Guide to the Ropes and Skinner families papers

Processed by Sara Seltzer and Russell M. Fehr, 2009-2010.

Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/spcol
©2010
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Ropes and Skinner families papers
Date (inclusive): 1826-1978, undated
Date (bulk): 1855-1917
Collection Number: 142
Creator: Ropes and Skinner families
Extent: 23.0 linear feet (44 document boxes, 2 flat storage boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection consists of diaries, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and other material regarding the Ropes and Skinner families and their involvement in the American Civil War. A significant portion of this material dates from 1861-1865, including diaries from Hannah A. Ropes (matron of an army hospital), Alice R. Skinner (employee of the Freeman's Bureau), and Jairus L. Skinner (infantry captain and prisoner of war). Publications of the Grand Army of the Republic and correspondence regarding the American Civil War are also included. Additionally, this collection contains material that details the experiences of the Ropes and Skinner families in California during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence from members of the Perry family (related to the Ropes and Skinner families), documents from Whittier, Fuller, and Co. (employer of Jairus L. Skinner), and literary manuscripts, chiefly written by Alice R. Skinner and Jairus L. Skinner.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Ropes and Skinner families papers, Collection 142. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

The Ropes and Skinner families papers were acquired as a gift in 1957.

Processing History

Processed by Sara Seltzer and Russell M. Fehr, 2009-2010.

Historical Background

Hannah A. Ropes (1809-1863) was born Hannah Anderson Chandler and was married to William Henry Ropes, with whom she later became estranged from. She spent most of her life in Massachusetts and during the 1850s she spent time with her son Edward in Kansas, writing a book about her experiences. During the American Civil War, she went to Washington D.C. to serve as matron of a military hospital where she contracted, and eventually died from, typhoid.
Edward E. Ropes (1837-1931) was the son of Hannah A. Ropes and William Henry Ropes. He grew up in Massachusetts, but spent a significant portion of the 1850s in Kansas with his mother. During the American Civil War he served as a private in the infantry, fighting in various battles including the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war he relocated to Florida.
Alice R. Skinner (1841-1918) was born Alice Ropes to Hannah A. Ropes and William Henry Ropes. She spent the latter part of the American Civil War working for the Freeman's Bureau in North Carolina. In 1866, she married Jairus L. Skinner. During the 1880s, she worked as a piano teacher in Sacramento, California and became active in the Woman's Relief Corps in the 1890s.
Jairus Leander Skinner (1838-1899) spent his early life working in various jobs throughout Massachusetts. During the American Civil War, he served in the Massachusetts infantry, rising to Captain, and spending time as a prisoner of war. From 1865 to 1876, he served as Postmaster of Amherst. He also started a lifelong association with the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), rising to become Senior Vice-Commander of the Department of Massachusetts. During the late 1870s, he moved to Sacramento, California where he worked first as a music teacher and later as an employee of Whittier, Fuller, and Co. He also maintained his ties to the GAR, serving as a member of the statewide Board of Administration. In the late 1880s, he relocated to Los Angeles, California continuing to work for Whittier, Fuller, and Co, and also beginning work as a lecturer of Swendenbourgism and as a writer/performer of poetry.
Alfred Parsons Skinner (1878-1920) was the son of Jairus L. Skinner and Alice R. Skinner. After receiving an education, he held a string of jobs in various parts of the western United States. He was active in the Sons of Veterans, at one point holding the position of Captain.
Rose Skinner (personal dates unknown) was the wife of Alfred P. Skinner. The two appear to have married sometime around 1902, and divorced sometime before 1909.
Esther S.Perry (1866-unknown) was born Esther C. Skinner to Alice R. Skinner and Jairus L. Skinner. In 1899 she married John C. Perry, after working in various odd jobs (including as a draughtswoman for an architectural firm) throughout the United States.
John C. Perry (personal dates unknown) appears to have worked at various odd jobs, including Publishing, prior to and shortly after marrying Esther S. Perry. Around 1910, the Perry family settled in Highland, California where John C. Perry became involved in the citrus industry.

Chronology

1861-1865: During the American Civil War Jairus L. Skinner and Edward E. Ropes served in the army, Hannah A. Ropes worked at an army hospital, and Alice R. Skinner worked for the Freeman's Bureau.
1864-1865: Jairus L. Skinner was a prisoner or war, and, after one failed escape attempt, managed to reach the Union lines.
1866: Jairus L. Skinner and Alice R. Skinner were married.
1876: Jairus L. Skinner served as Senior Vice-Commander of the Department of Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic.
1865-1876: Jairus L. Skinner served as Postmaster of Amherst.
circa 1880-1899: Jairus L. Skinner was employed by Whittier, Fuller, and Co.
circa 1886-1889: Jairus L.Skinner, Alice R. Skinner, and family relocated to Los Angeles, California.
1899: John C. Perry and Esther S. Perry were married.
circa 1913-1939: John C. Perry, Esther S. Perry, and family were active in Southern California citrus industry.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of diaries, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and other material regarding the Ropes and Skinner families and their involvement in the American Civil War. A significant portion of this material dates from 1861-1865, including diaries from Hannah A. Ropes (matron of an army hospital), Alice R. Skinner (employee of the Freeman's Bureau), and Jairus L. Skinner (infantry captain and prisoner of war). Publications of the Grand Army of the Republic and correspondence regarding the American Civil War are also included. Additionally, this collection contains material that details the experiences of the Ropes and Skinner families in California during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence from members of the Perry family (related to the Ropes and Skinner families), documents from Whittier, Fuller, and Co. (employer of Jairus L. Skinner), and literary manuscripts, chiefly written by Alice R. Skinner and Jairus L. Skinner.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series and ten sub-series. The series arrangement is as follows:
  • Series 1. Ropes family papers, 1837-1931, undated.
  • Subseries 1.1. Hannah A. Ropes diary and correspondence, 1837-1863, undated.
  • Subseries 1.2. Edward E. Ropes correspondence and other material, 1856-1931, undated.
  • Subseries 1.3. Ropes family photographs, 1849-1869, undated.
  • Series 2. Skinner family papers, 1854-circa 1970, undated.
  • Subseries 2.1. Alice R. Skinner correspondence and other material, 1856-1919, undated.
  • Subseries 2.2. Jairus L. Skinner correspondence, manuscripts, and other material, 1854-1900, undated.
  • Subseries 2.3. Alfred P. Skinner correspondence and other material, 1886-1919, undated.
  • Subseries 2.4. Rose Skinner correspondence, 1902-1909, undated.
  • Subseries 2.5. Skinner family photographs and other material, 1872-circa 1970, undated.
  • Series 3. Perry family papers, 1874-1956, undated.
  • Subseries 3.1. Esther S. Perry correspondence and other material, 1874-1956, undated.
  • Subseries 3.2. John C. Perry correspondence and other material, 1897-1941, undated.
  • Series 4. Grand Army of the Republic and related organizations, 1862-1921, undated.
  • Series 5. General correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material, 1826-1978, undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Civil War.
Grand Army of the Republic.
Perry, Esther S., 1866-
Ropes, Hannah Anderson.
Skinner, Alice Ropes, 1841-1918.
Skinner, Jairus Leander, 1838-1899.
United States.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.
Diaries.
Manuscripts.
Photographs.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Ropes family papers. 1837-1931, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, photographs, and other material pertaining to the Ropes family. This material primarily addresses their experiences during and immediately following the American Civil War in which Hannah A. Ropes served as matron of an army hospital and Edward E. Ropes as a soldier. Much of the correspondence relates directly to the Civil War as do the diaries of Hannah A. Ropes.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into three sub-series.
 

Subseries 1.1. Hannah A. Ropes diary and correspondence. 1837-1863, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, diaries and other material regarding Hannah A. Ropes, matron of an army hospital during the American Civil War.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Diary of Hannah A. Ropes. October - December, 1862.

Box 1, Folder 2

Diary of Hannah A. Ropes (photocopy). October - December, 1862.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence from Hannah A. Ropes to her daughter Alice R. Skinner. 1859 - 1862, undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence from Hannah A. Ropes to her son Edward E. Ropes. 1860-1863.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence from Hannah A. Ropes to her mother Esther Parsons Chandler (includes photocopies). 1837-1862.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence from Hannah A. Ropes to her parents Peleg Chandler and Esther Parsons Chandler including a letter to her cousin Peleg (photocopies included). 1837-1845.

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence from Esther Parsons Chandler to her daughter Hannah A. Ropes. 1860-1862.

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Hannah A. Ropes. 1849-1859, undated.

Box 36, Folder 14

Correspondence from Charles Sumner to Hannah A. Ropes. 1860.

Box 40, Folder 16

Correspondence of Hannah A. Ropes to friends and associates. 1855-1862.

Box 44

Book titled "Religious and Moral Sentences Culled from the Works of Shakespeare" by Frederic D. Huntington (inscribed to Hannah A. Ropes). 1859.

Box 44

Book titled "The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated Out of the Original Greek" (signed by Hannah A. Ropes). 1848.

 

Subseries 1.2. Edward E. Ropes correspondence and other material. 1856-1931, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, a diary, and other material regarding Edward E. Ropes, an infantryman in the American Civil War and participant in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to his mother Hannah A. Ropes. Also includes a letter to his aunt. 1856–1861.

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to his sister Alice R. Skinner. 1857–1863.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to his sister Alice R. Skinner written in the months following the death of their mother, Hannah A. Ropes. 1863.

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to his sister Alice R. Skinner. 1864.

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to his sister Alice R. Skinner. 1865.

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Edward E. Ropes. 1861-1865.

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence from relatives to Edward E. Ropes. Includes a letter from Ropes’ estranged father, William H. Ropes. 1862-1864, undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to friends, acquaintances, and relatives. 1861-1863, undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Military orders and documents regarding the enlistment and duties of Edward E. Ropes. 1862-1864, undated.

Box 2, Folder 10

Newspaper clippings and other material regarding Edward E. Ropes. Includes 1931 obituaries, a phrenological character analysis of Ropes, and a hand-written transcription of a 1920 letter by Ropes (transcribed by his niece, Esther S. Perry). 1862-1931, undated.

Box 30, Folder 8

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to associates. 1859-1860.

Box 34, Folder 7

Diary belonging to Edward E. Ropes. circa 1862

Box 35, Folder 6

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to associates. 1920.

Box 36, Folder 13

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to Charles Sumner. 1864.

Box 40, Folder 2

Correspondence from Edward E. Ropes to Howard P. Stewart. 1920.

 

Subseries 1.3. Ropes family photographs. 1849-1869, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains photographs of members of the Ropes family including Hannah A. Ropes, William H. Ropes, and Edward E. Ropes.

Sub-series Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 32, Folder 7

Photographic print of William H. Ropes. undated.

Box 34, Folder 2

Photographs of various members of the Ropes and Chandler families including Hannah A. Ropes, Edward E. Ropes, and Alice R. Skinner. circa 1860-1869.

Box 34, Folder 3

Photograph of Edward E. Ropes and Alice R. Skinner. 1849.

Box 34, Folder 4

Photograph of Hannah A. Ropes. circa 1860.

Box 34, Folder 6

Photograph of William H. Ropes. undated.

 

Series 2. Skinner family papers. 1854-circa 1970, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, manuscripts, and other material concerning the Skinner family. Correspondence is a mix of personal correspondence within the family and business and fraternal correspondence outside the family. Manuscripts include diaries and commonplace books, as well as literary materials intended for publication. The American Civil War (in which Jairus L. Skinner served as an infantry captain and spent time as a prisoner of war, while Alice R. Skinner worked for the Freeman's Bureau) appears in much of this work, especially the correspondence. Also in the collection are materials related to Jairus and Alice's work as music teachers in Sacramento, California, Jairus' service as Postmaster of Amherst and in sales for Whittier, Fuller, & Co, and Alfred's employment in a string of jobs in the Western United States. The Skinner family accumulated advertisements, theatre programs, restaurant menus, and other memorabilia over the years which is also present.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into five sub-series.
 

Subseries 2.1. Alice R. Skinner correspondence and other material. 1856-1919, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material regarding Alice R. Skinner, who worked for the Freeman's Bureau during the American Civil War.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 3, Folder 1

Manuscript titled “The Cascade” edited by Mary L. Cobb and Alice R. Skinner. 1859-1863.

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence from relatives to Alice R. Skinner. 1878-1902.

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1879-1905.

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1900-1915, undated.

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1864-1917, undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence from Emma R. "Emilie" Perry to Alice R. Skinner regarding the family of Esther and John C. Perry. 1906-1910, undated.

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her brother Edward E. Ropes. 1862-1865, undated.

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to friends, acquaintances, and associates. 1863-1915, undated.

Box 4, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1892-1896, undated.

Box 4, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1897-1900.

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1901-1902.

Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1910-1911.

Box 4, Folder 5

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1912.

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1913-1914.

Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son Alfred P. Skinner. 1915-1916.

Box 5, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her grandmother. 1863.

Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1870-1904, undated.

Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1905-1906.

Box 5, Folder 5

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1907-1909.

Box 5, Folder 6

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1909–1910.

Box 5, Folder 7

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1911–1912.

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1913–1914.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her daughter Esther S. Perry. 1913–1917.

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her granddaughter Alice Winslow Perry including notes from Alice Perry to her grandmother. 1905–1917.

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her granddaughter Emilie Rusch Perry including notes written by Emilie R. Perry. 1905–1916, undated.

Box 7, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her granddaughter Esther Parsons Perry including a note written from Esther Parsons Perry to her grandmother. 1906–1917, undated.

Box 7, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her son-in-law John C. Perry. 1904–1914, undated.

Box 7, Folder 3

Documents, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to Skinner family genealogy compiled by Alice R. Skinner. undated.

Box 7, Folder 4

Correspondence from relatives to Alice R. Skinner. 1863–1902, undated.

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence from relatives to Alice R. Skinner. 1884–1915.

Box 7, Folder 6

Correspondence from Andrew and C.S. Tallagsen to Alice R. Skinner. 1883–1901.

Box 8, Folder 1

Correspondence and documents from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1856–1865, undated.

Box 8, Folder 2

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1862–1863.

Box 8, Folder 3

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1878–1907, undated.

Box 8, Folder 4

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1877–1917, undated.

Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1877–1914, undated.

Box 9, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1865–1887, undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1884.

Box 9, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. Also includes newspaper clippings. 1884–1885, undated.

Box 9, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. Also includes newspaper clippings. 1882–1884.

Box 10, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1884–1885.

Box 10, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1885–1892.

Box 10, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1892–1893.

Box 10, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1893.

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1894.

Box 11, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1894-1895.

Box 11, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1895-1896.

Box 11, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1896.

Box 12, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1896.

Box 12, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1897.

Box 12, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1897, undated.

Box 12, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to her husband Jairus L. Skinner. 1898–1899.

Box 28, Folder 3

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alice R. Skinner. 1868–1905, undated.

Box 28, Folder 4

Invoices, receipts, and other material pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1885–1902, undated.

Box 30, Folder 4

Correspondence from Nellie Briare to Alice R. Skinner. 1905-1916, undated.

Box 30, Folder 5

Correspondence from Nellie Briare to Alice R. Skinner, Esther S. Perry, and Alfred P. Skinner. 1893-1919, undated.

Box 30, Folder 6

Correspondence from Nellie Briare to Alice R. Skinner. 1898-1917, undated.

Box 30, Folder 7

Correspondence from Nell Bacon to Alice R. Skinner and Esther S. Perry. 1893-1902, undated.

Box 30, Folder 9

Correspondence between Nellie Smith and Alice R. Skinner. 1877-1880.

Box 32, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alfred D. Chandler and William Going Hosea to Alice R. Skinner primarily regarding the will of Henry C. Andrews. 1898-1902.

Box 32, Folder 5

Documents pertaining to the will of Henry C. Andrews, belonging to Alice R. Skinner. 1887-1899.

Box 32, Folder 6

Correspondence from Belle Hawley, Pauline A. Ames, and others to Alice R. Skinner. 1893-1909, undated.

Box 33, Folder 7

Receipts, cards, and fliers pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1894-1917, undated.

Box 33, Folder 9

Printed material from the Young Men's Christian Association and the Young Women's Christian Association pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1901-1905, undated.

Box 34, Folder 11

Notebook belonging to Alice R. Skinner. 1893-1908, undated.

Box 35, Folder 1

Diaries possibly belonging to Alice R. Skinner. 1859-1860, undated.

Box 35, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to Esther S. Perry. 1874.

Box 35, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings, bills, and other material pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1903-1904, undated.

Box 35, Folder 10

Documents pertaining to the pension claim of Alice R. Skinner. Includes pension certificate and carbon copies of correspondence to and from Alice R. Skinner. 1901-1916, undated.

Box 35, Folder 14

Correspondence between Alice R. Skinner and Horace P. Chandler, Mary E. Gibbons, George H. Winterburn, and others. 1900-1914, undated.

Box 35, Folder 16

Correspondence from Alice R. Skinner to unknown individuals (incomplete fragments). undated.

Box 35, Folder 19

Correspondence to Alice R. Skinner, largely in association with the Woman's Relief Corps. Includes letters from Jairus L. Skinner and Esther S. Perry, as well as a letter from Alice R. Skinner. 1885-1903, undated.

Box 35, Folder 24

Invoices pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1914-1915.

Box 36, Folders 4-5

Correspondence from Almer P. Soule to Alice R. Skinner and Alfred P. Skinner. 1885-1898, undated.

Box 36, Folder 10

Manuscript of unknown title written by Alice R. Skinner (incomplete fragment). circa 1860-1869.

Box 36, Folder 11

Manuscript titled "Our Puss" written by Alice R. Skinner. circa 1860-1869.

Box 36, Folder 12

Diary of Alice R. Skinner. July-August 1864.

Box 37, Folder 2

Correspondence from friends and acquaintances to Alice R. Skinner. 1897-1901, undated.

Box 37, Folder 5

Correspondence from the Chandler family to Alice R. Skinner. 1870-1911.

Box 37, Folder 7

Correspondence primarily from Alice R. Skinner to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 37, Folder 9

Correspondence from various piano dealers and music companies to Alice R. Skinner. Includes invoices related to this correspondence. 1877-1889.

Box 37, Folder 22

Notes and press clippings pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. undated.

Box 39, Folder 10

Correspondence from Emilie Perry to Alice R. Skinner. Also includes correspondence from Nellie Briare, Laura R. Miller, Alfred P. Skinner, and Sarah O. Flynn to Alice R. Skinner. 1896-1917, undated.

Box 39, Folder 11

Correspondence from Annie E. Slay to Alice R. Skinner. 1901-1903, undated.

Box 39, Folder 12

Correspondence from Dr. Eliza M. Miller to Alice R. Skinner. 1901-1903.

Box 40, Folder 8

Poem titled "St. Valentine's Day" written by Alice R. Skinner. undated.

Box 40, Folder 9

Poem titled "10" written by Alice R. Skinner. 1909.

Box 40, Folder 10

Will of Alice R. Skinner (incomplete fragment). undated.

Box 40, Folder 11

Poem titled "Dec 13th" written by Alice R. Skinner. 1911.

Box 40, Folder 12

Untitled poem written by Alice R. Skinner. 1912.

Box 40, Folder 13

Notes by Alice R. Skinner. undated.

Box 40, Folder 18

Correspondence from the Santa Clara Valley Mill and Lumber Company to Alice R. Skinner. 1884.

Box 40, Folder 24

Contracts regarding street improvements given to George H. Phelps by Alice R. Skinner. 1906.

Box 40, Folder 25

Mortgage of Alice R. Skinner and John C. Perry. 1911.

Box 40, Folder 28

Invoices, notes, and other material pertaining to Alice R. Skinner. 1900-1911.

Box 41, Folder 5

Correspondence from Joe Calvert to Alice R. Skinner. 1898-1900.

Box 43, Folder 2

Press clippings, notes, and other material compiled by Alice R. Skinner (original notebook that was used to house these items is located in Box 43, Folder 3). 1898-1913, undated.

Box 43, Folder 3

Notebook titled "Clippings and Things" compiled by Alice R. Skinner (items have been removed from the original notebook and are housed in Box 43, Folder 2). undated.

 

Subseries 2.2. Jairus L. Skinner correspondence, manuscripts, and other material. 1854-1900, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material regarding Jairus L. Skinner, captain and prisoner of war in the American Civil War, Postmaster of Amherst, music teacher in Sacramento, California, and employee of Whittier, Fuller, and Co.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 12, Folder 5

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his parents. 1863–1864.

Box 12, Folder 6

Correspondence between Jairus L. Skinner and his acquaintances and associates. 1869–1896, undated.

Box 12, Folder 7

Receipts, invoices, and other material regarding Jairus L. Skinner. 1877–1899, undated.

Box 13, Folder 1

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Jairus L. Skinner. 1861–1898, undated.

Box 13, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1865–1866, undated.

Box 13, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1868–1871, undated.

Box 13, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1871, undated.

Box 13, Folder 5

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1871–1873, undated.

Box 14, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1874–1876.

Box 14, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1877, undated.

Box 14, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1883, undated.

Box 14, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1885.

Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1885.

Box 15, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1884.

Box 15, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1884.

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1885-1886.

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1886.

Box 16, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1887–1892, undated.

Box 16, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1893.

Box 16, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1893.

Box 17, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1893–1895.

Box 17, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1895.

Box 17, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1893–1894.

Box 17, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1894.

Box 18, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1894–1896, undated.

Box 18, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1897.

Box 18, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1897.

Box 18, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1897.

Box 19, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1896.

Box 19, Folder 2

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1896.

Box 19, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1898.

Box 19, Folder 4

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his wife Alice R. Skinner. 1898–1899.

Box 20, Folder 1

Manuscripts by Jairus L. Skinner regarding the universe and solar system. undated.

Box 20, Folder 2

Manuscripts by Jairus L. Skinner regarding the universe and solar system (photocopies). undated.

Box 20, Folder 3

Correspondence from relatives to Jairus L. Skinner. 1871–1897.

Box 20, Folder 4

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Jairus L. Skinner including letters of recommendation for Skinner. 1854–1899, undated.

Box 20, Folder 5

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his daughter Esther S. Perry. 1874–1895.

Box 20, Folder 6

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his son Alfred P. Skinner. 1892–1895, undated.

Box 20, Folder 7

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to his son Alfred P. Skinner. 1896–1898, undated.

Box 28, Folder 5

Typescript titled "Diary of Jairus Leander Skinner: War of the Rebellion, U.S.A. 1861-65." undated.

Box 28, Folder 6

Manuscript titled "Diary of Jairus Leander Skinner: War of the Rebellion, U.S.A. 1861-65" (incomplete). undated.

Box 29, Folder 1

Diaries of Jairus L. Skinner. 1862-1863.

Box 29, Folder 2

Diaries of Jairus L. Skinner. 1864-1865.

Box 29, Folders 3-16

Manuscripts of lectures delivered by Jairus L. Skinner on religious subjects. 1888-1899, undated.

Box 30, Folder 1

Poem titled "The Soliders' Home" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1892.

Box 30, Folder 2

Manuscript of an untitled written work including four chapters. undated.

Box 30, Folder 10

Commonplace book belonging to Jairus L. Skinner including catalogs for Whittier, Fuller & Co. undated.

Box 31, Folder 1-2

Catalogs from Whittier, Fuller, & Co. 1887-1891, undated.

Box 31, Folder 3

Commonplace book of Jairus L. Skinner. circa 1891.

Box 31, Folder 7

Commonplace book belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. 1880.

Box 31, Folder 8

Checkbook from Los Angeles National Bank belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. 1887-1888.

Box 32, Folder 2

Commonplace book belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 33, Folder 4

Housebook belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. 1868-1882.

Box 33, Folder 5

Notebook of Jairus L. Skinner regarding his music students. 1880-1881, undated.

Box 33, Folder 6

Commonplace book of Jairus L. Skinner containing musical notations and religious texts. 1877, undated.

Box 33, Folder 8

Receipts, invoices, and notes regarding Jairus L. Skinner. 1877-1886, undated.

Box 33, Folder 10

Programs and fliers pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner's musical career in Sacramento. 1878-1882, undated.

Box 33, Folder 12

Correspondence from Ella McCleery to Jairus L. Skinner. 1885.

Box 33, Folder 19

Photographs of Jairus L. Skinner. 1865-1893, undated.

Box 35, Folder 2

Notebook regarding the Apollo Club written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1880.

Box 35, Folder 3

Notebook regarding the Cecilia Club written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1880.

Box 35, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings on concerts given by Jairus L. Skinner. 1878-1882.

Box 35, Folder 21

Poems regarding the American Civil War written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1895.

Box 35, Folder 22

Correspondence from fellow Grand Army of the Republic members to Jairus L. Skinner. 1889-1900.

Box 35, Folder 23

Fliers, programs, and other material relating to Jairus L. Skinner as a music teacher. 1878-1881.

Box 35, Folder 25

Correspondence regarding Jairus L. Skinner and his efforts to become postmaster of Los Angeles, California. 1889-1892.

Box 35, Folder 27

Fliers promoting "The Soldiers' Home" and lectures given by Jairus L. Skinner. 1899, undated.

Box 36, Folder 1

Manuscripts and notes regarding religion and musical performances. 1898.

Box 36, Folder 2

Poem titled "The Soldiers' Home" written by Jairus L. Skinner (incomplete fragment). undated.

Box 36, Folder 9

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to Wells Fargo & Co. 1894.

Box 36, Folder 15

Manuscript of an address written and delivered by Jairus L. Skinner on the Grand Army of the Republic. 1891.

Box 36, Folder 16

Poem regarding the Stanton Post of the Grand Army of the Republic written by Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 36, Folder 17

Poem titled "Alice" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1891.

Box 36, Folder 18

Poem titled "Scraps" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1884.

Box 36, Folder 19

Poem regarding the Civil War written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1895-1898, undated.

Box 36, Folder 20

Newspaper clippings from Los Angeles, California regarding lectures given by Jairus L. Skinner (hand annotated). 1895.

Box 36, Folder 21

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to friends and associates. 1870-1899, undated.

Box 36, Folder 22

Patent for an improved mail-bag lock designed by Jairus L. Skinner. 1874.

Box 36, Folder 29

Manuscript titled "Memorial Sunday, May 27, 1894" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1894.

Box 36, Folder 30

Lists of individuals written by Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 36, Folder 32

Poem titled "The Dawning Light" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1893.

Box 36, Folder 33

Manuscript titled "The Union Veterans' Campaign Song for '92: The 'Substitute'" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1892.

Box 36, Folder 34

Manuscript titled "The Welcome Reception" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1892.

Box 36, Folder 35

Manuscript titled "Mrs. Kate Homer Clayton- Personal" written by Jairus L. Skinner. 1884.

Box 36, Folder 36

Manuscripts and drafts of written works by Jairus L. Skinner including a draft copy of "The Soldiers' Home." undated.

Box 37, Folder 1

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to friends and associates. 1889-1893.

Box 37, Folder 10

Correspondence between the United States Land Office and Jairus L. Skinner regarding Abandonment of Preemption Declaration. 1883.

Box 37, Folder 12

Correspondence from H.H. Kellogg to Myron H. Crofts, pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner. 1877.

Box 37, Folder 13

Correspondence from R. Cunningham to Jairus L. Skinner. 1890.

Box 37, Folder 20

Tax forms from Santa Clara County that were sent to Jairus L. Skinner. 1888-1899.

Box 37, Folder 21

Insurance policy from Bankers Alliance of California that belonged to Jairus L. Skinner. 1889.

Box 37, Folder 26

Correspondence from Mollie F. Hill to Jairus L. Skinner. 1877-1894, undated.

Box 39, Folder 5

Receipt for State Poll Tax belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. 1895.

Box 39, Folder 6

Autograph album possibly belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 40, Folder 3

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to Edwin M. Stanton. 1865.

Box 40, Folder 4

Newspaper clipping from the Sacramento Bee regarding a social gathering organized by Jairus L. Skinner. 1878.

Box 40, Folder 20

Notes and blueprints. undated.

Box 40, Folder 29

Correspondence from Jairus L. Skinner to R. J. Lindsay. 1898.

Box 40, Folder 32

Newspaper clippings pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 40, Folder 33

Correspondence and other material from friends, associates, and business partners to Jairus L. Skinner. 1866-1890.

Box 40, Folder 34

Correspondence, invoices, and other material relating to the military career of Jairus L. Skinner. 1862-1864, undated.

Box 40, Folder 35

Correspondence regarding Jairus L. Skinner and his bid for Postmaster of Los Angeles, California. 1889-1890, undated.

Box 40, Folder 37

Fliers pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner's music career in Sacramento, California. 1879, undated.

Box 40, Folder 38

Correspondence regarding Jairus L. Skinner and his bid for Postmaster of Los Angeles, California. 1889-1890.

Box 41, Folder 1

Correspondence from Luke Lyman to W. B. Washburn pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner. 1865.

Box 41, Folder 2

Resolutions by residents of Amherst in honor of Jairus L. Skinner. 1876, undated.

Box 41, Folder 3

Fliers pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner's music career in Sacramento, California. 1879, 1882, undated.

Box 41, Folder 4

Notes possibly belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 41, Folder 8

Documents pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner's job as Amherst postmaster. 1865-1877, undated.

Box 41, Folder 9

Correspondence from friends to Jairus L. Skinner. 1889-1898, undated.

Box 42, Folder 1

Receipts received by Jairus L. Skinner from Lucius M. Boltwood, who preceded Skinner as Amherst postmaster. August 1865.

Box 42, Folder 2

Presidential commissions and post office directives granted to Jairus L. Skinner. 1865-1874.

Box 42, Folder 4

Inspection Reports of Jairus L. Skinner, Grand Army of the Republic. 1895-1898.

Box 42, Folder 5

Resolutions and subscription in honor of Mollie F. Hill, Sumner Post #3, Grand Army of the Republic. 1882.

Box 42, Folder 7

Appointment certificate of Jairus L. Skinner as Assistant Inspector of the Grand Army of the Republic. 1896.

Box 42, Folder 9

Affidavit pertaining to Willard A. Russell. 1883.

Box 42, Folder 10

Notes regarding Jairus L. Skinner's military record. 1865.

Box 42, Folder 11

Presidential commission and Post Office directive to Jairus L. Skinner as Postmaster of Amherst. 1874.

Box 42, Folder 12

Correspondence from Grand Army of the Republic associates to Jairus L. Skinner. 1889-1899.

Box 42, Folder 13

Military reports of Jairus L. Skinner regarding camp supplies. 1863-1864.

Box 42, Folder 14

Commission of Jairus L. Skinner as First Sergeant. 1861.

Box 42, Folder 15

Treasury Department and Quartermaster General correspondence relating to the American Civil War reports of Jairus L. Skinner. 1866-1867.

Box 42, Folder 17

Document nominating Jairus L. Skinner to the post of Senior Vice Commander of the Department of California Grand Army of the Republic. undated.

Box 42, Folder 19

Campaign fliers, connected to Jairus L. Skinner's campaign to become Senior Vice Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California. 1886.

Box 42, Folder 20

Correspondence regarding Jairus L. Skinner;s bid to become Postmaster of Los Angeles, California. 1890.

Box 42, Folder 21

Documents relating to Jairus L. Skinner's experiences at a prisoner of war camp in South Carolina. Includes 1864 United States Presidential election results from the camp. 1864.

Box 42, Folder 22

Certificate recognizing Jairus L. Skinner as Special Aide-de-Camp in the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California and Nevada. 1897.

Box 42, Folder 23

Correspondence and other material from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States to Jairus L. Skinner. 1886-1895, undated.

Box 42, Folder 25

Correspondence, notes, and other material regarding Memorial Day celebrations 1892.

Box 42, Folder 26

Correspondence from Horace Binney Sargent to Jairus L. Skinner. 1876.

Box 42, Folder 27

Correspondence from J. M. Stevenslag to William B. Rosecrans pertaining to Jairus L. Skinner. 1886.

Box 42, Folder 29

Document from the War Department's Adjutant General's Office regarding the military record of Jairus L. Skinner. 1886.

Box 42, Folder 30

Correspondence from associates to Jairus L. Skinner. 1886.

Box 42, Folder 32

Advertisements, business cards, and other material possibly regarding Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 43, Folder 1

Documents regarding Jairus L. Skinner's involvement with the Grand Army of the Republic posts and claims against the government. 1896, undated

Box 43, Folder 4

Glass samples from Whittier, Fuller, and Co, belonging to Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 44

Book titled "Infantry Tactics Double and Single Rank Adapted to American Topography and Improved Fire-Arms" by Bvt. Major General Emory Upton (signed by Jairus L. Skinner) 1878.

 

Subseries 2.3. Alfred P. Skinner correspondence and other material. 1886-1919, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material regarding Alfred P. Skinner, son of Jairus L. Skinner and active member in the Sons of Veterans.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 25, Folder 5

Correspondence from relatives, friends, acquaintances, and associates to Alfred P. Skinner including invoices. 1886–1916, undated.

Box 26, Folder 1

Manuscripts written by Alfred P. Skinner. 1896–1899, undated.

Box 26, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1892–1898, undated.

Box 26, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1900–1903, undated.

Box 26, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1904–1907, undated.

Box 26, Folder 5

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1908–1910, undated.

Box 27, Folder 1

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1911–1913, undated.

Box 27, Folder 2

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1911–1913, undated.

Box 27, Folder 3

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his mother Alice R. Skinner. 1914–1917, undated.

Box 27, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his father Jairus L. Skinner. 1893–1898, undated.

Box 27, Folder 5

Correspondence from Alfred P. Skinner to his sister Esther S. Perry and brother-in-law John C. Perry. 1896–1919, undated.

Box 32, Folder 1

Memorandum book belonging to Alfred P. Skinner. undated.

Box 34, Folder 10

Checkbook from Farmers and Merchants Bank belonging to Alfred P. Skinner. 1901.

Box 35, Folder 20

Correspondence sent to Alfred P. Skinner regarding the Sons of Veterans. 1895-1902.

Box 37, Folder 14

Correspondence from Shattuck & Desmond to Harper & Reynolds pertaining to Alfred P. Skinner. 1901.

Box 37, Folder 23

Certificate appointing Alfred P. Skinner as an Inspecting Officer in the Sons of Veterans. 1898.

Box 40, Folder 5

Poem titled "Lines to Alfred" by T. C. Kiger regarding Alfred P. Skinner. 1890.

Box 40, Folder 26

Invoices from First National Bank of Huntington Beach belonging to Alfred P. Skinner. 1906.

 

Subseries 2.4. Rose Skinner correspondence. 1902-1909, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence regarding Rose Skinner, wife of Alfred P. Skinner.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 28, Folder 1

Correspondence from Rose Skinner to her mother-in-law Alice R. Skinner. 1902–1903, undated.

Box 28, Folder 2

Correspondence from Rose Skinner to her mother-in-law Alice R. Skinner and Esther S. Perry. 1904–1909, undated.

 

Subseries 2.5. Skinner family photographs and other material. 1872-circa 1970, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

The sub-series contains photographs and other material regarding members of the Skinner family. Includes a large amount of memorabilia collected by the Skinner family including advertisements, theatre programs, and restaurant menus.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 31, Folder 6

Photograph album belonging to the Skinner family from around the period of the American Civil War. undated.

Box 32, Folder 3

Checkbook from the First National Bank of San Jose belonging to an unidentified member of the Skinner family. 1892-1893, undated.

Box 32, Folder 8

Photograph of Justin Lynn Skinner. 1921.

Box 32, Folder 12

Correspondence, notes, and other material relating to the land interests of Jairus L. Skinner and Alice R. Skinner. 1872-1894, undated.

Box 32, Folder 13

Map of Wrights, California. undated.

Box 34, Folder 1

Photographs of members of the Skinner family including Jairus L. Skinner. undated.

Box 34, Folder 9

Business and calling cards belonging to members of the Skinner family. undated.

Box 35, Folder 7

Photograph of Sylvester Rademadu, a former student of Jarius L. Skinner. 1880.

Box 35, Folder 11

Correspondence invoices, and other material relating to Alice R. Skinner, Jairus L. Skinner, and Alfred P. Skinner including the settlement of the Jairus L. Skinner estate. undated.

Box 36, Folder 3

Correspondence between various members of the Skinner family, including Alice R. Skinner, Alfred P. Skinner, Edward E. Ropes, and John C. Perry. 1905-1911, undated.

Box 37, Folder 6

Transcripts of nineteenth and early twentieth century entries in the Skinner family Bible. circa 1970.

Box 37, Folder 11

Photograph of Los Gatos Creek. undated.

Box 39, Folder 8

Invoices relating to Alice R. Skinner, Jairus L. Skinner, and Alfred P. Skinner. 1884-1903, undated.

Box 40, Folder 15

Correspondence between various individuals with ties to the Skinner family. 1886-1897, undated.

Box 40, Folder 31

Notes belonging to various members of the Skinner family. 1883-1911.

Box 42

Fliers, calling cards, and other material belonging to the Skinner family. undated.

Box 46

Photograph album belonging to Jairus L. Skinner containing identified and unidentified photographs, largely of Civil War officers and soldiers. undated.

 

Series 3. Perry family papers. 1874-1956, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material relating to members of the Perry family, primarily Esther C. Perry and John C. Perry. Includes personal and business related correspondence, photographs, and financial documents of the Perry family.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into two sub-series.
 

Subseries 3.1. Esther S. Perry correspondence and other material. 1874-1956, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material regarding Esther S. Perry, daughter of Jairus L. Skinner and wife of John C. Perry.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 21, Folder 1

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1881–1893, undated.

Box 21, Folder 2

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1894–1895.

Box 21, Folder 3

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1896–1897.

Box 21, Folder 4

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1898–1901.

Box 22, Folder 1

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1902.

Box 22, Folder 2

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1902–1903.

Box 22, Folder 3

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1902–1905.

Box 22, Folder 4

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1904–1910.

Box 22, Folder 5

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1910–1913.

Box 23, Folder 1

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1914–1915, undated.

Box 23, Folder 2

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her mother Alice R. Skinner. 1916–1917.

Box 23, Folder 3

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her parents Alice R. Skinner and Jairus L. Skinner. 1883–1888, undated.

Box 23, Folder 4

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her parents Alice R. Skinner and Jairus L. Skinner. 1881–1895, undated.

Box 23, Folder 5

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her father Jairus L. Skinner. 1883–1894, undated.

Box 24, Folder 1

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her father Jairus L. Skinner. 1893–1895, undated.

Box 24, Folder 2

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her father Jairus L. Skinner. 1896.

Box 24, Folder 3

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to her brother Alfred P. Skinner. 1883–1919, undated.

Box 24, Folder 4

Manuscripts written by Esther S. Perry. Also includes report cards and correspondence to Emilie Perry. 1882–1915, undated.

Box 24, Folder 5

Correspondence from relatives to Esther S. Perry. 1891–1931, undated.

Box 25, Folder 1

Correspondence from friends, acquaintances, and associates to Esther S. Perry. 1893–1934, undated.

Box 30, Folder 3

Correspondence from Nellie Briare to Esther S. Perry, Emilie Perry, and Alice R. Skinner. 1874-1944, undated.

Box 31, Folder 4

Bankbook from Los Angeles National Bank belonging to Esther S. Perry. 1888-1890.

Box 31, Folder 5

Autograph album belonging to Esther S. Perry. 1890-1896, undated.

Box 35, Folder 9

Letters of recommendation by J. Cr. Preston, Roehirg & Locke, and the trustees of the Vinedale School on behalf of Esther S. Perry. 1888, 1891.

Box 35, Folder 12

Correspondence from friends and associates to Esther S. Perry. 1907-1956.

Box 36, Folder 23

Correspondence, power of attorney form, and agreement form sent by Redmond and Redmond to Esther S. Perry in connection to Jairus L. Skinner's pension. 1912.

Box 40, Folder 7

Correspondence from Anna Bury to Esther S. Perry. Also includes one letter to Alice R. Skinner. 1913-1914, undated.

Box 41, Folder 6

Correspondence from Esther S. Perry to Alice R. Skinner including fabric swatches. 1898.

 

Subseries 3.2. John C. Perry correspondence and other material. 1897-1941, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of correspondence, field notes, and other material regarding John C. Perry who was involved in the early citrus industry of Southern California.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 25, Folder 2

Correspondence from John C. Perry to his mother-in-law Alice R. Skinner, Alfred P. Skinner, and Esther S. Perry. 1897–1916, undated.

Box 25, Folder 3

Correspondence between John C. Perry and friends, acquaintances, and associates. 1902–1913.

Box 25, Folder 4

Correspondence from Alice Winslow Perry, Emilie Rusch Perry, and Esther Parsons Perry to their grandmother Alice R. Skinner and uncle Alfred P. Skinner. 1910–1917, undated.

Box 33, Folder 3

Register of income and expenses belonging to John C. Perry. 1934-1941.

Box 36, Folder 26

Typescript titled "Some Observations On Psorosis In The Light Of Experience of Twenty Five Years", written by John C. Perry (hand annotated). undated.

Box 36, Folder 27

Correspondence between John C. Perry, Professor H.S. Fawcett, and Esther Perry. 1936-1939, undated.

Box 36, Folder 28

Field notes by John C. Perry concerning psorosis. undated.

Box 37, Folder 15

Photographs of the John C. Perry family and neighbors. 1913.

Box 37, Folder 17

Correspondence to and from John C. Perry. 1900-1923.

 

Series 4. Grand Army of the Republic and related organizations. 1862-1921, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of publications, fliers, and other material regarding the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and related organizations. Included material documents the GAR, Woman's Relief Corps, and Sons of Veterans at the national, state, and local levels.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 33, Folder 17

Correspondence and other material relating to the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman's Relief Corps. 1907-1921, undated.

Box 36, Folder 31

Roster of the Grand Army of the Republic. undated.

Box 37, Folder 3

Fliers, rosters, and other material primarily relating to the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman's Relief Corps. 1886-1901, undated.

Box 37, Folder 4

Rosters and membership applications relating to the Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons of Veterans. 1897-1901, undated.

Box 37, Folder 18

Book titled "Ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic." 1891.

Box 37, Folder 19

Book titled "Services for the Use of the Grand Army of the Republic." 1881.

Box 37, Folder 24

Pamphlets of the Grand Army of the Republic, the California and Nevada Department of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Woman's Relief Corps. 1893-1897.

Box 37, Folder 25

Fliers, programs, and other material relating to the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Veterans. 1862-1901, undated.

Box 37, Folder 27

Manual titled "Constitutions, Rules and Regulations" for the Sons of Veterans. 1899.

Box 38, Folder 1

Manual titled "Manual For the Guidance of the Grand Army of the Republic" (photocopy). 1884.

Box 38, Folders 2-4

Proceedings of the National Encampments for the Grand Army of the Republic. 1876-1889.

Box 38, Folder 7

Pamphlet titled "Digest of Decisions of the Judge Advocate Department of California G.A.R." circa 1884.

Box 38, Folder 8

Programs for Memorial Day Services held by the Grand Army of the Republic. 1886-1892.

Box 38, Folder 9

Manual titled "Rules and Regulations" for the Woman's Relief Corps. 1896.

Box 38, Folder 10

Roster for the Department of California, Grand Army of the Republic. 1883, 1892.

Box 38, Folder 11

Book titled "Roster, By-Laws and Historical Sketch of Stanton Post No.55 Department of California and Nevada, Grand Army of the Republic" (photocopy). 1893, 1912.

Box 38, Folder 12

Book titled "Decisions and Opinions of the Commanders-in-Chief and Judge Advocates-General of the Grand Army of the Republic." 1884.

Box 38, Folder 13

Brochures and rosters regarding the Grand Army of the Republic, the Woman's Relief Corps, and the Sons of Veterans. 1884-1909, undated.

Box 38, Folder 14

Admission tickets and other material regarding the Grand Army of the Republic, the Woman's Relief Corps, and the Sons of Veterans. Includes badge. 1885-1900, undated.

Box 39, Folders 1-4

Proceedings of the Annual Encampments for the Department of California, Grand Army of the Republic. 1882-1895.

Box 40, Folder 36

Pamphlets regarding the Grand Army of the Republic. 1899.

Box 41, Folder 7

Fliers regarding the general orders of the Woman's Relief Corps 1897.

Box 42, Folder 3

Document titled "Address of the Department Commander" from the Department California and Nevada, Grand Army of the Republic. 1897.

Box 42, Folder 6

Document titled "Official Roll of Thirtieth Annual Encampment, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California and Nevada." 1897.

Box 42, Folder 8

Rosters for the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic. 1873-1876.

Box 42, Folder 16

Documents detailing general orders from the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Massachusetts. 1876.

Box 42, Folder 18

Documents detailing general orders from the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California. 1886.

Box 42, Folder 24

Flier titled "Form of Inspection for the Grand Army of the Republic." undated.

Box 42, Folder 28

Flier, program, and other material pertaining to the Twenty-Second Annual National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. 1888.

Box 45

Badges for events organized by the Grand Army of the Republic. 1879-1899

Box 45

Badge samples for the Grand Army of the Republic including the original price list for memorial badges. undated.

 

Series 5. General correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material. 1826-1978, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material that cannot be specifically attributed to members of the Ropes, Skinner, and Perry families or the Grand Army of the Republic and related organizations. Includes correspondence and newspaper clippings related to the Chandler family and other individuals as well as publications and manuals on a variety of subjects.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 32, Folder 9

Photograph of an unidentified man and woman. undated.

Box 32, Folder 10

Photograph of unidentified women and children. undated.

Box 32, Folder 11

Newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, Pacific Veteran, Banner. undated.

Box 32, Folder 14

Newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times. undated.

Box 33, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings from a variety of newspapers. undated.

Box 33, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings including some that concern the Briare and Chandler families. undated.

Box 33, Folder 11

Photograph of a gathering held in Amherst, Massachusetts. undated.

Box 33, Folder 13

Correspondence from Mary F. Deane to Esther P. Chandler. undated.

Box 33, Folder 14

Fliers and other material covering a range of subjects. 1884-1897, undated.

Box 33, Folder 15

Pamphlet titled "Transactions of the Hampshire Agricultural Society of Amherst, Mass., For the Year 1876." 1876.

Box 33, Folder 16

Brochure for the book titled "The History of the Town of Amherst." 1897.

Box 33, Folder 18

Correspondence from Ella Moody to "My Dear Etie." undated.

Box 33, Folder 20

Photographs of various individuals. 1877, undated.

Box 34, Folder 8

Photograph album (empty). undated.

Box 35, Folder 13

Correspondence to and from the Chandler family including a letter to Alice R. Skinner. 1826-1914, undated.

Box 35, Folder 15

Correspondence and photgraphs from Lin Kung-Hsiang to "Dear Friends." 1944.

Box 35, Folder 17

Newspaper clippings covering a wide range of topics. undated.

Box 35, Folder 18

Correspondence from Daniel Ayres to Sylvester Smith. 1840, undated.

Box 35, Folder 26

Newspaper clippings including some related to the Chandler family. undated.

Box 36, Folder 6

Diary of Ariel Parish Chute (typescript of extracts from 1875-1886 original). 1875-1978.

Box 36, Folder 7

Correspondence from Charles Sumner to Peleg W. Chandler. 1863.

Box 36, Folder 8

Correspondence to and from various correspondents, chiefly relating to a military hospital. 1862-1863.

Box 36, Folder 24

Document submitted to the United States Senate on the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome. 1909.

Box 36, Folder 25

Publications titled "Farmers' Bulletins, United States Department of Agriculture." 1913-1918.

Box 37, Folder 8

Correspondence (primarily postcards) from the Chandler family to members of the Skinner and Perry families. 1911-1939, undated.

Box 37, Folder 16

Photographs of an unidentified man and woman. undated.

Box 37, Folder 28

Manual titled "Instructions for Making Muster-Rolls, Mustering Into Service, Periodical Payments, and Discharging From Service of Volunteers or Militia." 1862.

Box 37, Folder 29

Manual titled "Instructions for Officers on Outpost and Patrol Duty." 1862.

Box 38, Folder 5

Publication titled "Historical Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration in Amherst, Mass., July 4, 1876 by M.F. Dickinson, Jr." 1876.

Box 38, Folder 6

Pamphlet titled "A Digest of the Laws and Decisions Relating to Pensions, Bounties, Public Lands", issued by M. V. Tierney. undated.

Box 39, Folder 7

Document from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. 1890.

Box 39, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects. undated.

Box 40, Folder 1

Correspondence from A.Z. Auduus. 1860.

Box 40, Folder 6

Newspaper clipping on the death of Frances Vaughan. 1906.

Box 40, Folder 14

Newspaper clippings featuring want-ads from the Los Angeles Times. undated.

Box 40, Folder 17

Correspondence to and from various individuals primarily relating to the American Civil War including correspondence from Charles Sumner. 1855-1909, undated.

Box 40, Folder 19

Pamphlet titled "The Volunteers of America." circa 1896.

Box 40, Folder 21

Newspaper clippings covering a range of subjects. undated.

Box 40, Folder 22

Program for the First Annual Institute and School of Methods of the Epworth League and Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Southern California. 1910.

Box 40, Folder 23

Correspondence from Mrs. G.P. Barnard to "Dear Sir." 1907.

Box 40, Folder 27

Photograph of unidentified individuals. undated.

Box 40, Folder 30

Poem titled "Somebody's Mother" written by an unidentified author. 1896.

Box 42, Folder 31

Advertisements and other material for a variety of businesses, cities, and other entities. undated.

Box 43, Folder 5

Calendar from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in San Francisco, California (hand annotated). 1892.

Box 34, Folder 5

Booklet titled "Township Map of Eastern Kansas." 1856.

Box 43, Folder 6

Programs, playbills, and other material regarding musical and theatrical performances. circa late 19th century.

Box 44

Book titled "Manual of Bayonet Exercise Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States" by George B. McClellan. 1862.

Box 44

Book titled "Infantry Tactics for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of the Soldier, A Company, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade, or Corps D'Armee" by Brig.-Gen. Silas Casey. 1862.

Box 44

Book titled "Poems" by Miss H. F. Gould (inscribed to Sarah Maria Chandler). 1832.