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Finding Aid to the Henry D. Cogswell Papers, 1846-1960 (bulk 1850-1899)
BANC MSS 84/61 c  
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Description
The collection contains diaries of Henry Cogswell and his wife Caroline and are an unusually long and consistent record of busy personal and financial life in the western United States. The collection also contains Cogswell's financial and business records, and materials on the various schools with which he was involved. A significant portion of the collection consists of research materials of Loren B. Taber pertaining to Henry and Caroline Cogswell, the history of dentistry in California, and a biography of William Brown Gilden.
Background
California pioneer, Henry D. Cogswell was a dentist by profession, an inventor, a real estate manipulator and investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, temperance advocate, and founder of Cogswell Polytechnic College (1887), the first engineering institute west of St. Louis. Dr. Cogswell donated several statues of himself, as well as numerous fountains, to the city of San Francisco.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 boxes, 2 cartons Linear feet: 3.3
Restrictions
Copyright has been ssigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in this collection are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.