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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mrs. J.J. Woodworth Papers
    Dates: 1840-1902
    Collection Number: GC 1250
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 legal; ½ legal; 1 ov folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Bills on letterhead, bills without letterhead, receipts, railroad and steamship papers, Western Union telegrams, calling cards, government and business papers, clippings, advertisements, correspondence of Wallace Woodworth and Perry-Woodworth and Co. for the Southern California, Los Angeles and San Francisco locales. Also family papers, notably estate records for Antonio Maria Lugo. Circa 1840-1902, undated. See also photographs in P-224
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Mrs. J.J. Woodworth Papers. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Woodworth settled in Los Angeles in the early 1850s; the Woodworth adobe at Second and San Pedro Streets was replaced with a house. A receipt in the Seaver Center collections dates the operation of Perry-Woodworth and Company as early as 1865, selling furniture, mattresses and woodworking. The company continued to operate selling lumber and window sash at 76 Commercial Street until the death of Woodworth in 1882. His widow was Maria A. Foster (daughter of Merced Lugo and Stephen Foster; granddaughter of Antonio Maria Lugo.)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Bills on letterhead, bills without letterhead, receipts, railroad and steamship papers, Western Union telegrams, calling cards, government and business papers, clippings, advertisements, correspondence of Wallace Woodworth and Perry-Woodworth and Co. for the Southern California, Los Angeles and San Francisco locales. Also family papers, notably estate records for Antonio Maria Lugo. Circa 1840-1902, undated. See also photographs in P-224

    Indexing Terms

    Business enterprises--California--Los Angeles. Business enterprises--California--Los Angeles. Business enterprises--California--Los Angeles. Business enterprises--California--Los Angeles.
    Lugo
    Foster
    Perry-Woodworth and Company