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William Moore Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
95 items including two oversize ledgers.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.