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Evelyn L. V. Howell Collection: Finding Aid
mssHM 72100-72174  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Evelyn L. V. Howell Collection
    Dates (inclusive): 1831-1905
    Collection Number: mssHM 72100-72174
    Creator: Howell, Evelyn L. V. (Evelyn Lionel Victor).
    Extent: 75 items in 2 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection consists of 75 items primarily comprised of legal documents pertaining to real estate transactions in and around San Jan Capistrano, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California, in the late 19th century.
    Language: English, with a few items in Spanish.


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

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    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]. Evelyn L. V. Howell Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Gift of Evelyn L. V. Howell, June 1940.

    Biographical Note

    Evelyn L.V. Howell was a weather station observer at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of legal documents pertaining to real estate transactions in and around San Jan Capistrano, Los Angeles, and San Diego in the late nineteenth century. The collection also includes records of land grants made by the U.S. government to individuals in the southern California area. Documents include grants, land patents, deeds, indentures, mortgages, leases, and a few court documents.


    Arranged in chronological order.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


    Howell, Evelyn L. V. (Evelyn Lionel Victor)
    Land titles -- California -- Los Angeles County.
    Land titles -- California -- San Diego County.
    Land titles -- California -- San Juan Capistrano.
    Letters patent.
    Mortgages -- California -- Los Angeles County.
    Mortgages -- California -- San Diego County.
    Mortgages -- California -- San Juan Capistrano.
    Real property -- California -- Los Angeles County.
    Real property -- California -- San Diego County.
    Real property -- California -- San Juan Capistrano.


    Indentures -- California, Southern.
    Land grants -- California, Southern.
    Mortgages -- California, Southern.