Guide to the Pioneer Manuscript Collection, 1796-1897

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California History Room
California State Library
Library and Courts Building II
900 N. Street, Room 200
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 654-0176
Fax: (916) 654-8777
Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
© 1999
California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Pioneer Manuscript Collection, 1796-1897



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pioneer Manuscript Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1796-1897
Box Number: 345-347
Collector: California State Library
Extent: 3 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pioneer Manuscript Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Frontier and pioneer life--California
Pioneers--California
California--History-1846-1850
California--History

Contents

Correspondence and miscellany. California and non-California material originally in the possession of California pioneers and early settlers, 1796-1897.

History

The Spanish settled in California in 1769. The first permanent settlement was started when soldiers and sailors established permanent residence in San Diego. San Jose de Guadalupe was the first pueblo in California. It was founded November 29, 1777 by five colonists who had come to California with explorer, Juan Baptista de Anza.
From 1769 to 1822 California was under Spanish rule. In 1822, California declared independence from Spain and aligned with Mexico. After a period of unrest, the territory came into the possession of the United States in 1846.
In 1848, gold was discovered leading to a great immigration. In less than four years there were 250,000 people in the state. California was admitted to the union as a free state September 9, 1850.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Manuscript books, pictures, typescripts, etc.

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Container List

Box 345

A-H

Box 346

I-R

Box 347

S-Z