Inventory of the Governor's Office Records

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Inventory of the Governor's Office Records

California State Archives Inventory No. 4



California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California

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David L. Snyder
© 2000 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Governor's Office Records
Date (inclusive): 1849-1974
Creator: California's Office of the Governor
Collection number: California State Archives Inventory No. 4
Extent: See series descriptions
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Governor's Office Records, California State Archives Inventory No. 4, California State Archives.

Introduction

The records of the Governor's office document not only the day-to-day transactions of that office but reflect to a considerable degree the overall operations of the state government. Only in recent decades, however, have substantially complete collections of Governor's office files been preserved. Although documentation of the Governor's primary official acts has been carefully maintained in its original form throughout the entire period of the state's history, California law makes no provision for the disposition of the Governor's administrative papers, that is the correspondence, memoranda, and other records that flow between the Governor's office and the other branches of state, federal, and local government as well as to and from the general public. Consequently, the administrative records of California's Governors have been largely scattered to various private and public institutions or destroyed. Major collections of administrative records are lacking for all governors except Hiram Johnson, Pardee, Olson, and Brown, whose administrative papers are in the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Haight and Markham, whose administrative papers are in the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino; and Warren and Knight, whose administrative papers are in the California State Archives. In addition, fragmentary administrative records of most California governors are to be found in the California State Archives.
Despite these haphazard disposition practices in the past, a considerable body of Governor's records is filed in the California State Archives. Many of these records constitute separate series reflecting specific functions, programs, and operations. Records in such categories include the original laws, appointments and commissions, notary public papers, petitions to the governor, prison papers--including those relating to the pardoning process and extraditions--proclamations, directives, executive orders, and offers of rewards.
From the outset of state government the Secretary of State, as required by the state constitution, has kept "a fair record" of the official acts of the Governor. Moreover, the Secretary of State certifies many of the Governor's official acts and transactions. In the late 1850's and early 1860's the Governor's office itself began to maintain a record of its official acts. This is particularly evident in the "Registers of Official Transactions" as found in series entry 2. In other cases, such as notary public appointments and prison records, both the Governor and the Secretary of State maintained parallel and sometimes duplicate records. In several instances the Secretary of State's records are more complete. For this reason this inventory will include references to records of both the Governor and the Secretary of State which cover the same official subject matter.
This inventory is in two parts. Part I provides a general description of the several record series created by the Governor's office. Some series run continuously from administration to administration, others are limited to specific administrations. Some series are complete, others broken and fragmentary. A few series extend from 1850 to the present.
Part II outlines the records available in the California State Archives on the administration of each Governor. Governors are listed chronologically by administration. Records of special significance are noted under their specific record groups or series headings. For checklists of gubernatorial papers in other California depositories, see H. Brett Melendy and Benjamin F. Gilbert, The Governors of California: Peter H. Burnett to Edmund G. Brown (The Talisman Press, Georgetown, California, 1965).
Table I has been added for reference purposes. Column I lists the Governors by name in the chronological order of their administrations. Column 2 lists the Governors in alphabetical order.

Part I: General Description of Governor's Office Record Series

 

1. DAILY JOURNALS AND DIARIES. 1857-1891.

Physical Description: 11 volumes

Scope and Content Note

The volumes in this series contain chronological entries recording the day-to-day transactions of the Governor's office. They are daily logs of actions taken by the Governor and hence the information is nearly identical to that found in the "Registers of Official Transactions," series entry 2. Entries include notations as to appointments and commissions made and signed, proclamations issued, applications for pardon granted or denied, actions on legislation, and occasional references to the Governor's itinerary. Each volume covers a single year and none is indexed. Ten of the eleven volumes pertain to the administrations of Downey, Stanford, Bartlett, Waterman, and Markham. In several cases entries are quite fragmentary.
 

2. REGISTERS OF OFFICIAL TRANSACTIONS. 1852-1903.

Physical Description: 19 volumes

Scope and Content Note

The "Registers of Official Transactions" series is for the most part similar in content to the "Daily Journals and Diaries" described in series entry 1. A significant difference is the inclusion in the "Registers" of greater detail in the recorded day-to-day activities. While the majority of entries relate to appointments and commissions this series also includes considerable detail on such transactions as land patents signed and issued, legislative bills signed or vetoed, messages sent to the legislature, action on applications for pardon, commutations of sentence, reprieves, and extraditions, proclamations issued, and rewards offered.
Volumes 2-4 in this series, covering the years 1856-1859, appear to have been kept by the Secretary of State rather than the Governor's office. Entries in these three volumes include reference to articles of incorporation filed, journals, statutes, and other printed matter sent to individuals and to local government offices, state bond transactions, issuance of passports, state revenue stamp transactions, and the payment of state funds for services. Other entries are similar to those outlined in the first paragraph above but also include notations of fees and receipts collected. From volume 5 on, entries are restricted to Governor's office transactions and references to fees collected are no longer included. The majority of volumes pertain to individual administrations. All but three volumes are unindexed.
 

3. GOVERNOR'S CENTRAL FILES. 1943-date.

Physical Description: 1100 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The Governor, in his capacity as the state's chief executive officer, oversees the multiplicity of programs that comprise state government. Administration of the various programs generates a massive amount of documentation. The records so produced touch many aspects of the operations of the state agencies, including but not limited to the development of policy and programs. The Governor's Central Files are made up of three units: Administrative Files, Federal Files, and Legislative Files. Together they represent a large and concentrated source of documentation for study of California's state government.
The Administrative Files include the principal records documenting the interchange between the Governor's office and the other offices of state government. As the series title implies, the records in this category are primarily administrative in nature, generally exchanges at the agency or departmental director level, and reflect basic policy, procedure, and program matters. Administrative files also contain non-agency materials. Among the more significant are files of correspondence with civic and private organizations which document, in part, reaction to or opinions on the operations of state government. Other files include pertinent information on the Governor himself, including press releases, statements, speeches, articles, and newspaper clippings. Administrative files are arranged alphabetically by agency or organization and chronologically thereunder.
The Federal Files are similar to the Administrative Files except that the subject content bears on the relationship between the state and the federal government. Records in this series document federal-state programs, touching on their origin, organization, and implementation. The increasing impact of federal programs at the local level, along with the corresponding federal funding and revenue sharing, makes this series an invaluable resource for the study of federal-state relations. Federal files are arranged alphabetically by agency and chronologically thereunder.
The Legislative Files consist of documentation relating to the Governor's legislative program and to proposals and opinions of legislators and the public respecting legislation. Of particular importance in the Legislative Files is the Chaptered Bill File for the light it throws on legislative intent, on the arguments for and against a measure, and on the issues and interests involved respecting the bills enacted into law. For each bill the Governor signs there is a separate folder which normally contains analyses by the Legislative Counsel, Attorney General, the Governor's Legislative Secretary, and occasionally, the author. Additional support or opposition is sometimes found in the form of letters, petitions, telegrams, etc. The cover of each chapter folder serves as a checklist of agencies, organizations, and individuals to whom inquiries were directed for views and comments. Vetoed bill files are identical with the exception of the inclusion of the Governor's veto message.
Chaptered bills are arranged by chapter number for each session, vetoed bills by bill number. The index to the published Statutes for each session serves as a guide to the subject content of the Chaptered Bill File.
 

4. LETTERBOOKS. 1851-1887.

Physical Description: 13 volumes

Scope and Content Note

A small but unique series in the Governor's office records is a collection of thirteen letterbooks comprising fragmentary correspondence of a number of nineteenth century governors. All but two of the letterbooks are copies of outgoing correspondence and in most cases they appear to be incomplete for any individual administration. The two volumes of letters received contain only some 60-70 items. Governors represented include McDougal, Downey, Stanford, Low, Haight, Booth, Pacheco, Irwin, and Perkins. Subject areas covered include a wide variety of topics, from the everyday conditions of state government operation to the suppression of Indian hostilities. A more detailed subject analysis is included in Part II. Indexes exist for only one volume.
 

5. PETITIONS TO THE GOVERNOR. 1850-1909.

Physical Description: 1 cubic foot

Scope and Content Note

The right of the people to petition is inherent and no expression in the constitution or the codes relative thereto is necessary. The file of petitions addressed to the Governor is somewhat artificial in that some items perhaps belong more logically with the class of correspondence received. Relatively few in number, documents in this file fall into two categories. The larger number are petitions or letters requesting the appointment of some individual to a particular office. One grouping of over 100 petitions and letters concerns appointments to the State Board of Agriculture between the years 1887 and 1894. The second category relates to proposed legislation and includes petitions supporting or opposing specific measures. The petition file is arranged chronologically.
 

6. REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR. 1850-1965. (GP series)

Physical Description: 12 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The "Reports to the Governor" series takes its name from the annual, biennial, and special reports submitted to the Governor's office pursuant to various code requirements. This collection consists primarily of the manuscript reports of various state officers and agencies, most of which have been printed as part of the appendices to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly next issued after submission of the reports. The series also includes a variety of other records, including fragmentary correspondence received and sent, minutes and proceedings of state agencies of which the Governor was an ex officio member, transcripts of hearings and proceedings and related documentation of Governor appointed commissions and committees, etc. The State Archives has indexed the records in this series by agency and/or subject. Significant correspondence or other unique records pertaining to the administration of an individual governor are listed in Part II.
 

7. (STATE) AGENCY RECORDS. 1850-date.

Physical Description: Undetermined volume

Scope and Content Note

Agency administrative files on deposit in the State Archives frequently contain items involving interchanges with the Governor's office. For the period 1850-1900 there are numerous examples of Governor's office correspondence scattered among the files of other constitutional officers and to a lesser extent among existent departments or agencies. In recent times Governor's office correspondence in agency files is more abundant. The types of information in modern files is similar to that found in the Administrative File of the Governor's Central Files, series entry 3. This material relates in part to the development of policy and procedure at the highest levels of agency administration and frequently concerns departmental-related legislation and major programs. Agency files, however, may be lacking in completeness on any specific interchange. There is no precise way of identifying the volume of Governor's office materials in any agency's records. Indexing is fragmentary and varies from agency to agency. For examples of the presence of a substantial volume of Governor's records in state agency files see the descriptions of Land Office Records and Military Records, series entries 17 and 18.
 

8. APPOINTMENTS. 1849-date.

Physical Description: 37 volumes

Scope and Content Note

The Governor's appointive power is based on Article V, Section 5 of the California Constitution and Section 1300 of the Government Code. His current appointive power is extensive and covers a wide range of offices (see Government Code index under: Governor--Appointments). The Governor is required to keep a record of "all appointments made by him, showing date of commission, and names of appointee and predecessor [Government Code, Section 12030 (c)]." This form of reporting is standard for nearly all appointment registers. Appointments are listed chronologically under title of office. With the exception of three volumes, each register pertains to the administration of but a single governor.
A far more complete register of Governor's appointments has been maintained by the Secretary of State's office. This is cited in Part II of this inventory as "Executive Appointments" (Secretary of State). The primary series of eleven volumes, the most recent of which (1958-date) is maintained in the Secretary of State's office, constitutes a master register for the period 1849-date. In content the registers are identical to those kept by the Governor's office. Appointments are listed by office and chronologically thereunder.
Miscellaneous registers of Governor's appointments also kept by the Secretary of State include: District Agricultural Association officers (1887-1910), four volumes; Foreign Commissioners of Deeds (1887-1938), three volumes; and three miscellaneous volumes relating to commissions of all types (1851-1858).
Oaths of office for all appointed and commissioned public officials, whose authority is not limited to any particular county, are filed with the office of the Secretary of State (Government Code, Section 363) and maintained in the State Archives. Oaths are filed by office, chronologically thereunder, and date from 1849 to the present. A master index controls all oaths on file.
 

9. NOTARY PUBLIC RECORDS. 1849-1958.

Physical Description: 110 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The power to appoint and commission notaries public was a function of the Governor from 1850 (Statutes 1850, Chapter 41) to 1967 when the appointive power was transferred to the Secretary of State (Statutes 1967, Chapter 1139). Notary public records consist of two record groups, applications and registers of appointments.
Notary applications, 1849-1938 (96 cubic feet), take many forms, from simple letters by or on behalf of the applicant, to detailed statements of a person's background, political party, philosophy, and social status. In the period after 1853 (Statutes 1853, Chapter 80), when each county was allowed only a limited number of notaries, competition for the offices was brisk. Many application files contain numerous letters, petitions, and other documentation on behalf of a particular individual which may supply biographical data and information on local politics as well as throw light on the functions and the practical value of the holding of a notary commission. Applications are arranged by county for each year and alphabetically by name of applicant under the respective county.
Registers of appointments consist of two separate series, one kept by the Governor's office, 1852-1958 (26 volumes), the other by the Secretary of State, 1862-1924 (15 volumes). The entries in each volume of both series are arranged by county and the names of appointees, places of residence, and dates of appointment listed chronologically thereunder. Individual volumes also indicate the expiration dates of appointments as well as the names of persons succeeded.
 

10. RESIGNATIONS. 1849-1941.

Physical Description: 3 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The resignation of a public official commissioned by the Governor is submitted to the Governor in writing [Government Code, Section 1750 (b)]. Letters of resignation are [UNK] brief, one page statements. In some instances the reason for resignation is stated in more detail. Such resignations often reflect the impact of partisan politics and occasionally the economic and social conditions of the time as they affect the individual. The vast majority of resignations are from individuals holding notary commissions. Resignations of agency officials, legislators, and county judges are also to be found. Documentation commencing in 1895 includes Governor's office communications notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted. Resignations are arranged chronologically but are otherwise unindexed.
 

11. ORIGINAL LAWS. 1850-date.

Physical Description: 379 volumes

Scope and Content Note

After the Governor approves a bill the signed document is deposited with the office of the Secretary of State where it becomes the official record of the statutory law of California (Government Code, Section 9510). The Secretary of State assigns a number, known as the chapter number, to each bill in the order in which it is received. For the period 1850-1972 there is one series of bill chapters for each session of the legislature. Beginning with the two-year session of 1973-1974, there are two series of bill chapter numbers per session, one for bills passed before December 31 of the first year of the session and one for those passed after such date. Resolutions are chaptered under a separate number sequence for each session. At the end of each session the original laws and resolutions are bound in volumes and transferred to the State Archives.
The volumes from 1850-1878 are in manuscript form; those from 1880-date are in printed form. A microfilm security copy is made and stored outside the State Capital. The index to the published statutes serves as a guide to the subject content of the original laws.
 

12. PROCLAMATIONS. 1849-date.

Physical Description: 5 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The Governor's issuance of official proclamations, executive orders, and decrees is based on the executive powers inherent in Article V, Section 1 of the California Constitution and also on statutory law. Initially, proclamations were issued only for the purposes of declaring legal holidays and for calling general and special elections. As the powers and duties of the Governor's office increased, so did the use of the proclamation. Examples of modern day usage include agricultural quarantine (Agricultural Code, Section 5304) and closure of forest areas (Public Resources Code, Sections 4128, 4297-4298, 4423). The proclamation file is organized chronologically. A index is available which includes the subject of the proclamation, the date signed by the Governor, and the date filed with the Secretary of State. The original of all proclamations is filed with the Secretary of State's office and deposited in the State Archives.
 

13. OFFERS OF REWARDS. 1850-date.

Physical Description: 2 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The Rewards file is a small but informative collection relating to crimes and law enforcement. Originally authorized by Statutes 1851, Chapter 119, the Governor's power to offer rewards is now defined in the Penal Code, Section 1547. The file includes petitions, letters, depositions, and other statements describing the nature of the crime and the person or persons responsible when known. Filed with the petitions are the Governor's offers of reward which includes a brief description of the crime and the perpetrators thereof. Printed reward posters for statewide distribution are also included in some instances. An index kept by the Secretary of State lists all rewards for the period 1856-1928. Rewards from the latter date to the present are included in the Proclamation File, series entry 12.
 

14. PRISON PAPERS. 1850-date.

Physical Description: 1200 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The Governor has the power to grant reprieves, pardons, commutations of sentence, after conviction, for all offenses except impeachment (California Constitution, Article V, Section 8). As part of this function the Governor is required to keep records of all applications for pardon or commutations of sentence "with a list of the official signatures and recommendations in favor of each application (Government Code, Section 12030)." In the operations of this power, and also in those functions pertaining to the extradition of prisoners to and from California, the Governor's office has created a mass of data pertaining to crime and punishment as well as biographical data on thousands of individuals.
The Prison Papers are composed of a number of record series, several of which are duplicated by near identical series maintained by the Secretary of State's office. The several record series include: San Quentin and Folsom Prison Registers (1851-1943); Applications for Pardon, Historical Case Files (1850-ca. 1935); Executive Clemency Case Files (ca. 1930-date); Extreme Penalty Case Files (ca. 1948-date); Application for Pardon Registers (1876-1944); Pardons (1858-1966); Executive Pardons (1872-1903); Commutation of Sentence (1876-1907); Prison Discharges (1868-1886); Executive Orders to Release (1883-1891); Restoration to Citizenship (1887-1897); Extradition Case Files (ca. 1856-date); and Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extraditions (1906-1967).
Prison registers are descriptive lists of inmates received. Separate registers were kept for San Quentin (1851-1942), Folsom (1880-1943), Preston School of Industry, Ione (1894-1912), Fred C. Nelles School for Boys, Whittier (1891-1916), and the California School for Girls, Ventura (1914-1918). Each register includes the prisoner's name, prison number, initial date of confinement, nativity, crime committed, county sent from, age, occupation, height, complexion, color of eyes and hair, and a space for comments. The latter entry was used for noting dates of escape, recapture, pardon, death, and notable physical characteristics. Most registers are indexed.
Records relating to pardons, commutations, and reprieves include the Applications for Pardon, Historical Case Files; Executive Clemency and Extreme Penalty case files, and several bound series. Collectively these series constitute the largest part of the Prison Papers Record Group. With the exception of the bound records all series include the same general types of documentation.
The Applications for Pardon, Historical Case Files (1850-ca. 1935) consist of a file on each person for whom the Governor has received a request for a pardon or commutation. In the course of carrying out the pardoning process unique records often accumulate. Frequently present in these files are transcripts and other legal documentation from the trial courts and petitions and letters from friends, relatives, and others seeking the individual's pardon. Such records often provide informative biographical and character information as well as insight into the background of the crime and its social and economic setting. Other records include prison and correctional institution statements on the prisoners qualifications for pardon, parole, etc., and records of official action taken by the Governor's office, the latter documentation frequently duplicating information as found in one or more of the bound series.
The Historical Case Files are fully indexed by name of prisoner. Following the name of the prisoner the index indicates the character of the crime and the county of commitment. Executive Clemency Case Files (ca. 1930-date) are a continuation of the Historical Case Files. Extreme Penalty Case Files (ca. 1948-date) again are identical in content except that they pertain to prisoners subject to the death penalty. Executive Clemency and Extreme Penalty case files are unindexed, but within subdivisions are arranged alphabetically. Transfers from the Governor's office are made on a irregular basis. Records in the Executive and Extreme Penalty series less than 25 years old are closed to public use unless permission is first obtained from the Governor's office in writing [For exemption from disclosure, see Government Code, Section 6268].
Several bound series--Applications for Pardons, Pardons, Executive Pardons, Commutation of Sentence, Prison Discharges, Executive Orders to Release, and Restoration to Citizenship--record the Governor's actions; they supplement the Historical Case Files described above. The Secretary of State's office maintained duplicate series of the following: Executive Pardons (1864-1892); Commutation of Sentence (1876-1903); Order to Release (1899-1938); and Restoration to Citizenship (1887-1906). Only a few volumes in each series are indexed. The official record of each pardon, commutation, or reprieve granted is also filed with the Secretary of State (Government Code, Section 12162). All pardons in this series are indexed.
Subject to the provisions of the Penal Code, it is the duty of the Governor to have arrested and deliver up "to the executive authority of any other State any person charged in that State with treason, felony, or other crime, who has fled from justice and is found in this State (Penal Code, Section 1548.1)."
Reciprocal agreements are in force with respect to extradition of criminals to California from other states. Extradition Case Files, as developed by the Governor's office, may include the demand for extradition, a copy of the indictment or information, an affidavit made before a magistrate charging the person demanded with having committed a crime, or copy of a judgment of conviction or of a sentence imposed in execution thereof. Extradition files for the period 1856-1930 are indexed. Files for ca. 1930-date are unindexed, but within subdivisions are arranged alphabetically by state and thereunder by name of prisoner. The bound series, Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition (1906-1967), is an alphabetical and chronological register of actions taken by the Governor's office relating to extraditions.
Prison Operations Records (1858-1944) include a number of distinct series relating to the operations of San Quentin and Folsom State prisons, and to a lesser extent the operations of Preston School of Industry, Ione, and the Fred C. Nelles School for Boys, Whittier. Record series include: monthly descriptive lists of prisoners received, discharged, pardoned, restored to citizenship, escaped, recaptured, and deceased; monthly commissary reports of provisions, clothing, bedding, etc., purchased and distributed; quarterly reports of institutional receipts and expenditures; warden's monthly reports to the Controller of monies paid into the state treasury from the sale of prison manufactured goods and from prison contract labor; and miscellaneous correspondence between the Governor's office and prison officials relative to overall operations of the prison system. A separate unpublished inventory is available in the State Archives for this portion of the Prison Papers.
No reference to the Prison Operations Records is included in Part II.
 

15. GOVERNOR'S MANSION. 1869-1970.

Physical Description: Undetermined volume

Scope and Content Note

The State of California has had two Executive Mansions. The first was built under the provisions of 1870 legislation (Statutes 1869-70, Chapter 496). Located on the grounds of the present Capitol Park, the structure was never used as a Governor's Mansion. In 1874 the building was remodeled for the use of the Office of State Printing which remained there until 1923. The California State Archieves includes within its collections a set of pen and ink drawings detailing the facades and principal floor plans of the first mansion.
The second mansion was a 15 room Victorian Gothic structure at 16th and H streets originally built in 1877-1878 for Albert Gallatin, a Sacramento hardware merchant. Purchased by the state for $32,500 in 1903, the mansion was the residence of 13 California Governors until it was determined to be unsuitable for occupancy in 1967. The mansion is now a State Historical Landmark operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Records in the State Archives on the second mansion include blueprints, numerous architectural drawings on various interior and exterior remodeling projects, Controller's claim schedules for the purchase of furniture and other furnishings by California's First Ladies, property survey reports, and the original deed of purchase (State Lands Deed 62-78) from Joseph Steffens, dated August 6, 1903.
In 1974 a new Governor's Mansion was in the planning stages. Land bordering on and overlooking the American River in Carmichael, to the northeast of Sacramento, was purchased and deeded to the state through the efforts of Citizens for a Residence for California Governors, a private organization. The State Archives accessioned selected papers of this organization as a part of a general information file on the new mansion.
 

16. GOVERNOR'S PORTRAITS. 1956.

Physical Description: 30 color negatives

Scope and Content Note

The Department of General Services is charged with the hiring of competent artists to paint oil portraits of each Governor and to display said paintings in the State Capitol (Government Code, Section 14623). In 1956 color negatives were made of each portrait, from Burnett to Warren. These negatives, along with miscellaneous other photographs of California's governors are on file in the State Archives. (The California Section of the State Library, Sacramento 95814, has a set of 8" × 10" black and white negatives of the Governor's portraits from which prints may be ordered.)
 

17. LAND OFFICE PAPERS. 1852-1932.

Physical Description: 38 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

Among the papers generated by the Governor's office are records relating to the sale and disposal of state lands acquired from the federal government. The Governor's role in such land transactions was and is relatively minor, limited principally to the affixing of his signature to land patents and to certain classes of communications with the U. S. Land Office. Most of the latter communications were answered or drafted by the California Surveyor General, who was the register of state lands, and forwarded to the Governor for his signature or attention. The inclusion of the Land Office Papers as a part of the Governor's office files is therefore somewhat questionable. The greatest percentage of records making up this series originated with the register of state lands and other state officers. A determination of the true origin of this collection awaits analysis by the State Lands Division. For the above reasons specific references to the Land Office Papers are not included in Part II.
Classes of records making up the Land Office Papers include: county treasurer's reports to the register of state lands of receipts for the sale of swamp and overflowed and school lands (1859-1903); county treasurer's reports to the State Controller of receipts for the sale of swamp and overflowed and school and seminary lands (1855-1878); cancelled school land patents (1852-1910); register's certificates, issued in connection with applications for sales of public lands, numbers 1-18482 (1880-1932); certificates of purchase (1856-1880); certificates of transfer (1864-1870); Board of Tide Land Commissioners receipts (1865-1871).
Also contain deeds (1854-1883); monthly reports of land patents signed by the Governor (1887-1898); land sold for taxes (1877-1907); abstracts of titles, San Francisco (1865-1871); correspondence relative to transmittal of land lists and patents (1866-1932); cancelled letters patent on swamp and overflowed lands; correspondence concerning grant of patents to school lands for mining purposes (1874-1900); applications to the U. S. Land Office for in lieu substitutions for school lands (1858-1896); San Francisco water lot surveys (1853-1883); affidavits declaring certain lands as swamp and overflowed lands (1855-1885); and miscellaneous land office records (1856-1932).
 

18. MILITARY RECORDS. 1849-1940.

Physical Description: 295 cubic feet

Scope and Content Note

The Governor as "commander-in-chief of a militia that shall be provided by statute" (from 1849-1966 he was "commander-in-chief of the militia, the army and navy, of this State"), has wide powers in the organization of military units, commissioning of officers, and calling the militia into active service (Constitution, Article V, Section 7; Military and Veterans Code, Sections 140, 146, 211, 220). The Military Record Group in the State Archives, made up of records generated by the California Adjutant General's office, contains a large although undetermined quantity of Governor's office correspondence. The greatest portion of these records cover the period 1850-1900 and deal with the organization and maintenance of the State Militia, which later became the National Guard, the supply of arms and equipment, and the nomination, appointment, and commissioning of officers.
The 1850's and 1860's were particularly active years in the history of the California State Militia. The decade of the 1850's witnessed a large number of military campaigns to suppress Indian hostilities. Individual campaigns ranged as far afield as the Oregon border, the deserts of Southern California, and the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. Requests from citizens for protection, arms, and authority to form militia units for self-protection were addressed to the Governor's office. Coordination was directed through the Adjutant General's office. A small grouping of records (2 cubic feet), commonly referred to as the Indian War Papers, is available in the California State Archives on various campaigns for the period 1850-1880. Arrangement of the Indian War Papers is by specific campaigns and/or subject and chronologically thereunder.
The Civil War dominated the 1860's and the impact on the State Militia was considerable. More than 16,000 Californians volunteered for active service, occupying forts, posts, and strategic roads and sites in the western states and territories, from Puget Sound to San Elizario, Texas [Richard H. Orton, Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867 (Sacramento, 1890), p. 5].
Governor's office correspondence and other records filed in the Military Record Group is partially catalogued although a shelf list roughly describing each file box is available. Until a detailed cataloging program is completed, however, search for gubernatorial materials in the military records will continue to be time-consuming.
 

Part II: Governor's Office Records by Administration

 

PETER H. BURNETT (1807-1895)

Scope and Content Note

Independent Democrat
Term of Office: December 20, 1849-January 9, 1851
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1849-1851

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). Each volume includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1850 F3652:1-3

Physical Description: (3 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1850 GP1:1-30

Physical Description: (30 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of local (county) courts respecting the number of actions calendered.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1849-1851

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1849-1851

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1849-1850.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/10 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2.
 

10. Resignations, 1849-1850 F3672:1-72.

Physical Description: (72 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1850 F3645:1-6

Physical Description: (6 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1849-1850 F3670:1-5.

Physical Description: (5 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Proclamations 1 and 2 were issued by Military Governor Bennett Riley.
The first proclaims the establishment of the State Constitution as approved by the electorate on November 13, 1849. The second is Riley's resignation as Governor.
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1850 F3671:1-2.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1850

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

For pardons and requisitions, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2. See also F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:1.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JOHN McDOUGAL (1818-1866)

Scope and Content Note

  • Independent Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 9, 1851-January 8, 1852
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1851-1852

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). Each volume includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1851 F3646:1

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (July 15, 1851-April 17, 1852), includes copies of 106 letters sent between July 15 and December 23, 1851.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1851 F3652:4-19.

Physical Description: (16 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Primarily requests for the appointment of individuals to various offices.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1851 GP1:31-120

Physical Description: (90 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of local (county) courts respecting the number of actions calendered.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1851-1852

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1851-1852

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1851-1852.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/5 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2.
 

10. Resignations, 1851 F3672:73-98.

Physical Description: (26 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1851 F3645:7-11.

Physical Description: (5 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1851 F3670:6-9.

Physical Description: (4 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1851 F3671:3-4.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1851-1852

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:1, San Quentin Prison register (Jan. 25, 1851-Jan. 10, 1855). For pardons and requisitions, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2. See also F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:2.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JOHN BIGLER (1805-1871)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 8, 1852-January 9, 1856
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1852-1856 F3639:1

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Executive Record" (Jan. 8-June 30, 1852), includes daily entries of appointments, pardons, proclamations, etc. See also F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). Each volume includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1852 F3646:1

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (July 15, 1851-April 17, 1852), includes copies of 21 letters sent between January 12 and April 17, 1852.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1852-1855 F3652:20-33.

Physical Description: (14 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1852-1855 GP1:121-308

Physical Description: (188 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports and claims of the agents in charge of the 1851 Emigrant Relief Expedition to Carson Valley, Nevada Territory, and approximately 50 miscellaneous communications received and sent.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1852-1855

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1852-1856

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). See also F3673:1-28, Governor's orders on Secretary of State to issue commissions (1855).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1852-1855.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (3/5 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:1 (1 vol.), 1852-1857.
 

10. Resignations, 1852-1855 F3672:99-199.

Physical Description: (101 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1852-1855 F3645:12-16.

Physical Description: (5 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1852-1855 F3670:10-17.

Physical Description: (8 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1852-1855 F3671:5-16.

Physical Description: (12 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1852-1856

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:1-2, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 25, 1851-Dec. 31, 1857). For pardons and requisitions, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2. See also F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:3.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

J. NEELY JOHNSON (1825-1872)

Scope and Content Note

  • American (Know-Nothing)
  • Term of Office: January 9, 1856-January 8, 1858
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1857 F3637:1

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Daily Journal," includes miscellaneous entries on appointments, proclamations and commissions issued, and the Governor's itinerary.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1856-1858 F3639:2

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Jan. 11, 1856-Dec. 31, 1857), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions issued, articles of incorporations filed, receipts received, pardons, proclamations, etc. Entries indicate this record book may have been kept by the Secretary of State's office. See also F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). Each volume includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1856-1857 F3652:34-54.

Physical Description: (21 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1856-1857 GPl:309-355

Physical Description: (47 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes 31 communications between Johnson, Adjutant General William C. Kibbe, and William T. Sherman regarding activities of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee and the state's attempts to restore peace and civil justice.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1856-1857

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1856-1857

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Record" (Dec., 1849-Oct. 30, 1857) and "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876). See also F3673:29-30, Governor's order on Secretary of State to issue commissions (1856).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1856-1857.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/4 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:1-2 (2 vols.), 1852-1862.
 

10. Resignations, 1856-1857 F3670:200-224.

Physical Description: (25 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1856-1856 F3645:17-19.

Physical Description: (3 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1856-1857 F3670:18-21.

Physical Description: (4 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1856-1857 F3671:17-30.

Physical Description: (14 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2, (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1856-1858

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:2-3, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 11, 1855-July 31, 1858). For pardons and requisitions, see F3680:1-2 under series entry 2, F3656; applications for pardon, Historical Case Files, and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:4.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JOHN B. WELLER (1812-1875)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 8, 1858-January 9, 1860
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1858-1860 F3639:3-4

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Jan. 1-March 13, 1858) and "Fee Book and Executive Records" (Jan. 1, 1858-Dec. 31, 1859), include daily entries of appointments, commissions issued, articles of incorporations filed, receipts received, pardons, proclamations, and fees collected for commissions issued. Entries indicate these record books may have been kept by the Secretary of State's office. See also F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876), which includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1858-1859 F3652:55-79

Physical Description: (25 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes 16 letters and petitions requesting the appointment of H. Tolar Booream as Supreme Court Reporter.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1858-1859 GPl:356-404.

Physical Description: (49 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely annual, biennial, and other reports of state agencies.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1858-1860

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1858-1859

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1858-1859.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/5 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:2 (1 vol.), 1857-1862.
 

10. Resignations, 1858-1859 F3672:225-247.

Physical Description: (23 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1858-1859 F3645:20-23.

Physical Description: (4 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1858-1859 F3670:22-29.

Physical Description: (8 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1858-1859 F3671:31-44.

Physical Description: (14 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1858-1860

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:3-5, San Quentin Prison registers and index (Jan. 1, 1858-Feb. 28, 1867). For pardons and requisitions, see F3639:3 and F3680:2 under series entry 2; F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; and F3658:1 "Pardons by Governor" (Jan. 20, 1858-Dec. 23, 1862). See also F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:5.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

MILTON S. LATHAM (1827-1882)

Scope and Content Note

  • Lecompton Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 9-14, 1860
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

9. Notary Public Records, 1860 (1 vol.). F3651:2 (1857-1862)

Scope and Content Note

Shows a few notarial appointments were made in the six day period.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1860 F3645:24

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Indicates Latham signed five bills into law, all dated January 13, 1860.
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1860 F3671:45-46.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1860 F3658:1

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Records a sentence of hanging for Jacob F. Elyea was respited for two months on January 12, 1860.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:6.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JOHN G. DOWNEY (1827-1894)

Scope and Content Note

  • Lecompton Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 14, 1860-January 10, 1862
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1860-1861 F3637:2-3.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Entries include miscellaneous references to appointments, proclamations and commissions issued, actions on legislation, and the Governor's itinerary.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1860-1861 F3680:2

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

(Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876), includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1860-1861 F3646:2

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Letters" (Jan. 18, 1860-Dec. 30, 1863), includes copies of 73 letters sent between January 18, 1860 and January 4, 1862. A majority pertain to military affairs, including the suppression of Indian hostilities and Civil War matters.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1860-1861 F3652:80-103

Physical Description: (24 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes six items dated 1860 requesting the Governor's veto of the San Francisco "Bulkhead" bill. Six additional items dated 1861 request the Governor's veto of legislation creating street railroad franchises in San Francisco.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1860-1861 GP1:405-GP2:76

Physical Description: (126 docs.).

Scope and Content Note

Includes 30 letters dated 1860 congratulating the Governor on his veto of the San Francisco "Bulkhead" bill. Records for 1861 include 32 miscellaneous communications received and sent.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1860-1861

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Adjutant General, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1860-1862

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1860-1861.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (3/4 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:2 (1 vol.), 1857-1862.
 

10. Resignations, 1860-1861 F3672:248-343.

Physical Description: (96 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1860-1861 F3645:24-32.

Physical Description: (9 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1860-1861 F3670:30-44.

Physical Description: (15 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1860-1862 F3671:47-78.

Physical Description: (32 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1860-1862

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:4-5, San Quentin Prison register and index (Jan. 25, 1851-Feb. 28, 1867). For pardons and requisitions, see F3639:3 and F3680:2 under series entry 2; F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; and F3658:1, "Pardons by Governor" (Jan. 20, 1858-Dec. 23, 1862). See also F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:7.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

LELAND STANFORD (1824-1893)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 10, 1862-December 10, 1863
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1862-1863 F3637:4-5.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Entries include miscellaneous references to appointments, proclamations and commissions issued, actions on legislation, and the Governor's itinerary.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1862-1863 F3680:2

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

(Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876), includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1862-1863 F3642:2

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Letters" (Jan. 18, 1860-Dec. 30, 1863), includes copies of 66 letters and telegraphic dispatches, some with responses, sent between January 15, 1862 and October 20, 1863. A majority pertain to military affairs, including the suppression of Indian hostilities and Civil War matters.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1862-1863 F3652:104-112.

Physical Description: (9 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

All but one petition are requests for the Governor's approval of the "Sanderson Currency Bill."
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1862-1863 GP2:77-100.

Physical Description: (24 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1862-1863

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Adjutant General, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1862-1863

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876) and F3638:1, "Commissions" (April 2, 1862-Dec. 18, 1863). Contents of the latter volume relate entirely to judicial commissions.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1862-1863.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1 cubic foot). For appointments, see F3651:2-3 (2 vols.), 1857-1868.
 

10. Resignations, 1862-1863 F3672:344-411.

Physical Description: (68 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1862-1863 3645:33-39.

Physical Description: (7 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1862-1863 F3670:45-55.

Physical Description: (11 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1862-1863 F3671:79-107.

Physical Description: (29 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1862-1863

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:4-5, San Quentin Prison register and index (Jan. 25, 1851-Feb. 28, 1867). For pardons and requisitions, see F3680:2 under series entry 2; F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; and F3658:1-3, "Pardons by Governor" (Jan. 20, 1858-Dec. 9, 1863). See also F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:8.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

FREDERICK F. LOW (1828-1894)

Scope and Content Note

  • Unionist
  • Term of Office: December 10, 1863-December 5, 1867
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1863-1867 F3639:5

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Dec. 10, 1863-Dec. 4, 1867), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, etc. In contrast to earlier registers this volume appears to have been kept by the Governor's office. See also F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876), which includes chronological entries of appointments and the issuance of pardons, proclamations, requisitions for fugitives, passports, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1863-1867 F3646:2-3

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Letters" (Jan. 18, 1860-Dec. 5, 1871), includes copies of approximately 275-300 letters sent between December 30, 1863 and November 13, 1867. Subject matter covers a wide range of Governor's office functions. F3646:2 contains only one letter for Governor Low's administration.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1865-1867 F3652:113-133.

Physical Description: (21 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen petitions and letters are protests against passage of legislation levying a $3,000,000 tax to subsidize the Great Western and Sacramento and Placerville railroads.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1864-1867 GP2:101-119.

Physical Description: (19 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1863-1867

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Adjutant General, and other executive officers. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1863-1867

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1863-1867.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (2-1/4 cubic feet). For appointments see F3651:3 (1 vol.), 1862-1868, and F3681:1 (Secretary of State), 1862-1874.
 

10. Resignations, 1863-1867 F3672:412-518.

Physical Description: (107 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1863-1867 F3645:40-46.

Physical Description: (7 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1864-1867 F3670:56-74.

Physical Description: (19 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1864-1867 F3671:108-185.

Physical Description: (78 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1863-1867

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:4-6, San Quentin Prison registers and index (Jan. 25, 1851-Dec. 28, 1875). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3658:4, "Pardons by Governor" (Jan. 15, 1864-Nov. 30, 1867); F3683:1 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Feb. 4, 1864-Nov. 30, 1867); F3660:1 and F3684:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Pardons by Act of the Legislature" (April 27, 1864-Nov. 22, 1867). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:9.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

HENRY H. HAIGHT (1825-1878)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: December 5, 1867-December 8, 1871
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1867-1871 F3639:7

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Dec. 5, 1867-Dec. 7, 1871), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1867-1871 F3646:3

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Letters" (Jan. 11, 1864-Dec. 5, 1871), includes copies of 152 letters sent between January 9, 1868 and Dec. 5, 1871. Over half of the letters are directed to the commissioner of the United States General Land Office.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1868-1871 F3652:134-150.

Physical Description: (17 dosc.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely petitions supporting or opposing pending legislation.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1868-1871 GP2:120-171).

Physical Description: (52 docs

Scope and Content Note

Includes 32 miscellaneous communications received and sent.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1867-1871

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1867-1871

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1867-1871.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:4 (1 vol.), 1866-1874, and F3681:1 (Secretary of State), 1862-1874.
 

10. Resignations, 1868-1871 F3672:519-610.

Physical Description: (92 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1867-1870 F3645:47-54.

Physical Description: (8 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1868-1870 F3670:75-88.

Physical Description: (14 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1867-1871 F3671:186-268.

Physical Description: (83 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1867-1871

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:6, San Quentin Prison register (March 1, 1867-Dec. 28, 1876). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3658:5, "Pardons by Governor" (Dec. 6, 1867-Dec. 2, 1871); F3683:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Dec. 6, 1867-Dec. 2, 1871); F3660:2 and F3684:3-4 (Secretary of State), "Pardons by Act of the Legislature" (Dec. 6, 1867-April 24, 1868); F3665:1-2, "Prison Discharges" (May 20, 1868-Dec. 6, 1871). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion, ca. 1870-1871 MC2:10-(1-6).

Scope and Content Note

Six pen and ink drawings of the first proposed mansion showing architectural details for all four elevations and floor plans for the attic and second floors.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:10.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

NEWTON BOOTH (1825-1892)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: December 8, 1871-February 27, 1875
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1871-1875 F3639:8

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Dec. 8, 1871-Dec. 9, 1875), includes daily entries on appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1871-1875 F3646:4-6.

Physical Description: (3 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of approximately 850 letters sent between Dec. 31, 1871 and February 25, 1875. Subject matter covers a wide variety of topics.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1871-1875 F3652:151-175.

Physical Description: (25 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely petitions supporting or opposing pending legislation.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1872-1874 GP2:172-216.

Physical Description: (45 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1871-1875

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1871-1875

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-July, 1876).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1871-1875.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1-1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:4-5 (2 vols.), 1866-1880, and F3681:1-2 (Secretary of State), 1862-1885.
 

10. Resignations, 1871-1875 F3672:611-762.

Physical Description: (152 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely notary public resignations. Also includes County Clerk's certificates of disability, disqualification, and illness of county Judges.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1871-1874 F3645:55-64.

Physical Description: (10 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1872-1875 F3670:89-95.

Physical Description: (7 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1871-1875 F3671:269-381.

Physical Description: (113 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 35 documents relating to the capture of Tiburcio Vasquez and members of his band. See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1871-1875

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:6, San Quentin Prison register (March 1, 1867-Dec. 28, 1876). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3658:6, "Pardons by Governor" (Dec. 21, 1871-Feb. 27, 1875); F3659:1-2, "Executive Pardons" (June 26, 1872-Feb. 25, 1875); F3683:3-6, 13-14 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Dec. 21, 1871-Nov. 23, 1877); F3684:4 (Secretary of State), "Pardons by Act of the Legislature" (Jan. 25, 1872); F3665:3-4, "Prison Discharges" (Dec. 9, 1871-Feb. 26, 1875). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:11.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

ROMUALDO PACHECO (1831-1899)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: February 27-December 9, 1875
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1875 F3639:8

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Dec. 8, 1871-Dec. 9, 1875), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1875 F3646:6-7.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of approximately 310 letters sent between February 27 and November 29, 1875. Subject matter covers a wide variety of topics.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1875 GP2:217-227.

Physical Description: (11 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1875

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1875

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:2-3 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (Dec., 1849-1891).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1875.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:5 (1 vol.), 1873-1880, and F3681:2 (Secretary of State), 1872-1875.
 

10. Resignations, 1875 F3672:763-780.

Physical Description: (18 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

12. Proclamations, 1875 F3670:96-98.

Physical Description: (3 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1875 F3671:382-411.

Physical Description: (30 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1875

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:6, San Quentin Prison register (March 1, 1867-Dec. 28, 1876). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3658:7, "Pardons by Governor" (March 8-Dec. 9, 1875); F3659:3, "Executive Pardons" (March 26-Nov. 24, 1875); F3683:3, 6, 13-14 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Dec. 21, 1871-Nov. 23, 1877); F3665:5, "Prison Discharges" (March 26-Nov. 24, 1875). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:12.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

WILLIAM IRWIN (1827-1886)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: December 9, 1875-January 8, 1880
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1875-1880 F3639:9

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Dec. 9, 1875-Jan. 8, 1880), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1875-1880 F3646:8-9.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of approximately 550 letters sent between December 9, 1875 and January 5, 1880. Subject matter covers a wide variety of topics.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1876, 1879 F3652:176-177.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1876-1879 GP2:228-GP3:30.

Physical Description: (185 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1875-1880

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1875-1880

Physical Description: (3 vols).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:3-5 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1868-1892).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1875-1880.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:5-6 (2 vols.), 1873-1883, and F3681:2 (Secretary of State), 1872-1885.
 

10. Resignations, 1875-1880 F3672:781-944.

Physical Description: (164 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1875-1878 F3645:65-75.

Physical Description: (11 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1876-1880 F3670:99-115.

Physical Description: (17 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Proclamations for 1875-1877 are missing (reported in 1915).
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1875-1880 F3671:412-580.

Physical Description: (169 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1875-1880

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:6-7, San Quentin Prison registers (March 1, 1867-Jan. 31, 1882). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3658:8-9, "Pardons by Governor" (Jan. 31, 1876-Jan. 7, 1880); F3659:4-6, "Executive Pardons" (Dec. 30, 1875-Dec. 24, 1879); F3683:6-8, 13-15 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Dec. 21, 1871-Jan. 8, 1883); F3664:1, "Commutation of Sentence" (May 30, 1876-Jan. 3, 1880); F3685:1-3 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (May 30, 1876-July 27, 1878); F3665:6-8, "Prison Discharges" (Dec. 30, 1875-Dec. 24, 1879). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:13.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

GEORGE C. PERKINS (1839-1923)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 8, 1880-January 10, 1883
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1880-1883 F3639:10

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Jan. 8, 1880-Jan. 10, 1883), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1880-1883 F3646:10-11.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of approximately 650 letters sent between January 10, 1880 and January 6, 1883. Subject matter covers a wide variety of topics.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1880-1881 F3652:178-194.

Physical Description: (17 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes communications regarding appointments.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1881 GP3:31.

Physical Description: (1 doc.)

Scope and Content Note

Report of Special Study Commission on State Prisons.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1880-1883

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1880-1883

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:3-5 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1868-1892).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1880-1883.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:5-6 (2 vols.), 1873-1883, and F3681:2-3 (Secretary of State), 1872-1887.
 

10. Resignations, 1880-1883 F3672:945-1137.

Physical Description: (193 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1880-1881 F3645:76-77.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1880-1882 F3670:116-128.

Physical Description: (13 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1880-1882 F3671:581-683.

Physical Description: (103 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1880-1883

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:7-8, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 1, 1876-Oct. 24, 1889); Folsom Prison register (July 26, 1880-June 30, 1896). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:1, "Applications for Pardon" (1876-1883); F3658:10, "Pardons and Commutations" (Feb. 11, 1880-May 16, 1882); F3659:7-9, "Executive Pardons" (Jan. 26, 1880-Jan. 2, 1883); F3683:9-12, 15 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (May 2, 1878-Jan. 8, 1883); F3664:2, "Commutation of Sentence" (June 19, 1882-Jan. 8, 1883); F3685:4 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (Jan. 23, 1880-Jan. 8, 1883); F3665:9-10, "Prison Discharges" (Feb. 1, 1880-Dec. 26, 1882). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:14.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

GEORGE STONEMAN (1822-1894)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 10, 1883-January 8, 1887
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1883-1887 F3639:11

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Jan. 10, 1883-Jan. 5, 1887), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1883-1886 F3652:195-216.

Physical Description: (22 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous communications received regarding appointments.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1883-1886 GP3:32-52.

Physical Description: (21 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 14 miscellaneous communications received.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1883-1887

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1883-1887

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:3-5 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1868-1892).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1883-1887.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (3 cibic feet). For appointments, see F3651:7-8 (2 vols.), 1883-1889, and F3681:2-4 (Secretary of State), 1872-1891.
 

10. Resignations, 1883-1887 F3672:1138-1378.

Physical Description: (241 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1883-1886 F3645:78-79.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1883-1886 F3670:129-255.

Physical Description: (27 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1883-1886 F3671:684-761.

Physical Description: (78 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1883-1887

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:8, San Quentin Prison register (Feb. 1, 1882-Oct. 24, 1889); F3654:1, Folsom Prison register (July 26, 1880-June 30, 1896). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:2, "Applications for Pardon" (1883-1895); F3658:11-14, "Pardons" (Jan. 29, 1883-June 24, 1891); F3659:10-12, "Executive Pardons" (Jan. 11, 1883-Dec. 27, 1886); F3683:16-17 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Jan. 11, 1883-Dec. 27, 1886); F3664:3, "Commutation of Sentence" (March 29, 1883-Jan. 24, 1887); F3685:5-6 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (March 29, 1883-Jan. 4, 1887); F3665:11-12, "Prison Discharges" (Jan. 18, 1883-June 7, 1886); F3666:1, "Executive Orders to Release" (Jan. 18, 1883-July 31, 1884). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:15.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

WASHINGTON BARTLETT (1824-1887)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 8-September 12, 1887
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1887 F3637:6-7.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

All entries in volume 6 relate to the Governor's pardoning power. Volume 7 includes miscellaneous entries on appointments, proclamations and commissions issued, and the Governor's itinerary.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1887 F3639:12

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Jan. 8, 1887-Dec. 9, 1890), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1887 F3646:12.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 65 letters and telegraphs received between January 29 and May 23, 1887. A majority of the communications pertain to pending legislation, appointments, and the location of the Branch State Normal School (California State University, Chico).
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1887 F3652:217-258.

Physical Description: (42 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely communications received recommending appointments.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1887 GP3:54-57.

Physical Description: (4 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1887

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1887

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:3-5 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1868-1892).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1887.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (1-1/4 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:6-9 (4 vols.), 1878-1891, and F3681:3 (Secretary of State), 1881-1887.
 

10. Resignations, 1887 F3672:1379-1435.

Physical Description: (57 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1887 F3645:80.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1887 F3670:156-158.

Physical Description: (3 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1887 F3671:762-805.

Physical Description: (44 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1887

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:8, San Quentin Prison register (Feb. 1, 1882-Oct. 24, 1889); F3654:1, Folsom Prison register (July 26, 1880-June 30, 1896). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:2, "Applications for Pardon" (1883-1895); F3658:13-15, "Pardons by Governor" and index (Jan. 29, 1883-June 24, 1891); F3659:13, "Executive Pardons" (May 3, 1887-Jan. 7, 1891); F3666:2, "Executive Orders to Release" (Jan. 26-July 28, 1887); F3667:1, "Restoration to Citizenship" (Jan. 26-Aug. 27, 1887); F3687:1 (Secretary of State), "Restoration to Citizenship" (Jan. 26, 1887-Oct. 31, 1888). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:16.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

ROBERT W. WATERMAN (1826-1891)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: September 13, 1887-January 8, 1891
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1888 F3637:8-9.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Volume 8 includes miscellaneous entries on appointments, proclamations and commissions issued, and the Governor's itinerary. All entries in volume 9 relate to applications for pardons and the Governor's actions thereto.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1888-1890 F3639:12

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" (Jan. 8, 1887-Dec. 9, 1890), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

4. Letterbooks, 1887 F3646:13.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)

Scope and Content Note

Eight miscellaneous letters received, all dated September, 1887.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1887-1890 F3652:259-348.

Physical Description: (90 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely communications received recommending appointments.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1887-1890 GP3:53-92.

Physical Description: (40 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely special investigative reports and miscellaneous correspondence received. Included in the 1887 materials is a report and accompanying vouchers for the funeral of Governor Washington Bartlett.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1887-1891

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1887-1891

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:3-5 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1868-1892). See also F3674:1-58 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1887-1891.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (5 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:8-9 (2 vols.), 1885-1891, and F3681:4 (Secretary of State), 1885-1891.
 

10. Resignations, 1887-1891 F3672:1436-1647.

Physical Description: (212 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1899 F3645:81.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1887-1891 F3670:159-178.

Physical Description: (20 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1887-1891 F3671:806-922.

Physical Description: (115 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3680:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856- Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1887-1891

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:8-9, San Quentin Prison registers (Feb. 1, 1882-May 14, 1897); F3654:1, Folsom Prison register (July 26, 1880-June 30, 1896). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:2, "Applications for Pardon" (1883-1895); F3658:13, 16, "Pardons by Governor" and index (Oct. 19, 1887-April 20, 1891); F3659:13, "Executive Pardons" (May 3, 1887-Jan. 7, 1891); F3664:4, "Commutation of Sentence" (Nov. 19, 1887-June 22, 1891); F3685:7 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (Nov. 19, 1887-Feb. 8, 1892); F3666:3-4, "Executive Orders to Release" (Sept. 17, 1887-Dec. 29, 1890); F3667:2-3, "Restoration to Citizenship" (Sept. 17, 1887-Dec. 29, 1890); F3687:1-4 (Secretary of State), "Restoration to Citizenship" (Jan. 26, 1887-May 28, 1891). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion,1887, 1889 MC1:11-(12-14) and MC2:10-(90-95).

Scope and Content Note

Specifications and cost details for remodeling and warehouse addition to Governor's Mansion (State Printing Plant). Documentation includes seven pen and ink drawings showing proposed additions, including elevations, floor plans, window decorations, door and entablature detail.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:17.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

HENRY H. MARKHAM (1840-1923)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 8, 1891-January 11, 1895
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

1. Daily Journals and Diaries, 1891 F3637:10-11.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)

Scope and Content Note

Both volumes contain fragmentary entries on appointments and commissions issued, actions on legislation, etc.
 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1891-1895 F3639:13-14

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Record" and index (Jan. 8, 1891-Jan. 11, 1895), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1891-1895 F3652:349-424.

Physical Description: (76 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely communications received recommending appointments to the State Board of Agriculture.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1893-1894 GP3:94-98.

Physical Description: (5 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1891-1895

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1891-1895

Physical Description: (6 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:2, "Executive Appointments" (1889-1898), and F3680:3-7 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and indexes (1868-1910).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1891-1895.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (6 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:10 (1 vol.), 1891-1899, and F3681:5-6 (Secretary of State), 1891-1899.
 

10. Resignations, 1891-1895 F3672:1648-1850.

Physical Description: (203 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1891-1893 F3645:82-83.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1891-1894 F3670:179-198.

Physical Description: (20 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1891-1894 F3671:923-1124.

Physical Description: (202 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1891-1895

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:9, San Quentin Prison register (Oct. 24, 1889-May 14, 1897); F3654:1, Folsom Prison register (July 26, 1880-June 30, 1896); F3655:2-3, Preston School of Industry and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912 and July 1, 1891-Nov. 28, 1911). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:2, "Applications for Pardon" (1883-1895); F3658:13, 16-17, "Pardons by Governor" and "Executive Pardons" (Oct. 19, 1887-Jan. 25, 1895); F3659:14, 17-18, "Executive Pardons" (Nov. 17, 1891-Sept. 16, 1896), Whittier School for Boys (Oct. 26, 1892-March 7, 1893); F3683:18 (Secretary of State), "Executive Pardons" (Nov. 17, 1891-April 8, 1892); F3664:5-7, "Commutation of Sentence" (Jan. 18, 1891-Nov. 9, 1896); F3685:7-9 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (Nov. 19, 1887-Oct. 26, 1899); F3665:5, "Executive Orders to Release" (Jan. 24-July 25, 1891); F3667:4-7, "Restoration to Citizenship" (Jan. 24, 1891-Dec. 20, 1894); F3687:3-8 (Secretary of State), "Restoration to Citizenship" and index (Dec. 26, 1889-Aug. 21, 1895). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:18.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JAMES H. BUDD (1851-1908)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 11, 1895-January 4, 1899
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1895-1899 F3639:16-17

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" and index (Jan. 11, 1895-Jan. 4, 1899), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1895-1896 F3652:425-427.

Physical Description: (3 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1895-1899 GP3:99-138.

Physical Description: (40 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Largely annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies. Records for 1897 include communications regarding an investigation into the burning of a Portugese flag at Monterey and expulsion of Japanese laborers from Johannesberg, California.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1895-1899

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1895-1899

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:2, "Executive Appointments" (1889-1898), and F3680:6-7 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1891-1910). See also F3674:59-160 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1895-1899.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (7 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:10-11 (2 vols.), 1891-1899, and F3681:6 (Secretary of State), 1891-1899.
 

10. Resignations, 1895-1899 F3672:1851-2165.

Physical Description: (315 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Governor's office communications notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1895-1897 F3645:84-85.

Physical Description: (2 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1895-1898 F3670:199-218.

Physical Description: (20 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1895-1898 F3671:1125-1291.

Physical Description: (167 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1895-1899

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:9-10, San Quentin Prison registers (Oct. 24, 1889-Dec. 13, 1904); F3654:1-2, Folsom Prison registers (July 26, 1880-Dec. 31, 1910); F3655:2-3, Preston School of Industry and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912 and July 1, 1891-Nov. 28, 1911). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:2-3, "Applications for Pardon" (1883-1898); F3658:18 and F3659:14, "Executive Pardons" (Jan. 31, 1895-Aug. 17, 1901); F3664:10, "Commutation of Sentence" (Jan. 30, 1895-Jan. 3, 1899); F3685:9 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (Jan. 7, 1895-Oct. 26, 1899); F3667:8-9, "Restoration to Citizenship" (Jan. 18, 1895-April 23, 1897; final entry is followed by notation of the Governor's Executive Secretary that the record is discontinued because the Secretary of State's office maintained an identical record book); F3687:8-11 (Secretary of State), "Restoration to Citizenship" (June 16, 1894-Dec. 22, 1898). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:19.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

HENRY T. GAGE (1852-1924)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 5, 1899-January 8, 1903
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1899-1903 F3639:18

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Jan. 4, 1899-Jan. 3, 1903), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1899-1901 GP3:139-145.

Physical Description: (7 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1899-1903

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1899-1903

Physical Description: (6 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:3, "Executive Appointments" (1889-1902), and F3680:6-7 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1891-1910). See also F3680:13-14, appointments to boards of directors of District Agricultural Associations (1898-1903), and F3680:16, Commissioner of Deeds appointments (1887-1909).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1899-1903.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (7 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:12 (1 vol.), 1899-1903, and F3681:7 (Secretary of State), 1899-1906.
 

10. Resignations, 1899-1903 F3672:2166-2561.

Physical Description: (396 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Governor's office communications notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1899-1901 F3645:86-89.

Physical Description: (4 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1899-1902 F3670:219-242.

Physical Description: (24 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1899-1903 F3671:1292-1338.

Physical Description: (47 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1899-1903

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:10, San Quentin Prison register (May 14, 1897-Dec. 13, 1904); F3654:2, Folsom Prison register (July 1, 1896-Dec. 31, 1910); F3655:2-3, Preston School of Industry and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912 and July 1, 1891-Nov. 28, 1911). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:4, "Applications for Pardon" (1899-1902); F3659:15, "Executive Pardons" (June 6, 1899-Jan. 6, 1903); F3685:10 (Secretary of State), "Commutation of Sentence" (Oct. 26, 1899-Jan. 6, 1903); F3686:1-7 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and indexes (Jan. 26, 1899-July 18, 1903). See F3669 for Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion, 1899 MC2:10-(7-17).

Scope and Content Note

Specifications and blueprints of proposed mansion (never built). Blueprints show floor plans for basement and first through third floors, front, rear, and side elevations, transverse and longitudinal sections, and interior detail.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:20.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

GEORGE C. PARDEE (1857-1941)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 8, 1903-January 9, 1907
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

2. Registers of Official Transactions, 1903-1907 F3639:19

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Records" (Jan. 3-March 11, 1903), includes daily entries of appointments, commissions and proclamations issued, pardons, actions on legislation, land patents signed, etc.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1903-1906 GP3:146-196.

Physical Description: (51 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies. Includes reports of the Governor's Commission to investigate operations of the State Pharmacy Board (1904) and the Committee for Housing the Homeless (organized as a result of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire).
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1903-1907

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1903-1907

Physical Description: (5 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:4, "Executive Appointments" (1903-1906), and F3680:6-7 (Secretary of State), Executive Records" and index (1891-1910). See also F3680:15-16, appointments to boards of directors of District Agricultural Associations (1903-1910), and Commissioner of Deeds appointments (1887-1909). See F3674:163-220 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1903-1907.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (15 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:13 (1 vol.), 1903-1906, and F3681:7-8 (Secretary of State), 1899-1909.
 

10. Resignations, 1903-1907 F3672:2562-2988.

Physical Description: (427 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Governor's office communications notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1903-1906 F3645:90-95.

Physical Description: (6 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1903-1906 F3670:243-303.

Physical Description: (61 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1903-1906 F3671:1339-1377.

Physical Description: (39 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1903-1907

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:10-11, San Quentin Prison registers (May 14, 1897-Sept. 27, 1910); F3654:2, Folsom Prison register (July 1, 1896-Dec. 31, 1910); F3655:2-3, Preston School of Industry and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912 and July 1, 1891-Nov. 28, 1911). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files: F3657:5, "Applications for Pardon" (1903-1906); F3659:16, "Executive Pardons" (July 6, 1903-Dec. 6, 1906); F3664:11, "Commutation of Sentence" (Feb. 10, 1903-Jan. 8, 1907); F3686:6-13 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and indexes (Aug. 7, 1902-April 19, 1907); F3687:12 (Secretary of State), "Restoration to Citizenship" (June 14, 1905-Oct. 1, 1906). For extradition records, see F3668:1, "Requisitions Received, Issued, and Denied" (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1906), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:21.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

JAMES N. GILLETT (1860-1937)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 9, 1907-January 3, 1911
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1907, 1909-1910 F3652:428-432.

Physical Description: (5 docs.)
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1907-1910 GP4:1-214.

Physical Description: (214 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies, and minutes of Boards of Managers for Agnews, Mendocino, Napa, and Stockton State hospitals. Files for 1910 include data (1907-1910) on the problems of Japanese immigration and discrimination in San Francisco schools.
 

7. (State) Agency Record, 1907-1911

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1907-1911

Physical Description: (7 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:5, "Executive Appointments" (1907-1910), and F3680:6-8 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1891-1934). See also F3680:15-17, appointments to boards of directors of District Agricultural Associations (1903-1910), and Commissioner of Deeds appointments (1887-1919). See F3674:221-359 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1907-1911.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (13 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:14 (1 vol.), 1907-1910, and F3681:8-9 (Secretary of State), 1906-1912.
 

10. Resignations, 1907-1911 F3672:2989-3470.

Physical Description: (482 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Governor's office communications notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1907-1909 F3645:96-101.

Physical Description: (6 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1907-1910 F3670:304-376.

Physical Description: (73 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1907-1910 F3671:1378-1433.

Physical Description: (56 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1907-1911

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:11-12, San Quentin Prison registers (Dec. 13, 1904-Dec. 31, 1914); F3654:2-3, Folsom Prison registers (July 1, 1896-Dec. 31, 1913); F3655:2-3, Preston School of Industry and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912 and July 1, 1891-Nov. 28, 1911). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:6, "Applications for Pardon" (1907-1910); F3658:19-20, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1907-1911); F3686:13-20 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and indexes (July 3, 1906-April 24, 1911). For extradition records, see F3668:2, "Requisitions Received, Issued, and Denied" (Jan. 9, 1907-Dec. 31, 1910), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:22.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

HIRAM W. JOHNSON (1866-1945)

Scope and Content Note

  • Progressive
  • Term of Office: January 4, 1911-March 15, 1917
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

5. Petitions to the Governor, 1911, 1916 F3652:433-525.

Physical Description: (93 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Communications received recommending various individuals for the office of State Mineralogist and various other offices.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1911-1917 GP4:215-277.

Physical Description: (63 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Annual, biennial, and special reports of state agencies. Files for January-February, 1911 include miscellaneous exchanges with President William H. Taft, Secretary of State Philander Knox, Mexican Counsel General Plutarco Ornelas, San Diego County Sheriff Fred M. Jennings, Imperial County Sheriff Mobley Meadows, Ricardo Flores Magon of the Mexican Liberal Party, and others regarding enforcement of United States neutrality laws with respect to U. S. citizens giving aid and comfort to Mexican insurgents in the vicinity of Calexico and Mexicali.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1911-1917

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1911-1917

Physical Description: (5 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:6-7, "Executive Appointments" (1911-1917), and F3680:8-9 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1909-1934). See also F3680:17, Commissioner of Deeds appointments (1910-1917). See F3674:360-552 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1911-1917.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (16 1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:15-16 (2 vols.), 1911-1917, and F3681:9-11 (Secretary of State), 1909-1918.
 

10. Resignations, 1911-1917 F3672:3471-3961.

Physical Description: (491 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Governor's office communications for 1911 notifying the Secretary of State of resignations received and accepted.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1911-1917 F3645:102-114, 118.

Physical Description: (14 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1911-1917 F3670:377-482.

Physical Description: (106 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1911-1917 F3671:1434-1459.

Physical Description: (26 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1911-1917

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:12-13, San Quentin Prison registers (Sept. 28, 1910-April 27, 1918); F3654:3-4, Folsom Prison registers (Jan. 1, 1911-Dec. 31, 1926); F3655:1-4, California School for Girls, Preston School of Industry, and Whittier School for Boys, "Register(s) of Inmates" (Jan. 21, 1914-June 29, 1918, June 13, 1894-Jan. 30, 1912, and July 1, 1891-Jan. 7, 1916). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:7-9, "Applications for Pardon" (1911-1917); F3658:21-22, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1911-1917); F3686:20-35 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and indexes (Oct. 18, 1910-July 10, 1917). For extradition records, see F3668:3, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (Jan. 1, 1911-March 15, 1917), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion, 1911 MC2:9-(16).

Scope and Content Note

Pen and ink sketch showing detail of front doors and attached hinged grill.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:23.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

WILLIAM D. STEPHENS (1859-1944)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: March 15, 1917-January 9, 1923
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1920, 1922 GP4:278A-F.

Physical Description: (6 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1917-1923

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1917-1923

Physical Description: (4 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:8-9, "Executive Appointments" (1917-1923), and F3680:8-9 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1909-1934). See also F3674:553-738 for communications received and related documentation relative to the designation of county judges by reasons of their absence, disqualification, or other incapacities.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1917-1923.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (18 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:17-18 (2 vols.), 1917-1922, and F3681:11-13 (Secretary of State), 1915-1923.
 

10. Resignations, 1917-1923 F3672:3962-4400.

Physical Description: (439 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1917-1922 F3645:114-126.

Physical Description: (13 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1917-1922 F3670:483-608.

Physical Description: (126 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1918-1921 F3671:1460-1473.

Physical Description: (14 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1917-1923

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:13-15, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 3, 1915-Dec. 31, 1926); F3654:4, Folsom Prison register (Jan. 1, 1914-Dec. 31, 1926); F3655:1, California School for Girls, "Register of Inmates" (Jan. 21, 1914-June 29, 1918). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:10-11, "Applications for Pardon" (1917-1938); F3658:23-24, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1917-1923); F3686:34-47 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and indexes (Feb. 19, 1917-Sept. 7, 1923). For extradition records, see F3668:4-5, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (March 16, 1917-Sept. 27, 1938), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:24.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

FRIEND W. RICHARDSON (1865-1943)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 9, 1923-January 4, 1927
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1923, 1924 GP4:279-279A.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1923-1927

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1923-1927

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:9, "Executive Appointments" (1919-1927), and F3680:8-9 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1909-1934).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1923-1927.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (9 1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:19 (1 vol.), 1923-1926, and F3681:14 (Secretary of State), 1923-1924.
 

10. Resignations, 1923-1927 F3672:4401-4504.

Physical Description: (104 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1923-1925 F3645:127-132.

Physical Description: (6 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1923-1926 F3670:620-700.

Physical Description: (81 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1925 F3671:1474.

Physical Description: (1 doc.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688:1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1923-1927

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:15-16, San Quentin Prison registers (June 1, 1922-Dec. 31, 1930); F3654:4, Folsom Prison register (Jan. 1, 1914-Dec. 31, 1926). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:11, "Applications for Pardon" (1918-1938); F3658:24, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1923-1927); F3686:46-48 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and index (Dec. 9, 1920-Jan. 17, 1938). For extradition records, see F3668:5, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (Jan. 1, 1919-Sept. 27, 1938), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:25.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

CLEMENT C. YOUNG (1869-1947)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 4, 1927-January 6, 1931
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1927, 1930 GP4:280-281.

Physical Description: (2 docs.)
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1927-1931

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1927-1931

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:10, "Executive Appointments" (1927-1930), and F3680:8-9 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1909-1934).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1927-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (7 1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:20 (1 vol.), 1927-1930.
 

10. Resignations, 1927-1930 F3672:4505-4558.

Physical Description: (54 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1927-1929 F3645:133-146.

Physical Description: (14 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1927-1930 F3670:701-745.

Physical Description: (45 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1927-1928 F3671:1475-1478.

Physical Description: (4 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

See also F3688: 1-2 (Secretary of State), "Offer of Rewards" and index (March 1, 1856-Nov. 7, 1928).
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1927-1931

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:16-17, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 1, 1927-Dec. 30, 1934); F3654:5-6, Folsom Prison registers (Jan. 8, 1927-Dec. 31, 1934). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:11, "Applications for Pardon" (1918-1938); F3658:25, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprives" (1927-1931); F3686:46, 48 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and index (Oct. 1, 1923-Jan. 17, 1938). For extradition records, see F3668:5, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (Jan. 1, 1919-Sept. 27, 1938), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:26.

Physical Description: (1 color negative).
 

JAMES ROLPH, JR. (1869-1934)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 6, 1931-June 2, 1934
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1931-1934 GP4:282-GP5:100.

Physical Description: (208 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports. Files also contain applications to the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1933-1934) for relief funds. A similar file (uncatalogued) of FERA applications is found in the records of the Office of the Secretary of State. Individual applications are accompanied by pertinent correspondence and supporting data with specific information as to proposed allocation and expenditure of relief fund monies.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1931-1934

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and ot her documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1931-1934

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:11, "Executive Appointments" (1931-1934), and F3680:8-9 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" and index (1909-1934). See also F3674:739-1072, Governor's office communications to the Secretary of State regarding appointments made and dates of commissions.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1931-1934.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (7 1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:21 (1 vol.), 1931-1934.
 

10. Resignations, 1931-1934 F3672:4559-4568.

Physical Description: (10 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1931-1933 F3645:147-161.

Physical Description: (15 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1931-1934 F3670:746-927.

Physical Description: (182 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1931-1933 F3671:1479-1481.

Physical Description: (3 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1931-1934

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:17, San Quentin Prison register (Jan. 3, 1931-Dec. 30, 1934); F3654:6, Folsom Prison register (Jan. 1, 1931-Dec. 31, 1934). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3657:11, "Applications for Pardon" (1918-1938); F3658:26-27, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1931-1934); F3680:46, 48 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and index (Oct. 1, 1923-Jan. 17, 1938). For extradition records, see F3668:5, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (Jan. 1, 1919-Sept. 27, 1938), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait (1 color negative)F3649:27.

 

FRANK F. MERRIAM (1865-1955)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: June 2, 1934-January 2, 1939
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1934-1938 GP5:47-GP6:9.

Physical Description: (521 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports. Files also contain applications to the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1934-1936) for relief funds. A similar file (uncatalogued) of FERA applications is found in the records of the Office of the Secretary of State. Individual applications are accompanied by pertinent correspondence and supporting data with specific information as to proposed allocation and expenditure of relief fund monies. Records for 1938 include approximately 300 letters and telegrams received and sent relative to a proposed state purchase and operation of the Southern Pacific Golden Gate Ferry franchise to eliminate competition with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1934-1939

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1934-1939

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:12, "Executive Appointments" (1934-1938), and F3680:10 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1922-1960). See also F3674:1073-1421, Governor's office communications to the Secretary of State regarding appointments made and dates of commissions.
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1934-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Applications and related correspondence are filed as F3650 (10 1/2 cubic feet). For appointments, see F3651:21-22 (2 vols.), 1931-1938.
 

10. Resignations, 1934-1938 F3672:4569-4640.

Physical Description: (72 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1934-1938 F3645:162-172, 180-181.

Physical Description: (13 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1934-1938 F3670:928-1194.

Physical Description: (267 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1934-1939

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:17-19, San Quentin Prison registers (Jan. 3, 1931-Feb. 28, 1942); F3654:6-8, Folsom Prison registers (Jan. 1, 1931-Feb. 12, 1943). For pardons, see F3656, applications for pardon, Historical Case Files; F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files; F3657:11, "Applications for Pardon" (1918-1938); F3658:28, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1934-1938); F3686: 46, 48 (Secretary of State), "Order of Release" and index (Oct. 1, 1923-Jan. 17, 1938). For extradition records, see F3668:5-6, "Record of Renditions and Requisitions" (Jan. 1, 1919-Feb. 21, 1957), and F3669, Requisition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:28.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

CULBERT L. OLSON (1876-1962)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 2, 1939-January 4, 1943
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1939-1942 GP6:10-48.

Physical Description: (39 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1939-1943

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1939-1943

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:13,"Executive Appointments" (1939-1943), and F3680:10 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1922-1960). See also F3674:1422-1629, Governor's office communications to the Secretary of State regarding appointments made and dates of commissions (1939-1940).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1939-1942 F3651:23

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

"Notary Public Appointments" (1939-1942).
 

10. Resignations, 1939-1941 F3672:4641-4676.

Physical Description: (36 docs.)
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1939-1942 F3645:173-180, 182-193.

Physical Description: (20 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1939-1942 F3670:1119-1373.

Physical Description: (255 docs.)
 

13. Rewards, Offers of, 1940 F3671:1482.

Physical Description: (1 doc.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1939-1943

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

F3653:19, San Quentin Prison register (Nov. 30, 1938-Feb. 28, 1942); F3654:8, Folsom Prison register (Dec. 1, 1938-Feb. 12, 1943). For pardons, see F3657:12, "Applications for Pardon" (1939-1942); F3658:29-32, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1939-1943); F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files. For extradition records, see F3668:6, "Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition Waivers" (Sept. 28, 1938-Feb. 21, 1957), and F3669, Extradition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion, 1939, 1942 MC2:9-(11, 14-15).

Scope and Content Note

Detailed drawings on proposed elevator system and (dog) kennel house.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:29.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

EARL WARREN (1891-1974)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 4, 1943-October 4, 1953
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

3. Governor's Central Files, 1943-1953 F3640.

Physical Description: (approximately 550 cubic feet)

Scope and Content Note

The Governor Earl Warren Papers, the first major and relatively complete collection of papers of the Governor's office to be deposited in the State Archives, include the three principal record series described in Part I--Administrative, Federal, and Legislative Files. The Warren Papers also include other series pertaining to Warren's earlier political career as District Attorney of Alameda County (1925-1938), State Attorney General (1939-1943), membership and activities in the Republican National Committee and Republican State Central Committee (1934-1938). Also included are campaign records for all elections to public office between 1926 and 1952. The Warren Papers are described in a separate finding aid.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1943-1953 GP6:49-71.

Physical Description: (23 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1943-1953

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1943-1953

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:14-15, "Executive Appointments" (1943-1953), and F3680:10 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1922-1960).
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1943-1953 F3645:194-248.

Physical Description: (55 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1943-1953 F3670:1374-1870.

Physical Description: (497 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1943-1953

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

For pardons, see F3658:33-34, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1943-1953); F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files; and F3663, Extreme Penalty Case Files. For extradition records, see F3668:6, "Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition Waivers" (Sept. 28, 1938-Feb. 21, 1957), and F3669, Extradition Case Files.
 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

15. Governor's Mansion, 1943, 1944 MC2:9-(3-10, 12-13).

Scope and Content Note

A series of ten sketches detailing proposed alterations and additions: bookcase for Governor's study; butler's pantry; wardrobe closets, including millwork; kitchen cabinets; dressing table; linen closet; and sleeping porch.
 

16. Governor's Portrait F3649:30.

Physical Description: (1 color negative)
 

GOODWIN J. KNIGHT (1896-1970)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: October 5, 1953-January 4, 1959
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

3. Governor's Central Files, 1953-1959 F3641.

Physical Description: (194 cubic feet)

Scope and Content Note

The Governor Goodwin J. Knight Papers consist entirely of the three major record series--Administrative, Federal, and Legislative Files--as described in Part I. The records are described in a finding aid available at the California State Archives.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1954-1957 GP6:72-77.

Physical Description: (6 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1953-1958

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1953-1958

Physical Description: (2 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3638:16, "Executive Appointments" (1953-1958), and F3680:10 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1922-1960).
 

9. Notary Public Records, 1953-1958

Physical Description: (3 vols.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3651:24-26, "Notary Public Appointments" (1953-1958).
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1954-1958 F3645:249-276.

Physical Description: (28 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1953-1958 F3670:1871-2249.

Physical Description: (379 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1953-1959

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

For pardons, see F3658:35, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1953-1958); F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files; and F3663, Extreme Penalty Case Files. For extradition records, see F3668:6-7, "Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition Waivers" (Sept. 28, 1938-Dec. 29, 1964), and F3669, Extradition Case Files.
 

EDMUND G. BROWN (1905-1996)

Scope and Content Note

  • Democrat
  • Term of Office: January 5, 1959-January 2, 1967
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

3. Governor's Central Files, 1959-1966 F3642.

Physical Description: (350 cubic feet)

Scope and Content Note

Governor Edmund G. Brown, upon leaving office, donated the major portion of his papers to the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The Governor's Chaptered Bill File, consisting of some 100 cubic feet, was the principal element deposited in the State Archives. In 1974 the Bancroft Library transferred to the State Archives a duplicate file of administrative correspondence. Referred to as the "Green File," this series consists of approximately 250 cubic feet of carbon copies of all outgoing correspondence. The series is arranged alphabetically by agency and subject. A separate finding aid will be published at a future date.
 

6. Reports to the Governor, 1959, 1962, 1965 GP6:78-84.

Physical Description: (7 docs.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous agency reports.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1959-1966

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1959-1967

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:11 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1958-date). This register of appointments is currently maintained by the Secretary of State's office to log appointments as they are filed in that office.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1959-1966 F3645:277-330.

Physical Description: (54 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1959-1966 F3670:2250-2537.

Physical Description: (288 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1959-1966

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

For pardons, see F3658:36-37, "Pardons, Commutations, and Reprieves" (1959-1966); F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files; and F3663, Extreme Penalty Case Files. For extradition records, see F3668:7-8, "Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition Waivers" (Feb. 22, 1957-Dec. 31, 1967), and F3669, Extradition Case Files.
 

RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004)

Scope and Content Note

  • Republican
  • Term of Office: January 2, 1967-1975
A general description of the series referred to below is found in Part I. The series entry number in the left margin is the identification control.
Note: at the time of the original publication of this finding aid all series of Governor Reagan's office were active files, with additions being filed with the State Archives on an irregular basis. After Governor Reagan left office, his papers were deposited at Stanford University. As of 2004, they are available at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library operated by the United States National Archives.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

3. Governor's Central Files, 1967-1972 F3643.

Physical Description: (106 cubic feet)

Scope and Content Note

The Governor's Captered Bill Files are available at the State Archives.
 

7. (State) Agency Records, 1967-1974

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other documentation scattered among records of executive officers and existent state agencies. Consult Agency Index, State Archives.
 

APPOINTMENT RECORDS

 

8. Appointments, 1967-1974

Physical Description: (1 vol.).

Scope and Content Note

Found in F3680:11 (Secretary of State), "Executive Records" (1958-date). This register of appointments is maintained by the Secretary of State's office to log appointments as they are filed in that office.
 

OFFICIAL ACTS

 

11. Original Laws, 1967-1973 F3645:331-394.

Physical Description: (64 vols.)
 

12. Proclamations, 1967-1974 F3670:2538-3185.

Physical Description: (648 docs.)
 

PRISON RECORDS

 

14. Prison Papers, 1967-1974

Physical Description: (volume undetermined).

Scope and Content Note

For pardons, see F3662, Executive Clemency Case Files, and F3663, Extreme Penalty Case Files. For extradition records, see F3668:8, "Record of Requisitions, Warrant of Rendition, Extradition Waivers" (Jan. 1, 1965-Dec. 31, 1967), and F3669, Extradition Case Files.