Harry W. Nerhood is a member of the History Department of Whittier College.
10. Another source document for the history of Whittier College is the journal of minutes given to the College by Mrs. Lindley Baldwin. These minutes describe the work of the Board of Trustees of Friends' College in 1888. They will be cited hereafter as BJ.
14. Ibid., May 3, 1888, May 10, 1888. The officers elected were Hervey Lindley, President; Elias Jessup, First Vice-President; C. C. Reynolds, Second Vice-President; Willet Dorland, Secretary; T. E. Newlin, Treasurer, and Dr. C. R. Dixon, Assistant Secretary.
27. The Quaker and the West: The First Sixty Years of Whittier College (Whittier, California, 1948), p. 23. Dr. Harris, longtime resident of Whittier and associated with the College since 1901, has placed Whittier College and all future historians of the institution in his debt for this factual and interpretative account.
28. No history of Whittier, California will ever be written without much attention being given to the activities of the Pickering Land and Water Company. It founded the town in a sense, and in the years before World War I its numerous benefactions in the form of land gifts brought most Whittier institutions, educational and religious, into its debt.
34. The first Board of Trustees was made up of Dr. C. J. Cook, Dr. W. V. Coffin, U. D. Ellis, Lydia Jackson, Lydia Jenkins, Thomas Armstrong, T. E. Newlin, J. C. Hiatt, and A. J. Coryell. WEA, June 29,1891.
43. Recently the writer of this paper paid a visit to John J. Jessup, who is still living in full strength and vigor in Los Angeles. In the course of the interview (which is tape-recorded), the question came up of how the instructors lived between payments on their salaries. Mr. Jessup settled the matter quickly by answering that they "just lived." Personally, this writer would like to know the secret—it might be useful in these times.