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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Webster Family Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0028
    Physical Description: 0.23 Linear Feet (1 box plus an oversize picture)
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1963
    Date (bulk): 1922-1925
    Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and financial records belonging to the Webster family of Malibu, California. The collection spans from 1922 to 1963.
    Physical Location: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Webster family papers, Collection no. 0028, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Biographical note

    John L. Webster immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1897. It appears that John was a judge and had a wife, Nellie B., and a son, William (Bill), who was born in 1914. The family resided in Malibu, California. The John L. Webster Elementary School in Malibu was named after the former judge.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and financial documents belonging to the Webster family of Malibu, California. Included are letters written by William (Bill) Webster to his parents while at Urban Military Academy or Camp Curry in Yosemite; several Urban Military Academy publications; a diploma from Winchester Junior Rifle Corps presented to Bill Webster; a program from a horse show put on by the Urban Military Academy; a receipt and invoices regarding rent on a Las Flores property in Pacific Palisades; the financial ledger of John and Nellie Webster; a notice from Los Angeles Waterworks and Utilities; and several unidentified photographs of a work environment.


    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Photographs; 3. Printed Materials; 4. Financial Records.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Katie Richardson and Catie Golitzin.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Financial records
    Malibu (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
    Ledgers (account books)
    Receipts (financial records)
    Webster, William (Bill)
    Urban Military Academy. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Webster, John L.
    Webster, Nellie B.
    Webster family