The papers of Moses Hazeltine Sherman include materials he
retained dating from 1869 school until his death in 1932. The earliest papers
include materials from Sherman's schooling at the Oswego Normal School in New
York. For the period 1874 to 1890, when Sherman resided in the Arizona Territory,
the collection includes papers relating to teaching in Prescott, his government
appointments and his business concerns including real estate, mining and stock
raising. After 1890, when Sherman moved to Los Angeles, the collection includes a
variety of business and personal subjects including the development of the Los
Angeles Pacific Railway, the subdivision of the San Fernando Valley, management of
the Tejon Ranch and the Colorado River Land Company, the development of
Hollywoodland, and the Los Angeles Steamship Company.
Moses Hazeltine Sherman was born in West Rupert, Vermont on December 3, 1853. He
spent his early years divided between the family farm in West Rupert and living with
relatives in Salem, New York, six miles away. His father sometimes taught school, in
addition to farming, so Sherman was following his father's lead when in 1869 he
entered the Oswego Normal School to train as a teacher.
59 linear feet; 141 archives boxes.
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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 Sherman
Library do not hold the copyright.
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