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Bradbury Land Papers
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Description
This collection consists of land records associated with the Bradbury family and company developments in the Rancho Azusa de Duarte and the city of Monrovia from the 1850s to the 1930s.
Background
L. L. Bradbury was an investor and real estate developer prominent in Los Angeles in the late 19th century. In the 1880s, he acquired the Rancho Azusa de Duarte, which now includes the city of Duarte. He died in 1892. His son Lewis Bradbury assumed control of the family business in 1902 and incorporated the Bradbury Estate Company in 1904. The company continued to acquire and develop landholdings in Southern California throughout the first three decades of the 20th century, including land and water development in and near the city of Monrovia, California.
Extent
54 items
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Availability
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