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Gerald John Kane Literary Collection: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection, compiled by collector Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), consists of 1,520 documents written by or containing the signatures of notable individuals. The material dates from 1571 to 1951 and includes accounts, letters, photographs, poems, government papers and royal proclamations signed by, among others, actors and actresses, authors, explorers, kings, magicians, queens, politicians, scientists, singers, and soldiers.
Background
Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), was a collector of material related to Nevada, mining, and the American West, as well as being an autograph collector.
Extent
1,520 pieces. 30 boxes.
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.