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William P. Moore Los Angeles Survey Books, 1854; 1864-1865
GC 1199  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William P. Moore Los Angeles Survey Books, 1854; 1864-1865
    Dates: 1854-1865
    Collection Number: GC 1199
    Creator/Collector: Moore, William P. (1827-1897)
    Extent: (Boxes: 2 ms. volumes in 1 letter)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Two notebooks with handwritten notes taken in the course of his surveying activities in the nascent American city.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    William P. Moore Los Angeles Survey Books, 1854; 1864-1865. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Moore (1827-1897) was City Surveyor 1857-1860, 1864-1865, 1873-1875. He emigrated from Maine in 1852. After spending time in Napa, California, he set out on foot and arrived in Los Angeles on April 3, 1854. Soon he began his lifelong work as a surveyor and a lifelong association and friendship with George Hansen. As City Surveyor and Superintendent of Streets, he is credited with standardizing, straightening and leveling to uniform grade the city sidewalks.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Two notebooks with handwritten notes taken in the course of his surveying activities in the nascent American city.

    Indexing Terms

    Land tenure -- California -- Los Angeles County