Finding Aid for the Powell Family Papers, 1836-1961

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Finding Aid for the Powell Family Papers, 1836-1961

Collection number: 230

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

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  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Powell Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1836-1961
Collection number: 230
Creator: Powell Family
Extent: 38 boxes (19 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George Harold Powell (1872-1922) was born in Ghent, New York. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent him to California in 1904 to study citrus fruits rotting in transit. In 1896, he married Gertrude Eliza Clark (1870-1957). They had three sons, Harold Clark Powell (1900-1938), George Townsend Powell (1901-1955), and Lawrence Clark Powell (1906- ), who became the Librarian of the UCLA Library, Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and dean of the School of Library Service at UCLA. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, memorabilia, books, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to the Powell family. The bulk is made up of the papers and correspondence of George Harold Powell, horticulturist and general manager of the California Fruit Exchange (1912-22) and his wife, Gertrude Clark Powell.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell, 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Powell Family Papers (Collection 230). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

George Harold Powell was born in 1872 in Ghent, New York, on February 8, 1872; BS (1895) and MS (1896), Agriculture, Cornell; pomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington, D.C., 1901-1911; U.S. Department of Agriculture sent him to California in 1904 to study citrus fruits rotting in transit; general manager, California Fruit Exchange (today known as Sunkist Growers), 1912; married Gertrude Eliza Clark (1870-1957) on July 1, 1896; they had three sons, Harold Clark Powell (1900-1938), George Townsend Powell (1901-1955), and Lawrence Clark Powell (1906- ), who became the Librarian of the UCLA Library, Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and dean of the School of Library Service at UCLA; George Harold Powell died of a heart attack on Feb. 18, 1922 in Pasadena, California.

Biographical Narrative

The Powell Family Papers consist predominately of the correspondence and papers of George Harold Powell (1872-1922) and Gertrude Clark Powell (1870-1957). George Harold Powell was born to George Townsend Powell (1843-1927) and Marcia Alger Chace Powell (1845-1932) at Ghent, New York, on February 8, 1872. His father was one of the leading horticulturalists of New York State and was noted especially for his apples. Both of his parents were Quakers. His grandparents were Townsend and Catherine Macy Powell. George Harold Powell attended public schools and the Union Free High School in Chatham, New York. He also attended Cornell University where obtained a B.S. and M.S. in agriculture in 1895 and 1896 respectively.
In 1896 Powell was appointed Horticulturalist at the Experiment Station of Delaware Agricultural College in Dover. September 1901 found him in Washington, D.C., as assistant pomologist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, studying problems of cold storage in connection with the apple industry. He was appointed pomologist in charge of fruit storage and transportation investigations in 1904. The Department of Agriculture sent George Powell to California in the same year at the request of the California orange growers for an investigation of the rotting of citrus fruits in transit. At that time he met Ethan Allen Chase (1832-1921), a pioneer in the citrus industry at Riverside. He made a trip to Europe in 1908 to study the fruit industry there. In 1909 he was appointed assistant chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry and in 1911 he was made acting chief but resigned to accept the position of secretary and manager of the California Citurs Protective Leaque. After another trip to Europe, he was appointed General Manager of the California Fruit Growers Exchange, now known as Sunkist Growers, in September 1912.
George Harold Powell's most influential work, Cooperation in Agriculture, was published in 1913. It soon became the standard work on this subject. Mr. Powell was one of the chief exponents of cooperation in marketing agricultural produce. When the United States entered World War I, he was called to Washington to take charge of the Perishable Food Division of the U.S. Food Administration. There he worked with Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) who was the head of the U.S. Food Administration. In recognition of his outstanding service, George Harold Powell was awarded the Cross of Chevalier of the Order of the Crown by King Albert of Belgium.
In 1919 Powell returned to his position at the California Fruit Growers Exchange. In January 1922 he served as chairman of the committee on marketing farm products at the National Agriculture Conference called by President Harding. He also delivered a notable address on Fundamentals of Cooperative Marketing. While attending a dinner at the Hotel Maryland in Pasadena on February 18, 1922, George Harold Powell died of a heart attack. A public memorial was held at the Morosco Theatre in Los Angeles at which Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, delivered the principal address. On April 25, 1923 the Memorial Tablet of the Late George Harold Powell was presented to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the former members of the Division of Perishable Foods of the U.S. Food Administration.
George Harold Clark married Gertrude Eliza Clark on July 1, 1896 in the Friends Meeting House at Collins, New York. Gertrude Clark Powell was born at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, on October 18, 1870. She was the eldest of three children borne to Quaker parents, William Henry Clark (1844-1913), a Buffalo lawyer, and Mary Lawrence Haines Clark (1844-1896). Her grandparents were Phebe Lawrence Haines (1819-1892) and Jesse Hartley Haines (1814-1902). Gertrude Clark Powell attended high school in Buffalo and went on to Cornell University. She graduated in the Class of 1895 with her husband. She was a member of Alpha Phi and Phi Beta Kappa.
Gertrude Clark Powell and George Harold Powell's first son, Harold Clark Powell (1900-1938), was born in Newmark, Delaware, on February 16, 1900. With his father and grandfather, Harold Clark Powell represented three generations of leading horticulturalists. He received his education from Michigan State College, East Lansing, and the University of California. After working in the fruit industry in California, he received an appointment as Professor of Horticulture at the Transvaal University College, University of South Africa in Pretoria. In five years he had acquired such a reputation that the Empire Marketing Board asked him to visit the colonies and to report on their citrus potentialities. The standard textbook in the Union of South Africa on citrus was his The Culture of the Orange and Allied Fruits. At the time of his accidental death in 1938, practically every citrus expert in the Union was trained by him and the whole field staff of the Citrus Exchange had been very much influenced by him.
Gertrude Clark and George Harold Powell's second son, George Townsend Powell (1901-1955) was born in Washington, D.C. The third son, Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-) was also born in Washington. Lawrence Clark Powell entered the library profession. In 1944 he was appointed Head Librarian at the UCLA Library and Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. In 1960 he became Dean of the School of Library Service at UCLA. He relinquished the title of University Librarian in June 1961, but continued as the Director of the Clark Library. Additional information about Lawrence Clark Powell's contributions to the UCLA Library and the library profession can be found in the Records of the Office of the Librarian, B 18, Series 9, and in other entries under Powell, Lawrence Clark, in the Numbered Collections Catalog as well as in the Lawrence Clark Powell Papers, Collection Number 229.
The papers of other families related to the George Harold Powell family are also included in the Powell Family Papers. For an understanding of the relationships of the various members of these families, the family trees by Marian Clark Cooch and Lawrence Clark Powell will provide the basic information. Briefly, however, the Lawrence and the Haines families are related to the Clark family which joined the Powell family when Gertrude Clark Powell married George Harold Powell. These families have a long Quaker tradition. It is, therefore, fitting that the family copy of George Fox's Journal, printed and sold by Sowle in 1694, should be in this collection. The collection also includes some correspondence from and material about Elizabeth Powell Bond (1841-1926), Dean of Swarthmore College. One of the outstanding features of these papers is the many photographs of members of the family and other persons. There are several autographed photographs of Herbert Hoover as well as a photographic album of the members of the U.S. Food Administration, Division of Perishable Foods, 1917-1919. Also of note are the journals and diaries of Gertrude Clark Powell covering the years from 1893 to 1957.
Also included in the Powell Family Papers are the papers of Harold Haines Clark (1878-1964), the brother of Gertrude Clark Powell. He was very close to the George Harold Powell family, especially after the death of Mr. Powell. He was associated with the Link Belt Company for thirty years and became the Manager of its Pacific Coast Division.
The Powell Family Papers were given to the UCLA Department of Special Collections as a continuing gift of Dean Lawrence Clark Powell in 1955. The gift is to be concluded in 1964 with the papers of Harold Haines Clark.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, memorabilia, books, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to the Powell family. The bulk is made up of the papers and correspondence of George Harold Powell, horticulturist and general manager of the California Fruit Exchange (1912-22) and his wife, Gertrude Clark Powell. Also includes the papers of Harold Haines Clark, brother of Gertrude Clark Powell, who was associated with the Link Belt Company. The papers of the Lawrence and Haines families are related to the Clark family and these family papers include a copy of George Fox's Journal (1694) and some material about and from Elizabeth Powell Bond, dean of Swarthmore College. Also autographed photographs of Herbert Hoover and a photo album of the members of the U.S. Food Administration, Division of Perishable Foods, 1917-19.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence of George Harold Powell.
  2. Correspondence of Gertrude Clark Powell.
  3. Papers of George Harold Powell.
  4. Papers of Gertrude Clark Powell.
  5. Papers of Harold Clark Powell.
  6. Papers of the Powell-Lawrence-Haines-Clark families.
  7. Papers of the Powell family.
  8. Papers of the Clark family.
  9. Papers of the Haines family.
  10. Papers of the Lawrence family.
  11. Papers of Marian Lawrence Clark Cooch.
  12. Papers of Harold Haines Clark.
  13. George Harold Powell and Powell family scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs.
  14. Bible.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Powell family--Archives.
Powell, George Harold--Archives.
Powell, Gertrude Eliza Clark, 1870-1957--Archives.
Powell, Harold Clark, 1900-1938--Archives.
Bond, Elizabeth Powell, 1841-1926--Archives.
Fox, George, 1624-1691-- Journal or historical account of the life, travels, sufferings...
Clark, Harold Haines, 1878-1964--Archives.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--Photographs.
California Fruit Growers Exchange.
Horticulturists--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Family papers.


Container List

 

Correspondence of George Harold Powell

 

Business and Personal Letters

 

Letters from Various Persons

Box 1, Folder 1

1900-1916 and n.d.

 

Letters from Ethan Allen Chase

Box 1, Folder 2

1909-1920.

 

Correspondence With Various Persons Regarding the U.S. Food Administration

Box 1, Folder 3

1917-1918.

 

Correspondence of Various Persons Other Than George Harold Powell Regarding the U.S. Food Administration

Box 1, Folder 4

1917-1920 and n.d.

 

Family Correspondence

 

Letters to His Wife, Gertrude Clark Powell

Box 1, Folder 5

1904-1906.

Box 1, Folder 6

August-October 1908.

Box 1, Folder 7

March-May 1909.

Box 1, Folder 8

June-August 1909.

Box 1, Folder 9

1913.

Box 1, Folder 10

1918.

 

Letters to His Children

Box 2, Folder 1

1911-1916.

Box 2, Folder 2

1917.

Box 2, Folder 2a

1918.

Box 2, Folder 2b

1919 and n.d.

 

Letters from His Children

Box 2, Folder 3

1909-1918.

 

Correspondence With Various Members of the Family

Box 2, Folder 4

1895-1914.

Box 2, Folder 5

1916-1922 and n.d.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Letters to Both George Harold Powell and Gertrude Clark Powell

Box 2, Folder 6

1900-1915 and n.d.

 

Correspondence of Gertrude Clark Powell

 

Personal Correspondence

 

Letters to Various Relatives

Box 2, Folder 7

1873-1905.

Box 2, Folder 8

1931.

Box 2, Folder 9

1932.

Box 2, Folder 10

January-July 1933.

Box 2, Folder 11

August-December 1933.

Box 2, Folder 12

1934 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Father, William Henry Clark

Box 33, Folder 1

ca. 1880-1924 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Father-in-Law, George Townsend Powell

Box 33, Folder 2

1922-1926 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Mother, Mary Lawrence (Haines) Clark

Box 33, Folder 3

1884-1892.

Box 33, Folder 4

1893-1894 and n.d.

Box 33, Folder 5

1895-1929.

 

Letters from Her Sister, Marian Lawrence (Clark) Cooch

Box 33, Folder 6

1902-1950.

Box 33, Folder 7

1951-1952.

 

Letters from Her Brother, Harold Haines Clark and from Her Sister-in-Law, Emma (Holbrook) Clark

Box 33, Folder 8

1900-1950.

 

Letters from Various Relatives

Box 3, Folder 1

1891-1948 and n.d.

 

Letters from Various Persons and Distant Relatives

Box 3, Folder 2

1900-1927.

Box 3, Folder 3

1930-1939.

Box 3, Folder 4

1940-1948.

Box 3, Folder 5

1949-1957.

 

Family Correspondence

 

Letters to Her Son, Lawrence Clark Powell

Box 4, Folder 1

1925-1926.

Box 4, Folder 2

1930-1931.

Box 4, Folder 3

ca. 1930-1931.

Box 4, Folder 4

1932.

Box 4, Folder 5

1936-1937.

Box 4, Folder 6

ca. 1936-1937.

Box 4, Folder 7

1941-1951.

Box 4, Folder 8

1953-1954.

 

Letters from Her Son, Harold Clark Powell

Box 5, Folder 1

1912-1918.

Box 5, Folder 2

January-April 1919.

Box 5, Folder 3

May-December 1919.

Box 5, Folder 4

1921-1926.

Box 5, Folder 5

1928.

Box 5, Folder 6

1929.

Box 5, Folder 7

1930-1938.

 

Letters from Her Daughter-in-Law, Margaret Carey Powell

Box 6, Folder 1

1921-1928.

Box 6, Folder 2

1929.

Box 6, Folder 3

1930-1935.

Box 6, Folder 4

1936-1938.

Box 6, Folder 5

1939-1948.

Box 41, Folder 3

Gertude C. Powell: Various letters. 1924-1942.

Scope and Content Note

To Margaret Carey Powell Hargraves, H. Clark Powell, Marcia Hargreaves, as well as letters from LCP.
Box 41, Folder 4

H. Clark and Margaret Powell: Various letters. 1924-1932.

Scope and Content Note

To Gertrude Clark Powell, H. Clark to Margaret.
Box 41, Folder 5

H. Clark and Margaret Powell: Various letters to Mrs. Gertrude C. Powell, from Mrs. George L. Powell 1926-1931.

 

Letters from Her Daughter-in-Law, Marjorie Leslie Powell

Box 6, Folder 6

1932-1941.

Box 6, Folder 7

1942-1952 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Granddaughter, Marcia Virginia Powell

Box 7, Folder 1

1928-1952 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Grandson, David Clark Powell

Box 7, Folder 2

1940-1946 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Grandson, William Clark Powell

Box 7, Folder 3

1950-1951.

 

Letters from Her Son, George Townsend Powell Including Some from His Wife, Edwina Martin Powell

Box 7, Folder 4

1912-1939.

Box 7, Folder 5

1940-1950 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Son, Lawrence Clark Powell

Box 7, Folder 6

1912-1929.

Box 7, Folder 7

1930-1932.

Box 7, Folder 8

1933-1935.

Box 34, Folder 1

1936-1940.

Box 34, Folder 2

1941-1950.

Box 34, Folder 3

1951-1957.

 

Letters from Her Daughter-in-Law, Fay Shoemaker Powell

Box 34, Folder 4

1940-1954 and n.d.

 

Letters from Her Grandson, Wilkie Haines Powell

Box 34, Folder 5

1950-1951.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Letters to and from Various Persons

Box 34, Folder 6

1900-1961.

 

Papers of George Harold Powell

 

Diaries, Address Books, etc.

Box 8, Folder 1

Autograph Book and Address Book.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 8, Folder 2a

Diary. 1908 and Memo Day Book kept by George harold Powell while in Europe. 1909.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 8, Folder 2b

Last will of G. Harold Powell.

 

Publications and Writings

Box 8, Folder 3

A Defense of the Indian. Chatham Union School. 1891.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections. 5pp.
Box 8, Folder 4

Cover Crops and Soil Conditions in Orchards. February 4, 1902.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections. 7pp.
Box 8, Folder 5

Experiments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Cold Storage. January 28-29, 1903.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections. 9pp.
Box 8, Folder 6

Practical Difficulties in the Cold Storage of Apples. U.S. Department of Agriculture. August 5, 1903.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections. 12pp.
Box 8, Folder 7

The Apple in Cold Storage. U.S. Department of Agriculture. November 11, 1903.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript. 14pp.

Note

(The following is an outline of an illustrated talk by Mr. Powell on the above subject)
Box 8, Folder 7

Summary of Lecture by G. Harold Powell, Pomologist in Charge of Fruit Storage Investigations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Before the Maine State Pomological Society, Auburn, Maine. November 11, 1903.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript. 3pp.
Box 8, Folder 7

Apple in Cold Storage. U.S. Department of Agriculture. November 18, 1903.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript. 3pp.
Box 8, Folder 8

The Decay of Oranges while in Transit from California, By G. Harold Powell [and others] Washington, Government Printing Office. 1908 (U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Plant Industry. Bulletin no.123).

Physical Description: 79pp.
Box 8, Folder 9

Cooperation in Agriculture. New York: Macmillan. 1913. xv.

Physical Description: 327pp.
Box 8, Folder 10

Fundamental Principles of Co-operation in Agriculture. University of California. College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station. Circular no.222. October 1920.

Physical Description: 24pp.
Box 8, Folder 11

Ethan Allen Chase, An Appreciation. December 1921.

Physical Description: [A small unpaged pamphlet] 4 copies.
Box 8, Folder 12

Bibliography of the writings of George Harold Powell.

Physical Description: 3 × 5" cards.
 

Publications about G. Harold Powell and the Citrus Industry

Box 9, Folder 1

Citrus Protective League of California. The Decay in Citrus Fruits while in Transit. Los Angeles. February 4, 1911.

Physical Description: 3pp.
 

Citrus Protective League of California. The Prevention of Decay in Citrus Fruits. Los Angeles. February 18, 1911.

Physical Description: 4pp.
 

Collins, James H.

Box 9, Folder 1

The Biggest Marketing Exchange, California Citrus Organization and Its Manager. The Country Gentleman, vol.81, no.3 (January 15, 1916) pp.3-4 + Collins, James H.

Box 9, Folder 1

Marketing California Citrus, Sales Methods that Dispose of 30,000 Cars. The Country Gentleman, vol.81, no.3 (January 29, 1919) pp.6-7.

 

Crissey, Forrest

Box 9, Folder 1

The Crop Scout. The Saturday Evening Post (November 19, 1910) pp.24-26 +.

 

Francisco, Don

Box 9, Folder 2

G. Harold Powell, An Appreciation.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript. 9pp.
Box 9, Folder 2

The Story of Sunkist Advertising, Transcript of a Talk by Mr. Don Francisco before the Apprentice Group of the J. Walter Thompson Company, New York City. December 9, 1948.

Physical Description: Mimeographed typescript. 23pp.
 

Fulton, Sanford H.

Box 9, Folder 2

G. Harold Powell. The California Citrograph (September 1923) pp.372, 407-408.

Box 9, Folder 2

_____ _____ A photostatic copy.

Box 9, Folder 2

G. Harold Powell. In Interesting People, The American Magazine. pp.424, 425-26.

 

Holman, Charles W.

Box 9, Folder 2

Keeping Faith with the Consumer. Technical World Magazine.

Physical Description: pp.531-537.
 

MacCurdy, Rahno Mabel

Box 9, Folder 3

The History of the California Fruit Growers Exchange. Los Angeles. 1925.

Physical Description: 106pp.
 

Mills, Minnie Tibbets

Box 9, Folder 4

Luther Calvin Tibbets, Founder of the Navel Orange Industry of California. The Quarterly, Historical Society of Southern California. vol.25, no.4 (December 1943).

Physical Description: pp.127-161.
 

Ritchie, Robert Welles

Box 9, Folder 5

The Religion of Cooperation; the California Citrus Growers' Pride in his Association and his Trade-mark. The Country Gentleman (September 4, 1920.

Physical Description: pp.13, 41.
Box 9, Folder 5

There's a Limit to Pooling; Danger Threatens When the Public's Interest Is Ignored. The Country Gentleman (August 27, 1921) pp.3-4, 5.

Box 9, Folder 5

They Took a Tip from Big Business; California Farmers Moved Their Citrus and Walnut Crops by 'Delivered Sales'. The Country Gentleman (July 30, 1921).

Physical Description: pp.1-2.
 

Sunkist Growers

Box 9, Folder 5

The Story of California Oranges and Lemons. Los Angeles, California Fruit Growers Exchange, c. 1943.

Physical Description: 30pp.
 

Webber, H.J.

Box 9, Folder 5

An Appreciation of G. Harold Powell. The California Countryman (April 1922).

Physical Description: pp.13, 17.
Box 9, Folder 5

Who's Who--And Why. Noted Men and Women of the Southwest. Illustrated Weekly (November 16, 1912).

Physical Description: p.7.
 

Woehlke, Walter V.

Box 9, Folder 5

In the Orange Country, Where an Orchard Is a Mine. The Human Factor Among the Gold-bearing Trees of California. Sunset (March 1911).

Physical Description: pp.251-264. 2 copies.
Box 9, Folder 6

Materials and correspondence. 1942-1948.

Scope and Content Note

re a proposed biography of G. Harold Powell by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Box 9, Folder 7

A selected bibliography of articles about G. Harold Powell.

Physical Description: 3 × 5 cards.
Box 9, Folder 8

Miscellaneous.

Box 9, Folder 9

Articles appearing in Newspapers.

Box 9, Folder 10

Clippings.

Box 9, Folder 11

Book. Riverside, California, The Press(?) Printing Company. 1912.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

Celebration in honor of the eighteith birthday of Ethan Allan Chase of Riverside, California at the Chase Plantation, Corona, January the Eighteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Twelve.
Box 9, Folder 11

Scrapbook--Begins with work in California. 1909.

Box 30

Scrapbook. 1904-1909.

Note

(Shelved at the end of the collection)
 

Memorabilia

Box 10, Folder 1

Class of Ninety-five, Cornell University. Ithaca, New York. June 1895.

Physical Description: 103pp.
Box 10, Folder 2

Class of 1895, Cornell University Class List. Compiled by Erle W. Whitefield and William F. Atkinson. [n.p.] 1912.

Physical Description: 61pp.
Box 10, Folder 3

Menus, etc. of dinners attended by G. Harold Powell. Includes the autograph album of the dinner given by Mr. Joseph H. Steinhardt for G. Harold Powell in New York. December 17, 1921.

 

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 4

Christmas cards showing the Herbert Hoover Residence and the Don Francisco Family.

Box 10, Folder 5

Autographed photographs of Herbert Hoover.

Box 10, Folder 6

G. Harold Powell in his early years.

Box 10, Folder 7

G. Harold Powell in his later years including a photograph of his publications.

Box 10, Folder 8

San Francisco Earthquake. 1906.

Physical Description: Negative Photographs.
Box 10, Folder 9

Backing for Edward Weston photograph of GHP removed to #98 Weston..

Box 11

United States Food Administration, Division of Perishable Foods. 1917-1919.

Scope and Content Note

[A photographic album of the personnel with some biographical information and a few autographs].
 

Memorials and Obituaries

Box 11

Scrapbook of Obituaries.

Physical Description: Loose-leaf notebook.
Box 11

In Memoriam, G. Harold Powell. 1872-1922.

Scope and Content Note

[A bound volume of messages sent to Mrs. G. Harold Powell and others].
Box 11

Clippings on the death of G. Harold Powell.

Physical Description: 1 manila envelope.
Box 31

Scrapbook on the death of G. Harold Powell.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, photographs and correspondence.

Note

(Shelved at the end of the collection.)
Box 12, Folder 1

G. Harold Powell, Memorial [by California Fruit Growers Exchange] Los Angeles, California. March 20, 1922.

Physical Description: 3 copies.
Box 12, Folder 2

In Memoriam G. Harold Powell. March 1922.

Physical Description: Signed by Herbert Hoover. An illuminated manuscript on vellum accompanied by a letter from Mr. Hoover to Mrs. G. Harold Powel leaves.
Box 11, Folder 3

Materials relating to the memorial tablet to G. Harold Powell placed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture building by former members of the Division of Perishable Foods, U.S. Food Administration. April 25, 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an invitation to the ceremonies; a letter to Gertrude Clark Powell April 12, 1923; press release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture April 27, 1923; and newspaper clippings.
Box 11, Folder 4

Presentation of Memorial Tablet of the Late George Harold Powell to the United States Department of Agriculture by the former Members of the Division of Perishable Foods of the United States Food Administration. Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture. April 25, 1923.

Physical Description: 12pp. 3 copies.
Box 11, Folder 4

Exercises held at the Administration Building, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. April 25, 1923, 3 p.m.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript. 8pp.

Scope and Content Note

On the Occasion of the Presentation of the Bronze Tablet in Memory of the Late George Harold Powell. Secretary Wallace Presiding.
Box 11, Folder 5

Photographs of the funeral flowers and the Memorial Tablet in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Box 11, Folder 6

The cut used in printing the photographic reproductions of the Memorial Tablet in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

Papers of Gertrude Clark Powell

Box 13

Oversize # 5: Photographs, Powell, Gertrude (Clark), c. 1931.

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Account Books, Address Books, Legal Papers, etc.

Box 13, Folder 1

Account books and Odds and Ends books.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 13, Folder 2

Address books.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 13, Folder 3

Reading List of Books and Guest book.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 13, Folder 4

Legal papers.

Scope and Content Note

Including investment certificates, Last Will and Testament, and passport.
 

Diaries, Journals, etc.

Box 13, Folder 5

January-December 1893.

Box 13, folder 5

November 1893-February 1894.

Box 13, folder 5

October 1894-June 1895.

Box 13, folder 5

September 1897-December 1899.

Box 13, folder 5

January 1900-December 1903.

Box 13, folder 5

January 1904-December 1906.

Box 13, Folder 6

January 1907-December 1911.

Box 13, folder 6

January 1912-December 1916.

Box 13, folder 6

January 1917-March 1919.

Box 13, Folder 7

April 1919-January 1924.

Box 13, folder 7

January 1924-February 1926.

Box 13, folder 7

March-December 1926; March 1930-September 1931.

Box 13, Folder 8

January-September 1929.

Box 13, folder 8

October 1931-October 1932.

Box 13, folder 8

November 1932-July 1933.

Box 14, Folder 1

July 1933-June 1934.

Box 14, Folder 1

July 1934-December 1936.

Box 14, Folder 2

January 1937-October 1938.

Box 14, Folder 2

1939.

Scope and Content Note

Diary of a trip to the San Francisco World's Fair.
Box 14, Folder 3

March 1942-August 1954.

Box 14, Folder 4

September 1945-June 1948.

Box 14, Folder 5

June 1948-November 1952.

Box 15, Folder 1

December 1952-November 1954.

Box 15, Folder 2

December 1954-June 1956.

Box 15, Folder 3

June 1956-June 1957.

 

Publications and Writings

Box 15, Folder 4

Old Commonplace Book including Gertrude Clark Powell's Poetry.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 15, Folder 5

Gertrude Clark Powell's Commonplace Book.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 15, Folder 6

Horoscopes of various persons and materials on Astrology.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 16, Folder 1

Rational Food Compiled by Gertrude Clark Powell.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 16, Folder 2

Miscellaneous writings of Gertrude Clark Powell from W.L.A. April 1928.

Physical Description: 3 vol. (miniatures).
Box 16, Folder 3

Autobiographical notes writtin during Gertrude Clark Powell's stay in France. 1931-1932.

Box 16, Folder 4

A Little Tour to Vézelay. Los Angeles. 1940.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 16, Folder 5

Letters to Gertrude Clark Powell and Lawrence Clark Powell from various persons. 1940-1941 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

re A Little Tour to Vézelay.
Box 16, Folder 6ab

The Quiet Side of Europe.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript with corrections. 507 leaves.
Box 17, Folder 1

The Quiet Side of Europe. By Lawrence Clark Powell.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections. 267 leaves.
Box 17, Folder 2

The Quiet Side of Europe. With a Memoir of the Author by her Son, Lawrence Clark Powell.

Box 17

Los Angeles. 1958.

Physical Description: Typescript with some corrections. 265 leaves.
Box 17, Folder 3

Correspondence to Lawrence Clark Powell from various persons. 1958-1959.

Scope and Content Note

re The Quiet Side of Europe
Box 17, Folder 4

Correspondence to Lawrence Clark Powell from various persons. 1960-1963 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

re The Quiet Side of Europe
Box 17, Folder 5

Correspondence to various persons from Lawrence Clark Powell. 1958-1960.

Scope and Content Note

re The Quiet Side of Europe.
 

Books in Her Library

 

Boise, James Robinson

Box 18

Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis with Introduction, Map, Notes, Lexicon, Table of Gramatical References and Exercises, and Tables of Illustrations. New York: Appleton. 1887.

 

Burns, Robert

Box 18

The Cotter's Saturday Night. With illustrations drawn by F.A. Chapman and engraved by J. Filmer. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates [n.d.].

 

Campbell, Thomas

Box 18

Gertrude of Wyoming; or, The Pennsylvanian Cottage. With thirty-five illustrations engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. New York: Appleton. 1869.

Box 18

Dew-Drops. Published by the American Tract Society, 150 Nassau Street, New York.

 

Higgins, Violet Moore

Box 18

The Gingerbread Man. An Old, Old Story Retold and Illustrated by V.M. Higgins. Chicago: Albert Whitman, c. 1926.

Box 18

The Iliad of Homer. Books 1-3. With an Introduction and Notes by Robert P. Keep. 6th edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 1889 [c.1883].

 

Root, George F.

Box 18

First Years in Song-Land; A Singing Book for Day Schools and Juvenile Singing Classes Containing Carefully Graded Lessons and Musical Exercises... Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church. 1879.

 

Sheldon, E.A.

Box 18

The Fifth Reader. New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Company, c. 1875.

Box 18

Songs for My Children. With numerous illustrations. Boston: American Tract Society. 1861.

 

Thomas A. Kempis

Box 18

The Limitation of Christ in Three Books. Translated from the Latin by John Payne with an introductory essay by Thomas Chalmers. New York: Collins. 1847.

 

Memorabilia and Photographs

Box 19, Folder 1

Childhood.

Box 19, Folder 2

High School Years at Buffalo High School to 1890.

Box 19, Folder 3

Cornell University, Class of 1895.

Box 19, Folder 4

Clippings concerning the Powell Family.

Box 19, Folder 5

Her Children and Grandchildren--Memorabilia.

Box 19, Folder 6

Her Children and Grandchildren--Photographs.

Box 35, Folder 1

Photographs of Gertrude Clark Powell.

Box 35, Folder 2

Photographs of Gertrude Clark and George Harold Powell families.

Box 19B

Six photograph albums of South Pasadena, Westwood, etc.

Box 20, Folder 1

Greeting Cards.

Box 20, Folder 2

Miscellaneous.

Box 20, Folder 3

Pepys, Samuel. A Pepsian Pastorale [... for Gertrude C. Powell on her 75th birthday...] Los Angeles, Printed by Richard Hoffman, 1945.

Box 20, Folder 4

Correspondence to various persons from various persons. 1945-1946 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

re A Pepsian Pastorale.
Box 20, Folder 5

Country Club Magazine. December 1930.

Box 20, Folder 6

Letters to Lawrence Clark Powell from various persons. 1957-1958.

Scope and Content Note

re the Death of Gertrude Clark Powell
 

Papers of Harold Clark Powell

 

Publications and Writings

Box 21, Folder 1

Journals--1918.

Box 21, Folder 1

1920.

Box 21, Folder 1

1921.

Box 21, Folder 2

Journals--1922.

Box 21, Folder 2

1924.

Box 21, Folder 2

1928.

Box 21, Folder 3

The Culture of the Orange and Allied Fruits.

Box 21, Folder 3

South Africa, Central News Agency. 1930.

Physical Description: 355pp.
Box 21, Folder 3

South African Agricultural Series, no.8.

Scope and Content Note

A review appearing in the California Citrograph (May 1931) accompanies the book.
Box 21, Folder 4

The Economic Importance of the Citrus Industry in South Africa. University of Pretoria. 1933.

Physical Description: 24pp. (Series no. 1, 24).
 

Publications about Harold Clark Powell

Box 22, Folder 1

Various articles and clippings.

 

Memorabilia and Photographs

Box 22, Folder 2

Miscellaneous items including his Baby Book.

Box 22, Folder 3

Photographs including some of his wives and children.

 

Memoir and Obituaries

Box 22, Folder 4

Articles, newspaper clippings, and a letter to Gertrude Clark Powell from H.J. Webber, Professor of Subtropical Horticulture, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside.

Box 22, Folder 5

H. Clark Powell, 1900-1938; Memoirs of His Life and a Bibliography of His Writings. Edited by Lawrence Clark Powell. Los Angeles. 1939.

Physical Description: Typescript draft with corrections.
Box 22, Folder 6

H. Clark Powell, 1900-1938; Memoirs of His Life and a Bibliography of His Writings. Edited by Lawrence Clark Powell. Los Angeles. 1939.

Physical Description: Page proofs with corrections. 18pp.
Box 22, Folder 7

Correspondence, to Lawrence Clark Powell from various persons. 1939-1940.

Scope and Content Note

re the publication, H. Clark Powell, 1900-1938...
 

Diaries

Box 41, Folder 1

Diaries. 1925-1929.

Box 41, Folder 6

Horoscope for H. Clark Powell, diary for 1919, explanatory notes by LCP. 1915-1919.

 

Papers of the Powell-Lawrence-Haines-Clark Families

 

The Families

Box 23, Folder 1

Lawrence Family Tree. By Marian Clark Cooch.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript. 1 leaf (oversize).
Box 23, Folder 1

Haines Family Tree. By Marian Clark Cooch.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript. 1 leaf (oversize).
Box 23, Folder 1

Powell Family Tree. By Lawrence Clark Powell.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript. 2 leaves.
Box 23, Folder 2

Miscellaneous photographs.

Box 23, Folder 3

Miscellaneous.

Box 23, Folder 3

Fox, George. A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings and Christian Experiences, & c. of George Fox... With a Preface by William Penn and The Testimony of Margaret Fox. Printed and sold by T. Sowle. 1694.

Box 24, Folder 1

Photographs: the George Townsend Powell family.

Box 24, Folder 2

Photographs: the George Townsend Powell residence at Ghent. New York.

Box 24, Folder 3

Photographs: various members of the Powell family.

Box 24, Folder 4

Clippings.

Scope and Content Note

re various members of the Powell family, including Elizabeth Powell Bond.
 

Bond, Elizabeth Powell

Box 24, Folder 5

Words by the way. 1st. & 2nd. Series. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The Author. 1901.

Box 24, Folder 6

Johnson, Emily Cooper.

Box 24, Folder 6

Dean Bond of Swarthmore, a Quaker humanist. Philadelphia, Lippincott [n.d.].

Box 24, Folder 7

Powell, Aaron Macy.

Box 24, Folder 7

Personal reminiscences of anti-slavery and other reforms and reformers. Plainfield, New Jersey, Anna Rice Powell. 1899.

Box 24, Folder 8

In memoriam, Aaron Macy Powell. 1900.

Box 24, Folder 9

Thomas Powell of Westbury, Long Island. 1934.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. typescript (Photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Compiled from Long Island Genealogies, by Mary Powell Bunker, pp.29-42; and History of Columbia County, New York; and family data.
 

Papers of the Clark Family

 

Clark, Edgar W.

Box 25, Folder 1

History and Genealogy of Samuel Clark, Sr., and His Descendants From 1636-1892 - 256 years. 2nd edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Nixon-Jones Printing Company. 1892.

Box 25, Folder 1A

The History and Genealogy of Samuel Clark Sr..

Physical Description: (Typescript--Photocopy.)

Scope and Content Note

Compiled by Rev. Edgar W. Clark... Details complete as available only on branches which have been brought up to date 1969. [April, 1970].
Box 25, Folder 2

Biographical sketch of William H. Clark. 1844-1913.

Physical Description: Newspaper clipping with a Photocopy.
Box 25, Folder 3

Photographs: Clark family.

Note

[For additional Clark family photographs see Box 25D]
Box 25, Folder 4

Beach, Lewis.

Box 25, Folder 4

Cornwall. Newburgh, New York: E.M. Ruttenber and Son, Printers. 1873.

 

Papers of the Haines Family

Box 37, Folder 1

Early records of the Haines family from Clovercroft Chronicles. By Mary Rhodes Haines.

Physical Description: Typescript. 12 leaves.
Box 37, Folder 2

Marriage certificate of Jesse Haines and Rachel Otley. 1944.

Physical Description: Copy. Holograph manuscript. 15 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Copied by Marian Clark Cooch with an accompanying letter to Lawrence Clark Powell
Box 37, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1836-1892, and n.d.

Box 37, Folder 4

Diaries. 1852 (2 copies). 1864, 1870-1872, 1877.

Box 37, Folder 5

Album of remembrance.

Note

A gift to Mary Lawrence Haines from her mother, Phebe (Lawrence) Haines.
Box 37, Folder 6

Haines, John Wesley, comp.

Box 37, folder 6

Richard Haines and His Descendants: A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey, Since 1682. 1961.

Abstract: Boyce, Virginia: Carr Publishing Company.
Box 37, Folder 7

Notes By the Way. By Phebe (Lawrence) Haines. 1852.

Box 37, Folder 8

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Containing material on the Haines family, particularly concerning its genealogy.
Box 37, Folder 9

Photograph and drawing of Jesse Haines. 1901 and 1885.

Physical Description: Both are framed.

Note

[For additional photographs of the Haines family, see Box 25D.]
 

Papers of the Lawrence Family

Box 38, Folder 1

Family correspondence. 1836-1847.

Box 38, Folder 2

Fragment of an autobiography by Phebe (Lawrence) Haines.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript with notes and corrections. 2 leaves.
Box 38, Folder 3

Description of the Lawrence Townley Estate, Great Britain. By Jesse H. Haines.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript. 8 leaves.
 

Lawrence, Thomas

Box 38, Folder 4

Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence family, from Their First Landing in This Country, A.D. 1635, to the present date, July 4th, 1858 . New York, Edward O. Jenkins. 1858.

 

Moule, Thomas

Box 38, Folder 5

Heraldry of Fish; Notices of the Principal Families Bearing Fish on Their Arms. London: John Van Voorst. 1842.

Box 38

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Containing material on the Lawrence family, particularly concerning its genealogy.
 

Papers of Marian Lawrence (Clark) Cooch, Sister of Gertrude (Clark) Powell

Box 39, Folder 1

Correspondence of Marian (Clark) Cooch. 1886-1941.

Box 39, Folder 2

Diplomas and memorabilia of Marian (Clark) Cooch.

Box 39, Folder 3

Photographs of paintings by Marian (Clark) Cooch and Mr. Martin, and newspaper clippings ragarding same.

Box 39, Folder 4

An Account of the Buried Treasure at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, in 1777. By Marian (Clark) Cooch. Published in the Newark Post in 1910. Also, an article in the Newark Post in 1959, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the newspaper's founding.

Box 39, Folder 5

The Cooch Family of Cooch's Bridge, New Castle County, Delaware.

Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript, 5 leaves.
Box 39, Folder 6

Cooch family correspondence. 1952-1967, and miscellaneous papers.

 

Cooch, Mrs. Mary Evarts (Webb)

Box 39, Folder 7

Ancestry and Descendants of Nancy Allyn (Foote) Webb, Rev. Edward Webb, and Joseph Wilkins Cooch. Wilmington, Delaware: Star Publishing Company. 1919.

 

Photographs

Box 40, Folder 1

Haines family.

Box 40, Folder 2

William Henry Clark.

Box 40, Folder 3

Mary Lawrence (Haines) Clark.

Note

[For additional photographs of the Clark family, see Box 25.]
Box 40, Folder 4

Cooch family.

Box 40, Folder 5

Marian (Clark) Cooch.

Box 40, Folder 6

Marian (Clark) Cooch, children and grandchildren.

Box 40, Folder 7

The Cooch house and Cooch's Bridge, Delaware.

 

Papers of Harold Haines Clark

 

Business Correspondence

Box 26, Folder 1

Letters to various persons. 1907-1930.

Box 26, Folder 2

Letters from various persons. 1907-1930.

 

Business Papers

Box 26, Folder 3

Invoices, receipts, etc.

Box 26, Folder 4

Account book. 1896-1906.

Box 26, Folder 5

Estate and funeral of Emma Holbrook Clark.

 

Writings of Harold Haines Clark

Box 26, Folder 6

Personal memorandum and note book.

Box 26, Folder 7

Diaries--1931, 1950, 1951, 1953-1957, 1959, 1961.

Box 26, Folder 8

Autobiographical sketch. ca. 1938.

Box 26, Folder 9

Camp Sunnyside on Lower Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. 1903.

Scope and Content Note

A journal of the sojourn of William H. Clark... beginning February 22, 1903. Unpaged includes a map, clippings, tipped-in illustrations and correspondence.
Box 26, Folder 10

A geographical notebook. May 1933-June 8, 1933.

Box 26, Folder 11

A technical education at Cornell University. February 6, 1909.

Box 26, Folder 12

Miscellaneous writings.

 

Writings of Emma Holbrook Clark

Box 26, Folder 13

A September Camp and a Short Story.

 

Link-Belt Company

 

Miscellaneous

Box 27, Folder 1

The Link. vol.1 (1926 to 1930).

Physical Description: 156pp.
Box 27, Folder 1

Photograph Album. 1913-1921.

Box 27, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1915.

 

Publications about Harold Haines Clark Family

 

Bacon, Francis Miller

Box 28, Folder 1

In Memoriam, Emma Holbrook Clark. 1879-1930.

Physical Description: Unleaved.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated with a photographic portrait of Emma Holbrook Clark.
Box 28, Folder 2

Harold Haines Clark. 1878-1964 [Eulogy].

Scope and Content Note

Spoken by Lawrence Clark Powell at Memorial Services Held for Harold Haines Clark... Printed by William M. Cheny, 1964].
 

Memorabilia

Box 28, Folder 3

Constitution and By-laws of the Funfbund.

Physical Description: Corrected typescript including photographs. 43 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Including essays by Julian C. Smith, Harold H. Clark, and A.E. Retermann describing their life and friendship as members of the Class of 1900, Cornell University.
Box 28, Folder 4

Cornelliana. A Scrapbook.

Box 28, Folder 5

Miscellaneous.

 

Photographs

Box 28, Folder 6

Harold Haines Clark Family including a photograph of O.T. Holbrook.

Box 29

A Photograph Album.

Box 29

Emma Holbrook Clark. 1908-1930, A Photographic Album.

Box 29

Photographs, An Album.

 

Oversize Packages

 

Papers of George Harold Powell

Box 30 (oversize)

Scrapbook. 1904-1909.

Box 31 Number Two

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

On the death of George Harold Powell, including clippings, photographs, and correspondence.
Box 32 Number Three

Bible.

Note

Given to Thomas Lawrence by his father, Daniel Lawrence.
Box 36 Number Four

Diaries. 1912-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Mainly short, intermittent notations on everyday affairs.
Box 30

Photographs; Poueu, Gertrude (Clark), c. 1931. (2).

 

Research Material

Box 42, Folder 1

History and Genealogies of the Powells in America. 1935.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Note

(Box not full)