The Huntington’s early American historical collections are important resources for the study of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, the drafting of the Constitution, and the Civil War. Among the holdings are hundreds of autograph letters written by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as the manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. The Huntington can also claim the largest collection of autograph manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln west of Illinois. In conferences, seminars, and lectures, curators and visiting scholars discuss their subjects in depth.
- 121- An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873Thu, 17 Jan 2019
- 120- Golden: How California Made AmericaThu, 14 Mar 2019
- 119- The Lady and George WashingtonWed, 12 Dec 2018
- 118- A Mormon Diarist in California, 1850–1858Wed, 10 Jan 2018
- 117- Anton Roman: San Francisco’s Pioneering Bookseller & PublisherWed, 17 Jan 2018