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Irving and Luella Winship Herr correspondence, 1911-1932.
BANC MSS 2005/288 m box 1; BANC MSS 2005/288 m box 2; BANC MSS 2005/288 m V.1; BANC MSS 2005/288 m V.2
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Irving and Luella Winship Herr correspondence, 1911-1932


Herr, Irving, 1877-1959, creator


Herr, Luella, 1880-1966


Contains correspondence between Irving Herr and his wife Luella Winship Herr, with other family members and business associates. Correspondence deals with mining in Mexico and California and living in Mexico. Also contains Luella Winship Herr's diaries covering years spent living in Mexico, California and Massachusetts, telegrams, an essay on escaping Mexico in 1914, issues of a newsletter for foreigners in El Cubo, Mexico, clippings and Robert Woodmansee Herr's notes for his book, "An American family in the Mexican Revolution."


1911 (issued)


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Herr, Robert Woodmansee -- 1906-
Herr, Irving -- 1877-1959 -- Correspondence
Herr, Luella -- 1880-1966 -- Correspondence
Herr, Luella -- 1880-1966 -- Diaries
Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Guanajuato (State) -- History
Mines and mineral resources -- California
Mines and mineral resources -- Honduras
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Personal narratives
Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946
Guanajuato (Mexico : State) -- Description and travel
El Cubo (Mexico)


Related collection: Irving Herr papers and related material, 1904- 1974 (bulk 1904-1931). (BANC MSS 83/59 m)
Irving Herr was born Jan. 17, 1877 in Indianapolis, Ind. He received his master's degree in Mining Engineering from Harvard in 1901. On Feb. 10, 1904 he married Luella P. Winship of Mass. Irving worked at a silver mine in El Mineral del Cubo, Guarnajuato, Mexico from 1902-1914 with some time in 1905-1906 spent in Stent, Calif. and Honduras. Herr and his family had to escape Mexico in 1914 when President Wilson sent troops to Vera Cruz, but returned to the mine in 1920 and stayed until 1932. Herr then joined his eldest son John Winship Herr in establishing the Cincinnati Steel Products Co. and acted as treasurer until his retirement around 1947. Irving and Luella Herr also had at least two other sons: Robert, born 1906 and Richard, born 1922. Irving Herr died on June 28, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Physical Description:

2 boxes, 2 v. (.7 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 2005/288 m box 1
BANC MSS 2005/288 m box 2
BANC MSS 2005/288 m V.1
BANC MSS 2005/288 m V.2