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Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona
CSLA-32  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona
    Dates: 1868-1991
    Collection Number: CSLA-32
    Creator/Collector: Forsyth, Betty
    Extent: 1 oversize archival document box
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
    Abstract: CSLA-32 consists of materials that Mrs. David S. (Betty) Forsyth collected on the Machado family, whose history in Los Angeles dates to the late 18th century, and on its Rancho La Ballona, which the Mexican government officially granted to the Machados and the Talamantes in 1839.
    Language of Material: English

    Spanish

    Access

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [item], Box and Folder numbers, Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona, CSLA-32. Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Betty Forsyth family. 2006. Accession Number: 2006.27

    Processing History

    Processed by Clay Stalls. Guide written by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Date: 2007

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Machado family has a distinguished history in Los Angeles, with a history in that city dating to 1797. In the 1820s, Augustín and Ygnacio Machado settled the Rancho La Ballona area, which served as a cattle ranch. The Mexican government confirmed the Machado ownership of the area through a grant to the family in 1839.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    CSLA-32 consists of materials related to the family history of the Machados and their possessions, especially the Rancho La Ballona. Betty Forsyth collected them. Genealogical information on the family comes from a report on the family from the San Diego Genealogical Society. Valuable is the photostatic copy of the U. S. government's decision on Machado ownership of the rancho, along with a plat map. There are also records of the suit that John Young brought against Ygnacio Machado over the ownership of the rancho in the 1860s Most of these materials are copies; thus, in the box and folder list, the date given is that for the original source from which the copies were made.

    Indexing Terms

    Land grants -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Rancho La Ballona
    Machado, Ygnacio (1797-1878)
    Machado family
    Manuscript maps

    Related Collections

    Racnho La Ballona Map, CSLA-11