Bradbury Family Papers
Collection Number: D-449
Personal and legal materials of the Bradbury family as well as business documents and records pertaining to the family's estate and subsidiary companies in both California and in Mexico. Also found in the collection are documents related to various properties prior to their acquisition by the Bradbury Estate Company. Lewis Leonard Bradbury (circa 1823-1892), originally from Bangor, Maine, moved to Rosario, (Sinaloa) Mexico in the early 1860s. He began accumulating shares in the "Tajo" mines, eventually gaining controlling interests in 1873. Around 1883, he acquired Rancho Azusa de Duarte in southern California which is now part of the present-day cities of Duarte and Bradbury (both incorporated in 1957) in Los Angeles County, California. Lewis Bradbury, Junior (circa 1881-1948) assumed control of the family business in 1902, and the Bradbury Estate Company was incorporated in 1904. The Estate Company was dissolved in 1965.
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9.3 linear feet