Finding aid to the portraits from the Reginaldo F. del Valle papers MSP 2230

Jaime Henderson, 2019
California Historical Society
January 2019
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
Title: Portraits from the Reginaldo F. del Valle papers
Creator: Del Valle, Reginaldo F. (Reginaldo Francisco), 1854-1938
Identifier/Call Number: MSP 2230
Physical Description: 0.208 Linear Feet 1 half legal document box, holding 4 legal folders.
Date (inclusive): 1880-1920
Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content

Contains 49 photographic prints, including tintypes, cartes de visite photographs, and cabinet cards, taken of the del Valle family and associates between 1880 and 1915. Includes photographs of Reginaldo del Valle with his wife, Helen, and daughter, Lucretia and images of Reginaldo del Valle with business associates and at his desk in the offices of Del Valle, Finlayson and Metclaf. Includes three group portraits of the del Valle family and associates taken on the del Valle family ranch, Rancho Camulos, located in Ventura County, California. Also contains portraits of Igancio del Valle; Ysabel del Valle; Josefa del Valle Forster; Ysabel del Valle Cram; Ignacio del Valle, Jr.; and Ulpiano F. del Valle.

Biographical / Historical

Reginaldo del Valle was a prominent Mexican American politician and civil servant. He served in the Calif. State Assembly (1879-1880) and Senate (1882-1886). He was a member of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles (1908-1929) and was instrumental in the construction of the Owens River aqueduct. Del Valle was the son of Ygnacio Ramon de Jesus del Valle, an early California rancher and alcalde of Los Angeles. He died on September 20, 1938.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection, which were created between 1880 and 1920, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown. Some photographs appear to have been donated by Mrs. Henry F. Grady in April, 1953; other photographs were donated by the Ethel Shurb Estate, 1959.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, date]; Portraits from the Reginaldo F. del Valle papers, MSP 2230; [box number, folder number]; California Historical Society.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mexican Americans -- California -- Photographs
Rancho Camulos (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Cartes de visite
Cabinet photographs
Del Valle, Reginaldo F., 1854-1938 -- Photographs