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Gervaise Purcell Family Photograph Collection photCL 179
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Description
Photographs related to the life and family of Gervaise Purcell (1844-1925), a California pioneer and owner of Rancho Las Tunas, San Gabriel, California.
Background
Gervaise Purcell was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1844. He came to the United States and in 1871 married Helen Augusta Pope (1849-1932) of St. Paul, Minnesota. They lived in Japan for some years in the 1870s, where Gervaise worked as an engineer in the service of the Imperial Government. In 1880, the Purcells purchased Rancho Las Tunas on Mission Road, San Gabriel, California, where they lived the rest of their lives. The Purcells had seven children: Geoffrey M. Purcell; Norah Purcell (Gittings) (b.1874); Hugh G. Purcell (1875-1961); Col. Launcelot M. Purcell; Ruth Purcell (Cummings); Burgo Purcell; and Harold A. Purcell.
Extent
2.34 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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