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Inventory of the Daniel Freeman Family Papers
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Description
The Daniel Freeman Family Papers richly document the business and development enterprises of Daniel Freeman (1837-1918), one of California's major land developers and businessmen in the late nineteenth century. Besides Daniel Freeman, this collection also contains extensive business records for Charles Howland (b. 1863, d.?) and Grace Freeman Howland (1870-1956), Daniel Freeman's son-law and daughter. The collection contains extensive documentation on the California land boom of the 1880s, principally in Inglewood but also for Redondo Beach and Port Ballona. The Freeman papers also contain some materials on downtown Los Angeles. The holdings are also strong in California agribusiness in the late nineteenth century.
Background
Daniel Freeman was born in 1837, on a farm in the province of Ontario, Canada. Freeman first taught school but, in 1859, moved on to the study of law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, being admitted to the bar in 1864. Besides law, he became engaged in business in Port Burwell, on Lake Erie, where he became president of the Port Burwell Harbor Company.
Extent
116 archival document boxes, 35 oversize archival document boxes, 20 flat files
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
This collection is part of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection, a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. The Research Collection is administered by the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University. The Daniel Freeman Family Papers are open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.