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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials in the Huntington Library
  • Biographical Note
  • Genealogical information for the children of Leonard and Amanda Rose
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexed Subjects
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Leonard John Rose Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1813-1953
    Bulk dates: 1858-1953
    Collection Number: mssHM 70723-70754, mssHM 79231-79240
    Creator: Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899.
    Extent: 75 items in 4 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection relates to Southern California rancher and horse-breeder Leonard J. Rose (1827-1899) and his family and chiefly consists of drafts of the memoirs and descriptions of 18th and 19th century California social life and customs created by Rose's son Leonard John Rose, Jr. (1862-), an amateur historian. In addition there is some family correspondence, printed material and ephemera, Leonard John Rose's account of leading a failed California-bound emigrant train from the Midwest, and the diary of Martha True Fargo, L.J. Rose Jr.'s mother-in-law. The diary provides a social history of women in Portage, Wisconsin in 1864.
    Language: English.

    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]. Leonard John Rose Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gifts of Rose Sanderson, 1941, Leonard John Rose, Jr., 1942, Hinda Amanda Rose, 1958-1967, Mrs. Markel W. Gallagher, 1959, and Mrs. and Mrs. John P. Gallagher, 1959-1979.

    Removed or Separated Material

    Photographs from this collection were transferred to the photograph collection in the Rare Books Department: Leonard J. Rose Family Photograph Collection, 1888-1979 (bulk 1888-1941)   (photCL 156).

    Processing/Project Information

    Finding aid prepared by Gustavo Licon and Brooke M. Black, December 5, 2008 and updated by Brooke M. Black, April 6, 2013, following the incorporation of additional materials that had been received from Mr. and Mrs. John Gallagher (housed in Box 4). Original finding aid converted into PDF document by B. Black, 2013-04-06. In 2016, Huntington Library Staff replaced the HDL version and published an EAD-encoded version of the finding aid in the Online Archive of California.

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    Biographical Note

    Leonard John Rose (1827-1899) was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1827. His family moved to the United States in 1839, where they lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then moved to Waterloo, Illinois. Rose attended Shurtliff College in Alton, Illinois. He became a mercantilist, trading goods up and down the Mississippi River, and opened his own general store. Rose married Amanda Markel Jones, daughter of Elizabeth and Ezra Jones, in Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1851. They had ten children: Annie (Sanderson), Nina R. (Wachtel), Daisy (Montgomery), Maud (Easton), Mabel (Pike), Harry Ezra Rose, Leonard "Leon" John Rose Jr., Guy Rose, and Roy Rose. After a child died in the 1850s, Rose took advantage of his economic success and pursued his dream of establishing a horse breeding ranch in California. He sold his store and organized an emigrant train of ox driven wagons. The Rose Party, as it came to be known, set out for California from Iowa in 1858. They took the southern route to avoid Utah, passing through the territory of New Mexico instead. Native Americans assaulted their party by the Colorado River, forcing the emigrants to retreat. The Rose family spent close to two years in Santa Fe, where they bought a small inn called "La Fonda."
    They made their way to Los Angeles, California, in 1860 and Rose bought an estate in the San Gabriel Valley. He named it Sunny Slope and it came to encompass approximately 2,000 acres. At Sunny Slope, Rose grew grapes, oranges, walnuts, and manufactured wine and brandy in the thousands of gallons a year. Rose used his economic success to pursue his interests in breeding trotter horses and racing them in harness races across the country. He bred several record setting horses and sold them individually and in a series of record breaking auctions in New York. Rose also made a large profit from selling Sunny Slope to an English company in 1887, which he used to pay off debts, buy Rose-Meade ranch, which is now part of the city of Rosemead, and build a lavish home in downtown Los Angeles. Rose began a term as a California State Senator for Los Angeles in 1887. In the following decade, he made a series of bad investments in California and Nevada that ruined him financially. In 1899, mounting financial duress drove Rose to commit suicide in his Los Angeles home. He was survived by his wife, Amanda Rosa, and eight sons and daughters. His son, Guy Rose, became an internationally renowned impressionist landscape painter.

    Genealogical information for the children of Leonard and Amanda Rose

    • Annie Rose married E. H. Sanderson in 1879, and they had two children: Rowe and one that passed away in childhood.
    • Nina R. Rose married John V. Wachtel in 1879, and by 1897 had four children named Valentine, Elizabeth, Leonard C., and Markel W. Markel W. Rose married John P. Gallagher.
    • Daisy Rose married J. W. Montgomery and they had a daughter named Ruth.
    • Maud Rose married George D. Easton.
    • Mabel Rose married Arthur Pike.
    • Harry Rose married Ada Currier.
    • Guy Rose married Ethel Boardman.
    • Leonard John Rose, Jr. married Fannie Fargo on January 14. 1885, and they had 4 children: Martha, Hinda, Fargo, and Gilbert. Jerome B. Fargo and Martha True Fargo were Fannie’s parents, and she had a sister named Daisy and another named Jenny. Jerome Bonaparte Fargo had a brother named Duane W. Fargo, and another named Calvin Fenton Fargo. Calvin adopted a boy in Europe named Edwin Fargo.

    Scope and Content

    This collection relates to Southern California rancher and horse-breeder Leonard J. Rose (1827-1899) and his family and chiefly consists of drafts of the historical writings of Rose's son Leonard John Rose, Jr. (1862-). In addition there is some family correspondence, printed material and ephemera, and manuscripts on California pioneers and emigrant narratives.
    Leonard John Rose, Jr. was an amateur historian and this collection contains drafts of his memoirs and descriptions of 18th and 19th century California social life and customs. In "A Serial in Three Parts," L. J. Rose Jr. thoroughly describes the livestock management practices and horsemanship of Mexican cowboys in 18th and 19th century California. In Gringos Grandees, he further illustrates the social life and customs of Mexicans and Native Americans living in a small village in the San Gabriel Valley. In this manuscript, L. J. Rose, Jr., narrates his and his father's life stories, with accounts of his family's move west, success in wine production and horse breeding, but it is also a local view of Los Angeles and California history in the second half of the 19th century.
    The writing in this collection of Leonard John Rose is limited to his accounts of leading a failed California bound emigrant train from the Midwest.
    The third section contains short biographies of L. J. Rose and Calvin F. Fargo, narratives of the Rose Party, and the diary of Martha True Fargo, L.J. Rose, Jr.'s mother-in-law. The diary provides a social history of women in Portage, Wisconsin in 1864. The ephemera section of this collection revolves around newspaper and magazine clippings about the Rose family, their homes and estates, their prize winning horses, and their wine production. Some of the newspaper articles are from the Los Angeles Timesand the Illustrated Los Angeles Herald, while the magazine articles include a 1950 three part series entitled, "Pastime of Millions" by Carleton F. Burke in The Thoroughbred of California.
    Additions to the collection, received from Mr. and Mrs. John Gallagher, includes correspondence: one letter by L. J. Rose, Sr. to his wife Amanda (1853); a letter by John V. Wachtel to Nina Rose before they were married (1879); and several letters between Wachtel, the firm Britton & Gray and California Senator Frank P. Flint regarding Bill S. 1038, an "act to provide for the adjudication and payment of claims arising from Indian depredations" (1909). There are also several pages from a scrapbook and four artifacts belonging to the Rose family. The scrapbook contains clippings regarding Los Angeles, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the death of L. J. Rose, ephemeral items belonging John V. Wachtel and his life in Baltimore, ephemeral item belonging to Nina Rose Wachtel, and two handwritten letters (one by Harry Rose and one by L. J. Rose, Jr. to their sister Nina). There is also a bill of freight from 1813-1814. This correspondence is arranged chronologically.
    This collection contains references to several notable individuals such as: Guy Rose, Jean Louis Vignes, Leland Stanford, Tiburcio Vasquez, Robert Bonner, William Henry Vanderbilt, Edward Fitzgerald Beale, Stephen Watts Kearny, and Henry Tifft Gage. Items in this collection touch upon several aspects of California history from the 18th and 19th centuries such as: agriculture, gold discoveries, Californios, capitalists, Chinese Americans, droughts, harness horse breeding and racing, Kearny's Expedition, land grants, livestock, the San Gabriel Mission, Mohave Indians, Anglo-American pioneers, railroads, ranches and ranch life. This collection also contains items on 19th century New York auctions and culture, horse breeding and racing in the United States, overland journeys to California, and women in 19th century Wisconsin.
    The material is in English, but some contain Spanish words and phrases.

    Indexed Subjects

    • Agriculture – California, Southern
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
    • Auctions – New York (State) – New York – History – 19th century
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
    • Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Mr. Bonner’s bed, because…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70727.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
    • California – Gold discoveries
      • Subject in “The Rose Party:” [history: draft] (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70723.
    • California – History – 19th century – Sources
      • Subject in “Life History of Hon. L. J. Rose:” [biography] (1889, Feb.). HM 70744.
    • Capitalists and financiers – California
      • Subject in “In Memoriam: Biographical sketch of Calvin F. Fargo:” [obituary] (1900, Apr. 14) by the Society of California Pioneers. HM 70745.
    • Chinese Americans – California
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
    • Droughts – California
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (5).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (10).
    • Harness racehorses – United States
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 30-35] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (7).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 41-44] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (9).
      • Subject in “Los Angeles City Directory 1886-1887:” [monograph] [1886-1887] HM 70753.
    • Harness racing – United States
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Mr. Bonner’s bed, because…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70727.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
    • Horse racing – California
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70732.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70733.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (6).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
    • Indians of North America – West (U.S.)
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney, HM 70746.
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney, HM 70747.
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney, HM 70748.
      • Subject in Note (1939) by Mark S. Simpson, HM 70749.
    • Kearny’s Expedition, 1846
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Before California came into the possession…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70725.
    • Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Before California came into the possession…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70725.
    • Land Grants
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Before California came into the possession…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70725.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (2).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
    • Livestock – California
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 41-44] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (9).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (10).
    • Mexican American cowboys
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70728.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70729.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70730.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70731.
    • Mexicans – California
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “San Gabriel Valley as it was known…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70724.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70728.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70729.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70730.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70731.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70732.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70733.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 30-35] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (7).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (10).
    • Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “San Gabriel Valley as it was known…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70724.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
    • Mohave Indians
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: title Page-Chapter 3] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (1).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862.HM 70734 (2).
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70735.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70736.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70737.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70738.
      • Subject in “Cross-Country Reminiscences:” [article] (1892, Dec.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70741.
    • New York (N.Y.)
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (6).
    • Overland journeys to the Pacific
      • Subject in “The Rose Party:” [history: draft] (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70723.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: title page-chapter 3] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (1).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (2).
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70735.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70736.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70737.
      • Subject in Untitled article beginning, “You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…” (1858 Oct. 28) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70738.
      • Subject in “Cross-Country Reminiscences:” [article] (1892, Dec.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, 1827-1899. HM 70741.
      • Subject in “Life History of Hon. L. J. Rose:” [biography] (1889, Feb.). HM 70744.
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney. HM 70746.
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney. HM 70747.
      • Subject in “The Story of An Emigrant Train:” [short story] (1915) by J. W. Cheney. HM 70748.
      • Subject in Note (1939) by Mark S. Simpson. HM 70749.
      • Subject in Note (1974, Aug. 5) by Mark S. Simpson, Jr. HM 70750.
    • Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (5).
    • Pioneers – California
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (2).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (5).
      • Subject in “In Memoriam: Biographical sketch of Calvin F. Fargo:” [obituary] (1900, Apr. 14) by Society of California Pioneers. HM 70745.
      • Subject in Note (1974, Aug. 5) by Mark S. Simpson, Jr.
      • Subject in “Sunny Slope:” [article] (1882, July) by Jos. D. Lynch. HM 70751.
      • Subject in “Sunny Slope:” [article] (1882, July) by Jos. D. Lynch. HM 70752.
    • Railroads – California – Los Angeles
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
    • Ranch life – California, Southern
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70728.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70729.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70730.
      • Subject in “A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked” [social history: draft] [1932-1937] by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. ]. HM 70731.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (8).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (10).
    • Rose, Guy, 1867-1925
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (10).
    • Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: title page-chapter 3] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (1).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (2).
      • Subject in John V. Wachtel letters (1909). HM 79235, HM 79237, HM 79238.
      • Subject in Britton & Gray letters (1909). HM 79234, HM 79236.
      • Subject in “Scrapbook,” Box 4.
    • San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.)
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “San Gabriel Valley as it was known…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70724.
    • Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (6).
    • Tejon Ranch (Calif.)
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 41-44] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (9).
    • Tourism – California, Southern
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (6).
      • Subject in Los Angeles City Directory 1886-1887 [monograph] [1886-1887] HM 70753.
    • Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “Mr. Bonner’s bed, because…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70727.
    • Vasquez, Tiburcio, 1835-1875
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (5).
    • Ventura (Calif.)
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 30-35] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (7).
    • Vignes, Jean Louis
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “The repeal of the eighteenth amendment…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70726.
    • Wine and wine making – California, Southern
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “The repeal of the eighteenth amendment…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70726.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (3).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (4).
      • Subject in “Sunny Slope:” [article] (1882, July) by Jos. D. Lynch. HM 70751.
      • Subject in “Sunny Slope:” [article] (1882, July) by Jos. D. Lynch. HM 70752.
    • Wine industry – California
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “San Gabriel Valley as it was known…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70724.
      • Subject in Untitled history beginning, “The repeal of the eighteenth amendment…” (1932) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70726.
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23] (1937, Jan.) by L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (5).
      • Subject in “Gringo Grandees:” [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29] (1937, Jan.). L. J. (Leonard John) Rose, b. 1862. HM 70734 (6).
    • Women – Wisconsin
      • Subject in Diary (1864) by Martha True Fargo. HM 70742.
      • Subject in Diary (1864) by Martha True Fargo. HM 70743.

    Arrangement

    The collection is single-item cataloged and organized in the following manner (all are in chronological order):
    • Manuscripts by Leonard John Rose, Jr.
    • Manuscripts by Leonard John Rose, Sr.
    • Going West Accounts, manuscripts on California pioneers and emigrant narratives
    • Ephemera and addition to papers

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899.
    Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848.
    Rose, Guy, 1867-1925.
    Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899.
    Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885.
    Vasquez, Tiburcio, 1835-1875.
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
    Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Agriculture --California, Southern.
    Auctions -- New York (State) -- New York.
    Capitalists and financiers -- California.
    Chinese Americans -- California.
    Droughts -- California.
    Harness racehorses -- United States.
    Harness racing -- United States.
    Horse racing -- United States.
    Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)
    Kearny's Expedition, 1846.
    Land grants -- California.
    Livestock -- California.
    Mexican American cowboys.
    Mexicans -- California.
    Mohave Indians.
    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    Pioneers -- California.
    Railroads -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Ranch life -- California, Southern.
    Ranchers -- California, Southern.
    Tourism -- California, Southern.
    Wine and wine making -- California, Southern.
    Wine industry -- California.
    Women -- Wisconsin.
    California -- Gold discoveries.
    California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    New York (N.Y.)
    San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.)

    Forms/Genres

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Manuscripts-- California ---- 19th century.
    Manuscripts-- California ---- 20th century.
    Memoirs-- California ---- 20th century.

    Additional Contributors

    Flint, Frank P. (Frank Putnam), 1862-1929
    Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862-