Finding Aid to the Cayetano Juarez Papers, 1836-1879

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Finding Aid to the Cayetano Juarez Papers, 1836-1879

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 584

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University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Cayetano Juarez Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1836-1879
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 584
Origination: Juarez, Cayetano, 1809-1883
Extent: Number of containers: 1 portfolio 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: Documents and maps, 1841-1861, for Rancho Tulucay; military discharges, 1836-1837; some correspondence; family genealogies.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cayetano Juarez papers, BANC MSS C-B 584, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Cayetano Juárez was born at the Presidio of Monterey, the seventh son of Joaquín Juárez. After a period of military service, mainly on expeditions against marauding Indians, he received his discharge in 1836. He married María de Jesús, daughter of Francisco Higuera, and settled with his family on the Rancho Tulucay (in the Napa Valley) which he received by grant in 1841. Title to this was confirmed to him by the United States and a patent, in President Buchanan's name, was issued in 1861.
A small group of his papers was given to the Bancroft Library by his great-granddaughters, Mrs. Viviene Juarez Rose and Mrs. Dolores Juarez Unger, in August, 1960. These have been placed in two portfolios.

volume Vol. I

Alta California. Comandante General ... Licencia absoluta para separarse del servicio a Cayetano Juárez. Monterey. Sept. 1, 1836 (signed by Nicolas Gutiérrez)


California (Dept.) Comandant Militar. Licencia absoluta para separarse del servicio a Vicente Juárez. Sonoma. Sept. 1, 1837 (signed by M. G. Vallejo)


Juárez, Cayetano. Título ... á Mariano G. Vallejo ... Sonoma. Aug. 5?, 1848 (Copy or draft of deed of sale to Vallejo of "embarcadero de Soscol.")


Carter, J. Maurice. Letter, Napa City, Oct. 12, 1862, reporting on the scholastic standing of Juárez' three sons, with the bill for their tuition, Napa District School.


Juárez, Cayetano, Jr. Letter to his father, Benicia, Apr. 5, 1865.


Napa Valley Railroad Company. Certificate to Cayetano Juárez for 5 shares. San Francisco. July 7, 1865 (signed by A. Y. Easterby and A. Badlam)


Juárez, Cayetano. Two letters to his daughter-in-law, Helene. Apr. 24 & May 25, 1879.

volume Vol. II

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel. Titulo á Cayetano Juárez para la Rancho Tulucay. Monterey. Oct. 26, 1841 (tracing, certified, Mar. 8, 1858, by J. W. Mandeville, U.S. Surveyor General for California)


Map of Tulucay Rancho ... surveyed ... by A. W. Thompson, Aug. 1857 ...


U.S. President (Buchanan). Patent (with copy of survey, Apr. 1859, by C. C. Tracy, certified by J. W. Mandeville, U.S. Surveyor General for California) to Cayetano Juárez for Rancho Tulucay, Jan. 31, 1861.


Copy of San Rafael Independent, Marin Magazine, Mar. 25, 1950, containing Reminiscences of Roy L. Juarez (a story about his grandfather and the rescue of Mission San Rafael from an Indian attack)


Genealogical chart of the Juarez and related families.


List of books and family pictures received with the papers.