Finding Aid for the George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks, 1893-1920

Processed by Manuscripts Division Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks, 1893-1920

Collection number: 163

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division Staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1920
Collection number: 163
Creator: Parsons, George Whitwell, 1850-1933
Extent: 2 boxes (ca. 200 pieces)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George W. Parsons (1850-1933) was a charter member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce serving as director and chairman on the Committee on Mines and Mining as well as on the Transportation Committee. He was active in promoting Southern California oil and mineral development. The collection consists of materials documenting Parsons' activities as a mining engineer and as the chairman of the Mining Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of George W. Parsons.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Whitwell Parsons Scrapbooks (Collection 163). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233556 

Biography

Parsons was born in Washington, D.C., August 26, 1850; graduated Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York; moved to California, 1876 and worked for several years at National Bank & Trust Company San Francisco; moved to Tombstone, Arizona, 1880, and was involved in mining; relocated to Los Angeles, California, 1887 and was charter member Chamber of Commerce serving as director and chairman for Committee on Mines and Mining, and Transportation Committee; represented California at Omaha Exposition; was identified with mining industry and was active in promoting Southern California oil and mineral development, Los Angeles Harbor, and many civic projects in Los Angeles; died 1933.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials documenting George Whitwell Parsons' activities as mining engineer and chairman of the Mining Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Includes scrapbooks of clippings, letters, and ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Parsons, George Whitwell, 1850-1920--Archives.
Mining engineers--California--Archival resources.
Scrapbooks.


Container List

 

Scrapbooks and Letters. 1893-1920

Physical Description: (2 boxes, ca. 200 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

A collection documenting the activities of George W. Parsons, pioneer mining engineer in Arizona, and Chairman of the Mining Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He was active in promoting Southern California oil and mineral development, Los Angeles Harbor, the agricultural exhibits at the Omaha Exposition of 1898 and many civic projects in Los Angeles, California.