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Mary M. Bowman reports for the California Historical Survey Commission, circa 1915-1920.
BANC MSS C-R 7 carton 1
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Title:

Mary M. Bowman reports for the California Historical Survey Commission, circa 1915-1920
Mary Bowman reports for the California Historical Survey Commission

Creator/Contributor:

Bowman, Mary M., creator

Creator/Contributor:

California Historical Survey Commission

Abstract:

Minutes of the California Historical Survey Commission; other administrative records; and Mary Bowman's reports on a range of Southern California manuscript collections, some in private hands and some in libraries or museums. Included are reports on the following: the family papers of Delfina de la Guerra, the Reverend John O'Sullivan collection, the Antonio Franco Coronel papers, the papers of Don Augustin Olvera and Don Juan De Toro, the Variel collection, the papers of William A. Spalding, the collection of Don Juan Ramirez, the Walter Lindley collection, the Edward C.J. Kewen manuscripts, the Palomares family collection, the manuscript holdings of the Pasadena Public Library, and the manuscript holdings of the Historical Society of Southern California. Bowman's materials on the Santa Barbara family of Delfina de la Guerra also include Bowman's English translations of the correspondence of soldier and early California settler José de la Guerra y Noriega (the Spanish originals of which are in the collections of the Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library). Also included in the collection is a listing of newspapers in the Pasadena Public Library and two typed manuscripts on the first land grants in Los Angeles county and the beginnings of ranch life in California.

Date:

1915 (issued)

Subject:

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Bowman, Mary M -- Archives
Guerra y Noriega, José de la -- 1779-1858
California Historical Survey Commission.
Historical Society of Southern California.
Pasadena Public Library.
Families -- California -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.
Mary M. Bowman reports for the California Historical Survey Commission, BANC MSS C-R 7, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Mary M. Bowman was a Los Angeles-based field worker for the Historical Survey Commission, which was created by the California State Legislature in 1915 for the purposes of evaluating preservation proposals and producing monographs on historic sites. In 1923, the Commission was replaced by the California State Historical Association, a coalition of historical societies from around the state. Bowman's work for the Commission primarily involved reporting on the historical papers of the older families of Southern California.
In English.

Type:

Minutes-California-Los Angeles.

Physical Description:

print
1 carton (1.25 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-R 7 carton 1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE : Advance notice required for use.