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Description
Olive May Graves Percival (1869-1945) was an avid collector of books, hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental art. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, guest books, typescripts of articles and poems, bookmarks, bookplates, and material relating to Percival's collection of children's books.
Background
Olive May Graves Percival was born July 1, 1869, near Sheffield, Illinois; moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mother and sisters, 1887; worked as an insurance clerk in Los Angeles; an avid collector, Percival amassed ten thousand books as well as other collections of hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental art; her cottage home was situated along the Arroyo Seco east of Los Angeles; died February 19, 1945.
Extent
22.0 Linear Feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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