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Finding Aid to the Grant Jackson Papers MS.538
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  • Access
  • Biographical note
  • Related Archival Materials

  • Title: Grant Jackson Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.538
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.9 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1924
    Abstract: This collection includes certificates, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, legal papers, and a scrapbook regarding the professional career of Grant Jackson. Materials are from 1886-1924.
    creator: Jackson, Grant, 1866-1925

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes certificates, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, legal papers, and a scrapbook regarding the professional career of Grant Jackson. Materials are from 1886-1924. Manuscript of "State Division - a Menace to Los Angeles" by Grant Jackson, given as a speech before the City Club, October 2, 1909 and published as listed above. Legal documents include Jackon's 1886 diploma from Lompoc School, and two certificates of Jackon's admission to practice in District and Circuit Court, both dated January 2, 1903. Two large scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper articles from approximately 1922-1924 on California history and obituaries of California pioneers. A photocopy of the House of Representatives' Ex. Doc. No. 64 of the 1st Session of the 35th Congress, 1858. (373.G.1161) This contains official information and correspondence in relation to the execution of Colonel Henry A. Cobb and his associates. An original copy is in the Munk Collection of Ephemera, M.973.47. Also includes certificate allowing Grant Jackson to practice as an attorney in California, dated 1891 October 13.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Bequest by Judge Grant Jackson, April 1925.

    Preferred citation

    Grant Jackson Papers, 1886-1924, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.538; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    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.

    Access

    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. An item-level list is available

    Biographical note

    Grant Jackson (1866 June 13 - 1925 April 2) was born in Sebastopol, California, but the family soon moved to Lompoc and Santa Barbara. In 1887 he began to study law in in the office of W.C. Stratton. Admitted to the bar in 1891, Jackson began his practice in Santa Barbara, moving to Los Angeles in 1902. Years later, he became a Judge for the Superior Court.
    Jackson belonged to the Jonathan Club, the Gamut Club, Union League, and the Native Sons of the Golden West.

    Related Archival Materials

    Manuscript collection of Grant Jackson, 1828-1954, The Huntington Library, mssHM 38166-38278, HM 38338-38339

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Certificates
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Diplomas
    Lawyers
    Legal documents
    Manuscripts
    Photocopies
    Scrapbooks
    State Division: A Menace to Los Angeles