Plaza in Mexico, 1898, from the James Howard Collection, MSS 698
The James Howard Collection documents the life of a mining foreman who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico. Most of the papers relate to Howard’s experience as a foreman at the Amparo Mining Company. The materials, written in both English and Spanish, include blueprints and plans for mining equipment, a large amount of photography from throughout the region, and a personal diary from Howard. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material about Howard, including personal correspondence and a genealogical chart for the Howard clan.