THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE MACHADO FAMILY AND THE RANCHO LA BALLONA (CSLA-32)
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE and NUMBER: Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona. CSLA-32ACCESSION NUMBER: 2006.27; gift of the Forsyth familyCOLLECTION SIZE: 1 oversize boxDATES: 1868-1991PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Clay Stalls. Guide written by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Date: 2007RELATED COLLECTIONS: CSLA-33: Documents for the History of the Daniel Freeman Family and the Rancho Centinela; CSLA-11: Rancho La Ballona Map; and CSLA-21: Daniel Freeman Family Papers
CSLA-32 consists of materials that Mrs. David S. (Betty) Forsyth collected on the Machado family, one of the original families to settle Los Angeles in 1781, and on their Rancho La Ballona, which the Mexican government officially granted to the Machados and the Talamantes in 1839. Mike Engh, S.J., served as the intermediary through which the Research Collection acquired the materials. (The Machado materials were separated from those related to the Daniel Freeman family and their Rancho Centinela that the Forsyth family gave to Father Engh. They form a separate collection: CSLA-33.)Genealogical information on the family comes from a report on the family from the San Diego Genealogical Society. Valuable is the photostatic copy of the U. S. government’s decision on Machado ownership of the rancho, along with a plat map. There are also records of the suit that John Young brought against Ignacio Machado over the ownership of the rancho in the 1860s Most of these materials are copies; thus, in the box and folder list, the date given is that for the original source from which the copies were made.
RESEARCH ACCESS: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of theThomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
“Machado Family Genealogy. Interim Report by San Diego Genealogical Society” (photocopy). Records and notes re Machado family by Betty Forsyth. Separated from notebook
Photograph, newspaper and journal articles, baptismal records re Machado family genealogy
Presidential confirmation of Machado petition for land grant; plat map re same (photostatic copies made by recorder of County of Los Angeles, 1970) (1 of 3)
George Hansen invoice for surveying expenses in case of John D. Young et al. versus Ignacio Machado; transcription in cursive of settlement of suit between John D. Young et al. versus Ignacio Machado; reply of lawyers Grey and Britton of Rancho la Ballona re survey of said Rancho (photocopy) (2 of 3)
Map of Rancho la Ballona recording division of land among the heirs of Augustín Machado; part of plat map of Rancho Sausal Redondo (photocopy) (3 of 3)
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