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2017-0508. Shows two men posed in front of painted backdrop of Cliff House. "August 10 1902" -- handwritten on paper envelope. James L. Gillis was born in Richmond Iowa to Charles and Emily Eliza (Gelatt) Gillis in 1857. Family came overland in 1861 to Nevada, moved into California in 1866, eventually settling in Sacramento. James went to work in 1872 for Sacramento Valley Railroad Company, in 1894 appointed by Judson Brusie as chief clerk Assembly Ways & Means Committee. Thereafter, served several sessions as chief clerk, other times worked in archives, Secretary of State's office. In 1899 became State Librarian. Judson Coffin Brusie was born in La Porte, Ind. in 1864 to Luther and Margaret (Coffin) Brusie. Became a lawyer, worked as agent for Metropolitan Surety Company, secretary for State Railroad Commission, was playwright, served in State Assembly for three terms between 1887 and 1894. Died in 1908. Emily Lumbard;
Unmediated Sheet Portraits. Nonprojected graphic
1 photograph : paper folder, tintype ; 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
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