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Finding Aid to the Ella Sterling Mighels papers, 1870-1934 MS 1470
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Series 1 Correspondence 1870-1934

Physical Description: 16 folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of personal and professional correspondence, in reference to her own writings, and relating to her duties as California Literary Historian, and as a member of various groups such as the California Literature Society and the Ark-adian Brothers and Sisters. Notable correspondants include Ina Coolbrith, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, James Phelan, and various State officials.
Box 1, Folder 1

1870-1904

Box 1, Folder 2

1905-1909

Box 1, Folder 3

1910-1914

Box 1, Folder 4

1915-1917

Box 1, Folder 5

1918-1919

Box 1, Folder 6

1920-1922

Box 1, Folder 7

1923-1924

Box 1, Folder 8

1925

Box 2, Folder 9

1926

Box 2, Folder 10

1927

Box 2, Folder 11

1928-1929

Box 2, Folder 12

1930-1931

Box 2, Folder 13

1932

Box 2, Folder 14

1933-1934

Box 2, Folder 15-16

undated

 

Series 2 Diaries 1900-1927

Physical Description: 17 folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Diaries, notebooks, and logbooks, including two diaries belonging to Genevieve Cummins Doan, and Ella Sterling Mighel's "Soulbooks".
Box 3, Folder 17

Diary, Genevieve Cummins Doan 1900 July-1901 January

Box 3, Folder 18

Diary, Genevieve Cummins Doan 1901 February-July

Box 3, Folder 19

Notebook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1904

Box 3, Folder 20

Logbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1907-1908

Box 3, Folder 21

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1910 March 21-1911 January 17

Box 3, Folder 22

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1912 January 18-March 27

Box 3, Folder 23

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1912 May 10-1913 March 3

Box 3, Folder 24

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1913 March 12-November 15

Box 3, Folder 25

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1913 November 28-1915 December 16

Box 4, Folder 26

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1915 December 21-1917 November 30

Box 4, Folder 27

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1917 December 6-1919 December28

Box 4, Folder 28

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1920 January 1-1921 February 5

Box 4, Folder 29

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1921 February 23-1924 March 2

Box 4, Folder 30

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1924 March 25-1925 October 28

Box 5, Folder 31

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1925 November 13-1926 November 4

Box 5, Folder 32

Soulbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1926 November 11-1927 August 25

Box 5, Folder 33

Address book undated

 

Series 3 Genealogical Material undated

Physical Description: 1 folder

Arrangement

Creator's own arrangement.

Scope and Contents

One notebook and a few loose papers containing clippings, anecdotes, keepsakes, and sketches of the family tree.
Box 5, Folder 34

Family tree, Mighels family; “The Book of the House of Mitchell” undated

 

Series 4 Writing and Stories 1897-1914, undated

Physical Description: 49 folders

Arrangement

Arranged by story.

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and typescripts of stories and fairy tales. Includes poetry, lectures and editorial writing.
Box 6, Folder 35

Fairy tales undated

Box 6, Folder 36

Wawona undated

Box 6, Folder 37

Followers of the Sun undated

Box 6, Folder 38

The Children of Una Materna 1911

Box 6, Folder 39

The Awakening of Dior and King of the Forest undated

Box 6, Folder 40

The Meadow Elf's Bride undated

Box 6, Folder 41

Sir Galahad versus Tannhauser undated

Box 6, Folder 42

Deathless Romance of Herman and Thusnelda undated

Box 6, Folder 43

The Tourch Bearers 1906

Box 6, Folder 44-45

The Seven Faithful Fairies undated

Box 7, Folder 46-47

Seven Men of Borealis circa 1909-1913

Box 7, Folder 48-50

Miscellaneous stories and writing 1897-1914

Box 7, Folder 51

The Full Glory of Diantha undated

Box 7, Folder 52

The Inscription undated

Box 7, Folder 53

Its Adios to Violetta undated

Box 7, Folder 54

Ar Vyvah undated

Box 8, Folder 55

Streets of Old San Francisco undated

Box 8, Folder 56-63

Society and Babe Robinson undated

Box 9, Folder 64

Silver-Cloud and Diamond-Crown undated

Box 9, Folder 65-67

Daintytree's Quest undated

Box 9, Folder 68-69

Killarg and Thotha undated

Box 9, Folder 70

Ark-adian Education undated

Box 9, Folder 71

Lectures by Ella Sterling Mighels undated

Box 9, Folder 72

Miscellaneous thoughts and scribblings undated

Box 10, Folder 73-82

Miscellaneous writing undated

Box 10, Folder 83

Poetry by Ella Sterling Mighels undated

 

Series 5 Miscellaneous Material 1880-1933

Physical Description: 20 folders

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous print and manuscript items - programs, invitations, advertisements, and other ephemera relating to Mighels' personal life. Also copies of Senate Weekly Histories proclaiming her appointment as California Literary Historian, literary magazines, a handmade childrens book of nursery stories, fragments of Mighels' writings from printed sources, news clippings, and log books and records of the Ark-adian Library.
Box 11, Folder 84-85

Ephemera 1896-1933

Box 11, Folder 86

Invitations, programs 1901-1933

Box 11, Folder 87

Senate Weekly Histories 1919

Box 11, Folder 88

Pamphlets, reprints 1907-1932

Box 11, Folder 89

Literary magazines undated

Box 11, Folder 90

Mother Goose's Gosling undated

Box 11, Folder 91-92

Reprints 1883-1926

Box 11, Folder 93

Poems by others undated

Box 12, Folder 94-95

Writing by and about Adley Cummins 1880-1918

Box 12, Folder 96

Information about Ella Sterling Mighels' will 1924

Box 12, Folder 97

Newspaper clippings regarding Ella Sterling Mighels 1881-1933

Box 12, Folder 98-99

Miscellaneous clippings 1913-1933

Box 12, Folder 100

Miscellaneous papers of the California Literature Society and the Ark-adian Brothers and Sisters 1922-1932

Box 12, Folder 101-102

Little Ark-adian Library log-books 1910-1917

Box 12, Folder 103

Ark-adian records 1917

 

Series 6 Scrapbooks 1873-1930

Physical Description: 4 folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing writings, newsclippings, letters, and cards.
Box 13, Folder 105

Scrapbook, Adley H. Cummins, Sacramento 1873

Box 13, Folder 106

Scrapbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1893-1912

Box 13, Folder 107

Scrapbook, Ella Sterling Mighels 1917-1930

Box 13, Folder 104

Unknown scrapbook undated