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Donald H. Harrison
Louis Rose book corrections and updates

Occasionally, despite our best efforts, errors creep up in our work  It's my policy to correct them as soon as they are brought to my attention.  Additionally, as new information about Louis Rose and his family is uncovered, I'd like to use this means to update you.  Thanks to all of you for being so interested in Louis Rose: San Diego's First Jewish Settler and Entrepreneur.  —Donald H. Harrison

Page                            Correction/ Update

BARGES—The sentence should read: Barges, flatboats, steamboats and sidewheelers brought cotton from southern plantations... 

HE FELT BAD — On this page, I wrote, "If Rose felt badly about having to withdraw from the county treasurer's race..." I have heard from two former English teachers that I should have written "If Rose felt bad..."  Feeling badly means there is something wrong with your tactile experience; feeling bad on the other hand means you are sad, disappointed, and so forth. 

113                                MANNASSE FAMILY—The book states incorrectly here and later in the text that Moses Mannasse was a cousin of brothers Joseph and Heyman.  In fact, all three were brothers. We know this from an interview with Moses' son, Simon, in 1950, that is on file at the San Diego Historical Society.  He told interviewers that Joe Mannasse was his uncle, and that Heyman Mannasse was his father's brother.  

194                                 DEATH OF HELENE ROSE—On page 191, the book correctly reports that Louis Rose's first daughter, Helene, died of scarlet fever. However, on page 194, the text refers incorrectly to her dying of smallpox.

199                                NORMAN CONKLIN—The text says incorrectly that he was the attorney for the San Diego Mutual Lands Association.  This confuses him with Norman Dobson.  The related endnote on Page 257 is correct.

213                                HATTIE ROSE, THE SCHOOLTEACHER—An 8th-grade student of Hattie Rose was Muriel Shelley, who later, as Muriel Goldhammer, would become a leader of Hadassah in Southern California as well as the League of Women Voters.  Goldhammer, who attended Roosevelt Junior High School from 1935 to 1938, remembers that she and other "naughty" pupils had a little saying about Henrietta, which they always said out of her earshot.
                                      "Henrietta sat on a tack....
                                      "Henrietta ROSE!"

216                               HENRIETTA died on February 20 (1957) about three months shy of her 85th birthday, not at age 85.

240                                ENDNOTE 12 should read "Block 46, Lot 4, $21; not $2.

242                                ENDNOTE 69 should read: San Diego Herald, Feb. 25, 1853, p. 2; not Jan. 28. 

246                                ENDNOTE 172 should read: San Diego Herald, Dec. 27, 1856, p. 2 (not 18556)

250                                ENDNOTE 74 should read May 20, 1868; not 1858.
                                      ENDNOTE 96 should read April 24, 1869; the year was dropped.

251                                ENDNOTE 116.  Complete listing should read: Stern and Kramer, “The Rose of San Diego,” Old Town, New Town: An Enjoyment of San Diego History, William M. Kramer, editor; Stanley and Laurel Schwartz, associate editors, Western States Jewish History Association, Los Angeles; 1994. page 24.

279                                INDEX, listing for Mannasse, Hyman (also Heyman), first page cited should be 110, not 10.