Title:California land grants, land warrants, and other land tenure materials, circa 1860-1909
Documents regarding land tenure
Collection consists of California land tenure documents collected and compiled by the Bancroft Library in the early to middle
of the twentieth century. Included are homestead and other federal land grant documents, U.S. war bounty land warrants, expediente
(Spanish and Mexican land documents), and other materials relating to land tenure in California.
The following is a list of names found in the homestead and federal land grant documents followed, in parentheses, by the
associated land office and the date of the grant: Alexander Downey (Humbolt, 1861); William Absalom Matlock (Marysville, 1888);
Josiah Wells (Marysville, 1860); Charles Gould (Marysville, 1869); Samuel J. Lewis (Sacramento, 1882); Hiram Wait (Sacramento,
1891); Isaiah Stevens (San Francisco, 1868); Edward R.C. Nagle (San Francisco, 1891); Dolores Mesa (San Francisco, 1889);
Francisco Castillo (San Francisco, 1875); John Cronkhite (San Francisco, 1879); Francisco Caseres (San Francisco, 1868); Charles
Williams (San Francisco, 1876); George E. Hooper (San Francisco, 1879); James Easton (San Francisco, 1879); Antonio Lopez
(San Francisco, 1883); Elias J. Barnett (San Francisco, 1875; Henry Callaghan (Stockton, 1881 and 1892); Sarah Callaghan (San
Francisco, 1892) Thomas R. Lackey (Shasta, 1884); David Whitmore (Stockton, 1867); V.G.S. Stefano (Stockton, 1883); Sarah
A. Harp (Stockton, 1872); E.A. Stockton (Stockton, 1869); Napolean Perry (Visalia, 1892); Albert F. Knight (Visalia, 1897);
Antonio Hilario (Visalia, 1904); Antonio Nunes (Visalia, 1904); Anna Blix (Visalia, 1899).
The following is a list of names found in the U.S. war bounty land warrants followed, in parentheses, by the associated land
office, date of the warrant, and service information: Lino Lopez (Marysville, 1866; Fitzgerald Company, California Volunteers,
California Indian Disturbances); Isaac Minis (San Francisco, 1880; War of 1812); Herman J. Geer (San Francisco, 1877; Oregon
Volunteers; Cayuse War); Rachel Gilpin, widow of John Gilpin (San Francisco, 1878; War of 1812); Catherine Proctor, widow
of James Proctor (San Francisco, 1887, War of 1812).
Photostats of expediente and diseño documents for the following ranchos, lands, and individuals: Rincon de Las Salinas (San
Francisco County), Plan del Tucho (Monterey County), Isla de Yeguras or Mare Island, Rancho de San Pablo, Campo de los Franceses,
and Martina de Castro (Monterey).
Placer mining claim of William H. Hilton and Forbes McPherson for land in Tuolumne County (1872), a letters patent from the
state of California to Charles C. Clark for 80 acres of in Santa Cruz County (1890), an 1852 U.S. land patent to Fulgencio
Higuera (Agua Caliente), and a photocopy of a patent to José Maria for Rancho Cañada de los Nogales (1882).
United States. -- General Land Office.
Bounties, Military -- United States
Land tenure -- California
Land grants -- California
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Claims
California land grants, land warrants, and other land tenure materials, BANC MSS C-I 31, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
In English and Spanish, with some translations.
1 oversize box (1 linear foot)
BANC MSS C-I 31 oversize box 1