Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Wilshire Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1985
Collection number: 231
Extent: 30 boxes (15.0 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Henry Gaylord Wilshire (1861-1927) was a real estate developer who helped turn Long Beach into a seaside resort and developed
Wilshire Boulevard. He became known as the millionaire socialist, publishing
The Challenge, which changed its name to
Wilshire's Magazine. Gaylord stood as a congressional candidate for the 6th California district in 1890, for the British Parliament in 1894,
for the Canadian Parliament in 1902, and for Congress from New York in 1904. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts,
notes, books, pamphlets, magazines, personal papers, photographs and printed materials relating to Henry Gaylord Wilshire,
his wife Mary McReynolds, and their son Logan Gaylord.
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.
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
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of Mrs. Emily Harvin Glass, 1956.
- Gift of Mrs. Logan G. Wilshire, 1974, 1981.
- Gift of Dr. Thomas Berne, 1990.
[Identification of item], Wilshire Family Papers (Collection 231). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Henry Gaylord Wilshire was born on June 7, 1861 in Cincinnati, Ohio; attended Harvard; came to Los Angeles, California in
his mid-20s; purchased land and helped turn Long Beach into a seaside resort; began to develop Wilshire Boulevard and the
Los Angeles Billposting Company; became known as the millionaire socialist, publishing
The challenge, which changed its name to
Wilshire's magazine; contributors included George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, and Jack London; in 1904 married Mary McReynolds; born on May
1, 1880 in New York City, New York, she was active in socialist organizations; also contributed to
Wilshire's magazine; their son Logan was born on August 29, 1907; when the magazine was banned from the U.S. mail, Gaylord Wilshire published
it and ran his other businesses from Canada; owned a second home in Hampstead, London, England; Gaylord stood as a congressional
candidate for the 6th California district in 1890, for the British Parliament in 1894, for the Canadian Parliament in 1902,
and for Congress from New York in 1904; published works include
Socialism: a religion (19--),
Wilshire editorials (c. 1906), and
Syndicalism: what it is (1912); he died on September 7, 1927.
Scope and Content
Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, books, pamphlets, magazines, personal papers, photographs and printed
materials relating to Henry Gaylord Wilshire, his wife Mary McReynolds, and their son Logan Gaylord. Also contains microfilm
relating to the Wilshire Bishop Creek Mine, and the establishment of Wilshire's Ionaco and other ventures in the field of
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Wilshire family correspondence.
- Mary (McReynolds) Wilshire correspondence.
- Correspondence regarding the Iona Company.
- Gaylord Wilshire clippings, business and personal papers.
- Mary Wilshire literary materials.
- Mary Wilshire materials regarding psychoanalysis.
- Mary Wilshire personal papers.
- Miscellaneous manuscripts.
- Materials by and about Logan Wilshire.
- Photographs and pictorial material.
- Correspondence, papers, and reports regarding Bishop Creek Mine.
- Notes and manuscripts by Logan Wilshire.
- Political tracts and pamphlets.
- Issues of
Wilshire's Monthly Magazine, books and pamphlets.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Wilshire, Gaylord, 1861-1927--Archives.
Periodical editors--United States--Archival resources.