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William Newton Meeks Family Photograph Collection photCL 376
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Description
A collection of photographs of California pioneer William Newton Meeks, his wife Abigail Livia Martha Davis, their children, and other family members.
Background
William Newton Meeks (1821-1897) was born in New York and travelled to California by ship during the California Gold Rush. He entered the real estate business in San Francisco and married Abigail Livia Martha Davis, a schoolteacher. In 1871, Abigail took their four children (Edward, Constance Adela, William Vincent, and Blanche Thayer) to be educated first in Philadelphia and then in Lausanne, Nice, and finally Paris. After Abigail's death in 1876, William and the children returned to California and settled in Oakland, Alameda County.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet (1 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 for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.