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George William Beattie and Helen Pruitt Beattie papers: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: George William Beattie and Helen Pruitt Beattie papers
    Dates (inclusive): Approximately 1853-1944
    Collection Number: mssBeattie papers
    Collector: Beattie, George William, 1859-1949?
    Extent: Approximately 4065 pieces.
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains materials related to California history, especially that of the San Bernardino County region. There are also materials related to Mormon pioneers in the San Bernardino Valley and education in the Philippine Islands. Most of the items in the collection are secondary source materials gathered by historian and teacher George W. Beattie (born 1859) and his wife, Helen Pruitt Beattie, in the course of their research on California history.
    Language: The materials are in English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. George William Beattie and Helen Pruitt Beattie papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. Helen Pruitt Beattie, October 1949-April 1954.

    Biographical Note

    Historian and teacher George W. Beattie (born 1859) came to California in 1874. He was a leading educator in Redlands, California, and later taught at the University of California at Berkeley and in the Philippines where he served as a superintendent of schools and helped organize the University of the Philippines in Manila. In San Bernardino, CA, he was active in community service and historical research. Along with his wife, Helen Pruitt Beattie, he wrote Heritage of the valley (1939) and other publications.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains letters, documents, manuscripts, maps, clippings and photographs related to California history, especially that of the San Bernardino County region. There are also materials related to Mormon pioneers in the San Bernardino Valley and education in the Philippine Islands. Most of the items in the collection are secondary source materials gathered by the Beatties in the course of their research on California history.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • 1. Correspondence (524 pieces)
    • 2. Manuscripts and documents (2296 pieces)
    • 3. Maps (107 pieces)
    • 4. Newspaper clippings (35 pieces)
    • 5. Notes (904 pieces)
    • 6. Photographs (160 pieces)
    • 7. Photostats of newspaper items (41 pieces)
    • 8. Addenda - maps re. San Benardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties (11 pieces)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Beattie, George William, 1859-1949.
    Beattie, Helen Pruitt.
    University of the Philippines.
    Education -- California -- History -- Sources.
    Education -- Philippines -- History -- Sources.
    Educators -- Archives.
    Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- San Bernardino.
    Mormons -- California -- San Bernardino -- History -- Sources.
    California, Southern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) -- History -- Sources.

    Forms/Genres

    Letters (correspondence) -- United States.
    Maps -- United States.
    Research (document genres) -- United States.

    Additional contributors

    Beattie, Helen Pruitt.