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California Historical Documents
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Historical Documents
    Dates: 1790-1945
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1840-1900)
    Collection number: MS 282
    Collector: University of California Santa Cruz
    Collection Size: 11 document boxes
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: The collection includes correspondence and legal documents from Santa Cruz County, California.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the material.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.
    Box 4 documents are mud damaged and access is restricted. Please consult Head of Special Collections and Archives for access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    California Historical Documents. MS 282. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Various donor gifts and purchases. Box 4 gift of Thomas Kelly. Box 10 gift of Wendall Hammon. Box 11, folder 2, gift of Ernie Howe. Box 11, folder 3, gift of Laura King. Box 11, folder 5 and 6, on loan from the Santa Cruz Historical Trust.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes Santa Cruz County documents and correspondence from 1850 to 1945. Specifically, court and legal briefs, subpoenas, and judgements regarding felony and misdemeanor trials and complaints; stock certificates from the Rowardennan Redwood Park Co. and the Quicksilver Mining Co.; mining and land claims; county fiscal statements; communications between contractors and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors regarding the building of the county courthouse and other construction project.
    The collection also includes three early California documents.


    The material is arranged chronologically by date. Exceptions are: Box 4 documents which were separated due to mud damage, and Boxes 10 and 11 which contain newly found material added to the end of the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California--History--To 1850
    Santa Cruz County (Calif.)--History
    Board of Supervisors--Santa Cruz County (Calif.)

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