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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical Sketch

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Documentos para la historia de California
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 71
    Origination: Bonilla, Jose Mariano, 1807-1878
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 volume 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.
    Abstract: Letters and documents obtained by H.H. Bancroft for his History of California, relating mainly to Bonilla's career as justice and alcalde of San Luis Obispo, and to lands in southern California, particularly those of the Mission San Miguel. A few papers of Manuel Larios also included.
    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], Documentos para la historia de California, BANC MSS C-B 71, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Draft containing notes re Manuel Larios, anonymous, undated, Doc. 27, removed to BANC MSS C-D 113.

    Scope and Content

    The greater part of Jose Mariano Bonilla's papers were lost in a storm. The few preserved here were presented to The Bancroft Library in 1878 by his widow, Doña Dolores García Bonilla. Also included are a few papers of Manuel Larios.
    A chronological calendar and an index are appended.

    Biographical Sketch

    Bonilla, born in Mexico City in 1807, came to California in 1834 with the Hijar and Padres colony. He held various responsible public offices in San Luis Obispo — alcalde, judge, and district attorney. He died in 1878.