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Guide to the Pinedo Family Papers
MSS.1974.01.01  
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Series I. Pinedo Family Life, Bulk, 1842-1901 1826-1901 (bulk 1842-1901)

Scope and Content

This series documents the day-to-day lives of the Pinedo family for most of the nineteenth century. The series includes devotional books, reproductions of El Cocinero Español by Encarnación Pinedo, photographs, handwritten personal reminiscences, copies of marriage and baptism records, property records, and newspaper clippings. The handwritten accounts of Encarnación Pinedo’s early life reflect what daily life was like in Mission Santa Clara prior to the secularization of the California missions. There are also discharge and transfer documents relating to the military service of Luis Maria Peralta in the Spanish army, written in Castilian Spanish. The material in this series is written in English, Castilian Spanish, and Latin.

This series is arranged topically.
 

Box 1: Devotional Books, Photographs & Newspaper Clippings, 1826-1901

 

Folder 1: Copies of El Cocinero Español, 1898

 

Folder 2: Reminiscences by E. Pinedo, 1901

 

Folder 3: Military—Luis Peralta, 1826

 

Folder 4: Property—Pinedo, through the maternal line, 1865-1874

 

Folder 5: Property—Pinedo, Lorenzo, 1845-1857

 

Folder 6: Marriage certificates (reproductions), 1892

 

Folder 7: Newspaper page, day of President Abraham Lincoln’s death, 1865

 

Folder 8: “Early Days in Santa Clara” (reproduction), 1901

 

Box 2: Family Memorabilia, 1860-1890

 

Folder 1: Oficio Divino, 1865

 

Folder 2: Afectos y Consideraciones de Votas Sobre los Quatro Novísimos Añadidas a Los Exercicios de la Primera Semana de San Ignacio de Loyola, undated

 

Folder 3: Family Portraits, 1860-1908

 

Folder 4: Railroad Photographs, 1888-1890

 

Folder 5: Dick Fellows & Tiburcio Vasquez Newspaper Clippings, 1882