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Barrows and Weyse families papers
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Description
The Barrows and Weyse families papers include letters, diaries, photographs, and documents relating to early Los Angeles residents Henry Dwight Barrows and Julius Guenther Weyse and their families, including Weyse’s journey to California around Cape Horn and Barrows’ letterbook at the United States Marshals Service.
Background
Henry Dwight Barrows (1825-1914) was an American teacher, businessman, farmer, goldminer, reporter, United States Marshal, Los Angeles County School Superintendent, manufacturer, writer, and a founder and president of the Historical Society of Southern California. Barrows was married three times. His first wife was Juanita Wolfskill, daughter of William Wolfskill and Magdalena (Lugo) Wolfskill. The couple had one daughter: Alice Wolfskill Barrows (1861-1903). After the death of Wolfskill, Barrows married Mary Alice Workman, daughter of John D. Woodworth and widow of Thomas H. Workman. Barrows and Workman had two daughters: Ada Frances Barrows (1865-1939) and Mary Washington Barrows (1868- ). Barrows and his third wife, Bessie A. Green, had one son: Henry (Harry) Prosper Barrows (1869- ).
Extent
17 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.