Finding Aid for the Shankland Family Papers, 1846-1939

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Shankland Family Papers, 1846-1939

Collection number: 120

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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

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  • 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.


Container List

Box 1

Folder of letters and papers of the following members of the Shankland Family: Alexander B. Shankland, James H. Shankland, Palmer K. Shankland, Miss Sarah E.S. Hankland, Fowler Shankland, William Shankland, Walter Shankland, and V.A. Shankland.

Box 1

Folder of Shankland Family Genealogy.

Box 1

Folder of Shankland Family Miscellaneous Papers, including addresses notes and essays.

Box 2

Folder of James H. Shankland Correspondence and Papers. 1859-1865.

Box 2

Lawyer's Common Place Book belonging to James H. Shankland.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 2

1 letter book. January 1, 1878-June 21, 1879. Letters sent by James H. Shankland, San Francisco.

Box 3

By-Laws of the Commercial Realty Company, Los Angeles.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 3

Scrapbook of Manuscripts, Clippings and Ephemera relating to the Los Angeles Driving Club, Compiled by James H. Shankland.

Box 3

Scrapbook of Clippings Concerning California State Supreme Court Decisions, Compiled by James H. Shankland.

Box 4

Scrapbook of Clippings Relating Mainly to Legal Affairs in Los Angeles, Compiled by James H. Shankland.

Box 4

Folder of Geneaology of the Scovel Family.

Box 5

Folder of Correspondence re the Disposition of the Jefferson P. Chandler Papers.

Box 5

Folder of Fowler Family Papers, Chiely Papers of Joseph S. Fowler.

Box 5

Diaries of Joseph S. Fowler. 1889, 1892, 1894.

Box 5

Biographical Data on Joseph S. Fowler including material on Andrew Johnson's Impeachment.

Oversize Box 6

Index to cases handled by James H. Shankland.