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Inventory of the Thomas Starr King Collection
GTU 93-5-01  
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Correspondence

Size: 2"
Box 1, Folder 1

TSK to Randolph Ryer (friend), 1/1841-1/1851, 2/24/1861 45 letters)

Folder 2

Handwritten copies done in 1867 of some of the letters in ff 1 (1/1841-10/1844) by Sarah Starr (TSK's aunt)

Folder 3

1 letter to Sarah Edgarton from Sarah with an additional letter from TSK, 12/14/1845

Folder 4

1 letter TSK to Hosea, 11/10/1859

Folder 5

Typewritten copy of 1 letter from TSK to Sunday School, Hollis St. Society, Boston, 5/25/1860

Folder 6

TSK to Thomas Frazer (re: lectures in Portland and other Oregon cities), 5/1862-7/1862 (5 letters)

Folder 7

1 letter TSK to Mrs. Neal (re: dedication of SF church and hymn by Whittier), 1/6/63

Folder 8

1 letter, William Henry Channing to TSK, 11/30/48

Folder 9

To Susan M. King (mother from Thomas F. King (father) and others, 1837-41 (10 letters, 1 receipt)

Folder 10

Sermon on Hebrews 12:29 by Thomas F. King, n.d.

Folder 11

Condolence letters to Susan M. King on the death of TSK, 1864 (2 letters)

Folder 12

Empty envelopes to Mrs. S.K. Cushman (sister), 1864-65

Folder 13

1 letter George Starr to Sarah Starr (?), 6/14/1880

Folder 14

Charles F. Cushman (brother-in-law), business letters, 1 on King family genealogy, 1888-89 (4 letters); Florence Cushman (niece) to Charles Wendte, 1919 (5 letters removed from Wendte scrapbook (Folio 1) for better preservation)

Folder 15

Julia King Norris (wife) to Charles Wendte, 1889 (6 letters removed from Wendte scrapbook (Folio 1) for better preservation)

Folder 16

King family members to Charles Wendte, 1904-21 (5 letters removed from Wendte scrapbook (Folio 1) for better preservation: Frederick R. King, son; Edith King Davis, daughter; Horace Davis, son-in-law; Ruth Wiggin, sister of Julia King Norris)

Folder 17

TSK, 3 letters: 12/14/1853 to Ellis Roberts; 4/8/1856 to "Dear Sir"; 9/17/1863 to Beaton (these letters are owned by the GTU Library, by purchase, 1977)

Folder 18

1 letter, TSK to Henry Kimball, 4/25/62 (re: Kimball's resignation as Sunday School Superintendent)

Folder 19

"Journal Voyage", Passage from New York to San Francisco via Panama, April 1860 (handwritten in TSK hand, appears to be a copy)

Folder 20

Daniel C. French to Charles Wendte, 1888, 1890 (3 letters removed from Wendte scrapbook); Moncure D. Conway to Wendte, 1890 (1 letter removed from scrapbook) re: French statue of TSK

 

Sermons

Size: 2"

Additional Note

The sermons (with the exception of "Installation of Rev. Edwin H. Chapin") were a gift of Mrs. Harold Greene Arnold (Helen Hunt Freeman Arnold). The original gift lists 20 sermons, 3 are missing. For other printed sermons, see Box 4, ff 1-3, 6.
Box 2, Folder 1

Thanksgiving sermon, 11/25/1846

Folder 2

New Years sermon, 12/30/1846

Folder 3

Communion, 1/16/1847

Folder 4

Arguments for Universalism from Providence, 6/11/1847

Folder 5

Christianity and Creeds, 9/10/1847

Folder 6

God is Love, 11/20/1847

Folder 6a

The Character of Christ: A Christmas Sermon, 12/21/1847

Folder 7

What is Your Life, 12/26/1847

Folder 8

Christ and the Woman of Samaria, 1/19/1848

Folder 9

Installation of Rev. Edwin H. Chapin, 6/8/1848

Folder 10

The Bible, 8/7/1848

Folder 11

Duties of a Christian Society, 11/25/1849

Folder 12

Duty of Spreading the Religion of Jesus, 4/13/1850

Folder 13

The Ear Rings and Aaron, 11/2/1850

Folder 14

Living for and Living by Religion, 1/24/1852

Folder 15

Things and the Doctrine of Things, 1/29/1852

Folder 16

The Encouragements of Christianity, 3/20/1852

Folder 17

The Losses and Gains of a Church, 9/16/1852

Folder 18

Justice Before Charity, n.d.

Folder 19

fragment, n.d.

Folder 20

Sermon Case, n.d., tooled black leather and black silk, gold lettering, "T. Star (sic) King"

 

Newspaper Articles

Size: 2"

Note

See also, Box 7.
Box 3, Folder 1

Letters about travel in California to the Boston Transcript from "K.", 1860 (xerox copies)

Folder 2-4

original articles from which the copies were made

Folder 5

envelope in which the articles were found, signed Samuel A. Eliot

Folder 6

full page from the "Trumpet and Magazine", 8/1838 (T.F. King listed as preaching)

Folder 7

Contents of the box in the cornerstone of SF Unitarian Church, 1887

Folder 8

San Francisco Morning Call, unveiling the Starr King monument, Golden Gate Park, 10/27/1892

Folder 9

Death of Julia M. (King) Norris, 1904

Folder 10

Oakland Tribune, "Remember When", 4/5/1934

 

Subject Files

Box 3, Folder 11

"The Christian Leader", 1-2/1929, publication of the TSK Journal, from New York to San Francisco, 1860. (letter from C.W. Wendte)

Folder 12

"The Christian Register", 5-6/1921, published excerpts from C.W. Wendte's book "Thomas Starr King, Patriot and Preacher"

Folder 13

Pamphlets (2), c. 1921, promoting the sale of "Thomas Starr King, Patriot and Preacher"

Folder 14

Letters and articles on TSK, gift of Stella Weston Howe, 1900, 1961. (2 letters from persons who knew TSK giving reminiscences)

Folder 15

SF Unitarian Church, 1 photo (c. 1865), 1 service card (first Sunday after TSK death, 1864)

Folder 16

Service bulletin, "Fifty Years of the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, 1900"

Folder 17

"Ceremonies Dedicating the Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King" (placing California Historical Landmark plaque #691), 4/24/1960

 

Printed Material

Size: 5"
 

Original to TSK

Box 4, Folder 1

Sermon, "Two Discourses Delivered in Hollis-Street Meeting-House, Sunday, Sept. 21, 1851." Gift of Henry L. Finch)

Folder 1a

Sermon, "The Death of Mr. Daniel Weld", 9/19/1852

Folder 2

Sermon, "Services at the Installation of Caleb D. Bradlee", 12/11/1854

Folder 3

Sermon, "Preached in Hollis St. Church at the Close of a Ministry of Eleven years", 3/25/1860 (2 copies: second copy, gift of Henry L. Finch)

Folder 4

"A Scripture Catechism for Sabbath Schools", by TSK, San Francisco, CA, 1861

Folder 5

Tract, "The Corrupting Influence of Revivals," by TSK, n.d. (printed post-1870)

Folder 6

Sermon, "Spiritual Christianity", n.d. (Printed post-1876)

 

Addresses about TSK

Box 4, Folder 7

Discourse, "The Unspotted Life: In Memory of Rev. Thomas Starr King", C.A. Bartol, Boston, 3/6/1864 (2 copies: second copy, gift of Henry L. Finch)

Folder 8

Address, "In Memory of their Late Pastor, Rev. Thomas Starr King", Robert B. Swain, San Francisco, 3/15/1864

Folder 9

Lecture, "Thomas Starr King in California", Charles Wendte, 1867

Folder 10

Address, "The Quickening Power of a Good and Ernest Life", Edward Galvin, 3/10/1878

Folder 11

Oration, "Thomas Starr King as a Patriot", at the unveiling of the TSK monument, Golden Gate Park, Irving Scott, 10/1892

Folder 12

Prayer, "At the Dedication and Unveiling of the TSK Monument", Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Charles Wendte, 10/1892

Folder 13

Address, "The Patriotic Services of Thomas Starr King", Horace Davis, 1899

Folder 14

Address, "Thomas Starr King, A Memorial Address", Edward Everett Hale, 3/1/1903

 

Articles about TSK

Box 4, Folder 15

Unitarian Review, "The Character and Genius of TSK", 5/1878

Folder 16

Unitarian Review, "Reminiscences of TSK", Edward Everett Hale, 4/1888

Folder 17

Pamphlet, "Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Orators", Elbert Hubbard, 10/1903

Folder 18

Pacific Unitarian, Starr King Memorial Number, 3/1904

Folder 19

Pacific Unitarian, "A Letter of TSK", 10/1914

Folder 20

California Freemason, "California Decides", Hal Curtis, Spring 1961

Folder 21

"Starr King in California, a Dramatic Biography", students of SKSM, 5/1964

Folder 22

"Thomas Starr King in Oregon, 1862" by William G. Eliot, Jr. , The Oregon Historical Quarterly, June 1931 (xerox copy)

Folder 23

TSK Biographic Summary, Bibliography, 1996; from RAdm. Randolph W. King

Folder 24

Newspaper articles, 1) to TSK in California, 8/29/1861, Anonymus (Boston Transcript); 2) "A Proper Bostonian Wowed the Miners", Millie Robbins (n.d., ca. 1965)

 

Photographs

Size: 2"
Box 5, Folder 1

SK, unmounted reprint, n.d., 8 1/2 x 10, standing shot (damaged)

Folder 2

TSK, oval framed reprint, n.d., 10 x 8, head shot

Folder 3

Julia King (wife), Ambrotype (?) in case, c. 1860, head shot

Folder 4

TSK monument in Golden Gate Park, 8 x 10, full shot, c. 1892

Folder 5

Small portfolio of reprints of pictures used in "Thomas Starr King, Patriot and Preacher" by Charles Wendte, c. 1921:

 

Mt. Starr King, Yosemite, CA

 

Starr King Mountain, White Hills, NH

 

First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, c. 1865

 

Starr King Monument, Golden Gate Park

Folder 6

Starr King Domes, Yosemite, CA, c. 1963

Folder 7

TSK, reprint, c. 1992, 4 x 5, head shot

Folder 8

TSK, reprint, c. 1960, taken from an engraving in a book, head shot

 

Traveling Case

Box 6

Leather traveling case used by TSK on his trip to California from New York via the Isthmus of Panama, April 1860. Made by Holmes Saddler Harness Maker and Manufacturer, 25 Tremont Road, Boston. Leather, wood, brass studs, leather handle, key for the lock, paper lined, initials "TSK". 14 x 9 x 6 in. (355 x 228 x 152 mm).

 

Scrapbooks

Size: 2"
Box 7

TSK newspaper articles from the Boston Transcript, 1853-1864. Compiled by Daniel Noyes Haskell (Editor, Transcript); later in the possession of Edward Everett Hale, 1909. Gift of Carolyn Freeman Westwood and Arnold Farrow Westwood.

Folio Folio 1

"Memorabilia, Thomas Starr King, 1860-1864", C.W. Wendte

Creator/Collector: From the typed introduction: "The undersigned (Charles W. Wendte), who was a resident of San Francisco during the Civil War and had the great privilege of a personal acquaintance with Thomas Starr King and later became his biographer, has thought it his duty to collect and put into consecutive and acceptable form the personal and historical material which he has collected for the purpose."

Scope and Content Note

Contents include: original photographs, newspaper articles, copies of correspondence, and correspondence concerning the career and death of TSK, 1854-1900; erection of the monument in Golden Gate Park, 1892 (including the monument committee work
 

Photograph

Folio Folio 2

TSK, 16 x 13 oval framed engraving of a drawing, n.d., damaged (foxing), half figure in academic or preaching robe.

 

Broadside

Folio Folio 3

Printed lecture, "Peace: What Would it Cost Us", delivered at Platt's Music Hall, San Francisco, August 29, 1861 (original: owned by the GTU Library)

Folio Folio 4

Copy of printed lecture in Folio 3