Letchworth Family Photograph Collection: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Diann Benti.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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.

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Note

Item titles transcribed from captions; supplied titles in square brackets.
Item  1

Casitas Pass, Rincon Ranch, Carpenteria, Cal.

Panorama.
Item  2

The Pass.

Sarah Evans Letchworth (identified as "S.E.L") and two men (identified as E.E. and Mr. Loyd) with two horses on the road at Casitas Pass.
Item  3

[Native American woman.]

Item  4

A live oak on the Rincon.

Item  4a

Miramar Inn, Santa Barbara : Banana Grove, May 1906.

Panorama.
Item  5

Miramar Inn, Santa Barbara : The Wayside, May 1906.

Panorama.
Item  6

Miramar Inn, Santa Barbara : Stockton Cottage, May 1906.

Item  7

Miramar Inn, Santa Barbara : Our Cottage, May 1906.

Older woman, identified as Mrs. Schaffer with two children identified as E.L. [presumably Pierre Edson Letchworth Jr.] and P.L. [presumably William Pryor Letchworth]
Item  8

Miramar Inn Santa Barbara, Cal. : The Cottages. May 1906.

Item  9

Miramar Inn Santa Barbara, Cal. : The Beach. May 1906.

Item  10

San Marcos Pass 3 1/2 Hours to drive up, 52 minute [to drive] down.

Panorama
Item  11

Santa Barbara Mission.

Image of a Native American man.
Item  12

Las Casitas : Hunt Luncheon January 30th, 1906.

Panorama view of dogs, and women and men on horses with individuals identified as "Mrs Harvey, Miss Dwight, Miss Gaylor, Miss Hall, Miss Phillips, Miss Nelson, E.E., S.E.L. [Sarah Evans Letchworth], P.E.L. [Pierre Edson Letchworth] - William" and additional caption "Three of E's Fluffies."
Item  13

[Cabins at Las Casitas] January 30th, 1906.

Item  14

[View of house and mountains at Las Casitas] January 30th, 1906.

Item  15

Mr Howard and his Burrows : The Desert March 4th, 1906.

Item  16

Mr Howard and his Burrows : Coming out of Death Valley March 4th, 1906.

Item  17

Mr Howard and his Burrows March 4th, 1906.

Item  18

Mr Howard and his Burrows March 4th, 1906.

Item  19

Eagle Rock Valley : Richardsons Ranch.

Panorama.
Item  20

Eagle Rock Valley : The Court.

Panorama; caption identifies horses and individuals in photograph as "Dobbin, Pryor, E.P., Chimes, P.E.L. [Pierre Edson Letchworth], Monte, Highball, S.E.L. [Sarah Evans Letchworth], E.L. [Pierre Edson Letchworth, Jr.], and Teddy."
Item  21

Eagle Rock Cañon : Afternoon.

Panorama.
Item  22

Eagle Rock Cañon.

Panorama view over mountains with Pasadena in the distance.
Item  23

The Arroyo : Looking North from Toll Bridge.

Panorama view with Arroyo Drive in foreground.
Item  24

The Arroyo : Scovill Grade.

Panorama.
Item  25

Eagle Rock Grade March 1906.

Panorama view, with ranch in foreground.
Item  26

Mary's Bungalow, Palmetto Drive, Pasadena, Cal. March 1906.

Item  27

[Dalmatian dog on lawn] March 1906.

Item  28

"Chorus Girl" March 1906.

Man with a horse.
Item  29

Eagle Rock Cañon : North East.

Panorama view showing the ranch and well.
Item  30

Eagle Rock Cañon : North.

Panorama view towards Eagle Rock and the Verdugo Mountains.
Item  31

Eagle Rock Cañon.

Panorama view towards the Verdugo Mountains, with the Ranch, Eagle Rock, and the road to Pasadena.
Item  32

Looking East to Pasadena.

Panorama view looking, with the road to Pasadena.
Item  33

"Our Boy at Horse Show" (Pasadena) Mr. & Mrs. Warden, Mrs. Maruey, Mr. Gillian March 10, 1906.

Image of men and women, wearing fashionable hats, in the grandstand during a Pasadena, California, horse show.