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Burnham (William Henry) Family Photographs of Catalina Island and Other Locations
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Photographs documenting the social activities and travel of California financier William Henry Burnham and family, approximately 1898 to 1905.
William Henry Burnham (1851-1934) was born in Connecticut and came to California in 1893. He and his wife, Katharine French Burnham (1855-1937) settled in Orange, where William Burnham worked in finance and became president of the Bank of Orange around 1898. The couple had three children: Ralph F., William H. Jr., and Mary. Mary attended Marlborough School in Los Angeles. Katharine Burnham was active in social organizations and an avid collector of bookplates. She is listed as a member of the women's Ebell Society of Santa Ana Valley in the early 1900s. Her collection of bookplates was donated to the Huntington Library by her children in 1939.
1.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
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