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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1821-1872
BANC MSS C-B 75  
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Description
Documents relating to the history of California, particularly to the Los Angeles area, including an 1839 census for that area.
Background
Coronel, born in Mexico City in 1817, came to California with his father, Ignacio Coronel in 1834, as a member of the Hijar-Padres colony. The family settled in Los Angeles. where Coronel soon became prominent in local affairs, holding many public offices, including those of Juez de Paz, inspector of missions and peace commissioner. He took part in the defense of California against the American invasion in 1846 and 1847, but later became a citizen of the United States. In 1853 he was elected mayor, and for many years afterwards was a member of the city council. He was state treasurer of California from 1867 to 1871. He died in 1894.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 v., 1 portfolio and 1 oversize folder
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.