Guide to the Stanford Ranches and Lands Records

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Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
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Call Number: SC0003
Title: Stanford ranches and lands records
Dates: 1838-1896
Physical Description: 4 Linear feet
Summary: Abstracts of titles and transcripts of titles to various property holdings of Leland Stanford.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Administrative transfer, President's Office, 1965.

Information about Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

Ownership & Copyright

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Cite As

Stanford Ranches and Lands Records (SC0003). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content of Collection

Abstracts of titles and transcripts of titles to various property holdings of Leland Stanford, including the Palo Alto Stock Farm (Santa Clara Co.), the Vina Ranch (Tehama Co.), the Grindley Farm (Butler Co.), Mayfield Grange (Santa Clara Co.), the Gwinn Ranch (Contra Costa Co.), and San Francisco properties.

Access Terms

Gordon, George
Gridley Farm (Calif.)
Gwinn Ranch (Calif.)
Martin, Dennis
Mayfield Grange (Calif.)
Palo Alto Stock Farm (Calif.)
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Vina Ranch (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Transcript of the title to "Dennis Martin Tract"

Box 1, Folder 2

Abstract of title to parts of the Ranchos Rincon de San Francisquito and Rinconada del Arroyo de San Francisquito (vol. 1)

Box 1, Folder 3

Abstract of title to parts of the Ranchos Rincon de San Francisquito and Rinconada del Arroyo de San Francisquito (vol. 2)

Box 1, Folder 4

Abstract of title, Rancho "el Corte de Madera"

Box 1, Folder 5

Title of Rancho de San Francisquito Palo Alto

Box 2, Folder 1

Abstract of title to a portion of the Rancho de San Francisquito

Box 2, Folder 2

Abstract of title of part of Rancho Rincon de San Francisquito

Box 2, Folder 3

Abstract of title to parts of "Rancho el Corte de Madera" and San Mateo Cos.

Box 2, Folder 4

Ranchos San Francisquito Palo Alto and Rinconada del San Francisquito

Box 2, Folder 5

Title of the Rancho de San Francisquito Palo Alto

Box 3

Topographical map of the western portion of the Vina Ranch [oversize volume]

Box 3, Folder 1

Vina Ranch

Box 3, Folder 2

Vina Agency

Box 3, Folder 3

Gerke Ranch

Box 3, Folder 4

Berry Rancho

Box 4, Folder 1

Rancho San Francisquito

Box 4, Folder 2

Rancho de los Pulgas

Box 4, Folder 3

Bosquejo Rancho

Box 4, Folder 4

San Miguel Rancho

Box 4, Folder 5

Gridley Farm

Box 4, Folder 6

Gridley Ranch; building

Box 4, Folder 7

Tehama County Property

Box 4, Folder 8

Glenn County property

Box 4, Folder 9

George Gordon's Mayfield Grange

Box 5, Folder 1

Abstract of title of Eliza C. Tichenor to certain lands in Napa County, Hot Springs Township, Calif. From the Mexican Grant to Oct. 5, 1871 (includes Sam Brannan)

Box 5, Folder 2

Folder of letters and map of Clistoga

Box 5, Folder 3

Mrs. Leland Stanford. Portions of block 93, western addition, n.s. corner of Van Ness and Pacific in San Francisco

Box 5, Folder 4

Abstract of title for lots in Township 24 N.R.I.E.M.D.M.

Box 6, Folder 1

Abstract of Gridley Farm

Box 6, Folder 2

Abstract of Bosquejo Ranch and Gridley Farm

Box 6, Folder 3

Abstract of title #76

Box 6, Folder 4

Abstract of the San Miguel Rancho

Box 6, Folder 5

Stanford and Sunnyside Mort. R.M.'s

Box 6, Folder 5

Documents relating to San Francisco city or County

Box 6, Folder 6

Butte County Property

Box 6, Folder 6

Abstract and papers relating to Josiah Session (re lot at California and Powell Streets)

Box 6, Folder 7

Rio de Los Molinos

Box 7, Folder 1

Ponce papers

Box 7, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, including Durham Ranch

Box 7, Folder 3

Gwinn - survey 1888

Box 7, Folder 4

Gwinn Ranch

Box 7, Folder 5

Gwinn - Parcel #1

Box 7, Folder 6

Gwinn - Parcel #2

Box 7, Folder 7

Gwinn - Parcel #3

Box 7, Folder 8

Gwinn - Parcel #4

Box 7, Folder 9

Gwinn - Parcel #5

Box 7, Folder 10

Gwinn - Parcel #6, 7, 8

Box 7, Folder 11

Gwinn - miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 12

Gridley Ranch abstract

Box 8, Folder 1

Translation of will of Maria de la Soledad de Ortega de Arguello dated Nov. 14, 1862

Box 8, Folder 2

Mortgage from Timothy Paige to Job J. Felt covering part of Rancho el Corte de Madera, Mar. 23, 1886

Box 8, Folder 3

Deed form Job J. Felt to Timothy Paige for part of Rancho el Corte de Madera dated Mar. 23, 1886

Box 8, Folder 4

Promissory note by Timothy Paige for $40,000 payable to Job J. Felt (with various receipts thereon signed by Thos. M. Quackenbush), dated Mar. 23, 1886

Box 8, Folder 5

Assignment of mortgage from Job J. Felt to Thomas M. Quackenbush, dated April 14, 1886

Box 8, Folder 6

Satisfaction of mortgage (from Timothy Paige to Job J. Felt and assigned to Thomas M. Quackenbush), dated Mar. 3, 1891

Box 8, Folder 7

Abstract of title to portion of el Corte de Madera Rancho, San Mateo County, dated May 5, 1883

Box 8, Folder 8

Abstract of Title and Certificate of Search, by Thomas H. Cordell re Peter Coutts Place on Rancho [Rincon] de San Francisquito; and Deed, Jeremiah Clark to Peter Coutts, Nov. 9, 1882, April 15, 1875

Box 8, Folder 9

Abstract of Title to Luis Antonio Arguello's portion of Rancho de las Pulgas, February 1883

Box 8, Folder 10

Abstract of title to various lands with cover name [Coon Rancho]; this is a search done for J. C. Gould by Edgar [Pomeroy]. May 9, 1887

Box 8, Folder 10

Copy of Henry P Coon will dated Nov. 16, 1877

Box 8, Folder 10

Certification of G. H. Rice re McDonough title, May 7, 1887

Box 8, Folder 10

List of filings in Probate of Will of Henry P. Coon, Dec. 1884-July 1886