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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing: Added Entries
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Santa Clara Land Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1849-1890
    Bulk dates: 1850-1869
    Collection Number: mssSanta Clara Land papers
    Extent: 136 items in 1 box
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 136 documents chiefly dealing with estates and land transactions in Santa Clara County, California, from 1850 to 1869; some notable estates represented in the collection are those of: Ygnacio Alviso, Anastacio Chavoya, Pablo de la Guerra, Jose Dolores Pacheco, Juan Sepulveda, and Robert Stockton. There are also two maps and one song of San Jose, California.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Santa Clara Land Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Purchased from Burger and Evans, August 9, 1971.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains documents chiefly dealing with the estates and land deals in Santa Clara County, California. This collection includes 136 items covering 1849 to 1890, with the bulk of the documents relating to the 1850s and 1860s. The material includes the following kinds of documents: depositions, powers of attorney, wills, petitions, notices, agreements, leases, indentures and plats. The documents chiefly deal with the estates and land deals of several citizens of California; some of those significant individuals included in the collection are: Ygnacio Alviso, Anastacio Chavoya, Pablo de la Guerra, Jose Dolores Pacheco, Juan Sepulveda, and Robert Stockton. The collection also includes two maps and one song of San Jose, California.


    Organized into forty folders arranged alphabetically by estate name.

    Indexing: Added Entries

    • Subject in “Estate of Ygnacio Alviso” (1849-1858). Folder 1.
    Chaboya, Anastacio
    • Subject in “Estate of Anastacio Chaboya” (1856-1861). Folder 10.
    Guerra, Pablo de la, 1819-1874
    • Subject in “Estate of Anastacio Chaboya” (1856-1861). Folder 10.
    Pacheco, Jose Dolores
    • Subject in “Estate of Jose Dolores Pacheco” (1851-1862). Folder 29.
    Rodríguez Sepúlveda, Juan Agustín, 1894
    • Subject in “Estate of Juan Sepulveda” (1853). Folder 31.
    Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866
    • Subject in “Estate of Otto Bendeleben” (1857-1858). Folder 6.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Personal Names

    Alviso, Ygnacio.
    Chaboya, Anastacio.
    Guerra, Pablo de la, 1819-1874.
    Pacheco, Jose Dolores.
    Rodríguez Sepúlveda, Juan Agustín, 1894-
    Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866.


    Mexicans -- California.
    Real property -- California -- Santa Clara County.

    Geographic Areas

    California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)


    Agreements -- California -- 19th century.
    Indentures -- California -- 19th century.
    Petitions -- California -- 19th century.
    Plats (maps) -- California -- 19th century.
    Wills -- California -- 19th century.