Papers of the Cooper and Molera families of Monterey County, California. Includes some nineteenth-century materials from patriarch
John B. Rogers Cooper and papers from his descendants, many of which relate to the operations of El Sur Ranch.
John Rogers Cooper (1791-1872) came to Monterey, California from New England in 1823 as captain of the trading schooner Rover.
In Alta California, Cooper became a Mexican citizen and took the name Juan Bautista Rogerio Cooper. He married Encarnacion
Vallejo (1809-1902), sister of General Mariano Vallejo.
11 linear feet
(7 cartons, 8 volumes, 2 oversize folders)
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