Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915).

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Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921. Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915).

Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915).

The collection consists of the personal correspondence of Orrin Peck and his sister, Janet Peck. There are 119 letters from Phoebe Apperson Hearst and these letters discuss her philanthropy in the fields of art and education, her son William Randolph Hearst, their life in California, travels in Europe, and San Francisco and national politics. Other correspondents include: Pablo Casals (1), John Drew (1), William Randolph Hearst (7), Lou Henry Hoover (4), Carl von Marr (179), and John Singer Sargent (17).

3,547 pieces.17 boxes.1 oversize folder.

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Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919

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Hearst was an art collector and patron; Pleasanton and San Francisco, Calif. She was the mother of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Among the artists to whom she provided financial support was the Swedish born painter and etcher Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947). Borg, who settled in Los Angeles in 1903, specialized in depicting Native Americans and landscapes of California and the Southwest. From the description of Pheobe A. Hearst letters to Carl O. Borg, 1909-1919. (Unknown)...

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)

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International fair and exposition. From the description of My trip to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744963 International exhibition held in San Francisco to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal. From the description of Certificate, ca. 1915. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 41295640 Exposition, 1915; San Francisco, Calif. An international expositio...

Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930

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James D. Phelan was a businessman, civic leader, political figure, and philanthropist, of San Francisco, Calif. He served as mayor of San Francisco (1897-1901) and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1915-1921). From the description of James D. Phelan correspondence : ALS and TLS, 1898-1927. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122394967 Biographical/Historical note Phelan was the son of a pioneer California banker....

Hearst family.

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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...

Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)

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Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911

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E. A. Abbey was a painter. Born in Philadelphia, he was self-taught and initially employed in a wood engraver's shop. In 1872, Abbey began working as an illustrator for Harper's. He also painted murals, including those for the Boston Public Library and Pennsylvania Capitol. From the description of Letter, 1874 November 26 : to L. Prang. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665753 Abbey was an American artist and illustrator who moved to England in 1878 and remained th...

Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944

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Lou Henry Hoover served as First Lady from 1929 to 1933 as the wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover. An avid Chinese linguist and geology scholar, she was also the first First Lady to make regular nationwide radio broadcasts. Admirably equipped to preside at the White House, Lou Henry Hoover brought to it long experience as wife of a man eminent in public affairs at home and abroad. She had shared his interests since they met in a geology lab at Leland Stanford University. She was a fre...

Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, 1843-1929

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Eliza Wyche "Lillie" Hitchcock was born August 23, 1843 in West Point, New York to Dr. Charles and Martha Hitchcock. The three came to California in 1851. Lillie married Benjamin Howard Coit November 19, 1868 in San Francisco; he died in 1885. After 1904 Lillie lived in Paris, and traveled. In 1923 she returned to San Francisco, where she died July 22, 1929. From the description of Lillie Hitchcock Coit diary, 1872 January 1-1872 March 18. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat rec...

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

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Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...

Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973

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Catalan violoncellist. From the description of Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378665 From the guide to the Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Catalan cellist, conductor, pianist, and composer. From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., Prades?], 6 January 1939, to Mr. ...

Drew, John, 1853-1927

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American actor. From the description of Letter : Buffalo, N.Y., to "My Dear Alf," [190-?]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632938 ...

Marr, Carl ˜vonœ 1858-1936

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Marr was a well known painter in Munich where he held a chair at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Kunste) from 1893 on, and later became its Director. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1858, and died in Munich, Germany, 1936. He was tutored by Wisconsin artist Henry Vianden in Milwaukee from age 7 to 17, then he attended art schools in Weimer, Berlin, and Munich, where he took up residence as a painter. From the description of Papers, 1874-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

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Epithet: American newspaper proprietor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x000339 American journalist, publisher, and politician. From the description of William Randolph Hearst papers, 1874-1951 (bulk 1927-1947). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26643556 American newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters : of William Randolph Hearst, 191...

Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921

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Born in Hobart, New York April 13, 1860, son of James and Margaret H. Peck, brother to Helen P. Sanborn and Janet M. (Janet Moore) Peck (b. 1878). His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Francisco, and Orrin became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Peck studied art at the Akademie der Kunst in Munich from 1883 to 1889; in 1889 he moved to London with his sister Janet. He became an accomplished p...

Peck, Janet M. (Janet Moore), b. 1878.

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Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

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Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...