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Description
Papers of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, American naval officer, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and California rancher.
Background
Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-1893) was a naval officer in California during the Mexican War, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California, organizer of the U.S. Camel Corps, and brigadier-general in the California state militia. Beale was also an explorer for wagon roads and railroads in the U.S. West, owner of Rancho El Tejón (Kern County, California) and Decatur House (Washington, D.C.), and served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary.
Extent
1.66 Linear Feet (3 boxes, plus one wooden box)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.