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Box 1

Typescripts: Books, Novels and Other Published Works

Folder 1

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard, ed. In Yankee Windjammers.Book I In a Wooden Battleship

Folder 2

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard, ed. In Yankee Windjammers.Book II Whaling

Folder 3

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard (?). A Bit of Propaganda

Folder 4

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Brave Bugles, Sound the Charge!: A poem.

Folder 5

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Cook Book Preface.

Folder 6

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Essay on Modern Sea-Power(carbon)

Folder 7

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. The Cook Islands(carbon)

Folder 8

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Evil in Eden: Story outline

Folder 9

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Evil in Eden

Folder 10

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Evil in Eden [incomplete]

Folder 11

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Evil in Eden (carbon copy) [typescript differs from other typescript]

Box 2

Typescripts and Autograph Manuscripts: Books, Novels and other Published and Unpublished Works

Note

All items in this box are typescripts unless noted as autograph manuscripts.
Folder 1

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Happy Hunting Grounds (typewritten outline with autograph corrections).

Folder 2

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. A Layman Looks at the Navy (typescript with autograph corrections).

Folder 3

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Learn and Live. 4 copies, some with textual changes.

Folder 4

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. A Letter to the Editor. [1924-25?]

Folder 5

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Reminiscences.

Folder 6

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. "South Sea Sauce." Typewritten and manuscript notes on this food product Nordhoff attempted to create and market.

Folder 7

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. The Story of a Water Hyacinth (autograph juvenile manuscript), [ca. 1897?]

Folder 8

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Victory First(carbon)

Folder 9

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. War page for The Hurricane (carbon)

Folder 10

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Where the Crane Sings:typewritten outline.

Folder 11

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Wood Ducks: notes, outlines, and drafts (typewritten with autograph corrections)

Folder 12

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Wood Ducks.

Folder 13

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 6 items. Drawings and misc. notes.

Folder 14

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Autobiography (typescript with manuscript and typewritten corrections). [ca. 1935]

Box 3

Correspondence from Nordhoff

Folder 1

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 8 letters (1909) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 2

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 11 letters (1909-1910) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 3

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 3 letters (1916) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff.

Folder 4

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 8 letters (1917) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 5

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 20 letters (1918) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 6

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 8 letters and cards (1919) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff.

Folder 7

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 10 letters (1920) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 8

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 7 letters (1921) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and "Mary"

Folder 9

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 9 letters (1922) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 10

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 10 letters (1923-1924) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 11

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 10 letters (1925) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff, Walter Nordhoff, and "Mary"

Folder 12

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 12 letters (1926-1934) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff and Walter Nordhoff.

Folder 13

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 1 letter (March 27, 1942) to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff.

Folder 14

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 1 telegram (copy; n.d.) to James Norman Hall.

Folder 15

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 6 letters, to correspondents, A-E.

Folder 16

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 11 letters with 3 enclosures, to correspondents, F-M.

Folder 17

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 10 letters, to correspondents, N-S.

Folder 18

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 3 letters, 1942 and n.d., to Ellery Sedgwick.

Folder 19

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 7 letters, to correspondents, U-W.

Folder 20

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 1 letter (incomplete) to unknown recipient

Folder 21

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. 4 letters (n.d.), to Sarah Cope (Whitall) Nordhoff.

Box 4

Correspondence to Nordhoff and Family, Alphabetically by Sender

Folder 1

A. 8 letters, 1942-1947.

Folder 2

B. 30 letters, 1940-1942.

Folder 3

C-E. 20 letters, 1940-1943.

Folder 4

F-K. 14 letters, 1940-1942.

Folder 5

L-O. 32 letters, 1940-1953.

Folder 6

Hall, James Norman. 14 letters, 1 telegram, 1 document, 1940-1943 and no date.

Folder 7

Hall, James Norman. 7 letters, 1921-1924.

Folder 8

P. 25 letters, 1940-1942.

Folder 9

R-S. 21 letters, 1920-1943.

Folder 10

Sedgwick, Ellery. 6 letters, 1940-42.

Folder 11

Sedley, Henry. 6 letters, 1942-1943.

Folder 12

Stevenson, Adlai Ewing. 1 letter, February 11, 1942.

Folder 13

T-U. 35 letters, 1940-1943.

Folder 14

Watt, A.P. & Son [firm]. 75 pieces, 1942-1947.

Folder 15

V-Z. 12 letters, 1942-1953.

Folder 16

_____, Ludwig (?). 1 letter, November 23, 1942.

Folder 17

[Surnames unknown. "Eva," "Pete," "Shirley," "Ham," and "Gene."] 7 letters, 1940-43.

Folder 18

Nordhoff, Sarah Cope (Whitall)? To "Clara." 1 letter, March 25, 1942.

Box 5

Documents

Folder 1

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Income tax returns and receipts, 1933-1943. 7 pieces.

Folder 2

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Receipts, bills from A-L. 24 pieces.

Folder 3

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Statements, etc., from New England Trust Co. 1940-1941. 87 pieces.

Folder 4

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Statements, etc., from New England Trust Co. Jan.-June 1942. 107 pieces.

Folder 5

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Statements, etc., from New England Trust Co. Aug..-Dec. 1942. 118 pieces.

Folder 6

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Statements, etc., from New England Trust Co. 1943-1945. 18 pieces.

Folder 7

Nordhoff, Charles Bernard. Receipts, bills, etc., from P-Y, and misc. unknown. 1935-1943. 16 pieces.

Box 6

Photographs and Ephemera

Folder 1

Cabinet card photographs, all of CBN, and all but four of these show CBN between ages of 2 and ~20. 17 photographs.

Folder 2

Photographs of CBN, both in childhood, ca. 1890 one cabinet card and one hand-colored oval photograph in concave frameless glass enclosure; also one lock of hair. 3 items.

Folder 3

Photographs of CBN, taken during his service in WWI, ca. 1914-18, all in uniform. 3 photographs.

Folder 4

Photographs of Walter Nordhoff, Sarah Nordhoff, and others. 16 pieces.

Folder 5

Diplomas, certificates, invitations, licenses, membership cards and miscellaneous ephemera. 17 pieces.

Folder 6

Passport, photo identifications, wallet.

Folder 7

War-date items in French, all to Nordhoff: three letters from a woman regarding the death of her child, ca. 1919, and four official pieces of correspondence to Nordhoff concerning his role as an officer pilot in the war.

Folder 8

Typed list of Nordhoff letters and manuscripts, 8 pp.

Folder 9

Blank stationery, pale blue paper with Nordhoff's Santa Barbara address.

Folder 10

Two items of ephemera, loose in box: Framed certificate in French from Minister of War, Undersecretary of State, to Nordhoff as 2nd Lieutenant, apparently accompanying a souvenir [not with this collection] in recognition of the efforts of Nordhoff and his fellow 217 officers and pilots in the Lafayette Flying Corps during WWI, dated Nov. 23, 1918; also, a box of 21 medals, medallions, pins, seashells, and other small items, n.d.

Box 7

Printed Items: Journals Articles by Nordhoff, Atlantic Monthly

Folder 1

Atlantic Monthly, ">Letters from France I", Oct. 1917.

Folder 2

Atlantic Monthly, "More Letters from France," Jan. 1918.

Folder 3

Atlantic Monthly, "Flying Thoughts," April 1918.

Folder 4

Atlantic Monthly, "Winged Words," Aug. 1918.

Folder 5

Atlantic Monthly, "Aerial Tactics," Sept. 1918.

Folder 6

Atlantic Monthly, "Squadrons of the Air," Jan. 1919.

Folder 7

Atlantic Monthly, "The Human Side of Mexico," Oct. 1919.

Folder 8

Atlantic Monthly, "An Island Memory," Sept. 1920.

Folder 9

Atlantic Monthly, "Rarotonga," Oct. 1920.

Folder 10

Atlantic Monthly, "Marooned on Mataora," Nov. 1920.

Box 8

Printed Items: Journals (cont'd.), Magazines, Comic Books, Clippings

Folder 1

Harper's Magazine, "Man Monday's Fishing," June 1926.

Folder 2

Harper's Magazine [no apparent Nordhoff-authored articles therein], Dec. 1943.

Folder 3

Recreation, "Mountain Quail Shooting in Lower California," Oct. 1902.

Folder 4

Journal of the Polynesian Society, "Notes on the Off-shore Fishing of the Society Islands," v. 39, nos. 2 and 3, 1930.

Folder 5

Three miscellaneous pamphlets, n.d.

Folder 6

Time, June 23, 1941.

Folder 7

Time, Jan. 19, 1942.

Folder 8

Obituary newspaper clippings for Nordhoff

Folder 9

The Master of Ballantrae, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Folder 10

Classics Illustrated, "Treasure Island" (comic book), No. 64 (n.d.)

Folder 11

Classics Illustrated, "Pitcairn's Island" (comic book), No. 109 (July 1953), with accompanying letter from secretary of Atlantic Monthly editor.

Folder 12

Misc. clippings, 1935-1953.

Box 9

Oversized Materials

Folder 1

Facsimile of engraving showing scene from Mutiny on the Bounty,n.d.

Folder 2

Photograph of Nordhoff and Hall posed at work

Folder 3

Diploma, apparently satirical, "awarded" to Nordhoff from "Harvard"

Folder 4

Certificate (printed form filled in) from La Fayette Flying Corps, numbered "115," signed by chief officers of corps, January 23, 1918.

Folder 5

Movie poster for Samuel Goldwyn's "The Hurricane." [stored with large oversized materials in Photographic Dept.]