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Vallejo (Mariano Guadalupe) Papers
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The collection consists of letters and documents (in Spanish and English) of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, bulk dating from 1844 to 1846.
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890) was an early California military leader, landowner, and legislator. Born in Monterey, Alta California, he was elected a member of the provincial legislature in 1831 and soon after was made the commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco. In 1835 he established a civil government for San Francisco and founded the town of Sonoma. He later founded the towns of Vallejo and Benicia. After the change to U.S. administration in California following the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, Vallejo served as a delegate to the first state constitutional convention and as a state senator in the first California legislature.
4.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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