Additions to the Vallejo family papers at the Bancroft Library. Consists mostly of family correspondence but also contains
financial papers and writings.
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the eighth of thirteen children, was born in 1808 in the then capital of Alta California, Monterey.
At the age of fifteen, Vallejo became a cadet in the Mexican Army and would later serve as head of the San Francisco garrison
and military commander of the northern part of Alta California. As a reward for his service and to encourage his leadership,
Vallejo was granted 66,000 acres near Petaluma, on which he operated a large cattle ranch from 1836 to 1846. In 1835, Vallejo
founded the pueblo of Sonoma. After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo, Vallejo was forced into lengthy battles to claim his
lands. When he died in 1890, Vallejo was leading a fairly modest life on his remaining 200-acre piece of land in Sonoma he
called Lachryma Montis.
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