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Letchworth Family Photograph Collection: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of pages of a disbound photograph album containing 32 various-sized snapshots related to travel by the Letchworth Family in Southern California in 1906, as well as one additional loose print of an audience to a 1906 Pasadena horse show. The images include views of Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Las Casitas in Ventura, and the Miramar Inn in Santa Barbara, California, as well as four images of "Mr. Howard and his Burrows coming from Death Valley." The images include landscape views of Southern California canyons, hillsides, and ranch lands; horseback riding, hotel buildings, and two Native Americans.
Background
Pierre Edson Letchworth (1876-1924) and Sarah Evans Letchworth (1875-1925), both originally of Buffalo, New York, married in 1898 and had two children Pierre Edson Letchworth Jr. (1899-1991) and William Pryor Letchworth (1902-1959). The family visited Southern California in the early 1900s, before purchasing an orange grove in Covina, California, and moving there permanently in 1910. In 1913, architect Reginald D. Johnson built a residence, known as "Penjerrick Ranch," on the Covina property for the Letchworth family.
Extent
33 photographs in 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.