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Finding aid to the Milicent Washburn Shinn papers, MS 1960
MS 1960  
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Description
Mainly letters written to Shinn as editor of the Overland Monthly, concerning her work, the magazine's poor financial condition, and articles and stories submitted by writers; together with several letters to her dealing with Lick Observatory (about which she wrote a piece of investigative journalism), the University of California and its president, Benjamin Ide Wheeler, the death of Edward Rowland Sill, and her involvement in the field of child development. Correspondents include Ina D. Coolbrith, Martha Hallidie, Edward S. Holden, Helen Hunt Jackson, David Starr Jordan, Ernest C. Peixotto, Josiah Royce, Katherine Royce, and Samuel H. Willey. Also includes a small amount of personal papers of Shinn's cousin, Edmund Clark Sanford, and his family.
Background
Shinn was born in Niles, Calif. She was editor of the Overland Monthly (1883-1894), and was the first woman to receive a PhD at the University of California, in child development.
Extent
3 folders (0.3 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.