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Finding Aid to the Personal Recollections of Los Angeles, California, in 1856 MS.711
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  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Content
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Use
  • Access
  • Acquisition

  • Title: Personal Recollections of Los Angeles, California, in 1856
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.711
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1924
    Abstract: This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript of a "few personal recollections of Los Angeles, 50 years ago," written by Mrs. M.E. Williams from Santa Rosa, California. The "recollections," written in 1907 February, tell of Mrs. Williams's experiences in Los Angeles in 1856.
    creator: Jackson, Grant, 1866-1925
    creator: Williams, M. E., Mrs.

    Custodial History

    Mrs. Williams wrote these notes in 1907 February to her sister. Williams's sister and Wiliams's daughter, Alice M. Williams, then forwarded the manuscript to the mother of Geneva R. Wheeler. Grant Jackson purchased the manuscripts from Geneva Wheeler and bound them in this volume in August of 1924. Jackson pasted in a letter Geneva Wheeler sent him in November of the same year explaining how she came to have these documents. This manuscript is part of the Grant Jackson Memorial Library bequeathed to the Southwest Museum in 1925 April.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript of a "few personal recollections of Los Angeles, 50 years ago," written by Mrs. M.E. Williams from Santa Rosa, California. The "recollections," written in 1907 February, tell of Mrs. Williams's experiences in Los Angeles in 1856.
    A typed copy of the manuscript, the original handwritten manuscript, title page, and an explanatory introduction by Grant Jackson are bound together. The introduction, dates 1924 August 28, describes how Jackson acquired the manuscript from Geneva R Wheeler on that same day. Presumably, Jackson also created the typed copy of the manuscript.
    Also attached is a letter from Wheeler to Jackson dated 1924 November 27.

    Preferred citation

    Personal Recollections of Los Angeles, California, in 1856, 1907-1924, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.711.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 12, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Acquisition

    Part of the Grant Jackson Memorial Library bequeathed to the Southwest Museum in 1925 April.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pico, Pio, 1801-1894
    Wolfskill, William, 1798-1866
    Catholic Church -- California
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
    Personal narratives
    Typescripts
    Women -- California -- Los Angeles