Having made his fortune as a railroad executive under the aegis of his uncle Collis P.
Huntington-one of the “big four” who brought the railroad across the continent-Henry Huntington moved to Los Angeles in 1902, recognizing its promise as one of the country’s most important cultural, agricultural, and commercial centers.
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Focusing on American and British history and literature, he swept up whole libraries of rare volumes and manuscripts, often at enormous prices, including a copy of the Gutenberg Bible bought for fifty thousand dollars in 1911, then the highest price ever paid for a book.
By the time he began to collect art, in 1907, Huntington was spending his time with his uncle’s widow, Arabella, one of the most important collectors of the day and the person who undoubtedly helped to sharpen his eye.
He established transportation and electric power systems, bought up huge tracts of land for development, and acquired a working ranch for himself, with acres of citrus groves, nut and fruit orchards, and glorious views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
About 1910, while building a commodious Beaux-Arts house that took in the glorious views, Huntington turned from business to his life-long passion for books.
Mingle2is full of Boone single girls seeking dates, sex, boyfriends, and fun.The collection of eighteenth-century grand manner British portraits that Huntington assembled, as a complement to his interests in British literature, remains unequalled outside of England.In 1913 he and Arabella married and they continued to collect-broadening the collection to include her avid interest in French decorative arts.Star also includes some great interviews, the latest in style, fashion and dieting, and an excellent reviews section looking at all the recently released films, books, DVD’s and music a women could need alongside a TV talk and TV listings section.A single male specimen of a new species (†Kinzelbachilla ellenbergeri gen. n.) of a new family of the endoparasitic Strepsiptera (†Kinzelbachillidae fam.