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Finding Aid for the Shankland Family Papers, 1846-1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shankland Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1846-1939
    Collection number: 120
    Creator: Shankland Family
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: James Horton Shankland (1846-1923) was an attorney for the San Francisco Board of Trade for thirteen years before relocating to Los Angeles in 1888 where he founded, and was an officer of, the Los Angeles Bar Association. Joseph Smith Fowler (1820-1902) practiced law in Tennessee before serving as state comptroller (1862-65) and U.S. Senator (1866-71). His daughter, Louisa Fowler, married James Horton Shankland in 1874. The collection consists of correspondence, papers, and scrapbooks related to James Horton Shankland and his involvement with the Los Angeles Driving Club and his legal practice in Los Angeles. A portion of the collection consists of Fowler family material and includes correspondence, papers, and diaries of Joseph S. Fowler.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Jefferson P. Chandler, 1959.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Shankland Family Papers (Collection 120). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    James Horton Shankland was born in Nashville, Tennessee, August 12, 1846; received law diploma from Brown's University, 1869; returned to Tennessee and admitted to the bar, 1870; came to San Francisco, California in 1874 where he served as attorney for the San Francisco Board of Trade for thirteen years; relocated to Los Angeles in 1888; partner, Graves, O'Melveny, and Shankland, 1888-1904; partner with son-in-law, Shankland & Chandler, 1904-14; was a founder and early officer of the Los Angeles Bar Association; married Louisa Fowler, daughter of Joseph S. Fowler, 1874; died January 24, 1923.
    Joseph Smith Fowler was born in Steubenville, Ohio, August 31, 1820; graduated from Franklin College, 1843; studied law in Bowling Green, Kentucky; admitted to the Tennessee bar and practiced until 1861; comptroller of Tennessee, 1862-65; U.S. Senator, 1866-71; his daughter, Louisa Fowler, married James Horton Shankland in 1874; resumed his law practice in Washington, D.C., until his death on April 1, 1902.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the Shankland and Fowler families. Most of the collection contains correspondence, papers, and scrapbooks related to James Horton Shankland and his involvement with the Los Angeles Driving Club and his legal practice in Los Angeles. A portion of the collection (box 5) consists of Fowler family material and includes correspondence, papers, and diaries of Joseph S. Fowler. Also includes genealogies of the Shankland, Fowler, and Scovel families.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Shankland, James H. (James Horton)--Archives.
    Fowler, Joseph Smith, $d 1820-1902--Archives.
    Shankland family--Archives.
    Fowler family--Archives.
    Lawyers--United States--Archival resources.
    Legislators--United States--Archival resources.
    Family papers.