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A legendary book collector, a connoisseur of fine art, a horticulturist, and a philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington is perhaps best known as the founder of the world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. James Thorpe's comprehensive biography of Huntington tells the richly human story of the man who became America's A legendary book collector, a connoisseur of fine art, a horticulturist, and a philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington is perhaps best known as the founder of the world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

James Thorpe's comprehensive biography of Huntington tells the richly human story of the man who became America's greatest book collector and was a leading figure in the development of southern California. He began working at the age of 17, eventually moved to California, and in later years was hailed for his vision in developing the street railway system that created the structure of the Los Angeles area.

Always a lover of books, Huntington acquired many spectacular volumes—among them the complete Gutenberg Bible on vellum and the library of the Earl of Bridgewater. He also built a splendid art collection and established a grand botanical garden on the grounds of the buildings that would house his art and books. Then, in an act of philanthropy seldom equaled, he gave these great treasures to the public.

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The intimate side of Huntington's life appears in these pages, too. Thorpe has culled a vast trove of private letters, diaries, and other documents that reveal Huntington's exceptional personal qualities. The author's well-rounded biography of this unassuming yet gifted American is also richly evocative of the times in which Henry Edwards Huntington lived.

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The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age Written by: Williams Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Crotty, Shane Published: He began working at the age of 17, eventually moved to California, and in later years was hailed for his vision in developing the street railway system that created the structure of the Los Angeles area. A legendary book collector, a connoisseur of fine art, a horticulturist, and a philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington is perhaps best known as the founder of the world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. This is the fascinating tale of a very private man who supported the arts and sciencesa close friend of Albert Einstein Yehudi Menuhin and many othersa man with his own take on World War I and the ultimate intractable breach between the Goldman and Sachs families.

His Pacific Electric Railway had red and yellow trolley cars crisscrossing Southern California on more than 1, miles of track. He owned other street railway systems, railroads, vast swaths of real estate and sat on the boards of many of Los Angeles' and San Francisco's largest concerns. Award-winning author Daniel Alef's biographical profile of Henry E. Huntington is the story of a man who achieved great success, retained his moral compass and left a wonderful legacy, one he was determined to share with the public.

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Nice to have if one were curious before a trip out. One person found this helpful. I wanted to learn more about Arabella Huntington. This booklet mentioned her maybe twice.

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