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Finding Aid of the Osborne-Montague family papers 0190
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Box 46, Box 1

Family Genealogies

Scope and Content

This series contains family genealogies compiled by various members of the Montague, Caleff and Osborne families.
 

Montague Family Papers

Scope and Content

The Montague Family papers consist primarily of legal and financial documents pertaining to the administration of the estate of William Henry Kemp Montague, who passed away in 1890. His estate was managed by his wife, Hortense Caleff Montague. Some of her personal correspondence is also present in this series. In addition to Hortense's papers, a few pieces of correspondence and ephemera are included from her daughters Stella Montague Schneider and Helene Montague Collin. The papers of her middle daughter, Lilian, are in the Henry Zenas, Jr., and Lilian Montague Osborne Family Papers series. Also included in this series is the personal correspondence of Rodney Montague and his issues of the newspaper the Spiritual Telegraph Fireside Preacher. Rodney wrote his sister-in-law (and second wife) Louisa Denison Montague after his marriage to her sister in 1843. After they arrived in California in 1856, he wrote to Louisa while travelling around the state for business. Other recipients and addressees of this correspondence are Rodney's siblings, in-laws and sons.
Box 1, Box 64

Rodney Montague

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Montague Family Brand Register 1870

Box 1-3

Hortense Caleff Montague

Box 4

Stella Montague Schneider

Box 4

Helene Montague Collin

Box 4

Caleff Family Papers

Scope and Content

The Caleff Family papers consist of personal correspondence to Elizabeth Truax Caleff and her daughter, Emma Caleff, legal records, and tax receipts.
 

Henry Zenas and Helen Annas Osborne Family Papers

Scope and Content

This series contains personal correspondence written to Henry Zenas, Helen Annas, Sherrill, Clarence and Raymond Osborne, and Edith Stahl Osborne and the ephemera of Henry and Helen Annas Osborne. Much of the correspondence is from the children attending Stanford to their mother and other siblings residing in Los Angeles. Also included in this correspondence are letters from Henry to his wife and children while he was serving as US Marshal for the Southern District of California, and while serving as a Congressman. Letters to Harry other than those addressed to both him and his brother Sherrill while they were at Stanford together are found in the Henry Zenas, Jr., and Lilian Montague Osborne Family Papers Series.
Box 4

Henry Zenas Osborne

Box 4-5

Helen Annas Osborne

Box 5

Sherrill Blaisdell Osborne

Box 5

Clarence Bristol Osborne

Box 5

Raymond Gaylord Osborne

Box 5

Edith Osborne Stahl

 

Henry Zenas, Jr., and Lilian Montague Osborne Family Papers Series 5:

 

Henry Zenas Osborne, Jr.

Scope and Content

Sub-series consists of the personal and business papers of Henry "Harry" Zenas Osborne, Jr. Harry's personal papers include correspondence from his father while he was serving in Congress, from Lilian while she was at Stanford, and from his brothers. Harry's business papers consist of his financial and real estate records and correspondence. They include his leases on various properties, bank statements, and cancelled checks. Any papers pertaining to his career as a civil engineer are found in his work papers. These include correspondence and drawings related to his work as a civil servant for the city of Los Angeles in the 1910s and his later career as an engineer for a private firm. Also included in this series is his correspondence documenting his involvement with professional societies, including the Municipal League, the Architects and Engineers Society of Southern California, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Box 6-8

Personal Papers

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Masonic Certificates (2)

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Plans for the Masonic Temple in Los Angeles

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Character Reading Chart (Phrenology and Graphology) ca. 1932

Box 9-15, 55, 63

Business Papers

Box 14, 16-28

Work Papers

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Map of the Tejon Quadrangle

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Map of Survey of Fractional Lot 7, Block 1 of the Northerly Portion of the Satler Tract

 

Lilian Montague Osborne

Scope and Content

Lilian's papers include her personal correspondence, her correspondence and notes pertaining to her involvement in various committees, her financial records, and records pertaining to her administration of her mother's estate. Lilian's activities as parts of the Women's Athletic Club, the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, the Women's University Club, and the Wilshire Council of the PTA are all documented in this series. Her personal correspondence includes correspondence with her mother, sisters, her daughter Hortense while she was living in Sacramento, her son Billy while he was studying engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and working on a ranch during World War II, and Harry while Lilian was at Stanford. The legal documents and financial records from her mother's estate, of which Lilian was the executrix, are in this series, regardless of to whom they were addressed. Also included in this series are Lilian's bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs and ledgers, and two of the journals she kept while touring Europe before her marriage in 1907.
Box 29-30

Personal Papers

Box 31-33

Estate of Hortense Caleff Montague

Box 32-33

Committee Papers

Box 34-35, 56

Financial Records

Box 35

William Montague Osborne

Scope and Content

William Montague Osborne's papers consist of personal correspondence, school papers, and ephemera.
 

Edward Maurice and Hortense Marie Osborne Tingstad

Scope and Content

The Tingstad Family papers consist of Hortense's personal correspondence, ephemera, and financial records. Her financial records include her income taxes, bills, receipts, bank statements, and cancelled checks.
Box 36-37

Personal Papers

Box 37-38

Financial Records

 

Photographs

Scope and Content

The photographs found in this collection are primarily of the Osborne, Montague, and Tingstad families. Of note are photographs of Bodie and Lake Tahoe in the late nineteenth century, photographs of Balboa, Catalina, and Coronado in the early twentieth century, and photographs of Henry Zenas Osborne and Charles Manly Stedman, the last Confederate veteran of the Civil War to serve in Congress, together in front of the Capitol. Also included in this series is an unidentified film reel.
Box 39-40, 58

Prints

Box 40

Negatives

Box 41

Rolled Photographs

Box 40, 42, 62

Albums

Box 40, 42

Framed Prints

Box 42, 59, 61, 66

Scrapbooks

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about the history of Los Angeles and of ordinances.
 

Pamphlets and Printed Ephemera

Scope and Content

The pamphlets in this collection cover a range of subjects, including civil engineering, agriculture, real estate, education, the PTA, and the Los Angeles Board of Utilities. A partial list of the pamphlets in this series is available on-site.
The printed ephemera in this series includes Duke Cigarettes cards, empty matchboxes, theatre programs, advertisement cards, and a folder of USC ephemera.
Box 43

Ephemera

Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Official Programme of the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers

Box 43-44

Pamphlets

Box 47-51, 58, 60, Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Artifacts

Scope and Content

This series contains the framed art, certificates, and other objects found in the Osborne-Montague Collection, including a blue satin beaded dress, Harry's drafting tools and measuring tape, and a cribbage board.
Box 52-54, 57, Map-case 5, Drawer 5

Newspapers and Clippings

Scope and Content

This series contains the newspapers and newspaper clippings found in the Osborne-Montague Collection. Topics covered by the clippings include the Los Angeles Chamber of Congress, general world events, and members of the Osborne family and civil engineering. Also present in this series are newspapers from the late nineteenth century from Vermont, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, California, and Massachusetts and the newspaper Spiritual Telegraph, which was published in New York.