Henry Edwards Huntington Collection, 1794-1970, bulk 1840, 1927

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Henry Edwards Huntington Collection, 1794-1970, bulk 1840, 1927

Henry Edwards Huntington Collection, 1794-1970, bulk 1840, 1927

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Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927

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Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York. In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate a...