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Letchworth Family Photograph Collection: Finding Aid
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related materials in the Huntington Library
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Letchworth Family Photograph Collection
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1906
    Collection Number: photCL 540
    Creator: Letchworth Family
    Extent: 33 photographs in 1 box
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of pages of a disbound photograph album containing 32 various-sized snapshots related to travel by the Letchworth Family in Southern California in 1906, as well as one additional loose print of an audience to a 1906 Pasadena horse show. The images include views of Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Las Casitas in Ventura, and the Miramar Inn in Santa Barbara, California, as well as four images of "Mr. Howard and his Burrows coming from Death Valley." The images include landscape views of Southern California canyons, hillsides, and ranch lands; horseback riding, hotel buildings, and two Native Americans.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on July 1, 2014.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Letchworth Family Photograph Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    These photographs were received as part of a gift of Peter and Sally Letchworth in 2011, along with additional photographs and blueprints of the Letchworth family's "Penjerrick" residence in Covina, California, designed by architect Reginald D. Johnson, which were added to the Huntington's Reginald D. Johnson Collection.

    Biographical Note

    Pierre Edson Letchworth (1876-1924) and Sarah Evans Letchworth (1875-1925), both originally of Buffalo, New York, married in 1898 and had two children Pierre Edson Letchworth Jr. (1899-1991) and William Pryor Letchworth (1902-1959). The family visited Southern California in the early 1900s, before purchasing an orange grove in Covina, California, and moving there permanently in 1910. In 1913, architect Reginald D. Johnson built a residence, known as "Penjerrick Ranch," on the Covina property for the Letchworth family.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of pages of a disbound photograph album containing 32 various-sized snapshots related to travel by the Letchworth Family in Southern California in 1906. The images, accompanied by handwritten captions, include views of Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Las Casitas in Ventura, and the Miramar Inn in Santa Barbara, California, as well as four images of "Mr. Howard and his Burrows coming from Death Valley." The images include landscape views of Southern California canyons, hillsides, and ranch lands; horseback riding, hotel buildings, and two Native Americans. The images are mounted on 7 disbound 10 x 12 inch scrapbook pages from a photograph album. 15 of the images are 3 3/4 x 12 inch panoramas. The collection also contains one loose 6 x 8 inch gelatin silver print showing members of an audience in a grandstand during a March 1906 horse show in Pasadena (Item 33).

    Related materials in the Huntington Library

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged numerically according to the item numbers supplied by the cataloger.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Recreation -- California, Southern -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Photographs.
    Photograph albums.