Scope and Content
Title: Stevenot Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1966
Collection number: Mss197
Mrs. Donald Segerstrom
Extent: 18.5 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Stevenot Family Papers, Mss197, Holt-Atherton Department of
Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
Stevenot, Archibald D. (1882-1968)
Stevenot, Joseph Emile Hamilton (d. 1943)
Stevenot, Ferdinand Gabriel (d. 1963)
Stevenot, Cassimir M.
Bank of America
Republican Party (Calif.)
Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode
E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order)
Mother Lode Highway Association
Jedediah Smith Society
Hotels -California -Merced
Tourist trade -California -Tuolumne County
Mines and mineral resources -California -Tuolumne County
Mines and mineral resources -Philippines
Associations, institutions, etc. -California -Tuolumne County
California -Politics and government
Philippines -Social conditions
Tuolumne County (Calif.) -History -Sources
Governors -California -Correspondence
Senators -California -Correspondence
Archibald Douglas Augustine Stevenot (1882-1968) was a mine manager in Tuolumne County
and a Merced hotel proprietor (1924-40). Stevenot managed the Carson Hill Mine
(1919-1924) and other California mining properties. He was deeply involved in community
affairs of the Mother Lode region, was a member of the State Chamber of Commerce for many
years and was President of the Mother Lode Highway Association, an organization created
to improve transportation to remote Sierra mining towns. The latter association merged
with the Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode (1950), an organization devoted to the
promotion of Mother Lode tourism that Stevenot chaired for many years. ADS was also an
avid amateur historian and belonged to various societies---notably E Clampus
Vitus---whose concern was to promote interest in local history.
There were three other Stevenot brothers, Joseph Emile Hamilton Stevenot, Frederick G.
Stevenot and Cassimir M. Stevenot. All were involved in mining activities both in
California and in the Philippine Islands between about 1929 and 1941 through the Stevenot
Corp. Joseph E.H. Stevenot lived for much of his adult life in the Philippine Islands.
There he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Trust Co., Vice
President & General Manager of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., Director of
the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Director of the Philippine Milling Co., Director of
the Philippine Realty Corp., and Director of the Fidelity & Surety Co. of the Philippine
Islands. He was a Colonel in the United States Army during World War II and was killed in
a plane crash in the South Pacific in 1943. Following Joseph E.H. Stevenot's death, the
remaining three brothers continued their mining and other financial activities. Ferdinand
Gabriel Stevenot served in the California State Legislature from 1911 to 1913 and again
from 1924 to 1926. In 1927 the Governor appointed him Director of Natural Resources.
Later, Governor Young appointed him to the State Public Utilities Commission. He was a
Vice President of the Bank of America, then President of the Bankamerica Agricultural
Credit Corp. until 1942. Later, He was President of the Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co.
and the Portland Transit Co. FGS spent much of these years in San Francisco. He died in
Scope and Content
The Stevenot Collection consists primarily of family papers and business records of
Archibald D. Stevenot (1916-1965). It includes: Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode
correspondence (1950-1965); miscellaneous E Clampus Vitus records (1940-1965); records of
Stevnot's Merced hotels (1924-1940); and, correspondence between Stevenot and his
brothers (1925-66). Most of the latter correspondence relates to aspects of mining,
financial matters of mutual concern and American politics.