Evelyn L. V. Howell Collection: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Kim, September 9, 2009.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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.

Access

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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.

Provenance

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.

Arrangement

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.  

Subjects

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.

Forms/Genres

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


Collection Contents

 

mssHM 72100-72174

Box 1

1831-1878

 

1831, Jan. 11. Sanchez, Vicente. List of articles from the Law of April 7, 1827 pertaining to the branding and slaughtering of cows. HM 72100

 

1845, Apr. 12. Land grant for Rancho Boca de San Juan. Also includes certification from the California Surveyor General dated 1870 as well as a topographical map of the rancho. With envelope. Very fragile. HM 72101

 

1860, Sep. 21. Indenture between Jose Perez, Josefa Sanchez de Perez, Simon Freedman, and Samuel Norton for a parcel of land known as the Rancho de Santa Ana de Santiago in the township of Santa Ana. HM 72102

 

1866, Jul. 14. Indenture between Isaac Johnson and Jonathan Bacon for a parcel of land in Santa Ana. HM 72103

 

1872, May 1. Land grant of 2,280 acres in Los Angeles made by the State of California Office of Land Agent of the University to John Forster. HM 72104

 

1872, Nov. 20. Certificate of Purchase issued by the Land Office of the University of the State of California to John Forster for 2,280 acres of land in Los Angeles. HM 72105

 

1873, Mar. 22. Indenture between Maria Yorba de Potter, Maria de Jesus, Francisco Yorba, and John Michener for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72106

 

1874, Mar. 31. Indenture between Chas. A. Ferguson and Felipe Lobo for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72107

 

1874, May 10. Indenture between John Michener and Felipe Lobo for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72108

 

1874, Nov. 10. Land Office Patent issued to Felipe Lobo for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72109

 

1875, Jul. 27. Indenture between J. Mut and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72110

 

1875, Nov. 6. Indenture between Antonio Silvas and Francisco Redona for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72111

 

1875, Nov. 11. Indenture between J. E. Bacon and Francisco Redona for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72112

 

1875, Nov. 11. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72113

 

1875, Nov. 12. Power of attorney issued by Francisco Redona to George H. Smith in relation to payments on a mortgage dated May 8, 1877. HM 72114

 

1875, Nov. 12. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72115

 

1875, Nov. 15. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72116

 

1875, Nov. 16. Indenture between Joseph Faivre and B. A. Firkas for a parcel of land in the City of San Diego. HM 72117

 

1875, Nov. 19. Deed issued by F. A. Hyde to William Hughes for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72118

 

1875, Nov. 23. Indenture between F. A. Hyde and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72119

 

1875, Dec. 16. Deed issued to J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72120

 

1875, Dec. 31. Letters Patent from the State of California issued to Henry Rosenbaum for 160 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72121

 

1876, Feb. 1. Deed issued to Francisco Redona for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72122

 

1876, Feb. 1. Deed issued to J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72123

 

1876, Mar. 11. Deed issued by Samuel Burnley to F. A. Hyde for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72124

 

1876, Mar. 13. Deed issued by F. A. Hyde to J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72125

 

1876, Jun. 7. Indenture between Ramon Valenzuela, Dolores Valenzuela, and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72126

 

1876, Aug. 25. United States Patent issued to Francisco Redona for 160 acres of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72127

 

1877, Jan. 30. United States Patent issued to Amado Amarisca 163 acres in of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72128

 

1877, Mar. 20. Conveyance of Real Estate for Non-Payment of Taxes issued to Joseph Faivre in the City of San Diego. HM 72129

 

1877, May 21. Indenture between Jonathan E. Bacon and Alexander Penney for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72130

 

1877, Jul. 16. University of California Land Department receipt for a payment from John Forster. HM 72131

 

1877, Nov. 8. Indenture between Francisco Redona, Drucilia Redona, and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72132

 

1877, Nov. 30. Indenture between Jose de Gracia Cruz, Maria Manuela de Cruz, and M. Mendelson for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72133

 

1877, Dec. 28. Indenture between Francisco Redona and Charles H. Williams for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72134

 

1878, Feb. 14. Indenture between Carmen Avila, Juliana Bernendez Avila, and John A. Merrill for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72135

 

1878, Mar. 21. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72136

 

1878, Jun. 6. Indenture between M. Mendelson and Jose de Gracia Cruz for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72137

 

1878, Jun. 13. United States Patent issued to Benjamin N. Gillaspie for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72138

 

1878, Jul. 30. Receipt for legal documents delivered to L. H. Utt. HM 72139

 

1878, Jul. 30. Lease agreement between John Forster and T. A. Case for a parcel of land in San Diego County. HM 72140

 

1878, Dec. 4. Indenture between Richard Egau and J. M. Soto for the rancho known as “Boca de la Playa” in Los Angeles County. HM 72141

 

1878, Dec 9. Indenture between J. M. Soto and Joseph Jove for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72142

Box 2

1880-1905 and undated

 

1880, Feb. 16. Indenture between Carmen Abila and Jose Feliz for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72143

 

1880, Feb. 26. Indenture between R. Egau and Joseph Jove for the rancho known as “Boca de la Playa” in Los Angeles County. HM 72144

 

1880, May 17. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72145

 

1880, Dec. 28. Indenture between Francisco Redona and Charles Wilkerson for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72146

 

1881, Aug. 22. Indenture between Frank Riveriu and Francois Bes for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72147

 

1881, Oct. 15. Indenture between Jose de Gracia Cruz and Louis Dartegues for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72148

 

1881, Oct. 15. Indenture between Francisco Redona and J. E. Bacon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72149

 

1881, Dec. 30. Letters patent issued to Marcus Foster for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72150

 

1883, Jul. 21. Indenture between Francis Mora and Mateo Romero for a parcel of land belonging to the Mission San Juan Capistrano. HM 72151

 

1883, Aug. 17. Indenture between Mateo Romero and Domingo Oyharzabal for a parcel of land belonging to the Mission San Juan Capistrano. HM 72152

 

1884, Jan. 24. Letters patent issued to Samuel Burnley for 160 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72153

 

1884, Jan. 24. Letters patent issued to A. J. Barns for 160 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72154

 

1884, May 20. Letters patent issued to Warner H. Meeker for 252 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72155

 

1884, May 21. Indenture between J. E. Bacon and J. R. Cougdon for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72156

 

1884, Jul. 28. Mortgage between Frank Riverin and Joseph Conget for a parcel of land in Los Angeles County. HM 72157

 

1884, Aug. 25. Letters patent issued to J. E. Bacon for 160 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72158

 

1884, Aug. 25. Letters patent issued to William Hughs for 160 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72159

 

1884, Aug. 25. Letters patent issued to John G. Michener for 162 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72160

 

1884, Oct. 20. Letters patent issued to J. E. Bacon for 147 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72161

 

1884, Oct. 20. Letters patent issued to Felipe Lobo for 80 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72162

 

1884, Dec. 12. Justice’s court judgment in favor of Dolores Garcia against S. Dartigues. HM 72163

 

1885, Oct. 19. Indenture between Joseph Mut and Juan Abila for a parcel of land in the township of San Juan Capistrano. HM 72164

 

1887, Apr. 9. Power of attorney granted to M. Mendelson by Francisco Redona for the mortgage on a property located in San Juan Capistrano. HM 72165

 

1889, Feb. 20. Indenture between Jose de Gracia Cruz, Maria Cruz, and Gabino Real for a parcel of land in San Juan Capistrano. HM 72166

 

1890, Aug. 1. Indenture between Santiago Rios and Albert Fuller for a parcel of land in Los Angeles. HM 72167

 

1892, Jan. 11. Letters Patent issued to Marcus A. Forster for 12 acres of school lands in Los Angeles County. HM 72168

 

1892, Aug. 20. Certificate of title for a parcel of land in Orange County. HM72169. 1894, Mar. 13. Probate form for Maria Ygnacio G. de Rios. HM 72170

 

1905, Nov. 8. Restraining order, San Juan Company, plaintiff, Frederick George McNally and Harry B. Clow, defendants. HM 72171

 

1905, Dec. 1. Indenture between Frederick George McNally, Elizabeth Frances Clow, and George Ross and David Ross for parcel of land in San Juan Capistrano. HM 72172

 

[Undated]. Lease agreement between John Forster and Y. A. Case. HM 72173

 

[Undated]. Map of land in the region of “Rancho San Joaquin” and “Niguel Rancho.” HM 72174