Guide to Harrington W. Cochran Manuscript on Baja California MS.R.017

Finding aid prepared by Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012

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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 This is an unpublished work of 362 pages, including approximately 421 original photographs (taken by Cochran) and ten maps.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.