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Finding Aid to the Documentos originales para la historia de la Baja California y sobre todo de la Colonia Militar de la Frontera, 1848-1859
BANC MSS M-M 20-21  
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Collection of papers (originals, drafts, and copies) relating to the establishment, administration, and foreign relations of the Colonia Militar de la Frontera in Lower California, under the command of Manuel Castro and successors. The collection includes correspondence of Castro, Rafael Espinosa (inspector-in-chief of the colony and political chief of Lower California), Lt. Jose Antonio Chaves, and many others; military registers, petitions for land and land grants; regulations, orders and proclamations from the central and local governments; lists of funds and equipment required, received or distributed; proceedings of cases tried in the colony; records of international incidents; payrolls and receipts; passports, permits, et cetera.
Number of containers: 4 boxes, 1 oversize folder
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.
Collection is open for research.