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Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico
MSS 295  
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico
    Dates: 1819-1900
    Collection Number: MSS 295
    Creator/Collector: John Bidwell
    Extent: Items: 1 box Linear Feet: .20
    Repository: California State University, Chico
    Chico, California 95929-0295
    Abstract: Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico, handdrawn in 1846, purchase from William Dickey in 1849, was granted and confirmed to John Bidwell in 1859. Deeds, grants and map showing Arroyo Chico (Big Chico Creek), Arroyo Sacramento (Sacramento River), Arroyo Seco.
    Language of Material: English


    Folder 1a: original. Restricted due to fragility. “A” part 2. Use copy provided.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Diseño del Rancho del Arroyo Chico. California State University, Chico

    Acquisition Information

    Butte County Probate Records, # 1187, Butte County Superior Court

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains deeds and land grants from Spanish and Mexican governments, and California government for the ownership of Rancho del Arroyo Chico. In Spanish and English. Begins with land grant of Rancho del Arroyo Chico to William Dickey, November 18, 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena. Hand drawn map showing the natural borders described as the Sacramento River to the east, and to the north along Big Chico Creek. The land grant contains 22,214.47 acres or five square miles. Sets of grants and deeds labeled A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Decree from the United States to John Bidwell labeled H. Certified by J.W. Mandeville, Surveyor General of the United States for the State of California, on October 31, 1859.

    Indexing Terms

    Butte County (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Sacramento River (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Big Chico Creek (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Land grants -- California.
    Bidwell, John, 1819-1900.
    Rancho del Arroyo Chico (Calif.)
    Chico (Calif.) -- History.
    Butte County (Calif.) -- History.

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