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Baldwin, Elias J. (Lucky)
1. "Life of Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin." Copy of chapter from 'Chronicles of the Builders of the Commonwealth' by H.H. Bancroft, 1892. 21 pages. 2. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin City Maker." 36 page paper by Sandy Snider, 1976. 3. Notes take during a visit to his Santa Anita Rancho. 4 page t…
1. "Life of Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin." Copy of chapter from 'Chronicles of the Builders of the Commonwealth' by H.H. Bancroft, 1892. 21 pages.
2. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin City Maker." 36 page paper by Sandy Snider, 1976.
3. Notes take during a visit to his Santa Anita Rancho. 4 page typed reminiscence by Mr. Fraser. August 26, 1891.
4. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin." Article in the 'Westerners Brand Book' by Carey Elias. L.A. Corral Book #6, 1956.
5. "Contributions of Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin." News clip, no date.
6. "Lucky Baldwin Tallyho." News clip, no date.
7. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin - Founder of Arcadia." Arcadia Tribune, August 3, 1934.
8. "Lucky's Litigious Loves." Los Angeles Westerner's Corral, 'The Branding Iron', Number 90, March 1969.
9. "The man they called Lucky." San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 1967.
10. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin - known as Lucky." Chapter from 'California's Stately Hall of Fame' by Hunt, call # R 920.079 H.
11. "Riches make strange bedfellows." Chapter from the book, 'The Wildest of the West' by Forbes Parkhill.
12. "Colorful past of early Arcadia." News clip, no date.
13. Copy of pages from 'The Marching Years' by Norman Bridge, 1920.
14. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin." 4 page typed article by Patricia Warren, May 1973.
15. Lucky Baldwin and Santa Anita Rancho references. Six page bibliography compiled by the Arboretum.
16. "Last remnant of the rancho." Thoroughbred of California, November 1965.
17. "Lucky Baldwin." Copied from the pamphlet, 'Background to Ranch Santa Anita' by Florence Wilson.
18. "Life and death of a pioneer." Golden West, January 1966, page 20+.
19. Deeds. Two copies of 'Lucky' Baldwin deeds with description of Santa Anita Colony and crops that will grow well. Circa 1890s.
20. "Lucky Baldwin in a four generation portrait." Los Angeles Herald, April 3, 1955.
21. "Out door industries of Southern California." Century Magazine, October 1883.
22. "To the sport of kings." San Gabriel Valley Advertiser, February 26, 1969. Series on Baldwin, the Rancho, etc.
23. "Baldwin's luck." Newspaper plate from Los Angeles Herald and Express, April 2, 1955. 2 copies.
24. Photographs from 'The Great America' by Ralph Paine depicting scenes of the Santa Anita Rancho. Core reference, 979 P.
25. "Story of Blas Cuellar." Arcadia Tribune & News, March 24, 1949.
26. "The story of Lucky Baldwin." Source Unknown.
27. "Informal - an amazing picture of 'Lucky' Baldwin." News clips and photos, Arcadia Tribune, no date.
28. "Lucky Baldwin's coach restored." Pasadena Independent, November 9, 1961.
29. "Baldwin purchased Rancho." Daily News Post, February 15, 1962.
30. Hand-drawn map of Rancho. Copy of original belonging to Mr. Kingsley.
31. "The Santa Anita Ranch." Section from book 'California of the South' by Walter Lindley, 1888.
32. "The pony express." The Pony Express, Volume XVIII, Number 10, Number 214, March 1952.
33. "Lucky Baldwin's cottage." Arboretum brochure describing Queen Anne Cottage, no date. 2 copies.
34. Recollection by Arcadian, Vivian Davis, regarding her parents staying at the Queen Anne Cottage.
35. "Clubhouse history." Pasadena Star News, no date.
36. "Whisper is only eulogy." Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1909.
37. " 'Lucky' Baldwin died 25 years ago." Arcadia Tribune?, March 2, 1934.
38. "A day for tears." Arcadia Tribune, October 9, 1968.
39. "Memorial to a flamboyant pioneer." San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 1972.
40. Eaton's publicity with map of rancho, Circa 1939-1940.
41. "Miss Anita Baldwin Turnbull."News clip 50 years ago today, October 1912.
42. "Rites arranged for Lucky Baldwin aide." News clip, 1957. Joaquin E. Soto.
43. "By gad, I'm not licked yet." Arcadia tribune, December 22, 1977.
44. "Elias J. 'Lucky' Baldwin." From 'Romance of Rancho Santa Anita'.
45. "Lucky's millions cut to measure." Los Angeles Daily Times, March 4, 1909, page 14.
46. "Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, March 1976 by Sandy Snider.
47. "Baldwin's will surprised city." News clip, no date.
48. "Personal traits." Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1909.
49. "The beast of Santa Anita." Sports Illustrated, February 19, 1962, page 63+.
50. "He had to be lucky." The Branding Iron, December 1962.
51. "Lucky Baldwin's will filed 25 years ago." News clip, April 10 1934.
52. " 'Lucky' Baldwin died 25 years ago." News clip April 1934.
53. Excellent description of Baldwin's real estate holdings, 1908.
54. Correspondence related to seeking a loan on Baldwin properties, 1908.
55. Full page from Los Angeles Times covering funeral. Photograph from Los Angeles Daily Times. March 5, 1909. Part of this page is #36.
56. "Over half million fee for lawyers." Los Angeles Sunday Times, April 11, 1909, photograph.
57. "Baldwin heiress mystery deepens." Los Angeles Daily Times, March 6, 1909, page 2.
58. "His greatest race run, 'Lucky' loses. Los Angeles Daily Times, March 2, 1909, Section II, page 1.
59. "Death of Baldwin at Santa Anita." San Francisco Chronicle, March 2, 1909.
60. "Thousands go to view body." Los Angeles Daily Times, March 3, 1909, page 3.
61. "Four thousand at Baldwin's bier." San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 1909, page 7.
62. "Founder's action important legacy." Arcadia Tribune, September 14, 1978.
63. "Volunteers find treasure in Pasadena's past history." News clip, August 9, 1977.
64. "Golden rules." Arcadia Tribune, September 14, 1978.
65. "Baldwin isn't lucky - history's verdict stands." Los Angeles Times, May 18, 1979.
66. Holdings in Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley on E.J.'Lucky' Baldwin.
67. "Multi-millionaire has Wayne Township roots." Montgomery Your Town Magazine, December 1979. Wayne Township history, Waynetown, Indiana.
68. "Lucky Baldwin 'Founder of Arcadia'." by Judy Walker. Hand-written term paper written for an Arcadia High School English Class, 1959, by Judy Walker who grew up in Arcadia. Given to Arcadia Public Library, March 1980, by her mother, Mrs. Robert L. Walker.
69. "... or Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin, who handled his coach." One page copy from the book 'Saratoga - Saga of an Impious Era'.
70. Francis D. Warners recollection of E. J. 'Lucky' Baldwin. Mr. Warner was from the same part of Indiana. Source unknown, no date.
71. "This remarkable snapshot shows the fabulous E.J. 'Lucky' Baldwin in the dark suit and hat, out with a group of friends near a work tent on his huge ranch." News captions and photo, March 23, 1959.
72. See reference to Veelox of Los Angeles Times, September 25, 1910, giving an account of contest over will.
73. "The lives and wives of E.J. Baldwin (Lucky)." 8 pages of hand-written account. Copied from Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
74. "A wild and crazy guy: L.A.'s first big developer was also its first big playboy." Los Angeles Magazine, February 1984, page 126+, by Delia de Arenosa.
75. "Forty years ago today." Arcadia Tribune, April 8, 1916.
76. "Luck is what you make it." Spur Magazine, November/December 1986, page 62, by Horace Wade.
77. Correspondence and reminiscences concerning Lucky Baldwin.
78. "E.J 'Lucky' Baldwin, merchant, agriculturist and mining speculator." Listed under "California Millionaires" in 'Hill's Album of Biography and Art: Containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons', World's Fair Edition, 1891, by Thomas Hill.
79. "Past performances offer racy history." Daily Racing Form, January 15, 1994.
80. "Some evil agency's red torch applied?" Los Angeles Times, February 2, 1912.
81. "Dr. John Trueworthy (Baldwin's physician)." Los Angeles Daily Times, March 30, 1909, page 1.
82. "Baldwin was a key player in California's 'real' start." Daily Racing Form, November 2, 1996, page 16.
83. The Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco. Mining and Scientific Press, June 17, 1882.
84. "The loves and wives of E.J. 'Lucky' Baldwin." Manuscript by Emma Elinor (Hines) Young (Mrs. C.W. Young). 8 handwritten pages copied from Bancroft Library.
85. "Colorful Tycoon Lived Up to His Nickname." Biographical article about Lucky and his legal entanglements because of his notorious affinity for younger women. Los Angeles Times, September 5, 1999.
86. "They Called Him Lucky," by William C. Johnston. Real Estate Review, LA Board of Realtors, February 12, 1985.
87. Romance of Baldwin Told -- Mrs. Lillie (Lilly or Lily) Baldwin Howard, fourth and last wife of E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin, dies. Mrs. Howard's will disclosed, with close relatives sharing millions. The Baldwin widow loses in a suit hours after her death. (3 articles from the Arcadia Tribune. November 1938) Copied from Rancho Santa Anita Scrapbook #1, April 1936 - January 1, 1939, Arcadia Historical Society.
88. Baldwin widow leaves millions. Estate of Mrs. Lily Baldwin Howard, widow of E.J. (Lucky) Baldwin worth $5,000,000 willed to relatives. Los Angeles Times, December 3, 1938. Copied from Rancho Santa Anita Scrapbook #1, April 1936 - January 1, 1939, Arcadia Historical Society.
89. "Lucky's Millions Cut to Measure. Widow gets mite; two daughters left bulk of estate and third, formerly unknown, receives small share--body taken north." Includes text of his will, although not entirely legible. Los Angeles Times, March 4, 1909, p. 114.
90. "Decision against Lucky. "Baldwin to pay lawyers in case brought on by Albert T. Roche. Los Angeles Times, June 14, 1902, p. 3.
91."Heirs Assort 'Lucky's' Acres."Heirs Lizzie Rush, Charles Fawcett, Rosebud Mullander, Rozella Selby and H.A. Unruh select acres of Elias J. 'Lucky' Baldwin's land based on his will. Los Angeles Times, June 19, 1910, p. 116.
92. "Child attacks Baldwin will. Alleged daughter seeks part of great estate." Minor child Beatrice Anita Baldwin, aged 14, the alleged daughter of E.J. 'Lucky' Baldwin and Lillian J. Ashley (now known as Lillian J. Turnbull), sues for part of estate.
93. Tallac Historic Site by Robert Burke and Ken McKowen, 1996. Second copy, 1983.
94. Tallac Historic Site information including the Baldwin Estate (1921). A page of the USDA Forest Service website, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Accessed June 7, 2006.
95. "Baldwin will owns mysterious heir as daughter," Los Angeles Examiner, Thursday, March 4, 1900. Third daughter of Elias J. Lucky Baldwin is Mrs. Rose Ella Robinson Selby, also known as Mrs. Zelda Selby.
96. "Claim against large estate: suit may delay distribution of Baldwin heirs." Los Angeles Times, January 19, 1910.
97. "Baldwin heirs are confirmed: claims of Beatrice Turnbull unanimously rejected." Los Angeles Times, March 31, 1912.
98. "California's Stately Hall of Fame: Elias Jackson Baldwin--April 3, 1828-March 1, 1909, by Rockwell D. Hunt. Los Angeles Times, June 25, 1939.
99. "Monrovia boasts of controlled development." Los Angeles Times, December 9, 1965.
100. Article about Elias J. Lucky Baldwin's oil business "'Standard Luck' at Montebello" from June, 1919 issue of Standard Oil Bulletin, a publication of Standard Oil Company (California). Includes a crayon sketch drawing of Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin by Maynard Dixon.
101. Copy of marriage certificate of Elias J. Baldwin (age 21) and Sarah Ann Unruh (age 18), married January 2, 1846, in Berrien County, Michigan. Recorded February 21, 1846. Re-certified on May 20, 1986.
102. "L.A. Then and Now: Dog and hare races bred early animal rights battle." Greyhounds were let loose in a fenced field to chase rabbits. The spectator sport was banned for cruelty. Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin staged the races at his ranch after other courses were closed. Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2009; p. A35.
103. Lucky Baldwin, the San Francisco millionaire is the defendant in a suit brought by a woman who claims that she intrusted $2000 to him for speculation, and that he swindled her out of it. The Baltimore Sun, October 6, 1877.
104. Blue island, a true story. Chicago Daily Tribune, December 8, 1877. About Mrs. Baldwin and her daughter's travels abroad.
105. A big lawsuit (Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin vs. Miss Lennie McCormick). Chicago Daily Tribune, February 10, 1878.
106. Sudden termination of the $100,000 suit against "Lucky" Baldwin (Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin vs. Lennie McCormick). Chicago Daily, February 17, 1878.
107. Arrest of a noted forger. William J. Hadley caught in San Francisco. New York Times, December 7, 1878. Hadley, forged Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin's name on circular notes.
108. A millionaire's third marriage (from the San Francisco Chronicle, May 21). New York Times. June 1, 1884. E.J. Baldwin marries Miss Lilly C. Bennett.
109. Lucky Baldwin: he talks about some of his lucky hits and his hard work. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. New York Times, October 9, 1885.
110. Another millionaire in trouble (Los Angeles). New York Times, February 13, 1886. Louise Perkins vs. E.J. Baldwin for breach of promise.
111. A costly broken heart (Los Angeles). New York Times, February 20, 1886. In lawsuit Louise E. Perkins vs. E.J. Baldwin, the jury decided in favor of the plaintiff for $75,000.
112. Lucky Baldwin's escape: shot at by a young woman in San Francisco court. His assailant the sister of the girl who is suing him for breach of promise--the bullet cuts off several of his curls--career of the remarkable old man who once before was fired upon by a young woman. Re: Lillian Ashley vs. E.J. Baldwin. New York Times, July 3, 1896.
113. Miss Ashley's shot at Baldwin: an exciting scene in the San Francisco courtoom. New York Times, July 9, 1896.
114. Lucky Baldwin is low: noted horseman suffered a collapse after watching races (Los Angeles). New York Times, February 5, 1909.
115. Lucky Baldwin still improving. New York Times, February 14, 1909.
116. Lucky Baldwin dies at the age of 81: end comes to well-known turfman and miner at his California ranch. New York Times, March 2, 1909.
117. Baldwin left $30,000,000: left a will which he believed could not be broken. New York Times, March 3, 1909.
118. Baldwin's widow to contest will. New York Times, March 16, 1909.
119. Mrs. Baldwin compromises: widow of Lucky withdraws contest of will--her share increased. New York Times, March 29, 1909.
120. A record doctor's fee: Lucky Baldwin's physician thinks it should be $100,000. New York Times, March 31, 1909. Dr. John W. Trueworthy is said to be paid $100,000 for attending to the late E.J. Lucky Baldwin.
121. Baldwin estate settled: widow transfers interest to daughters and they to a trust company. New York Times, April 3, 1909.
122. Baldwin left $20,000,000: will of the turfman probated--income was only $120,000. New York Times, April 8, 1909.
123. Baldwin's widow to wed: friends say she will marry Dr. Leon Landone, who has child theories. New York Times, June 15, 1909. Mrs. Lillian Bennett Baldwin to marry Dr. Leon Landone, a lecturer on child culture.
124. Allows $1,320,000 claim: California court decides Lucky Baldwin's estate must pay it. New York Times, August 21, 1909. Baldwin estate must pay back money that E.J. Lucky Baldwin owed to Hibernia Loan and Savings Society of San Francisco.
125. Baldwin estate settled: in a little over a year his $15,000,000 fortune is distributed among heirs. New York Times, April 17, 1910.
126. Lucky Baldwin: a look at his famous ranch and its wonders. How Lucky Baldwin looks and his wonderful career. Queer stories from his big hotels and how he runs them. A look at his horses and his wonderful irrigation system. Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1893.
127. E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin biography by Jon Wilkman, 1999. Retrieved March 23, 2006 from website of Historical Society of Southern California at Quote by Elias J. Baldwin "Hell, we're giving away the land. We're selling the climate."
128. A. National Museum of Racing announces 2018 Pillars of the Turf Hall of Fame inductees include Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin and Dr. Charles Strub, both inducted at a ceremony on August 3, 2018. B. "Much More Than Lucky"-four pages from Guide to the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, 2018-2019.
129. L.A. Then and Now by Cecilia Rasmussen; Colorful tycoon lived up to his nickname. Los Angeles Times, September 5, 1999.
Baldwin, Elias J. (Lucky)
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