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Roger Dalton Collection

Roger Dalton was the grandson of Henry Dalton, the British ranchero who owned Rancho Azusa. Through his paternal grandmother, Roger Dalton was related to many of the prominent families of early California, including the Arguellos, the Carrillos, and the Zamoranos. This collection contains correspondence, drafts of speeches on local history, notes on the history of the San Gabriel Canyon, and photographs of the San Gabriel Mountains and canyon areas. Part of the collection are papers of Sam Browne (1870-1951), a Los Angeles detective who served on several important criminal investigations in the 1910's.

The three linear feet of manuscripts and photographs provide much valuable information concerning the early history of Azusa. The Roger Dalton Collection was a gift of Dorothy Wainscott and Earl Baker to Azusa Pacific College.

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Collection Highlights

A highlight of the collection is a 1951 map called Water Data from Morris Reservoir to the Mouth of the San Gabriel Canyon. which was hand-drawn by Roger Dalton for C.A. Griffith:


Roger Dalton Map of San Gabriel Canyon (1951)

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, please contact Ken Otto, special collections librarian, at kotto@apu.edu, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263, or by mail at the address to the right.