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Finding Aid for the Henry Zenas Osborne Papers, 1869-1947
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Description
Henry Zenas Osborne (1848-1923) was the owner of the Evening Republican, and the Evening Express, which he directed until 1897. He served as the receiver of public moneys of the Bodie land district, collector of customs of the Los Angeles district, and U.S. Marshal of the southern district of California. He was appointed commissioner of the board of public works of Los Angeles, elected to Congress in 1916, appointed to the committee on appropriations in 1922, became president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Sunset Club and vice-president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. The collection consists of business and family correspondence, clippings, photographs, manuscripts and related material pertaining to Osborne.
Background
Osborne was born on October 4, 1848 in New Lebanon, New York; after a public school training, he became an apprentice in the office of the Christian Advocate in Buffalo, and then the Republican in Cazenovia; enlisted as a private in the Civil War; worked as a printer in various newspaper offices until 1874; became New Orleans correspondent for the Chicago Tribune (1873-78); elected president of the New Orleans Typographical Union in 1874, and first vice-president of the International Typographical Union in 1876; went to Bodie, California in 1878, where he edited and managed the Daily Standard; founded the Bodie Daily Free Press; moved to Los Angeles in 1884, purchasing the Evening Republican, and later consolidating it with the Evening Express, which he directed until 1897; served as receiver of public moneys of the Bodie land district, collector of customs of the Los Angeles district, and U.S. Marshal of the southern district of California; appointed commissioner of the board of public works of Los Angeles; elected as a Republican to Congress in 1916; appointed to committee on appropriations in 1922, benefiting his constituency; became president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Sunset Club and vice-president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers; he died in Los Angeles on February 8, 1923.
Extent
19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.