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Holographic Letters and Documents 1840-1921

folder 1

Arias en honor de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores

Physical Description: 2 pages, no date

General

Airs in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows
folder 2

Copies of certifications for Gumesindo Flores 1858-1885

Physical Description: 13 leaves, legal size

General

Copies of certifications of testimony about Gumesindo Flores, taken, by order of Senora Dona Cipriana Flores, from originals she provided for this purpose. Certifications are from M.G. Vallejo, Pablo de la Guerra, Raymundo Carrillo, Ignacio del Valle, A. F. Coronel, Anastasio Carrillo, Andres Pico, Juan Camarillo, Agustin V. E. Jamsens, Manual Diaz, and D. Spence taken in 1858 and 1859 and copied by a public scribe on June 19, 1885.
folder 3

Maria de Santiago, Jose. Copy of Baptismal Certificate for Cipriana Llanos 1921-04-18

Physical Description: 1 p.

General

Certificate taken from Baptismal Book of Spaniards, Holy Metropolitan Church of Mexico City, dated 4 April 1826. Copied by F. N. Gutierrez in Santa Barbara on 18, April 1921.
folder 4

My Great, Great, Great Grandmother's Cook Book

Physical Description: 8 p. folded

General

Note, written in English, accompanying the cook book is dated June 8, 1[7]13, i.e. 1913
folder 5

Flores, Gumesindo. Copy of petition regarding ownership of his house on Canon Perdido Street 1858-02-27

Physical Description: 3 pages, legal sized

General

Petition written by Flores' power of attorney, Antonio de la Palma y Mesa, 1 April 1858.
folder 6

Coney, A. K. Letter to Cipriana de Flores 1885-06-01

Physical Description: 2 p. legal size

General

Concerning her deceased husband's pension, which she believes she should receive.
folder 7

Notes when my mother came to California

Physical Description: 2 p.

General

According to the donor, these notes were probably dictated by Rose Noe Hartnett and written down by Helen "Nellie" Hartnett Platz.
folder 8

Clipping of notice of Cipriana Flores' divorce published in the Santa Barbara Gazette. 1885-08-08

Physical Description: 1 p.
folder 9

Crespo, Angel and Regina Quintero. Letter to Cipriana Flores 1842-04-04

Physical Description: 2 p.

General

Letter written by Cipriana Flores' godfather for her mother Regina Quintero. The letter mentions that Don Manual Micheltorena will relieve her husband and take over as Governor and Commandant of the Californias. Several family members send along their greetings and hope that she and her family will return to Mexico soon.
folder 10

Document about Gumesindo Flores' property circa 1858

Physical Description: 1p.

General

Document not translated. Part of document may have been signed by Antonio Maria de la Guerra.
folder 11

Crespo, Angel. Letter to Gumersindo Flores 1842-02-02

Physical Description: 1 p.

General

Letter discusses military activities surrounding Governor Micheltorena--his attempt to form an army of 50,000 men in Mexico, his upcoming trip to Alta California with 1,000 men, and his intent to relieve Gumesindo Flores of his post at the Presidio in Santa Barbara.
folder 11

Crespo, Angel. Letter to Cipriana Flores 1842-02-02

Physical Description: 2 p.

General

Letter written by Cipriana Flores' godfather. The letter mentions that Don Manual Micheltorena will relieve her husband and take over as Governor and Commandant of the Californias. He says her mother may travel north with Micheltorena to see Cipriana, which Crespo does not advise. Several family members send along their greetings and all hope that she and her family will return to Mexico soon.
folder 12

Quintero, Regina. Letter to Cipriana Flores 1841-02-15

Physical Description: 3 p.

General

Letter from Cipriana's mother, written by Angel Crespo, giving news of her family in Mexico and asking for news from Cipriana in Alta California. She mentions that she has just received a letter from Cipriana, the first one in five years and discusses the problems with delivering mail back and forth.
folder 13

Crespo, Angel and Regina Quintera. Letter to Gumersindo and Cipriana Flores 1843-02-15

Physical Description: 2 p.

General

Letter, written by Angel Crespo for Regina Quintero, sends family greetings and mentions family members back in Mexico. Mentions that Gumersindo Flores will come to Mexico to take people back to Alta California.
folder 14

Crespo, Angel. Letter to Gumesindo Flores 1844-02-01

Physical Description: 2 p.

General

Acknowledges receipt of Gumesindo's and Cipriana's letters. Discusses the problem of Gumesindo finding relief for his post so that he can return to Mexico. Mentions news from several friends and family.
folder 15

Moreno, Jose Maria. Letter to Gumesindo Flores 1840-05-27

Physical Description: 1 p.

General

Letter not translated.
 

Photographs

folder 16

Cipriana Flores

Physical Description: 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in., oval sepia
folder 16

Cipriana Flores in room with 4-poster bed in background

Physical Description: 3 3/4 x 5 in. black/white
folder 16

Jose Ignacio Flores and Cipriana Flores in room with 4-poster bed in background

Physical Description: 4 15/16 x 3 11/16 in. black/white
folder 16

Group photo in front of comandancia

Physical Description: 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. black/white

General

Cipriana Flores seated (Lolita Sangster standing beside her) in front of (from left to right) Alwin Hartnett, Nellie Platz, Ignacio Flores, Rose Noe Hartnett and John Hartnett standing behind.
folder 16

Cipriana Flores in wheelchair with John Hartnett, son of Cipriana's daughter Rose Noe, standing behind

Physical Description: 2 7/8 x 3 15/16 in. black/white; 2 copies
folder 16

Comandancia

Physical Description: 5 7/16 x 7 in. faded sepia

General

written on photo in ink, "Old home on Sta Barbara St."
folder 16

Comandancia

Physical Description: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16 in. faded black/white
folder 16

Cipriana Flores seated in chair on porch

Physical Description: 4 11/16 x 6 5/8 black/white
folder 17-18

Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous Publications

General

Includes a history of Santa Barbara during the time of Gumesindo Flores, written by his son, Jose Ignacio Flores.
folder 19

Flores Documents: General Acquisition and Other Information

Physical Description: 1 Folder

General

2019-03-03 - During the course of fulfilling a reference request, an extra unnumbered folder titled "Flores Papers: General Information" was found mixed in with the documented MS-03 folders 1 through 18 of the Flores Family Papers. The contents are primarily the acquisition documents such as the Deed of Gift, Receipt, correspondence and other Flores-related documents received after the initial gift. The Archivist numbered the new folder as "19" and added this Archival Object to the collection.
folder 20

Cipriana Justina de Llanos Flores records

source: Grzywacki, Alex F.
Physical Description: 4 Leaves
Material Specific Details: Find A Grave Memorial 64566192; Calvary Cemetery Interment record; Familysearch.org search results; Mexico church record; 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal census records; Ancestry family tree.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Flores, Cipriana Justina de Llanos, 1818-1921
Grzywacki, Alex F.