14 - Letter from Lewis to Ac asking that he give them information on his Capital Assets. It seems that AC is in the habit of shipping inventory to be sold from his store in San Francisco and shipping unused materials back, so that none is on hand. The Superintendent asks that he tell them how much he brings in and how much is returned in the autumn. He further wants to know if AC has alloted himself a salary.
6 - Dr. Ernest Sargent Pillsbury ( G-1-1N 4E, plot number) & Sylvia Florance Ball Pillsbury’s (G-1-1N 4E, plot number) ashes are interred in unmarked graves in the cheapest possible part of Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles. Until June 15, 1993 there was no marker on their grave. This was placed then by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, their grand-daughter.
19 - Stationary, Dept of the Interior to AC from Stephen Mather.
Dear Mr. Pillsbury:
I have yours of March 14th and note the suggestion for a possible flight into the Valley this summer with Lieut. Don Tresidder as pilot and yourself as cameraman.
I think your suggestion a very good one, and if anyone is going to make the flight, I think you are entitled to have the first call. Take the matter up with Mr. Lewis, to whom I will send a copy of this letter.
I plan to go to Hawaii next month and expect to be back about the 10th or 12th of May, and then may make a short visit to the Valley. It would be very interesting if this could be arranged during my visit there. We might make something of a feature of it, and possibly get another contingent up from San Francisco as I did at Christmastime. We might even be able to get the Governor up,. and could make something of an event of it.
I will also call this to Mr. Albright’s attention. He will be leaving for the East within a few days of the time this letter reaches you, but he may be able to confer with you about it before returning to Washington. I am sailing for Hawaii on the Manoa April 10, and may have a chance to see you before I leave.
Stephen T. Mather
22 - Letter to AC from Lewis.
Notes areceipt of his Financial Report for the year ending Dec. 31, 1918, and that it is still lacking his annual report. Form no. 1 - 399C.
AC evidently asked about a library at Yosemite and is told that nothing exists where books on botony would be available.
Tells AC that when he arrives he, Lewis, will se he gets a permit to pick flowers for his photographic work.
Wishes him a success on plan to negotiate an aeroplane trip into the Valley. Hopes he gets the first trip.
29 - In 1919 file of Yosemite Park Service - Annual Report of AC Pillsbury for 1918. Includes the following information filled in on form.
AC is listed as the only stock holder in the corporation. There is no mortgage. He checks section that asks how many tourists were served. The question is complex and exhaustive. He has made no arrangements his patrons. Employees. he lists three. Himself, $200, Manager and photographer. Mrs. Crocker, $60.00, sales lady. Mrs. Goldsberry, $40.00 cook. No. 7 asked if he deviated from schedule of rates. He says no. He took no timber from park. He issues no circulars or advertisements soliciting business. The last of the three page document is notarized and signed.
4 - From Lewis sent with quadruplicate forms for his signature to permit his concession for the ensuing calendar year.
23 - Letter on stationary, Dept of the Interior from Albright to Lewis
Approval of permits for concession for photographic business and permitting him to show movies and charge $.15 a person.
28 - PACIFIC TELEGRAM - collect
To: Chester N. Weaver
1560 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California
S.C. Pillsbury in Studebaker car reached here two p. m. twenty fourth. First car to drive into Valley. From Lewis, Yosemite, California
28 - PACIFIC TELEGRAM
Received at Yosemite Calif.
Collect there yrs date Chester N. Weaver signed Lewis chgs refused.
San Francisco April 28 1919
P?n and advise
29 - PACIFIC TELEGRAM -
Received at 1 sf ca svc
Yours 28 Weaver signed Lewis charges OK here.
San Francisco Calif April 29 1919
Mr. B.B. L.
For your information.
2 - From Lewis to AC Approval of permit and exhibition of scenic motion pictures for $.15 per person.
9 - From Lewis to AC - Permission to collect flowers for purpose of photographic studies. Copy to Chief Ranger Townsley.
16 - Lewis to AC. Letter asking for remittance of fees for medical insurance for his employees.
25 - Letter to AC from Lewis. AC is now in San Francisco
Dear Mr. Pillsbury: -
You recall last summer when Mr. Mather was here you suggested that we take up a subscription for the purchase of a relief map of the entire park As I recall you stated the price of this map was $400 and as I remember it was sort of left up to you, or rather you accepted the task of looking into this matter of assuring subscriptions. Since that time I have heard nothing of it and the whole matter sort of slipped my mind. Mr. Mather is, however, writing to know what progress, if any, has been made towards raising the fund and offers to subscribe $25.00 or $50.00 if the remainder can be raised. In addition to the amount Mr. Mather offers to subscribe I think I can guarantee not less than $50.00 from among our employees here, which would leave a balance of approximately $300.00 to be raised. Is there any prospects of this being done? If not, I am anxious to purchase none of the Valley relief maps, the price of which, I believe, is $75.00. Can you tell me if the man who makes these relief maps has one of the Valley maps in stock or if not, how long it will be necessary to wait before it could be delivered. I understand the price of this smaller map is $75.00. A reply at your early convenience would be appreciated.
Very Truly Yours,
W. B. Lewis,
25 - To AC from Lewis. 1920 permit. he is to sign all five copies and return to this office with the least possible delay. Mentions that he needs to ensure that his financial statement and report of seasons business will be due Oct. 31 and are not yet filed.