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Foley and Sepulveda family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 7042

Content Description

The Foley and Sepulveda family papers consists of letters, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, books, legal documents and ephemera, 1850-1953 and undated, created and collected by various members of the Foley and Sepulveda families. The bulk of the collection consists of materials created and collected by William I. (W.I.) Foley and his daughter Viola Lillian Foley Morrow. Also included are some items from Foley's wife Sara Dolores Sepulveda, their children Zoraya, Rupert, and Elsa Zelinda, Sara's parents Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, his granddaughter Zelinda Morrow, and various relatives of Foley's.

Dates

  • 1850-1953, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

The material is in both English and Spanish. Some materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

The Sepulveda and Foley families became connected through the marriage of William I. Foley and Sara Dolores Sepulveda. Foley was the son of a 49er, Francis Foley, who settled in San Francisco. He was schooled in San Francisco and New York, where he earned a law degree from Columbia University. He opened his first Southern California law office in Pomona in 1884, and moved his practice to Los Angeles in 1887, where he met future Governor Henry Tifft Gage. When Gage was elected Governor in 1899, Foley accompanied him to Sacramento as his private secretary. Foley and Gage would later open a law practice together in Los Angeles, with offices in the Central Building. Foley married Sara Dolores Sepulveda, daughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, in 1889. The couple had four children, Zoraya Filema, Rupert, Elsa Zelinda, and Viola. Sara died tragically in a street car accident in 1906.

Extent

8.17 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Overview

The Foley and Sepulveda family papers consists of letters, diaries, photographs, photograph albums, books, legal documents and ephemera, 1850-1953 and undated, created and collected by various members of the Sepulveda and Foley families. The bulk of the collection consists of materials created and collected by William I. (W.I.) Foley and his daughter Viola Lillian Foley Morrow. Also included are some items from Foley's wife Sara Dolores Sepulveda, their children Zoraya, Rupert, and Elsa Zelinda, Sara's parents Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, his granddaughter Zelinda Morrow, and various relatives of Foley's. The Sepulveda and Foley families became connected through the marriage of William I. Foley and Sara Dolores Sepulveda. Foley was the son of a 49er, Francis Foley, who settled in San Francisco. He was schooled in San Francisco and New York, where he earned a law degree from Columbia University. He opened his first Southern California law office in Pomona in 1884, and moved his practice to Los Angeles in 1887, where he met future Governor Henry Tifft Gage. When Gage was elected Governor in 1899, Foley accompanied him to Sacramento as his private secretary. Foley and Gage would later open a law practice together in Los Angeles, with offices in the Central Building. Foley married Sara Dolores Sepulveda, daughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda and Maria Antonia Lugo, in 1889. The couple had four children, Zoraya Filema, Rupert, Elsa Zelinda, and Viola. Sara died tragically in a street car accident in 1906.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 6 series: 1. W.I. Foley; 2. Viola Lillian Foley Morrow; 3. Elsa Zelinda Foley; 4. Zelinda Morrow; 5. Foley family; 6. Sepulveda family. Each series is generally arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from The Bookshop, January 6, 2017.

The papers originally come from the estate of Zelinda Morrow, daughter of Viola Foley Morrow, great granddaughter of Jose Dolores de Jesus Sepulveda.

Related Materials

Zoraya Filema Foley journal, Collection no. 6076, Special Collections, USC Libraries
Title
Finding aid for the Foley and Sepulveda family papers
Subtitle
Foley and Sepulveda family papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2017 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States