WAGNER, Henry Raup

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Henry Raup Wagner, Sept. 27, 1951
on the occasion of his 89th birthday.


WAGNER, Henry Raup (1862-1957), Yale educated lawyer (classes of 1884 and 1886) and mining engineer who retired to California in 1917 where he became a leading bibliophile and California historical and cartographic authority. Wagner’s published articles include:




  • 1928. Wagner, Henry R. Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast California Historical Society Quarterly 7(1):20-77, 1928


  • 1928. Wagner, Henry R. Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast in the 16th Century California Historical Society Quarterly 8(1):26-70, 1928


  • 1928. Wagner, Henry R. George Davidson, Geographer of the Northwest Coast of America California Historical Society Quarterly 11(4):299-320, 1928



  • 1933. Wagner, Henry R. The Names of the Channel Islands Southern California Historical Society 15(4):16-23, 1933


  • 1935. Wagner, Henry R. An Exploration of the Coast of Southern California in 1782 Southern California Historical Society 17(4):135-138, 1935


  • 1937. Wagner, Henry R. The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800 University of California Press, Berkeley 1937. Two volumes.


  • 1954. # 20. Wagner, Henry Raup. The First American Vessel in California Early California Travel Series 20. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1954. 1/325 copies
[original in SCIF archives]