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Finding Aid to the Documentos originales para la historia de la Baja California y sobre todo de la Colonia Militar de la Frontera, 1848-1859
BANC MSS M-M 20-21  
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  • Subject Index
  • Partial list of correspondents or signers of documents

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    Collection Title: Documentos originales para la historia de la Baja California y sobre todo de la Colonia Militar de la Frontera,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1859
    Collection Number: BANC MSS M-M 20-21
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes, 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: Collection of papers (originals, drafts, and copies) relating to the establishment, administration, and foreign relations of the Colonia Militar de la Frontera in Lower California, under the command of Manuel Castro and successors. The collection includes correspondence of Castro, Rafael Espinosa (inspector-in-chief of the colony and political chief of Lower California), Lt. Jose Antonio Chaves, and many others; military registers, petitions for land and land grants; regulations, orders and proclamations from the central and local governments; lists of funds and equipment required, received or distributed; proceedings of cases tried in the colony; records of international incidents; payrolls and receipts; passports, permits, et cetera.
    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], Inventory of the Documentos originales para la historia de la Baja California y sobre todo de la Colonia Militar de la Frontera, BANC MSS M-M 20 or BANC MSS M-M 21, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    These documents, part of the original H. H. Bancroft Collection, were formerly bound in two volumes. They have been disassembled, repaired and placed in folders in the same sequence in which they were bound, some items being placed in an oversize portfolio.There are dummies in the boxes indicating the location of these oversize items and the report has also been annotated.
    The collection, mainly correspondence and papers of Manuel Castro, contains originals, drafts and copies of documents relating primarily to the establishment and administration of a military colony at the frontier of Baja California, known as the Colonia Militar de la Frontera. Included are military papers, regulations, accounts, petitions for land, proceedings of cases tried in the colony (notably the investigation of the death of Isaac Banes), papers relating to the wreck of the steamer Union, and items highlighting the conflict between Castillo Negrete and Castro.
    M-M 20 (v. 1) runs in a rough chronological order from 1848 to 1850. M-M 21 (v. 2) covers 1851 to 1859, but also contains material back to 1848. A calendar of documents follows, and at the end of the report is a partial list of correspondents.

    Subject Index

    Documents re Eugenio Orosco: M-M 20: 435, M-M 20: 436-437, M-M 20: 438-439, M-M 20: 488-490, M-M 20: 590, M-M 21: 434
    Documents re killing of Isaac Banes: M-M 21: 258-261, M-M 21: 266-354, M-M 21: 556-557, M-M 21: 565-567, M-M 21: 569-571, M-M 21: 572-575, M-M 21: 576-577, M-M 21: 583-585
    Documents re lands: M-M 20: 1, M-M 20: 594, M-M 20: 596, M-M 21: 33, M-M 21: 56, M-M 21: 57, M-M 21: 58, M-M 21: 85-86, M-M 21: 95-100, M-M 21: 107-109, M-M 21: 130, M-M 21: 141, M-M 21: 152a, M-M 21: 255-257, M-M 21: 357, M-M 21: 368-369, M-M 21: 408-419, M-M 21: 427-428, M-M 21: 435-437, M-M 21: 441-442, M-M 21: 455-465, M-M 21: 472-473, M-M 21: 501, M-M 21: 502, M-M 21: 503, M-M 21: 504-515, M-M 21: 610-621, M-M 21: 659, M-M 21: 660-661,
    Legal documents: M-M 20: 243-255 (José Serrano), M-M 20: 523-530 (Jacinto Salas), M-M 20: 589 (Indian Antonio), M-M 21: 16 (Ramón Acevedo)
    Shipwrecks: M-M 21: 199a, M-M 21: 448-451

    Partial list of correspondents or signers of documents

    Afis, Robert M-M 21: 572-575
    Alvarez, Santa María M-M 21: 266-354, M-M 21: 526-527, M-M 21: 568
    Arce, Francisco, 1821?-1878 M-M 21: 592
    Arce, José Ignacio M-M 21: 408-419, M-M 21: 581-582
    Arce, Ventura M-M 20: 523-530, M-M 21: 81
    Argüello, Luis Antonio M-M 21: 560-564
    Armenta, Estanislao M-M 21: 408-419
    Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874 M-M 21: 427-428
    Ayala, Juan Nepomuceno, 1814- M-M 21: 406-407
    Bandini, José María M-M 21: 472-473
    Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859 M-M 21: 443-444
    Bona, Tomás M-M 20: 577, M-M 20: 599-600, M-M 20: 618-620, M-M 21: 91-93, M-M 21: 120-122, M-M 21: 125-126, M-M 21: 150-152, M-M 21: 152a, M-M 21: 408-419
    Castillo Negrete, Francisco Javier del M-M 20: 636, M-M 21: 14, M-M 21: 37, M-M 21: 79, M-M 21: 90, M-M 21: 355-356, M-M 21: 446-447, M-M 21: 593
    Castro, José, 1810-1860 M-M 21: 662-671
    Castro, José Antonio, 1830- M-M 21: 627
    Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821- M-M 20: 2-3, M-M 20: 4-6, M-M 20: 7-9, M-M 20: 10-12, M-M 20: 14-16, M-M 20: 20-22, M-M 20: 23-25, M-M 20: 26-28, M-M 20: 28-32, M-M 20: 33, M-M 20: 34-36, M-M 20: 37-39, M-M 20: 40-41, M-M 20: 42-44, M-M 20: 45-47, M-M 20: 48-51, M-M 20: 52, M-M 20: 53-55, M-M 20: 58, M-M 20: 59, M-M 20: 61, M-M 20: 63, M-M 20: 64, M-M 20: 65-66, M-M 20: 67-68, M-M 20: 86-87, M-M 20: 88, M-M 20: 89-90, M-M 20: 91-96, M-M 20: 112, M-M 20: 113-114, M-M 20: 115-118, M-M 20: 119-120, M-M 20: 121-123, M-M 20: 128-129, M-M 20: 130-132, M-M 20: 142-147, M-M 20: 148-149, M-M 20: 159, M-M 20: 160-162, M-M 20: 163, M-M 20: 164-165, M-M 20: 168-170, M-M 20: 171-173, M-M 20: 178-182, M-M 20: 199, M-M 20: 200-202, M-M 20: 203, M-M 20: 204-205, M-M 20: 206-209, M-M 20: 210-211, M-M 20: 212-213, M-M 20: 214-215, M-M 20: 216-217, M-M 20: 228, M-M 20: 229-233, M-M 20: 234, M-M 20: 235-236, M-M 20: 237-238, M-M 20: 262-263, M-M 20: 268-269, M-M 20: 270, M-M 20: 277-278, M-M 20: 279-281, M-M 20: 282, M-M 20: 283-284, M-M 20: 285-288, M-M 20: 304, M-M 20: 312, M-M 20: 314-316, M-M 20: 318-319, M-M 20: 320-322, M-M 20: 323-324, M-M 20: 325, M-M 20: 346-347, M-M 20: 350-351, M-M 20: 352, M-M 20: 353, M-M 20: 360-361, M-M 20: 368-369, M-M 20: 370-371, M-M 20: 372, M-M 20: 375-376, M-M 20: 378, M-M 20: 379-381, M-M 20: 387-389, M-M 20: 398, M-M 20: 399-401, M-M 20: 403-404, M-M 20: 405, M-M 20: 406-408, M-M 20: 410-413, M-M 20: 414-415, 415a-416, 425, M-M 20: 427-429, M-M 20: 430-431, M-M 20: 432-433, M-M 20: 435, M-M 20: 436-437, M-M 20: 438-439, M-M 20: 443, M-M 20: 444-445, M-M 20: 446, M-M 20: 447-449, M-M 20: 450-453, M-M 20: 455a, M-M 20: 456-458, M-M 20: 459, M-M 20: 461-463, M-M 20: 479-480, M-M 20: 481, M-M 20: 508-510, M-M 20: 536-538, M-M 20: 539-540, M-M 20: 541-543, M-M 20: 544, M-M 20: 549-551, M-M 20: 552, M-M 20: 553-555, M-M 20: 556, M-M 20: 557-559, M-M 20: 560-561, M-M 20: 565-568, M-M 20: 569-570, M-M 20: 574-575, M-M 20: 576, M-M 20: 578-580, M-M 20: 583, M-M 20: 584-586, M-M 20: 587-588, M-M 20: 589, M-M 20: 594, M-M 20: 608-609, M-M 20: 610-611, M-M 20: 612, M-M 20: 617, M-M 20: 621-622, M-M 20: 637-638, M-M 20: 639, M-M 20: 640-642, M-M 20: 643-645, M-M 20: 649-650, M-M 21: 4a, M-M 21: 5, M-M 21: 6, M-M 21: 7, M-M 21: 21, M-M 21: 22, M-M 21: 26, M-M 21: 27, M-M 21: 28, M-M 21: 30, M-M 21: 32, M-M 21: 33, M-M 21: 34-35, M-M 21: 36, M-M 21: 38-41, M-M 21: 45-46, M-M 21: 47-48, M-M 21: 49-51, M-M 21: 54, M-M 21: 55, M-M 21: 69-71, M-M 21: 72, M-M 21: 74, M-M 21: 75-76, M-M 21: 77, M-M 21: 82-83, M-M 21: 84, M-M 21: 87-88, M-M 21: 89, M-M 21: 91-93, M-M 21: 115, M-M 21: 116-119, M-M 21: 119a, M-M 21: 120-122, M-M 21: 123-124, M-M 21: 125-126, M-M 21: 127, M-M 21: 133, M-M 21: 134, M-M 21: 135-136, M-M 21: 137-138, M-M 21: 139, M-M 21: 146, M-M 21: 147-148, M-M 21: 150-152, M-M 21: 153-155, M-M 21: 156, M-M 21: 157-163, M-M 21: 164-165, M-M 21: 166-167, M-M 21: 168-172, M-M 21: 173, M-M 21: 174-175, M-M 21: 179-181, M-M 21: 182, M-M 21: 183-184, M-M 21: 185-183, M-M 21: 195, M-M 21: 196-197, M-M 21: 198-204, M-M 21: 203a-205a, M-M 21: 206-207, M-M 21: 208-209, M-M 21: 252, M-M 21: 253-254, M-M 21: 255-257, M-M 21: 258-261, M-M 21: 262, M-M 21: 263-265, M-M 21: 266-354, M-M 21: 355a-356a, M-M 21: 358a-b, M-M 21: 359a, M-M 21: 358-359, M-M 21: 360a-372a, M-M 21: 360, M-M 21: 361, M-M 21: 362, M-M 21: 367, M-M 21: 370, M-M 21: 371, M-M 21: 374-375, M-M 21: 376, M-M 21: 377-379, M-M 21: 383, M-M 21: 393, M-M 21: 395-396, M-M 21: 397-398, M-M 21: 401, M-M 21: 425-426, M-M 21: 448-451, M-M 21: 452-453, M-M 21: 455-465, M-M 21: 488-489, M-M 21: 501, M-M 21: 502, M-M 21: 504-515, M-M 21: 523-525, M-M 21: 535, M-M 21: 536-540, M-M 21: 541-542, M-M 21: 543-545, M-M 21: 548-549, M-M 21: 550-552, M-M 21: 554-555, M-M 21: 556-557, M-M 21: 558-559, M-M 21: 569-571, M-M 21: 576-577, M-M 21: 583-585, M-M 21: 586-587, M-M 21: 588-589, M-M 21: 580-591, M-M 21: 597-599, M-M 21: 603-605, M-M 21: 606-607, M-M 21: 622-624, M-M 21: 625, M-M 21: 626, M-M 21: 631-632
    Cháves, José Antonio M-M 20: 13, M-M 20: 62, M-M 20: 74-77, M-M 20: 78-80, M-M 20: 81-85, M-M 20: 97-98, M-M 20: 100-103, M-M 20: 106, M-M 20: 108-109, M-M 20: 110-111, M-M 20: 124-127, M-M 20: 136-137, M-M 20: 153-156, M-M 20: 157-158, M-M 20: 167, M-M 20: 188-191, M-M 20: 194, M-M 20: 195, M-M 20: 196, M-M 20: 197-198, M-M 20: 220-223, M-M 20: 224-227, M-M 20: 239-242, M-M 20: 266-267, M-M 20: 271-272, M-M 20: 290-291, M-M 20: 310-311, M-M 20: 354-355, M-M 20: 384-386, M-M 20: 418-420, M-M 20: 422-424, M-M 20: 454-455, M-M 20: 464, M-M 20: 482, M-M 20: 483, M-M 20: 484, M-M 20: 501-504, M-M 20: 507, M-M 20: 514, M-M 20: 515-517, M-M 20: 518, M-M 20: 533-534, M-M 20: 535, M-M 20: 589, M-M 21: 16, M-M 21: 212-214, M-M 21: 244-251, M-M 21: 266a, M-M 21: 432, M-M 21: 433, M-M 21: 485-487, M-M 21: 499-500, M-M 21: 516-520, M-M 21: 521-522, M-M 21: 600, M-M 21: 601-602, M-M 21: 636, M-M 21: 637, M-M 21: 640
    Comonfort, Ignacio, 1812-1863 M-M 21: 641-644, M-M 21: 645-658
    Díaz, Manuel, 1810- M-M 20: 4-6, M-M 20: 7-9, M-M 20: 10-12, M-M 20: 20-22, M-M 20: 26-28, M-M 20: 34-36, M-M 20: 45-47, M-M 20: 48-51, M-M 20: 53-55, M-M 20: 628, M-M 21: 69-71
    Domínguez, Santiago M-M 21: 266-354, M-M 21: 534
    Duarte, Pedro E. M-M 20: 605, M-M 21: 546-547
    Espinosa, José Luciano M-M 21: 68, M-M 21: 199a
    Espinosa, Rafael M-M 20: 17-18, M-M 20: 56-57, M-M 20: 69-70, M-M 20: 133-135, M-M 20: 138-141, M-M 20: 141 1/2, M-M 20: 174-175, M-M 20: 176-177, M-M 20: 183-185, M-M 20: 256, M-M 20: 257-258, M-M 20: 259-260, M-M 20: 261, M-M 20: 275-276, M-M 20: 294-301, M-M 20: 302-303, M-M 20: 305, M-M 20: 306-309, M-M 20: 326-327, M-M 20: 328-329, M-M 20: 330-333, M-M 20: 334-341, M-M 20: 342, M-M 20: 440-441, M-M 20: 460, M-M 20: 467-469, M-M 20: 470-471, M-M 20: 473-474, M-M 20: 475-478, M-M 20: 492, M-M 20: 493-495, M-M 20: 498-499, M-M 20: 505-506, M-M 20: 511-512, M-M 20: 513, M-M 20: 593, M-M 20: 595, M-M 20: 597-598, M-M 20: 601-604, M-M 20: 634-635, M-M 21: 5 1/2, M-M 21: 17, M-M 21: 23-25, M-M 21: 43-44, M-M 21: 53, M-M 21: 59-64, M-M 21: 65-67, M-M 21: 131-132, M-M 21: 142-143, M-M 21: 144-145, M-M 21: 152a, M-M 21: 200a-202a, M-M 21: 210-211, M-M 21: 216-217, M-M 21: 438, M-M 21: 439-440, M-M 21: 468-470, M-M 21: 480a-482
    Hidalgo, Manuel S. M-M 20: 4-6, M-M 20: 7-9, M-M 20: 10-12, M-M 20: 20-22, M-M 20: 26-28, M-M 20: 34-36, M-M 20: 37-39, M-M 20: 42-44, M-M 20: 45-47, M-M 20: 48-51, M-M 20: 53-55, M-M 20: 81-85, M-M 20: 110-111, M-M 20: 157-158, M-M 20: 264-265, M-M 20: 273-274, M-M 20: 614-616, M-M 21: 441-442
    Johns, Thomas Denton, d. 1883 M-M 21: 471
    Jouan, Agustín M-M 21: 445
    Losa, Carlos M-M 21: 553
    Maldonado, Francisco de P. M-M 20: 486, M-M 20: 488-490, M-M 20: 590, M-M 21: 434
    Mansilla y Gamboa, Agustín M-M 20: 572, M-M 20: 589, M-M 21: 408-419
    Mendoza, Juan Bautista M-M 21: 266-354, M-M 21: 565-567
    Montenegro, Eugenio M-M 21: 676
    Moreno, José Matías, 1817-1869 M-M 21: 408-419, M-M 21: 491-494, M-M 21: 495-498
    Moreno, José R M-M 20: 362, M-M 21: 429-431, M-M 21: 466-467
    Ortega, José Joaquín M-M 21: 29
    Patterson, Francis Engle, 1827-1862 M-M 21: 528
    Pérez Vidal, Andrés M-M 20: 593, M-M 20: 595, M-M 20: 614-616, M-M 21: 128-129, M-M 21: 149, M-M 21: 474-475
    Pico, Pío, 1801-1894 M-M 21: 31, M-M 21: 408-419
    Ramírez, Anastasio M-M 20: 243-255, M-M 20: 348-349, M-M 20: 356, M-M 20: 357-359, M-M 20: 364, M-M 20: 365-367, M-M 20: 607, M-M 20: 626, M-M 21: 140
    Ramírez, José María M-M 21: 57, M-M 21: 384
    Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1817-1862 M-M 21: 438, M-M 21: 439-440, M-M 21: 454
    Saiz, José Domingo M-M 21: 15, M-M 21: 26, M-M 21: 215
    Segura, José María M-M 20: 363
    Serrano, Florencio, 1810-1877 M-M 21: 610-621
    Serrano, José Antonio M-M 20: 596, M-M 21: 141
    Serrano, José Bernardo M-M 20: 243-255, M-M 20: 434, M-M 21: 403-404
    Suárez del Real, José María del Refugio M-M 21: 594-596
    Zúñiga, Tomás M-M 20: 310-311, M-M 21: 405, M-M 21: 420-424