Inventory of the Matthew Keller Papers, 1851-1961

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Inventory of the Matthew Keller Papers, 1851-1961

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

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  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
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Huntington Library staff
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Matthew Keller Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1851-1961
Creator: Keller, Matthew
Extent: 525 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. S. Bartley Cannell, Jr., granddaughter of Matthew Keller, Feb. 26, 1976

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Matthew Keller Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Matthew 1 Keller was a Los Angeles pioneer businessman, vintner, and ranch owner who was born in Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland, in 1810. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1832 came to New York. He moved to Texas in the mid-1830's then spent the next twelve to fifteen years in Mexico. While in Guadalajara he met Andrew A. Boyle (who later was to become owner of the Los Angeles property developed by his son-in-law William H. Workman, Jr., into Boyle Heights). Keller and Boyle returned to the United States and later the two married sisters. Upon his return to the States, Keller went first to New Orleans, then in 1849, to San Francisco. He finally settled in Los Angeles in 1851, opening a general merchandise store at the corner of Los Angeles and Commercial streets. He purchased property on Alameda and Aliso, where the Union Station is now located. There he built his home, planted fruit trees and vineyards. In 1852 he established his winery and brandy still, to be known as the Rising Sun and Los Angeles Vineyards winery. He had warehouses in San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia. In addition, he experimented with various agricultural crops--fruit trees, castor oil plants, hops, and cotton.
Keller was active in public affairs--he was Public Administrator for Los Angeles County from 1854 to 1858, on the Board of Supervisors from 1864 to 1867, served on the Los Angeles City Council, was a member of the Los Angeles Rangers, the Vigilance Committee, and the Pioneer Fire Department. He was one of the original directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank and of the Pioneer Oil Company. He became owner of many pieces of property in Los Angeles and of the 13,000 acre Rancho Malibu, whose title was finally confirmed to him in 1864 after much litigation regarding its clouded title. Keller did not develop this land; during his lifetime it was leased to cattle ranchers. Later the property was sold to Frederick H. Rindge.
At the time of his death in 1881, Matthew Keller was survived by three children: Caroline E. (Keller) [Shafer], Alice (Keller) [Shafer], and Henry Workman Keller. Henry was in France attending school when his father passed away. He was then, at the age of 13, made a ward of Isaias W. Hellman, founder of the Farmers and Merchants Bank. As an adult, Henry became a director (and later president) of the Automobile Club of Southern California. He was honored for his part in working with the Mexican officials for the planning of the West Coast Highway of Mexico running from Nogales to Mexico City. He was also a financier, active in real estate and in various companies. There is a large collection of his papers in the Library (q.v.). Since there are papers pertaining to Matthew Keller in the Henry W. Keller Collection and also material relating to Henry W. Keller in the Matthew Keller Collection, both collections should be consulted in studying either person.
Footnotes:
1The spelling "Matthew" has been adopted for this collection since most reference works use that form. His grandson John Mathew Keller entitles his biographical sketch "Mathew Keller", so the family may have preferred the spelling with single "t". Keller himself used either the signature "M. Keller" or the Spanish form "Mateo".

Scope and Content

Los Angeles from 1850 to 1880, particularly with deeds and land papers for the Los Angeles area (a few of these relating to petroleum development); the wine industry; photographs of the Los Angeles area at the turn of the century; biographical information on Matthew Keller and Henry Workman Keller

Persons represented by 6 pieces or more (not including accounts and receipts)

Hellman, Isaias William a
14 pieces (1877-1879)
Keller, Henry Workman
19 pieces (1892-1957)
Keller, Matthew
22 pieces (1859-1880)

Important or interesting items

  • Box 1 (57) - Judson, Gillette & Gibson (firm). Abstract of title to land on Alameda St. known as the Los Angeles Vineyard (with map made by George Hansen and Alfred Solano). 1880, July 21
  • Box 2 (8) - Keller, Henry Workman. To Standish L. Mitchell. 1936, Oct. 17. (Letter written while Keller was in Mexico working on plans for the West Coast Highway from the U.S. border to Mexico City-see also his diary kept while in Mexico in 1936 in Box 4 (6)
  • Box 4 (2) - Keller, Frederick. Speech re Matthew Keller, Henry Workman Keller, and the Malibu Ranch. 1960?
  • Box 4 (3) - Keller, Henry Workman. The Amateur in Los Angeles. Before 1900 (This contains 15 photographs of the Los Angeles area)
  • Box 4 (10) - Keller, John Mathew. Mathew Keller: biographical sketch. 1959, Sep. 23
  • Box 4 (11 & 12) - Keller, Matthew. Diaries. 1874, 1878-1879
  • Oversize roll - Color photograph of Matthew Keller's wine labels

Series Description

 

Section I: Correspondence and Business Papers

Physical Description: Boxes 1-3
 

Section II: Manuscripts

Physical Description: Box 4
 

Section III: Photographs, Clippings, Ephemera

Physical Description: Box 5

Container List

 

Section I: CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS PAPERS

Box Box 1, Folder 1

Abajian, James de T. to John Mathew Keller, 1961, May 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2

Abert, John James. To Volney Erskine Howard, 1851, Jan. 25

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 3

Arizona Consolidated Mining Co. To Matthew Keller: assessments, 1864-1865

Physical Description: (14 items)
Folder 4

Ashton, J. Hubley. To Matthew Keller, 1870, Oct. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 5

Avila, Enrique. To Tomas Alvarado: deed to land in Rancho Tajauta, 1868, Aug. 18

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 6

Avila, Enrique. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Rancho Tajauta, 1869, Apr. 13

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 7

Avila, Enrique. To Matthew Keller & George Hansen: Agreement for deed to land in Rancho Tajauta, 1874, Jan. 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 8

Avila, Juan. To Enrique Avila: deed to land in Rancho Tajauta, 1868, Sep. 15

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 9

Banning, Phineas & Hinchman, Augustus. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Wilmington, 1861, July 11

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 10

Book Club of California. To John Mathew Keller (with reprint of menu of First Vintage Ball), [1960?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 11

Borel, Antoine. To Matthew Keller: extension of mortgage, 1879, Jan. 13

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 12

Boyce, Menzo B. To Charles B. VanEvery: deed to land in Santa Monica, 1887, Aug. 9

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 13

Bracken, William. To Trustees of Los Angeles Pioneer Oil Co.: lease, 1865, Feb. 11

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 14

Burns, James Franklin. To George O. Tiffany: deeds to land in Los Angeles in Mott Tract, 1871-1872

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 15

Burns, James Franklin. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1872, July 5

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 16

California. Courts. Superior Court. Los Angeles County. Claim of Branson & Wells (firm) against estate of Matthew Keller, 1881, May 16

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 17

California. Courts. Superior Court. Los Angeles County. Decree confirming report of commissioner in the matter of the estate of Matthew Keller, 1890, Sep. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 18

California. Courts. Superior Court. Los Angeles County. Complaint in case of C. E. Crowley vs. Alice (Keller) Shafer, 1894, Oct. 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 19

Cannell, Marjorie (Keller). To Henry Workman Keller, [1957?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 20

Childs, Ozro William. To Matthew Keller: deed to 1/3 interest in Rancho Nogales & 1/3 interest in Rancho Tajauta, 1872, May 4

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 21

Childs, Ozro William & others. To J. Relihan: deed to land in Los Angeles in Manuel Abril Tract, 1877, May 22

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 22

Combination Gold & Silver Mining Co. To Matthew Keller: stock certificate, etc., 1862

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 23

Daniel, John. To John Mathew Keller, 1960, Apr. 2

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 24

Dornier, Jules. To Matthew Keller: expenses & report card for Henry Workman Keller at College de Pontarlier, etc., 1879

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 25

Dornier, Jules. To Victor Petite: expenses of Henry Workman Keller at College de Pontarlier, France, 1879, July 16

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 26

Downey, John Gately. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Wilmington, Calif., 1864, Nov. 7

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 27

Downey, John Gately. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on Commercial St., 1869, Apr. 14

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 28

Dreyfus (B.) & Co. To Thomas Mahony, 1879

Physical Description: (12 items)
Folder 29

Eaton, Benjamin S. To Matthew Keller: promissory note, 1855, Mar. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 30

Evarts, William Maxwell. To Matthew Keller, 1870, Oct. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 31

Forman, Charles. Agreement with South Coast Land Co., 1909, May 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 32

Francis, Marian (Keller). To John Mathew Keller, 1959, Aug. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 33

Freeman, A. C. To H. Lee Borden (and rules of Centinela Gun Club), 1902, Oct. 18

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 34

Gentry, Thomas. To Matthew Keller: promissory note , 1857, Aug. 31

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 35

Glassell, Andrew & others. To Matthew Keller: power of attorney to obtain patent for Rancho Tajauta, 1869, Sep. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 36

Glassell, Chapman & Smith (firm). Opinion as to title of real estate owned by Matthew Keller in Los Angeles, 1870, Apr. 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 37

Gonzalez, Juan & Gonzalez, Leonora (Apablasa) de. To Matthew Keller: deed to Zapata Silver Mine in San Gabriel Canyon, 1870, May 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 38

Groff, Helen (Spalding). To Mrs. Masson, 1959, Oct. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 39

Hancock, Winfield Scott. To Matthew Keller, 1876, Jan. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 40

Hancock, Winfield Scott. To Anna E. Ogier (contem. copy), 1872, May 17

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 41

Hancock, Winfield Scott. To Benjamin Davis Wilson (contem. cop), 1870, Mar. 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 42

Hancock, Winfield Scott. To Joseph S. Wilson (contem. copy), 1870, Mar. 7

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 43

Hansen, George. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Rancho San Pedro, 1868, Dec. 29

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 44

Hansen, George. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles in Mott Tract, 1868, Apr. 15

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 45

Hansen, George. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1872, Sep. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 46

Hansen, George. To Matthew Keller, 1877, May 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 47

Hansen, George. Statement of account with estate of Matthew Keller, 1881, Nov. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 48

Harrigan, Eugenia (Shafer). To Henry Workman Keller, 1957, June 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 49

Hartman, Isaac & Hartman, Caroline. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on Aliso St., 1855, Nov. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 50

Hartman, Isaac. To Matthew Keller, 1866

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 51

Hellman, Isaias William a. To Matthew Keller, 1877-1879

Physical Description: (14 items)
Folder 52

Holdredge, J. To Matthew Keller, 1880, May 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 53

Holland, Velma H. To Henry Workman Keller, 1955, Dec. 19

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 54

Hughes, James. To Matthew Keller: deed to mining claim in Los Angeles County, 1867, Feb. 14

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 55

Johns, Dwight F. To John Mathew Keller, 1948, July 29

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 56

Judson, A. H. Report on persons entitled to share in division of Rancho Tajauta, 1873, Aug. 21

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 57

Judson, Gillette & Gibson (firm). Abstract of title to land in Los Angeles on Alameda St. (known as the Los Angeles Vineyard, with map made by George Hansen & Alfred Solano), 1880, July 21

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box Box 2, Folder 1

Keller, Donald. To John Mathew Keller, 1917, Apr. 24

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2

Keller, Eliza Agnes (Christie). To Matthew Keller, 1876, Sep. 11

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 3

Keller, Henry Workman. Accounts & receipts, 1892-1895

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 4

Keller, Henry Workman. To Frederick Keller, 1936, Oct. 9

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 5

Keller, Henry Workman. To John Mathew Keller, 1947-1957

Physical Description: (8 items)
Folder 6

Keller, Henry Workman. To Mary Adelaine (Boehme) Keller, 1893,1912,1936

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 7

Keller, Henry Workman. To Matthew Keller, 1879, Sep.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 8

Keller, Henry Workman. To Standish L. Mitchell, 1936, Oct. 17

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 9

Keller, John Mathew. To Bank of America: instalment note, 1949, Feb. 3

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 10

Keller, Matthew. Accounts & receipts, 1863-1879

Physical Description: (15 items)
Folder 11

Keller, Matthew. List in safe of notes, etc., 1872, May 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 12

Keller, Matthew. Memorandum of Contreras land (inc.), 1854?

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 13

Keller, Matthew. To Antoine Borel: mortgage and related document, 1870, Apr. 22

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 14

Keller, Matthew. To Antoine Borel: extension of mortgage, 1872, Aug. 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 15

Keller, Matthew. To Farmers & Merchants Bank of Los Angeles: mortgage on land in Los Angeles on Alameda St. (& promissory note), 1878, Apr. 19

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 16

Keller, Matthew. To François Gasné: mortgage on land in Los Angeles on Aliso St., 1872, July 17

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 17

Keller, Matthew. To François Gasné: mortgage on land in Los Angeles on Alameda St., 1872, Sep. 12

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 18

Keller, Matthew. To Thomas J. Gentry, 1860, July 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 19

Keller, Matthew. To L. Hafen: agreement re care of Rising Sun Vineyard, 1879, Dec. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 20

Keller, Matthew. To George Hansen: deed to land in Los Angeles in Mott Tract, 1872, Aug. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 21

Keller, Matthew. To Isaias William Hellman a, 1878-1879

Physical Description: (12 items)
Folder 22

Keller, Matthew. To Thomas Mahony: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1868, Sep. 23

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 23

Keller, Matthew. To Abel Stearns: agreement, 1865, Nov. 24

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 24

Keller, Matthew. To Thaddeus Stevens (copy), 1866, July 2

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 25

Keller, Matthew. To?, 1877, Apr. 13

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 26

Keller, Matthew. To S. C. Hahne: agreement re sale of land in Los Angeles County, 1880, Aug. 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 27

Keller, Matthew & Keller, Eliza Agnes (Christie). To Abel Stearns, guardian of the children of Bernardo Yorba: mortgage on property in Los Angeles, 1859, May 16

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 28

Keller, Matthew & Mahony, Thomas. Agreement for dissolution of copartnership in wine business, 1876, Oct. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 29

Keller, Matthew & O'Neill, Mike. Agreement to submit differences to Coryton M. Woodbury for settlement, 1879, Aug. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 30

Keller, Matthew & others. Notice of mining location for asphaltum, bitumin or petroleum known as Keller's Lead, 1866, Mar. 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 31

Keller (Matthew) Estate. Accounts & receipts, 1881-1882

Physical Description: (168 items)
Folder 32

King, John & others. To R. d'Heureuse: lease of mining rights at Clear Creek, Tulare Co., 1866, Mar. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 33

Lachman & Jacobs (firm). Agreement for purchase of wines from estate of Matthew Keller, 1881, May 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 34

Leahy, Caroline. To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Santa Monica, 1904, June 2

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 35

Leahy, Thomas. To Henry Workman Keller: mortgage on wine casks and wine vats, 1891, Oct. 28

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 36

Lee & Scott (firm). To Title Insurance & Trust Co., 1897, June 9

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 37

Lemmert, Paul Henry. To Matthew Keller, 1876-1877

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 38

Lemmert, Paul Henry & Lemmert, Pauline Henriette. To Matthew Keller: mortgage on land in Los Angeles on Aliso St., 1877, Jan. 29

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 39

Los Angeles (Calif.). Mayor & Common Council. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Mayor & Common Council Los Angeles, 1854, Oct. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 40

Los Angeles (Calif.). Mayor & Common Council. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles known as Tobacco Field, 1859, Mar. 25

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 41

Los Angeles Canal & Reservoir Co. Catalogue of land offered for sale at public auction, 1870, Dec. 5

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 42

Los Angeles Canal & Reservoir Co. Minutes of Board of Trustees, 1870, Nov. 19

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 43

Los Angeles Canal & Reservoir Co. To Matthew Teed: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1873, Feb. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 44

Los Angeles Canal & Reservoir Co. To George O. Tiffany: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1873, Apr. 17

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 45

Los Angeles Savings Bank. Agreement with George H. Shafer and Caroline E. (Keller) Shafer and the Union Oil Co. of California, 1895, May 22

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box Box 3, Folder 1

Machado, Andreas F & Machado, Bernardino. To Henry Workman Keller: lease for land in Rancho la Ballona, 1894, June 13

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2

Machado, Lorenza. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on the Los Angeles River, 1859, Feb. 22

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 3

McKee, Irving. To John Mathew Keller, 1960, Dec. 1

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 4

McLaughlin, Hiram. To Matthew Keller: promissory note, 1863, Oct. 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 5

Mahony, Thomas. To Matthew Keller, 1878-1879

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 6

Malin, J. B. To Matthew Keller: deed to interest in mineral rights in El Paso Mining District of Kern County, 1867, Jan. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 7

Merlinjones, Ivan Morgan & Merlinjones, Hannah Hazel. To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Santa Monica, 1895, June 3

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 8

Moore, William d. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1864, Apr. 9

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 9

Moore, William d. Preemption claim to land in Los Angeles County, 1864, Oct. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 10

O'Brien, Katherine (Keller). To Henry Workman Keller, 1948-1950

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 11

Petite, Victor. To Matthew Keller, 1879-1880

Physical Description: (5 items)
Folder 12

Phelps, Dodge & Co. To Matthew Keller & Abel Stearns: approval of contract & release, 1866, Jan. 30

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 13

Pico, Pío. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles between John Rowland's vineyard and the Los Angeles River, 1856, Jan. 18

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 14

Ramírez, Juan & Ramírez, Petra (Avila). To Isaac Hartman: deed to land in Los Angeles on Aliso St., 1855, Nov. 20

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 15

Rimpau, Theodore & Rimpau, Francisca (Avila). To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on Alameda St., 1856, Jan. 4

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 16

Rivera, Domenico. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on Aliso St., 1875, May 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 17

Ryder, B. F. To Matthew Keller: promissory note, 1876, Apr. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 18

Saenz, Dionisio & Saenz, Andrea R. To Matthew Keller: deed to claim in the Cuyama Asphaltum and Petroleum Mining Company's Location, 1866, Jan. 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 19

Saenz, Jesús. To Matthew Keller: deed to claim in the Cuyama Asphaltum and Petroleum Mining Company's Location, 1866, Feb. 5

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 20

St. Mary's Academy (Santa Clara, Calif.). To Matthew Keller, 1876, Nov. 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 21

Sanford, William T. B. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on San Pedro Road, 1867, Feb. 24

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 22

Security Title Insurance & Abstract Co., Certificate of title for land in Santa Monica made for Charles B. Van Every, 1891, Sep. 1

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 23

Serrano, José Antonio & others. To Enrique Avila: deed to Rancho Tajauta, 1868, June 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 24

Sex, William & Holmes, James R. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Rancho la Cienega (oil land), 1868, Dec. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 25

Shafer, Caroline E. (Keller) & Shafer, Alice (Keller). To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land from estate of Matthew Keller, 1891, Oct. 14

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 26

Shafer, Caroline E. (Keller) & Shafer, Alice (Keller). Accounts & receipts, 1891-1899

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 27

Shafer, Caroline E. & Shafer, George H. To Secondo Guasti: agreement to convey land in Los Angeles, 1897, Mar. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 28

Shafer, Caroline E. & Shafer, George H. To Los Angeles Savings Bank: mortgage on land in Los Angeles, 1899, Mar. 18

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 29

Shafer, Caroline E. & Shafer, George H. To Union Oil Co.: agreement re lease, 1897, Apr. 15

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 30

Shafer, Caroline E. & Shafer, George H. Marriage license, 1886, Sep. 14

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 31

Shafer, George H., Accounts & receipts, checks, 1890-1900

Physical Description: (35 items)
Folder 32

Shorb, James DeBarth. To Winfield Scott Hancock (contem. copy), 1870, Oct. 29

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 33

Smith, Winder & Smith (firm). To Caroline E. (Keller) Shafer & others, 1890, Sep. 10

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 34

South Coast Land Co. Agreement with Fletcher-Salmons Investment Co., 1909, Jan. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 35

South Coast Land Co. Agreement with Edward Fletcher, 1909, Jan. 6

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 36

Southern California Railway Co. & others. To George H. Shafer & Caroline E. (Keller) Shafer: agreement re Union Oil Co. spur line in L.A., 1901, Oct. 23

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 37

Steere, John. To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Santa Monica, 1891, Nov. 17

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 38

Stilson. To Henry Workman Keller: receipt for mining stock, 1909, Jan. 29

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 39

Tanner, Richard R. To Henry Workman Keller: mortgage on law library, 1891, Dec. 4

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 40

Taylor, Charles C. To Matthew Keller: promissory note, 1856, Aug. 23

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 41

Thompson, Len J. Certificate of tax sale of land in estate of Matthew Keller, 1890, Feb. 18

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 42

Tiffany, George O. To Matthew Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1875, June 11

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 43

Toberman, James R. To George O. Tiffany: deed to land in Los Angeles, 1873, May 25

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 44

Van Every, Charles B. & Van Every, Hannah. To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Santa Monica, 1891, Sep. 2

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 45

Wallace, William A. To Matthew Keller, 1877, Nov. 26

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 46

Wheeler, Horace Z. & others. To Pio Pico: deed to land in Los Angeles between John Rowland's vineyard and the Los Angeles River, 1854, Oct. 30

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 47

Wine Institute. To John Mathew Keller, 1960, Dec. 3

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 48

Woodbury, Coryton M. Settlement between Matthew Keller and Mike O'Neill, 1879, Aug. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 49

Workman, William H. & Workman, Maria E. (Boyle). To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles on Boyle Ave., 1892, May 7

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 50

Workman, William H. & Workman, Maria E. (Boyle). To Henry Workman Keller: deed to land in Los Angeles in Workman Park Tract, 1897, Feb. 27

Physical Description: (1 item)
 

Section II: MANUSCRIPTS, etc.

Box Box 4, Folder 1

Ayers, James Joseph. Excerpt from published book Gold and Sunshine, [1922]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2

Keller, Frederick. Speech re Matthew Keller, Henry Workman Keller and the Malibu Ranch, [1960?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 3

Keller, Henry Workman. The Amateur in Los Angeles: manuscript re photographing Los Angeles (containing 15 photographs), [before 1900]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 4

Keller, Henry Workman. Article re Los Angeles traffic problems, 1949, Jan. 25

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 5

Keller, Henry Workman. Diary kept while on trip to Montana, 1892, Aug.-Sep.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 6

Keller, Henry Workman. Diary kept while in Mexico in 1936 & later notes, 1936 & 1945

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 7

Keller, Henry Workman. Notebook, [1951?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 8

Keller, Henry Workman. Pursuing the Pursuer: narrative of export-import conference in Tijuana, [1940?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 9

Keller, Henry Workman. Speech at his 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1944, Jan. 9

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 10

Keller, John Mathew. Mathew Keller: biographical sketch, 1959, Sep. 23

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 11

Keller, Matthew. Diary, 1874

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 12

Keller, Matthew. Diary, 1878-1879

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 13

Keller, Matthew. Notebook, 1869-1872

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 14

Keller, Matthew. Voice of Irrigation from Los Angeles: (copy of letter to editors of Alta), 1871, June 24

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 15

Keller Family. Genealogies, [1960?]

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 16

O'Neill, Owen Hugh. Dad's History: [autobiographical sketch], 1928, Dec.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 17

Certificates for Henry Workman Keller (I.O.O.F. & Al Malaikah Temple), 1892-1901

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 18

Commonplace Book, [1880?]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 19

Obituary of Matthew Keller, 1881, Apr. 12

Physical Description: (1 item)
 

Section III: PHOTOGRAPHS, CLIPPINGS, EPHEMERA

Box Box 5, Folder 1

Keller, Henry Workman, [c.1873]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2

Keller, Henry Workman, [c.1878]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 2a

Henry Workman Keller with high school class at Sackett School, Oakland, Calif. (xerox copy), [c.1887]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 3

Henry Workman Keller (his dog Major who rode street cars to and from Santa Monica, [c.1890]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 4

Henry Workman Keller with golfers at Santa Catalina Island, [c.1920]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 5

Henry Workman Keller with John Mathew Keller at El Cazadero (family hunting lodge in Mendocino Co., Calif.), [c.1935]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 6

Henry Workman Keller in his workship, [c.1955]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 7

Keller (John Mathew) Family, [c.1950]

Physical Description: (3 items)
Folder 8

Keller, Kenneth Andrew a, [c.1940]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 9

Keller, Mary Adelaine (Boehme), [c.1880]

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 10

Keller, Mary Adelaine (Boehme) (High School Graduation), [c.1890]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 11

Keller, Matthew, [c.1858]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 12

Keller, Matthew, Phineas Banning and John H. Hollister, [c.1860]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 13

Keller (Matthew) Family: Mary Keller, Alice (Keller) Shafer, Matthew Keller, Henry Workman Keller, Eliza Agnes (Christie) Keller, Caroline (Keller) Shafer, [c.1872]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 14

Lutge, Norma Stuher, 1881

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 15

Lutge (Mr.), 1886

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 16

Home of Matthew Keller on Alameda and Aliso Streets, L.A., [c.1930]

Physical Description: (4 items)
Folder 17

Los Angeles Vintage Co., [c.1882]

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 18

Winery of Matthew Keller, [c.1875]

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 19

Hunting on the Malibu Ranch, 1895-1920?

Physical Description: (6 items)
Folder 20

Santa Monica home of George Boehme on Ocean View, [before 1906]

Physical Description: (1 item)
Folder 21

Medal awarded Matthew Keller for cotton culture in 1865, [1960?]

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 22

Medal awarded Matthew Keller for best exhibition of native wine in 1872, 1960

Physical Description: (2 items)
Folder 23

Mexico - West Coast Highway celebrations and monuments to Henry Workman Keller and Cayetano Blanco Vigil, 1937 & 1957

Physical Description: (7 items)
Folder 24

Clippings and printed material

Folder 25

Ephemera

 

OVERSIZE

Volume Vol.

Keller, Matthew. Store ledger account book, 1870-1876

Physical Description: (1 item)
Othertype Roll

Color photograph of Matthew Keller's wine labels, [1960?]

Physical Description: (1 item)