Finding Aid for the John Carl Parish Papers, 1915-1939

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Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the John Carl Parish Papers, 1915-1939

Collection number: 121

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Carl Parish Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1939
Collection number: 121
Creator: Parish, John Carl, 1881-1939
Extent: 27 boxes (13.5 linear ft.) 29 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Carl Parish (1881-1939) was a history professor who taught at Colorado College, the State University of Iowa, and UCLA. He edited the State Historical Society of Iowa's monthly journal, The Palimpsest (1920-22), the Proceedings of the Southern California Historical Society, and the Pacific Historical Review. His published books include Robert Lucas (1907), George Wallace Jones (1912), and The Man with the Iron Hand (1913). The collection consists of bibliography cards, typed transcripts and film reproductions of manuscripts, and note cards of document and manuscript material relating to the colonial period and westward movement in American history, with special emphasis on the 18th century and sources in French.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Carl Parish Papers (Collection 121). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Parish was born on July 25, 1881 in Des Moines, Iowa; Ph.D, State University of Iowa, 1908; assistant professor of history, 1914, and in 1915, professor of history, Colorado College; after serving in World War I, he was lecturer in history at the State University of Iowa, 1920-22; assistant professor, 1922-24, associate professor, 1924-27, and professor of history, UCLA; edited the State Historical Society of Iowa's monthly journal, The Palimpsest, 1920-22; later edited the Proceedings of the Southern California Historical Society, and in 1932 became editor of the Pacific Historical Review; published books include Robert Lucas (1907), George Wallace Jones (1912), and The Man with the Iron Hand (1913); he died on January 13, 1939 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research materials of UCLA history professor John Carl Parish. Includes bibliography cards, typed transcripts and film reproductions of manuscripts, and note cards of document and manuscript material relating to the colonial period and westward movement in American history, with special emphasis on the 18th century and sources in French.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Parish, John Carl, 1881-1939--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Department of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
Historians--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

 

English Files

Scope and Content Note

A Listing of Bound Volumes upon whose contents notes have been distributed in Dr. Parish's Files.
 

1. American Historical Review vol.21, 23, 28, and 38.

Note

(2 carbon sets in office file)
 

2. Brock, Dinwidde Records, 1-2.

Note

(1 carbon set in office file)
 

3. Coll. Georgia Historical Society.

Note

  • (1 set in chronological file - documents, English or Spanish)
  • 1 set filed topically and 1 set in office file.
 

4. Louisiana Historical Quarterly, vol.1-17 (English items, except 3 and 9).

Note

  • (2 carbon sets in office files)
  • (Miss Lilley indicates the vol.3 and 9 missing from UCLA Library)
 

5. Mereness' Travels

Note

  • Complete - in chronological order (English items).
  • (2 carbon sets in office files, 1 set lacking 4 cards)
 

6. Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 1-21 (1935) Except vol.16.

Note

(2 carbon sets in office file, 1 set lacking for vol.19-20)
 

7. New York Colonial Documents, 1-21 (1935) Except vol.16.

Note

(2 carbon sets in office file, 1 set lacking for vol.19-20)
 

8. North Carolina Colonial Records, vol.III-VI.

Note

(2 carbon sets in office file)
 

9. North Carolina Historical Review, vol.1-10.

Note

(2 carbon sets for 1-5 in office file, no duplicates for 6-10)
 

10. South Carolina Gazette.

Note

  • Items from, In North Carolina Historical Comm.
  • (1 carbon set in office file)
 

11. South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, no.1-35 (1934)

Note

  • Except pp.1-119 - no.1, missing from library.
  • (2 carbon sets in office file)
 

12. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol.1-41 (1933)

Note

(2 carbon sets for vol.7-41; 1 carbon set for 50-56 in office file)
 

13. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol.1-41 (1933)

Note

(2 carbon sets for vol.7-41; 1 carbon set for 50-56 in office file)
 

14. Wisconsin Historical Society Collections, vol.16-18.

Note

  • English items after 1763 in English files.
  • (2 carbon sets in office files)
 

15. Wisconsin Magazine of History, no.1-18 (1934)

Note

(2 carbon sets in office files)
 

16. Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collection, vol.19 (covering 1761-1781)

Note

(2 carbons in office file)
 

French Files

Note

French items from volumes indicated above in English Files: 4., 5., 13., 14., 15., 16.
 

1. Margry 1-6.

Note

(No duplicates)
 

2. Mississippi Provincial Archives - French Dominion 1-3.

Note

(No duplicates)
 

3. New York Colonial Documents, vol.9: pp.704-1112; and vol.10.

Note

(2 carbons sets for vol.9; no duplicates for vol.10)
 

4. Surrey - selected items. 1730-1739

Note

(1 carbon set in office files)
 

[Handwritten File Listing]

 

File Drawer 1

 

[Folder with outline of card classification system].

 

Dr. Koontz, etc.

Physical Description: 4 photos in envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Old maps.
 

French Archives

Physical Description: (16 folders)
 

n.d., 1750-1763, 1768.

Physical Description: Typewritten (carbons).

Scope and Content Note

French [some with English translations attached].
1755 (2 folders)
1756 (2 folders)
 

French Archives. 1733-1763

 

Guide to Bibliotheque Nationale, 1925.

 

Report on transcription of documents from French Archives by Waldo G. Leland [?] [Report of Librarian of Congress: n.d.].

 

[Not in File Folder]

 

Letter, in Spanish (English translation), sent by M. l'Abbe de Frischmen. 17 September 1756.

Physical Description: 169pp. typed [carbon].
 

Letter, in Spanish (French translation), sent by M. l'Abbe de Frischmen. 17 September 1756.

Physical Description: 111pp. typed [carbon].
 

Ft. Carlos III, (Arkansas Post) 1783.

Physical Description: 12pp. typed (carbon)

Scope and Content Note

Spanish account of attack by Colbert.
 

Mormon Diary.

Physical Description: Original and carbon of copy. 45pp.

Scope and Content Note

Diary of Lorenzo Don Young.
 

Sir Thomas Robinson's instructions to Braddock. 1755.

Physical Description: 2 typewritten copies of letters.
 

Arthur Dubbs to Glen. 1755.

Scope and Content Note

re boundary between North Carolina & South Carolina.
 

Lyttelton [?] Material.

Physical Description: Four communiques typed (carbon) without[?] cards attached.
 

Ring Notebook (Spanish) with letters.

Physical Description: Contains typed (original) copies. 147pp., plus 15pp. in English.
 

Nevin, Rogers Ponteach.

 

Book printed in Chicago, The Coxton [?] Club. 1914.

Physical Description: Original typed copy, 179pp.
 

Floor no.22.

Physical Description: Typed - original and carbon - 5pp. each.
 

Letter from Lyttelton [?] to the Board.

 

Floor no.2.

Physical Description: Typewritten - some original, some carbon.
 

Communications of James Crockett and others, South Carolina. 1747, 1749.

 

Vaudreuil [?] III, dated 1743 (French).

Physical Description: Letterbooks. 90pp., typewritten (original).

Note

(Says - Folios 1-24 copied by Carpenter - not yet verified)
 

[Hunt. Lib. Lo. 9 III]

 

Manuel Lisa and Captive boys, corr. in res. [?] Felipe Enerio de Mes.

Physical Description: 6 photostatic copies.
 

Hortley.

 

Letter dated 1785 - Hortley to Carmorthen [?].

Physical Description: Photostatic copy. 16pp.
 

Marin Journal [1753-1754]

Physical Description: 105pp. yellow paper - written in pencil.
 

Marin

Physical Description: 106pp. - typed, carbon, Journal of M. Marin file
 

Marin Journal

Physical Description: Original typecopy. 107pp. typed, originals (of foregoing)
 

----- -----.

Physical Description: Another copy, 106pp. with numbering changed in pencil.
 

The Seige of Fort London. 1760.

Physical Description: Typed (original) 14pp.
 

Robertson.

 

Report of Colonel James Robertson to General Goge [?]. 1764.

Physical Description: Typed (carbon); 32pp.
 

Also typed note re numbering of pages - signed Carpenter.

 

Margery [?] - Catlin [?].

 

Letters signed by Catlin [?].

Physical Description: 11pp. Photostatic copies.
 

Margery [?] - Parkinson.

 

Letter signed by Francis Parkinson (with notes in French).

Physical Description: 3pp. Photostatic copies.
 

Transcript of Parkinson's letter.

Physical Description: Original and carbon, 2pp.
 

Transcript of notes (in French) by Margery [?].

Physical Description: Original and carbon.
 

Notes by Margery [?].

Physical Description: Manuscript copy (2 original and 1 carbon) and typed copies.
 

Couture.

 

Map of Rio Grande and Mississippi.

Physical Description: Photo.
 

Bernard Romans.

 

[Bernard Romans to Dr. Williamson] Boston. December 20, 1773.

Physical Description: Transcript - original and carbon.
 

Letter [B. Romans ?], New York. November 6, 1773.

Physical Description: Manuscript copy.
 

Research.

 

Library of Congress film, Maurepos [?] to Vandreuil [?]. 1746.

Physical Description: 3pp, 2pp. In envelope.
 

Nouveaux Voyages dans L'Amerique Systemtrionale [?], Charguion [?]. 1775 - University of Arb. Library [?]

Physical Description: Transcript (typed, original and carbon) 9pp.
 

Resume of Antonio del Reio El Conde de Aronda [?] in Revista Espanola de Ambos Mundos III, Madrid 1855.

Physical Description: Transcript (typed, original and carbon) 5pp.
 

List of bound volumes upon whose contents notes have been distributed in Dr. parish's file.

 

Minutes des lettres scrittes a las Mobile.... 1743.

Physical Description: Photostat of letters. Typed on yellow sheet.
 

Atkin Report 1954-5 (Huntington Library)

Physical Description: Original typed transcript. 184pp. Not in folder.
 

Stuart Index.

Physical Description: Photostatic copy (less than original size). In box.
 

Mease.

 

Narrative of a Journey through several parts of the Province of West Florida, in the years 1770 and 1771 by Edward Mease.

Physical Description: Transcript (typed and original, carbon) 50pp.
 

Box.

 

Original Mease narrative.

Physical Description: Photostatic copy.
 

Public Record Office of England - Foreign correspondence - America. 1783.

Physical Description: Transcript - typed original & carbon. In black envelope.
 

Historical account of the Revolt of the Chartam [?] Indians [Br. Mus. Lans. 809 ff. 1-3 vo.].

Physical Description: Transcript (typed original). Not in folder.
 

British Museum

 

Br. Mus. Continued. 20 January 1753.

Physical Description: Holograph and photostatic copies.

Scope and Content Note

Contains copies of Council Journal of 1748, etc.
Also handwritten copy of message which Governor Glen refused to receive.

Note

continued ff 19-33 vo. Atkin
 

Br. Mus, P.10771 9 pp. Atkin to BT. 24 June 1762 and MS 38334.

Physical Description: Typed copies (original and carbon) made from photostatic copies in file.
 

British Colonial Affairs

 

Letters and documents and/or transcripts of letters and documents. 1732-1771.

Physical Description: Photostats.
 

Ind. Rec. Bh [?]

 

Documents. 1750-1758, n.d.

Physical Description: Photostats.
 

4 File Folders of Maps

 

23 letters and documents (French). 2nd half of 17th century.

Physical Description: Photostats.
 

O'Fallon.

 

Transcripts - [mostly carbon] - letters to Carondelet or from him. 1792-1794 - Spanish.

 

O'Fallon.

 

Photostat of letter dated May 18, 1790 signed by James O'Fallon [English]

 

Mormons.

 

Journal of Henry Stondarge [?]. 1896-1897.

Physical Description: Transcript, 39pp., typed [carbon copy].
 

Folder (No Name on it)

Scope and Content Note

Contains typewritten notes on the Largo Map of West Florida, etc., in the Gages [?] papers.
 

Folder (Unlabeled)

 

List of pages sent to Mr. Parish. January 20, 1928.

Physical Description: (carbon copy) 13 items.
 

(No title) beginning, I arrived in Charleston, the metropolis of South Carolina, the 9th of December 1958.

Physical Description: Mimeographed sheet.
 

Stuart to Dartmouth, Aug 5, 1773

 

Culled [?] Virginia - Cherokee Line, Donelson [?] Survey. 1771.

Physical Description: 3pp. typed [original].
 

Virginia - Cherokee Line. Donelson [?] Survey notes. 1771.

Physical Description: 1p. typed (carbon).
 

Maps.

Physical Description: 2 sheets yellow paper written pencil notes and 7 typewritten sheets (original).
 

General List.

Physical Description: 27 typewritten sheets (original).
 

Smith, Jedediah [?]

 

Letters loaned by Miss Dunn [?], relative to J. Smith.

Physical Description: Copies.
 

Bibliography - Jedediah [?] Strong Smith (USC).

 

Excerpt from Indian Tribes of the U.S. by Henry R. Schoolcraft.

Physical Description: 1p. typewritten
 

Bond signed by Jedediah [?] S. Smith at Monterey. 15 November 1827.

Physical Description: Carbon copy.
 

French Archives

 

Letters written by Salmon. 1753.

Physical Description: Typewritten [originals and carbon] on white and yellow paper.
 

Archives, orders, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Penciled and typed lists.
 

Hunt, L.

 

Letter written by Aaron Buer [?]

Physical Description: Folder with typewritten copy [original].
 

Godson to Greene. 7 December 1851.

 

Letter from James Gadsden to General Thomas Jefferson Green dated. December 7, 1851.

Physical Description: Typed copy (carbon) 6pp.
 

Vaudreüil.

Physical Description: Transcript (typewritten, original).
 

Vaudreüil to Derneuille. 1744 (French).

 

Vaudreüil to Derneuille and Hazeur. 1745 (French).

 

Vaudreüil to Derneuille and Hazeur. 1746 (French).

 

Vaudreüil to Derneuille and de Velle. 1747 (French).

Physical Description: (Folder with carbon copies).
 

Vaudreüil to de Velle.

Scope and Content Note

Contains originals (and carbon copy) of typed transcripts of letters. dated 1944 (French).
 

Vaudreüil 1-24 complete.

Physical Description: Typed transcript (carbon) - 90pp.
 

Letters - Vaudreüil to de Bauchomp. 1743.

Physical Description: Typed transcript (carbon).
 

Vaudreüil - extracts, etc. dated 1742-1752.

Physical Description: Typed transcript (original) of excerpts, in English - 55pp.
 

Synopses of French letters 1742-1752.

Physical Description: Photostats - 76pp. and carbon, typed transcript of same - of marginal notes in English.
 

Atkin to B.J. 30 May 1755.

Physical Description: Photostatic copies - 55pp.
 

Atkin Observations. March 8 [1756].

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Gist.

Physical Description: 12pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Gist.

Physical Description: 12pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin - List of Goods. 1757.

Physical Description: 5pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudouni [?]. March 26, 1757.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Cunnicahtorky [?]. August 4, 1757.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin - reward & list of goods. October 1757.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudrun [?]. October 8, 1759.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin's representations against Indian Trade. 1758.

Physical Description: 11pp. Photostatic copy and typed transcript (original) 9pp.
 

Atkin to Clerk of Council. January 26, 1758.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Byrd. March 24, 1758.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Byrd. March 24, 1758.

Physical Description: 1p. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Byrd. March 24, 1758.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. March 25, 1758.

Physical Description: 3pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. March 25, 1758.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. April 1, 1758.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Charles Rohr to .... March 26, 1758.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

French Agression in N.A. [c. 1756].

Physical Description: 7pp. Photostatic copy and typescript of some (original & carbon, 8pp.).
 

Hunt L. Governor, to Randolph and Byrd. February and March 1756.

Physical Description: 43pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. May 14, 1756.

Physical Description: 4pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Instructions proposed by Atkins for himself. probably 1756.

Physical Description: 6pp. Photostatic copy and typescript (typed original) 9pp.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. October 6, 1756.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Atkin to Loudoun. October 20, 1756.

Physical Description: 2pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Notes from Captured French documents. November-December 1756.

Physical Description: 6pp. Photostatic copy.

Scope and Content Note

[Apparently English translaton of notes taken from captured French documents - Deals largely with movement of ships]
 

Atkin to Loudoun. November 26, 1756.

Physical Description: 15pp. Photostatic copy and transcript - [typed, original] 18pp.
 

French Document. 15 January 1944.

Physical Description: 13pp. Photostatic copies and 8pp. [carbon] typed transcript.
 

Atkin - Choctau [?] Renalt. 20 January 1753.

Physical Description: 37pp. Photostatic copy.
 

Choctau [?]. 15 January 1756.

Physical Description: Transcript [Typed original] - 8pp.
 

Denividdic [?] letters in re Atkin.

Physical Description: Transcript [typed, original and carbon] - pages and pages unnumbered.
 

Keith to .... October 1744.

Physical Description: Transcript [typed, original and carbon].
 

Keith to .... October 1744.

Physical Description: Transcript [5pp. typed, original and carbon].
 

French Archives

 

Diron to Maurepas. 15 August 1730.

Physical Description: 15pp. photographed.
 

Crement to Maurepas. 23 December 1731.

Physical Description: 8pp. photographed.
 

Estat des Marchandes. 23 December 1731.

Physical Description: 3pp. photographed.
 

Crement to Maurepas. 15 March 1732.

Physical Description: 3pp. photos.
 

Crement to Maurepas. 6 June 1732.

Physical Description: 6pp. photos.
 

Diron to Maurepas. 30 March 1734.

Physical Description: 5pp. photos.
 

Diron to Maurepas. 15 July 1734.

Physical Description: 6pp. photos.
 

Diron to Maurepas. 1 September 1734.

Physical Description: 10pp. photos.
 

Diron to Maurepas. September 1734.

Physical Description: 10pp. photos.
 

----. April 13, 1746.

Physical Description: 3pp. photos - copies of letters.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of letters, from Maurepas to Vandre¨il.
 

Diron to Maurepas. 22 September 1734.

Physical Description: 2pp. photos. and more photos.
 

22 September, 1734.

Physical Description: 3 folders. 2pp. photos.

Note

Followed by folders containing typescripts of French letters - [in French, some translations into English made from A.E. Angl.(?) fims].
 

Stuart

 

Correspondence and reports - Stuart. 1770-1761.

Physical Description: Folders containing copies.
 

Boxes - Card Files

 

1A

Scope and Content Note

  • American History Magazine
  • American Historical Review
  • Canadian Historical Review
  • Catholic Historical Review
  • Eastern Tennessee Historical Society Publication
  • Franco-American Review
  • Georgia Historical Society Coll.[?]
  • Hispanic American Historical Review
  • Journal of Southern History
  • Kansas Historical Quarterly
 

1B

Note

Same [as 1A] except Georgia Historical Society Coll. missing.
 

2A

Scope and Content Note

  • Louisiana Historical Quarterly
  • Michigan and Pioneer
  • Hist Cal.[?]
  • Mississippi Historical Society
  • Mississippi Valley Historical Review
 

2B

Note

Same [as 2A] except Mississippi Valley Historical Review, vol.6-15 missing.
 

3A

Scope and Content Note

  • Missouri Historical Review
  • Michigan Historical Society Records
  • New Mexico Historical Review
  • North Carolina Historical Review
  • Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly
  • Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • Pacific Historical Review
  • Pacific Northwest Quarterly
  • Pennsylvania History
 

3B

Note

Same [as 3A] except North Carolina Historical Review, vol.6 missing.
 

4A

Scope and Content Note

  • South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
  • Southwestern Historical Quarterly
  • Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
 

4B

Note

Same [as 4A] except Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol.1-6 [sic] missing.
 

5A

Scope and Content Note

  • Western Pennsylvania History Magazine
  • Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol.16-18
  • Wisconsin Magazine of History
  • Colonial Record of North Carolina
 

5B

Scope and Content Note

  • Western Pennsylvania History Magazine (missing)
  • Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol.16 (vol.17-18 missing)
  • Wisconsin Magazine of History
  • Colonial Record of North Carolina