainer 1843-1921 was born in Warren County, IL. in Larchmont and lived her early life between Larchmont & Monmouth before traveling overland with her family to Oregon. She resided in Long Beach, CA for 15 years. Mrs. Gainer was married to Joseph F. Gainer, was mother to Mrs. H. L. Pillsbury [Ann Gainer], Eleanor Gainer, Marie Gainer and Frank B. Gainer as well as grandmother to Sterling Pillsbury and Elizabeth Pillsbury. Mrs. Gainer was also the niece of Rev. Harrison Jones, a pioneer preacher in Ohio and chaplain of the regiment commanded by President James A. Garfield during the Civil War.
    Mrs. Gainer was known as a most loveable Christian character, ever prominent in church work teaching the Loyal Women's Sunday School class in the First Christian Church. She was also a member of the Gaviota Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers documenting the history and geneology of the families Butler, Jones, Morgan, and Thomas from seventeenth-century Wales and England to the United States. Includes a holograph reminiscence (127 p.), typescript transcriptions of the manuscript, photographs, correspondence, documents, scrapbook.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gainer, Elizabeth Butler, 1843-1921--Archives
    Garfield, James A. (James Abram). 1831-1881
    Illinois--Biography