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Ralph Hamlin (1880-1974) Collection
GC 1342  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph Hamlin (1880-1974) Collection
    Dates: 1894-1976
    Collection Number: GC 1342
    Creator/Collector: Hamlin, Ralph
    Extent: 13.28 linear feet
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: A collection of papers, personal and professional, belonging to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974), who was a pioneer Los Angeles automobile dealer and racing enthusiast. Also covers his early years racing on bicycle. ca. 1894 – 1976, undated. See also photo collection P-115 Ralph Hamlin Collection.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Ralph Hamlin (1880-1974) Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Hamlin owned an automobile dealership by 1901 at 1806 So. Main Street, Los Angeles. His Franklin dealership began in 1905 at 1040 So. Flower Street. At some point in time, he also had a Glendale branch selling Franklins under the "Ralph Hamlin" company name.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A collection of papers, personal and professional, belonging to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974), who was a pioneer Los Angeles automobile dealer and racing enthusiast. Also covers his early years racing on bicycle. ca. 1894-1976, undated. See also photo collection P-115 Ralph Hamlin Collection.

    Indexing Terms

    Automobile dealers
    Automobile rallies
    Automobile racing.
    Bicycle racing.
    Franklin Automobile Company
    H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company
    Los Angeles (Calif.)