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Guide to the Sharon family papers, [ca. 1882-1915]
BANC MSS C-B 777 Pt. 1-3  
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Key to Arrangement

Part I

Boxes 1-23

Letters to Frederick W. Sharon

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Single letters have been placed in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key.
Box 1

A

Box 2

B

Box 3

C

Box 4

D

Box 5

E-G

Box 6

Hesketh, Florence E

Box 7

Hesketh, Florence L-Ke

Box 8

Ki

Box 9

L-M

Box 10

N-P

Box 11

Q-Se

Box 12

Sharon, W

Boxes 13-15

Sharon L

Box 16

She-T

Box 17

W, Y

Box 18-23

Wilson

Box 24

Letters written by Sharon

Scope and Content Note

Primarily drafts.
Boxes 25-26

Reports of the Sharon Estate Company, 1888-1912

Carton 1

Misc. papers

Scope and Content Note

Bills, business agreements, deeds, check books, insurance policies, wills, clippings, etc.

Part II

Boxes 1-8

Letters written to Mrs. Sharon

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Single letters have been placed in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key. In Box 7 there are also some letters, primarily draft copies, written by Mrs. Sharon.
Box 1

A-Breckinridge, J

Box 2

Breckinridge, L-F

Box 3

H-L

Box 4

M-Sa

Box 5

Se-Tevis, S

Box 6

Tevis, W

Box 7

T-Will

Box 8

Wils

Part III

Box 1

Letters written to Senator Newlands, A-Z

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Single letters are in an alphabetical miscellany. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key.
Boxes 2-3

Letters written by Newlands

Scope and Content Note

Include letters to Frederick and Louise Sharon, Flora (Sharon) Hesketh, Henry C. Wright, and his wife, Edith.

Partial List of Correspondents

Part I (Frederick W. Sharon)

 

Alexander & Green (Firm)

 

5 letters, 1889-1911.

See also W. C. Gulliver.

 

Allen, Frederick H.

 

2 letters, 1887 & 1900

 

Allen, James M.

 

59 letters, 1887-1905

 

American Concentrated Must Company

 

5 letters, 1891-1896.

See also files for James M. Allen, Pelham Ames and Paul Oeker.

 

Ames, Pelham W.

 

3 letters, 1888-1892

 

Armstrong & Company (Successors to Kane & Company, Paris, France)

 

79 letters, 1888-1910. Concerning Sharon's finances in Europe.

 

B - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Blanding, Edith

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Blanding, Gordon, Jr.

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1911

 

Baldwin & Hammond (successors to McAfee, Baldwin & Hammond)

 

15 letters, 1892-1895

 

Bird, Ernest E.

 

22 letters, 1907-1912. As counselor for Lady Hesketh.

 

Blanding, Gordon

 

2 telegrams, 1902 & 1910

 

Blanding, Lena

 

4 letters, 1894-1898

 

Bodington, Oliver E.

 

13 letters, 1897-1899. Some letters for the firm Bodington & Alexander.

 

Breckinridge, John Cabell, [1879]-1927

 

7 letters, 1893-1897

 

Breckinridge, Lloyd Tevis, 1878-1901

 

2 letters, 1898-1900

 

Bredow, Frances (Newlands)

 

8 letters, 1894-1905

 

Bredow, Leopold

 

6 letters, 1906-1911

 

Brown, A. Page, 1859-1896

 

9 letters, 1891-1894

 

C - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Cooperative Land & Trust Company

 

Letter, June 15, 1912

 

Crocker, Charles F.

 

Letter, June 3, 1891

 

Crocker, William

 

Letter, Sept. 22, 1896

 

Chevy Chase Land Company

 

60 letters, 1890-1915. Concerning land holdings in Washington held by Frederick Sharon and Francis G. Newlands.

 

DeLong, Edith (Haggin) Lounsbery

 

4 letters, 1903-1905

 

Dobinson, James H., d. 1894

 

56 letters, 1885-1893

 

Drew, H. R. & Company

 

4 letters, 1894-1898. Re N. Y. real estate.

 

Earle, Henry M.

 

21 letters, 1892-1899. Re property in Washington, D. C.

 

Eldridge, Jessie (Newlands)

 

10 letters, 1888-1897

 

F - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Fitch, Henry S.

 

Letter, May 4, 1891

 

Fisher, Thomas J. Company (Washington, D. C.)

 

6 letters, 1898-1914

 

Francis, Francis

 

38 letters, 1889-1897. Many letters relate to Sharon's mining interests.

 

G - Miscellany

 

Gilman, Daniel Coit

 

Letter, Aug. 29, 1874

 

Goodman, Joseph T., 1838-1917

 

letter, Nov. 2, 1889.

 

Gulliver, William C.

 

8 letters, 1890-1904

 

H - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Hammond, R. P. Jr.

 

Letter, June 1, 1891

 

Haxton, Sara

 

Letter, Feb. 9, 1905

 

Hériot, C.

 

letter, July 3, 1890

 

The History Company

 

Letter, Aug. 1, 1891. Signed by N. J. Stone.

 

Hume, Hurn

 

Letter, July 15, 1892

 

Harper, John

 

71 letters, 1894-1913. Re Sharon's mining interests.

 

Herrin, William F.

 

10 letters, 1888-1910

 

Hesketh, Florence Emily (Sharon), d. 1924

 

59 letters, 1882-1910. One letter, n.d., addressed to Lady Hesketh from George Botton, Sir Thomas Hesketh's cousin.

 

Hesketh, Florence Louise (Breckinridge), 1880-1956

 

10 letters, 1899-1914

 

Hesketh, Frederick, [1883-1910]

 

6 letters, 1900-1905

 

Hesketh, Sir Thomas George Fermor, 1849-1924

 

6 letters, 1885-1895

 

Hesketh, Thomas George Fermor, 1881-1944

 

16 letters, 1899-1914

 

Janin, Henry

 

10 letters, 1891-1905

 

Johnston, Edythe (Newlands)

 

12 letters, 1893-1901

 

Johnston, Janet (Newlands)

 

4 letters, 1893-1905

 

Kelham, George William, 1871-1936

 

3 letters, 1914-1915

 

Kelly, Edmond

 

51 letters, 1903-1910. As counselor for the Sharons in the affairs of John Breckinridge

 

Kirkpatrick, John C., d. 1914

 

103 letters, 1884-1914. As manager, The Palace Hotel. See Frederick Sharon's "Out correspondence" for letters and wires to Kirkpatrick.

 

Lawlor, Lillie Jean

 

3 letters, 1895-1910

 

Lloyd, Charles

 

3 letters, 1892-1893

 

Lounsbery, Edith

 

2 letters, 1903

 

Lounsbery, Richard P.

 

12 letters, 1891-1903

 

McAllister, Hall

 

29 letters, 1890-1899. Many letters concerning Sharon Estate Co.

 

Manogue, Patrick, Bp., 1831-1895

 

5 letters, 1885-1892. Letter, Nov. 23, 1885, has signature clipped out.

 

Martin, J. P.

 

34 letters, 1885-1903. Many letters re property in San Francisco.

 

Michael, M. F.

 

8 letters, 1907-1915

 

Newlands, Edith (McAllister)

 

17 letters, 1888-1905

 

Newlands, James, Jr.

 

4 letters, 1908-1909

 

Newlands, John C.

 

8 letters, 1907-1915

 

Oeker, Paul

 

46 letters, 1890-1900.

See also files for James Allen, American Concentrated Must Company and Pelham Ames.

 

P - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Pritchett, Henry Smith, 1857-1939

 

letter, Nov. 20, 1903

 

Pacific Ocean Exposition

 

2 letters, Jan. 8 & 17, 1907

 

Price, Bruce, 1845-1903

 

2 letters, 1887 & 1890

 

Queensberry, John Sholto Douglas, 8th Marquis of, 1844-1900

 

3 letters, March 1892 & n.d.

 

R - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Ralston, William C., 1826-1875

 

Letter, Aug. 14, 1874

 

Read, George R.

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1898

 

Riordan, Patrick William, 1841-1914

 

Letter, Nov. 24, 1885

 

Ronalds, Lorillard, Jr.

 

Letter, Sept. 20, 1893

 

Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of, 1847-1929

 

Letter, Sept. 2, 1909

 

Rathbone, Jared Lawrence, 1844-1907

 

2 letters, Aug.-Dec. 1888

 

Rothschild & Fils

 

4 letters, 1895-1905

 

S - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Shorp, J. Campbell

 

Letter, Apr. 23, 1885

 

Spreckels, Rudolph, 1872-1958

 

Letter, Aug. 13, 1904

 

Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1910

 

San Francisco. Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915

 

3 letters, 1912-1915

 

Seymour, John W.

 

91 letters, 1902-1910. As Sharon's personal secretary.

 

Sharon, Henry William, 1885-1896

 

8 letters, 1891-1896. Signed Harry.

 

Sharon, William E., d. 1914

 

83 letters, 1886-1914. Many letters re mining interests in Nevada.

 

Sharon, Louise (Tevis) Breckinridge, ca. 1858-1938

 

367 letters, 1884-1906

 

Shephard, Charles S.

 

12 letters, 1889-1892

 

Sherwood, Franklin Platt

 

3 letters, June-July, 1903

 

Shorb, James de Barth

 

4 letters, 1887-1889

 

Smith, Charles Percy

 

10 letters, 1890-1896. Many letters re Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

 

Springmuhl, F.

 

4 letters, 1888-1890

 

Stellwagen, Edward James, 1854-1932

 

15 letters, 1895-1913

 

Tevis, Henry Lloyd, 1856-1931

 

6 letters, 1901-1911. Signed Harry.

 

Tevis, Susan Gano (Sanders), d. 1902

 

6 letters, 1885-1898

 

Tevis, William Sanders

 

7 letters, 1901-1910

 

Wauters, Emile Charles, 1846-1933

 

3 letters, 1892-n.d. Concerning a portrait of Mrs. Sharon.

 

Webb, Louis

 

4 letters, June-July, 1898

 

Wheeler, Alfred A.

 

12 letters, 1888-1913. Re purchase of lands in California.

 

Wheeler, Harold

 

3 letters, 1894-1896

 

Whitaker, O. W.

 

2 letters, Nov. 23-26, 1885

 

Williams Deacon's Bank Limited, Manchester, Eng

 

66 letters, 1896-1905

 

Wilson, Wright & Wilson's (firm)

 

448 letters, 1894-1914. Mainly letters of Henry Loundee Wright as Sharon's English solicitor. Concerning the Sharon Estate Company, the Palace Hotel, etc.

 

Yerington, Henry Marvin

 

9 letters, 1890-1905

Part II (Louise Tevis Sharon)

 

A - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Atherton, Jeannie (Selby)

 

Letter, Nov. 19, 1896

 

Allen, James M.

 

2 letters, 1888-1901

 

Armstrong & Company, Paris

 

10 letters, 1895-1906

 

B - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Boalt, Elisabeth

 

Letter, Sept. 29, 1896

 

[Breckinridge], Adelaide [(Murphy)]

 

Letter, April 16, 1905

 

Bredow, Frances (Newlands)

 

letter, 1901

 

Bredow, Leopold

 

Letter, Dec. 26, 1904

 

Blanding, Edith

 

6 letters, 1891-1897

 

Blanding, Gordon

 

5 letters, 1900-1901

 

Blanding, Lena

 

7 letters, 1892-1901

 

Blanding, Lloyd Tevis

 

8 letters, 1900-1901

 

Blanding, Margaret (Tevis) d. 1915

 

24 letters, 1892-1902 & n.d. One letter, Aug. 15, 1901, addressed to her son, Lloyd Tevis Blanding.

 

Blanding, Susan

 

3 letters, 1890-1900

 

Breckinridge, John Cabell, [1879]-1927

 

26 letters, 1891-1902

 

Breckinridge, Lloyd Tevis, 1878-1901

 

47 letters, 1890-1900

 

DeLong, Edith (Haggin) Lounsbery

 

7 letters, 1896-1903

 

Eames, Emma, 1865-1949

 

10 letters, 1901-1902

 

Eldridge, Jessie (Newlands)

 

11 letters, 1888-1903

 

Francis, Francis

 

2 letters, 1892-1897

 

Friedlander, Fanny

 

2 letters, 1896 & n.d.

 

H - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Hawkes, E. McDougall, 1862-1929

 

Letter, Jan. 1892

 

Hesketh, Frederick, 1883-1910

 

Letter, Mar. 14, 1900

 

Hesketh, Thomas George Fermor, 1849-1924

 

Letter, July 27, 1901

 

Hesketh, Thomas George Fermor, 1881-1944

 

Letter, Nov. 16, 1902

 

Haggin, Lee

 

4 letters, 1897-1903

 

Hesketh, Florence Emily (Sharon), d. 1924

 

16 letters, 1893-1903 & n.d. Signed Flora.

 

Hesketh, Florence Louise (Breckinridge), [1880]-1956

 

22 letters, 1889-1914

 

I - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Isenberg-Büdingen in Birstein, Berta Gräfin (von Holleben), Fürstinn zu, d. 1904

 

letter, July 1896.

 

Janin, Henry

 

13 letters, 1892-1902. Three addressed to Sara Haxton.

 

Johnston, Edythe (Newlands)

 

7 letters, 1894-1896

 

Johnston, Janet (Newlands)

 

6 letters, 1892?-1905

 

Kelly, Edmond

 

41 letters, 1904-1910. Concerning the affairs of John Breckinridge.

 

L - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Lounsbery, Ben Ali Haggin

 

Letter, July 25, 1897

 

Lawlor, Lillie Jean

 

3 letters, 1901 & n.d.

 

Massenet, Jules Émile Frédéric, 1842-1912

 

2 letters, 1901-1902

 

Mendell, Mabel (Smith) Janin

 

31 letters, 1885-1902. Signed May.

 

N - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Newlands, John C.

 

Letter, Sept. 3, 1907

 

Newlands, Edith (McAllister)

 

11 letters, 1892-1896

 

Parsons, H. B.

 

31 letters, 1899-1904

 

Queensberry, John Sholto Douglas, 8th Marquis of, 1844-1900.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

S - Miscellany (single letters)

 

Smith, Caroline (Butterfield)

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Spreckels, Oroville

 

Letter, Aug. 29, 1898

 

Story, Julian Russell, 1857-1919

 

Letter, n.d.Concerning a portrait he did of Mrs. Sharon

 

Sanderson, Sibyl, 1865-1903

 

2 letters, 1889 & n.d.

 

Seymour, John W.

 

18 letters, 1900-1905

 

Sharon, Frederick William, 1857-1915

 

41 letters, 1888-1898. Three incomplete.

 

Sharon, Henry, 1885-1896

 

7 letters, June 23-31, 1896 & n.d. Signed Harry.

 

T - Miscellany (single letter)

 

Tevis, Cornelia Baxter;

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1901

 

Tevis, Henry Lloyd, 1856-1931

 

76 letters, 1893-1904. Signed Harry.

 

Tevis, Hugh, d. 1901

 

3 letters, 1892-1900

 

Tevis, Lloyd, 1824-1899

 

19 letters, 1891-1898. One letter [Sept. 1896] addressed to him by Frank W. Coppin.

 

Tevis, Mabel (Pacheco), d. 1921

 

9 letters, 1896-1905

 

Tevis, Susan Gano (Sanders), d. 1902

 

88 letters, 1888-1901

 

Tevis, William Sanders

 

31 letters, 1902-1911. Including copies of letters addressed to Will Tevis by Frank Rice concerning Louise Tevis Sharon's investments, etc. from the Tevis Estate.

 

United States Mortgage & Trust Company

 

12 letters, 1895-1900

 

Williams Deacons Bank, Ltd.

 

6 letters, 1903-1912

 

Wilson, Wright & Wilson's

 

122 letters, 1894-1906. Mainly letters of Henry L. Wright.

Part III (Francis G. Newlands)

 

Correspondence Miscellany (A-Z)

 

Bredow, Frances (Newlands)

 

Letter, 1891

 

Brown, A. Page, 1859-1896

 

Letter, June 6, 1891

 

Chevy Chase Land Company

 

Letter, Aug. 22, 1894?

 

Hall, William Hammond

 

Letter, March 26, 1887

 

Hesketh, Thomas George Fermor, 7th Bt., 1849-1924

 

Letter, Dec. 1, 1893

 

Rock Creek Railway Company

 

Letter, Aug. 17, 1894

 

Shorb, J. de Barth

 

Letter, July 4, 1888

 

Alexander & Green (firm)

 

2 letters, 1889-1911

 

Allen, James M.

 

7 letters, 1892-1898

 

Baldwin & Hammond (firm)

 

2 letters, 1893-1895

 

Bird, Ernest E.

 

5 letters, 1910-1912

 

Dobinson, James H., d. 1894

 

2 letters, 1888-1890?

 

Herrin, William F.

 

3 letters, 1889-1890

 

Johnston, Edythe (Newlands)

 

2 letters, 1891-1892

 

Johnston, Janet (Newlands)

 

2 letters, 1891-1892

 

Kirkpatrick, John C., d. 1914

 

3 letters, 1896-1912

 

MacDonald, Ranald

 

2 letters, 1897-1898

 

Martin, J. P.

 

5 letters, 1894-1897

 

Remington, E.

 

3 letters, Apr.-July 1897

 

Sharon, William E., d. 1914

 

3 letters, 1891-1903

 

Stellwagen, Edward James, 1854-1932

 

4 letters, 1896-1903

 

Thorn, S. F.

 

4 letters, 1890-1892

 

Wilson, Wright & Wilson's (firm)

 

31 letters, 1892-1908

 

Yerington, Henry Marvin

 

4 letters, 1895-1910