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Guide to the Milton D. Eisner Papers, 1854-1961 (bulk 1933-1958)
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Carton 1, folders 1-16

Series 1: Biographical and Family Materials, 1873-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into two subseries: Milton D. Eisner and Family. Arranged chronologically.
Consists of correspondence, business ledgers, notes, clippings.
Carton 1, folders 1-10

Subseries 1.1: Milton D. Eisner

carton 1, folder 1-4

Correspondence 1947-1958

carton 1, folder 5

Ledger 1933-1942, n.d.

carton 1, folder 6

Wants of collectors 1946-1950, n.d.

carton 1, folder 7

E Clampus Vitus - Clampers 1948-1959

carton 1, folder 8

Radio interview about "Chips" [Pilsbury Hodgkins] 1950

carton 1, folder 9

Harrison & Eisner Real Estate n.d.

carton 1, folder 10

Miscellany n.d.

Carton 1, folders 11-16

Subseries 1.2: Family

 

Lena (Reinstein) Eisner

carton 1, folder 11

Miscellany 1873-1916, n.d.

carton 1, folder 12

Correspondence with Warner Family 1891-1922, n.d.

carton 1, folder 13

Luncheons 1902

carton 1, folder 14

Will 1924

carton 1, folder 15

Photo of Lena R. Eisner with children Milton D. Eisner and Helen Eisner Friedman 1924

 

Reinstein/Eisner Family

carton 1, folder 16

Miscellany 1880, 1895, n.d.

Carton 1, folders 17-62, Carton 2, folders 1-79, Box 1, folders 1-41, Oversize folders 1-4

Series 2: Subject Files and Collectibles, 1849-1961

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into six subseries: Historic Mail Service and Philately Materials, Numismatic Materials, San Francisco and Bay Area, Californiana, Americana, and Miscellaneous Collectibles.
Includes Eisner's notes, articles, newspaper clippings, event programs, catalogs, and some collectibles.
Carton 1, folders 17-62, Carton 2, folders, 1-15

Subseries 2.1: Historic Mail Service and Philately Materials, 1854-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes notes, articles, clippings, programs, awards concerning stamp collecting and the history of mail delivery in the Old West.
carton 1, folder 17

Adam's and Co.'s Shasta Express n.d.

carton 1, folder 18

American Philatelic Society Convention Program 1939

carton 1, folder 19

The American Philatelist 1932, 1933

carton 1, folder 20

American Philatelist clippings ca. 1920's-1957

carton 1, folder 21

Auction Programs 1934-1959, n.d.

carton 1, folder 22

Banta's Bicycle Mail 1894, n.d.

carton 1, folder 23

Black Bart, P.O. 8 1947, n.d.

carton 1, folder 24

Brown's Express 1933, n.d.

carton 1, folder 25

California Ocean Mail 1940, 1943

carton 1, folder 26-28

California Post Offices 1892-1958, n.d.

carton 1, folder 29

The City Delivery Letter Expresses of San Francisco 1944

carton 1, folder 30

Covers Estimate of Values 1908-1959, n.d.

carton 1, folder 31

Directories n.d.

carton 1, folder 32

Dated Revenues - Match and Medicine Envelopes 1945-1953, n.d.

carton 1, folder 33

Eastern Express n.d.

carton 1, folder 34

Everts, Davis, Snell, Wilson 1854, 1931, n.d.

carton 1, folder 35

Expresses Western 1940-1955, n.d.

carton 1, folder 36

G.B. Post 1935

carton 1, folder 37

Gregory's Express 1944, n.d.

carton 1, folder 38

Harnden's Express 1931

carton 1, folder 39

Horsley and Brastow Express ca. 1856, 1933, n.d.

carton 1, folder 40

Hunter and Co.'s Express n.d.

carton 1, folder 41

Kicking Mule 1935, 1958, n.d.

carton 1, folder 42

Langton's Express 1854-1949, n.d.

carton 1, folder 43

Lemp n.d.

carton 1, folder 44-47

Letterman Army Hospital Stamp Club 1948-1959

carton 1, folder 48

The National Stamp Exhibition of 1934 1934

carton 1, folder 49

Oregon postmarking 1943-1952

carton 1, folder 50

Overland Mail 1934-1944, n.d.

carton 1, folder 51

Overland Mail Centennials 1958

carton 1, folder 52

Pacific Express 1863, 1936

carton 1, folder 53

Philatelic awards and newspaper clippings 1934-1958, n.d.

carton 1, folder 54

Philatelic booklets 1941-1956, n.d.

carton 1, folder 55

The Philatelic Californian 1896

carton 1, folder 56-57

Philatelic miscellany 1885-1956, n.d.

carton 1, folder 58

Pioneer and Spear 1949-1950, n.d.

carton 1, folder 59

Pony Express 1929-1957, n.d.

carton 1, folder 60

Postmarks - California cancellations 1929-1950, n.d.

carton 1, folder 61

Postal Markings 1942-1943

carton 1, folder 62

Postal Markings of the U.S. 1847-1851 1938

carton 2, folder 1

Reynolds and Todd Companies 1932, n.d.

carton 2, folder 2

Rumrill's Express 1930, n.d.

carton 2, folder 3

Schedule of Nicaragua Steamship Line and California Ocean Mails 1937-1939, n.d.

carton 2, folder 4

San Francisco Stamp Society 1934

carton 2, folder 5

San Jose Stamp Club 1952

carton 2, folder 6

Sonora, SF View Data, Cascade City 1942-1952, n.d.

carton 2, folder 7

Stamp articles 1933-1947, n.d.

carton 2, folder 8-9

Stamps and covers 1905-1958, n.d.

carton 2, folder 10

State revenues 1940-1947, n.d.

carton 2, folder 11

Steinberger's P.O. 1958, n.d.

carton 2, folder 12

Theo F. Tracy and Company's Express 1935-1941, n.d.

carton 2, folder 13

Western Cover Society 1951-1958

carton 2, folder 14

Western franks, cuts, articles and letters 1864, 1933, n.d.

carton 2, folder 15

Wines Express n.d.

Carton 2, folders 16-18

Subseries 2.2: Numismatic Materials, 1938-1956

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes coin collecting catalogs and bulletins.
carton 2, folder 16

The American Catalogue and Premium List of All United States Coins 1938

carton 2, folder 17

Numismatic Bulletin 1948

carton 2, folder 18

Numismatic miscellany 1956, n.d.

Carton 2, folders 19-75

Subseries 2.3: San Francisco and Bay Area, 1849-1958

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes clippings, articles and programs concerning life in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Also includes series of views of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake from the San Francisco Examiner.
carton 2, folder 19

Bay bridges 1908, 1934-1936

carton 2, folder 20

Behind Your Faucet 1947-1950

carton 2, folder 21

Billy Mulligan 1950

carton 2, folder 22

Broderick - Terry duel n.d.

carton 2, folder 23

The Charter of the City of Oakland 1910

carton 2, folder 24

Churches 1871-1914

carton 2, folder 25

Cornwall, P.B. 1849

carton 2, folder 26

Denman School Souvenir 1911

carton 2, folder 27

Early San Francisco newspaper clippings 1878, 1916, n.d.

carton 2, folder 28-38

Earthquake of 1906 from the San Francisco Examiner 1906

 

Birdseye View of San Francisco from Twin Peaks

 

Birdseye View of the Ruins of San Francisco

 

Market Street - Looking Toward Ferry

 

Panorama of ... Russian Hill to Telegraph Hill

 

Panorama of ... Telegraph Hill to the Base of Rincon Hill

 

Panoramic View ... from the Fairmont Hotel

 

Panoramic View of San Francisco from the Waterfront

 

Panoramic Views of the Ruins of San Francisco

 

Refugee Camp at Golden Gate Park

 

Ruins of China Town

 

The Stretch of Ruin from Nob Hill to Russian Hill

carton 2, folder 39

Pass 1906

carton 2, folder 40

Emergency Cistern Supply article 1942

carton 2, folder 41

Emperor Norton (Joshua Abraham Norton) 1945, 1955

carton 2, folder 42

Event programs 1886-1958

carton 2, folder 43

Girls High School 1884-1914

carton 2, folder 44

La Peninsula 1957, 1958

carton 2, folder 45

Laurel Heights Home Digest 1948

carton 2, folder 46

Life of Pilsbury Hodgkins 1892

carton 2, folder 47

Lincoln Elementary School 1883-1931

carton 2, folder 48

Lowell High School 1905-1956, n.d.

carton 2, folder 49

Marin County, California by Sir Francis Drake 1915

carton 2, folder 50

Memoirs of George H. Murray 1952

carton 2, folder 51

Menus and Hints on Housekeeping ca. 1870's

carton 2, folder 52-55

Newspaper clippings, articles and letters 1866-1958, n.d.

carton 2, folder 56

Notes and articles on San Francisco post office 1940-1954, n.d.

carton 2, folder 57

Oakland and Alameda County 1870-1943

carton 2, folder 58

Oakland High School 1899-1900

carton 2, folder 59

Pacific Diary for 1873: San Francisco 1873

carton 2, folder 60-61

Real Estate 1887- ca.1950s

carton 2, folder 62

San Francisco Fire Department 1850, n.d.

carton 2, folder 63-64

San Francisco - General 1914-1958, n.d.

carton 2, folder 65

San Francisco Mint 1948, n.d.

carton 2, folder 66

San Francisco street cars 1875-1948, n.d.

carton 2, folder 67

San Mateo County 1946-1950, n.d.

carton 2, folder 68

Schools 1874-1908

carton 2, folder 69

Stanford University 1891-1933

carton 2, folder 70-71

Theatre 1890-1914

carton 2, folder 72-73

University of California, Berkeley 1899-1953

carton 2, folder 74

Woodward's Gardens 1956

carton 2, folder 75

Miscellany n.d.

Carton 2, folders 76-79, Box 1, folders 1-15, Oversize folders 1 A, 2 B

Subseries 2.4: Californiana, 1853-1961

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes articles, brochures, pamphlets, catalogs and other miscellany relating to California.
carton 2, folder 76

Bret Harte article n.d.

carton 2, folder 77

Brochures and pamphlets 1905-1958, n.d.

carton 2, folder 78

California and the West catalogue 1957

carton 2, folder 79

California Historical Society 1950-1959

box 1, folder 1-2

Centennial Celebrations 1946-1950

box 1, folder 3

Horn's Magazine 1947

box 1, folder 4

Maps 1954, 1961, n.d.

box 1, folder 5

Masonry - early California lodges 1854-1958

box 1, folder 6

Miner's Ten Commandments n.d.

Oversize folder 1 A

The Pictorial Union [reproduction] 1855

box 1, folder 7

Pioneers of the West 1853, 1891, n.d.

box 1, folder 8

The Prospector 1950

Oversize folder 2 B

Residence and Farm of Benjamin Ely, Winters, CA n.d.

box 1, folder 9

Raynes, Alonzo E. 1933, n.d.

box 1, folder 10

Society of California Pioneers 1882-1894

box 1, folder 11

Sonora n.d.

box 1, folder 12

Wells Fargo and Co. 1891-1958, n.d.

box 1, folder 13

Wilson, Miles 1937

box 1, folder 14

Wine industry articles 1955, n.d.

box 1, folder 15

Miscellany 1888-1958

Box 1, folders 16-26

Subseries 2.5: Americana, 1849-1957

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes legislative bills, insurance company documents, a facsimile Declaration of Independence made for the United States Centennial, as well as articles, notes, and clippings regarding the United States of America.
box 1, folder 16

Legislative Acts and Bills 1890, n.d.

box 1, folder 17

Biographical Sketches of Presidential Candidates 1912

box 1, folder 18

The Chicago Fire and the Fire Insurance Companies 1871

box 1, folder 19

Declaration of Independence Centennial 1876

box 1, folder 20

Four Centuries of Americana 1556-1954 1954

box 1, folder 21

Hawaii 1888-1959

box 1, folder 22

Nevada 1935, n.d.

box 1, folder 23

Personalized American History 1956

box 1, folder 24

Railway Express Service 1928

box 1, folder 25

Spanish American War 1898

box 1, folder 26

What Do You Know About Old Glory? 1939

Box 1, folders 27-41, Oversize folders 3 A, 4 A

Subseries 2.6: Miscellaneous, 1852-1958

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes miscellaneous bank check forms, liquor licenses, receipts, stocks and bonds, and other documents.
box 1, folder 27

Airplanes ca. 1942-1945

box 1, folder 28

Autographs 1929-1934, n.d.

box 1, folder 29

Bank checks 1890-1896

box 1, folder 30

Business cards 1911, n.d.

box 1, folder 31

Electric Oil Stoves 1894-1895

Oversize folder 3 A

The Ladies Home Journal 1891

box 1, folder 32

Liquor licenses ca. 1880, 1911

Oversize folder 4 A

National Guard of California, membership and discharge of M.H. Strout 1873-1874

box 1, folder 33

Maps 1849-1957, n.d.

box 1, folder 34

Receipts 1852-1876, ca.1900

box 1, folder 35

Stocks and bonds 1876-1946

box 1, folder 36

Tickets and sports memorabilia 1904-1958, n.d.

box 1, folder 37

Transportation fares, tickets, passes and transfers 1871-1906

box 1, folder 38

U.S. and state stamped checks ca. 1870's-1947

box 1, folder 39

War ration book 1942

box 1, folder 40-41

Miscellany 1884-1958