Esther H. Klotz was a lifelong Riverside County resident, who was very involved in local historical preservation efforts and
in researching and writing about Riverside and the surrounding area. The Esther H. Klotz papers contain research notes, correspondence,
publications, and other material pertaining to the city and county of Riverside as well as to the local history and development
of various other cities in Southern California. This notably includes research related to her co-authored book with Joan H.
Adobes, Bungalows and Mansions of Riverside, California, which has been published in multiple editions. Also included in the collection are personal correspondence, notebooks and
other records related to Klotz and her husband, Leo J. Klotz.
Esther Hamilton was born in Hemet, California on Christmas Day, 1910, and graduated in 1928 from Hemet High School. She attended
Riverside City College, and then the University of California, Berkeley. Her grandparents had moved to Southern California
in the boom of 1887; her grandfather, Isaac Martin, was an early citrus grower in the small town of Highgrove, California.
Her father, Charles Hamilton, was the first city clerk of the newly-formed City of Hemet, as well as an important grower of
citrus in its early days in the area. In later years he was a fruit buyer.
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Special Collections & University Archives. Additional materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright
Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Please contact Special Collections & University Archives for more information.
This collection is open for research.