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Finding Aid for the Alice Wolfskill Weyse Correspondence, 1859-1943, bulk 1859-1897
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alice Wolfskill Weyse Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1859-1943, bulk 1859-1897
    Collection number: 112
    Creator: Weyse, Alice Wolfskill
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alice Wolfskill (Barrows) Weyse was the granddaughter of William Wolfskill, a Southern California pioneer, and the daughter of Juanita Wolfskill Barrows and Henry D. Barrows. Henry Dwight Barrows arrived in Los Angeles, California in 1854. He was a teacher, County School Superintendent, U.S. Marshal (1861) and businessman. The collection consists primarily of letters from relatives and friends to Alice W.B. Weyse.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Brainerd Dyer, 1946.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice Wolfskill Weyse Correspondence (Collection 112). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233988 


    Weyse was the granddaughter of William Wolfskill, Southern California pioneer; she was the daughter of Juanita Wolfskill Barrows and Henry D. Barrows; married to Henry Guenther Weyse.
    Henry Dwight Barrows arrived in Los Angeles, California, 1854; taught in Southern California three years; married Juanita Wolfskill, November 14, 1860; served as County School Superintendent; appointed U.S. Marshal by President Lincoln (1861) and served four years; formed a partnership with J.D. Hicks, 1864, selling tin and hardware; manufactured pipe, ca. 1874; lived with his daughter Alice for several years contributing to the Historical Society and continuing his strong interest in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of letters from relatives and friends to Alice W.B. Weyse. The collection also includes correspondence of Henry D. Barrows, related ephemera of the family of Alice W.B. Weyse, and a report titled The correspondence and letters of Henry Dwight Barrow (1879-1897), written by Elsa Fichtuer, May 10, 1943. H.D. Barrows' letters provide accounts of early Southern California life.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    Letters from Henry Dwight Barrows to his daughters, Alice Wolfskill Barrows (Mrs. Henry Guenther Weyse) and Ada F. Barrows (Mrs. Rudolf Weyse), and from Alice and Ada Barrows to their parents. Also correspondence from Henry Guenther Weyse to Alice, his wife, from various friends to Alice, and miscellaneous correspondence of Henry G. Weyse. The collection also contains bills, checks, menus, photographs, etc. 1879-1897. (Material found in Santa Monica by Lieutenant D.D. Rasco and presented to the Library by Professor Brainerd Dyer, January 1946.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence of Alice Wolfskill (Barrows) Weyse, arranged by correspondents and dates (Box 1).
    2. Misc. correspondence, papers (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Weyse, Alice Wolfskill--Correspondence.
    Barrows, Henry D.--Correspondence.