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Den, Bell, and Luton Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-07
Overview

The papers of the Den, Bell, and Luton Families are focused largely on land ownership by brothers Nicholas and Richard Den, early settlers of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and their heirs. They highlight the transition in land tenure during the Mexican period and early years of California statehood as well as the inner operations of land and oil development in Santa Barbara County during the first part of the twentieth century.

Flores Family Papers

 Collection — Box: SB-01
Identifier: MS-03
Overview

This collection consists of twenty handwritten documents, twenty-five newspaper clippings, ten photographs, and three miscellaneous publications concerning Santa Barbara Presidio Commandant Gumesindo Flores and his wife Cipriana Llano Flores.

Delfina De La Guerra Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-21
Overview

The Delfina de la Guerra Papers contain the personal papers of Delfina de la Guerra, the last member of the de la Guerra family to reside in Casa de la Guerra. The materials in the collection include photographs, letters, clippings, objects, and pressed flowers.

Dwight Murphy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-25
Overview

The Dwight Murphy Papers are a small collection of six (6) documents related to Murphy's end of life planning and his equestrian interests.

Clifton F. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-35

Edward W. Vernon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-39
Overview The Edward W. Vernon papers contain materials accumulated by Ed Vernon during his research for two history books he authored on Baja California missions and maritime history. The materials include correspondence, research notes, field notes, photographic materials, maps, site plans, journals, secondary materials, and digital assets.Ed Vernon was a successful entrepreneur, engineer, and Southern California native. He served during World War II and later founded Development...