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Guide to the Milton D. Eisner Papers, 1854-1961 (bulk 1933-1958)
BANC MSS C-R 155  
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Description
Consists of papers from the Eisner/Reinstein family and subject files collected by Eisner regarding postal and express services in early California and the West, philatelic and numismatic materials, miscellaneous materials relating to San Francisco and the Bay Area, Californiana, and Americana. Also includes transcript of a radio interview with Eisner about express mail pioneer Pilsbury "Chips" Hodgkins and a biographical sketch of Hodgkins. Formats include: printed ephemera, clippings, publications, and correspondence.
Background
Milton Daniel Eisner was born in San Francisco on July 15, 1886. His father, Milton S. Eisner was a prominent San Francisco attorney, his mother, Lena Reinstein Eisner was a member of a prominent San Francisco family, her brother Jacob B. Reinstein, having served as a Regent of the University of California at the turn of the century. Both of Eisner's parents were native Californians. He obtained his primary education in the San Francisco schools, graduating from Lowell High School in 1905. He was a student at the University of California during a part of 1905 and 1906. He married Belle Bluckman, a schoolmate, on September 11, 1910, and they had three children, Robet H. Eisner, Helen Eisner Rice, and Willard B. Eisner.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 box, 4 oversize folders

Linear feet: 3.1
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.