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Zoraya Filema Foley journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6076

Scope and Content

A 30 page journal written between April 14 and June 1, 1907 by Zoraya Filema Foley describing a her daily activities as a young lady of some means in early 20th century Los Angeles. Foley was 14 years old when she wrote the journal.

Dates

  • 1907 April-June

Creator

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.

Biographical note

Zoraya Filema Foley was the daughter of W.I. Foley (1856-1921), an attorney who was the law partner of Henry Tifft Gage, who served as governor of California from 1899-1903. Her mother was Sara Dolores Sepulveda (1866-1906), a member of the Sepulveda and Lugo families, prominent landowners, politicians, and military men during the Spanish and Mexican rule of California. Foley attended the Westlake School for Girls, the Cumnock School, the Dobinson School, and the Egan Dramatic School. Foley died in 1911 at the age of 18.

Extent

0.9 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A 30 page journal written between April 14 and June 1, 1907 by Zoraya Filema Foley. Foley was 14 years old when she wrote the journal. The entries describe her activities as a young lady of some means in early 20th century Los Angeles. She was the daughter of W.I. Foley (1856-1921), an attorney who was the law partner of Henry Tifft Gage, who served as governor of California from 1899-1902. Her mother was Sara Dolores Sepulveda (1866-1906), a member of the Sepulveda and Lugo families, prominent landowners, politicians, and military men during the Spanish and Mexican rule of California. Foley attended the Westlake School for Girls, the Cumnock School, the Dobinson School, and the Egan Dramatic School. Foley died in 1911 at the age of 18.

Acquisition

Purchased from The Bookshop, April 21, 2014.

The journal originally came from the estate of Zelinda Morrow, Viola Foley Morrow's daughter, and was separated from the rest of the family papers, which can be found in the Sepulveda and Foley family papers.

Related Materials

Foley and Sepulveda family papers, Collection no. 7042, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries

Title
Finding aid for the Zoraya Filema Foley journal
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2014 May
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

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