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Guide to Harrington W. Cochran Manuscript on Baja California MS.R.017
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Title: Harrington W. Cochran manuscript on Baja California
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.017
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1919-1920
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection consists of a bound typescript manuscript of Data for a Handbook on the Northern District of Baja California, compiled by Captain Harrington Willson Cochran, M.I.D., under the direction of the Department Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Office, Headquarters, Western Department, San Francisco, California, November 23, 1919. This is an unpublished work of 362 pages, including approximately 421 original photographs (taken by Cochran) and ten maps. Cochran's work provided the basis for Handbook on Lower California (Military Intelligence Division, 1920).
    Creator: Cochran, Harrington Willson

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Harrington W. Cochran Manuscript on Baja California. MS-R017. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Stanley H. Cochran, 1974.

    Processing History

    Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

    Historical Background

    Harrington W. Cochran (August 1891-April 1942) was a Captain of the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of a bound typescript manuscript of Data for a Handbook on the Northern District of Baja California, compiled by Captain Harrington Willson Cochran, M.I.D., under the direction of the Department Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Office, Headquarters, Western Department, San Francisco, California, November 23, 1919. This is an unpublished work of 362 pages, including approximately 421 original photographs (taken by Cochran) and ten maps. Cochran's work provided the basis for Handbook on Lower California (Military Intelligence Division, 1920). The manuscript is in two volumes bound together. Volume 1, "Northern Baja California," is 206 pages long and contains 317 photographs and 3 maps. Volume 2, "Southern Baja California," is 156 pages long and contains 99 photographs, 7 maps and 5 loose photos. The manuscript contains photographs and information about such places as San Diego, Mexicali, Tecate, Tiajuana, Ensenada, Santo Tomas, Rosario, Cedros Island, and Turtle Bay.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- History
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)--Guidebooks.