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Guide to the Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, 1890-1932
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  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ella Sterling Mighels Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1932
    Box Number: 283; 494-497; 499
    Creator: Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Mighels, Ella Sterling, 1853-1934
    California Literature Society
    California--Literatures--History and Criticism
    Authors--Biography

    Contents

    Correspondence, notes and drafts, poetry, and materials used in writing the book LITERARY CALIFORNIA.

    Biography

    Born May 5, 1853 in Sacramento County, California, Ella Sterling Mighels was the author of many books. She grew up in the town of Aurora in Esmeralda County, Nevada, later adopting "Aurora Esmeralda" as a pen name. She married Adley Cummins in 1872. Her daughter, Viva Cummins, died in 1905. Mighels wrote an early novel about California: The Little Mountain Princess (1880). She is best known for her books on the literary history of California: Story Of The Files (1893) and Literary California (1919). In 1913, she founded the California Literature Society. In 1919, the California State Legislature conferred upon her the title of "First Historian of Literary California." She died in San Francisco on December 10, 1934.

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    • Blake, James D.
    • Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928
    • White, Richard Edmund

    Other Correspondents

    • Allen, W.
    • Angelotte, Marion Polk
    • Anthony, Walter
    • Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948
    • Bailey, Lillian H. S.
    • Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918
    • Barker, Roberta A.
    • Barney, Godfrey W.
    • Barrows, Rev. Dr.
    • Bennett, Ella Castillo
    • Bien, H. M. (Herman Milton), 1831-1895
    • Bigelow, Harry A. (Harry Augustus), 1874-1950
    • Binkley, Christian Kreider, 1870-
    • Birkmaier, Elizabeth G.
    • Bishop, Kate M.
    • Blackburn, F. A.
    • Bliss, Anne Buckbee
    • Bohr, H. H.
    • Bonner, G.
    • Bonnett, Theodore
    • Borden, Sheldon
    • Braley, Berton, b.1882.
    • Briggs, M. Kimball
    • Briminstool, E. A.
    • Bromley, George Tisdale, 1817-
    • Browne, J. Ross (John Ross), 1821-1875.
    • Brownlee, Jane
    • Buckbee, Charles Aloah
    • Burbank, William Freeman
    • Burke, Hugh M.
    • Burnett, Sarah C.
    • Butler, Gabriel Furlong
    • Carleton, M. S.
    • Carleton, S. B.
    • Chapman, Charles Edward, 1880-1941
    • Charles, Francis, Mrs.
    • Chretrin, Adele
    • Clark, Leonard S.
    • Clarke, Sarah Moore
    • Cloud, Archibald Jeter, 1878-
    • Coleman, J. V.
    • Comstock, Sarah
    • Cook, Ina Lillian
    • Cooley, Alice Kingsbury, 1840-
    • Cooper, Sarah B.
    • Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1864-1947.
    • Cowell, Harry
    • Crowley, D. O.
    • Curry, Thomas A.
    • Curtin, J. B.
    • Daggett, Rollin Mallory, 1831-1901.
    • Dare, Helen
    • Davis, Horace, 1831-1916.
    • Davis, John Francis, 1859-1930.
    • Davis, Robert Hobart, 1869-
    • Davis, Sam P. (Sam Post), 1850-1918.
    • Dawson, Richard Lew
    • Dean, Constance L.
    • Dean, Sara
    • Deane, Alice Mary
    • Del Mar, Alexander, 1836-1926.
    • Derby, George Haskel
    • Deutsch, Felix, 1884-
    • Douglas, George
    • Dowling, Bartholomew
    • Dutton, Arthur H.
    • Dyer, Lilly O. Reichlung
    • Eccles, Alice
    • Edwards, Ariadne Holmes
    • Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner, 1846-1915.
    • Evans, Albert
    • Ferguson, Lillian Plunckett
    • Ferguson, Milton J.
    • Field, Charles K. (Charles Kellogg), 1873-
    • Firy, J. A. B.
    • Fisher, Eugenia L.
    • Fitch, George Hamlin, 1852-1915
    • Fitzgerald, Marcella A.
    • Foltz, Clara Shortridge
    • Foote, Lucius Harwood, 1826-1913.
    • French, Devida Catherine
    • French, Will J.
    • Furlong, Martha Price
    • Gaines, Nettie Stewart
    • Gally, James Wellesley, 1828-1891
    • Garnett, Porter, 1871-1951
    • George, Henry, 1839-1897
    • Gillis, James L.
    • Gillis, Mabel Ray
    • Glascock, Mary W.
    • Gomel, Antony
    • Goodman, Joseph T.
    • Graham, Margaret Collier, 1850-1910
    • Greene, Charles Samuel, 1856-1930
    • Grinnell, Elizabeth, 1851-
    • Gunter, Archibald D.
    • Hallowood, M. C. F. (Mrs.)
    • Hamby, H. B.
    • Hamilton, Edward Hamlin, 1859-1932
    • Hamilton, Julian
    • Hardy, Irene, 1841-
    • Harper, Olive, 1842-1915.
    • Harrison, William Greer
    • Hart, Ann Clark
    • Hart, Jerome Alfred, 1854-1937.
    • Hart, Mary E.
    • Hartman, F.
    • Hartman, S.
    • Henry, John Quincy Adams (Rev.)
    • Heynemann, A.
    • Hill, Marion
    • Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917.
    • Hoffman, Ellwyn
    • Hoffman, Mary Lynde
    • Hogan, Elodie
    • Holder, Charles Frederick
    • Holloway, Elvira Haskins
    • Holmes, Aadie
    • Hosmer, Margaret
    • Hoteling, R. M.
    • Hull, Kate
    • Hume, Hugh
    • Hunt, Clarence Miller
    • Hutchings, J. M. (James Mason), 1820-1902.
    • Irwin, Wallace, 1876-1959
    • Jenney, Charles Elmer
    • Jones, Nina
    • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
    • Kalloch, I. S. (Isaac Smith), 1832-1890.
    • Keith, Eliza D., 1854-
    • Kellogg, Eugenia
    • Knapp, Adeline, 1860-
    • Knox, Jessie Juliet
    • Lambert, Mary
    • Lasswell, William.
    • Lawrence, Mary Viola Tingley, 1849-
    • Liven, James
    • Loughead, Flora Haines
    • Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928
    • Lynch, Jeremiah, 1849-1917
    • McClatchy, V. S. (Valentine Stuart), 1857-1938.
    • McCrackin, Josephine Clifford, 1838-
    • McEwen, Arthur
    • McIntire, John A.
    • Marien, J.
    • Markham, Anna Catherine, 1859-1938
    • Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940
    • Meloney, William Brown
    • Melvin, Henry A.
    • Meyer, George Homer
    • Mighels, Philip Verrill, 1869-1911
    • Millard, Bailey, 1859-1941
    • Mills, William Hathorn, 1848-
    • Milne, Robert Duncan
    • Mitchell, Ruth Comfort, 1882-1954
    • Mood, Fulmer, 1898-
    • Moonay, Francis A.
    • Morgan, George
    • Morgan J. Edward
    • Morrow, W. C. (William Chambers), 1853-1923
    • Muir, John, 1838-1914
    • Murgotten, Alex P.
    • Murphy, Edward A.
    • Murphy, Robert Wilson, 1821-1901
    • Newbegin, Anna B.
    • Newman, Mary W.
    • Newmark, Nathan
    • Noble, T. K., Rev.
    • Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901
    • O'Connell, Daniel, 1850-1899
    • O'Day, Edward Francis, 1883-1959
    • O'Halloran, Rose A.
    • Older, Fremont, Mrs., 1875-1968
    • Older, Fremont, 1856-1935
    • Parkhurst, Emelie Tracy Y.
    • Pendleton, Alvah
    • Peterson, Ina Lillian
    • Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930.
    • Phelps, Charles Henry
    • Phillips, Charles
    • Pittsinger, Eliza A.
    • Poehlman, H. E.
    • Pollock, Edward, 1823-1858
    • Pope, Evelyn
    • Raphael, Anna.
    • Redding, Joseph Deighn, 1859-1932
    • Reed, Anna M.
    • Rhodes, Susan M.
    • Rhodes, W. H. (William Henry), 1822-1876
    • Richards, John Evan, 1856-
    • Robertson, Louis Alexander, 1856-
    • Roeckel-Davis, Ellen
    • Ross, Thomas
    • Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916
    • Samuels, Louis
    • Sasso, Lorenzo
    • Schneider, Albert
    • Schroeder, Eugenie
    • Seaburgh, Samuel
    • Sels, F. Van Loben
    • Sexton, Ella May.
    • Shaften, Julia Lawrence
    • Sherman, Addie
    • Sherman, Edwin A.
    • Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940
    • Shinn, Charles Howard, 1852-1924
    • Shuey, Charlotte Elizabeth Bromley
    • Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-1961
    • Smith, Emory Evans.
    • Somers, Fred M.
    • Stantin, Mary Olmstead
    • Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908
    • Steele, Rufus, 1877-1935
    • Stelllman, Louis J. (Louis John), 1877-1961
    • Stetson, Charlotte P.
    • Stevens, Esther Stuart
    • Stocker, Ruth H. D.
    • Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909
    • Stone, W. E.
    • Storke, Yda Addis
    • Sutherland, Thomas V.
    • Swift, John Franklin
    • Taylor, Edward DeWitt
    • Taylor, Eunice
    • Taylor, Marian
    • Thorpe, Rose Hartwick, 1850-1939
    • Tobin, Joseph S.
    • Toland, Mary Berta MacKenzie
    • Truesdell, Amelia Woodward, 1839-1912
    • Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927
    • Tyler, Martha Trent
    • Urmy, Clarence Thomas, 1858-1923
    • Van Norden, Charles, 1843-1913
    • Vore, Elizabeth
    • Wagner, C. M.
    • Wagner, Madge Morris, 1862-1924
    • Wait, E. G.
    • Walter, Connie Stevens
    • Ward, Annie J. L.
    • Wasser, Joseph
    • Waterhouse, Alfred James, 1855-1928
    • Welcker, Adair
    • Wells, Laura
    • Wheeler, Osgood Church
    • Whitcomb, Emeline Morland Anderson North
    • White, Laura Chambers
    • White, N. E.
    • White, Richard Edward
    • White R. G.
    • White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901
    • Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923
    • Wiley, Alice Denison
    • Williams, Sarah
    • Williamson, David E. W.
    • Wishar, John H.
    • Wittenmeyer, Clara K.
    • Wolf, Emma, 1865-
    • Wood, Fremont
    • Woodson, J. A.
    • Young, G. R.
    • Young, John Philip, 1849-
    • Zeigler, Wilbur Gleason
    • Zender, Lawrence

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Photographs to picture file.