Finding aid of the John Rogers Cooper Papers C058818

Finding aid prepared by Alexandria Brown
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849

Title: Cooper, John Rogers Papers
Identifier/Call Number: C058818
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 folder, 1 item, 2 letters
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1844
Date (inclusive): 1821-1860
Abstract: This folder contains one folder of items in Spanish from 1844 regarding the Rancho Rincon de las Salinas in Monterey, CA; two letters regarding property leases; and one defendant's brief.
creator: Cooper, John Rogers, 1823-?

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Scope and Contents note

The letter dated 06/26/1821 is from Cooper and William P. Hartnell to the first native governor of California, Luis Antonio Argüello detailing the grant, bargain, and sale of several items totalling $9,000. The lease dated 07/03/1859 states that H. C. Curtis was letting approximately 100 x 93 yards of property on the north side of Decatur street near the custom house in Monterey from Cooper. The undated brief is between plaintiffs James Martin and others against defendants John R. Cooper and others disputing who held the title of the Rancho Rincon de las Salinas in Monterey, CA. It was drawn up by William Matthews, attorney for the defendants. The folder of Spanish language items contains two letters: one from 06/20/1844 from John Augustus Sutter and Manuel Micheltorena, the second undated from Manuel Micheltorena, both to unknown recipients regarding the rancho in Monterey.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on access.

Preferred Citation note

John Rogers Cooper Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.


Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Biographical/Historical note

Cooper was born in May 1823. He lived in Monterey and joined the Society of California Pioneers in 1850.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Argüello, Luis Antonio, 1784-1830
Micheltorena, Manuel, 1802-1853
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
Rancho Rincon de las Salinas (Calif.)