Finding Aid to the Archivo del Obispado de Monterey y Los Angeles

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Finding Aid to the Archivo del Obispado de Monterey y Los Angeles

Collection number: BANC MSS C-C 6

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Archivo del Obispado de Monterey y Los Angeles
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-C 6
Extent: Number of containers: 90 pages in 1 vol. Number of microfilm reels: 1 (partial)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

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[Identification of item], Archivo del Obispado de Monterey y Los Angeles, BANC MSS C-C 6, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

This volume contains extracts and transcripts made in 1877 for H. H. Bancroft from records at that time in the Archives of the Bishopric of Monterey and Los Angeles. Included are excerpts from the Libros de Patentes from the following missions: San Buenaventura (pp. 1-48); Soledad, (p. 49); San Miguel (pp. 50-54); San Antonio de Padua (pp. 55-66); San Diego (pp. 67-68); San Juan Bautista (pp. 69-73); Purísima Concepción (pp. 74-76); Santa Inés (pp. 77-79); Soledad (pp. 80-81); San Luis Obispo (pp. 82-87); Santa Cruz (pp. 88-90).
A calendar of documents abstracted follows, and at the end of the report is a list of authors.

List of authors

Arroyo de la Cuesta, Felipe, 1780-1840 no. 41
Bestard, Juan Buenaventura no. 11, 12, 14
Cabot, Juan, 1781-ca. 1856 no. 41
Calzada, Juan no. 10
García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846 nos. 20, 21, 44-46, 55, 60, 70
Garijo, Agustín no. 6
Gasol, José no. 1
Gil y Taboada, Luis, 1773-1833 no. 71
González, Francisco no. 10
González Rubio, José María de Jesús, 1803-1875 nos. 52, 54
Gutiérrez, José de Jesús María no. 56
López, Baldomero nos. 13, 15
Lull, Miguel nos. 7, 19
Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839 nos. 47-51
Payeras, Mariano, 1769-1822 nos. 16-17
Pérez, José Bernardino de Jesús no. 57
Quijas, José Lorenzo de la Concepción no. 59
Rosales Pacheco, José María no. 22
Sarría, Vicente Francisco de, 1767-1835 nos. 8-9
Señán, José Francisco de Paula, 1760-1823 no. 18
Soría, Rafael de Jesús no. 53, 58
Tapis, Estévan, 1754-1825 nos. 2-5

Calendar

item 1

Gasol, José: Letter of instruction, Oct. 1, 1806. p. 1-7

item 2

Tapis, Estévan, 1754-1825: Letter telling that because of death of Don Estévan Lazcano. Don Eustaquio de la Cuesta has been appointed to help in mission affairs, June 23, 1807. p. 7

item 3

Tapis, Estévan, 1754-1825: Concerning debt of deceased Estévan Lazcano, June 30, 1808. p. 7-8

item 4

Tapis, Estévan, 1754-1825: Circular, Nov. 23, 1808, enclosing form to be used in annual reports. p. 8

item 5

Tapis, Estévan, 1754-1825: Circular, Apr. 23, 1809, concerning books of deceased priests. These books should belong to the mission where the priest died. p. 9-10

item 6

Garijo, Agustín: Letter, July 26, 1809, announcing his election as head of the College of San Fernando, and that Tapis has been elected again president of the California missions. p. 10

item 7

Lull, Miguel: Letter, July 15, 1812, to Father Señán announcing his appointment as president of California missions. p. 11

item 8

Sarría, Vicente Francisco de, 1767-1835: Circular letter, July 7, 1813, announcing his election as Comisario Prefecto of the missions. p. 11

item 9

Sarría, Vicente Francisco de, 1767-1835: Pastoral letter, July 2, 1813, stating precepts to be followed by the missions. p. 12-16

item 10

Calzada, Juan and González, Francisco: Letter to Payeras, July 24, 1815, announcing election of Payeras as president of the California missions. p. 16

item 11

Bestard, Juan Buenaventura: Instructions to missionaries on the reports they are to submit annually, May 6, 1816. p. 16

item 12

Bestard, Juan Buenaventura: Communicating two royal decrees, Jan. 31, 1818. p. 17

item 13

López, Baldomero and Cortés, Juan: Letter to missionaries, Sept. 12, 1818, announcing López has been elected guardian of the Colegio de San Fernando. p. 17-19

item 14

Bestard, Juan Buenaventura: Requesting that missionaries, Sept. 23, 1818, on receipt of the circular, offer prayers for the successful birth of the Queen's child. p. 19

item 15

López, Baldomero: Letter to Father Señán, announcing Señán's election to the presidency of the missions, Oct. 11, 1819. p. 20

item 16

Payeras, Mariano, 1769-1822: Letter appointing Señán as vice prefect, Apr. 4, 1820. p. 20

item 17

Payeras, Mariano, 1769-1822: Circular to missionaries concerning his election as comisario prefecto, and recalling points brought out by Sarría and Tapis in their pastoral letters, Apr. 1, 1820. p. 21

item 18

Señán, José Francisco de Paula, 1760-1823: Circular, June 1, 1823, on dispensations for fasting regulations. p. 22

item 19

Lull, Miguel: Letter to Father Sarría, announcing Sarría's appointment as Comisario Prefecto, May 26, 1824. p. 23

item 20

García Diego. Francisco, d. 1846: Decree, Jan. 20, 1843, concerning tithes. p. 24

item 21

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846; Copy of a pastoral letter of the deceased bishop, 1847, p. 25

item 22

Rosales Pacheco, José María: Note on a circular announcing appointment of José María de Jesús González as bishop, Aug. 3, 1848. p. 26

item 23

Statistics, 1807. p. 29

item 24

Statistics, 1808. p. 30

item 25

Statistics, 1809. p . 31

item 26

Statistics, 1810. p. 32

item 27

Statistics, 1811. p. 33

item 28

Statistics, 1812. p. 34-35

item 29

Statistics, 1813. p. 36

item 30

Statistics, 1814. p. 37

item 31

Statistical tables - baptisms, 1815-1834. p. 38

item 32

Statistical tables-marriages, 1815-1834. p. 39

item 33

Statistical tables-deaths, 1815-1834. p. 40

item 34

Population. p. 41

item 35

Livestock. p. 42-43

item 36

Horses. p. 44

item 37

Mules. p. 45

item 38

Grain. p. 46

item 39

Crops. p. 47

item 40

Notes on annual reports. p. 48

item 41

Cabot, Juan, 1781-ca. 1856, and Arroyo de la Cuesta, Felipe, 1780-1840: Statement. Sept. 16, 1833. p. 52

item 42

Memorandum of a fire at the Mission, Aug. 25, 1806. p. 52

item 43

Razón de lo que dieron otras misiones á esta de San Miguel Arcángel desde su fundancion... p. 53-54

item 44

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Circular, Aug. 16, 1835, urging that Mariano Loza be recognized as guardian in the Colegio de Guadalupe. p. 56

item 45

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Circular, Aug. 16, 1835, announcing his re-election as Comisario Prefecto and requesting information from the missions. p. 56-57

item 46

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Appointing Rafael de Jesús Moreno as vice prefect. Apr. 15, 1835. p. 57

item 47

Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839: Circular letter, Jan. 1, 1836, circulating the president's patent. p. 57

item 48

Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839: Circular letter, Apr. 6, 1831, concerning sustenance allotted to the priests. p. 58

item 49

Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839; Circular letter, May 7, 1836, concerning mismanagement of missions by the major domos, etc. p. 58-59

item 50

Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839: Circular letter, Dec. 14, 1837, concerning the election of Francisco Trejes as guardian of the Colegio, and stating that Carlos Antonio Carrillo is to be recognized as president, etc. p. 59

item 51

Moreno, Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839: Circular letter, Nov. 15, 1838, stating that González Rubio has been elected president of the missions of Alta California. p. 60

item 52

González Rubio, José María de Jesús, 1803-1875: Circular letter, Oct. 18, 1839, concerning the vicarship in the ten northern missions. p. 60-61

item 53

Soría, Rafael de Jesús: Letter, Aug. 4, 1840, concerning the bishopric of California. p. 62

item 54

González Rubio, José María de Jesús, 1803-1875: Circular letter, Oct. 29, 1840, concerning his re-election as president of the northern missions. p. 63.

item 55

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Circular letter, Jan. 15, 1843, stating that Micheltorena is governor. p. 63

item 56

Gutiérrez, José de Jesús María: Certificate, Mar. 26, 1843. p. 64

item 57

Pérez, José Bernardino de Jesús: Circular letter, Oct. 21, 1842, announcing his election as guardian of the college. p. 64.

item 58

Soría, Rafael de Jesús: Letter to Father Antonio Anzar, Mar. 6, 1843, announcing Anzar's election as president of the northern missions. p. 65

item 59

Quijas, José Lorenzo de la Concepción: Statement concerning mission records, Apr. 20, 1844. p. 65-66

item 60

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Pastoral letter, July 4, 1833, concerning abolishing whipping. p. 72

item 61

Death notice for Francisco Rouset de Jesús, bishop of Sonora, Dec. 29, 1814. p. 76

item 62

Death notice for Father José Cavaller, Dec. 9, 1789. p. 83

item 63

List of missionaries, undated p. 84-85

item 64

Death notice for Father Marcelino Ciprés, Feb. 1, 1810. p. 85

item 65

Notice of death of Miguel Gallego, Jan. 2, 1810.p. 86

item 66

Note of death of Andrés Quintana, Oct. 1, 1812. p. 86

item 67

Note of death of José de Miguel, June 2, 1813. p. 86

item 68

Note of death of José Calzada, Dec. 23, 1814. p. 86

item 69

Note of death of Florencio Ibañez, Nov. 25, 1818. p. 87

item 70

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846: Circular on political affairs and on the slaughter of livestock, June 20, 1834. p. 90

item 71

Gil y Taboada, Luis, 1773-1833: Note of ceremonies celebrating the independence of Mexico, Apr. 21, 1822. p. 89