Sepulveda-Mott Photograph Collection

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Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
(213) 763-3359
seavercenter@nhm.org.
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/seaver-center
2015


Descriptive Summary

Title: Sepulveda-Mott Photograph Collection
Dates: 1861-1930
Collection Number: P-096
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (Boxes: letter, 5 x 7, 1 ov)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Abstract: Photographs and albums; glass negatives. Carte de visites, one ambrotype, some tintypes and cabinet cards, and other photograph prints.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

Sepulveda-Mott Photograph Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Biography/Administrative History

Jose Antonio Andres Sepulveda (1803-1875) was landowner to a large swath of Los Angeles County, including parts of today’s Orange County. The subjects of the collection include descendants of the prominent Spanish Mexican Sepúlveda family in the early days of Alta California in present day southern California. Thomas Dillingham Mott (July 30, 1829 -February 19, 1904) married Ascension Sepulveda. He was the son of John Rogers Mott and Abigail Hathaway Dillingham. His brother was Stephen Hathaway Mott. Maria Ascension “Chonita” Jacinta Sepulveda (February 15, 1844–December 1923) was the daughter of Jose Antonio Andres Sepulveda and Maria Francisca De Paula Avila. She was the mother of Georgiana Francisca Mott, Thomas Dillingham Mott II and three other children (total number of children was eleven, but only five reached maturity.) Henry Van Der Leck – Son of Lorenzo Leck. Married Georgiana Mott.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs and albums; glass negatives. Carte de visites, one ambrotype, some tintypes and cabinet cards, and other photograph prints. Family photos, but also other individuals including William Rowland, Del Valle family members, the Mott building, and unidentified portraits. Also a prayer card for Helena Modjeska. 1861-ca. 1930, undated. See also GC 1027 Sepulveda/Mott Collection and P-277 Sepulveda Family Photograph Collection. See also P-260 Charles J. Prudhomme Collection

Indexing Terms

Californios

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