Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1827-1858

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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1827-1858

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 55

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documentos para la historia de California,
Date (inclusive): 1827-1858
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 55
Creator: Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes and 5 oversize folders (also 4 volumes of photocopies from microfilm) Number of microfilm reels: 3
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.
Abstract: Letters and financial papers such as bills of lading, invoices, statements of account, etc., relating to Fitch's commercial transactions and business affairs in San Diego; trading voyages up and down the California coast, to Mexico and to Hawaii; otter hunting and the hide and tallow trade. A few letters relate to the war with Mexico, the gold discoveries in California and his ranch in Sonoma County. Included also are some papers of his wife, Josefa (Carrillo) Fitch.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documentos para la historia de California, BANC MSS C-B 55, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Henry Delano Fitch's papers, collected by Hubert Howe Bancroft for his History of California, relate for the most part to his sea voyages, the trade in hides and tallow, the care of his store in San Diego, and his extensive dealings with other merchants of California, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands. The documents, mostly originals, many in Spanish, consist largely of letters and financial papers-bills of lading, invoices, statements of account, etc.-relating to Fitch's commercial transactions and business affairs. A few letters relate to the war with Mexico, the gold discoveries in California and his ranch in Sonoma County. Included also are a few papers of his wife, Josefa (Carrillo) Fitch, relating to his estate.
The collection has for the most part been kept in the order in which it was originally bound. A few documents previously separated in the bound volumes have been brought together. and a few documents that have been repaired are now oversize. A calendar of documents as they appear in the boxes, roughly in chronological order, is appended. An alphabetical index of names may be consulted at the end of the report.
Photocopy and microfilm of the collection are available and should be used instead of the originals.

Biography

Henry Delano Fitch, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1799, first came to California in about 1826 as master of the vessel Maria Ester, owned by Henry Edward Virmond of Mexico. Fitch was employed for a number of years by Virmond, trading along the west coast ports of north and South America. The earliest letters and documents of the collection deal with these activities.
After his elopement with Josefa Carrillo in 1829, Fitch settled in San Diego, soon becoming the principal trader of that port, a position he maintained until his death in 1848. Although Fitch took an active part in local affairs, holding various offices at different times, his deepest interest was in his commercial enterprises.

Alphabetical list of authors and/or signers of documents

Abrego, José, 1813-1878 Folders 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 173
Aguirre, José Antonio, 1793-1854 Folders 42, 47, 52, 53, 67-68, 100, 140, 185, 326
Alexander & Mellus, San Pedro Folder 544
Allan, George T. Folder 418
Allen, Robert, 1812-1886 Folder 612
Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882 Folder 98
Álvarez, Miguel Folder 603
Anselin, Alfred, d. 1853 Folder 599
Arce, Santiago Diego Folder 324
Argüello, Jose R. Folder 438
Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862 Folders, 30, 135, 194
Argüello, Santiago E., 1813-1857 Folders 94, 439, 523
Armenta, Estanislao Folders 182, 187
Arther, James P. Folders 294, 395, 404, 427, 514
Austin & Co., San Francisco Folder 310
Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857 Folders 61, 78, 96, 263, 377, 385
Barker, John F. Folder 599
Bartlett, D. H. Folder 179
Bassham, William R., 1822?- Folder 475
Beatty, John Folder 107
Becher, Frederick G. Folder 17
Beristaín, Máximo Folder 29
Bidwell, John, 1819-1900 Folder 401
Boardman, E. H. Folder 440
Boggs, Lilburn W., 1792-1860 Folder 611
Bona, Tomás Folder 459
Boronda, María Josefa Folder 140
Brewer, Charles, 1804- Folders 278, 283, 291, 292, 552
Briggs, Joseph G. Folder 598
Bull, John C. Folder 600
Canfield, Cyrus C. Folder 486
Carrillo, José Antonio Ezequiel, 1796-1862 Folder 271
Carrillo, José Ramón Folder 219
Carrillo, María Ignacia (López) Folder 81
Carrillo, Pedro C. Folder 421
Carson, Moses B., 1805- Folders 378, 406, 422-423, 604-605
Célis, Eulogio, d. 1868 Folders 93, 97, 103, 104, 105, 106
Chiene, Alexander Folder 373
Clap, Curtis Folder 236
Clark, Hiram Folders 487, 490
Clift, Robert Folders 442, 443, 496, 468
Cloud, Jeremiah H., d. 1847 Folder 419-420
Cooper, John Bautista Rogers, 1792-1872 Folder 161
Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870 Folders 358, 371
Curley, William Folders 255, 498
Dalton, Henry, 1805- Folders 485, 503-505, 521 bis.
Dana, William Goodwin, 1787-1858 Folder 41
Dare, Robert H. Folders 90, 144
Davis, John Calvert, 1819-ca. 1848 Folder 276
Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909 Folders 312, 386, 413-414, 463
Delano, William H. Folder 479-480
DeWitt & Harrison, San Francisco Folders 539, 550
Don Quixote Company Folder 308-309
Duarte, Perfecto Folder 295
Duhugon (T)y Canin, Mazatlán Folder 407
DuPont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 Folder 397
Eaton, Joseph B. Folder 176
Espinosa, Alejo Folder 325
Espinosa, José Luciano Folder 365
Evans, William Folder 520-521
Everett, John H. Folders 273, 280, 302, 316
Everett, T. C. Folder 471
Everett & Co., Honolulu Folders 520 bis, 551
Falkner, E. R. Folders 529, 531, 533, 536, 542
Fisher, Charles Folders 286, 287, 290
Fisher, William, d. 1850 Folders 449 bis, 492
Fitch, Frederic Folder 527
Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849 Folders 8, 22-24, 40, 85-86, 31, 32, 47, 108, 109, 115-117, 125, 126, 127, 128, 148, 156, 184, 186, 192, 196, 197, 205, 206, 215, 234-235, 238, 249, 255, 296, 304, 305, 317, 338, 342-343, 344, 348, 354-357, 362, 368-369, 374, 384, 419-420, 428-429, 431, 443, 444, 445, 447, 452, 453, 470, 473, 491, 494, 497, 510-511, 520-521, 522, 534, 546, 547, 589 bis, 590, 613, 616
Fitch, Henry Edward, 1830- Folder 610
Fitch, Josefa (Carrillo) de, 1810- Folders 602, 612
Fitch, Sarah (Delano), d. 1847 Folders 43, 174, 364
Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852 Folders 225, 284, 318, 320, 322, 328, 330, 330 bis, 332-333, 334, 339, 363, 372, 376, 450, 455, 456-457
Forbes, William Folders 152, 167, 601
Freeman, Richard Folder 418-420
Frisbie, John B., 1824- Folder 611
Fuller, William M. Folder 453
Garner, William A. Folder 445
Gastelum, Francisco Xavier Folders 37, 65
Gillespie, Archibald H., 1813-1873 Folders 400, 402
Gillespie, Charles V. Folder 548
González, José Rafael Folders 128, 129
Green, Talbot H., 1810-1889 Folders 379, 523 bis
Guerra, Pablo Andrés Antonio María Saturnino, 1819-1874 Folder 126
Guerra y Noriega, José de la Folder 41
Hall, Hatevil Folder 255
Hamley, George W. Folders 454, 462
Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854 Folder 101-102
Hatch, James B. Folder 446
Hensley, Samuel J., 1817-1866 Folder 419-420
Hewett, George Folder 255
Higuera, Nicolás Folder 272
Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856 Folders 303, 316, 340, 390, 393, 464, 594
Hubbard, Eliza (Fitch) Folder 172
Hubbard, Jenison J. Folder 172
Hudsons Bay Company Folder 418
Hüttmann, Francis Folder 469
Hunnewell, James, 1794-1869 Folders 329, 359
Jarvis, James Jackson Folders 495, 500
Johnson, Publius R. Folder 548
Johnson, William Folder 458
Jordan, Lino Folder 220
Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1834-1898 Folder 125
Lascano, V. Folder 18
Lataillade, Cesáreo, 1819-1849 Folders 232, 326, 588
Leandry, Juan B., 1804-1843 Folder 50
Light, Allen B. Folder 390
Limantour, José Yves, d. 1885 Folder 327
Little, Milton, 1812-1879 Folder 315
López, José Elias Folder 434
Lyons, George Folder 224
Machado, Yeoward y Cia, Mazatlán Folder 157
MacRay, W. R. Isaacs Folder 612
McKenzie, Daniel Folder 275
McKinlay, James, 1803-1875 Folders 38, 79, 80, 84, 90, 144, 156, 238, 344, 346-347, 348, 354-357
Mactavish, Dugald Folders 396, 477
Mancilla, Agustín Folders 163, 170, 177, 191, 245
Manríquez, Julián Folder 434
March, William J. Folders 452, 453
Marrón, Juan María Folder 255
Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860 Folders 57, 58, 91-92, 169, 231, 288, 387, 403, 405, 415, 417, 430, 501, 518-519
Mellus & Howard, San Francisco Folders 532, 596
Menchaca, Ramón Folder 217
Minor, George Folders 419-420, 426
Möller (JB) & Co., Mazatlán Folder 155
Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-1873 Folders 394, 412
Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869 Folder 319
Mott, J. Thomas Folders 432, 482, 553-554
Negociación, Trina Folders 261-262, 506-508
Norton, R. Folder 207-214
Nye, Gorham H., 1802-1878 Folder 311
Orbell, James, 1813- Folders 166, 221, 222, 237
Osio, Antonio María Folders 141, 189
Osio, José de Jesús Folders 282, 437
Park, Thomas B., d. ca. 1850 Folders 74, 75, 383, 392
Paty, Henry, d. 1841 Folder 110
Paty, John, 1807-1868 Folders 289, 360, 375, 380, 425, 446, 449, 484, 493, 512, 513, 517, 535, 589
Paty & Co. Folders 381-382, 524-525
Paty (Henry) & Co., Honolulu Folder 111
Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850 Folders 48, 49, 59, 99, 150, 247, 265, 279, 285, 419-420, 451, 520, 603
Peirce, Henry Augustus, 1808-1885 Folders 112, 113-114, 197, 204, 264, 146
Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu Folders 112, 113-114, 118, 119-122, 123-124, 142, 147, 151, 153-154, 159, 175, 180, 190, 197, 198-201, 226, 243-244, 252-253, 258-259, 278, 283, 291, 292
Pelly, George Folders 260, 418
Phelps, William Dane Folders 399, 410, 436, 441, 488, 494, 499, 502
Pico, Andrés, 1810-1876 Folder 136
Pico, Pío, 1801-1894 Folders 36, 133, 358, 367, 370, 371, 416
Poncia, Pedro P. Folders 227, 448, 522 bis
Reid, Perfecto Hugo, 1811-1852 Folders 156, 592
Requena, Manuel, d. 1876 Folders 60, 483
Richardson, Henry P. Folders 408-409, 411
Robertson, Robert Folder 267
Robidoux, Antoine, 1794-1860 Folder 461
Robidoux, Louis, 1791-1868 Folder 461
Robinson, Alfred, 1806- Folders 216, 228, 281, 361, 388
Robinson, William Folder 612
Roldán, M. R. Folder 156
Ross, Charles L. Folders 474, 489
Ruiz, María Salvadora Folder 33
St. John, William Henry Folder 481
Salazar, Juan Folder 127
Scarborough (William) y Cia, Mazatlán Folders 158, 297-298
Scott, James G., d. 1851 Folders 41, 62, 70, 416
Scott & Wilson, San Diego Folder 87
Semple, John L. Folder 620
Sepúlveda, Juan María Folder 614
Shannon, William Edward, 1822-1850 Folder 522
Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866 Folders 14, 21, 63, 95, 149, 160
Sherman & Ruckel, San Francisco Folders 526, 528, 541
Snook, Joseph Francisco, d. ca. 1847 Folders 64, 72
Spence, David, 1798-1875 Folders 76, 77, 132, 137, 138, 171
Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco Folders 529, 531, 533, 536, 542
Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871 Folders 26, 27-28, 51, 56, 106, 131, 145, 156, 195, 202, 203, 223, 268, 269, 352-353
Stevens, James Folder 498
Stokes, Edward Folders 300, 301, 337
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880 Folders 143, 178, 193, 225, 229, 233, 270, 277, 391
Temple, John, 1796-1866 Folder 20, 106, 134, 156, 165, 190, 246, 249, 250, 251, 509, 617-618
Temple & Alexander, San Pedro Folder 499
Templeman & Bergman, Lima Folder 4
Tennant, Archibald Folder 622
Teschemacher, Henry Frederick Folders 415, 478, 520, 608-609
Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869 Folders 16 (oversize), 39, 55, 69, 242, 460, 617-618, 619
Todd, William L. Folder 453
Toro, Juan Folder 472
Vallejo, Francisco Folder 13
Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890 Folders 313, 604-607, 611, 621
Vega, Ramón de la Folder 325
Verdugo, Marcela (Elizalde) Folder 319
Vincent, George W., d. 1851 Folders 181, 293
Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855 Folders 164, 230, 398, 465, 515-516
Virmond, Henry Edward Folders 1, 2, 3, 10, 11-12
Warner, Jonathan Trumbull, 1807- Folders 34, 82, 442, 443
Watson, James, 1803-1863 Folder 183
Webber, Samuel Folder 466-467
Wells (R) & Co., San Francisco Folder 540
Williams, Isaac, 1799-1856 Folder 25
Wilson, John, 1795-1860 Folders 35, 66, 321, 331, 412
Worth, Calvin G. Folder 610
Yeoward, Richard Folder 254
Yorba, Tomás Antonio, 1784- Folders 54, 71, 83
Zamudio, Máximo Folders 5, 6, 7, 9

Calendar of Documents

Box 1, folder 1

Virmond, Henry Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 12, 1827. Incomplete.

folder 2

Virmond, Henry Edward: Agreement with H. D. Fitch, Feb. 13, 1827

folder 3

Virmond, Henry Edward: Instructions for Captain Fitch, Feb. 13, 1827

folder 4

Templeman and Bergman: Letter to Virmond, Apr. 3, 1827. Copy.

folder 5

Zamudio, Máximo: Cuenta de Venta... del cargamento del Bergantín María Ester . . . June 8, 1827. Duplicate account for sale of cargo of the María Ester.

folder 6

Zamudio, Máximo: Bill to the María Ester, June 9, 1827

folder 7

Zamudio, Máximo: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, June 9, 1827

folder 8

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to José de Cardenas, June 9, 1827, ordering Cardenas to sail from Callas to Acapulco where he is to serve under Virmond.

folder 9

Zamudio, Máximo: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 23, 1827

folder 10

Virmond, Henry Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 9, 1828

folder 11-12

Virmond, Henry Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 14, 1829. Incomplete.

folder 13

Vallejo, Francisco: Receipt to H. D. Fitch for hides. Feb. 9, 1833

folder 14

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 28, 1834

folder 15-16

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Statement of account to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 19, 1835: Oversize.

folder 17

Becher, Frederick G: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 18, 1835. Complete? Mutilated.

folder 18

Account of H. D. Fitch with the frigate Rosa, Aug. 8, 1835. Signed by V. Lascano?

 

There is no folder no. 19.

folder 20

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Account with H. D. Fitch, Aug. 6, 1836, with note concerning ribbons at end.

folder 21

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 30, 1836, written from Boston.

folder 22-24, 40, 85-86

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Account book, 1836-1839. Complete?

folder 25

Williams, Isaac, 1799-1856: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 5, 1837?

folder 26

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 15, 1837. Request to pay Captain Faucon fifty-one dollars on arrival of the California.

folder 27

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Bill to Silvestre de la Portilla, Sept. 18, 1835, with power of attorney, Feb. 27, 1837, to H. D. Fitch to collect the bill. Enclosure to no. 28.

folder 28

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 27, 1837.

folder 29

Beristaín, Máximo: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 25, 1837, stating that he is established in Mazatlan and desires Fitch to buy him some skins.

folder 30

Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 2, 1837, requesting Fitch to obtain gunpowder, shot and flints for Father Félix.

folder 31

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to John Temple, June 22, 1837, returning some ribbons via Mr. Park.

folder 32

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Bill presented to the government, July 17, 1837

folder 33

Ruíz, María Salvadora: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 20, 1837, ordering goods.

folder 34

Warner, Jonathan Trumble, 1807-. Letter to Cooper, Dec. 20, 1837, sending corn and brandy to San Diego for H. D. Fitch.

folder 35

Wilson, John, 1795-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 26, 1837, sending shipping news.

folder 36

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 29, 1837, sending 100 hides and requesting receipt for other hides.

folder 37

Gastelum, Francisco Xavier: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 6, 1837, stating that he has not been able to send skins before because of difficulties with Indians, but is sending some now.

folder 38

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 8, 1837

folder 39

Thompson. Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 29, 1837, containing shipping and business news.

folder 40

Filed with nos. 22-24.

folder 41

Scott, James, d. 1851: Letter to A. B. Thompson, Dec. 5, 1837, ordering 134 hides for José de la Guerra y Ndiega: annotated on verso by William G. Dana and by José de la Guerra y Noriega.

folder 42

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, Feb. 26, 1838

folder 43

Fitch, Sarah (Delano) d. 1847: Letter to her son, H. D. Fitch, May 7, 1838.

folder 44-45

Blank

 

There is no folder no. 46.

folder 47

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Miguel de Pedrorena, Dec. 22, 1838, ordering him to deliver 530 hides to José Antonio Aguirre. With note by Aguirre that he received the hides. See folder no. 49.

folder 48

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Order to Mr. Kook [!] to deliver hides to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 22, 1838

folder 49

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 13, 1839, re business transactions, For enclosure, see folder no. 47.

folder 50

Leandry, Juan B., 1804-1843: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 4, 1839, concerning various business transactions.

folder 51

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 6, 1839

folder 52

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-. Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 15, 1839, repeating contents of letter of Jan. 16, requesting Fitch to remit any money owing him to Mr. Scott.

folder 53

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 25, 1839, requesting Fitch to send him the cloth and merchandise left in his hands.

folder 54

Yorba, Tomás Antonio, 1784-. Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 27, 1839, stating he has received the eleven hides from Teodoro.

folder 55

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 8, 1839, concerning various requests.

folder 56

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 9, 1839, concerning various business arrangements.

folder 57

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 20, 1839

folder 58

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Bill from the owners of the ship California to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 23, 1839, signed with the rubric of Henry Mellus.

folder 59

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 11, 1839, re shipping arrangements and business prospects in San Francisco.

folder 60

Requena, Manuel, d. 1876: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 12, 1839, acknowledging receipt of pruning shears and dates from Fitch.

folder 61

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 14, 1839, stating he has been waiting to conclude business with John Temple before settling accounts with Fitch.

folder 62

Bill from James Scott to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 16, 1839, in Fitch's hand

folder 63

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 20, 1839, announcing his arrival in Santa Barbara with cargo, and hoping for trade in hides, etc.

folder 64

Snook, Joseph Francisco, d. ca. 1847: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 26, 1839, announcing that he will be sailing soon from Monterey to San Francisco, and asking about future arrangements concerning the ship.

folder 65

Gastelum, Francisco Xavier: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 3, 1839

folder 66

Wilson, John, 1795-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 7?, 1839, sending hides by the Atlanta.

folder 67-68

Aguirre, José Antonio, Ca. 1793-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 28, 1839, stating he has received letter from Fitch via John Wilson, as well as cloth and other merchandise, and discusses accounts.

folder 69

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 30, 1839, stating that Joaquín Ortega promises to deliver a barrel of aguardiente.

folder 70

Scott, James, d. 1851: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 9, 1839, concerning the possible purchase of the schooner Isabel from Nathan Spear.

folder 71

Yorba, Tomás Antonio, 1784-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 14, 1839, concerning various accounts.

folder 72

Snook, Joseph Francisco, d. ca. 1847: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 20, 1839, re possible sailing of the Catalina, and wishing to sell his chronometer in order to diminish his debts to Fitch.

 

There is no folder no. 73.

folder 74

Ship Alert: Bill to H. D. Fitch, June 1839, signed by Thomas B. Park.

folder 75

Park, Thomas B., d. ca. 1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 10, 1839, containing news from Los Angeles.

folder 76

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 29, 1839, commenting that Captain Dare has arrived, he has heard that Fitch proposes to go to sea, but he himself will not go to sea again if he can help it.

folder 77

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 1, 1839, concerning an order due Fitch.

folder 78

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 12, 1839, Mutilated.

folder 79

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 24, 1839

folder 80

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 26, 1839

folder 81

Carrillo, María Ignacia (López): Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 2, 1839, thanking him for news of her family.

folder 82

Warner, Jonathan Trumbull, 1807-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 2, 1839, stating he would like to have cash on arrival in Mexico in exchange for hides and tallow.

folder 83

Yorba, Tomás Antonio, 1784-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 15, 1839, saying he has received goods from Fitch and requesting some more.

folder 84

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 29, 1839, commenting that he has not been able to sell Fitch's figs.

folder 85-86

Filed with nos. 22-24.

folder 87

Scott & Wilson: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 23, 1839, requesting Fitch to take care of the firm in their absence.

 

There are no folder nos. 88-89.

folder 90

Dare, Robert H.: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 10, 1839, with note of receipt signed by James McKinlay, Dec. 20, 1839.

folder 91-92

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860. Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 24, 1839, sending account and letters, and requesting sheets of copper.

folder 93

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 26, 1837?, stating he can take all the otter skins Fitch can get and has beans and corn for Fitch.

folder 94

Argüello, Santiago E., ca. 1813-1857: Statement of sale of a large screw to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 16, 1840

folder 95

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 17, 1840, asking Fitch to give instructions to Thomas re hides from Aguirre.

folder 96

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 19, 1840, explaining his reasons for not sending the two barrels of wine.

folder 97

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 25, 1840, containing news from Los Angeles.

folder 98

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 1, 1840, requesting Fitch to cooperate in all business relating to the sailing of the California to the islands and to be economical in all expenditures, Capt. Cooper has been so advised.

folder 99

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 3, 1840

folder 100

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 8, 1840

folder 101-102

Hartnell, William, 1798-1854: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 10, 1840, stating he has received the sweatcloths and has requested Mr. Mellus to credit Fitch's account.

folder 103

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 11, 1840, concerning various transactions re hides.

folder 104

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 23, 1840, discussing business.

folder 105

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1, 1840, recommending that Fitch come to Los Angeles ready to sail for the Islands, otherwise he will waste too much valuable time.

folder 106

Célis, Eulogio de, d. 1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1, 1840, Also signed by J. Temple and Abel Stearns.

folder 107

Beatty, John: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 11, 1840

folder 108

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to William Williams, Mar. 14, 1840, containing instructions for Williams during Fitch's voyage to the Islands.

folder 109

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1859: Letter to James Orbell, Mar. 14, 1840, with instructions to be observed during his absence while on voyage to the Islands. Copy

folder 110

Paty, Henry, d. 1841: Bill to H. D. Fitch for goods bought at auctions, May 7, 1840.

folder 111

Paty (Henry) & Co., Honolulu: Bill to H. D. Fitch for goods bought at auction, May 4, 1840.

folder 112

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to N. D. Fitch, June, 1840, signed by Henry A. Peirce. concerning cargo for the California and other business operations.

folder 113-114

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 12, 1840, sending various documents, and giving instructions for the sale of cargo in California, Enclosure: Bill of sale for one half of schooner Morse, signed by H. A. Peirce.

folder 115-117

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Promissory notes, May 12-13, 1840. Originals and copies. Originals marked "cancelled. "

folder 118

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 13, 1840, quoting prices of articles.

folder 119-122

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Account with H. D. Fitch, May 13, 1840

folder 123-124

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Account with H. D. Fitch, May 14, 1840

folder 125

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 19, 1840, requesting Fitch to place at the disposal of T. O. Larkin 1611 pesos, 1311 in coin and 300 in merchandise. With note by Fitch that he will pay within 3 months, and note of receipt by T. O. Larkin.

folder 126

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 19, 1840, requesting him to place 180 pesos in silver at the disposal of William Hartnell. Signed by Fitch, and note of receipt by Pablo de la Guerra.

folder 127

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 20, 1840, requesting him to place 44 pesos in silver and 116 pesos in goods at the disposal of Mr. Osio. With note by Fitch stating he will pay, and statement by Juan Salazar that he has received 112 pesos on this account, San Diego, July 31, 1840.

folder 128

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 20, 1840, requesting him to place 854 pesos in silver and 1021 pesos in goods at the disposal of José Rafael González. With note by Fitch that he will pay within two months, and note of receipt of the goods and a promissory note for the silver signed by González.

folder 129

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 22, 1840, requesting him to pay 64 pesos in goods to Jesús Molina. Note of receipt signed for Molina by José R. González.

folder 130

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Receipt to Fitch, June 24, 1840

folder 131

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 5, 1840 [1841?], concerning various business arrangements.

folder 132

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 10, 1840, explaining reasons for Fitch's not receiving money due him from the government.

folder 133

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 13, 1840, stating that since Hartnell has deposed him as administrator, he cannot send the wine or brandy promised.

folder 134

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Promissory note, July 21, 1840, for his one third of the schooner formerly called The Morse and now known as The Nymph.

folder 135

Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862: Declaration of sale, July 21, 1840

folder 136

Pico, Andrés, 1810-1876: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 1, 1840, sending him flour.

folder 137

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 11, 1840, stating he has delivered hides to the Alciope on Fitch's account.

folder 138

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 29, 1840, saying he has sent more hides.

 

There is no folder no. 139

folder 140

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-. Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 25, 1840, stating he has placed 350 pesos in Fitch's account to María Josefa Boronda. With note of receipt by M. J. Boronda, Nov. 14, 1840 at Santa Barbara.

folder 141

Osio, Antonio María: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 31, 1840, telling him he can land at San Diego on his return voyage from San Blas.

folder 142

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Account with H. D. Fitch, [Nov. 7] 1840

folder 143

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 1, 1840, stating that since he is unable to send the amount due Fitch in beaver skins, he is sending order on E. Grimes and Co.

folder 144

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 4, 1840, agreeing to deliver a cargo of tallow as well as to buy all the tallow Fitch has presently on hand. Also signed by Robert H. Dare.

folder 145

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 12, 1840, concerning a letter of credit, and requesting some barley.

folder 146

Filed with no. 264.

folder 147

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 16, 1840, re various commercial enterprises.

folder 148

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Bill of lading for goods shipped on the Nymph. Dec, 16, 1840.

folder 149

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Account with H. D. Fitch, Dec. 19, 1840.

folder 150

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 21, 1840, sending bill for dry goods which he wishes Fitch to sell as best he can in Mexico, with request to send proceeds to Alsop & Co. in Valparaiso or Lima.

folder 151

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 12, 1841, authorizing Capt. Varney to collect hides and tallows from Fitch.

folder 152

Forbes, William: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 10, 1841, sending documents and endeavoring to get copies of others, and to find items desired by Fitch. From Tepic.

folder 153-154

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Account with H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1841

folder 155

Moller (J. R.) & Co. : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 22, 1841, for articles purchased in Mazatlán.

folder 156

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871 et al: Agreement, May 22, 1841, concerning the Nymph, also signed by H. D. Fitch, James McKinlay, and John Temple, with Perfecto Hugo Reid and M. R. Roldán as witnesses.

folder 157

Machado, Yeoward & Cia, Mazatlán: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 24, 1841

folder 158

Scarborough (William) y Cia: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 24, 1841

folder 159

Memo of Notes etc. & Interest due from H. D. Fitch to Peirce & Brewer to Apr. 6, 1841.

folder 160

Shaw, Thomas, d. ca. 1866: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 22, 1841

folder 161

Cooper, John Bautista Rogers, 1792-1872: Bill of lading for goods shipped on the California. Apr. 24, 1841.

folder 162

Accounts, Aug. 1840-May 1841. Pages 34-35 of account book

folder 163

Mancilla, Agustín: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 4, 1841, sending items to be sold for his brother and for himself.

folder 164

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 17, 1841, concerning articles he may be able to gather together for sale to Fitch.

folder 165

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Obligation to H. D. Fitch, May 24, 1841

folder 166

Orvell, James, 1813-. Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 3, 1841, concerning accounts, and various business transactions.

folder 167

Forbes, William: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 4, 1841, sending two saddles to Fitch and requesting Fitch to send him four mules.

folder 168

Unsigned receipt to Miguel Pedrorena, June 16, 1841, marked duplicate.

folder 169

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 1, 1841, requesting Fitch to deliver a draft of six hundred dollars to Don Alejandro.

folder 170

Mancilla, Agustín: Letter to James McKinlay, Sept. 8, 1841, sending hides from Santo Tomás.

folder 171

Spence, David, 1798-1875: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 27, 1841, concerning Fitch's title to Sotoyomi.

folder 172

Hubbard, Jenison J.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 4, 1841, from his brother-in-law concerning Fitch's children and their own boys. With note by Eliza Fitch Hubbard at end.

folder 173

Abrego, José, 1813-1878: Copy of letter to Estanislao Armenta, July 5, 1841, concerning allocation of funds.

folder 174

Fitch, Sarah (Delano) d. 1847: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 5, 1841, from his mother.

folder 175

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 15, 1841, re Henry Paty's suicide, and Fitch's obligation to the firm.

folder 176

Eaton, Joseph B.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 15, 1841, as executor for estate of William A. Gale, sending account of sales for seal skins shipped to Gale.

folder 177

Mancilla, Agustín: Nota de los efectos que quedan en la casa del Señor D[o]n Domingo[!] Fitch... July 20, 1842. Accounts.

folder 178

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 3, 1841, sending draft on Hiram Grimes.

folder 179

Bartlett, D. H.: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 30, 1841

folder 180

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 15, 1841, concerning various transactions.

folder 181

Vincent, George W., d. 1851: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 19, 1841, announcing the safe arrival of the Monsoon in Boston.

folder 182

Armenta, Estanislao: Letter to James McKinlay, Sept. 6, 1841, acknowledging receipt of letter.

folder 183

Watson, James, 1803-1863: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 8, 1841

folder 184

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Stearns et al, Nov. 30?, 1841, re future of the Nymph. Draft.

folder 185

Aguirre, José Antonio, ca. 1793-: Bill to H. D. Fitch, 1841?

folder 186

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Bill to Estanislao Armenta, Dec. 3, 1841

folder 187

Armenta, Estanislao: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 27, 1841, sending receipt via Francisco Gastelum.

folder 188

Barque Don Quixote: Bill to schooner Nymph, undated

folder 189

Osio, Antonio María: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 29, 1841, signed Bear, concerning influx of foreigners, and requesting gold braid should Fitch go to Mazatlán.

folder 190

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Letter to Mr. Thompson, Jan. 4, 1842, with copy of Peirce & Brewer's account with H. D. Fitch, and instructions for settlement of said account.

folder 191

Mancilla, Agustín: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 5, 1842, announcing his safe arrival at Santo Tomás, and sending skins.

folder 192

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Memorandum of account with John Coffin Jones. [1842?]

folder 193

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 12, 1842, written for him by C. W. Flügge, sending beaver skins.

folder 194

Argüello, Santiago, 1719-1862: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 18, 1842, concerning accounts.

folder 195

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 19, 1842, concerning the Nymph, etc.

folder 196

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to A. Stearns, Jan. 24, 1842, re sale of schooner Nymph and the closing of accounts. Copy.

folder 197

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Receipt to Peirce & Brewer, Jan. 26, 1842. Copy, in hand of and signed by Henry Augustus Peirce, with note by Peirce & Brewer re account.

folder 198-201

Peirce & Brewer, Honolulu: Statement of account to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 26, 1842

folder 202

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 27, 1842, re possible sale of the Nymph.

folder 203

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to John Temple, Jan. 27, 1842, concerning possible sale of the Nymph.

folder 204

Peirce, Henry Augustus, 1808-1885: Bill to H. D. Fitch and J. McKinlay, Jan. 27, 1842.

folder 205

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Draft of certificate for the Nymph, undated

folder 206

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Documento conque navega la Goleta Nacional Ninfa. Feb. 1, 1842. Draft.

folder 207-214

Norton, R.: Accounts, Feb. 8, 1842 (8 items)

folder 215

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Statement of account in sale of the Nymph, Feb. 1842?

folder 216

Robinson, Alfred, 1806-: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Feb. ? 1842

folder 217

Menchaca, Ramón: Bill of lading for merchandise on the Trinidad, Apr. 15, 1842. Part of signature missing.

folder 218

Ship California : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 18, 1842

folder 219

Carrillo, José Ramón: Receipt for cattle, Apr. 28, 1842. Signed with a cross.

folder 220

Jordan, Lino: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 1842

folder 221

Orbell, James, 1813- : Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 18, 1842, enclosing account of Juan Góngora with H. D. Fitch.

folder 222

Orbell, James, 1813-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 28, 1842, concerning Mr. Peirce's hides and other matters.

folder 223

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 13, 1842, concerning sale of the Nymph.

folder 224

Lyons, George: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 3, 1842, concerning sheep, etc.

folder 225

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 15, 1842, stating he has received notice from H. Grimes that all of Sutter's drafts on him had been honored. Written for him by C. W. Flügge.

folder 226

Peirce & Brewer: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 15, 1842, requesting that Fitch ship hides as soon as possible on old account.

folder 227

Poncia, Pedro P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 7, 1842, saying he has sent skins via Capt. Baker.

folder 228

Robinson, Alfred, 1806- : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 21, 1842

folder 229

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to James McKinlay, Sept. 5, 1842, requesting him to settle account with Capt. Grimes.

Box 2, folder 230

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 7, 1842

folder 231

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 12, 1842, concerning Fitch's account.

folder 232

Lataillade, Cesario, 1819-1849: Bill to James McKinlay, Oct. 1842. Copy.

folder 233

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 3, 1842, re settling his account with Fitch via Grimes.

folder 234-235

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Accounts, 1842

folder 236

Clap, Curtis: Letter to Peirce & Brewer, Dec. 3, 1842, re shipment of tallow via the Don Quixote.

folder 237

Orbell, James, 1813- : Agreement concerning his accounts with H. D. Fitch, Dec. 29, 1842

folder 238

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Order to H. D. Fitch to pay José María Domínguez 142 pesos and a hat. [1842?]

folder 239-240

Statement of Abel Stearn's account with the first expedition of the Nymph, Jan 1843?

folder 241

Ship California : Bill to N. D. Fitch, Jan. 7, 1843

folder 242

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 19, 1843, re accounts.

folder 243-244

Peirce & Brewer: Account with H. D. Fitch, Jan. 26, 1842.

folder 245

Mancilla, Agustín: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 1, 1843

folder 246

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 23, 1843

folder 247

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, [ca. Feb. 1843]

 

There is no folder no. 248

folder 249

Temple, John, 1796- 1866: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1, 1843, with additional annotation concerning account by Temple and signature of H. D. Fitch.

folder 250

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Account of goods rec'd of ship California, Mar. 1, 1843

folder 251

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Account for Nymph 's second voyage, Mar. 1, 1843.

folder 252-253

Peirce & Brewer: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1843

folder 254

Yeoward, Richard: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 14, 1843, requesting a document for goods shipped on the Primavera for customs.

folder 255

Hall, Hatevil et al: Promissory note to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 12, 1843. Also signed by William Curley and George Hewett, certified by Juan María Marron, and annotated by H, D. Fitch. Copy.

folder 256-257

Ship California : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 18, 1843

folder 258-259

Peirce & Brewer: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 27, 1843, concerning bill for storage of hides, etc. Original and duplicate copy.

folder 260

Pelly, George: Bill to T. Cordua, May 2, 1843

folder 261-262

Statement of account of H. D. Fitch with La Negociación Trina, May 1843?

folder 263

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 8, 1843, stating he has received goods sent by Fitch, many of which were unsuitable for San Gabriel, but he will settle accounts.

folder 264, 146

Peirce, Henry Augustus, 1808-1885: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 9, 1843, concerning various accounts and financial arrangements.

folder 265

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, d. 1850: Letter to Edward Stokes, June 19, 1843, requesting Stokes to pay on order of letter of Mr. Park twenty dollars to James McPherson. With note of receipt of beef from H. D. Fitch by James McPherson.

 

There is no folder no. 266.

folder 267

Robertson, Robert: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 10, 1843, concerning shipments and accounts.

folder 268

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 28, 1843, stating that McKinlay has not brought the necessary accounts for settling finances of the Nymph. Copy.

folder 269

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 2, 1843, relating to settling up accounts of the Nymph. Copy. Complete?

folder 270

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 4, 1843, stating that he cannot settle his account with Fitch at this time.

folder 271

Carrillo, José Antonio Ezequiel, 1796-1862: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept 21, 1843 stating that Father Mercado will turn over the 60 calves owed Fitch. Carrillo requests receipt for them.

folder 272

Higuera, Nicolás: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 30, 1843, concerning his debt to Fitch.

folder 273

Everett, John H.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 3, 1843, re hides and other matters.

folder 274

Bill from Owners of the Brig Juan José to the Barque Don Quixote, Oct. 1844.

folder 275

McKenzie, Daniel: Bill to H. D. Fitch, payable to ship Caroline, Oct. 18, 1843

folder 276

Davis, John Calvert, 1819-ca. 1848: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 21, 1843

folder 277

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 29, 1843, sending hides.

folder 278

Peirce & Brewer: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 4, 1843, by Charles Brewer, re accounts.

folder 279

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, 1843, stating he cannot settle his debt with Fitch because he has commitments to Micheltorena at this time.

folder 280

Everett, John H.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 20, 1843, saying he is leaving for San Diego and has received some hides.

folder 281

Robinson, Alfred, 1806-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, 1843, from Lowell, Mass., commenting he has written to Fitch's mother.

folder 282

Osio, José de Jesús: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 21, 1843, stating he will pay his debt to Fitch soon.

folder 283

Peirce & Brewer: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 23, 1843, by Charles Brewer, requesting balance of account.

folder 284

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 24, 1843, considering the possibility of setting up a store.

folder 285

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, ca. 1808-1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, [Feb. 1843], requesting a loan of five hundred dollars.

folder 286-287

Fisher, Charles: Bills to H. D. Fitch, payable to the ship Mozart, Jan. 14-16, 1844. 2 items.

folder 288

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Letter, Feb. 2, 1843, reporting that he has landed tallow, sold a saddle, and will balance the account.

folder 289

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 5, 1844, stating he has drawn on Fitch for one hundred dollars in favor of Mr. Thomas Jones.

folder 290

Fisher, Charles: Bill to H. D. Fitch, payable to ship Mozart, Feb. 23, 1844

folder 291

Peirce & Brewer: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, Feb. 16, 1844, signed by Charles Brewer.

folder 292

Peirce & Brewer: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 26, 1844, by Charles Brewer, enclosing account. (See folder no. 291.)

folder 293

Vincent, George W., d. 1851: Bill to H. D. Fitch, [July 29, 1844]

folder 294

Arthur, James P.: Letter to W. D. M. Howard, Mar. 4, 1844, an order to deliver a cask of bread to H. D. Fitch.

folder 295

Duarte, Perfecto: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 14, 1844, sending cattle by his son Francisco.

folder 296

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Invoice of sundries . . . to consignment of Mr. Wm. Davis, Mar. 20, 1844

folder 297-298

Scarborough (W. W.) & Co., Mazatlán: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, Apr. 16, 1844.

 

There is no folder no. 299.

folder 300

Stokes, Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 24, 1844

folder 301

Stokes, Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 24, 1844, re otter skins and a little boat.

folder 302

Everett, John H.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 7, 1844, re skins.

folder 303

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856: Bill to H. D Fitch, June 11, 1844

folder 304

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Henry A. Peirce, June 30, 1844, re misunderstanding concerning sale of land, otter skins, etc. Copy.

folder 305

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Peirce & Brewer, June 30, 1844, sending copy of his letter to H. A. Peirce and concerning account. Copy.

folder 306

Bark Don Quixote : Bill to H. D. Fitch, July 1844.

 

There is no folder no. 307.

folder 308-309

Don Quixote Company: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, 1844

folder 310

Austin & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 4, 1844

folder 311

Nye, Gorham H., 1802-1878: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 4, 1844

folder 312

Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 7, 1844

folder 313

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 18, 1844, accepting Fitch's offer of goods providing they be sent as soon as possible.

folder 314

Bark Don Quixote : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 30, 1844

folder 315

Little, Milton, 1812-1879: Bill to H. D. Fitch for Estate of Joseph Harner, with note of receipt of portion of sum, dated Nov. 9, 1844

folder 316

Everett, John H.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 1, 1844, with receipt signed by W. D. M Howard at top of page.

folder 317

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Ventas de Efectos comprados de Henrique Dalton. 1844. Sale of effects purchased from Henry Dalton.

folder 318

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 23, 1844, re goods received.

folder 319

Verdugo, Marcela (Elizalde): Receipt to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 1, 1845, written for her and signed by José Matías Moreno.

folder 320

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 1, 1845, re exchange of goods.

folder 321

Wilson, John, 1795-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 8, 1845, re accounts and shipping activities.

folder 322

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 4, 1845, re sale of goods and request for some more.

folder 323

Don Quixote Co. : Statement of account to H. D. Fitch, 1845?. Annexed: Statement of account to H. D. Fitch for "old Cal. voyage"

folder 324

Arce, Santiago Diego: Statement of indebtedness to H. D. Fitch, May 27, 1845. Mutilated.

folder 325

Espinosa, Alejo: Order to H. D. Fitch to pay Ramón de la Vega, Feb. 11, 1845, with note of receipt signed by Vega.

folder 326

Lataillade, Cesáreo, 1819-1849: Promissory note to John Paty, Jan. 23, 1845, also signed by José Antonio Aguirre.

folder 327

Limantour, José Yves, d. 1885: Effets Remis... à Mr. Fiche [!] ... Mar. 5, 1845. Goods consigned to Fitch to be sold for Limantour's account.

folder 328

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 18, 1845, re exchange of goods, and news from Los Angeles.

folder 329

Hunnewell, James, 1794-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 20, 1845, re settlement of account of Peirce & Brewer

folder 330-330bis

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letters to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 27-28, 1845, re various goods sold, and others wanted. 2 items.

folder 331

Wilson, John, 1795-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 2, 1845, sending matches, etc.

folder 332-333

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 7, 1845, concerning the delivery of hides.

folder 334

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 16, 1845, stating he has delivered hides to Mr. Park for Fitch, etc.

folder 335

Accounts- 1845. Copy. Original given to Leese, Apr. 23, 1845. Complete?

folder 336

Frigate Sterling : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 28, 1845

folder 337

Stokes, Edward: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 2, 1845, sending a cask to be delivered to Don Miguel, and stating that the buckles Fitch ordered have not yet been made.

folder 338

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Abel Stearns, May 15, 1845, with on verso, a statement of settlement of accounts for the partnership of the Nymph and her two voyages. Copy.

folder 339

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 17, 1845, re copper ore, goods received and desired.

folder 340

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 1845. Complete?

folder 341

Account sales Goods belonging to John Temple, June 1, 1845. Copy.

folder 342-343

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Accounts of sales of 2nd voyage of the Nymph, June 8, 1845. Copy.

folder 344

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: . . . ganancias de la Expedicion 2 a . . . June 8, 1845. Also signed by James McKinlay. Account of profits of second voyage of the Nymph.

folder 345

. . . ganancias que produjo la Expedicion . . . a cuenta de Stearns, Fitch, Temple y McKinlay. June 1845? Account of profits of second voyage of the Nymph.

folder 346-347

McKinlay, James, 1803-1875: Expenditures on 2nd voyage of the Nymph, June 1845?

folder 348

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Abel Stearns, June 9, 1845. Copy. Original also signed by James McKinlay. Enclosing various documents relating to the second expedition of the Nymph. See preceding documents.

folder 349-351

Reply to article of Mr. Stearn's, and, Decision on objections made by Temple. June 1845?

folder 352-353

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871: Letter to H. D. Fitch and James McKinlay, June 14, 1845, stating errors observed in accounts sent to him re second voyage of the Nymph. Copy.

folder 354-357

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to D. W. Alexander and C. W. Flügge, June 27, 1845, also signed by James McKinlay, answering demands of Abel Stearns concerning settlement of accounts for the second expedition of the Nymph.

folder 358

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: [Bando], July 12, 1845, also signed by José María Covarrubias, secretary, announcing the election of various officials. Oversize.

folder 359

Hunnewell, James, 1794-1869: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 17, 1845, stating that the account referred to in his previous letter was in error.

folder 360

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 15, 1845, ordering Fitch to deliver on his account any hides to Mr. Parrott that he may wish.

folder 361

Robinson, Alfred, 1806- : Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 20, 1845, reporting he saw Fitch's mother and his children recently.

folder 362

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Abel Stearns, Aug. 31, 1842? re settling accounts.

folder 363

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 1, 1845, sending cask of wine and trunk via Mr. Howard.

folder 364

Fitch, Sara (Delano) d. 1847: Letter to her son, H. D. Fitch, Sept. 3, 1845

folder 365

Espinosa, José Luciano: Obligación a Henry Fitch, Sept. 9, 1845

folder 366

Ship California : Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 15, 1845

folder 367

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 27, 1845, stating he has already sent Fitch information concerning whaling vessels.

folder 368-369

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Secretary of Transportation, Oct. 2, 1845, concerning duties to be paid by whaling vessels. Draft.

folder 370

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 10, 1845, stating that the secretary will send Fitch the necessary information on whaling vessel duties, and requesting Fitch to send him some barrels.

folder 371

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894: Decreto, Oct. 14, 1845. Regulations concerning the sale of hides. Also signed by José María Covarrubias.

folder 372

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 19, 1845, requesting more goods.

folder 373

Chiene, Alex: Bill to McKinlay & Fitch, Oct. 1843? Oversize.

folder 374

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to sub-prefect re duties on whaling vessels, Nov. 5, 1845. Draft.

folder 375

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 13, 1845, re hides.

folder 376

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 13, 1845, stating he will soon be going to San Diego and hopes to supply Fitch with his goods.

folder 377

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to Henry D. Fitch, Nov. 20, 1845, commenting that he is writing to José Antonio Carrillo ordering him to place twenty-seven pesos at Fitch's disposal, and will send corn and beans soon.

folder 378

Carson, Moses B., 1805-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 24, 1845, re conditions on Fitch's ranch near Sonoma.

folder 379

Green, Talbot H., 1819-1889: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 24, 1845, concerning correction in Fitch's account with him.

folder 380

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Bill to Cesáreo Lataillade, Nov. 28, 1845

folder 381-382

Paty & Co.: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, Nov. 1846?

folder 383

Park, Thomas B., d. ca. 1850: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 8, 1845, telling Fitch that Capt. Wilson is to remit one hundred dollars to Fitch against Park's debt.

folder 384

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Accounts, 184?. Oversize.

folder 385

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 16, 1845, re accounts.

folder 386

Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909: Account of sales in San Francisco, 1845

folder 387

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Statement of account to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 25, 1846

folder 388

Robinson, Albert, 1810- : Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 1, 1846, giving news of Mexico and South America, and stating his book Life in California has just appeared.

 

There is no folder no. 389.

folder 390

Light, Allen B.: Promissory note to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 5, 1846, witnessed by W. Howard.

folder 391

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 17, 1846, stating he would like to settle his account with Fitch with salted salmon, and he may be able to acquire some young Indians for him.

folder 392

Park, Thomas B., d. ca. 1850: Note to H. D. Fitch, June 9, 1846

folder 393

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856: Bill to H. D. Fitch, 1846. Complete?

folder 394

Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-1873: Letter to W. A. Leidesdorff, June 20, 1846, re activities of Frémont. Copy.

folder 395

Arthur, James P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 29, 1846, re sale of hides.

folder 396

Mactavish, Dugald: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 7, 1846, requesting Fitch to pay money owed to his company to Captain Leidesdorff.

folder 397

DuPont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 9, 1846, requesting Fitch to furnish six Indians imprisoned at San Diego with sustenance, the bill to be paid by the U.S. government.

folder 398

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 16, 1846, re his recent travels in South America, etc. Incomplete.

folder 399

Phelps, William Dane: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 28, 1846, clearing up some business items, since he is not returning to San Diego immediately.

folder 400

Gillespie, Archibald H., 1813-1873: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 13, 1846, requesting that Fitch supply provisions to Mr. Merritt and his party, who have been sent to protect San Diego.

folder 401

Bidwell, John, 1819-1900: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 15, 1846, requesting some goods to be left with Capt. Snooks.

folder 402

Gillespie, Archibald H., 1813-1873: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 13, 1846, re claim of Miguel Pedrorena's mother-in-law for payment in providing for the Indian prisoners.

folder 403

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 16, 1846

folder 404

Arthur, James P.: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 23, 1846

folder 405

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 3, 1846, re hides.

folder 406

Carson, Moses B., 1805- : Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 1, 1846, re operations, on Fitch's Sonoma ranch.

folder 407

Duhugon (T)y Canin, Mazatlán: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 3, 1848?

folder 408-409

Richardson, Henry P.: Bill to H. D. Fitch for articles purchased from Bark Moscow, Jan. 9, 1847

folder 410

Phelps, William Dane: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 9, 1847, stating he has obtained wheat from Leese and will send by first opportunity.

folder 411

Richardson, Henry P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 9, 1847, re war condition in San Francisco. He will send wheat as soon as possible.

folder 412

Wisner, George: Letter, Jan. 15, 1847, requesting lumber and sea coal for repair of hospital at San Diego, with note that request was approved by John B. Montgomery.

folder 413-414

Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 21, 1847

folder 415

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Authorization, Jan. 22, 1847, written and signed for him by Frederick Teschemacher.

folder 416

Scott, James G., d. 1851: Letter to H. D. Fitch, n. d., ordering Fitch to deliver twenty-one dollars to José Antonio Pico, with note of receipt signed by Pío Pico.

folder 417

Mellus, Henry 1815-1860: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 22, 1847

folder 418

Hudson's Bay Company: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 24, 1847, signed by George Pelly and George T. Allan, agents, in Honolulu, re receipt of otter skins.

folder 419-420

Decision in case of Freeman vs. Fitch, Feb. 4, 1847, concerning payment on a house sold by Fitch to Freeman, signed by J. H. Cloud, S. J. Hensley, Miguel de Pedrorena. H. D. Fitch, Richard Freeman and George Minor.

Box 3, folder 421

Carillo, Pedro C.: Certificate for William Hamley, Feb. 6, 1847, written as collector, Port of San Diego.

folder 422-423

Carson, Moses B., 1805-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 15, 1847, stating he has sent the wheat to Mr. Leese long ago, and will send other provisions. Written from Fitch's Sonoma ranch.

 

There is no folder no. 424.

folder 425

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 3, 1847, re sale of cargo.

folder 426

Minor, George: Statement concerning the roof of Fitch's house in Mission Valley, Mar. 6, 1847

folder 427

Arthur, James P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 6, 1847, re sale of Fitch's hides and his own activities.

folder 428-429

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Deed, Mar. 30, 1847, resale of Agua Caliente to John Warner by José Antonio Pico.

folder 430

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 13, 1847

folder 431

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Kearny, Apr. 16, 1847

folder 432

Mott, J. Thomas: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 27, 1847.

 

There is no folder no. 433.

folder 434

Manríquez, Julián: Note of obligation to H. D. Fitch, May 6, 1847, written for him and signed by José Elias López. Also witnessed by Juan Baca.

 

There is no folder no. 435.

folder 436

Phelps, William Dane: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 12-15, 1847

folder 437

Osio, José de Jesús: Receipt to H. D. Fitch, May 13, 1847

folder 438

Argüello, José R.: Receipt, May 20, 1847

folder 439

Argüello, Santiago E.: Promissory note to William Howard, May 23, 1847. Printed form filled in.

folder 440

Boardman, E. H. Bill to H. D. Fitch, June 2, 1847

folder 441

Phelps, William Dane: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 14, 1847, with draft of Fitch's reply on verso.

folder 442

Warner, Jonathan Trumbull, 1807-: Receipt to H. D. Fitch, June 29, 1847, with note by Robert Clift, Justice of the Peace.

folder 443

Warner, Jonathan Trumbull, 1807- : Promissory note to H. D. Fitch, June 29, 1847, witnessed by Robert Clift, and annotated by H. D. Fitch.

folder 444

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Pedro P. Poncia, July 2, 1847, requesting Poncia to send him a chest and other merchandise.

folder 445

Conditions for diggin [!] the well, signed by H. D. Fitch and William Garner, with note of receipt of payment by Garner, July 3, 1847, on verso.

folder 446

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 6, 1847, stating he had brought goods for Fitch to San Diego, and regrets Fitch's absence. Note by J. B. Hatch at end of letter.

folder 447

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to J. P. Mott, July 7, 1847, re cargo of panoche and other merchandise.

folder 448

Poncia, Pedro P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 7, 1847, sending chest requested etc.

folder 449

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to Juan Bandini, July 7, 1847, requesting Bandini to pay on order $240 to H. D. Fitch, with note of hides and tallow delivered to San Diego to Fitch's account.

folder 449 bis

Fisher, William, d. 1850: Letter to Thomas Mott, July 12, 1847, declaring he has purchased 2 leagues of land in California for Mott.

folder 450

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 30, 1847, requesting Fitch to purchase calico goods for him.

folder 451

Pedrorena, Miguel F. de, d. 1850: Letter, Aug. 8, 1847, re news in San Diego

folder 452

Agreement . . . between Henry D. Fitch and Wm. J. March, Aug. 28, 1847. Signed by William March and H. D. Fitch.

folder 453

Articles of Agreement . . . between Henry D. Fitch and William J. March . . ., Aug. 30, 1847. Re building a sawmill, Signed by H. D. Fitch and W. J. March, with William L. Todd and William M. Fuller as witnesses.

folder 454

Hamley, George W.: Order in favor of H. D. Fitch, Feb. 6, 1847

folder 455

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 8, 1847, asking Fitch not to buy merchandise for him, if he has not already done so, since he could use the money.

folder 456-457

Flügge, Charles William, d. 1852: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 14, 1847, requesting Fitch not to invest money in goods.

folder 458

Johnson, William: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 29, 1847, re accounts.

folder 459

Bona, Tomás: Letter to Pedro Poncia, Oct. 4, 1847, sending 2 otter skins in exchange for goods.

folder 460

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Statement of account to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 1847

folder 461

Robidoux, Antoine, 1794-1860: Letter to Louis Robidoux, Oct. 5, 1847, asking his brother to settle accounts for him. On verso, receipt signed by L. Robidoux to H. D. Fitch, May 6, 1848

folder 462

Hamley, George W.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 5, 1847, reporting that he has returned to the U.S. after having been taken prisoner, and his business is in sad condition.

folder 463

Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 17, 1847

folder 464

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 13, 1847, requesting Fitch to take charge of the Vandalia Hide House and to dispose of his salt.

folder 465

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 31, 1847, wishing to sell his house and lot. He is now master of the brig Euphemia.

folder 466-467

Webber, Samuel: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 4, 1847, re death of Fitch's mother and the disposal of her estate.

folder 468

Filed with no. 496.

folder 469

Hüttman, Francis: Letter, Nov. 20, 1847. Fragment, with note of claim.

folder 470

Invoice of Merchandise shipped at San Diego, California by Henry D. Fitch . . . Nov. 24 [Dec. 1?] 1847.

folder 471

Everett, T. C.: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 27, 1847

folder 472

Toro, Juan: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 28, 1847, stating he has received from Antonio Aguirre an order on Fitch for 2320 pesos. Mutilated.

folder 473

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter, Dec. 5, 1847, [to Toro?], stating he has no funds belonging to Aguirre. Leidesdorff's note was endorsed in Fitch's favor by Aguirre, with the proviso that if it was convenient for Fitch to advance money to Aguirre on the note, he would do so. However, he, Fitch, is preparing to go to Mazatlán at this time and cannot spare the money. Draft.

folder 474

Ross, Charles L.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 10, 1847, stating he is sending articles ordered by the Tasso.

folder 475

Bassham, William R.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 24, 1847, sending wire and blank bills of lading via Mr. Davis.

 

There is no folder no. 476.

folder 477

Mactavish, Dugald: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 7, 1848, as agent for the Hudson Bay Co., reminding Fitch of his note to deliver 4 sea otters to the company. Only three have been received to date.

folder 478

Teschemacher, Frederick Henry: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 9, 1848, re exchange of goods, and business in San Pedro.

folder 479-480

Delano, William H.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 22, 1848, re family news- Fitch's sons have left for California, a nephew is on his way to California, etc.

folder 481

St. John, William Henry: Letter to Thomas A Delano, Jan. 29, 1848, saying he is thinking of returning to Texas, and gives reasons for doing so.

folder 482

Mott, J. Thomas: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 4, 1848, sending accounts and documents concerning Moller and Capt. Wolters.

folder 483

Requena, Manuel: Account, Feb. 1843

folder 484

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 12, 1848, expecting to be in San Diego soon, and wishing to settle accounts of the Don Quixote.

folder 485

Dalton, Henry, 1805-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Feb. 28, 1848, stating he will give Fitch information he desires when he returns to his ranch, and mentions success of Scott, in Mexico.

folder 486

Canfield, Cyrus C.: Permit to discharge . . . Feb. 1848, written as collector of customs, San Diego.

folder 487

Clark, Hiram: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 1, 1848, reporting on sale of figs consigned to him.

folder 488

Phelps, William Dane: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 13, 1848, re shipping news and various points of business.

folder 489

Ross, Charles L.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 18, 1848, re accounts, sale of goods, his need for a good horse, etc.

folder 490

Clark, Hiram: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Mar. 4, 1848, re sale of goods consigned to him.

folder 491

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Store account, Apr. 1848

folder 492

Fisher, William: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 2, 1848, stating he cannot cover note at present time.

folder 493

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 3, 1848

folder 494

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Capt. Phelps, Apr. 4, 1848, with invoice of goods consigned to Phelps and note of receipt, signed by Phelps.

folder 495

Jarvis, James Jackson: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 10, 1848

folder 496, 468

Clift, Robert: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 15, 1848, re accounts for purchase of a boat for the Custom House. Included is receipt which Fitch is to sign (468).

folder 497

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Bill to James Streas ?, Apr. 13, 1848

folder 498

Curley, William: Promissory note, Apr. 14, 1848. At bottom of same page, promissory note of James Stevens.

folder 499

Temple & Alexander: Receipt to Phelps, Apr. 24, 1848, with note by Phelps at bottom of page.

folder 500

Jarvis, James Jackson: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Apr. 14, 1848, re error in last b ill.

folder 501

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 1848

folder 502

Phelps, William Dane: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 15, 1848, of condolence on death of Fitch's mother, and re business matters.

folder 503-505

Dalton, Henry, 1805-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 16, 1848, re shipment of iron.

folder 506-508

Negociación Trina: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, 1848. Incomplete.

folder 509

Temple, John, 1796-1866: Bill to H. D. Fitch, May 26, 1848

folder 510-511

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to P. P. Poncia, May 26, 1848, stating he expects to arrive in San Diego on Monday, and would like an ox-cart and horses to be there on his arrival.

folder 512

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, May 29, 1848, re account with John Bandini.

folder 513

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 2, 1848, re accounts and hides.

folder 514

Arther, James P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 3, 1848, saying he learned of Fitch's mothers death on his return to Boston. He expects to return to California and settle accounts then.

folder 515-516

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 10, 1848, stating that he has just been to the Islands, expects to return shortly, and hopes to be able to settle debts.

folder 517

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, June 16, 1848, enclosing order on John Foster for Fitch to collect. Has not seen Mr. Flügge.

folder 518-519

Mellus, Henry, 1815-1860: Statement of account with H. D. Fitch, June 30, 1848

folder 520-521

Articles of an agreement . . . between William Evans, mason, and Henry D. Fitch . . . July 17, 1848, concerning the construction of a building. Signed by Evans, Fitch, H. F. Teschemacher and Miguel de Pedrorena. 2 copies.

folder 520 bis

Everett & Co., Honolulu: Letter of introduction for G. T. Allan to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 1, 1848

folder 521 bis

Dalton, Henry, 1805-: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 6, 1848, sending copy of account.

folder 522

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Invoice of Merchandise . . . July 20, 1848, with note by William E. Shannon that duties have been paid.

folder 522 bis

Poncia, Pedro P.: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 7, 1848, concerning shipments of goods and various business matters.

folder 523

Argüello, Santiago E., 1813-1857: Letter to H. D. Fitch, July 25, 1848, reporting he has just returned to San Diego with the surveyor; the wheat crop is good, etc.

folder 523 bis

Green, Talbot H., 1819-1889: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Aug. 17, 1848, re duties on goods from Mazatlán.

folder 524-525

Paty & Co.: Bill to Juan Manuel Baca, Aug. 26, 1848, with note that Baca should pay the amount due to H. D. Fitch.

folder 526

Sherman & Ruckel: Bill to H. D. Fitch, [Aug. 30, 1848]

folder 527

Fitch, Frederick?: Letter, Aug. 31. 1848, to his brother.

folder 528

Sherman & Ruckel: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 11, 1848

folder 529

Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 28, 1848, with note of payment received, signed by E. R. Falkner.

 

There is no folder no. 530.

folder 531

Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 1848, with note of payment received, Oct. 4, 1848, signed by E. R. Falkner.

folder 532

Mellus & Howard: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 30, 1848

folder 533

Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 30, 1848, signed by E. R. Falkner

folder 534

Fitch, Henry Delann, 1799-1849: Memorandum of account of Bernarda Valencia, Oct. 1843

folder 535

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 1, 1848, re gold fever in Hawaii. He expects to return soon to California and desires Fitch to acquire tallow and hides for him.

folder 536

Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 1, 1848, with note that duties have been paid by the company, signed by R. R. Falkner.

folder 537

Letter of introduction for Robert Parker, addressed to Vicente Gutiérrez, Oct. 2, 1848. Copy. Unsigned.

 

There is no folder no. 538.

folder 539

DeWitt & Harrison, San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 3, 1848

folder 540

Wells (B) & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Sept. 27, 1848

folder 541

Sherman & Ruckel, San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 4, 1848

folder 542

Starkey, Janion & Co., San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 5. 1848, with statement that duties have been paid on the goods, signed by E. R. Falkner.

 

There is no folder no. 543.

folder 544

Alexander & Mellus, San Pedro: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 6, 1848, followed by letter to Pedro P. Poncia concerning the shipment.

 

There is no folder no. 545.

folder 546

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Bill to Francisco Soto, Oct. 1843

folder 547

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Letter to Poncia, Oct. 1848

folder 548

Gillespie, Charles V.: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 8, 1848, signed by Publius R. Johnson.

 

There is no folder no. 549.

folder 550

DeWitt & Harrison, San Francisco: Bill to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 9, 1848

folder 551

Everett & Co., Honolulu: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Oct. 24, 1848, stating they have already sent the two notes, and many are leaving for the gold fields of California.

folder 552

Brewer, Charles, 1804- : Letter, Oct. 28, 1848. Letterpress copy, enclosing notes, and re settlement of accounts.

folder 553-554

Mott, J. Thomas: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Nov. 22, 1848, acknowledging receipt of gold, thanking Fitch for information on gold mines, and discussing business prospects.

folder 555-587

Account book, 1847-1849

folder 588

Lataillade, Cesáreo, 1819-1849: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 8, 1848, mainly re his difficulties in obtaining money owed him by James McKinlay.

folder 589

Paty, John, 1807-1868: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Dec. 14, 1848, hoping Fitch has been able to collect enough to cancel debt. If Fitch has collected more than sum owed him, he should turn it over to McKinlay.

folder 589 bis

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Account with Agostín Mancilla, June 1842

folder 590

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Memorandum of Accounts, 1848.

 

There is no folder no. 591.

folder 592

Reid, Perfecto Hugo, 1811-1852: Bill to H. D. Fitch, 1848

folder 593

Spanish weights; English Measures

folder 594

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856: Bill to H. D. Fitch, 1848

folder 595

Dinero a 4 %-Accounts, with interest added.

folder 596

Mellus & Howard, San Francisco: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 1, 1849

folder 597

Aviso al Publico, Jan. 25, 1849. Notice that H. D. Fitch died on Jan. 14, and any pending accounts can be settled either directly with Mrs. Fitch or with Frederic Teschemacher.

folder 598

Briggs. Joseph G.: Letter to Frederic Fitch, Jan. 15, 1849, saying he is tempted to come to California, and giving news of events in Charlestown, N.H.

folder 599

Anselin, Alfred, d. 1853: Letter to Mrs. Fitch, Jan. 16, 1849, requesting the encyclopedia willed him by Fitch and the $150 owed him for services during Fitch's last illness. With note of receipt of the money signed by John F. Barker for Anselin.

folder 600

Bull, John C.: Receipt to Mrs. Fitch, Jan. 24, 1849

folder 601

Forbes, William: Letter to H. D. Fitch, Jan. 29, 1849, introducing the bearer, Pedro Retolaza.

folder 602

Fitch, Josefa (Carrillo): Letter to Frederic Teschemacher, Apr. 7, 1849, requesting Teschemacher to send on goods from San Blas that were ordered by her late husband. Draft.

folder 603

Álvarez, Miguel: Declaration of obligation to the late H. D. Fitch, Apr. 16, 1849, written for him and witnessed by Miguel de Pedrorena.

folder 604-607

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890: Inventario . . . en el rancho de Satiyomi, May 24, 1849. Inventory of Fitch's ranch. Two copies, one signed by Vallejo and M. B. Carson.

folder 608-609

Teschemacher, Henry Frederic: Letter to Mrs. Fitch, May 27, 1849, reporting that he has not sold much merchandise sent by her on the Olga, nor has he as yet been able to collect money owed Fitch.

folder 610

Worth, Calvin G.: Bill of lading for goods shipped on the Inez to Mrs. Fitch, June 6, 1849. Also included, letter, June 9, 1849, from H. E Fitch to his mother concerning the goods shipped on the Inez.

folder 611

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890: Deed to Mrs. Fitch, Aug. 22, 1849, also signed by John B. Frisbie. For property in Sonoma. Certified and recorded by L. W. Boggs, alcalde of Sonoma.

folder 612

Fitch, Josefa (Carrillo): Lease to Robert Allen of house in Sonoma, Aug. 24, 1849, signed by Mrs. Fitch and Robert Allen, witnessed by W. R. Isaacs Mackay and William Robinson.

folder 613

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: List of articles to be purchased . . . 1849

folder 614

Sepulveda, Juan María: Efectos sacados en la tienda de Da Josefa Carrillo . . . Dec. 26, 1849. Receipt for merchandise from Mrs. Fitch's store on account of José Ramón Carrillo.

folder 615

Invoice of articles shipped in the Barque Olga . . . [1849]

folder 616

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849: Saldos de ctas Anteriores, 1849. Balances of earlier accounts.

folder 617-618

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Bill to Fitch Estate, Jan. 11, 1850, with note by John Temple.

folder 619

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869: Receipt to Mrs. Fitch, May 11, 1850

folder 620

Semple, John L.: Letter to Mrs. Fitch, July 5, 1850, concerning payment for shoes.

folder 621

Vallejo Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890: Letter to Mrs. Fitch, Aug. 8, 1850, concerning rental of her house in Sonoma.

folder 622

Tennent, Archibald: Receipt to Fred Fitch, Aug. 30, 1853

folder 623

Bill to Josefa Fitch from clerk of the Probate Court, 1857

folder 624

Account, undated