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Los Angeles County Assessor's Road Maps
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles County Assessor's Road Maps
    Dates: 1860-1897
    Bulk dates: 1870-1894
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Creator: Los Angeles County (Calif.). Office of Assessor.
    Extent: 372 maps
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Collection of maps surveyed for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office between 1860 and 1897. The maps primarily focus on excavations, improvements, and expansions of roads throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Most of the maps show boundary lines of the various Ranchos existent throughout these counties, and many also include houses, railroads, telegraph lines, and elements of the natural landscape such as canyons and rivers.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information

    Access

    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site  .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles County Assessor's Road Maps, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, January 28, 2009.

    Biography

    The Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, which has operated since 1850, locates taxable property in Los Angeles County, identifies land owners, and establishes a taxable value for all property. Twelve different individuals held the position of Assessor from 1860-1897, beginning with W.W. Maxy from 1859-1861 and ending with Theodore Summerland from 1894-1898.

    Scope and Content

    Collection of maps surveyed for the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office between 1860 and 1897. The maps primarily focus on excavations, improvements, and expansions of roads throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties, with geographic coverage ranging from Malibu to Pomona and Newhall to San Juan Capistrano. Most of the maps show boundary lines of the various Ranchos existent throughout these counties, and many also include buildings, railroads, telegraph lines, land use, relief, and elements of the natural landscape such as canyons and rivers. Also included are maps showing the San Gabriel Mission, San Juan Capistrano Mission, and an elevation of the Los Angeles County court house. Some of the Ranchos depicted include San Antonio, Azusa, San Jose, Los Nogales, San Pedro, San Joaquin, San Rafael, Centinela, La Puente, Sausal Redondo, La Ballona, Rodeo-de-las-Aguas, Cienega, San Pasqual, and San Francisquito. Property shown includes that of Elias 'Lucky' Baldwin, Pio Pico, and Abel Stearns.

    Arrangement

    The maps were originally housed in 16 bound volumes. The maps are currently arranged in the order in which they were bound, and where a volume number is missing and cannot be determined a letter has been substituted (Vol.A, B, C, etc.).
    A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909.
    Lecouvreur, Frank, 1829-1901.
    Pico, Pio, 1801-1894.
    Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871.

    Corporate Names

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Office of the Assessor.
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
    Pomona College (Pomona, Calif.)

    Geographic Areas

    Anaheim (Calif.)--Maps.
    Azusa (Calif.)--Maps.
    California--History--1850-1950.
    Claremont (Calif.)--Maps.
    Compton (Calif.)--Maps.
    Downey (Calif.)--Maps.
    Duarte (Calif.)--Maps.
    El Monte (Calif.)--Maps.
    Fullerton (Calif.)--Maps.
    Gallatin (Calif.)--Maps.
    Garvanza (Calif.)--Maps.
    Glendale (Calif.)--Maps.
    Glendora (Calif.)--Maps.
    La Canada (Calif.)--Maps.
    La Puente (Calif.)--Maps.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Maps.
    Los Angeles River (Calif.)--Maps.
    Los Feliz (Los Angeles County)--Maps.
    Los Nietos (Calif.:Township)--Maps.
    Mission Viejo (Calif.)--Maps.
    Newhall (Calif.)--Maps.
    Newport (Calif.)--Maps.
    Newport Bay (Calif.)--Maps.
    Norwalk (Calif.)--Maps.
    Pasadena (Calif.)--Maps.
    Piedmont (Calif.)--Maps.
    Pomona (Calif.)--Maps.
    Ramona (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Boca de la Playa (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Canada de los Alisos (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Cienega (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho La Ballona (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach, Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Los Cerritos (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Portero de Felipe Lugo (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Francisquito (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Joaquin (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Jose (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Pascual (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Pedro (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho San Rafael (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.)--Maps.
    Rancho Tajauta--Maps.
    Rancho Trabuco (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Carlos Ranch (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Dimas (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Fernando (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Gabriel River (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Juan Capistrano (Calif.)--Maps.
    San Juan Creek (Orange County, Calif.)--Maps.
    Santa Ana River (Calif.)--Maps.
    Santa Anita (Calif.)--Maps.
    Santa Clara River (Calif.)--Maps.
    Santa Monica (Calif.)--Maps.
    Sierra Madre (Calif.)--Maps.
    Tustin (Calif.)--Maps.
    Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Maps.
    Westminster (Calif.)--Maps.
    Whittier (Calif.)--Maps.
    Wilmington (Calif.)--Maps.

    Genre

    Historical maps--California--19th century.