Register of the Small Mexican Collections, 1787-1921

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Small Mexican Collections, 1787-1921

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL:
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small Mexican Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1787-1921
Collection number: Mss2
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small Mexican Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points


Ranchers -Baja California (Mex.)
Ranch life -Baja California (Mex.)
Land titles -Baja California (Mex.)
Cattle trade -Baja California (Mex.)
Mines and mineral resources -Mexico -History
Petroleum industry and trade -Mexico -History -1910-1946
Merchants, foreign -Mexico -History -1910-1946
Mexico -Economic conditions -20th century
Mexico -History -Revolution, 1910-1920
Veracruz Llave (Mex.) -History -American occupation, 1914
Mexico -Foreign relations -United States -1821-1861
United States -Foreign relations -Mexico -To 1865
Baja California (Mex.) -Maps
Mexico -History -19th century
Presidents -Mexico -Correspondence
Mexico -Politics and government

Corporate Names

Santa Gertrudis Rancho (Cabo San Jose, Baja Calif., Mexico)

Personal Names

Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de (1794-1876)
Valdivia, Juan
Carrillo, Gertrudis
Hunt, George G.
Cesena, Jose
Bello family


The Clifton Hite collection consists of legal documents pertaining to the 19th century ownership and legal disposition of the Santa Gertrudis Rancho, San Jose del Cabo, Baja Calif. The Rancho was evidently owned or claimed at various times by Gertrudis Carrillo (1859), Jose Ceseña (1877) and members of the Bello family (1879). Items in the collections are written in Spanish. [H675]
George C. Hunt was a representative of American mining and petroleum interests in Mexico at the time of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). This collection consists of Hunt's observations (c1925) on military, business and political matters in Mexico during that period. [Ms2.H941]
General Jose Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana was President of Mexico and Commander of the Army during Mexico's war with the United States (1846-1848). His letter in this collection thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber in defense of a possible Spanish invasion (1829). [Ms2.S331]
Also in the Small Mexican Collections is an assortment of 19th century legal and political documents, many of which pertain to Mexican relations with the United States and with Spain. [Ms2.M611]

Container List


MS 2 B 167a BAKER, ALTHEA A trip to Mexico: Letters, January 19-26, 1936. Typescript copy of original.


1: HITE (CLIFTON C.) MEXICAN DOCUMENTS, 1859-1887 [H675] gift of Clifton C. Hite


1.1: Testimonio..., 1882 [11 pp.; ink]


1.2: Juzgado de Distrito del Territorio..., 1881 [record of delincuencias re property; 4 pp.]


1.3: Titulos del sitio..., 1828 [3 pp.; purple ink]


1.4: En la villa de San José del Cabo..., 1879 [2 pp.; ink]


1.5: Colonizacion del Territorio de la Baja California: Titulo de Propriedad, 1859 [ink on printed form; signed by Benito Juarez]




3: MEXICAN DOCUMENTS, 1826-1865 [M611] [All of these documents are written or printed in Spanish.]


1.1: Map of Baja California (1787)


1.2: Explusion Act (1829) ordering all Spanish-born out of Mexico


1.3: Proclamation by President Iturbide prohbiting secret meetings (1829)


1.4: Proclamation creating the office of Bishop of Two Californias (1836)


1.5: Decree by the Governor of San Luis Potosí expelling U.S. citizens (1846)


1.6: Book detailing points of discussion between the Supreme Mexican Governor and the Chief General of American Forces (1847)


1.7: Deed to one Domingo Becerril for property in Mexico City (1849)


1.8: Proposal for defense against foreign invasions (1849)


1.9: The Emperor and the Mexican Clergy (1865) [pamphlet]