Finding Aid to the Pío Pico papers: additions, 1836-1894

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Finding Aid to the Pío Pico Papers: Additions, 1836-1894

Collection number: BANC MSS 68/115 c

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Date Completed:
ca. 1967
Encoded by:
Charlotte Gerstein
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Pío Pico Papers: Additions,
Date (inclusive): 1836-1894
Collection Number: BANC MSS 68/115 c
Creator: Pico, Pío, 1801-1894
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box and 1 oversize folder
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.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pío Pico papers: additions, BANC MSS 68/115 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Title: Pío Pico papers,
Date: 1845-1846,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-A 242

Scope and Content

These papers, a part of the Leming Collection, gift of Mr. Orrin June in December 1967, contain an inventory for San Luis Rey Mission in 1840, decrees and documents as governor of California, correspondence mainly relating to cattle transactions and to the management of his Santa Margarita Ranch, and deeds and legal papers concerning property in Los Angeles. The papers have been arranged chronologically. A list follows, with, at the end, a partial list of correspondents.

Partial List of Correspondents

Aguiar, José María Folder 15
Aguirre, José Antonio Folder 2
Argüello, Santiago. 1791-1862 Folder 5
Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859 Oversize folder 1 A
Castillero, Andrés Folder 11
Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870 Folders 9, 14
Den, Richard Somerset Folder 16
Estudillo, José Antonio, 1805-1852 Folder 17
Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849 Folder 7
Gutiérrez, Nicolás Folder 1
Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854 Folder 3
Luco, Juan M. Folder 43
Olvera, Agustín, d. 1876 Folder 29
Ortega, Antonio María Folder 19
Ortega, José Joaquín Folder 21-28
Pico, Andrés, 1810-1876 Folder 5
Pico, Francisco Folder 30
Pico, José Antonio Bernardino, 1794-1871 Folder 18
Pico, Pío, 1801- Folders 4, 5, 8-10, Oversize folder 1 A, 12-13, 31-32, 34, 39-40, 46-59, 62-63
Temple, Francis Pliny F., 1821-1880 Folder 7
Temple, John, 1796-1866 Folders 6, 7
Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869 Folder 7
Warner, Jonathan Trumbull, 1807- Folder 44

Container List

Box 1, folder 1

Gutiérrez, Nicolás


Letter to the administrator of San Luis Rey, July 22, 1836

folder 2

Aguirre, José Antonio


Two letters to Pío Pico, Jan. 14 and Jan. 19, 1840, concerning receipt and sale of brandy and wine.

folder 3

Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854


Certificate that Pío Pico has satisfied Doña Antonia María Lugo's debt to the Mission of San Luis Rey. Aug. 16, 1840

folder 4

Pico, Pío, 1801-


Ynventario de las existencias de la Mission de San Luis Rey ... Aug. 16, 1840

folder 5

Pico. Pío, 1801-


Petition, also signed by Andrés Pico, Dec. 2, 1840, and with note by Santiago Argüello, Dec. 5, 1840.

folder 6

Temple, John, 1798-1866


Statement that Pío Pico left a debt as administrator of San Luis Rey. July 29, 1844

folder 7

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869


Letter to Pío Pico requesting him to give Henry Fitch 145 pesos. With note from Fitch to pay the money to the order of John Temple, and note written for John Temple by F. P. Temple acknowledging receipt of the money, Nov. 2, 1844

folder 8

Pico, Pío


Letter to José de la Guerra y Noriega, May 12, 1845. Draft.

oversize Oversize, folder 1

Pico, Pío


Decree re cutting of wood. Also signed by Juan Bandini. May 27, 1845.

folder 9

Mexico, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores


Printed decree, June 7, 1845, with note authorizing its publication by Pío Pico, Sept. 9, 1845. Also signed by J. M. Covarrubias.

folder 10

Pico, Pío


Decree notifying of the election of José Joaquín de Herrera as President of the Republic. Aug. 2, 1845

folder 11

Castillero, Andrés


Letter to Pío Pico, concerning the discovery of quick-silver. Dec. 19, 1845.

folder 12

Pico, Pío


Letter to Feliciano Pico de Argüello, stating that their mother is very ill. Jan. 10, 1846

folder 13

Pico, Pío


Agreement made while governor of California with Scott and Wilson concerning passage to Mazatlan for J. M. Covarrubias. Also signed by Scott and Wilson. Feb. 13, 1846

folder 14

Covarrubias, José María, 1801-1870


Letter to James Scott, written in the interests of Pío Pico. Apr. 6, 1846

folder 15

Aguiar, José María


Petition to the governor of California for Las Animas, in Baja California. June 30, 1846

folder 16

Den, Richard Somerset


Account for services rendered for three years to soldiers and other government officials. June 1846.

folder 17

Estudillo, José Antonio, 1805-1852


Letter to Andrés Pico re his debt, May 16, 1847

folder 18

Pico, José Antonio Bernardino, 1794-1871


Statement relating to his portion of San Luis Rey. Dec. 10, 1850

folder 19

Ortega, Antonio María


2 letters to Pío Pico, concerning cattle transactions, 1857-1858

folder 20

Murphy, Elena


Letter to Pío Pico, Aug. 17, 1860

folder 21-28

Ortega, José Joaquín


32 letters to Pío Pico, 1855-1864, mainly re cattle on the Santa Margarita Ranch.

folder 29

Olvera, Agustín, d. 1876


Letter to Pío Pico, Dec. 21, 1865

folder 30

Pico, Francisco


Letter to Pío Pico attempting to extend date of Payment of a debt. Sept. 10, 1872.

folder 31

Pico, Pío


Agreement with W. H. Perry and J. M. Riley re property in Los Angeles. May 1874.

folder 32

Pico, Pío


Deed to William R. Standefer and John Dunlap for portion of the Rancho Ranchito or Paso de Bartolo Viejo in Los Angeles Co., Feb. 26, 1875

folder 33

Pico, Ranulfo


Letter to Pío Pico, Feb. 4, 1876

folder 34

Pico, Pío


Mortgage to Andrés Briswalter, Dec. 19, 1876, for lots in Los Angeles.

folder 35

Alvárez, José


Cuenta Gral ... en ausencia del Sor. D. Pío Pico, Apr. 6, 1877

folder 36

Briswalter, Andrés


Letter to Pío Pico, written for him by his attorneys and including a decree of foreclosure, Jan. 4, 1882

folder 37

Ortega, María (Pico) de


Letter to Pío Pico, July 13, 1885, concerning San Fernando property.

folder 38

Nuñez de Villavicencio, B. C.


Letter to Pío Pico desirous of establishing an anti-rabies clinic. Dec. 19, 1887

folder 39

Pico, Pío


Agreement concerning portion of El Ranchito, also known as Paso de Bartolo Viejo. Feb. 1888. Copy.

folder 40

Pico, Pío


Agreement re litigation with Cohn et al for Pico House property. Apr. 16, 1889

folder 41

Labory, Coronel and associates


Agreement re litigation against Cohn. Feb. 16, 1891. Copy or draft.

folder 42

Chazán, E.


Letter to Pío Pico, Sept. 24, 1891

folder 43

Luco, Juan M.


4 letters to Pío Pico, 1887-1891, concerning litigation

folder 44

Warner, Jonathan Trumbull


Article concerning Pío Pico, translated into Spanish. [June 1891?]

folder 45

Smith, George H.


Letter to Pío Pico, re case Pico vs. Cohn, Sept. 17, 1891. Translated into Spanish.

folder 46-58

Pico, Pío


48 letters, 1848-1891, mainly to members of the Ortega Family, and relating for the most part to ranch matters.

folder 59

Pico, Pío


Accounts, 1859-1891 (7 items)

folder 60

Stokes, Alfred S.


List of papers in the land litigation of Briswalter. May 1894.

folder 61

Moreno, Joaquina (Pico) de


Authorization for Alfred S. Stokes to examine books and papers contained in a wooden trunk. Sept. 19, 1894

folder 62

[Pico, Pío]


Quaderno de Lizardo. A pastorela. undated

folder 63

[Pico, Pío]


Poems. undated

folder 64

Misc. notes re Pío Pico