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Finding Aid for the Hobart Johnstone Whitley Papers, ca. 1889-1946
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hobart Johnstone Whitley Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1889-1946
    Collection number: 744
    Creator: Whitley, Hobart Johnstone
    Extent: 30 boxes (15.0 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes 2 oversize folders
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Hobart Johnstone Whitley was a Southern California real estate developer, and head of the H.J. Whitley land syndicate. The collection consists of about 2000 pieces of correspondence, and deeds, accounts, journals, ledgers, minutes of stockholders' meetings, maps of Southern California real estate, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Whitley's land syndicate, as well as some personal papers of his family. Papers relate to real estate development in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Company, Corcoran in Kings County, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Westwood, Van Nuys, and the San Fernando Valley.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ross Whitley, 1952.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hobart Johnstone Whitley Papers (Collection 744). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Whitley was a Southern California real estate developer, and head of the H.J. Whitley land syndicate.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of about 2000 pieces of correspondence, and deeds, accounts, journals, ledgers, minutes of stockholders' meetings, maps of Southern California real estate, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Whitley's land syndicate, as well as some personal papers of his family. Includes about 3500 bills, deeds, and legal papers, and 65 volumes of minute books and various account books for the Van Nuys Water Company, Owensmouth Water Company, Suburban Homes Company, Security Land and Loan Company, Corcoran Land Company, Corcoran Realty Company, Waukena Development Company, Los Angeles Suburban Home Company, Angiola Development Company, and H.J. Whitley Land Company, and records relating to Rancho Los Feliz. Papers relate to real estate development in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Company, Corcoran in Kings County, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Westwood, Van Nuys, and the San Fernando Valley. Also includes a manuscript biography of Whitley by his wife.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Whitley, Hobart Johnstone--Archives.
    Real estate developers--California, Southern--Archival resources.