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Osborne (Henry Zenas) Los Angeles billheads collection
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Description
A collection of more than 80 billheads from a variety of turn of the last century Los Angeles businesses, ranging from Newberry's grocery store to the Los Angeles Tent and Awning Company. All the billheads are made out to Henry Zenas Osborne (1848-1923). Henry Zenas Osborne and his wife Helen resided at 740 S. Hope Street in Los Angeles, and most of the billheads are associated with hosehold expenses. Osborne, originally from New York, moved first to California in 1878, and subsequently to Los Angeles in the mid-1880s, where he purchased the Evening Republican. He served as collector of customs in Los Angeles, United States Marshall for the Southern District, and commissioner of the board of public works. He was also elected to Congress in 1917, where he served until his death in 1923.
Extent
0.21 linear feet. 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.