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Matthew Joseph Walsh Collection

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Matthew Joseph Walsh, cropped image

Matthew Joesph Walsh at the helm of sailboat, circa 1950.

The following is excerpted from the finding aid for the collection. View the full finding aid at Online Archive of California.

Title: Papers of Matthew Joseph Walsh

Dates: 1886 – 1951

Creator: Matthew Joseph Walsh, 1866-1960

Extent: 7 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics: Photographic prints, news clippings

Abstract: Contains news clippings, photographic prints and negatives, an original manuscript, journal and newspaper articles, and business correspondence (intermittently between 1928-1954).

Scope note:
The story of his life, yacht racing and boat building business in the Los Angeles Harbor is also found in an article by Thomas Skahill in Maritime Life and Traditions, 2005.

Biographical Note: Matthew Joseph Walsh was born in Little Canso, Nova Scotia in 1866. From the age of twelve, he worked with and spent most of his time on sailboats and yachts until his retirement in 1948. He died in San Pedro at the age of 94 in 1960.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: Matthew Joseph Walsh
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. See the copyright notice here.

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