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Guide to the Edward Vischer Papers 921
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Description
Includes four published portfolios, The Mammoth Tree Grove (1862), The Washoe Mining Region (1862), Pictorial of California Landscape (1870), and Missions of Upper California (1872), along with an important file of original Vischer drawings and paintings; two scrapbooks of California scenes; numerous volumes of California scenes; and items about Vischer. Many items from this collection have been digitized and can be found in the "Edward Vischer Drawings, Photographs and Other Material" collection in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/vdp.
Background
Edward Vischer (1809–1878) as a young man of nineteen emigrated from Germany to Mexico where he was associated with the commercial house of Heinrich Virmond. In the employ of Virmond, or other German-Latin American companies, he acted as supercargo on many trading voyages to west-coast ports of the Americas and to the Orient.
Extent
2.58 Linear feet (2 document boxes and 25 items of printed materials)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
This collection is open for research.