THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE DANIEL FREEMAN FAMILY AND THE RANCHO CENTINELA (CSLA-33)
SERIES 1: DANIEL FREEMAN FAMILY RECORDS Series Size: 11 folders, 3 oversize folders
This series holds materials on the history of Daniel Freeman’s family, including Daniel himself; his children, Grace (1870-1956), Archibald (1867-1931), and Charles (1868-1906); and his son-in-law, Charles Howland (1863-1934), husband of Grace. Of interest are family genealogies, including one prepared by Gustave Anjou in 1901 expressly for Daniel Freeman. Also of value are the wills of Daniel Freeman, Catherine Freeman, and Grace Freeman Howland in this series, for they record not only the initial disposition of Freeman property (by Catherine, Daniel's wife) but also the last (by Grace, his daughter). There is also some business correspondence of Daniel Freeman, as well as a lease from Catherine Freeman to José Dolores Machado. Information on Grace and Charles Howland comes from correspondence between Betty Forsyth and Howland family relatives containing family reminiscences that they wrote expressly for Betty Forsyth.
“Freeman Family Wills�?: Photostatic copies and typed transcripts of wills of Daniel Freeman, Catherine Freeman, and Grace Freeman Howland
1874, 1918, 1954
Gustave Anjou. Early History of the Freeman Family … Compiled for D. Freeman. (1901). Freeman Family genealogy. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Marriage licenses of Archibald Freeman and Nora Kirkpatrick; Charles Freeman and Alice Lyon (photostatic copies). From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Incoming correspondence to Betty Forsyth from Howland family relatives re Charles and Grace Freeman Howland. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Fact sheet re life of Daniel Freeman; D. Freeman certificate of membership in Ellis Club (photocopy); D. Freeman outgoing business correspondence. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Grace Freeman Howland diary re trip to San Diego; with notes by Betty Forsyth. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Religious card with religious aphorisms (the latter handwritten by Grace Freeman Howland); handwritten account of death of Grace Freeman Howland; newspaper notice of funeral rites of Grace Freeman Howland; Catherine G. H. Freeman lease to José Dolores Machado. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Handwritten transcription of notice in Inglewood Star re Charles Howland and Grace Freeman wedding; photocopy of Grace Howland check and Continuous Kiln Company receipt; Grace Freeman Howland Christmas card; Grace Freeman Howland funeral program. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Photographic portrait of Grace Freeman (?) on cabinet card. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Photograph (copy) of Daniel Freeman family: Grace Freeman Howland, Charles Freeman, Alice Lyon Freeman, Ynez Freeman, Nora Kirkpatrick Freeman. Cardboard backboard (separated) with names of persons in photograph. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Photograph (copy) of interior of Grace Freeman Howland’s room at Freeman mansion; copies of photographs of Grace Freeman Howland and interiors of Centinela Adobe; copies of photographs of Charles Howland and sister Amy in car. From “Freeman-Howland Families�? folder
Photograph of “Centinela�?, family home of Daniel Freeman
Photograph on panel card of the Visitation graduating class of 1914. Ynez Freeman, daughter of Archibald Freeman and granddaughter of Daniel Freeman, in class. Inscription on back of panel card: “77th Annual Commencement. To Dear Grandfather With love from Ynez The Visitation Class of 1914.�?
Sketches of the Freeman mansion “Centinela�? for the American Architect and Building News; sketch of Freeman College of Applied Sciences
RESEARCH ACCESS: Use of this collection is on-site and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357. The collection is open for research with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collection. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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