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Ingram (Selena Gray Galt) Papers
mssHM 31060  
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Description
A collection of diaries and photograph albums related to Selena Gray Galt Ingram (1859-1942), chiefly documenting early-20th century Los Angeles and ranch living in Imperial Valley, California.
Background
Selena Gray Galt Ingram (1859-1942) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She married Robert Hord Ingram (1860-1934), also from Louisville, who began working for the Pullman Car Company at 17, and eventually became an executive with Southern Pacific Railroad Co. in Los Angeles, California from 1901-1908, and then in Mexico, 1908-1911. The Ingrams moved from Vermont to California in 1901. They first went to the Bay Area, then Los Angeles, where Mrs. Ingram was active in society and formed close friendships with the Bannings and Pattons, and enjoyed outings to Santa Catalina Island and Lake Vineyard ranch. In 1908, Mr. Ingram accepted a position for Southern Pacific in Western Mexico under the supervision of Epes Randolph. They lived at Emplame, near Guaymas, where Ingram dealt with railroad strikes and labor problems. He resigned in 1911 and they returned to Los Angeles. He continued his interest in the Imperial Valley, where in 1905, he had purchased property near Holtville to develop a ranch. In 1916, Ingram became general manager of the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad Company, and the family moved to the Bay Area. They continued there until 1925 when they returned to Los Angeles and retirement.
Extent
6.34 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Restrictions
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