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Barrows and Weyse families papers
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The Barrows and Weyse families papers include letters, diaries, photographs, and documents relating to early Los Angeles residents Henry Dwight Barrows and Julius Guenther Weyse and their families, including Weyse’s journey to California around Cape Horn and Barrows’ letterbook at the United States Marshals Service.
Henry Dwight Barrows (1825-1914) was an American teacher, businessman, farmer, goldminer, reporter, United States Marshal, Los Angeles County School Superintendent, manufacturer, writer, and a founder and president of the Historical Society of Southern California. Barrows was married three times. His first wife was Juanita Wolfskill, daughter of William Wolfskill and Magdalena (Lugo) Wolfskill. The couple had one daughter: Alice Wolfskill Barrows (1861-1903). After the death of Wolfskill, Barrows married Mary Alice Workman, daughter of John D. Woodworth and widow of Thomas H. Workman. Barrows and Workman had two daughters: Ada Frances Barrows (1865-1939) and Mary Washington Barrows (1868- ). Barrows and his third wife, Bessie A. Green, had one son: Henry (Harry) Prosper Barrows (1869- ).
17 boxes and 1 oversize folder
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