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Milton Frank Kemble Papers: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Milton Frank Kemble Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1827-1887
    Collection Number: mssKemble papers
    Creator: Kemble, Milton Frank, 1829-1888.
    Extent: 47 pieces in 1 box
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of the diaries, account books, weather diaries, and notebooks of American Midwestern farmer Milton Frank Kemble (1829-1888). Of particular interest is the diary Kemble wrote while traveling by train from Iowa to California in 1873.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Milton Frank Kemble Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Ira Oscar Kemble, June 27, 1945.

    Biographical Note

    Milton Frank Kemble (1829-1888) was born in Elkton, Ohio, on July 15, 1829. He spent most of his life in Kansas and Oskaloosa, Iowa, and made occasional trips to Santa Clara County, California. He dedicated a great deal of his time to farming and taking notes on the weather and land. He died in July 1888.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries, account books, weather diaries, and notebooks of Milton Frank Kemble (1829-1888). Of particular interest is the diary Kemble wrote while traveling by train from Iowa to California in 1873. The rest of the collection is of materials from other members of the Kemble family.

    Arrangement

    The collection is in one box and is arranged alphabetically by author, followed by miscellaneous manuscripts and ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Kemble, Milton Frank, 1829-1888.
    Farmers -- Iowa -- Diaries.
    Farmers -- Kansas -- Diaries.
    Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Santa Clara County.
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Iowa.
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas.
    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    Railroad travel -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Sources.
    Weather -- Observations.
    California, Northern -- Description and travel.
    Kansas -- Description and travel.
    Oskaloosa (Iowa) -- Description and travel.

    Forms/Genres

    Account books -- 19th century.
    Diaries -- 19th century.
    Notebooks -- 19th century.