Guide to the Orange County Californio Families Portrait Photograph Album

Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Orange County Californio Families Portrait Photograph Album

Collection number: MS-R76

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Orange County Californio families portrait photograph album,
Date (inclusive): circa 1865-circa 1905
Collection number: MS-R076
Extent: 0.6 linear feet 2 boxes 66 digitized images
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises an album of 66 studio photographs, carte de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio family members. The families are predominantly from the Orange County area and include the prolific and prominent Yorbas, Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families that received titles for areas which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early 19th century. Also included are portraits of members from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden, Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families. Individual and group portraits of adults predominate, although there are a number of child and infant portraits. Also of interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17 tinypes are hand-colored.
Language: English.
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Orange County Californio families portrait photograph album. MS-R76. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 1999.

Custodial History

The collection arrived in two batches which were apparently part of the same album. No information exists as to the creator of the album.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Adrian Turner, 2001. Finding aid completed by Andre Ambrus 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises an album of 66 studio photographs, carte de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio family members. The families are predominantly from the Orange County area and include the prolific and prominent Yorbas, Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families that received titles for areas which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early 19th century. Also included are portraits of members from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden, Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families. Individual and group portraits of adults predominate, although there are a number of child and infant portraits. Also of interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17 tinypes are hand-colored.
36 of the individuals are identified, including 12 of which are identified in contemporary hands on the verso of the prints; other identification is derived from research done by Gregory H. Bock. Most of these photo mounts are printed with the name of the predominantly Santa Ana and Los Angeles-based photographers. The photographs have been removed from the contemporary album and are stored separately for preservation purposes.

Arrangement

The original order of the photographs in the album was maintained.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Color photocopies and research materials, 1999

Box 2

Photograph album, circa 1905

Box 1 : 2-8

Photographs

Box 1 : 2

1. Unidentified adult male, circa 1880

Box 1 : 2

2. John, Luisa Maria and Maria Magdalena Wilhardt, circa 1890.

Scope and Content Note

The Wilhardt family came to Southern California in the early 19th century and married into the Peralta family.
Box 1 : 2

3. Unidentified adult male, circa 1885

Box 1 : 2

4. Unidentified infant, gender unknown, circa 1890

Box 1 : 2

5. Amelia Burruel with children Rosita, Ernest and Paul, circa 1905.

Scope and Content Note

The Burruel family came to the Santa Ana area in the early 19th century. The area of settlement became known as Burruel Point (later Olive) where also the Burruel Point Milling Co. was located.
Box 1 : 2

6. Ramon Burruel, 1888.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Maria Yorba and Desiderio Burruel and godfather of Maria Antonia Burruel.
Box 1 : 3

7. Miguel and Rosa Sepulveda Pryor, circa 1890.

Scope and Content Note

Miguel was son of Nathaniel (Miguel) Pryor. The Pryor family purchased the San Clemente and the San Juan Capistrano area from the Vejar family in the 1850s.
Box 1 : 3

8. Unidentified adult male and two adult females, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 3

9. Damien Rios, 1884-1886.

Scope and Content Note

Damien Rios was the son of Gregorio Rios and Maria Gutierrez. The Rios family received a land grant from Mexican governor Micheltorena in 1843.
Box 1 : 3

10. Unidentified four men, four women, and three adolescent girls in a wedding setting, circa 1885

Box 1 : 3

11. Maria Rios, wife of Damien Rios, 1892

Box 1 : 3

12. Unidentified male priest, 1890

Box 1 : 4

13. Soledad Pryor Landell, 1895.

Scope and Content Note

She was the wife of Judge John Landell, mother of Charles Thadeus Landell.
Box 1 : 4

14. Maria Antonia Peralta with young girl, 1885.

Scope and Content Note

She was the daughter of Juan Pablo Peralta II, and Josepha Verdugo. Juan Pablo Peralta I, received one of the first grants awarded by the King of Spain.
Box 1 : 4

15. Simon Gless, 1878-1880.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Juan Gless and godfather to Feliciano Gaston Ovarat and Jose Simon Lopera Yorba. Gless was one of El Toro's pioneer settlers.
Box 1 : 4

16. Unidentified young boy, circa 1900

Box 1 : 4

17. Unidentified young girl, 1902

Box 1 : 4

18. Unidentified adult male, female and two female children, 1890

Box 1 : 4

19. Theresa Pryor Yorba, 1885.

Scope and Content Note

She was born in 1866, daughter of Pablo Pryor and Rosa Avila, in San Juan Capistrano. She married Miguel Yorba whose family was among the first families to receive land grants from the King of Spain in California.
Box 1 : 4

20. Albert Pryor, 1888.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Pablo and Rosa Avila Pryor, born in 1872.
Box 1 : 5

21. Infant, gender unknown, 1885

Box 1 : 5

22. Clodomiro Sepulveda and Peregrina Yorba, wedding photo, 1885.

Scope and Content Note

The Sepulvedas were among the first families to receive land grants from the King of Spain in California.
Box 1 : 5

23. Paul Pryor, 1895.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Albert and Natalia Pryor, born in 1896.
Box 1 : 5

24. Charles Thadeus Landell, 1900.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Judge John Landell, born in 1900.
Box 1 : 5

25. Unidentified adult male and female, 1895

Box 1 : 5

26. Teadora Emilia Rios, 1895.

Scope and Content Note

She was the daughter of Antonio and Ignacia Murillo Rios, born in 1896.
Box 1 : 5

27. Teofilo Juan Evangelista and Jose Ramon Avila, 1895.

Scope and Content Note

The Avilas of Rancho Boca de la Playa were early 19th century landowners.
Box 1 : 6

28. Infant, gender unknown, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

29. Felipe Yorba and unidentified young girl, 1870.

Scope and Content Note

Felipe Yorba was the son of Bernardo Yorba, born in 1851, later he married Felicidad Peralta.
Box 1 : 6

30. Emilia Pryor Burruel, 1878-1880.

Scope and Content Note

She married Trinidad Burruel, and was mother of Rosita, Ernest, and Raul Burruel.
Box 1 : 6

31. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

32. Unidentified adult male, 1875

Box 1 : 6

33. Sebastiano and Ramon Yorba, circa 1865.

Scope and Content Note

They were sons of Teodocio Yorba and Maria Antonia Lugo.
Box 1 : 6

34. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

35. Two unidentified adult males, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

36. Maria Anastasia, 1880.

Scope and Content Note

She was the daughter of Maria Anastasia and Jose Antonio Juliana.
Box 1 : 6

37. Two unidentifed adult males, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

38. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

39. Margarita and Isidro Reyes, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.

Scope and Content Note

They were daughters of Jose Isidro Reyes and Maria Antonio Villa de Reyes.
Box 1 : 6

40. Unidentified adult male and female, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 6

41. Julia Dryden with daughter Margarita, 1880.

Scope and Content Note

Dryden was the wife of Bernardo Yorba II.
Box 1 : 6

42. Bernardo Yorba II, 1880.

Scope and Content Note

Bernardo was the son of Bernardo Yorba I, patriarch of the Yorba dynasty.
Box 1 : 6

43. Sr. Don Juan Pablo Peralto III, 1870

Box 1 : 7

44. Maria Yorba de Burruel, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

She was the daughter of Maria Yorba and Desiderio Burruel.
Box 1 : 7

45. Don Pelon Chino, 1878-1880

Box 1 : 7

46. Francisca Burruel, 1865

Box 1 : 7

47. Carlos Lugo, 1870.

Scope and Content Note

The Lugo family came to California in 1790 and settled in the Santa Ana area. He was married to Rita Burruel.
Box 1 : 7

48. Two unidentified adult males, circa 1875

Box 1 : 7

49. Sebastiano Burruel, circa 1875.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Maria Lugo and Desiderio Burruel.
Box 1 : 7

50. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875

Box 1 : 7

51. Rosalina Burruel, circa 1875.

Scope and Content Note

She was the daughter of Maria Lugo and Desiderio Burruel.
Box 1 : 7

52. Jose Antonio Burruel, circa 1875.

Scope and Content Note

He was the son of Maria Lugo and Desiderio Burruel.
Box 1 : 7

53. Adult male priest, 1881-1884

Box 1 : 7

54. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875

Box 1 : 7

55. Maria Antonia Burruel, circa 1875

Box 1 : 7

56. Unidentified adult male, 1881-1886

Box 1 : 7

57. Maclovia Peralta, circa 1875.

Scope and Content Note

She was born in 1860.
Box 1 : 7

58. Unidentified adult male, 1885

Box 1 : 7

59. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875

Box 1 : 8

60. Rosita Pryor, circa 1875

Box 1 : 8

61. Unidentified, female child

Box 1 : 8

62. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875

Box 1 : 8

63. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875

Box 1 : 8

64. Unidentified adult male and female, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 8

65. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875.

Physical Description: 1 tintype.
Box 1 : 8

66. Unidentified adult male, circa 1875