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Thomas Family Photograph Album: Finding Aid
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Description
A personal photograph album chiefly depicting mining engineer Chester A. Thomas (1874-1920) and Thomas family members between 1892 and 1898 in mining camps in Virginia City and Sutro, Nevada; at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California; visiting Harvard University and Cambridge, Massachusetts; and at Camp Merritt at the Presidio, San Francisco, in 1898.
Background
Mining engineer Chester Ashley Thomas (1874-1920), known as "Chet," was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1874. Thomas's father, Colonel Charles Cotesworth Thomas, was a mining engineer and became superintendent of the Sutro tunnel of the Comstock Lode, Nevada in 1871. Chester Thomas graduated from Stanford University in 1898 and became a member of the First California Volunteers at Manila, 1898-99, during the Spanish American War. Thomas became a mining engineer and later manager of American Smelters Securities Co. He died in 1920 while in Dawson, Alaska.
Extent
104 photographs in 1 album : chiefly cyanotype prints ; images chiefly 12.5 x 16.5 cm, volume 21 x 17 cm
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
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