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Inventory of the Eliza Poor Donner Houghton Papers, 1820-1978
HM 58111-58197  
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Manuscripts/Notes

Box 1

Grafton Publishing Corporation.

 

Publishing contract for The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate, (1920, June 22-Aug. 17). HM 58111.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

"California Before the Argonauts": essay, [1900], with hand written corrections. 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, Feb. 4, 1915." 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, Feb. 4, 1915." 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, Oct.). HM 58117.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

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

 

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

 

Correspondence

Box 2

Alliott, Hector.

 

1 letter (1912, Jan. 25) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58130.

 

Bond, Frances "Frankie" Eustis.

 

2 letters (1879-1894) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58131-58132.

 

Brunner, Christian.

 

1 letter (1861, Mar. 25) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton and Georgia Ann Donner Babcock. HM 58133.

 

Brunner, Mary.

 

1 letter (1861, Jan. 12) to Georgia Ann Donner Babcock and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58134.

 

Brunner, Christian, and Mary Brunner.

 

1 letter (1856, Sep. 10) to Georgia Ann Donner Babcock and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58135.

 

Brunner, Mary, and Christian Brunner.

 

1 letter (1856, July 3) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58136.

 

Caldwell, Ben F----.

 

1 letter (1912, Jan. 3) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58137.

 

Chapman, C---- W----.

 

11 letters (1910-1918) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58138-58148.

 

Chapman, C---- W----.

 

1 letter (1918, Mar. 7) to Fred H. Jung. HM 58149.

 

Chapman, C---- W----.

 

1 letter (1918, Mar. 1) to "All Parlors of the Native Sons of the Golden West." HM 58150.

 

Chapman, C---- W----.

 

1 letter (1911, Jan. 31) to Douglas Tilden. HM 58151.

 

Donner, Tamsen, 1801-1847.

 

7 letters (1820?-1842) to Elizabeth Eustis Poor. HM 58152-58158.

 

Estrada, E---- M----.

 

1 letter (1918, Dec. 30) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58159.

 

Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.

 

1 letter ([1890], Oct. 23) to Sherman Otis Houghton. HM 58160.

 

Guinn, J. M. (James Miller), 1834-1918.

 

1 letter (1897, Apr. 29) to Sherman Otis Houghton and Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58161.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

1 letter (1911, Aug. 9) to C. W. Chapman. HM 58162.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

1 letter (1912, Mar. 18) to Patty Reed Lewis, 1838 or 9-1923. HM 58163.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

1 letter (1912, Mar. 18) to Patty Reed Lewis, 1838 or 9-1923, typewritten copy of HM 58163. HM 58164. 

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

1 letter (1920, July 13) to C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan, 1847-1931. HM 58165.

 

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.

 

1 letter (1884, Nov. 11-12) to "My Children". HM 58166. 

 

Houghton, Mary Donner.

 

1 letter (1860, Apr. 15) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58167. 

 

Jung, Fred H----.

 

1 letter (1918, Mar. 4) to C. W. Chapman. HM 58168. 

 

Lewis, Patty Reed, 1838 or 9-1923.

 

1 letter (1912, Mar. 6) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58169.

 

McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931.

 

3 letters (1911-1920) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58170-58172.

 

Murphy, William Green.

 

2 letters (1896) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58173-58174. 

 

Reed, Margret Wilson.

 

1 letter (1858, Apr. 5) to Mary Donner Houghton. HM 58175.

 

Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935.

 

2 letters (1911) to C. W. Chapman. HM 58176-58177.

 

Wolfskill, Susan Cooper.

 

1 letter (1900, Feb. 2) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58178. 

 

Manuscripts & Ephemera

Box 3

A. C. McClurg & Co.

 

"A. C. McClurg & Co.'s 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, [before 1911]. 2 items, they are not continuous or complete. 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, [before 1911], typed transcripts of some of this material can be found in HM 58183. 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." (Nov. 1978). HM 58184.

 

Cartes-de-visite copy print of Eleanor Priscilla Eddy [before 1846]. HM 58185. 

 

Cartes-de-visite copy print of William Henry Eddy [before 1846]. HM 58186. 

 

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

 

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

 

Cartes-de-visite copy print of Charles Tyler Stanton [before 1846?]. HM 58189.

 

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

 

Land Tracts

Box 4

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Oversize Items

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Houghton, Sherman Otis.

 

Notarial Record (Sep. 1857-Jan. 1860). HM 58195. 

 

Scrapbook, Volume 1 - (1860-1920). HM 58196.

 

Scrapbook, Volume 2 - (1860-1920).

 

Contains letter (1896, March 23) from George W. Foote to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58197. 

Indexing: Subjects

 

Donner, George.

 

Subject in Tamsen Donner letter (1842, Apr. 3-May 14) to Elizabeth Eustis Poor. HM 58158. 

 

Donner, Jacob.

 

Subject in Francis "Frankie" Eustis Bond letter (1879, Mar. 30) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58131. 

 

Donner, Tamsen, 1801-1847.

 

Subject in Francis "Frankie" Eustis Bond letter (1894, Feb. 12) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58132. 

 

Donner, Tamsen, 1801-1847.

 

Subject in Ben F. Caldwell letter (1912, Jan. 3) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58137. 

 

Hastings, Lansford Warren, 1819-ca.1870.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton essay "California Before the Argonauts" [1900]. HM 58112. 

 

Marshall, James Wilson, 1810-1885.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton speech to the Van Nuys Woman's Club re: California history [before 1915]. HM 58125. 

 

Reed, James Frazier, 1800-1874.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton letter (1912, Mar. 18) to Patty Reed Lewis, 1838 or 9-1923. HM 58163 and HM 58164. (original and copy). 

 

Reed, James Frazier, 1800-1874.

 

Subject in Patty Reed Lewis, 1800-1874 letter (1912, Mar. 6) to Eliza Poor Donner Houghton. HM 58169. 

 

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton essay "California Before the Argonauts" [1900]. HM 58112. 

 

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton speech to the Van Nuys Woman's Club re: California history [before 1915]. HM 58125. 

 

Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.).

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton essay "California Before the Argonauts" [1900]. HM 58112. 

 

Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.).

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton speech to the Van Nuys Woman's Club re: California history [before 1915]. HM 58125. 

 

Trudeau, John Baptiste, 1830-1910.

 

Subject in Eliza Poor Donner Houghton letter (1884, Nov. 11-12) to "My Children." HM 58166. 

Indexing: Name Added Entries

 

Houghton, Mary Donner.

 

Addressee of Margret Wilson Reed letter (1858, Apr. 5). HM 58175. 

 

Houghton, Sherman Otis.

 

Addressee of Jessie Benton Frémont letter ([1890], Oct. 23). HM 58160. 

 

Lewis, Patty Reed, 1838 or 9-1923.

 

Addressee of Eliza Poor Donner Houghton letter and copy (1912, Mar. 18). HM 58163 and HM 58164 (original and copy). 

 

McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931.

 

Addressee of Eliza Poor Donner Houghton letter (1920, July 13). HM 58165.