Finding Aid to An Account of the Residence of George Lunsford Russell in Los Angeles County, from May, 1869 to the "Boom" of the 80s MS.696

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 9


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
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1954
Abstract: 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.
creator: 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.

Preferred citation

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.

Processing history

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).

Acquisition

Donation from Lecil E. Ross, 1954 March 10.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

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Historical Note

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.)
Typescripts