Strong, Harriet Williams Russell, 1844-1926.

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Harriet Williams Russell Strong (1844-1926), California businesswoman and social leader, was the daughter of Henry Pierrepont Russell, Adjutant General of Nevada. She received her education at Miss Mary Atkin's Young Ladies Seminary at Benicia, and later married Charles Lyman Strong, superintendent of the Gould & Curry Mine in Virginia City, Nevada. He later resigned from Gould & Curry and the family moved to Oakland, Calif. In the 1860s they purchased a portion of Pio Pico's ranch near Whittier, California, and Charles pursued other mining ventures in Arizona, California, and Nevada. After Charles took his own life in 1883, Harriet settled on the ranch in Whittier and took over the management of the property, devising new types of crops, business methods, and flood control. She became an active clubwoman in Los Angeles and was influential in both business and cultural circles.

From the description of Papers of Harriet Williams Russell Strong, 1815-1939 (bulk 1860-1896). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540453

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creatorOf Bicknell, John Dustin, 1838-1911. Papers of John Dustin Bicknell, 1872-1914 (bulk 1887-1897). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Shorb, James De Barth. Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Marquis, Neeta. Papers of Neeta Marquis, 1862-1957. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Strong, Harriet Williams Russell, 1844-1926. Papers of Harriet Williams Russell Strong, 1815-1939 (bulk 1860-1896). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Bicknell, John Dustin, 1838-1911. person
associatedWith Clemens, Orion, 1825-1897. person
associatedWith Hundley, Catherine T. Russell. person
associatedWith Hundley, P. O. (Patrick Oglesby), 1822-1899. person
associatedWith Marquis, Neeta. person
associatedWith Shorb, James De Barth. person
associatedWith Strong, Charles Lyman, d. 1883. person
associatedWith Strong, George C. (George Crockett), 1832-1863. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Arizona--Hardyville
Nevada--Galena
Whittier (Calif.)
Nevada--Virginia City
Galena (Nev.)
Arizona--La Paz
California
Virginia City (Nev.)
California, Southern
Nevada
California--Los Angeles
Subject
Horticulture
Flood control
Women--Education--History--19th century--Sources
Water conservation
Businesswomen--Archives
Women--Societies and clubs
Irrigation
Mines and Mineral Resources
Indians of North America
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Birth 1844

Death 1926

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