Register of the Foster /Layton Families Collection, 1836-1862

Processed by Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Foster /Layton Families Collection, 1836-1862

Collection number: Mss168

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Foster /Layton Families Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1836-1862
Collection number: Mss168
Creator:
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Foster /Layton Families Collection, Mss168, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

The Foster and Layton families, one northern, the other southern, were related by marriage. What little is known of either family is contained in evidence discovered in this collection. Charles Foster was an Indiana school teacher in the early years of the 19th century. Three Foster brothers, possibly Charles' sons, J.M., E.T. and John, lived during the Civil War years in Indianapolis. A Dr. William A. Foster, residence and age unknown, was the nephew of a Dr. Joseph Layton, who practiced medicine in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana just before the Civil War.

Scope and Content

This collection includes: a school record (no location) written by Charles Foster (1836), listing the number of days students have attended class; an letter, from Foster brothers, J.M. and E.T., in the 54th Regiment at Burnside Barracks, Indianapolis, to their brother John (1862); an inventory (1861) of the estate of Dr. Joseph Layton; and two daguerreotypes.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: FOSTER-LAYTON COLLECTION

 

1.1: "SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE," JUNE 24, 1836. By Charles Foster. [School District 1(?) Township no. 10, range no. "That I commenced on the 2nd day of May 1830 for a time of five months"...list of names and days for each scholar. Also names of students and days for School District 7. [(No name of town or district); document partially torn, upper right corner; figures tallied on reverse, 1 l.]

 

1.2: INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF DR. JOSEPH LAYTON, DECEASED (1861) by John Jay Morter(?) recorder of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana. [Includes Slaves and their dollar value, horses and equipment, medicines and surgical instruments,cash on hand, bills receivable, book account notations, lists names and dollar amounts. Total inventory worth $10,839.15,15 pp.]

 

1.3: TO BROTHER JOHN FROM L.M. FOSTER & E.G.(OR T) FOSTER, INDIANAPOLIS, 11-19-1862.

 

1.4: DAGUERREOTYPES

 

-Two women. [Note states woman on right is Wm. A Foster's grandmother Foster. Woman on left is Dr. Foster's Aunt, both of Ohio; black embossed case, gilt inset, hinge broken]

 

-Dr. Joseph Layton, identified by note as uncle of Dr. Wm A. Foster. [black embossed case, red velvet inside, cracked glass, damaged photo]