The collection contains the papers of Leslie and Carey Bliss.
Leslie Bliss was born in 1889 and died in 1977. He was a graduate of Colgate University and the New York State Library School
and began working for the Huntington Library as an assistant in 1915. In 1926, he was appointed head librarian of the Huntington
Library which he held until his retirement in 1958, although he remained with the Huntington Library as a consultant. He earned
an honorary degree from Colgate University in 1961. While serving as librarian and continuing during his retirement, Leslie
Bliss worked with Juanita Brooks to expand the Huntington Library’s collection of early Mormon books and manuscripts.
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