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Guide to the Ray Billingsley Papers MS.R.013
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Professional papers Series 1. Bulk, 1888-1891 1879-1904

Physical Description: 10.0 linear feet. (10 boxes)

Series Scope and Content Summary

These records consist primarily of certificates of title, deeds, mortages and foreclosures, indentures and agreements for sale of real estate and accounts. There are also court transactions, wills and settlements, insurance documents and the firm's ledger from the late 1880s.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologicaly.
Box 1, Folder 1

Varis & Billingsley Attorneys at Law records, 1879-1886

 

Law office of Ray Billingsley records, Bulk, 1888-1891 1886-1914

Box 2, Folder 1, Box 1, Folder 2-6

1886-1897

Box 2, Folder 2-5, Box 3, Folder 1-2

1888

Box 4, Folder 1-4, Box 3, Folder 3-6

1889

Box 4, Folder 5-6, Box 5, Folder 1-5

1890

Box 5, Folder 6, Box 6, Folder 1-6

1891

Box 7, Folder 1-7

1892-1893

Box 8, Folder 1-7

1893-1895

Box 9, Folder 1-7

1896-1901

Box 10, Folder 1-4

1902-1912

Box 10, Folder 5

Undated

Box 10, Folder 6

Ledger, 1887-1890

Box 10, Folder 7

Journal, 1887-1893

Box 10, Folder 8

Day Book, 1887-1889

Box 11, Folder 1

Check Book, 1888

Box 11, Folder 2

Receipt Book, 1899-1904

 

Personal papers Series 2. 1870-1918

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet. (3 boxes)

Series Scope and Content Summary

Billingsley's personal financial records contain correspondence, receipts, technical information, county tax receipts, handwritten argeements, checkbooks and titles to his Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana property. There is also a collection of stamped envelopes to Ray Billingsley from 1889-1913. The records for Villa Park Orchards contain receipts, correspondence, technical information and handwritten documents regarding grower cooperatives. There are also the founding records for the First Congregational Church of Villa Park, California which consist of handwritten promises to support the Church financially and the Certificate of Articles of Incorporation from the State of California. Trustee meeting minutes, reports, resolutions, decisions, Treasurer's reports, invoices for payment and pastoral correspondence make up the rest of the records. Other personal papers include handwritten letters from his family.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 11, Folder 3-5

Family correspondence, 1870-1922

Box 11, Folder 6

Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana: Legal papers, 1876-1915

 

Villa Park Orchards financial papers and other information, 1887-1922

Box 11, Folder 7, Box 12, Folder 1-2

1887-1922

Box 13, Folder 3

Undated

Box 12, Folder 4

Day book, 1910-1912

Box 12, Folder 5

Check book, 1896

 

Financial records 1874-1930

Box 12, Folder 5-6

Financial records, 1874-1930

Box 13, Folder 1

Receipt book, 1889-1900

Box 13, Folder 2

Receipt book, 1896-1899

Box 13, Folder 3

Wiliam Billingsley, Stock ledger, 1908

Box 13, Folder 4

William Billingsley, Check book, 1888-1889

Box 13, Folder 5

Stamped envelopes. 1888-1913

Box 13, Folder 6-7

First Congregational Church of Villa Park, California records 1889-1908

 

Ephemera Series 3. 1881-1918

Physical Description: .2 linear feet. (1 box)

Series Scope and Content Summary

The ephemera consists of handwritten notes, technical information, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, event programs, a citrus receipe book and blank legal forms.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 13, Folder 8

Citrus and fruit industry ephemera, 1886-1900

Box 13, Folder 9

Legal ephemera, undated

Box 13, Folder 10

Political ephemera, 1896-1918

Box 13, Folder 11

General ephemera, 1881-1918

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet. 4 folders