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Louis Blankenhorn Company transactions
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  • Administration Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Louis Blankenhorn Company transactions
    Dates: 1904-1911
    Collection Number: mssBlankenhorntransactions
    Creator: Blankenhorn, Louis
    Extent: 434 items in 1 box
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This box consists of transactions and receipts related to Louis Blankenhorn's securities company located in Los Angeles, California.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Louis Blankenhorn Company transactions, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was an anonymous gift from a private donor, November 2014.


    Louis Blankenhorn was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on May 26, 1847. When he moved to Chicago, Illinois as a young man, he became connected with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad as assistant freight agent. In 1881 he married Lillian Stevens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The couple had four children: George Stevens, Louis 'Mac' McLaughlin, David Fergusen, and Barbara. In 1883 he moved to California, and here was engaged in stock and bond business and had an active part in a number of civic organizations. He moved to Pasadena, California to retire in 1914. He passed away on November 16, 1922 in Pasadena, California.

    Scope and Content

    This group of transactions and receipts are from Louis Blankenhorn's securities company located in Los Angeles, California. They are mostly related to stocks and bonds concerning the telephone and oil industries. The subject matter includes the terms of the securities, stock quotes, and financial inquiries.
    The original alphabetical arrangement of the collection has been mostly kept. The transactions are either filed under the company or signer's name. For example, California Midway Oil Company is filed under the "C" correspondence. In the instance of Bank of Commerce and Trust Company, which is signed by J.S. Hawley, Jr., this item is filed under the "H" correspondence.


    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Blankenhorn, Louis



    Geographic Areas

    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History


    Business letters
    Trust receipts