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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1821-1872

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 75

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documentos para la historia de California,
Date (inclusive): 1821-1872
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 75
Creator: Coronel, Antonio Franco, 1817-1894
Extent: Number of containers: 1 v., 1 portfolio and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Documents relating to the history of California, particularly to the Los Angeles area, including an 1839 census for that area.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documentos para la historia de California, BANC MSS C-B 75, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

These papers-originals, copies and extracts of documents-collected by H. H. Bancroft for his History of California, relate particularly to the Los Angeles region, and include an 1839 census for that area. The original collection is not to be used without permission of the Director. A bound volume of photocopy is available for consultation.
The documents, which were bound in a volume by H. H. Bancroft, have been unbound and placed in folders. Some repaired items, now oversize, have been placed in a separate portfolio. This has been noted in the report and in the first portfolio. The arrangement, roughly chronological, and the numbering are those of H. H. Bancroft.
A calendar of the documents and a partial list of correspondents follow.

Calendar

folder 1-2.

Payeras, Mariano, 1769-1822

Additional Note

Cordillera sobre suministración de viveres, La Purísima Mission, July 16, 1821. Chain letter concerning the administration of provisions.
folder 3-6.

Argüello, Luis Antonio, 1784-1830

Additional Note

Orders concerning horse thieves, Monterey, Nov. 22, 1824. With note by Noriega, Dec. 16, 1824 at Santa Barbara.
folder 7-10.

Echeandía, José María de, d. 1852

Additional Note

Letter to the alcalde, San Diego, June 11, 1829, transmitting copy of letter of Santiago Argüello concerning a fine to be imposed on José Antonio Carrillo for travelling without a passport.
folder 11-12.

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846

Additional Note

Cordillera, Santa Clara, June 12, 1833.
folder 13-22.

Figueroa, José, 1792-1835

Additional Note

Extract, concerning militias, Monterey, Jan. 24, 1835.
folder 23-34.

Figueroa, José, 1792-1835

Additional Note

Letter to the Ayuntamiento de los Angeles, from San Juan Bautista, Mar. 13, 1835, re activities of Francisco Torres and Antonio Apalategui. Document 23-28 is a transcript.
folder 35-50.

Castillo Negrete, Luis del, d. 1843

Additional Note

His exposition of the revolution at Monterey, written from the Bay of San Diego, to the alcalde of Los Angeles, Dec. 1836.
folder 51-64.

Padrón, or census report on inhabitants of Los Angeles for the purpose of elections, 1839, signed by José Pérez.

folder 65-66.

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882

Additional Note

Proclamation, Santa Barbara, Jan. 25, 1839, containing copy of directive from Pesado concerning the law of amnesty. Also signed by Manuel Jimeno Casarín. In oversize portfolio.
folder 67-68.

Palomares, Ignacio, ca. 1812-1882

Additional Note

Proclamation, Los Angeles, Mar. 7, [1841]. Signed also by Ignacio María Alvarado. In oversize portfolio.
folder 69-75.

Frías, Angel:

Additional Note

Regulations concerning the treatment of smallpox epidemic, Chihuahua. Apr. 1, 1841.
folder 76-79, 311-314.

Pico, Pío, 1801-

Additional Note

Statement, made as president of the departmental assembly, Feb. 15, 1845.
folder 80-83.

Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1795-1876

Additional Note

Proclamation, Mar. 5, 1843. Printed. This has been removed and cataloged separately as a printed item. See book catalog.
folder 84-85.

Valdés, FéIix

Additional Note

Statement re accounts of Mission San Luis Rey, LosAngeles, July 8, 1843.
folder 86-87.

Malarín, Juan, d. ca. 1849

Additional Note

Letter to the Justice of the first instance, Monterey. Mar. 28, 1844, transmitting copy of decree of Santa Anna.
folder 88-89.

Blank paper, discarded.

folder 90-110.

Copy, made by Ignacio Coronel, of documents relating to the cemetery of Los Angeles, 1844.

folder 111-114.

Pico, Pío, 1801-

Additional Note

Proclamation, Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 1845. Copy, signed by Juan Sepúlveda and Ignacio Coronel. 113-114 is a transcript. In oversize portfolio.
folder 115-118.

California. Asamblea. Electores

Additional Note

Minutes, Los Angeles, Sept. 28, 1845.
folder 119-122.

California. Asamblea. Electores

Additional Note

Minutes, Sept. 28-30, 1845, with signatures of Narciso Botello, A. F. Coronel and Pedro C. Carrillo.
folder 123-131.

Pico, Pío, 1801-

Additional Note

Decree, Los Angeles, May 13, 1846, a copy signed by José L. Sepúlveda.
folder 132-134.

Number gap.

folder 135-142.

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871

Additional Note

Letter to the alcaldes, Los Angeles, June 25, 1846. transmitting copy of governmental dispatch. Document 139-142 is a transcript.
folder 143-146.

Pico, Pío, 1801-

Additional Note

Decree containing orders to be observed in struggle against the U.S., Santa Barbara, July 16, 1846. Copy by Abel Stearns.
folder 147-148.

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871

Additional Note

Decree, Los Angeles, Jan. 10, 1850. Signed also by Stephen C. Foster. In oversize portfolio.
folder 149-172.

Number gap.

folder 173-174.

Los Angeles Southern Californian, July 18, 1855

Additional Note

Newspaper. This has been removed and cataloged separately as a printed item. See book catalog.
folder 175-259.

Savage, Thomas, 1823-

Additional Note

Biographical information about Coronel and copies and extracts of documents, many of which relate to Coronel's military service record in Mexico, 1814-1823. Savage made these copies in November 1877. The many missing numbers are blank pages. The copied documents are as follows:
folder 185.

Passport issued by Mariano G. Vallejo, March 12, 1835.

folder 187.

Letter of Pablo de la Portilla, June 30, 1837, requesting Coronel to take charge of San Gabriel.

folder 189.

Juan José Rocha's statement about Coronel, Feb. 1, 1837.

folder 189.

Order of Mariano Chico to take charge of Mission San Miguel, July 14, 1836.

folder 189-191.

David E. Spence's passport for Coronel, Apr. 7, 1835.

folder 191.

Agustín V. Zamorano's statement re Coronel, Nov. 28, 1836.

folder 193-195.

Luis del Castillo Negrete's statement on the conduct of Ignacio Coronel, Nov. 18, 1836.

folder 195.

Abel Stearns letter to Coronel, July 17, 1846 on the seizure of Monterey.

folder 195.

Letter of José de la Guerra y Noriega, July 21, 1846, acknowledging receipt of letter of Ignacio Coronel, making references to Pablo de la Guerra, custom's official at Monterey .

folder 197.

Agreement concerning work at Rancho del Palo Colorado, Mar. 15, 1835.

folder 199.

José Figueroa appointing Coronel to teach in the school to be established in the town of San Francisco Solano, Nov. 7, 1834 .

folder 201.

Statement by Manuel Requena and W. G. Dryden concerning election of Ignacio Coronel to the Common Council of Los Angeles, May 4, 1852.

folder 201.

Statement by Wilson W. Jones, Los Angeles County clerk, of election of Ignacio Coronel as justice of the peace of Los Angeles and commissioner of schools of the town of Santa Ana, Nov. 10, 1852.

folder 203.

Statement by Manuel Requena and W. G. Dryden of Coronel's election as Assessor of Los Angeles, May 3, 1852.

folder 203.

Letter of Agustín Olvera, Sept. 21, 1853, fixing a date for justices to meet.

folder 205.

Letter of David F. Douglass, California Secretary of State, July 17, 1857, enclosing commission to I. Coronel as Notary Public for the County of Los Angeles.

folder 227.

Letter of Santiago Argüello to A. F. Coronel on his election as justice of the peace, Dec. 20, 1842.

folder 227.

Manuel Micheltorena to A. F. Coronel appointing Coronel and FéIix Valdes to assist in the administration of San Fernando, Apr. 23, 1843.

folder 229.

Micheltorena to Manuel Domínguez, May 20, 1843 approving the appointment of José Antonio Coronel as Justice of Peace .

folder 229-231.

Domínguez to Justice of the Peace Coronel, June 28, 1843 ordering him to go to the rancho of San Joaquin to get the child Francisco Sepúlveda.

folder 231.

Domínguez to the Justice of the Peace, Oct. 14, 1843, ordering him to publish decree concerning date of elections.

folder 233.

Domínguez to the Justice of the Peace, July 5, 1843, ordering him to entrust Francisco Sepulveda to his father.

folder 233.

Notification by the Junta Electoral to Antonio Coronel of his election to the Ayuntamiento, Dec. 8, 1844.

folder 235-237.

Pío Pico and Agustín Olvera of the Departmental Assembly of California. Feb. 3, 1845, on efforts to preserve the peace.

folder 239.

José Antonio Carrillo and Narciso Botello, as members of the Junta Patriótica. to A. F. Coronel advising him of his appointment as President of the Dance Committee. Aug. 15, 1845.

folder 239.

Juan Sepúlveda, Sept. 2, 1845, appointing A. Coronel as assessor of land of Leonardo Cota.

folder 239.

Pío Pico to Antonio Coronel inviting him to meeting, Sept. 27, 1845.

folder 241.

Abel Stearns to A. F. Coronel, Dec. 13, 1845, notifying him that he has been named a member of the Junta Provisional for the election.

folder 241-243.

José L. Sepulveda, Ignacio del Valle and José Vicente Guerrero to A. Coronel. announcing his election as deputy.

folder 243-245.

José L. Sepúlveda to A. Coronel, June 14, 1846 concerning the convention at Santa Barbara.

folder 245.

José Castro to A. Coronel, Aug. 3, 1846 concerning preparations of war.

folder 247.

José Vicente Guerrero to A. F. Coronel, July 14, 1847, concerning measurement of property.

folder 247.

Agustín Olvera, with Ignacio del Valle, A. F. Coronel, I. M. Alvarado and Cayetano Arenas, as Junta electoral, notify A. Coronel of his role in the forthcoming elections.

folder 247.

Ignacio del Valle notifies A. F. Coronel of his appointment as one of four secretaries of the Junta Electoral, Dec. 4, 1847.

folder 249.

Stephen C. Foster appoints a commission to examine the case of Samuel Carpenter Apr. 10, 1848.

folder 249-251.

Stephen C. Foster, as alcalde, submits regulations concerning water, Aug. 1, 1848.

folder 253.

B. D. Wilson and John A. Lewis notify A. F. Coronel of his election as delegate to the convention to be held at Santa Barbara, Oct. 9, 1851.

folder 253.

Manuel Requena and W. G. Dryden announce to A. F. Coronel his election as Mayor of Los Angeles, May 3, 1853.

folder 255-259.

Notes of various offices held by A. F. Coronel, 1853-1872.

folder 271-274.

Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862

Additional Note

Orders concerning Indians. n. d. In handwriting of Ignacio Coronel.
folder 275-292.

Cartilla para los tribunales de la instancia del Territorio de la Alta California. undated

Additional Note

Note of the tribunals of the Territory of Alta California.
folder 293-308.

Solís y Guzmán, Francisco

Additional Note

Testamento Regular (Will). Madrid, undated
folder 309-310.

Easter calendar.

folder 311-314.
folder 315-316.

Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862

Additional Note

Draft of Iegislation concerning Indians. undated
folder 317-318.

Sánchez, Vicente

Additional Note

Statement concerning will of J. M. Hijar. undated
folder 319-332.

Municipal ordinances... undated

Additional Note

Contemporary copy.
folder 333-348.

Cartilla para los Tribunales de la instancia... undated

Additional Note

See also 275-292.
folder 349-350.

Preguntas... al Oráculo... undated

Additional Note

Printed. Oversize portfolio.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Alvarado, Ignacio María, ca. 1812-1882

 

Doc. 67-68

 

Doc. 247

 

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882

 

Doc. 65-66

 

Arenas, Cayetano

 

Doc. 247

 

Argüello, Luis Antonio, 1784-1830

 

Doc. 3-6

 

Argüello, Santiago, 1791-1862

 

Doc. 227

 

Doc. 271

 

Doc. 315-316

 

Botello, Narcíso, 1810-

 

Doc. 119-122

 

Doc. 239

 

Carrillo, José Antonio

 

Doc. 239

 

Carrillo, Pedro C.

 

Doc. 119-122

 

Castillo Negrete, Luis del, d. 1843

 

Doc. 35-50

 

Doc. 193-195

 

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Doc. 245

 

Chico, Mariano

 

Doc. 189

 

Coronel, Antonio Francisco, 1817-1893

 

Doc. 119-122

 

Coronel, Ignacio, 1795-1862

 

Doc. 90-110

 

Doc. 111-114

 

Domínguez, Manuel, 1803-ca. 1880

 

Doc. 229-231

 

Doc. 233

 

Echeandía, José María de, d. 1852

 

Doc. 7-10

 

Figueroa, José, 1792-1835

 

Doc. 13-22

 

Doc. 23-24

 

Doc. 199

 

Foster, Stephen Clark, 1820-

 

Doc. 147-148

 

Doc. 249-251

 

Frías, Angel

 

Doc. 69-75

 

García Diego, Francisco, d. 1846

 

Doc. 11-12

 

Guerra y Noriega, José Antonio de la, 1779-1858

 

Doc. 3-6

 

Doc. 195

 

Guerrero, José Vicente

 

Doc. 241-243

 

Doc. 247

 

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Doc. 65-66

 

Malarín, Juan, d. ca. 1849

 

Doc. 86-87

 

Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Doc. 227

 

Doc. 229

 

Olvera, Agustín, d. 1876

 

Doc. 203

 

Doc. 235-237

 

Doc. 247

 

Palomares, Ignacio, ca. 1812-1882

 

Doc. 67-68

 

Payeras, Mariano, 1769-18 22

 

Doc. 1-2

 

Pérez, José

 

Doc. 51-64

 

Pico, Pío, 1801-

 

Doc. 76-79 and 311-314 (one document)

 

Doc. 111-114

 

Doc. 123-131

 

Doc. 143-146

 

Doc. 235-237

 

Doc. 239

 

Portilla, Pablo de la

 

Doc. 187

 

Requena, Manuel, d. 1876

 

Doc. 201

 

Doc. 203

 

Doc. 253

 

Rocha, Juan José

 

Doc. 189

 

Sánchez, Vicente

 

Doc. 317-318

 

Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1795-1876

 

Doc. 80-83 Printed

 

Savage, Thomas, 1823-

 

Doc. 175-259 (Notes, extracts and copies of documents relating to the Coronels)

 

Sepúlveda, José L.

 

Doc. 123-131

 

Doc. 241-243

 

Doc. 243-245

 

Sepúlveda, Juan

 

Doc. 111-114

 

Doc. 239

 

Solís y Guzmán, Francisco

 

Doc. 293-308

 

Spence, David, 1798-1875

 

Doc. 189-191

 

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871

 

Doc. 135-142

 

Doc. 143-146

 

Doc. 147-148

 

Doc. 195

 

Doc. 241

 

Valdés, Félix

 

Doc. 84-85

 

Valle, Ignacio del, 1808-1880

 

Doc. 241-243

 

Doc. 247

 

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807-1890

 

Doc. 185

 

Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878

 

Doc. 253

 

Zamorano, Agustín Juan Vicente, 1798-1842

 

Doc. 191