Del Valle Family Papers

1789 – 1929


Descriptive Summary

Title: Del Valle Family Papers
Dates: 1789 – 1929
Collection Number: GC 1002
Creator/Collector:
Extent: Boxes: 13 legal, 2 oversize, 1 mc drawer
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Papers relating to Antonio Seferino del Valle, his son Ygnacio, grandson Reginaldo F., and other family members. Activities include their cattle ranching and wine businesses, particularly in Rancho San Francisco and Rancho Camulos, located in today’s Ventura County, California. Other papers include the political activities of Ygnacio and Reginaldo F.
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

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Preferred Citation

Del Valle Family Papers. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, business papers, legal papers, personal and family papers, memoranda,military documents, and material relating to Antonio Seferino del Valle (1788-1841), who came to California in the Spanish army in 1819; of his son Ygnacio, (1808-80), born in Jalisco, Mexico, who engaged in the cattle and wine businesses and held at various local and state offices in California; of his grandson, Reginaldo Francisco (1854-1938), who was also active in state politics; Ysabel Varela del Valle (Reginaldo’s mother); and other family members. Activities centered in Rancho San Francisco and Rancho Camulos, located in today’s Ventura County, California. Prominent names mentioned include Jose Carillo, Antonio Coronel, John G. Downey, Juan Forster, Andres Pico, Pio Pico, Ygnacio Sepulveda and Abel Stearns. The collection is arranged chronologically.

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