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Finding Aid for the George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks, 1893-1920
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  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks,
    Date (inclusive): 1893-1920
    Collection number: 163
    Creator: Parsons, George Whitwell, 1850-1933
    Extent: 2 boxes (ca. 200 pieces)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George W. Parsons (1850-1933) was a charter member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce serving as director and chairman on the Committee on Mines and Mining as well as on the Transportation Committee. He was active in promoting Southern California oil and mineral development. The collection consists of materials documenting Parsons' activities as a mining engineer and as the chairman of the Mining Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
    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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of George W. Parsons.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks (Collection 163). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Parsons was born in Washington, D.C., August 26, 1850; graduated Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York; moved to California, 1876 and worked for several years at National Bank & Trust Company San Francisco; moved to Tombstone, Arizona, 1880, and was involved in mining; relocated to Los Angeles, California, 1887 and was charter member Chamber of Commerce serving as director and chairman for Committee on Mines and Mining, and Transportation Committee; represented California at Omaha Exposition; was identified with mining industry and was active in promoting Southern California oil and mineral development, Los Angeles Harbor, and many civic projects in Los Angeles; died 1933.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials documenting George Whitwell Parsons' activities as mining engineer and chairman of the Mining Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Includes scrapbooks of clippings, letters, and ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Parsons, George Whitwell, 1850-1920--Archives.
    Mining engineers--California--Archival resources.
    Scrapbooks.