This collection contains the papers of Southern California educator and historian J.M. Guinn (1834-1918), chiefly dating
from 1870-1918 and including Guinn's research notebooks; drafts of books speeches, and papers; correspondence, with
some letters written by Guinn while a Union soldier during the Civil War; and ephemera.
James Miller Guinn (aka J.M. Guinn) (1834-1918), was a prominent educator and historian in
southern California during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Guinn
maintained an active role in his community, having membership in several local
historical and fraternal societies, and kept lifelong affiliations with the
Presbyterian Church and the Republican Party. By the end of his life, Guinn had
produced a voluminous literature on California and its prominent residents.
151 items in 4 boxes + 1 oversize folder
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