Finding Aid to the Partington family papers, 1864-1987 (bulk 1864-1933)

Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
© 2012
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Partington family papers, 1864-1987 (bulk 1864-1933)

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 84

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
2012
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Partington family papers
Date (inclusive): 1864-1987
Date (bulk): 1864-1933
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 84
Creator: Partington family
Extent: 14 cartons, 13 volumes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 box, 1 oversize folder (24.5 linear feet)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The correspondence and papers of the John Herbert Evelyn Partington, his wife Sarah, and their children: Blanche Partington, Gertrude Partington Albright, Phyllis Partington, and, to a lesser extent, Jack (John) Partington, Sr., Richard Langtry Partington, Edward Partington, and Kate Partington.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Partington family papers, BANC MSS C-H 84, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

The following items were microfilmed in 1997: Letters from Joaquin Miller to Blanche Partington, 1898-1910 (Carton 6, folder 18; BANC FILM 2207); Letters from Ambrose Bierce to Blanche Partington, 1892-1913 and undated (carton 5, folder 38-41; BANC FILM 2211); Letter from Ambrose Bierce to Gertrude Partington (carton 9, folder 31; BANC FILM 2211); Letters from Ambrose Bierce to John Herbert Evelyn Partington, 1892-1893 (carton 1; folder 64; BANC FILM 2211); Letters from Ambrose Bierce to Kate Partington, circa 1900 (carton 14, folder 16; BANC FILM 2211); Letters from Ambrose Bierce to Richard Partington (carton 14, folder 6; BANC FILM 2211); selected letters from Carrie Sterling to Blanche Partington (C-H 84 mf); and letters from Upton Sinclair to Blanche Partington (X-X FILM 5). Note that additions to the collection and additional processing since the microfilming in 1997 may have revealed more letters from Ambrose Bierce to the Partington family.

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Bancroft Library's pictorial collection (BANC PIC 1957.008-.013, BANC PIC 1957.017--POR, BANC PIC 1988.049--AX).
Manuscripts of poems by George Sterling were removed from the Partington family papers and added to the Sterling Collection (BANC MSS C-H 60).
Inscribed books have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Albright, Gertrude Partington, 1874-1959--Correspondence.
Albright, Herman Oliver, 1875-1944--Correspondence
Bancroft, Joseph, 1875-1936--Correspondence.
Bancroft, Samuel, 1840-1915--Correspondence.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?--Correspondence.
London, Charmian--Correspondence.
London, Jack, 1876-1916--Correspondence.
Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913--Correspondence.
Partington, Blanche, d. 1951--Correspondence.
Partington, J. A. (John Allan), 1890-1944--Correspondence
Partington, J. H. E., (John Herbert Evelyn), 1843-1899--Correspondence
Partington, J. H. E., (John Herbert Evelyn), 1843-1899--Family--Archives
Partington, Kate, b. 1871--Correspondence.
Partington, Phyllis, 1883-1933--Correspondence.
Partington, Richard Langtry, 1868-1929--Correspondence.
Partington, Sarah Ann, d. 1909--Correspondence.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968--Correspondence.
Sterling, George, 1869-1926--Correspondence.
Bancroft family
Partington family--Archives
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Partington School of Illustration
Stockport Art School
Art schools--California--San Francisco
Art schools--England--Stockport
Art--Collectors and collecting--Delaware--Wilmington
Art--England--19th century
Art--Great Britain--19th century
Artists--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Christian Scientists--California
Illustrators--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Music critics--United States
Opera--United States
Painters--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Painters--England--19th century
Painters--Great Britain--19th century
Theater critics--United States
Women artists--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Women in opera
Clippings
Diaries
Family papers
Letters
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Partington family papers were purchased by the Bancroft Library from Jack Partington, Sr. in 1957. Additions were gifted by Nellie Barnes, Jack Partington, Sr. and Hedwig Evelyn Albright in between 1977 and 1995.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection fully processed in 2012 by Lara Michels.

Biographical Information

John Herbert Evelyn Partington (1843-1899) was a painter in the Manchester School of Painters, which was founded in 1870 by artists in Manchester, England who were disgruntled with the traditional Victorian art education they were receiving at the Manchester Art School. Partington and his fellow painters were interested in painting and drawing from life and were strongly influenced by French painting, especially the Pont-Aven School. J.H.E. Partington opened the Stockport Art School, modeled on the Academie Julian in Paris, in the late 1880s.
In 1865, J.H.E. Partington married Sarah Ann Mottershead. They lived in Stockport and, for a time in the 1880s, on the Isle of Man. John and Sarah had seven children: Blanche, Richard Langtry, Edward, Gertrude, Jack (John) Allan, Phyllis, and Kate. In 1890, Partington moved his family to Oakland, California, where they mingled with local artists and writers, including Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, George and Carrie Sterling, and Joaquin Miller. J.H.E. Partington established himself as a local portrait painter and painted portraits of both Bierce and Miller. In 1895, J.H.E. Partington and his son Richard Langtry Partington founded the Partington School of Illustration on Pine Street in San Francisco. Daughter Gertrude taught classes in the school. Many of the Partington children went on to have successful careers in the arts.
Blanche Partington (1866-1951) was a music and drama critic for The Call newspaper in San Francisco. She was the friend and confidante of many literary figures including Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Joaquin Miller, and George Sterling. She was also a noted Christian Science practitioner in San Francisco.
Richard Langtry Partington (1868-1929) taught at the San Francisco School of Illustration and did some newspaper illustration until 1906, when the school was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire. Richard then moved back to Oakland, where he served as curator of the Piedmont Art Gallery. In 1916, he moved to Philadelphia and became a much-respected portrait painter of Philadelphia society.
Gertrude Partington Albright (1874-1959) was a painter and etcher who studied with her father as well as in Europe (between 1900 and 1912). She was a well-known local painter and one of the only woman magazine and newspaper illustrators on the west coast. Gertrude married artist Herman Oliver Albright (1875-1944) in 1917. Albright's first wife, Kate Peterson, died in 1907. Hedwig Evelyn Albright was Gertrude's and Herman's only child.
Phyllis Partington (1883-1933) was an opera singer whose career started in 1912-1913 on a road tour of Gypsy Love, a Broadway adaptation of Franz Lehar's Zigeunerliehe. In 1913, Phyllis went to Europe to study under Salvatore Cottone and Jose Mardones. While in Europe, she adopted the stage name Frances Peralta. Upon returning to the United States in 1915, Peralta sang soprano roles with Opera companies in Boston, Saint Louis, Chicago, and Memphis. In 1920, Peralta joined the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where she remained until 1930. Her most famous role was Dorabella in the U.S. premiere of Cosi fan Tutte in 1922. Phyllis Partington died in 1933 in New York City.
Jack (John) A. Partington, Sr. (1889-1944) built a career as an operations manager for theaters such as San Francisco's Imperial Theater and New York's Paramount.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence and other papers of John Herbert Evelyn Partington and Sarah Partington and their children: Blanche Partington, Gertrude Partington Albright, Phyllis Partington, and, to a lesser extent, Jack (John) Partington, Sr., Richard Langtry Partington, Edward Partington, and Kate Partington. Correspondence is mostly between members of the Partington family, but the collection does include incoming correspondence from prominent California artists and writers. Particularly noteworthy in the correspondence are the following: J.H.E. Partington's letters to his wife, Sarah, from his painting excursions throughout Britain and Europe during the 1870s and 1880s; letters to the Partingtons, especially Blanche, from Ambrose Bierce, Jack and Charmian London, George and Carrie Sterling, Upton Sinclair, Joaquin Miller, and the family of Samuel Bancroft (Delaware textile industrialist and early collector of Pre-Raphaelite art); the letters Gertrude Partington sent to her family during her art studies in Paris and other European cities between 1900 and 1910; and the letters Phyllis Partington wrote from New York and other cities during her travels and performances with various opera companies between 1913 and 1930. Other materials in the collection include notes and notebooks, sketches and sketchbooks, scrapbooks, clippings, biographical files, and ephemera. These materials document, among other things, J.H.E. Partington's career as painter and director of art schools in Stockport, England and San Francisco, California; Blanche Partington's work as a Bay Area music critic and her relationships with prominent writers and artists; Gertrude Partington's work as a painter and newspaper illustrator; and Phyllis Partington's opera career under the stage name Frances Peralta.

Container Listing

 

Series 1: John Herbert Evelyn Partington. 1864-1899

Physical Description: carton 1-2; carton 3, folder 1-30; vol. 11; oversize box 1, folder 2-3; oversize box 2-3; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content of Series

Correspondence, notebooks and notes, writings, sketches, and other papers. The outgoing correspondence consists primarily of letters J.H.E.Partington wrote to his wife, Sarah, while on painting excursions throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and continental Europe during the 1870s and 1880s. Also included are a small number of letters Partington wrote to his parents and his children. Incoming correspondence includes a folder of letters from Ambrose Bierce (sent in 1892-1893) and Samuel Bancroft, Delaware industrialist and collector of Pre-Raphaelite art.
 

Subseries 1.1: Correspondence. 1864-1898

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 1-73
 

Outgoing, 1864-1898

carton 1, folder 1

John Herbert Evelyn Partington (JHEP) to Sarah Partington (SP) (from Uppermill), 1865

carton 1, folder 2

JHEP to SP (from Wales) , 1869

carton 1, folder 3

JHEP to SP (from Crowle near Doncaster), 1871

carton 1, folder 4

JHEP to SP (from Hull), 1871

carton 1, folder 5

JHEP to SP (from Pont Aven, Bretagne), 1871

carton 1, folder 6

JHEP to SP (from Rotterdam, Holland), 1871

carton 1, folder 7

JHEP to SP (from Stockport), 1871

carton 1, folder 8

JHEP to SP (from Island of Hay, Orkney), 1872

carton 1, folder 9

JHEP to SP (from Tygwyn, Wales), 1871-1872

carton 1, folder 10

JHEP to SP (from Isle of Wight), 1872

carton 1, folder 11

JHEP to SP (from Kelso, Scotland), 1872

carton 1, folder 12

JHEP to SP (from Conway), 1873

carton 1, folder 13

JHEP to SP (from Howth near Dublin), 1873

carton 1, folder 14

JHEP to SP (from Morecombe), 1873

carton 1, folder 15

JHEP to SP (from Heysham), 1874

carton 1, folder 16

JHEP to SP (from Brasenose Club, Manchester), 1875

carton 1, folder 17

JHEP to SP (from Levenshulme, Manchester), 1875

carton 1, folder 18

JHEP to SP (from Stockport), 1876

carton 1, folder 19

JHEP to SP (from Portrero, Isle of Skye), 1877

carton 1, folder 20

JHEP to SP (from London), 1876-1877

carton 1, folder 21

JHEP to SP (from Churchtown), 1878

carton 1, folder 22

JHEP to SP (from Isle of Man), 1879

carton 1, folder 23

JHEP to SP (from Galway and Athlone, Ireland), 1879

carton 1, folder 24

JHEP to SP (from Naples), 1879

carton 1, folder 25

JHEP to SP (from on board The Algerian on the River Mersey), 1879

carton 1, folder 26

JHEP to SP (from Capri), 1879-1880

carton 1, folder 27

JHEP to SP (from Pembrokeshire), 1880

carton 1, folder 28

JHEP to SP (from Rome), 1880

carton 1, folder 29

JHEP to SP (from Tywyn near Conway, North Wales), 1881

carton 1, folder 30

JHEP to SP (from Hawkshead, Cumbria), 1882

carton 1, folder 31

JHEP to SP (from London), 1882

carton 1, folder 32

JHEP to SP (from Portugal and Gibralter), 1882

carton 1, folder 33

JHEP to SP (from Tangiers), 1882

carton 1, folder 34

JHEP to SP (from Brasenose Club, Manchester), 1880-1883

carton 1, folder 35

JHEP to SP (from Isle of Man), 1883

carton 1, folder 36

JHEP to SP (from Spain), 1882-1883

carton 1, folder 37

JHEP to SP (from Longford Place, Manchester), 1884

carton 1, folder 38

JHEP to SP (from Belgium), circa 1886

carton 1, folder 39

JHEP to SP (from Manchester), 1886

carton 1, folder 40

JHEP to SP (from Stockport), 1885-1887

carton 1, folder 41

JHEP to SP (from Brasenose Club, Manchester), 1886-1887

carton 1, folder 42

JHEP to SP (from Buxton), 1886

carton 1, folder 43

JHEP to SP (undated from Ayr), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 44

JHEP to SP (undated from Isle of Man), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 45

JHEP to SP (undated from Earnshaw's, Eccles), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 46-47

JHEP to SP (undated from Fanny's), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 48

JHEP to SP (undated from Brasenose Club, Manchester), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 49

JHEP to SP (undated from Coldingham), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 50

JHEP to SP (undated from "My Studio"), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 51-52

JHEP to SP (undated from Stockport), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 53

JHEP to SP (undated and/or from unknown locations) circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 54-56

JHEP to SP (fragments), circa 1868-1888

carton 1, folder 57

JHEP to SP (from Oakland and San Francisco), 1895-1898

carton 1, folder 58

JHEP to his parents, 1864-1871

carton 1, folder 59

JHEP to his children, circa 1880-1895

carton 1, folder 60

JHEP to Samuel Bancroft, undated

carton 1, folder 61

JHEP to Ambrose Bierce, 1892-1893

carton 1, folder 62

JHEP general outgoing, 1890-1892

 

Incoming, 1880-1897

carton 1, folder 63

Samuel Bancroft to JHEP, 1890-1897

carton 1, folder 64

Ambrose Bierce to JHEP, 1892-1893

carton 1, folder 65

Helen Ray Bierce to JHEP, 1897

carton 1, folder 66

Edwin Markham to JHEP, 1897

carton 1, folder 67

William Mather to JHEP, circa 1890

carton 1, folder 68

Edwin Waugh to JHEP, 1884-1889

carton 1, folder 69

General incoming, circa 1880-1897

carton 1, folder 70

Unidentified fragment, circa 1891

 

Other Correspondence, 1890-1891

carton 1, folder 71

Letters of Introduction for JHEP, 1890-1891

carton 1, folder 72

Letter from Adolph Sutro to Joaquin Miller regarding Partington portrait, 1891

carton 1, folder 73

Letter from Henry Read to a Mr. [?] describing the art scene in Denver, 1891

 

Subseries 1.2: Notebooks, Sketchbooks, Writings, and Other Papers. circa 1870-1899

Physical Description: carton 2, folder 11-40; carton 3; carton 4, folder 1-16
carton 1, folder 74-82

Notebooks/diaries and loose notes, 1879-1885

carton 2, folder 1-31

Notebooks/diaries and loose notes, circa 1885-1890

carton 3, folder 1

Notebooks/diaries and loose notes, 1870-1895

oversize-box 3, folder 1

Assorted essays and notes, circa 1870-1895

carton 3, folder 2

Notes on Salvation Army Meeting, circa 1885

carton 3, folder 3

Notes on Gibralter, Genoa, Naples, circa 1879

carton 3, folder 4

Notebook from the Isle of Skye, 1877

carton 3, folder 5

Notes on Joaquin Miller and camping in the East Bay hills, circa 1890-1898

carton 3, folder 6

"California Camp Jottings" notebook, circa 1890-1895

carton 3, folder 7-12

Sketches and sketchbooks, circa 1870-1890

carton 3, folder 13-14

Assorted lectures, writings, and verse, circa 1880-1892

carton 3, folder 15, oversize-folder 1

Art Education by JHEP, 1889

carton 3, folder 16

Manuscript: Dissertation on Justice (incomplete), circa 1880

carton 3, folder 17

Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Works of J.H.E. Partington, Brasenose Club, Manchester (photocopy), 1879

carton 3, folder 18

Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition Catalogue, 1881

carton 3, folder 19

Clippings scrapbook,

oversize-box 2

Clippings scrapbook, 1892

oversize-box 2

Stockport Art School cash book and general clippings scrapbook, circa 1888-1892

oversize-box 1, folder 2

JHEP illustrations (clippings) and assorted magazines, circa 1890-1895

carton 3, folder 20

JHEP obituary, 1899

carton 3, folder 21

Clippings, circa 1891-1895

carton 3, folder 22

Manchester Coffee Tavern card, 1882

carton 3, folder 23

Manchester Architectural Association invitation, 1889

carton 3, folder 24

Presentation to J.H.E. Partington on the Occasion of his Leaving for America, 1890

oversize-box 3

Holy Bible inscribed to JHEP by teachers and scholars, circa 1890

carton 3, folder 25

School of Magazine and Newspaper Illustration (San Francisco) brochure and invitation, circa 1896

oversize-box 1, folder 1

JHEP British passport, 1871

carton 3, folder 26

Checkbook, 1897

carton 3, folder 27

Breakfast Bill of Fare, S.S. Nevada (Liverpool to New York), October 4, 1890

carton 3, folder 28

Stockport Art School, circa 1888

volume 11

Clippings scrapbook on Stockport Art School, circa 1888-1890

carton 3, folder 29

Stockport Literary Club Syllabus and clipping, 1889

carton 3, folder 30

Biographical details and list of portraits by JHEP and Richard Langtry Partington, undated

oversize-folder 1

Gold medal certificate for Portrait in Oil at California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894

carton 3, folder 31

The Land, the Devil and Things in General by Rubens Megilf, circa 1880

 

Series 2: Sarah Partington. 1868-1908

Physical Description: carton 3, folder 32-36; carton 4, folder 1-11

Scope and Content of Series

Correspondence from Sarah Partington to her husband and her children. Incoming correspondence includes a few letters from Sarah's Mottershead relations.
 

Subseries 2.1: Outgoing Correspondence, circa 1868-1908

 

Sarah Partington (SP) to J.H.E. Partington (JHEP), circa 1868-1888

carton 3, folder 33

SP to Blanche Partington (BP) 1902-1906

carton 3, folder 34-36

SP to Gertrude Partington Albright (GPA), 1901-1906

carton 4, folder 1-2

SP to Gertrude Partington Albright (GPA), 1906-1907

carton 4, folder 3-4

SP to Gertrude Partington Albright (GPA), circa 1900-1908

carton 4, folder 5

SP to Phyllis Partington (PP) circa 1906-1907

carton 4, folder 6

SP to Richard Langtry Partington (RLP), Kate Partington (KP), and Edward Partington (EP), circa 1900-1908

carton 4, folder 7

SP letter fragments, undated

 

Subseries 2.2: Incoming Correspondence, 1881-1908

carton 4, folder 8

N. Mottershead (sister) to SP, circa 1881-1891

carton 4, folder 9

Grace Sterling to SP, undated

carton 4, folder 10

Letters received upon the death of J.H.E. Partington, 1899

carton 4, folder 11

General incoming, circa 1890-1908

 

Series 3: Blanche Partington. 1886-1949

Physical Description: carton 4, folder 12-31; carton 5-7; carton 8, folder 1-37; vol. 5; vol. 7; vol. 9-10; oversize box 1, folder 3; oversize box 1, folder 8; oversize box 3, folder 2

Scope and Content of Series

Correspondence, notebooks/diaries, notes, and other papers. Outgoing correspondence consists primarily of letters from Blanche Partington to her mother and siblings (and one letter to her father). There is also outgoing correspondence to Samuel, Mary and Joseph Bancroft. Incoming correspondence consists primarily of letters from a range of prominent West Coast artists, writers, and journalists, among others. These include Ambrose Bierce, Henry Pike Bowie, Ina Coolbrith, Charmian London, Jack London, Joaquin Miller, Juanita Miller, Yoshimatsu Nakata and family (Jack London's valet), Yone Noguchi, Teru Shimada (Japanese-American film actor), Upton Sinclair, Carrie and George Sterling, and Oscar Weil. Incoming correspondence also includes letters from the Bancrofts in Delaware. In addition, this series includes diaries, notebooks, and notes, including notes Blanche Partington took for her music reviews and articles for The Call newspaper.
 

Subseries 3.1: Correspondence. 1886-1949

Physical Description: carton 4, folder 12-31, carton 5-6; carton 7, folder 1-7
 

Outgoing, 1896-1949

carton 4, folder 12

Blanche Partington (BP) to J.H.E. Partington (JHEP), 1886

carton 4, folder 13

BP to Sarah Partington (SP), circa 1903-1905

carton 4, folder 14-23

BP to Gertrude Partington Albright, circa 1900-1944

carton 4, folder 24

BP to Gertrude Partington Albright and Herman Oliver Albright, circa 1933-1936

carton 4, folder 25-31

BP to Phyllis Partington, circa 1907-1933

carton 5, folder 1-3

BP to Phyllis Partington, circa 1907-1933

carton 5, folder 4

BP to Jack (John) Partington and family, 1908-1948

carton 5, folder 5

BP to Jack Partington, Jr. regarding Ambrose Bierce, undated

carton 5, folder 6

BP to Evelyn Albright, circa 1914-1949

carton 5, folder 7

BP to Edward Partington, 1900-1908

carton 5, folder 8

BP to other family, 1902

carton 5, folder 9-11

BP to family (fragments), undated

carton 5, folder 12-13

BP to Samuel, Mary, and Joseph Bancroft, 1894-1915

carton 5, folder 14

BP to Juanita Miller (Joaquin Miller's daughter), 1945

carton 5, folder 15

BP to Genevieve Rice, 1921

carton 5, folder 16

BP to "Izabel" regarding death of George Sterling, circa 1926

carton 5, folder 17

BP to George Sterling, circa 1925

carton 5, folder 18

General outgoing, circa 1906-1941

 

Incoming,

carton 5, folder 19

Mottershead family to BP, circa 1885-1890

carton 5, folder 20

Condolence cards to BP on death of Sarah Partington, 1908

carton 5, folder 21

Condolence cards to BP on death of Phyllis Partington, 1933

carton 5, folder 23

Atherton, Gertrude to BP, circa 1910

carton 5, folder 24

Austin, Mary to BP, circa 1904

carton 5, folder 25-32

Bancroft, Samuel, Mary, and Joseph to BP, 1894-1938

carton 5, folder 33

Bender, Albert to BP, 1921

carton 5, folder 34

Barrymore, Ethel to BP, 1904

carton 5, folder 35

Bates, Blanche to BP, undated

carton 5, folder 36

Beel, Sigmund to BP, 1913

carton 5, folder 37

Bierce, Albert Sherwood to BP, circa 1900-1913

carton 5, folder 38-41

Bierce, Ambrose to BP 1892-1894, 1913

carton 5, folder 42

Bierce, Helen Ray to BP, 1893-1901

carton 5, folder 43

Bierce, Lora to BP, 1896-1913, undated

carton 5, folder 44

Bonner, Geraldine to BP, 1906

carton 5, folder 45

Blaettler, Rudolph to BP, 1941, undated

carton 5, folder 46

Bowie, Henry Pike to BP, 1904-1909

carton 5, folder 47

Burbank, Luther to BP, 1911

carton 5, folder 48

Carter, Leslie to BP, 1904

carton 5, folder 49

Casals, Pablo to BP, 1902, undated

carton 5, folder 50

Chamberlain, S[amuel] S[elwyn] to BP, 1910

carton 5, folder 51

Coolbrith, Ina to BP, 1897-1921, undated

carton 5, folder 52

Crawley, Constance to BP, 1904, undated

carton 5, folder 53

Dumont, Henry to BP, 1907-1911

carton 5, folder 54

Field, Charles Kellogg to BP, 1906

carton 5, folder 55

Fiske, Minnie Madden to BP, 1904-1913

carton 5, folder 56

Fountain, Grace R. to BP, undated

carton 5, folder 57

French, Nora May to BP 1906-1907

carton 5, folder 58

Greet, Ben to BP, undated

carton 5, folder 59

Gronlund, Beulah (Carey) to BP, 1897

carton 5, folder 60

Gronlund, Lawrence to BP, 1895-1897

carton 5, folder 61

Harris, Elmer Blaney to BP, circa 1915

carton 5, folder 62

Henderson, Victor E. to BP, 1906

carton 5, folder 63

Hotaling, Richard M. to BP, 1909-1910

carton 5, folder 64

Hyman, Carlton Sydney to BP, 1932

carton 5, folder 65

Johns, Cloudesley BP, 1905

carton 5, folder 66

Johnson, Martin Elmer, 1931-1932

carton 5, folder 67

Johnson, Osa Helen (Leighty) to BP, 1932

carton 5, folder 68

"Julia" to BP (regarding Phyllis Partington), 1922

carton 5, folder 69

Knapp, Adeline to BP, 1895 undated

carton 5, folder 70

Lafler, Henry Anderson to BP, 1904-1906

carton 5, folder 71

Lee, B. Virginia to BP, 1927

cartion 5, folder 72

Lewis, Austin to BP 1906-1907

carton 5, folder 73

Locke, William to BP, undated

carton 5, folder 74

Loeb, Jacques to BP, 1909

carton 5, folder 75-80

London, Charmian (Kittredge) to BP, 1907-1927

carton 6, folder 1-2

London, Charmian (Kittredge) to BP, 1928-1939

carton 6, folder 3-6

London, Jack to BP, 1903-1915

carton 6, folder 7

London, Jack to BP (copy of letter of resignation from Socialist Party), 1916

carton 6, folder 8

McNaught, John to BP, 1903-1904

carton 6, folder 9

Mansfield, Richard to BP, 1904-1906 undated

carton 6, folder 10

Markham, Anna Catherine (Murphy) to BP, 1900

carton 6, folder 11

Markham, Edwin to BP, 1895-1899

carton 6, folder 12

Marlowe, Julia to BP, 1905

carton 6, folder 13

Mason, Redfern to BP, 1913-1916

carton 6, folder 14

Maxwell, Elsa Wyman to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 15

Michelson, Miriam to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 16

Miller, Abigail to BP, 1911-1916

carton 6, folder 17

Miller, Henry to BP, 1908

carton 6, folder 18

Miller, Joaquin to BP, 1898-1910

carton 6, folder 19

Miller, Juanita to BP, 1911 1913

carton 6, folder 20

Miller, Lischen M. (Mrs. George Melvin Miller) to BP, circa 1911

carton 6, folder 21

Miller, Margaret to BP, 1899

carton 6, folder 22

Morrison, Florence Roberts to BP, 1904

carton 6, folder 23

Morrow, W.C. to BP, 1900

carton 6, folder 24

Mundell, W.A. to BP, 1939-1941

carton 6, folder 25-26

Nakata, Yoshimata (and family) to BP, 1912-1925

carton 6, folder 27

Nielson, Alice to BP, 1905-1906

carton 6, folder 28

Noel, Joseph to BP, circa 1905

carton 6, folder 29

Noguchi, Yone to BP, 1898-1900

carton 6, folder 30

Price, Warwick James to BP, 1870-1933

carton 6, folder 31

Rix, Alice to BP, 1900

carton 6, folder 32

Roselle, Anne to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 33

Ross, Peter V. to BP, 1927-1935

carton 6, folder 34

Russell, Henry to BP, 1906

carton 6, folder 35

Russell, Theresa to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 36

Scheffauer, Herman to BP, 1900-1907

carton 6, folder 37

Schumann, Heink to BP, 1906

carton 6, folder 38

Shaw, Mary to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 39-40

Shepard, Eliza London to BP, 1939 undated

carton 6, folder 41

Shepard, Irving and Mildred to BP (re: death of Eliza London Shepard), circa 1941

carton 6, folder 42-43

Shimada, Teru to BP, circa 1930-1937

carton 6, folder 44

Sinclair, Upton to BP, 1909 undated

carton 6, folder 45

Skinner, Constance Lindsay to BP, 1937

carton 6, folder 46-50

Sterling, Carrie to BP, 1904-1914 undated

carton 6, folder 51-52

Sterling, George to BP, 1904-1905

carton 6, folder 53

Sterling, George to BP (transcript copy of letter from Sterling to Ambrose Bierce), 1906

carton 6, folder 54

Sterling, George to BP, 1910-1925 undated

carton 6, folder 55

Stewart, Nell E. to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 56

Takahashi, Kosen to BP, 1899-1902

carton 6, folder 57

Thomas, Eva W. to BP, 1946

carton 6, folder 58

Thompson, Vance to BP (letter to Yone Noguchi), 1898

carton 6, folder 59

Tobin, Agnes to BP, 1905-1910

carton 6, folder 60

Tomlins, William L. to BP, 1895

carton 6, folder 61

Vigne, Arturo to BP, undated

carton 6, folder 62

Wagner, Harr to BP, 1928

carton 6, folder 63

Weil, Oscar to BP, circa 1902-1905

carton 6, folder 64

Winter, William to BP, 1905

carton 6, folder 65-70

General incoming, circa 1900-1947

carton 7, folder 1

General incoming, circa 1900-1947

carton 7, folder 2-4

Incoming postcards, circa 1895-1947

 

Other Correspondence, 1890-1923

carton 7, folder 5

Letter of recommendation for Blanche Partington, 1890

carton 7, folder 6

Correspondence regarding Anne Bremer, circa 1923

 

Subseries 3.2: Notebooks/Diaries and Notes, circa 1900-1948 circa 1900-1948

Physical Description: carton 7, folder 7-28; carton 8, folder 1-17
carton 7, folder 7-17, volume 10

Notebooks and diaries, 1894-1911

carton 7, folder 18-28

Notes for The Call music reviews, 1904-1906

carton 8, folder 1-12

Notes for The Call music reviews, 1906 undated

carton 8, folder 13

Notes on Joaquin Miller, 1899

carton 8, folder 14

Notes on interviews with Giorgio Polacco, 1905

carton 8, folder 15-17

Notes, assorted, circa 1900-1948

 

Subseries 3.3: Other Papers, circa 1890-1940

Physical Description: carton 8, folder 18-37
carton 8, folder 18

Japan Society of America, circa 1909

carton 8, folder 19

India Famine Relief Fund, circa 1905

carton 8, folder 20

Yosemite Stage and Turnpike card, 1901

carton 8, folder 21

Invitation to Longsight Liberal Club dance (Stockport), 1890

carton 8, folder 22

Musical performance programs (Oakland, Calif.), circa 1892-1897

volume 5

Theatrical and musical program scrapbook, circa 1898-1906

volume 7

Postcard scrapbook, circa 1900-1910

Scope and Content Note

Includes poscards of travels to Japan and other countries as well as images of singers, performers, and poets (many inscribed to Blanche Partington).
carton 8, folder 23

Music reviews, circa 1900-1905

carton 8, folder 24

Clippings, circa 1909

carton 8, folder 25

Clippings on the Bancrofts (Delaware), circa 1938

oversize-box 1, folder 8, oversize-box 3, folder 2

Clippings of Blanche Partington's articles, circa 1903-1904

carton 8, folder 26

Verse, circa 1900-1940

carton 8, folder 27

Manuscript: Diary of Miss Cherry Flower, undated

carton 8, folder 28

Manuscript: The Western Renaissance, undated

carton 8, folder 29

Manuscripts and notes, assorted, circa 1910-1930

carton 8, folder 30

Manuscript: Observations from a Go-Cart, undated

carton 8, folder 31

Manuscript: On the Porch at [Kyoto], undated

carton 8, folder 32

Manuscript poem: The Camels are Coming, undated

carton 8, folder 33

Manuscript: The Comet that Was: A Brief Comment on Hale's Magazine, circa 1899

oversize-box 1, folder 3

Article by Blanche Partington (A Quartet of Heddas), circa 1900

carton 8, folder 34

Twenty Minutes of Reality by Margaret Prescott Montague, 1916

carton 8, folder 35-36

Christian Science, circa 1900-1934

 

Series 4: Gertrude Partington Albright and Herman Oliver Albright. circa 1876-1957

Physical Description: carton 8, folder 37-42; carton 9; carton 10, folder 1-38; vol. 8; oversize box 1, folder 5; oversize box 3; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content of Series

Correspondence, illustrations and sketches, materials on Herman Oliver Albright, and other papers. The outgoing correspondence consists of letters from Gertrude Partington Albright to her mother and siblings from 1900 to the 1940s. Of particular note are the letters she sent home to her mother and siblings from her art studies in Paris from 1900 to circa 1910. Among the items that document Gertrude Partington Albright's illustration career are oversize clippings of many of her newspaper illustrations.
 

Subseries 4.1: Correspondence. 1894-1954

Physical Description: carton 8, folder 37-42; carton 9; carton 10, folder 1-18
 

Outgoing, 1894-1954

carton 8, folder 37-42

Gertrude Partington Albright (GPA) to Sarah Partington (SP), 1899-1902

carton 9, folder 1-14

GPA to Sarah Partington, 1903-1913 undated

carton 9, folder 15-17

GPA to Blanche Partington, circa 1889-1941

carton 9, folder 18-20

GPA to Phyllis Partington, circa 1900-1933

carton 9, folder 21

GPA to Kate Partington, 1902 1906

carton 9, folder 22

GPA to Jack (John) Partington and family, 1905-1951

carton 9, folder 23

GPA to Edward Partington, 1900-1905

carton 9, folder 24

GPA to Evelyn Albright, circa 1934-1940

carton 9, folder 25-26

GPA to Samuel Bancroft, 1900-1911

carton 9, folder 27

General outgoing, circa 1900-1940

carton 9, folder 28

Outgoing fragments, undated

 

Incoming, 1894-1954

carton 9, folder 29

Albright, H.O (Toddy) to GPA, circa 1907-1940

carton 9, folder 30

Bancroft, Samuel to GPA, 1900-1915

carton 9, folder 31

Bierce, Ambrose to GPA, 1894

carton 9, folder 32

Hall, Sharlot M. to GPA, 1902

carton 9, folder 33-34

Kidlin (Elizabeth S. Bond) to GPA, 1903-1906

carton 10, folder 1-2

Kidlin (Elizabeth S. Bond) to GPA, 1903-1906

carton 10, folder 3

London, Charmian to GPA, 1927-1936

carton 10, folder 4

London, Jack to GPA, 1904

carton 10, folder 5

Sterling, Carrie to GPA, 1905-1913 undated

carton 10, folder 6-10

General incoming, circa 1900-1954

carton 10, folder 11

Incoming postcards, circa 1900-1907

 

Herman Oliver Albright (HOA) Correspondence, 1898-1945

carton 10, folder 12

HOA to Blanche and Sarah Partington, 1907-1908

carton 10, folder 13

HOA incoming, cirac 1905-1945

carton 10, folder 14

HOA incoming postcards, circa 1898-1910

carton 10, folder 15

Sterling, George to HOA, 1904 1912

carton 10, folder 16

Sympathy letters to HOA on death of Kate Peterson, 1907-1908

 

Subseries 4.2: Other Papers. 1876-1957

Physical Description: carton 10, folder 17-38
carton 10, fodler 18

Family documents, circa 1876-1939

carton 10, folder 19

H.O. Albright birth certificate, 1876

carton 10, folder 20

H.O. Albright and Kate Peterson marriage certificate, 1905

carton 10, folder 21

Gertrude Partington biography, undated

carton 10, folder 22

Gertrude Partington obituary, 1959

carton 10, folder 23-24

H.O. Albright material regarding exhibitions and awards, circa 1931-1947

carton 10, folder 25

H.O. Albright's Yosemite, 1954

carton 10, folder 26

Inventory of the Albright home at 1507 39th Avenue, San Francisco, undated

carton 10, folder 27, oversize-folder 1

Gertrude Partington illustrations and reproductions of paintings, circa 1896-1920

oversize-box 3

Gertrude Partington bronze medal from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915

carton 10, folder 28

Gertrude Partington exhbition catalogs and programs, 1908 undated

carton 10, folder 29

Gertrude Partington writings, circa 1957

carton 10, folder 30

Article on Western Etchers from Sunset Magazine, 1908

carton 10, folder 31

Gertrude Partington manuscript: Thoughts in a Redwood Grove, 1959

oversize-box 1, folder 7

Gertrude Partington poems, undated

carton 10, folder 32

Gertrude Partington diary/notebook, 1892 undated

carton 10, folder 33

Letter asking permission for Gertrude Partington to board the steamer Newport to make a sketch, 1898

carton 10, folder 34-35

Gertrude Partington clippings of newspapers illustrations by GPA and Richard Partington, circa 1895-1900

carton 10, folder 36-37

Gertrude Partington clippings, circa 1895-1915

oversize-box 1, folder 5

Gertrude Partington clippings, assorted, circa 1895-1905

volume 8

Gertrude Partington clippings scrapbook, circa 1910-1925

carton 10, folder 38

The Burro Book (publication from S.M. McCandless, Pueblo, Colorado), 1900

 

Series 5: Phyllis Partington. 1897-1933

Physical Description: carton 10, folder 39-41; carton 11-12; carton 13, folder 1; vol. 2-4; vol. 6; oversize box 1, folder 6; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, and publicity materials and programs. Outgoing correspondence consists primarily of correspondence to other members of the Partington family sent from Phyllis' (Frances') studies or stints with various opera companies in New York, Europe, and other areas of the United States between 1910 and 1930. There is substantial correspondence between Phyllis Partington and Samuel and Joseph Bancroft in Delaware. Noteworthy among the other materials in this series are the clippings scrapbooks that document Frances Peralta's opera career from 1913 to 1930.
 

Subseries 5.1: Correspondence. circa 1897-1933

Physical Description: carton 10, folder 39-41; carton 11; carton 12, folder 1-30
 

Outgoing, circa 1897-1933

carton 10, folder 39-41, carton 11, folder 1-7

Phyllis Partington (PP) to family (Dear Folks...) from New York, circa 1897-1933

carton 11, folder 8

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Italy, circa 1914-1914

carton 11, folder 9

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Delaware, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 10

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Paris and London, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 11

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Saint Louis, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 12

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Philadelphia, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 13

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Chicago, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 14

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Switzerland, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 15

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Mexico, 1920

carton 11, folder 16

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Spain, circa 1926

carton 11, folder 17

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from Boston, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 18-19

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from various places in the United States, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 20

PP to family (Dear Folks...) from various places in Europe, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 21

(PP) to family (Dear Folks...) from unspecified places, circa 1913-1933

carton 11, folder 22-24

PP to Blanche Partington, circa 1900-1930

carton 11, folder 25-28

PP to Gertrude Partington, circa 1900-1930

carton 11, folder 29

PP to H.O. Albright (Toddy), cirac 1904-1905

carton 12, folder 1

PP to Jack (John) Partington and family, circa 1924-1933

carton 12, folder 2

PP to Edward Partington, 1910

carton 12, folder 3

PP to Dixie, undated

carton 12, folder 4

PP to family (fragments), circa 1913-1933

carton 12, folder 5-10

PP to Samuel and Joseph Bancroft, 1910-1914 1931

carton 12, folder 11

General outgoing, undated

carton 12, folder 12

PP Christmas cards, undated

carton 12, folder 13

General outgoing (fragments), undated

 

Incoming, circa 1900-1933

carton 12, folder 14-17

Bancroft, Samuel and Joseph to Phyllis Partington (PP), 1907 1910 1914-1930

carton 12, folder 18

Dixie to PP, undated

carton 12, folder 19

London, Charmian (Kittredge) to PP, 1924 undated

carton 12, folder 20

Scheffauer, Herman George to PP, 1903

carton 12, folder 21

Sterling, George to PP, 1902

carton 12, folder 22-27

General incoming, circa 1900-1933

carton 12, folder 28

Incoming postcards, circa 1900-1907

 

Subseries 5.2: Other Papers, circa 1900-1933

Physical Description: carton 12, folder 29-41; carton 13, folder 1
carton 12, folder 29

Biography, circa 1920

carton 12, folder 30

Obituary clippings, 1933

carton 12, folder 31

Passports, 1923 1926

carton 12, folder 32-33

Frances Peralta publicity and programs, circa 1911-1930

oversize-box 1, folder 6, oversize-folder 1

Frances Peralta posters, brochures, flyers, circa 1911-1930

carton 12, folder 34

Frances Peralta clippings (Gypsy Love), 1913

carton 12, folder 35

Frances Peralta clippings (Aida; Seattle), circa 1917

carton 12, folder 36

Frances Peralta clippings (Ravinia, Illinois), 1921

carton 12, folder 37

Frances Peralta clippings (Henchman; Detroit), 1927

carton 12, folder 38

Frances Peralta clippings (Carmen; Saint Louis), circa 1929

carton 12, folder 39

Frances Peralta clippings (Huntington, West Virginia), circa 1929

carton 12, folder 40-41, carton 13, folder 1

Frances Peralta clippings, assorted, circa 1913-1930

oversize-box 1, folder 4

Frances Peralta clippings, assorted, circa 1910-1930

volume 6

Frances Peralta clippings scrapbook, circa 1905-1912

volume 2

Frances Peralta clippings scrapbook, circa 1917-1927

volume 4

Frances Peralta clippings scrapbook (Los Angeles and San Francisco performances), 1927

volume 3

Frances Peralta clippings scrapbook, circa 1924-1929

 

Series 6: Other Partingtons. circa 1900-1987

Physical Description: carton 13, folder 2-25; carton 14, folder 1-29

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other papers of Jack (John) Partington, Sr. and family, Richard Lantry Partington, Kate Partington, Edward Partington, and Hedwig Evelyn Partington.
 

Subseries 6.1: Jack (John) Partington and Family. circa 1905-1984

Physical Description: carton 13, folder 2-25; carton 14, folder 1
carton 13, folder 2

Jack (John) Partington and family letters to Sarah and Blanche Partington, circa 1905-1909

carton 13, folder 3-10

Jack (John) Partington and family letters to Blanche Partington, circa 1920-1948

carton 13, folder 11-14

Jack (John) Partington and family letters to Gertrude Partington and H.O. Albright, circa 1930-1955

carton 13, folder 15

Jack (John) Partington and family letters to Phyllis Partington, circa 1924-1932

carton 13, folder 16-21

Jack (John) Partington and family letters to Evelyn Albright, circa 1930-1984

carton 13, folder 22

Correspondence between Jack Partington, Sr. and Jack Partington, Jr., 1936-1942

carton 13, folder 23

Other correspondence, circa 1930-1979

carton 13, folder 24

Jack Partington, Jr. school essays, undated

carton 13, folder 25

Jack Partington, Jr. obituary, 1987

carton 14, folder 1

Inger Partington ephemera (including Panama-Pacific International Exposition Admission Coupon Booklet), 1900-1915

 

Subseries 6.2: Richard L. and Ida Partington. circa 1890-1957

Physical Description: carton 14, folder 2-10
carton 14, folder 2

Richard L. Partington and family letters to Blanche Partington, circa 1900-1928

carton 14, folder 3

Richard L. Partington and family letters to Phyllis Partington, circa 1906-1907

carton 14, folder 4

Richard L. Partington and family letters to Sarah, Gertrude, and Jack (John) Partington, 1908-1925

carton 14, folder 5

Richard L. Partington outgoing to Mr. Tewson, 1926

carton 14, folder 6

Bierce, Ambrose to Richard L. Partington, circa 1900

carton 14, folder 7

General incoming, 1890

carton 14, folder 8

Biographical, circa 1957

carton 14, folder 9

Sketches, circa 1890-1910

carton 14, folder 10

Clippings, 1897-1929

 

Subseries 6.3: Kate Partington. circa 1900-1915

Physical Description: carton 14, folder 11-18
carton 14, folder 11

Kate Partington letters to Sarah Partingon, circa 1902

carton 14, folder 12

Kate Partington letters to Blanche Partington, circa 1902

carton 14, folder 13

Kate Partington letters to Gertrude Partington, circa 1900-1915

carton 14, folder 14

Kate Partington letters to Edward and Phyllis Partington, circa 1900-1907

carton 14, folder 15

Letter fragments, circa 1902

carton 14, folder 16

Bierce, Ambrose to KP, 1904

carton 14, folder 17

Hall, Sharlot M. to KP, 1903-1904

carton 14, folder 18

Scheffauer, Herman George to KP, 1904

 

Subseries 6.4: Edward Partington. circa 1900-1906

Physical Description: carton 14, folder 19-20
carton 14, folder 19

Edward Partington letters to family, circa 1900

carton 14, folder 20

General incoming, circa 1906

 

Subseries 6.5: Hedwig Evelyn Albright. circa 1930-1984

Physical Description: carton 14, folder 21-29
carton 14, folder 21

Hedwig Evelyn Albright letters to Gertrude Partington and H.O. Albright, circa 1930-1940

carton 14, folder 22

General outgoing, circa 1930-1984

carton 14, folder 23

Condolence cards on death of mother (Gertrude Partington Albright), 1959

carton 14, folder 24

London, Charmian to HEA, 1939

carton 14, folder 25

Shimada, Teru to HEA, 1931 1960

carton 14, foldr 26

General incoming, circa 1930-1980

carton 14, folder 27

Poems, writings, undated

carton 14, folder 28

Legal documents, 1935-1955

carton 14, folder 29

Miscellany, circa 1930-1980

 

Series 7: Family Subject Files, Postcards, and Miscellany. circa 1895-1950

Physical Description: carton 14, folder 30-59; box 1; vol. 1; vol. 12-13; oversize box 1, folder 7; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Subject files kept by one or another member of the Partington family as well as poscards and miscellany. The subject files often include clippings, original poems or writings, correspondence, and secondary material. The series includes subject files on Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Joaquin Miller, Yone Noguchi, and Carrie and George Sterling. The George Sterling subject file includes a number of original postcards addressed to Sterling from a variety of senders as well as clippings on his death and tributes. The Jack London subject file includes material on Jack London as well as two diaries (in Japanese and English) kept by Jack London's valet, Yoshimatsu Nakata, from circa 1908-1910. These diaries appear to have come into the possession of Blanche Partington, who had established a friendship with the Nakata family.
carton 14, folder 30

Subject file: Bierce, Ambrose, circa 1922-1936

carton 14, folder 31

Subject file: Bierce, Helen Ray (wedding announcement), 1902

oversize-box 1, folder 7

Subject file: Anne Bremer (tribute by Witter Bynner), 1930

carton 14, folder 32

Subject file: French, Nora May, 1907

carton 14, folder 33

Subject file: Gronlund, Lawrence (wedding announcement and Fabian Society document), 1895

carton 14, folder 34

Subject file: Hay, John (on Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam), 1898

carton 14, folder 35

Subject file: Johnson, Martin, circa 1930-1940

carton 14, folder 36

Subject file: London, Jack, circa 1913-1916

carton 14, folder 37

Subject file: London, Jack (clippings), circa 1905-1915

carton 14, folder 38

Subject file: London, Jack (Overland Monthly Tribute to Jack London), 1917

oversize-box 3

Subject file: London, Jack (Yoshimatsu Nakata (Jack London's valet) diaries (2), circa 1908-1910

carton 14, folder 39

Subject file: Markham, Edwin, 1898

carton 14, folder 40

Subject file: Miller, Joaquin (clippings regarding death), 1913

carton 14, folder 41

Subject file: Noguchi, Yone, circa 1920

carton 14, folder 42

Subject file: Scheffauer, Herman, circa 1904-1912

carton 14, folder 43

Subject file: Sinclair, Upton (What Life Means to Me pamphlet), undated

carton 14, folder 44

Subject file: Sterling, Carrie, undated

carton 14, folder 45-52, oversize-folder 1

Subject file: Sterling, George (poems, tributes, clippings, incoming postcards), circa 1900-1928

carton 14, folder 53

Miscellany: unidentified Partington family correspondence, circa 1880-1950

carton 14, folder 54

Miscellany: family calling cards circa 1890-1920

box 1, folder 1-3

Miscellany: general, circa 1900-1950

volume 1, volume 12

Postcards: Partington family postcard albums, circa 1895-1910

Scope and Content Note

Poscards of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, San Francisco's Chinatown, Mt. Tamalpais, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Monterey, Carmel, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite.
volume 13

Postcards: Photocopy of disbound postcard album, circa 1900-1910

carton 14, folder 55-59

Postcards: blank postcards, circa 1890-1930