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Matfield Family Collection: Finding Aid
mssHM 64508-64531  
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Description
This collection consists of material collected by physician Robert Stragnell (1923-2015) regarding the Bella Union Hotel, its owners the Matfield family, and early Los Angeles and California history, chiefly dating from 1873-1918.
Background
In the 1860s, the Matfield family became owners of the Bella Union Hotel, one of the earliest hotels in Los Angeles, California. The family consisted of George Matfield, his wife Alice, and their children James and Dora.
Extent
204 items in 3 boxes + 1 envelope
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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.
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