Guide to the Culver Family Papers, 1858-1915

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Guide to the Culver Family Papers, 1858-1915

Collection number: M0633

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Phyllis Dorset
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Culver Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1858-1915
Collection number: Special Collections M0633
Creator: Culver family.
Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Gloria R. Brown and the Palo Alto Historical Association, 1992, and Phyllis F. Dorset, 1996.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Culver Family Papers, M0633, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

John Oscar Culver, born May 2, 1830, was one of ten children born to tailor James Culver and Kezia [Lee] Culver of Sandy Hill, New York (now Hudson's Falls). James Culver's grandfather, resident in New York and Connecticut, had fought for the Colonies in the Revolutionary War. All of James and Kezia Culver's children attended the local schools, and some went beyond grade school; most of them engaged in either commerce, banking, or government service in later life.
John Oscar Culver graduated from the Albany (NY) Law School in 1857, after having worked for several years in Troy, NY. On graduation, Oscar joined fellow classmates in the practice of law in Wisconsin. In 1860, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the state of Wisconsin, serving under James H. Howe. Coincident with his appointment, Oscar met and married (May 2, 1860) Minerva ("Minnie") Bliss, aged 22, a teacher, and daughter of farmer-businessman, Zebina Bliss, of Burlington, Wisconsin.
Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, Oscar received an appointment as Additional Paymaster in the U.S. Army (August 1861), with the rank of Major. He was posted to the Pay Department, Headquarters, Department of the Northwest, at St. Louis, Missouri. From St. Louis, Oscar journeyed forth at quarterly intervals for weeks at a time paying troops in the field throughout southern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas, and down the Mississippi River during the campaign for Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863. In mid-1864, Oscar was transferred to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to pay troops being mustered out of the Army; he served there until November 1865, when he resigned from the service.
For the first two years of the War, Minnie Culver and their first son, William, remained with relatives in Wisconsin and Illinois, with infrequent visits to St. Louis. In the last years of the War, Minnie and Will lived on a farm Oscar purchased outside Burlington, WI. Only seldom could Oscar get leave to go home to his family.
After the Civil War, Oscar served in the solicitor's office of the Chicago, North Western Railway, commuting from Chicago on a weekly basis to the home Minnie and he had established with their now three children (William, Paul, and Julia Louise) in Wawautosa, WI. In 1870, Oscar joined as partner and editor, with David C. Atwood, publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, WI. He also engaged in diverse business ventures, including paper milling, strawberry cultivation, and iron mining, and was active in state politics and the Wisconsin Historical Society (curator). The Culver's last two children (George and Richard) were born in Madison. During this period, the family enjoyed a prominent position in the cultural and political life of Wisconsin's capital city.
In 1877, the Culvers moved to California, where Oscar became editor of the Alameda (California) Daily Times, with a residence in Oakland, CA. Oscar also purchased homesteads in the Napa Valley of California, and pursued acquisition and operation of gold mines in various parts of the state. In 1879, Culver began a new career as U.S. Postal Inspector, stationed first in San Francisco and later in southern California. In this capacity he traveled from town to town observing post office operations and receiving and investigating the complaints of postmasters and patrons to be adjudicated by his office. He retired from this occupation in 1902.
During Oscar's several careers, during which he was obligated to be away from home for long periods, Minnie reared their children and managed their several households. In their years of separation Minnie became an accomplished painter, and Oscar turned to writing, his short stories appearing in the Atlantic, Scribner's, and Harper's.
Two years after Stanford University opened in October 1891, the Culvers moved to Palo Alto, California, built a home, and sent four of their children to the University. Minnie and Oscar were also active in the city of Palo Alto, becoming founding members of the Congregational Church, along with making other contributions to civic life. In addition, they took into their home two foster children, both of whom died in childhood. John Oscar Culver died in 1912, and Minnie in 1916.
When the family moved to Palo Alto, Will Culver remained in Oakland with his wife, Margaret [Day], and daughter, Kathryn, commuting to business in San Francisco. Paul Culver, a student at Stanford from 1894-1896, married Nina Briggs in 1896, and had one child, Esther Miriam Culver. Paul served as Palo Alto City Attorney, and also managed for a time the Culver family orchard in Lindsay, CA. After the death of his wife, Paul returned to Palo Alto, married Mrs. Sally Waldorf, and operated a jewelry store in Palo Alto until his death in 1931. Julia Louise, known as Lulu, graduated in English from Stanford in 1896, taught high school, married and divorced Walter N. Brown, lost a child in childbirth, became a published poet, and throughout her life maintained ties to campus life; she died in 1959. George Culver received his degree from Stanford in Zoology in 1897, took a position with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., received a law degree from George Washington University, and ultimately returned to California. He became a teacher and a city administrator in southern California, then Dean of Men at Stanford University from 1920 to 1938, and was emeritus until his death in 1949. George and his wife, Sabina [Burks], adopted a son, George Jr., who was killed in World War II. George's twin brother, Richard Culver, graduated from Stanford University in 1899, becoming in his student years an illustrator for The Quad, the campus magazine. Richard went on to become a newspaper cartoonist in Baltimore, Maryland, until his death in 1939.
Kathryn Culver, who attended Stanford from 1906-1908, married the Rev. Dwight Bradley in Palo Alto in 1914, and was living in Carmel, CA, at the time of her Aunt Lulu's death in 1959. Esther Culver also attended Stanford, from 1919-1920, and resided in Berkeley at the time of her Aunt Lulu's death.
The California Culver family kept in close contact with their relatives and friends in the East as well as with those who had also come to California. Consequently, there is a strong continuity in their relationships with their extended family (and friends) throughout the period covered by their collected papers, 1858-1915.

Scope and Content

The Culver Family Papers collection consists of fourteen boxes (7.5 linear ft.) of letters to and from family members, friends, and acquaintances, as well as manuscripts, journals, and miscellaneous papers. The collection covers the years 1858 to 1915, with the material in the 1860s predominating. Missing, however, are letters from Minnie Bliss Culver to John Oscar Culver for 1865, and from John Oscar Culver to Minnie Culver for 1869. There are also gaps in the correspondence from Minnie to Oscar for 1891, 1894-1896. The decades with fewest letters are the 1870s and 1900s.
A guide to the individual boxes and folders contains the number of letters in each folder and key names, places, and events treated. An index by date, addressee, sender, and point of origin is also included. Some of the letters are faded and barely legible; for these, photocopies accompany the originals. Also, some letters and papers are written on legal-sized paper. These have been removed to oversized (OS) boxes, and the location of these documents is referenced in the appropriate folders in the guide to individual boxes.
The Collection reflects J. O. Culver's experience as a lawyer, his service as an Army Paymaster and Post Office Inspector, his endeavors in small fruit culture, and his excursions into prospecting and mining. As a result of these activities, much of his life was spent away from home, with consequent hardship. However, the Collection is also testimony to the fortitude of Minnie Culver in rearing their five children and keeping the family unit whole under trying circumstances.
In general, the family letters and papers give a panorama of middle class society in New York, Wisconsin and Missouri, and Colorado and California, from 1860 to 1915, a familiar pattern in the United States of looking ever westward for opportunity.

Access Terms

Culver, George Bliss, d.1949.
Culver, John Oscar, d.1912.
Culver, Louise Julia, d.1959.
Culver, Minnie Bliss, d.1916.
Culver, Paul Drury, d.1931.
Culver, Richard Keith, d.1939.
Culver, William Lee, d.1920.
Palo Alto (Calif.)--History.
Stanford University--History--19th century.


Container List

 

Family History/Geneology & Family Correspondence, 1860s.

Box 1, Folder 1

Geneology & Family History, Culver & Bliss Families.

Physical Description: (12 documents)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 7, F32, for letter to Oscar Culver fm George Culver; Box 7, F35 to Minnie Culver fm Louise Culver, Jul 8, 1905; Box 7, F40 to Will Culver fm Oscar & Minnie Culver, Jul 1, 1903; Box 12, F1, J. O. Culver application to Sons of the Revolution [1895?]; Box 12, F12, to Oscar Culver fm Richard Culver, Mar 21, 1901.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to Minnie Culver from John Oscar Culver, 1860.

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

[William Henry] Seward, BGen George H. Nye, U.S.A. Charles Francis Adams. Mrs. [Governor] Lewis P. Harvey [Wisconsin].
Box 1, Folder 3

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1861 (Jun-Oct).

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F2, for letter to Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, Oct 1, 1861, & Oct 9, 1861. Paymaster appointment requirements. Hannibal, Mo. BGen Benjamin Prentiss, U.S.A., and rebel activity, eastern Missouri. Views on women. "Wisconsin money."
Box 1, Folder 4

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1861 (Nov-Dec).

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Views on literature & letter writing. Wisconsin election results, 1861. James Colton [U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin].
Box 1, Folder 5

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1862 (Jan-Jun).

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F2 for letter of Mar 23, 1862. Steamboating on the Mississippi River. Steamer George Washington Graham. 17th Reg't. Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A., 2nd Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A. Jeff (& Mrs.) Thompson [Confederate raider]. Rebel marauders in S.W. Missouri. Trent question and Abraham Lincoln [anec.]. Views on Civil War. Evaluation of Confederate morale. Cavalry night scouting parties.
Box 1, Folder 6

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1862 (Jul-Dec).

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

U.S. Army reaction to defeat in front of Richmond, VA. Bushwhacker activity, S.W. Missouri. U.S. Army force concentration, under BGen John M. Schofield. St. Louis patriotic fervor. 20th Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry.
Box 1, Folder 7

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1863 (Jan-Jun).

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

T[imothy] O. Howe [U.S. Senator, Wis.]. Louis M. Gottschalk. Mrs. [MGen] Francis J. Herron, U.S.A. Typhoid and smallpox, St. Louis. Forsyth, Missouri. U.S. Army of the Frontier. Bolan, "Outlaw of the Ozarks." 1st Reg't. Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, 12th Reg't. Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Camp Bliss [Mo?]. Troop transport on the Mississippi River, steamers Planet, Henry Clay, Hiawatha. Mrs. [MGen] Jeff Thompson. Milliken's Bend, Young's Point, canal strategy on the Mississippi. 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, U.S.A.
Box 1, Folder 8

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1863 (Jul-Aug).

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Seven Sisters [drama]. St. Louis, Missouri, in the Civil War. New York draft riots. U.S.A. Paymaster functions and mode of travel. Conscription of U.S.A. Paymaster clerks. 2nd Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry.
Box 1, Folder 9

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1863 (Sep-Dec).

Physical Description: (16 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F2, for letter to Minnie Culver fm Oscar Culver, Sep 19, 1863. Danger faced by U.S. Army Paymasters. Bushwhackers operating in Missouri: Jim Lane, Hunter, Quantrell, Norris, Coffee. Opinions on U.S. Army. BGen John McNeil, U.S.A. 1st Arkansas Reg't. Volunteer Cavalry, U.S.A. Shelby's raid [C.S.A.], Arkansas and Missouri. Rev. Henry Giles. Strawberry & blackberry culture.
Box 1, Folder 10

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1864 (Jan-Feb).

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Conflagration, Chile, 1864. Steamer John H. Dickey.
Box 1, Folder 11

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1864 (Mar-May).

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F2 for letter to Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, May 20, 1864. Col. Nathan W. Brown, Deputy Paymaster General. St. Louis Exhibition, April 1864. Small fruit cultivation.
Box 1, Folder 12

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1864 (Jun-Dec).

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

2nd Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. James H. Howe [Attorney General, Wisconsin]. 9th Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Lincoln, as model for president. Small fruit cultivation. Paper manufacture.
Box 1, Folder 13

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1865.

Physical Description: (7 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Paymaster salary. Governor Lewis P. Harvey (Wisconsin). Horace Rublee [Publisher]. Oil speculation and swindling.
Box 1, Folder 14

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1866-1868.

Physical Description: (31 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F2 for letter to Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, Oct 22, 1866. Prince Albert potatoes. Burlington [Wis.] brick. James H. Howe. Chicago & North Western Railway. Strawberry culture.
Box 1, Folder 15

To Will L. Culver from Oscar Culver, 1867.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

[?] Anthony, illustrator, Young Folks magazine (NY). W.A. Wakeman [U.S. Congressman, New York].
 

Correspondence, Family & Friends, 1850s-1860s.

Box 2, Folder 1

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1861-1862.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

LCol. [Oscar H.] LaGrange [1st Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry]. Harper's Weekly. Fremont Body Guard. 24th Reg't. Missouri State Militia. 2nd Reg't. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Governor and Mrs. Lewis P. Harvey.
Box 2, Folder 2

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1863.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

BGen John C. Starkweather U.S.A. Wartime St. Louis, inflation, smallpox. Antietam. Col. Hans Hegg. T. O. Howe [U.S. Senator].
Box 2, Folder 3

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1864.

Physical Description: (24 letters)

Scope and Content Note

BGen Egbert B. Brown [7th Reg't. Missouri Volunteer Infantry]. Farming procedures.
Box 2, Folder 4

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1866-1869.

Physical Description: (30 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Kenosha, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Box 2, Folder 5

To Oscar & Minnie from James & Kezia Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 2, Folder 6

To Oscar Culver from Louis B. and Kate N. Lee, 1859.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 2, Folder 7

To/from Oscar/Minnie Culver & Cyrus L. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Cattle buying.
Box 2, Folder 8

To Oscar Culver from Charles D. Culver, 1858-1862.

Physical Description: (20 letters)

Scope and Content Note

W. A. Wakeman (U.S. Congressman). Civil War sutlers and commission agents. U.S.S. Trent, U.S.S. Nashville, wartime WDC. Draft of 1862. 53rd Reg't. New York Volunteer Infantry, Pierpont Rifles Brigade.
Box 2, Folder 9

To Oscar Culver from Charles D. Culver 1863-1869.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wall Street. Oil Market. Civil War veterans, regular army [U.S.A.], and political appointments.
Box 2, Folder 10

To Oscar Culver from James L. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Paper mill operation. See also, Box 3, F24 for additional letters on paper mill activities.
Box 2, Folder 11

To Oscar from George B. Culver 1858-1863.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

J. A. Bently [Judge, Wis.]. Civil War Army enlistment (Wis.).
Box 2, Folder 12

To Oscar from George B. Culver, 1864-1868.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Civil War Union Army sutlers and paymasters.
Box 2, Folder 13

To/from Oscar Culver & Mary Eliza [Richards], 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Views on religion.
Box 2, Folder 14

To/from Oscar Culver & Thomas L. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)
Box 2, Folder 15

To Oscar & Thomas Culver from Stephen Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

W. A. Wakeman (U.S. Congressman).
Box 2, Folder 16

To Oscar/Minnie Culver from Nephew Charles M. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 2, Folder 17

To/from Charles Culver and James Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Sketch of Civil War battle plan.
Box 2, Folder 18

To Cyrus Culver from Charles D. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Pacific R.R. and Iowa land.
Box 2, Folder 19

To/from Oscar Culver and Julia Bliss, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 2, Folder 20

To Oscar Culver from [?] [?] Barnes, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 2, Folder 21

To Oscar Culver from Charles W. Bennett, 1859-1861.

Physical Description: (19 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F4 for additional letters to the Culvers from the Bennetts. Republican politics (Wis.). Burlington (Wis.) school board.
Box 2, Folder 22

To Oscar Culver from Charles W. Bennett, 1862-1868.

Physical Description: (14 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Racine County politics (Wis.). Wisconsin Advocate. James H. Howe [Attorney General, Wis.]. See also, Box 12, F4 for additional letters to the Culvers from the Bennetts.
Box 3, Folder 1

To Oscar Culver from J. A. Bently, 1850s-1860s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 3, Folder 2

To Oscar Culver from S. P. Billings, 1859-1861.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 3, Folder 3

To Oscar Culver from W. P. Britten, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Eau Clair [Wis.] Badgers.
Box 3, Folder 4

To Oscar Culver from A. J. Cole, 1859.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 3, Folder 5

To/from Oscar Culver & DeWitt C. Conkey, 1860s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Burlington [WI].
Box 3, Folder 6

To Oscar Culver from Amos Dean, 1850s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Albany [NY] Law School.
Box 3, Folder 7

To Oscar Culver from John B. Eugene, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin politics, 1861. Hans Hegg. [Governor Lewis P.] Harvey. Samuel Hastings. Jermain Soloman. Belgian Settlement [Wis.]. 8th, 10th, and 11th Reg'ts. Missouri Volunteer Infantry.
Box 3, Folder 8

To Oscar Culver from Belle Finlayson, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 3, Folder 9

To Oscar Culver from George Gibson, 1850s-1860s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 12, F8 for letter to Oscar Culver from George Gibson [Dec?] 19, 1862 & Sep 24, 1864. James H. Howe. New York politics, 1860s. Civil War: Army of Kentucky, 16th Reg't. New York Volunteer Infantry. MGen A. J. Smith. Camp Bates, KY.
Box 3, Folder 10

To Oscar Culver from George B. Goodwin, 1860s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F8 for letter to Oscar Culver from George Goodwin, Apr 25, 1860. James H. Howe.
Box 3, Folder 11

To Oscar Culver from John C. Greene, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 3, Folder 12

To Oscar Culver from A. W. Hammond, 1860s.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F8 for letter to Oscar Culver fm A. W. Hammond, Oct. 23, 1865. Civil War garrison duty. Craft of fiction,. Kenosha Telegraph.
Box 3, Folder 13

To Oscar Culver from James H. Howe (& wife), 1860s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin politics, 1860s. Governor Lewis P. Harvey [Wis.]
Box 3, Folder 14

To Oscar Culver from Timothy O. Howe, 1860s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Fugitive Slave Act, 1859. General Benjamin F. Larned [Paymaster General].
Box 3, Folder 15

To/from Oscar Culver and [LCol] O. H. LaGrange, 1860.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Booth rescue. U.S. Statute Ch. 9, Sec. 32 (1790).
Box 3, Folder 16

To Oscar Culver from John J. McClellan, 1850s-1860s.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

James H. Howe. Oconto, Wis. Wisconsin politics. Conditions in Missouri, Civil War. U.S. Army Paymaster appointees.
Box 3, Folder 17

To Oscar Culver from William H. Norris, Jr., 1860.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin currency. [Governor] Lewis P. Harvey.
Box 3, Folder 18

To/from Oscar Culver & [?] [?] Robinson, 1859.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Green Bay Advocate.
Box 3, Folder 19

To Oscar Culver from James S. Rogers, 1860s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Charles W. Bennett. Edward Dyer, M.D. Burlington, Wis. politics. Small fruit culture.
Box 3, Folder 20

To Oscar Culver from Horace Rublee, 1860s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin State Journal, Emigranten [newspaper, Wis.], C. F. Solberg. See also Box 12, F5, 6, 7: Letters to Oscar & Minnie Culver from George & Mary E. [Luella] Westover, 1859-1866.
Box 3, Folder 21

To Oscar Culver from James M. Wilson, 1860s.

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Missouri politics. Pay Department, U.S. Army. Service magazine. Frank P. Blair, [Postmaster General]. T. O. Howe (U.S. Senator). James Doolittle (U.S. Senator). Andrew Jackson impeachment.
Box 3, Folder 22

To/from Oscar Culver as Asst. Attorney General [Wisconsin], 1860-1861.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

[Governor Alexander W. Randall, Wis.]. James H. Howe. Louis P. Harvey. Wisconsin politics. Orasmus Cole. State School Fund [Wisconsin].
Box 3, Folder 23

To/from Oscar Culver on Paymaster Matters, 1861-1867.

Physical Description: (20 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 13, F3 for additional letters & papers on paymaster matters. U.S. Army pay procedures. Benjamin F. Larned, Paymaster General. Paymasters, post-Civil War. Frank P. Blair [Postmaster General]. T. O. Howe (U.S. Senator).
Box 3, Folder 24

To Oscar Culver on Paper Mill Matters, 1864-1865.

Physical Description: (5 letters)
Box 3, Folder 25

To Oscar Culver Regarding Badger Oil Co., 1865.

Physical Description: (2 letters & 3 stock certificate receipts)
Box 3, Folder 26

To/from Oscar Culver as Attorney for Chicago North Western Railway, 1867-1869.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Silas B. A. Haynes [U.S. Congressman]. Nathan W. Brown. Judge P[erry] H. Smith.
Box 3, Folder 27

To/from Oscar Culver & Literary Editors, 1866-1869.

Physical Description: (16 letters)

Scope and Content Note

"Robbed of Half a Million." "The Plaintiff Unsuited." "Van Rushing's Will." Atlantic Monthly. Harper's Weekly. G. P. Putnam & Co.
Box 3, Folder 28

To/from Oscar Culver & Misc., 1859-1864.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Rufus King. Milwaukee Sentinel. Wisconsin politics. Small fruit culture.
Box 3, Folder 29

To/from Oscar Culver & Misc., 1865-1869.

Physical Description: (19 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Silas B. A. Haynes [U.S. Congressman].
 

Correspondence & Miscellaneous Papers, Family and Friends, 1850s-1900s ; n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

To/from Minnie & Oscar Culver and Zebina & Ellen S. Bliss, 1860s.

Physical Description: (20 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 12, F3 for letter to Minnie Culver from Ellen S. Bliss & Julia Bliss, Jun 29, 1864.
Box 4, Folder 2

To/from Minnie Culver & Julia Bliss, 1860s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)
Box 4, Folder 3

To Minnie Culver from Edwin Bliss & Family, 1860s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Civil War: Camp Walker, KY; life in a Union Army Camp; campaign for Atlanta, 1864. General John Bell Hood, CSA.
Box 4, Folder 4

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from Timothy W. Bliss & Sam Powell, 1860s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Civil War: Camp life outside Danville, KY; 92nd and 96th Reg'ts. Illinois Volunteer Infantry; naval service on Mississippi, Tennessee, & Cumberland Rivers.
Box 4, Folder 5

To Minnie Culver from Nellie Bliss, 1860s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Box 4, Folder 6

To/from Martha [Bliss] Chipman and Minnie Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Box 4, Folder 7

To Minnie Culver from Sara Saxe, 1850s-1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 4, Folder 8

To Minnie Culver from Mary Lee, 1867.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 4, Folder 9

To/from Minnie Culver and Mary Eliza Richards, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 4, Folder 10

To Minnie Culver from Charles D. & Louise Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Painting technique. James Hart Earnest[?].
Box 4, Folder 11

To Minnie Culver from George and James Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)
Box 4, Folder 12

To Minnie Culver from Thomas Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (14 letters)
Box 4, Folder 13

To Minnie Culver from Stephen B. Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 4, Folder 14

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from Adile & Orra Akins, 1860s.

Physical Description: (25 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Post Civil War South. Col. Timothy P. Andrews, Paymaster General, Col. Nathan W. Brown.
Box 4, Folder 15

To Minnie Culver from Isobell Bennett [Mrs. Charles W.], 1860s.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 12, F4 for additional letters from Isobel Bennett.
Box 4, Folder 16

To Minnie Culver from Ellen Carpenter [Woodworth], 1860s.

Physical Description: (11 letters)
Box 4, Folder 17

To/from Minnie Culver from Belle Finlayson, 1860s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Civil War: 10th and 17th Reg'ts., Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Wartime St. Louis.
Box 4, Folder 18

To/from Minnie & Oscar Culver and John & Jennie Hayner, 1860s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Civil War: housing invalid soldiers.
Box 4, Folder 19

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1860s.

Physical Description: (9 letters)
Box 4, Folder 20

From Minnie Culver to Miscellaneous, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 4, Folder 21

Culver Family Bills & Receipts, 1860s.

Physical Description: (22 items)
Box 4, Folder 22

To/from James H. Howe & Miscellaneous, 1860s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin politics. Timothy O. Howe.
Box 4, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Correspondence, Neither to Nor from Culver Family, 1860s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Republican State Convention, Wisconsin 1860. Wisconsin state politics.
Box 4, Folder 24

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1870s.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Iron mining [Wisconsin], gold mining [California].
Box 4, Folder 25

To Minnie Culver from Zebina Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Insurance business.
Box 4, Folder 26

To Minnie Culver from Edwin, Mary S. & Timothy Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 4, Folder 27

To Minnie Culver from Julia Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (20 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 8, F26-33 for undated correspondence from Julia Bliss to Minnie Culver.
Box 5, Folder 1

To Minnie Culver from Nell Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (26 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12 F9 for letter to Minnie Culver from Nell Bliss, Sep [?], 1874.
Box 5, Folder 2

To Minnie Culver from Will Culver, 1870s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Gold mining and camp life, California. Ranching, So. California.
Box 5, Folder 3

To Minnie Culver from "Mellie," 1870s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)
Box 5, Folder 4

To Minnie Culver from Culver Relatives, 1870s.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Question of the Bible in schools. [Reuben Eaton] Fenton [U.S. Senator, NY]. Pottery painting and tracing techniques.
Box 5, Folder 5

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1870s.

Physical Description: (20 letters)
Box 5, Folder 6

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1870s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Art lessons, [?] Wyant and [?] Bascom, New York. Iron mining. Opera.
Box 5, Folder 7

To Oscar Culver from His Brothers, 1870s.

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Society wedding, 1870. Iron mining.
Box 5, Folder 8

To Oscar Culver from Bliss Relatives, 1870s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Country life, Colorado. Cattle and sheep ranching, Colorado and Texas, 1870s.
Box 5, Folder 9

To Oscar Culver from David C. Atwood, 1870s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin State Journal. David C. Atwood [U.S. Congressman, WI]. Wisconsin Republican politics.
Box 5, Folder 10

To Oscar Culver from Timothy O. Howe & James H. Howe, 1870s.

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin politics. Carl Schurz. [Henry Bowen] Anthony [U.S. Senator, RI]. The U.S. Senate. Iron mining.
Box 5, Folder 11

To/from Oscar Culver & John J. McClellan, 1870-1873.

Physical Description: (16 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Real estate business. Pottery clay. Mining speculation. Iron and silver mining.
Box 5, Folder 12

To/from Oscar Culver & John J. McClellan, 1874-1876.

Physical Description: (9 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Mining.
Box 5, Folder 13

To Oscar Culver as Editor [Wisconsin State Journal], 1870s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin State Journal. Education. Timothy O. Howe. Wisconsin and national Republican politics. Horace Rublee.
Box 5, Folder 14

To Oscar Culver from Miscellaneous, 1870s.

Physical Description: (26 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin Republican politics. Life insurance. Iron mining. Mineral assays. Real estate: sales, leasing, mortgages. Mining exploration and ore milling.
Box 5, Folder 15

From Oscar Culver to Miscellaneous, 1870s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 5, Folder 16

To Will Culver from Oscar Culver and Julia Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Northern California wilderness. Lynching.
Box 5, Folder 17

To Julia Louise Culver from Louise B. Culver, 1870s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 5, Folder 18

To Timothy B. Bliss & Cornelia E. (Nell) Bliss from Julia & Ellen Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 5, Folder 19

To Emily Drury from Cornelia Bliss, 1870s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 5, Folder 20

Undetermined Addressee and Writer, 1870.

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Scope and Content Note

Central California wilderness.
Box 5, Folder 21

Culver Bills and Receipts, 1870s.

Physical Description: (28 items)
Box 5, Folder 22

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1880-1882.

Physical Description: (21 letters)

Scope and Content Note

George Bliss Culver. J. H. Howe. Salinas, CA. Train travel, Northern California. Postal Inspector in the field. Virginia City, NV. "Haverlys Celebrated Minstrels." Building material costs, Northern California. National politics.
Box 5, Folder 23

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1883-1887.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Postal inspector in the field. Frank Bros. Agricultural Implements Co., San Francisco, CA, & Portland, OR.
Box 6, Folder 1

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1880-1882.

Physical Description: (19 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Homesteading and farming life, Napa Valley, CA, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 2

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1883-1885.

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Farming and social life, Napa Valley, Ca, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 3

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, 1886-1889.

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Farming and social life, Napa Valley, CA, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 4

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from New York Culver Relatives, 1880s.

Scope and Content Note

Joseph Potter, Justice NY Supreme Court. W. A. Wakeman, [U.S. Congressman]. New York politics & economic conditions, U. S. Grant funeral. Edward F. Burton, Director, U.S. Mint, San Francisco.
Box 6, Folder 5

To Oscar and Minnie Culver from Will Culver, 1881-1883.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Painting techniques. Henry Villard.
Box 6, Folder 6

To Oscar and Minnie Culver from Will and Margaret Culver, 1884-1888.

Physical Description: (14 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Prices, San Francisco, 1884.
Box 6, Folder 7

To Minnie Culver from Paul Culver, 1880s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Portland, OR, 1882.
Box 6, Folder 8

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from Bliss Relatives, 1880s.

Physical Description: (13 letters)
Box 6, Folder 9

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous (non-relatives), 1880s.

Physical Description: (18 letters)
Box 6, Folder 10

To Oscar Culver from Miscellaneous (non-relatives), 1880-1883.

Physical Description: (17 letters)

Scope and Content Note

James H. Howe. Wisconsin politics. Horace Rublee. Land speculation. See also, Box 13, F4 for letters to Oscar Culver as Post Office Inspector.
Box 6, Folder 11

To Oscar Culver from Miscellaneous (non-relatives), 1885-1888.

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

John C[olt] Spooner (U.S. Senator, Wis.). National politics. See also, Box 12, F10 for additional letters to Oscar Culver from misc., & Box 13, F5-7 for letters to Oscar Culver as Post Office Inspector.
Box 6, Folder 12

From Oscar and Minnie Culver to Miscellaneous, 1880s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Gold mining.
Box 6, Folder 13

To Will Culver from Minnie, Paul, & Richard Culver, 1880s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 6, Folder 14

To Will and Paul Culver from Miscellaneous, 1880s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Social life, Napa Valley, CA, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 15

To Louise [Lulu] Culver from Minnie & Paul Culver, 1880s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Social life Napa Valley, CA, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 16

To Louise Culver from Will Culver, 1880s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 6, Folder 17

To Louise Culver from Culver Cousins, 1880s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 6, Folder 18

To Louise [Lulu] Culver from Miscellaneous, 1880s.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Social life, Napa Valley, CA, 1880s.
Box 6, Folder 19

To/from Drury-Bliss Relatives, 1880s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 6, Folder 20

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1880s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)
Box 6, Folder 21

Miscellaneous Receipts & Newsclippings, 1880s.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 7, Folder

Correspondence and Misc. Papers, Family and Friends, 1890s-1900s.

Box 7, Folder 1

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Prof. Hopkins, St. Helena, CA, Fruit tree expert. Citrus culture.
Box 7, Folder 2

To Oscar Culver from Minnie & Louise Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

[no letters 1894-1896] Social life in Napa Valley, 1890s. Palo Alto, CA. 50-sec. Earthquake. SF/Oakland. Professional community, Palo Alto. Steamer trip, Portland-San Francisco.
Box 7, Folder 3

To Oscar Culver from Thomas, Stephen, and George Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Loyal Legion [military order]. Family History.
Box 7, Folder 4

To Oscar Culver from Richard and Will Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Remenyi [violinist], Musan [or Musin], [violinist].
Box 7, Folder 5

To Oscar and Will Culver from Miscellaneous, 1890s.

Physical Description: (7 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 13, F6 for letter to Oscar Culver from F. W. Warner, Mar 8, 1899. Gold mining.
Box 7, Folder 6

To Minnie Culver from Stephen Culver, Louise Culver, & Mary Eliza Richards, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 7, Folder 7

To Minnie Culver from Julia [Bliss] Bayera, 1890s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 8, F26-33 for undated correspondence from Julia [Bliss] Bayera to Minnie Culver.
Box 7, Folder 8

To Minnie Culver from the Will Culvers, 1890s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Visit to "Big Trees" [CA]
Box 7, Folder 9

To Minnie Culver from Louise [Lulu] Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Campus life [Stanford University]. [David Starr] Jordan. A teacher's life.
Box 7, Folder 10

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from Richard and George Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Smithsonian Institution, Zoological Park. Spanish-American War fever. Political climate, Washington, D.C., late 1980s. Sketches by Richard Culver. Sacramento, CA, characterized.
Box 7, Folder 11

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1890s.

Physical Description: (12 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Life in London 1890s [with sketches].
Box 7, Folder 12

Sketch by Will Culver, 1892.

Box 7, Folder 13

To Will Culver from Oscar and Minnie Culver, George Culver, & Louise Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F11 for letter to Will Culver from George Bliss Culver, Apr 28, 1898. Benefits of cooperatives. Monterey, Carmel, CA, 1898. Early arrivals Monterey [Mrs. Allen; Mrs. Walter Little]. John Phoenix, Phoenixiana Magazine. Cattle drive, Carmel [vaqueros and riatas].
Box 7, Folder 14

To Louise [Lulu] Culver from Minnie & Oscar Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (8 letters)
Box 7, Folder 15

To Louise Culver from the Will Culvers, 1890s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Jack London. Stanford University.
Box 7, Folder 16

To Louise Culver from George Bliss Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 7, Folder 17

To Louise Culver from Richard K. Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Sketch by Richard Culver.
Box 7, Folder 18

To Louise Culver from Culver Cousins, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Wally Foote [U.S. Congressman, NY]. [?] Benedict, Curator, Smithsonian. Dr. [?] Featherstonhaugh. RMS Majestic. A visit to France & Spain, 1893.
Box 7, Folder 19

To Louise Culver from Miscellaneous, 1890s.

Physical Description: (11 letters)
Box 7, Folder 20

To George Bliss Culver from Family & Friends, 1890s.

Physical Description: (12 letters, 3 are duplicates)
Box 7, Folder 21

To Richard Culver from George Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F11 for letter to Richard Culver from George B. Culver, Apr 25, 1898.
Box 7, Folder 22

To Culver Children from Minnie Culver on the death of a foster child, 1894.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 7, Folder 23

To Mary Eliza [Culver] Richards from Frederick Richards, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Europe, 1893. See also, Box 7, F18 for letter to "Dear Coz" from Fred [Richards], Feb 12, 1893.
Box 7, Folder 24

To/from Thomas L. Culver & Miscellaneous, 1890s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 7, Folder 25

To Miscellaneous from Drury Relatives, 1890s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 7, Folder 26

Miscellaneous Non-Culver Correspondence, 1890s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 7, Folder 27

Miscellaneous Receipts & Announcements, 1890s.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 7, Folder 28

To Oscar Culver from Will Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Book of Job.
Box 7, Folder 29

To Oscar Culver from Friends, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 7, Folder 30

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)

Scope and Content Note

Ben Lomond [CA].
Box 7, Folder 31

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from George B[radley] Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 7, Folder 32

To Minnie & Oscar from George Bliss Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Pacific coast mining. Law school.
Box 7, Folder 33

To Minnie, Oscar, Louise, & Doris Culver from Richard Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F12 for letter to Oscar Culver from Richard Culver, Mar 29, 1901.
Box 7, Folder 34

To Minnie & Doris Culver from Will Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (17 letters)
Box 7, Folder 35

To Minnie Culver from Louise & Nina Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Geneology of Bliss-Drury-Hapgood families.
Box 7, Folder 36

To Minnie Culver from M. Eliza [Culver] Richards, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 7, Folder 37

To Minnie Culver from Julia [Bliss] Bayera, 1900s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 8, F26-33 for undated correspondence from Julia [Bliss] Bayera to Minnie Culver.
Box 7, Folder 38

To Minnie Culver from Martha [Bliss] & Kate Chipman, 1900s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)
Box 7, Folder 39

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1900s.

Physical Description: (17 letters)
Box 7, Folder 40

To Will Culver from Oscar & Minnie Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Bliss geneology.
Box 7, Folder 41

To Will Culver from Paul & Nina, George, & Richard Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (13 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Black Bear mine [CA]. Newspapers & artists.
Box 8, Folder 1

To Will Culver from Eastern Culver Relatives, 1900s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Bandits North River, NY. Culver children.
Box 8, Folder 2

To Will Culver from Miscellaneous, 1900s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Fruit farming [Lindsay, CA]. Mining.
Box 8, Folder 3

To Louise Culver from Minnie Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)
Box 8, Folder 4

To Louise Culver from Will Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (15 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Camp Reverie Assoc., Forestville, CA [camping]. Land dealings. Rail travel and pulmonary consumption.
Box 8, Folder 5

To Louise Culver from George Bliss Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Washington, D.C. July 4th at Great Falls Park, VA.
Box 8, Folder 6

To Louise Culver from Richard K. Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles, Baltimore. Cartoon art.
Box 8, Folder 7

To Louise Culver from Nina & Sabina Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 8, Folder 8

To Louise Culver from Thomas L. and Charles M. Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 8, Folder 9

To Louise Culver from Miscellaneous, 1900s.

Physical Description: (16 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Kate Gilman [Gilman St., Palo Alto], Rev. F. J. Culver. Mrs. Leland Stanford. Marion Dole Jones.
Box 8, Folder 10

To George Bliss Culver from Minnie Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 8, Folder 11

To George Bliss Culver from Laura Culver & Thomas L. Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 8, Folder 12

To George Bliss Culver from Miscellaneous 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 8, Folder 13

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1900s.

Physical Description: (10 letters)
Box 8, Folder 14

Receipts, Cash Acct., Receipt for Stock Shares, 1900s.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 8, Folder 15

Miscellaneous Pamphlets & Clippings, 1900s.

Physical Description: (5 documents)
Box 8, Folder 16

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, Undated [1860s-1870s?].

Physical Description: (4 letters, 3 notes)
Box 8, Folder 17

To Oscar Culver from Minnie Culver, Undated [1880s-1890s?].

Physical Description: (18 letters)
Box 8, Folder 18

To Oscar Culver from Julia Bliss, Undated.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 8, Folder 19

To Oscar Culver from Thomas Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 partial letters)
Box 8, Folder 20

To Oscar Culver from Miscellaneous, Undated.

Physical Description: (9 items)
Box 8, Folder 21

To Oscar Culver from George Gibson, Undated.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 8, Folder 22

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 8, Folder 23

To Minnie Culver from Will Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 8, Folder 24

To Minnie & Louise Culver from Paul & Nina Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 8, Folder 25

To Minnie Culver from Julia Louise Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (10 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Teacher's life, Napa Valley, CA.
Box 8, Folder 26

To Minnie Culver & Zebina Bliss from Julia Bliss from Vermont & Illinois, Undated [pre- 1872].

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 8, Folder 27

To Minnie Culver from Julia Bliss from Quebec, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 8, Folder 28

To Minnie Culver from Julia Bliss from Wisconsin, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 12, F4 for undated letter from Brown's Lake [WI], "Sunday Morning".
Box 8, Folder 29

To Minnie & Nellie Bliss from Julia Bliss from Colorado, Undated [1870s?].

Physical Description: (11 letters)
Box 8, Folder 30

To Minnie Culver from Julia [Bliss] Bayera from Ocean View [San Francisco], Undated.

Physical Description: (8 letters)
Box 8, Folder 31

To Minnie Culver from Julia [Bliss] Bayera from Oakland & Novato, CA, Undated.

Physical Description: (5 letters)
Box 8, Folder 32

To Minnie Culver from Julia Bliss [Bayera], Undated & No Point of Origin.

Physical Description: (7 complete letters and 6 partial)
 

Correspondence and Photographs, Family and Friends (Undated), and Family Journals, 1860-1893

Box 9, Folder 1

To Minnie Culver from Nellie Bliss, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Box 9, Folder 2

To Minnie and Louise Culver from Linda and Mary [Bayera], Undated.

Physical Description: (4 letters)
Box 9, Folder 3

To Minnie Culver from Jennie [Drury] Hayner, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Reports of danger to travelers from Indians, St. Louis to Fort Benton, MO [1863?].
Box 9, Folder 4

To Minnie Culver & Julia Bliss from Sara Saxe, Undated.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 9, Folder 5

To Minnie Culver from New York Culver Relatives, Undated.

Physical Description: (5 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Artist [?] [?] Wyant, NY.
Box 9, Folder 6

To Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, Undated.

Physical Description: (18 letters)
Box 9, Folder 7

To Will Culver from Miscellaneous, Undated.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Box 9, Folder 8

To Will & Paul Culver from Minnie, Oscar, & Louise Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (4 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Modoc mine. Value of sulphurets in mine tailings.
Box 9, Folder 9

To/from Margaret Culver and Minnie Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 9, Folder 10

To Louise {Lulu] Culver from Minnie Culver & Julia Bliss, Undated.

Physical Description: (9 letters & 4 partial)
Box 9, Folder 11

To Louise Culver from Miscellaneous, Undated.

Physical Description: (4 letters & 3 partial)

Scope and Content Note

David Starr Jordan. See also, Box 12, F15 for additional letter "Dear Louise," signed "NBC" [Nina B. Culver].
Box 9, Folder 12

Miscellaneous Correspondence, Undated & Unattributed.

Physical Description: (8 letters, some partial)
Box 9, Folder 13

Culver Family Photographs, Unlabeled & Undated.

Physical Description: (8 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

[Five, 3" x 3", family groupings (outdoors); one, 2" x 2", family grouping (outdoors); one, 3" x 3", milling machinery; one, ~1", oval cameo of unknown man]. See also Box 11, F5 for two additional photographs.
Box 9, Folder 14

Journal, Unknown Writer, No Date [1860s?].

Physical Description: (1 page)
Box 9, Folder 15

Journal (partial) Minnie B. Culver, 1863).

Physical Description: (42 pages)

Scope and Content Note

St. Louis: Civil War rallies & illuminations, rumors of Confederate perfidy, city on alert, charity benefits for soldiers, Union League, transport of Indians, Murdock lecture on "National Destiny." Sleighing, St. Louis theater, Matilda Heron in Bell of the Season, [Louis] Gottschalk and [Adelina] Patti, Phoenix, magazine. Halleck Guards, 96th Reg't. Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 3rd Wisconsin Battery [Artillery], 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, MGen. Samuel R. Curtis, MGen. John McNeil vs Gen. John S. Marmaduke (C.S.A.), casualty lists. U.S.S. Newsboy. Steamers Planet & Florence. Alton, IL, Cape Girardeau, MO.
Box 9, Folder 16

Pocket Journal, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector, 1886.

Physical Description: (251 pages)
Box 9, Folder 17

Pocket Record Book, J. Oscar Culver [1888?]notes on tax assessment records.

Physical Description: (108 pages)
Box 9, Folder 18

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver [1889?].

Physical Description: (81 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Napa Valley, CA.
Box 9, Folder 19

Pocket Journal, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector, 1890.

Physical Description: (62 pages)
Box 9, Folder 20

Pocket Journal, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector [1891?].

Physical Description: (89 pages)
Box 9, Folder 21

Pocket Journal, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector & Miscellaneous, 1893.

Physical Description: (62 pages)
Box 9, Folder 22

Journal (portion) Minnie Culver, [1893?].

Physical Description: (5 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Monterey Peninsula, CA.
Box 9, Folder 23

Pocket Journal (portion) Louise Culver [1893?].

Physical Description: (1 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Pacific Grove, CA.
 

Family Journals and Record Books, 1895-1908.

Box 10, Folder 1

Pocket Journal (portion), Louise Culver, 1895.

Physical Description: (2 pages, 2 x 5")

Scope and Content Note

Campus life, Stanford University.
Box 10, Folder 2

Pocket Handbook, California Legislature, 1897[Richard Keith Culver].

Physical Description: (128 pages + 8 pages of notes by R. K. Culver). 10

Scope and Content Note

3 Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1901. (80 pages of notes) Los Angeles. Palo Alto. Teaching.
Box 10, Folder 4

Pocket Record Book, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector, 1901.

Physical Description: (77 pages of notes)
Box 10, Folder 5

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1902.

Physical Description: (176 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 10, Folder 6

Pocket Record Book, J. Oscar Culver as Postal Inspector, 1902.

Physical Description: (77 pages of notes)
Box 10, Folder 7

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1906.

Physical Description: (295 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 10, Folder 8

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1908.

Physical Description: (72 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 10, Folder 9

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1909.

Physical Description: (369 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
 

Family Journals, 1910-1915; Cookbook, Undated.

Box 11, Folder 1

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1910.

Physical Description: (101 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 11, Folder 2

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1913.

Physical Description: (365 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 11, Folder 3

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1914.

Physical Description: (365 pages of notes)
Box 11, Folder 4

Pocket Journal, Louise Culver, 1915.

Physical Description: (367 pages of notes)

Scope and Content Note

Palo Alto, CA.
Box 11, Folder 5

The Everyday Cookbook. No Date.

Physical Description: (315 pages with index)

Scope and Content Note

[Cameo photographs of two women glued to first page.]
 

Correspondence and Literary Drafts, 1859-1900s.

Oversize Box 12, Folder 1

J. O. Culver Geneology.

Physical Description: (1 document)

Scope and Content Note

Relates J. O. Culver lineage to Revolutionary War.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 2

To Minnie Culver from Oscar Culver, 1860s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Hazards to Paymasters in the field, 1860s. Paymaster's life day by day.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 3

To Minnie & Oscar Culver from Miscellaneous Relatives, 1860s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 4

To Oscar & Minnie from Charles & Isobell Bennett, 1859-1860s.

Physical Description: (11 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Legal business in Wisconsin 1859-1860s. School board conflicts, Wis. 1860s.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 5

To Minnie Culver from Mary E. [Drury] Westover [aka Luella], 1859-1860s.

Physical Description: (14 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Burlington and Summit, Wis., social life, 1860s.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 6

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from George (& Mary D.) Westover, 1859-1860.

Physical Description: (16 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Law business. Music. Family relations.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 7

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from George (& Mary D.) Westover, 1861-1866.

Physical Description: (18 letters)

Scope and Content Note

Vicksburg. Union soldiers object to orders by commanders. Pay Dept. Family relations. Effects of the Civil War.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 8

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1850s& 1860s.

Physical Description: (6 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 9

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1870s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 10

To Oscar & Minnie Culver from Miscellaneous, 1880s.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 11

To Will & Richard Culver from George Bliss Culver, 1890s.

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 12

To Oscar Culver from Richard Keith Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 13

To Louise Culver from Will Culver, 1900s.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 14

To Minnie Culver from Nellie & Julia [Bliss], Undated.

Physical Description: (3 letters)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 15

To Louise Culver from Nina B. Culver, Undated.

Physical Description: (1 letter)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 16

Oscar Culver, Fiction Drafts, I, Undated.

Physical Description: (7 documents, 41 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 17

Oscar Culver, Fiction Drafts, II, Undated.

Physical Description: (3 documents, 37 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 18

Oscar Culver, Fiction Drafts III, Undated.

Physical Description: (5 documents, 23 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 19

Oscar Culver, Fiction Drafts, IV, Undated.

Physical Description: (4 documents, 47 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 20

Oscar Culver Non-Fiction Drafts, Undated.

Physical Description: (8 documents, 23 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 21

Oscar Culver Poetry Drafts, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (12 documents, 35 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 22

Minnie B. Culver, Fiction & Poetry Drafts, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (10 documents, 16 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 23

Julia Louise [Lulu] Culver, Fiction & Poetry Drafts, Dated & Undated [1900s?].

Physical Description: (7 documents, 18 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs: The Wanderer & Other Poems.
Oversize Box 12, Folder 24

Richard Keith Culver, Poetry Drafts, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (2 pages, 5 x 7")
Oversize Box 12, Folder 25

Literary Drafts, Attributed, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (8 documents, 12 pages)
Oversize Box 12, Folder 26

Literary Drafts, Unattributed, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (14 documents, 13 pages)
 

Correspondence & Misc. Papers, 1850s-1900s.

Oversize Box 13, Folder 1

J. O. Culver, Legal Papers and Notes, 1850s-1900s.

Physical Description: (16 documents)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 2

J. O. Culver, Legal Papers and Notes, Undated.

Physical Description: (7 documents)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 3

J. Oscar Culver, Paymaster Notes, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (5 documents)

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 3, F23.
Oversize Box 13, Folder 4

J. O. Culver, Postal Inspector Papers & Correspondence, 1882-1883.

Physical Description: (24 documents)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 5

J. O. Culver, Postal Inspector Papers & Correspondence, 1884-1886.

Physical Description: (17 documents)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 9, F16, Pocket Journal, 1886, for additional material J. O. Culver as Postal Inspector.
Oversize Box 13, Folder 6

J. O. Culver, Postal Inspector Correspondence & Miscellaneous Papers, 1887-1902.

Physical Description: (22 documents)

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 9, Folders 17, 19-21, and Box 10, F4, 6, for additional material on J. O. Culver as Postal Inspector.
Oversize Box 13, Folder 7

J. O. Culver, Postal Inspector Correspondence & Miscellaneous Papers, Undated.

Physical Description: (8 documents)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 8

Julia Louise Culver School Papers, Dated & Undated.

Physical Description: (10 documents)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Papers, Culver Family, Undated.

Physical Description: (38 items)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 10

Notes on "Greenleaf on Evidence."

Physical Description: (67 pages)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 11

Organization Papers--Maxim Wagon Grease Co., 1910.

Physical Description: (25 pages)
Oversize Box 13, Folder 12

Correspondence Neither to Nor from Culver Family [possibly Confederate], 1860-1863.

Physical Description: (21 letters & 1 fragment).
Oversize Box 14, Folder

U.S. Army Paymaster's Letterbook [and Index], Aug 1862-Nov 1865.

Physical Description: (555 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Mainly copies of official correspondence to U.S. Army and government personnel (national and state) on payments due & disbursed, and other related matters. Index contains names of addressees and other individuals mentioned in the letters. [Some letters illegible owing to fading.] Transcribed copies of 120 of the letters also accompany the book.