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Cudahy Family Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains correspondence and ephemera of the family of John P. "Jack" Cudahy (died 1921) and Edna Cudahy (1877-1949) of Illinois and California. Most of the correspondence and ephemera relates to intimate family life and the social connections between members of the American industrial and entertainment elite of the first decades of the twentieth century.
Background
Edna Cudahy (1877-1949) was born Edna Margaret Cowin on October 31, 1877 in Omaha, Nebraska. Her father was a prominent Omaha lawyer and politician who would later go on to be a signatory to the 1914 manifesto of the Nebraska Men’s Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. She married John P. “Jack” Cudahy, son of wealthy Chicago meat packer Michael Cudahy. They had four children, Edna Catherine (born approximately 1900), Marie (born approximately 1902), Anne Elizabeth (born approximately 1904), and Michael (1908–1947).
Extent
319 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.