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Finding Aid for the Cuaderno de Cuentas dela Casa del J[os]e Amesti del Año de 1840 a 1850, 1840-1866
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Accounting book of Jose Amesti, an merchant in mid-nineteenth century Monterey, California.
Jose Amesti was a Spanish Basque who arrived in Monterey, California in the early nineteen hundreds. In 1822, he married Prudenciana Vallejo, daughter of Jose Vallejo, and the sister of Mariano Vallejo. Governor Alvarado granted Amesti the 15,400-acre Corralitos Ranch in 1827. Within a few years, Amesti had leased portions of his property for timber cutting, and established his own whipsaw lumber mill on the upper portion of the rancho. Jose Amesti and his wife Pudenciana Vallejo de Amesti had four daughters, Carmen, Santa, Celedonia and Tomasa Madariaga y Vallejo, who was adopted. All shared equally in the estate.
128 leaves : paper ; 32 x 22 cm
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