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Guide to the Henry Raup Wagner Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Henry Raup Wagner Collection
    Dates: 1920-1983
    Identification: MS-0264
    Creator: Wagner, Henry R. (Henry Raup), 1862-1957
    Physical Description: 1.67 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Henry Raup Wagner will be most remembered as a successful business executive and a producer of bibliographical and historical texts. Wagner was born on September 27, 1862 in a suburb of Philadelphia. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a law degree from Yale Law School. After one year in practice, he left the law field and pursued the mining business as a vocation, eventually becoming part of American Smelting and Refining Company.
    Wagner traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe until he met his wife, Blanche Henrietta Collet. They settled in Berkeley, California, the area in which they resided for the remainder of their lives.
    Throughout the course of a half-century, Wagner produced over one hundred scholarly bibliographical and historical studies chiefly on Latin and Western America. One of his most famous publications was Sir Francis Drake's Voyage Around the World: Its Aims and Achievements. Aside from the volumes which he published, Wagner also amassed an extensive collection of books and documents of his own. Since his death in 1957, most of his collection has been donated to the libraries at Yale, Brown, Berkeley, and other universities.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Geographic Name:

    Latin America -- History
    West (U.S.) -- History

    Personal Name:

    Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957 -- Archives
    Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957 -- Corresopondence

    Topical Term:

    Historians -- United States -- Biography -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Henry Raup Wagner Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, articles, journals, and publications about Henry Raup Wagner.