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.
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