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James Ahern Papers, 1975-1988Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: James Ahern Papers, 1975-1988Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0058
Extent: 3.42 Linear Feet
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James Ahern was a criminal investigator for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.  While researching the background of the District Attorney's Office, he ran across some information about John B. Magruder, a Confederate general during the US Civil War.  Magruder fascinated Ahern, who was initially interested in his exploits around San Diego, where he served on frontier duty prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. 

Ahern ultimately decided to write a biography for Magruder which covered his entire life, from his birth in Port Royal, Virginia in 1807 to his death in Houston, Texas in 1871.  He completed his notes and planned to write the biography following his retirement in January of 1988.  He passed away on February 9th of that year, and so the book was never completed.

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Acquired: 10/27/1988.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Linda Ahern
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, James Ahern Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
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