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Finding Aid to the Eli Taylor Sheppard Papers, ca. 1858-1927
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Key to Arrangement

 

Outgoing letters, 1871-1927

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 1

Transcripts of outgoing letters, 1871-1879

Additional Note

(N.B.: Originals of some letters, particularly those written from Japan in 1877-1879, are lacking)
 

Letters from his wife, Lida (Lewton) Sheppard, 1871-1928

 

Incoming letters

Box 1

Single letters in an A-Z Miscellany

Physical Description: (2 folders)
 

Miscellany, unidentified

Physical Description: (1 folder)
 

Incoming, A-K.

Physical Description: (15 folders)

Additional Note

Two or more letters, arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically within each folder. A partial list of correspondents may be consulted at the end of the report.
Box 2

L - Z

Physical Description: (39 folders)
 

Transcripts of miscellaneous letters

 

Letters, 1858-1880, written to Mrs. Sheppard by girlhood friends in Ohio, some of them concerning the Civil War

Physical Description: (3 folders)
 

Calling cards and miscellaneous publications

Box 3

Calling cards and miscellaneous publications

 

Diaries, accounts, and chitbooks

Ctn. 1

Diary, 1869: Begun in May when in Washington D.C., prior to beginning his consulship and kept during his trip across the country to the west coast.

 

Diary, 1873-1875: Kept as U.S. Consul in Tientsin, China

 

Diary, 1875-1876: Kept as U.S. Consul in Tientsin, China

 

Diary, 1877-1878: Describes return voyage from San Francisco to Tokyo and his duties as advisor upon international law to the Japanese Office of Foreign Affairs.

 

Diaries, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889: Madrone Vineyards, farming near Sonoma

 

Diaries, 1892-1895: San Francisco

Physical Description: (4 v.)
 

Diaries, 1896-1898: Oakland

 

Diary, 1900: Washington, D.C.

 

Account book for U.S. Consulate at Tientsin, 1873-1875

 

Check stubs, 1874/5-1875/6

 

Chitbooks, 1886-1881

Physical Description: (6 v.)
 

Miscellaneous papers and writings

 

Misc. papers

Ctn. 2

Certificates of appointments, passports, etc., relating to his military, consular and legal careers, 1862-1899

Physical Description: (some oversize)
 

Accounts, 1872-1876, relating mainly to his consular service in China

 

Map of Mexico, annotated

 

Misc. relating to consular service including:

 

Copy of John A. Bingham's speech in support of General Grant, July 10, 1872, translated into Chinese and published in Tientsin, China.

 

Notice of the reception of the ministers of western powers by the Emperor of China. Printed, 1873.

 

Memorandum of an interview between E. T. Sheppard and the Toutai at Chefoo, May 4, 1874

 

Program for entertainment, Jan. 1875

 

Order of funeral procession for Benjamin Avery, Nov. 1875

 

Invitation for consular celebration of U.S. Independence in Tientsin, July 14, 1876

 

Program, printed on silk, for July 1876 celebration in Shanghai

 

Inventory of public property of U.S. Consulate at Tientsin, Sept. 30, 1876

 

Testimonial to E. T. Sheppard, Oct. 1876

 

Memo of articles proposed by Mr. Wade in settlement of the Yin Nan affair, n.d.

 

Sketch map of Tientsin, annotated

 

Invitation to reception in Tokyo in honor of General U. S. Grant, ex-president

 

Agreements with R. B. Mostyn, 1873, re rental of consular buildings

 

Communications in Chinese

 

Madrone Vineyards (Napa Valley): Account Book, 1884-1888, kept by Eli Taylor Sheppard.

Scope and Content Note

Also included are other accounts, not for the vineyard, 1874-1888.
 

Accounts of Sheppard's father-in-law, Lewis Lewton, 1864-1889.

Physical Description: (3 v.)

Scope and Content Note

Early accounts were for the Ohio National Guard. Accounts of the Lewton estate also included.
 

Misc., including minutes, constitution and by-laws of the Glen-Ellen Viticultural Club, 1885; account by Marguerite Brindley, oldest daughter of E. T. Sheppard, of the San Francisco Earthquake and fire around the "Flag House," April 20, 1906.

 

Writings of Eli Taylor Sheppard - manuscripts, reprints, clippings

Ctn. 2

American Consular Service

 

An American Missionary Statesman

 

[China]

 

Korean War

 

The Future Of China

 

The Future of the Pacific Ocean

 

General Grant in the Orient

 

Ideals of American Diplomacy

 

[Japan]

 

Memoirs of Li Hung Chang

 

Our Relations with the Orient

 

The Pacific Ocean in the Twentieth Century

 

A Pilgrimage to Dai Butz

 

Port Arthur, The Tragic Monument to Li Hung Chang's Diplomacy

 

Prince Ito, The Maker of Modern Japan

 

Results of the War in the Orient

 

Russia and Japan

 

Russian Expansion in Asia

 

[Theodore Roosevelt]

 

A Traveler's Notes

Additional Note

(articles written for the Napa Register, 1889)
 

Treaty Revision

 

Notes

Ctn. 2

Autobiographical; John A. Bingham; China; Japan; railroads and traveling; miscellaneous

 

Biographical material

Ctn. 2

Hilbert, Mrs. William E.: Fugitive Scraps and Patches

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of her biography of Eli Taylor Sheppard, and notes assembled for this purpose
 

Kellogg, Annie (Sheppard): [Reminiscences]

 

Scrapbooks and clippings

Ctn. 3

Scrapbooks containing clippings, programs, menus, calling cards, etc. relating to China and to Eli Taylor Sheppard, including some articles written by him

Physical Description: (2 v.)
 

Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Roughly arranged by subject: John A. Bingham, China, William Denman, humor, Japan, Abraham Lincoln, Divie Bethune McCartee, Mexico, San Francisco, Eli Taylor Sheppard, trains, Mark Twain, miscellaneous
oversize Oversize folder

Bachelor of law degree from Ohio State and Union Law college, 1865

 

Certificates of appointment as United States Consul to China

 

April 19, 1869

 

April 19, 1871

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Balfour, Frederic Henry

 

Letter, March 16, 1875

 

Beard, James E.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Bigelow, Samuel C.

 

Letter, March 25, 1899

 

California, University. President, written by secretary Victor Henderson

 

Letter, March 21, 1901

 

Campbell, John Allen, 1835-1880

 

Letter, June 19, 1876

 

Carr, Wilbur John, 1870-1942

 

Letter, April 3, 1902

 

Chipman, Norton Parker, 1838-1924

 

Letter, August 30, 1917

 

Davidson, George, 1825-1911

 

Letter, May 13, 1899

 

Deering, Frank Prentiss, 1855-1939

 

Letter, February 13, 1902

 

Delano, M. M., re his efforts as U.S. Consul at Foochow to obtain telegraphic service in China.

 

Letter (with transcript), February 3, 1875

 

Denman, James, 1829-1909

 

Letter, January 28, 1900

 

DuBois, James T., 1851-1920

 

Letter, March 19, 1902

 

Estee, Morris M., 1838-1903

 

Letter, March 29, 1899

 

Fitz, W. W.

 

Letter, June 2, 1875

 

Flint, W. Ston., 1835-1906

 

Letter, January 5, 1874

 

Garcia y Garcia, Aurelio, as Peruvian emissary to China

 

Letter, June 16, 1874

 

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1895, received Correspondence from O. E. Babcock

 

Letter, February 3, 1873

 

Hanks, Abbot Atherton, 1869-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Hayes, Rutherford Binchard, 1822-1893

Additional Note

Includes autographs and photographs
 

Hopkins, Anna B., re her experiences in Mexico

 

Letter, March 14, 1913

 

Japan, Department of Foreign Affairs, received letter by Terashima Nuneori concerning Sheppard's appointment as assistant adviser to the Japanese government upon international law

 

Letter, October 23, 1876

 

Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945

 

Letter, June 20, 1917

 

Johnson, N. M., re consular activities at Hankow

 

Letter (with transcript), January 3, 1875

 

Jordan, William H., 1849-

 

Letter, March 23, 1899

 

Li, Hung-chang, translation in Sheppard's handwriting

 

Letter, October 20, 1874

 

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

 

Letter, February 18, 1902

 

Low, F. C.; contains recollections concerning her father, F. F. Low

 

Letter, March 22, 1914

 

Martin, William Alexander Parsons, 1827-

 

Letter (with typed transcript), September 15, 1876

 

Meadows, John A. T., d. 1875

 

Letter (includes transcript), April 6, 1872

 

Montgomery, Douglass William, 1859-

 

Letter, September 22, 1925

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

Moore, M. T.

 

Letter, July 28, 1874

 

Murray, David, 1830-1905

 

Letter, September 7, 1902

 

Nichols, William Ford, 1849-1924

 

Letter, October 25, 1909

 

Osborne, Antrim Edgar

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Pacific Commercial Museum, letter from Irving M. Scott

 

Letter, November 10, 1900

 

Porter, Robert Cushman

 

Letter, April 13, 1899

 

Priestley, Herbert Ingram, 1875-1944, enclosed copy of an article on Low

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Seward, Kate (Sherman), (Mrs. George Frederick Seward)

 

Letter, July 1, 1876

 

Sheppard, C. A.

 

Letter (includes typed transcript), August 1, [1873?]

 

Shepard, Morgan, 1865-1947

 

Letter, March 4, 1902

 

Stevens, Durham White, 1852-1908

 

Letter, February 25, 1902

 

Taussig, Rudolph Julius, 1861-1922

 

Letter, June 3, 1917

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

Twinem, James

 

Letter, March 23, [187?]

 

U.S. Library of Congress, written by J. F. Jameson

 

Letter, December 21, 1928

 

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

 

Letter, February 1, 1873

 

Woodruff, Francis Eben, 1844-1914

 

Letter, March 25, 1875

 

Separately foldered correspondents

 

Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930

 

17 letters, 1915-1925

Additional Note

Copies of his pamphlets, Why We Are At War With Germany also included (no. 1 missing).
 

Avery, Benjamin Parke, 1829-1875

 

17 letters, 1874-1875

Additional Note

Mainly transcripts.
 

Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884

See Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

 

Bentley, Charles Harvey, 1869-1922

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900

 

5 letters, 1872-1875

Additional Note

Some are transcripts only.
 

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

See U.S. Department of State

 

Cadwalader, John Lambert, 1837-1914

 

2 letters, 1877-1878

Additional Note

1877 letter written for U.S. Department of State.
 

Campbell, Donald Y.

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Chit-Chat Club

 

2 letters, 1914-1919

Additional Note

1914 letter signed by F. H. Wheelan, Charles A. Murdock, Donald Y. Campbell, Horace Davis, H. Moses Stephens, Rudolph Taussig, Bradford Leavitt, James Eaves, Henry M. Sherman, W. A. Doble, C. H. Bentley, James K. Moffitt, Louis T. Hengster, D. W. Montgomery, O. L. Elliott, E. P. Lewis, J. M. Stillman, M. W. Haskell, Payson J. Treat.
 

Clark, George Thomas, 1862- 1940

See Stanford University. Library

 

Cornabe, W. A.

 

3 letters, 1874-1875

Additional Note

With transcripts.
 

Davenport, James LeRoy, 1845-1914

See U.S. Bureau of Pensions

 

Davis, Horace, 1831-1916

 

2 letters, 1902-1916

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

Davis, John Chandler Bancroft, 1822-1907

See U.S. Dep't of State

 

Doble, W. A.

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Elliott, Orrin Leslie, 1860-1940

 

2 letters, 1902 and n.d.

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

Elmore, J. Federico

 

4 letters, 1874-1875

Additional Note

Peruvian minister to China.
 

Forbes, F. B.

 

3 letters, 1874

 

Fyffe, Joseph

 

2 letters, 1876-1877

Additional Note

Transcripts and photographs included.
 

Gundy, R.

 

7 letters, 1874-1875

Additional Note

Some for the North China Herald.
 

Haskell, Melon Woodman, 1863-1948

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Henderson, Victor Hendricks

See California. University. President

 

Hengstler, Louis Theodore, 1861-

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Hinckley, Frank Erastus, 1871-1950

 

2 letters, 1903

 

Holcombe, Chester, 1844-1912

 

6 letters, 1875-1876

Additional Note

With transcripts.
 

Jameson, John Franklin, 1859-1937

See U.S. Library of Congress

 

Leavitt, Bradford

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Lewis, Exum Percival, 1863-1926

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Lewton, Lewis, 1816-

 

40 letters, 1869-1879

Additional Note

Father-in-law. 1870-1871 letters are transcripts only. Letters from October 1878 written from Napa, California.
 

Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894

 

66 letters, 1872-1874

Additional Note

Transcripts only of letters written while U.S. Minister to Peking and upon his return to San Francisco.
 

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

 

2 letters, 1899-1902

 

McAdie, Alexander George, 1863-1943

 

5 letters, 1917-1927

 

McCartney, sir Samuel Halliday, 1833-1906

 

2 letters, 1875 and n.d.

 

McCormick, Frederick, 1870

 

3 letters, 1924-1925

 

Mills, Susan Lincoln (Tolman), 1826-1912

 

4 letters, 1900-1902

 

Mills, William Harrison, 1837-1907

 

3 letters, 1896-1906

 

Moffitt, James Kennedy, 1866?-1955

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Morgan, James

 

12 letters, 1874-1876

Additional Note

With typed transcripts.
 

Mori, Arinori Ju-goi, 1847-1890

 

2 letters, [1876-1880?]

Additional Note

Transcripts and photograph included.
 

Murdock, Charles Albert, 1841-1928

 

3 letters, 1899-1927, mainly re Chit-Chat Club.

Additional Note

Memorial on Sheppard's death included.

See also: Chit-Chat Club
 

Osborne, John Ball, 1868-

 

2 letters, 1902

 

Page, Thomas Walker, 1866-1937

 

3 letters, 1901

 

Pethick, William N., 1848-

 

16 letters, 1871-1874

Additional Note

Typed transcripts of most letters and E. T. Sheppard's comments on Pethick included.
 

Raaslow, W.

 

8 letters, 1874-1875

Additional Note

With typed transcripts.
 

Rankin, Henry William

 

8 letters, 1902-1923, re his work on Dr. McCartee.

 

Salter, A. E.

 

2 letters, 1874

Additional Note

Typed transcripts included.
 

Sandore, Peyton

 

2 letters, 1880-1892, re his experiences in Tokyo.

 

Scott, Irving Murray, 1837-1903

See Pacific Commercial Museum

 

Scott, Winfield, 1879-

See U.S. Bureau of Pensions

 

Seward, George Frederick, 1840-1910

 

71 letters, 1874-1904

Additional Note

Some, for 1874-1876, are transcripts only.
 

Sherman, Harry Mitchell, 1854-1921

See Chit-Chat Club

 

Smith, Pat R.

 

2 letters, 1874, from the North China Herald office.

 

Stanford University. Library

 

3 letters, 1923-1924, by George T. Clark

 

Stanwood, Edward B.

 

2 letters, 1917

Additional Note

re F. F. Low, 1856 Vigilance Committee
 

Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

 

2 letters, 1916-1917

Additional Note

Also included: inscribed copy of his article, Nationality and History.

See also: Chit-Chat Club
 

Stillman, John Maxson, 1852-1923

 

3 letters, 1902-1918

 

Treat, Payson Jackson, 1879-

 

18 letters, 1917-1927

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

U.S. Bureau of Pensions

 

2 letters, 1903-1926, by J. L. Davenport and Winfield Scott

 

U.S. Department of State

 

4 letters, 1871-1881, by J. C. B. Davis and James G. Blaine.

Additional Note

1881 letter is copy only.

See also: Cadwalader, John Lambert
 

Watson, James Craig, 1839-1880

 

2 letters, 1874, with typed transcripts.

 

Wheelan, Fairfax Henry, 1856-1915

 

7 letters, 1899-1914

See also: Chit-Chat Club

 

Williams, Samuel Wells, 1812-1884

 

37 letters, 1873-1876.

Additional Note

Transcripts only (except in one letter, June 8, 1874). (Originals in Library of Congress)
 

Wood, Arthur B.

 

3 letters, 1873-1877