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Register of the Small Mexican Collections, 1787-1921
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Mexican Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1787-1921
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Mexican Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points


    Ranchers -Baja California (Mex.)
    Ranch life -Baja California (Mex.)
    Land titles -Baja California (Mex.)
    Cattle trade -Baja California (Mex.)
    Mines and mineral resources -Mexico -History
    Petroleum industry and trade -Mexico -History -1910-1946
    Merchants, foreign -Mexico -History -1910-1946
    Mexico -Economic conditions -20th century
    Mexico -History -Revolution, 1910-1920
    Veracruz Llave (Mex.) -History -American occupation, 1914
    Mexico -Foreign relations -United States -1821-1861
    United States -Foreign relations -Mexico -To 1865
    Baja California (Mex.) -Maps
    Mexico -History -19th century
    Presidents -Mexico -Correspondence
    Mexico -Politics and government

    Corporate Names

    Santa Gertrudis Rancho (Cabo San Jose, Baja Calif., Mexico)

    Personal Names

    Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de (1794-1876)
    Valdivia, Juan
    Carrillo, Gertrudis
    Hunt, George G.
    Cesena, Jose
    Bello family


    The Clifton Hite collection consists of legal documents pertaining to the 19th century ownership and legal disposition of the Santa Gertrudis Rancho, San Jose del Cabo, Baja Calif. The Rancho was evidently owned or claimed at various times by Gertrudis Carrillo (1859), Jose Ceseña (1877) and members of the Bello family (1879). Items in the collections are written in Spanish. [H675]
    George C. Hunt was a representative of American mining and petroleum interests in Mexico at the time of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). This collection consists of Hunt's observations (c1925) on military, business and political matters in Mexico during that period. [Ms2.H941]
    General Jose Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana was President of Mexico and Commander of the Army during Mexico's war with the United States (1846-1848). His letter in this collection thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber in defense of a possible Spanish invasion (1829). [Ms2.S331]
    Also in the Small Mexican Collections is an assortment of 19th century legal and political documents, many of which pertain to Mexican relations with the United States and with Spain. [Ms2.M611]