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Preliminary Guide to the Soper Family Papers
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Series 1.  Soper Family Manuscripts

Box 1: 1 - 2

Clippings

Box 1: 1

Typewritten transcripts, ca. 1870s

Box 1: 2

Soper family, ca. 1937-1938

Box 1: 3 - 5

Correspondence (originals, along with typed transcripts for many)

Box 1: 3

Civil War -- CHS to his brother, 1862, n.d.

Box 1: 4

CHS to family, ca. 1883-1884

Box 1: 5

Emeline and Catharine, 1909-1935

Box 1: 6

Diary -- typewritten transcript, ca. 1883-1884

Box 1: 7

Notebook -- includes recipes, poems, horticulture, and accounts (also later undated loose typewritten notes by Catharine Soper laid in), ca. 1877-1882

Box 1: 8 - 9

Photographs

Box 1: 8

Soper family, n.d.

Box 1: 9

Gardens and scenery (much like the ones in Stories), n.d.

Box 1: 10 - 11

Picture Postcard Albums

Box 1: 10

Western, Pennsylvania, and a few Santa Barbara Scenes (mainly to Mrs. Emeline. Soper and Miss Catharine [Kate] Soper, Alhambra, CA), ca. 1905-1913

Box 1: 11

U.S. and Europe, ca. 1910s

Box 2: 1

Picture Postcards -- loose, some with messages, to Emeline and Catharine, ca. 1905-1930s

Box 2: 2 - 5

Writings by E. Catharine Soper

Box 2: 2

Essays (mainly about animal rights and vegetarianism), n.d.

Box 2: 3 - 4

Stories of an Alhambra Garden and Journeys Near-- typescript, with photos, ca. 1930s

Box 2: 5

Miscellany (includes copy of etching of C. H. Soper residence in Pennsylvania), ca. 1870s-early 1900s

 

Series 2.  Jacobs, Wilbur -- Research

Box 2: 6

Outline, 1942

Box 2: 7 - 8

Research Notes, ca. early 1940s