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Finding Aid to the George Davidson Papers, 1845-1911

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 490

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: George Davidson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1845-1911
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 490
Creator: Davidson, George, 1825-1911
Extent: Number of containers: 69 boxes, 27 cartons, 3 volumes, 1 oversize package, 11 oversize folders, 1 oversize portfolio. Linear feet: circa 65.
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters, including family correspondence; diaries; personalia; financial papers; manuscripts of his writings and speeches; notebooks; lecture notes; computations and drawings; subject files; photographs; reports; sketches; maps; clippings. Service with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Service and with various commissions, governmental and private; interests in science, engineering, geography and navigation, history of California, etc.; association with the University of California as Regent and as professor. Included also: some papers of his wife and children, and papers relating to his wife's family (Fauntleroy family and Owen family).
Languages Represented: English

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[Identification of item], George Davidson papers, BANC MSS C-B 490, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Removed or Separated Material

  • Contents of carton 24 transferred to the map and the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
  • Photographs - Transferred to Pictorial Collections - BANC PIC 1946.008
  • Photo album of the Alaska Boundary Survey cataloged as BANC PIC 1946.006
  • Sketches cataloged as BANC PIC 1946.004--A
  • Portrait of George Davidson cataloged as BANC PIC 1946.003--FR

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Davidson, George, 1825-1911--Archives
University of California, Berkeley
Geodesy
Astronomy
Geography
Navigation
Engineering
Faculty papers.

Biography

George Davidson - geodesist, astronomer, geographer and engineer - was born in Nottingham, England, on May 9, 1825. In 1832 he came to the United States with his parents, who settled in Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Central High School, Philadelphia, he was appointed magnetic observer at Girard College Observatory.
In 1845 he began his career with the United States Coast Survey as clerk to Superintendent Alexander D. Bache. Requesting duty in the field in 1846, he spent the next four years almost constantly on the move. He was sent to California in 1850, in charge of the party that was to survey the Pacific Coast, and, with the exception of the period from 1860-1866, he spent the rest of his years in the West. His great work, the study and survey of the California and Pacific Northwest Coast, was embodied in the many Coast and Geodetic Survey charts and in the Coast pilots.
At the outset of the Civil War, he was assigned to the Atlantic Coast, where he assisted in fortifications for the defense of Philadelphia, and was detailed for special naval service along the Florida coast. Before returning to the West Coast, he undertook two important assignments in 1867--the survey of the Isthmus of Darien to determine the feasibility of a canal and the preliminary geographical reconnaissance of Alaska.
In 1868 Davidson was placed in general charge of the Coast Survey work on the Pacific Coast, a position he retained until June 1895. His reputation in the scientific world was such that he was frequently called to serve upon commissions (the Irrigation Commission of California in 1873, the Mississippi River Commission in 1888, the Advisory Harbor Improvement Commission for San Francisco, and the United States Assay Commissions of 1872 and 1884) and was appointed member in charge of the American Transit of Venus Expedition to Japan in 1874 and a delegate to the International Geodetic Convention at Paris in 1889. He served as president of the California Academy of Sciences and the Geographical Society of the Pacific, and was an acknowledged authority on the early history of the Pacific Coast. It was largely through his influence that James Lick decided to build and endow the Lick Observatory. Davidson's own private observatory in Lafayette Park, San Francisco, was one of the first in California, and he made its facilities available to fellow scientists and interested laymen.
Davidson was closely identified with the University of California, serving as honorary professor of geodesy and astronomy from 1870, as a regent, 1877-1884, and as professor of geography, 1895-1905. On June 30, 1905, he retired from active teaching, and devoted increasing time to his studies on early Pacific Coast navigation despite his failing eyesight. He died on December 2, 1911.

Scope and Content

The Davidson collection was given to the University of California by Miss Ellinor Davidson, his daughter, in 1945. A portion of it - some books, pamphlets and maps - came to the Bancroft Library in 1947, and his personal papers, in 1953. The papers consist of letters (personal and official Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence); letterbooks; diaries; biographical sketches; personalia; clippings; financial records; manuscripts of his writings, published and unpublished; notebooks; lecture notes for his geography course; computations and work sheets; subject files; photographs; sketches; maps; transcripts and translations of reports and documents dealing with a wide variety of subjects; miscellaneous reports and papers; and printed material. Most of the books, pamphlets and other printed material have been cataloged separately. Cards for these are on file, as a unit, in the manuscripts collections of The Bancroft Library. Portrait photographs removed from the papers have been cataloged in the portrait file.
Included also with the collection are papers of his wife, Ellinor (Fauntleroy) Davidson; his children, Ellinor, George and Thomas; and papers of and relating to the Fauntleroy and Owen families.
Lists of major correspondents in the collection follow below. A key to arrangement, which describes the papers in greater detail, is also included herein.

Partial List of Correspondents

George Davidson's General Correspondence

  • A Miscellany (single letter)
    • Aiken, Charles Sedgwick, 1863-1911
      • Dec. 31, 1906
    • Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937
      • Aug. 25, 1900
    • Amundsen, Leon [brother of Roald Amundsen]
      • Nov. 20, 1907
    • Anderson, Sir John
      • Jan. 24, 1882
    • Armes, William Dallam, 1860-1918
      • [ca.] Nov. 22, 1907
    • Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn), 1857-1948
      • June 4, 1906
    • Avery, Benjamin Parke, 1829-1875
      • Mar. 2, 1874
  • Abbadie, Antoine-Thomson d', 1810-
    • 6 letters, 1889-1894
  • Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916
    • 2 letters, 1904. One is addressed to Alexander G. McAdie.
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
    • 18 letters, 1868-1893. Many from Edward D. Cope.
  • Academy of Pacific Coast History, Berkeley, Calif.
    • 8 letters, 1908-1911. From Porter Garnett.
  • Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915
    • 2 letters, 1904
  • Adams, Ephraim Douglas, 1865-1930
    • 2 letters, 1911
  • Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910
    • 15 letters, 1864-1906
  • Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot (Cary), 1822-1907 [Mrs. Louis Agassiz]
    • 2 letters, undated
  • Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
    • Letter & telegram, 1872-1873. Telegram is a copy addressed to Secretary of the Treasury. Letter is a recommendation for Gustaf Eisen.
  • Alaska Commercial Company
    • 13 letters, 1877-1909
  • Alaska Geographical Society
    • 3 letters, 1898-1901
  • Albrecht, Theodor, 1843-1915
    • 5 letters, 1894-1909. In German.
  • Alden, James See Coast & Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Aldrich, William A.
    • 3 letters, 1883. Concerning the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Alexander, Barton Stone, 1819-1878
    • 49 letters, 1869-1878. Many written for U.S. Engineer's Office.
  • Alexander, William DeWitt, 1833-1913
    • 38 letters, 1873-1908. Some written for the Hawaiian Government Survey and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Hawaii. Enclosure with letter, Feb. 5, 1907, is a sketch map showing the position and extent of volcano Mauna Loa in 1868, 1887 and 1907.
  • Alta California See MacCrellish, Frederick
  • Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884
    • 2 letters, 1868-1879
  • Alvord, William, 1833-1904
    • 3 letters, 1871-1877
  • American Alpine Club See Bryant, Henry Grier.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 5 letters, 1880-1905
  • American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission See Owen, Robert Dale
  • American Geographical Society
    • 21 letters, 1889-1908. Primarily from George C. Hurlbut.
  • American Philosophical Society
    • 5 letters, 1866-1910
  • American Social Science Association
    • 7 letters, 1873-1876. Written by Franklin B. Sanborn.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • 5 letters, 1890-1897. Written by John Bogart, secretary.
  • Amundsen, Roald Engelbregt Gravning, 1872-1928
    • 3 letters, 1906
  • Applegate, S.
    • 6 letters, 1904-1908. Written by a ship's captain, from Unalaska, Alaska, the letters relate primarily to the eruptions on Bogoslov Island, Alaska.
  • Arizona. University See Babcock, Kendric Charles.
  • Ashburner, Emilia (Field) [Mrs. William Ashburner]
    • 16 letters, 1887-1905
  • Ashburner, William, 1831-1887
    • 11 letters, 1877-1887 & undated
  • Association Géodésique Internationale
    • 2 letters, 1890-1891
  • B Miscellany (single letter)
    • Bancroft Library
      • May 21, 1884. From Henry L. Oak.
    • Barendt, Arthur H.
      • June 30, 1896
    • Beach, E. P.
      • Apr. 17, 1868. Re scheme for canal in the Isthmus of Darien.
    • Belcher, Edward Augustus, 1855-
      • July 15, 1891
    • Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892
      • Nov. 29, 1872. Signed also by other citizens of San Francisco and relating to proposed drainage canal for the city.
    • Blanding, Gordon
      • Feb. 17, 1896
    • Boalt, John H.
      • Feb. 10, 1887
    • Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953
      • Apr. 21, 1911
    • Bowers, William Wallace, 1834-1917
      • Jan. 4, 1892. Copy, addressed to T. C. Mendenhall.
    • Bowman, Amos
      • May 7, 1879
    • Brigham, William Tufts, 1841-1926
      • Apr. 2, 1906. With this: copy of his address: Shall We Explore the Pacific Islands Now?
    • Britton & Rey, San Francisco
      • Dec. 26, 1885
    • Bryan, William Alanson, 1875-1942
      • June 4, 1906
    • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
      • Aug. 17, 1887
  • Babcock, Kendric Charles, 1864-1932
    • 6 letters, 1903-1906. Most of them written while president, University of Arizona.
  • Bache, Alexander Dallas See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list
  • Bache, Charles M. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list
  • Bache, H. Wood
    • 12 letters, 1864-1867. Concerning his uncle, A. D. Bache.
  • Bache, Hartman See U.S. Light House Engineer
  • Bache, Nancy Clarke (Fowler) [Mrs. Alexander D. Bache]
    • 42 letters, 1861-1869. Some are addressed to Mrs. Davidson.
  • Badlam, Alexander, 1835-1898
    • 2 letters, 1888-1891
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1888
    • 19 letters, 1868-1886. Some written for the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Baker, Marcus, 1849-1903
    • 12 letters, 1890-1901. Include those written for the U.S. Geological Survey.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Balch, Thomas Willing, 1866-1927
    • 5 letters, 1900-1904
  • Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918
    • 15 letters, 1874-1907
  • Bancroft (A. L.) & Co.
    • 3 letters, 1873-1890
  • Barber, William
    • 11 letters, 1869-1895
  • Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915
    • 2 letters, 1877-1903
  • Barnard, Edward Emerson, 1857-1923
    • 127 letters, 1878-1911. Many of them written while astronomer at Lick Observatory.
  • Barnard, James M.
    • 5 letters, 1872-1874. Some written for the American Social Science Association and for the Agassiz Memorial.
  • Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883
    • 3 letters, 1881-1882
  • Barnes, Mary Sheldon
    • 6 letters, 1893-1894
  • Barnes, William H. L., 1836-1902
    • 5 letters, 1872-1897
  • Bartlett, George A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list
  • Bartlett, John Russell, 1843-1904 See U. S Hydrographic Office
  • Beadle, E. R.
    • 9 letters, 1868-1874. Many written for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
  • Bear Valley Land & Water Co. See North, John G.
  • Becker, George Ferdinand, 1847-1919
    • 7 letters, 1879-1907. Some written for the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Behr, Hans Herman, 1818-1904
    • 4 letters, 1899-1900. Some concern the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Belknap, George Eugene, 1832-1903 See U.S. Navy
  • Belknap, William Worth, 1829-1890 See U.S. War Dept.
  • Benham, Henry Washington See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Benjamin, Marcus, 1857-1932
    • 5 letters, 1886-1895
  • Bennett, James Gordon
    • 2 letters, 1874-1882
  • Benyaurd, William H. H., 1841-1900 See U.S. Engineer's Office
  • Bidwell, John, 1819-1900
    • 2 letters, 1885-1890
  • Bien, Julius, 1826-1909
    • 5 letters, 1868-1889. Written for his firm, Julius Bien & Co., Lithographers, Engravers & Printers.
  • Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900
    • 4 letters, 1874. Written from U.S. legations in Tokyo and Yeddo.
  • Blake, William Phipps, 1825-1910
    • 5 letters, 1870-1887
  • Blinn, F. G.
    • 6 letters, 1889-1891. Mainly re 1889 earthquake.
  • Bogart, John, 1836-1920 See American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Bonté, John Harmon C., d. 1896 See California. University. Regents
  • Bosqui, Edward, 1832-1917
    • 10 letters, 1878-1900
  • Boutelle, Charles O. See Coast and Geodetic survey correspondence list.
  • Boutwell, George Sewall, 1818-1905 See U.S. Treasury Dept.
  • Bowman, Jacob Neibert, 1875-1968
    • 4 letters, 1905-1911
  • Boyd, James Thomas
    • 104 letters, 1854-1909. Concerning management of Davidson's business affairs and investments.
  • Bradford, Gershom See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Brady, John Green, 1848-1918
    • 4 letters, 1902-1907. Written while governor of Alaska.
  • Braid, Andrew See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922
    • 37 letters, 1892-1911
  • Brashear, John Alfred, 1840-1920
    • 65 letters, 1884-1902
  • Brereton, Robert Maitland
    • 11 letters, 1875-1911
  • Brooks, Charles Wolcott
    • 19 letters, 1871-1884. Some written while Japanese consul for California, concerning wrecks of Japanese vessels on the west coast of America. Some written for the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Brown, Stimson Joseph, 1854- See U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Bryant, Henry Grier, 1859-1932
    • 23 letters, 1897-1906. Some written for the American Alpine Club and for the Geographical Society of Philadelphia.
  • Buhne, Henry H., 1822-1894 [Humboldt Co. pioneer and veteran pilot of the Humboldt Bar]
    • 6 letters, 1859-1891
  • Buhne, Henry H. [his son]
    • 14 letters, 1887-1907. Letter, May 17, 1906, describes the effects of the earthquake in Eureka.
  • Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
    • 2 letters, 1902
  • Burchard, Horatio Chapin, 1825-1908
    • 2 letters, 1883
  • Burckhalter, Charles, 1849-1923
    • 18 letters, 1886-1910 & undated Some written while assistant-in-charge, Chabot Observatory, Oakland.
  • Burnham, Sherburne Wesley, 1838-1921
    • 38 letters, 1876-1909. Many letters refer to the Lick Observatory.
  • Burton, María Amparo (Ruíz), d. 1894
    • 19 letters, 1874-1891
  • Burtt-Davy, Joseph, 1870-
    • 2 letters, 1902
  • C Miscellany
    • California. Joint Committee on Earthquakes
      • Mar. 6, 1869. From Thomas Rowlandson, secretary.
    • California. University. Extension Division
      • Nov. 9, 1900. From May L. Cheney.
    • California. University. Recorder of the Faculties
      • Apr. 7, 1911. Concerning appointments of Davidson, Stephen J. Field and William Ashburner.
    • Cattell, Alexander Gilmore, 1816-1894
      • Mar, 23, 1867
    • Chamberlain, Samuel Selwyn, 1851-1916
      • Feb. 18, 1891
    • Chandler, Albert Edward, 1872-
      • June 11, 1900
    • Clarke, Ferdinand Lee
      • Apr. 12, 1887. Discusses proposed site for an astronomical observatory in the Hawaiian Islands
    • Cleveland, Grover, Pres. U.S., 1837-1908
      • Feb. 28, 1889. Letter appointing Davidson a delegate to attend meeting of International Geodetic Association.
    • Cook, Walter, 1846-1916
      • Sept. 5, 1899
    • Corbett, Sir Julian Stafford, 1854-1922
      • Dec. 6, 1896
    • Cosmos Club, San Francisco
      • Mar. 2, 1903. Signed by M. J. Kast. Concerning proposed removal of Spanish Archives of California to Washington, D. C.
  • California. Board of State Harbor Commissioners
    • 15 letters, 1876-1907. Some are copies addressed to Rear Admiral John Rodgers. Many relate to the adjustment of harbor lines of San Francisco.
  • California. Governor
    • 3 letters, 1877-1899. Written by executive and/or private secretaries. Letter, May 16, 1877, concerns appointment to Board of Regents, University of California.
  • California. State Earthquake Investigation Commission See Lawson, Andrew C. and Leuschner, Armin O.
  • California. State Engineer
    • 4 letters, 1879-1881
  • California. State Mining Bureau
    • 7 letters, 1886-1893
  • California. Surveyor General
    • 9 letters, 1889-1893. Some relate to the eastern boundary survey.
  • California. University. President
    • 65 letters, 1890-1910. From Martin Kellogg, Benjamin I. Wheeler, Victor Henderson (secretary) and from Ralph P. Merritt (secretary).

      See also Gilman, Daniel C. and Reid, William T.
  • California. University. Regents
    • 81 letters, 1870-1911. From John Harmon C. Bonté, Andrew J. Moulder and Victor H. Henderson (land agent).

      See also Stearns, Robert E. C.
  • California. University, Berkeley. Library
    • 31 letters, 1879-1908. From Joseph C. Rowell.
  • California Academy of Sciences
    • 13 letters, 1869-1903. Include letters from George Hewston, Thomas P. Madden, C. D. Gibbs, William M. Noyes and J. W. Hobson. Form letters acknowledging gifts to the Academy are kept as a unit at the end of the file.
  • California Miners' Association
    • 5 letters, 1899-1902
  • California Silk Culture Association
    • 3 letters, 1881-1884
  • California State Association for the Storage of Flood Waters
    • 3 letters, 1899
  • California State Telegraph Company
    • 4 letters, 1862-1870. From H. W. Carpentier and George H. Mumford. Some concern the use of telegraph lines in coast survey work.
  • California Water and Forest Association
    • 16 letters, 1899-1903. Include letters of the California Water and Forest Society.
  • Campbell, Archibald, d. 1887
    • 3 letters, 1857. Writing as commissioner, U.S.N.W. Boundary Commission.
  • Campbell, Frederick M.
    • 5 letters, 1882-1887. Some concern Chabot Observatory.
  • Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938
    • 12 letters, 1893-1908. Written from Lick Observatory. Included also: some astronomical notes written by Campbell.
  • Canada. [Various government departments]
    • 17 letters, 1878-1911. From Dept. of Marine and Fisheries, Geological Survey of Canada, Geographic Board of Canada and the Dept. of the Interior.
  • Cañete del Pinar, Conde [Manuel Villaviciosa y Gordón?]
    • 22 letters, 1894-1909. Concerning their mutual interests in science and Spanish voyages of exploration on the northwest coast of America.
  • Carmany, John H.
    • 6 letters, 1872-1873. Some written for the Overland Monthly and for the California Horticulturalist.
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington See Woodward, Robert Simpson
  • Carson and Colorado Railroad Co.
    • 3 letters, 1887-1890. Two are from H. M. Yerrington.
  • Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944
    • 2 letters, 1901-1906
  • Central Pacific Railroad
    • 32 letters, 1872-1882. Primarily from S. S. Montague, chief engineer, concerning meteorological observations at Summit Station.
  • Chabot Observatory, Oakland, Calif. See Burckhalter, Charles, and Campbell, Frederick M.
  • Chandler, Seth Carlo, 1846-1913
    • 3 letters, 1893-1894.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Chase, Alexander W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Chester, Colby Mitchell See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Christy, Samuel Benedict, 1853-1914
    • 14 letters, 1879-1909
  • Churchill, W.
    • 8 letters, 1886-1889. Include some written for the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Clapp, Edward Bull, 1856-1919
    • 2 letters, 1901-1906
  • Clark (Alvan) & Sons, Cambridgeport, Mass.
    • 9 letters, 1881-1897 & undated Primarily concerning manufacture of astronomical equipment for Davidson.
  • Clover, Richardson, 1846-1919
    • 10 letters, 1890-1893. Writing primarily as secretary, U.S. Board on Geographic Names and as hydrographer, U.S. Hydrographic Office.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Coffin, George W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Colby, William Edward, 1875-1964 See Sierra Club, San Francisco
  • Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893
    • 3 letters, 1872-1889
  • Colonna, Benjamin A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Colton, Allen L.
    • 4 letters, 1893-1897. Written from Lick Observatory.
  • Colton, David Douty, 1832-1878
    • 3 letters, 1873-1878
  • Commercial News, San Francisco
    • 3 letters, 1899-1906
  • Comstock, Cyrus Ballou, 1831-1910 See U.S. Mississippi River Commission and U.S. Lake Survey.
  • Cook, Albert Stanburrough, 1853-1927
    • 3 letters, 1884-1886
  • Cooper, W. W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Cope, Edward Drinker, 1840-1897 See Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • Cordell, Edward See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Cory, Clarence Linus, 1872-
    • 2 letters, 1900-1901
  • Courtis, Frank See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942
    • 3 letters, 1908-1910
  • Craig, Joseph Edgar, 1845-1925 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Cramp, Charles Henry, 1828-1913 [class-mate at Philadelphia Central High School]
    • 67 letters, 1886-1911. Enclosure to letter of June 10, 1908: letter addressed to him by Monroe B. S nyder commenting on Davidson's association with James Lick.
  • Crocker, Charles F.
    • 7 letters, 1881-1893. Several relate to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900
    • 2 letters, 1887-1888
  • Cutts, Richard D. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Cutts, Richard M. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • D Miscellany (single letter)
    • Dalzell, John, 1845-1927
      • Feb. 9, 1895
    • Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934
      • July, 12, 1898
    • DeYoung, Michael Harry, 1849-1925
      • Feb. 11, 1890
    • Downing, Arthur Matthew Weld, 1850-
      • May 4, 1900
    • Dryer, Charles Redway, 1850-1927
      • Oct. 21, 1898
    • Duniway, Clyde Augustus, 1866-1944
      • Mar. 14, 1905
    • Dupuy, Eugene
      • [ca. Mar. 1880]
  • Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
    • 2 letters, 1907-1908.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Dana, James D.
    • 3 letters, 1873-1887
  • Davidson, Anne [sister]
    • 50 letters, 1850-1905
  • Davidson, Ellinor Campbell [daughter]
    • 17 letters, 1888-1903
  • Davidson, Ellinor (Fauntleroy), 1837-1907 [Mrs. George Davidson]
    • 221 letters, 1851-1904 & undated
  • Davidson, George [nephew]
    • 26 letters, 1872-1911
  • Davidson, George Fauntleroy, 1862-1900 [son]
    • 44 letters, 1871-1900. Some addressed to his mother and to his brother, Thomas.
  • Davidson, Isabella [sister]
    • 75 letters, 1846-1859
  • Davidson, John [brother]
    • 51 letters, 1853-1911
  • Davidson, Lorena [sister]
    • 6 letters, 1869-1872
  • Davidson, Maria [sister]
    • 48 letters, 1846-1889
  • Davidson, Thomas [father]
    • 4 letters, 1845-1846
  • Davidson, Thomas [brother]
    • 504 letters, 1845-1874
  • Davidson, Thomas Drummond, 1865-1934 [son]
    • 22 letters, 1884-1900
  • Davis, Andrew McFarland, 1833-1920
    • 4 letters, 1883-1911
  • Davis, Arthur Powell, 1861-1933 See U.S. Geological Survey
  • Davis, Charles Henry, 1845-1921 See U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Davis, Horace, 1831-1916
    • 20 letters, 1871-1911. Some refer to wrecks of Japanese ships and drifts of N. Pacific currents.
  • Davis, Jefferson Columbus, 1828-1879
    • 3 letters, 1869. Written from Alaska
  • Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909
    • 2 letters, 1895-1900
  • Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901
    • 2 letters, 1881-1901
  • Day, David Talbot, 1859-1925 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Defforges, G.
    • 11 letters, 1890-1893
  • de Groff, Edward
    • 2 letters, 1901. Written from Alaska; concern question involving Tlingit language.
  • De Kalb, Courtenay, 1861-1931
    • 3 letters, 1891
  • Derrécagaix, Victor Bernard, 1833-1915
    • 4 letters, 1906-1908. In French.
  • Devereux, John [dockmaster, Esquimalt Graving Dock, B.C.]
    • 18 letters, 1888-1903. Concerning tides, currents, shipwrecks, etc.
  • Dickins, Edmund F. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Diller, Joseph Silas, 1850-1928 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Dohrmann, Fred W.
    • 2 letters, 1904-1908
  • Donohoe, Kelly & Co., San Francisco
    • 17 letters, 1870-1891. Concerning Davidson's financial affairs.
  • Dorr, F. W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Douglas, Sir Robert Kennaway, 1838-1913
    • 4 letters, 1887-1890
  • Douglass, Andrew Ellicott, 1867-1901
    • 2 letters, 1896-1898
  • Doyle, Frances M.
    • 3 letters, 1896-1905
  • Doyle, John Thomas, 1819-1906
    • 109 letters, 1864-1906
  • Doyle, W. T. Sherman
    • 4 letters, 1902-1908
  • Drake, Franklin Jeremiah, 1846-1929
    • 3 letters, 1895
  • Drummond, George D. [cousin]
    • 3 letters, 1865
  • Duffield, William Ward See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Durand, Elias, 1794-1873
    • 3 letters, 1868
  • Dwelshauvers-Dery, Victor Auguste Ernest, 1836-1913
    • 41 letters, 1878-1911. Some are written in French.
  • Dwinelle, John Whipple, 1816-1881
    • 3 letters, 1872-1877
  • E Miscellany (single letter)
    • Eakle, Arthur Starr, 1862-1931
      • Oct. 21, 1901
    • Egli, Johann Jacob, 1825-1896
      • Mar. 30, 1893. In German.
    • Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
      • July 23, 1881
    • Emory, Frederic, 1853-1908
      • June 20, 1900
  • Eastman, John Robie, 1836-1913
    • 11 letters, 1885-1901. Written primarily from the U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Eastwood, Alice, 1859-1953
    • 9 letters, 1899-1906. Some refer to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Edmonds, Franklin Spencer
    • 15 letters, 1900-1910. Written primarily while principal of Philadelphia Central High School and relating to activities of alumni.
  • Edmonds, Frank W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Edwards, Henry
    • 8 letters, 1872-1889. Some refer to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Edwards, William S. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Eigenmann, Carl H., 1863-1927
    • 2 letters, 1891. Refer to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Eigenmann, Rosa Smith
    • 4 letters, 1890. Some refer to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Eimbeck, William See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Eisen, Gustavus Augustus, 1847-1940
    • 6 letters, 1873-1886
  • Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner, 1846-1918
    • 24 letters, 1902-1911
  • Eldridge, Oliver
    • 5 letters, 1868-1891. Letter, Aug. 22, 1875, discusses James Lick and his proposed bequests.
  • Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930
    • 3 letters, 1884-1907. Letter, Aug. 3, 1907, discusses destruction of fur seal herd in Alaska.
  • Emmons, George Thornton, 1874-1945
    • 6 letters, 1903-1908. Relating primarily to ethnological interests in Alaska.
  • Evans, Elwood, 1828-1898
    • 8 letters, 1857-1880
  • Evans, Taliesin
    • 32 letters, 1876-1887. Some written for the San Francisco Bulletin.
  • Ewell, Marshall Davis, 1844-1928
    • 3 letters, 1892
  • F Miscellany (single letter)
    • Field, Stephen Johnson, 1816-1899
      • Feb. 13, 1895. Enclosure: letter, Feb. 12, 1895, to Field from George C. Perkins.
    • Foster, Addison Gardner, 1837-1917
      • Feb. 21, 1903. Concerning proposed removal of Spanish Archives of California to Washington, D. C.
  • Fairchild, B. Homer
    • 3 letters, 1880-1889. Concerning Mt. San Antonio as site for an observatory.
  • Fairfield, George A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Farquhar, George See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Fauntleroy, Arthur Robert, 1843-1884 [brother-in-law]
    • 180 letters, 1862-1883
  • Fauntleroy, Edward H. [brother-in-law]
    • 37 letters, 1858-1860
  • Fauntleroy, Jane Dale (Owen) [Mrs. Robert Henry Fauntleroy. Davidson's mother-in-law]
    • 82 letters, 1851-1860
  • Fauntleroy, Robert Henry, d. 1850 [father-in-law]
    • 8 letters, 1847-1849. Mainly concerning Coast and Geodetic Survey business.
  • Fauntleroy, William H. [cousin]
    • 8 letters, 1853-1864
  • Fauth & Co., Washington, D. C.
    • 19 letters, 1878-1885. Concerning astronomical and surveying instruments.
  • Fillebrown, Thomas Scott, 1834-1884 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Finley, John Park, 1854-
    • 14 letters, 1891-1895. Written primarily from San Francisco while statio ned with Signal Service and Weather Bureau.
  • Fisher, Ralph Talcott, 1877-1948
    • 3 letters, 1903
  • Floyd, Richard S.
    • 4 letters, 1877-1888. Concerning Lick Observatory.
  • Forney, Stehman See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Foster, John Watson, 1836-1917 See U.S. Dept. of State.
  • France. [Various departments]
    • 5 letters, 1869-1900. From the consulate in San Francisco, Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Commerce, Ministère de la Guerre, Ministère du Commerce.
  • Franklin, Samuel Rhoads, 1825-1909 See U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Frazer, John Fries, 1812-1872
    • 12 letters, 1864-1872
  • Frazer, Persifor, 1844-1909
    • 13 letters, 1870-1904
  • Friend, Charles W.
    • 17 letters, 1881-1906. Written from Carson Observatory, Nevada.
  • Fryer, John, 1839-1928
    • 2 letters, 1900-1908
  • Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917
    • 2 letters, 1892
  • G Miscellany (single letter)
    • Gibbons, Robinson
      • undated Gives figures for Spanish measurements--vara, league, etc.
    • Gleeson, Richard A., 1861-1945
      • Jan. 17, 1909
    • Golden Coast [magazine]
      • Mar. 22, 1877. From R. A. Cameron, editor.
    • Goode, George Brown, 1851-1896
      • Nov. 5, 1888
    • Gorman, Arthur Pue, 1839-1906
      • Mar. 25, 1895
    • Greenebaum, Alfred
      • May 10, 1910
  • Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914 See U.S. Board of Geographic Names.
  • Garnett, Porter See Academy of Pacific Coast History, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Geographical Society of the Pacific
    • 84 letters, 1881-1910. Primarily from C. Mitchell Grant and John Partridge.
  • Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
    • 13 letters, 1867-1868
  • Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Gilbert, J. J. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Gilder, William Henry, 1838-1900
    • 4 letters, 1890
  • Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908
    • 11 letters, 1872-1897. Written primarily while president, University of California.
  • Glassford, William Alexander
    • 14 letters, 1882-1907. Written while working with U.S. Military Telegraph Lines as signal officer, in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Hdqrs. Department of the Colorado, Hdqrs. Division of the Philippines, and while conducting cable operations in Southeast Alaska.
  • Glave, E. J.
    • 8 letters, 1890-1891. Mainly concerning experiences while with Frank Leslie's Alaska exploring expedition.
  • Goddard, George Henry, 1817-1906
    • 9 letters, 1893-1902. Primarily concerning California eastern boundary survey. Included also: "General Description of the Goddard Collection of Pictures, Maps and Minerals." written by Goddard.
  • Gogorza, Anthoine de
    • 41 letters, 1866-1883. Mainly concerning proposed canal across Isthmus of Darien.
  • Goodall, Charles
    • 7 letters, 1882-1893. Primarily concerning telescopic instruments.
  • Goodall, Perkins & Co., San Francisco
    • 10 letters, 1880-1895. Mainly concerning surveys and soundings. Enclosures to letter, Nov. 7, 1893: replies to circular letter issued to agents on southern coast requesting information on tidal wave of Oct. 13.
  • Goode, Richard Urquhart, 1858-1903 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Goodfellow, Edward, 1828-1899 See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Goodyear, Watson Andrews
    • 15 letters, 1872-1888. Some written while associated with California State Mining Bureau.
  • Gore, J. Howard
    • 2 letters, 1887. Letter, Apr. 25, 1887, concerns alleged mistake in Yolo base measurements.
  • Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896
    • 16 letters, 1866-1890
  • Grant, Ulysses Sherman, 1867-1932
    • 3 letters, 1906-1911. Concerning Alaskan glaciers.
  • Gray, Asa, 1810-1888
    • 8 letters, 1868-1877
  • Gray, George E.
    • 48 letters, 1870-1909. Written while chief engineer, Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Great Britain. Royal Observatory, Greenwich
    • 9 letters, 1876-1882
  • Great Britain. [Various departments]
    • 16 letters, 1875-1906, From Board of Trade, Foreign Office, Admiralty, Ordnance Survey Office, consulate in San Francisco.
  • Green (J. and H. J.), New York
    • 20 letters, 1860-1883. Concerning geodetic instruments.
  • Greenbaum, Louis
    • 2 letters, 1903-1911
  • Greene, Charles Samuel, 1856-1930 See Overland Monthly.
  • Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915
    • 22 letters, 1887-1899
  • Greenwell, W. E. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Gregory, Warren, 1864-1927
    • 5 letters, 1893-1907
  • Griffin, R. J. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Grunsky, Carl Ewald, 1855-1934
    • 18 letters, 1885-1904
  • Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885
    • Letter, Jan. 25, 1873
  • H Miscellany
    • Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938
      • Feb. 7, 1905
    • Hanford, Cornelius Holgate, 1849-
      • Dec. 26, 1904
    • Harte, Bret, 1836-1902
      • Apr. 10, 1869. Written for the Overland Monthly.
    • Hawaiian Government Survey
      • July 15, 1884
    • Hayden, Ferdinand Vandiveer, 1829-1887
      • Feb. 22, 1872
    • Hearst, Phoebe (Apperson), 1842-1919
      • Feb. 22, 1902
    • Hellman, Isaias W.
      • Mar. 23, 1897. Addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Henshaw, Frederick William, 1858-1929
      • Apr. 5, 1893
    • Herbertson, Andrew John, 1865-1915
      • Oct. 8, 1898
    • Hermann, Binger, 1843-1926
      • Feb. 17, 1895. Addressed to Cleveland Rockwell.
    • Hill, George William, 1838-1914
      • Mar. 28, 1898
    • Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917
      • Feb. 9, 1887
    • Hittell, Mrs. Theodore Henry
      • June 27, 1885
    • Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851-1915
      • Apr. 22, 1906
    • Huggins, Sir William, 1824-1910
      • Feb. 8, 1890
    • Huntington, Oliver Whipple, 1858-1924
      • Nov. 16, 1890
    • Hutchings, James Mason, 1820-1902
      • Aug. 25, 1890
  • Haggin, James B., 1827-1914
    • 4 letters, 1877-1878
  • Hague, James Duncan, 1836-1908
    • 7 letters, 1879-1908
  • Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
    • 4 letters, 1888-1907
  • Hall, Asaph, 1829-1907
    • 32 letters, 1874-1896
  • Hall, Harvey Monroe, 1874-1932
    • 5 letters, 1905-1910
  • Hall, William Hammond, 1846-1926
    • 6 letters, 1879-1892. One written for the U.S. Geological Survey; one re Davidson's appointment to S. F. commission concerned with planning the city's sewerage and drainage system.
  • Hallidie, Andrew Smith, 1836-1900
    • 3 letters, 1872-1883
  • Halter, R. E. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Hambly, Harry Bishop, 1862-1937 See The History Co.
  • Hamlin, Sarah Dix
    • 3 letters, 1895-1901
  • Hanks, Henry G., 1852-1907
    • 7 letters, 1872-1893
  • Hansen, George, 1824-
    • 7 letters, 1890-1895
  • Harford, William G. W.
    • 87 letters, 1867-1895. Some written for the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Harkness, William, 1837-1903
    • 6 letters, 1886-1897
  • Harrington, Mark Walrod, 1848-1926
    • 3 letters, 1871-1894
  • Harrison, A. M. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Harrison, Henry
    • 2 letters, 1885-1886. Concerning his telescopic pictures of the moon.
  • Harrison, Ralph Chandler, 1833-1918
    • 13 letters, 1889-1911
  • Hart, Jerome Alfred, 1854-1937
    • 2 letters, 1883
  • Harvey, John Downey
    • 2 letters, 1894-1895
  • Hastings, Charles Sheldon, 1848-1932
    • 3 letters, 1883-1884
  • Hastings, Serrano Clinton, 1814-1893
    • 3 letters, 1873
  • Haupt, Lewis Muhlenberg, 1844-1937
    • 7 letters, 1874-1905
  • Healey, Charles T.
    • 20 letters, 1876-1908. Written as independent surveyor and civil engineer.
  • Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
    • 6 letters, 1890-1901. Some written for him by T. T. Williams, business manager, San Francisco Examiner.
  • Heilprin, Angelo, 1853-1907
    • 3 letters, 1900-1903
  • Hein, Samuel See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Helmert, Friedrich Robert, 1843-1917
    • 18 letters, 1889-1907. Most of them are in German.
  • Henderson, Victor H. See California. University. President, and California. University. Regents.
  • Hendrickson, William Woodbury, 1844-1920 See U.S. Navy Dept.
  • Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
    • 10 letters, 1868-1877
  • Hergesheimer, E. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Hesse, Frederick Godfrey, 1825-1911
    • 3 letters, 1886-1895
  • Hilgard, Eugene Woldemar, 1833-1916
    • 5 letters, 1877-1908
  • Hilgard, Julius Erasmus See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Hill, Charles B.
    • 24 letters, 1885-1910. Concerning mutual interests in astronomy and other scientific matters.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Hirsch, A.
    • 3 letters, 1889-1891. Concerning Association Géodésique Internationale. In French and English.
  • Hirsch, J.
    • 9 letters, 1889-1900. Written as ingénieur en chef des ponts & chaussées, Paris. In French.
  • The History Company
    • 4 letters, 1890. From H. Bishop Hambly.
  • Hitchcock, Albert Spear, 1865-1935 See U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Hittell, John Shertzer, 1825-1901
    • 10 letters, 1861-1901
  • Hoag, William R.
    • 2 letters, 1895-
  • Holden, Edward Singleton, 1846-1914
    • 31 letters, 1880-1895. Some written as president, University of California, and as director, Lick Observatory.
  • Holman, Frederick Van Voorhies, 1852-
    • 8 letters, 1907-1911
  • Holway, Ruliff Stephen, 1857-
    • 8 letters, 1904-1911
  • Hooper, Calvin Leighton
    • 8 letters, 1890-1897. Written mainly from the U.S. Revenue steamer, "Corwin," in Alaska, Port Townsend and Bering Sea.
  • Hoover, John T. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Hopkins, Caspar Thomas, 1826-1893
    • 8 letters, 1872-1884
  • Hopkins, Rufus Clement, 1816-
    • 3 letters, 1884-1895
  • Houghton, R. E.
    • 7 letters, 1884-1893. Concerning land litigation.
  • Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1909 See U.S. Army.
  • Howe, Herbert Alonzo, 1858-1926
    • 2 letters, 1881
  • Howe Scale Co., Portland, Vt.
    • 2 letters, 1878. Concerning awards given at the Exposition Universelle de 1878, Paris.
  • Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1916
    • 8 letters, 1885-1910
  • Hubbard, Gardiner Greene, 1822-1897
    • 2 letters, 1893-1895
  • Hubbard, Sam [personal friend]
    • 27 letters, 1860-1895
  • Humphreys, William P.
    • 6 letters, 1892. Written as engineer in charge of collection of data for proposed sewerage system, San Francisco.
  • Hussey, William Joseph, 1862-1926
    • 3 letters, 1893-1894
  • Hutchings, Gertrude
    • 2 letters, 1891-1892
  • Hutchinson, Lincoln, d. 1940
    • 4 letters, 1901-1904
  • India. Surveyor General
    • 5 letters, 1875-1880
  • Irish, John Powell, 1843-1923
    • 2 letters, 1890 & undated
  • Irwin, William, 1827-1886
    • Letter and telegram, 1877
  • J Miscellany
    • Jaffa, Myer Edward, 1857-
      • May 16, 1901
  • Jackson, Abraham Wendell, 1855-
    • 12 letters, 1880-1890
  • James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
    • 2 letters, 1884
  • James Lick Trust
    • 3 letters, 1881-1887. From H. E. Mathews, secretary.
  • Japan, [Various departments]
    • 24 letters, 1874-1909. From Dept of Education, Hydrographic Office, official in charge of the Transit of Venus operations, Legation in Washington, D. C., Imperial Earthquake Investigation Committee, etc.
  • Japan. Consulate, New York City
    • 5 letters, 1876
  • Japan. Consulate, San Francisco
    • 8 letters, 1876-1907
  • Japan. Hydrographic Office
    • 43 letters, 1874-1906
  • Johnson, Philip Carrigain See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Johnson, Willard Drake, 1859- See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Jones, William Carey, 1854-1923
    • 3 letters, 1881-1889
  • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    • 21 letters, 1892-1907
  • Judah, Anna (Pierce) [Mrs. Theodore D. Judah]
    • 2 letters, 1879. One concerns her husband.
  • K Miscellany
    • Kahn, Julius, 1861-1924
      • Feb. 23, 1903
    • Kearney, M. Theodore, d. 1906
      • Dec. 16, 1876
    • Keeler, Charles Augustus, 1871-1937
      • Aug. 8, 1897
    • Kidder, John F.
      • May 20, 1893. Re survey of eastern boundary of California in 1863.
    • Kofoid, Charles Atwood, 1865-1947
      • Dec. 8, 1905
    • Kroeber, Alfred Louis, 1876-1960
      • Aug. 24, 1905
  • Kammerer, Gustav
    • 11 letters, 1890-1911. Concerning engineering and surveying instruments.
  • Karr, Heywood Walter Seton See Seton-Karr, Heywood Walter.
  • Keeler, James Edward, 1857-1900
    • 5 letters, 1889-1895
  • Keith, Mary (McHenry), 1855-1947
    • 4 letters, 1900-1911
  • Keith, William, 1838-1911
    • 13 letters, 1886-1910 & undated
  • Kellogg, Albert, 1813-1887
    • 19 letters, 1867-1886 & undated
  • Kellogg, Martin See California. University. President.
  • Kennedy, Charles W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Kerr, Mark Brickell, 1860-1917 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Kneass, Strickland, 1821-1884
    • 4 letters, 1865 & undated
  • L Miscellany (single letter)
    • Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886
      • Nov. 5, 1868
    • Lemmon Sara Allen (Plummer) [Mrs. John Gill Lemmon]
      • Mar. 21, 1881
    • LeVerrier, Urbain Jean Joseph, 1811-1877
      • Nov. 29, 1876. In French.
    • Leypoldt, Frederick, 1835-1884
      • Feb, 28, 1879
    • Los Angeles, Common Council
      • Feb. 4, 1870
    • Lubin, David, 1849-1919
      • Aug. 1, 1892
    • Ludlow, Nicoll, 1842-1915
      • May 19, 1893
  • Ladies' Silk Culture Society of California
    • 3 letters, 1885-1908. Also: form letters announcing meetings.
  • Laidlaw, Alexander Hamilton, 1828-1908
    • 10 letters, 1904-1908
  • Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905 See U.S. War Dept.
  • Langley, Samuel Pierpont, 1834-1906
    • 10 letters, 1881-1902. Some written for the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 See U.S. Dept. of State.
  • Lawson, Andrew Cowper, 1861-1952
    • 14 letters, 1892-1907. Some concern the State Earthquake Investigation Committee, 1906.
  • Lawson, James Smythe See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Lawson, W. H.
    • 3 letters, 1893-1910. Two concern death of his brother, James Lawson, Davidson's assistant.
  • Lawton, Israel See U.S. Mint, San Francisco.
  • Le Conte, John, 1818-1891
    • 17 letters, 1871-1885
  • Le Conte, John Lawrence, 1825-1883
    • 16 letters, 1859-1881
  • Le Conte, Joseph, 1823-1901
    • 6 letters, 1882-1900
  • Lee, Leslie Alexander, 1852-1908 See U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.
  • Lemascheffsky, P. de [one-time commander of Russian ship, "Alexander II"]
    • 3 letters, 1899. Concerning events in Russian Alaska in 1862.
  • Lemmon, John Gill, 1832-1908
    • 3 letters, 1881-1883. One written jointly with his wife, Sara Allen (Plummer) Lemmon.
  • Leuschner, Armin Otto, 1868-1953
    • 37 letters, 1894-1911. Some written while secretary, State Earthquake Investigation Commission, 1906-1907.
  • Libbey, William, 1855-1927
    • 2 letters, 1904
  • Lick Observatory See the following correspondence files: E. E. Barnard, S. W. Burnham, Allen L. Colton, William W. Campbell, Richard S. Floyd, Edward S. Holden, Charles B. Hill, Charles H. Rockwell, Milicent W. Shinn, and J. M. Schaeberle.
  • Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926 See U.S. War Dept.
  • Livermore, Horatio P.
    • 2 letters, 1877
  • Loud, Eugene Francis, 1847-1908
    • 3 letters, 1900-1903
  • Louderback, George Davis, 1874-1957
    • 7 letters, 1906-1907. Many written for the Seismological Society of America.
  • Loughead, Flora (Haines) Apponyi, 1855-
    • 10 letters, 1887-1907 & undated Some concern the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894
    • 3 letters, 1862-1863
  • Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916
    • 6 letters, 1896-1911
  • Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928
    • 2 letters, 1895-1905. One-written for the Landmarks Club.
  • Lund, Henry
    • 18 letters, 1894-1911. Written while consul for Sweden and Norway in San Francisco.
  • M Miscellany (single letter)
    • McCammon, Joseph Kay, 1845-1907
      • Jan. 2, 1885
    • McGee, W. J. 1853-1912
      • Nov. 23, 1898
    • Martin, Eleanor (Downey)
      • May 19, 1895
    • Maybeck, Bernard Ralph, 1862-1957
      • Sept. 13, 1902
    • Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1855-1942
      • Aug. 23, 1900
    • Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907
      • Nov. 23, 1897
  • McAdie, Alexander George, 1863-1943
    • 42 letters, 1899-1909. Written while in charge of local office, U.S. Weather Bureau, San Francisco.
  • MacCrellish, Frederick
    • 35 letters, 1858-1872. Written while proprietor of the Alta California.
  • Macdonald, Charles, 1837-1928
    • 7 letters, 1863-1872
  • McElroy, William J.
    • 33 letters, 1863-1876. Concerning Davidson's financial and legal business in Philadelphia.
  • McEnerney, Garret William, 1865-1942
    • 2 letters, 1898-1901
  • McLaren, John, 1846-1943
    • 3 letters, 1891-1895
  • McMurtrie, William B. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Maguire, Nicholas H. [old school friend]
    • 27 letters, 1862-1866
  • Manson, Marsden, 1850-1931
    • 30 letters, 1883-1909. Some written while chief engineer, Board of State Harbor Commissioners, California, and while city engineer, San Francisco.
  • Marcuse, Adolf, 1860-
    • 2 letters, 1891
  • Marr, R. A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Martin, Archer Evans Stringer, 1865-
    • 6 letters, 1903-1905
  • Martin, James West, 1822-1899
    • 3 letters, 1880-1895
  • Martin, Lawrence, 1880-
    • 3 letters, 1907-1910
  • Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908 See U.S. National Museum.
  • Meany, Edmond Stephen, 1862-1935
    • 5 letters, 1903-1910
  • Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco
    • 3 letters, 1884-1898
  • Mendell, George Henry, d. 1902
    • 147 letters, 1870-1901 & undated Many written for U.S. Engineer's Office. Some concern sewerage system for San Francisco.
  • Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin, 1841-1924
    • 10 letters, 1 886-1901.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Merritt, Ralph Palmer See California. University. President.
  • Merry, William Lawrence, 1842-1911
    • 18 letters, 1892-1909. Written from the American Legation at San José, Costa Rica, many letters relate to the proposed Nicaragua Canal Project and to Panama.
  • Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936 See U.S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor.
  • Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934
    • 2 letters, 1892 & undated
  • Mikkelsen, Ejnar, 1880-
    • 2 letters, 1906. Concerning the Anglo American Polar Expedition.
  • Miller, John Franklin, 1831-1886
    • 5 letters, 1881-1885
  • Mills, Darius Ogden, 1825-1910
    • 5 letters, 1879-1897
  • Milne, John, 1850-1913
    • 4 letters, 1890-1900. Some written for Seismological Society of Japan.
  • Mitchell, Henry See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Mitchell, John Hipple, 1835-1905
    • 2 letters, 1895
  • Molera, Eusebius Joseph, 1847-
    • 18 letters, 1884-1909. Some written for the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Moore, Justin P.
    • 16 letters, 1881-1890. Some refer to the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Moore, V. King
    • 25 letters, 1895-1904. Concerning the Bacon-Shakespeare cipher.
  • Moore, Willis Luther, 1856-1927 See U.S. Weather Bureau.
  • Morgan, William B. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Morris, William Gouverneur, d. 1884
    • 3 letters, 1871-1882
  • Morrow, William W., 1843-1929
    • 9 letters, 1887-1894. The 1890 letters refer to Ivan Petroff and the 1890 Alaska census.
  • Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925
    • 4 letters, 1877-1882
  • Morse, Fremont See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Morse, J. H.
    • 2 letters, 1910. Concerning his brother, Fremont Morse.
  • Moser, Jefferson Franklin, 1848-1934
    • 13 letters, 1891-1907. Some written for U.S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Moses, Bernard, 1846-1930
    • 4 letters, 1899-1902. Three written while member, U.S. Philippine Commission.
  • Mosman, A. T. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Moulder, Andrew Jackson, 1825-1895
    • 2 letters, 1890-1892
  • Muir, John, 1838-1914
    • 4 letters, 1892-1907
  • Murdock, Charles Albert, 1841-1928
    • 2 letters, 1877-1893
  • Murphy, John K. [old school friend]
    • 4 letters, 1890-1899
  • Murray, David, 1830-1905
    • 17 letters, 1874-1885. Many relate to his stay in Japan as advisor to Imperial Minister of Education.
  • Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
    • 4 letters, 1873-1880
  • N Miscellany (single letter)
    • Naglee, Henry Morris, 1815-1886
      • Nov. 26, 1876
    • Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930
      • Jan. 13, 1911
    • National Irrigation Association
      • July 26, 1899. Signed by George H. Maxwell.
    • Needham, James Carson, 1864-1942
      • Feb. 27, 1903
  • National Academy of Sciences
    • 4 letters, 1868-1911
  • New York State Survey
    • 2 letters, 1880
  • Newcomb, Mary Caroline (Hassler) [Mrs. Simon Newcomb]
    • 5 letters, 1894-1907
  • Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909
    • 38 letters, 1868-1908. Some written for U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Newcomb, Charles Frederic, 1851-
    • 5 letters, 1905-1910
  • Newell, Frederick Haynes, 1862-1932 See U.S., Geological Survey.
  • Newton, Hubert Anson, 1830-1896
    • 4 letters, 1866-1883
  • Nichols, Henry E. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Nichols, William Ford, 1849-1924
    • 16 letters, 1892-1910
  • Nichols, William Ripley, 1847-1886
    • 2 letters, 1880
  • Niebaum, Gustave, d. 1908
    • 12 letters, 1906. Mainly concerning their mutual interest in Alaska. With these: "In Memoriam ..." written by Davidson.
  • Noble, John Willock, 1831-1912 See U.S. Dept of the Interior.
  • Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901
    • 6 letters, 1874-1895. Included also: letter written by Lida L. Nordhoff.
  • North, John G.
    • 3 letters, 1889-1890. Some written for Bear Valley Land & Water Co.
  • Norway. Consulate, San Francisco
    • 3 letters, 1906-1907. Concerning Roald Amundsen.
  • Norway. Legation, Washington, D. C.
    • 3 letters, 1907. Concerning the decoration (cross of the 1st class of the Royal Order of St. Olav) awarded Davidson by the king.
  • O Miscellany (single letter)
    • Oakland, Calif. City Clerk
      • Apr. 14, 1869. Informing Davidson he had been chosen one of the Board of Engineers in accordance with a resolution of the City Council.
    • Olney, Warren, 1841-1921
      • Apr. 8, 1904
    • Osterhout, Winthrop John Van Leuven, 1871-
      • Feb. 4, 1906
  • Oak, Henry Lebbeus, 1844-1905 See Bancroft Library.
  • Ogden, Herbert G. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Ogilvie, William
    • 3 letters, 1900-1904. Writing as commissioner of Yukon Territory.
  • O'Halloran, Rose
    • 34 letters, 1890-1911. Concerning her interest in and lectures on astronomy.
  • Orton, William, 1826-1878 See Western Union Telegraph Co.
  • Overland Monthly
    • 5 letters, 1871-1895. Primarily from Charles S. Greene.
  • Owen, Ernest Dale [son of Robert Dale Owen]
    • 2 letters, 1900-1902
  • Owen, Mary Jane (Robinson) [Mrs. Robert Dale Owen]
    • 18 letters, 1846-1866
  • Owen, Richard, 1810-1890
    • 10 letters, 1859-1888
  • Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877
    • 28 letters, 1861-1868. Some written while member of American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission.
  • P Miscellany (single letter)
    • Paris. Exposition Universelle de 1867
      • Dec. 26, 1867. From N. M. Beckwith, commissioner general for the U.S.
    • Paris. Exposition Universelle de 1878
      • July 16, 1878. From F. A. P. Barnard, assistant commissioner general for the U.S.
    • Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
      • Dec. 2, 1858
    • Peixotto, Edgar Davis, 1867-
      • Apr. 4, 1904. Written as secretary of the Bohemian Club.
    • Peters, Charles Rollo, 1862-1928
      • Dec. 24, 1873
    • Pettee, William Henry, 1838-1904
      • Apr. 2, 1872
    • Philadelphia. Mayor
      • Sept. 19, 1862. From Alexander Henry, thanking Davidson for offer of service necessary for defense of the city.
    • Porter, Jermain Gildersleeve, 1852-1933
      • Jan. 18, 1901
    • Porter, John Addison, 1856-1900
      • May 4, 1897. Addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury. Enclosure: letter from Charles H. Townshend, May 1, 1897.
  • Pacific Coast Steamship Co.
    • 33 letters, 1879-1909. Include copies of reports from ship captains on Alaska glaciers.
  • Pacific Commercial Museum
    • 6 letters, 1900-1902. From Eugene Goodwin and Irving M. Scott.
  • Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company
    • 17 letters, 1850-1908
  • Pacific Postal Telegraph-Cable Company
    • 2 letters, 1886-1893
  • Page, Thomas Walker, 1866-1937
    • 2 letters, 1901-1903
  • Paine, Robert Treat, 1835-1910
    • 3 letters, 1879-1880
  • Palmer, W. R. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941
    • 5 letters, 1903-1907
  • Pardo de Figueroa, Rafael
    • 11 letters, 1899-1906
  • Parke, John Grubb, 1827-1900
    • 2 letters, 1857. Concerning Northwest boundary survey.
  • Parsons, Francis H. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Parsons, John W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Patrick & Carter, Philadelphia
    • 7 letters, 1875-1876. Concerning instruments ordered by Davidson for the Japanese government.
  • Patterson, Carlile Pollock See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Payne, William Wallace, 1837-1928
    • 6 letters, 1884-1896
  • Peacock, D. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Peirce, Benjamin See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Peirce, Charles Sanders See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Pennsylvania. University
    • 2 letters, 1889. Concerning honorary degree.
  • Perkins, Frank Walley See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Perkins, Frederic Beecher, 1828-1899
    • 6 letters, 1880-1890
  • Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923
    • 17 letters, 1881-1904. Several letters (or copies thereof) are addressed to other people and referred to Davidson for his information. Most of them refer to Davidson's dismissal from the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1895 and to his candidacy for superintendent in 1897.
  • Petrov Ivan, 1842-1896
    • 13 letters, 1881-1887
  • Phelps, Thomas Stowell, 1822-1901 See U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif.
  • Philadelphia. Central High School
    • 3 letters, 1867-1902
  • Philadelphia Commercial Museum
    • 13 letters, 1899-1902
  • Phythian, Robert Lees, 1835-1917 See U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Pickering, Edward Charles, 1846-1919
    • 38 letters, 1877-1910. Some are form letters written for Harvard College Observatory.
  • Pickering, William Henry, 1858-1938
    • 2 letters, 1888
  • Picking, Henry F., 1840-1899 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
    • 2 letters, 1903-1910
  • Plehn, Carl Copping, 1867-1945
    • 9 letters, 1898-1900. Include some written for the Pacific Commercial Museum.
  • Poett, Alfred
    • 8 letters, 1886-1899. Many concern water litigation.
  • Pond, Charles Fremont, 1856-1929
    • 5 letters, 1892-1905
  • Porter, J. W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Pratt, J. F. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Price (Thomas) & Son, Assay Office, San Francisco
    • 6 letters, 1878-1895
  • Pritchett, Henry Smith, 1857-1939
    • 11 letters, 1882-1904.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Pugh, William H. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Puterbaugh, George, 1842-
    • 21 letters, 1893-1903
  • Putnam, Frederic Ward, 1839-1915
    • 2 letters, 1904-1905
  • Putnam, Osgood
    • 2 letters, 1901-1902. Concerning International Geodetic Association land deeded to the University of California.
  • Putzker, Albin, 1845-1923
    • 3 letters, 1883-1890
  • Q Miscellany (single letter)
    • Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904
      • Feb. 11, 1895
  • R Miscellany (single letter)
    • Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875
      • Jan, 26, 1874
    • Randall, Samuel Jackson, 1828-1890
      • May 25, 1884
    • Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912
      • May 9, 1872
    • Ricard, Jerome Sixtus, 1850-1930
      • May 29, 1906
    • Riordan, Patrick William, 1841-1914
      • Apr. 14, 1896
    • Rose, Robert Selden, 1888-
      • Apr. 20, 1911
    • Rosecrans, William Starke, 1819-1898
      • Apr. 27, 1882
    • Rothwell, Richard Pennefeather, 1836-1901
      • Feb. 5, 1895
    • Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948
      • Feb. 18, 1902
  • Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918 See U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.
  • Raymond, Charles Walker, 1842-1913 See U.S. Army and U.S. Engineer's Office.
  • Raymond, William G.
    • 4 letters, 1886-1905
  • Redding, Benjamin Bernard, 1824-1882
    • 11 letters, 1877-1882. Some written for the Land Dept. of the Central Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Redding, Joseph Deighn, 1859-1932
    • 2 letters, 1885-1888
  • Reid, Harry Fielding, 1859-1944
    • 13 letters, 1895-1909
  • Reid, William Thomas, 1843-1922
    • 28 letters, 1877-1890. Some written while president, University of California.
  • Richardson, Daniel Sidney, 1851-
    • 2 letters, 1891-1892
  • Richthofen, Ferdinand Paul Wilhelm freiherr von, 1833-1905
    • 2 letters, 1902-1903
  • Rising, Willard Bradley, 1839-1910
    • 3 letters, 1879-1881
  • Ritter, William Emerson, 1856-1944
    • 14 letters, 1892-1902
  • Rivers, John James
    • 5 letters, 1884-1891
  • Robbins, John, 1808-1880
    • 3 letters, 1851-1852
  • Robert, Henry Martyn, 1837-1923 See U.S. Engineer's Office,
  • Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939
    • 3 letters, 1908
  • Robeson, George Maxwell, 1829-1897 See U.S. Navy Dept.
  • Rockwell, Charles H.
    • 15 letters, 1876-1903. Some concern the Lick Observatory.
  • Rockwell, Cleveland See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Rodgers, Augustus F. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Rodgers, John, 1812-1882
    • 18 letters, 1873-1881. Some written for U.S. Naval Observatory and for U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif.
  • Rogers, Charles Custis, 1856-1917 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Rogers, Howard Jason, 1861-1927
    • 2 letters, 1904-1905
  • Rogers, Fairman, 1833-1900
    • 3 letters, 1865-1868
  • Rogers, William Augustus, 1832-1898
    • 4 letters, 1879-1891
  • Rowell, Joseph Cummings See California. University, Berkeley. Library.
  • Runcie, Constance (Fauntleroy), 1836-1911 [sister-in-law]
    • 157 letters, 1854-1910
  • Runcie, James, d. 1889 [brother-in-law]
    • 33 letters, 1862-1886
  • Russell, Israel Cook, 1852-1906
    • 15 letters, 1890-1906. Some written for the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Ruth, James S. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • S Miscellany (single letter)
    • Sampson, Archibald J., 1839-1921
      • Apr. 24, 1900
    • San Francisco. Board of Pilot Commissioners
      • June 9, 1880
    • Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940
      • Oct. 10, 1892. Concerning Lick Observatory.
    • Slate, Frederick, 1852-1930
      • Jan. 7, 1895
    • Sloss, Marcus C., 1869-
      • Sept. 2, 1907
    • Smith, Harlan Ingersoll, 1872-1940
      • May 12, 1902
    • Snowden, Clinton A.
      • Sept. 12, 1908
    • Snyder, Monroe Benjamin, 1848-1932
      • Jan. 4, 1904
    • Spencer, Joseph William Winthrop, 1851-1921
      • Mar. 8, 1905
    • Spreckels, Claus, 1828-1908
      • Apr. 6, 1900
    • Spreckels, John Diedrich, 1853-1921
      • Nov. 19, 1898
    • Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1825-1905
      • June 12, 1904
    • Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919
      • July 30, 1907
    • Stevens, George Thomas, 1832-1921
      • Ca. Apr. 11, 1894. Enclosure: copy of his letter to James M. McDonald.
    • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862
      • Jan. 4, 1853.

        See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
    • Swift, Lewis, 1820-1913
      • Apr. 28, 1888
  • San Diego. Chamber of Commerce
    • 4 letters, 1871-1900. Some concern the Pacific Commercial Museum.
  • San Diego. [Various departments and officials]
    • 6 letters, 1871-1885. Concerning San Diego harbor and water works.
  • San Francisco. Board of Engineers
    • 7 letters, 1892-1893
  • San Francisco. Board of Supervisors
    • 7 letters, 1880-1892
  • San Francisco. Chamber of Commerce
    • 14 letters, 1870-1909
  • San Francisco. Chief of Police
    • 2 letters, 1891
  • San Francisco. City and County Surveyor
    • 2 letters, 1888-1892
  • San Francisco. Dept. of Public Instruction
    • 2 letters, 1902
  • San Francisco. Mayor
    • 3 letters, 1868-1892
  • San Francisco. Office of the Park Commissioners
    • 2 letters, 1888-1905
  • San Francisco Bulletin See Evans, Taliesin.
  • San Francisco Examiner
    • 4 letters, 1892-1906
  • San Francisco Microscopical Society
    • 3 letters, 1881. One is addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917 See American Social Science Association.
  • Sands, Benjamin Franklin, 1812-1883 See U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887
    • 2 letters, 1884
  • Scammon, Charles Melville, 1825-1911
    • 5 letters, 1872-1880
  • Schaeberle, John Martin, 1853-1924
    • 18 letters, 1890-1896
  • Schilling, Rudolph
    • 2 letters, 1910
  • Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-
    • 3 letters, 1900-1901
  • Schott, Charles Anthony See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Schröder, Hugo
    • 8 letters, 1881-1899. Concerning telescopic equipment.
  • Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah, 1856-1928
    • 3 letters, 1884-1893
  • Science Observer [magazine]
    • 10 letters, 1879-1882
  • Scott, Irving Murray, 1837-1903
    • 8 letters, 1891-1900
  • See, Thomas Jefferson Jackson, 1866-
    • 26 letters, 1906-1911
  • Seismological Society of America See Louderback, George Davis.
  • Seismological Society of Japan See Milne, John.
  • Senger, Henry
    • 7 letters, 1903-1910
  • Sengteller, Louis A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Setchell, William Albert, 1864-1943
    • 21 letters, 1899-1911
  • Seton-Karr, Heywood Walter, 1859-
    • 3 letters, 1885-1887
  • Shaw, William J.
    • 4 letters, 1902-1905. Describing experiences working in the Philippines.
  • Shaw, William James, 1824-
    • 2 letters, 1886
  • Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924
    • 3 letters, 1900-1902 & undated
  • Shrewsbury, Samuel
    • 5 letters, 1872-1876. Concerning discovery of Indian relics, fossils, etc.
  • Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1822-1895 See U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Sierra Club. San Francisco
    • 12 letters, 1893-1909. From William Colby. Elliott McAllister, J. S. Hutchinson.
  • Sigsbee, Charles Dwight, 1845-1923 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Slack, Charles W., 1858-
    • 2 letters, 1898
  • Slevin, Marie C. (Bruguière) [Mrs. Thomas E. Slevin]
    • 21 letters, 1905-1911
  • Slevin, Thomas Edwards, 1837-1894
    • 79 letters, 1883-1894. Concerning mutual interests in California history, place names, Geographical Society of the Pacific, etc.
  • Sloss (Louis) & Co., San Francisco
    • 6 letters, 1879-1897
  • Smillie, Thomas William, 1843-1917
    • 2 letters, 1886-1887
  • Smith, Daniel B., 1792-1883
    • 24 letters, 1867-1880
  • Smith, Edwin See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Smith, Hamilton, Jr.
    • 6 letters, 1881-1882 & undated Primarily concerning mining litigation.
  • Smith, James Drummond [cousin]
    • 7 letters, 1907-1910
  • Smith, John Drummond [cousin]
    • 2 letters, 1906
  • Smith, T. Guildford, 1839-1912
    • 35 letters, 1860-1902 & undated
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • 8 letters, 1884-1907
  • Smyth, Charles Piazzi, 1819-1900
    • 12 letters, 1865-1886
  • Soulé, Frank, 1845-1913
    • 18 letters, 1886-1902
  • Southerland, William Henry Hudson, 1852-1933 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Southern Pacific Company
    • 44 letters, 1879-1911. Concerning rail elevations, effects of earthquakes, etc.
  • Spooner, John A.
    • 34 letters, 1865-1868. Many concern the surveying expedition for the proposed canal across the Isthmus of Darien.
  • Stafford, Orin Fletcher, 1873-1941
    • 5 letters, 1907-1908
  • Stager, Anson, 1825-1885 See Western Union Telegraph Co.
  • Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893
    • 4 letters, 1880-1893. Written primarily by his private secretaries. Letter, Feb. 17, 1880, encloses copy of letter, Jan. 21, 1880, from Eadweard Muybridge to Stanford discussing photographing the eclipse of the sun.
  • Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922
    • 6 letters, 1898-1909
  • Stearns, Robert Edwards Carter, 1827-1909
    • 129 letters, 1872-1909. Some written for Board of Regents, University of California.
  • Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902
    • 11 letters, 1877-1895 & undated
  • Steel, Lilburn H. [Philadelphia friend]
    • 24 letters, 1869-1886
  • Steel, William Gladstone
    • 5 letters, 1900-1902. Some relate to the organization, Mazamas.
  • Stejneger, Leonhard Hess, 1851-
    • 3 letters, 1905-1906
  • Stevens, Isaac I. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Stevens, Robert J.
    • 8 letters, 1875-1885. Primarily concerning Coast and Geodetic Survey.
  • Stevenson, Edward Luther, 1860-
    • 2 letters, 1907
  • Stewart, William Morris, 1827-1909
    • 2 letters, 1887-1895
  • Stillman, John Maxson, 1852-1923
    • 3 letters, 1892-1904
  • Stone, Ormond, 1847-1933
    • 3 letters, 1877-1878
  • Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915 See U.S. Custom House, San Francisco
  • Suess, Werner See Coast and Geodetic Survey Correspondence list.
  • Sutro, Adolph Heinrich Joseph, 1830-1898
    • 13 letters, 1886-1894. Included also: letter, Apr. 19, 1911, written by executrix of Adolph Sutro Estate.
  • Swan, James Gilchrist, 1818-1900
    • 9 letters, 1877-1893
  • T Miscellany (single letter)
    • Teggart, Frederick John, 1870-1946
      • Dec. 6, 1910
    • Tevis, Henry Lloyd, 1856-1931
      • Dec. 16, 1887
    • Tompkins, Edward, 1815-1872
      • Feb. 1, 1870
    • Truxtun, William Talbot, 1824-1887
      • Jan. 28, 1869
    • Twitchell, Edward, 1828-1912
      • May 11, 1893
    • Tyndall, John, 1820-1893
      • Nov. 20, 1872
  • Tanner, Zera Luther, 1835-1906 See U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.
  • Tatlock, John, 1860-1926
    • 5 letters, 1885
  • Taussig, Edward David See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Taylor, Alexander Smith, 1817-1876
    • 2 letters, 1872-1873
  • Taylor, Charles L., 1826-
    • 2 letters, 1891
  • Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923
    • 3 letters, 1898-1905
  • Taylor, Henry Clay See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Technical Society of the Pacific Coast See Von Geldern, Otto
  • Thayer, Martin Russell, 1819-1906
    • 3 letters, 1864-1867
  • Thomas, Charles Mitchell See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Thomas, Chauncey, 1850-1919 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Thomas William, 1853-
    • 9 letters, 1894-1906. Many concern California water problems.
  • Thompson, Almon Harris, 1839-1906 See U.S. Geological Survey
  • Thorn, Frank Manly, 1836-
    • 69 letters, 1889-1907.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Throckmorton, S. R., Jr. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Tittmann, Otto Hilgard See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Todd, Chapman Coleman, 1848-1929 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • Todd, David Peck, 1855-1939
    • 3 letters, 1877-1888
  • Tolmie, William Fraser, 1812-1886
    • 5 letters, 1872-1885
  • Torrey, Harry Beal, 1873-
    • 2 letters, 1906
  • Trowbridge, W. P. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Turner, George, 1850-1932
    • 2 letters, 1903
  • Turrill, Charles Beebe, 1854-1927
    • 2 letters, 1883
  • U Miscellany (single letter)
    • U.S. Board on Geographic Names
      • Apr. 16, 1895. From Henry Gannett, chairman.
    • U.S. Consulate, Apia, Samoa
      • Aug. 4, 1898. From Luther W. Osborn. Concerning Samoan time change.
    • U.S. Consulate, Nagasaki, Japan
      • Dec. 28, 1874. Concerning U.S. Transit of Venus Commission.
    • U.S. Custom House, Sitka, Alaska
      • Aug. 13, 1887
    • U.S. National Museum
      • May 25, 1892. From Otis T. Mason to T. Dix Bolles. Enclosure: letter to Bolles from J. C. Johnston, May 11, 1892.
    • U.S. Surveyor General for Washington Territory
      • Dec. 17, 1885
    • Updegraff, Milton, 1861-1938
      • Feb. 15, 1894
  • Union Iron Works
    • 4 letters, 1887-1899
  • U.S. Adjutant General's Office
    • 2 letters, 1882-1902. The former concerns the Transit of Venus Commission, New Mexico.
  • U.S. Army
    • 49 letters, 1854-1892. Include letters from Signal Corps; headquarters, Division of the Pacific; and Alcatraz Island. Some written by O. O. Howard, Charles W. Raymond, and William D. Whipple.
  • U.S. Arsenal. Benicia, Calif.
    • 15 letters, 1854-1886
  • U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • 6 letters, 1879-1908
  • U.S. Bureau of Fisheries
    • 21 letters, 1877-1907. Include letters of predecessor, U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Some written by Leslie A. Lee, Zera L. Tanner, Richard Rathbun, Herbert A. Gill.
  • U.S. Bureau of Navigation
    • 10 letters, 1872-1907
  • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey See separate list of correspondents.
  • U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries See U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.
  • U.S. Custom House, San Francisco
    • 22 letters, 1869-1907. Include letters from Frederick S. Stratton.
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
    • 13 letters, 1884-1908. Include letters from the Office of the U.S. Superintendent of Silk Culture and one from Albert S. Hitchcock.
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor
    • 6 letters, 1903-1906. Include letter from Victor H. Metcalf.
  • U.S. Dept. of State
    • 17 letters, 1872-1906. Include letters from John W. Foster and Robert Lansing concerning Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; letters from Office of the U.S. Commissioner General, Universal Exposition of 1878; letter of introduction from Hamilton Fish.
  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior
    • 23 letters, 1873-1906. Include letter from John W. Noble.
  • U.S. Engineer Dept.
    • 102 letters, 1859-1906. Include letters from William H. H. Benyaurd, Charles S. Stewart, Henry M. Robert, Charles W. Raymond.
  • U.S. Geological Survey
    • 83 letters, 1872-1911. Include letters from David T. Day. Frederick H. Newell, Grove K. Gilbert, Herbert M. Wilson, Mark B. Kerr, John W. Powell, Richard U. Goode, Joseph S. Diller, Almon H. Thompson, Arthur P. Davis, Willard D. Johnson.
  • U.S. Hydrographic Office
    • 82 letters, 1868-1911. Include letters from Charles C. Rogers. Thomas S. Fillebrown, Robert H. Wyman, John R. Bartlett, Henry F. Picking, Charles D. Sigsbee, Joseph E. Craig, Chapman D. Todd, Chauncey Thomas, William H. H. Southerland.
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
    • 9 letters, 1868-1888
  • U.S. Lake Survey
    • 3 letters, 1875-1880. From Cyrus B. Comstock.
  • U.S. Light House Board
    • 13 letters, 1869-1894
  • U.S. Light House Engineer
    • 100 letters, 1855-1893
  • U.S. Light House Inspector
    • 29 letters, 1870-1907
  • U.S. Mint, San Francisco
    • 17 letters, 1871-1907. Include letters from Israel Lawton, superintendent.
  • U.S. Mississippi River Commission
    • 118 letters, 1884-1892. Include letters from Cyrus B. Comstock.
  • U.S. Naval Observatory
    • 39 letters, 1868-1911. Include letters from Benjamin F. Sands, Charles H. Davis Robert W. Shufeldt, Robert L. Phythian, Stimson J. Brown, Asa Walker, Samuel R. Franklin, N. Rowan.
  • U.S. Navy
    • 20 letters, 1869-1890. Include letters from Samuel Franklin and George E. Belknap.
  • U.S. Navy Dept.
    • 12 letters, 1872-1911. Include letters from George M. Robeson.
  • U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island, Calif.
    • 26 letters, 1869-1899. Include letters from Thomas S. Phelps and Philip C. Johnson.
  • U.S. Office of Indian Affairs
    • 4 letters, 1887-1891. From the Quinault Agency, Washington Territory, and from Mission Agency, Cotton, California.
  • U.S. Office of the U.S. Superintendent of Silk Culture See U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • U.S. Quartermaster's Dept.
    • 5 letters, 1869-1892
  • U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
    • 18 letters, 1868-1907
  • U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service
    • 10 letters, 1877-1911
  • U.S. Superintendent of Life-Saving Service
    • 8 letters, 1883-1895
  • U.S. Surveyor General for California
    • 24 letters, 1870-1908
  • U.S. Surveyor General for Oregon
    • 4 letters, 1877-1886
  • U.S. Treasury Dept.
    • 40 letters, 1849-1911. Include letters from George S. Boutwell.
  • U.S. War Dept.
    • 31 letters, 1871-1905. Include letters from William W. Belknap, Robert T. Lincoln and Daniel S. Lamont.
  • U.S. Weather Bureau
    • 18 letters, 1892-1906. Include letter from Willis L. Moore.
  • United States Agency for the Paris Universal Exposition
    • 5 letters, 1866-1867
  • V Miscellany
    • Van Trump, P. B.
      • Sept. 13, 1888. Describes ascent of Mt. Rainier with John Muir and William Keith.
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922
    • 7 letters, 1889-1893
  • Violle, Jules, 1841-
    • 3 letters, 1893-1907. In French.
  • Virginia and Truckee Railroad Co.
    • 2 letters, 1890
  • Vitkovskii, Vasilii Vasil'evich, 1856-1924
    • 12 letters, 1892-1909, Signed: B. Witkovsky.
  • Von Geldern, Otto
    • 16 letters, 1891-1911. Some written for the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast.
  • Voorsanger, Jacob, 1852-1908
    • 8 letters, 1896-1903
  • W Miscellany (single letter)
    • Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897
      • Sept. 28, 1885
    • Whitney, Maria
      • May 30, 1899. Enclosures: two letters from John Conway, Feb. 18 and June 10, 1872, addressed to her brother, J. D. Whitney, re Conway's attempted ascent of Half Dome in Yosemite.
    • Willey, Samuel Hopkins, 1821-1914
      • Apr. 26, 1892
  • Wagoner, Luther
    • 6 letters, 1881-1893. Some written as special census agent.
  • Walker, Asa, 1845-1916 See U.S. Naval Observatory.
  • Ward, Henry Augustus, 1834-1906
    • 9 letters, 1880-1902
  • Washburn & Co., Wawona, Calif.
    • 2 letters, 1890
  • Watkins, Carleton Emmons, 1829-1916
    • 4 letters, 1878-1879
  • Watson, James Craig, 1838-1880
    • 4 letters, 1873-1877
  • Welker, P. A. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Wells, Annie C. [Mrs. E. H. Wells]
    • 8 letters, 1890-1891
  • Wells, E. H.
    • 8 letters, 1891. Concerning the Frank Leslie Illustrated Newspaper expedition to Alaska.
  • Westdahl, Ferdinand See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Western Union Telegraph Company
    • 24 letters, 1868-1898. Include letters from William Orton and Anson Stager.
  • Wheeler, Benjamin Ide See California. University. President.
  • Wheelock, Jerome
    • 4 letters, 1878-1881
  • Whipple, William Denison, 1826-1902 See U.S. Army.
  • White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901
    • 8 letters, 1895. Some are addressed to other persons. Most are concerned with the 1895 appropriations for the Coast and Geodetic Survey and Davidson's dismissal.
  • White, T. Brook
    • 5 letters, 1895. Most are written as secretary of Mazamas society.
  • Whitney, Josiah Dwight, 1819-1896
    • 4 letters, 1871-1890
  • Wickersham, James, 1857-1939
    • 8 letters, 1892-1899
  • Wickson, Edward James, 1848-1923
    • 4 letters, 1887-1907
  • Wilcox, Milton Charles, 1853-
    • 2 letters, 1910
  • Willey, Henry Ide
    • 11 letters, 1880-1910.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Williams, T. T.
    • 9 letters, 1901-1902. Some written for the San Francisco Examiner.
  • Wilson, Herbert Michael, 1860-1920 See U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Wilson, Horace, 1843-1927
    • 8 letters, 1883-1893
  • Wilson, Thomas, 1832-1902
    • 2 letters, 1898-1899. Concerning the Calaveras skull.
  • Wines, M. W. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Winlock, Joseph, 1826-1875
    • 2 letters, 1869-1870
  • Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897
    • 2 letters, 1888-1890
  • Winston, Isaac, 1853-1923 See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Witkovsky, B. See Vitkovskii, Vasilii Vasil'evich
  • Wood, Harry Oscar, 1879-
    • 2 letters, 1906-1909
  • Woods, Samuel Davis, 1845-1915
    • 13 letters, 1901-1909
  • Woodward, Robert Simpson, 1849-1924
    • 3 letters, 1890-1909
  • Woodward, Thomas P. See Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list.
  • Würdemann, William [instrument maker]
    • 30 letters, 1874-1901. Written from Germany.

      See also Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence list
  • Wyman, Robert Harris, 1822-1882 See U.S. Hydrographic Office.
  • X-Y-Z Miscellany
    • Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove Commissioners
      • Feb. 16, 1895
  • Yale, Charles Gregory
    • 35 letters, 1873-1905 & undated Many concern the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Yates, Lorenzo Gordin, 1837-1909
    • 7 letters, 1890-1891
  • Yerington, Henry Marvin See Carson and Colorado Railroad Co.

Coast and Geodetic Survey Correspondence

  • Alden, James, 1810-1877 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 13 letters, 1853-1859
  • Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806-1867 [superintendent, 1843-1867]
    • 631 letters, 1844-1865
  • Bache, Charles M., 1829-1890 [assistant]
    • 8 letters, 1863
  • Baker, Marcus, 1849-1903 [acting assistant]
    • 2 letters, 1882
  • Bartlett, George A. [disbursing clerk]
    • 234 letters, 1885-1890
  • Benham, Henry Washington, [army engineer detailed to the Survey]
    • 22 letters, 1853-1856
  • Boutelle, Charles O., 1813-1890 [assistant in charge of Washington office]
    • 169 letters, 1846-1886
  • Bradford, Gershom [assistant]
    • 128 letters, 1871-1883
  • Braid, Andrew [acting superintendent]
    • 11 letters, Apr.-May, 1895
  • Chandler, Seth Carlo, 1846-1913 [aid]
    • 7 letters, 1866-1867
  • Chase, Alexander W. [aid, sub-assistant, assistant]
    • 238 letters, 1867-1892. Include some written after dismissal from the Survey.
  • Chester, Colby Mitchell [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 8 letters, 1883-1885
  • Clover, Richardson, 1846-1919 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 5 letters, 1885-1886
  • Coffin, George W. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 4 letters, 1877
  • Colonna, Benjamin A. [sub-assistant; assistant; assistant in charge of office and topography]
    • 1426 letters, 1877-1911. Letters written after his dismissal from the Survey are included since they deal primarily with Survey affairs.
  • Cooper, W. W. [clerk to the superintendent; assistant]
    • 307 letters, 1858-1882
  • Cordell, Edward [assistant]
    • 46 letters, 1867-1870
  • Courtis, Frank, 1844-1908 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 4 letters, 1877-1878
  • Cutts, Richard D., 1817-1883 [assistant; assistant in charge of office and topography]
    • 162 letters, 1851-1883
  • Cutts, Richard M. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 8 letters, 1876-1879
  • Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927 [assistant]
    • 31 letters, 1871-1880. Many relate to the Alaska survey.
  • Dickins, Edmund F. [aid; sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 130 letters, 1869-1910
  • Dorr, F. W. [adjunct assistant in charge]
    • 31 letters, 1873-1874
  • Duffield, William Ward [superintendent, 1894-1897]
    • 124 letters, 1894-1895
  • Edmonds, Frank W. [assistant]
    • 17 letters, 1889-1911
  • Edwards, William S. [aid]
    • 6 letters, 1873-1876
  • Eimbeck, William [sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 120 letters, 1872-1902
  • Ellicott, Eugene [sub-assistant]
    • 16 letters, 1872-1879
  • Fairfield, George A. [assistant; assistant for assistant in charge of office]
    • 8 letters, 1850-1885
  • Farquhar, George [sub-assistant]
    • 113 letters, 1867-1880
  • Fisher, William J. [tidal observer]
    • 32 letters, 1873-1884. Written mainly from St. Paul, Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • Forney, Stehman [aid; sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 140 letters, 1867-1888
  • Gilbert, J. J. [aid; sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 109 letters, 1870-1910
  • Goodfellow, Edward, 1828-1899 [assistant for assistant in charge]
    • 221 letters, 1867-1887
  • Gray, Emmet [tidal observer]
    • 73 letters, 1877-1895. Written from Sausalito, Calif.
  • Greenwell, W. E. [assistant]
    • 133 letters, 1861-1877
  • Griffin, R. J. [disbursing agent]
    • 59 letters, 1894-1895
  • Halter, R. E. [sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 21 letters, 1866-1869
  • Harrison, A. M. [assistant; acting assistant in charge]
    • 28 letters, 1847-1863
  • Hein, Samuel [disbursing agent]
    • 236 letters, 1846-1877
  • Hensel, Martin [private secretary to the superintendent]
    • 5 letters, 1894
  • Hergesheimer, E. [assistant]
    • 60 letters, 1863-1888
  • Hilgard, Julius Erasmus, 1825-1891 [assistant, assistant in charge of office, superintendent, 1881-1885]
    • 958 letters, 1849-1885
  • Hill, A. P. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 8 letters, 1856-1860
  • Hill, Charles B. [assistant]
    • 42 letters, 1882-1886
  • Hoover, John T. [clerk of the Computing Division; private secretary to the superintendent; in charge of stationery, instruments, etc.]
    • 47 letters, 1858-1878
  • Johnson, Philip Carrigain, 1828-1887 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 41 letters, 1864-1874
  • Kennedy, Charles W. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 6 letters, 1872-1873
  • Lawson, James Smythe, 1828-1893 [assistant]
    • 523 letters, 1848-1891
  • Leutze, E. H. C. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 4 letters, 1878-1879
  • Lowry, T. J. [aid]
    • 6 letters, 1876
  • McMurtrie, William B. [Drawing Division]
    • 5 letters, 1862-1864
  • Marr, R. A. [aid; sub-assistant]
    • 61 letters, 1883-1888
  • Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin [superintendent, 1889-1894]
    • 1189 letters, 1889-1894
  • Mitchell, Henry, 1830-1902 [hydrographer]
    • 7 letters, 1864-1870
  • Morgan, William B. [disbursing agent]
    • 116 letters, 1882-1885
  • Morse, Fremont [aid; sub-assistant]
    • 68 letters, 1880-1911
  • Moser, Jefferson Franklin, 1848-1934 [naval officer detailed to the Survey as a hydrographic inspector]
    • 26 letters, 1885-1895
  • Mosman, A. T. [sub-assistant]
    • 79 letters, 1859-1894
  • Nichols, Henry E. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 24 letters, 1880-1891
  • Ogden, Herbert G. [acting assistant in charge of office; assistant]
    • 10 letters, 1886-1900
  • Palmer, W. R. [army engineer detailed to the Survey]
    • 30 letters, 1855-1861
  • Parsons, Francis H. [sub-assistant for assistant in charge of office]
    • 11 letters, 1880-1893
  • Parsons, John W. [disbursing agent]
    • 249 letters, 1890-1894
  • Patterson, Carlile Pollock [hydrographic inspector; superintendent, 1874-1881]
    • 794 letters, 1862-1881
  • Peacock, D. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 10 letters, 1886-1888
  • Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880 [superintendent, 1867-1874]
    • 233 letters, 1865-1874
  • Peirce, Charles Sanders, 1839-1914 [acting assistant in charge of office; assistant in charge of office]
    • 41 letters, 1872-1879
  • Perkins, Frank Walley [acting superintendent]
    • 42 letters, 1901-1911
  • Porter, J. W. [disbursing agent]
    • 72 letters, 1877-1882
  • Pratt, John F. [sub-assistant]
    • 121 letters, 1879-1906
  • Pritchett, Henry Smith, 1857-1939 [superintendent, 1897-1900]
    • 6 letters, 1898-1900
  • Pugh, William H. [acting superintendent]
    • 42 letters, July-Sept. 1894
  • Rockwell, Cleveland [assistant]
    • 151 letters, 1868-1888
  • Rodgers, Augustus F. [sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 199 letters, 1848-1907
  • Ruth, James S. [assistant]
    • 7 letters, 1846-1852
  • Saegmuller G. N.
    • 5 letters, 1876-1878
  • Schott, Charles Anthony, 1826-1901 [assistant in charge of Computing Division; acting assistant in charge of office topography]
    • 204 letters, 1856-1896
  • Sengteller, Louis A. [sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 243 letters, 1868-1885
  • Sinclair, C. H. [assistant]
    • 14 letters, 1893-1908
  • Smith, Edwin [assistant]
    • 6 letters, 1866-1907
  • Smith, M. L. [army officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 9 letters, 1857-1858
  • Snow, A. S. [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 3 letters, 1884-1887
  • Stevens, Isaac I. [assistant in charge of office]
    • 17 letters, 1851-1853
  • Suess, Werner [mechanician]
    • 5 letters, 1881-1883
  • Taussig, Edward David, 1847-1921 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 16 letters, 1884-1886
  • Taylor, Henry Clay, 1845-1904 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 21 letters, 1874-1877
  • Thomas, Charles Mitchell, 1846-1908 [naval officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 4 letters, 1887-1888
  • Thorn, Frank Manly [superintendent, 1885-1889]
    • 595 letters, 1885-1889
  • Throckmorton, S. R., Jr, [aid]
    • 121 letters, 1870-1873
  • Tidball, John C. [army officer detailed to the Survey]
    • 6 letters, 1855
  • Tittmann, Otto Hilgard, 1850-1938 [sub-assistant; assistant; acting superintendent; superintendent, 1900-1915]
    • 132 letters, 1873-1911
  • Trowbridge, W. P. [assistant]
    • 6 letters, 1853-1861
  • Welker, P. A. [aid]
    • 22 letters, 1883-1888
  • West, Preston C. F. [assistant]
    • 7 letters, 1858-1863
  • Westdahl, Ferdinand [draftsman; assistant]
    • 171 letters, 1876-1911
  • Willey, Henry Ide [aid]
    • 7 letters, 1872-1873
  • Williams, James [assistant]
    • 4 letters, 1846-1848
  • Wilson, Louis [tidal observer]
    • 21 letters, 1877. Written from Port Townsend, W. T., and from Astoria, Ore.
  • Wines, M. W. [general assistant for assistant in charge of office]
    • 167 letters, 1879-1895
  • Winston, Isaac, 1853-1923 [sub-assistant; assistant]
    • 63 letters, 1888-1910
  • Woodward, Thomas P. [aid]
    • 7 letters, 1873-1875
  • Würdemann, William [in charge of instrument shop]
    • 32 letters, 1864-1874

Correspondence in Ellinor C. Davidson's papers

  • Miscellany
    • Amundsen, Roald Engelbregt Gravning, 1872-1928
      • Dec. 26, 1916
    • Bolton, Herbert Eugene, 1870-1953
      • Aug. 10, 1939
    • Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938
      • Oct, 30, 1936
    • Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner, 1846-1918
      • Oct, 26, 1912
    • Yale, Charles Gregory
      • Mar. 18, 1919
  • American Geographical Society
    • 3 letters, 1935
  • Davenport, Charles Benedict
    • 4 letters, 1936-1938. One is addressed to Alexander McAdie.
  • Eastwood, Alice
    • 2 letters, 1942-1943
  • Henry E. Huntington Library
    • 5 letters, 1924-1944
  • Holway, Ruliff Stephen
    • 3 letters, 1912-1924
  • Meany, Edmond Stephen
    • 2 letters, 1928-1929
  • See, Thomas Jefferson Jackson
    • 17 letters, 1936-1943

Correspondence in Thomas D. Davidson's Papers

  • Manson, Marsden
    • Letter, Jan. 19, 1918
  • Yale, Charles Gregory
    • Letter, July 31, 1918

Container List

boxes 1-26

General incoming correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of individual or organization. Single letters are in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet. Unidentified and incomplete letters are at the end of the file. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key to Arrangement.
boxes 27-56

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letters received from members of the Survey, arranged alphabetically. A list of the more important correspondents, with indication of position, follows the list for the general correspondence.
boxes 57-58

Miscellaneous correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Some incoming correspondence has been grouped as follows: miscellaneous letters requesting aid in securing employment, references, etc. (2 folders); letters requesting information and maps, offering scientific objects for sale, expressing general interest in science, etc. (3 folders); letters offering information on various subjects - place names, shipwrecks, history, astronomy, geography, etc., and offering to give Davidson scientific objects (1 folder); letters requesting Davidson to lecture (1 folder); letters from consulates, legations and embassies relating to the Davidsons' trip around the world, 1875 (1 folder); letters and papers relating to the Paris Exposition, 1878, at which Davidson acted as chairman of the jury judging moving powers of machinery displayed there (1 folder); letters of condolence on the death of his son, George, 1900 (1 folder); letters from students and former students (1 folder).
boxes 59-63

Letters written by Davidson 1845-1911

Scope and Content Note

Primarily drafts of his outgoing letters. There are some original letters, however, for the earlier years, 1845-1871, written to members of his family and to his wife's family. The file is obviously incomplete since Davidson did not systematically save drafts or copies. Some of his incoming letters, however, bear notes indicating the nature of the replies.
Although there are copies or drafts of letters addressed to members of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in these files, most of the official correspondence was recorded in the letter books described below.
carton 1, boxes 66-69

Letterbooks, 33 volumes 1851-1895

Scope and Content Note

v. 1-32 contain drafts of letters written by Davidson to members of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, with occasional copies of letters written by the latter to Davidson. The last volume, v. 33, marked "Private: Special Letter Book of George Davidson," is a press copy letterbook, 1889-1895, containing personal, not professional, letters.

Additional Note

  • Carton 1: vols. 1-17
  • Box 66: vols. 18-22
  • Box 67: vols. 23-27
  • Box 68: vols. 28-32
  • Box 69: vol. 33
ctn. 1, vol. 1

1851-1854

ctn. 1, vol. 2

1854-1857

ctn. 1, vol. 3

1857-1859

ctn. 1, vol. 4

1859-1861

ctn. 1, vol. 5

1861-1862

ctn. 1, vol. 6

1862

ctn. 1, vol. 7

1862-1864

ctn. 1, vol. 8

1863-1864

ctn. 1, vol. 9

1864-1866

ctn. 1, vol. 10

1866-1867

ctn. 1, vol. 11

1867-1868

ctn. 1, vol. 12

1868-1869

ctn. 1, vol. 13

1869

ctn. 1, vol. 14

1869

ctn. 1, vol. 15

1869-1870

ctn. 1, vol. 16

1870

ctn. 1, vol. 17

1870-1871

box 66, vol. 18

1871

box 66, vol. 19

1871

box 66, vol. 20

1871-1872

box 66, vol. 21

1872

box 66, vol. 22

1872

box 67, vol. 23

1872

box 67, vol. 24

1872

box 67, vol. 25

1872-1873

box 67, vol. 26

1873

box 67, vol. 27

1873

box 68, vol. 28

1874

box 68, vol. 29

1874

box 68, vol. 30

1874-1875

box 68, vol. 31

1875-1876

box 68, vol. 32

1876

box 69, vol. 33

1889-1895

carton 3

Diaries, 62 volumes, 1845-1911

Scope and Content Note

Primarily pocket diaries; none for the years 1849-50, 1852-53, 1855, 1857, and 1910. The first volume, covering the years 1845-47, consists mainly of memoranda and accounts with only a few diary entries. Included also are partial transcripts (i.e. selected entries), and notes, made by Mrs. Elisabeth Gudde in her study of the diaries; Davidson's fair copy of the entries for May 15-18, 1894; and his annotated calendar for 1911.
carton 4

Personalia

carton 4

Biographical and autobiographical sketches, chronologies of major events in his life, sketches of his public services, etc. (3 folders)

carton 4

Autobiographical sketches written by Mrs. Davidson

carton 4

Certificates of election to scientific organizations, notices of awards bestowed on him, lists of memberships and awards, etc.

carton 4

Papers relating to his dismissal from the Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1895, and to his candidacy for the position of Survey Superintendent, 1897, including petitions and memorials, resolutions of various societies, clippings, etc. Most of the correspondence has been removed and placed in the general correspondence files, and a list of correspondents placed in the folder.

carton 4

Phrenological character readings for the Davidson family

carton 4

Passports

carton 4

Travel mementos

carton 4

Wills

carton 4

Commission as Regent of the University of California

carton 4

Marriage license and related papers

carton 4

Misc. material re the Davidson family

carton 4

Bibliographies and bibliographic notes

carton 4

Catalogue of his library; lists of books, etc.

carton 4

Notes on his public lectures; admission cards for lectures, etc.

carton 4

Address book

carton 4

Invitations

carton 4

School papers, circa 1842-1843; material relating to his Alma Mater, Central High School, Philadelphia

carton 4

Notes on his eye operation

carton 4

Miscellany

carton 5

Clippings re Davidson (4 folders)

carton 5

Obituary clippings

carton 5

Mrs. Davidson's letters describing their travels, 1874-75,as published in The Little Monitor and Parish Guide

carton 5

Financial statements - account with J. T. Boyd, 1856-1891

carton 5

Miscellaneous financial and legal papers

carton 5

Income tax statements, 1862-1868

carton 5

Account books, 5 volumes, 1847, 1858-circa 1862, 1861-1865, 1891-1892, 1893-1894

carton 5

Canceled checks

cartons 6-9

Manuscripts of his writings (published and unpublished)

Scope and Content Note

Primarily holograph manuscripts, with occasional typed copies. Arranged in the categories he used in his bibliography, List of the published Writings of George Davidson (copies of which are in carton 4 above): geodesy, astronomical, instruments, etc., miscellaneous, engineering, and geography and navigation. The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically within each category according to the titles appearing on the papers, some of which differ from the published version.
 

Geodesy

carton 6

[Comments on method used in Coast Survey for the determination of the difference of longitude between any two places]. 1871

carton 6

[Introduction to fourth edition of Directory of the Pacific Coast. . .

carton 6

The lengths of the Los Angeles and Yolo Base Lines with remarks upon the apparatus and methods employed; with related papers

carton 6

The magnetic variation at San Francisco

carton 6

[Notes on triangulation and reconnaissance]

carton 6

[Portion of a report on the trigonometrical survey in India]

carton 6

[Report to the International Geodetic Association]. 1889

carton 6

Spectrum phenomena observed in heliotrope signals

carton 6

Standard Geodetic Data. Read before the California Academy of Sciences, Oct. 18, 1886

carton 6

The United States Coast and Geodetic Survey upon the Pacific Coast

carton 6

Variation of the geographical latitude; with related papers. See also letter, Oct. 23, 1893 from S. C. Chancellor to Davidson.

 

Astronomical

carton 6

The apparent projection of stars upon the bright limb of the moon at occultation and similar phenomena; and related papers

carton 6

[Astronomical notes]

carton 6

Comets

carton 6

Field catalogue of 1060 time stars. Mean places for. 1885

carton 6

Field catalogue of transit stars. April 15, 1874

carton 6

General plan of observatory telegraphic connections

carton 6

The midnight sun

carton 6

Notes on comets - 18th century

carton 6

Notes of occultation

carton 6

The opposition of Mars. The determination of the earth's distance from the sun by the parallax of Mars

carton 6

The partial solar eclipse of Oct. 9, 1893

carton 6

Recent astronomical research

carton 6

The reported missing and variable stars

carton 6

Rotation of the earth

carton 6

Spectrum appearance of Venus, July 17, 1877

carton 6

Suggestions of a cosmical cause for the great climatic changes upon the earth. "Read at meeting of October 7, 1872"

carton 6

Suggestions for the increase of number of stars in the American ephemeris

carton 6

Total solar eclipse of Jan. 1, 1889

carton 6

Transit of Mercury 1891 and 1881

carton 6

Transit of Venus

carton 6

The transit of Venus, 1874

carton 6

Transit of Venus. New Mexico

carton 6

Why does the moon appear copper colored during a total eclipse

 

Instruments, etc.

carton 6

"Correction for run of microscopes"

carton 6

Geodetic instruments of precision at the Paris Exposition and in European workshops

carton 6

Instruments of precision. Read before the California Academy of Sciences, Nov. 5, 1877

carton 6

Measure of the irregularity in one turn of the micrometer screw; and the value of each turn. March 23, 1893

carton 6

Mechanical defects in micrometers. 1876

carton 6

New break circuit chronometer

carton 6

New problems in mensuration

carton 6

The prototypes of the standard metre and kilogramme. 1889

 

Miscellaneous

carton 6

Report of the examination of weights and Balances, Branch Mint of the United States, San Francisco . . .

carton 6

Upon the general laws affecting the results of spiral levellings

carton 6

Activities of nature

carton 6

[Alaska gold rush]

carton 6

The Beaufort Wind Scale and its conversion into velocity; with related papers

carton 6

[Comments on an old almanac]

carton 6

[Comments on education for women]

carton 6

[Essay on education]

carton 6

Events leading to the acquisition of California

carton 6

Examination of the Carson footprints. 1883

carton 6

[Experiences with American Indians]

carton 6

The Four Gospels in Syriac from the Sinactic Palimpsest . . .

carton 6

In the matter of the proposed statute to Robert Dale Owen

carton 6

Magnetic ores

carton 6

Memoranda re Runic stone found at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; with related papers

carton 6

[Memoranda on the fur seal controversy, ]. 1892-1893

carton 6

Notes on spearheads and harpoons in whales and sea lions

carton 6

[Opinion of David Starr Jordan's article, "The study of Impressionist Physics," in the Popular Science Monthly]

carton 6

[Opinion on proposed system for numbering houses in Contra Costa County] 1890

carton 6

The origin and meaning of the name California; with related papers

carton 6

The origin and meaning of the name California; with related papers.

carton 6

Pacific Commercial Museum

carton 6

[Plan for monuments recognizing early explorers]

carton 6

A problem in computing interest, Oct. 18, 1894

carton 6

Published writings of George Davidson for University of California, Oct. 30, 1898

carton 6

The raising of the flag at Monterey, July 7, 1846: events and incidents leading thereto; with related papers

carton 6

San Francisco Bar

carton 6

[Science and the University]

carton 6

A Scientific Christmas

carton 6

Scientific explorations by the United States

carton 6

The scientific explorations of the United States

carton 6

Some incidents relating to the seizure of Monterey in ; with relatedpapers. 1846

carton 6

[U.S. ocean commerce]

 

Engineering

carton 7

[Account of two visits to the San Mateo Dam Site]. 1887 July 18 and 28

carton 7

The crucial tests of a good harbor for commerce or for refuge

carton 7

The engineering services of George Davidson, United States during the Civil War

carton 7

Examination and report of the lines of defense of Philadelphia . . .

carton 7

The head or regulating sluices of the canal

carton 7

Lectures on irrigation before the legislature of California

carton 7

Notes on San Pedro breakwater

carton 7

[Portion of a report on San Francisco waterfront; with related papers]

carton 7

[Report on essential points involved in an effective system of sewerage for San Francisco] with related notes

carton 7

[Report on Philadelphia water supply]

carton 7

Report on sewerage of San Francisco, April 25, 1886

carton 7

[Report to Farmers Canal Company of Merced on proposed location of canal for irrigation]. 1877

carton 7

Report upon subject of a harbor of refuge on the coast north of San Francisco. Requested by Board of Engineers, U.S. A.. 1880 April 20

carton 7

[Reports on piers]

carton 7

The San Luis Rey River irrigation project; with related papers.

carton 7

[A series of papers read before the California Academy of Sciences on irrigation in India]

carton 7

Reports on irrigation

carton 7

[Series of papers on irrigation and reclamation in India, Egypt . . .]

carton 7

Sewerage problem of San Francisco

carton 7

Submarine cables; with related material

carton 7

Sub-marine valleys in the Pacific Coast of the United States

carton 7

The Suez Canal

carton 7

Temperature of air and water from Dec. 1, 1877 to Dec. 31, 1881, Sausalito Tidal Station

carton 7

The temperature of the water of the Golden Gate

 

Geography and navigation

carton 7

Abrasions of the Northwest Coast of America

carton 7

Account of the First Ascent of the Volcano Mak£shin on the Island of Unalaska, in the Aleutian Chain

carton 7

Bays and anchorages in the Aleutian Islands . . .

carton 7

Cabrillo, Ferrelo, Drake, Viscaino, Costans¢ - in the approaches to San Francisco Bay

carton 7

A Century of Discovery in the United States

carton 7

Coast Climate of Alaska

carton 7

Coast Pilot Material [notes]

carton 7

The Colonization of California and the Founding of San Francisco

carton 7

Currents and Tides

carton 7

Currents of the North Pacific

carton 8

The Discovery of Humboldt Bay

carton 8

The Discovery of San Diego Bay

carton 8

The Discovery of San Francisco Bay and the History of San Francisco, with related material (3 folders)

carton 8

Dr. Cook never reached the summit of Mt. McKinley; Why did Dr. Cook leave his records in Greenland?

carton 8

The Early Explorations of the Russians in the North pacific; their Discoveries and Occupation of the Lands discovered; Intention to Control the North Pacific

carton 8

Early Spanish Voyages of Discovery on the Coast of California

carton 8

Examination . . . Ulloa, Cabrillo, Ferrelo, Drake, Vizcaino

carton 8

An Examination of Some of the Early Voyages of Discovery on the Northwest Coast of America

carton 8

An Examination of Some of the Early Voyages of Discovery and Exploration on the Northwest Coast of America, 1539-1603 (2 folders)

carton 8

Explanation of an Indian map of the rivers, lakes, trails and mountains from the Chilkaht to the Yukon . . .

carton 8

Explanation of some cases of "Reported Breakers" at sea

carton 8

Falkland Islands or Malouine Isles

carton 8

Forestry of California

carton 8

Francis Drake on the Northwest Coast of America . . . (4 folders)

carton 9

[Glaciers of Alaska]

carton 9

The Growth of Great Commercial Centres

carton 9

The History of the Volcano Joanna Bogostova in the Bering Sea

carton 9

Identification of Francis Drake's Anchorage on the Coast of California in the year 1579 (3 folders)

carton 9

[Incomplete paper on Alaska]

carton 9

[India]

carton 9

Introduction to Gustav Niebaum's translation of The Discoveries of the Norsemen on the Northeast Coast of America

carton 9

Lists of navigators who discovered various ports of California, of Spanish officials important in California history, etc.

carton 9

The loss of the San Augustin

carton 9

The Mastery of the Pacific

carton 9

Memoranda of some early landmarks on the NW coast of America from San Diego to the Strait of Fuca

carton 9

Memorandum concerning the "Flat Globe"

carton 9

Memorandum upon the relation of Plover Island to Wrangel Land

carton 9

Mount Sinai - illustrated

carton 9

[Notes on California geography]

carton 9

[Papers on ocean currents off the Pacific Coast]

carton 9

Past History of California

carton 9

Prominent objects visible from Tamalpais

carton 9

Recommendation for Fog Signal on North Farallones

carton 9

[Report on relative merits of Port Orford and Port Trinidad]

carton 9

[San Francisco Earthquake, 1906].

carton 9

San Sebastian

carton 9

Some physical, climactic and geological features of Southeast Alaska. The glaciers of the Chilkaht, Chilkoot and Taiya Valleys

carton 9

[Studies on Prince William Sound and Volcano Miranda]

carton 9

A study of the Entrance to the Fuca Strait

carton 9

There is no International Date Line

carton 9

The Tracks and Landfalls of Bering and Chirikof on the Northwest Coast of America

carton 9

Traveling around the world: "Losing a day - Gaining a day"

carton 9

Travelogue to the Geysers in California

carton 9

What one sees about the Bay of San Francisco

carton 9

Why Spain got Action in 1767-1769.

carton 9

Winds far above the Surface of the Earth

carton 9

Wrangell Land: Arctic Ocean

carton 9

Manuscripts of his speeches

Scope and Content Note

Primarily holograph manuscripts (4 folders)
cartons 10-11

Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Most of the notebooks contain observations and computations made by Davidson and/or other members of the Coast and Geodetic Survey field parties in the course of triangulation surveys, latitude and longitude determinations, astronomical determinations, etc. They have been numbered 1-85 (except for a few unidentified volumes) and are listed herein according to the information which appears on the covers. Notebooks 1-13 contain Davidson's notes on the geographical reconnaissance of Alaska and the probable resources of the territory.
notebook 1-7

"Private Journal to Russian America. 1867-1868

notebook 8-10

"Russian America. Description of the Coast." 1868

notebook 11

"Alaska Notes" [These were originally numbered by Davidson, 1-12; no.4 is missing].

notebook 12

"Memoranda for the Eclipse Expedition to Alaska." 1869

notebook 13

"Expedition to Alaska; Letters & Description . . ." 1869

notebook 14

"Private Notes; Details of Magnetic Observations & Experiments 1850"

notebook 15-16

"Geodetic Miscellany of Work. Mt. Diablo, Cal. ." 1876

notebook 17

"Yukon River. Compass courses from St. Michaels to Fort Yukon in by J. J. Major assistant to Lieut Raymond U.S. Engineers, Copied 1895." 1868 June-July

notebook 18

"Chronometer Trip from Cape Flattery to Port Townsend." 1852 July

notebook 19

"Field Signal Book 1859-60"

notebook 20-22

"Miscellanea. No.1", "Miscellanea, no. 2", "Miscellanea. no. 3." 1862 May-June

notebook 23

"Experiment Book. From Aug. 16 1866 at Cape Henry Va. to Sept. 2, 1866"

notebook  24

"Expedition 1866. Experiments & notes"

notebook 25

" 1867 . . . Darien"

notebook 26

"Chilkaht Pillars. Sketches along Coast." 1869-1870

notebook 27

"San Francisco . . . to La Mesa." 1871

notebook 28

"Observations from San Francisco to Guaymas and back. D. Walker." 1872 Sept.

notebook  29

"Rough notes. Stations and Verdi work 1872 . . ."

notebook 30

"Washington. Venus Expts." May/74

notebook 31-32

[Observations, India, Mar.-Apr. 1875]

notebook 33-35

"Awards at Paris Exposition ." 1878

notebook 36

" 1882. Memoranda. Transit of Venus"

notebook 37

[Paris Exposition 1878 and International Geodetic Conference 1889]

notebook 38

[San Diego Triangulation. Rock Mission Bay]

notebook 39

"Bering & Chirikof. Distribution of pamphlet"

notebook 40-46

"Meteorological Records 1859-70 - Kept on board U.S.C.S. Brig R. H. Fauntleroy - Washington Territory"

notebook 47

"Meteorological Journal No. 11" [San Diego, Calif. ]. 1863-1865

notebook 48

"Meteorological 1870" [Dominguez Hill]

notebook 49

"Journal of Meteorological Observations at Cape Mendocino Light House 1872-73"

notebook 50

"Meteorological Observations, Astoria Tidal Station ." 1872-1873

notebook 51

"Meteorological Observations Lassen's Peak." 1879

notebook 52

"Meteorological Record Lassen's Butte." undated

notebook 53

"Astronomical Observations" [Unalaska and other stations]. 1871-1872

notebook 54

[Astronomical Observations, Crescent City, Calif. July 1871]

notebook 55

"Barometrical Observations at Station Verdi, Nevada ." 1872 June-July

notebook 56

"Absolute Magnetic Declination Station Seattle." 1871

notebook 57

"Horizontal Intensity vibrations. Santa Barbara 1869, San Buenaventura 1869, Dominguez Hill 1870, Seattle W. T. 1871" 1869, 1870, 1871

notebook 58

"Magnetic Dip. Santa Barbara 1869, San Buenaventura 1869, Dominguez Hill 1870, Seattle W. T, 1871, Verdi, Nevada 1872"

notebook 59

"Tide observations on Saco, Maine from May 8th 1866. . ." 1866 May 8

notebook 60

"Tidal Observations . . . Station Philadelphia . . . Station Red Bank N. J. 1861. Station at Delaware City, Del . . . 1861." 1861

notebook 61

"Observations of Horizontal Angles. Station Ocean Beach & Bay Beach Bodega Bay Sonoma Co. California . . ." 1860

notebook 62

"Geodetic Miscellany. Stations in Santa Barbara Channel. Determ. of Mountains etc. Vertical angles." 1869-1870

notebook 63

"Observations of Horizontal Angles . . . Mission Santa Barbara." 1870

notebook 64

"Triangulation Mount Lola Sierra Nevada, Daily journal occupation commencing May 19/79 ending July 31. Triangulation Round Top. Commencing Aug. 1 ending Aug. 22/79"

notebook  65

"Latitude Stay. Reduced to epoch 1900.0. 1894"

notebook 66

"Bodega. Secondary Triangulation. Bodega Bay. California." 1860

notebook 67-75

[Journals of deep sea soundings]. 1872-1874

notebook 76

"Telegraphic difference of Longitude between Nagasaki and Tokei, Japan . . . December 1874. January 1875"

notebook 77

"Star Factors for Deviation, Level & Collimation"

notebook 78-79

"Computation of the star factors A. B. C. . . ."

notebook 80

"Azimuth Notes."

notebook 81

"Base measurement. Extracts from the volume of Field Record of the Atlanta Base by Asst. C. O. Routelle." Oct. 1878

notebook 82

[Notebook containing observations on turns of the micrometer screw]

notebook 83

"Tabulation of Results of Obs. for Testing the graduation and determinating the Instrumental Constants of 20' inch Theod. No 5." 1876-1878

notebook 84

[Notebook containing observations on bars used at Yolo Base]

notebook 85

"Memoranda about the Base Bars Nos. 1 & 2, and the Field Standard Bar No. 2, and the Comparators III and IV." 1888

cartons 12-13

Lecture notes

Scope and Content Note

Notes relating to his geography course, The Currents and Winds of the Pacific Ocean, taught at the University of California, 1898-1905. The course covered the "geography, productions and commerce of the countries bordering the Pacific Ocean and contiguous waters; the highways of commerce; the great canals; the great river and lake systems of the world; the geography of raw products; tides; submarine telegraph cables; and the colonial systems of the world.
The first four folders in Carton 12 contain general material including notes on the object and scope of the course and examination questions. The rest of the material is arranged alphabetically according to Davidson's subject designations.
carton 12

Notes on the object and scope of the course

carton 12

Examination questions

carton 12

Suggestions

carton 12

Notebook with bibliographic references

carton 12

Africa

carton 12

Alaska

carton 12

Areas; Subsidies to foreign ships; Tobacco, etc.

carton 12

Australia (5 folders)

carton 12

Bering Sea; Reindeer; Natives

carton 12

Climate and rainfall

carton 12

Colonial systems

carton 12

Colonies

carton 12

Comparison of North and South America

carton 12

Costa Rica

carton 12

Cuba

carton 12

Distances: across pacific Ocean, etc.

carton 12

Expansion

carton 12

Formosa

carton 12

Great Canals of the World

carton 12

Growth of great Commercial centers

carton 12

Guadalupe Island

carton 12

Guatemala (2 folders)

carton 12

Hawaii (3 folders)

carton 12

Inshore eddy current

carton 12

Irrigation and arid lands: forestry

carton 12

Japan (3 folders)

carton 12

Ladrones and Philippines (2 folders)

carton 12

Map drawing and map reading

carton 12

Maps and charts: methods of projection

carton 12

Mastery of the pacific

carton 13

Mexico (5 folders)

carton 13

Midway Island

carton 13

Netherland Indies (5 folders)

carton 13

Netherlands

carton 13

New Zealand

carton 13

Nicaragua (5 folders)

carton 13

Nicaragua Canal

carton 13

Notes for Review

carton 13

Panama Canal

carton 13

Paumotu or Low Islands

carton 13

Philippines (12 folders)

carton 13

Points on earth below the level of the sea

carton 13

Raw products

carton 13

Salvador

carton 13

Samoa

carton 13

Straits Settlement

carton 13

Tasmania

carton 13

Tides

carton 13

Turks and Armenians

carton 13

Typhoons

carton 14

Computations

Scope and Content Note

Primarily work sheets and notes concerned with astronomical, topographical, triangulation and magnetic operations. Unarranged.
carton 14

Notes, drawings, reports, etc., relating to various scientific instruments (4 folders)

See also oversize

cartons 15-18

Subject files

Scope and Content Note

Notes, reports, clippings, speeches, articles, etc., relating to various subjects, people and organizations. Letters have been removed in most cases and placed in the correspondence files, with references noted on the subject folders.
carton 15

Agassiz, Louis - Ms. of lecture delivered by him before the California Academy of Sciences, Sept. 1872; clippings; material re memorials

carton 15

Alaska - notes on Alaska history, Indians, geography, etc.; tracings, maps and charts; clippings; meteorological data; reports; reprints of articles, etc. (5 folders)

carton 15

Alaska, Boundary - Notes and clippings

carton 15

Alaska, Glaciers - Notes

carton 15

Amundsen, Roald - Notes re his expedition, 1905-1906, to the Arctic; clippings; copies of two letters written by him from King William's Land, 1904-1905; material re banquet honoring him

carton 15

Astronomy - Misc. notes and reports on eclipses, comets, meteors, transit of Jupiter, transit of Venus, etc.

carton 15

Bache, Alexander D. - Draft and related notes of Davidson's reminiscences

carton 15

Bacon and Shakespeare - Notes, clippings, etc., re theory that Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays; Davidson's analysis of some of the cipher books (2 folders)

carton 15

Bancroft Library - Draft of Davidson's opinion re sale of the Library to the University of California; clipping

carton 15

Baranoff, Alexander A. - Notes taken from a biography

carton 15

Bear Valley Land and Water Co. - Copies of reports submitted by James S. Black, designing engineer, to Board of Directors. 1889

carton 15

Bogoslov - Notes, clippings, photographs, reports, etc., re the volcanic island in the Aleutians

carton 15

Boomerangs - Notes

carton 15

Botany - Notes

carton 15

Cables - Notes on cables for the Bering Sea; report on submarine cable lines connecting military posts in harbor of San Francisco; statistics on Atlantic cables

carton 15

Calendar - Notes on what year constituted the beginning of the 20th century

carton 15

California - Notes on origin of the name

carton 15

California. State Earthquake Investigation Commission - Copies of reports written for the Commission on effects of the 1906 earthquake; some copies of letters written to and among its members

carton 15

California. University - Clippings; acknowledgments of gifts; recommendations of Regents on salary schedules, ; draft of Davidson's memo on methods of administration; draft of resolution proposing Davidson as regent; list of regents with information on terms of office; meteorological synopses for students' observatory; miscellaneous reports of various departments; invitations, notices, etc.. 1881

carton 15

California. University. Regents - Form letters re meetings

carton 15

California. University. Student records for geography classes, including lists of students, a few enrollment cards and photocopies of course reports

carton 16

California. University. College of Commerce - articles, announcements, drafts of Davidson's reports, memos re departmental needs, book lists, draft of curriculum, notes on geography courses at other universities, correspondence with libraries over the world to obtain copies of publications on geography and commerce, Davidson's drawings and plans for chart cases, etc. (3 folders)

carton 16

California Academy of Sciences - Lists of officers, constitution and by-laws, reports of the treasurer and of special committees, election tickets, subscription lists, lists of nominees for office, proposed amendments to the constitution, material relating to the dissension over management, 1886-88, miscellaneous receipts, drafts of Davidson's annual addresses and reports, etc. (3 folders)

carton 16

California Historical Society - Lists of members

carton 16

California History - Notes

carton 16

California-Nevada Boundary Survey - Notes, clippings, triangulation reports and sketches, printed copies of reports of state surveyor general, 1890, and of George H., Goddard, 1855, copies of letters and reports relating to 1873 survey by A. W. Von Schmidt, etc. (2 folders)

carton 16

California-Oregon Boundary - Extracts from field notes of Daniel G. Major, U.S. astronomer and surveyor

carton 16

California Water and Forest Association - Drafts of report of first meeting of committee on surveys and records, circa Dec. 1899

carton 16

Carson Footprints - Davidson's notebook with sketches and notes

carton 16

Civil War - Maps and miscellaneous circulars

carton 16

Colorado River - Early Passage - Letters from early residents of Arizona Territory re James White's journey through the great canyon of the River on a raft; clippings, notes, copy of a report from C. C. Parry, UPRR survey geologist, to president of the company giving an account of White's passage

carton 16

Commercial Museums - Prospectus and by-laws for pacific Commercial Museum; clippings, notes, material relating to other commercial museums

carton 16

Currents - Notes and clippings re ocean currents and tides, sketch map showing the set of the Davidson current, drafts of reports, etc.

carton 16

Darien Canal - Maps for the proposed interoceanic canal, copies of Davidson's contract for the Isthmus Survey, accounts for the survey, clippings, notes on methods of the survey and on previous exploration of the area (2 folders)

carton 16

Debris Question - Draft of proposal for a commission to examine effects of debris on rivers and bays in the state, clippings re Davidson's testimony before state assembly's committee on the question

carton 16

Directory of the Pacific Coast - Miscellaneous notes

carton 16

Drake, Sir Francis - Notes

carton 17

Drakes Bay - Notes on Davidson's researches, sketch maps (3 folders)

carton 17

Earthquakes and volcanoes - material relating to earthquakes in San Francisco and on earthquakes at sea, clippings notes, reports of the Seismological Society of America, etc. (4 folders)

carton 17

"Ewing" mutiny - Extracts from log of U.S. Schooner "Ewing", ; Davidson's notes; copies of letters re the affair. 1849

carton 17

Freemasons - Notices of meetings, form letters, certificates of membership

carton 17

Geodetic Conference, 1894, Washington, D. C. - Copies of committee reports, minutes of meetings

carton 17

Geographic Society of the Pacific - Notices of meetings, lists of officers, form letters, resolutions, constitution and by-laws, copy of report of committee appointed to consider merits of Nicaragua inter-oceanic ship canal

carton 17

Geography - Notes, bibliographical references, sources of geographical research, etc. (2 folders)

carton 17

Goat Island - Clipping and invitation re pending bill, to grant Goat Island to railroad companies. 1872

carton 17

Indian languages - Notes, comparative vocabulary of Spuch-a-latz tribe of Tchim-cha-an people, N. W. Coast of America, Fort Simpson, recorded by Davidson, 1867

carton 17

International Boundary Commission, to consider boundary line between U.S. and Mexico, 1891 - Note, and copies of letters from Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey

carton 17

International Date Line - Clippings, notes, memoranda, maps and tabulations

carton 17

International Geodetic Association Meeting, Paris, 1889 - Instructions; reports; miscellaneous letters re meetings, transportation, introductions, etc.; programs (2 folders) 1889

carton 17

International Geographical Congresses - Form announcements. 1892-1904

carton 17

Irrigation - Notes, clippings, list of Davidson's services in field of irrigation, draft of his suggestions for improvements of questionnaire on irrigation prepared for 12th census

carton 17

Japan - Transit of Venus, 1874 - Miscellaneous letters from members of other delegations, Davidson's notes, passport through Japan, telegrams re exchange of signals, astronomical observations, estimates of expenses

carton 17

"Jeannette" Relics - Printed report of the special committee of the Geographical Society of the Pacific, appointed to report on the genuineness of the relics, May 1896, and extract of review of the report from German newspapers

carton 17

Lick Observatory - Notes re Davidson's meetings with James Lick, clippings, report written by Charles H. Rockwell on the appointment of Edward S. Holden as astronomer, material re difficulties over directorship, copies of deed of gift, report to trustees of James Lick Trust by S. W. Burnham; draft of article for the Alta California, etc. (2 folders). 1873 Oct. 21

carton 17

Limantour Claim - Davidson's memorandum on his testimony as witness for the government on authenticity of seals, statement of J. S. Hittell re Limantour's claim, clippings, copy of "The Official Argument against the Limantour Claim," publications re forgery

carton 17

Lower California - Notes on climate, rainfall, etc., and copy of Smithsonian Institution report on geology and natural history

carton 17

Magnetic Observatory - Sketches and plans

carton 18

Mathematics - Notes

carton 18

Moqui Indians of Arizona - Notes on names given to the Indians

carton 18

Mount St. Elias - Notes, draft of report by John E. McGrath, Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1894

carton 18

Mountains - Elevations - Provisional list of mountains and their elevations in California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, prepared by Davidson; notes, clippings, miscellaneous articles and publications, etc. (2 folders)

carton 18

National Academy of Sciences - Form letters on nomination of individuals to membership, printed copy of president's address. 1895

carton 18

Nehalem Wax - Clippings, notes and snapshots re bees wax found along the Oregon Coast near Nehalem

carton 18

Nicaragua Canal - Draft of report by Davidson on commercial and political importance of the canal to the U.S., memorial of the Geographical Society of the Pacific for the construction of the canal. 1892

carton 18

Paris Exposition, 1878 - Form letters

carton 18

Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road Case--Davidson's notes on the case which involved charge of discriminatory rates

carton 18

Pious Fund - Bibliographic note on the Senate document dealing with the fund

carton 18

Place names - Notes, draft of Davidson's report to the Sierra Club on changing name from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Tacoma, clippings, etc. (3 folders)

carton 18

Projection of Stars upon the Moon - Reviews and comments on Davidson's paper on the subject, notes on solar eclipses, etc.

carton 18

Rainfall - Statistics, miscellaneous correspondence, charts, clippings, relating to rainfall readings at particular stations

carton 18

Redding, Benjamin B. - Eulogy in Davidson's hand

carton 18

San Francisco - Notes on areas of anchorage

carton 18

San Francisco. Presidio - Two tracings made by Davidson of the ground plan of the Presidio, made by Edward Vischer, copies of letter from M. G. Vallejo to Vischer, 1878, notes on the Presidio. 1820

carton 18

San Francisco Bay: Portol  Expedition - Notes

carton 18

San Francisco Harbor - Reports on dangers to navigation at the entrance to the harbor, copies of correspondence re improvement of the harbor, sketch of the harbor, clippings, etc.

carton 18

San Francisco history - Notes

carton 18

Santa Monica Harbor - Annotated copy of Congressional Record. 1896 May

carton 18

Seismological Society of America - Copy of annual report of the president written by Davidson, March 1908

carton 18

Sewerage and Sanitation - Notes, clippings, reports, miscellaneous letters from citizens in various communities re sewerage problems

carton 18

Ship and sailing - Description of Coast and Geodetic steamer "Blake", list of old clipper ships, clippings, extracts from log of Capt. Lindquist in Bering Sea, 1902

carton 18

Sinaitic Four Gospels - Notes

carton 18

Spanish Archives - Copies of circular letter protesting against proposed transfer to Washington, D. C., clippings, notes, copies of letters re proposed transfer, etc.

carton 18

Spanish navigators - Notes

carton 18

Submarine valleys of Lower California - Notes

carton 18

Telegraph - Copy of an unsigned memo incorporating a programme for telegraphic longitude determinations across the continent, notes, sketches, map of U.S. cables and telegraph lines, Seattle to Sitka. 1869

carton 18

Temperature - Pacific Coast - Tracings showing temperatures along the coast from San Francisco to Mexico and from San Francisco to Juan de Fuca Strait

carton 18

Topographical Survey of California - Printed circular on a proposed survey, proof sheets for discussion on a topographical map.. 1892 Dec.

carton 18

Typhoons - Notes

carton 18

U.S. Mint, San Francisco - Notes relating to Davidson's examination of the coin and bullion weights and balances

carton 18

U.S. Naval Observatory - Circulars and clippings re organization and location of the Observatory, Davidson's notes, drafts of his replies to questionnaire re organization and functions of the Observatory

carton 18

Volcanoes: The Kuril Islands, Kamchatka - Notes

carton 18

Water Supply - Reports and clippings re water supply of San Francisco, Hetch Hetchy, Tahoe, use of Merced River for irrigation, water supply for Philadelphia; notes, etc. (2 folders)

carton 18

Whitney Survey - Papers re claim of Julius Bien, lithographer, against California for work done for the geological survey, draft of Davidson's statement advocating continuance of the survey, copy of legislative bills re transfer of survey material, etc.

carton 18

Wilkes Antarctic Expedition - Davidson's comments on talks with Lt. James Alden who was with Wilkes

carton 18

Wrecks - Notes, clippings, list of wrecks in Golden Gate, material re currents and Japanese ship wrecks, etc. (2 folders). 1875-1884

cartons 19-21

Subject files - Coast and Geodetic Survey

carton 19

Annual reports, progress reports, etc. - Primarily copies of the reports submitted by assistants and aids to the Superintendent 1871-1888

carton 19

Civil War - Material relating to the activities of the Coast Survey during the War, particularly in the defense of Philadelphia. In a separate folder is Davidson's notebook relating to the latter.

carton 19

Mt. Conness Triangulation - Monthly reports of field party, receipts for services, bills, etc.. 1890

carton 19

Monthly reports of field party - Boundary survey near Needles. 1893

carton 19

Yolo Base Line - Memoranda, notes and printed copy of the Survey report on the methods and results

carton 19

Latitudes: Reconnaissance. 1852-1853

carton 19

Reports and memoranda (mainly drafts) written by Davidson on Survey matters (3 folders)

carton 19

Clippings, articles, U.S. documents, etc.

carton 19

Reports, memoranda, etc. (printed and manuscript) relating to proposed reorganizations, reductions, and appointments

carton 19

Memorial resolutions, biographical sketches, obituaries

carton 19

Examination questions for Survey aids

carton 20

Abstracts of work done, circa 1852-1854

carton 20

Estimates for field expenses. 1886-1895

carton 20

Miscellaneous estimates

carton 20

Account books, 3 volumes, 1850-1851, 1854-1855, 1864

carton 20

Miscellaneous accounts (4 folders)

carton 20

Inventories

carton 20

Papers relating to the brig "R. H. Fauntleroy" - Account book, photographs, inventories of instruments and books aboard, list of crew, etc.. 1856

carton 20

Papers relating to the schooner "Humboldt" - Inventories and receipts

carton 21

Log of the U.S.S, "Tuscarora." 1874

carton 21

Notebook of T. J. Lowry

carton 21

Capt. Hewitt's sketches and notes - coast of Kamschatka

carton 21

Meteorological Records - Sausalito and Sacramento

carton 21

Charts of the Pleiades - occultations

carton 21

Maps charts and sketches

carton 21

Mississippi River Commission - Copies of letters written by members of the Commission, photographs (3 folders)

carton 21

Notes on light houses, buoys, dangers to navigations

carton 21

Notices to Mariners: Pacific Coast, issued by the Survey; Hydrographic Notices from the U.S. Hydrographic Office

carton 21

Miscellaneous Survey and Treasury Department circulars

carton 21

Notices to Mariners from Office of Light-House Board

carton 21

Miscellany (3 folders)

carton 22

Photographs - Transferred to Pictorial Collections - 1946.008

carton 23

Sketches for Coast Pilot of California, Oregon and Washington, with photolithic plates

See also Oversize 5

carton 24

Sketches and maps: transferred to pictorial collection

carton 25

Miscellaneous transcripts and translations

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts and/or translations of reports and documents dealing with a wide variety of subjects - explorations of Spanish navigators, Alaska, geographic names in the area of Washington Sound, Spanish missionaries in California, etc. Prepared for, presented to or acquired by Davidson in the course of his researches. Included are: a copy of Indian nomenclature of Oregon and Washington by George Gibbs; transcript of Pedro Font's diary; transcript and translation of Miguel Constans¢'s diary; and translations of letters written by Juan Crespi and Joseph Francisco de Ortega.
carton 25

Miscellaneous reports and papers

Scope and Content Note

Most of them presented to Davidson by the authors. Included are: Portions of Gustave Niebaum's translation of The Norsemen in North America; Henry D. Woolfe's notes on an Arctic journey; The Gulf of California & Hernando Cortez by J. J. Warner; The Early Inhabitants of America by T. E. Slevin; Lt. Abercrombie's report on his journey on the Copper River, Alaska, 1889; W. A. Goodyear's account of his trip to Oregon, 1872; Charles D. Gibbes' Communication to the California Academy of Sciences with Meteorological Observations in 1862-63
carton 26-27

Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject in envelopes, as follows:
 

Arranged by subject in envelopes, as follows:

 

Alaska

 

Astronomy

 

American History

 

Antiquities

 

Bible

 

Biographical sketches, obituaries, etc.

 

Botany

 

Calendar

 

California. University

 

California Academy of Sciences

 

California History

 

Cook and Peary - North Pole Exploration

 

Commerce

 

Commercial Museum

 

Conness, Mt.

 

Currents

 

Darien Canal

 

Diablo, Mt.

 

Drake

 

Drake's Bay

 

Earthquakes, tidal waves, fires

 

Exploration

 

Finance and commerce

 

Geographical Notes

 

Girard College

 

Glaciers

 

Harbors

 

Hearst

 

Humboldt Bay

 

Irrigation, water works, etc.

 

Knots

 

Microscopical Society

 

Mining debris

 

Meteorology

 

Mineralogy

 

National Academy of Science

 

Navigation

 

Ocean temperature

 

Panama Canal

 

Poetry

 

Railroads

 

Rockwell, John [Series of articles in the Santa Barbara News]

 

San Francisco - History

 

Ships - Wrecks, etc.

 

Ships and sailing

 

Stanford University

 

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

 

World History

 

Wrecks

carton 27, volume 3

Miscellaneous clippings; five scrapbooks of clippings: four in carton 27 and one shelved seperately as volume 3

carton 28-29

Printed material

Scope and Content Note

Most of the printed material was removed from the collection and cataloged separately. Extra cards were made for the Manuscripts Division and these are kept on file in the Division. The material left with the collection consists primarily of duplicate copies retained because of annotations, and Davidson's copies of various reports and magazines also retained because of annotations.
carton 28

Davidson publications and reprints

carton 29

Miscellaneous government reports, magazines, etc.

carton 30

Calling cards, etc. (box and two envelopes)

 

Papers of Ellinor (Fauntleroy) Davidson [Mrs. George Davidson]

carton 30

Letters written to various members of her family, primarily to her mother and her sister (one folder). Letters written to her husband are in Davidson's general correspondence files.

carton 30

Letters to her by members of the Fauntleroy family (one folder)

carton 30

Diary of Thomas Davidson, Jr, [George Davidson's brother], Partial transcript included. 1871

 

Papers of Ellinor C. Davidson [daughter]

carton 30

Letters written to her, arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization, with a miscellany of single letters, A-Z, preceding the rest of the folders.

Scope and Content Note

A list of the major correspondents follows the George Davidson correspondence lists.
carton 30

Snapshots

carton 30

Notes on her brother, Thomas

carton 30

Clippings - including some about Mt. Davidson Park

carton 30

Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Includes a reprint of her article, "Notes on California Indian Shellmounds," prepared for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of California; Henry Meade Bland's poem, "Davidson Park"; notes on the George Davidson Medal & Research Fund
carton 30

Papers of George F. Davidson [son]

Scope and Content Note

Include letters addressed to him by his mother and a few diary entries for January 1875. In the same volume as the diary is a record of his brother Thomas' expenditures, 1884-1887.
carton 30

Papers of Thomas D. Davidson [son]

Scope and Content Note

Letters written to him, including one from Marsden Manson and one from Charles G. Yale.
 

Papers of and relating to the Fauntleroy and Owen families

box 64

Papers of Robert H. Fauntleroy [Davidson's father-in-law] - a few letters, papers relating to patents (1 folder)

box 64

Papers relating to R. H. Fauntleroy - primarily biographical information (1 folder)

box 64

Papers of Jane Dale (Owen) Fauntleroy [Davidson's mother-in-law]

Scope and Content Note

A few letters, passport, a biographical sketch of her husband written for her children, manuscript of a series of articles on German castles written for a newspaper (1 folder)
box 64

Papers relating to her estate (1 folder)

box 64

Papers of and relating to Arthur Robert Fauntleroy - a few letters, biographical sketch, notes on his trip to Europe, etc. (1 folder)

box 64

Miscellaneous Fauntleroy family correspondence (1 folder)

box 64

Miscellaneous papers re Fauntleroy family

box 64

Miscellaneous papers re Owen family

box 64

Clippings re New Harmony and the Owen family

box 64

Printed pamphlets relating primarily to Owen family and the New Harmony experiment

oversize 1

Drawings and tracings of maps for The Glaciers of Alaska that are shown on Russian charts or mentioned in older narratives (San Francisco) 1904)

oversize 2

Maps and tracings primarily of Philadelphia and environs, probably used in connection with laying out and building fortifications for defense of Philadelphia during the Civil War

oversize 3

Oversize sketches and photographs; penmanship certificate

oversize 4

Miscellaneous charts, maps, tabulations, etc.

oversize 5

Coast Pilot views

oversize 6

Photographs, tracings, etc, of old charts and maps of the coast of Mexico and California

oversize 7

Surveys and charts of the Mississippi River made under the direction of the Mississippi River Commission; Davidson's hydrography of the River; related maps and charts

oversize 8

[Material found at a later date]

oversize 8

Drawings of instruments; charts; tabulations; sketch of a building for the California Academy of Science, 1883

 

Miscellaneous papers, gift of John Howell Boone, July 1980.

box 65

School notebook, kept while in Germany by E. H. Fauntleroy, on stereometry, analytical geometry, and geometry.. 1855-1858

box 65

Algebra notes kept by A. R. Fauntleroy. 1861

box 65

Reprints belonging to George Davidson.

box 65

Photograph of eclipse taken at Cayenne off the Spanish Main. 1889 Dec. 21-22