Collection is comprised of two paper letters created by Robert S. Boyns, dated October 29, 1900 and November 26, 1900. They
were created during Sacramento's Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Board of Directors meetings.
The letters were created by Robert S. Boyns (1867-1935), an employee of the Sacramento YMCA and Prudential Life Insurance
Company in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, circa 1880s through 1910. Boyns was likely born in 1867 in Cornwall,
England. He immigrated to the United States circa 1883-1884 and settled in Northern California. San Francisco and Sacramento
area newspapers from 1888-1900 occasionally advertised lectures by Boyns at various YMCA locations. It's at Sacramento's YMCA
branch where he served as secretary pro temp for approximately three years with a total of sixteen years dedicated to the
organization. Boyns evidently changed professions in 1902 to pursue a more lucrative career in the insurance field, working
for Prudential Life Insurance Company (Prudential's New Pacific Coast Division, 453). He married Grace Miller in 1909 and,
in circa 1911, they moved to Seattle, Washington. While in Seattle, Boyns continued to work for Prudential and served as president
of Seattle's Chamber of Commerce in 1921. He died in 1935 in Seattle.
The Sacramento YMCA was founded in approximately 1865 to create a social community group for the growing Sacramento population.
It changed locations various times in its early years before moving to its current location at W and Twenty-First streets
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