Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927

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The Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit was shown in connection with the Mechanics Institute's 27th Industrial Exposition in San Francisco, Jan. 10-Feb. 18, 1893.

From the description of Charles B. Turrill papers as manager, Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit of California, 1892. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215028756

Calif. photographer.

From the description of Charles B. Turrill correspondence : TLS, 1900-1901. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122508937

Charles B. Turrill (1854-1927) was a professional San Francisco photographer who rode the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Route from El Paso to the mouth of the Pecos River and photographed what he saw there.

From the description of Southern Pacific Sunset Route photographs, ca. 1890. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 663975184

Charles B. Turrill (1854-1927) was a professional San Francisco photographer who rode the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Sunset Route from El Paso to the mouth of the Pecos River and photographed what he saw there.

From the guide to the Southern Pacific Sunset Route Photographs, ca. 1890, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

American author and photographer.

From the description of A trip to Lower California, 1887. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 29764033

Biography

Charles Beebe Turrill was born March 6, 1854, and died in 1927. He began his work as an amateur photographer in 1886, and started a professional business around 1900 in San Francisco. His work at Santa Clara College, later Santa Clara University, reflect his interest in photography as a form of historical documentation. As quoted in the San Francisco Call and Post, Sept. 17, 1921, Turrill explained, "I am fighting to preservethe history of California - for the accuracy of historic records." He spent time at Santa Clara restoring photographs damaged in a fire in the Fathers' residence hall, 1909, and took other photographs himself "to show present conditions, the building of a new residence and senior hall and the class pictures."

(Correspondence from Turrill to J. Perkins Tracy, April 8, 1914, Society of California Pioneers)

From the guide to the Inventory of Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection, 1905-1920, (Santa Clara University Archives)

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creatorOf Leonard, Alexander Thomas,. Alexander Thomas Leonard collection of letters and clippings relating to California authors, circa 1909-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf California Worlds Fair Commission. Preliminary Worlds Fair exhibit of California, 1892. California Historical Society
creatorOf Charles B. Turrill. A Trip to Lower California, 1887 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Charles B. Turrill correspondence : TLS, 1900-1901. California Historical Society
referencedIn Albemarle Hotel Register, 1888 October 18-1889 March 27 San Diego History Center Document Collection
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Southern Pacific Sunset Route Photographs, ca. 1890 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Coolbrith, Ina Papers, Bulk, 1918-1923, 1892-1923 Society of California Pioneers
referencedIn Minutes of meetings : Board of State and Territorial Commissioners of the North, Central and South American Exposition, [1885-1886] University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Charles B. Turrill papers as manager, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1878-1890 (bulk 1888-1890). California Historical Society
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Papers, 1888-1901. California Historical Society
creatorOf Charles B. Turrill Papers as Manager, Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit, 1892 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Charles B. Turrill photographs of San Francisco, Yosemite Valley and other scenic California locations [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Southern Pacific Sunset Route photographs, ca. 1890. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf San Francisco (Calif.). Agreement between Richard Garvey, B. Frank Hand, and Charles B. Turrill, 1899 Jan. 31. California Historical Society
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. Southern Pacific Railroad photographs, 1880-1890. University of Texas at El Paso
creatorOf Inventory of Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection, 1905-1920 Santa Clara University Archives
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. A trip to Lower California, 1887. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Turrill, Charles B. (Charles Beebe), 1854-1927. Charles B. Turrill papers as manager, Preliminary World's Fair Exhibit of California, 1892. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Board of State and Territorial Commissioners of the North, Central, and South American Exposition corporateBody
associatedWith California Academy Of Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith California World's Fair Commission. corporateBody
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associatedWith Coolbrith, Ina, b. 03/10/1841, d. 02/29/1928 person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith International Company of Mexico. corporateBody
associatedWith Leonard, Alexander Thomas, person
associatedWith Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith San Diego Chamber of Commerce corporateBody
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associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Shumla (Tex.)
Baja California (Mexico : State)
California
California
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
California
Marfa (Tex.)
El Paso (Tex.)
California
Texas
Tourism--California
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
El Paso (Tex.)
Shumla (Tex.)
Alpine (Tex.)
San Diego (Calif.)
Texas, West
California, Southern
El Paso (Tex.)
San Diego County (Calif.)
Alpine (Tex.)
Rio Grande
San Francisco (Calif.)
Ensenada (Baja California, Mexico)
Ensenada (Baja California, Mexico)
Marfa (Tex.)
Agriculture--California
Subject
Courthouses
Railroads
Smithsonian Publications
Picture writing, Indian
Boards of trade
Photography in mining
Photographers--Correspondence
Railroad stations
Photography, Industrial
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Rio Grande
Oil fields
Railroads--History--Sources
Pecos River (N.M. and Tex.)
Hotels
Photography
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Death 1927

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