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California Pre-Statehood Documents
MS 105  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Physical Location: Stored at Special Collections and Archives: Advanced notice is required for access to the material.
    Title: California Pre-Statehood Documents
    Dates: 1797-1850
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1830-1850)
    Collection number: MS 105
    Collector: Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
    Collection Size: 7 document boxes
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Collection includes correspondence, fiscal and legal documents, and proclamations from California, 1797-1850.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Spanish


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    California Pre-Statehood Documents. MS 105. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Placed on deposit in the University Library, University of California Santa Cruz in accordance with Resolution no. 147-68, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes Spanish documents and correspondence between the colonial administrators of Monterey, San Jose, and Villa Branciforte, California, 1797 to 1850.
    The collection also includes two documents in English from Commodore R.F. Stockton.
    Documents are mainly handwritten in Spanish, with the following exceptions: Two press printed proclamations from 1844; 79 typed envelopes with English translations; 5 sheets of 35mm black and white copy negatives.
    Numbers 71, 196, 368, 550, 607 & 636 are missing from the collection.


    The documents were previously assigned numbers by the donor (1-661) and are arranged in order by those numbers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California -- History -- To 1850
    Santa Cruz County (Calif.)-- History, Local