ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: Rancho La Ballona Map (1876). CSLA-11ACCESSION NUMBER: 1998.34RELATED COLLECTION: Documents for the History of the Machado Family and the Rancho la Ballona. CSLA-32
This collection consists of a map hand-drawn in 1876 on linen cloth of Rancho La Ballona, which covered present-day Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles. In the 1820s, Agustín and Ygnacio Machado settled this area, which served as a cattle ranch. The map records the division of the rancho among the heirs of Agustín Machado in 1876 as the result of a lawsuit among these family members. Annotations on the map note each heir's allotment of pasture, farmland, and beachfront. Because the map is in poor condition, it is now restricted from research use. A copy (of 1:1 ratio to the original) is used for research purposes. The copy is found in Box 1ov; the original is in 2ov. There is also a photographic negative, stored in Box 3ov.
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 the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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