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
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of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.