Lee Shippey (1884-1969) was a columnist for many Southern California newspapers and a author. His books include
The great American family (1938),
It's an old California custom (1948), and
The Los Angeles book (1950). The collection contains manuscript drafts of two of Shippey's books and an autographed first edition of a third.
There are also Max Yavno photographs used in
The Los Angeles book.
Lee Shippey was born in Tennessee, 1884; worked as proofreader for Kansas City times; served as a correspondent in France
during World War I for the Kansas City star; free-lance writer in Mexico; joined Los Angeles times in 1927, writing daily Leeside o' LA column for 22 years, and also wrote Seymour family weekly columns; wrote several books, including The great American family (1938), It's an old California custom (1948), and The Los Angeles book (1950); published his biography as The luckiest man alive (1959); wrote weekly columns for the San Diego Union and Del Mar Surfcomber; died December 30, 1969 in Encinitas, California.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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