Shorb, James De Barth

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James De Barth Shorb (1842-1896), an attorney and civil engineer from Maryland, came to California in 1864. After his marriage to Maria de Jesus Wilson in 1867, Shorb joined his father-in-law, Benjamin Davis Wilson, in the development of their extensive land holdings in San Marino and Pasadena, and in the founding of the San Gabriel Winery. Shorb constructed and was president of the San Gabriel Valley Railroad and the Alhambra Railroad. In 1871, Shorb created the Lake Vineyard Land and Water Company, and in 1874, Shorb acquired a large tract of land consisting of parts of present-day San Marino, Pasadena, and Alhambra. He was active in many business ventures and served as Los Angeles County treasurer in 1892.

From the description of Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79458017

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referencedIn Keller, Matthew, 1810-1881. Papers of Matthew Keller, 1851-1961 (bulk 1851-1880). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Shorb, James De Barth. Papers of James De Barth Shorb, 1794-1957 (bulk) 1870-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Shorb, James De Barth. Dictation from James De Barth Shorb : Los Angeles, Ca. : ms., 1888. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bonine, E. A. [Porch of Shorb's house overlooking the San Gabriel Valley] [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878. Benjamin Davis Wilson papers, 1855-1868. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Patton Family Property Papers, 1909-1938 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
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associatedWith Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915. person
associatedWith Bonine, E. A. person
associatedWith Crocker, Charles F. person
associatedWith Del Valle, Ignacio. person
associatedWith Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson), 1816-1899. person
associatedWith Grenier, Judson A. person
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associatedWith Hearst, George, 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Hellman, Isaias W. (Isaias William), 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Howard, Charles Webb, 1831-1908? person
associatedWith Howard, O. Shafter. person
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associatedWith Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. person
associatedWith Keller, Matthew, 1810-1881. person
associatedWith Kinney, Abbot, 1850-1920. person
associatedWith Morrow, William W., 1843-1929. person
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associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith) person
associatedWith San Gabriel Wine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Shorb, J. Campell. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
San Marino (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Ramona (Calif.)
San Gabriel (Calif.)
California, Southern
Wilmington (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Elsinore (Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Alhambra (Calif.)
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Citrus fruit industry--History--19th century--Sources
Indians of North America
Land tenure
Mines and mineral resources--History--19th century
Wine industry
Water rights
African Americans--History




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