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Guide to the Guassac Family Papers MS 186
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Box-folder 1:1

Family documents, 1909 May 25–1923 September 4 and undated

Includes:

Report card for Amado Wassac, May 25, 1909.
Registration Certificate for Luciano Guassac, September 12, 1918.
Handwritten family birth records, undated.
Box-folder 1:2

Family correspondence, 1897 November 4–1919 October 12 and undated

Includes:

Letters from Dolores Gaussac’s brother Pablo regarding his imprisonment
Letter from Superintendent of Schools to Jose Wassac denying his request to transfer his son to “the white school at Bloomdale,” October 6, 1907.
Box-folder 1:3

Luciano Guassac correspondence, 1908 July 8–1919 January 15 and undated

Includes:

Collection of postcards addressed to Luciano Guassac, July 8, 1908–August 31, 1914 and undated.
Correspondence from Alice Hernsby to Luciano (love letters), October 26, 1917–January 16, 1918.
Box-folder 1:4

Luciano Guassac journal, 1905 September 20–1906 February 13

Includes:

Poems, rhymes, journal entries, and sketches.
Box-folder 1:5

Family legal documents, 1904 January 20–1919 September 29

Includes:

Letter from U.S. Indian Service Agent Chas Shell in defense of Jose Wassac’s property, January 20, 1904.
Court summons for Dolores Guassac to be present at the Indian Court on Saturday, November 6, 1909. (dated May 30, 1909)
Criminal complaint against Dolores Guassac for “Permit[ting] a Stallion to run at large,” April 21, 1910.
Jail bond document for Eusavio Guassac, June 13, 1919.
Box-folder 1:6

Tribal administration, 1895 March 4–1936 April 10

Includes:

Letter from U.S. Indian Agent L.A. Wright ordering Captain Dolores Wassac to pick up the supplies proportioned to his Reservation by the government, December 3, 1897.
Certification of Jose Dolores Wassac’s appointment to Captain of the San Jose Tribe, July 1, 1898.
Reimbursing Agreement for supplies bought by Sebastian Guassac for “Industry Among Indians,” December 18, 1914.
Letter from John Dady, Superintendent of the Mission Indian Agency to the Indian people regarding electing a spokesman for each Reservation with whom Dady can communicate directly, July 17, 1933.
Letter from Adam Castillo, President of the Mission Indian Federation, to his congressman in support of passing bill s. 1793 and companion bill H.R. 5167 regarding the 18 un-ratified treaties between the U.S. Government and the Indian nations, April 10, 1936.
Box-folder 1:7

Financial papers, 1904 October 15–1919 December 8 and undated

Includes:

Receipts, invoices, and debt claims.
Box-folder 1:8

Carlisle Arrow publication, 1911

Scope and Content

“A newspaper printed by Indians”: A publication from the Carlisle Indian School with letters to the editor, news on athletics and new teaching appointments.
Box-folder 1:9

Miscellanea, 1905 August 8–1926 October and undated

Includes:

Notebook with few entries, mostly about weather, 1920-1926.
Handwritten recipe for soap, undated.
Prohibition sample voting card and pro-prohibition propaganda poem, undated.
Advertisement by Pacific Supply Co. for blankets, comforts and pillows, in Spanish and English, undated.
Pacific Supply Co. brochure for “Special Bargains in Groceries,” undated.
Empty envelopes.