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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Santa Clara Land Papers
    Dates: 1849-1890
    Bulk dates: 1850-1869
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Collector: Burger and Evans, San Francisco
    Extent: 136 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: A collection of legal records and maps dealing with the estates and land deals in Santa Clara County in the mid-19th century.
    Language of Material: The records are in English and Spanish.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Santa Clara Land Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Burger and Evans, August 9, 1971.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes 136 items organized into forty folders arranged alphabetically by estate name. The collection covers 1849 to 1890 but the bulk of the documents relate to the 1850s and 1860s. The material includes the following kinds of documents: depositions, powers of attorney, wills, petitions, notices, agreements, leases, indentures and plats. The documents chiefly deal with the estates and land deals of several citizens of California; some of those significant individuals included in the collection are: Ygnacio Alviso, Anastacio Chavoya, Pablo de la Guerra, Jose Dolores Pacheco, Juan Sepulveda, and Robert Stockton. The collection also includes two maps and one song of San Jose, California.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Alviso, Ygnacio.
    Chaboya, Anastacio.
    Guerra, Pablo de la, 1819-1874.
    Pacheco, Jose Dolores.
    Rodríguez Sepúlveda, Juan Agustín, 1894-
    Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866.


    Mexicans -- California.
    Real property -- California -- Santa Clara County.

    Geographic Areas

    California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)


    Agreements California 19th century.
    Indentures California 19th century.
    Petitions California 19th century.
    Plats (maps) California 19th century.
    Wills California 19th century.