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Guide to the William H. Egle Collection
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: William H. Egle Collection
    Dates: 1817-1967
    Bulk Dates: 1896-1900
    Identification: MS-0389
    Creator: Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901
    Physical Description: 0.83 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    William H. Egle was born in Harrisburg, PA in 1830. After completing school, he worked as a printer for the "Pennsylvania Telegraph." Later, Egle became the editor for the "Literary Companion" and the "Daily Telegraph." In 1859, he received a degree from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. After the outbreak of the Civil War, Egle worked as a surgeon for the Pennsylvania volunteers, and in 1863 was appointed surgeon to the 47th Pennsylvania Regiment. After the war, in 1870, he became surgeon-in-chief for the Pennsylvania National Guard.
    During this time, Egle also became interested in historical research and genealogy, and began writing books on Pennsylvania history, including "History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," "Pennsylvania in the Revolution," and "History of the County of Dauphin." In 1887, Governor Beavers appointed Egle State Librarian, a position he held for twelve years. He resigned from the National Guard in 1898. In 1901, Egle died of pneumonia.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Family Name:

    Eagle family

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers
    Photographs
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    Pennsylvania -- History
    Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources

    Personal Name:

    Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, William H. Eglew Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    The William H. Egle Collection (1817-1967) provides light documentation for Egle’s genealogical research and historical research interests.  Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of correspondence, genealogical material, publications about Pennsylvania history, scrapbooks, and a small number of photographs.  The collection also includes materials from William Egle's wife and daughter, including several maps and publications.  The majority of materials date from the 1890s to the early 1900s.  Highlights include an autograph scrapbook spanning the nineteenth century, which features signatures of prominent Pennsylvanians, including James Trimble, the First Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.