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|Title||Finding aid for Robinson-Farrand Papers, 1903-1958.|
|Biographical Note||Henry Mauris Robinson (1868-1937), was born in Ravenna, Ohio to George Foreman Robinson (1844-1917), judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the 2nd subdivision of the Judicial District of Ohio and Mary (Gillis) Robinson. He married Laurabelle Arms in February 1894. Henry Mauris Robinson was educated at Western Reserve Academy and Cornell University and practiced law in Ohio and New York City before moving to Southern California in 1905. He served as chairman of the board of Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles and was also on the board of directors of numerous Southern California corporations and institutions, including the Huntington Library. From 1917 to 1927, he served on the Council of National Defense, the Supreme Economic Council of Peace in Paris, the U.S. Shipping Board, the International Labor Conference, the President's Industrial Conference, the Bituminous Coal Commission, the Unemployment Conference, and the International Economic Conference at Geneva, in 1927. He died without issue in November 1937. George E. Farrand (1878-1954) was born in Dogton, Pennsylvania to William and Jeanette (McKevett) Farrand. He moved from Pennsylvania to Ventura County, California in 1899. He served as Ventura County Clerk from 1900 to 1907. He married Alice Knox in November 1903. He was a founding partner at the law firm of Farrand & Slosson. His sons, Knox and Stephen, joined him in his practice. George E. Farrand served as the Chairman of the California Agricultural Legislative Committee and as legal counsel for farmers' co-operative organizations, including the California Fruit Growers Exchange and the California Walnut Growers. Herbert Hoover appointed him to the position of general counsel of the Federal Farm Board. George E. Farrand worked with his friend Henry Mauris Robinson on the merger of First National and Security Pacific Banks and subsequently served as a member of the executive committee of the consolidated bank. George E. Farrand also served as trustee of Henry M. Robinson's estate after he died in 1937.|
|Scope and Content||The Manuscript series contains 20 journals written by George E. Farrand from 1915 to 1954 as well as two printed publications. The journals include daily entries regarding his law practice, the weather, his weight, as well as details regarding family matters and world events, such as the Great Depression, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, World War II and the start of the Cold War. At the end of most of the journals, he includes a brief summary of his year, including personal, business and world events. The later journals also include numerous news clippings. The Correspondence series is arranged alphabetically by author and predominantly contains letters related to business transactions such as the merger of First National and Security Pacific Banks in Los Angeles and the Julian Petroleum scandal as well as personal correspondence amongst friends, acquaintances, and political allies, including Henry M. Robinson, George E. Farrand, Harry Chandler, George E. Hale, Lou Henry Hoover, Herbert Hoover (many through Hoover's assistants, including Lawrence Richey and Paul Sexson), and Alonzo Englebert Taylor. The Ephemera series is arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically within each folder. It contains separate folders for biographical and genealogical materials, cards, empty envelopes, event programs, indices and disposition of the files of Henry M. Robinson, judicial opinions, law school examination, legal documents and research memoranda, miscellaneous office documents, newspaper clippings, notes and minutes from meetings, pamphlets and printed statements, photographs, receipts, securities issues and offering materials, Senate hearings transcripts, speeches and statements of assets and "C" memoranda. The detailed indices of Henry M. Robinson's files indicate the status of his files upon his death and the disposition of those materials by his brother and George E. Farrand.|
|Notes||All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Curator, Manuscripts and Institutional Archivist.|
|Provenance||Gift of Edgar J. Scherick, March 30, 2001.|
Farrand, George E.
Robinson, Henry Mauris, 1868-1937.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Banks and banking -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Banks and banking -- United States -- 20th century -- Sources.
Lawyers -- California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Securities fraud -- United States -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945.
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Business records United States 20th century. (aat)
Financial records United States 20th century. (aat)
Journals (accounts) United States 20th century. (aat)
Legal documents United States 20th century. (aat)
Letters (correspondence) United States 20th century. (aat)
Newspaper clippings United States 20th century. (aat)
Photographs United States 20th century. (aat)
Speeches United States 20th century. (aat)
Chandler, Harry, 1864-1944.
Farrand, George E.
Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944.
Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955.
Robinson, Henry Mauris, 1868-1937.
Taylor, Alonzo Englebert, 1871-1949.
|Department||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Manuscripts Department.|
|Call Number||mssRobinson Farrand papers|
|Physical Collection||Robinson-Farrand Papers.|
|Digital Collection||Finding Aids, Huntington Digital Library|
|Physical Description||62 p.|
|Digitization Specifications||Original finding aid converted into PDF document by B. Black, 2011-12-10.|
|Original Finding Aid||Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth A. Logan, April 12, 2010.|
|Citation Information||Finding aid for Robinson-Farrand Papers, Huntington Digital Library, San Marino, California.|
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|Cataloging Notes||Arranged in the following series: 1. Manuscripts (Boxes 1-5); 2. Correspondence (Boxes 6-18); and Ephemera (Boxes 18-19).|