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Register of the Jedediah Smith Society Collection, 1943-
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SERIES 1: MATERIALS PERTAINING TO LIFE OF JEDEDIAH SMITH

 

BOX 1: MANUSCRIPTS

 

1.1: Alson J.Smith - "Men against the Mountains" (8 folders)

 

1.2: Peter Decker - "Beyond a Big Mountain" (4 folders)

 

1.3: Dr. John Niehardt - The Song of Jed Smith (3 folders)

 

BOX 2A: JEDEDIAH SMITH GENEALOGY

 

BOX 2B: BIOGRAPHY AND EXPEDITIONS (see also boxes 4&5 for more biographies)

 

2.1.5: Smith, Ezra Delos [great grandnephew]: correspondence, Chronicles of the Family of J Smith and S S Smith (1918); The Life and Adventures of Jedediah S Smith A Knight of the West Path Finder of the Mountain Country (photocopy from Kansas Historical Society). In addition, 1 roll microfilm of Ezra Delos Smith Papers from the Bancroft Library with expanded version of manuscript.

 

2.2.1: GENERAL BIOGRAPHY: General Story on Jed; Hunt, Rockwell D.

 

2.2.2: GENERAL BIOGRAPHY: "Jedediah Strong Smith," unidentified author, "Jedediah Smith - Trailmaker Extraordinary" by Donald Peattie

 

2.3.1: EXPEDITIONS #1

 

a-"Jedediah Strong Smith's Overland Expedition to California in 1826," Hunt, Rockwell.

 

b-"Early Trapping Parties in California," [1826] Warner, J.J.

 

2.3.2: EXPEDITIONS #2

 

a-"The Story of Jedediah Smith Who Blazed the Overland Trail to California," Breed, Noel J. (1926)

 

b- "A Knight in Buckskin: Jedediah Strong Smith," California History Nugget (November 1937)

 

c-"Jedediah Smith in the Valley," Los Tulares, (December, 1968)

 

d-"A New Ashley Document," Morgan, Dale L., The Westerners, 1966.

 

e-"Reward: Find Where Old Jed Pitched Camp," Castro, Doris, Stockton, Record (July 20, 1969)

 

f-"San Lorenzo Named After Camping Spot," Sandoval, John, The Daily Review (September, 14, 1969)

 

g-"Trials of a Trapper," Jones, David R., Motor Land (February, 1931)

 

2.3.3: EXPEDITIONS #3

 

a-"Jedediah Strong Smith First Yankee in Kern," Bailey, Richard C.

 

b-"Old Jed Paved Way for Settlers of California," Mitchell, Gwin. Stockton Record (July 29, 1962)

 

c-"Trail Blazer Smith Had Some Rugged Days," Mitchell, Gwin, Stockton Record (July 29, 1962)

 

d-"The Methodist Who Won California," Garrison, Webb B., Christian Advocate (July 26, 1956)

 

2.3.4: EXPEDITIONS #4

 

a-Travels of Jed Smith, Sullivan, Maurice.

 

b-James Clyman, American Frontiersman: 1792-1881, Camp, Charles L., ed.

 

c-Jed Smith - Trail Maker and Methodist, Case, Leland D.,

 

2.3.5: EXPEDITIONS #5

 

a-"Jedediah Strong Smith - New Documentation" Rolle, Andrew

 

b-"Riddle of Jedediah Smith's First Visit to California"

 

c-"Jed Smith Memorial"

 

d- "Smith Family Bibles"

 

2.3.6: EXPEDITIONS #6: "Letter to the Oregon Herald, October 12, 1866 from Robert Newell."

 

2.3.7: EXPEDITIONS #7

 

a-"Jed Called Abraham?" Chase, Don [includes copies of articles concerning Smith's travels and copy of the Borges manuscript with translation]

 

b-"Peter Skene Ogden's Trapping Expedition to the Gulf of California, 1829-1830,"

 

c-"Jedediah Smith's Route Across the Sierra in 1827," Fletcher, F.N.

 

d-"First Crossing of the Sierra Nevada: Jed Smith's Trip from California to Salt Lake in 1827".

 

2.3.8: EXPEDITIONS #8

 

a-"Umpqua Massacre Site," Anderson, Verner

 

b-The Umpqua Trapper (1965-67)

 

2.3.9: EXPEDITIONS #9: "Maps," Morgan, Dale

 

2.3.10: EXPEDITIONS #10: "Marking Jed's Routes;" Udall, Stewart.

 

2.3.11: EXPEDITIONS #11

 

a-"Gold and Squaw Myths"

 

b-"Building the Heart of an Empire"

 

c-"Short History of Oregon"

 

2.3.12 : EXPEDITIONS: "Enigma at Piute Springs;" Harrison, James [photos included]

 

2.3.13: EXPEDITIONS: "Where Jed Died;" Walker, Henry

 

2.3.14: EXPEDITIONS

 

2.3.15: EXPEDITIONS

 

BOX 3: CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING SMITH

 

3.1.1: Howard, Robert West. "Jed-Methodist"

 

3.1.2: Smith Letter, October 22, 1827 (in French); Smith Letter, October 22, 1829

 

3.1.3: Hayes, Hugh. "Smith's guns"

 

3.1.4: Spencer, Horace. "Who left guns at French Camp?"

 

3.1.5: Belden, Burr to Reginald Stuart concerning Jed's route from Mohave village to San Gabriel Mission

 

3.1.6: Belden, Burr. "Why Mojaves Attacked"

 

3.1.7: Clinton P. Anderson corresp. [concerns Jed's Journal]

 

3.1.8: Case, Leland. "Jed's Journal"

 

3.1.9: Morgan, Helen Hunt. "Sullivan Journal"

 

3.1.10: Stuart, R.R. "Jed-Business Man".

 

3.1.11: Hays, Carl. "Relative of D. Jackson - Smith's business partner".

 

3.1.12: Wilkerson. "Where are Jed artifacts?"

 

3.1.13: Case, Leland. "Smith's Bible".

 

3.1.14: "Jed Smith Markers"

 

3.1.15: Camp, C.L. "Clyman, Black Hills".

 

3.1.16: Niehardt, John. "Discovering Jed Smith".

 

3.1.17: Wells, Merle. "Fort Vancouver".

 

3.1.18: Burns, R.E.. "History of the Jedediah Smith Society".

 

3.1.19: Correspondence, Miscellaneous.

 

3.1.20: Correspondence, Don Chase

 

BOX 4: BIOGRAPHIES AND OTHER PAPERS:

 

4.1.1: Wood, R. Coke. Stuart Gibbons

 

4.1.2: "Jedediah Smith Redwood Park," Drury, Newton

 

4.1.3: "Men Who Knew Jed"

 

4.1.4: "Biographies," Morgan, Dale [address given at 10th Anniversary Breakfast of Jedediah Smith Society]

 

4.1.5: "Biographies-Miscellaneous"

 

4.1.6: "Bibliography"

 

4.1.7: Eddie, Thomas Interview

 

4.1.8: "Miscellaneous printed and typescript papers"

 

4.1.9: "Miscellaneous printed newspaper articles concerning desert crossings."

 

4.1.10: Hudson's Bay Company materials

 

4.1.11: California Legislation Resolution May 1, 1976 and April 19, 1999

 

4.1.12: Photocopies of Jed Smith letters

 

4.1.13: Jed Smith articles in magazines

 

4.1.14: Dr. Clover certificate from Daughters of American Colonists, 2004

 

4.1.15: Photos of Julian "Smitty" Smith Bacon Jr. with Jed Smith monuments

 

4.1.16: Jed Smith Rendezvous Songs

 

4.1.17: Don Chase Articles

 

4.1.18: "Taming of the West" film about Smith 2005

 

SERIES 2: PAPERS OF THE JEDEDIAH SMITH SOCIETY

 

BOX 5: CORRESPONDENCE AND ACTIVITIES

 

5.1-5.10: Various Correspondence between members (articles of incorporation, officers)

 

5.1.11: Jed Smith Trail

 

5.12-5.25: JSS Rendezvous 1957-2009

 

5.26-5.30: JSS Misc. 1973-2007

 

5.31: Young Historian Papers 1986-1990

 

5.32: JSS Book Reviews

 

5.33: Jedediah Smith Bibliography

 

5.34: Jedediah Smith Manuscript Jim Hardee 1997

 

5.35: Interview of Dr. Haworth “Al” Clover by Nancy Taniguchi, 2003 Burlingame, Ca [Discusses starting the Jed Smith Society, Rockwell Hunt, Tully Knoles, Reginald R. Stuart, Robert Burns, Coke Wood, History of Libraries’ at College of the Pacific/University of the Pacific, etc.]

 

BOX 6: MINUTES AND ROSTERS

 

6.1-2: Meeting Minutes, scattered 1966-1977, bulk 1981- 1997

 

6.3 – 6.7: Membership Records and rosters

 

6.8: draft agreement between JSS and UOP, c.1985

 

6.9: Photographs

 

BOX 7: FINANCIAL RECORDS

 

7.1 – 7.3: Financial Records, 1994-1997

 

BOX 8A and and 8B: MONUMENTS

 

Jedediah Smith Monuments

 

BOX 9: JSS NEWSLETTERS

 

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