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Finding Aid to the Henry L. Oak 1874 Diary and Biography MS.564
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  • Access
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  • Title: Henry L. Oak 1874 Diary and Biography
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.564
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
    Date: 1874, undated
    Abstract: This collection includes a diary of trip to the missions of Southern California by Henry Lebbeus Oak and biography of Oak by Henry R. Wagner.
    creator: Oak, Henry Lebbeus, 1844-1905
    creator: Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    General note

    The diary was published by the Southwest Museum in 1981 A visit to the missions of Southern California in February and March 1874 / by Henry L. Oak ; introduction by Henry R. Wagner ; edited by Ruth Frey Axe, Edwin H. Carpenter, Norman Neuerburg.

    Biographical note

    Henry Lebbeus Oak (1844, May 13 to 1905, May 20) was born in Penobscot County, Maine. He emigrated to California, and in early 1869, Oak became Librarian of the Bancroft Library of San Francisco, a position he held for 18 years, until 1887. Upon retirement, he settled at Siegler Springs, CA, where he built a cabin & lived there the rest of his life, spending much of his time and money writing his family genealogical record.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes an 1874 diary of trip to the missions of Southern California by Henry Lebbeus Oak and a biography of Oak by Henry R. Wagner. The diary is a ruled notebook bound in leather cover with 155 hand-written pages. This collection also contains a carbon copy of a typewritten copy of the original journal.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available

    Preferred citation

    Henry L. Oak 1874 Diary and Biography, 1874, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.564; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    A visit to the missions of Southern California in February and March 1874
    Biography
    California -- History
    Diaries
    Historic buildings -- California
    Missions -- California
    Spanish mission buildings -- California
    Typescripts