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Finding Aid for the Edgar Spalsbury Portrait Album C012172
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This album contains a collection of portraits of famous figures, including actors and actresses, Civil War generals, and politicians.
Edgar Spalsbury was born on a farm in Jefferson County, New York in 1835. He grew to become a lawyer at the age of twenty. During the Civil War, Spalsbury served as a captain in Company C, 35th New York Infantry, and fought in the battle of Bull Run. After the war, Spalsbury moved west in search a milder climate for his frail health. In 1875, after spending some time in Chicago, (where according to his nephew George E. Parker, he served as a librarian) Spalsbury moved to Santa Cruz, California, establishing a law practice in 1876. Successful and popular among the citizens of Santa Cruz, he was elected Justice of the Peace and dubbed "Judge" by friends and supporters. He died in 1897.
1.0 volume 1 album (176 photographs)
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