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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Howard Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0698
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 1.4 Linear feet (1 archives box and 5 oversize folders)
    Date: circa 1882-1939
    Abstract: Photographs and documents from the collection of James Howard, a mining foreman with the Amparo Mining Company who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico and worked in the Bolaños region starting in 1889.
    Creator: Howard, James, 1868-

    Biography

    James H. Howard was born in England on January 20, 1868. In 1883 he emigrated from England and came to New York; he then moved to Texas in 1885, where he worked for the International Mining Company as a timberman. In 1889 Howard moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he settled in the American Colony of Colonia Seattle. Howard took a job working at the Amparo Mining Company in Bolaños, a mining district north of Guadalajara.
    In Guadalajara, Howard met and married Maria Ignacia Martínez. In order to marry Martínez, he had to prove to the Mexican government that we was indeed single, and that he had never married before in England or America. As proof, Howard obtained three letters from his former employers as documentation to contest to his unmarried status. Howard and Martínez had their first child, Katherine Eleanor Howard on March 6, 1911.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs and documents from the collection of James Howard, a mining foreman with the Amparo Mining Company who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico and worked in the Bolaños region starting in 1889. The papers include a few blueprints and plans for mining equipment; photographs of the regional landscape, towns, mine operations, and people; and a personal journal from Howard. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material about Howard, including personal correspondence and a genealogical chart for the Howard family. Three documents are written in Spanish.
    The papers are arranged in four series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) GUADALAJARA HOUSING AND MINING DOCUMENTS, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 4) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS.

    Preferred Citation

    James Howard Collection. MSS 698. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Information

    Digital copies of this material are intended to support research, teaching, and private study. This work may be used without prior permission. The original manuscripts for this collection are held by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Digital Content

    This collection has been digitized and can be viewed through links in the container list, or by clicking the link below.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Amparo Mining Company.
    British -- Mexico -- Jalisco -- Guadalajara
    Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Jalisco
    Mining corporations -- Mexico -- Jalisco
    Portrait photographs -- 19th century
    Portrait photographs -- 20th century