The collection includes diaries of Rolph's daily mayoral activities in 1917 and 1927, some correspondence, and campaign documents.
James Rolph, Jr. was San Francisco's 30th mayor, from 1912 to 1931, the longest term served by a San Francisco mayor. Born
in 1869 in San Francisco, he attended Mission District schools, graduating from Trinity College in 1888. Rolph became a successful
shipbuilder and banker. He married Annie Reid, with whom he had three children. A charming and energetic man, he was known
as "Sunny Jim."
(1.6 cubic feet)
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