Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the
board of directors and editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California and an organizer for E Clampus
Vitus. The collection consists of E Clampus Vitus ephemera, correspondence, literary manuscripts, and working notes pertaining
to California history. Much of the correspondence relates to Historical Society of Southern California business.
Layne was born on June 13, 1885, in Huntington, West Virginia; moved to Pomona, California at age of four; graduated, Los
Angeles High School, 1903; manager, Los Angeles office, Keuffel & Esser Company of New York, 1904-19; manager, Southwest division,
Taylor Instruments Company, 1919-35; representative, Southwest division, Charles Bruning Comapny of New York, 1939-47; historian,
Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, 1947-52; research staff, Huntington Library, 1945-47; consultant in Western Americana,
UCLA Library, 1952; as a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana, he wrote books, articles and reviews mostly
about California history; president, member of board of directors, Historical Society of Southern California, and editor of
its Quarterly, 1935-52; organizer, E Clampus Vitus; member, Zamorano Club, The Scribes; died on August 16, 1952.
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