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Finding Aid to the Edward E. Ayer Papers MS.537
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The principal item of this collection is a carbon trypescript copy of "Reminiscences" (of the far west, 1860-1918), 181 pages, by Edward Everett Ayer (1841-1927). Other items in this collection include a letter from Edward Ayer to Hector Alliot, a list of the Edward Ayer Collection in the Newberry Library, and Ayer's obituary from the Los Angeles Times. Materials in this collection are from 1910-1927.
Edward Everett Ayer (1841 November 16 – 1927 May 3) was an American business magnate, best remembered for the endowments of his substantial collections of books and original manuscripts from Native American and colonial-era history and ethnology, which were donated to the Newberry Library and Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Ayer made his fortune supplying timber to the 19th century’s fast-growing railroad industry, and he spent his fortune amassing an enormous collection of books and manuscripts on American history as it pertained to the North American Indian, inclusive of Central America.
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
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