Trinkkeller Papers


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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert E. Kennedy Library
Architectural ironwork ; Trinkkeller, Edward G., 1872-1945 ; Artisans--California -- San Simeon
Gustaf Edward Trinkkeller was born in Germany in 1872 and immigrated to the United States about 1890 where he began a successful career in Los Angeles as a craftsman in decorative wrought ironwork. This collection of family papers, office records, and photographs documents his artistry and his extensive client list. This included producing ironwork for publisher William Randolph Hearst at his San Simeon estate where Trinkkeller collaborated with architect Julia Morgan; correspondence and photographs within the collection document their work together. Other noteworthy clients were oil magnate Edward Doheny; comedian Will Rogers; movie producer Cecil B. DeMille; and other well-to-do Southern Californians during the period 1896-1942.
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8 boxes
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Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.