Rancho La Ballona Map

Clay Stalls
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive, MS 8200
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8200
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2011
Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Rancho La Ballona Map

Collection number: CSLA-11

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Clay Stalls
Date Completed:
2007
Encoded by:
Tammi Kim
© 2011 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rancho La Ballona Map
Dates: 1876
Collection number: CSLA-11
Creator:
Collection Size:
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Physical location: William H. Hannon Library
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Rancho La Ballona Map, CSLA-11, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of a map hand-drawn in 1876 on linen cloth of Rancho La Ballona, which covered present-day Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles. In the 1820s, Agustín and Ygnacio Machado settled this area, which served as a cattle ranch. The map records the division of the rancho among the heirs of Agustín Machado in 1876 as the result of a lawsuit among these family members. Annotations on the map note each heir's allotment of pasture, farmland, and beachfront. Because the map is in poor condition, it is now restricted from research use. A copy (of 1:1 ratio to the original) is used for research purposes. The copy is found in Box 1ov; the original is in 2ov. There is also a photographic negative, stored in Box 3ov.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Machado, José Agustín Antonio, 1794-1865
Machado Family
Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps, Manuscript
Rancho La Ballona
California - Maps
Land tenure -- California -- History