Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the Henry H. Markham Papers, approx. 1867-1899
Consult repository  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (170.88 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
These papers deal mainly with the politics of the period, but include many from his files, dealing with mining and his other business interests. The following subjects are of particular interest and importance:
Henry Harrison Markham was born in Wilmington, Essex Co., N. Y., on November 16, 1840. He received his education in his native town, and in Wheeler's Academy, in Vermont. In 1861 he entered the army and served in the infantry throughout the Civil War, being honorably discharged after he was seriously wounded in the battle of River's Bridge in 1865. He practised law in Wisconsin from 1867 until 1879, when he moved to California. He settled in Pasadena and soon became a prominent and influential citizen of the county. In 1884 he was elected representative to Congress from the Sixth District and was successful in securing passage of several important measures, such as the establishment of a national soldiers' home in Santa Monica, and the securing of appropriations for improving various harbors on the California coast. He was elected governor of the state in 1890, and served for one term.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL.