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.
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.
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