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Finding Aid for the John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures, 1903-1943
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1943
    Collection number: 1141
    Creator: Bangs, John A.
    Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: George Edwin Burnell (1863-1948) was a religious educator, and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Mimeographed transcripts of his lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions. He was also the president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, and a member of the Jonathan Club. The collection consists of several hundred typewritten reports of lectures given by Burnell and his wife Mary Lamoreaux Burnell. Lecture titles include “Experience,” “Intellect,” “Healing,” “Wealth,” and “Virtue.”
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    • Gift of Mrs. William T. Oday, 1973.
    • Collection originally assembled by John A. Bangs.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John A. Bangs Collection of George Edwin Burnell and Mary Lamoreaux Burnell Lectures (Collection 1141). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462286 

    Biography

    Burnell was born in Connecticut in 1863; moved to California, where he became known as a religious educator and authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature; held classes at his home in Arcadia; mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions; his wife, Mary, also lectured; he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and San Joaquin Farms Company, member of the Jonathan Club; died in 1948.

    Biographical Narrative

    Burnell was a religious educator and an authority on metaphysical subjects and sacred literature. Classes met regularly at his home at 290 Foothill Blvd., Arcadia, California In addition, he was president and director of the California Irrigated Farms Company and the San Joaquin Farms Company, a member of the Jonathan Club, and an active participant in the business community. Mimeographed transcripts of his hundreds of lectures sold well enough to go into multiple editions as evidenced by examples in the collection of variant settings.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of several hundred typewritten reports of lectures given by George Edwin Burnell and his wife Mary Lamoreaux Burnell. Lecture titles include “Experience,” “Intellect,” “Healing,” “Wealth,” and “Virtue.”

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Religious lectures by George Edwin Burnell
    2. Religious lectures by Mary Lamoreaux Burnell.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Burnell, George Edwin.
    Burnell, Mary Lamoreaux, 1871-1949.
    Lecturers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Religious educators--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Metaphysics--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Lectures.