Guide to the Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, 1890-1932

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Guide to the Ella Sterling Mighels Collection, 1890-1932



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

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

Descriptive Summary

Title: 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.

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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.

Container List

Box 283

Notes and drafts, printed materials, and scrapbooks of San Francisco theater programs 1891-93.

Box 494

Letters of Ella Sterling Mighels 1905-32 and poetry.

Box 495

Materials used in writing LITERARY CALIFORNIA including biographical information, correspondence, essays, newspaper articles, obituaries, poetry and speeches. Filed by name of person: A-C

Box 496

Materials used in writing LITERARY CALIFORNIA. Names: D-H.

Box 497

Materials used in writing LITERARY CALIFORNIA. Names: I-P.

Box 499

Materials used in writing LITERARY CALIFORNIA. Names: R-Z