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Vallejo del Leese (Marie Paula Rosalia) daguerreotype
DAG 8H  
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo del Leese daguerreotype
    Identifier/Call Number: DAG 8H
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Date (inclusive): 1840-1860
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Biographical / Historical

    Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo del Leese was born into the Vallejos, a wealthy, land owning Northern California family in 1811. Daughter of Sargeant Ignacio Ferrer Vallejo and Maria Antonia Isabela Lugo and sister to military officers Mariano Guadalupe and Salvador Vallejo. Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo married American merchant Jacob Leese in 1837. She died in 1889.

    Conditions Governing Access

    CHS is not taking appointments for research at this time. Please check the Library's website updates: https://californiahistoricalsociety.org/collections/north-baker-research-library/ 

    Conditions Governing Use

    Materials in this collection, which were created between 1840 and 1860, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Vallejo Gautier.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo del Leese daguerreotype, DAG 8H; California Historical Society.

    Scope and Content

    Portrait of Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo Leese seated, arm resting on book, holding an embroidered purse in her lap. Leese's cheeks, purse, jewelry, and the book are tinted. Daguerreotype is housed in a double-hinged, triptych-style case; brown embossed leather exterior with shield shaped closure; red embossed velvet interior. Quarter plate daguerreotype measuring 9 x 7 cm.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican American women -- California -- Pictorial works
    Vallejo del Leese, Maria Paula Rosalia