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Charles Raymond Sheaff photograph collection [graphic].
BANC PIC 2008.103--PIC; BANC PIC 2008.103--AX; BANC PIC 2008.103--CASE box 1; BANC PIC 2008.103--CASE box 2; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Charles Raymond Sheaff photograph collection

Creator/Contributor:

Sheaff, Charles Raymond, 1867-1942, creator

Abstract:

Contains portraits and snapshots of Sheaff, his wife Ellen "Nellie" Ginsell and their family, including 3 tintype family portraits in cases and frames, as well as 2 empty photograph cases. Also includes group portraits of U.S. Navy crews -- including Sheaff -- of the U.S.S. Olympia (commandeered by George Dewey during the Spanish American War) and and unidentified ship; and two photographs of U.S.S. Boston, one of which includes detail of damage received in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. Also includes an heirloom thimble and calling card case, a Spanish American War cuff link, a Kern County High School pin, and a San Jose City Lines fare token.

Date:

ca. 1865-ca. 1970 (issued)

Subject:

Sheaff, Charles Raymond -- 1867-1942 -- Portraits
United States. -- Navy. -- Pictorial works
Olympia (Cruiser) -- Pictorial works
Boston (Cruiser) -- Pictorial works
Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Naval operations

Note:

Most photographs include captions with dates.
Title devised by cataloger.
Thimble and calling card case stored in Historical Object Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:175--OBJ (Carton 13).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Cased photographs (CASE) and historical objects (OBJ) RESTRICTED: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.
Charles Raymond Sheaff (October 9, 1867-May 22, 1942) was born in Holcomb, Illinois. In 1892, he enlisted in the National Guard of California and served in the U.S. Navy until March 1900. In 1903, he married Ellen Grinsell in Bakersfield, California.
Transferred from the Charles Raymond Sheaff papers (BANC MSS 2008/256).

Type:

graphic
Tintypes.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 folders and 1 oversize folder (ca. 35 photographic prints) and 3 boxes (3 cased tintypes in frames, 2 empty cases, 1 framed phtographic print, 1 thimble and 1 calling card case) : b&w and color ; 20 x 27 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

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BANC PIC 2008.103--PIC
BANC PIC 2008.103--AX
BANC PIC 2008.103--CASE box 1
BANC PIC 2008.103--CASE box 2
BANC PIC 19xx.031:175--OBJ
BANC PIC 2008.103

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Cased photographs (CASE) and historical objects (OBJ) RESTRICTED: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.

Related Item:

Charles Raymond Sheaff papers : Sheaff, Charles Raymond, : 1867-1942
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