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Title: An Account of the Residence of George Lunsford Russell in Los Angeles County, from May, 1869 to the "Boom" of the 80s
Identifier/Call Number: MS.696
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.1 linear feet
This is typed manuscript documenting the history of the George Lunsford Russell family from 1869 to the 1880s. The manuscript
was created in 1954 by Lecil E. Ross in response to a request from Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge for memoirs
of pioneers in Early California.
Ross, Lecil E.
Scope and Contents
This is a typed manuscript documenting the George Lunsford Russell family's life in Los Angeles County from May 1869 into
the 1880s. This document was prepared by Lecil E. Ross in 1954, who also authored the Jacob Ross Family History, which can
be found in MS.695.
An Account of the Residence of George Lunsford Russell in Los Angeles County, from May, 1869 to the "Boom" of the 80s, 1954, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.696.
Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November
9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Donation from Lecil E. Ross, 1954 March 10.
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Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge was inspired by H. H. Bancroft to collect dictated memoirs of pioneers for
the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, and reached out to the community for stories of families who were established in Early California.
Lecil E. Ross answered the call, donating family histories for his paternal grandfather, Jacob Ross, Sr., and his family in
California from 1865-1900 and for Lecil’s maternal grandfather, George Lunsford Russell, who was a landowner in Los Angeles
County before Los Angeles was 100 years old. The Ross and Russell families settled near each other and eventually intermarried.
The Russell land was about a mile northeast of what is currently Santa Ana.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Russell, George Lunsford
California -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- California
Los Angeles County (Calif.)