INVENTORY OF THE DOMINGUEZ FAMILY TITLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY RECORDS, 1908-1965

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Allan Goldman
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
©2006


Descriptive Summary

Title: Dominguez Family Title Insurance and Trust Company Records
Dates: 1908-1965
Collection Number: DHS.059
Creator: Ticor Title Insurance Company of California
Extent: 4 boxes 2 linear feet
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
Abstract: This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, tax documents, and bonds created by the Title Insurance and Trust Company. These materials are related to trusts held by members of the Dominguez family and land that was once part of the Rancho San Pedro.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Dominguez Family Title Trust and Insurance Company Records, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

The Title Insurance and Trust Company Records were originally part of the records files at TICOR. They were later discarded and eventually acquired by Aimee Gervais, who donated the materials to CSUDH as an unsolicited gift.

Processing Information

The collection was first processed by Susan Hikida in 1988 as part of the requirements for History 435, Internship in Public History, M.A. program in Public History/Historic Preservation. Her original intellectual organization was not changed.

Project Information

This finding aid was created as part of the Early Los Angeles/Rancho San Pedro Manuscript Cataloging Project, a CSU Dominguez Hills Library project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project started in 2005. Project Director was Greg Williams. Project Archivists were Thomas Philo and Jennifer Allan Goldman.

History

Title Insurance and Trust Company was founded in 1893 as a company to handle titles and trusts. Originally located at 458 South Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, the offices were later moved to the Title Insurance Building at 433 South Spring Street. The company was renamed TI Corporation in 1968 and reorganized in 1977 into TICOR, a general business corporation. TICOR is currently an international title insurance and financial services organization, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Oregon.

Scope and Content

The collection was received in an unorganized state with most of the papers in their original folders. Arrangement falls into five series: the Carson Estate Company, the De Francis Estate, Gregorio and Susana Dominguez Del Amo, Dominguez Estate Company, and Miscellaneoud Trusts. Files within these subdivisions are arranged by trust number where applicable. The original order within each folder has been preserved where possible. The bulk of the material is correspondence, inter-office communications, tax returns, declarations of trusts, quit claims, deeds, and other legal documents. Materials in the series Miscellaneous Trusts deal with trusts located on land that was once part of the Rancho San Pedro, but does not relate to any of the Dominguez companies or families.

Arrangement

Arranged in five series:
  • Series I. Carson Estate Company (1919-1965)
  • Series II. De Francis (Maria de los Reyes Dominguez) Estate (1933-1951)
  • Series III. Del Amo, Gregorio and Susana (1921-1928)
  • Series IV. Dominguez Estate Company (1917-1947)
  • Series V. Miscellaneous Rancho San Pedro Trusts (1913-1962)

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Rancho San Pedro (Calif.)
Dominguez Hills (Calif.)

Personal Names

de Francis, Maria de los Reyes Dominguez
Del Amo, Gregorio

Corporate Names

Carson Estate Company
Dominguez Estate Company
Ticor Title Insurance Company of California

Subjects

Insurance, Title -- California
Title Companies -- United States -- California
Land titles
Deeds of trust

Related Material

Del Amo Estate Company Collection
Rancho San Pedro Collection

Container List

 

Carson Estate Company 1919-1965

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, legal documents, and vouchers relating to trusts owned by the Carson Estate Company.
Box 1, Folder 1

Trust No. P-695, Vouchers 1919, 1921

Box 1, Folder 2

Trust No. R-5729, Declaration of Trust 1922

Box 1, Folder 3

Trust No. R-5729, Correspondence and legal documents 1922-1923

Box 1, Folder 4

Trust No. R-5729, Correspondence and legal documents 1930, 1932, 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 5

Trust No. R-5729, Collateral Assignment of Beneficial Interest 1922-1023, 1926-1928, 1930, 1932

Box 1, Folder 6

Trust No. S-5485, Declaration of Trust 1921

Box 1, Folder 7

Trust No. S-5485, Legal Documents 1921-1923

Box 1, Folder 8

Trust No. S-5485, "Nigger Slough," Declaration of Trust 1921

Box 1, Folder 9

Trust No. S-5485, "Nigger Slough," Correspondence and legal documents 1921-1923, 1926, 1928

Box 1, Folder 10

Trust No. S-5485, "Nigger Slough," Correspondence and legal documents 1932, 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 11

Trust No. S-5485, Wilmington Ave., Deeds and Correspondence 1929

Box 1, Folder 12

Trust No. S-5485, Amelia St., Deeds and Correspondence 1930

Box 1, Folder 13

Trust No. S-6046, Correspondence and agreements 1923

Box 1, Folder 14

Trust No. S-5906, Correspondence 1923-1930

Box 1, Folder 15

Trust No. S-5906, Correspondence 1965

Box 1, Folder 16

Trust No. S-5906, Agreement and installment note 1922

 

De Francis (Maria de los Reyes Dominguez) Estate 1933-1951

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this series include correspondence, legal documents, passbooks, probate papers, lists and balances related to trusts and property included in the Maria de los Reyes Dominguez de Francis estate, which was liquidated after her death in 1933.
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence 1936

Box 1, Folder 18

Bank balances 1933

Box 1, Folder 19

First account and report 1935

Box 1, Folder 20

Appraisal of property 1933

Box 1, Folder 21

Power of attorney 1936

Box 1, Folder 22

Letters, testamentary 1933

Box 1, Folder 23

Agreement, suggested revisions 1936

Box 1, Folder 24

Agreement, suggested revisions 1936

Box 1, Folder 25

Agreement, final draft 1936

Box 1, Folder 26

Trust No. E-9830.4, Correspondence, passbook, affidavits and court decisions 1936-1940

Box 2, Folder 1

Trust No. E-9830.4, Correspondence, legal papers, and tax receipts 1936-1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Trust No. E-9830.3, Correspondence, tax forms 1939-1950

Box 2, Folder 3

Trust No. E-9830, Probate papers, loan lists, and correspondence 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 4

Trust No. E-9830, Probate papers, including assignment lists, and correspondence 1933-1936

Box 2, Folder 5

Trust No. E-9830, Probate papers, including asset lists, estimates and assignments, and correspondence 1933-1938

Box 2, Folder 6

Trust No. E-9830, Receipts from legatees 1933-1935

Box 2, Folder 7

Final tax settlement 1936

Box 2, Folder 8

Trust No. E-9830, Correspondence about tax settlement 1939

 

Del Amo, Gregorio and Susana Dominguez 1921-1928

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Documents in this series include correspondence and legal documents about a trust owned by Gregorio and Susana Del Amo.
Box 2, Folder 9

Trust No. S-5478, Declaration of Trust 1922

Box 2, Folder 10

Trust No. S-5478, Correspondence 1921-1923, 1925, 1928

 

Dominguez Estate Company 1917-1947

Physical Description: 17 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence, legal documents, and tax documents for trusts owned by the Dominguez Estate Company.
Box 3, Folder 1

Trust No. S-4058, Declaration of trust 1917

Box 3, Folder 2

Trust No. S-4058, Agreement and notices 1917, 1932

Box 3, Folder 3

Trust No. S-5477, Declaration of trust 1922

Box 3, Folder 4

Trust No. S-5477, Deeds and guarantee 1921-1923

Box 3, Folder 5

Trust No. S-5477, Correspondence 1921-1922, 1928-1929, 1934

Box 3, Folder 6

Trust No. S-5477, Correspondence 1933-1937, 1939-1942, 1946

Box 3, Folder 7

Trust No. S-5477, Tax correspondence 1927-1929

Box 3, Folder 8

Trust No. S-5477, Depositor’s register and receipts 1928-1938

Box 3, Folder 9

Trust No. S-5477, County tax receipts, dates in tax years 1922-1929

Box 3, Folder 10

Trust No. S-5477, County tax receipts, dates in tax years 1930-1932, 1937-1946

Box 3, Folder 11

Trust No. S-5477, Tax returns, dates in tax years 1935-1946

Box 3, Folder 12

Trust No. S-5479, Declaration of Trust 1922

Box 3, Folder 13

Trust No. S-5479, Figueroa Street deeds and quit claims 1933-1934, 1938, 1943

Box 3, Folder 14

Trust No. S-5479, Correspondence 1921-1922, 1929

Box 3, Folder 15

Trust No. S-5479, Correspondence 1931-1935, 1938, 1942, 1947

Box 3, Folder 16

Trust No. S-5479, Tax returns, dates in tax years 1935-1939

Box 3, Folder 17

Trust No. S-5479, Tax returns, dates in tax years 1940-1946

 

Miscellaneous Rancho San Pedro Trusts 1913-1962

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, legal documents, notices and bonds related to land that was once part of the Rancho San Pedro, but was not owned by members of the Dominguez family during the transactions.
Box 3, Folder 18

Grant Deed – Wright, Emeline and Thomas 1914

Box 3, Folder 19

"Notice of Adoption and Filing of Plan of Reorganization and Summary Thereof," 2424 Wilshire Blvd 1936

Box 3, Folder 20

District Improvement bonds 1929

Box 3, Folder 21

Mortgage – Drake, Myra and A.C. to George Hay 1914

Box 4, Folder 1

Trust PP-12023, PP-12026, Miles Trust, correspondence and legal documents 1955-1962

Box 4, Folder 2

Trust PP-12023, PP-12026, Miles Trust, correspondence and tax forms 1954-1962

Box 4, Folder 3

Oil and gas leases and deeds 1950-1962

Box 4, Folder 4

Oil and gas leases - Austin and Callender lessors 1952-1961

Box 4, Folder 5

Photographs of appraised lot at Wilmington Avenue and President Avenue 1935, circa 1960

Box 4, Folder 6

San Pedro Ranch Nursery correspondence 1923

Box 4, Folder 7

Trust No. S-5898, Schnabel, Frederick and Mary, Declaration of trust 1923

Box 4, Folder 8

Standard Oil Company, property insurance statement 1931

Box 4, Folder 9

Improvements to the Cerritos Slough, correspondence and legal documents 1908

Box 4, Folder 10

Trust No. P-1642, Wilmington, correspondence 1921, 1941-1943

Box 4, Folder 11

Trust No. R-2881, Dunne, James and Julia, correspondence 1913, 1915, 1920, 1922, 1923