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Guide to the Fitch Family Papers, 1838-1878
BANC MSS C-B 357  
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Correspondence and documents pertaining mainly to land claims, some to Rancho Sotoyomi. Also accounts of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Delano Fitch.
Henry Delano Fitch, native of Massachusetts born in 1799, came to California as the manager of the Mexican brig, Maria Ester. He became a Mexican citizen in 1827, was baptized at San Diego as Enrique Domingo Fitch in 1829 and married that same year Josefa Carrillo. In 1832 he applied for lands north of San Francisco Bay. He was naturalized in 1833 and held various municipal positions. In 1841 he was grantee of Sotoyomi Rancho. He died in 1849.
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