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Register of the Whitsell (Leon O.) California History Scrapbooks, 1926-1952
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: WHITSELL SCRAPBOOKS #1

 

1.1: STAFF RESEARCH

 

-Entry for Leon Otto Whitsell. Who's Who in California, vol. 1, 1942-1943, pp. 977-978.

 

1.2: "SCRAPBOOK #17: EXCERPTS FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES PETERS" [101pp.]

 

1.3: "SCRAPBOOK NO. 3"

 

1.4: "SCRAPBOOK HISTORY NO. 10 LEON O. WHITSELL ROMANCES OF THE RANCHOS"

 

1.5: "SCRAPBOOK THE KNAVE ARTICLES [Oakland Tribune] NO. 13"

 

1.6: "SCRAPBOOK NO.16" [sample of clipping titles & other entries provided below]

 

-"Forest Fires in California" from Wm Ham Hall, San Francisco to C.C. Young, Governor of Cal., Sept. 19, 1928 [6 pp.; 2 copies]

 

-Biographical Sketch of Leon O. Whitsell. November 27, 1928, pp.8-9

 

-To President Franklin D. Roosevelt from Paul R. Cowles, Oakland, Cal., 11-17-33 [copy], pp. 21-22

 

-Harley W. Brundige, President of the State Railroad Commission statement in answer to charges of Senator Hiram W. Johnson, 8-26-26

 

-Notes: Conservation/California Forests ...,p. 64

 

Box 2: WHITSELL SCRAPBOOKS #2

 

2.1: "SCRAPBOOK NO. 34" [sample of clipping titles & other entries provided below]

 

-columns titled "Lee side of LA" by Lee Shippee

 

-"The Lancer" by Harry Carr

 

-"Skylines of the City" [Sacramento] by John Bruce

 

2.2: "SCRAPBOOK A30: THE KNAVE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS"

 

2.3: "SCRAPBOOK NO. 31: CALIFORNIA HISTORY"

 

Box 3: WHITSELL SCRAPBOOKS #3

 

3.1: "SCRAPBOOK XXX: HISTORY" [sample of clipping titles & other entries provided below]

 

-"Research Party Clears Moot points in Death Valley History"

 

-"Tournament of Roses, 1939"

 

-"California's State Hall of Fame, John Bidwell"

 

-"Steamships Once Ran on Mighty Colorado"

 

-"Santa Cruz" by Rev. Thomas J. McKeon

 

-"Early History of Orange Told at Lions Club"

 

-"Medal of 1750 found at site of Carmel Mission"

 

-Letter: Guy J Giffen to Leon Whitsell, S.F.

 

-Letter: To Whitsell, Oct. 10, 1933 regarding Whitsell's research

 

-"1st hit-run is traced to 1855"

 

-"San Francisco Firsts"

 

-"Early Days in Los Angeles

 

-"Works of Art Still Adorn Many S.F. Walls Today"

 

-"The Great Debate of the Constitutional Convention of 1849"

 

-"White men came to Napa in 1831"

 

-"Plumas named by Explorer"

 

-"Cortez' Soldiers first in Butte"

 

-"Historic spots found in Modoc"

 

-Letter: E. E. Bennett, Union Pacific Railroad Co. Law Dept to Hon. Leon O. Whitsell, California RR Commission, 2-24-37

 

-Invitation to La Fiesta de Los Angeles 150th Birthday, 9-4/13-31

 

-Letter: Elizabeth Lynch to Whitsell re old bell used by vigilantes in Petaluma

 

-Letter: A.C. Joy, PG & E to Whitsell, 3-31-37 re Petaluma bell

 

3.2: "SCRAPBOOK NO. 42" [sample of clipping titles & other entries provided below]

 

-"Los Angeles in 1857"

 

-"Three survivors of Covered wagon party join in reunion" (Garner families)

 

-"Last of Donner Party Dies here"

 

-"Silver Dollar Tabor to lie Beside Wife"

 

-"Local Authority tells about origin of S.B. Street Names," Santa Barbara (3-17-35)

 

-"The Knave," Oakland Tribune (1934-1935) [over 50 articles]

 

3.3: "SCRAPBOOK NO. 50: DUELS OF EARLY CALIFORNIA" [incl. series of articles in chapters by Evelyn Wells]