Josefa Avila Papers

1871-1937


Descriptive Summary

Title: Josefa Avila Papers
Dates: 1871-1937
Collection Number: GC 1318
Creator/Collector: Avila, Josefa Avila
Extent: (Boxes: 1 legal)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Documents, receipts and other items from the estate of Josefa Avila. She was one of the children of Jose Maria Avila [died ca. January, 1900] and Francisca Avila [died 1916.]
Language of Material: English

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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, located in an area called Watts in the city of Los Angeles.

Scope and Content of Collection

Documents, receipts and other items from the estate of Josefa Avila. She was one of the children 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, located in an area called Watts in the city of Los Angeles. English and Spanish. 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.)