Patton Family Papers 1856-1934

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Patton Family Papers, 1856-1934

Patton Family Papers 1856-1934

The collection consists of personal and business correspondence, political papers, account books, legal documents, and land papers related to the Patton family, and is particularly focused on the activities of George Smith Patton (1856-1927). Topics covered include railroads, Patton’s senate campaign, irrigation, land sales, and the development of the San Marino area.

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