THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
STEPHEN MALLORY WHITE PAPERS, 1871-1936 (CSLA-8)
Box and Folder Lists
Series One: Letters | Series Two: Court Records | Series Three: Abstracts of Title Series Four: Financial Records | Series Five: Political Materials | Series Six: Miscellaneous | Series Seven: Memorials and Expressions of Sympathy Series Eight: Artifacts
Series One: Letters, 1884-1900 back to top
Letter, 1884 (1 letter)
Letters, 1885 (9 letters)
Letters, 1886 (4 letters)
Letters, 1889 (3 letters)
Letters, 1890 (3 letters)
Letters, 1891 (12 letters)
Letters, 1892 (23 letters)
Letters, 1893 (17 letters)
Letters, 1894 (35 letters)
Letters, 1895 (4 letters)
Letters, 1896 (4 letters)
Letters, 1897 (3 letters)
Letters, 1898 (3 letters)
Letters, 1900 (1 letter)
Letters, undated (7 letters; 1 letter fragment; 1 blank piece of stationery with letterhead; 6 envelopes)
Series Two: Court Records, 1850-1897 -- Subseries A: Court Notes, etc., 1850-ca. 1895 back to top
Index to criminal transcript, 1850-1884, Los Angeles County. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged alphabetically.
Criminal Register, 1880-January 1883. 1 v. Handwritten.
Register of Actions, 1890-1900. 1 v. Handwritten on printed pages. On binding: Register of Actions No.2 S.M. White. Includes index.
Court notes, ca 1891. 1 v.
Court notes, ca 1895 1 v.
Legal Briefs, [n.d.] 1 v. Letterpress book. Note that much of the printing is faint and difficult to read. Title on cover: No. 2 Briefs.
Series Two: Court Records, 1850-1897 Subseries B: Transcripts of Court Cases, 1887-1897 back to top
Alhambra Addition Water Company, plaintiff vs. E. L Mayberry, defendant / C. F.Rutan, shorthand reporter. -- 1887 May 10. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. 4. Case no. 4934 Messrs Chapman & Hendricks, Messrs Bicknell & White, and Messrs Glassell, Smith & Patton, attorneys for plaintiff. Messrs Houghton, Silent & Campbell, attorneys for defendants. Includes index.
E. G. Hallock, et al., plaintiff, vs. H.H. Markham, Defendant. -- 1887 December 13 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, Dept. no. 3 Case no. 5510 H.K.S. O'Melveny, Judge Anderson, Fitzgerald & Anderson and Messrs. Hubbell and Upham, for Plaintiffs Chapman and Hendrick and Bicknell & White, for Defendant. Includes indexes.
D. Ellsworth, Plaintiff vs. Gallup Coal Company, Defendant / Rutan, Henderson, and Dering, official reporters. -- 1891 Feb. 10 - 1891 Feb. 18 v. 1-4 bound in one book. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Case no. 9284 Hon. W. H. Clark, Judge W.P. Gardiner, O. L. Abbott, A. W. Thompson, and Johnson & Rodman for the Plaintiff S.M. White and W. B. Childers, for the Defense Includes indexes.
In the matter of the estate of B. Cohn, deceased / Rutan, Henderson & Dering, official reporters. -- 1891 November 11. 3 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles Case no. 11,719. Shinn & Ling, Smith, Winder & Smith , and D. P. Hatch, for the Contestants. S.M. White and A. Brunson, for the respondents. Includes indexes.
Reporter's transcript of testimony given at inquest upon the body of Charles Henry Kimball, before coroner Weldon and a jury, Sunday, January 10, 1892 / R. W. Gates, shorthand reporter. 1 v. Includes index.
J. Downey Harvey, administrator of the estate of John G. Downey, deceased, plaintiff v. Dan Cunningham, defendant. -- March 1895. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of San Diego. Case no. 8326 Deposition on behalf of plaintiff.
In the matter of the estate of Bridget Wilson, deceased, 1895 May 7. 3 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. two. Case no. 94 N. P. W.H. Clark, Judge Smith & Winder, Anderson & Anderson and A.M. Stephens, Attys for Proponents. White & Monroe, J. S. Chapman and George, J. Denis, Attys. for John Wilson J. T. Houx and Reddy, Campbell & Metson, Attys for Alicia McMahon R.H.F. Variel, Atty for Charles and Alicia McMahon, minor heirs and devisees vol. 1: Contestants' case; vol 2: Proponents' case; vol 3: Proponents' case concluded; rebuttal & miscellaneous. Includes indexes.
John Kelly, et al., plaintiffs vs. J. Downey Harvey, Adm. et al., defendants. -- 1895 October 10 4 v. Superior Court of the County of San Diego, Dept. one. Case no. 8551. Torrance, Judge For Plaintiffs: George H. Smith, Esq. and Messrs Works & Works. For Defendants, Messrs White & Munroe. vol 1: Plaintiff's case; vol 2: Defendants' case; vol 3: Defendant's case; vol 4: Rebuttal testimony. Includes indexes.
F. C. Maravilla, Plaintiff, vs. Gregorio del Amo Y. Gonzales, commonly known and whose name is written as G. del Amo, Defendant / Leo Longley, Reporter. -- 1896, September 22. 1 v. United States District Court, in and for the Southern District of California. Case. 849. S. M. White and H.W. O'Melveny, for the defendant. J. Marion Brooks and D. K. Trask, for the plaintiff. Includes index.
Julius Koebig, Plaintiff, vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, et al., defendants, 1896 November 17.3 v.
Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, Dept. 2 W. H. Clark, Judge. Case no. 15,994. E.S. Pullsbury and White & Monroe, attorneys for the plaintiff. A. B. Hotchkiss, J.S. Chapman and R.A. Ling, attorneys for the Defendants.
William Bowen, plaintiff, vs. Pacific Coast Steamship Co., defendant : reporter's transcript / Thos. R. Dering...[et al.], official reporters. -- 1897 July 13. 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Case no. 27263. Includes index of witnesses for plaintiff.
Thos. Golson, et al. vs. A. H. Dunlap et al. -- [not before 1882] 1 v. Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles. Hon. A. Brunson, Judge Smith & Hupp and Chapman attorneys for plaintiffs C.E. Thom and Bicknell & White, attorneys for defendants. Includes index.
Series Three: Abstracts of Titles, ca. 1876- ca. 1898 back to top
[Abstract of title for the Rancho San Pedro] [ca. 1876]
Abstract of title of that certain real property in the county of Los Angeles, state of California, bounded and described as follows: the Rancho Portrero de Felipe Lugo, also known as Los Dolores / Office of Judson, Gillette & Gibson, Examiners of Titles. -- 17 August 1881. Cover: E. J. Baldwin. Abstract of Title. The Rancho Portrero de Felipe Lugo or Los Dolores. August 17th. Glassell and Smith.
Abstract of title of that certain real property in the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, County of Los Angeles, state of California, bounded and described as follows: Farm lot thirty four (34) and town block sixteen (16) according to map of subdivision of said Rancho recorded in book 1 pages 571 et seq of miscellaneous records of said County / Office of Gillette, Gibson & Wood, Examiners of Titles. -- 1883 September 25.
Abstract of title of the following described property, situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, particularly described as follows, to wit: South East quarter of the North East quarter of section eleven (11) township two (2) south. Range fourteen (14) west San Bernardino Meridian and Base Line / [Jones, Galloway and Linnau]. -- 22 April 1884. Note on last page by Bicknell and White, 23 April 1884.
[Abstract of title for]...section no. 3 township 3 south range 14 West San Bernardino Meridian / Abstract Office of Russell, Poor & Raney. -- 15 July 1884.
The interest of Mrs. Ida Hancock in the Rancho La Brea to wit 2393 acres more or less. From Dec. 22d 1882 to the date hereof / Abstract Office of Russell, Poor & Raney. -- 13 August 1884, with an additional note 19 August 1884.
Abstract of title of the following described property, situate in the county of Los Angels, state of California, particularly described as follows, tow-wit: lots 1, 3, 5, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, of the Rancho La Canada as per map recorded libr. 4 pg 351 of miscellaneous records of Los Angeles County dated March 12/1881 / Galloway and Chase 16 April 1887.
Abstract of title of that certain real property in the county of Los Angeles...state of California, bounded and described as follows: being the south sixty (60) acres of the SE 1/4 of section one (1) township two (2) range fourteen (14) west San Bernardino meridian / Office of Herbert L. Morrill, Examiner of Titles. -- 27 May 1887.
Report showing remaining interest of William W. Hodge in the real property situated in the County of Los Angeles State of California on the 9th day of July 1887 the date of the record of two deeds to wit Wm W. Hodge to Belle McCarthy and W. W. Hodge to M.M. Bovard and which real property was purported to have been conveyed by said two deed. But this report does not include [e]ncumbrances on said real property / Office of the Abstract Title and Insurance Company of Los Angeles. -- 4 October 1887.
Being lots numbers five (5) six (6) and seven (7) in section number six (6) township number two (2) north of range 13 west San Bernardino meridian, containing 116 44/100 acres, more or less / The Abstract and Title Insurance Company. -- 20 March 1888.
Transcript of certain matters of record relative to the sale of lots 6 and 8 block 14 of the Fairmount Tract for delinquent state and county taxes for the fiscal year 1883-4... / The Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles. -- 27 November 1889.
[same as above]
Abstract of title to that certain piece of land in the city and county of Los Angeles, state of California described as follows...lot 3 of C. W. Davis' Subdivision of part of lot 1 block 58 Hancock survey as per map recorded in book 5 page 505 miscellaneous records Los Angeles County / Office of Grove & Wilkinson, Searchers of Records. -- 12 May 1890.
Abstract of Title of that certain real property in the city of Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles, State of California, bounded and described as follows...being the property commonly known as the Kerckhoff tract, -- ca. 1898. Includes indexes.
Series Four: Financial Records, 1875-1896 back to top
Ledger, November 1875 to January 1883. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Includes index.
Daybook, Bicknell and White, August 1877 to December 1882. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically.
Ledger, [Bicknell and White], 1877-1882. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged primarily by personal names. Includes an index.
Brady account [notes], [1880?] 1 p. Manuscript ; monetary figures and annotations.
Daybook, Bicknell and White, January 1883 to October 1885. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. Title on binding: Journal.
Ledger, Bicknell and White, January 1883 to December 1885. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Title on binding: Ledger.
Supplementary journal, Bicknell and White, 1885 1 v. Manuscript arranged chronologically. Title on cover: Bicknell & White Supplementary Journal 1885.
Daybook, [Bicknell and White], January 1886 to September 1887. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically.
Ledger, 1886 to 1888. 1 v. Manuscript; arranged by personal names. Most of the book is empty. Includes an index.
Bills, Bicknell and White; White and Monroe, December 1888 to 1901. 1 v. Letterpress book; arranged chronologically.
Daybook, [188-?] 1 v. Manuscript; arranged chronologically. Also includes an 89 page manuscript entitled "Natural Right[,] Taparelli." Page 1 of this manuscript begins on the last page of this volume.
Riggs & Co. [bankbook], September 13, 1893 to June 2, 1986. In account with Hon. Stephen M. White, U.S.S.
Cash expense fund, December 1909 - July 1910. Manuscript; arranged chronologically under heading "Cash Expense Fund" and by personal names. Some of the names listed include Gus Basse, Louis Lopez, J. Gonzales, M. Olivo, Chen Chong, and Pedro Lopez.
Document book, [n.d.]
Document book no. 2 : orders, [n.d.] "Stephen M. White, U S S." on cover. Most of the pages are blank.
Series Five: Political Material, 1887-1899. Subseries A: Records, 1887-1896 back to top
Assembly Bills Reported to Senate, 2-564. Bound volume of printed Assembly bills introduced in January and February 1887.
Senate Bills 1 - 100 Bound volume of printed Senate Bills introduced in January 1889.
Senate Bills 301 - 400 Bound volume of printed Senate Bills introduced in January 1889.
Index to Rivers and Harbors bill,  Printed. 3 copies. One of the copies is annotated on pages 13 and 33. Another copy has extensive
Certificate of Appointment by H.H. Markham, Governor of California, 23 June 1891. Appoints Stephen M. White as Trustee of the State Normal School of Los Angeles.
Certificate of Appointment by Henry T. Gage, Governor of California, 20 March 1899. Appoints Stephen M. White as Regent of the University of California.
Series Five: Political Material, 1887-1899. Subseries B: Ephemera, 1889-1899 back to top
In memoriam [card], February 1st, 1889. Printed invitation to a joint memorial session of the Senate and Assembly of the state of California in honor of Governor Washington Bartlett.
Resolution by the Cabrillo Parlor No. 114 [Native Sons of the Golden West], 19 January 1893. Congratulates Stephen M. White on his election to the Unites States Senate.
Banquet: in honor of United States Senator Stephen M. White [program and menu], February 16th, 1893. Printed.
Inaugural ball and reception, March 4, 1893. Engraving.
McKinley and Hobart inaugural ball [program], . Printed.
Program for the inauguration of the President and Vice-President of the United States, March 4th 1897.
Adios to Hon. Stephen Mallory White of California at the close of his term in the United States Senate 53d, 54th and 55th Congresses [program and menu], March 2, 1899. Printed. Event was held at the Metropolitan Club, Washington, D. C. Heavily annotated with signatures.
Menu for event at the California Club, Los Angeles [after 1895] Photostat. Includes printed quotes by White and signatures of attendees.
Resolutions calling for a public reception honoring White at the end of his U.S. Senate term. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1 March 1899.
Banquet for U.S. Senator S. M. White [program and menu], [n.d.] Printed. Includes a photograph of White.
Dinner invitation [card], February 2nd, [no year]. Printed and manuscript: "The Secretary of War requests the honor of the company of Senator White at dinner on Friday evening February second at eight o'clock."
Regular Democratic Ticket [card], n. d.
Series Six: Miscellaneous, 1872-1899. Subseries A: Papers, 1872-1887 back to top
"Mental Philosophy" Manuscript in notebook, probably copied from another source. Written on first page of book: Stephen M. White[,] Santa Cruz[,] November 1872[;] Los Angeles[,] December 1874.
Minutes of the Mound City Land and Water Association, 1878-1883. 1 v. Manuscript. Begins with a copy of the Association's certificate of incorporation, describing the association's purposes as "the purchase of Real Estate and water rights and franchises in Los Angeles County...the subdivision of such real estate, the cultivation of all or a portion of such real estate and the improvement thereof including the erection of buildings thereon; the development of water and the sale or other disposition thereof and the sale and transfer of any or all of such real estate." The meeting notes are often signed by the secretary and president.
"Evidences of English Influence in the United States / collected by Newton T. Hartshorn. -- [ca. 1879-1888] 1 v. Manuscript with newspapers clippings. In the preface Hartshorn explains that this volume was put together to prove that there is a British plot to "bring the U.S. into the British Empire." The book is divided into three parts: railroads; secret societies, clubs and social influence; and politics.
Articles of Incorporation. State of California, Dept. of State. Dunlap Mining Company, 17 December 1880. Stephen M. White is listed as a subscriber.
Articles of Incorporation. State of California, Dept. of State. Santa Rosa Mining Company, 27 December 1880. Stephen M. White is listed as a subscriber.
Newspaper articles, 1888-1929
Great statue to pioneer women commenced by Douglass Tilden [newspaper article], ca. 1908. Photostat. Article mentions Stephen M. White and the Los Angeles statue dedicated to him.
Address book, [n.d.] 1 v. Manuscript.
List of names, [n.d.] 1 p. Manuscript.
Series Six: Miscellaneous , 1872-1899. Subseries B: Ephemera, 1871-1899; n.d. back to top
Certificate of honorary membership in the Philalethic Literary Society of Santa Clara College, 24 August 1871. Made out to Stephen M. White.
Certificate, Circuit Court of the United States of America, Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for the Southern District of California, 27 June 1887. Names Stephen M White as a "Proctor Advocate, Solicitor and Counsellor" of the circuit court.
Certificate, District Court of the United States of America, 5 September 1887. Names Stephen M. White as a "Proctor Advocate, Solicitor and Counsellor" of the District Court.
Mr. Rufus H. Herron in honor of Hon. James Herron Eckels, California Club, Los Angeles California [card], April 24th, 1899.
Membership notification, [n.d.] Printed card: "The Membership Committee having acted upon your nomination has the honor to tender for your acceptance Membership in The Navy League of the United States..."
Cloth Ribbon. Hand painted: Hon. S. M. White. Victory.
Photograph of a woman (unidentified); photographer: Harstook
Photograph of a woman (unidentified); copyrighted 1900 by Woodbury E. Hunt
Series Seven: Memorials and Expressions of Sympathy, 1901; 1909- 1936. back to top
Telegrams, February 21-23, 1901. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White
Resolution by the Council of the City of Los Angeles, February 21st 1901. Manuscript. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White.
Sympathy tags (24) These tags were probably attached to flowers sent to the funeral of Stephen M. White)
California Legislature. Assembly Resolution, February 21, 1901.
California Legislature. Senate Resolution adopted February 21, 1901.
In memoriam: Stephen M. White, by the city of San Francisco, February 23, 1901. 1 v. : ill.
Letter: Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, San Francisco, to Mrs. Hortense S. White, Feb. 26 1901. The typescript letter tells of Resolution 1284 (in honor of Stephen M. White).
Tribute to Stephen M. White: presented to the Iroquois Club, by D. M. Delmas, February 26, 1901. Typescript. Also included: letter from Delmas to Mrs. Stephen M. White (and envelope)
Resolution of Respect, by the Board of Trustees of the City of San Pedro, February 26, 1901.
Memorial Resolution of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, February 27, 1901.
Obituary for Stephen M. White by "A Californian." Feb. 28, 1901. 6 pages. Typescript Accompanied by a letter from A.A. Lesueur of the Kansas City Times addressed to "Sir" The letter says the Times will not be able to publish the obituary.
Resolution by the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles City Water Co., February 28th 1901. Regarding the death of Stephen M. White.
Eulogy Upon Honorable Stephen Mallory White, Prepared by a Committee of General Bar Meeting, Los Angeles, Cal., February 28th 1901. Manuscript.
Resolutions Adopted by La Esperanza Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, in Memory of Hon. Stephen Mallory White. Los Angeles, Cal., March 6, 1901. Manuscript.
A Memorial of Brother Stephen Mallory White, by Ramona Parlor, No. 109, Native Sons of the Golden West, March 8, 1901. Manuscript.
In Memoriam. Resolution of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Stanford Parlor No. 76, March 19, 1901.
In Memoriam: The Fresno Bar Association's Tribute to "Our Steve." 3 copies. Printed. Also: Cover letter (with envelope) from Mark A. Plaisted to Mrs. Stephen M. White, March 23, 1901.
Letter: C. W. Pendleton to Mrs. S. M. White, Apr. 1, 1901.
In Memoriam: Worthy Grand President, Officers and Members of the Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, April 25, 1901. Manuscript.
Souvenir Program of Benefit Tendered Hon. Stephen M. White Memorial Fund by Native Sons of the Golden West, Los Angeles, April 30, 1901. Los Angeles Theatre. Printed.
The Redwood, vol viii, no. 6, March 1909. The issue is dedicated to Stephen M. White. Also includes an essay about White (pp. 246-251)
"A Champion of Law and Liberty" by Judge Louis P. Russill. In Los Angeles County Employee, vol 3, no. 3, May 1930, pp. 9, 64.
"Hero of the Free Harbor," by Cornelius O'Lehan. In Columbia, March 1936, pp. 5, 21.
Series Eight: Artifacts, 1888-1908 back to top
Badge: California delegation. St. Louis 1888.
Badge: Delegate. California. National Democratic Convention. 1888.
Badge: San Jose Convention. Los Angeles. August 19th, 1890.
Badge: N. S. G. W. [Native Sons of the Golden West] Ramona Parlor no. 109. Los Angeles. Admission Day. San Francisco, Sep. 9th 1890.
Society of California Pioneers Admission Day celebration, 1890 Ribbon.
Badge: N.S. G. W. Grand Parlor. Chairman of the Executive Committee. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892.
Badge: Grand Parlor N. S. G. W. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892. Delegate.
Badge: Grand Parlor N. S. G. W. Fifteenth Annual Session. Los Angeles. April 1892. Reception.
Leather Portfolio. Embossed: "Stephen M. White, U. S. Senate," [ca 1893-1899] Includes a matching leather-bound edition of Dreka's Word-Book, published by Louis Dreka, Philadelphia.
Badge: California. Democracy. Delegate Chicago 1896.
Badge: Delegate. California. Democratic National Convention. Chicago, July 7, 1896.
Badge: Democracy Prosperity. California Delegation. Chicago 1896. Guest
Medal: reception. Inauguration March 4, 1897.
Badge: 1851 [-] 1901 Souvenir. Golden Jubilee of Santa Clara College. Santa Clara, Cal. March 19, 1901.
Button with ribbon: Reception committee. Unveiling ceremonies of the Stephen M. White monument. Dec. 11, 1908.
Piece of badge [?]: Daniel Norcross & Co. Masonic Temple no. 6 Post St. San Francisco, Cal.
Badge: Eureka. California Delegate
Badge: Iroquois. Sacramento.
Calling cards: "Mr. Stephen Mallory White." 59 cards. In printer's box: Stoll & Thayer, Stimson Block, Los Angeles.
Medal: Order of La Fiesta. Southern California.
Badge. Red, white and blue circular badge; no words.
Medal: Joint Committee Senate.
Medal: Collegivm Georgiopolitanvm, 1889
Religious medals (2 alike)
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