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Finding Aid for the John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures, 1903-1943
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Description
George Edwin Burnell (1863-1948) was a religious educator, and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Mimeographed transcripts of his lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions. He was also the president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, and a member of the Jonathan Club. The collection consists of several hundred typewritten reports of lectures given by Burnell and his wife Mary Lamoreaux Burnell. Lecture titles include “Experience,” “Intellect,” “Healing,” “Wealth,” and “Virtue.”
Background
Burnell was born in Connecticut in 1863; moved to California, where he became known as a religious educator and authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature; held classes at his home in Arcadia; mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions; his wife, Mary, also lectured; he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, member of the Jonathan Club; died in 1948.Burnell was a religious educator and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Classes met regularly at his home at 290 Foothill Blvd., Arcadia, California In addition, he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and the San Joaquin Farms Company, a member of the Jonathan Club, and an active participant in the business community. Mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions as evidenced by examples in the collection of variant settings.
Extent
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.