Consists of papers from the Eisner/Reinstein family and subject files collected by Eisner regarding postal and express services
in early California and the West, philatelic and numismatic materials, miscellaneous materials relating to San Francisco and
the Bay Area, Californiana, and Americana. Also includes transcript of a radio interview with Eisner about express mail pioneer
Pilsbury "Chips" Hodgkins and a biographical sketch of Hodgkins. Formats include: printed ephemera, clippings, publications,
Milton Daniel Eisner was born in San Francisco on July 15, 1886. His father, Milton S. Eisner was a prominent San Francisco
attorney, his mother, Lena Reinstein Eisner was a member of a prominent San Francisco family, her brother Jacob B. Reinstein,
having served as a Regent of the University of California at the turn of the century. Both of Eisner's parents were native
Californians. He obtained his primary education in the San Francisco schools, graduating from Lowell High School in 1905.
He was a student at the University of California during a part of 1905 and 1906. He married Belle Bluckman, a schoolmate,
on September 11, 1910, and they had three children, Robet H. Eisner, Helen Eisner Rice, and Willard B. Eisner.
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 box, 4 oversize folders
Linear feet: 3.1
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Collection is open for research.