Ralph Hamlin (1880-1974) Collection

1894-1976


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

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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.)