|Louis Rose book corrections and
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 died on February 20 (1957) about three months shy of her 85th
birthday, not at age 85.
ENDNOTE 12 should read "Block 46, Lot 4, $21; not $2.
ENDNOTE 69 should read: San Diego Herald, Feb. 25, 1853, p. 2; not
ENDNOTE 172 should read: San Diego Herald, Dec. 27, 1856, p. 2 (not
ENDNOTE 74 should read May 20, 1868; not 1858.
ENDNOTE 96 should read April 24, 1869; the year was dropped.
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.
INDEX, listing for Mannasse, Hyman (also Heyman), first page cited should
be 110, not 10.