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.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission
from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical
property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate
curator for further information.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
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