Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Barclay (H. A.) Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (56.04 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • General

  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: H. A. Barclay papers
    Creator: Barclay, H. A. (Henry Augustus), 1849-
    Identifier/Call Number: mssBarclay
    Physical Description: 5.85 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1867-1908
    Abstract: Papers of 19th century Los Angeles lawyer Henry A. Barclay.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. H. A. Barclay papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of George W. Beattie, May 1935.

    Biographical / Historical

    Henry A. Barclay, Los Angeles lawyer, was born in Pennsylvania, engaged in surveying work as a young man, and came to California in 1874. He began his practice of law in Los Angeles in 1875 and dealt mainly in land law, including Spanish and Mexican land grants.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of letters, documents and maps related to the following areas with which Barclay was involved: coal, gold, and silver mining in California and Mexico; the Irvington Land and Water Company; San Bernardino; the Los Angeles Light and Water Company; and several Southern California ranchos (including Rancho Muscupiabe, Rancho San Bernardino, Rancho Sespe, and Rancho Tujunga).

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff. In 2020, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


    Organized in the following series: 1. Irvington Land and Water Company; 2. Mining - Mexico and California, coal - Mexico; 3. Ranchos - Tujunga, La Cienega, Sespe, San Rafael, and miscellaneous; 4. Rancho Muscupiabe; 5. Water - Los Angeles, Lytle Creek, Riverside, and miscellaneous.


    Former call number: mssBarclay papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Coal mines and mining -- California
    Coal mines and mining -- Mexico
    Gold mines and mining -- California
    Gold mines and mining -- Mexico
    Land titles -- California, Southern
    Lawyers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives
    Mines and mineral resources -- California
    Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
    Ranches -- California, Southern -- History -- Sources
    Silver mines and mining -- California
    Silver mines and mining -- Mexico
    California, Southern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Rancho Muscupiabe (Calif.)
    Rancho San Bernardo (Calif.)
    Sespe (Calif. : Ranch)
    Rancho Tujunga (Calif.)
    San Bernardino (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Letters (correspondence) -- California, Southern
    Manuscripts -- California, Southern
    Maps -- California, Southern
    Irvington Land and Water Company
    Los Angeles Light and Water Company