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Eliza Poor Donner Houghton Papers: Finding Aid
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Box 1

Manuscripts/Notes

 

Grafton Publishing Corporation. Publishing contract for The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate 1920 June 22-August 17) HM 58111.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. "California Before the Argonauts": essay, with hand written corrections. [1900] HM 58112.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Dedication of the Pioneer Monument: essay apparently written for the Springfield Illinois Journal. 1918 July 28 HM 58113.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. "Drops From a Pioneer Pitcher": essay, [1900], with hand written corrections. Note: includes letter from Collisto Willard Scott to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1896 May 20 HM 58114.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Fragment re: Donner Party , [before 1915], collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner, " HM 58115.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Fragment re: the Brunner's Farm, [before 1915], collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner." 1915 February 4 HM 58116.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Note on an illustration of the Pioneer Monument to be used in an edition of The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate. 1920 October HM 58117.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: California history, 6 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58118.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: California history, 9 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58119.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: Donner Party, 4 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58120.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: Donner Party, 13 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58121.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: George IV and Sir Robert Peel, 6 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58122.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: gold discovery in California, 8 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58123.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notes re: Ulysses S. Grant's Inauguration, 6 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "Personal Reminiscences, Feb. 1, 1916." [Before 1916] HM 58124.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Speech: to the members of the Van Nuys Woman's Club, re: California history, 28 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner, Feb. 4, 1915." [Before 1915] HM 58125.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Speech [incomplete]: to the members of the Van Nuys Woman's Club, 1 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner, Feb. 4, 1915." [Before 1915] HM 58126.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Speech [incomplete]: to the members of the Van Nuys Woman's Club, 2 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner, Feb. 4, 1915." [Before 1915] HM 58127.

On verso: Letter to "My Dear Elizabeth" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton, incomplete.
 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Untitled essay beginning, "Doubtless most of you have heard. . .", 33 p., collected by the author in an envelope labeled "The Finding of Gold and the Fortyniner, Feb. 4, 1915." [Before 1915] HM 58128.

 

------. Review of The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton, with hand written corrections. [1911] HM 58129.

Box 2

Correspondence

 

Alliott, Hector. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1912 January 25 HM 58130.

 

Bond, Frances "Frankie" Eustis. 2 letters to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1879-1894 HM 58131-58132.

 

Brunner, Christian. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton and Georgia Ann Donner Babcock. 1861 March 25 HM 58133.

 

Brunner, Mary. 1 letter to Georgia Ann Donner Babcock and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1861 January 12 HM 58134.

 

Brunner, Christian, and Mary Brunner. 1 letter to Georgia Ann Donner Babcock and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1856 September 10 HM 58135.

 

Brunner, Mary, and Christian Brunner. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1856 July 3 HM 58136.

 

Caldwell, Ben F----. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1912 January 3 HM 58137.

 

Chapman, C---- W----. 11 letters to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1910-1918 HM 58138-58148.

 

Chapman, C---- W----. 1 letter to Fred H. Jung. 1918 March 7 HM 58149.

 

Chapman, C---- W----. 1 letter to "All Parlors of the Native Sons of the Golden West." 1918 March 1 HM 58150.

 

Chapman, C---- W----. 1 letter to Douglas Tilden. 1911 January 31 HM 58151.

 

Donner, Tamsen, 1801-1847. 7 letters to Elizabeth Eustis Poor. 1820?-1842 HM 58152-58158.

 

Estrada, E---- M----. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1918 December 30 HM 58159.

 

Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902. 1 letter to Sherman Otis Houghton. [1890] October 23 HM 58160.

 

Guinn, J. M. (James Miller), 1834-1918. 1 letter to Sherman Otis Houghton and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1897 April 29 HM 58161.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. 1 letter to C. W. Chapman. 1911 August 9 HM 58162.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. 1 letter to Patty Reed Lewis. 1912 March 18 HM 58163.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. 1 letter to Patty Reed Lewis, 1838 or 9-1923, typewritten copy of HM 58163. 1912 March 18 HM 58164. 

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. 1 letter to C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan. 1920 July 13 HM 58165.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. 1 letter to "My Children". 1884 Novemer 11-12 HM 58166. 

 

Houghton, Mary Donner. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1860 April 15 HM 58167. 

 

Jung, Fred H----. 1 letter to C. W. Chapman. 1918 March 4 HM 58168. 

 

Lewis, Patty Reed, 1838 or 9-1923. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1912 March 6 HM 58169.

 

McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931. 3 letters to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1911-1920 HM 58170-58172.

 

Murphy, William Green. 2 letters to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1896 HM 58173-58174. 

 

Reed, Margret Wilson. 1 letter to Mary Donner Houghton. 1858 April 5 HM 58175.

 

Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935. 2 letters to C. W. Chapman. (1911) HM 58176-58177.

 

Wolfskill, Susan Cooper. 1 letter to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. 1900 February 2 HM 58178. 

Box 3

Manuscripts & Ephemera

 

A. C. McClurg & Co. "A. C. McClurg & Co. Announcements: Fall 1911" (1911). Also: news clipping regarding publication of The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate . 2 items. HM 58179.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Draft of The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate , 2 items, they are not continuous or complete. [Before 1911] HM 58180 (1) and (2).

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notebook containing various anecdotes related to Donner Party and California history. [Before 1911] HM 58181. 

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Notebook re: Donner Party [typed transcripts of some of this material can be found in HM 58183]. [Before 1911] HM 58182. 

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. Typed Transcript of Notebook [HM 58182] re: Donner Party, not complete [1990]. HM 58183. 

 

McCutchen Trace Association. "McCutchen Trace Association Magazine, Volume 3- No. 2." 1978 November HM 58184.

 

Carte-de-visite copy print of Eleanor Priscilla Eddy. [Before 1846] HM 58185. 

 

Carte-de-visite copy print of William Henry Eddy. [Before 1846] HM 58186. 

 

Carte-de-visite photograph of C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan (1847-1931). [1860] HM 58187. 

 

Carte-de-visite photograph of C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan (1847-1931). 1873 HM 58188. 

 

Carte-de-visite copy print of Charles Tyler Stanton. Before 1846?] HM 58189.

 

Newspaper photo of William Green Murphy. [Before 1904] HM 58190. 

Box 4

Land Tracts

 

Abstract of Title: Beaudry Tract #2, Los Angeles. [Approximately 1890] HM 58191. 

 

Abstract of Title: Main Street, Los Angeles. [Approximately 1890] HM 58192. 

 

Abstract of Title: Rancho Santa Anita. [Approximately 1890] HM 58193. 

 

Abstract of Title: Rancho Santa Anita. [Approximately 1890] HM 58194. 

 

Oversize Items

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Houghton, Sherman Otis. Notarial Record 1857 September-1860 January HM 58195 

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Scrapbook, Volume 1. 1860-1920 HM 58196

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Scrapbook, Volume 2. 1860-1920 HM 58197 

Contains letter (1896 March 23) from George W. Foote to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton.