Aguilar Family Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Brooke M. Black, February 28, 2013.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Aguilar Family Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1833-1925
Bulk dates: 1856-1891
Collection Number: mssAguilar papers
Creator: Aguilar family.
Extent: 32 items in 1 box
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This small group of 32 items contains personal and business papers, in Spanish, of landowner Blas Aguilar (born 1808) and members of his family, chiefly in San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California.
Language: Spanish.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Aguilar Family Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Francisco Aguilar, San Juan Capistrano Mission, May 1938.

Biographical Note

Blas Aguilar was born in San Diego in 1808. He was, for a time, majordomo of the San Diego Mission and in 1841 acquired some land at San Juan Capistrano, where he made his home.

Scope and Content

This small group of material contains personal and business papers of Blas Aguilar and members of his family. It consists of correspondence, an untitled poem, a play "Coloquio de los Pastores," an account book, a promissory note, receipts, mortgages, and deeds. There are also baptismal records from the San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey missions. All of the items are in Spanish. It deals with San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California. There are a few letters written from Arizona and Nevada.

Arrangement

Items chiefly arranged alphabetically by author.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Aguilar family.
Mission San Juan Capistrano.
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.)
Land tenure -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Land tenure -- California -- Orange County.
Land tenure -- California -- San Diego County.
California -- History -- 19h century -- Sources.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
San Diego (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Baptismal registers -- California -- 19th century.
Deeds -- California -- 19th century.
Financial records -- California -- 19th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- California -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- California -- 19th century.

Additional Contributors

Aguilar, Blas, recipient


Collection Contents

Box 1

Aguilar Family Papers

Folder 1

Aguilar, Inocencio. 1 letter to Blas Aguilar. 1882, Nov. 23

Folder 2

Aguilar, Inocencio. 1 letter to Blas Aguilar. 1884, May 10

Folder 3

Aguilar, Jose. 1 letter to Blas Aguilar. 1879, Oct. 6

Folder 4

Castro, Jorge. 1 letter to Blas Aguilar. 1884, Jan. 7

Folder 5

Lastra, Felipe. 1 letter to Blas Aguilar. 1879, Jan. 10

Folder 6

Lopera, Emilio. 1 letter to Jesus Aguilar. 1891, Oct. 21

Folder 7

Pryor, Rosa Avila de? 1 letter to Maria Antonia Gutierrez de Aguilar. With envelope. [Before 1874]

Folder 8

Valenzuela, Teofilo R. 1 letter to Jesus Aguilar. Includes handwritten notes. 1887, Jan. 25

Folder 9

-----. Untitled poem. [Approximately 1894]

Folder 10

Ruvio, Tomas? “Coloquio de los Pastores:” [play]. Fragile. 1861, Dec. 30

Folder 11

-----. Account book. No covers. 1856

Folder 12

Garcia, Guirino. Promissory note to Blas Aguilar. 1859, Sep. 8

Folder 13

Receipts. 4 items. 1878-1891

Folder 14

Mortgages and deeds. 8 items. 1875-1889

Folder 15

Baptismal records from San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey missions. 4 items. Originals and copies. 1833-1916

Folder 16

Miscellaneous items. 4 items. 1856-1925