Finding Aid for the Ana Bégué de Packman Papers, 1870-1960

Processed by by Erika Pérez, with assistance from Laurel McPhee; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé and frontmatter edited by Josh Fiala.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ana Bégué de Packman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1870-1960
Collection number: 1491
Creator: Packman, Ana Bégué de, 1882-1973
Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)1 oversize box
Abstract: Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) served as Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s. The collection consists of Packman's photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the history of the city of Los Angeles, California missions, and Southern California ranchos and adobes.
Language: English
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Louise, Bernice, and Col. James L. Packman, 1977.

Processing Note

The collection was partially processed until 2005, when Erika Pérez completed a detailed inventory of each folder. Packman's original folder titles were transcribed onto new folders at this time. The collection was then arranged into five series to enhance access to the collection. Processed by by Erika Pérez, with assistance from Laurel McPhee in the Center For Primary Research Training (CFPRT).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ana Bégué de Packman Papers (Collection 1491). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233536 

Biography

Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973) was a fifth-generation descendant of Maria Luisa Dominguez and Juan Francisco Reyes, former alcalde of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. She was also a descendant of Maximo Alaniz, who arrived in Los Angeles in 1769 and became the first grantee of Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires (now Westwood and the University of California, Los Angeles). She served as the Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s through the 1950s, where she was actively engaged in educational outreach programs, speaking engagements, and assisting in restoration efforts for various California landmarks. In addition to her duties as secretary for the Historical Society, Packman was the curator of Casa Figueroa, a historic adobe built by Don Ramon Figueroa prior to the arrival of Anglo-Americans.
Packman was an avid collector of historic photographs, newspaper articles, and ephemera relating to the history of Southern California, especially missions, ranchos, cattle brands, adobes, and early Los Angeles landmarks. She was also the author of several publications, including Leather Dollars: Short Stories of Pueblo Los Angeles, a collection of reminiscences of early California passed down from her family and published in 1932; and Early California Hospitality: The Cookery Customs of Spanish California, With Authentic Recipes and Menus of the Period, published in 1938.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Ana Bégué de Packman's collection of photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, genealogies, maps, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the California missions, Southern California adobes and ranchos, and the city of Los Angeles. Many of the photographs are reproductions of images taken by anonymous photographers, though reproductions of the work of C.C. Pierce & Company and Edward Vischer may also be found in the collection.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence, 1929-1965 (.5 box)
  2. Los Angeles, ca. 1850-1962 (2.5 boxes)
  3. California missions, ca. 1880-1965 (2.5 boxes)
  4. Ranchos and adobes, ca. 1845-1962 (3 boxes)
  5. Miscellaneous, ca. 1850-1976 (3 boxes).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Packman, Ana Bégué de--Archives.
Women historians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Missions, Spanish--California--Photographs.
Ranches--California--Photographs.


Container List

 

Correspondence 1929-1965

Physical Description: .5 box

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence addressed to Packman, principally relating to her role as the secretary for the Historical Society of Southern California, curator of Casa Figueroa, and an independent historian.
Box 1, Folder 1

Corespondence n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Corespondence 1929-1933

Box 1, Folder 3

Corespondence 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 4

Corespondence 1936

Box 1, Folder 5

Corespondence 1937-1940

Box 1, Folder 6

Corespondence 1941-1949

Box 1, Folder 7

Corespondence 1958-1963

Box 1, Folder 8

Corespondence 1964-1965

 

Los Angeles ca. 1850-1962

Physical Description: 2.5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings, notes and Packman's own manuscripts relating to the history of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Most of the photographs are reproductions, though some may be original. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. See box 14 for a folder of oversize newspapers clippings about Los Angeles, mostly historical in nature.
Box 1, Folder 9

Adams Boulevard ca. 1907

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Adams / Figueroa area. Images include Judge Silents' residence, and the Lucien Napoleon Brunswig mansion at 3528-30 West Adams Boulevard.
Box 1, Folder 10

Aliso Street ca. 1870-1923

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: oldest fan palm in Los Angeles, located on the Ramirez property; Mellus Row, former location of Los Angeles' first City Hall (ca. 1885-1923); Old Sonora Town; burros carrying wood to market that had been gathered by Sonorans from Rancho Los Feliz (ca. 1870); and photographs of artistic renderings of the area.
Box 1, Folder 11

B'Nai B'rith Synagogue ca. 1902

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the synagogue on W. Ninth and Hope Streets.
Box 1, Folder 12

Bradbury Building n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, and a copy of the floor plan.
Box 1, Folder 13

Broadway ca. 1880-1900

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes, and photographs. Images include: Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) building at 401 N. Broadway; view from Hill and Court Streets showing N. Broadway residences and Hotel Aberdeen (ca. 1895); view of S. Broadway taken from the Olive Street Hill (ca. 1880); Bradbury Building at 304 S. Broadway; and various street scenes, including prominent buildings and businesses.
Box 1, Folder 14

Casa Figueroa ca. 1934

Scope and Content Note

Casa Figueroa event cards, announcements and photographs. Photographs include: the adobe on Jefferson and S. Figueroa Streets; the 1934 dedication ceremony at Casa Figueroa; portraits of Ana Begue de Packman.
Box 1, Folder 15

Cemeteries ca. 1914-1920

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Rancho Buena Vista cemetery under excavation; Pio Pico tomb (ca. 1920); Workman monument at Rancho La Puente (ca. 1914); Catholic Calvary cemetery on North Broadway; and the tomb of Robert Carlisle at the first Protestant cemetery.
Box 1, Folder 16

Chinatown ca. 1890-1934

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes, and photographs. Images include: early views of Chinatown residents and Chinese settlements; Los Angeles Street; Apablaza House; members of the ceremonial Chinese Dragon troupe resting before the La Fiesta Parade (ca. 1902); and Peter Johnson of Chinatown (ca. 1890s).
Box 1, Folder 17

Churches (1 of 2) ca. 1949

Scope and Content Note

Assorted printed materials.
Box 1, Folder 18

Churches (2 of 2) ca. 1870-1923

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: First Baptist Church (founded 1874); Christian Church of Christ; First Congregational Church (ca. 1875); Church of Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles (ca. 1886); Cathedral of St. Vibiana (ca. 1888); First Methodist Episcopalian Church (ca. 1905); First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Methodist Episcopalian (ca. 1880); First Methodist Episcopalian Church on Broadway (formerly Fort Street); Congregational Church and the home of Justice of the Peace, John Trafford; St. Athanasius Church (ca. 1874); B'Nai B'rith Synagogue; First Presbyterian Church and Jewish synagogue on the corner of Second Street and Broadway (ca. 1870s); and others.
Box 1, Folder 19

City Hall and Civic Center ca. 1905-1926

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: old City Hall on Broadway near Second Street (ca. 1905); City Hall and Civic Center (ca. 1926); Spring Street.
Box 1, Folder 20

Clubs ca. 1936-1962

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera and photographs. Images include: Ebell Club building on S. Broadway near Seventh Street; Woman's Club House; and Sunset Club.
Box 2, Folder 1

Commercial Street ca. 1870

Scope and Content Note

Photographs.
Box 2, Folder 2

Father John Philip Conneally, S.J. 1949

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Packman from Father Philip Conneally, S.J. Includes several group photographs of school-age children associated with Father Conneally.
Box 2, Folder 3

County Courthouse ca. 1860-1900

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes and photographs. Images include: Red Sandstone Courthouse on Temple and Buena Vista Streets; negatives and prints taken from Courthouse Hill (ca. 1867), including views of the Clock Tower Courthouse, Main Street, the Masonic Temple, and neighboring buildings.
Box 2, Folder 4

Downey Road ca. 1920

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a residence on Downey Road; advertisement for Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Los Angeles.
Box 2, Folder 5

Eighth Street ca. 1905

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of pedestrians crossing Eighth Street and S. Broadway; photograph of the Abbotsford Inn on Eighth Street, which later became the first Methodist Episcopalian Church.
Box 2, Folder 6

El Pueblo ca. 1936

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes and Packman's research materials.
Box 2, Folder 7

Fifth Street ca. 1887-1905

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Los Angeles Examiner building on Fifth Street and Broadway; irrigation ditch in Central Park (Pershing Square); Hazard's Pavilion on W. Fifth Street, opposite Central Park.
Box 2, Folder 8

Figueroa Street ca. 1905, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera and photographs. Images include: first woolen mill in Los Angeles; pigeon farm (ca. 1905) on Pasadena Avenue and North Figueroa; the Stimson / Maier House on S. Figueroa (earlier known as Pearl Street); and Figueroa street scenes. Includes a Warner's film studio promotional card for the movie Life with Father (the back features a photograph and biographical sketch of Mary E. Foy, first woman librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library).
Box 2, Folder 9

First Street ca. 1870-1900

Scope and Content Note

Notes and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 10

Fort Moore Hill (1 of 2) 1938

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, notes, and a typewritten letter from Major General E. S. Adams of the War Department addressed to Bert H. Cocks, in response to Cocks' letter requesting information about Fort Moore.
Box 2, Folder 11

Fort Moore Hill (2 of 2) ca. 1880-1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images are principally of homes on Fort Moore Hill (present-day Fort Moore Place), Bunker Hill, and Court Street (no longer in existance).
Box 2, Folder 12

Fourth Street ca. 1903

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Reverend Edward Hildreth's home on the corner of Fourth and Hope Streets; Chamber of Commerce Building on Fourth and 404 S. Broadway (ca. 1903).
Box 2, Folder 13

Grand Avenue n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the B. F. Coutler home at 215 N. Grand Avenue, L. J. Rose home at Fourth Street and Grand Avenue, and Hotel Melrose at 140 S. Grand.
Box 2, Folder 14

Hill Street n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of the 800 block of Hill Street.
Box 2, Folder 15

Hollywood Bowl campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Alf M. Landon 1936

Scope and Content Note

Photographs.
Box 2, Folder 16

Hospitals ca. 1880-1956

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, and printed materials related to the Sisters of Charity. Photographs include: Sisters' Hospital on Beaudry Hill; Sisters of Charity St. Vincent's Hospital on Beaudry near Sunset (ca. 1888); county hospital located at 1416 Naud Street between Ann and Sotello Streets; Don Cristobal Aguilar's adobe on North Spring Street (ca. 1895) in Sonora Town, Los Angeles, where the first charitable hospital was established by the Sisters of Charity; and the Good Samaritan Hospital on Seventh and Figueroa Streets (ca. 1905).
Box 2, Folder 17

Hotels ca. 1870-1937

Scope and Content Note

Notes, clippings and photographs. Images include: St. Charles Hotel and the New Queen Restaurant located at 314 and 316 N. Main Street; Bella Union Hotel on Main Street (ca. 1873); Hotel Lankershim on Broadway and Seventh Street (ca. 1904); Main Street, the former site of the St. Charles Hotel (ca. 1937); Biltmore Hotel on Fifth and Olive Streets; hotel on Spring and Fourth Streets; Westminster Hotel; Hollenbeck Hotel; and Nadeau House.
Box 2, Folder 18

Main Street ca. 1870-1938

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes and photographs. Images include: various street scenes; Fiesta Parade; St. Charles Hotel (ca. 1875); El Dorado Store in the Lan Franco building; Forty-Niners' Procession on the 4th of July in front of the U.S. Hotel (ca. 1875); Abel Stearns residence on Baker Block on N. Main Street; Russian Electric Baths (ca. 1880); Temple, Spring, and Main Street junction (ca. 1887); Farmers & Merchants National Bank building on Main and Commercial Streets; volunteer fire department display in commemoration of the centennial celebration of American Independence (ca. 1876) on N. Main Street near Commercial; Haas family at the John B. Haas ranch on Main between Washington and Adams Boulevards; and others.
Box 2, Folder 19

Mayors n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper or magazine photographs of portraits of the mayors of Los Angeles, including: W. H. Workman, John Bryson, H. T. Hazard, Fred Eaton, T. E. Rowan, Frank Rader, Owen McAleer, A. C. Harper, W. D. Stephens, George Alexander, H. H. Rose, C. E. Sebastian, F. T. Woodman, and M. P. Snyder.
Box 2, Folder 20

Miscellaneous n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous photographs and ephemera. Includes photographs of the view from Mt. Lowe, aerial photographs of the city and downtown businesses, and unidentified homes.
Box 2, Folder 21

National Soldiers' Home ca. 1905-1933

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and two articles, including one on William Edward Sawtelle. Images include: The Old Soldiers' Home during a 1905 Memorial Day review; a speaking engagement with President McKinley; and a photograph labeld "Sonoma" dated 1915.
Box 2, Folder 22

Olive Street ca. 1880

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Olive Street Hill near Third Street, and steet views south from Fifth Street.
Box 3, Folder 1

Parades ca. 1870-1920

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and photographs. Images include: cars and carriages decorated with flowers for the La Fiesta and Fourth of July parades (ca. 1873-1919); President McKinley and his wife at the Los Angeles La Fiesta parade of 1901; and various groups from parade processions, including Franciscan priests, Citrus Belt groups, trade unions, Ladies of the Chamber of Commerce, fire departments, caballeros, and military veterans (ca. 1873-1919).
Box 3, Folder 2

Parks ca. 1880-1951

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes and photographs. Images include: Hollenbeck Park; Charles Prudhomme pointing to the Bartolo Pass; Photograph of a stream in Central Park / Pershing Square (ca. 1880); calla lily field; Shutes Park on Main and Washington Street; Westlake Park and Hotel del Monte; Exposition Park; City Gardens on San Pedro Street and Eighth (ca. 1896); Elysian Park hillside near Griffith Park (ca. 1895); East Lake Park watering hole; Armistice Day procession (ca. 1931); and banana plants, date palms, twin palms, and pepper tree berries.
Box 3, Folder 3

Pico Boulevard n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Charles Forman home at 1015 West Pico Boulevard.
Box 3, Folder 4

Plaza District ca. 1880-1955

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera, photographs, notes and manuscripts. Images include: Plaza Church and the main plaza; Pico House; Los Angeles City Water Co. and Gas Works buildings; negative of Don Manuel Galón, Aztec soap maker, on Olvera Street; Tallyho stagecoach on the Sierra Madre-Pasadena-Los Angeles route, and passengers in front of the Pico House (ca. 1884); retailers adjacent to Teatro Merced; the Pedro Ybarra homestead on N. Broadway and W. College Streets (ca. 1895); and Commander Stockton's headquarters.
Box 3, Folder 5

Post Office and Federal Building ca. 1890-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: old post office on Main Street near Fifth (ca. 1895); Downey Block (ca. 1905) before its demolition for construction of a new post office, completed in 1910; Los Angeles Post Office and Federal Building on Main and Temple Streets (ca. 1910).
Box 3, Folder 6

Residences ca. 1880-1950

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Doheny residence; E. T. Earl residence; Marco Hellman residence; Morris brothers residence; Charles Forman residence and ranch at Toluca Lake; and others.
Box 3, Folder 7

Santa Monica ca. 1890-1930

Scope and Content Note

Watkins' New Series photographs of Santa Monica, and photographs of Long Wharf and the shoreline.
Box 3, Folder 8

Schools (1 of 2) ca. 1923-1957

Scope and Content Note

Assorted printed materials and notes.
Box 3, Folder 9

Schools (2 of 2) ca. 1850-1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, including group portraits of 19th century pupils and instructors. Images include: school on Temple near High Street and Fort (Broadway); Second Street School (ca. 1895); the first Los Angeles high school (ca. 1898); Rosedale School (ca. 1895); Los Angeles County Teacher's Institute (ca. 1884), including Hattie Gower, Mary L. Gower, Henry C. Gower, Olive Wilson, Ira Moore, J. W. Hiuton, and S. A. Waldron; the Florence School (ca. 1885); Lordsburg College in La Verne (ca. 1900); Sisters of Charity Pioneer Girls School (ca. 1856); Padres Parochial School; St. Vibiana's School (ca. 1893); and St. Vincent College, taken by Edward Vischer (ca. 1869).
Box 3, Folder 10

Second Street ca. 1880

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Second and Hill Streets; Second Street tunnel on the west end of Figueroa Street; and local businesses.
Box 3, Folder 11

Seventh Street ca. 1880-1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and notes. Images include the State Militia Parade on Seventh and Hope Streets (ca. 1889).
Box 3, Folder 12

Sixth Street ca. 1880-1930

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of streets and buildings.
Box 3, Folder 13

Spring Street ca. 1880-1941

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and photographs.
Box 3, Folder 14

Temple Street ca. 1850-1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Horticultural Pavilion (ca. 1878); Juan Temple adobe; Temple Street west from Broadway, with views of residences and the Gillette Pavilion; junction of Spring, Main, and the original Temple Street (ca. 1863); Juan Temple adobe (ca. 1869); Poundcake Hill (later Telegraph Hill) and Justicia Street (ca. 1870) north from Temple Street, including the residence of Jack Brundidge (aka the Bilderrain Home); and others.
Box 3, Folder 15

Theaters ca. 1890-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Childs' Grand Opera House and Belasco Theater.
Box 3, Folder 16

Third Street n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Angel's Flight trolley on Third and Hill Streets (before 1930) showing the Hill Crest Inn; and local businesses.
Box 3, Folder 17

Washington Boulevard n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping showing two contrasting photographs of Washington Boulevard.
Box 3, Folder 18

Water ca. 1932

Scope and Content Note

Notes and photographs. Images include: Charles Jenkins, Mr. Spiegel, Don de la Guerra, Judge Pleasance, and Mr. Dodson; old water mill on S. Alameda Street; old mill on Bale Ranch; an Indian zanjero ("keeper of the water ditch"); site of Los Angeles Water Company's office; city water tank in the old Plaza; and the city water wheel constructed on the property of Rafael Carrabajal and Marta Reyes.
Box 3, Folder 19

Wilshire Boulevard ca. 1905-1926

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping featuring photographs of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in 1906 and 1926; images of homes and businesses along Wilshire.
 

California missions ca. 1880-1965

Physical Description: 2.5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings, notes and Packman's own manuscripts relating to the history of Southern California missions. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. See box 14 for a folder of oversize newspapers clippings about the missions, including a 1934 publication entitled Catholic Missions, published by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
Box 4, Folder 1

Mission Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala (Sub-mission of Mission San Luís Rey) ca. 1929

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings from 1929. Postcards and photographs of Mission Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala, a submission of Mission San Luís Rey, including interior and exterior shots. Photograph of an 1883 etching by Henry Chapman Ford.
Box 4, Folder 2

Mission Asistencia de San Bernardino (Sub-Mission of Mission San Gabriel) n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet and three photographs.
Box 4, Folder 3

Mission Asistencia de Santa Ysabel (Sub-Mission of Mission San Diego de Alcalá) n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a man on horseback in front of the main church.
Box 4, Folder 4

Mission La Exaltación de La Santa Cruz ca. 1904

Scope and Content Note

Postcard and sepia photographs of a sketch of Mission La Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz (ca. 1904), and a photograph of a painting by Toussaint.
Box 4, Folder 5

Mission La Purísima Concepción de María Santísima ca. 1937

Scope and Content Note

Booklets and brochures with information on the restoration of the mission, notes, and photographs of the structure and grounds.
Box 4, Folder 6

Mission Nuestra Señora Dolorosisima de la Soledad ca. 1959

Scope and Content Note

Souvenir program from the First Annual Soledad Mission Fiesta on October 11, 1959; photographs.
Box 4, Folder 7

Mission Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles (Old Plaza Church)--Miscellaneous ca. 1906-1957

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and notes. Personal letter to Packman from Tom Owen of the United States Navy.
Box 4, Folder 8

Mission Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles (Old Plaza Church)--Photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Assorted photographs of the mission and the priests. Includes interior and exterior shots with views of the plaza.
Box 4, Folder 9

Mission San Antonio de Padua ca. 1934-1950

Scope and Content Note

Booklets, brochures and fliers. Photographs of the buildings, grounds and ruins.
Box 4, Folder 10

Mission San Buenaventura n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed materials and photographs of the buildings and grounds.
Box 4, Folder 11

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo--Miscellaneous ca. 1914

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, postcards and clippings.
Box 4, Folder 12

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo--Photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the buildings, grounds, and ruins, including interior views.
Box 4, Folder 13

Mission San Diego de Alcalá--Miscellaneous ca. 1930

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed ephemera.
Box 4, Folder 14

Mission San Diego de Alcalá--Photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the buildings, grounds and ruins.
Box 4, Folder 15

Mission San Fernando Rey de España ca. 1909-1936

Scope and Content Note

Business card of T. R. Griffith and other printed ephemera, including invitations to events, brochures, announcements and postcards. Typed account of an inventory describing the condition of the Church; assorted typed histories and speeches; and photographs.
Box 5, Folder 1

Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores) n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Mission Dolores showing the cemetery, neighboring ruins, front entrance of the mission, and the Argüello monument.
Box 5, Folder 2

Mission San Francisco de Solano (Sonoma Mission) n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of exterior before and after restoration.
Box 5, Folder 3

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel--Miscellaneous ca. 1909-1965

Scope and Content Note

Assorted printed ephemera, notes and clippings.
Box 5, Folder 4

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel --Photographs (1 of 2) n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of adobes, streets, and structures in the area surrounding the mission; photographs of the mission buildings and grounds.
Box 5, Folder 5

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel--Photographs (2 of 2) ca. 1870-1930

Scope and Content Note

Images include: Carrie Winters, Levy Maxson, Harry Sanderson, and Margaret Maxson; Eulalia Pérez (widow of a former Spanish-Mexican soldier), who lived and worked as a cook at Mission San Gabriel; adobes of Judge Clinton Gibbs and Volney E. Howard from 1872-1880 (later owned by the Purcell family, from 1880 onward); and assorted ruins.
Box 5, Folder 6

Mission San José de Guadalupe n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the administration building before and after restoration.
Box 5, Folder 7

Mission San Juan Bautista n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and postcards.
Box 5, Folder 8

Mission San Juan Capistrano ca. 1933-1951

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings, a typewritten page with the Spanish-language epitaph for Antonio Yorba, and additional typescripts. Eleven handwritten pages of notes by Packman pertaining to ranchos in Orange County and cattle holdings by members of the Yorba, Sepulveda, Ruiz, O'Campo, and Avila families.
Box 5, Folder 9

Mission San Luís Obispo n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and postcards.
Box 5, Folder 10

Mission San Luís Rey de Francia (1 of 2) ca. 1938-1963

Scope and Content Note

Postcards, photographs and printed ephemera.
Box 5, Folder 11

Mission San Luís Rey de Francia (2 of 2) ca. 1880-1956

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Packman, Marco Newpark, and attorney Joseph Scott on a Historical Society visit to the Mission; various priests and persons, including an Indian woman named Bacella (ca. 1899); and the buildings and grounds.
Box 5, Folder 12

Mission San Miguel Arcángel n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and clippings. Images include: Father Ignatius in the garden at Mission San Miguel; olive crusher in the mission courtyard; the mission before and after restoration.
Box 5, Folder 13

Mission San Rafael Arcángel n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard.
Box 6, Folder 1

Mission Santa Bárbara--Miscellaneous ca. 1898-1957

Scope and Content Note

Notes, printed ephemera and research materials.
Box 6, Folder 2

Mission Santa Bárbara--Photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Exterior views of the mission and photographs of priests.
Box 6, Folder 3

Mission Santa Clara de Asís ca. 1937

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, postcards and clippings.
Box 6, Folder 4

Mission Santa Inés (Santa Cruz) ca. 1934-1935

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, postcards and printed ephemera.
 

Ranchos and adobes ca. 1845-1962

Physical Description: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings, notes and Packman's own manuscripts relating to the history of California ranchos and adobes. Arranged alphabetically by folder title. See box 14 for a folder of oversize newspapers clippings about Southern California ranchos and California families, mostly historical in nature.
Box 7, Folder 1

Rancho Aguaje de Centinela ca. 1933-1946

Scope and Content Note

Photograph, notes and clippings.
Box 7, Folder 2

Rancho Cañada de Santa Ana ca. 1940

Scope and Content Note

Packman's handwritten notes pertaining to brands of Irvine County; June 1940 issue of The Quarterly (Historical Society of Southern California publication).
Box 7, Folder 3

Rancho de La Ballona--Miscellaneous ca. 1955

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, manuscripts and printed ephemera. Includes a detailed genealogy of the Higuera family.
Box 7, Folder 4

Rancho de La Ballona--Photographs ca. 1870-1940

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: De Bartolo Winery (ca. 1939); Talamantes Adobe ruins in Culver City (ca. 1939); Machado hacienda (ca. 1870); the Higuera-Chapman family, including Francisco Higuera, Enrique Higuera, Secundio Higuera, Manuela Higuera, Rosario Higuera, Bernardo Higuera, Estevan Higuera, Maria Chapman, Joseph Chapman, Juan Chapman, Eva Chapman, Juanita Chapman, and Claudena Olvera; Captain and Mrs. Timms (ca. 1880); and various photographs of La Ballona and Port Ballona.
Box 7, Folder 5

Rancho de La Brea n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings, manuscripts and printed ephemera.
Box 7, Folder 6

Rancho de La Cienega O' Paso de la Tijera n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of a map and the Sanchez adobe.
Box 7, Folder 7

Rancho de la Isla de Santa Catalina--Miscellaneous ca. 1890

Scope and Content Note

Postcards, photographs and clippings. Handwritten transcription by Geneva Wheeler of the diary of Frank Le Couvrer.
Box 7, Folder 8

Rancho de la Isla de Santa Catalina---Photographs ca. 1880-1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: bay and city of Avalon; Seal Rock; Sugar Loaf; Bath House; Chef from Hotel Metropole with the catch of the day, labeled as a "Catalina Island Jew Fish."
Box 7, Folder 9

Rancho de la Merced ca. 1869-1937

Scope and Content Note

Notes and photographs of the Rafael Bayse adobe and the Juan Matias Sanchez home.
Box 7, Folder 10

Rancho La Puente (Temple / Workman Ranch) ca. 1845-1923

Scope and Content Note

Research materials pertaining to the John Temple / Alfred Workman Ranch. Photographs include: an adobe or ranch house on Valley Boulevard in El Monte; the site of the old John Rowland adobe; Walter P. Temple Memorial / Pio Pico mausoleum; Alfred Workman wine cellar and adobe; home of Walter P. Temple; home of Sheriff John Rowland; and three women in front of the John Rowland ranch.
Box 7, Folder 11

Rancho de las Cienegas n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Packman's notes and a three-page typewritten report entitled "Rancho de Las Cienegas."
Box 7, Folder 12

Rancho de los Cerritos ca. 1880-1933

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of various subjects, including: John Temple ranch house at Rancho de los Cerritos; tourists and sunbathers at Long Beach (ca. 1887); wharf, bath house and pier at Long Beach near Ocean Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue (ca. 1890); swimming costumes; promenade at Long Beach (ca. 1905); Long Beach at Pine Avenue (ca. 1900); Devil's Gate, present-day Belmont Beach in Los Alamitos (ca. 1908); artesian well in Long Beach; Hotel Virginia; and oil derricks.
Box 7, Folder 13

Rancho de los Coyotes n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Packman's notes.
Box 7, Folder 14

Rancho de los Encinos ca. 1946

Scope and Content Note

Notes and manuscripts.
Box 8, Folder 1

Rancho de Los Feliz ca. 1890-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and printed ephemera. Images include: Catalina Verdugo adobe at La Cañada; Los Feliz adobe; Teodoro Verdugo adobe and the Oak of Peace.
Box 8, Folder 2

Rancho de Los Palos Verdes ca. 1900-1959

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings and notes.
Box 8, Folder 3

Rancho El Tejon ca. 1900-1955

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, clippings and notes.
Box 8, Folder 4

Rancho Jurupa ca. 1800-1950

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and notes. Images include: Casa Loma ranch house; stage station in Palm Springs; home of Antonio or Francisco Estudillo in San Jacinto, Riverside; Good Hope mine on Ortega Road in Perris Valley, Riverside (ca. 1943); adobe on North Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; Juan Machado adobe in Lake Elsinore; Courthouse; Glenwood Cottage / Mission Inn; Luis Rubidoux Rancho (ca. 1860-1921); President Theodore Roosevelt planting a navel orange tree at the Mission Inn in Riverside; Indians at the Agua Mansa Rancheria; and Pechanga Reservation.
Box 8, Folder 5

Rancho Paso de Bartolo ca. 1890-1940

Scope and Content Note

Postcards, clippings, Packman's notes, and photographs of Pio Pico's adobe at Rancho Paso de Bartolo.
Box 8, Folder 6

Rancho Repetto n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and an article.
Box 8, Folder 7

Rancho Rincón de los Bueyes ca. 1885, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and notes.
Box 8, Folder 8

Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas--Miscellaneous ca. 1934-1938, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, clippings and notes.
Box 8, Folder 9

Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas--Photographs ca. 1900-1930

Scope and Content Note

Photographs include: the ranch house at Rodeo de las Aguas; house of Doña Maria Rita Valdez de Villa; view of Beverly Hills from the Beverly Hills Hotel; aerial photographs of the Mercury Aviation Company airfield, with a view of oil wells and Hammel bean fields; Beverly Hills mayor Will Rogers; early development; trolley station; Beverly Hills Raceway on Wilshire (ca. 1921); Denker and Hammel creamery on Pruess Road (later Robertson Boulevard); and Benjamin "Don Benito" Davis Wilson's cattle on Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas.
Box 8, Folder 10

Rancho San Antonio ca. 1890-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs include: Lugo Adobe ruins on E. Washington; Lugo House bedroom; Ballesteros sisters; Henry T. Gage's ranch house; Lugo adobe (ca. 1890) and family members including Vicenta Pérez, Victoria Avila Lugo, Felipe Lugo, Toney Lugo, Vicente Lugo, Pedro Lugo, Andres Lugo, and Geo. Merrill. Packman's notes and a plat map reproduction.
Box 8, Folder 11

Rancho San Francisco (1 of 2) ca. 1926-1934

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera and manuscripts.
Box 8, Folder 12

Rancho San Francisco (2 of 2) ca. 1850-1910

Scope and Content Note

Notes and photographs. Images include: Rancho Camulos (ca. 1906); members of the del Valle family (the inspiration for the Helen Hunt Jackson novel Ramona); Señora Ysabell Varela del Valle; Josefa del Valle de Forster; street scenes at Newhall, California; and the Santa Clarita Valley.
Box 8, Folder 13

Rancho San José (1 of 2) ca. 1937-1960

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 8, Folder 14

Rancho San José (2 of 2) ca. 1860-1940

Scope and Content Note

Notes and photographs. Images include: Palomares adobe (ca. 1934); gravesites of Francisca Lopez Arvizu and Don Ygnacio Palomares; downtown Pomona; La Casa de Saturnino Carrion near San Dimas; William Rubottom Hotel and Stage Station (ca. 1867) on Rancho San José; Ygnacio Palomares ranch house; Ontario and San Antonio Heights Railroad Company railcar; Los Nogales ranch house in Spadra, owned by Don Ramon Vejar; Palomares Hotel; and the adobe at Bear Canyon, south of Walnut.
Box 8, Folder 15

Rancho San Pasqual n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 9, Folder 1

Rancho San Pedro--Miscellaneous ca. 1942-1960

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 9, Folder 2

Rancho San Pedro--Photographs (1 of 3) ca. 1900-1931

Scope and Content Note

Photographs include: the Dominguez Adobe ranch house at Rancho San Pedro; whale fishermen in San Pedro; original Manuel Dominguez adobe ruins; Louis Paulhan making an altitude flight at Dominguez Airpark (ca. 1910); Howard Gill flying a Wright plane at Dominguez Airpark (ca. January 1912); Union Oil Co. wells at Signal Hill, Long Beach (ca. 1924); oil fire at Point Fermin, California (ca. 1923); S. S. Wortley oil wells at Signal Hill (ca. 1931).
Box 9, Folder 3

Rancho San Pedro--Photographs (2 of 3) ca. 1850-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs include the Camp Drum barracks in Wilmington and views of the wharf.
Box 9, Folder 4

Rancho San Pedro--Photographs (3 of 3) ca. 1886-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of San Pedro Harbor, Dead Man's Island, and nearby businesses and streets.
Box 9, Folder 5

Rancho San Rafael--Miscellaneous ca. 1926-1932

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 9, Folder 6

Rancho San Rafael--Photographs ca. 1850-1930

Scope and Content Note

Images include: Verdugo Adobe; Eagle Rock trolley car; la Piedra Gorda (the Fat Rock); homes of Tomas Sanchez and E. H. Gould at La Crescenta (ca. 1888); and the Sanchez Adobe at Rancho San Rafael.
Box 9, Folder 7

Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica--Miscellaneous ca. 1952-1962

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 9, Folder 8

Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica--Photographs ca. 1850-1910

Scope and Content Note

Images include: T. A. Sanchez and John Wilson; Castle Rock; adobe of Dolores Sepulveda at Rancho San Vicente; Santa Monica beach and Arch Rock; and local landmarks and businesses.
Box 9, Folder 9

Rancho Santa Anita--Miscellaneous ca. 1947-1960

Scope and Content Note

Notes and printed ephemera. See box 14 for oversize newspapers clippings about Rancho Santa Anita and the race track.
Box 9, Folder 10

Rancho Santa Anita--Photographs ca. 1890

Scope and Content Note

Images include Baldwin Park and Rancho Santa Anita; Queen Anne Cottage; Baldwin Ranch (ca. 1890); adobe home of Hugo Reid; and other local scenes.
Box 9, Folder 11

Rancho Santa Gertrudes--Miscellaneous ca. 1951

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscripts and research materials.
Box 9, Folder 12

Rancho Santa Gertrudes--Photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Images include the Ramirez family and Lemuel Carpenter's Los Nietos Ranch (bought by José Ramirez in 1856).
Box 9, Folder 13

Rancho Santa Rosa n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Pechanga Indian church, cemetery, and the Coahuilla Indian cemetery; the Juan Moreno adobe; and the areas of Temecula and Lake Elsinore.
Box 9, Folder 14

Rancho Sausal Redondo ca. 1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and copies of images of Redondo Beach and the pier.
Box 9, Folder 15

Rancho Tajauta n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Article.
Box 9, Folder 16

Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequiet ca. 1910

Scope and Content Note

Printed materials and photographs of Rancho Topanga Malibu canyon, Fernwood Park, and Topanga Canyon.
 

Miscellaneous ca. 1850-1976

Physical Description: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous research files on a variety of topics, including two folders of material related to Packman's publications Leather Dollars and Early California Hospitality. Files contain photographs, clippings, notes and manuscripts.
Box 10, Folder 1

Goat Island (Yerba Buena), San Francisco, Calif. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of the island from across the harbor.
Box 10, Folder 2

San Francisco, Calif. ca. 1846

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a illustration of San Francisco's Montgomery Street, drawn from the harbor perspective.
Box 10, Folder 3

French pioneers in California n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Jean Luis Vignes, George Mensager, Jean-Louis Sainsevain, Theodor Maximilian Ferdinand Franz Lecouvreur, Jose Mascrell, Jean Bernard (husband to Susana Machado), Charles Ducommon, and Joseph Mesmer.
Box 10, Folder 4

Missions ca. 1917-1957

Scope and Content Note

Brochures and printed ephemera related to visiting the California missions.
Box 10, Folder 5

California sporting history ca. 1932

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of artworks, and a typewritten manuscript entitled "Corrida de Toros."
Box 10, Folder 6

California women ca. 1850-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Mary Emily Foy; Eliza Madigan; the Volney E. Howard family including Mrs. Catharine Elizabeth Howard' Mrs. Joshua Reed Giddings (probably Jennie Hollingsworth Giddings) of Pasadena; Mrs. Osoro W. Childs II, Fiesta Queen in 1894; Louise Ward Watkins; Anita Johnson Mellus de Trudell; Helen Hunt Jackson; Grace Mellus Thomas; and a photograph of a portrait of Mrs. Anita Johnson Mellus de Trudell (wife of Henry Mellus).
Box 10, Folder 7

Californios n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and images of Don José Maria Covarrubias and Don Miguel de los Rios, General Victor Castro, Santiago E. Argüello, and George Edward Hall.
Box 10, Folder 8

Cattle Brands of Early California manuscript (1 of 2) ca. 1967

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten and typewritten notes for a manuscript tracing cattle brands and genealogies among southern California's early Spanish-Mexican families, specifically the Nieto, Olvera, Sepulveda, and Yorba families. The main source of information appears to be Los Angeles County brand books, the oldest dating back to 1835.
Box 10, Folder 9

Cattle Brands of Early California manuscript (2 of 2) ca. 1967

Scope and Content Note

Additional notes and manuscript material. Includes a photograph of a chart entitled "The First Brands Registered in Each County of California" prepared by Bert Sooy.
Box 10, Folder 10

Alvarado family n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of members of the Alvarado family, including Juan Bautista Valentín Alvarado y Vallejo, Adolfo Rivera outside the Casa de Cahuenga, José Antonio Serrano, Anna Grazide Alvarado and Margarite Grazide Pillario, José Francisco Alvarado, Rendon y Alvarado de Carrillo, Narcissa Alvarado de los Rios, and others.
Box 10, Folder 11

Native Americans ca. 1885-1933

Scope and Content Note

Assorted research materials. Photographs include images of Southern California Indians, such as Jose Pedro Losero, a Saboba Indian (ca. 1899); Capitan Pedro Pablo and others in front of his house (ca. 1885); Rojerio, the chorister of San Fernando; and others.
Box 10, Folder 12

California Herald 1967 June-July

Scope and Content Note

Official publication of The Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Box 10, Folder 13

Early Californians ca. 1924-1932

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of descendants of early Californians, including: Adela Thompson y de la Osa; Ricardo and Francisco Viejar; Eugene Plummer; Don Manuel Sazueta (ca. 1924); Mr. W. Patter at the Repetto rancho (in present-day Monterey Park); Leo E. Triggs Revera standing at the site of the Don Luís Botillier adobe; Casildo Aguilar; Victoria Rains, wife of Governor Gage; and Judge Augustín Olvera.
Box 10, Folder 14

Texas missions n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Postcards of Mission San José and Mission de La Purisima Conception in San Antonio, Texas.
Box 10, Folder 15

El Molino Viejo ca. 1885

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and photographs.
Box 10, Folder 16

Riverside County ca. 1890

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a school built in 1889 alongside Corona-Ellsinore Road in Temescal Canyon; assorted photographs of adobe ruins and structures.
Box 10, Folder 17

Gage family ca. 1850-1931

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Gage home and various family members, including Lucy Gage as an infant, Robert Rains, Luisa Carrillo Curry, Lucy Gage Rand, Henry T. Gage and other unidentified people. Also includes printed ephemera, such as invitations and announcements, and notes.
Box 11, Folder 1

William G. Dryden n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a portrait of Judge William G. Dryden, and a one-page typed biography.
Box 11, Folder 2

Kern County Historical Society 1949-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and Kern County Historical Society newsletters, dating from January to May 1950.
Box 11, Folder 3

Miscellaneous photographs (1 of 2) ca. 1880-1930

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from a folder originally labeled "North Americans." Images include: Benjamin D. Wilson and his son, John Wilson; John C. Campbell; William R. Rowland; William Bettis; Tomas Sanchez; Rabbi Edelman; Jacob Rich; Henry D. Barrows; Thomas Delano; Felix J. Zeehandelaar; Frank Wiggins; Greek George; Thomas Scully (ca. 1926); F. C. Shurtleff; President and Mrs. McKinley (ca. 1901); Alfred Robinson; Samuel D. Hunter; Don Carlos Johnson; Tiburcio Vasquez and his captors; a group shot of General Phineas Banning, Mathew Keller, and Col. John H. Hollister; William H. Workman and John King; David Alexander; Andrew Glassell; John Jones; John Lanfranco; Isaac Lankershim; Louis Phillips; Billy Warren; James Miller Guinn; Ferdinand Nicolay and his parents; Rockwell D. Hunt; Victor Chevallier (ca. 1884); Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. de Mellus; Mr. and Mrs. Ozro W. Childs; William R. Rowland; Gen. Charles Foreman; and unidentified persons.
Box 11, Folder 4

Miscellaneous photographs (2 of 2) ca. 1850-1950

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and notes related to Packman's research. Images include: beach scenes; a photograph of a man playing a guitar, with a handwritten dedication to Doña Elvira Winston signed by Charles Lummis; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin D. Wilson; Eugene Plummer, head of a dance troupe in Hollywood, and Carmen Abbott wearing Spanish-era clothing; a man in costume.
Box 11, Folder 5

Pasadena ca. 1890-1931

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: Hotel Raymond; Cawston Ostrich Farm (in operation from 1896-1931) in South Pasadena; El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill); Benjamin D. "Don Benito" Wilson and his residence; laborers making adobe bricks; and the trolley line running through San Marino, California (ca. 1905).
Box 11, Folder 6

Livestock n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of livestock on various rancho lands in California, including Baldwin Ranch on Rancho Santa Anita, the San Fernando Valley, and Santa Margarita Ranch.
Box 11, Folder 7

San Bernardino ca. 1900

Scope and Content Note

Photographs. Images include: adobes; Urbita Springs (ca. 1905); trail to Camp Baldy in Upland; Smiley Heights, Redlands; Squirrel Inn, San Bernardino Mountains; Orange Street in Redlands following a parade for President Roosevelt (ca. 1903); Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel in San Bernardino; City Park, San Bernardino; Santa Fe rail station; Elk's Clubhouse; Carnegie Library (ca. 1904); Masonic Temple; San Bernardino Business College; Courthouse; "I" Street in Colton (ca. 1907); E. Fourth and Third Streets in downtown San Bernardino; and the Frank Maddock residence at the Cajon Pass.
Box 11, Folder 8

San Bernardino churches ca. 1915

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of various churches, including the First Methodist Episcopalian Church, San Bernardino Baptist Church, and a Catholic church.
Box 11, Folder 9

San Gabriel n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Mt. Lowe, orange groves, and Mt. San Antonio.
Box 11, Folder 10

Adobes ca. 1880-1910

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and notes pertaining to Southern California adobes and Sonora Town. Images include the General José Castro adobe; a San Gabriel adobe; a Pala adobe; Antonio Argüella adobe on Washington Street (ca. 1898); and the Casa Cahuenga adobe.
Box 11, Folder 11

Valle de San Fernando ca. 1880-1930

Scope and Content Note

Assorted photographs and printed ephemera. Images include: Beale's Cut in the San Fernando Pass; Fremont Pass (also called Newhall Pass), which separated the Santa Susana and San Gabriel Mountains (ca. 1926); Rancho de los Encinos; old toll road; Cahuenga Pass (ca. 1890); Olive Walk at Mission San Fernando Rey (ca. 1894); and Valle de los Encinos near Mission San Fernando (ca. 1886).
Box 11, Folder 12

Whittier n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate photographs of Whittier, including the Whittier Lumber and Mill Co., San Pedro Lumber Co., and the San Jose hills.
Box 11, Folder 13

Notebooks ca. 1962

Scope and Content Note

Notebooks containing Packman's research on Southern California history, including Spanish soldiers, Mission San Gabriel births and deaths, and ranchos. Includes a letter from Charles Puck, photographer.
Box 11, Folder 14

Peralta family n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten notes.
Box 11, Folder 15

Dams ca. 1952-1959

Scope and Content Note

Clippings relating to the Frank Latta case and the Kernville Dam, and the 1928 break of the St. Francis Dam in Santa Clarita.
Box 12, Folder 1

First Century Families ca. 1960-1965

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed ephemera for First Century Families events.
Box 12, Folder 2

Genealogical research n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Packman's research notes on the family histories of California's Spanish-Mexican and Anglo-American families, including the Sepulveda, Lopez, Carrillo, Pico, and Rimpau families.
Box 12, Folder 3

Rancho maps and titles ca. 1966

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of California Spanish-Mexican era rancho maps and an indenture agreement dated February 23, 1866 regarding the lands held at Ranchos Los Cerritos, San Pedro, Santa Gertrudes, Los Coyotes, and Los Alamitos.
Box 12, Folder 4

Packman family photographs n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Family photographs of the Packmans, including Ana Bégué de Packman, Julia Bégué de Pedroli, and Louisa Alaniz Bégué.
Box 12, Folder 5

Notes and clippings ca. 1930

Scope and Content Note

Four typewritten pages of notes about Los Angeles-area photographs.
Box 12, Folder 6

Leather Dollars: Short Stories of Pueblo Los Angeles (1 of 2) ca. 1932

Scope and Content Note

Sample illustrations and suggested layouts. For oversize illustrations, additional photographs of the missions, and an article on branding, see box 13, folder 3.
Box 12, Folder 7

Leather Dollars: Short Stories of Pueblo Los Angeles (1 of 2) ca. 1930-1940

Scope and Content Note

Additional miscellaneous materials related to Leather Dollars. Includes a clipping about Mary Louise Packman, proofs, and publicity material for Early California Hospitality.
Box 12, Folder 8

Ranchos (1 of 3) ca. 1952-1955

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera, notes, maps, and a pamphlet by W.W. Robinson entitled The Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Orange County.
Box 12, Folder 9

Ranchos (2 of 3) ca. 1939-1940

Scope and Content Note

Printed ephemera, including a small pamphlet by R. W. Brackett entitled History of the Ranchos of San Diego County; Packman's publication announcement for Early California Hospitality; and The Romance of the Ranchos by (E.) Palmer Conner.
Box 12, Folder 10

Ranchos (3 of 3) ca. 1890-1925

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous photographs, including a wine press in San Diego; Don Antonio Coronel and a woman dressed in Spanish-Mexican attire (ca. 1890); a group dressed in Spanish-Mexican attire at the Santa Maria adobe (ca. 1925); and Deputy Sheriff Edward in Spanish-Mexican attire.
Box 12, Folder 11

Westwood--Miscellaneous research materials ca. 1905-1940

Scope and Content Note

Assorted research materials relelated to West Los Angeles, Westwood, and Santa Monica. Includes: photographs of Packman with Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz; exhibit copy; a photograph of the Sawtelle water supply dam in Sepulveda Canyon; materials on Rancho San Jose de Buenos Aires, including a photograph of Packman with Irvin S. Cobb; and materials on the National Soldiers' Home.
Box 13, Folder 1

Westwood Bicentennial project 1935, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, exhibit copy and ephemera relating to a project on the history of Westwood. Includes biographical information about Packman, including a family tree in ink; and a 1935 transcription of the last will and testiment of Don Jose Maximo Alaniz.
Box 13, Folder 2

Westwood Village--Sepulveda Highway fiesta 1935

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers include mention of the opening of Sepulveda Boulevard from West Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley. One issue of the Harbor District News, featuring a cover image of Dr. Ernest Carroll Moore.