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Gilman Family, 1862-10 - 1982-01-01

 Sub-Group — Document box: 35
Identifier: 7-1

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Local History Collection focuses on the history of Orange County California and the cities within Orange County, Southern California and to a lesser extent California as a whole.

The collection includes 3860 cataloged books and pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, memoribilia, microfilm, papers, periodicals, posters and photographs.


  • 1862-10 - 1982-01-01



From the Collection: 733 boxes (733 boxes, 3860 volumes in 429 linear feet plus two large orange cabinets drawers and two map cases drawers. )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Materials belonging to the Gilman Family. Richard Hall Gilman (1845-1952) first arrived in California in 1863, and in 1872 purchased land in Placentia that would become Gilman Ranch, where he later planted the first Valenicia oranges, and is now occupied by the campus of California State, University Fullerton.

In 1883, Gilman married Helen Elizabeth Wright, having four children: Helen, Agnes, Josephine and Richard Jr. Helen Gilman would later marry C. Winthrop Bowen and, along with her daughters Frances Bowen and Peggy Bowen, write about the family's history in Southern California.

Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751