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Series Description/Folder List

 

1. Personal Papers 1896-1945

Scope and Content Note

Contains two subseries: A. Personal Records and B. Photographs.
 

A. Personal Records, 1896-1945

Scope and Content Note

Contains marriage, travel, citizenship, passport and funeral service records, California state hunting and driver's licenses, and a personal calling card, arranged chronologically. 2 folders.
Box 1, Folder 1

Marriage, Travel, Funeral, and License Records, 1896, 1906, 1912, 1925, 1945

Box 1, Folder 2

Buick Memorabilia, 1913, 1937, 1945

 

B. Photographs, 1916-1925

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white photographs of Ed Trinkkeller, Trinkkeller family members, and his longtime home in Los Angeles, arranged chronologically within each folder and with undated photos at the end of each subseries. Includes multiple photos mounted on scrapbook pages. 3 folders.
Box 1, Folder 3

Trinkkeller, Ed, 1925

Box 1, Folder 4

Trinkkeller Family, 1916, 1925

Box 1, Folder 5

Ed Trinkkeller residence, 208 S. Highland Ave., Los Angeles

 

2. Professional Papers 1925-1944

Scope and Content Note

Contains two subseries: A. Contractor's Licenses and B. Research Notes and Photographs.
 

A. Contractor's Licenses, 1930-1941

Scope and Content Note

Contains contractor's licenses. 1 folder.
Box 2, Folder 1

Contractor's Licenses, State of California, 1930, 1930/31, 1937/38, 1940/41

 

B. Research Notes and Photographs, 1925-1944

Scope and Content Note

Contains Trinkkeller's pocket book with fragmentary notes and sketches of ironwork made during his trip to Europe in 1925 and snapshots of ironwork designs in situ (buildings unidentified and photos undated). 2 folders.
Box 2, Folder 2

Leather pocket book, European trip, 1925 and sketches of urns, 1944

Box 2, Folder 3

Photographs of ironwork, 1920s

 

3. Office Records 1905-1998

Scope and Content Note

Contains five subseries: A. Correspondence, B. Letterhead and Business Cards, C. Financial Records, D. Photographs, and E. Published Material on Trinkkeller Commissions.
 

A. Correspondence, 1929-1946

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence to and from clients that is not project-specific, arranged alphabetically by client surname. 3 folders.
Box 2, Folder 4

Hearst, William R. to Ed Trinkkeller, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Blank stationary, Casa del Mar and Casa del Monte
Box 2, Folder 5

Morgan, Julia to Ed Trinkkeller, 1939, 1942

Box 2, Folder 6

Morgan, Julia to Mrs. Ed Trinkkeller, 1946

 

B. Letterhead and Business Cards, 1920s

Scope and Content Note

Contains Trinkkeller's business cards and stationary. 1 folder.
Box 2, Folder 7

Business cards and stationery, undated

 

C. Financial Records, 1905-1941

Scope and Content Note

Includes two original account ledgers for the period listing client names, work performed, and amount billed. 4 folders.
Box 2, Folder 8

Property Records, Consuelo and Broderick [now Main St.], City of Los Angeles, 1922

Box 2, Folder 9

Insurance and Customs Records, German bronze statues, 1925-1926

Box 3, Folder 1

Ledger, Payroll and Accounts, 1905-1923

Box 3, Folder 2

Ledger, Accounts, 1923-1941

 

D. Photographs, 1900s-1920s

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white exterior and interior photographs of Trinkkeller's three Los Angeles ironwork shops during the course of his career from 1896-1942. Note that the address for the second and third shops is the same as he rebuilt a new structure on the same site. The subseries also contains photos of individual completed ironwork pieces in his studio before placement. 4 folders.
Box 4, Folder 1

First Shop, 8th and Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Box 4, Folder 2

Second Shop, 1720 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA

Box 4, Folder 3

Third Shop, 1720 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA (rebuilt on same site)

Box 4, Folder 4

Wrought Ironwork

 

E. Published Material on Trinkkeller Commissions, c. 1936-1998

Scope and Content Note

Contains published materials on Trinkkeller commissions, including the former estate of mine owner John Singleton, which became the Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles and retained the ironwork gates and other decorations crafted by Trinkkeller on its grounds. The Architectural Digest Vol. 9, No.3 (c. 1936) features a photo of a Beverly Hills gateway by Trinkkeller (p. 74) and a printed business card ad for him (p. 162). The souvenir publication The Centennial 1840-1940, celebrating the history of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, contains photos of Doheny Memorial Library, St. John's Seminary, where Trinkkeller produced iron window grilles. 3 folders.
Box 4, Folder 5

Booklet, Celebrating 80 Years of Leadership, Excellence & Service. [Los Angeles] Orthopaedic Hospital, 1998

Box 5, Folder 1

The Architectural Digest, Vol. 9 No.3, c. 1936

Box 5, Folder 2

Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Centennial, 1840-1940

 

4. Project Records 1899-1940

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Files, B. Photographs, C. Drawings and Oversize Photographs of Trinkkeller commissions.
 

A. Project Files, 1899-1940

Scope and Content Note

Contains project files — primarily correspondence arranged alphabetically by client surname or company name. Folder 3 includes thirteen transcriptions of letters to Julia Morgan and her on-site project managers at San Simeon, Camille Rossi and George Loorz. 4 folders.
Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence Surnames, A-H

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence with Clients Surnames, J-Mi

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence with Clients Surnames, Morgan

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence with Clients Surnames, N-S

 

B. Project Photographs, 1920s-1930s

Scope and Content Note

The subseries includes undated black-and-white photographs, exterior and interior views, of Trinkkeller's ironwork commissions. Arranged alphabetically by client surname. The bulk of the subseries is made up of photos of the Morgan commissions at San Simeon; one photo in Folder 9 has a holographic note from Morgan on the verso. 12 folders.
Box 6, Folder 5

Doheny, Edward L.

Box 6, Folder 6

Farquhar, Robert D.

Box 6, Folder 7

Mitchel, H.

Box 6, Folder 8

Morgan, Julia — Los Angeles Examiner Building

Box 6, Folder 9

Morgan, Julia — San Simeon, Casa Grande

Box 6, Folder 10

Morgan, Julia — San Simeon, "A" House

Box 6, Folder 11

Morgan, Julia — San Simeon, "B" House

Box 6, Folder 12

Morgan, Julia — San Simeon, "C" House

Box 6, Folder 13

Neuhoff, Mrs. Charles

Box 6, Folder 14

Rogers, Mrs. Will

Box 6, Folder 15

Singleton, John, Singleton Court

Box 6, Folder 16

Unidentified ironwork projects

 

C. Drawings and Oversized Photographs, 1920s, 1930s

Scope and Content Note

Contains sketches, drawings, and oversized photographs of Trinkkeller commissions arranged alphabetically by client name. 4 folders.
Box 7, Folder 1

Banks, Miss M.

Box 7, Folder 2

Beverly-Wilshire Hotel

Box 7, Folder 3

J. J. Haggarty [company]

Box 7, Folder 4

Trinkkeller, Edward

 

Career Assessment 1961-1999

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Exhibition, B. Publicity, and C. Clippings. Folder 4 contains "List of Ornamental Iron Work by Ed Trinkkeller for Hearst Castle" compiled by his heirs from account ledgers.
 

A. Exhibitions, 1992-1997

Scope and Content Note

Contains background material on Trinkkeller prepared by his heirs and correspondence with the exhibit curator in preparation for the 1997 exhibition on his work, Ed Trinkkeller: Gentleman of Iron. 3 folders.
Box 8, Folder 1

Exhibit Biographical information

Box 8, Folder 2

Correspondence — Curator Mimi Manning and P. E. Trinkkeller, 1992, 1997

Box 8, Folder 3

Exhibit Publicity, 1992, 1997

 

B. Correspondence, 1961-1987

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Trinkkeller family members and Hearst Castle staff re Trinkkeller's work at San Simeon. 1 folder.
Box 8, Folder 4

Correspondence — Elsa Trinkkeller, Paul E. Trinkkeller and Hearst—San Simeon State Historical Monument Staff, 1961-62, 1967-68, 1973, 1986-87

 

C. Clippings 1980-1999

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings from various sources about Julia Morgan's career accomplishments and life. 1 folder.
Box 8, Folder 5

Secondary sources, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1995, 1999