Truman, Benjamin Cummings, 1835-1916

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Journalist and author.

From the description of Manuscripts, 1874-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122377029

Rhode Island born journalist who wrote for the New York Times and San Francisco Bulletin before becoming editor of the Los Angeles Evening Express and owner of the Los Angeles Star (1837-77). He became a press agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in 1879. (Hart, Companion to California, p. 528).

From the description of Scrapbooks 1875-1885. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 18673010

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creatorOf Truman, Benjamin Cummings, 1835-1916. Scrapbooks 1875-1885. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
creatorOf Shorb, James De Barth. Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Orndorff, James W., d. 1923. Extracts from Jim Orndorff's Scrap Book, n.d. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Battle, Jane Hyde Hall Liddell, 1866-1952,. Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle papers, 1693-1930. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Truman, Benjamin Cummings, 1835-1916. Manuscripts, 1874-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947 (bulk 1865-1869). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Battle, Jane Hyde Hall Liddell, 1866-1952, person
associatedWith Central Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Orndorff, James W., d. 1923. person
associatedWith Shorb, James De Barth. person
associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
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Railroad law
Railroad land grants
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Birth 1835-10-25

Death 1916-07-18



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