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  • Historical note
  • Content Description
  • Arrangement
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Foley and Sepulveda family papers
    creator: Morrow, Zelinda
    creator: Foley, William I.
    creator: Morrow, Bernard
    creator: Morrow, Viola Lillian Foley
    Identifier/Call Number: 7042
    Physical Description: 8.17 Linear Feet 10 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1953, undated
    Abstract: The Foley and Sepulveda family papers consists of letters, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, books, legal documents and ephemera, 1850-1953 and undated, created and collected by various members of the Sepulveda and Foley families. The bulk of the collection consists of materials created and collected by William I. (W.I.) Foley and his daughter Viola Lillian Foley Morrow. Also included are some items from Foley's wife Sara Dolores Sepulveda, their children Zoraya, Rupert, and Elsa Zelinda, Sara's parents Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, his granddaughter Zelinda Morrow, and various relatives of Foley's. The Sepulveda and Foley families became connected through the marriage of William I. Foley and Sara Dolores Sepulveda. Foley was the son of a 49er, Francis Foley, who settled in San Francisco. He was schooled in San Francisco and New York, where he earned a law degree from Columbia University. He opened his first Southern California law office in Pomona in 1884, and moved his practice to Los Angeles in 1887, where he met future Governor Henry Tifft Gage. When Gage was elected Governor in 1899, Foley accompanied him to Sacramento as his private secretary. Foley and Gage would later open a law practice together in Los Angeles, with offices in the Central Building. Foley married Sara Dolores Sepulveda, daughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, in 1889. The couple had four children, Zoraya Filema, Rupert, Elsa Zelinda, and Viola. Sara died tragically in a street car accident in 1906.
    Language of Material: The material is in both English and Spanish. Some materials are in French.

    Historical note

    The Sepulveda and Foley families became connected through the marriage of William I. Foley and Sara Dolores Sepulveda. Foley was the son of a 49er, Francis Foley, who settled in San Francisco. He was schooled in San Francisco and New York, where he earned a law degree from Columbia University. He opened his first Southern California law office in Pomona in 1884, and moved his practice to Los Angeles in 1887, where he met future Governor Henry Tifft Gage. When Gage was elected Governor in 1899, Foley accompanied him to Sacramento as his private secretary. Foley and Gage would later open a law practice together in Los Angeles, with offices in the Central Building. Foley married Sara Dolores Sepulveda, daughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, in 1889. The couple had four children, Zoraya Filema, Rupert, Elsa Zelinda, and Viola. Sara died tragically in a street car accident in 1906.

    Content Description

    The Foley and Sepulveda family papers consists of letters, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, books, legal documents and ephemera, 1850-1953 and undated, created and collected by various members of the Foley and Sepulveda families. The bulk of the collection consists of materials created and collected by William I. (W.I.) Foley and his daughter Viola Lillian Foley Morrow. Also included are some items from Foley's wife Sara Dolores Sepulveda, their children Zoraya, Rupert, and Elsa Zelinda, Sara's parents Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, his granddaughter Zelinda Morrow, and various relatives of Foley's.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into 6 series: 1. W.I. Foley; 2. Viola Lillian Foley Morrow; 3. Elsa Zelinda Foley; 4. Zelinda Morrow; 5. Foley family; 6. Sepulveda family. Each series is generally arranged chronologically.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Foley and Sepulveda family papers, Collection no. 7042, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from The Bookshop, January 6, 2017.
    The papers originally come from the estate of Zelinda Morrow, daughter of Viola Foley Morrow, great granddaughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda.

    Related Materials

    Zoraya Filema Foley journal, Collection no. 6076, Special Collections, USC Libraries

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Archival resources
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Archival resources
    Books
    Cabinet photographs
    Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Drawings (visual works)
    Ephemera
    Legal documents
    Photograph albums
    Photographs
    Realia
    Textiles
    Foley family -- Archives
    Sepulveda family -- Archives
    Barry, James H., 1855-1927 -- Archives
    Foley, Elsa Zelinda -- Archives
    Foley, Sara Dolores Sepulveda -- Archives
    Foley, William I. -- Archives
    Foley, Zoraya Filema -- Archives
    Gage, Henry Tifft, 1852-1924 -- Archives
    Morrow, Bernard -- Archives
    Morrow, Viola Lillian Foley -- Archives
    Morrow, Zelinda -- Archives
    Sepulveda, Jose Dolores de Jesus -- Archives