Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957

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Wagner was born on Sept. 27, 1862 in Philadelphia, PA; A.B. (1884), LL. B (1886), L.H.D. (1946), Yale Univ.; D. Litt. (1935), Pomona College; LL. D (1949), UC Berkeley; admitted to Missouri bar in 1887 and began practicing in Kansas City; became member of the executive committee (1918-20), the vice president (1920-21), American Smelting and Refining Co., New York; began to collect books, and made contributions to the history and bibliography of Latin America and the American West; member, American Antiquarian Society; published works include Sir Francis Drake's voyage around the world : its aims and achievements (1926), Spanish voyages to the Northwest coast of America in the sixteenth century (1929), and The Grabhorn Press : a catalogue of imprints in the collection of Henry R. Wagner (1938); he died on Mar. 28, 1957.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1940-1956. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40352661

Wagner was a book collector and author.

From the description of Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1912-1957. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26643694

Biographical Note

Henry Raup Wagner will be most remembered as a successful business executive and a producer of bibliographical and historical texts. Wagner was born on September 27, 1862 in a suburb of Philadelphia. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a law degree from Yale Law School. After one year in practice, he left the law field and pursued the mining business as a vocation, eventually becoming part of American Smelting and Refining Company.

Wagner traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe until he met his wife, Blanche Henrietta Collet. They settled in Berkeley, California, they area in which they resided for the remainder of their lives.

Throughout the course of a half-century, Wagner produced over one hundred scholarly bibliographical and historical studies chiefly on Latin and Western America. One of his most famous publications was "Sir Francis Drake's Voyage Around the World: Its Aims and Achievements." Aside from the volumes which he published, Wagner also amassed an extensive collection of books and documents of his own. Since his death in 1957, most of his collection has been donated to the libraries at Yale, Brown, Berkeley, and other universities.

From the guide to the Henry Raup Wagner Collection, 1920-1983, (Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database)

Biography

Wagner was born on September 27, 1862 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; A.B. (1884), LL.B (1886), L.H.D. (1946), Yale University; D.Litt. (1935), Pomona College; LL.D (1949), University of California at Berkeley; admitted to Missouri bar in 1887 and began practicing in Kansas City; became member of the executive committee (1918-20), the vice president (1920-21), American Smelting and Refining Company, New York; began to collect books, and made contributions to the history and bibliography of Latin America and the American West; member, American Antiquarian Society; published works include Sir Francis Drake's Voyage Around The World: Its Aims and Achievements (1926), Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast of America in the Sixteenth Century (1929), and The Grabhorn Press: a Catalogue of Imprints in the Collection of Henry R. Wagner (1938); he died on March 28, 1957.

From the guide to the Henry Raup Wagner Papers, ca. 1940-1956, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Biography

Joseph Libbey Folsom was born May 19, 1817, in New Hampshire. He was a graduate of West Point and came to California in March, 1847 as Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Stevenson's Regiment of New York Volunteers. He was the first Collector of the Port of San Francisco under American rule. He invested in San Francisco real estate and his purchase of the Leidesdorff estate made him very wealthy. The town of Folsom was built on property purchased from the Leidessdorff estate and named for Captain Folsom. He died in San Jose, July 19, 1855.

From the guide to the Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, 1848-1859, (California State Library)

Henry Raup Wagner, known for his contributions to the bibliography and scholarship of the American and Spanish-American West, attended Yale College and Law School. Wagner eventually entered the mining business, spending most of his career working for the Guggenheim's American Smelting and Refining Company. Retiring in 1917, he married Blanche Henrietta Collet and settled in California. Most of Wagner's scholarly work dates from after his retirement.

Wagner's interest in rare books began in the 1880s. Although his collecting fields changed over the years, he eventually focused on Western Americana, using his collections to write bibliographies such as The Plains and the Rockies and The Spanish Southwest . In addition, he wrote on a variety of topics from the cartography of the West coast to Fernando Cortés.

Wagner was active in the California Historical Society, the Cortés Society, and the Quivira Society, and served as president of the Historical Society of Southern California in 1933-34. He was a good friend to many libraries. He not only donated works to the Bancroft Library, the Henry E. Huntington Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Yale University Library, but also served on committees to promote and support these institutions.

Further information on Wagner and his work can be found in his autobiography Bullion to Books (1942). The Published Writings of Henry R. Wagner (New Haven: William Reese Company, announced for 1987) contains a biographical essay by Stephen A. Colston, and a list of books about Wagner.

From the guide to the Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1917-1962, 1930-1952, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Del Monte, Domingo, 1804-1853,. Latin American pamphlet collection, 1568-1949 (inclusive), 1800-1880 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner collection of Philip Nolan papers, 1797-1808 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927. Papers, 1842-1934 (bulk 1880-1934). Newberry Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Review of "Le voyage de Lapérouse sur les côtes de l'Alaska et la Californie, avec une introduction et des notes par Gilbert Chinard" : T.S.,/ [by Henry R. Wagner], 1938. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner collection of Texas and Coahuila land grants, 1829-1831 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Camp, Charles Lewis, 1893-1975. Charles Lewis Camp papers, circa 1908-1975 (bulk 1920-1975). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Scott Aiton papers, 1922-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957,. [Collection of typewritten copies of newspaper articles relating to Texas, from the Wagner collection]. Yale University Library
creatorOf University of Texas at Austin. Library. Selected items from archival and manuscript collections at the University of Texas, Austin. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957,. Henry Raup Wagner collection of Philip Nolan papers, 1797-1808. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Berlandier, Jean Louis, d. 1851. Jean Louis Berlandier papers, 1813-1847, n.d. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Berlandier, Jean Louis, d. 1851,. Collection of newspaper clippings related to Texas, Mexico, and the Mexican War, 1829-1848. Yale University Library
referencedIn Rolla Kent Beattie Papers, 1899-1956 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Reasons for a regulation of our coyn, [ca. 1695?]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Papers, ca. 1940-1956. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957,. Henry Raup Wagner collection of Louisiana manuscripts, 1792-1827. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, 1848-1859 California State Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner Collection, 1920-1983 Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
referencedIn Daubenton, M. (Louis-Jean-Marie), 1716-1799. Tableau méthodique des minéraux, 1784. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight), 1885-1964. Papers, 1921-1964 (bulk 1930-1960) Newberry Library
creatorOf Medina, Pedro de, 1493?-1567?. [Map of the world]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. The first book printed in America. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
referencedIn Ruth Frey Axe Collection of material about H.H. Bancroft and Company, 1854-1977 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957,. Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Texas manuscripts, 1707-1847. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner collection, 1920-1983. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1912-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jean Louis Berlandier papers, 1813-1847, n.d Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Aiton, Arthur S. (Arthur Scott), 1894-1955. Arthur S. Aiton papers, 1922-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Thomas W. Streeter papers, 1861-1980, 1927-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Mapa de Nueva Vizcaya, una de las Provincias Internas de N.E. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup 1862-1957. The plains and the Rockies manuscript Circa 1920s / Henry R. Wagner. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Recollections of Dr. Herbert E. Bolton : San Marino : typescript, 1953 Mar. 11. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965. Papers, 1920-1965. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner collection of Louisiana manuscripts, 1792-1827 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1917-1962, 1930-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. Review of "A historical, political, and natural description of California by Pedro Fages, soldier of Spain ; newly translated into English from the original Spanish by Herbert Ingram Priestley" : typescript / [by Henry R. Wagner], 1938. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner Papers, 1912-1957 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942. Letters from H.R. Wagner and other materials regarding the John D. Sloat monument, 1903-1952. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Texas manuscripts, 1707-1847 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Henry Raup Wagner Papers, ca. 1940-1956 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. [Miscellaneous pamphlets]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879. Mayer's History of the Mexican War: book third / in a typed transcript produced by Henry Raup Wagner, 1914 May 26. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wilberforce Eames papers, 1850-1937, 1900-1937 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928,. Garvan-Sheldon collection, 1796-1943 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957,. Henry Raup Wagner collection of Texas and Coahuila land grants, 1829-1831. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Leonard, Irving Albert, 1896-. Irving Albert Leonard correspondence, 1931-1944. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Del Monte, Domingo, 1804-1853,. Latin American pamphlet collection, 1568-1949 (inclusive), 1800-1880 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Garvan-Sheldon collection, 1796-1943 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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Mexico
Texas
Provincias Internas (New Spain)
United States
Texas
Mexico
Natchitoches (La.)
Palafox (Tex.)
United States
Texas
Champ d'Asile (Tex.)
New Orleans (La.)
New Spain--Provincias Internas
West (U.S.)
California
Louisiana
Texas
Texas
Spanish
Spain
United States
West (U.S.)
Nacogdoches (Tex.)
Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Nacogdoches (Tex.)
Latin America
San Francisco (Calif.)
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Orleans (La.)
Provincias Internas (New Spain)
Natchez (Miss. : District)
California
Texas
Louisiana
Southwest, New
Texas
Mexico
Natchitoches (La.)
Natchez (Miss. : District)
Mexico
West (U.S.)
Louisiana
Louisiana
United States
Mexico--Coahuila (State)
Palafox (Tex.)
Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Mexico
Subject
Deeds
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Bibliography
Land grants--Texas
Missions--Texas
Deeds--Louisiana
Historians--Archival resources
Livestock
Indians of North America--Texas
Authors, American
Indians of North America--Commerce--Texas
Frontier and pioneer life--Bibliography
Indians of North America--Commerce--Louisiana
Land grants--New Spain--Provincias Internas
Land grants
Missions
Elections
Livestock--Mexico--Coahuila (State)
Printing--History
Historians--United States--Biography--Sources
Land grants--Louisiana
Book collecting
Book collectors--Archival resources
Indians of North America--Commerce
Book collectors
Land grants--Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Indians of North America
Elections--Texas
Occupation
Public officers--Spain
Collector
Public officers--Spanish
Book collectors--United States--Archival resources
Historians--United States--Archival resources
Bibliographers--United States
Public officers--Mexico
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Birth 1862

Death 1957

Americans

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