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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1827-1873
BANC MSS C-B 67  
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Description
Letters, legal documents, land papers, accounts, proclamations, etc., relating primarily to Avila's position as alcalde and as juez at San Luis Obispo and to his claims for extensions to his grant of Rancho San Miguelito.
Background
Miguel Avila, born at Santa Barbara, in 1796, son of José de Santa Ana Avila, was educated in San Francisco. He later served as a copyist at Monterey. Enlisting in the army, in the Monterey Company in 1816, by 1824 he was corporal of the troops at San Luis Obispo. He was alcalde at San Luis Obispo in 1849, and was a grantee of Rancho San Miguelito. He died in 1874.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.The original documents have been withdrawn from use and may be consulted only by permission of the Director. Either microfilm or photocopy may be used instead.