Lewis, Edwin L.

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The Los Angeles Railway Corporation (LARy) was the product of mergers and consolidations of numerous local and interurban railways in Los Angeles and adjacent communities. In 1910, Henry E. Huntington yielded his interests in the Pacific Electric Company to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which subsequently controlled the interurban lines, and he incorporated the Los Angeles Railway Company and other railway interests to form the Los Angeles Railway Corporation, which operated the Los Angeles city lines.

This collection was compiled by Edwin L. Lewis, who began working for the Los Angeles Cable Railway Company in 1888. Lewis became vice-president and manager of the Los Angeles Land Company and manager of the Los Angeles Railway Building in 1921. He retired in 1939. Lewis collected the material as background information for his proposed book on the railway systems of Los Angeles. The two volume history was never published, but exists in manuscript form and is housed in the Huntington's Manuscript Department.

From the guide to the Los Angeles Railway Corporation Collection of Photographs, 1851-1939, (The Huntington Library)

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associatedWith Beaudry, Prudent, d. 1893 person
associatedWith Bicknell, John D., d. 1911 person
associatedWith Child, Ozra W. person
associatedWith Clark, Eli P., 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Crank, James Fillmore, d. 1935 person
associatedWith Downey, John Gately, ca. 1827-1894 person
associatedWith Eaton, Frederick, 1855-1934 person
associatedWith Garland, William May, b. 1866 person
associatedWith Griffith, Griffith Jenkins, Colonel, 1850-1919 person
associatedWith Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 person
associatedWith Haynes, John Randolph, b. 1853 person
associatedWith Hellman, Isaias W. (Isaias William), 1842-1920 person
associatedWith Hollenbeck, John Edward, 1829-1885 person
associatedWith Howland, Charles H., d. 1894 person
associatedWith Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927 person
associatedWith Huntington, Howard. person
associatedWith Kuhrts, George J., 1869-1932 person
associatedWith Los Angeles Railway corporateBody
associatedWith Mellus, James J., d. 1935 person
associatedWith Pacific Electric Railway Company corporateBody
associatedWith Pontius, David W. person
associatedWith Randolph, Epes. person
associatedWith Robinson, Henry Mauris, 1868-1937 person
associatedWith Sachse, Richard, b. 1881 person
associatedWith Sherman, Moses H., General, 1853-1932 person
associatedWith Weid, Ivar, 1837-1903 person
associatedWith Weid, Otto, d. 1934 person
associatedWith Widney, R. M. (Robert Maclay), 1838-1929 person
associatedWith Workman, Boyle, b. 1868 person
associatedWith Workman, Elijah H., 1835-1906 person
associatedWith Workman, William H., d. 1918 person
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