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Leland Lewis Aerial Photographs of Baja California Collection
MSS 409  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Access

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Leland Lewis Aerial Photographs of Baja California Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 409
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.6 Linear feet (4 archive boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1947 - 1971
    Abstract: Aerial photographs of Baja California (Mexico) coastal features, including black-and-white images of points, ports, capes, bays, and islands, taken by Leland Lewis, a west coast navigator, sailor and author. Port towns represented include Ensenada, La Paz, Loreto, Mulege, Santa Rosalia, and San Felipe. Many of the images were used to illustrate Lewis's book entitled Sea Guide - Baja (1971).
    Creator: Lewis, Leland R.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Leland Lewis Aerial Photographs of Baja California Collection contains images of points, ports, capes, bays, and islands along the Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of the Baja California peninsula. Most of the images are eight by ten inch black-and-white photoprints taken from a light plane off the coast. While most of the photographs were taken by Lewis, some images were collected from commercial and governmental sources. The collection includes images of the towns of Ensenada, La Paz, Loreto, Mulege, Santa Rosalia, and San Felipe. Photographs, the bulk of which date between 1965 and 1971, are arranged alphabetically by location.

    Biography

    Leland Lewis was a navigator who worked aboard west coast tuna clippers and sailed as the skipper of his own schooner. In 1965, he published the first volume of his Sea Guide, which covered the Southern California coast from Point Arguello to Punta Banda, Mexico. The second volume, covering both the Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of Baja California, appeared in 1971. Most of the photographs were taken in the company of Arnold Senterfitt, a pilot and author of Airports of Baja California.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Leland Lewis Aerial Photographs of Baja California Collection, MSS 409. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Access

    For photographic or digital reproductions of images in this collection, patrons must obtain written permission from Leland Lewis.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aerial photography in geography--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)--Pictorial works
    Pilot guides -- California, Southern
    Pilot guides -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)