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Richard Tooker photographs, 1869-1984
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Series 1.  Caspar Lumber Company, 1869-1940s.

Physical Description: 10 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Research on logging and landing operations at Caspar Lumber Company.
 

File 1.1  Chutes and wires at Caspar Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber loading operations at Caspar Landing, unidentified steam schooner being loaded at landing with men and mules, and deck of steam schooner with hands at work.
 

File 1.2  Caspar Company store, 1962.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 3 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Caspar Company store photographed by R. Tooker, 1962.
 

File 1.3  J. G. Graham collection, 1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 photographic prints). 4 photograph album pages with notations, each page containing two mounted black-and-white prints (photographs) and 8 duplicates.

Scope and Content Note

Lumber locomotives and flatcar.
 

File 1.4  Jug Handle Trestle, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Logging trains on the Jug Handle Trestle, near Caspar. One photograph of the ruins of the Jug Handle Trestle because of the 1906 earthquake.
 

File 1.5  Logging camp of Caspar Lumber Company, 1904.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Logging operations including crews cutting timber, loading timber onto trails, tunnels, and trestles.
 

File 1.6  Logging operations, [ca 1904].

Physical Description: 1 folder (30 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Men, machines, trains, trestles, and tunnels involved in logging operations.
 

File 1.7  Logging trains, 1904-1930s.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Logging trains including people, tunnels, and trains loaded with logs.
 

File 1.8  Mill and yard, 1869-1904.

Physical Description: 1 folder (23 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs) of various sizes.

Scope and Content Note

Views of the Caspar Mill and Yard, including an aerial view, panoramas, people, and a view of Mendocino, CA.
 

File 1.9  Caspar (steam schooner) ex. Capistrano (steam schooner), 1920-1940s.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 1 negative). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with one negative.

Scope and Content Note

Steam schooner Caspar loading lumber and underway.
 

File 1.10  Woods crew, 1904.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 1 negative). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Caspar Woods logging crew on washday and in a group picture.
 

Series 2.  Photograph collections from specific sources, undated.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs were acquired from various repositories.
 

File 2.1  Captain Arvid Anderson photograph collection, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints; 27 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs: Capt. Anderson, wreck of the steam schooner Bobolink. 27 negatives of steam schooner lumber operations including men at work aboard lumber ships.
 

File 2.2  Nancy Escola, Robert J. Lee, and unidentified photograph collections, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (23 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Escola Collection: logging operations. Lee Collection: logging operations and Jack Roth, salvage diver ca. 1910 (?) at Bourn's Landing. Unidentified Collection: logging and mill operations.
 

File 2.3  John T. Labbe photograph and correspondence, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print; 1 letter). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Image of a logging ox team and a letter from John T Labbe 09/25/75.
 

File 2.4  James F. McNamee photographs and notes, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (23 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Logging operations, description notes included. Images include Men at work, trains, trestles, and the mail stage.
 

File 2.5  Albert Lapp photographs and correspondence, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (40 photographic prints; 5 correspondences). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Logging operations, trains, wrecked ships, chutes and wires. 5 pieces of correspondence and a photographic image of Pt. Arena Lighthouse taken from a magazine.
 

Series 3.  Photographs with correspondence, 1974-1984.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs included various correspondence related to the images.
 

File 3.1  Flora Buchanan photographs and correspondence, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints; 1 cartoon; 1 letter. Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Cuffey's Cove, 1 letter, and one cartoon.
 

File 3.2  San Francisco Maritime Museum photographs and correspondence, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 4 photocopies of photographs). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and photocopies of photographs with accompanying letters requesting identification of it.
 

File 3.3  Train excursion photograph and correspondence, 1984.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 color photographic print; 1 letter). Color print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Trip on the Amtrak "Daylight," 1984.
 

File 3.4  Mercedes P. Stafford photographs and correspondence, 1974.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 photographic prints; 1 letter). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Chute and wires at Fort Ross and a letter relating to the photographs. Color photograph and letter concerning a trip taken on the Amtrak "Daylight," 1984.
 

Series 4.  Landings, 1895-1970.

Physical Description: 45 folders.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs are research on coastal landings required to unload goods and load lumber.
 

File 4.1  Albion, Calif., undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (10 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber schooners, steam schooners, logging equipment, shipwrecks, men at work.
 

File 4.2  Bixby Landing (Mill Creek), undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Bixby landing and an old magazine article on Mill Creek, later called Bixby Landing.
 

File 4.3  Bourn's Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber schooners, steam schooner, landing and wire.
 

File 4.4  Bridgeport, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Sketch of the chute and wire at Bridgeport.
 

File 4.5  Collins Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black and white prints (photographs).
 

File 4.6  Cuffey's Cove, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 1 negative). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negative.

Scope and Content Note

Town, chutes and wires at Cuffey's Cove and of "Cuffey," Nathaniel Smith.
 

File 4.7  Cuffey's Cove ruins, 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 photographic prints; 5 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins of the wires and chutes at Cuffey's Cove, 1960.
 

File 4.8  Equipment, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 1 negative). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negative.

Scope and Content Note

Passengers being transferred to steam schooner via passenger box; cart harness.
 

File 4.9  Fish Rock, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (24 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber schooner, town, and wires.
 

File 4.10  Fish Rock ruins, 1960, 1967.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 photographic prints; 11 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with 11 corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins of wires and landing at Fish Rock, 1960 and 1967.
 

File 4.11  Ft. Bragg, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Wharf, log raft, Noyo Harbor, and steam schooner at Ft. Bragg.
 

File 4.12  Ft. Ross, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints; 1 postcard). Black and white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified steam schooner loading by wire at Ft. Ross and unidentified schooner and men in rowboat off coast.
 

File 4.13  Greenwood Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Wharf, original chute, and unidentified steam schooner approaching Greenwood Landing.
 

File 4.14  Gualala, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Wharf, ferry, bridge, and logging operations at Gualala.
 

File 4.15  Hamilton's Chute, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Hamilton's Chute at Bixby Cove.
 

File 4.16  Iverson's Landing, [ca 1890s].

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Store, town, loading lumber onto wire, lumber schooner, including Saunder's landing.
 

File 4.17  Laguna, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Wires and people on beach with wires in background.
 

File 4.18  Mendocino, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 photographic prints; 1 negative; 1 photocopy). Black-and-white print (photograph), black-and-white negative, and photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

Town including aerial views, lumber schooners at chutes, the Tule thatch adobe of Fernando Feliz, and Presbyterian Church.
 

File 4.19  Mendocino ruins, 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder (15 photographic prints; 22 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins of the chute at Mendocino, headstones, locomotives, Caspar chute ruins, and of R. Tooker.
 

File 4.20  Monroe Landing, 1907.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Wire at Monroe Landing.
 

File 4.21  Navaroo, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber holding area in cove at Navaroo.
 

File 4.22  Needle Rock Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Steam schooner Bertie N. Hanlon (Marshfield) at Needle Rock.
 

File 4.23  New Haven, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber schooner Danielson at the chute at New Haven and diagram of the road to New Haven.
 

File 4.24  New Port, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print; 1 negative). Black-and-white print (photograph) with corresponding black-and-white negative.

Scope and Content Note

Lumber schooner at the wires at New Port.
 

File 4.25  Nip and Tuck, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Nip and Tuck chute, three men, Austin Brett, Capt. Beck, and unidentified.
 

File 4.26  Notley's Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Buildings at the landing, lumber schooner Convenza, and 2 newspaper articles on stranded ships.
 

File 4.27  Noyo ruins, 1961.

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 photographic prints; 7 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with 7 corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins, gravestones, and bridge.
 

File 4.28  Plantation, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

The J. C. Halliday Stagecoach.
 

File 4.29  Pt. Arena, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 photographic prints; 1 magazine page). Black-and-white print (photographs) and magazine page.

Scope and Content Note

Wharf, chute, water flume (1889), unidentified steam schooner at Pt. Arena. Magazine page with aerial view and wave refraction diagrams for Arena cove.
 

File 4.30  Pt. Sur Lighthouse, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 postcard). Black-and-white photographic postcard.

Scope and Content Note

Lighthouse at Point Sur.
 

File 4.31  Redwood Valley, Cape San Martin, 1970.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 color transparencies). 35mm slides (photographs) color transparencies.

Scope and Content Note

Redwood Valley, Cape San Martin, 1970.
 

File 4.32  Rockport Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Loading lumber on the wire and landing structures.
 

File 4.33  Rockport ruins, [ca 1960].

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 photographic prints; 17 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins at Rockport Landing; negatives of various landings including Rockport and Fish Rock. Photograph of residence of Mrs. Thomas at Usal included.
 

File 4.34  Salmon Creek, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Salmon Creek, including 4 lumber schooners, the wharf, and building.
 

File 4.35  Saunderson's Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Saunderson's Landing to left, lumber schooner, and Iverson's Landing to right. (duplicate in Iverson's file).
 

File 4.36  Shelter Cove ruins, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic print; 7 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs), 1 black-and-white negative and 6 color negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins at Shelter Cove, fog bell at Shelter cove, and 6 color negatives possibly of Shelter Cove, 1959.
 

File 4.37  Stewart's Point, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 1 photocopy; 1 correspondence). Black-and-white prints (photographs), photocopy, and correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Steam schooner Helen P. Drew, Fisherman's Bay, chute and wire loading lumber schooner, and a photocopy of a book page that includes an image of Fisherman's Bay at Stewart's Point.
 

File 4.38  Stewart's Point ruins, 1960-1961.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 photographic prints; 8 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with 8 variously corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Ruins and old hotel at Stewart's Point. On same roll of film are 2 of Caspar Chute ruins and 1 of Cuffey's Cove, including negatives.
 

File 4.39  Timber Cove, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Apron chute at Timber Cove.
 

File 4.40  Joe Tongue's Landing, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print; 1 postcard; 1 negative). Black-and-white print (photograph), postcard, black-and-white negative, and photograph envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Landing shed, wire and small boat at Joe Tongue's Landing. Photograph envelope with note on outside.
 

File 4.41  Unidentified Landings, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 1 letter). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and letter.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified sites including mountains, lumber mill and 2 landings. Letter referring to sites.
 

File 4.42  Victoria, B.C., Canada, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Photograph attached to album card of the harbor and the Provincial government building.
 

File 4.43  Westport, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Westport Landing, duplicate.
 

File 4.44  Westport ruins, 1960, 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 2 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Westport moving area 1960.
 

File 4.45  Whaler's Cove, Pt. Lobos, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph).

Scope and Content Note

Coal chute at Whaler's cove, Pt. Lobos.
 

Series 5.  Logging, undated.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs cover the coastal logging operations.
 

File 5.1  Locomotives, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Lumber train locomotives.
 

File 5.2  Oxen, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 2 negatives; 1 postcard). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

How to shoe an ox, oxen hauling logs, and hauling buckboard at Round Valley, 1880.
 

File 5.3  Little River Mill, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print). Black-and-white print (photograph)

Scope and Content Note

Men standing by saw blades at Little River Mill.
 

Series 6.  Photograph album, 1865-1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

This is a single photo album with images a variety of material on coastal logging operations.
 

File 6.1  Photograph album pages, [1865]-1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder (74 photographic prints). Photograph album with ring binding and PVC plastic inserts disassembled. Black-and-white prints (photographs) of various sizes.

Scope and Content Note

Images of various size and date of including: Caspar Lumber Co., chutes and wires, landings, logging operations, mills and lumberyards, men at work, biplane, ships, wrecked and stranded vessels.
 

Series 7.  Loading by High-Line on the California Coast, 1968.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to published article.
 

File 7.1  Loading by High-Line on the California Coast correspondence and photograph, 1968.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 photographic print; 2 letters). Black-and-white print (photograph), letters, and mailing envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of "loading under the wire," 2 letters referring to the article, "Loading by High Line on the Mendocino Coast" published in SEA LETTER, vol. 6, no. 1, May 1968.
 

Series 8.  Ships, undated.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Various views of vessels including stranded and wrecked on the California coast.
 

File 8.1  General, .

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 photographic prints; 1 negative; 1 photocopy). Black-and-white prints (photographs), black-and-white negative, and photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

The schooner Lily, the steamers Laguna, Pasadena, and the USS Explorer, with negative.
 

File 8.2  Stranded and wrecked, identified, .

Physical Description: 1 folder (19 photographic prints; 1 postcard). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and postcard.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of various size and date of the following ships: S.S. Bear, the Del Mar (?), the Drumburton, the Frank H. Buck at Pt. Pinos, the S.S. Gypsy at Monterey Bay 1905, the James Rolph, the Ken Ko Ku Maru at Stewart's Point (?), the Munleon at Pt. Reyes, the Norlina at Salt Point, the Oakland in tow, STS. Orteric, the Pomona at Fort Ross, the St. Paul at Pt. Pinos 1896, Star of France in Alaska, and the Zella Mae at Manchester Beach.
 

File 8.3  Stranded and wrecked, unidentified, .

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 photographs; 1 negative). Black-and-white prints (photographs) and black-and-white negative.

Scope and Content Note

Images of unidentified stranded or wrecked ships.
 

Series 9.  Richard Tooker's research trips, 1959-1983.

Physical Description: 7 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Prints and negatives of Mr. Tooker's research trips along California's north coast.
 

File 9.1  Bear Harbor, 1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 photographic prints; 6 negatives). Color prints (photographs) with corresponding color negatives.

Scope and Content Note

The cove, point, and rocks at Bear Harbor, 1983.
 

File 9.2  Farrallon Islands, 1963.

Physical Description: 1 folder (15 photographic prints; 16 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Images of Richard Tooker's trip to the Farrallon Islands and his home in 1963.
 

File 9.3  Malpaso Bridge, 1965.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

Automobile bridge spanning Malpaso Creek.
 

File 9.4  Mendocino, 1972.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 photographic prints; 16 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Town of Mendocino, and nearby landing ruins including: Hare Creek, Hearn's, Iveson's, Saunder's, and Uncle Abe's, 1972.
 

File 9.5  North Coast, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 photographic prints; 14 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

1959 driving trip taken by R. Tooker to sites including: Big River, Jenner, City of Mendocino, Shelter Cove, Upper Mattole, pictures of R. Tooker, and 1 older photograph of loggers cutting a redwood tree.
 

File 9.6  North Coast landings, 1961.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 photographic prints; 8 negatives). Black-and-white prints (photographs) with corresponding black-and-white negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Various landing ruins along the north coast, 1961, possibly including Fish Rock, Nip and Tuck, Uncle Abe's, and photograph of school Bell from Little River school, and a picture of R. Tooker.
 

File 9.7  Point Arena, Santa Cruz Island, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 photographic prints). Black-and-white prints (photographs).

Scope and Content Note

R. Tooker SCUBA diving off Santa Cruz Island, 1959, and wharf and two vessels at Point Arena, date unknown.