Finding aid to the Maria Paula Rosalia Vallejo del Leese daguerreotype DAG 8H

Jaime Henderson, 2019
California Historical Society
February 2019
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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.

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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