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Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927

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dates 1850-1927
city San Marino
stateCA
other citiesOneonta, NY; San Francisco, CA;
gender M
historical notes Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York.

In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate and industrial development enterprises.

Around the same time, Henry Huntington began to seriously collect books, and by 1908 he dedicated more time and money to the collection of books, manuscripts and works of art.
decades
of activity
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
websitehttp://www.huntington.org
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:42
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of Henry Edwards Huntington, 1794-1970 (bulk 1840-1927) see details...
Syracuse University Libraries
Special Collections Research Center
Arabella Huntington Papers, 1888-1925. see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915) see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of John Dustin Bicknell, 1872-1914 (bulk 1887-1897). see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of William Hertrich, 1904-1966. see details...
Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 DeLancey Place
Rosenbach Company Correspondence, 1903-1953. see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Los Angeles Railway Corporation Collection of Photographs [graphic], 1853-1939. see details...
Syracuse University Libraries
Special Collections Research Center
Collis Potter Huntington Papers, 1797-1904. see details...
Syracuse University Libraries
Special Collections Research Center
Huntington Estate Papers, 1955-1976 see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915).
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The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of Benjamin Davis Wilson, 1847-1920. see details...
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
Papers of George Clinton Ward, 1887-1936. see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
American Art Association records, 1877-1924 (bulk 1910-1924) see details...

see also:
Huntington, Arabella Duval, 1850 or 51-1924
Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973