Santa Clara Land Papers

Finding aid prepared by Geraldo Licon.
Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
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San Marino, California 91108
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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

Access

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.

Subjects

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

Geographic Areas

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

Genre

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


CONTAINER LIST

 

Series 1. Administrative Records 1892-1987

Physical Description: 22 boxes
 

Estate of Ygnacio Alviso 1849-1858

Physical Description: 7 items.
 

Estate of Sterling Alford 1852

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Estate of Jose Ramon Arguello 1865

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Estate of John Barker 1852

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Estate of Thomas Baum 1850

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Estate of Otto Bendeleben 1857-1858

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Estate of Van Bennett 1854-1858

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

Estate of Antonio Buelna 1856

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Antonio Castro 1851-1863

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Anastacio Chaboya 1856-1861

Physical Description: 10 items
 

Estate of J.P. Clay 1857-1859

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Estate of Grove C. Cook 1857-1859

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Samuel J Crosby 1860

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Augte Desfogei 1890

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of James Donahue 1863-1864

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Henry Frank 1852

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Bartolo Garcia 1853

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Aguilla Glover 1855

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Thomas B. Godden 1852-1853

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Estate of William Gulnack 1852-1854

Physical Description: 5 items
 

Estate of George Harlan 1848-1864

Physical Description: 8 items
 

Estate of Hiram P. Hastings 1854

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of John Hughes 1855

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of James S. Jackson 1853-1858

Physical Description: 7 items
 

Estate of John W. Jenkins 1852

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of James Jones 1855

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Jose Maria Antonio Mesa 1850-1852

Physical Description: 8 items
 

Estate of Bernard Murphy 1853-1854

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Estate of Jose Dolores Pacheco 1851-1862

Physical Description: 13 items
 

Estate of Francis Rowe 1850-1853

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Estate of Juan Sepulveda 1853

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of John S. Snyder 1870

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Guadalupe Soto 1853

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Antonio Sunol 1865-1885

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Estate of Serafin Toledo 1850-1851

Physical Description: 3 items
 

Estate of John Townsend 1851-1852

Physical Description: 5 items
 

Estate of John J. Umiker 1852-1857

Physical Description: 5 items
 

Documents from Unknown Estates 1851-1866

Physical Description: 10 items
 

Estate of Francisca G. de Walkinshaw 1874

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Estate of Charles White 1852-1854

Physical Description: 4 items