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James Miller Guinn Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Southern California educator and historian J.M. Guinn (1834-1918), chiefly dating from 1870-1918 and including Guinn's research notebooks; drafts of books speeches, and papers; correspondence, with some letters written by Guinn while a Union soldier during the Civil War; and ephemera.
Background
James Miller Guinn (aka J.M. Guinn) (1834-1918), was a prominent educator and historian in southern California during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Guinn maintained an active role in his community, having membership in several local historical and fraternal societies, and kept lifelong affiliations with the Presbyterian Church and the Republican Party. By the end of his life, Guinn had produced a voluminous literature on California and its prominent residents.
Extent
151 items in 4 boxes + 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.