The collection focuses on Freeman’s travel writings from the early 1900s through the 1950s, and includes unpublished book
and article manuscripts, published articles in printed journals, and correspondence with various agents and publishers regarding
Freeman’s writing submissions. The collection also includes some personal correspondence and manuscripts, photographs, and
Lewis Ransome Freeman (1878-1960) was born in Genoa Junction, Wisconsin, and moved to Pasadena, California, as a child. After
graduating from Stanford University he spent many of the years between 1899 and 1912 traveling in North and South America,
Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. In addition to his extensive travels, Freeman was also an accomplished athlete, lettering
in football, baseball, tennis, and track while attending Stanford. He coached the University of Southern California football
team in 1897, and in 1903 won the single and doubles titles at the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.
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materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the
Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as
owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain
permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the
Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights.
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Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the
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