Scope and Contents
Title: Jacob Ross Family History Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.695
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.1 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1951-1996
This is a typed manuscript documenting the history of the Jacob Ross family from 1865 to 1900. The manuscript was created
in 1951 by Lecil E. Ross in response to a request from Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge for memoirs of pioneers
in Early California. This collection also includes a Family Group Record produced by Raymond R. Ross in 1996.
Ross, Lecil E.
Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge was inspired by H. H. Bancroft to collect dictated memoirs of pioneers for
the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, and reached out to the community for stories of families who were established in Early California.
Lecil E. Ross answered the call, donating family histories for his paternal grandfather, Jacob Ross, Sr., and his family in
California from 1865-1900 and for Lecil’s maternal grandfather, George Lunsford Russell, who was a landowner in Los Angeles
County before Los Angeles was 100 years old. The Ross and Russell families settled near each other and eventually intermarried.
The Russell land was about a mile northeast of what is currently Santa Ana.
Scope and Contents
This is a typed manuscript documenting the Jacob Ross family from 1865 to 1900 through oral histories, photographs, and research
compiled by Lecil E. Ross in 1951. This document was prepared by Lecil E. Ross, who also authored the Jacob Ross Family History.
Donation correspondence is included. This collection also includes a Family Group Record produced by Raymond R. Ross in 1996.
Jacob Ross Family History Collection, 1951, 1996, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.695.
Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November
9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Donations by L. E. Ross, 1951 December 27; and Raymond R. Ross, 1996 April 4.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center
as the custodian 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.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Hellman, Isaias W. (Isaias William), 1842-1920
Langenberger, Augustus, 1824-1895
Little People of America, Inc.
Patton, Susan G.
Russell, George Lunsford
California -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- California
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Overland journeys to the Pacific