Dalton, Henry, 1803-1884.

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Henry Dalton, California land owner, rancher, and businessman, was born in London and engaged in the coastal trade in Peru and Mexico before acquiring property in Southern California in 1843. After his purchase of Rancho Azusa in 1844, Dalton eventually became the owner of five adjacent ranches. During the Mexican War, Dalton supported the Mexican side and suffered damages and losses of livestock on his properties as a result. After the war he lost much of his land to squatters and in litigation with the U.S. government. He spent the rest of his life trying to settle his claims against Mexico and the United States.

From the description of Papers of Henry Dalton, 1819-1942 (bulk 1840-1883). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228732710

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creatorOf Dalton, Henry, 1803-1884. Papers of Henry Dalton, 1819-1942 (bulk 1840-1883). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Turnbull, Robert. Letter to Reverend John Beers, 1875, August 12. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Wolfskill, Lewis, 1848-1884. Papers of Lewis Wolfskill, 1830-1946 (bulk 1872-1877). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Bradbury, L. L. Documents related to Hastings Ranch and Rancho Santa Anita, California, 1847-1889. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848. Papers of William A. Leidesdorff, 1840-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1846-1860. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848. person
associatedWith O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. person
associatedWith Turnbull, Robert. person
associatedWith Wolfskill, Lewis, 1848-1884. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Rancho Addition (Calif.)
Rancho Azusa (Calif.)
Rancho San José (Calif.)
California
Rancho Santa Anita (Calif.)
California--Los Angeles County
Mexico
Peru
Rancho San Francisquito (Calif.)
California, Southern
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British Americans--Archives
Ranchers--Archives
Land grants--Law and legislation
Land titles
Ranches
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Claims
Land grants
Ranch life
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Birth 1803

Death 1884

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