Charles J. Prudhomme Papers

1748-1876


Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles J. Prudhomme Papers
Dates: 1748-1876
Collection Number: GC 1238
Creator/Collector: Prudhomme, Charles J.
Extent: (Boxes: 1 legal; 1 1/2 legal; 1 flat, 1 ov folder)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Papers reflecting the social life and customs of early residents of Los Angeles and Southern California. Range from 1748-1876, undated (bulk is 19th century). English and Spanish. Includes The Ladies Album, containing poetry, engravings, and locks of hair.
Language of Material: English

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Preferred Citation

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

Biography/Administrative History

Charles J. Prudhomme (1854-1934) was the son of Frenchman Leon Victor Prudhomme and a Californio mother, Mercedes Tapia. He was an active member of the Historical Society of Southern California and collected historical artifacts and photographs.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers reflecting the social life and customs of early residents of Los Angeles and Southern California. Range from 1748-1876, undated (bulk is 19th century). English and Spanish. Includes The Ladies Album, containing poetry, engravings, and locks of hair. Photographs are housed in P-260. See also P-68 and P-78.