Inventory of the Sayre Macneil Papers, 1736-1957

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Inventory of the Sayre Macneil Papers, 1736-1957

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

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  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
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© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sayre Macneil Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1736-1957
Creator: Macneil, Sayre, 1886-1961
Extent: 652 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Acquired from Sayre Macneil in 1959.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sayre Macneil Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Sayre Macneil (1886-1961), son of Hugh Livingston Macneil and Louise (Slauson) Macneil, and grandson of Jonathan Sayre Slauson (early California banker who purchased the Dalton Azusa Rancho and founded the city of Azusa), was born in Los Angeles. He was educated at the University of California and Harvard University, and became professor of Law at Harvard (1926-1933) and at Loyola University from 1940. He married Daphne María Antonia Martha Drake, granddaughter of Alfred Henry Wilcox, who engaged in Colorado River Navigation for many years, and María Antonia (Argüello) Wilcox, of the Santiago Emidio Argüello family of Tijuana, B.C., and San Diego.

Scope and Content

The Sayre Macneil papers contain papers in three areas of interest: 1) the pioneer Argüello family (1875-1957), the Argüello family estate and claims before the American Mexican Claims Commission involving the Argüello Properties in and near Tijuana. 2) Alfred Henry Wilcox and the Colorado River Navigation in the 19th century. There are also a number of early land papers of the Wilcox family from Chatham, Conn., place of Alfred H. Wilcox's birth. This subsection covers 1736-1928. 3) The Sayre Macneil papers (1869-1948), mainly correspondence relative to academic and legal matters.

Subject matter

  • American Mexican Claims Commission
  • Argüello family genealogy and estate papers.
  • California Land Claims
  • Chatham, Connecticut land papers
  • Colorado River Navigation (19th century)
  • Harvard Law School-students, faculty, legal matters
  • Mexico-U.S. Treaty relative to Colorado River Water Use (1944)
  • Los Angeles City Water Company vs. Crystal Springs Water Company

Some interesting or important items

  • Allen, Robert. Two letters to Alfred H. Wilcox relative to Colorado River Navigation. 1850, 1852. Box 1 (2)
  • Bandini, Juan Bautista. To Francisco Argüello. July 15, 1882. Box 1 (6)
  • Argüello family: genealogical notes, and claims before American Mexican Claims Commission. 1946-1957. Box 1 (14, 18), Box 3 (36)
  • Sketch of María Antonia Argüello. (Typescript). Box 1 (16)
  • Black, Jeremiah Sullivan relative to land claims in California. 1858. Box 1 (22)
  • Della Torre, P. to Jeremiah Sullivan Black re California land claims. 1857. Box 1 (45)
  • Chatham, Conn. Petition for right of Baptism. 1783. Box 1 (37)
  • Graves, O'Melveny & Shankland to John MacKay Elliott: Report on litigation Los Angeles City Water Company & Crystal Springs Water Company. Box 2 (9). See also Box 2 (3) and Box 3 (29)
  • Ingalls, Rufus. Extracts from Report on Colorado River. 1866. Box 2 (17)
  • Kingman, S.S. Photograph of John Muir and Charles F. Lummis. 1921. Box 2 (24)
  • Willcocks, John. Account Book of what I have paid to my daughters. 1736-1750. Box 3 (43)

Container List

Box Box 1, Folder 1

ALLEN, Jacob

 

5 pieces, 1875-1876, to Argüello family

Folder 2

ALLEN, Robert

 

2 pieces, 1850-1852, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 3

ARANETA, J Antonio

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 4

ARCHER, Joel

 

2 pieces, 1836, to William L. Willcox: deed

Folder 5

ARGÜELLO, Alfredo

 

2 pieces, 1922, to Sindicato de Inversiones de Guerrero, S.A.

Folder 6

ARGÜELLO, Dolores E

 

1 piece, 1869-1922, Account Book with Letters

Folder 7

ARGÜELLO, Dolores E

 

18 pieces, 1915-1925, Corresp. & Business Papers

Folder 8

Papers re Estate of Dolores E Argüello

 

4 pieces, 1930-1934

Folder 9

ARGÜELLO, Francisco & others

 

1 piece, 1890, Agreement re distribution of Estate of Ignacio Argüello

Folder 10

ARGÜELLO, José A

 

1 piece, 1901, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 11

ARGÜELLO, Luis H

 

12 pieces, 1924-1927, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 12

ARGÜELLO, Santiago Emidio

 

3 pieces, 1924-1926, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 13

ARGÜELLO, Virginia S

 

5 pieces, 1926, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 14

Argüello Family-Amer. Mex. Claims Commission

 

62 pieces, 1946-1957

Folder 15

Misc. Arüguello Fam. papers

 

8 pieces, 1884-1924,

Folder 16

"Sketch of María Antonia (Argüello) Wilcox"

 

1 piece

Folder 17

ASHBURN, Allen W

 

2 pieces, 1931, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 18

BEGGS, Percy W

 

1 piece, 1946, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 19

BELL, Golden W

 

1 piece, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 20

BERMINGHAM, John

 

4 pieces, 1883-1885, Papers re Estate of Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 21

BLACK, Caroline Stewart

 

1 piece, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 22

BLACK, Jeremiah Sullivan

 

1 piece, 1858, to Chairmen of Commissions Calif. Land Claims

Folder 23

BLAKE, Robert P

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 24

BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY CO.

 

2 pieces, 1927, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 25

BOWERS, Samuel

 

2 pieces, 1819, to Reuben Willcox

Folder 26

BUCK, Jeremiah

 

4 pieces, 1807, 1808, to Reuben Willcox

Folder 27

BURKE LAW CLUB

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 28

CALIFORNIA. Courts. Superior Court of the County of San Diego

 

1 piece, 1931, Decree of Settlement of Estate of Gertrudis (Argüello) Hubbard

Folder 29

CALIFORNIA. Los Angeles Co. Tax Collector

 

1 piece, 1879, to A. Eldred & S. C. Hubble: Ranchos San Pedro & Santiago de Santa Ana

Folder 30

Calif. L.A. Co. Tax Collector

 

49 pieces, 1880-1882, to Alfred H. Wilcox: Receipts

Folder 31

CALIFORNIA STATE BAR

 

3 pieces, 1930, Corresp. re Applicants for admission to bar

Folder 32

CAMPBELL, William C

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 33

CASTILLO, J

 

1 piece, 1917, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 34

CHAFEE, Zachariah

 

2 pieces, 1927, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 35

CHANCERY CLUB

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 36

CHATHAM Committee

 

2 pieces, 1829, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 37

CHATHAM First Society

 

2 pieces, 1783, to Rev'd Ecclesiastical Council: Petition re Bapt.

Folder 38

CHATHAM Select Men & Comm.

 

2 pieces, 1804, to Reuben Wilcox: deed

Folder 39

CHRISTIAN (H.T.) & CO.

 

1 piece, 1889, Abstract/Gertrudes (Argüello) Hubbard

Folder 40

CITIZEN COMM. (Los Angeles)

 

3 pieces, 1911, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 41

COLUMBIA UNIV. Columbia Law Review

 

5 pieces, 1931-1932, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 42

COMMERCE CLEARING HOUSE, INC.

 

2 pieces, 1932, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 43

CZAKO, Stephen

 

1 piece, c. 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 44

DE LONG, C E

 

2 pieces, 1869-1874, to Jonathan Sayre Slauson

Folder 45

DELLA TORRE, P

 

1 piece, 1857, to Jeremiah Sullivan Black

Folder 46

DERBY, George Horacio

 

1 piece, 1852, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 47

DUNNE, Eugene O

 

2 pieces, c. 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Box Box 2, Folder 1

FARRAND, George E

 

2 pieces, 1931, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK of LOS ANGELES

 

3 pieces, 1890-1894, to William H. Talbot

Folder 3

FIRST NATIONAL BANK of LOS ANGELES

 

7 pieces, 1893 1895, to María Antonia (Argüello) Wilcox

Folder 4

FOSTER, Roger S

 

1 piece, 1932, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 5

FRANKFURTER, Felix

 

5 pieces, 1911-19[ ], to Sayre Macneil

Folder 6

FROEHLICH, Hans Th

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 7

GLOVER, Shelburne H

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 8

GONZALEZ RUBIO, Antonio

 

6 pieces, 1909-1911, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 9

GRAVES, O'MELVENY & SHANKLAND

 

1 piece, 1894, to John Mackay Elliott

Folder 10

GREENE, A Crawford

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 11

HARTSHORNE, Benjamin Minturn

 

87 pieces, 1854-1877, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 12

HARTSHORNE, Benjamin Minturn

 

1 piece, 1854-1877, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 13

HARVARD UNIV. LAW SCHOOL

 

1 piece, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 14

HINES, Frederick E

 

4 pieces, 1931, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 15

HOTCHKISS, A B

 

1 piece, 1886, to J M Luce

Folder 16

HOTCHKISS, Henry G

 

2 pieces, 1929, to Sayre Macneil:Aviation Law

Folder 17

INGALLS, Rufus

 

1 piece, 1866, "Extracts from General Ingalls' Inspection Report"

Folder 18

JOHNS, Thomas Dentron

 

1 piece, 1850, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 19

JUDSON, GILLETTE & GIBSON

 

5 pieces, 1881-1882, Title:Scott Vineyard

Folder 20

JUDSON, GILLETTE & GIBSON

 

1 piece, 1882, Title:Mohr (Michael) Block

Folder 21

JUDSON, GILLETTE & GIBSON

 

1 piece, 1880, Statement Prop.: V.Maud

Folder 22

JUDSON, GILLETTE & GIBSON

 

1 piece, 1881, to Lucy Gillmore: Cert. Title

Folder 23

KENNEY, Robert W

 

3 pieces, 1944, Memo:Colo. River Treaty

Folder 24

KINGMAN, S S

 

1 piece, 1921, Photograph of John Muir & Charles F. Lummis

Folder 25

KNAUTH, Arnold Whitman

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil:AviationLaw

Folder 26

LINCOLN'S INN SOCIETY

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 27

LINDMAN, Ray H

 

3 pieces, 1933, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 28

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BANK

 

1 piece, 1879, to Alfred Henry Wilcox:Mortg.

Folder 29

LUCE & PORTER

 

1 piece, 1875, to Alfred Henry Wilcox:Abst.

Folder 30

McCOOK, Philip James

 

1 piece, 1933, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 31

McGOVERN, Thomas Arnold

 

3 pieces, 1931, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 32

MACNEIL, Hugh Livingston

 

4 pieces, 1894, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 33

MACNEIL, Louis (Slauson)

 

10 pieces, 1894, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 34

MACNEIL, Sayre

 

14 pieces, 1927-1928, Legal Corres.:Perpetuities

Folder 35

MACNEIL, Sayre

 

67 pieces, 1929-1930, Correspondence

Folder 36

MACNEIL, Sayre

 

27 pieces, 1947-1948, "Some Ships on the Colorado River"

Box Box 3, Folder 1

MANNON, J M

 

2 pieces, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 2

MATZ, Carl D

 

2 pieces, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 3

MAXWELL, Amelia (C) & others

 

6 pieces, 1888, to Isaias W. Hellman & María Antonia (Argüello) Wilcox

Folder 4

MILES, Smith

 

2 pieces, 1810, to Alfred H. Wilcox: Cert Baptsm

Folder 5

MINTURN, W B

 

2 pieces, 1866, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 6

MOHR, Michael

 

1 piece, 1881, to Louis Phillips: Mortgage

Folder 7

MORGAN, Edmund Morris

 

4 pieces, 1929, to Members of faculty (Harvard Law School)

Folder 8

MURRAY, Orrin K M

 

1 piece, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 9

NEARPASS, Charles H

 

4 pieces, 1908, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 10

NEVADA. Dept. of Public Inst.

 

1 piece, 1868, to Jonathan Sayre

Folder 11

OLNEY, Waren

 

1 piece, to Heirs of Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 12

PARKER, Albert

 

2 pieces, 1928, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 13

PATTEN, Robert

 

2 pieces, 1838, to William L Wilcox

Folder 14

RAMOS, Guadalupe (C) de

 

3 pieces, 1912, 1922, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 15

RENDON, Pedro

 

2 pieces, 1890, Affidavits

Folder 16

RUSSELL, Daniel

 

2 pieces, 1840, to William L. Willcox

Folder 17

SCOTT, Chalmers

 

1 piece, 1893, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 18

SECURITY LOAN & TRUST CO.

 

1 piece, to Dear Sir

Folder 19

SHARP, H Parker

 

2 pieces, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 20

SHEPPARD, James C

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 21

SLAUSON, Jonathan Sayre

 

2 pieces, 1869, Oath of Office

Folder 22

SLAUSON, Sarah (R)

 

1 piece, to My darling Husband

Folder 23

SMITH, Felix F

 

8 pieces, 1927-1928, to Sayre Macneil: Perpetuities

Folder 24

SMITH, John Cotton

 

1 piece, 1816, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 25

SMITH, Sanborn H

 

2 pieces, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 26

STOVER, Samuel

 

2 pieces, 1880, to Alfred Henry Wilcox

Folder 27

SUMNER, A A

 

1 piece, 1863, to James W Nye

Folder 28

SWAINE, Robert Taylor

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 29

TALBOT, W H

 

1 piece, 1892, to John Mackay Elliot

Folder 30

TITUS, Nat R

 

2 pieces, 1911, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 31

TOLL, Charles H

 

1 piece, 1929, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 32

TULLER, Walter K

 

2 pieces, 1928, to Sayre Macneil: Perpetuities

Folder 33

UNDERHILL, Jacob

 

1 piece, 1871, to Benjamin Minturn Hartshorne

Folder 34

UNIV. of CALIFORNIA. Bancroft Library

 

1 piece, 1949, to Mary Longstreet re José Bandini

Folder 35

URIBE, Juan B

 

3 pieces, 1920, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 36

WALLACE, W Woodson

 

29 pieces, 1946-1956, Corresp. re American-Mexican Claims

Folder 37

WEISSBERGER, L Arnold

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 38

WIDNEY, R M

 

1 piece, 1879, to Alfred H. Wilcox:Mortgage

Folder 39

WILCOX, Alfred Henry

 

4 pieces, 1830, 1833, to William L Willcox: Deeds

Folder 40

WILCOX, Alfred Henry

 

2 pieces, to Whittlesey: Req. for Disch.

Folder 41

WILCOX, Alfred Henry

 

4 pieces, 1880, to Magdaline Bisbee: Agreement

Folder 42

WILKIN, J

 

1 piece, 1870, to Jonathan Sayre Slauson

Folder 43

WILLCOCKS, John

 

6 pieces, 1736-1750, Account Book

Folder 44

WILLCOX, Joseph

 

8 pieces, 1796-1801, to Reuben Willcox: Deeds

Folder 45

WILLCOX, Reuben

 

5 pieces, 1812, to Alfred Wilcox: Deed

Folder 46

WILLCOX, Samuel

 

2 pieces, 1820, to Alfred Wilcox: Deed

Folder 47

WILLCOX, Samuel

 

2 pieces, 1836, to Augustin Willcox & William L Willcox: Deed

Folder 48

WILLCOX, Samuel

 

2 pieces, 1801, to Reuben Willcox: Deed

Folder 49

WILLCOX, William L

 

2 pieces, 1838, to Alfred Wilcox: Deed

Folder 50

WOLCOTT, Oliver

 

2 pieces, 1819, to Alfred H. Wilcox: Appointmt

Folder 51

WURFEL, Seymour W

 

1 piece, 1930, to Sayre Macneil

Folder 52

YBARRA, Jesus V

 

1 piece, 1920, to Dolores E Argüello

Folder 53

Papers re Wilcox Building

 

8 pieces, 1883, 1891

Folder 54

Ephemera