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Finding Aid for the Palmer Family Papers, 1800-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Palmer Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1800-1960
    Collection number: 515
    Creator: Palmer Family
    Extent: 47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.) 11 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Henry Austin Palmer came to California in 1862 and was employed in a banking and assay office in Folsom until 1864, and then spent a year in assaying in Michigan Bluff. He became the first cashier of the Union National bank, established in 1877, serving as president from 1882-86, while also serving as vice president and treasurer of the Union Savings Bank. The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, diaries, glass slides, glass plate negatives, ephemera, and memorabilia of the Harold King Palmer family of Los Angeles.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Palmer Family Papers (Collection 515). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Henry Austin Palmer was born in 1842, a native of Stonington, Connecticut; worked there as an express agent, then a clerk in the U.S. custom house; came to California in 1862 and was employed in a banking and assay office in Folsom until 1864, and then spent a year in assaying in Michigan Bluff; worked as cashier in U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1865-67; cashier at banking house of Banks & Company until 1869 when he organized and was appointed cashier of the Union Savings Bank of Oakland; became the first cashier of the Union National bank, established in 1877, serving as president from 1882-86, while also serving as vice president and treasurer of the Union Savings Bank; in 1867, he married Jane O. Day; their children were Theodore S., Elizabeth Day, and Harold King Palmer; in 1882, along with C.T. Mills and M.L. Wicks, Palmer incorporated the Pomona Land and Water Company; in 1884 served as vice president, and then president until 1887; also became the owner and incorporator of the Pomona Bank in 1883.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of photographs, correspondence, diaries, glass slides, glass plate negatives, ephemera, and memorabilia of the Harold King Palmer family of Los Angeles. Includes materials of Elizabeth Day Palmer, Henry Austin Palmer, the Beggs and Rex family, and the Hart family. Also includes a photograph album of Elizabeth Day Palmer with photographs taken on a trip to Chile, ca.
    Date: 1903
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    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Harold King Palmer (Boxes 1-7).
    2. Palmer family (Boxes 8-17, 21-24, 35-49).
    3. Elizabeth Day Palmer (Boxes 18-20).
    4. Henry Austin Palmer (Boxes 25-30).
    5. Beggs family (Boxes 31-33).
    6. Hart family (Box 34).
    7. Photograph album of Chile (Box 50).
    8. Rex and Beggs family photograph album (Box 51).
    9. Glass plate negatives (Boxes 52-58).

    Access Terms

    Palmer family--Archives.
    Palmer, Henry Austin--Archival resources.
    Palmer, Harold King--Archival resources.
    Palmer, Elizabeth Day--Archival resources.
    Beggs family--Archives.
    Hart family--Archives.
    Rex family--Archives.
    Diaries.
    Photographs.
    Photonegatives.