Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Daguerre Family Rancho Niguel Papers: Finding Aid mssDaguerre
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Materials related to the Daguerre family's ownership of one third of the Rancho Niguel from the 1890s until the 1950s, including legal documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Jean Pierre Daguerre (1856–1911), a native of Hasparren, France, came to Los Angeles in 1874 with the French Basque Amestoy family and worked on the Amestoy's ranch near Gardena, Californa. In 1882, Daguerre formed a partnership with Marco Forster, son of John and Guadalupe Avila Forster. John Forster had purchased Rancho Niguel from his father-in-law, Juan Avila, who was granted the property in 1842. In 1886, Daguerre married Maria Eugenia Duguet. After dissolving the partnership with Marco Forster, Daguerre formed a partnership with Lewis F. Moulton, who had purchased Rancho Niguel in 1895, and subsequently enlarged it. The Daguerre family continued to own a one-third interest in Rancho Niguel until selling it in the 1950s.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
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.
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.