Arline Anderson Collection

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Harrison Memorial Library
P.O. Box 800
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
(831) 624-1615
hml.localhist@gmail.com
https://ci.carmel.ca.us/library
2019


Descriptive Summary

Title: Arline Anderson Collection
Dates: 1881-1970 (bulk 1881-1925)
Collection Number: A52
Creator/Collector: Anderson, Arline Cornett, (Mary) Josephine Decarli
Extent: 2 archival boxes, 1 over-sized photograph
Repository: Harrison Memorial Library
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
Abstract: This collection contains papers and photographs from the Christiano Machado family as well as, the family of Angelo Decarli and Jessie Machado Decarli. Christiano Machado, a former whaling captain, farmer, and early caretaker for the Carmel Mission. Christiano, with the help of a local Indian woman, located the grave of Father Junipero Serra. The collection includes These include newspaper articles, handwritten notes and letters, wedding invitations, naturalization papers, bank checks, biographical information for Angelo Decarli, marriage licenses, cards in remembrance of Nellie Decarli, diplomas, receipts, and photographs of various family members.
Language of Material: English

Access

Materials are open for research.

Publication Rights

The Henry Meade Local History Room, Harrison Memorial Library does not hold copyright to these items. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder by the user.

Preferred Citation

Arline Anderson Collection. Harrison Memorial Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arline Anderson.

Biography/Administrative History

(Mary) Josephine Decarli Cornett was the granddaughter of Christiano Machado, a former whaling captain, farmer, and early caretaker for the Carmel Mission. Christiano, with the help of a local Indian woman, located the grave of Father Junipero Serra. Josephine’s mother was Jessie Machado Decarli, daughter of Christiano and Mary Josephine Machado. Josephine Decarli was the principal of the Lincoln Elementary School in Salinas. She married Iver Cornett, manager of Tassajara Hot Springs, after she retired.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains papers and photographs from the Christiano Machado family as well as, the family of Angelo Decarli and Jessie Machado Decarli. These include newspaper articles, handwritten notes and letters, wedding invitations, naturalization papers, bank checks, biographical information for Angelo Decarli, marriage licenses, cards in remembrance of Nellie Decarli, diplomas, receipts, and photographs of various family members. The papers span the years from 1881-1970, with the bulk falling between the years of 1881-1925. The photographs are mostly undated. In addition, the collection contains newspaper and magazine articles about Point Lobos, the Monterey Bay School, the Carmelite Monastery, the Carmel Mission, Carmel Valley, and Father Junipero Serra, as well as items pertaining to the sainthood of Father Serra, newspaper articles about the visit of Pope John Paul II to the Monterey Bay Area in 1987, copies of the Siempre Adelante newsletter, and photographs of the Carmelite Monastery, Carmel Mission, people and places in Carmel Valley, and the opening of Father Serra’s grave. A large photograph of a picnic celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Father Junipero Serra is also part of this collection.

Indexing Terms

Serra, Junípero, Saint, 1713-1784
Machado, Christiano
Martin, Catrina Machado
Sukow, Maria Machado
Decarli, Jessie Machado
Decarli, Angelo
Decarli, (Mary) Josephine
Lillie, Angelina
Monterey Bay School
Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.)
Carmelite Monastery of Our Lady and St. Therese (Carmel, Calif.)
Carmel Valley – California

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