These papers document the transfer of land during the first few decades of American ownership of Los Angeles, California.
This collection consists of the original documents certifying the sale, purchase, pre-emption, or surveying of land by sheriffs,
clerks, notary publics, and surveyors of Los Angeles County between 1850 and 1889.
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