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French (Henry) Papers
MSS-2019-01-22  
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Description
114 letters to and from Henry French between 1875-1907, with a gap between 1887-1897. Bulk of letters relate to French's grocery business, his involvement with the YMCA, the University of Pacific Alumni Association, personal/family correspondences, and letters relating to his later profession as a lawyer in San Jose.
Background
Henry French (1851-1916) was born in Camelford, Cornwall, England. He married Rebecca Tretheway (1852-1919), also an English native from Cornwall, in Lockeford, CA in 1876. They had 5 children; Mary Arthur French (1878-191), Beatrice French Bolt (married to Dr. Richard Bolt), Henry Nelson French, John Warren French (1886-1940), Annie Cordeila French, and William Edward French (1896-1900). Henry French died on August 27, 1916 in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA - he is buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.
Extent
1 Box (1.29 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of San Jose State University Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.