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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Josefa Avila Papers
    Dates: 1814-1943
    Collection Number: GC 1318
    Creator/Collector: Avila, Josefa Avila
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 legal; 1 ov folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Documents, receipts and other items from the estate of Josefa Avila. Also postcards and two portraits.
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

    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

    Josefa Avila Papers. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Anastasio Avila received the Mexican land grant, Rancho Tajuata, also known as Rancho de Los Cuervos, located in the present-day Watts district of the city of Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Documents, receipts and other items from the estate of Josefa Avila. Also postcards and two portraits. She was the daughter of Jose Maria Avila [died ca. January, 1900] and Francisca Avila [died 1916.] The papers provide a snapshot of the Avila family, including the real estate transactions to sell off portions of Rancho Tajauta. Spanish surname spelling variant: Abila. English and Spanish. 1814-1943, undated (bulk 1871-1916). Most photographic items from the collection have been transferred to P-68 Case Art Collection and P-78 Portrait Collection. See also related collection GC1239 Avila Family Papers.

    Indexing Terms

    Land grants--California.
    Land tenure--California--Los Angeles County
    Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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