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Finding Aid to the Baldwin Family Clippings Collection MS.609
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Description
The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists, beginning with Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin who came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Lucky's daughter Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was a composer, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was Anita's daughter and continued the family tradition of philanthropy. This collection is mostly made up of newspaper clippings about Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, Anita M. Baldwin, and Dextra Baldwin McGonagle. In addition to newspaper clippings, there is a souvenir program in honor of Anita M. Baldwin from the Headquarters Company of the Seventh California Infantry. The materials in this collection are dated 1894-1967.
Background
The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists. Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (1828-1909) came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Los Angeles Couty Arboretum is now on the land where Lucky's ranch once stood. Anita M. Baldwin (1876-1939) was Lucky's daughter, a composer, and owner of an estate in Arcadia, California known as Anokia. Dextra Baldwin McGonagle (1901-1967) was the daughter of Anita Baldwin, and continued the family tradition of philanthropy.
Extent
0.15 linear feet (6 folders)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.