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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • SECTION 4: Index to Gillespie Papers - 9/70

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Archibald H. Gillespie Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1845-1860
    Collection number: 133
    Creator: Gillespie, Archibald H. (Archibald Hamilton), 1812-1873
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Archibald H. Gillespie (1812-1873) was a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps detached as a special messenger (November 1845) and sent to California to deliver dispatches from President Polk to John C. Fremont concerning the possible annexation of California by the United States in the event of war with Mexico. He served thereafter in various capacities until his resignation from the Marine Corps in 1854. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and personal papers of Archibald H. Gillespie. It also includes materials related to Gillespie's mission to John Charles Fremont, the Bear Flag revolt, California's 1st constitution, the Gold Rush in San Francisco, Robert Field Stockton's attempt to establish a civil government in California, and a narrative by Gillespie about the battle of San Pasqual. Receipts, bills of sale, and accounts in the collection indicate commercial activities in the territory and state of California from 1848-56.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Contents of Box 1 available on microfilm copyflo (Boxes 3-5) in Department of Special Collections. Originals in Box 1 not available for consultation due to fragile condition.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Contents of Box 1 available on microfilm copyflo (Boxes 3-5) in the Department of Special Collections. Originals in Box 1 not available for consultation due to fragile condition.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Catherine C. Phillips, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Archibald H. Gillespie Papers (Collection 133). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Gillespie was born in 1812; as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps he was detached as a special messenger (November 1845) and sent to California to deliver dispatches from President Polk to John C. Fremont concerning the possible annexation of California by the United States in the event of war with Mexico; he served thereafter in various capacities until his resignation from the Marine Corps in 1854; died in San Francisco in 1873.

    Section 1: A Brief History

    THE AMERICAN CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA
    Being the private and public papers of Archibald Hamilton Gillespie, special messenger from the President of the United States to Fremont, Captain and Brevet Major of the California Battalion of Mounted Riflemen, and Commandant of the Southern Department of the territory of California during the conquest.
    A magnificent collection of almost five hundred documents concerned with the Conquest of California and its aftermath, and over five hundred papers concerned with Gillespie's private life. Neither Bancroft nor Hittell had access to these documents nor have they been used by any historian. Included are many of the original basic documents of the period, but of the foremost interest are several hitherto unknown papers which should serve to establish definitely certain important dates as well as to clarify and illuminate some of the more obscure and controversial questions with which historians have concerned themselves.
    No life of Archibald Gillespie, one of the most important figures in the Conquest of California, has ever been written. This collection contains almost all the necessary material, covering the most important years of his career, for the writing of such a life....
    In November 1845 Lt. Archibald Hamilton Gillespie was detached for special service by the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, and was instructed to proceed through Mexico, in the guise of an invalid merchant, to California, where he was to transmit to Fremont the wishes of the government in regard to California.
    Arriving in Monterey in April 1846, he discovered that Fremont had already started up the valley of the Sacramento. After conferring with Larkin, Gillespie hastened after him and overtook him near Klamath Lake in Oregon where he delivered his dispatches.
    On the following morning the party proceeded toward California, with Gillespie going on to Yerba Buena where he picked up stores and supplies from Captain Montgomery. He then rejoined Fremont at the American Fork.
    He was active in connection with the Bear Flag movement and raised the American Flag at Fort Sutter.
    Taking commission under Stockton, Gillespie was placed at Los Angeles as Commandant of the Southern Department where he was attacked by an overwhelming force under Flores and Pico. He then sent Juan Flaco to Monterey to ask aid of Stockton, but before help could come he was forced to evacuate the city and move on to San Pedro where he was joined, shortly after, by Captain Mervine whom Stockton had sent to reinforce him. Together they made an attempt to retake the city, but as it was unsuccessful, they retired to San Diego.
    A little later, Gillespie, with a small party, advanced to join Kearny and the combined forces fought a battle at San Pasqual in which he was wounded. He also fought in the battle of San Gabriel.
    After the treaty was signed at Cauenga, Gillespie closed up the affairs of the California Battalion and returned east with Stockton.
    For the next five years he was engaged in settling California Claims. During this period he also testified at Fremont's court material and sent the Russell party back to California.
    In 1855 he returned to California, became a Notary Public, wrote some vitriolic letters to the newspapers during the Fremont for President campaign, and finally drifted into an obscurity which ended with his death in San Francisco in 1873.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and personal papers of Archibald H. Gillespie. Includes materials related to Gillespie's mission to John Charles Fremont, the Bear Flag revolt, California's 1st constitution, the Gold Rush in San Francisco, and Robert Field Stockton's attempt to establish a civil government in California. Also includes a narrative by Gillespie about the battle of San Pasqual. Receipts, bills of sale, and accounts in the collection indicate commercial activities in the territory and state of California from 1848-56.
    Some items of special interest are Items 315, 321, 328, 329, 331, 332, 334, 336-340 and 344-347. These sixteen letters, written from San Francisco during the Gold Rush, are of such highly informative and entertaining character that they could very well be used as material for a separate volume. They are rich in details of well known personalities as well as vivid descriptions of the exciting events in which Charles V. Gillespie participated and upon which he commented.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Conquest of California and aftermath (Box 1 RESTRICTED and Boxes 3-6)
    2. Personal papers of Archibald H. Gillespie, 1847-60 (Box 2).

    How to use this finding aid:

    • SECTION 1: A brief history (found in Biography)
    • SECTION 2: A brief description of each item contained in the Gillespie Papers, items 1-464.
    • SECTION 3: Summary of contents in Box 2
    • SECTION 4: Index to Gillespie Papers

    Description:

    • BOX 1 - Contains original papers, Items 1-464* (RESTRICTED)
    • BOX 2 - Contains original papers, The personal papers of Archibald H. Gillespie
      Date: 1847-1860.
    • BOX 3 - Contains microfilm copies (copyflo) of Items 1-125
    • BOX 4 - Contains microfilm copies (copyflo) of Items 126-300
    • BOX 5 - Contains microfilm copies (copyflo) of Items 301-464*
    • BOX 6 - Contains large format microfilm copies (copyflo) of almost all the items in Box 1*

    Note

    *Items 456-464 are undated documents relating to the Conquest of California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gillespie, Archibald H. (Archibald Hamilton), 1812-1873--Archives.
    United States. Armed Forces--Officers--Archives.
    Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--California.

    SECTION 4: Index to Gillespie Papers - 9/70

    Alejandro, David

    Note

    Letter To: Item 21.
    Alexander, David W

    Note

    Letter From: Item 163.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 107A.
    Aliso, Don Luis del

    Note

    see Vignes, Jean Louis.
    Allendorff, Peter

    Note

    Letter From: Item 298.
    Ansline, Alfred

    Note

    Letter From: Item 179.
    Appleton, William

    Note

    Letters From: Item 5, Item 365A & Item 366.
    Arce, Ignacio

    Note

    see Arse, Jose Ignacio.
    Arguello, Santiago E. (1813-1857)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 55, Item 61, Item 70, Item 70A & Item 160.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 32 & Item 364.
    Army (miscellaneous)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 42, Item 43, Item 44, Item 59 & Item 78.
    Army Supplies, equipment

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 13, Item 17, Item 18, Item 24, Item 25, Item 28, Item 29, Item 30, Item 36, Item 46, Item 47, Item 48, Item 49, Item 50, Item 52, Item 77, Item 78, Item 89, Item 102, Item 103, Item 109, Item 110, Item 112, Item 116, Item 117, Item 122, Item 124, Item 132, Item 133, Item 134, Item 135, Item 136, Item 137, Item 138, Item 144A, Item 146, Item 148, Item 149, Item 151, Item 154A, Item 155, Item 156, Item 157, Item 161, Item 162, Item 163, Item 165, Item 166, Item 167, Item 168, Item 169, Item 169A, Item 172, Item 174, Item 175, Item 177, Item 181, Item 182, Item 184, Item 188, Item 195, Item 197, Item 210, Item 217, Item 218, Item 219, Item 223, Item 225, Item 233, Item 234, Item 236, Item 237, Item 240, Item 242, Item 341, Item 375, Item 440 & Item 441.

    Note

    See also: Mellus, Henry; Howard, William Davis Merry & California Battalion.
    Arse, Jose Ignacio

    Note

    Letter From: Item 30.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 75.
    Atkinson, John

    Note

    Letters From: Item 79 & Item 146.
    Ballesteros, Francisco

    Note

    Letter From: Item 176.
    Bancroft, George (1800-1891)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 2, Item 3 & Item 4.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 1, Item 262 & Item 371.
    Barton, James R.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 168.
    Beale, Thomas W.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 309.
    Bear Flag Revolt

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 19 & Item 448A.
    Beauchamp, David

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 247.
    Bell, Alexander (d. 1859)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 60, Item 81, Item 87, Item 94 & Item 227.
    Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 254.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 448C.
    Biddle, Commodore James (1783-1848)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 212A.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 205 & Item 228.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 243.
    Bidwell, John (1819-1900)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 96, Item 118, Item 141, Item 161 & Item 207.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 392.
    Boardman, E.H.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 152.
    Brant, Colonel

    Note

    Letter To: Item 272.
    Brodhead, John M. (Comptroller, Treasury Department)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 402.
    Brown, Lieutenant

    Note

    Letter To: Item 155.
    Brown, John (d. 1859)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 448.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 88, Item 167 & Item 447.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 104, Item 206, Item 224, Item 238, Item 406, Item 451 & Item 454.
    Brown, Samuel

    Note

    Letter From: Item 245.
    Buchanan, James (1791-1868)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 372.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 262, Item 266 & Item 371.
    Burgess, Thomas H.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 171.
    Burnett, Governor Peter Hardeman (1807-1895)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 334 & Item 336.
    Bush, Francis

    Note

    Letter From: Item 178.
    Bustamente

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 225.
    California Battalion

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 14, Item 15, Item 43, Item 44, Item 78, Item 84, Item 85, Item 94, Item 99, Item 112, Item 117, Item 124, Item 137, Item 138, Item 144, Item 145, Item 165, Item 169A, Item 170, Item 184, Item 188, Item 218, Item 218A, Item 222, Item 231, Item 257A, Item 257B, Item 310, Item 359, Item 361, Item 391 & Item 393.
    California--1st Constitution

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 35.
    Cardwell, H.H.
    (In Bancroft's Pioneer Register, Herman C. Cardwell often signed his name, H.H. Cardwell. He was a member of the 1st California legislature, 1848-50.)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 118.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 123.
    Carpenter, Lemuel (or Samuel) (d. 1859)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 83.
    Carrillo, Don Pedro C.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 76.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 23.
    Castro, Guillermo

    Note

    Letter From: Item 244.
    Célis, Eulogio (d. 1868)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 221 & Item 232.
    Churchill, S.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 257.
    Clayton, P.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 322, Item 325, Item 326, Item 401 & Item 420.
    Conquest of California

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 456, Item 457, Item 458, Item 459, Item 460, Item 461, Item 462, Item 463 & Item 464.
    Corley, John

    Note

    Letter From: Item 294.
    Coronel, Manuel F. (b. 1832)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 53.
    Crittenden, Major

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 347.
    Dauterman, W.L.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 453.
    Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 419.
    Dayton, A.P.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 251, Item 312, Item 359, Item 365, Item 390, Item 405 & Item 406.
    Diaz, Jesus

    Note

    Letter From: Item 105.
    Dickey, William (d. before 1866)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 187.
    Dobbin, James Cochran (1814-1857)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 407, Item 408, Item 409, Item 410, Item 411, Item 412, Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, Item 416, Item 417, Item 418, Item 423, Item 424, Item 425, Item 426, Item 427, Item 428, Item 429, Item 430, Item 431, Item 432, Item 433, Item 434, Item 435, Item 436, Item 437 & Item 438.
    Domingo, John (d. 1858)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 115.
    Downey, John G.

    Note

    Letter To: Item 455.
    Duarte, José

    Note

    Letter From: Item 31.
    Duvall, Robert Carson

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 120.
    Espinoza, Felipe

    Note

    Letters From: Item 65 & Item 69.
    Estudillo, José Antonio (1805-1852)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 154A.
    Evacuation of Los Angeles

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 90, Item 91, Item 107A & Item 197.
    Fallon, Thomas

    Note

    Letter From: Item 41.
    Feliz, Domingo

    Note

    Letters From: Item 63 & Item 67.
    Figueroa, Francisco

    Note

    Letters From: Item 103 & Item 169.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 102.
    Fisher, Henry

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 87.
    Fitch, Henry Delano (1799-1849)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 75, Item 123, Item 157, Item 159 & Item 215.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 34, Item 104A & Item 111.
    Flaco, Juan

    Note

    see Brown, John.
    Flores, José Maria

    Note

    Letter From: Item 90.
    Flugge, Charles W. (d. 1852)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 52, Item 74, Item 193, Item 221, Item 232, Item 235, Item 236 & Item 308.
    Foaid, J. McDonough (d. 1892, 63 yrs. old)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 445.
    Foley, Thomas K.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 453.
    Forster, John (d. 1884, 70 yrs. old)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 38.
    Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 26, Item 33, Item 34, Item 62 & Item 144.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 51, Item 164, Item 183 & Item 192.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 11, Item 15, Item 18A, Item 19, Item 24, Item 119, Item 182, Item 203, Item 206, Item 213, Item 214, Item 218, Item 221, Item 224, Item 243, Item 260, Item 262, Item 265, Item 266, Item 306, Item 307, Item 328, Item 329, Item 331, Item 334, Item 338, Item 367, Item 369, Item 394, Item 446, Item 448A, Item 448B & Item 448C.
    Fremont - as Governor of California

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 164, Item 183 & Item 213.
    Fremont - Court-Martial

    Note

    see Gillespie, Archibald Hamilton - departure from California to attend Fremont's court-martial.
    Fremont & Mason - Duel never fought

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 206.
    Gales & Seaton

    Note

    Letter To: Item 256.
    Gallaher, John B.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 314, Item 392, Item 393, Item 398 & Item 404.
    Gallardo, Juan

    Note

    Letter From: Item 86.
    Gibson, Samuel (d. winter of 1848-49)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 110 & Item 180.
    Gilchrist, Dr. Edward

    Note

    Letters To: Item 60 & Item 163A.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 72 & Item 198.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 30, Item 63, Item 64, Item 65, Item 66, Item 67, Item 68, Item 69, Item 80, Item 81, Item 82 & Item 83.
    Gillespie, Archibald Hamilton (1813-1873)
    Departure from California to attend Fremont's court-martial

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 243.
    Gillespie's mission & instructions

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 1, Item 241, Item 258, Item 260, Item 262, Item 265, Item 266, Item 372 & Item 373.
    Gillespie, Charles V.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 315, Item 321, Item 328, Item 329, Item 331, Item 332, Item 334, Item 336, Item 338, Item 340, Item 343, Item 344, Item 345, Item 346 & Item 347.
    Gillespie, David

    Note

    Letters From: Item 337 & Item 339.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 338.
    Godey, Alexander

    Note

    Letter From: Item 216.
    Goodwin, George

    Note

    Letter From: Item 58.
    Gorman, Willis Arnold (1816-1876)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 399.
    Graham, William Alexander (1804-1875)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 355 & Item 357.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 360.
    Green, Talbot H.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 13.
    Grey, Lieutenant (late alcalde)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 101.
    Gwin, William McKendree (1805-1885)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 354.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 353.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 355 & Item 358.
    Hardy, Thomas M. (d. 1848 or 1849)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 72.
    Harrison, Benjamin

    Note

    Letter To: Item 235.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 6.
    Helgenberg, Philip J.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 295.
    Henderson, Brig. Gen. Arch.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 1, Item 267, Item 320, Item 330, Item 333, Item 351, Item 361, Item 362, Item 363, Item 368, Item 370, Item 374, Item 382, Item 384, Item 385, Item 407, Item 408, Item 409, Item 410, Item 411, Item 412, Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, Item 416, Item 417, Item 418, Item 423, Item 424, Item 425, Item 426, Item 427, Item 428, Item 429, Item 430, Item 431, Item 432, Item 433, Item 434, Item 435, Item 436 & Item 437.
    Hensley, Captain Samuel J. (d. 1866, 49 yrs. old)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 141, Item 245 & Item 283.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 136, Item 138, Item 144A, Item 146, Item 285, Item 301 & Item 440.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 130 & Item 300.
    Holladay, Ben (1819-1887)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 290, Item 291, Item 292, Item 293 & Item 307.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 249, Item 286, Item 287 & Item 306.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 248, Item 271 & Item 302.
    Holladay, Joseph

    Note

    Letter From: Item 284.
    Howard, William Davis Merry (d. 1856, age 37) of firm, Mellus & Howard

    Note

    Letters From: Item 71, Item 108, Item 134, Item 174 & Item 217.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 317, Item 321 & Item 393.
    Howison, Edward M.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 451 & Item 454.
    Howle, P.G.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 263, Item 269, Item 335, Item 348, Item 350, Item 352, Item 356, Item 378, Item 379, Item 407, Item 408, Item 409, Item 410, Item 411, Item 412, Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, Item 416, Item 417 & Item 418.
    Huttmann, Francis

    Note

    Letters From: Item 195, Item 199 & Item 200.
    Jesup, Thomas Sidney (1788-1860)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 387.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 310, Item 317 & Item 388.
    Johnson, James (d. 1847)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 106 & Item 107.
    Jones, Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby (1790-1858)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 346.
    Juzgado of the City of Los Angeles

    Note

    Letter To: Item 190.
    Kearny, General Stephen Watts (1794-1848)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 170.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 208, Item 213, Item 243, Item 253, Item 254, Item 255 & Item 256.
    Kearny-Stockton Dispute

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 170, Item 203, Item 213, Item 243, Item 252, Item 253, Item 254, Item 255 & Item 256.
    Kennedy, John Pendleton (1795-1870)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 377, Item 383, Item 384 & Item 395.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 376, Item 380 & Item 381.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 379.
    Kester, John

    Note

    Letter From: Item 282.
    King, Henry

    Note

    Letter From: Item 56.
    King, Thomas Butler (1800-1864)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 328 & Item 334.
    King of William, James (1822-1856)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 446.
    La Mesa, Battle of

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 145.
    Land titles, disposition of Missions

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 353, Item 354, Item 354A & Item 358.
    Larkin, Thomas Oliver (1802-1858)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 203 & Item 367.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 262, Item 266, Item 332 & Item 345.
    Leese, Jacob Primer (1809-)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 266.
    Levin, Lewis Charles (1808-1860)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 252.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 253.
    Life Insurance - Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 342.
    Little, Milton (d. 1879, age 67)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 16.
    Lugo, Antonio Maria (1775-1860)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 234.
    Lugo, Ignacio

    Note

    Letter From: Item 73.
    Lugo, Vincente (d. 1890, age 80)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 185, Item 186 & Item 226.
    McClurg, James B (d. 1857, age 42)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 10 & Item 151.
    MacVicker, Henry

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 85.
    Marron, Juan Maria (d. 1856)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 70.
    Marshall, James Wilson (1810-1885)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 189.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 188.
    Marston, Ward

    Note

    Letter From: Item 355.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 357.
    Mason, John Young (1799-1859)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 264, Item 268 & Item 303.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 258, Item 259, Item 270, Item 271, Item 274, Item 304, Item 305, Item 308 & Item 371.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 243.
    Maxwell, Lieutenant

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 18A.
    Mellus, Henry (d. December 1860, age 45) of firm Mellus & Howard

    Note

    Letters To: Item 369 & Item 396.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 11, Item 46, Item 47, Item 48, Item 49, Item 50, Item 89, Item 134, Item 135, Item 141, Item 174, Item 210, Item 217, Item 394, Item 397, Item 400, Item 403 & Item 438.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 321 & Item 365A.
    Merritt, Lieutenant Ezekiel

    Note

    Letter To: Item 96.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 104A & Item 111.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 75 & Item 175.
    Mervine, William (1791-1868)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 194 & Item 357.
    Minor, Lieutenant George

    Note

    Letter From: Item 109.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 120.
    Montgomery, John Berrien (1794-1873)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 12.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 11.
    Moreno, José Matias (d. 1869, age 52)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 76 & Item 98.
    Morfit, H.M.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 318.
    Mumm, Christian

    Note

    Letter From: Item 77.
    Murphy, Mark

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 204.
    Neal, Samuel (d. 1859)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 45.
    Nicholson, A.A.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 311.
    Norris, J. Parker

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 196.
    O'Bannon, A.J.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 449.
    Ocampo, Francisco

    Note

    Letter From: Item 163A.
    Old Wheat

    Note

    see Atkinson, John.
    Olvera, Agustin (d. 1874)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 66.
    Orders, Navy Department & Marine Corps (miscellaneous)
    Signed by Adjutant Howle, Brig. Gen. Henderson, J.C. Dobbin
    Replies by Archibald H. Gillespie Item 407, Item 408, Item 409, Item 410, Item 411, Item 412, Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, Item 416, Item 417, Item 418, Item 423, Item 424, Item 425, Item 426, Item 427, Item 428, Item 429, Item 430, Item 431, Item 432, Item 433, Item 434, Item 435, Item 436 & Item 437.
    Ortega, José Joaquin

    Note

    Letter From: Item 25.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 26 & Item 32.
    Owens, Richard

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 14.
    Parrott, John (d. 1884, age 73)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 9.
    Patterson, Robert

    Note

    Letter From: Item 158.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 160.
    Pedrorena, Miguel de (d. 1850)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 29 & Item 122.
    Pico, Andrès (1810-1876)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 233A.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 233.
    Pico, Pio (1801-1894)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 75 & Item 76.
    Potter, Howard

    Note

    Letter From: Item 314.
    Prudhomme, Leon Victor

    Note

    Letter From: Item 190.
    Reading, Major Pierson B. (d. 1868, age 52)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 184 & Item 188.
    Rebhan, Jorge

    Note

    Letter From: Item 7.
    Requena, Manuel (d. 1872, ca. 72 yrs old)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 21 & Item 223.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 102.
    Rheusaw, Hirma

    Note

    Letters From: Item 137, Item 150 & Item 166.
    Richardson, John D

    Note

    Letter From: Item 297.
    Rocha, Manuel

    Note

    Letter From: Item 20.
    Roland, John

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 220.
    Romero, Pedro

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 98.
    Rondo, Louis

    Note

    Letter To: Item 276.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 275.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 272.
    Rowan, Stephen Clegg (1808-1890)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 155.
    Ruiz, Pedro

    Note

    Letters From: Item 64 & Item 68.
    Russell, Thomas S.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 28.
    Russell, William Henry (1802-1873)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 268, Item 272, Item 273 & Item 349.
    Russell, William H. & Party

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 268, Item 271, Item 272, Item 273, Item 274, Item 275, Item 276, Item 277, Item 278, Item 279, Item 280, Item 281, Item 282, Item 283, Item 284, Item 285, Item 286, Item 287, Item 288, Item 289, Item 290, Item 291, Item 292, Item 293, Item 294, Item 295, Item 296, Item 297, Item 298, Item 299, Item 300, Item 301, Item 302 & Item 303.
    San Francisco & the Gold Rush

    Note

    see Gillespie, Charles V. and Gillespie, David.
    San Gabriel, Battle of

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 145.
    San Pasqual, Battle of

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 131, Item 139, Item 140 & Item 209.
    Saunders, John

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 95.
    Seldon, Lieutenant George

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 192.
    Sewall, Major

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 347.
    Sigler, Levi

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 84.
    Simmons, B.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 124.
    Smith, Colonel Charles F.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 422.
    Speiden, William

    Note

    Letters From: Item 116, Item 125, Item 324 & Item 375.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 391.
    Stearns, Able (1798-1871)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 31, Item 148, Item 197, Item 221, Item 232 & Item 237.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 70A.
    Stimson, Robert J

    Note

    Letter To: Item 444.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 443 & Item 443A.
    Stockton, Robert Field (1875-1866)

    Note

    Letters To: Item 42, Item 112, Item 117, Item 131(?), Item 140, Item 242, Item 246, Item 250, Item 319 & Item 327.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 23, Item 37, Item 38, Item 104, Item 119, Item 120, Item 121, Item 145, Item 147, Item 153, Item 194, Item 196, Item 206, Item 208, Item 212, Item 224, Item 225, Item 233, Item 239 & Item 323.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 14, Item 15, Item 164, Item 192, Item 252, Item 253 & Item 440.
    Stockton's expedition across the Rocky Mts. to St. Joseph, Mo.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 194, Item 242, Item 248, Item 249, Item 278, Item 286, Item 287, Item 300, Item 302, Item 303, Item 319, Item 440 & Item 441.
    Stockton-Kearny dispute

    Note

    see Kearny-Stockton dispute.
    Stockton - Proclamation declaring California an American territory

    Note

    Item 22.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 37.
    Stockton - Proclamation announcing the division of territory into 3 military departments.

    Note

    Item 40.
    Stockton - Proclamations attempting to establish a civil government in California.

    Note

    Item 27, Item 35, Item 37, Item 39, Item 80, Item 81, Item 82 & Item 83.
    Stokes, Edward

    Note

    Letter From: Item 129.
    Swords, Major Thomas

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 201.
    Temple, John (d. 1866, age 68)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 173.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 82, Item 150, Item 219 & Item 240.
    Thompson, W.W.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 162.
    Tuckerman, J. Francis

    Note

    Letter From: Item 250.
    Turner, Captain Henry S.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 170 & Item 256.
    Vallejo, Salvador (1814-1876)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 18A, Item 328 & Item 422.
    Valois, Lewis A.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 229.
    Vareles, Cerbulo

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 98.
    Vignes, Jean Louis (d. 1862, age 79 or 82)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 57, Item 202, Item 211 & Item 212.
    Volunteers that served in Gillespie's Battalion - Records of

    Note

    Item 165, Item 169A, Item 182, Item 184, Item 188 & Item 222.
    Ward, Frank

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 346.
    Warner, Jonathan Trumbull (1807-1895)

    Note

    Letters From: Item 92 & Item 156.
    Warner, Juan José

    Note

    see Warner, Jonathan Trumbull.
    Warner, T.F.

    Note

    Letters To: Item 290 & Item 293.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 299.
    Watriss, George E.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 442.
    Weller, John B. (1812-1875)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 450.
    Whitley, Thomas

    Note

    Letter From: Item 130.
    Whitney, Charles A.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 260.
    Williams, Isaac (d. 1856, age 57)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 227.
    Williams, James (d. 1858, age 45)

    Note

    Letter To: Item 441.
    Williams, Squire (probably John S., d. 1849)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 440 & Item 441.
    Wilson, E.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 442.
    Wilson, Captain John K.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 172 & Item 177.

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 181.
    Wilson, Lieutenant Benito (Benjamin Davis Wilson, d. 1878, age 67)

    Note

    Referred to in: Item 51.
    Witmans, H.A.

    Note

    Letters From: Item 289 & Item 296.
    Wolfskill, William (d. 1866, age 68)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 80.
    Wood, B.

    Note

    Letter From: Item 281.
    Zeilin, Jacob (1806-1880)

    Note

    Letter From: Item 19A.