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Vallejo Family Papers MSA.Vallejo
MSA.Vallejo  
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Description
The Vallejo family has deep roots in the New World, and in California particularly. General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s ancestors came to the New World with the first conquistadors in the late fifteenth century. Several held prominent positions: Don PedroVallejo, for example, was viceroy of New Spain. General Vallejo’s father, Don Ignacio Vallejo, was a member of Father Junipero Serra’s military guard and was with him when he came to California in 1769 to begin missionizing among the California Indians. General Vallejo’s wife, Francisca Carrillo, also came from a prominent California family. Her great-grandmother came to California from Sinaloa as a young widow with the second Anza Expedition of 1775-1776. The collection includes material from 1748 to 1996 and best represents the life and interests of General Vallejo’s seventh child, Platon. Much of the legal and financial papers, the correspondence, and personal papers located in the Vallejo Family Documents reflect Platon’s legal and financial dealings, his interest in California history and the history of his own family in California, Vallejo genealogy, and the Suisun Indians.
Background
The Vallejo family has deep roots in the New World, and in California particularly. General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s ancestors came to the New World with the first conquistadors in the late fifteenth century. Several held prominent positions: Don PedroVallejo, for example, was viceroy of New Spain. General Vallejo’s father, Don Ignacio Vallejo, was a member of Father Junipero Serra’s military guard and was with him when he came to California in 1769 to begin missionizing among the California Indians. General Vallejo’s wife, Francisca Carrillo, also came from a prominent California family. Her great-grandmother came to California from Sinaloa as a young widow with the second Anza Expedition of 1775-1776.
Extent
3.75 Linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.