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Guide to the Collection of Orange County Rancho Title Abstracts
MS-R080  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Background on Title Insurance Companies
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Orange County rancho title abstracts,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1891
    Collection number: MS-R080
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet 1 box 1 digitized object
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises 3 bound, handwritten title abstracts, prepared by the Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles, containing transcriptions of documents, dating back as early as 1868. The transcriptions are from original documents such as deeds, leases, tax assessments, and court cases with accompanying hand-drawn maps for properties that were part of Rancho Boca de la Playa and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana presently part of Orange County, California. The fourth document is an unbound typescript copy of an 1887 title abstract for a property formerly known as the Colima Tract on the Rancho Santa Gertrudis, and was prepared by the firm of Pendleton and Williams.
    Physical location: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives. Irvine, California 92623-9557.
    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. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection of Orange County rancho title abstracts. MS-R080. 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, 2000.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2002.

    Background on Title Insurance Companies

    The Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles, founded in 1886, was the first corporation in the City of Los Angeles to issue certificates of titles and abstracts. The Company filled a need for a reliable institution that would provide titles and abstracts for the new landowners attracted to California by the economic boom. In 1893, prompted by a temporary collapse of the real-estate market the company merged with its only local competitor, the Los Angeles Abstract Company (founded in 1887), to create the Title Insurance and Trust Company which was incorporated the same year.
    No information is available regarding Pendleton and Williams, Examiners of Titles and Searchers of Records.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises 3 bound, handwritten title abstracts, prepared by the Abstract and Title Insurance Company of Los Angeles, containing transcriptions of documents, dating back as early as 1868. The transcriptions are from original documents such as deeds, leases, tax assessments, and court cases with accompanying hand-drawn maps for properties that were part of Rancho Boca de la Playa and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana presently part of Orange County, California. The fourth document is an unbound typescript copy of an 1887 title abstract for a property formerly known as the Colima Tract on the Rancho Santa Gertrudis, and was prepared by the firm of Pendleton and Williams.

    Related Material

    Related materials can be found in the Forster-Del Valle Family Correspondence MS-R48, Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries.