Olive May Graves Percival (1869-1945) was an avid collector of books, hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts,
fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental art. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, negatives, scrapbooks,
guest books, typescripts of articles and poems, bookmarks, bookplates, and material relating to Percival's collection of children's
Olive May Graves Percival was born July 1, 1869, near Sheffield, Illinois; moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mother
and sisters, 1887; worked as an insurance clerk in Los Angeles; an avid collector, Percival amassed ten thousand books as
well as other collections of hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental
art; her cottage home was situated along the Arroyo Seco east of Los Angeles; died February 19, 1945.
22.0 linear ft.
(44 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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