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Finding aid for the Joseph Benjamin Colling Papers MS.503
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  • Access
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred citation
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and contents
  • Processing history
  • Use

  • Title: Joseph Benjamin Colling Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.503
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (4 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1952
    Abstract: Joseph Benjamin Colling was an early resident of Los Angeles, California born in 1875 and died sometime after 1952. After 1918 he became a resident of Del Monte, California and worked for Del Monte Hotel specializing in fine printing. This collection consists of correspondence and writings of Joseph Benjamin Colling, created between 1950-1951. His writings, or "reminiscences," describe Colling's time in Los Angeles from 1878-1918. This collection also includes the "reminiscences" of Colling's wife, Aurelia E. Rowland Colling, which describes her experiences in Los Angeles from 1905-1949. Aurelia E. Rowland, was the granddaughter of pioneer John Rowland.
    creator: Colling, Aurelia E. Rowland
    creator: Colling, Joseph Benjamin, 1875-circa 1952
    creator: Foy, Mary Emily, 1862-1962
    creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

    Access

    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 or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Joseph Benjamin Colling and Mary Foy, 1951-1952.

    Preferred citation

    Jonathan Benjamin Colling Papers, 1951-1952, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.503; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Biographical note

    Joseph Benjamin Colling was an early resident of Los Angeles, California born in 1875 and died sometime after 1952. After 1918 he became a resident of Del Monte, California and worked for Del Monte Hotel specializing in fine printing.
    He was the child of Benjamin Colling and Maria Antonio Coronel. Maria Coronel died when her son was about two years old.
    Joseph Colling's wife, Aurelia E. Rowland, born in 1881. She was the 19th child out of 22 of Thomas Rowland and Zenobia Yorba de Rowland. She was also the granddaughter of pioneer John Rowland. Aurelia married Richard Vejar of Lordsburg in 1905 and they had two sons and a daughter. Vejar passed away in 1937. She married Colling in 1949.

    Scope and contents

    This collection consists of correspondence and writings of Joseph Benjamin Colling, created between 1950-1951. His writings, or "reminiscences," describe Colling's time in Los Angeles from 1878-1918. This collection also includes the "reminiscences" of Colling's wife, Aurelia E. Rowland Colling, which describes her experiences in Los Angeles from 1905-1949.

    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).

    Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carbon copies
    Correspondence
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)