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Guide to the William Green Eggleston Papers, ca. 1891-1937
BANC MSS C-B 474  
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written to Eggleston.

 

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization, with a miscellany of single letters at the beginning and a folder of unidentified letters at the end. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key.

Box 2

Letters written by him, 1891-1936.

 

Arranged chronologically. Letters for the period 1891- 1913 are originals, written to his wife and family. Most of the letters thereafter are drafts or carbons, addressed to friends, relatives and associates in various reform movements. Undated and incomplete letters are at the end of the file.

Box 3

Eggleston-Stokes family correspondence.

 

Letters written to Eggleston by his wife, Blanche (Stokes) Eggleston; his sons, Arthur, Richard and William; his niece, Elizabeth; his brother, Joseph; his father and his mother-in-law; and miscellaneous correspondence of various members of the two families.

Carton 1

Manuscripts of Eggleston's essays, speeches and articles.

 

Notes.

 

Material relating to the Oakland Public Library.

 

Reports, memoranda, etc., collected while serving as a Board member.

Carton 2 & 3

Pamphlets, reprints, clippings, etc. (unsorted)

Carton 4 & 5

Clippings (unsorted)

List of Major Correspondents

 

Correspondence Miscellany (single letters)

 

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

 

Letter, Mar. 15, 1922.

 

Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911

 

Letter, Apr. 13, 1906.

 

Dixon, Joseph Moore, 1867-1934

 

Letter, Feb. 15, 1907.

 

Hichborn, Franklin, 1869-

 

Letter, Apr. 16, 1936.

 

Kent, William, 1864-1928

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1907.

 

Walsh, Thomas James, 1859-1933

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1931.

 

Barry, James Henry, 1856-1927

 

3 letters, 1910-1913. One is a copy, addressed to Daniel Kiefer.

 

Briggs, George A.

 

21 letters, 1924-1936 & n. d. Most of them relate to various reform movements.

 

Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947

 

2 letters, 1906-1915.

 

Deland, Margaret Wade (Campbell) 1857-1945

 

2 letters, 1906-1917.

 

Fels, Joseph, 1854-1914

 

2 letters, 1911-1913.

 

Fisher, Charles W.

 

2 letters, 1934-1936. Written while a member of the California Assembly.

 

Heney, Francis Joseph, 1859-1937

 

2 letters, 1908-1909. One is addressed to the Berkeley Charter Club; the other is a typed copy.

 

Kiefer, Daniel, 1856-1923

 

11 letters, 1908-1914. Some are copies.

 

La Follette, Robert Marion, 1855-1925

 

3 letters, 1904-1908.

 

Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918

 

2 letters, 1910.

 

Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911

 

2 letters, 1906.

 

Post, Alice Thacher [Mrs. Louis F. Post]

 

2 letters, 1910-1932.

 

Post, Louis Freeland, 1849-1928

 

10 letters, 1910-1927.

 

Ralston, Jackson Harvey, 1857-1945

 

17 letters, 1910-1936. One is a copy of a letter addressed to A. C. Pleydell.

 

Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

 

2 letters, 1910. Typed copies, addressed to Daniel Kiefer.

 

U'Ren, William S.

 

5 letters, 1910-1916. Concerned primarily with reform movement in Oregon. Four are typed copies. Included also is a questionnaire on Oregon's initiative and referendum amendment completed by U'Ren.

 

White, John Zenas, 1854-

 

11 letters, 1909-1935.

 

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

 

2 letters, 1911-1913. One written while governor of New Jersey; one written for him while president by his secretary, Joseph P. Tumulty.