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Finding Aid for the Cole Family papers, 1833-1943
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Correspondence of Cornelius Cole, 1851-1924

Physical Description: (Approximately 4000 pieces)
 

Cornelius Cole to Various Persons, 1856-1923

Box 1

1856-1866

Physical Description: 40 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning early California politics, the Democratic party, the administration of James Buchanan, the Kansas controversy, David C. Broderick, William H. Seward, the Republican National Committee, candidates for the presidency in 1860, politics and conditions in Washington, D.C., the burning of Richmond, currency issues, the Russian Fur Company.
Box 1

1867-1872

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning California politics, John Conness, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, members of the U.S. Senate, Baron de Stoeckl and Russian-American affairs, the Treaty of Washington, the arrest and trial of George W. Cole.
Box 1

1872-1879

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning the California and Texas Railroad, the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Cole's finances.
Box 1

1880-1912

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning James A. Garfield and possible appointments to his Cabinet, real estate in California, mining claims in Oregon Canyon, California, the career of the Cole brothers and their companions in the gold fields, 1849-1851, Adolph Spreckels and the tariff on sugar, Wesleyan University, the election and Republican convention of 1912, facts in the case of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
Box 1

1913-1919

Physical Description: 64 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning Cole's Memoirs, the policies of Woodrow Wilson and the world situation, German warfare, the Republican Convention in Chicago in 1916, Hiram Johnson, Elihu Root, Theodore Roosevelt, Will H. Hays, the strength of Republicans in California, Cole's copy of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Box 1

1920-1923

Physical Description: 90 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters concerning Hiram Johnson, Wesleyan University, Henry E. Huntington, Calvin Coolidge, William G. McAdoo, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation. Letter to R. Von Klein [????].
Box 1

1917-1923

Physical Description: 28 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters to Warren G. Harding, as Senator from Ohio and President of the United States, concerning Woodrow Wilson's foreign Policy, the world situation, Harding's candidacy at the Republican Convention in 1920, and disarmament.
 

Cornelius Cole to Various Persons 1883-1912

Box 47, Folder 1

Drafts and copies of letters 1883-1908

Physical Description: 45 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including letters to Samuel Stevens concerning the Alabama claims cases, reclamation of lands in California, Cole real estate, Los Angeles Harbor controversy, letter to Collis P. Huntington, Hollywood High School.
Box 47, Folder 2

Drafts and copies of letters 1909-1912

Physical Description: 50 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including letters to George C. Perkins on the subject of the tariff on lemons, to A.G. Spalding on the subject of his senatorial campaign, letters to members of the Los Angeles city council on the subject of street names.
 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1851-1870

Box 2

1851-1859

Physical Description: 48 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the John C. Fremont campaign in California in 1856, the Republican National Committee, preparations for the Convention of 1860, envelope containing letters of Edward Stanley concerning Republican strength in the state, speeches, factions and personalities in politics, 1857; letters of F.P. Tracy concerning cases in San Francisco and Fremont Clubs in the mines; 2 letters from A.A. Sargent from Nevada City, California during the campaign of 1854, 4 letters from James Pratt concerning the Negro extradition case in 1852; 9 letters from E.D. Morgan concerning the Philadelphia Republican Convention of 1856 and the Fremont campaign.
Box 2

1860-1862

Physical Description: 12 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the Republican National Committee, their Convention of 1860, appointments and problems of the new Lincoln administration, San Francisco lands, 3 letters from F.P. Tracy concerning appointments, Seward's candidacy, delegates to the Convention, Fremont's political strength.
Box 2

1863-1865

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning lands and mining properties in California, state politics and appointments, Idaho Territory, solicitation for the influence of Lincoln and his Cabinet, the Pacific railroad, Salmon P. Chase, Benjamin F. Butler, Nathaniel P. Banks, Leland Stanford, letters from Frederick W. Seward, James W. Simonton on Californians in the Lincoln Cabinet, from William H. Seward on appointments in 1865, F.F. Low on office-holders in California, reference to General George B. McClellan, letter from James W. Simonton in 1865 mentioning Frederick Billings, John Conness; letter from A.A. Sargent, 1863; 6 letters from Sargent, 1864 and 3 in 1865 concerning California politics, campaigns, F.F. Low, state lands; letters from Stephen J. Field, Elihu B. Washburne; letter from Gideon Welles, Generals R.C. Drum and James Carleton; letter from William P. Fessenden; Benjamin F. Butler, Frederick Billings concerning the Overland Mail Company and Ben Holladay; five letters from Asa Biggs concerning George W. Cole's promotion, B.F. Butler and Ambrose Burnside; 3 letters from George Bradbury concerning the China Mail bill; letter from Peter H. Burnett concerning Lincoln's proclamation of amnesty; invitation from Salmon P. Chase; 5 letters from E.B. Crocker concerning the construction, finance, legislation and progress of the Central Pacific Railroad, telegraph projects, the Pacific Mail Company, Wells, Fargo Company; 2 letters from H.H. Haight concerning appointments; letter from Edward Stanley Concerning California ranchos; 8 letters from Allan T. Lane concerning routes, finance, legislation of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, with mention of Cornelius Vanderbilt; letter from E.D. Morgan concerning the Republican National Committee.
Box 2

1866-1870

Physical Description: 75 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the Civil Rights bill, opinions of Andrew Johnson, impeachment of Johnson, Grant and the election of 1868, diplomatic problems and the possibility of war with England, the Cole public lands bill, the California wine industry, U.S. consul in Munich, Bavaria, California railroads, the ocean telegraph project, Alaska and Pacific Mail Steamship Company, naval contracts and politics in California, American commerce in China, Santo Domingo, the acquittal of George W. Cole. 2 letters of Charles Maltby mentioning Orville H. Browning and discussing Maltby's friendship with Lincoln, 1866; 3 letters from F.F. Low on state politics and business and the possible appointment of a Californian or Oregonian as Secretary of the Interior, 1868; 2 letters from A.A. Sargent; 4 letters from Abel Stearns concerning the litigation over Rancho Temescal, mention of Stephen J. Field, 1866-1867; 2 letters from Leland Stanford mentioning Collis P. Huntington; letter from Edward Stanley concerning the election of Ulysses S. Grant; Documents and papers relating to Rancho Temescal; 5 letters from Schuyler Colfax mentioning Hugh McCulloch, Andrew Johnson and John Defrees; letter from C.A. Seward, Lyman Trumbull, General Edward Ord, George Bancroft; 9 letters in envelope from Thompson Campbell discussing California politics, and mentioning Stephen J. Field, Andrew Johnson's administration and impeachment, Richard Yates of Illinois, Grant, E.B. Washburne, Senator Eugene Casserly of California; letter from Leland Stanford concerning Cole's election and Negro suffrage, and the status of the Southern states; 3 letters from Collis P. Huntington concerning California appointments.
 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1871-1879

Box 3

1871

Physical Description: 125 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Senator Charles Summer, the London Mint, English capital to reclaim California lands, expenses and appointments in the Republican party, San Diego politics, University of California, campaign of A.A. Sargent, U.S. Currency, Indian affairs in Arizona, New York and the Mexican Steamship Company, legal status of war taxation, membership of Congressional Committees, consul in Rome. Letters from John A. Logan; letter from George Robeson, Secretary of the Navy; 2 letters from F.F. Low on the Chinese Indemnity Fund, and foreign students and residence; letter from H.H. Bancroft; 4 letters from Robert J. Stevens mentioning William Belknap, Columbus Delano, Newton Booth--A. A. Sargent Senatorial contest, Orville E. Babcock, Grant, James G. Blaine, John Bidwell, Collis P. Huntington, Edward Baker as possible Secretary of the Interior, 1861, California editors, support of Cole for re-election, situation in Washington, D.C.; 2 letters from A. Willard concerning extradition case in Mexico, Baja California colonization, San Domingo; 6 letters from J.B.M. Stewart concerning the Central Polynesian Land and Commercial Company, the project, difficulties, Samoa and Pago Pago, opposition from London, Ambrose Burnside; 3 letters from W.A. Selkirk concerning election of A.A. Sargent; letter from Amos T. Akerman, U.S. Attorney General; 3 letters from Phineas Banning concerning the harbor breakwater at Wilmington, Los Angeles, and riots in Los Angeles; 5 letters from John Bidwell concerning politics and corruption, A.A. Sargent, Oliver P. Morton a guest of Cole; 2 letters from Hannibal Hamlin, mention of G.M. Dodge; letter from E.C. Ingersoll concerning Senate contest in CALIFORNIA; letter from H.H. Haight mentioning Oliver P. Morton and Francis P. Blair; 2 letters from Collis P. Huntington concerning the Central Pacific Railroad.
Box 3

1872

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the Texas-Pacific railroad, the Samoan Islands, United States financial policy, the issue of reform in politics, the Caribbean trade, real estate in California. Letters from James W. Simonton mentioning Goat Island, San Francisco, bill then pending, influence of the Central Pacific railroad upon that matter, the low point of popularity of the Grant administration, San Domingo; letter from John Sherman, Secretary of the Treasury George Boutwell; Attorney General George H. Williams concerning Pacific Islands, mentioning Secretary of State Hamilton Fish; 2 letters from John Bidwell; letter from Newton Booth concerning removal of the Modoc Indians in California; letter from Hamilton Fish to Attorney General Williams concerning Pacific Islands.
Box 3

1873-1875

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Central Polynesian Land and Commerce Company, the Texas-Pacific railroad, the University of California, mining claims in California, Zachariah Chandler as Secretary of the Interior, Grant's Cabinet, corruption in the Land office and Indian Bureau, appointments in the Treasury Department. Letters from James W. Simonton, 1873; William R. Grace, steamship line financier, Daniel C. Gilman of the University of California; Benjamin H. Bristow, E.B. Washburne; card from William T. Sherman; 5 letters from Gabriel K. Stevenot concerning guano deposits in Peru, papers relative to that subject; 5 letters from John A. Bingham concerning Pacific Mail Steamship Company route; letter from Newton Booth concerning Modoc Indians; letter from Senator Eugene Casserly mentioning Oliver P. Morton; letter from S.S. Cox and Mrs. Cox; letter from Frederick W. Seward.
Box 3

1876-1879

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Society of California Pioneers, California stocks and real estate, bill to remonetize silver, New Constitution Party in California, Dennis Kearny, third term controversy, mining boom in Arizona. Letters from Senator John Jones of Nevada, E.B. Washburne; Admiral E.G. Parrott.
 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1880-1921

Box 4

1880-1898

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning California silk culture, the national elections of 1884 with the consequences to be expected from the Democratic victory and the reason for the Republican defeat, Senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine, Republican League of California, Wesleyan University, obsequies of James A. Garfield in San Francisco, Los Angeles fruit growers, conditions in Arizona, conditions in northern Mexico, Court of Commissioners for the Alabama Claims, local campaign literature for 1893, Historical Society of Southern California, Attorney General Richard Olney, Alaska fisheries, bank panics in 1894, pioneer conditions in Oregon Valley, California, political strength of William J. Bryan and William McKinley in California counties, Collis P. Huntington, citrus fruits in Congressional committee deliberations. Letters from Samuel Clemens and his wife Olivia, 1898, mentioning Spain and Cuba's acquisition by the U.S., 2 letters from Senator Stephen White; letter from Senator W. B. Allison; letter from Senator John Jones concerning citrus tax; 3 letters from Senator George Perkins concerning U.S. Financial policy and legislation, 1893-1894; letter from Charles Maltby concerning Lincoln article; letter from Thomas F. Bayard concerning English laws pertaining to postal savings; letter from C.W. Fullerton of Chicago; 2 letters from Representative Charles A. Barlow concerning U.S. bonds; letter from James G. Blaine sending letter of introduction for Emma Cole; letter from Cassius M. Clay concerning his role in the Alaska Purchase; letter from Senator George F. Edmunds of Vermont; letter from President-Elect James A. Garfield concerning the effect of the forged Chinese letter on his election in California; letter from Senator William Stewart of California; J.H. Mitchell of Oregon; and Douglas Tilden, sculptor; 6 letters from Collis P. Huntington concerning the Central Pacific Railroad and the Los Angeles Harbor.
Box 4

1901-1909

Physical Description: 58 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Cole's Memoirs, Andrew Johnson, Republican campaign of 1856, George W. Cole, Senator Stewart. Letter from Salter D. Worden, leader of strikers in California strike of 1894; letter from William W. Morrow; letter from General Adna Chaffee; letter from Annie E.K. Bidwell, wife of John Bidwell; letter from William Frost concerning Cassius M. Clay and the Alaska Purchase.
Box 4

1910-1914

Physical Description: 58 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Cole's Memoirs, inquiries about the various copies of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the campaign of William H. Taft in 1912. Letter from H.H. Bancroft; letter from Senator George Perkins, concerning Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican party in California; 4 letters from George F. Edmunds, mentioning Andrew Johnson, W.P. Fessenden, Lyman Trumbull; 2 letters from Rockwell D. Hunt; letter from R.M. Brereton concerning Cole's irrigation and lands legislation.
Box 4

1915-1918

Physical Description: 50 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive party, support of Charles E. Hughes in the Republican Convention of 1916, the United Republicans of Southern California, the Republican National Committee, Wilson's foreign policy, U.S. participation in the World War, the Worden espionage case, death of Olive Cole. 3 letters from Rockwell D. Hunt; letter from Secretary of State Robert Lansing concerning U.S. shipping destroyed by England and Germany; letter from Senator James Watson; letter from Will H. Hays, 1918.
Box 4

1916-1921

Physical Description: 25 pieces (1 missing).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Warren G. Harding concerning the Republican party, Wilson's administration and foreign policy.
Box 4

1919-1921

Physical Description: 55 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, Wilson, the Republican National Conventions of 1860 and 1920, Hiram Johnson, history of Lake Tahoe, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Wesleyan University, California Republicans and the election of 1864, Cole's birthdays. Letters from Senators Frank Brandegee, Boise Penrose, Samuel Shortridge; letter from Hiram Johnson on the Senate and the League of Nations; letter from Will H. Hays; 5 letters from Charles F. Lummis; 8 letters from Henry E. Huntington concerning Cole's Memoirs, real estate, and copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1877-1892

Box 48, Folder 1

Letters 1877-1887

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the reclamation of lands in California; Los Angeles county railroads; location of Soldiers' Home near Cole property; Letter T.F. Bayard.
Box 48, Folder 2

Letters and papers 1888

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the litigation of the Alabama claims under Cole's charge and interest, the finances of private parties therein concerned, relations with other claims lawyers in Washington, D.C. and California, especially Samuel Stevens, James Lowndes, and Shellabarger and Wilson. Letters concerning Los Angeles county railroad.
Box 48, Folder 3

Letters and papers 1889

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the litigation of the Alabama claims cases, continued, and the private financial and legal transactions therein involved; letters mainly from Samuel Stevens.
Box 48, Folder 4

Letters and papers 1890-1899

Physical Description: 110 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the litigation of the Alabama claims cases, continued, and the private financial and legal transactions therein involved. Letters concerning Cole real estate, the reclamation of lands in California, road improvements of same.
 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1893-1923

Box 49, Folder 1

Letters and papers 1893-1894

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the sale, use and reclamation of lands in California, and of Cole real estate, state legislation concerning same.
Folder 2

Letters 1896-1902

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the Los Angeles Harbor controversy; leasing of Cole land for oil drilling.
Box 49, Folder 3

Letters 1904-1912

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning administration of Hollywood High School; the case of Salter D. Worden and Cole's efforts to obtain a pardon for him, including 10 Worden letters; letters from California Senators and Congressmen discussing the course of proposed tariff bill on lemons, including 1 James C. Needham letter, 5 letters from George C. Perkins, one letter from William D. Stephens, and 6 letters from Frank P. Flint; Letters concerning the senatorial campaign of A.G. Spalding, including comment on his opponent, John D. Works, 3 Spalding letters.
Box 49, Folder 4

Letter from F.W. Seward V.P. to C. Cole. 1913-1923

 

Various Persons to Cornelius Cole, 1922-1924

Box 5

1922

Physical Description: 140 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Cole's 100th birthday, Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address, the days of 1849 in the gold mines and early California, the Alaska Purchase, Society of California Pioneers, Wesleyan University, University of Southern California. Letter from Charles F. Lummis, from John Hays Hammond, from Carl F. Rosecrans; telegram from J.L. Giannini.
Box 5

1923

Physical Description: 130 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Cole's 101st birthday, Sutter's Fort, Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address, Society of California Pioneers, Wesleyan University, University of Southern California, Alaska Purchase, Los Angeles. Letter from C. Bascom Slemp, secretary to President Calvin Coolidge, R. Hunt, letter from William G. McAdoo, telegram from Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Box 5

1924

Physical Description: 90 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers concerning Cole's 102nd birthday, early California, Lincoln, Wesleyan University. Telegram from Frank O. Lowden.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1861-1867

Box 6

1861-1862

Physical Description: 72 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Sacramento and San Francisco concerning politics, court cases, abolition, the removal of George B. McClellan.
Box 6

1863

Physical Description: 96 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco, during voyage via Panama, and from Washington, D.C. concerning the Emancipation Proclamation, the Pacific railroad, depreciation of legal tender, conditions in the capitol in wartime, Californians in Congress.
Box 6

1864

Physical Description: 75 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Washington, D.C. concerning debates in Congress, the conscription bill, foreign affairs, the Pacific railroad, Jubal Early's raid near the capitol, Schuyler Colfax, James A. Garfield, Reverdy Johnson, a meeting with President Lincoln, a dinner with William H. Seward.
Box 6

1865

Physical Description: 55 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning Congressional debates on currency standard, the consideration of the 13th Amendment in the House of Representatives, a levy at the White House, Benjamin Butler, the burning of the Smithsonian Institution, Lincoln and Edwin Stanton at a lecture, the Pacific railroad, the vote in Congress on the 13th Amendment, a military prison camp in the North, receptions and parties at the residences of Seward, Gideon Welles, William Dennison, Stanton, the China Mail bill, movements of the armies, investments in oil, Fernando Wood, Californians in Washington, Collis P. Huntington, the inauguration of Lincoln, correspondence with Alexander Gardner, the photographer.
Box 6

1866

Physical Description: 58 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Washington, D.C. and elsewhere concerning Seward, Andrew Johnson, members of Johnson's Cabinet, Collis P. Huntington, Negro celebration, Reconstruction problems, the Philadelphia Convention of Johnson supporters, the Pacific railroad, the Russian Fur Company, Baltimore, Maryland, the campaign of 1866.
Box 6

1867

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Washington, D.C. and elsewhere concerning the arrest of George W. Cole, Ulysses S. Grant as Secretary of War, Baron Edward de Stoeckl and Russian-American affairs, Collis P. Huntington, voyage via Panama.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1868-1872

Box 7

1868

Physical Description: 23 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C., Albany, New York, en route overland to California, Sacramento concerning the trial of George W. Cole, newspaper criticism of George and Cornelius Cole, the Pacific railroad, Roscoe Conkling, Louis Jean Agassiz, Anson Burlingame, description of Chicago, Omaha, Nebraska, Fort Bridger, Wyoming Territory, Salt Lake City, the Mormons, Leland Stanford, local California politics, excursion on the Central Pacific railroad.
Box 7

1869

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C., en route overland, Sacramento concerning the completion of the Pacific railroad, Grant, San Domingo, Chicago, Omaha, Albert D. Richardson, the journalist.
Box 7

1870

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning the Franco-Prussian war, debates in the Senate on the sugar tariff, Southern Pacific Railroad bill, San Domingo treaty, John Sherman, Schuyler Colfax, Samoan Islands, Naturalization legislation, Cole's daily conferences with Grant and Secretary of the Treasury George Boutwell, the recall of John Motley, Grant's character, Samuel L. Clemens.
Box 7

1871

Physical Description: 9 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. and elsewhere concerning Ku Klux Klan bill, the Grant family, Ogden, Utah.
Box 7

1872

Physical Description: 65 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning amendments to the Treaty of Washington, Zachariah Chandler, Benjamin Wade, reception at the Japanese ministry, Mormon leader Orson Pratt, dinner with Robert G. [?] Ingersoll, Carl Schurz, A.A. Sargent, Conkling's defense of Grant in the Senate, Charles Sumner's criticism of Grant, Ku Klux Klan bill, nomination of Grant, visit of Hamilton Fish to San Francisco, threat of war with England, Washington, D.C. society, pictures taken by Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1873-1877

Box 8

1873

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington concerning partisan factions in the Senate and Washington, D.C., the Cabinet, Senate campaign in California concerning Newton Booth and A.A. Sargent, William Evarts, William Belknap, the appointment of a Chief Justice, the Asiatic Commercial Company, Texas-Pacific railroad, Northern railroad, the Grant family.
Box 8

1874

Physical Description: 36 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California and Washington, D.C. concerning the A.A. Sargent Senatorial contest in California, affairs in Los Angeles, Nebraska, James Carleton of New Mexico Territory, Leland Stanford, General Edward Ord, Attorney General George Williams, dislike of Hamilton Fish for Cole and Fish's opposition to Cole, William T. Sherman and John Sherman, minister to Vienna, a currency bill, Senator William Stewart of Nevada, property of Grant in Midwest.
Box 8

1875

Physical Description: 37 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning the death of Andrew Johnson, John Sherman, Benjamin Bristow, Georgetown University, Cole as a possible appointee as Secretary of the Interior, migrations to California, life in Nevada, economic and political state of the nation, various candidates of both parties.
Box 8

1876

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning the presidential campaign, the Geneva Award bill, the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, the contested election, debates in Congress on the Amnesty bill, Senator George Edmunds, Grant's Cabinet, slender victory of the Republican Presidential candidate, reception of the Belknap scandal in Washington, D.C., the War Premiums bill, settlement of the Alabama claims, Secretary of the Interior Zachariah Chandler, Benjamin Wade.
Box 8

1877

Physical Description: 32 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Sacramento, Los Angeles, voyage in the Caribbean Sea, Washington, D.C. concerning state and local affairs in California, Democratic and Republican factions during the electoral crisis, John Sherman on the Joint Committee for the election, Cole's confidence in the victory of Rutherford B. Hayes, presence of foreigners on ship in the Caribbean Sea.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1878-1883

Box 9

1878

Physical Description: 52 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Los Angeles and San Francisco concerning local and family matters, specifically, real estate.
Box 9

1879-1881

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning family matters.
Box 9

1882

Physical Description: 51 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning the Alabama Claims bill, President Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's assassin, Charles Guiteau, Tax-Payer's Anti-Monopoly campaign.
Box 9

1883

Physical Description: 98 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning the influence of the Southern Pacific railroad on state politics, General William T. Sherman's visit to San Francisco and his possibilities as a candidate for President, the publication of the Collis P. Huntington letters.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1884-1886

Box 10

1884

Physical Description: 133 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning James G. Blaine and Grover Cleveland, the Court of Claims for the Alabama cases, a meeting with Chester A. Arthur, the Arthur Cabinet, John A. Logan, General and Mrs. Sherman, Senator Shelby Cullom of Illinois, members and former members of the Senate, Kansas, California campaigns, oration by Robert Ingersoll, the financial failure of the Grants.
Box 10

1885

Physical Description: 78 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., concerning the last illness of Grant, Columbian celebration by Italians in San Francisco, lectures by Joseph Le Conte and John Fiske, the French spoliation claims, the bequest of Leland Stanford, Boston and New England people, Women's Suffrage Association.
Box 10

1886

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Sacramento and San Francisco, concerning China problems, Chinese exclusion, the land rush to San Diego and Los Angeles, Southern Pacific railroad's monopoly of San Francisco traffic, Grand Army of the Republic Convention in San Francisco, John A. Logan and his wife, William T. Sherman and his wife, Grant and his Memoirs.
 

Cornelius Cole to Olive Cole, 1887-1916

 

1887

Physical Description: 103 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning the Southern Pacific railroad's control of state politics, northern California discrimination against Los Angeles citrus growers, clemency for the Chicago anarchists, lecture by John Hittell, concert by Adela Patti.
Box 11

1890

Physical Description: 41 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning San Francisco's apprehension over the Los Angeles land boom, the 40th anniversary of statehood celebration, Society of California Pioneers.
Box 11

1892

Physical Description: 7 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles, concerning family matters, James G. Blaine's memoirs.
Box 11

1895-1896

Physical Description: 33 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning the debates and lobbies in Congress over the Los Angeles Harbor bill, strategy and efforts of supporters of San Pedro and Santa Monica sites, Senators Stephen M. White of California, Edmunds of Vermont, Schurz, the changes in the capitol city, the Chicago Republican National Convention, William McKinley, influence of the Southern Pacific railroad on persons and politics in California, St. Louis, East St. Louis tornado, Collis P. Huntington in Washington, D.C., visit to President Cleveland by Cole, Louisiana, Texas.
Box 11

1916

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles, concerning Theodore Roosevelt's candidacy at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
 

Olive Cole to Cornelius Cole, 1852-1868

Box 12

1852-1853

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Santa Cruz, California and elsewhere concerning family affairs.
Box 12

1853-1861

Physical Description: 19 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Santa Cruz, California, concerning local and family affairs.
Box 12

1862

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Santa Cruz and elsewhere, concerning family affairs, McClellan and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Box 12

1863

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Santa Cruz and elsewhere concerning local and family affairs, celebration of the victory at Vicksburg.
Box 12

1864

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Trumansburg, New York and elsewhere, concerning the nomination of McClellan, the course of the war, Benjamin F. Butler, Reverdy Johnson, Andersonville prison.
Box 12

1865

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Havana, New York and elsewhere concerning family affairs, Negro freedmen.
Box 12

1866

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Geneva, New York and Trumansburg, New York concerning Andrew Johnson.
Box 12

1867

Physical Description: 31 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning state elections, the trial of George W. Cole, Baron de Stoeckl and Russian affairs, Roscoe Conkling.
Box 12

1868

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, John Conness as possible Secretary of the Interior, the marriage of Robert T. Lincoln, Grant, Colfax.
 

Olive Cole to Cornelius Cole, 1870-1881

Box 13

1870

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C. concerning members of the Senate, Hamilton Fish, John L. Motley, the Grant family.
Box 13

1871-1872

Physical Description: 64 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Washington, D.C., San Francisco concerning the Central Pacific Railroad's influence in California politics and the Republican State Convention, Alaska, Charles Sumner, Carl Schurz, Grant and his supporters in California, Secretary of the Interior Columbus Delano, Frederick Dent.
Box 13

1873

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco concerning the Senate campaign of Newton Booth, the influence of the Central Pacific Railroad in California politics, Benjamin Bristow.
Box 13

1874

Physical Description: 27 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco and elsewhere concerning the Sanborn contracts, General William T. Sherman, Grant.
Box 13

1875

Physical Description: 55 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from San Francisco and elsewhere concerning California politics, Hubert H. Bancroft at Lake Tahoe.
Box 13

1876

Physical Description: 46 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written mainly from Sacramento concerning the candidates, parties, and events in the national election, the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, the trial of William Belknap.
Box 13

1877

Physical Description: 9 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California concerning family matters.
Box 13

1878

Physical Description: 11 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California concerning the Grant family.
Box 13

1879-1881

Physical Description: 13 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California concerning the Cabinet of James A. Garfield.
 

Olive Cole to Cornelius Cole, 1882-1916

Box 14

1882

Physical Description: 27 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California concerning local and family affairs.
Box 14

1883

Physical Description: 22 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from California concerning local and family affairs.
Box 14

1884

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles, concerning local and family affairs, the national election, James G. Blaine, James Harlan, possible appointments by Grover Cleveland.
Box 14

1885

Physical Description: 52 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles, concerning state politics, the election of Leland Stanford as Senator.
Box 14

1886

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles concerning family matters.
Box 14

1887

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Colegrove, Los Angeles, concerning family matters.
Box 14

1916

Physical Description: 14 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Chicago and elsewhere concerning events and persons at the Republican National Convention in Chicago where Olive Cole was Delegate at Large from California, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles E. Hughes, Theodore E. Burton of Ohio, General Leonard Wood.
 

Correspondence of Cornelius Cole With Members of His Family, 1851-1924

Box 15, Folder 1

Cornelius Cole to his children 1862-1923

Physical Description: 28 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

There are letters to Emma, Seward, Willoughby, Grace, George R., George Townsend, Cornelia concerning Samuel L. Clemens, suffragettes, financial conditions before the election of 1896, location of Cole's copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Box 15, Folder 2

Cornelius Cole to his mother and sister Martha. 1851-1863

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning fires in San Francisco in 1852
Box 15, Folder 3

George W. Cole to Cornelius Cole 1863-1879

Physical Description: 53 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Headquarters, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, army campaigns, Dutch Gap canal failure, rams and torpedoes on the James River, the military situation in Virginia in January 1865, Fortress Monroe, Negro troops, freed slaves, controversy over promotion involving Benjamin F. Butler, Salmon P. Chase, Edwin Stanton, impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Mexico Granada mail contract, Atchison, Topeka railroad, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Francisco railroad, arrest and trial of George W. Cole, mining and railroads in New Mexico Territory.
Box 15, Folder 4

Father, brothers and sisters to Cornelius Cole 1852-1910

Physical Description: 65 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from David, Gilbert M., Elijah Cole, Mary Stewart, Lourina Severns, Kate Nivison, concerning Gilbert Cole's voyage to California in 1848-1849, William M. Evarts, Fort Union, New Mexico Territory.
Box 15, Folder 5

Sons and daughters to Cornelius Cole 1864-1924

Physical Description: 130 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Seward, Lucretia, Willoughby, Grace, Cornelia, Mary, Emma, George Townsend, concerning Cornell University, the Grant family, Republican politics in New Mexico.
Box 15, Folder 6

Various relatives to Cornelius Cole 1868-1923

Physical Description: 36 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including letters from nephews David Cole, Frank Cole, Frank A. Smith, Charles H. Stewart, Paul Marlow, Charles C. Smith; nieces Helen Nivison, Anna Boyer; cousins J.M. Townsend, Frank Stewart; niece Adela Cole; brother-in-law S.C. Colegrove; grandsons Willoughby and Gregory Cole; concerning industry in Arizona, northern Mexico and the Rio Grande country.
Box 15, Folder 7

Various relatives to Cornelius Cole 1908-1924

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from nephew C.C. Smith concerning superintendency of Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, letters concerning Cole family and ancestry, property in New Mexico.
 

Correspondence of the Cole Family, 1846-1940

Physical Description: (Approximately 1700 pieces)
 

Correspondence of Olive Cole With Various Persons, 1851-1918

Box 16

1852-1918

Physical Description: 20 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters to various persons including Benjamin F. Butler, Ulysses S. Grant, James G. Blaine, concerning a Cabinet appointment for Cornelius Cole, to Senator James E. Watson concerning Theodore Roosevelt, Hiram Johnson, and the Progressive Party in 1918; Letter concerning Senator George H. Williams as Secretary of Interior; Letter concerning the Blaines [????], [????], changes in the capital.
Box 16

1851-1869

Physical Description: 92 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Olive Cole from various persons including letters from James Pratt, letter from John Augustus Sutter, 1867, and letters from various friends and relatives concerning the transfer of Indian Affairs to the War Department, the trial of George Cole, letter from Benjamin F. Butler.
Box 16

1870-1880

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Olive Cole from various relatives and friends, letter from John Bidwell concerning the Independent Party of 1875, telegram from Ulysses S. Grant concerning visit of Willoughby Cole, invitation from Julia Dent Grant, clippings concerning Nellie Grant, 3 letters from Ellen Ewing Sherman, letter from Admiral Parrott, letter from J.M. Cutt, the brother-in-law of Stephen A. Douglas, letter from Julia Dent Grant.
Box 16

1881-1889

Physical Description: 8 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Olive Cole from various relatives and friends, including letter from Samuel Purdy concerning James G. Blaine.
Box 16

3 letters to Olive Cole from Warren Harding. 1916-17

 

Various Persons to Olive Cole, 1892-1893

Box 17

1892

Physical Description: 110 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and papers from various persons to Olive Cole mainly concerning the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, and other expositions in California at the same time. Olive Cole was one of the Lady Managers of California's exhibits at the Exposition.
Box 17

1893

Physical Description: 145 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

A continuation of the subject matter from the preceding folder, with the addition of letters from various persons concerning Olive Cole's resignation as manager of the California exhibit at the Columbian Exposition.
 

Various Persons to Olive Cole, 1894-1922

Box 18

1894-1913

Physical Description: 62 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from various relatives and friends concerning abolition days, Women's National Silver League. 4 letters from Mrs. John A. Logan.
Box 18

1914-1915

Physical Description: 64 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from various relatives and friends concerning the Historical Society of Southern California, women's suffrage, Los Angeles, state Republican campaigns, letter from Mrs. John A. Logan.
Box 18

1916

Physical Description: 150 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from relatives, friends, and various persons to Olive Cole concerning local, state, and national political campaigns, the Republican Convention at Chicago.
Box 18

1917-1922

Physical Description: 13 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from various persons to Olive Cole, including letter from Nicholas Murray Butler, Senator Watson Squire of Oregon, card from Mrs. John A. Logan.
Box 18

Undated

Physical Description: 33 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from various persons to Olive Cole concerning Columbus Delano and Mrs. Delano, note from Jessie B. Fremont, letter from Jesse Grant.
 

Olive Cole to Members of the Cole Family, 1853-1904

Box 19, Folder 1

Letters from Olive Cole to her children 1875-1912

Physical Description: 23 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including letters to Emma, Seward, Schuyler Lucretia, concerning family matters.
Box 19, Folder 2

Letters from Olive Cole to her son George R. Cole 1892-1897

Physical Description: 90 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning family matters, Los Angeles and California affairs, with occasional references to national events.
Box 19, Folder 3

Letters from Olive Cole to her son George R. Cole 1898-1899

Physical Description: 50 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning family, local, and occasional national affairs.
Box 19, Folder 4

Letters from Olive Cole to her son George R. Cole 1900-1904

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning family, local, and occasional national affairs.
Box 19, Folder 5

Olive Cole to her sisters Martha and Susan Colegrove 1853-1859

Physical Description: 4 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning politics in Sacramento.
Box 19, Folder 6

Olive Cole to her cousin, Carrie. 1851-1856.

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from New York and California, concerning family affairs in Sacramento.
 

Correspondence of Olive Cole With Her Children, 1871-1916

Box 20, Folder 1

Letters from Olive Cole to her son George R. Cole 1905-1916

Physical Description: 140 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning family and local matters, and occasional references to national affairs.
Box 20, Folder 2

Children to Olive Cole 1871-1907

Physical Description: 130 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Lucretia, Nellie, Emma, Seward, Willoughby, concerning Cornell University and the Grant family, Schuyler, George R.
 

Members of the Cole Family to Olive Cole, 1846-1900

Box 21, Folder 1

Letters to Olive Cole from her father, A.C. Colegrove, written from Trumansburg, New York. 1853-1862

Physical Description: 19 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 2

Letters to Olive Cole from her brother Brad T. Colegrove and her brother-in-law James Pratt. 1853-1868

Physical Description: 13 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 3

Letters to Olive Cole from her brother Silas Colegrove, written from Santa Cruz, California, Burdett and Trumansburg, New York. 1852-1868

Physical Description: 38 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 4

Letters to Olive Cole from her brother-in-law George W. Cole. 1862-1867

Physical Description: 17 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning his military career, his imprisonment and trial.
Box 21, Folder 5

Letters to Olive Cole from her sister Katherine Colegrove. 1853-1891

Physical Description: 68 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 6

Letters to Olive Cole from her sister Susan Colegrove. 1846-1878

Physical Description: 98 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 7

Letters to Olive Cole from her sisters Caroline, Mollie, and her sisters-in-law, Martha, Mary, and Lourina. 1844-1887

Physical Description: 92 pieces.
Box 21, Folder 8

Letters to Olive Cole from her various relatives 1853-1900

Physical Description: 20 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Including letters from her niece Helen Nivison, and her nephew David Cole concerning mining in Arizona Territory.
 

Correspondence of Willoughby Cole, 1877-1912

Box 50, Folder 1

Willoughby Cole to various persons. 1878-1912

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and copies of letters to T.F. Bayard, Ulysses S. Grant Jr., Jesse Grant, and Frank P. Flint.
Box 50, Folder 2

Various persons to Willoughby Cole. 1877-1903

Physical Description: 34 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Thomas F. Bayard concerning claims against the Mexican government, letter from Frank P. Flint concerning the pardon of two Indians, 3 telegrams and 3 letters from Jesse Grant concerning personal matters and mining investments, letters concerning W. Cole's legal practice.
Box 50, Folder 3

Various persons to Willoughby Cole. 1904-1909

Physical Description: 40 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning W. Cole's legal and financial business, letter from Ulysses S. Grant Jr. concerning personal matters, 14 letters from Jesse Grant concerning personal matters, his political plans, before and during the campaign of 1908, C. Cole's connection with Alaska purchase.
Box 50, Folder 4

Various persons to Willoughby Cole. 1910-1912

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning W. Cole's finances and property.
 

Correspondence and Papers of Seward Cole, 1874-1916

Box 50, Folder 5

Seward Cole to various persons. 1878-1916

Physical Description: 5 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning S. Cole's business and property interests.
Box 50, Folder 6

Business papers of Seward Cole. 1874-1876

Physical Description: 15 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Papers and documents concerning Salamander Felting company.
Box 50, Folder 7

Various persons to Seward Cole. 1888-1916

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning citrus industry in California, attitude of the West on economic problems and currency issues 1894, irrigation of California lands, S. Cole property improvements.
 

Correspondence of the Cole Family, 1847-1940

Box 22, Folder 1

Letters from members of the Cole family to each other, including letters from Willoughby, George R., Gilbert, Emma, of the Coles, and from Caroline and Susan Colegrove. 1869-1916

Physical Description: 13 pieces.
Box 22, Folder 2

Letters from various persons to members of the Cole family. 1847-1940

Physical Description: 32 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce concerning the death of Cornelius Cole, to Lucretia Cole Waring concerning her father's papers, his connection with the Alaska Purchase, letters from Catherine C. Phillips to Lucretia Cole Waring concerning research for her biography of Cornelius Cole. Also, 6 letters to George R. Cole from Claval Elemens 1 from Olivia Ellemens.
Box 22, Folder 3

Manuscript pieces partly in the handwriting of Cornelius Cole n.d.

Physical Description: 11 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Apparently attempts to communicate with deceased members of the Cole family.
Box 22, Folder 4

Documents of the Cole Family Ancestors 1819-1851

Physical Description: 36 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Deeds, indentures, maps, titles, notices concerning the lands and properties primarily of David Cole, father of Cornelius Cole.
 

Correspondence of Lucretia Cole (Mrs. Howard S. Waring)

Box 51, Folder 1

Lucretia Cole to Cornelius Cole. 1908-1909

Physical Description: 4 pieces.
Box 51, Folder 2

Lucretia Cole to Olive Cole. 1871-1907

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from various places in Europe during two tours of the continent.
Box 51, Folder 3

Lucretia Cole to Olive Cole. 1908-1909

Physical Description: 85 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from various places in Europe.
Box 51, Folder 4

Relatives to Lucretia Cole. 1893-1918

Physical Description: 26 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from sister Emma, brothers George T. and Schuyler, S.C. Colegrove, concerning death of Mr. Waring and of Olive Cole
 

Correspondence and Papers of Lucretia Cole

Box 52, Folder 1

Various persons to Lucretia Cole. 1882-1893

Physical Description: 84 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Gerard Leigh Hunt, Georgina Jones, 2 letters from Lizzie C. (Mrs. Frederick D.)Grant, concerning the death of Mr. Waring.
Box 52, Folder 2

Various persons to Lucretia Cole. 1894-1946

Physical Description: 36 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Europe, and letters concerning the family, including letter from Myron T. Herrick.
Box 52, Folder 3

Diaries of Lucretia Cole. 1873-1890

Physical Description: 3 vol. and 5pp.

Scope and Content Note

Volume of 1873 concerning the Grants, especially Jessie Grant, family of General Irvin McDowell, H.H. Bancroft, entries to 1880. vol. 1880 including sketch by Jessie Grant, references to the McDowells and Grants, Sharons, reception for President Hayes, entries to 1881, many pages missing and mutilated. vol. 1887 references to members of the Cleveland Cabinet, wife of Senator Jones, Robert Peary, Grover Cleveland, Roscoe Conkling. Unbound pages of diary of 1890 concerning voyage to Europe.
Box 53

Papers of Lucretia Cole.

Physical Description: 10 pieces

Scope and Content Note

Holograph notes, statements, and papers concerning libraries, bookbinding, and related subjects.
Box 54

Miscellaneous Papers of Lucretia Cole.

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on Waring and other geneologies, invitations from Presidents Johnson to Roosevelt, references to Lincoln picture, passports.
 

Correspondence and Papers of George T. Cole

Box 55, Folder 1

George T. Cole to Olive Cole. 1894-1905

Physical Description: 110 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Chicago and various places in Europe, with references to painting and visiting the Potter Palmer and George Pullman families.
Box 55, Folder 2

Various persons to George T. Cole. 1914-1937

Physical Description: 48 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning the Cole estate and property, 9 letters from Charles A. Siringo concerning his western fiction, letter to Tom Mix concerning his portrait, letters concerning Arizona.
Box 55, Folder 3

Papers of George T. Cole.

Physical Description: 55 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Cole and of his paintings including one of Tom Mix, articles relating to shows of his work.
 

Business Papers of Cornelius Cole and the Cole Family

 

Papers and Documents Pertaining to Cole Family Real Estate, 1877-1899

Physical Description: (Approximately 500 pieces)
Box 56, Folder 1

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1877-1888

Physical Description: 44 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include La Brea rancho, San Bernardino desert lands, lots sold to Bishop Francis Mora. Letter from nephew David Cole.
Box 56, Folder 2

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1888-1893

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include mortgages and loans on Cole ranch, Sacramento county, property used by the Los Angeles county railroad, abstract of disposition of land granted to J.A. Sutter.
Box 56, Folder 3

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1889-1890

Physical Description: 15 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include Tule swamp lands for reclamation in Sacramento county.
Box 56, Folder 4

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1889-1894

Physical Description: 45 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subject: litigation with L.T. Garnsey over the Cole Ranch.
Box 56, Folder 5

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1893-1899

Physical Description: 55 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects centered about Colegrove, Hollywood development.
 

Papers and Documents Pertaining to Cole Family Real Estate, 1900-1916

Box 57, Folder 1

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate, [Oil land]. 1900-1901

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relative to the leasing and exploration of Cole lands for oil and other minerals by local petroleum companies.
Box 57, Folder 2

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1902-1904

Physical Description: 50 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subject: Property in Hollywood, Colegrove development, loans and mortgages.
Box 57, Folder 3

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1904-1911

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Lots in Hollywood, loans and development, Colegrove Water Company.
Box 57, Folder 4

Correspondence, documents and papers concerning Cole family real estate. 1912-1916

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: expansion of property in Hollywood, development and improvement of Griffith Park, Colegrove, etc.
 

Papers and Documents Pertaining to Business Matters of Members of the Cole Family, 1884-1916

Box 58, Folder 1

Papers and documents concerning business matters of Schuyler, Cornelius and Willoughby Cole. 1895-1910

Physical Description: 50 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: West Los Angeles Water Company, Hollywood High School, Colegrove.
Box 58, Folder 2

Personal promissory notes, receipts, checks 1884-1916

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Includes receipts from litigants in Alabama claims cases.
 

Miscellaneous Commercial and Real Estate Papers, 1896-1916

Box 59, Folder 1

Commercial receipts and bills of sale. 1896-1910

Physical Description: 100 pieces.
Box 59, Folder 2

Commercial receipts and bills of sale. 1911-1916

Physical Description: 200 pieces.
Folder 3

Miscellaneous maps of real estate developments in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Physical Description: 50 pieces.
 

Papers and Documents Pertaining to Commercial Acquisitions and Transferals By Cornelius Cole and the Cole family, 1862-1923

Box 23, Folder 1

Commercial receipts and bills of sale 1865-1923

Physical Description: 220 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Hotel bills, building and maintenance orders and bills, personal purchases.
Box 23, Folder 2

Documents concerning real estate of the Cole family 1862-1923

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Deeds, agreements, transferals, mortgages, court decisions.
 

Papers and Documents Pertaining to the Finances of the Cole Family, 1850-1926

Box 24, Folder 1

Correspondence, stock certificates, accounts of Cole family finances. 1864-1926

Physical Description: 42 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 2

Correspondence, tax receipts, real estate maps. 1889-1924

Physical Description: 80 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 3

Personal promissory notes, receipts, checks. 1850-1924

Physical Description: 120 pieces.
 

Writings of Cornelius and Olive Cole and the Cole Family

 

Manuscript of the Memoirs of Cornelius Cole

Box 25, Folder 1

Manuscript of Preface through Chapter 5.

Box 25, Folder 2

Manuscript of Chapter 6 through Chapter 16.

Box 25, Folder 3

Manuscript of Chapter 17 through Chapter 26.

Box 25, Folder 4

Manuscript of Chapter 27 through Chapter 41.

Box 25, Folder 5

Manuscript and typescript drafts: fragments.

 

Diaries of Cornelius Cole, 1863-1923

Box 26

57 pocket-size volumes with sporadic and sparse entries

Scope and Content Note

Concerning personal finances, appointments, local events in California, and Washington, D.C. There are brief references to national affairs, Presidents, Senators, elections. The most significant entries are in vol. 1863-1864, in which there is mention of the fortifications around Washington, D.C., a description of a visit to General Ulysses S. Grant and his statements concerning army campaigns, and the entry in vol. 1867 which is a transcription from an earlier diary (missing) concerning a trip made by Cole through Virginia in July, 1865, with details of the conditions there immediately after the war. No volumes for the period, 1872-1875.
Box 26

Diaries

Scope and Content Note

  • 1858, references to Kansas and slavery;
  • 1860, references to Ralston, Crocker, Lincoln, Field, campaign of 1860;
  • 1864, 1866, references to the Blairs, Kasson, Sewards, Welles, Halleck, Doolittle, Colfax, Sherman, Criswell, Morgan, Halin, Chase, Sumner, Washburne, Johnson, interviews with Lincoln, reference to Grants 1869, references to San Domingo trip, Grant, Fish;
  • 1870, references to Low, Grant, Cabinet members, C.P. Huntington.
 

Writings of Cornelius Cole, 1850-1867

Box 27, Folder 1

Drafts of speeches, so labeled or determined, and printed copies of speeches by Cornelius Cole 1860-1922

Physical Description: 44 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include Stephen A. Douglas, Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, currency issues, the Pacific railroad, the China Mail bill, whiskey revenue in California, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Box 27, Folder 2

Drafts and copies of articles, essays, legal statements by Cornelius Cole 1850-1862

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include the Pacific railroad, Stephen A. Douglas, crisis in Kansas, Republican nominations 1856 and 1860, extension of slavery, policy of James Buchanan, Chinese immigrants, legal briefs, documents and letters concerning the Slave Extradition case in Sacramento, 1852.
Box 27, Folder 3

Drafts of articles and legislation by Cornelius Cole 1863-1869

Physical Description: 7 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include the Central Pacific and other California railroads, the appointive power of the President, plans of the Republican party, an interview with William H. Seward concerning Russian and Pacific affairs.
 

Writings of Cornelius Cole, 1870-1919

Box 28, Folder 1

Drafts of articles, legislation, and statements by Cornelius Cole 1870-1879

Physical Description: 14 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include A.A. Sargent, California swamp lands, railroads in Arizona and the southwest, Pacific Mail Steamship Company, currency issues, papers and documents concerning the Samoan Islands project, 1872-1873.
Box 28, Folder 2

Drafts of articles, essays, and statements by Cornelius Cole 1880-1899

Physical Description: 35 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include irrigation of lands, the overland trip to California in 1849, William McKinley, Collis P. Huntington, the Pacific railroad, National Banks, Los Angeles Harbor.
Box 28, Folder 3

Articles, essays, and statements by Cornelius Cole, 1900-1913. Subjects include William H. Taft, Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the Republican party, Alaska.

Physical Description: 18 pieces.
Box 28, Folder 4

Drafts and printed copies of articles, essays, and statements by Cornelius Cole 1914-1919

Physical Description: 152 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include the causes and course of World War I, the character and policies of Woodrow Wilson, relations with England and Germany, Theodore Roosevelt, Collis P. Huntington, Robert E. Lee, the League of Nations, California lemon industry and the tariff, Hiram Johnson, the Central Pacific railroad, the Progressive party.
 

Writings of Cornelius Cole, 1894-1912

Box 60, Folder 1

Drafts of articles and statements by Cornelius Cole 1894-1903

Physical Description: 22 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include Los Angeles Harbor controversy, and Hollywood High School.
Box 60, Folder 2

Drafts of articles and statements by Cornelius Cole 1909-1911

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subject: California citrus industry and the citrus tariff legislation.
Box 60, Folder 3

Drafts of articles and statements by Cornelius Cole. 1909-1912.

Physical Description: 16 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subject: The senatorial campaign of A.G. Spaulding.
Box 60, Folders 4-5

Writings of Cornelius Cole.

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Statements, drafts, fragments concerning Cole family, Chinese Exclusion, interview with Charles Daniels a 49er, Apaches, bankers, C.P. Huntington, Cleveland and Blaine, A.A. Sargent, a narrative of New Mexico, and of California Indians.
 

Writings of Cornelius Cole, 1874-1924

Box 29, Folder 1

Drafts and copies of articles, essays, and statements by Cornelius Cole 1920-1924

Physical Description: 46 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include disarmament, Hiram Johnson, Ku Klux Klan, Reparations, Warren G. Harding, Alaska, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Pony Express days.
Box 29, Folder 2

Bound essays by Cornelius Cole.

Physical Description: 4 vol.

Note

[N.B. For additional writings see Box 37 (Oversize)]

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1 includes essays on gravitation, the cause of heat and light, inhabitants of the spheres.
  • vol.2 includes essay on the curious mounds of California.
  • vol.3 includes essays of Cornelius Cole's first participation in the Van-Buren-Cass campaign in 1848 in New York State, the Democratic party, abolition, experiences with Mark Hopkins in 1852 during the Negro Extradition case in Sacramento, mining in early California, lynching at Jackson, California in 1849, Cole's ancestry, Thaddeus Stevens, C.P. Huntington, John Brown, Lincoln, slavery, capital and labor, Hannibal Hamlin's humor.
  • vol.4 includes essays on currency issues, World War I.
 

Literary Pieces by Cornelius Cole, n.d.

Box 30

2 sets of typescripts bound in 2 vol. tentatively entitled Proverbial Couplets by A Pioneer [or by Grandfather; or by An Octogenarian].

Physical Description: 250pp. each vol.
Box 31, Folder 1

22 pocket-size volumes of couplets by Cornelius Cole. Some of them are political in subject.

Box 31, Folder 2

5 tablet-size volumes of couplets and fables by Cornelius Cole.

Box 31, Folder 3

Manuscript fragments of couplets, fables by Cornelius Cole.

Physical Description: 10 pieces.
Box 31, Folder 4

Fables by Cornelius Cole. Manuscript and typescript copies.

Physical Description: 8 pieces.
Box 31, Folder 5

Miscellaneous literary pieces. Most of the pieces are philosophical in subject.

Physical Description: 28 pieces.
 

Diaries and Reminiscences of Olive Cole, 1851-1918

Box 32, Folder 1

Diaries: vol. 1851-1857.

Physical Description: 4 vol.

Scope and Content Note

Entries concerning family and life in New York State and in California, Republican organization and politics, the election of 1856, lists of callers which includes Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins, San Francisco city elections. vol. 1866-1868: Entries concerning the administration and impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, the 38th Congress, visit to Mt. Vernon, Virginia, George W. Cole's trial, debates on redemption of gold bonds, Benjamin Butler, Newton Booth, Grant, George Boutwell, Vennie Ream, sculptress. vol. 1869-1871: Entries concerning the inauguration of Grant, his personality, Cornelius Cole's political appointments, Decoration Day in 1869, the Franco-Prussian War, W.P. Fessenden, Lyman Trumbull, Jacob Cox, Babcock, Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Belknap, Commissioners for the Alabama Claims, Charles Sumner, Hamilton Fish, Zachariah Chandler. vol. 1872-1877: Entries concerning the election of Newton Booth, influence of the Central Pacific railroad, visit to Yosemite Valley, influence of capitalists on Grant and Congress, rumor of war with Spain over Cuba, cases of Cornelius Cole in the U.S. Supreme Court, San Francisco affairs, death of W.C. Ralston, the Theodore Tilton-Henry Ward Beecher case, Centennial Exposition.
Box 32, Folder 2

Reminiscences of Olive Cole.

Physical Description: 16 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include her early life in New York State in the 1850s, early California, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Grant, Mark Twain.
 

Writings of Olive Cole and Members of the Cole Family, 1873-1918

Box 32, Folder 1

Articles and essays by Olive Cole.

Physical Description: 80 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include the World's Columbian Exposition, the Republican party, Water and Power bonds, women's suffrage.
Box 32, Folder 2

Literary pieces by Olive Cole.

Physical Description: 6 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Poems and a short story.
Box 32, Folder 3

Clippings of articles by Gilbert M. Cole and Seward Cole, 1891-1901.

Physical Description: 5 pieces.
Boxes 71, 72

Olive Cole's Geneological Papers.

Box 73

Diaries of Reginald H. Jones (C. Cole's Son-In-Law).

 

Miscellaneous Papers and Objects, 1833-1943

 

Newspaper Clippings Concerning Cornelius Cole, Olive Cole and Members of the Cole Family, 1885-1934

Box 34, Envelope 1

Newspaper clippings 1903-1924

Physical Description: 150 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Cornelius Cole. References to Lincoln.
Box 34, Envelope 2

Newspaper clippings 1903-1924

Physical Description: 150 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Cornelius Cole. References to Lincoln.
Box 34, Envelope 3

Newspaper clippings 1911-1918

Physical Description: 42 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Olive Cole.
Box 34, Envelope 4

Newspaper clippings 1885-1934

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning members of the Cole family. References to Grant and Colfax.
Box 34, Envelope 5

Newspaper clippings concerning the biography of Cornelius Cole by Catherine C. Phillips, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 14 pieces.
 

Newspaper Clippings Concerning Various Political Subjects, 1844-1880

Box 35, Envelope 1

Clippings from California and other newspapers 1844-1860

Physical Description: 60 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning slavery, the Kansas crisis, Roger B. Taney's Dred Scot decision, James Buchanan, the Democratic party, David C. Broderick, the Republican party in California.
Box 35, Envelope 2

Clippings from California and Washington, D.C. newspapers 1860-1865

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the military and political events of the Civil War, the death of Stephen A. Douglas.
Box 35, Envelope 3

Clippings from California and Washington, D.C. newspapers 1865-1869

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the administration and impeachment of Andrew Johnson, politics in California, the election of Grant, the death of Thaddeus Stevens.
Box 35, Envelope 4

Clippings from California and Washington, D.C. newspapers 1870-1880

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the administration of Grant, society in Washington, D.C., the death of Andrew Johnson, the Central Pacific Railroad.
 

Newspaper Clippings Concerning Various Political Subjects, 1846-1926

Box 36, Envelope 1

Clippings from California and Washington, D.C. newspapers 1870-1880

Physical Description: 85 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the Senatorial career of Cornelius Cole, politics and legislation in California, Confederate cruiser Shenandoah.
Box 36, Envelope 2

Clippings from California newspapers 1870-1880

Physical Description: 14 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the Central Pacific Railroad, its finances and construction.
Box 36, Envelope 3

Clippings from California newspapers 1872

Physical Description: 20 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the Goat Island, San Francisco, bill.
Box 36, Envelope 4

Clippings from California newspapers 1880

Physical Description: 180 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the forged Garfield-Chinese letter and the election of 1880.
Box 61, Envelope 5

Clippings from California newspapers 1890-1909

Physical Description: 25 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the Populist party, currency issues, William McKinley, Los Angeles Harbor, Spanish-American War, the Alaska Purchase, Lincoln, Grant, the survivors of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
Box 36, Envelope 6

Clippings from California newspapers concerning the election of 1912, candidates and the campaign.

Physical Description: 6 pieces.
Box 36, Envelope 7

Clippings and papers from various political campaigns in California and the U.S. 1852-1922

Physical Description: 65 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Sample ballots, lists of candidates, advertisements.
Box 36, Envelope 8

Clippings from California newspapers 1914-1919

Physical Description: 28 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning World War I, American foreign policy, election of 1916.
Box 36, Envelope 9

Clippings from California newspapers 1906-1926

Physical Description: 28 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning state and local history.
Box 36, Envelope 10

New York State newspapers. 1846-1913

Physical Description: 7 pieces.
 

Miscellaneous Papers, Volumes, and Documents 1863-1923

Physical Description: (Oversize)
Box 37, Folder 1

Manuscript draft of Observations in San Domingo by Cornelius Cole. 1869

Physical Description: 138pp.
Box 37, Folder 2

Political record book 1863-1872

Scope and Content Note

Lists of names and addresses of persons, political contacts, office holders, editors in California.
Box 37, Folder 3

Lists of addresses in California and Washington, D.C., including political persons in the Grant administration. c. 1860-1880

Physical Description: 5 pocket-size volumes; 2 unbound lists.
Box 37, Folder 4

Autograph books. vol. 1870

Scope and Content Note

Containing autographs of the members of the Senate in that year. vol. 1922-1923: birthday guests.
Box 37, Folder 5

Papers and documents concerning the ancestry of Cornelius Cole and the genealogy of the Cole family.

Physical Description: 4 pieces.
Box 37, Folder 6

Positive photograph of Cornelius Cole's copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Box 37, Folder 7

Miscellaneous documents. 1859-1922

Physical Description: 32 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Included are copies of bills in the Senate and House of Representatives, Congressional Directory, 1893, printed copies of speeches by John Sherman, Montgomery Blair, Thaddeus Stevens, James A. Garfield, the Congressional Record, June 27, 1922
 

Miscellaneous Documents, Clippings, and Maps

Box 62, Folder 1

Documents concerning the Alabama claims.

Physical Description: 2 pieces.
Box 62, Folder 2

Documents concerning the Los Angeles Harbor controversy.

Physical Description: 45 pieces.
Box 63, Folder 1

Miscellaneous printed documents, reports, advertisements.

Physical Description: 10 pieces.
Box 63, Envelope 2

Clippings concerning the senatorial campaign of A.G. Spalding. 1911-1912

Physical Description: 20 pieces.
Box 63, Envelope 3

Clippings from California newspapers concerning the citrus industry and the lemon tariff 1911

Physical Description: 36 pieces.
Box 63, Envelope 4

Maps pertaining to Los Angeles harbor and to cities in Australia.

Physical Description: 5 pieces.
 

Scrapbooks Concerning Political Subjects and the Cole Family, 1833-1928

Physical Description: (Oversize)
Box 38, Scrapbook 1

Clippings from California and other newspapers. 1852-1860

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Fugitive Slave Act in California, Mark Hopkins, the Pacific railroad, election of 1860
Box 38, Scrapbook 2

Clippings from California and other newspapers, 1865-1872. concerning election of Cornelius Cole, administration of Andrew Johnson.

Box 38, Scrapbook 3

Clippings from California and other newspapers 1854-1871

Scope and Content Note

Concerning membership of the Senate, Cornelius Cole's legislation, San Domingo, Chinese immigration, China Mail bill.
Box 38, Scrapbook 4

Clippings from California and other newspapers 1851-1874

Scope and Content Note

Concerning California senatorial contest, the Pacific railroad, Australian Mail line, outbreak of the Civil War, wartime elections in California.
Box 38, Scrapbook 5

Clippings from California and other newspapers 1871

Scope and Content Note

Concerning state politics.
Box 38, Scrapbook 6

Clippings from California and other newspapers and magazines

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the World Columbian Exposition at Chicago and Olive Cole's activities in connection with it.
Box 38, Scrapbook 7

Clippings from California and other papers 1833-1928

Physical Description: [Oversize-wrapped separately].

Scope and Content Note

Concerning general political subjects and members of the Cole family.
Boxes 39 and 64

Invitations and calling cards from various persons. 1850-1924

Physical Description: 1500 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Three envelopes of invitations and calling cards, some of them autographed, from most of the persons whose names or letters appear in the correspondence, including men in government and politics, and friends of the family.
 

Memorabilia

Box 40

Memorabilia and objects concerning various persons and members of the Cole Family. 1850-1922

Physical Description: 85 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Association pieces concerning Lincoln, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, Queen Victoria, John Jay, Cornelius Cole, Olive Cole, Frederick Cole, Gilbert M. Cole, William H. Taft, Charles E. Hughes, tickets to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, University of Southern California, William Cole Burke, George R. Cole's watercolors.
Box 65

Memorabilia concerning the European War. 1914-1918

Physical Description: 52 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and mementos concerning American, British, Belgian and Italian propaganda and attitudes before and during the war.
Box 74

Souvenirs of A.H. Jones's (C. Cole's Brother-In-Law) Trip to Europe.

 

Photographs

Box 66

Photographs of members of the Cole family.

Box 67

Photographs of friends of the Cole family.

Box 68

Photographs of friends of the Cole Family and of various places, including California scenes.

Physical Description: Approximately 400 pieces.

Note

The items in these boxes are mostly identified.
Box 78

Photographs of members of the Cole family and of various persons. 1850-1943

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

[Wrapped separately] Family photographs include: Laura and Jennie Burke, Emma Cole Burke, Cornelius Cole (including some Brady photos) David Cole, Frederick Cole, George R. Cole, George T. Cole, Olive Cole, Lucretia Cole, Schuyler Cole, Seward Cole, Willoughby Cole, Lourina Severns, Elijah Townsend, 44 pieces. Various persons: William S. Hart, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Tom Mix, Nazimova, Adelina Patti, Queen of Roumania, William H. Seward, Thaddeus Stevens. 22 pieces. Unidentified persons. 17 pieces. Various places: Eventide, the Cole home at Colegrove, Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl, site of Sutter's mill, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, Taghannuk Falls, Cayuga Lake, New York, Wesleyan University.
Box 75

Photographs, Printed Material, Postcards, Ephemera.

 

Correspondence and Papers of Olive Howard Waring, 1898-1941, [and Howard S. Waring]

Physical Description: (Approximately 500 pieces)
 

Correspondence and Writings of Olive H. Waring 1898-1941

Box 41, Folder 1

Olive H. Waring to various persons. 1898-1938.

Physical Description: 26 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Los Angeles and other places concerning family matters, University of Southern California, genealogy of the Cole family.
Box 41, Folder 2

Various persons to Olive H. Waring. 1919-1941.

Physical Description: 84 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning the University of California, University of Southern California, Alaska, Cole family genealogy, 5 letters from Catherine C. Phillips concerning her biography of Cornelius Cole.
Box 41, Folder 3

Writings of Olive H. Waring 1920-1925

Physical Description: 1 journal.

Scope and Content Note

Master's thesis; copy and fragments. Short stories and plays; typescript drafts. 9 pieces. Bound record book containing transcriptions by Olive H. Waring of comments by Cornelius Cole on various subjects, 1920. The transcriptions concern Lyman Trumbull, James A. Garfield, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Nathaniel Banks, Richard Yates, Benjamin Wade, William Smith, Governor of Virginia, William Parson Brownlow, Henry S. Foote, Francis D., Montgomery, and Francis P. Blair Jr., negro troops, Hiram Johnson, Salmon P. Chase, Alaska Purchase, Stoeckl, Cassius M. Clay, William M. Gwin, William H. Seward, early California newspapers, Leland Stanford, Collis P. Huntington, A.A. Sargent, Abraham Lincoln.
Box 69, Folder 1

Olive Waring to Lucretia (Cole) Waring

Physical Description: 48 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly n.d. letters and fragments written when Olive was a young girl.
Box 69, Folder 2

Olive Waring to various relatives.

Scope and Content Note

n.d. letters to Olive and Cornelius Cole.
Box 69, Folder 3

Howard Waring to Olive Waring.

Physical Description: 5 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written at sea during the 1890s.
Box 69, Folder 4

Relatives to Olive Waring. 1903-1909

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from cousin Marge, Cornelius and Olive Cole.
Box 69, Folder 5

Various persons to Olive Waring. 1911-1936

Physical Description: 16 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning Cole papers and Lincoln materials.
Box 69, Folder 6

Papers of Olive Waring.

Physical Description: 10 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

School diplomas and related materials.
 

Miscellaneous papers of Olive H. Waring, 1899-1940

Box 42, Folder 1

Manuscript notes by Olive H. Waring on historical and literary subjects.

Physical Description: 90 pieces.
Box 42, Folder 2

Papers and drafts concerning the school projects and activities of Olive H. Waring.

Physical Description: 98 pieces.
Box 42, Folder 3

Miscellaneous papers and newspaper clippings

Physical Description: 135 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Olive Cole, Cornelius Cole, George T. Cole, Lucretia Cole Waring, cards signed by Senator John Jones, programs, mementos of Olive H. Waring, card concerning the inauguration of McKinley and Roosevelt.
Box 43

Objects and memorabilia of Olive H. Waring. 1898-1931

Physical Description: 18 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

10 photographs of Lucretia Cole, Cornelius Cole, Olive Cole, Olive H. Waring; 2 books from the library of Cornelius Cole.
 

Correspondence and Papers of Howard S. Waring

Box 70, Folder 1

Howard S. Waring to Flora Waring Herrick. 1869-1878

Physical Description: 16 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written from Annapolis, at sea, China. Also photograph.
Box 70, Folder 2

Howard S. Waring to his mother n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letter written from New London.
Box 70, Folder 3

Various persons to Howard S. Waring. 1872-1883

Physical Description: 2 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning sailing orders and promotion.
Box 70, Folder 4

Papers of Howard S. Waring. 1867-1885

Physical Description: 9 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Commissions from Midshipman to Lieutenant U.S. Navy, signed and sealed.
Box 70, Folder 5

Miscellaneous papers concerning Howard S. Waring.

Scope and Content Note

Includes obituary of Waring, notes on the cruise of the U.S.S. Rodgers.
 

Bound Volumes Concerning Howard S. Waring

Box 76

Photo Albums.

Scope and Content Note

2 albums of photographs of Alaska and cruises in northern waters, scrapbooks concerning Russia, Alaska, Canada, and cruises of exploration by U.S. Navy ships, including the U.S.S. Rodgers. 7 vol. oversize. Included are photos of Waring and friends, not bound in volumes.
Box 77

Scrapbooks.

Scope and Content Note

2 albums of photographs of Alaska and cruises in northern waters, scrapbooks concerning Russia, Alaska, Canada, and cruises of exploration by U.S. Navy ships, including the U.S.S. Rodgers. 7 vol. oversize. Included are photos of Waring and friends, not bound in volumes.
 

Papers of Cole Family Law Partnerships, 1887-1916

 

Correspondence and Papers of Cole Family Law Partnerships, 1896-1916

Box 44, Folder 1

Letters from Cole family law partnerships 1896-1916

Physical Description: 6 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

The partnerships concerned are those of Cole and Cole, and Cole and Brown.
Box 44, Folder 2

Letters to Cole family law partnerships. 1889-1916

Physical Description: 12 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Letters concerning cases on the subjects of patents, lands, property, and claims.
Box 44, Folder 3

Manuscript legal notes concerning patents. n.d

Physical Description: 152 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

In holograph of Cornelius or Willoughby Cole.
Box 44, Folder 4

Printed case summaries and other documents.

Physical Description: 10 pieces.
 

Papers and Documents Relating to Cases Handled By Cole Family Law Partnerships, 1887-1916

Box 45, Folder 1

Papers and documents relating to cases. 1887-1889

Physical Description: 30 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Case subjects include reclamation of lands in California, Temple Street [Los Angeles] Cable Company.
Box 45, Folder 2

Papers and documents relating to cases. 1890-1892

Physical Description: 70 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Case subjects include continuation of Temple street and other Los Angeles highway cases related to it, real estate and private claims.
Box 45, Folder 3

Papers and documents relating to cases. 1893-1916

Physical Description: 15 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Case subjects include personal suits and inheritances, patents.
 

Case Record Books of Cole Family Law Partnerships, 1894-1916

Box 46

vol.1: Cases. 1894-1902

Box 46

vol.2: Cases. 1902-1905

Box 46

vol.3: Cases. 1905-1912

Box 46

vol.4: Cases. 1912-1916