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Finding aid of the José Figueroa Letter C058848
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Figueroa, José Letter
    Identifier/Call Number: C058848
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Container: B001392
    Container: C058848
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 letter, 1 typed translation)
    Date: 1835
    Abstract: A letter dated 06/24/1835 from José Figueroa, then Governor of Alto California, to the Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Frontier of the North. The letter is handwritten in Spanish, with official government seals on the first page. General Figueroa discusses the plans for getting the town of Sonoma settled, as well as settling the rest of Northern California, with Mexican citizens before the Russians at Fort Ross can begin to spread out into the surrounding land.
    creator: Figueroa, José, 1792-1835

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    José Figueroa Letter. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    General José Figueroa (1792 – 9 September 1835), was appointed to the post of Commandante-General of Sonora and Sinaloa in 1824, before becoming the Mexican territorial Governor of Alta California from 1833 to 1835. Figueroa oversaw the initial secularization of the missions of upper California, which included the expulsion of the Spanish Franciscan mission officials. This also involved the issuing of many Mexican land grants for former mission lands and original Mission Indians homelands. He died of a stroke in September of 1835 and is buried at Mission Santa Barbara in California.

    Scope and Contents note

    A letter dated 06/24/1835 from José Figueroa, then Governor of Alto California, to the Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Frontier of the North. The letter is handwritten in Spanish, with official government seals on the first page. General Figueroa discusses the plans for getting the town of Sonoma settled, as well as settling the rest of Northern California, with Mexican citizens before the Russians at Fort Ross can begin to spread out into the surrounding land. Also included is one typed english translation of the letter.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bodega Bay (Calif.)
    California, Northern - History - 19th century.
    Fort Ross (Calif.)
    Land grants--California.
    Mendocino, Cape (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif.)