The Elsa S. McGinn papers consist of materials pertaining to her activity as a public figure in San Mateo County, as well
as her personal life. The collection is divided into four series: Business Papers, Civic and Municipal Papers, Correspondence,
and Personal Papers.
Elsa McGinn was born Elsa Waller Searing on May 4, 1880 in Sherwood, New York. Her father, Edward Whelan Searing, was an
attorney who served on the New York State Assembly and her mother, Laura Redden Searing, was an accomplished journalist and
poet who wrote under the name Howard Glyndon.
2 cartons, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder
4 linear feet
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