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Bell (Horace) Papers
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Description
Papers of Los Angeles pioneer, lawyer, and newspaper owner Horace Bell.
Background
Horace Bell, pioneer Los Angeles resident, was born in Indiana in 1830 and came to California in 1850 to engage in mining and settled in Los Angeles in 1852. He joined the Rangers, a local group formed to provide law and order, and later wrote Reminiscences of a ranger: early times in southern California (1881), describing his experiences in early Los Angeles. Bell established a weekly newspaper, The porcupine, and practiced law in Los Angeles. He died in June 1919 in Los Angeles.
Extent
4.68 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
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