Leonard John Rose Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Gustavo Licon and Brooke M. Black, December 5, 2008 and updated by April 6, 2013.
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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.

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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-


Collection Contents

 

Writings of Leonard John Rose, Jr.

Box 1

Writings of Leonard John Rose, Jr. 1932-1937

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "The Rose Party:" [history: draft]. 1932 HM 70723

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- Untitled history beginning, "San Gabriel Valley as it was known…" 1932 HM 70724

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- Untitled history beginning, "Before California came into the possession…" 1932 HM 70725

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- Untitled history beginning, "The repeal of the eighteenth amendment…" 1932 HM 70726

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- Untitled history beginning, "Mr. Bonner’s bed, because…" 1932 HM 70727

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70728

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part One – Cowhide Ropes:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70729

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70730

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part Two – When No Man Walked:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70731

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70732

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "A Serial in Three Parts: Part Three – The Dancing Dons:" [social history: draft]. [1932-1937] HM 70733

Box 2

Writings of Leonard John Rose, Jr. 1937 January

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: title page-chapter 3]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (1)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 4-7]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (2)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 8-12]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (3)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 13-17]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (4)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 18-23]. 1937, January . HM 70734 (5)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 24-29]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (6)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 30-35]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (7)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 36-40]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (8)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 41-44]. 1937, January  HM 70734 (9)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1862- "Gringo Grandees:" [memoir: draft: chapters 45-47] 1937, January  HM 70734 (10)

Box 3

Manuscripts by Leonard John Rose, Sr.; Going West Accounts, manuscripts on California pioneers and emigrant narratives; Ephemera

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Untitled article beginning, "You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…" 1858, October 28 HM 70735

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Untitled article beginning, "You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…" 1858, October 28 HM 70736

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Untitled article beginning, "You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…" 1858, October 28 HM 70737

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Untitled article beginning, "You may have heard of several parties of immigrant…" 1858, October 28 HM 70738

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Telegram to Mrs. L. J. Rose. 1889, March 7 HM 70739

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Telegram to Mrs. L. J. Rose. 1890, March 6 HM 70740

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. "Cross-Country Reminiscences:" [article]. 1892, December HM 70741

 

Fargo, Martha True. Diary. 1864  HM 70742. 

 

Fargo, Martha True. Diary. 1864 HM 70743

 

"Life History of Hon. L. J. Rose:" [biography]. 1889, February HM 70744

 

Society of California Pioneers. "In Memoriam: Biographical sketch of Calvin F. Fargo:" [obituary]. 1900, April 14 HM 70745

 

Cheney, J. W. "The Story of An Emigrant Train:" [short story]. 1915  HM 70746

 

Cheney, J. W. "The Story of An Emigrant Train:" [short story]. 1915 HM 70747

 

Cheney, J. W. "The Story of An Emigrant Train:" [short story]. 1915  HM 70748

 

Simpson, Mark S. Note. 1939 HM 70749

 

Simpson, Mark S. Jr. Note. 1974, August 5 HM 70750

 

Lynch, Jos. D. "Sunny Slope:" [article]. 1882, July HM 70751

 

Lynch, Jos. D. "Sunny Slope:" [article]. 1882, July HM 70752

 

"Los Angeles City Directory 1886-1887" [monograph]. [1886-1887] HM 70753

 

Gage, Henry Tifft, 1852-1924. Certificate Appointing Leonard John Rose Jr. Director of the California State Board of Agriculture. 1903, January 5 HM 70754

 

"History of the Nut Tree" [leaflet] [undated]

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Reproduction of Map of Western San Gabriel Valley. [undated]

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Newspaper and Magazine Clippings. [1899-1953]

Physical Description: 22 items.
Box 4

Addition to Papers (Correspondence, scrapbook, artifacts)

 

Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. 1 letter to Amanda Rose. 1853 HM 79231

 

Samuel Elder & Co. 1 letter to Thomas C. Sullivan. 1864, August 25 HM 79232

 

Wachtel, John V. 1 letter to Nina Rose Wachtel. 1879, June 18-19 HM 79233

With envelope and pressed flower and note.
 

Britton & Gray. 1 letter to J. W. Montgomery. 1909, April 3 HM 79234

Includes two copies of Bill S. 1038
 

Wachtel, John V. 1 letter to Britton & Gray. 1909, September 23 HM 79235

 

Britton & Gray. 1 letter to John V. Wachtel. 1909, September 29 HM 79236

 

Wachtel, John V. 1 letter to Britton & Gray. 1909, October 22 HM 79237

 

Wachtel, John V. 1 letter to Frank P. (Frank Putnam) Flint, 1862-1929. 1909, November 11 HM 79238

 

King, Carl V. 1 letter to John V. Wachtel. 1909, November 16 HM 79239

 

Flint, Frank P. (Frank Putnam), 1862-1929. 1 letter to John V. Wachtel. 1909, November 27 HM 79240

 

Scrapbook. 1813-1920

 

Artifacts. 1893-1896

Physical Description: 4 items.