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Register of the Robert W. Kenny Papers, 1823-1975
MSS 003  
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Description
The collection is arranged by series: GENERAL FILE, FAMILY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY-JESSE W. CARTER, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OF CALIFORNIA, STATE SENATOR CAMPAIGN-1950, LOS ANGELES MAYORAL RACE-1950, and DEPORTATION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.
Background
Robert Walker Kenny was born to Robert Wolfenden Kenny and Minnie Summerfield Kenny on August 21, 1901. Kenny's father was a cashier at the Broadway Bank and Trust Company in Los Angeles. In April of 1906, Robert Wolfenden Kenny and Warren Gillelen were indicated by the federal grand jury in Oregon for land fraud. They were found not guilty and were acquitted in May 1908. Kenny's father died on September 13, 1914 leaving an estate of a little over $100,000. Robert Wolfenden Kenny had investments in the Tejon Ranch, the California Mexico Land and Water Company and a substantial interest in the Bank of Santa Monica. The stocks invested in the Tejon Ranch and the Bank of Santa Monica were sold in order to pay off outstanding loans. However, Mrs. Kenny kept the California Mexico Land and Water Company Stock, but it later proved to be worthless.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.