Papers of Henry Edwards Huntington, 1794-1970 (bulk 1840-1927).


Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927. Papers of Henry Edwards Huntington, 1794-1970 (bulk 1840-1927).

Papers of Henry Edwards Huntington, 1794-1970 (bulk 1840-1927).

The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Henry Edwards Huntington. There is Huntington family correspondence (including Holladay family papers), but the papers deal chiefly with California railways and Southern California real estate and industry. There are also papers related to the founding and history of the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens.

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Pacific Electric Railway Company (corporateBody)

The Pacific Electric Railway was established in Southern California by railroad and real estate tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1901; by 1911 it was the largest interurban electric transport system in the nation with over 1000 miles of track. The first interurban line constructed by the Railway ran from Los Angeles to Long Beach, and opened in 1902. In 1905, Huntington opened the Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main Streets in Los Angeles which served as the terminal for many of the interurba...

Huntington Land and Improvement Company (corporateBody)

The Huntington Land and Improvement Company was the real estate company established in 1902 by Henry Edwards Huntington. Formed in large part to purchase, subdivide, and re-sell land surrounding the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railways, the company's vast property assets were used to secure financial backing for other Huntington business interests, including the Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Light and Power's Big Creek power plant. Managers of the company included George S. Patton, Sr. an...

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Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927 (person)

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...

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Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900 (person)

Collis P. Huntington was President of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time this letter was written (1892). He tells his Fresno District Superintendent, James L. Frazier, that he is glad the latter's family is comfortably situated in the Pollaskey house, Fresno. From the description of Huntington correspondence, 1892. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 36847465 Financier and railroad executive. From the description of Papers of Collis Potter Hun...

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (corporateBody)

The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company was founded in 1886 by Collis Potter Huntington in Newport News, Va. From the description of Records : of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, ca. 1886-1961. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 30694323 ...