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Finding aid to the Jacob P. Leese papers, 1837-1862, MS OV 10
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Folder 1

Letters from Jacob P. Leese 1843, 1849

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters to Thomas O. Larkin (1849) and John M. Loughlin (1843). The letter to Larkin concerns the transport of fifteen Chinese cooks from Hong Kong to California on the ship Mary.
Folder 2

Photocopies of letters from Jacob P. Leese 1849-1850

Folder 3

Letters to Jacob P. Leese 1837-1852

Language of Materials: In Spanish.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written in Spanish to Jacob P. Leese. Correspondents include Philip A. Roach, Antonio M. Osio, Fr. Rafael de Jesus Moreno, and Rafael Garcia.
Folder 4

Letters to Jacob P. Leese 1844-1862

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written in English to Jacob P. Leese. Correspondents include Faxon Dean Atherton, G. F. Grant (?), Henry Mellus, Joseph B. Eaton, Parrott & Co., and the Society of California Pioneers.
Folder 5

Accounts 1841-1850

Scope and Contents

Consists of accounts with and for Thomas O. Larkin, Hudson's Bay Company, Lovering & Gay, Mellus, Howard & Co., John C. Fremont (for the United States Army), the brig Eveline, the ship Mariposa, the bark Don Quixote, and others. Accounts for the Eveline and Mariposa document trade between Hong Kong and California.
Folder 6

Receipts and promissory notes 1841-1858

Folder 7

Indentures between Jacob P. Leese and Ahine ("coolie"), Atu (cook), and Awye (tailor) 1849

Folder 7

Memo: of coolie passengers [aboard the] Mary, amount advanced to account of wages 1849

Folder 8

Photocopies of indentures between Jacob P. Leese and Chinese servants 1849

Folder 9

Miscellaneous indentures and legal documents 1849-1850

Scope and Contents

Includes agreements between William E. P. Hartnell, Juan B. Alvarado, and Alexander S. Taylor concerning the Alizal Silver Mining Co. in Monterey.
Folder 10

Graciano Manjarrez land records, Monterey 1849

Language of Materials: In Spanish.

Scope and Contents

Consists of copies of Manjarrez's letter to the Ayuntamiento of Monterey and the Ayuntamiento's reply concerning land granted to Manjarrez by David Spence.
Folder 11

Translation of naturalization paper for Jacob L. Leese 1849

Folder 11

Deed of Rancho Sausal, from Mariano G. Vallejo to his sister Rosalia Vallejo de Leese 1857

Folder 11

Monterey Wharf Company certificate of stock 1857

Folder 12

Records in Case No. 74, Board of the United States Land Commission 1854

Folder 13

Map of Rancho Sotoyome, surveyed by Jasper O'Farrell 1844

Folder 13

Map of lots in Monterey belonging to Thomas Larkin and others prior to 1848 1849

Folder 13

Map of lots 327 and 328 at Broad Way and Battery, San Francisco, surveyed for Jacob P. Leese by Wm. M. Eddy 1850