The William H. Egle Collection (1817-1967) provides light documentation for Egle’s genealogical research and historical research
interests. Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of correspondence, genealogical material, publications about Pennsylvania
history, scrapbooks, and a small number of photographs. The collection also includes materials from William Egle's wife and
daughter, including several maps and publications. The majority of materials date from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Highlights
include an autograph scrapbook spanning the nineteenth century, which features signatures of prominent Pennsylvanians, including
James Trimble, the First Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
William H. Egle was born in Harrisburg, PA in 1830. After completing school, he worked as a printer for the "Pennsylvania
Telegraph." Later, Egle became the editor for the "Literary Companion" and the "Daily Telegraph." In 1859, he received a
degree from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. After the outbreak of the Civil War, Egle worked as
a surgeon for the Pennsylvania volunteers, and in 1863 was appointed surgeon to the 47th Pennsylvania Regiment. After the
war, in 1870, he became surgeon-in-chief for the Pennsylvania National Guard.
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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.
This collection is open for research.