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Finding Aid to the Fernando Xavier de Rivera y Moncada Papers, 1774-1781
BANC MSS C-A 368  
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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

Lista de los hombres, que se han reclutado en la Villa de Cinaloa para Monterey. Mar. 20, 1774. List of men recruited on Feb. 17, 1774 in Sinaloa for the Presidio at Monterey, with pay and number in family of each soldier. With forwarding note to the Viceroy by Rivera y Moncada.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Juan Joseph Echeveste, Mar. 28, 1774

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Inventario] May 31, 1774. Inventory of military stores forwarded to the viceroy, Antonio Bucareli y Ursua, with letter of August 30, 1774. Also signed by Juan Soler and Pedro Fages.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursua, June 14, 1774. Report of his arrival in Monterey and on his travels from Loreto.

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Góngora, José María de

 

[Carta a] Fernando Xavier de Rivera y Moncada, July 25, 1774. Letter reporting on activities of San Diego presidio, containing copy of statement by Fathers Vicente Fuster and Luis Jaume. Forwarded by Rivera y Moncada to the viceroy.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

Diario, May 25-July 9, 1774. Record of his taking over from Fages, with copies of orders and correspondence with Juan Pérez, Pedro Fages, Juan Soler and José de Cañizares. Last entries in Rivera y Moncada's hand. Photocopy only.

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Extracto de... diario... [May 25-July 9, 1774.] Photocopy

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

Diario, July 10-Aug. 30, 1774. Report of activities at the Monterey presidio, containing copies of correspondence with Fages and orders. It documents Fages' departure.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio Bucareli y Ursua, Aug. 30, 1774. Suggests exploration and mapping of the port of San Francisco by Capt. Juan Pérez, and remits diary and inventory taken at Monterey (nos. 3, 6 and 7).

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio Bucareli y Ursua, Aug. 31, 1774, concerning further reports on a large river near San Francisco and the advisability of mapping it.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

Diario, Jan. 1-Sept. 14, 1775. Daily account of life at Monterey Presidio, including copies of orders and correspondence with Father Serra, Juan Soler, Alejo Antonio Duarte, Miguel Pieras and Bruno de Hezeta, and concerning Indian problems, salaries, mission affairs, etc. Contemporary copy, with last entry in hand of and signed by Rivera y Moncada. Partial transcript available.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

Diario, Sept. 15-Oct. 28, 1775. Continuation of preceding document, containing copies of correspondence with Junipero Serra, Bruno de Hezeta, José Joaquín Davila y Rotea, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, and Juan Soler. Last entry in hand of and signed by Rivera y Moncada.

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[Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio María de, 1717-1779]

 

[Cartas a] Fernando Xavier de Rivera y Moncada. Blotter copies of letters, 1774-1776.

 

Oct. 28, 1774: announcement of Felipe de Neve as Governor of California.

 

Jan. 1-2, 1775: three letters concerning Anza's expedition to California.

 

Aug. 23, 1775: re presidio volunteers.

 

Jan. 1776: two letters, one re Fages' account books, the other re ships and supplies for the presidios.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Correspondencia con José Francisco Ortega, Aug. 1775-Jan. 1776] Copies, concerning the founding of a new mission, placed between Monterey and San Gabriel, including Rivera y Moncada's order for Ortega to inspect the place, report by Ortega, etc.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursua, June 5, 1775

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio María Bucareli y Ursua, Aug. 10, 1775, concerning Fages' accounts.

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Extractos de los Papeles y cartas recibidas del Comandante D. Fernando de Rivera y Moncada, Oct. 29, 1775-May 18, 1776. Extracts from papers and letters by Rivera y Moncada and including one from Father Serra.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio Bucareli y Ursua, May 1, 1776.

(See #2 of document 16)

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Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1735-1788

 

[Cartas a] Fernando de Rivera y Moncada, Dec. 28, 1775-May 3, 1776. Fourteen letters, written during the second expedition to California.

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Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1735-1788

 

Relacion de los Caballos, Mulas ... en el Presidio de San Diego ... May 2, 1776. Report on number of horses, etc., belonging to his expedition that are at San Diego, with certification by Rivera y Moncada, and a receipt for flour signed by Anza.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Correspondencia con Juan Bautista Anza] Feb. 20-May 24, 1776. Copies, mainly relating to the founding of the presidio and mission at San Francisco.

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Rivera y Moncada, Fernando Xavier de, d. 1781

 

[Carta a] Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursua, Feb. 26, 1777. Contemporary copy, concerning mission and presidio at San Francisco.

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Croix, Teodoro, Caballero de Croix, 1730-1791

 

Oficio ... pidiendo los auxilios ... sobre aumento de tropas, ocupacion del Canal de Santa Barbara, y establecimiento del nuevo Pueblo ... de los Angeles... 1779-1781. File of reports and letters as Comandante General, Provincias Internas, to the Viceroy, Martín de Mayorga, concerning plans to settle colonists in California, with instructions to Rivera y Moncada who was to lead the expedition, and communications relating to the financing of the expedition and lack of transport vessels. Contemporary copies by Antonio Bonilla and originals.