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Ralph Hamlin (1880-1974) Collection
GC 1342  
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Description
A collection of papers, personal and professional, belonging to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974), who was a pioneer Los Angeles automobile dealer and racing enthusiast. Also covers his early years racing on bicycle. ca. 1894 – 1976, undated. See also photo collection P-115 Ralph Hamlin Collection.
Background
Hamlin owned an automobile dealership by 1901 at 1806 So. Main Street, Los Angeles. His Franklin dealership began in 1905 at 1040 So. Flower Street. At some point in time, he also had a Glendale branch selling Franklins under the "Ralph Hamlin" company name.
Extent
13.28 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only