This collection contains the papers of William Moore (born 1827), an early
settler and surveyor in Los Angeles, California.
The materials chiefly reflect Moore's surveying projects from the late 1850s into the 1870s and
include Moore’s daily diaries as well as his field books.
William Moore was an early settler and surveyor in Los Angeles, California. He
worked for the Los Angeles city surveyor’s office as early as the 1850s and served
as the Los Angeles county surveyor in 1857, 1858-59 and 1861. He also worked as the
Los Angeles city surveyor in 1868 and 1873. Moore conducted surveys of many of the
city’s major streets, neighborhoods, and real estate tracts. From his diaries, it
also appears that he invested in real estate in the downtown area.
95 items including two oversize
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