Finding aid to the Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz Memoir MS.504

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz Memoir
Identifier/Call Number: MS.504
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: circa 1954
Abstract: Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz was born 1858 February 10 in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Lorenz van der Leck and Caroline Ginger. This collection consists of a 34-page manuscript, typed and edited by Lenz's daughter, Louise S. Lenz. The memoir predominately includes information on early Los Angeles history, circa 1848-1873.
creator: Lenz, Louise

Access

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Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred citation

Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz Memoir, circa 1954, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.504.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Publication note

The memoir was published by the Historical Society of Southern California in the Southern California Quarterly, volume 26, issue number 3, 1954 September.

Biographical/Historical note

Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz was born 1858 February 10 in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Lorenz van der Leck and Caroline Ginger. She passed away in 1940 at the age of 82.

Acquisition

Donated by Louise S. Lenz, 1954 July 19.

Scope and contents

This collection consists of a 34-page manuscript, typed and edited by Lenz's daughter, Louise S. Lenz. The memoir predominately includes information on early Los Angeles history, circa 1848-1873. The memoir also describes the voyages taken by Caroline Lenz's father from Germany to South America in 1838 and from South America to California in 1848. The memoir was dictated from Caroline to Louise in 1931 to preserve "for [Caroline's] children and grandchildren the story of early California as [she] knew it." The typed manuscript was also edited by Louise Lenz.
This collections also includes letters from Louise S. Lenz to the Southwest Museum, 1954 July 15 and from Frederick Webb Hodge to Louise Lenz, 1954 July 19.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lenz, Caroline Van Der Leck
Biography
Carbon copies
Correspondence
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
Los Angeles County (Calif.)