Guide to the Los Angeles Assessor's Book, 1854

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Los Angeles Assessor's Book
Dates: 1854
Identification: SC/DLA
Creator: Los Angeles County (Calif.). Office of Assessor.
Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Dated 1854, this book was written and signed by the first elected Assessor of San Diego County, Antonio Franco Coronel. Titled in English on its spine and Spanish on its title page ("Duplicado del Libro de Avaluos"), it consists of an alphabetical listing of land owners with a description and valuation of their real estate in Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Family Name:

Pico family
Sepulveda family

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- History
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) -- History
San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.) -- History

Personal Name:

Celis, Eulogio de

Topical Term:

Cadastres
Cadastres -- California -- Los Angeles County
Real property -- California -- Los Angeles County

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Los Angeles Assessor's Book , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Dated 1854, this book was written and signed by the first elected Assessor of San Diego County, Antonio Franco Coronel. Titled in English on its spine and Spanish on its title page ("Duplicado del Libro de Avaluos"), it consists of an alphabetical listing of land owners with a description and valuation of their real estate in Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Numerous ethnicities, including Spanish, French, German, and Mexican are represented wtihin its pages. Many prominent Los Angeles families are listed, including the Pico and Sepulveda families, as well as Eulogio de Celis.