Wellington C. Burnett papers

Finding aid prepared by Brooke M. Black
Manuscripts Department
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Wellington C. Burnett papers
Dates: 1812-1935
Collection Call Number: mssBurnett papers
Extent: 964 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: Personal papers of Wellington C. Burnett and his wife, Jane.
Language of Material: The material is in English.

Administration Information

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

Publication Rights

The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wellington C. Burnett papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection is made up of a purchase from the Argonaut Book Shop, January 1956, and from Laurence Lingle, August 1972.

Biographical Note

Wellington C. Burnett (1828-1907) was born in Connecticut and joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Mexican War. He then attended Harvard Law School and practiced law in Chicago. In 1852, Burnett came to California, where he served as state senator, settled in San Francisco and practiced law, and was elected city and county attorney during 1870-1878.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, documents, manuscripts, business papers, and maps related to Wellington C. Burnett (1828-1907), his wife, Jane Cleveland Burnett, and the Burnett and Cleveland families. There are also materials about early California and Burnett's involvement with veterans of the Mexican War. Also included is Burnett's journal containing an account of his experiences during the Mexican War.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. The collection is housed in two boxes and has one journal.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Burnett family
Burnett, Wellington Cleveland, 1828-1907
Burnett, Jane Cleveland
Cleveland family

Corporate Names

Associated Veterans of the Mexican War
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Sources

Subjects

Subjects

Lawyers -- California -- San Francisco -- Correspondence
Legislators -- California -- Correspondence
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American

Geographic Areas

California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Genre

Letters (correspondence) -- United States
Personal papers -- United States


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

A - B

Folder  1

A: Correspondence (1848-1904)

9 items
Folder  2

Abbott, James Burnett. Massacre at Lawrence, Kansas (1863, Aug. 20

1 item
Folder  3

B: Correspondence and Documents (1851-1906)

32 items
Folder  4

Burnett, Gertrude A. History of the Presidio, San Francisco, Calif. [undated]

1 item
Folder  5

Burnett, Isaac G. Correspondence (1867-1893)

20 items
Folder  6

Burnett, Jane Cleveland. Memories (1855-1906)

6 items
Folder  7

Burnett, Jane Cleveland. Correspondence (1856-1918)

75 items
Folder  8

Burnett, Lester. Correspondence and Documents (1846-1868)

28 items
Folder  9

Burnett, Lester G. Correspondence (1875-1917)

24 items
Folder  10

Burnett, Olive B. C. Correspondence (1843-1872)

48 items
Folder  11

Burnett, Wellington Cleveland. Correspondence and Documents (1852-1902)

67 items
Folder  12

Burnett, Wellington Cleveland. Letters to Jane Cleveland Burnett (1856-1904)

60 items
Folder  13

Burnett Family. Biographical Papers (1884-1935)

20 items
Folder  14

Burnett Family. Correspondence (1861-1917)

51 items
Box 2

C - Z

Folder  1

C: Correspondence (1850-1907)

37 items
Folder  2

Cleveland, Charles. Correspondence (1850-1860)

34 items
Folder  3

Cleveland Family. Correspondence (1837-1894)

50 items
Folder  4

Cooper, Harry. Letters to his mother (1886-1889)

24 items
Folder  5

D - G: Correspondence and Documents (1836-1902)

29 items
Folder  6

H - K: Correspondence (1843-1906)

32 items
Folder  7

L - N: Correspondence and Documents (1853-1902)

53 items
Folder  8

O - R: Correspondence and Documents (1845-1924)

21 items
Folder  9

S - T: Correspondence and Documents (1836-1916)

49 items
Folder  10

U - W: Correspondence and Documents (1830-1916)

39 items
Folder  11

U.S. Pension Office: Land Papers (1851-1854)

19 items
Folder  12

Miscellaneous Papers (1812-1919)

48 items
Folder  13

Veterans of the Mexican War Association: Papers related to (1866-1906)

63 items
Folder  14

Ephemera (1880-1935)

23 items
Envelope 3

Wellington C. Burnett journal of experiences as a soldier during the Mexican War and events to 1906 ([1847]-1906)