Guide to the William Spencer Lowden Collection, 1870-1930

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Guide to the William Spencer Lowden Collection, 1870-1930



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Spencer Lowden Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1870-1930
Box Number: 1327-1367
Creator: Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912
Extent: 41 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Spencer Lowden Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Land titles--California--Trinity County
Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912
Lowden family
Gold mines and mining--California--Trinity County
Trinity County (Calif.)--History
Roads--California--Trinity County

Contents

Correspondence; copies of land records; survey field notes and tables; stock certificates, receipts; notes on road work, travel sheets, ticket boxes for wagon road companies.

Biography

William Spencer Lowden was born in Windsor, Massachusetts, June 27, 1830. He was the son of Spencer Lowden and Mehitable White Bates. His family moved to Mt. Sterling, Illinois, where he was educated and trained as a carpenter. He came to Sacramento in 1849 and to Trinity County, California in 1850. In 1851 he settled on Lowden Ranch on the Trinity River near Lewiston.
He founded the Weaverville and Shasta Wagon Road Company, which built the first wagon road into Trinity County. It was completed in 1858. He also owned the Lewiston Turnpike Company.
In 1872 he moved to Weaverville where in addition to his wagon road interests he did business as a surveyor and land attorney. He was United States Deputy Surveyor and Trinity County Surveyor for many years. His son Henry Larkin joined with him in the surveying business.
Mr. Lowden's parents, four brothers and sister followed him to Trinity County. Mr. Lowden was married on October 22, 1856 to Helen Emily Trask He died in Weaverville June 10, 1912. He was succeeded in the land business and as County Surveyor and U.S. Deputy Surveyor by his son, "Hank" (1857-1935).

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

Part I: Land Business

  • Beaudry, Fred
  • Blythe, T. H.
  • California. Surveyor General's Office
  • Drinkwater, Herbert Charles
  • Estee, Morris M. (Morris March), 1833-1903
  • Foreman, S. W.
  • Foster, C. F.
  • Hollingsworth, Frank
  • Humboldt Placer Mining Co.
  • Isaacs, James E.
  • Laws, J. G.
  • Magee, William
  • Smith, Jere
  • Tinnin, Irene.
  • Tinnin, Wiley J.
  • United States. General Land Office
  • United States. General Land Office. Humboldt (Eureka)
  • United States. General Land Office. Redding
  • United States. General Land Office. Shasta
  • United States. Surveyor General. San Francisco.

Part II: Roads

  • Atkins, G. H.
  • Bartlett, J. H.
  • California. State Controller
  • Camden, Charles
  • Eligh, J. R.
  • Hartmann, William P.
  • Ledgerwood, Sam
  • Lewin, E.
  • Lowden, Henry L., 1857-1935
  • Lowden, Mat
  • Lowden, Nellie
  • Lowden, W. J.
  • McBride, John W.
  • Magee, William
  • Murphy, A.
  • Musser, John
  • Reeves, Ferdinand
  • Robinson, James
  • Shasta County (Calif.). Assessor.
  • Tinnin, Wiley J.
  • Wilbur, H. J.

Other Correspondents

Part I: Land Business

  • A.L. Bancroft & Company
  • Abbott, J., Mrs.
  • Albiez, Erhard
  • Alford, John
  • Allison, Charles E.
  • Alta Bert Gold Dredging Co.
  • Ancient Order of United Workmen.
  • Armstrong, John F.
  • Arnett, David
  • Atkins, G. H.
  • B. F. Goodrich Company. Touring Bureau
  • Baker, A. A.
  • Baker, E. O.
  • Baker, Thomas. F.
  • Bank of Sellwood.
  • Barker, David E.
  • Barker, James
  • Barker, William
  • Barnes, E. J.
  • Barnickel, A.
  • Bartlett, J. H.
  • Bartlett, Thomas B.
  • Bates, R. M.
  • Bell, Aaron
  • Bell, Bell & Smith
  • Benjamin, E. M.
  • Bennett, Marcus P.
  • Bergin, John W.
  • Bergin, Lena A.
  • Betten, George
  • Bigelow, Masie E.
  • Birmingham, D. W.
  • Bishop, Sam M.
  • Bishop, Wheeler & Hayden
  • Black, Moses
  • Blagrave, William A.
  • Boyer, E. O.
  • Bradford, Wager
  • Brainard, M. D.
  • Breton, A.
  • Brown, Joseph A.
  • Brown, Lizzie
  • Burch, Jonathan C.
  • Butts, A. N.
  • Carrington, James W.
  • Cademartori, Frank
  • California. Secretary of State
  • California. State Board of Forestry
  • California State Mining Bureau
  • California Building Company
  • Camden, Charles
  • Campbell, Robert
  • Carr, George L.
  • Carr, H. H.
  • Carrier, L. C.
  • Carter, H. V.
  • Carter, John W.
  • Chapman, George P.
  • Chard, Emma.
  • Charpiot, Henry Charles
  • Chenoweth, C. L.
  • Chenoweth & Leininger
  • Childers, Joseph H.
  • Childs, J. S.
  • Chisholm, Robert
  • Clarey & Keenan
  • Clark, C. E.
  • Clark, Horace Fletcher, d. 1928.
  • Clayton, George H.
  • Clement, O.
  • Cloudman, C. H.
  • Clyborne, W. F.
  • Coffin, H.
  • Cole & Dexner
  • Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893.
  • Collins, Bessie.
  • Collins, E. J.
  • Cie Fse. Des Placers Hydrauliques
  • Cooper, G. T.
  • Cooper, L. F.
  • Cooper Nursery Co.
  • Cotton, A. R.
  • Coyle, Coloma
  • Crews, R. H.
  • Cummings, J. H.
  • Curless, W. S.
  • Cusin, R.
  • Damsell, J.
  • Dannenbrick, C.
  • Dannenbrick, W.
  • Davidson, J. M. (James McDermitt), b.1853
  • Davis, Ben W.
  • Davis, G. W.
  • Davis, J. P. W.
  • Davis, John F.
  • De Laveaga, J. V.
  • Degroot, Henry, 1815-1893.
  • DeWitt, Robert O.
  • Dodge, J. W. S.
  • Douglas, George F.
  • Dowling, Eugene
  • Duncan, L. P.
  • Dunsmuir News
  • Dyer, George
  • Earl, Jesse T.
  • Eastern Redwood Company
  • Ellis, A. C.
  • Enos, Manuel
  • Estes, J. M.
  • Eugene Dietzgen Co.
  • Eveland, Luther
  • Fader, James
  • Fageol, F. R.
  • Farm Journal
  • Felter, J. R.
  • Fields, D. B.
  • Finch, William
  • First National Bank of Eureka
  • Fish, W. A.
  • Flowers, Ellis
  • Folmer, A. D.
  • Frazee, Joseph Morris
  • Freemasons. Trinity Lodge No.27
  • Frick, C.
  • Frost, C. A. S.
  • Frue, W. B.
  • Fuller, Raymond
  • Gates, H. K.
  • Gates, James
  • Gedney, F. S.
  • Gemmill, Isabel
  • Geological Survey (U.S)
  • George, B. M.
  • Gibbs, John B.
  • Gillis & Tapscott
  • Girard, D. J.
  • Given, W. C.
  • Goering, Emil H.
  • Goodfellow, Eels & Orrick
  • Gordon, D. E.
  • Griffith, John
  • Gruss, Theodore.
  • H. S. Crocker & Co.
  • Ham, C. E.
  • Hamilton, E. R.
  • Harp, C. A.
  • Harris, Thomas
  • Hart, H. W.
  • Hart & Fleming
  • Haskins, A. P.
  • Heller, Powers & Ehrman
  • Henry, Joseph
  • Heurtevant, Francis
  • Heurtevant, Maurice
  • Higgins, R.
  • Hill, Edward
  • Hippler, Otto
  • Hoffman, A.C.
  • Hollingsworth, Neil
  • Home Correspondence School (Springfield, Mass.)
  • Home Savings Bank (Eureka, Calif.)
  • Houghton, T. J.
  • Hoyt, J. S.
  • Humboldt Chamber of Commerce.
  • Hunt, Charles Butler, 1906-
  • Huntsman, Doyle
  • Hupp, J. W.
  • Hustis, B. N.
  • Jack, Andrew R.
  • James, Walter W.
  • John Wanamaker (Firm)
  • John White & Co.
  • Johnstone, James
  • Jones, W. Henry
  • Jordan, M.
  • Joseph, Charles
  • Kane, Wong L.
  • Keith, N. W.
  • Keller, William
  • Kelly, J. J., Sr.
  • Kelly , Louis A.
  • Kise, C. C.
  • Knight, Thomas E.
  • Knight, William J.
  • Knisely, Jacob
  • Kullman & Armer
  • Ladd, Frank J.
  • LaGrange Mining Company
  • Lang, M.
  • Langel, E., Mrs.
  • Larkin, Henry
  • Larson, Ivor
  • Larson, J.
  • Lascy, A.
  • Lascy, Fr.
  • Laughlin, W. R.
  • Leach, Harry E.
  • Lentell, J. N.
  • Lewin, E.
  • Lowden, Eugene
  • Lowden, Helen
  • Lowden, Marshall H.
  • Lowden, Mehitable
  • Lowden, Mollie
  • Lowden, Spencer
  • Lowden, W. J.
  • Lowden, Wiley
  • Lowden, Wiley M., Mrs.
  • Ludeman, William.
  • Luke, W. J., Jr.
  • Lyders, E.
  • McClaskey, E. B.
  • McCrady, J. M.
  • McDonald, Archy
  • McDonald, B.
  • McDonald, J. D.
  • McDonald, Luke
  • McDonald, P.
  • McDonald, Thomas
  • McGraw, E. W.
  • McIlwaine, Matt
  • McIntosh, M. W.
  • McKay, Frank
  • McKnight, J. F.
  • McNeill, G. S.
  • Maitland, Louis
  • Maitland, William
  • March, Owen
  • Marks & Marks
  • Marsh, John F.
  • Mason, James
  • Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast
  • Mathews, H. W.
  • May, Edward
  • May, J. B.
  • Mayberry, James
  • Maynard, Charles
  • Mead, C. V.
  • Means, J. H.
  • Messec, I. G.
  • Miller, Albert
  • Minersville Hydraulic Gold Mining Company
  • Montgomery, T. J.
  • Moore, L. W.
  • Morgan, Isaac
  • Morris, John
  • Murphey, J. M. C.
  • Murray, T. F.
  • Musser, John
  • Newland, J. B.
  • Newman, E. L.
  • Nichols, E. S.
  • Nicholson, T. M.
  • Nolan, E. W.
  • O'Connor, Will H.
  • Ollinger, F. E.
  • Olmstead, W. E.
  • Osburn, Hugh R.
  • Paddon, Charles Locke
  • Pattison, T. C.
  • Patton, J. A.
  • Paul, Valentine
  • Paulsen, Charles
  • Payne, G. W.
  • Pelletreau, G. W.
  • Perham, Benjamin A.
  • Perigot, Gus
  • Perry, J. H.
  • Peterson, Eric
  • Phillips, J. W.
  • Phillips, J. W., Mrs.
  • Phillips, Lucy F.
  • Phillips, O.
  • Pike, John T.
  • Pollard, Jacob
  • Prattie, William
  • Purcell, W. L.
  • Quackenbush, A. B.
  • Raab, Louis F.
  • Raker, John E.
  • Reed, E. L.
  • Reeth, George W.
  • Reichert, Theodore
  • Reid, E. A.
  • Reilly, M. F.
  • Reinhaus, G.
  • Reynolds, J. E.
  • Rickard, W. H.
  • Roach, John
  • Rock, Joe
  • Rodgers & Bros.
  • Rognon, E. G.
  • Roman, A.
  • Rourke, Dennis
  • Rupert, William F.
  • Russell, B. F.
  • Russell, J. S.
  • Ryan, Pierce H.
  • Sargeant, George E.
  • Sarter, Harvey J.
  • Sass, P. M.
  • Schall, J. Louis
  • Schlomer, Grant
  • Schlomer, H.
  • Scuphon, J. R.
  • Schwatka, A. E.
  • Searles, John A.
  • Seaward, G. A.
  • Shaffer, W. H.
  • Shanahan, J. W.
  • Sharpstein, W. C.
  • Shay, G. O.
  • Shay, Gerald W.
  • Shuford, J. W.
  • Shules, William
  • Sing, Gin
  • Singer, M. A.
  • Skewes, John
  • Smith, Edwin F.
  • Smith, J. L.
  • Smith, J. W.
  • Smith, James
  • Smith, Wilson T.
  • Spiers, J. R.
  • Stafford, J. A.
  • Stevenson, J. Stuart
  • Stise, John
  • Storey, Joseph
  • Stout, Fred O.
  • Stowers, W. A.
  • Stuart & Ferguson Timber Co.
  • Sunderland, Thomas.
  • Taggart, G. I.
  • Taylor, Clay W.
  • Taylor, George L.
  • Taylor, S. F.
  • Thomson, R. J.
  • Thurner, J. E.
  • Tillotson, W. D.
  • Tinsley, George W.
  • Tooby, F. H.
  • Towers, C. D.
  • Trask, C. E.
  • Trestle Board
  • Trimble, J. W.
  • Trimble, Mertie
  • Trinity County Bank
  • Trinity County (Calif.). Tax Collector
  • Trinity Journal
  • Trotter, J. A.
  • Trust Fund Insurance Association
  • Turner, J. W.
  • United States. Commissioner of Mining Statistics
  • United States. Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States. General Land Office
  • United States. General Land Office
  • United States. General Land Office. Marysville
  • United States Marshall
  • United States Mint
  • United States. Office of Indian Affairs
  • Valdor Gold Mining Co.
  • Vanderhoff, J. H.
  • Vaudrey, William Henry
  • Victor, Frank J.
  • Victor Power & Mining Co.
  • Walton, Frank S.
  • Watkins, W. H.
  • Watson, LaGrange & Gibson
  • Watt, C. H.
  • Weaverville Supply Co.
  • Weldon & Hurley
  • Wells, Jno. J.
  • West, J. M.
  • Western Mason's Mutual Life Association
  • Wheeler, Mrs.
  • White, C. W.
  • White, W. T.
  • Wholesale Typewriter Company, Inc.
  • Williams, George.
  • Williams, J. C.
  • Williams & Witmer
  • Wilson, Jas.
  • Wilson, Renie
  • Wilson & Wilson
  • Wommer, Charles
  • Woodbridge, E. H.
  • Young, P. L.
  • Young, Sam
  • Zarli, Frederick

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Title: Lowden, William Spencer, 1830-1912. Papers,
    Date: 1858-1915.
    Identifier/Call Number: (CALIF** TA 533 L68 A3 1858)

Maps

  • 49 maps of Trinity County, 2 ticket boxes from Weaverville and Shasta Road Co. and Lewiston Turnpike Co.

Container List

Box 1327

Incoming Correspondence: A-B

Box 1328

Incoming Correspondence: C

Box 1329

Incoming Correspondence: D-G

Box 1330

Incoming Correspondence: H-K

Box 1331

Incoming Correspondence: L-M

Box 1332

Incoming Correspondence: N-R

Box 1333

Incoming Correspondence: S-T

Box 1334

Incoming Correspondence: Unidentified - U.S. Land Office

Box 1335

Incoming Correspondence: U.S. Land Office

Box 1336

Incoming Correspondence: U.S. Land Office

Box 1337

Incoming Correspondence: U.S. Marshall - U.S. Surveyor General

Box 1338

Incoming Correspondence: U.S. Surveyor General

Box 1339

Incoming Correspondence: V-Z

Box 1340

Outgoing Correspondence: 1870-1916

Box 1341

Abstracts, registers, lists

Box 1342

Abstracts, registers, lists

Box 1343

Abstracts, etc.- Briceland

Box 1344

Business - Central Pacific Rail Road

Box 1345

Chicksan - Lowden

Box 1346

M - Mines, A-B

Box 1347

Mines, C-F

Box 1348

Mines, G-Ha

Box 1349

Mines, Hi-K

Box 1350

Mines, L-M

Box 1351

Mines, N-Sam

Box 1352

Mines, Saw-Ta

Box 1353

Mines Te-Z; Miscellaneous papers

Box 1354

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1355

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1356

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1357

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1358

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1359

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1360

Morris - Survey materials

Box 1361

Survey materials

Box 1362

Tinnin - Title abstracts

Box 1363

Title abstracts - Williams

Box 1364

Correspondence: A-T

Box 1365

Subjects: A-T

Box 1366

Subjects: Wagon Road Companies

Box 1367

Subjects: Wagon Road Companies