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Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) Scrapbooks 1875-1885
GC 1139  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) Scrapbooks 1875-1885
    Dates: 1875-1885
    Collection Number: GC 1139
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 5 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Five scrapbooks.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) Scrapbooks 1875-1885. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Rhode Island-born journalist who wrote for the New York Times and San Francisco Bulletin before becoming editor of the Los Angeles Evening Express and owner of the Los Angeles Star (1837-77). He became a press agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1879.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Five scrapbooks. Four of the five scrapbooks labeled "F," "G," "H," and "I") contain clippings about railroads in the United States. The clippings are from California papers (including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Stockton Independent, Oakland Evening Tribune, and the Los Angeles Journal), as well as papers in other states. The articles address many subjects pertaining to railroads, such as labor relations, questions of land ownership, legislation, and taxation. The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad Company are mentioned often. The fifth scrapbook, labeled "Fiction," contains short stories, most of which are undated and do not list an author.

    Indexing Terms

    Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    Central Pacific Railroad Company