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Description
Bills on letterhead, bills without letterhead, receipts, railroad and steamship papers, Western Union telegrams, calling cards, government and business papers, clippings, advertisements, correspondence of Wallace Woodworth and Perry-Woodworth and Co. for the Southern California, Los Angeles and San Francisco locales. Also family papers, notably estate records for Antonio Maria Lugo. Circa 1840-1902, undated. See also photographs in P-224
Background
Woodworth settled in Los Angeles in the early 1850s; the Woodworth adobe at Second and San Pedro Streets was replaced with a house. A receipt in the Seaver Center collections dates the operation of Perry-Woodworth and Company as early as 1865, selling furniture, mattresses and woodworking. The company continued to operate selling lumber and window sash at 76 Commercial Street until the death of Woodworth in 1882. His widow was Maria A. Foster (daughter of Merced Lugo and Stephen Foster; granddaughter of Antonio Maria Lugo.)
Extent
(Boxes: 1 legal; ½ legal; 1 ov folder)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder
Availability
Research is by appointment only