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Baldwin-Shaffner Family Collection
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The Baldwin-Shaffner Family Collection consists of materials that document the personal lives and business activities of the Baldwin, Shaffner, Sackett, Bacon and Bishop families. It reflects the migration to California of the Shaffner family from Ohio, and the Sackett family from Colorado Territory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It contains personal correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, ephemera, clothing, artifacts, ledgers, diaries, periodicals, scrapbooks, and professional and legal papers documenting the purchase, selling, and management of property. It also contains the legal papers from Jennette L. Shaffner's estate including the establishment of her conservatorship and the execution of her trust.
The Baldwin-Shaffner family are descendants of Amos Baldwin and Seth Sackett. Amos Baldwin's son Ozro married Phebe Westover in 1832, and they had three children named Rosalia, Edith, and Bruce. Their daughter Rosalia married a widower, Reverend Henry J. Shaffner, in 1874, in Denver, CO. Rosalia and Henry had two sons, Arthur and Earl. In 1881 the family moved to Los Angeles because of Henry's asthma. He passed away in Los Angeles in 1900.
80 linear feet
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.