Finding Aid to the San Antonio de Padua Mission Documents, 1774-1837

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Finding Aid to the San Antonio de Padua Mission Documents, 1774-1837

Collection number: BANC MSS C-C 31

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: San Antonio de Padua Mission Documents,
Date (inclusive): 1774-1837
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-C 31
Extent: Number of container: 1 portfolio
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Documents collected by Thomas Savage from the San Antonio de Padua Mission in 1878 for the Bancroft Library. Mainly reports of the mission and papers relating to marriage dispensations.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio de Padua Mission documents, BANC MSS C-C 31, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

A padron, ca. 1833, of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Mission was removed and placed in
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-C 71:3.

Scope and Content

These documents, a part of the H. H. Bancroft Collection, were collected by Thomas Savage from the San Antonio Mission in 1878 for the Bancroft Library. They include a few papers not directly related to the mission. For the most part the documents pertain to marriage dispensations and diligencias matrimoniales. There are also reports on the activities of the mission and a few letters.
The documents were removed from a scrapbook and placed in folders. The numbering by which Bancroft refers to the documents has been noted on the folders. Pages 12-17 are missing.
Folders in which pages numbered by Bancroft are to be found:
    P. 1-4
    Folder 2
    P. 5-8
    Folder 3
    P. 9-11
    Folder 4
    P. 12-17
    P. 18-25
    Folder 5
    P. 26-29
    Folder 6
    P. 30-31
    Folder 7
    P. 32-33
    Folder 8
    P. 34-35
    Folder 9
    P. 36-37
    Folder 11
    P. 38-39
    Folder 12
    P. 40-45
    Folder 34
    P. 46-49
    Folder 14
    P. 50-51
    Folder 13
    P. 52-57
    Folder 34
    P. 58-61
    Folder 15
    P. 62-65
    Folder 16
    P. 66-67
    Folder 17
    P. 68-69
    Folder 18
    P. 70
    Folder 34
    P. 71-72
    Folder 19
    P. 73-74
    Folder 20
    P. 75
    Folder 35
    P. 76
    Folder 23
    P. 77
    Folder 34
    P. 78-79
    Folder 21
    P. 80-81
    Folder 22
    P. 82
    Folder 34
    P. 83-84
    Folder 24
    P. 85
    Folder 25
    P. 86
    Folder 34
    P. 87
    Folder 25
    P. 88
    Folder 26
    P. 89-92
    Folder 27
    P. 93-94
    Folder 28
    P. 95-96
    Folder 29
    P. 97-100
    Folder 30
    P. 101-104
    Folder 31
    P. 105
    Folder 33
    P. 106
    Folder 34
    P. 107
    Folder 32
    P. 108
    Folder 35
    P. 109-115
    Folder 37
    P. 116
    Folder 36
    P. 117
    Folder 38
    P. 118
    Folder 39
    P. 119-121
    Folder 40
    P. 122
    Folder 10
    P. 123-135
    Folder 41

Partial List of Correspondents and Documents


Cabot, Pedro, 1777-1836

folder Folder 14:

Diligencias matrimoniales [para Pedro Antonio Bojerges], Oct. 16-17, 1807. At San Antonio Mission.


Ciprés, Marcelino, d. 1810

folder Folder 8:

Diligencias matrimoniales de Pablo Antonio Cebrian Herrero. Apr. 26-27, 1798. At San Antonio Mission.


Estudillo, José María, 1772-1830

folder Folders 31-32:

Letter to Fathers at San Antonio, Dec. 22, 1825, from Monterey communicating order of Echeandía prohibiting the landing of boats except in the four Presidios. (Folder 31)

Letter to Fathers at San Antonio, Aug. 8, 1826, from Monterey, requesting report on Indians of the Mission. (Folder 32)



folder Folder 33:

Informe, written as Alcalde from La Soledad Mission, Nov. 19, 1826, concerning election at La Soledad.


Ibarra, Francisco Gonzales de, 1782-1842

See Folder 37.


Lasuen, Fermin Francisco, d. 1803

folder Folder 6:

Letter to Fr. José Manuel Martiarena, Nov. 15, 1795, from San Carlos Mission.


Martin, Fernando, 1770-1838

See Folder 37.


Morales, Francisco

See Folder 27.


Moreno Rafael de Jesús, d. 1839

See Folder 41.


Nuez, Joaquín Pascual, 1785-1821

folder Folders 15-17:

Three letters written from San Fernando, June 1814, to Fr. José Señan concerning marriage of EleuterioYuncar to his sister-in-law.


Osio, Antonio María

folder Folder 38:

Undated note to Father Sarría.


Peyri, Antonio, 1769-

See Folder 37.


Pieras, Miguel

folder Folder 5:

Testimoniales, Aug.-Oct. 1784, at San Antonio Mission, concerning marriage between Juan Alberto Mequia and the widow Viridiana.


Pujol, Francisco, d. 1801

folder Folder 10:

Undated letter to Fathers at San Antonio Mission concerning José Antonio Cebrian.


Real, José María del Refugio Sagrado Suarez del

See Folder 41.


Ripoll, Antonio, 1785-

folder Folder 30:

[Diligencias matrimoniales para Diego Boris y María Isabel López], Oct. 22, 1824, at Santa Barbara.


Rouset y de la Rosa, Francisco, bp., 1749-1814

folder Folders 11-12:

Contemporary copy of edict as bishop of Sonora and California concerning inheritance tax to be levied by royal decree of June 11, 1801. From Culiacan, June 1, 1802. (Folder 11)

Contemporary copy of letter to Fr. Esteban Tapis, communicating letter from Nemesio Salcedo concerning royal order on sacrament of marriage. From Culiacan, Aug. 16, 1804. (Folder 12)


San Antonio de Padua Mission. Reports:

folder Folder 3:

Informe por el año 1779. Includes informe for 1776.

folder Folder 21:

Form to be used for report to the Bishop. 1816.

folder Folder 25:

Trimestre de los que se casaron, nacieron y murieron. Oct. 1821. Includes blank form, and a filled-in form.

folder Folder 26:

[Trimestre de los que se casaron, nacieron y murieron] Jan. 1, 1822.

folder Folder 34:

Informes para confesiones y comuniones, for the years 1808-1810, 1812-1815, 1818, 1821, 1826.

folder Folder 40:

Informe bienal, 1833 ... 1835.


Sanchez, José, 1778-1833

folder Folder 27:

Diligencias matrimoniales para José Agustín Horchaga y María Manuela Buelna, Jan. 24, 1824, at Los Angeles.

See also Folder 37.


Sarría, Vicente Francisco de, 1767-1835

folder Folder 22:

Dispensa matrimonial de Mariano Gilentis y Francisco Chuspanio de la Mission de San Carlos, May 31, 1817, at the Mission of San Carlos

folder Folder 28:

Letter to Fr. Pedro Cabot, Mar. 3, 1824, from Mission of San Carlos. Written as President of the missions, concerning the marriage of two neophytes.

folder Folder 29:

Letter to Fr. Antonio Peyri, July 23, 1824, from San Luis Rey. Written as President of the missions, concerning the marriage of Candida María Sagibadan.

folder Folder 37:

Circular letter to Missions from San Buenaventura to San Diego, concerning "operación Cesarea, " July 26, 1830, written from La Soledad. With signatures of Uría, Ibarra, Sanchez, Zalvidea, Peyri and Martin.


Señan, José Francisco de Paula, 1760-1823

folder Folder 18:

Letter to Francisco de Rouset y de la Rosa, Dec. 13, 1814, from the Mission of San Buenaventura, containing a request to validate Eleuterio Yuncar's marriage (concerning this marriage, see Folders 15-17.) Copy only.


Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784

folder Folder 2:

Informacion de Joseph Marcelino Bravo, Aug. 20, 1774, at San Luis Obispo.

folder Folder 4:

Diligencias Matrimoniales [para Francisco Villa Gomez y María Gertrudis], Oct. 24, 1782, at Mission San Carlos Incomplete, mutilated.


Short, Patrick

folder Folder 39:

Letter to Father Sarría, Mar. 19, 1834, from Monterey, concerning Father Bachelot.


Sitjar, Buenaventura, d. 1808

folder Folder 2:

[Diligencias matrimoniales para Fernando Ruelas], Feb. 19, 1779, at San Miguel?


Sola, Pablo Vicente de, d. 1824?

folder Folder 19:

Letter to Fathers at San Antonio Mission, Sept. 5, 1815, from Monterey, communicating that he is now Governor of Nueva California.

folder Folder 20:

Letter to Fathers at the San Antonio Mission, Sept. 15, 1815, from Monterey, notifying them that a boat will be coming by land and requesting that a cart with oxen and peons be available to haul it safely to Monterey.


Soler, Pablo

folder Folders, 7, 9:

Copies of instructions for inoculation against small pox, addressed to the Fathers of the Mission of San Antonio, Apr. -May 1798.


Uría, Francisco Javier de la Concepción

See Folder 37.


Viader, José, 1765-

folder Folder 13:

Letter to Fathers at San Antonio Mission, relating there is no impediment to the marriage of Pedro Bojerges and María Dolores Amesquita, Oct. 12, 1807, from Santa Clara Mission.


Zalvidea, José María, 1780-1846

See Folder 37.