Percival, Olive, 1869-1945

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Olive Percival was an avid Los Angeles book collector who amassed ten thousand books as well as other collections of hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, book plates, Lalique, and Oriental art.

From the description of Olive Percival diaries, 1889-1945. (Claremont Colleges Library). WorldCat record id: 57427518

Olive May Graves Percival was born July 1, 1869, near Sheffield, IL; moved to Los Angeles, CA, with her mother and sisters, 1887; worked as an insurance clerk in Los Angeles; an avid collector, Percival amassed ten thousand books as well as other collections of hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental art; her cottage home was situated along the Arroyo Seco east of Los Angeles; died Feb. 19, 1945.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1869-1948. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38963284

Olive Percival was an American author and bibliophile. An avid collector, she accumulated books, hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, and bookplates, among other articles. A portion of her collection is owned by UCLA.

From the description of Olive Percival transcription of text from Margaret Fuller Ossoli's monument, 1903 November. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54852447

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Olive May Graves Percival was born July 1, 1869, near Sheffield, Illinois; moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mother and sisters, 1887; worked as an insurance clerk in Los Angeles; an avid collector, Percival amassed ten thousand books as well as other collections of hats, dolls, daguerreotypes, silver, textiles, quilts, fans, bookplates, Lalique, and Oriental art; her cottage home was situated along the Arroyo Seco east of Los Angeles; died February 19, 1945.

From the guide to the Olive Percival Papers, ca. 1869-1948, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Percival, Olive, 1869-1945. Olive Percival transcription of text from Margaret Fuller Ossoli's monument, 1903 November. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Percival, Olive, 1869-1945. Papers, ca. 1869-1948. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987. Papers of Hildegarde Flanner, 1923-1983 (bulk 1923-1953). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987. Hildegarde Flanner papers, 1924-1984. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Spring, Rebecca Buffum. Rebecca B. Spring letter to Olive Percival, and obituary, 1904-1911. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Percival, Olive, 1869-1945. Olive Percival diaries, 1889-1945. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
creatorOf Olive Percival Papers, ca. 1869-1948 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Percival, Olive, 1869-1945. A Collection of bookplates, 1770-1953. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Swarth, George S.,. George Swarth bookplate collection, circa 1450-1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bookplate Collection, 1770-1953 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
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associatedWith Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 person
associatedWith Spring, Rebecca Buffum. person
associatedWith Swarth, George S., person
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Massachusetts--Cambridge
California--Los Angeles
California--Los Angeles
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Authors, American--Diaries
Authors, American--Archival resources
Sepulchral monuments
Women book collectors--Archival resources
Women book collectors--Diaries
Women book collectors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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Birth 1869-07-01

Death 1945-02-18

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