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Hinckley (Frank) Papers
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Description
Frank Hinckley worked as a civil engineer and surveyor in Northern California in the mid-1800s. Materials in this collection document his life and professional activities.
Background
Frank Hinckley was born in Rhode Island and came to California via the Isthmus of Panama in 1863 and became a civil engineer for the government in San Francisco. He worked as a surveyor for the Western Pacific Railroad in and around the Bay area until 1872, when he became foreman of the Meek Ranch in Hayward, California (which was owned by his father-in-law, William Meek). Hinckley and his family moved to a ranch near Redlands, California, in 1883, where he lived until his death in 1890.
Extent
3.84 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 volume)
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.
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