Scope and Content
Title: Shankland Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1846-1939
Collection number: 120
Creator: Shankland Family
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: James Horton Shankland (1846-1923) was an attorney for the San Francisco Board of Trade for thirteen years before relocating
to Los Angeles in 1888 where he founded, and was an officer of, the Los Angeles Bar Association. Joseph Smith Fowler (1820-1902)
practiced law in Tennessee before serving as state comptroller (1862-65) and U.S. Senator (1866-71). His daughter, Louisa
Fowler, married James Horton Shankland in 1874. The collection consists of correspondence, papers, and scrapbooks related
to James Horton Shankland and his involvement with the Los Angeles Driving Club and his legal practice in Los Angeles. A portion
of the collection consists of Fowler family material and includes correspondence, papers, and diaries of Joseph S. Fowler.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Jefferson P. Chandler, 1959.
[Identification of item], Shankland Family Papers (Collection 120). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
James Horton Shankland was born in Nashville, Tennessee, August 12, 1846; received law diploma from Brown's University, 1869;
returned to Tennessee and admitted to the bar, 1870; came to San Francisco, California in 1874 where he served as attorney
for the San Francisco Board of Trade for thirteen years; relocated to Los Angeles in 1888; partner, Graves, O'Melveny, and
Shankland, 1888-1904; partner with son-in-law, Shankland & Chandler, 1904-14; was a founder and early officer of the Los Angeles
Bar Association; married Louisa Fowler, daughter of Joseph S. Fowler, 1874; died January 24, 1923.
Joseph Smith Fowler was born in Steubenville, Ohio, August 31, 1820; graduated from Franklin College, 1843; studied law in
Bowling Green, Kentucky; admitted to the Tennessee bar and practiced until 1861; comptroller of Tennessee, 1862-65; U.S. Senator,
1866-71; his daughter, Louisa Fowler, married James Horton Shankland in 1874; resumed his law practice in Washington, D.C.,
until his death on April 1, 1902.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of materials related to the Shankland and Fowler families. Most of the collection contains correspondence,
papers, and scrapbooks related to James Horton Shankland and his involvement with the Los Angeles Driving Club and his legal
practice in Los Angeles. A portion of the collection (box 5) consists of Fowler family material and includes correspondence,
papers, and diaries of Joseph S. Fowler. Also includes genealogies of the Shankland, Fowler, and Scovel families.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Shankland, James H. (James Horton)--Archives.
Fowler, Joseph Smith, $d 1820-1902--Archives.
Lawyers--United States--Archival resources.
Legislators--United States--Archival resources.